First on TVNewser: Insiders tell us CNN’s “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News” will end its run at the end of the month, and we’re told the decision was Hughleys.
From CNN: “D.L. approached CNN about being permanently based in Los Angeles, where his family lives. To accommodate this, we agreed upon a new role where he will be a contributor for the network based in Los Angeles. We are eager to continue our relationship with D.L., who is a tremendous talent and a valued colleague.”
Insiders tell TVNewser it would have become cost-prohibitive to produce the show in Los Angeles. The one-hour, Saturday night news/comedy show had been drawing about 200,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo in recent weeks.
It’s not known what will happen to the staff of “Hughley” who were made aware of the news in a meeting this afternoon. The show debuted Oct. 25, 2008.
> Update: Hughley’s ratings peaked with his debut when he drew 648,000 A25-54 demo viewers. Week #2, the show had its highest Total Viewer draw with 1.51 million. The average for the 18 episodes is 284,000 A25-54 viewers and 751,000 Total Viewers.