‘The Rachel Ray Show’ ends after 17 seasons


Celebrity chef Rachael Ray said goodbye to her long-running daytime talk show on Wednesday.

The final episode of “The Rachel Ray Show” aired Wednesday after 17 seasons. The show is distributed and produced by her CBS Media Ventures and debuted in 2006.

“See you guys, see you later,” Ray said, ending the show.

The final day of the episode saw farewells from former guests, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, and 50 Cent. She also received tributes from celebrity chefs Buddy Valastro, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Emeril and Curtis Stone. Oprah also filmed a farewell message.

“I have to say, I couldn’t be more proud of you for bringing us laughter and joy by showing us who you really are every day for all these years,” Ray said. She added that she couldn’t wait to see what it would look like. Cook next.

Her show is over, but Ray isn’t retiring. She recently launched her production company, Free Food Studios.

“My passion has evolved from a talk show-style production and syndication model to a platform unencumbered by traditional distribution rules,” Chef said in a press release. “We are really excited to showcase and nurture new and emerging gastronomic talent across all platforms.”

Chef has previously hosted “30 Minute Meals,” “Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels,” and “$40 a Day.”

Ray’s show is one of many daytime talk shows that have ended in recent years.The Ellen DeGeneres Show“The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Morley. CBS’s long-running daytime talk show.”Dr. Phil‘ is also set to wrap.


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