"I am very proud of the show that we created at HLN and I owe tremendous thanks to the show team who made it possible," Behar, 69, said in a statement.
"The Joy Behar Show" will continue until the end of the year and the network will announce its replacement in the coming weeks.
The program launched in 2009 at the 8:00pm EST time slot but was moved to 10:00pm EST in January 2011. (Continues)
So far, reports do not indicate the reason given for canceling Behar’s show, though often poor ratings or lack of willing sponsors factor into the equation.
Whatever the reason, some in the media, like Fox News host Bill O‘Reilly think the decision to cancel Behar’s show was right. Using a clip of actress Ellen Barkin blasting Fox News and O‘Reilly on Behar’s program, “The Factor” host blasted:
Well, here’s the problem with Ms. Barkin’s statement: It’s a flat-out lie. I have never mentioned Ellen Barkin on this broadcast. Ever. And I would never call her names.
Now. We know Ms. Behar. We know what she does. And today HLN announced she will no longer be doing it on that network; her show is finished at the end of the year. But the Headline News operation — and CNN, which is the parent company have an obligation not to allow blatant lies on their air, and to challenge statements that are provocative, like that one. (Continues)