The record-breaking ratings for the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" might have set a new trend for an industry in which some personalities are shuffled off-screen without being allowed to say goodnight.
Jay Ingram, who has appeared on the Discovery Channel in Canada just about every day since Jan. 1, 1995, is next in line for a similar send-off. The co-host of "Daily Planet" will be honoured in an hour-long special, "Jay's Last Show."
Recorded last weekend at Toronto's Masonic Temple, now recognized as the Canadian home of MTV, the Sunday night special has promised to bring showbiz-style excitement to the realm of scientific geekery.
Ingram posted a letter online to explain his decision to step aside from the routine in favour of other projects with Discovery.
"It's been hard to put a name on what I'm doing," Ingram wrote, "most people call it 'retirement' but if I'm working just as hard in a year as I am right now, I'll be happy."
Playing co-host on a nightly show for 17Read More »from Discovery Channel host Jay Ingram to bid Canada au revoir on ‘Jay’s Last Show’