The Nate Berkus Show Gets Axed



After two seasons, The Nate Berkus Show is being cancelled. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Studios have decided to pull the plug on the Oprah protege's show after the current season ends. Sony and Harpo released a joint statement saying:

After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall. We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we're very proud of what they've delivered.

The show's second season is still in production. It will continue to produce and air all of the original episodes that are scheduled. Berkus stated:

I'm incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day.

The Nate Berkus Show debuted in 2010. The interior designer's show never seemed to grab the ratings prior Oprah spins-offs earned. This caused industry watchers to wonder if it would stick around. Once NBC inked talk show deals for Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey, The Nate Berkus Show's renewal status started to look bleak, despite Sony and NBC locking the show into a three-year deal. With two new shows coming from the peacock network in 2012, Berkus' third season seemed highly unlikely because of a lack of time slot and being costly to keep in production.

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liason4real's picture
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Nate's show has too much other stuff (fashion tips, fashion make overs, cooking, couponing, blah, blah, blah) and it takes the focus away from his strength which is decorating. Maybe he and Oprah should retool the show to 30 minutes and move it over to her OWN channel?

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Cancel one and get three to replace it. Talk shows everywhere!

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This show probably should've been a weekly show on the networks. I do agree it could probably be shifted over to OWN but something will still have to be done about the cost of production as OWN probably has even less $$ to play with than the networks.

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I feel the same way about Rachel Ray's show in that it has way TOO much other stuff besides cooking and now she has "special" experts like Super Nanny or a guest Monday co-host. Seriously? The show is a hodgepodge of crap and none of it has to do with cooking. It would not surprise me in the least if this show does not get renewed.

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LOL!!!

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I tried watching his show and found it boring. The topics/issues left a lot to be desired. Do real people really get upset over some of the issues on the show????I am talking about making design ideas comparable to health issues. Huh.....I found it bizarre. It may have been his delivery. I will duck now but I find the Chew more interesting. Not that I watch it all the time but the shows are better. They attack more practical stuff.

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liason4real, I find Rachel Ray's show unbearable. She was more interesting in smaller bites, so to speak, like when she was on the Food Network.

I think perhaps Nate's show (which I admit, I've never seen) could improve if there were less of it, then they would not have to resort to hodgepodge topics and stick to the show's main theme. Quality over quantity. I saw reality TV/Talk shows in general going in this direction. Where there will be too much of it which will eventually lead viewers to start looking for something else because it will be all too much.