Did You Know The T.D. Jakes Show Has Been Cancelled?
By Victor Ochieng
Posted April 21st 2017
T.D. JAKES SHOW TAMAR BRAXTON INTERVIEW
Everything that has a beginning has an end, and the same can be said of The T.D. Jakes Show. According to sources, the show has been discontinued and will this fall be replaced by Tegna’s new show dubbed BOLD (Broadcast Online Live Daily).
“We are really proud of T.D. Jakes,” said Tegna senior VP of programming Bob Sullivan. “The economics of daytime, not Jakes or the quality of the show itself, is what has taken us out of play for the second season, which is frustrating.”
The first season is still airing, but Tegna has said they won’t be producing the second season.
To show just how serious the decision is, Tegna and their partner MGM are already seeking buyers of the BOLD show. Sullivan further disclosed that the show’s name is set to be changed before it premieres this fall.
The show will be produced at Tegna’s KUSA Denver and will be shared as a running news feed to allow different stations from different time zones to catch the most out of the stories. Details now show that the show will be continually produced, updated and aired as news feed so that every station tapping into it can get it at the most appropriate time for their audience.
The T.D. Jakes Show was so much hyped before it premiered that people expected it to be among the best performing talk shows. Although it had its loyal audience, it didn’t live up to expectations, at least according to some people. The show was marketed as: “The new hour-long syndicated daily talk show is hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. This innovative series can be summed up in one word, inspiring. One moment can change the rest. We promise to entertain and empower viewers with every show. Guests will range from celebrities to athletes to real people whose stories will touch and inspire you.”
Regardless of what people may say, Tegna appears to have been happy with The T.D. Jakes Show. The company said it “is proud of the T.D. Jakes show. It has been an honor to work with T. D. Jakes and his organizations as well as our partner 44 Blue Productions. They’ve been outstanding champions in making the Jakes program a reality. Together, we produced a show that was compelling, real and the closest thing to Oprah since she left the air. Despite the quality of the show and talent, we will not pursue a second season due to the current economics of daytime TV.”
If you’re an ardent fan of The T.D. Jakes Show, just hope another company picks it up and produces it. You can, however, be sure that Tegna is out of the equation and will be focusing on BOLD. You can cross your fingers that The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which already acquired the rights to air the very show last year, decides to produce the show.