Rachael Ray announces the date of the talk show’s final episode as fans mourn the canceled show after 17 seasons
RACHAEL Ray has confirmed that the final episode of her popular talk show will air on Wednesday May 24th.
On March 3, 2023, it was announced that her CBS show Rachael Ray would not be renewed after season 17.
The celebrity chef has hosted the Food Network show since September 2006, but it has been reported that she “hasn’t been doing well for a while”.
Rachael reportedly taped her final episode earlier this year – and said the finale was something for the ages.
In conversation with the New York PostShe said, “The last one.” [taping] The day was terrible. We had almost two feet of snow [in upstate New York] and we were unable to film many of our interviews.
“I had a lot of pick up work to do the next day to try and make up for what we couldn’t do as we didn’t have internet and it was easy [her husband] John [Cusimano] and me and no control room. It was crazy,” she continued.
“Donnie Wahlberg was one of my last guests and he got a bit confused when we were talking about the end of the show.
“I was so touched by that — that someone who is so famous in so many ways and for so long is with his wife.” [Jenny McCarthy]one of the most beautiful women in the world who is also hugely famous – to show that true emotion that really touched me.
“I was like, ‘Oh my god, some people respect you too, dumbass — you’re not just a waitress from upstate New York. Some people actually like what you did here too,'” she added.
Donnie even took to Twitter on Tuesday and tweeted some photos of him and Rachael during the shoot, writing, “Such a touching episode. Don’t miss them tomorrow!”
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“I’ve already stopped recording! I can’t wait to check it out!” one fan replied.
Others mourned the end of The Rachael Ray Show, as one viewer wrote: “Well that sucks I love your show so much I’m going to miss it. Much luck.”
Another person said: “I’m really going to miss your show. Since I’ve been working from home in 2019, you’ve been part of my everyday life. Enjoy and good luck. We will miss you very much!!!!”
Rachael’s popular program mixed kitchen segments where she showcased her cooking skills with interviews with the biggest celebrities.
RACHAEL’S NEW ADVENTURE
Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long to find out what the next chapter entails, as the TV personality recently made another major announcement.
Rachael, who rose to fame from her Food Network show 30-Minute Meals, has teamed up with Intentional Content to launch a new production company, Free Food Studios.
Speaking of the new venture, she said, “My passions have evolved from a talk show format production and syndication model to a platform unencumbered by traditional distribution rules…
“As such, I’m excited to put all my energy into my recently announced production arm, Free Food Studios.
“Thank you to all of our partners, crew and partners of our Rachael daytime show and for the wonderful years we’ve all worked together.”