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‘Piers Morgan Live’ Axed

Piers Morgan Live

CNN has canceled Piers Morgan Live.

The news network have confirmed the nightly show - which was previously known as Piers Morgan Tonight - is coming to an end after over three years, though the exact date of the final program is yet to be determined. The British presenter told the New York Times newspaper he and CNN president Jeff Zucker had discussed the future of the program last week and decided to cancel it following "painful" ratings, which he believes is due to a failure to "connect" with American people.

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‘The Michael J. Fox’ Show Axed After 15 Episodes

The Michael J. Fox ShowThe Michael J. Fox Show has been cancelled after just 15 episodes.

The Back to the Future actor's self-titled sitcom has lost its prime time Thursday night slot in favor of Hollywood Game Night - a game show presented by Jane Lynch - after network NBC decided to pull the plug because of poor ratings.

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news on Wednesday night and with only 15 out the 22 episodes of the show having been aired so far, it's still unclear whether the remaining installments will be broadcast at all.

The reports come after NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt described The Michael J. Fox Show as a "uphill battle" at the Television Critics Association press tour last month, admitting he wasn't happy with its dismal ratings.

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‘Psych’ to End After Current Season

Psych

USA is pulling the plug on its longest-running original series, Psych.

The detective dramedy's current eighth season - which premiered earlier in January - will be the series' last, with the final episode set to air on March 26. “Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy... The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run," said USA Network president Chris McCumber.

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Fox Axes Kris Jenner’s Talk Show

Kris JennerKris Jenner's chat show has been officially canceled.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is disappointed that her daytime talk show, Kris, has been axed after just one season even though she secured a rare interview with her future son-in-law Kanye West and debuted the first picture of the rapper and her daughter Kim Kardashians' baby North West on the series in August.

"Kris' will not be on the schedule for the 2014 syndication season," Fox said in a statement released yesterday.

But the US network hasn't ruled out working with Kris, 58, who split from her husband Bruce Jenner in November after 22 years of marriage, in the future. "However, the possibility for the talk show, or an additional project for Kris Jenner, for the 2015 season is being discussed and highly considered," the statement added.

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ABC Cancels Katie Couric’s Talk Show

Katie CouricAfter just two seasons on the air, Katie - Katie Couric's talk show - will be coming to an end.

Couric and Disney/ABC released a joint statement about the announcement, claiming that the cancellation was mutual between them: "We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-13 and we look forward to the rest of the season."

Although the talk show was one of the highest-rated programs that premiered in syndication last Fall 2012, subsequent ratings have not been too kind. Combined with the series' production costs, industry analysts point to these factors in the show's cancellation.

Katie is expected to finish out its second season, airing its final episode in June.

Couric left CBS News in 2011 to launch Katie and will now be heading over to Yahoo News next year to be their global anchor.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter via People


Alec Baldwin’s Talk Show Cancelled

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin's talk show has been officially axed.

The 55-year-old actor's late night MSNBC series Up Late has been cancelled after claims the former 30 Rock actor made a homophobic slur against a photographer earlier this month. A spokesperson for Alec and MSNBC issued the following statement to UsMagazine.com: "We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC. This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best."

The star reportedly called a paparazzo a "c**ksucking f*g" hours after winning a court case against his stalker in New York, but he later insisted he had called the man a "fat head." An insider told the New York Post's Page Six that executives were not impressed by his behavior and decided to cancel his show on Tuesday. "The decision has been made. He's gone. The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building," the source said.

The chat show was suspended from the Friday night slot two weeks ago and Alec admitted in a blog post at the time that the future of his talk show was unclear. "Whether the show comes back at all is an issue right now," he wrote.


Jennifer Love Hewitt’s TV Show Cancelled

Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt's TV show The Client List has been cancelled amidst a creative standoff.

The actress' raunchy series - which sees her play a masseuse who provides her clients extra services in order to make ends meet - has been axed after two seasons by Lifetime following claims the star reportedly clashed with producers over who would be the father of her pregnant character Riley's child.

Jennifer, who is an executive producer on the series, is pregnant in real life with her co-star and fiance Brian Hallisay's baby and was eager for his character - who is her on-screen husband - to father the child. Show bosses were less than impressed with the suggestion and Lifetime refrained from renewing the show, which wrapped its second season in June, until the creative dispute was settled.

According to Deadline, the differences became "too much" for the channel and producer Sony Pictures TV, and both sides came to a "mutual decision" to end the series.


Russell Brand’s TV Show Cancelled

Russell BrandRussell Brand's TV show has been cancelled. Brand X, the comedian's late night talk show on FX, will not be renewed for a third series although the actor will work on other projects for the channel, including a "scripted live-action comedy."

"I don't think we're going to bring Brand X back. I think we're going to do another show with Russell that's going to be a scripted, live-action comedy. So the relationship is going to continue," said Joh Landgraf, who was promoted to CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions this week.

Russell's new show for the channel is expected to be similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm and will be loosely based on his own life.

Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell is set to fill the gap left by Brand X and according to Mr. Landgraf, host Kamau and executive producer Chris Rock were "ready to convert to a daily show" and "we saw more potential and more upside [in Totally Biased] in the audience reaction."


‘666 Park Avenue,’ ‘Last Resort’ Won’t Return for Second Seasons

'666 Park Avenue' and 'Last Resort'

ABC has pulled the plug on freshman dramas 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort. Despite 666's lead-in from hit show Revenge, neither newcomer could recover from their unimpressive debuts (Last Resort had an even trickier time doing so up against The Big Bang Theory and The X Factor). On the upside, the network will air all thirteen episodes for both shows as planned.

So far, ABC has only greenlit renewals for shows Nashville and The Neighbors.

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Neil Patrick Harris Wants HIMYM to End

Neil Patrick Harris in 'How I Met Your Mother'Neil Patrick Harris wants How I Met Your Mother to end after the current season.

The comedy returns this month for its eighth season and Neil - who plays Barney Stinson - says he and the rest of the cast are ready for the show to reach its conclusion.

"Our contracts end at [Season] eight, so it's one of those, you know, if they wanna do nine, they're welcome to, but we have a lot of other things [going on]. Cobie has got The Avengers that just made a billion dollars, Jason makes a ton of movies, I'm anxious to move East and Josh is directing and acting in movies as well. So, we all are anxious to move forward," said Neil, who stars alongside Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan.

Neil also admits the only reason any of the cast will sign up for another series is if it will be incredibly lucrative for them to do so: "I think the only way I think a season nine or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right - that's the reality of it. We love the show, we love doing it - eight years is a long time and we're as happy a family as we've ever been."


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