OWN Acquires Rachael Ray and Nate Berkus Cable Rights

Oprah is looking within her TV family of talent to help boost OWN’s ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, OWN  has purchased the exclusive cable rights to Rachael Ray and The Nate Berkus Show.
“Rachael and Nate are a natural fit for OWN’s expanding daytime programming lineup,” said OWN president Erik Logan of the four-hour block. “It will be great to have Rachael’s energy and Nate’s upbeat presence on our air.”

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.

Deidre Hall to Guest on The Nate Berkus Show Today!

Soap diva Deidre Hall drops by The Nate Berkus Show today to dish about her return to Days Of Our Lives. Hall also gives Berkus and viewers a look inside her fab-boosh California home and goes behind the scenes at DAYS. Fans can also catch Berkus on his final apperance on the sudser today. 

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Good Day LA Dishes With Alison Sweeney, Lauren Koslow, Eric Martsolf and Salem Newcomers Sarah Brown and…Nate Berkus?!

Good Day LA was on the set of Days of Our Lives to cover the soap opera's big, September festivities and managed to run into a couple of not-so-newbies to the TV game. General Hospital superstar Sarah Brown, who was recently cast in the serial as mogulette Madison James and talk show host Nate Berkus—who is making a cameo—were both on hand, as well as DAYS' leading lady Alison Sweeney, Eric Martsolf and Lauren Koslow. I must admit, all these Salem Fall Fest teases are starting to get me pumped about DAYS again. Check out the fun interview after the jump!

Nate Berkus Wants You to Live Well With Less This Earth Day

Everywhere we look today it seems we're bombarded with messages saying we need more stuff to be happy. More iPads, more flat screen TVs, more weight loss and cooking shows. Wait..that's just on ABC Daytime! Anyhoo, a talk show host we actually dig—and who didn't cost us one of our soaps—Nate Berkus is hoping to teach us how to live good, without so much clutter this Earth Day, April 22. 

Be sure to watch The Nate Berkus Show this Friday for the special episode “Living Well With Less: The Upside To Downsizing", where The Mighty O's fave design god will show us how to reinvent old items to make them new again, not to mention budget and earth-friendly.

Berkus will also challenge a family of five to try to live in a house that's the size of their current kitchen. Shoot, I'm a family of one and I couldn't swing that! We'll also meet a mom who is determined to create toxin free homes for you and your family. Watch a promo after the jump!

Nate Berkus Hospitalized With Appendicitis

Oprah protégé Nate Berkus has been hospitalized with appendicitis, according to People. The talk show host will undergo surgery and taping of The Nate Berkus Show has been postponed.
"He was on the Today show this morning and he wasn't feeling well," a rep for the company that produces The Nate Berkus Show tells PEOPLE exclusively. "He powered through and then went straight to the hospital after that and they learned he had appendicitis."