I’ve decided that it’s time for me to advance to the following fascinating chapter in my broadcasting profession, Ray declared.
The series’ recent dramatic ratings decrease prompted the decision to terminate the Monday-Friday chat show. Ray continues to be active on Food Network and other platforms. The decision by Ray to start a new production business, Free Food Studios, was another indication that she was getting ready to leave the demands of a daily talk show.
This March, “Rachael Ray” will end its 17-season run in daytime syndication.
“I have spent 17 fantastic seasons working in daytime television in my more than 20 plus years in television,” Ray stated in a statement. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to advance to the next thrilling phase of my broadcasting career. My interests have progressed from the talk show format production and syndication model to a platform free of conventional distribution constraints. I’m genuinely thrilled about the opportunity to showcase and foster emerging culinary talent across all media. Because of this, I am eager to focus all of my efforts on my freshly revealed production company, Free Food Studios. We appreciate all of our Rachael daily show affiliates, partners, and staff as well as the fantastic years we all worked together.”
“When Rachael launched her programme 17 years ago, she revolutionised the daytime television industry. According to Steve LoCascio, president of CBS Media Ventures, “She made food approachable to the general public, taught viewers basic ways to improve their lives, and coaxed fantastic stories out of star visitors with her sympathetic down-to-earth personality.
A number of long-lasting TV personalities got their start in the industry thanks to frequent appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” including Ray. In the fall of 2006, Ray transitioned to her own CBS-distributed syndicated talk show. For more than 15 years, the programme was a major force in daytime. In 2008, 2009, and 2019, “Rachael Ray” won the Daytime Emmy for best talk show.
We’re honoured to have worked with Rachael and her crew for so many years in producing such a popular show. Although we won’t have Rachael on the air every day, our family ties will never fade.
By early May, the series’ production should be finished. Up until the end of the summer, episodes will be broadcast on television. Ray will be honoured with a Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame induction in May.
- After 17 seasons, Rachael Ray ends her daytime programme, promising “the next exciting chapter”
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