“The Jane Pauley Show” will call it quits in April.
NBC Universal Television Distribution confirmed Friday (March 11) that the daytime talk show hosted by Pauley will end production by the middle of next month, though episodes will continue to air until the fall.
“Jane Pauley” was last year’s most high-profile talk show debut as NBC Uni was looking to emulate ABC’s success with the Oprah Winfrey Show.
NBC Uni had negotiated two-year guarantees from many stations when the show was offered to stations nearly two years ago.
“Jane Pauley” started with weak ratings and was never able to improve its position. In a statement, NBC Uni TV Distribution said it is “proud of the quality work Jane, the producers and the entire team at ‘The Jane Pauley Show’ have put forward this season.”
Pauley said in a statement that she was grateful for the commitment demonstrated by her staff and proud of the work they’d done during the past eight months. “Jane Pauley” was launched following NBC’s coverage of last year’s Olympic Games.
“I remain deeply grateful to NBC for the chance of a lifetime,” Pauley said in the statement. “I absolutely loved it.”