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'Maury' show set to end after more than 30 years on the air

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21/03/22 | StarsInsider

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Maury Povich's Daytime Emmy-winning syndicated talk show 'Maury,' known for its on-air paternity tests and scandalous relationship confrontations, is set to end production after more than 30 years on the air.

It's truly the end of an era as the series first premiered in 1991 as 'The Maury Povich Show,' but it coincides with the host's retirement at an impressive 83 years old, a rep for the series told E! News. "This will be the farewell season for Maury," they said. "Original episodes will air though September and Maury will air in syndication for the foreseeable future."

Povich himself said in a statement from NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, "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 assisted living, out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my more than 100 staff and crew members, [NBCUniversal Syndication Studios Executive Vice President] Tracie Wilson and I agreed to one more deal." He added, "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!'"

Even though the show will span an incredible 31 seasons, it's not the only series out there that has been on the air for an impressively long time. Click through this gallery to see the world's longest-running TV shows.


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