In what seems more like a difference in the foreseeable future rather than success or failure, Hallmark Channel has decided to cancel Marie, or rather, not renew the show for a new season after this one is completed.
In order to announce this decision not to renew Marie, Hallmark Channel released an official statement that reads:
Hallmark Channel is in a phase of true transformation to a much more diversified portfolio of family friendly entertainment that includes original movies and acquired series in addition to original primetime scripted series and a full original daytime line up. With so many talk show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to greenlight a second season of its Critics Choice Award nominated talk show, Marie, starring Marie Osmond. 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. We also find these types of shows best serve today’s demand for digital video.
We are extremely grateful to Marie Osmond, whose immense talent and dedication to excellence is unmatched in entertainment. Marie is a consummate professional and outstanding human being in every way possible. 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.
So, Marie gets cancelled on Hallmark Channel but will probably find a home on syndication. What do you think? Are you sad Marie got cancelled? Follow me on Twitter for more scoop on shows getting cancelled like Marie, or check the complete and updatable lists of renewed shows of 2013 and cancelled shows of 2013.