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. Jo says

    I was shocked when I went looking for NEW Nate Berkus and found he had been canceled. I am newly retired but I Tivoed hi show every day. I just knew it ws there so I was safe in doing something else and coming back to it. Shaem on you and Shame on Oprah for allowing this to happen. Did he find an audience, what do you think!!! Of course he did because he didn’t have his stuffy nose so far in the air that he couldn’t relate to us mid and lower class people. I enjoyed his show more than I enjoyed Oprah’s show because he was so relateable. I hope someone gets the message and finds a new home for him and he show.
    Nate the very best to you and I sincerely hope to see on the air again with all new shows. JJ

  2. Jan says

    I am SO HAPPY that all the old Nate Berkus shows are now on OWN — I, too, hope that when these two seasons of reruns are finished showing, they repeat them all over again for ANOTHER two seasons! I just LOVE the show! Love him!!

  3. helen says

    no i am not happy with nate being taken off regular tv, some of us cannot afford cable and are not able to afford to pay i wpold think of the little people who made her a household name

  4. Lorraine says

    I was glad to see Nate on the OWN CHANNEL. I was surprised that he was not there from the begining. Hope to see more than the last 2 years. I also like the reruns as I cannot always watch at the same time.

  5. Janice Kubotsu says

    Upset that his show won’t continue! Oprah, please help all of us who enjoyed his home decorating ideas on a dime. His “down to earth” love and appreciation of the everyday working woman who needs a fresh look while providing for her family is another area I’ll really miss. Do I have to mention the receipes? Can’t do without you Nate!

  6. marty says

    I hated to see the Nate Berkus Show Canceled. It was a must see every day. You sure didn’t poll many women. It was refreshing to see someone be so natural and give such good advice. I Want to see More of NATE. I really don’t want to see reruns, but until he is back on line I guess I’ll have to. The replacement show in o ur area is horrible. Of course that is my opinion. What can anyone do to get him back on the air?

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  8. Gina says

    I was so dissapointed that we can no longer watch the Nate show without paying for cable. I was addicted! I do not have cable so I will not be able to watch his show. He has so many creative ideas and I was so inspired to do a lot of his creative ideas in my home. And loved that he had various topics with fun, artistic people.
    Miss you Nate!

  9. Donna says

    I like Nate’s show better than Rachel Ray’s show. I really enjoyed the many different guests with their unique interior designs, or tips on how to make or change a piece of furiture or decor or prepare something in the kitchen. Nate always had a mix on his show. His show was not just about home decoration but about decorating your life. I miss you Nate. What is wrong with the networks today? Enough with talk shows. The networks act as if we the audience cannot think or solve our own problems. BRING BACK NATE!!!!!!!!
    I will watch him on OWN.

  10. Sharon says

    Please bring new episodes of Nate back!! I’ve learned more inexpensive ideas to do to my house, than I have in the last 5 years of watching HGTV. Not to say there is anything wrong with HGTV. I would have never been inspired to do things to my house without Nates influence!! Nate knows exactly what can be done very easily, and for very little money!! Please bring him back!!!!!

  11. Deb says

    I can’t believe that the newtwork has it’s hand on the pulse of America. Come on three or four new talk shows… boring. Bring back Nate!!! I can’t afford cable, so I will miss you Nate. The very best to you.

  12. Ellie Hansen says

    I will never understand the thinking of network programmers . Nate Berkus was a joy to watch everyday , most of the other channels opposite him was divorce court the people’s court or Seseme Street. I am 61 years old couldn’t care about strangers legal issues and am a little old for Big Bird. You could always find something on Nates show that was interesting, funny or just the thing I needed to learn. If quitting was Nates idea, God Bless you,When you are ready to come back your fans are waiting. If it was the channels Shame on you bring him back!

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