via press release:
MAURY CELEBRATES HIS 2,500th EPISODE
Celebrities Join Maury to Congratulate Him on This Milestone Episode, Including Wife Connie Chung Who Jumps Out of a Cake
Maury Also Hits 100 Consecutive Weeks as #1 in Key Demos
STAMFORD, CT – May 14, 2013 – Maury celebrates his 2,500th episode and the biggest celebrities are joining him to celebrate. Some of the biggest names in news, entertainment and sports congratulate Maury on his success including: Barbara Walters, Shaquille O’Neal, Katie Couric, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen and the ladies of “,” Donald Trump, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, NeNe Leakes, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, Jack Hanna, “Access Hollywood Live” hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, former all-star quarterback for the Washington Redskins Joe Theismann, ESPN’s “ ” hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, fellow NBCUniversal talk show hosts Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos and Trisha Goddard. Even Honey Boo Boo sent in her own special video message to Maury!
Maury’s wife Connie Chung gives him the surprise of a lifetime when she jumps out of a cake in celebration of this milestone episode. “Maury’s 2,500th Episode” airs on Friday, May 17th (check local listings).
Shaq surprises Maury when he shares - “I watch you every morning.”
And Maury is relieved to find out from Honey Boo Boo “You Are Not The Father!”
Also in this special episode, guests featured on the show’s very first paternity test, the first lie detector test and the first out of control teen are back to share how being on “Maury” has profoundly affected their lives.
Host Maury Povich has another reason to celebrate this week as “Maury” hit 100 consecutive weeks of being the #1 syndicated talk show among Women 18-34, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49.
"Maury" is distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and produced by Stamford Media Center Productions, the same production team behind successful NBCU talk shows including “The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show” and “The Trisha Goddard Show.”
About NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution:
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Access Hollywood," "Access Hollywood Live," “Maury,” “Steve Harvey,” "The Jerry Springer Show," "The Steve Wilkos Show" and “Trisha Goddard” as well as weekend syndicated series "On The Money with Maria Bartiromo” and "The Chris Matthews Show.” Current off-network programming includes "," "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: ," "Monk" and "The ."