HLN Confirms 'The Joy Behar Show' Has Not Been Renewed

9:28 AM PST 11/17/2011 by Lacey Rose
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Behar's last show taping will be mid-December.

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.
 

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