The Vine: Time's up for syndie 'Ablow'


Freshman daytime talker "The Dr. Keith Ablow Show" won't be back for a second season, sources said. The syndicated strip hadn't been expected to return for the 2007-08 season, but sources are saying it's now a done deal. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, which distributes the show, has kept quiet on the show's future and declined comment Thursday. WBDTD president Ken Werner was asked about the status of "Ablow" last month at NATPE, saying only that "we'll continue to produce the show for TV stations for the balance of the year and support it the way we do with all of our shows." It's understood that "Ablow," which is averaging a 1.0 household rating season-to-date, will remain in production through the end of February/beginning of March as originally planned.