No mo' Montel after this year

One of the talk show circuit's warhorses is calling it a career.

Montel Williams, the host of The Montel Williams Show, is stepping down from his job after this season. The Montel Williams Show has been on the air for 17 years.

The announcement was made at the National Association of Television Program Executives convention being held in Las Vegas, according to TVWeek.com. It is unclear whether the decision was Williams' or if the station decided to pull the plug. It's likely a combination of both, as Williams has alluded to pursuing another career path in the past.

Even though Williams is hanging up the microphone after this season, he will still be seen on several affiliates. Stations that had planned on airing The Montel Williams Show next year will be able to do so in a "best-of" Montel Williams package--basically a year's worth of reruns of his best shows.

Williams won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1996 for his work on The Montel Williams Show, and was nominated two other times (2001, 2002).

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Montel, I seen your video on facebook today. You're right. Donald Trump needs to shut his mouth up. He's disrespecting the military men that served our country. Someone need stitch his mouth shut.
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that is so sad its,the only show that keeps my mind

off all the bad things that are happening in my life!
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TO MONTEL



GOODBYE BIG STAR
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Yeah...that sucks. Hopefully, he will move on to bigger and better things. Wish him all the best in whatever he does. Will be missed.
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I know that I'm gonna miss this show. It was my favorite talk show. Montel is awesome!
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Montel..you will be missed.. Maybe you move on the bigger and better things.
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Wouldn't miss it when it's gone so this probably is the right move anyway.
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Who? People watch talk shows still?
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This show had a good run, but after a while it got kinda ridiculous so it good that it ends now.
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This show was just bad, the Sylvia Brown crap was the only interesting part, everything else sucked more that a a mouth on a lollipop, lawls!
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Poor Sylvia Brown :( LOL
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That's too bad. He will be missed. I too loved Sylvia Browne and many topics that he covered that weren't trashy, but real and hit home. He just got remarried again too. Maybe between new wife and his illness he decided to keep the home fires going. Though he is a big activist in social issues. GO MONTEL~~!
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wonder if it had any thing to do with his illness cant wait to see what he will do next
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this sucks i loved sylvia browne wendsdays.
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Of all the daytime talk show hosts, only two ever struck me as really caring about the people they had on the shows. One was Leeza Gibbons, Montel was the other. They both seemed genuine in a sea of fakers and pretenders. Now both will be gone. I have a feeling Montel's health problems probably had a large part in his decision, but regardless. He will be missed, and I can only hope whatever he chooses to do after will keep him able to help as many as he has so far.
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I love the Montel! I can't believe it's gonna be gone! It's my favorite talk show.
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Most talk shows are pretty bad; Montel's not so much, but not sorry to see it go.
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That really stinks that the show is shutting down. He is the one of the only shows during the day that doesn't show smut. I mean Maury...now crap. Jerry Springer....enough said. Yes, we have Tyra and Oprah, but I still like Montel!
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That really stinks that the show is shutting down. He is the one of the only shows during the day that doesn't show smut. I mean Maury...now crap. Jerry Springer....enough said. Yes, we have Tyra and Oprah, but I still like Montel!
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Good, that fraud Sylvia Brown will lose her sounding board! How anybody can buy her act is beyond reproach. She does this thing called cold reading she can learn things by asking the right questions and by noticing subtle facial expressions.



Learn more of her false claims here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Sylvia_Browne
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That's really disappointing, he's a talkshow staple. I'll definitly be watching alot more now. Is the space going to be filled with a new program or just other court and talkshows already on the air?
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That's really disappointing, he's a talkshow staple. I'll definitly be watching alot more now. Is the space going to be filled with a new program or just other court and talkshows already on the air?
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That's really disappointing, he's a talkshow staple. I'll definitly be watching alot more now. Is the space going to be filled with a new program or just other court and talkshows already on the air?
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That's really disappointing, he's a talkshow staple. I'll definitly be watching alot more now. Is the space going to be filled with a new program or just other court and talkshows already on the air?
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Nooo!!!
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It's best for this show to stop, it has become an embarrassing mess. After several years of making a difference, it has turned to a carnival of madness...

with: that fraud sylvia brown, terrible motivational speakers that want you to get rich, guests with issues, clips promoting other shows (court tv, for one), etc.

good riddance, and Oprah should do the same (damn OWN network)

Laters
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