Audiences will soon be saying goodbye to another daytime show as Racheal Ray is ending after 17 seasons. Ray told Deadline, “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 it’s time for me to move on to the next exciting chapter in my broadcast career.” Rachael Ray is the latest of many ending daytime shows that are ending. In the last year we’ve said goodbye to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Maury, Dr. Oz, and The Real. This year we will also be saying goodbye to Dr. Phil as well as Judge Mathis and The People’s Court.
Rachael Ray Says Farewell to Daytime Talk Show
Earlier today, it was reported that Ray would be teaming up with Intentional Content to launch a new production company 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,” Ray said. “That is why I am looking forward to putting all my energies into my recently announced production arm, Free Food Studios. Thank you to all of our Rachael daytime show partners, crew, and affiliates, and the wonderful years we all worked together.”
Rachael Ray premiered in September 2006. The show is known for showcasing Ray’s culinary skills, which she became known for on the Food Network show 30-Minute Meals. However, like other talk shows, it also featured celebrity interviews, tips from health and lifestyle experts, make-over segments, and musical performances. The show has been nominated for 37 Daytime Emmys, and it garnered three wins for Outstanding Talk Show.
While it seems daytime shows are disappearing on us almost every day, we are seeing newer shows take the reigns in a strong way. Sherri has been renewed for two more seasons, and The Drew Barrymore Show has been renewed for a fourth. We can also look forward to a second season of The Jennifer Hudson Show.