Closed and Cancelled LA and Chicago TV Show List and Summary

List of Cancelled TV Shows that were recorded in Los Angeles or Chicago


American Idol

Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell
The renowned singing competition television series introduced various recording stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks. The original judges on the show were Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell. The final episode of the show aired on April 7, 2016. The show is slated to make a return, as NBC recently bought the rights to American Idol. Jun 2002 - Apr 2016

Chelsea Lately

Starring Chelsea Handler
Wry comedienne Chelsea Handler, author of the bestseller Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, hosted this hilarious showbiz-oriented talk show on the E! network. The talk show last aired in August 2014. Jul 2007 - Aug 2014

Deal or No Deal

Starring Howie Mandel
This game show hosted by comedian Howie Mandel, which featured a bunch of hot models holding suitcases full of money, and was a massive hit for NBC and became an immediate game show classic. Dec 2005 - May 2010

Howie Mandel

Starring Howie Mandel
Long before he lost his hair and gained Deal or No Deal, comedian Howie Mandel hosted an eponymous show for just one season in 1998. Needless to say, it was not as successful as Mandel's later endeavors. Jun 1998 - Apr 1999

The Jay Leno Show

Starring Jay Leno
The lantern-jawed Tonight Show host jaywalked into primetime to host a new evening talk show, The Jay Leno Show, which included favorite bits like "Headlines" and Jay's monologue, but that wasn't enough to pull in the ratings, so Jay went back to his old timeslot after 95 episodes. Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Starring Craig Ferguson
This late late Los Angeles talk show traded in one Craig for another, bringing on Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson, who many will remember from The Drew Carey Show. The show included several bizarre but hilarious recurring characters, such as Geoff Peterson the skeleton and Secretariat the stuffed horse. Jan 2005 - Dec 2014

Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

Starring Craig Kilborn
Craig Kilborn took over the Late Late Show on CBS in 1999 after Tom Synder announced his departure. The show originated from Studio 58 . Kilborn announced he would not return to the late-night talk show in August 2004. His reason for departure was the competitive nature of the show's time slot. Mar 1999 - Aug 2004

Leeza Gibbons

Starring Leeza Gibbons
An experienced hand at reporting Hollywood gossip on Entertainment Tonight, Leeza Gibbons branched out with her own show, Leeza, where she covered a broad range of topics for several seasons until it ended in 2000. The show was originally named John & Leeza from Hollywood, before brief co-host John Tesh left. Jun 1993 - Sep 2000

The Man Show

Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel
The anti-Oprah show aired from 1999 to 2004 on Comedy Central and was originally co-hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. The show surpisingly managed to pull off blackface without any public outcry. Jun 1999 - Jun 2004

Conan O'Brien

Starring Conan O'Brien
Freakishly tall Late Night host Conan O'Brien took over the legendary Tonight Show, brought his wacky brand of comedy on a cross-country voyage from NYC to L.A., and was soon after dismissed by NBC nitwits during the Late Night Wars 2.0. Though this show didn't stick, O'Brien remains a successful writer and comedian. Jun 2009 - Jan 2010

Spin City

Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen
This American sitcom aired on ABC and originally starred Michael J. Fox. Fox departed the show in 2000 due to his battle with Parkinson's disease, and Charlie Sheen took over the lead role of Charlie Crawford for the remaining two seasons before the show was cancelled in 2002. Sep 1996 - Apr 2002

Weakest Link

Anne Robinson
The UK's Anne Robinson hosted this Hollywood game show exported from England. The show became a cult hit for Anne's bondage inspired clothing and famous one liner "You are the weakest link, goodbye!" Aug 2000 - Mar 2012

Closed and Cancelled Chicago TV Shows

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Jenny Jones

Starring Jenny Jones
The Jenny Jones TV show had strong legs and ran for 12 seasons from 1991 to 2003. The reception of the cancellation of the show was mixed, but the show had been marred by the 1995 show-related murder of Scott Amedure by an acquaintance, Jonathan Schmitz, because of Amedure's confessed crush on him. Sep 1991 - May 2003

Oprah Winfrey

Starring Oprah Winfrey
The Oprah Winfrey show, popularly known as "Oprah" is an American talk show that aired for 25 seasons in Chicago, Illinois. The show was produced and hosted by Oprah Winfrey, and remains the highest rated talk show in American history. The show became so successful, Winfrey launched a TV network to host it. Sep 1986 - May 2011

Rosie O'Donnell

Starring Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell returned to TV, this time doing her own show at Oprah Winfrey's old studio in Chicago. Low viewership ratings caused the show to end after just one season. Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

The Steve Wilkos Show

Starring Steve Wilkos
In 2007, Steve Wilkos got his own daytime talk show in Chicago after successfully substituting for Jerry Springer. The Steve Wilkos Show featured various guests in dysfunctional relationships, gangs, and domestic abuse seeking Wilkos advice. The TV Show is currently being taped in Connecticut. Sep 2007 - Sep 2009