Long-running daytime talk show ‘Maury’ canceled by NBCUniversal
Various citizens across the country will need to locate another source to find out if “You are the father”. After more than 30 seasons on the air, Maury was canceled by NBCUniversal.
The show was hosted and produced by Maury Povich. New episodes will air through September, then reruns will air via syndication. The show was launched in 1991 by Paramount Domestic Television. According to Deadlinethe decision to cancel was a mutual decision between the studio and Maury Povich.
“Maury and I decided two years ago that this season would be the farewell season for the show, and although his retirement will be bittersweet, we are so happy that he can spend more time on the ground of golf,” Tracie Wilson, EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, said in a statement to Deadline. “Maury is a television icon, a pop culture legend and we couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of his incredible career.”
Maury added: “Six years ago, when I was ready to retire, my NBCUniversal family asked me to continue the show. Even though I told them I was ready for help. Independent Living, Out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my 100+ employees and crew, Tracie Wilson and I have agreed to another agreement. I am so proud of my relationship with NBCUniversal and everyone who has worked on the Maury show, but as I sometimes tell my guests on Maury, “Enough, already!”
In November 2021, Maury had a special guest star in Lil Nas X. The 22-year-old “Industry Baby” artist appeared on the November 17 episode to take on her now ex-boyfriend, Yai Ariza. In the episode, Nas finds out that Yai was married while they were dating.