First Nancy Grace, Now Dr. Drew's Show Canceled

HLN doesn't give an official reason for the move
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2016 10:49 AM CDT
In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Dr. Drew Pinsky arrives at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Dr. Drew Pinsky's run at HLN has come to a close. The network says in a statement that CNN and Pinsky "have mutually agreed" that after six years, Dr. Drew On Call will air its final episode Sept. 22. No reason was given for the move, but when CNNMoney reported it, it painted the cancellation as just "the latest in changes at HLN," which also recently announced the cancellation of Nancy Grace's show after 12 years.

Pinsky will stay "within the CNN Worldwide family" as a contributor, he said in a statement, per the AP. The Washington Post and other media note the move came a week after Pinsky went on a radio show and said he's "gravely concerned" about Hillary Clinton's health, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon at the time. There's no indication the timing was anything other than coincidence. (Read more Drew Pinsky stories.)

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