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'The Meredith Vieira Show' Canceled After Ratings Drop

"We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so,” Vieira said in a statement.
Television veteran Meredith Vieira's daytime talk show, "The Meredith Vieira Show," will end following its second s
Television veteran Meredith Vieira's daytime talk show, "The Meredith Vieira Show," will end following its second season.

NBC announced Monday that after only two seasons on the air, "The Meredith Vieira Show" will end its run in May.

"I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season, but I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers," Vieira said in a statement. "We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how."

The show debuted to strong ratings in September 2014, but its viewership slipped by about 25 percent in the second season, according to Variety

While poor ratings seem to be the reason for the show's cancellation, Vieira revealed in 2014 that a clause in her original contract with NBC would allow her to quit the show if she felt it were going in a direction that she didn't approve of.

While Vieira's daytime talk show is ending soon, she will return to television shortly after the season's finale, reporting for NBC from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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