Time's up for 'Megan Mullally Show'

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Freshman daytime talker "The Megan Mullally Show" won't be back for a second season.

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution delivered the news to the "Megan" staff Wednesday that it was stopping production immediately on the first-run syndicated strip. The news means that "Megan" is the first syndicated rookie of the 2006-07 season to get the ax.

The show will remain on the air through the end of the month, airing a previously scheduled mix of original and repeat episodes. NBC Universal is planning to work with each station currently airing "Megan" to find "potential programming solutions" that fit their needs following the show's departure, a spokesman said.

"We are very proud of the hard work and effort that our staff put into the production of this show," NBC Universal said. "And our host, Megan Mullally, is truly one of the most talented people in our business. We are grateful to have partnered with her on the show and are appreciative for her tireless commitment, effort and dedication to this endeavor."

Added Mullally: "I am extremely proud of the show we created and am thankful for the passion and tireless efforts of (executive producer) Corin Nelson and the entire staff."

The hourlong show, which launched in September, is averaging a 0.8 household rating season-to-date.
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