You know what they say, “All good things must come to an end…”
I am not entirely sure if anyone would consider Maury “good” but certainly entertaining… especially as we sat sick on grandma’s couch, right?!
Well, looks like Maury is officially cancelled after 31 seasons.
The cancellation came after Maury Povich, announced his retirement. After all, nobody else could host “Maury” without, well, Maury.
NBCUniversal confirmed that Maury will be ending once its 31st season quits airing new episodes later this year.
In a dual statement from both Maury and the studio, it was revealed Maury initially planned to retire six years ago before agreeing to come back.
When will Maury officially end?
It’s expected the Maury series will stop airing new episodes this September.
“Six years ago when I was ready to retire, my NBCUniversal family asked me to continue the show,” Povich said Sunday. “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 and I agreed to one more deal. 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: ‘Enough, already!'”
I mean, Maury is 83, can you blame him for wanting to end things and continue on with the rest of his life?
“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,” NBCUniversal Executive Vice President Tracie Wilson added in the statement. “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.”
Happy retirement Maury!