Rachel Ray Shares Sad News About Her Long-Running Show

Rachel Ray Shares Sad News About Her Long-Running Show

Everything Rachel Ray touches seems to turn to gold. At least, that has been the case since her long-running talk show began airing on CBS more than a decade and a half ago. However, Rachel Ray has recently come forward to announce that she will no longer be filming her daytime talk show that debuted in September 2006 after seventeen years on the air because she is ready to begin the “next exciting chapter” of her life away from the cameras watching her every move.

In a CBS Media Ventures press release from March 3, 2023, it was announced that “After 17 years of celebrity interviews, delicious meals, makeovers, and advice on how to experience life the Rachael Ray way, syndicated daytime talker Rachael Ray is signing off at the end of this season.”

Rachel Ray also shared her own words about canceling her show so she could follow her dreams in other areas of her life.

According to the press release, Rachel Ray said: “In my more than 20 plus years in television, I have had 17 wonderful seasons working in daytime television with Rachael. However, I’ve made the decision that 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.”

Rachel Ray was a very successful talk show host for CBS Media Ventures. That’s why she will be sorely missed by the head honchos at the network.

President of CBS Media Ventures, Steve LoCascio, praised Ray’s show saying, “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.”

He added, “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.”

According to further details in the CBS press release, “Rachael Ray debuted in national syndication on September 18, 2006, to immediate rating success, finishing its first season as the No. 1 syndicated strip launched in the 2006-2007 season.

Over the course of 17 years, the show was nominated for 37 Daytime Emmys, winning for Outstanding Talk Show three times.

The syndicated daytime talker has been praised by critics across the country. Ray’s recognitions include The Hollywood Reporter’s list of ’20 Power Players of Food Media’ in 2019, Forbes No. 69 of ‘Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities’ in 2013, Forbes No. 78 of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ in 2010, People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite TV Chef’ in 2010, Forbes ’10 Most Influential Women Chefs’ in 2010, American Women in Radio and Television Tribute Award in 2009, as well as TelevisionWeek’s ‘Syndication Person of the Year’ in 2007.”

Will you miss watching Rachel Ray’s talk show? What will you watch instead?