• The Maury show has been on TV since 1990
  • Maury Povich is finally retiring at 83 years old
  • The wild TV series which shows major drama sparked a whole new genre of television

Cable television will never be the same! Maury Povich is ending his TV show, Maury, after 31 years on television. Povich, who is 83 years old, will finally be able to relax and settle into retirement, but it's a monumental end to a huge franchise.

Maury Povich has been ready for the show to end

Maury Povich released a statement to Deadline this week in regards to the famous TV talk show finally coming to an end. In his statement, Povich said that he's been ready for a while to say goodbye, but that it was NBCUniversal that wished him to continue.

THE MAURY POVICH SHOW, Maury Povich, 1991

He said in his statement that it was actually 6 years ago he asked to retire, but that NBCUniversal pushed for him to continue. He noted that it was out of "loyalty" to the network, that he'd continue on.

"I'm so proud of my relationship with NBCUniversal and all those who worked on the Maury show," he continued, before quoting the infamous line he shares with his wild guests, "Enough, already!"

Tracie Wilson, a producer of Maury, released her own statement, noting that she's proud of the work they've all put in.

"Maury and I decided two years ago that this season would be the farewell season for the show," she said. "And while his retirement is bittersweet, we are so happy for him to be able to spend more time on the golf course."

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That's not the only show popular for the insane antics on daytime television! Earlier this month, Judge Jerry was also announcing its end, the TV series that followed Jerry Springer's solo series similar to the Maury show. 

Maury, which originally aired as The Maury Show, before it was shortened in 1998, detailed societal issues, as well as familial drama. The iconic "You are NOT the father" lines so frequently quoted in pop culture set the tone for daytime television that sparked a huge cultural moment.

Wilson added of Povich in her statement, "Maury is a television icon, a pop-culture legend and we couldn't be more proud to have been a part of his incredible career."

While the show is over, new episodes will run through until September of this year.