Montel Williams has announced that he is quitting the talk show business and that production on his daytime program will no longer continue. According to Variety, CBS TV Distribution confirmed that while production on the show will be brought to a halt, and they are going to run The Best of Montel Williams throughout the 2008-2009 season.

In 1991, Montel Williams, a former military officer, launched his own talk show in New York and a few small markets. The following year The Montel Williams Show was picked up for national distribution by Viacom and achieved of devoted following for 17 years.

At this time nothing has been announced on Montel Williams' plans for the future are.