The world of late night has just been shaken up yet again. If your immediate thoughts go to whether CBS has found a replacement for Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show, there’s still no answer. The balance in the realm of late night is shifting yet again because TBS has unfortunately just canceled The Pete Holmes Show.
After only two cycles aired over several months, TBS has crunched the numbers and decided against re-upping The Pete Holmes Show. The Pete Holmes Show will officially end its current cycle on June 19th.
This would be the second time that TBS has cancelled a late night talk show that followed Conan. In 2011, they gave Lopez Tonight the ax and, for a while, Conan aired Monday through Thursday at 11PM with nothing on afterwards. Striking out with both George Lopez and Pete Holmes, one has to wonder if TBS will even attempt to have another late night talk show on at 12AM.
TBS issued a statement following this announcement, “We loved the show and gave it two chances. We just couldn’t draw the audience needed to justify a third round. We hope we’ll get to work with him again.” Technically, this leaves two slots to be filled in late night, since The Late Late Show, as mentioned above, needs a new host and, if TBS so desires, someone else will need to follow Conan O’Brien.
Honestly, this is terrible news. However, you can still get your regular dose of Pete Holmes with his Nerdist podcast You Made It Weird, which has been going strong while during the TV show’s run.