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Cancelled and Closed New York TV Shows Summary

Complete list of TV Shows that have been recorded in New York City and that have been cancelled so they are no longer taping shows

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106 & Park 106&Park ended its 14 year run as a pivotal part of hip-hop culture citing declines in ratings. Rumors surfaced that disparaging comments made by guest hosts, Chris Brown and Kerrueche’s about Blue Ivy (daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce), contributed to the show’s demise. The show went on a week long hiatus following the backlash and was cancelled 3 months later. Following the show's cancellation, BET's president of music programming stated the show would move to a web-only format; however, that idea never became a reality.
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Ainsley Harriot Show
This British import "celebrity" chef tried to emulate Emeril Lagasse's charm and charisma but failed miserably to achieve his success. The TV show lasted one season before the Pepto Bismol police were called in to pump TV viewers stomachs.

Ali and Jack
Living It Up with Ali and Jack

Jack Ford's news experience and Ali Wentworth's comedic edge wasn't enough to get this Regis and Kelly look-a-like TV show with a canned laughter track and lackluster ratings off the ground. The show was canceled in 2004, after one season.
Ananada Lewis Although quite hip and smart, The Ananda Lewis Show only appealed to a vertical "MTV type" market which is so fickle that it only kept her around for one season.
Anderson Cooper CNN journalist Anderson Cooper took on this daytime TV talk show to explore his lighter side, but apparently audiences prefer Cooper as a serious news man -- the talk show only lasted two seasons before being canceled.
Change Of Heart
Mother Love's LA dating game TV show moved to New York City but couldn't compete with the numerous other dating shows clogging the airwaves at the time - or else the pool of singles willing to humiliate themselves on television hopefully dried up.
Chris Rock Show
After Chris's disasterous season on SNL, his one-man-show on HBO became a behemoth hit TV show of the same name and went on to three glorious seasons of success. This show finally established Chris as a household name in comedy. He moved on to big Hollywood movies when HBO could no longer afford him. He now vacations in St. Bart's and has never looked back.
Cold Pizza All heart and no gumption - New York's most poorly funded TV show of all time had no set, no audience, no backdrop, no effects, no guests and only one camera - It lasted four seasons on a shoestring budget until it went stone cold itself.
Colin Quinn Funnyman Colin Quinn and his "Tough Crowd" of comedian pals kept this late night yakker alive for two seasons. Colin Quinn lives on as a staple in Comedy Central's Celebrity Roasts.
Comedy Central Presents Comedy Central Presents had long been a staple of comedy central programming. It epitomized what some consider the essence of comedy, live stand-up. The show premiered in 1998 and gave way to many up and coming comedians who found notoriety (Zack Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Daniel Tosh, Carols Mencia, Dance Cook to name a few). In 2011 Comedy Central ended the program and rebranded the show as The Half Hour which, as the name implies, provides a 30 minute show for stand-up comics to perform.
Conan O'Brien
This New York TV Show staple changed ownership to Jimmy Fallon when Conan moved to replace Jay Leno on the Tonight Show in Los Angeles in Feb.. 2009.
Cosby
Long before the string of accusations of sexual misconduct and in a bid to resurrect his success as Dr. Huxtable on the Cosby Show (which ran from 1984 to 1992), Bill Cosby tried his hand at one more sitcom before nailing his TV show coffin shut. The show did poorly in the ratings but managed to squeeze out four seasons from 1996 to 2000, before getting the axe. The show maybe only lasted mostly due to the juice Cosby had over TV execs, rather than the shows ratings or critical reviews. It is hard for anyone to actually remember this show, thank God for Youtube.
Crowd Goes Wild Fox Sports 1 cancelled this alternative sports show for being a little too alternative as the show was never was able to gather a solid foundation of viewers. The hosts, led by Regis Philbin garnered mixed reviews. Viewers seemed to waffle on whether the show featured a little too much or too little of Regis, which is probably not what you want your audience's main focus to be for a sports program. It should have been about the sports first, hosts second.
Daily Download This upmarket "TRL" by Fuse TV was a video countdown show that was pretty popular before suddenly and mysteriously going on indefinite hiatus.
Dave Chappelle Show Dave Chappelle's "I'm Rick James, Bitch" mental breakdown and meager salary from Comedy Central made this top comedian go AWOL to Africa right in the middle of the taping of the third season. He came back to the USA, but not to Comedy Central, leaving the TV show dead in its tracks.
Deal Or No Deal
The Howie Mandel-hosted hit went from network darling into cable syndication and finally made a move to Connecticut. The prize in a suitcase guessing game only lasted one brief season before shutting down production. Howie moved onto America's Got Talent, a far more lucrative opportunity and hasn't looked back since.
Dr Joy Browne
This radio psychologist's in-person popularity and stage presence did not translate to TV. Her show ended after just one season and meager ratings.
Dr Keith Ablow Show
Keith Ablow was a talented shrink, but his self-named television talk show just couldn't find an audience and it died after just one year on the air.
The Emeril Lagasse Show
Following the demise of his Food Network show, Emeril Live, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse experimented with a program that was a mix of late night talk show (complete with a house band) and cooking show, but it quickly disappeared from TV.
Emeril Live
After a wildly popular run on the Food Network, Emeril Live, Emeril Lagasse's live cooking show was inexplicably canceled, leaving Emeril's fans bereft. Bam!
Father Albert
A popular television and radio personality in Spanish-speaking markets, Father Alberto Cutie failed to translate for a wider American audience and his show didn't get beyond a summer trial run where Latino's were entertained and the rest of the audience fell asleep.
Forgive Or Forget  An intriguing premise -- people try to make amends with someone they've wronged -- wasn't enough to keep this show going beyond two seasons, but reruns are hilarious!
Graham Norton
This openly gay and brash British import late night talker didn't survive long in the States doing his way-over-the-top gay jokes. Ratings suffered and advertisers pulled out when they had his jokes translated. Graham Norton moved his show back to the UK and went fro strength to strength, becoming a top 3 TV show in the UK in 2014.
Hope And Faith
Real hope and faith wasn't enough to keep this "Kelly Ripa" slow-motion vehicle crash alive. The sitcom did manage to eek out three seasons, but was ultimately canceled and Kelly continued with her Live with Regis Philbin early morning yakker, where she dumped Regis and brought in Michael Strahan, much to the chagrin of her husband.
Huckabee Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced January 2015 he would not continue his Fox News talk show in order to better assess a potential 2016 Presidential run. Huckabee had hosted the conservative leaning talk show since 2008 and the show generally received positive ratings over the course of its 7 year run.
Iyanla Vanzant
Billed as the East Coast Oprah Winfrey and produced by Barbara Walters, this self-help guru's show made it only one season before execs pulled the plug on the life support.
Jane Pauley
Fresh from NBC's Today Show, Jane Pauley used this show to educate people through her own experiences. The execs weren't so helpful, canceling the show after just one season due to her poor ratings.
Jenny Jones Although this is a Chicago based TV show, The Jenny Jones show had strong legs and ran on TV from 1991 to 2003. The reception of the cancellation of the show was mixed, but the show was mired by the show-related murder of Scott Amedure by an acquaintance, Jonathan Schmitz. Three days after the show's taping, Schmitz killed Amedure. Amedure's family sued the producers of The Jenny Jones Show and won the initial ruling. The show was ordered to pay $25 million, but the verdict was later overturned by the Michigan appellate court. Jenny Jones walked away, but her TV legacy is sadly one of denial and selfishness.
Jeremy Kyle

A British import that lasted five minutes in 2001. Jeremy Kyle loved to yell at all his idiotic guests. His favorite quip to camera was "This is my show, so shut up" Jeremy Kyle returned to the UK where he drowned his sorrows in their warm beer and stale cigarettes.

John Edward 
This TV psychic from Long Island did not foretell his own cancellation and he went down like the ceramic-potters-wheel scene in Ghost - quick and messy.
John Walsh
Though his America's Most Wanted TV show has been running 20 years, John Walsh was only able to keep this solo effort alive for two seasons before execs executed him. Crying shame, given what this man has done for the safety of our country.
Judge David Young
This openly gay judge may have delivered "justice with a snap," but audiences dismissed his court TV show and it was gone in a snap.
Judge Hatchett
Judge Hatchett lasted eight seasons before getting the ax. Her show was like most judge shows, except that she also included a few trashy talk show staples like wild teen, out of control trannies and who's-the-daddy paternity tests.
Judge Karen 
No-nonsense Miami judge Karen Francis-Mills only ruled for a short time before her court show was canceled due to lack of ratings. She went on to prosecute more fake criminals in Law and Order SVU.
The Juice The Juice was a lifestyle TV talk show, aimed at roping in the contemporary viewer by introducing a variety of topics. This resulted in a hodgepodge of a TV show that attempted to do too much. In their efforts to try to appeal to everyone, the show could not really grasp anyone as indicated by the ratings. Airing on little known Viera Living TV channel and filmed in obscure studios in Secaucus New Jersey, the show had trouble assembling enthusiastic audiences. Despite the claim of celebrity guests, notable ones were few and far between. Much like the show's short run, the September 2014 cancellation was met with very little fanfare.

The Katie Show
With Katie Couric

Katie was a “lifestyle” talk show, hosted by journalist and anchor Katie Couric on ABC. The platform featured typical current events akin to what Ms Couric had done during her entire news career, while introducing elements reflecting her own interests. On June 6 2011 it was announced that Couric and ABC had mutually agreed to end the show after its two year run. It is not clear why they 'mutually agreed" to part ways. It could have been the fact that Couric was being underpaid at ABC, had less creative control than anticipated or it may have been because the second season ratings took a dive. The decision to go may have been made a little easier for Couric, as it has been reported that Yahoo offered her a $5 million dollar salary to headline their News team, which is where she went with little fanfare.
The Late Show with David Letterman  
Later Today
NBC's 1999 attempt to add another hour to the popular morning news program The Today Show was called Later Today and featured Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, Asha Blake and Jodi Applegate. but the lively show only lasted a year as Today Show viewers could not stomach another hour of this format.
Life And Style
Like The View, but for people younger than 50. Four beautiful women talked about clothes and makeovers and stuff for about a year, until they were canceled.
Linda Vester
Vester was the popular host of Fox's lunchtime show DaySide until she left on maternity and the misogynists at Fox didn't bring her back.. After a season with different hosts taking her spot, the show was finally replaced with cartoons, I mean Fox News.
The Marriage Ref
This Jerry Seinfeld brainchild that had comedians deciding the winners of real-life marital squabbles only survived two short seasons. Clearly, NBC would have done a comedy show about the holocaust to get get Jerry Seinfeld back.
Marth Stewart
After her prison stint, the homemaking guru returned to promoting her food and lifestyle empire by hosting her own popular morning TV show, but the show went off the air in 2012 after internal wrangling's and power struggles were leaked to the press which thoroughly embarrassed the heads of the studio. Martha quit the show and decided TV wasn't for her after all.
Million Dollar Password
Following the success of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Regis Philbin tried to make lightning strike twice with this reboot of an old celeb-driven TV game show - but to no avail. Only a dozen episodes were aired before it disappeared from TV.
Montel Williams
After over 15 years on the air, the Montel Williams Show ended its lengthy run in 2008. He featured a number of topics and guests on the program, but his most popular was psychic Sylvia Browne, who is now deceased.
Mtv's The Seven
As an attempt at replacing the beloved countdown show TRL, The Seven failed miserably and sent away its screaming teenage fans after less than a year on the air. Total Request Live, rest in peace,
Naomi's New Morning
This short-lived Hallmark Channel show, which featured health topics, family issues, inspiring personal stories, and music, aired on Sunday mornings and was hosted by country singer Naomi Judd.
The Nate Berkus Show The Oprah Show alum shared his designing expertise in an upbeat daytime format for awhile, but ultimately the ratings weren't good enough to keep him on the air.
Queen Latifah  Having conquered music charts and TV comedy, the Queen reigned over her own talk show for two seasons before poor ratings forced her to step down.
Quite Frankly  An unusual mix of sports and current events, this ESPN2 show featured interviews with some fascinating people, but was canceled after a year and a half because of poor ratings.
The Revolution Revolution was a television show centered on providing women with lifestyle tips ranging from fashion, health, exercise and more. Some of the cast included Ty Pennington (Home Improvement star), Tim Gunn (fashion Guru) and a team of life improvement specialists. The well intentioned show could not garner the audience necessary for a renewal. Some had claimed that Tim Gunn, who is considered an omniscient fashion expert provided extremely sub par fashion advice. While that was probably not the main reason for cancellation, but it certainly did not help endear their targeted female demographic.
Ricki Lake
Ricki's hit show was canceled in August 2004 after 11 tremendously successful seasons. Martha Stewart picked up her TV studio, but, alas, Ricki's devoted audience did not stay around to watch. Ricki tried a comeback show in Hollywood in 2008, which lasted just one season, but she could not return her to the old success. Audiences still love Ricki, and continue to chant "Go Ricki" at her many bar mitzvah appearances.
Robin Quivers This TV show was canceled before it even shot an episode. This show was Robin Quivers' insurance policy in case her switch to Sirius radio with Howard Stern failed. in the end she didn't need the insurance and the TV show never happened. She later was diagnosed with cancer, but is now a cancer survivor.
Rosie O'Donnell Rosie's TV show was a hit for six seasons until she quit to do more important things, like raise a family, create the Rosie Gay Family Cruise, and then co-host The View for one mindless season. Her varied career post 'view' continues to flourish
Rupaul
Everyone's favorite drag queen lasted two seasons on VH1 with his/her lively celebrity interviews and variety TV show. Notable mention of sidekick Michelle Visage who served as co-host. RuPaul went onto host "Drag Race" in 2009
Sally Jessy Raphael
A pioneer of the issue-oriented daytime TV talk show in the mid-'80s, Sally Jesse went on to provide several seasons of mindless "low road" entertainment until lousy ratings finally got her show canceled in 2002. Her legacy are the bright red glasses and her catch phrase "You are an idiot", which her audience just lapped up..
Tony Danza Show 
Brooklyn boy Tony Danza of Who's the Boss? and Taxi fame charmed his audience for two seasons with his song and dance routine on this daytime yakker. House frau's loved him, NBC ad execs barfed up their $100 lunches. Tony went on to become a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania and later starred in various Broadway shows.
Total Request Live (TRL) It is amazing that this MTV video countdown show was so massively popular, but between the departure of host Carson Daly and the increasing popularity of watching videos online, MTV and TRL could not attract enough of an audience to keep it on the air.The show ran ten seasons from 1998 to 2008 and In its heyday, the show stopped traffic on Broadway, got Mariah Carey to have a meltdown on live TV, transmitted Carson Daly saying the eff-word under his breath and had the musical debuts of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson. This show went out as fast as it came and the format worked so perfectly in those naive times.
Trisha Goddard The Trisha Goddard Show was a TV talk show starring Trisha Goddard who originally gained notoriety in her native England, but failed to make a name for herself in the US market. In the US show, Goddard's British success was unable to carry over and NBC cancelled Trisha in 2014, after just two seasons - although it is a wonder how the show lasted that long. Trisha recorded paltry 0.6 household rating and a .04 rating in the demographic of women 25 to 54. Clearly the producers were waiting for the big break in numbers, but it never came. It will never be known if Goddard could have improved the numbers by doing something outrageous jerry-springer-style, that could have turned it all around.
Tyra Banks Show America's Next Top Model guru Tyra Banks became a hero to women everywhere with her brash, female-focused daily talk show, but after five seasons Tyra decided to cancel the show so that she could concentrate on producing projects. Always gunning for Oprah ratings, Tyra quit when Oprah moved to her own channel and bombed. Tyra is still seen on reruns and on Next Top Model
Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer Martha Stewart's daughter Alexis, and her best friend Jennifer, brought their funny syndicated radio show to TV, but TV audiences said "whatever" and the show ended after a short life span. It wasn't given the air it needed to breathe.
Whoopi
Just one season was all it took for the TV execs to determine that this vehicle for Whoopi Goldberg's amazing comedic talent was a non-starter. Whoopi later found a better fit when she went on to co-host "The View" to replace Rosie O Donnell.
 
 
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