End of an Era: James Lipton Leaving Inside the Actor's Studio

End of an Era: James Lipton Leaving Inside the Actor’s Studio

Posted by September 24, 2018 Comment

We are sad to report that James Lipton, the longtime host of Inside the Actor’s Studio is stepping away from the series.

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The news came with the information that Ovation, who currently carry the Emmy-winning interview series, will be using what Entertainment Weekly calls a “rotating roster of hosts” until a new host is chosen.

Lipton said in a statement:

“It’s very gratifying to see the legacy of Inside The Actors Studio being carried forward for a new generation to appreciate and enjoy. I made a vow early on that we would not deal in gossip — only in craft, and Ovation, as a network dedicated to the arts, will continue that tradition with the next seasons of the series. I’m excited to see the new hosts engage with the guests and students and continue to entertain viewers in the U.S. and around the world.”

EVP of Programming and Production for Ovation TV Scott Woodward said:

“Ovation is dedicated to supporting The Actors Studio’s commitment to providing the best educational resources for its students. In so doing, we will uphold the high standard set by James Lipton for excellence in producing programming that is multicultural, informational, enlightening and entertaining. We look forward to introducing a whole new generation to the craft of acting through vibrant new hosts and guests that we will begin to announce in the coming months.”

There can be no replacing someone like Lipton, and we’re thankful for all the years and interviews he conducted.

(Last Updated September 24, 2018 7:14 pm )

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