RACHAEL Ray has revealed that she could not work on filming the final episode of her talk show due to inclement weather.
Rachael Ray was left unable to film the final session of her talk show after a blizzardGetty ImagesShe posted a photo of snowy conditions to her Instagram, lamenting her ‘misery’ from being ‘cut off’Getty Images
Tuesday was supposed to mark the final day that Rachael would shoot The Rachael Ray Show, but that did not happen due to inclement weather.
She posted an image to her personal Instagram account of a snow-covered patio, outside in the middle of a yard similarly smothered with powder.
“Nutz,” the star captioned her photo. “This was supposed to be the last day of shooting @rachaelrayshow, but we are not in charge of the SPRING weather! No internet or phone. Cut off! Misery (the movie).”
Rachael used a joking tone to convey her frustration, especially with her reference to the Stephen King film Misery.
In Misery, the protagonist (and antagonist) are seemingly in the middle of nowhere while a blizzard rages outside.
Rachael did not mention whether or when filming might resume, given that the weather seemed to be fairly unpredictable.
It was initially announced earlier this month that Rachael’s talk show had officially been cancelled.
The show, hosted by the TV personality of the same name, first premiered in syndication in 2006.
Rachael’s beloved program mixed kitchen segments showing off her culinary skills with interviews with the biggest celebrities.
After almost two decades on the air, the talk show has been canceled after the host decided it was time for her to make some career changes.
Rachael shared in a statement to Deadline: “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.”
One shocked fan tweeted about the news: “WOW!! I’ve always loved me some Rachael Ray.
“From her on the Food Network to her having her own television show. This woman has been a part of my childhood & adulthood. She’s gonna be missed.”
Another insisted: “Stop bc ima cry.”
“End of an era,” a third stunned fan tweeted.
One upset viewer wrote: “NOOO OMG. Not Rachael Ray. Queen of FOOD.”
RACHAEL’S NEW ADVENTURE
Luckily for fans, they don’t have to wait long to find out what that next chapter entails, as the TV personality dropped another major announcement on Friday.
Rachael, who is also well-known for her Food Network show 30-Minute Meals, has launched a new production company, Free Food Studios, in partnership with Intentional Content.
Of the new venture, she said: “My passions have evolved from the talk show format production and syndication model to a platform unencumbered by the traditional rules of distribution…
“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.”
After 17 seasons, 37 Emmy nominations, and three wins for Outstanding Talk Show, the president of CBS Media Ventures Steve LoCascio opened up about the successful show ending.
The executive said: “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.
“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.”
Rachael’s talk show The Rachael Ray Show is ending after 17 seasonsGetty ImagesRachael will be pursuing another venture when her show comes to an endGetty ImagesFans were sad to hear the announcement that she would be leaving the airwavesGetty Images