James Lipton to Leave INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO Ahead of Its Move to Ovation TV

Inside the Actors Studio has partnered with Ovation TV to to produce and air future episodes of the series, according to Variety. The show, which has aired on Bravo since it began in 1994, is an award-winning interview series about the art of acting. As part of the agreement, Ovation will curate content from the series' extensive library for additional episodes.

James Lipton, who created the series and was the original host, will step down and hand over the microphone to a number of rotating guest hosts. The new episodes will air in the Fall of 2019.

"It's very gratifying to see the legacy of 'Inside The Actors Studio' being carried forward for a new generation to appreciate and enjoy," said Lipton. "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."

Inside The Actors Studio is a televised craft seminar for the students of The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University. The series has hosted over 200 award-winning actors and directors over the past twenty years, including Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Carol Burnett, Jessica Lange, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie.

The series will continue to be filmed at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University's New York City campus.

Read the original article on Variety.

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