Rachael Rayshow Almost over. On Friday, the 54-year-old TV personality announced that her long-running talk show will be wrapping up its current 17th season.
“In my 20-plus years in TV, I’ve had 17 fantastic seasons of daytime television Rachel” she told deadline in a statement. “However, I have decided that it is time to enter the next exciting chapter of my broadcasting career.”
“My passion has grown from a stand-up style production and syndication model to a platform unencumbered by traditional distribution rules…which is why I look forward to putting all of my energy into my recently announced production arm, Free Food Studios, ’ she added. “Thanks to all our Rachel The partners, staff and affiliates of the daytime program and the wonderful years we have worked together. “
Steve LoCascio, president of CBS Media Ventures, also issued a statement to the outlet about the closure. Rachel Ray.
“When Rachael debuted on 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 used her relevance to learn from celebrity guests There’s a down-to-earth demeanor that tells great stories,” he said. “We are proud to have produced such a successful show Rachel and her team for so many years. We miss Rachael every day, but we will always be family. “
Ray’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning show, which premiered in 2006, includes her sharing recipes, interviewing celebrities and letting fans know about her personal life.