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EW Staff
February 01, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

(FROM AP) — After 17 years of production, The Montel Williams Show is coming to an end — in a manner of speaking. CBS Television Distribution, which syndicates the talk show, announced on Wednesday that while it will cease making new episodes of the program, it will continue to provide stations with a full year’s worth of ”Best of Montel” broadcasts. The Associated Press quoted Williams as saying, ”I can’t say thank you enough to those who’ve welcomed me into their homes for the past 17 years. It has been both an honor and a joy.”

A decorated military officer, Williams, 51, launched his daily gabfest in 1991. He won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1996. (AP via Yahoo!)

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