Meredith Vieira Show Canceled

By Chris Ariens 

Former Today show co-anchor Meredith Vieira‘s talk show will end its run after this season. The NBC-produced syndicated show aired on all NBC Owned stations as well as Hearst, Sinclair, Scripps, and Media General stations, among others.

“I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season,” Vieira said in a statement, adding, “I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers. We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!”

The show which saw a round of staff cuts last May, was retooled at the start of the second season, with the addition of a panel of contributors.

Vieira, who in her career has been a 60 Minutes correspondent, original co-host of The View, and co-anchor of NBC’s Today show, will soon turn her attention to Rio, where she will be a part of NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

To replace Vieira on several its stations, NBC announced that WNBC in New York, KNBC in Southern California, WTVJ in South Florida and WVIT in Connecticut, will each debut a 4 p.m. newscast in late May, moving syndicated talkers Ellen and Steve Harvey to earlier timeslots.