After a mere two seasons, it's a wrap: "The Meredith Vieira Show" will end after the current one concludes later this year. NBC has not yet formally announced -- and likely won't -- but doesn't need to: Vieira herself confirmed the cancellation in a statement:
“I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season, but I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers. We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!"
This conclusion was not in fact unexpected: Ratings have been low, buzz absent and NBC already has its eye set on another newcomer, a daytime talk show (with comedy elements) hosted by Harry Connick Jr., which has already been sold to Fox stations.
"Vieira's" exit represents the second quick end for a highly anticipated talk show hosted by a highly skilled and widely admired personality (who also happened to have once hosted "Today.") Katie Couric's Disney deal lasted just two seasons as well. Vieira's talk show launched Sept. 8, 2014.