After Oprah’s departure this summer, TV networks have tried to find the perfect replacement fo rthe inconic show. Ellen DeGeneres took over on a few networks, while Ricki Lake and Katie Couric are in the running starting this winter.
Unfortunately for Nate Berkus, his talk show will not be the next big thing. “The Nate Berkus Show” is the latest victim of network overhauls. Berkus’ show will complete its production for the second season, but will conclude in the spring.
“After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall," Harpo Studios and Sony Pictures Television said via press release. "We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we’re very proud of what they’ve delivered.”
Nielson ratings show that Berkus’ show drew in just over 1 million viewers during the November sweep. Despite the cancellation, Berkus is proud of his show. “I’m incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day,” Berkus said.
“The Nate Berkus” joins a number of other shows also on the chopping block. ABC announced “Man Up” is permanently removed from the line up, while “Pam AM” is close to getting the boot as well. NBC infamously cancelled “The Playboy Club” with “Community” and “Grimm” waiting to hear their fate.
The last episode of “The Nate Berkus” show will air in May.