An icon
Famous for helping people with tricky problems
Hot messes welcome on 'Maury'
The show began in 1991
Finally retiring at 83
Don't worry you will still be able to catch reruns!
Maury wanted to retire 6 years ago
He stayed out of loyalty
From Journalist...
to news anchor...
...to 'A Current Affair'
A new name
More time for golf
A pop culture legend
The end of an era?
'Enough already!' Looking back at 31 years of Maury
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An icon

Maury Povich has been a fixture in many homes, which is unsurprising since his daytime syndicated talk show 'Maury' has been on television for 31 years!

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Famous for helping people with tricky problems

Famous for broadcasting unusual illnesses, bringing cheating partners to light, and helping teens break the news of their pregnancies...

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"Who's the Father"

...and of course it famous and trademarked "Who's the Father" segment which fans just love.

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Hot messes welcome on 'Maury'

Maury was also well know for the requisites to appear on the show...

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The show began in 1991

The show first launched under the name 'The Maury Povich Show,' in 1991. The name was shortened to simply 'Maury' in 1998. In total, 'Maury' was on air for 30 seasons.

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Finally retiring at 83

However, Povich, 83, recently announced he is finally planning on retiring, and 'Maury' will be ending after the 2021-2022 season.

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Don't worry you will still be able to catch reruns!

Original episodes will still run through to September. From there, reruns of 'Maury' will air in syndication.

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Maury wanted to retire 6 years ago

Deadline reported that the talk show host told the publication he wanted to retire six years ago but stayed at NBCUniveral's insistence.

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He stayed out of loyalty

“Even though I told them I was ready for assisted living, out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my more than 100 staff and crew members, Tracie Wilson [EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios] and I agreed to one more deal,” Povich told Dateline.

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'Enough already!' Looking back at 31 years of Maury
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"Enough already!"

Maury continued, “I’m so proud of my relationship with NBCUniversal and all those who worked on the Maury show, but as I occasionally tell my guests on 'Maury', ‘Enough, already!’”

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From Journalist...

Before getting into the talk show world, Povich was a television journalist who got his start in Washington thanks to his father, Shirly Povich, a famous sportswriter.

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to news anchor...

Maury worked as a news anchor for local news shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In Los Angeles, he worked with co-anchor Connie Chung, whom he would marry in 1984.

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...to 'A Current Affair'

In 1986 he landed a gig as the inaugural anchor for 'A Current Affair,' an entertainment news program.

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A new name

Then in 1991, he started 'The Maury Povich Show' for Paramount. In 1998 the show switched to NBCUniversal, and the name was shortened to 'Maury.'

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More time for golf

Tracie Wilson of NBCUniversal said in a statement, “Maury and I decided two years ago that this season would be the farewell season for the show, and while his retirement is bittersweet, we are so happy for him to be able to spend more time on the golf course.”

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A pop culture legend

Wilson continued, “Maury is a television icon, a pop-culture legend and we couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of his incredible career. … [T]he show has thousands of lively, entertaining and dramatic episodes that will continue to be successful in daytime for years to come.”

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The end of an era?

Along with the cancellation of 'Maury' comes the end of several other emblematic daytime talk shows. 'Judge Jerry' starring Jerry Springer, 'The Wendy Williams Show,' and 'The Nick Cannon Show' will be coming to an end this year.

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