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Maury Povich ending show after 31 years

NBCUniversal announced this weekend the end of “Maury,” the long running talk show that is one of the originals of it’s kind.

Tracie Wilson — executive vice president of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios — told TODAY in a statement, “Maury and I decided two years ago that this season would be the farewell season for the show, and while his retirement is bittersweet, we are so happy for him to be able to spend more time on the golf course.”

The show began back in 1991 when it was titled “The Maury Povich Show”.  It became known for it’s shocking reveals. Most notably “You are/are not the father!” where women would come on and accuse a man of being the father of her child.  Maury would then do a dna test and reveal on air if the man was or wasn’t the father of the child.

The show really has no place in the modern world, but imitators still exist.

“Six years ago when I was ready to retire, my NBCUniversal family asked me to continue the show,” Povich said. “Even though I told them I was ready for assisted living, out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my more than 100 staff and crew members, Tracie Wilson and I agreed to one more deal. I’m so proud of my relationship with NBCUniversal and all those who worked on the ‘Maury’ show but as I occasionally tell my guests on ‘Maury,’ ‘Enough, already!’”