In a significant shakeup to its programming lineup, VH1 has pulled the plug on two shows. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the cable channel canceled its morning programs “Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey” and “The Gossip Table.”
“The decision came as both shows were prepping their new seasons, eyed to start on Oct. 5, and ‘The Gossip Table’ just hired Perez Hilton as new co-host,” Andreeva notes.
In a statement released to Deadline, VH1 said: “With pop culture moving ever faster on a 24-7 cycle, we are exploring how to deliver daily topical entertainment to our audience in all day parts and all platforms. We’ll have more news as those plans develop. However as part of that process, ‘Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey’ and ‘The Gossip Table’ will not return this fall on the VH1 channel.”
“Big Morning Buzz Live” launched in 2011, and Lachey began his tenure in March 2014. “The Gossip Table” rolled out in 2013, first as a summer replacement for “Buzz” and later becoming part of the morning block along with “Buzz.”
“Hilton was slated to join returning co-hosts Rob Shuter, Marianne Garvey, Chloe Melas and Delaina Dixon,” Andreeva notes.