As we reported Monday afternoon, CNN’s sister network HLN is about to undergo some major changes with “significant” layoffs and show cancellations. An internal memo obtained by Mediaite confirmed such rumors and also revealed which exact shows will disappear from the network beginning November 18.
HLN’s morning show, Morning Express with Robin Meade, looks to be safe. It remains atop the schedule from 6 a.m. til noon ET.
However, the network’s noon show, Raising America, is now canceled and will be replaced by a repeat of the previous day’s Showbiz Tonight. A new role for host Kyra Phillips will be announced in coming weeks.
HLN’s daytime News Now, which currently airs 1-4 p.m. ET, will also undergoing some changes. Firstly, it will add an hour to its programming, extending the show through 5 p.m. Additionally, the show will now be hosted by a rotation of Mike Galanos (current host), Susan Hendricks, Christi Paul, and Lynn Berry.
The extension of News Now into the 4 o’clock hour means Now in America has been cancelled. Host Vinnie Politan will continue his co-hosting role on After Dark with Ryan Smith.
The network’s early evening newscast, Evening Express, which currently airs 5-7 p.m., looks like it has been cancelled. As previously mentioned, host Lynn Berry will rotate as host of News Now; her co-host Ryan Smith will continue his co-host gig at After Dark, and a new role will be announced in coming weeks.
In place of Evening Express, hidden camera show What Would You Do? will air 5-6 p.m. ET and entertainment newscast Showbiz Tonight moves up to the 6-7 p.m. slot from it’s previous 11 p.m. slot. Showbiz will also re-air at 11 p.m. ET.
At 9 p.m. ET, Dr. Drew on Call remains. Same goes for 10 p.m. show HLN After Dark. As currently is the situation, both are replaced on Fridays by Mystery Detectives.
So, in summary, here are the shows HLN has cancelled: Raising America, Now in America, and the two hours of Evening Express.
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