‘Oprah’ Dumps Mark Consuelos

By Andrew Gauthier 

New York Post

Mark Consuelos has his Fridays back.

Consuelos is no longer part of “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” Friday roundtable panel discussions, which last season included comic Alexandra Wentworth and Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King.

“Oprah” is moving away from the Friday-panel format it introduced last season, when Consuelos, et al. discussed a variety of topical issues each week.

Consuelos’ rep declined comment yesterday, but sources say the actor, who’s married to “Live’s” Kelly Ripa, was inked to only a one-year deal.

“Oprah” is shifting things around in an effort to reclaim its ratings mojo. Dropping the Friday panel seems to be part of that effort. More…