The Nate Berkus Show: Cancelled Show Coming to OWN (Sort of)

Nate Berkus Show canceledWhen The Nate Berkus Show was cancelled earlier this year, some thought that Berkus’ old friend Oprah Winfrey should bring his TV series over to the OWN channel. Well, that’s exactly what’s happened.

Unfortunately, OWN has merely picked up the existing two seasons of Nate Berkus and won’t be producing any new installments. Though local stations can continue to air the Berkus show until September 7th, many have already pulled it off the air.

OWN has also purchased the rights to show the first five seasons of Rachael Ray, a series that continues to run in daytime.

Here’s the press release:


Series To Air Back-to-Back Weekdays Beginning Monday, September 10

Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the exclusive cable rights to “Rachael Ray” from CBS Television Distribution and “The Nate Berkus Show” from Harpo Studios. Two episodes of each show will air back-to-back weekdays beginning Monday, September 10 with “Rachael Ray” from 9 – 11 a.m. ET/PT and “Nate Berkus” from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET/PT.

OWN will air many of the most memorable episodes of “Rachael Ray” from its first five seasons and from seasons one and two of “Nate Berkus.”

“Rachael and Nate are a natural fit for OWN’s expanding daytime programming lineup,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “It will be great to have Rachael’s energy and Nate’s upbeat presence on our air.”


The multiple Emmy Award-winning syndicated talk show is among the top-ranked daytime programs on television. Now in the seventh season of her namesake series, Rachael Ray continues to bring her warmth and no-fuss approach to life into the homes of millions with her signature quick meals, improvised entertaining, celebrity surprises, provocative topical discussions, cutting-edge musical performances and groundbreaking features. Credited with getting America back in the kitchen with her easy approach to cooking, Rachael takes the same philosophy-finding simple solutions to everyday problems-beyond the kitchen into all aspects of the show. In addition to winning the Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment Emmy in 2008 and 2009, “Rachael Ray” was nominated for three Daytime Emmys in its fourth season and two in its fifth. “Rachael Ray” is distributed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Studios, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment.


Hosted by Nate Berkus, design expert, New York Times best-selling author and a regular contributor to “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the series explores a broad range of lifestyle subjects providing take-away information and inspiration that makes a real difference in viewers’ daily lives. Relaxed, unpretentious and accessible, Nate brings his passion for design and life to an upbeat and entertaining hour filled with a vast array of topics, from stories of personal transformation to headline-making personalities to design tips and secrets, all explored through Nate’s distinctive filter. The series is distributed by Harpo Studios.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform,

What do you think? Are you happy that you’ll be able to continue to be able to watch the two seasons of Nate Berkus on OWN?

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  1. Wanda says

    I am so disappointed to learn that Nate gas been cancelled. My favorite show on TV and I looked forward to watching it every day. I believe the show’s format should have stayed the same as when it started. Toward the end there was too much cooking and too much fashion on the show. Nate is a design/decorator, so very good at what he does and should have stuck with what he does best. I have learned so much from watching his show.


  2. Cathy bucchino says

    I love the nate show I want to see new sows nate is such an upbeat happy show why can’t we have just one? I loved your show nate


    I had no idea the Nate Berkus Show was going off the air!I watched this show 3-5 times a week!! Very, very sad about this!! What is going on?? I loved the Bonnie Hunt show, that went off the air, now Nate Berkus?? Were the ratings low, I thought a lot of people loved his show, everyone I ever mentioned it to did.. Oprah , please bring him back- miss you Nate!! Good Luck! Seriously, the one show I looked forward to each day on TV!!!!

  4. Barbara says

    I’m really sad that the Nate show was cancelled. I was so looking forward to the new season. I recorded the whole series so I never missed an episode. Nate is so talented and kept me informed of the latest trends. Please bring his show back again. We Nate fans want new episodes. NATE ROCKS!!

  5. Linda says

    I already miss The Nate Burkus Show…I learned so much from it & he offered so much.
    Why are really good shows taken off & shows like Wendy Williams Trash put in it’s place.
    many of us want good TV.

  6. Lynn says

    I used to pvr the Nate Berkus show and couldn’t wait to get home and watch it after work. I even got my daughter hooked on it and Nate and we were planning a mother/daughter trip to see a show since she is expecting her first child and my first grandchild. This was going to be a special trip. NOW what – no Nate….terrible. Please tell me that there is going to be 2 DVDs that I can purchase to help decorate my grandchilds room.

  7. Felita says

    I hate that the Nat Show was cancelled!!!! I would tevo it a watch it at a later time. While I kinda like the RR Show and watch it from time to time, I don’t understand all the hipe, awards etc? The show is just OK, I enjoy it when I watch it but I don’t make an effort to watch it and will watch something else if I find anything else. I do really enjoy her cooking shows. The Nat Show should have been a keeper!!

  8. barbara Spaulding says

    I was so happy when Nate had his own show and I would watch it every day on our local channel – NBC and now the new shows coming on I couldn’t find Nate. They have Right this minute on twice during the afternoon and American Now also twice. It’s sad when you have to watch the same old show twice and can’t find Nate anywhere. Now Nate is on your network….and I’m not even sure if I can get your show. This was a waste for early morning not having Nate start my day. He’s so cute and uplifting and I like his designs. WE WANT NATE…

  9. Debi says

    Nate’s show won’t be reruns for me. No network carried it here in Memphis … So I’m glad to have it on own. Now, if only I could watch Anderson Cooper Daytime show somewhere. Just found out Memphis dropped the 2012 – 2013 season of Rachael Ray – what a bummer. But they still carry 3 HOURS of local news every day – 4 pm til 6:30….

  10. Linda says

    I am soooooo sad to learn today that Nate will no longer be making his shows for us .
    I love Nate and his show was the only one I looked forward to in the afternoon. I would always run my errands in the mornings and if I ran errands in the afternoon, I always had my schedule all worked out, to be HOME in time to watch Nate!
    Sad sad sad with his show being canceled.
    Please bring him back to TV land!!!! I love you Nate and will miss you so much.
    You taught us all so much about cooking and decorating our homes with great ideas.
    You shared such warmth to others. I wish you the very best!

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