The daytime talk show Rachael Ray is coming to an end after 17 seasons on the air. Ray released a statement to Deadline about the conclusion of the show.
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“In my more than 20 plus years in television I have had 17 wonderful seasons working in daytime television with Rachael. However I’ve made the decision that’s it’s time for me to move on to the next exciting chapter in my broadcast career.”
Coming To A Close
The end of this culinary experience comes on the coattails of several other long-standing daytime television series like Dr. Phil, Judge Mathis, and The People’s Court. A few other shows on other networks have announced their final runs as well like The Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Oz, The Real, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Maury. The Doctors and Daily Mail TV are coming to an end as well.
Deadline obtained an exclusive tip that Ray may be teaming up with Intentional Content to start a new production company called Free Food Studios.
“My passions have evolved from the talk show format production and syndication model to a platform unencumbered by the traditional rules of distribution. … That is why I am looking forward to putting all my energies into my recently announced production arm, Free Food Studios,” Ray shared. “Thank you to all of our Rachael daytime show partners, crew, and affiliates, and the wonderful years we all worked together.”
The president of CBS Media Ventures, Steve LoCascio, released a statement commending Ray’s previous success and her future career endeavors.
“When Rachael debuted her show 17 years ago, she was a game-changer in the daytime space. She made cooking accessible to the masses, taught viewers simple solutions on how to improve their lives and coaxed great stories out of celebrity guests with her relatable down-to-earth demeanor. “We’re proud to have produced such a successful show with Rachael and her team for so many years. We’ll miss Rachael on the air every day, but we’ll always be family.”
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Will miss Rachael Ray shows. Why leave TV???Look how long the Julua Child was on???