Skip to comments.'Jane Pauley Show' canceled
Posted on 03/14/2005 6:49:16 AM PST by pissant
LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- "The Jane Pauley Show" will call it a wrap next month.
NBC Universal Television Distribution confirmed Friday that the first-run daytime talk show hosted by the former "Today" and "Dateline NBC" anchor will end production by the middle of April, though original episodes will run through early September.
"Jane Pauley" was last year's most high-profile talk show debut as NBC Universal sought to develop a talk show franchise that would serve as the late-afternoon bridge between entertainment fare and local news on its owned-and-operated (O&O) outlets, much as "The Oprah Winfrey Show" does for the ABC O&O station group.
NBC Uni had secured two-year clearance commitments from many stations when the show initially was offered to stations nearly two years ago.
"Jane Pauley" launched with mediocre ratings and was never able to build momentum with daytime viewers. In a statement, NBC Uni TV Distribution said it is "proud of the quality work Jane, the producers and the entire team at 'The Jane Pauley Show' have put forward this season."
Pauley said in a statement that she was grateful for the commitment demonstrated by her staff and proud of the work they'd done during the past eight months. "Jane Pauley" debuted in late August on the heels of NBC's Summer Olympics coverage.
"I remain deeply grateful to NBC for the chance of a lifetime," Pauley said in the statement. "I absolutely loved it."
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she had a show?
I didn't even know I wasn't watching it in the first place.
She would've been more successful if she could've gotten the guests to start brawling with each other...while the studio audience chanted "Pauley, Pauley, Pauley".
To the elephant bone yard for her.
She's still alive?
I will be sure to watch it after it is gone.
Loser married to a psychopath (the creep who writes Doonesbury).
I wish they would cancel Ellen
Trudeau? Really? That makes this story all the sweeter!
The big mystery to me is why anyone watches Katie Couric's worthless mug...
Yeah, now she'll be hanging around the house, drinking, and bugging Gary to clean out the garage.
Caught a little of it a couple of times. She was horrible to the point that it was painful to watch. Just a terrible interviewer.
One show I caught was about the mother who had invitro and produced twins, one white and one black. The lab mixed up donors. Fascinating story and Jane managed to make it horribly boring.
On second thought, I really don't.
Who ever thought she was anything but painfully boring and useless and gave her a show?
No doubt. EVERY show Maury does is 'who's your daddy' and he's still on!
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