Ryan Seacrest’s talk show deleted:
- The syndicated TV series “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” is going off the air, permanently. Seacrest was unable to turn his visibility as host of Fox’s “American Idol” into success for the talk and music show, and low ratings led Twentieth Television on Tuesday to announce the end of production.
“I am proud of my team who worked tirelessly every day,” Seacrest said in a statement. “I wouldn’t have changed anything about this entire experience and I look forward to building my business within Twentieth Television.”
….”It was our desire that the program would appeal to a wide array of viewers but, unfortunately, the marketplace’s response was not as strong as we had hoped,” the studio said in a statement. “On-Air,” which debuted in January from a studio in the complex where the Academy Awards (news – web sites) are held, will be broadcast through Sept. 17. [AP]
That afternoon audience of housewives is a whole other world from American Idol and radio – I don’t think Seacrest was emotive enough.
Since Twentieth had just picked up his option for a second year, Seacrest will doubtless be back with another project.