After almost 30 years on the air, E! News finally met its match with the pandemic. The show has been canceled.
The show had moved from LA to New York at the start of the year, and then the pandemic completely disrupted the traditional entertainment news cycle. Via EW:
A representative for the network confirmed to EW the show was canceled due to the financial fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It was announced on Tuesday that the network’s parent company NBCUniversal would be making cutbacks and the ending of E! News is a direct result of that. E!’s Pop of the Morning and In the Room have also met a similar fate.
E! News was hosted by Lilliana Vazquez and Scott Tweedie, with the pair also serving as hosts of E!’s Pop of the Morning alongside Victor Cruz. In the Room was hosted by Jason Kennedy.
To get a sense of how long E! News has been on the air, check out Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and Keanu Reeves on the show way back when:
It’s not great when anyone loses their job these days. Current co-host Lilliana Vazquez, a terrific journalist who will definitely land on her feet, shared a heartfelt goodbye on Instagram:
Rest in peace! You were too good for this world!
Image: YouTube / E! News