Sad news: ”Rachael Ray” coming to an end after 17 seasons

Rachael Ray’s daytime talk show is one that American audiences have become familiar with over the course of 17 seasons.

Ray has welcomed countless celebrity guests onto her show to chat about topics big and small and has shown viewers how to craft a variety of recipes in their own kitchens.


However, according to Variety, the show has recently declined in ratings, and the cook will be turning her attention to a new production company.

“In my more than 20 plus years in television I have had 17 wonderful seasons working in daytime television,” Ray said in a statement.

“However I’ve made the decision that’s it’s time for me to move on to the next exciting chapter in my broadcast career. 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.”

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The famous cook will continue filming her show until the spring, and episodes will continue to air until the end of the 2023 summer season.

In the meantime, CBS Media Ventures President Steve LoCascio released his own statement about the show, praising Rachael Ray.

“When Rachael debuted 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 coaxed great stories out of celebrity guests with her relatable down-to-earth demeanor,” LoCascio said.

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“We’re proud to have produced such a successful show with Rachael and her team for so many years. We’ll miss Rachael on the air every day, but we’ll always be family.”

It’s not just LoCascio who is praising the beloved public figure, as Ray will also be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

The 54-year-old was awarded the 2011 People’s Choice award for Favorite TV Chef. Her show, in its 17th season, earned a total of 37 nominations and 3 wins at the Daytime Emmys.

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What do you think of Rachael Ray’s show ending? Will you be watching the final episodes? Let us know in the comments!