"Kevin Newman Live" has been cancelled after just seven months on the air.
The nightly current affairs program debuted on CTV News Channel last November and promised to offer a "more connected" take on the news. The program incorporated social media and tried to present the day's events in an internet-friendly way. Newman also holds the title "Digital News Evangelist" at Bell Media.
"Decisions like this are never easy, and we thank the Kevin Newman Live team for their hard work and dedication over the past seven months," CTV News president Wendy Freeman said in a statement.
Producer Colin Horgan tweeted Monday that the show will go off the air immediately.
Programming update: there's no program anymore. Kevin Newman Live is done as of today, kids.— colin horgan (@cfhorgan) June 23, 2014
Newman posted a thank you to viewers.
— Kevin Newman (@KevinNewmanCTV) June 23, 2014
Newman started the show after a brief stint hosting CTV's political show "Question Period." Previous to that he was anchor of Global's nightly news broadcast, a role he resigned in 2010 after nearly a decade on the job. He has also served stints at ABC and CBC.
This isn't the first time Newman has been let go from a job. In 2010, he revealed that he was fired in 1999 from ABC's "Good Morning America" via a "hasty phone call."
"It took me years to repair what nine months as GMA's male co-host did to my confidence and career," Newman said.
No word yet on what Newman will do next, but a spokesperson at CTV said his show will be replaced by the news updates that occupy most of the rest of the network's schedule.
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