After just five months on the air, Star Jones‘ self-titled program is going off the air. TVNewser has obtained an internal memo announcing the cancelation of the daytime show which airs at 3pmET on truTV. “Due to the rebranding and programming refocus of the network,” writes EVP & GM Marc Juris, “truTV and Star Jones Reynolds have mutually agreed to cease production of the Star Jones show.”
The show premiered August 20, 2007. The final program airs tomorrow. It will be replaced by Arrest & Trial. Jones will stay on as a contributing legal expert on the weekday In Session trial coverage.
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I’d like you to know about an important change in truTV’s afternoon programming lineup.
Due to the rebranding and programming refocus of the network, truTV and Star Jones Reynolds have mutually agreed to cease production of the Star Jones show. The final episode of the program is scheduled to appear on Friday, Feb. 1. The Star Jones program, which has aired at 3 p.m. (ET) weekdays, will be replaced by Arrest & Trial.
Star will continue as a contributing legal expert on our weekday IN SESSION trial coverage. We appreciate the work she has contributed over the last few months and look forward to the next phase of our relationship.
We are committed to making ongoing improvements at truTV. We’ve long said that the launch of truTV would be followed by a gradual evolution in programming. Many existing shows will stay, and some will go, as we decide how to serve our viewers best. We’re also launching new programs, such as the recent debuts of The Real Hustle and Ocean Force. Importantly, we remain dedicated to providing trial coverage during our weekday IN SESSION block of programming.
truTV has had a great start since the network replaced Court TV on Jan. 1. We are building on the ratings momentum Court TV established in 2006 and 2007. We expect even better results in the future. I thank everyone for all of their hard work.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, truTV