How to be a guest on Maury, the Maury Povich show

Follow these simple steps to be a guest on Maury

Talk show host Maury Povich
Talk show host Maury Povich. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

If you’re a fan of Maury and want to be a guest on the show, the process is pretty simple. If you're looking for a chace to air your dirty laundry or spar one-on-one with the famous talk show host, now's your chance. Applying to be on the program couldn’t be easier. How? Just follow these simple instructions.

How to be a guest on Maury

  1. Visit the official "Be a Guest" page on Maury's official site.
  2. Decide whether your story fits the description of show topics for which the show is currently searching for guests. Topics range from "Does someone in your family dress like an over-sexy, scandalous, hot mess?" to "Do you have a family mystery that can be solved with a DNA test?" If so, click the "YES" button and proceed.
  1. You'll be asked to fill out a form that includes your name, age, city, state, phone number and email address. All fields are required. You can also fill out a comments section. This is your chance to tell your story and increase your chances of being on the show.
  2. Read and accept the “Terms of Submission" and submit.
  3. If none of the topics fit your story - or you think you have a better story the show will want to tell, scroll down on that page and fill out the "Tell Us Your Story" submission form. Again, you'll be asked to give your name, age range, location and contact information. And you'll want to spend a fair amount of time filling out the "Tell Us Your Story" field. Make sure your story is short, but compelling. Really explain why your story is the type of story Maury would want to cover.
  4. Accept the terms and condtions.
  5. Submit!
  6. Once your submission is in, show producers will review your information and, if you are selected to particpate on the show, you'll be contacted.
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Tips for appearing as a guest on Maury

  1. When you submit your application, remember that there are a lot of people applying as well. In short, your submission doesn't guarantee you will be selected to be on the program. 
  2. You must be 18 years old to participate.
  3. Don’t contact Maury regarding your submission. Producers will contact you.
  1. Not selected? Try again!

Tips for telling your story

  • Be concise with your story. You want to hit your main points - why your story is exciting, how you're connected to the story, why it will appeal to other viewers. But remember that producers’ time is limited, so the shorter, the better.
  • Be direct as to why you’d be a good guest. Producers want to know that they can count on you if they choose your story.
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