Summarized by Kent Larsen
'Donny & Marie' cancelled
Jam! Showbiz 16Jun00 A2
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- The syndicated TV talk show hosted by
Osmond brother and sister Donny &Marie was cancelled Thursday
according to Columbia Tristar Television Distribution, the show's
distributor. The show was to enter its third season next year, but
low ratings led to its cancellation.
"The show has a good station lineup, but unfortunately we are
disappointed that while we did have increases in ratings this year,
they did not come up sufficiently enough to make economic sense. This
is not an inexpensive show," Columbia Tristar Television Distribution
president Barry Thurston told Variety.
While the show did have some success, as one of only six syndicated
shows to enjoy a ratings increase over the previous year in May, it
had a serious setback when WNYW-TV in New York City dropped the show
from its schedule.