Megan Mullally's first post-"Will & Grace" gig is turning out to be a brief one.
Her self-titled daytime talk show has been cancelled, making it the first syndication casualty of the 2006-07 TV season. Production has halted, and the show's last airdate will be Friday, Jan. 26, the showbiz trade papers report.
The show, syndicated by NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution, never gained much traction among viewers; its household rating for the season was below 1.0, with a number of stations moving it to out-of-the-way time periods partway through its run.
"We are very proud of the hard work and effort that our staff put into the production of this show," NBC Universal says in a statement. "And our host, Megan Mullally, is truly one of the most talented people in our business. We are grateful to have partnered with her on the show."
A midseason ax for a syndicated show is not a very common occurrence, and NBC Universal will help stations that aired "The Megan Mullally Show" find new programming to fill the time. Among the potential options from the NBC family are repeats of Bravo's "Queer Eye" and a new show, "iVillage Live."
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