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Newsmag Canceled After 13 Years on the Air

Feb 7, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A newsmagazine that has been on the air since 2004 is calling it quits, with CBS Television Distribution pulling the plug on the syndicated strip “The Insider.” Variety reports that the program, which was a spinoff from “Entertainment Tonight,” will wrap a 13-year run in early September.

Hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos and Lewis Aguirre, the show has been a companion to “ET,” airing largely in access times slots.

“There’s no immediate word from CBS-owned stations on what will replace the series in the lucrative 7 p.m. time slot come the fall,” Variety notes. “The opening of time slots on CBS O&Os and other affiliate stations around the country will undoubtedly be a boon for other shows in the same genre, although the timing of the decision to end ‘Insider’ could make it harder for stations to line up replacement shows by the fall.”

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  1. Not surprised! Kept trying to tweak even when they called it under Yahoo banner. Kelly Ann was so full of herself wearing micro mini’s that cheapened the show. Her interview tactics (with laughing before star even finished answering question) were bush league and showed hrr immaturity. I will let others expand on my views but i kept watching less snd less since newyears.

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