Rachael Ray ends daytime show after 17 seasons: ‘Next exciting chapter’
Rachael Ray’s syndicated daytime TV show is ending after 17 seasons, as the multihyphenate prepares new production ventures.
The 54-year-old longtime host confirmed the news in a statement to The Post on Friday.
“In my 20-plus years in television, I have had 17 incredible seasons working in daytime television with ‘Rachel,'” the statement read.
“However I have made the decision that now is the time for me to move on to the next exciting chapter of my broadcasting career.”
The news comes just hours after the Food Network star announced that she is teaming up with the Intentional Content team to launch A new production companyFree food studio.
“My passions have evolved from the production and syndication model of the talk show format to a platform unencumbered by the traditional rules of distribution,” his statement continued.
“I’m really excited to be able to introduce and develop new and upcoming epicurean talent across all platforms … all of our ‘Rachel’ daytime show colleagues, crew, and collaborators, and we’ve all met Thank you for the wonderful years of service.”
Rumors of the show’s demise swirled in January, as A The source told Page Six, “This discussion comes up every year because the show is renewed every year. In fact, they are currently renewing the show. A decision is not made until late spring. “
Premiering in September 2006, the program showcased Ray’s culinary skills as well as celebrity interviews, visits from health and lifestyle experts, make-over segments, and musical performances.
It was nominated for 37 Daytime Emmys and won three Outstanding Talk Show Awards during its run. Charismatic Ray brings his own show after a recurring stint on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Longtime TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw and Judge Greg Mathis have also recently announced the termination of their respective programs.
CBS Television Distribution distributes and produces Ray’s shows.
“When Rachel started her show 17 years ago, she was a game-changer in daytime. “He made cooking accessible to people, taught viewers simple solutions on how to improve their lives and told great stories from celebrity guests with his relatable behavior,” said Steve Locascio, president of CBS Media Ventures. told Deadline.
“We are proud to have produced such a successful show with Rachel and her team over the years. We will miss Rachel every day on the air, but we will always be family.