HLN Confirms 'The Joy Behar Show' Has Not Been Renewed
As THR previously reported, Joy Behar's HLN show will end its two year run at the year's end.
"The show has not been renewed," confirms a spokesperson Thursday.
Behar’s last show taping will be mid-December. One of HLN’s current programs will move into the 10 p.m. timeslot, but the Turner-owned cable news network is not prepared to make an announcement on the new line-up just yet.
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“I am very proud of the show that we created at HLN and I owe tremendous thanks to the show team who made it possible,” Behar said in a statement.
Added HLN general manager Scot Safon, “Joy and her team produced over 500 episodes of a show that featured news-making interviews, great conversation and plenty of humor. We thank Joy for the many memorable moments she gave the HLN audience.”
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While Behar's show has been a critical ratings driver for CNN's sister network -- up 38 percent in the third quarter -- HLN is believed to be shifting its focus beyond entertainment news and trial coverage. Safron recently told TV Newser that the network would be adding election coverage with a focus on the people behind the politics and military coverage.
The recently married Behar will continue as a co-host on ABC's The View.