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Eliot Spitzer's CNN show canceled

Eliot Spitzer attends a forum on the future of New York on Sept. 16, 2010, at the New York Public Library in New York. Getty

(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."

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