Whitney Cummings' E! Talk Show Cancelled

By Leslie Kasperowicz 2013-02-15 10:42:35 discussion comments
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E! has decided to pull the plug on Whitney Cummings' freshman talk show, Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings in spite of having ordered more episodes at the beginning of the year. Well, at least Whitney still has Whitney.

Cummings, who stars in the self-titled NBC sitcom and is also one of the co-creators behind the somewhat more successful 2 Broke Girls, started up her talk show just this past November. She had an initial 6-episode order that was upped to an additional 6 episodes early in 2013. Despite that apparent vote of confidence, E! has decided to cancel the series. EW is reporting the February 6th episode of the talk show was officially its last.

In its second season, Whitney has been struggling somewhat in the ratings, but is hanging on and got an additional 3-episode order for the season back in December, along with five more scripts at NBC. So for now, Whitney Cummings still has that project to keep her occupied, along with 2 Broke Girls, which is still going strong.

The talk show market is notoriously difficult, even on a cable network like E! and perhaps especially on E!, where there’s plenty of talk show competition. Whitney’s talker aired between the long-running The Soup and Cummings’ producing partner on the show Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately (a show Cummings made a name for herself on), which also does well in the ratings. However, the time slot should have helped the show, not hurt it. Unfortunately for Whitney, audiences just didn’t love it.
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