Behar told Deadline, she is departing the talk show after sixteen seasons to pursue other ventures.
“It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my stand-up.”
Behar, the host of HLN, ABC’s contract expires in August.
“Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success of “The View” from the very beginning,” according to an ABC statement. “We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.”
ABC’s freshman series “Zero Hour” has been canceled.
According to Deadline.com, the series starring ”ER” alumni Anthony Edwards, has been canceled after airing three episodes. The drama series debuted to 6.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Encores of “Shark Tank” will air for the next two weeks at 8/7c p.m., until “Wife Swap” returns on March 21 for a seven-week run and reality series “Wipeout” takes over on May 9.
Freshman drama “Nashville” has been picked up for a full season.
ABC announced Monday, the drama starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere has received a full season order. According to the network, “Nashville” is No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9).
The drama joins previously announced full seasons pick ups of ‘The Neighbors’ and ‘Scandal’. Additionally, ABC ordered more scripts of “Malibu Country” and “Last Man Standing.”
Shonda Rhimes revealed “Private Practice” will end after its current season.
After months of speculations f the ”Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off will be picked up for a full season or renewed, Showrunner Shonda Rhimes made the announcement last night that the series has been cancelled.
“I’m sad to say that Private Practice’s run will end after episode 613 this season. There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that “Private Practice” was reaching its finish line. Creatively, we are all extremely proud of the show and especially proud of this season — which you will all soon discover is a creative renaissance. I can’t wait for you to see it.
It’s heartbreaking to end. Truly. I feel so lucky to write for these characters and tell these stories and I truly feel this show has taught me so much as a writer. And there’s a family here, of crew and cast, people who have bonded over these past five and a half seasons. It’s rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show. And we’re grateful to all of you for spending time with us for an hour every week for the last 6 years. It’s meant the world.
“Nashville” series debut might be a week away, but thanks to Hulu, the pilot is available online now.
Every network, including ABC has shared its fall pilots online a few weeks before their debut. “Last Resort’s” pilot was released a couple weeks ago via Yahoo, therefore releasing “Nashville’s” pilot a week before its series debut is no surprise.
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”), Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”), Charles Esten (“Enlightened,” “Big Love”), Eric Close (“Without a Trace”) and Clare Bowen star in one of the most anticipated new drama series.
Connie Britton plays a legendary country queen, Rayna Jaymes, whose music career is slipping away. In order to be number one once again, her producers offer her to work with Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the sassy, young and sexy newcomer of country music. Can these two divas work together. Watch the pilot below.