Eliot Spitzer's CNN show canceled

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer attends a forum on the future of New York September 16, 2010 at the New York Public Library in New York City. The forum, which was sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, also included New York former Governor George Pataki and current governor David Paterson. Mainstream politicians in New York have been caught off guard by the controversial primary win of upstate millionaire and Tea Party endorsed Carl Paladino as the Republican party`s pick for governor. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eliot Spitzer Spencer Platt

Eliot Spitzer attends a forum on the future of New York on Sept. 16, 2010, at the New York Public Library in New York.
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(CBS) CNN has canceled Eliot Spitzer's show "In the Arena," the network announced on Wednesday.

Anderson Cooper's "AC360" will take the show's place in the 8 p.m. time slot, and will also re-air in its current 10 p.m. timeslot.

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CNN also announced that former CNBC personality Erin Burnett's new show, which premieres in September, will air at 7 p.m. and re-air at 11 p.m., according to The Hollywood Reporter, while "John King USA" will air at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than its usual 7 p.m. timeslot.

Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN/U.S., said in an internal memo to staff that the new lineup "emphasizes our focus on quality journalism and on hosts who are proven reporters, as well as on shows that successfully combine original reporting with news analysis, civil debate and a wide range of inclusive and differing opinions."

The former New York governor was originally paired with conservative columnist Kathleen Parker for a show called "Parker Spitzer," which premiered in October 2010. Parker left four months later, and the show was reformatted into "In The Arena," an ensemble program led by Spitzer.

Spitzer gave this statement to TV Newser via his publicist: "We engaged serious people in conversations about national and global issues in a way that was informative and challenging. I believe that we provided diverse and valuable perspectives during the show's tenure. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at CNN."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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