The Maury Show Summary

  • The Maury Show is 1 hr long
  • 3 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened September 1, 1991
  • Show Closes: Open ended
  • Tabloid Talk Show
  • TV Broadcast

The Maury Show which stars television anchor and interviewer, Maury Povich, is a daytime/tabloid TV show that brings in guests who share private problems from their life. The issues they discuss often require polygraph or DNA tests. The show is also used as a way to reveal secrets which may be distressing to the audience and more towards fellow guests. Povich's journalistic background and witty style have made a trademark persona that engages both audience member and viewer alike.

The Maury Show Broadcast Time

In the New York area, The Maury Show is transmitted on channel 11, weekdays at 10:00AM and 4:00PM. In other TV markets, the show may be shown on other channels and at other times. The Maury Show is syndicated across the domestic United States. The show is also sold in European and Asia Pac markets.

The Maury Show Background

The Maury Show is a wild ride of oh's, ah's and ghastly gasps that combines serious situations with over-the-top guests. When arriving at the studio, the producers tell the audience to overreact to everything that is said on stage. It turns out that this request is unnecessary as the guests that come on the show talk about such crazy life situations that the audience does not need any additional reaction coaching.

Maury opens the show with a live view of a guest accused of being either a dead-beat father, an uninformed father or being a cheater. Maury then proceeds in telling the audience what the rest of the show will be about. He then turns his attention to the accuser then the accused, trying to get all sides of the story. The show then invites two or three other guests in similar situations and will often ask for a polygraph or a paternity test to prove who is right. When Maury reads the results of these tests regardless of what they say, the audience and guests turn into frenzy. The show is infamously known for the inappropriate language and violent break-outs which is what ultimately livens up the audience and gets them on their feet.

Since the show began, it has received a lot of attention from young to old folk creating a rather diverse demographic. The show's guests come on to share personal and rather seemingly private dilemmas on national television to seek out help.The episode names are nutty statements such as, "DNA Will Prove my Dad is Not Your Baby's Father," "Is my Little Sister Sleeping With My Husband?" and "Is My Wife Having an Affair with My Son?"

The Executive Producers Paul Faulhaber and John Pascarella have worked with Maury Povich to create a popular daytime talk show that attracts all types of people from different backgrounds. Faulhaber has helped the show become a hit for years now and has also spoke highly of co-executive producer Pascarella, describing him an enthusiastic and knowledgeable asset to the show.

The Maury Show is not only known for the heavy dramatics on stage. The audience is also told to be loud and chaotic when shocking subjects are discussed. The phrases "you ARE the father" and "you are NOT the father" stir up the most ridiculous and laughable reactions from both the audience and guests with whoops and hollers as well as crazy dances. When Maury reveals the results of a paternity test, the guests either jump around the set and dance, run backstage to cry or simply break out in violent rants. These rants often end up in fist fights. Maury Povich sure loves his ratings.

The Maury show was previously taped in New York City at NEP Penn Studios 401.

The Maury Show Notes

Noteworthy Dates for The Maury Show:

  • September 1991: First show to air
  • November 2007: Celebrates 10 seasons
  • April 2013: Maury invites young talented kids to the show
  • May 2013: 2500th episode premiere
  • September 2014: Premiere of 23rd season

Guest Stars:

Trisha Goddard, Raphael B. Johnson, and Dave Vitalli were all special guests on the show. Maury Povich's wife, Connie Chung also made an appearance on the 2,500th episode.

Rich Forum Theatre

Stamford Media Center
307 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Directions: Take the Metro North from Grand Central (45 mins) towards New Haven to the Stamford station. It's about a nine minute walk (or 3 minute cab ride) to the Stamford Media Center. The entrance to the TV Studio, at the Stamford Media Center, is on the corner of Atlantic Street and Tresser Boulevard.
Studio Information

The Maury Show Ticket Information

Get tickets directly from the show. Free tickets to be in the audience. No transportation to the studio is provided. There are a variety of ways to request tickets, you can email the Maury TV show, fill out an online form on the show's website or call the TV show directly.

Get Paid $50 To See This Show:


You will get paid $50 per day per person in cash to see this show. On-Set Productions is an external production company that will pay you attend this show. You cannot leave this show and must stay to the very end to get paid. Only persons signed up through their organization will be paid. Attendees who get tickets directly from the show are not paid.

Free Bus Ride From NYC:

The TV show provides a free bus ride from New York City for this show. The free bus is only for the Wednesday & Thursday shows and leaves from 125th street, NYC at 7:30AM or 3:00PM depending on the show. For the other tape days, you have to get there by yourself, as no bus is provided, but the studio is not far from the Stamford railroad station, via cab.

The Maury Show Show Schedule

The Maury show tapes Wednesdays at 7PM and Thursdays and Fridays at 10AM.

Cast Members

Host
Maury Povich
Polygraph Examiner
Ralph Barberi
Warm- Up Comedian
Mike Royce

Producers

Executive Producers:

Paul Faulhaber

Co-Executive Producer:

John Pascarella

Associate Producer:

Andreia Gaspard

Audience Producer Consultant:

Lesly Hansen

Production Credits

Production Assistant
Jordan Hall
Production Coordinator
Jessica Bloom
Distributed By
NBC Universal Television

Creative Team

Senior Director
Adam Sorota
Assistant Audience Coordinator
Joseph Shepherd
Camera Operator
Peter Zivkovic