After Nick Cannon, Wendy Williams and more, another daytime talk show has been canceled
The entire daytime talk show climate seems to be in upheaval mode, as long-running staples including The Ellen Degeneres show, the Wendy Williams show and Maury all end in 2022, as well as Nick Cannonwhat was canceled after one season. You can now add one more name to this list, because The truth will also end its run after eight seasons.
Warner Bros. decided to end The truth – which featured a format similar to View which targeted a younger audience – after Fox refused to pick up the show for a ninth season, Variety reported. It is stated that the decision to pull the plug apparently had nothing to do with the upcoming launch of The Jennifer Hudson Show. Co-host Loni Love posted about her being canceled instagram page, ultimately blaming the pandemic for the show’s fate:
It seems the co-hosts, which also included Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Garcelle Beauvais, were aware of the financial strain on the show and really went out of their way to try to continue under difficult circumstances. And by all means, they were certainly justified in their attempts. In its eight seasons, The truth won three Daytime Emmy Awards and two NAACP Image Awards.
Garcelle Beauvais also took to social media after the announcement, praising the cast and crew’s work:
It’s a fun ride!! Got to work with a group of amazing women and crew 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/z2ds4c9JA4April 8, 2022
The truthThe cancellation comes amid a slew of other moves on the daytime talk show scene. The Jennifer Hudson Show set to premiere this fall, which will replace The Ellen Degeneres Show as Warner Bros.’ flagship talk show of the day. Meanwhile, Hudson’s companion american idol alum Kelly Clarkson will resume Degeneres time slot when the Finding Dory star show ends after 19 seasons.
Another veteran host, Maury Povich, will drop the microphone on his 31-year career in talk shows Later this year. New episodes of Maury will continue until September before the 83-year-old host begins to retire.
Wendy Williams has had her talk show canceled after 13 seasons amid ongoing questions about her health. A series of guest hosts filled for Williams on the last season of The Wendy Williams Show, as the host battled COVID, Graves’ disease and other issues. Finally, the decision was made to permanently replace Williams with Sherri Shepherd, who is set to make her debut Sherri this autumn.
Nick Cannon was also caught up in the daytime TV upheaval, with his eponymous talk show getting the ax after just one season. The show seemed to provide an emotional outlet for the actor, as he had to deal with some pretty heavy life events in that single season. Most notably, the host had some raw and honest conversations about the death of his infant son Zen to brain cancer.
The chance of The truthUndoing the cancellation in the near future isn’t entirely insignificant, as stranger things have happened in the world of television. But it’s probably best not to give anyone hope just yet.
With so much up in the air in the world of daytime television, it will be interesting to see which personalities dominate the lineup this fall. Stay up to date on what’s premiering and when by checking out our 2022 TV schedule.