'The Meredith Vieira Show' canceled after two seasons

The syndicated talk show features 'NSYNC member Lance Bass as co-host.
By Annie Martin  |  Jan. 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Meredith Vieira announced her talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show, was canceled Monday.

The 62-year-old television personality confirmed as much in a statement to news outlets, saying she is "so sorry to see our show come to an end" after Season 2.

"I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers," she added. "We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!"

The Meredith Vieira Show premiered in September 2014, and was renewed for a second season shortly after. The show will continue to air in syndication until Season 2 comes to a close in May, with Vieira slated to cover the 2016 Summer Olympics in August.

Word of the show's cancellation comes amid flagging ratings, with viewership down about 25 percent from the previous year. The series is the least popular syndicated talk show behind FABLife, which recently lost host Tyra Banks.

Vieira previously hosted The View from 1997 to 2006, and the Today show from 2006 to 2011. She also hosted the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2002 to 2013, and contributed to NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

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