James Lipton is usually Leaving ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ After 22 Seasons

Inside The Actors Studio is usually moving to a completely new home — nevertheless long-time host James Lipton won’t be doing the interviews.

After 22 seasons, Lipton, who was also the series’ creator in addition to executive producer, is usually stepping down by his role in front of the camera. The show will utilize rotating guest hosts when This specific debuts on Ovation TV in fall 2019. 

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

The series began in 1994 on Bravo, with Lipton interviewing over 0 actors, directors, screenwriters in addition to more about their craft, concluding with the famous Proust questionnaire, a list of 10 personality questions, each time. Paul Newman, a former Actors Studio president, was the show’s first televised guest, in addition to Lipton went on to interview such stars as Sally Field, Alec Baldwin, Brad Pitt, Sydney Pollack, Carol Burnett, Jessica Lange, Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Billy Crystal, Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jeremy Irons, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie in addition to many more.

Inside the Actors Studio has received 20 Emmy nominations inside Outstanding Informational Series or Special category, in addition to won the category in 2013. Lipton also won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Host in 2015. 

Former guest Ellen Burstyn also praised the show’s updated direction.“over time This specific series has had a profound impact on the Studio’s MFA program at Pace University,” Burstyn said. “I know my co-presidents, Alec Baldwin in addition to Al Pacino, in addition to our Board of Directors, share my enthusiasm that will Ovation has come on board to continue This specific enduring legacy.”

A Star is usually Born director in addition to star Bradley Cooper famously appeared on an episode of the series as a young student, asking Robert De Niro a question in 1999, before eventually becoming a guest himself in 2011.

Hear more by Cooper on his work in our interview below!

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