Marie Osmond got some unwelcome news from the Hallmark Channel, the home of her daytime talk show.
The cable network, which is transitioning to what executives say is a "much more diversified portfolio of family-friendly programming," is not renewing Osmond's show for a second season.
"With so many talk-show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to green-light a second season of its Critics Choice Award-nominated talk show, 'Marie,'" the network said in a statement.
"As the network examined and explored its work in daytime, we determined that the best direction for this daypart is to offer quintessential lifestyle service shows that inform and entertain our viewers with how-to tips and ideas for living their best lives," the statement continued.
Executives said they were "extremely grateful to Marie Osmond, whose immense talent and dedication to excellence is unmatched in entertainment.... We have enjoyed working with her on the talk show and know her passion to create an offering of such high quality will find great success in syndication."
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