Talk Sex with Sue Johanson: Oxygen Series Says Goodbye

Talk Sex with Sue JohansonLate last night, Oxygen aired the last episode of its popular call-in show, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson.

The series began as a Canadian call-in show back in 1996. It was extremely popular and featured sex educator Johanson offering colorful and up-front sexual advice. Reruns of the series were picked up by Oxygen but American audiences became frustrated by not being able to call in.

As a result, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson debuted in 2002. The 77-year-old grandmother became very popular and has become a frequent guest on the late night talk show circuit.

Almost six years later, Talk Sex has come to an end. Though the series is Oxygen’s highest-rated late-night show and the current season boasted its highest ratings among viewers, the elder host realized it was time to go. Because of the show’s call-in format, the midnight show couldn’t be prerecorded and the timeslot was apparently wearing of Johanson.

The last episode of Talk Sex featured viewer calls as well as a countdown of the year’s top 10 sex toys. At the end of the program, choking back tears, Johanson spoke directly to the camera and said, “There’ll be a great big hole in my heart. I love doing this show. And it hurts leaving my loving crew. We’ve been together 14 years in total… it’s been a loving family.” Johanson continued, “And, of course, I’m going to miss you, my amazing audience. Your phone calls have really given life to Talk Sex. For that, I thank you. Sunday nights will never be the same again but it’s time to wrap it up.” As the credits rolled her, the show’s crew surrounded the elder host with hugs and flowers. A title card at the end read, “Sue Jo, Thank you for six wonderful years of fun and great advice. We’ll miss you! Love, Oxygen.”

Though her TV show has ended, Johanson has no plans to retire any time soon. She says that she will continue to lecture at colleges and universities across the country, educating audiences about sex. She also plans to return to radio with a new call-in show sometime soon. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. faun says

    I realy miss the show it helped me out alot I never called but I did watch a take advice.It did help me and my husband sex life alot sad to see it gone but.God Bless you Sue

  2. smith says

    how long does it take to get my other half to have pregnancy ?
    him and i like to have sex all the time at night ? con it happen right a way or what

  3. Steve says

    I hope some knowledgeable and easy going nurse or doctor would fill in the large shoes of Sue and Oxygen or another channel will continue this much needed and highly infrmative show or pehaps Sue could could reuce the frqunency to once pr month. I immensely enjoyed the showand am disappointed that it has ended. Sue handled all calls with only help n her mind. For intace, I am reasonably sure that she is hetroseual like me but she provided good answers to homosxuals also without any int of a bias. Sue was the best and her departure would be missed worldwide.

  4. Ruth says

    Why do you want to take an educational show that helps us women and men with sex problems. With Dr. Sue we could call in and get answers when being from a country that is so backward we are not to talk about these things but without knowledge life can be miserable. With the show being on so late children were not able to watch. Even though they will probably need one when they get older or they will be lost when any sex questions come up. Everyone needs help with sex sometime or another and Dr. Sue was just the one that made you feel like no problem there is always an answer. This also helps keep marriages together.

  5. says

    I only discovered your show in May. I am really sad you won’t do anymore live shows. I watch the reruns now. It’s entertaining, humorous, & informative.
    Sue, you are a delightful lady.

  6. says

    You’re an inspiration for all of us who write and speak about sex. I feel that my blog Consenting Adult has been informed by Sue’s courage and smarts.

  7. says

    I loved this show! I just watched this episode, it’s so sad! I know everything I know about this topic from her, sad to see her go. Love you, SueJo!

  8. Seena Brooklyn New York says

    I will miss you Sue.
    The show was educating , and entertaining.
    Enjoy your future events, and life.


  9. Diane says

    What a wonderful show…and very entertaining..will miss Sue most of all..but most of all, i learned a thing or two..too

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