March 6, 2009

D.L. Hughley ending Saturday night CNN show by end of the month

CNN's "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News" will end its run at the end of the month, and the decision was Hughley's. The show made news Saturday night a week ago, when Steele made the following comments in an exchange about conservative talk-show host Limbaugh:

From Journal-isms Just days after his show made news when GOP Chairman Michael Steele disparaged Rush Limbaugh -- for which he later apologized -- comedian D.L. Hughley is ending his Saturday night CNN show, "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News."

"D.L. approached CNN about being permanently based in Los Angeles, where his family lives. To accommodate this, we agreed upon a new role where he will be a contributor for the network based in Los Angeles. We are eager to continue our relationship with D.L., who is a tremendous talent and a valued colleague," according to a CNN statement.

CNN told Journal-isms the New York-based show would be on through the end of this month and that the decision was Hughley's, based on his desire to be back in Los Angeles.

The TV Newser Web site, which first reported the news, said Thursday, "Insiders tell TVNewser it would have become cost-prohibitive to produce the show in Los Angeles. The one-hour, Saturday night news/comedy show had been drawing about 200,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo in recent weeks," referring to adults ages 25 to 54.

"It's not known what will happen to the staff of 'Hughley' who were made aware of the news in a meeting this afternoon. The show debuted Oct. 25, 2008."

The news-comedy hybrid got off to a mixed start, with some black journalists saying Hughley indulged in stereotypes. CNN officials expressed confidence in the show and said it was evolving.

1 comment:

  1. So Steele & Jindle [ the 2 "coloreds" in the Rebulican Party ] have been politcally castrated, in public. WHAT A FREAKING SURPRISE!!!! Just like George H.W. Bush did in the 60's, we are about to see a renewal of race baiting to unify the G.O.P, just in time for the next election cycle. Nothing really changes without a true revolution.


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