Daytime Talk Show “Rachael Ray” will End After 17 Seasons
After 17 seasons, the daytime talk show Rachael Ray will end its run.
The Emmy-winning program will end after host Rachael Ray launched Free Food Studios, a new production company that will focus on producing “in the kitchen content.”
“In my more than 20 plus years in television, I have had 17 wonderful seasons working in daytime television,” Ray said in a statement on Friday. “However, I’ve made the decision that it’s time for me to move on to the next exciting chapter in my broadcast career.”
She continued, “My passions have evolved from the talk show format production and syndication model to a platform unencumbered by the traditional rules of distribution. I am truly excited to be able to introduce and develop new and upcoming epicurean talent on all platforms. 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.”
The 2006-launched Monday-Friday talk show offered advice from the host, celebrity interviews, entertainment, cooking, and makeovers.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that took place in September 2021, Ray gave an explanation for her show, stating, “We like that family feeling, and I think that’s evident when we do have celebrities on, and you often see the same folks over and over again. We feel close to them, we feel like we built something together.”
The celebrity chef and Food Network host will also be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in May for her accomplishments on television.
CBS Media Ventures, in collaboration with Harpo Productions, Discovery Inc., and Watch Entertainment, distributes and produces Rachael Ray.