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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:

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE CABLE RIGHTS TO “RACHAEL RAY” AND “THE NATE BERKUS SHOW”

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.”

ABOUT ‘RACHAEL RAY’

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.

ABOUT ‘THE NATE BERKUS SHOW’

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, Oprah.com.

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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Judy November 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

Bring Nate back please won’t look at repeat shows

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linda October 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I miss Nate! I don`t get Own, and I`d love to see new nate shows.bring him back!!!

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Gayle October 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Please bring Nate back!!! Can’t believe they took a show off the air that showed people how to save money, re-purpose, cook, decorate, new styles, great new products…..everything we need to know in these tough economic times. His show was so refreshing to watch. There are WAY too many talk shows with the same repeated topics. We need more new Nate shows, not reruns………

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Paula Goldman October 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

I have been looking everywhere for the Nate Berkus show. I will not be happy with reruns. I want to see the real thing with all of Nate’s great ideas. Who are the networks listening to? Obviously, not the people who watch TV. I also agree, enough with the talk shows. Jeff Probst should stick to survivor!!!

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Carrie Ediger Krehbiel October 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

I also left town for 3 weeks and came home, tuned in to OWN at 11:00 and there was NO Nate Burkus Show. I stopped my day to watch his show and us his ideas. Is there any way you can bring him back? P L E A S E Oprah!

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Jan October 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

I was so enjoying being able to see all the Nate reruns from 11:00 to 1:00 each day on OWN. I had to leave town for a while, and alas and alack, when I returned and could not find Nate at 11:00, I discovered that in my area, OWN was now showing him at 6:00 a.m.! Whose bright idea is THIS? The best show on OWN, better than Oprah herself, and they move it to 6:00 a.m.?? Shows how much “they” care about the viewing public!

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Marian October 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Miss you Nate on chanel 10. I dont have OWN. Will miss Nate.

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Sarah October 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I am soooo disapointed that Nate Berkus will no longer be doing his show I have seen and loooved EVERY episode… I know this sounds crazy but I feel like I lost a friend. I dvr’ed it everyday….Please Bring Nate back ;(

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annette October 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

oprah,…………are u lestening? my friends and i tape nate every day that’s on..and we really utilize his design ideas. i went an got dish for u and nate only……please his ideas are great.my groups ages range fom60 to sixty five and we do have the ability to carry out his dsign tips…..he is compassionate and real not often seen on talk shows, he also shows you how when and where that’s best for anyones budget…be a pal and give him another two seasons, please please please we are the same people who followed you from conception all these years…..thanks for considering it.

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Alllis October 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Bring Nate back on TV It was one of only good informitve shows on I really miss it!!!!

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Ann October 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

Good Lord, Nate will be missed. I’m getting real close to giving up on TV. With losses like this it’s time we all got rid of the tube anyway and get on with living. Thanks Nate and good luck in all you do.

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Susan Ross September 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

I love the Nate Berkus show and wish there would be new episodes, rather than repeats.
My personel opinion is that the first year was terrific; the second not so great, which is why I think it was cancelled. I think the co-host idea was wonderful, but there was too much chatter (I can see that on Ellen) and too much cooking (I can see that on the Food Channel). Bring him back with more DIY ideas, decorating tips, high/low items, blogs, new products, styling on a budget, etc.

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Bonnie October 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

ABSOLUTELY AGREE!

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G Meyers September 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

Very happy to see Nate on OWN. Nplease produce more of his really great shows.. He is so much better than the copy cat talk shows and silly reality shows.

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Rhonda Clark September 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Someone REALLY dropped the ball on this one! I watched Nate everyday and loved it. Oprah…if your listening, this show is a sure thing. We need what Nate has!

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Kris September 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I can’t believe the Nate Berkus show was cancelled. I LOVE his show! Now all that is on TV are talk shows. Very boring so I don’t watch any of them. PLEASE reconsider putting this fanotastic show back on the air with all NEW episodes. I have nothing to watch now :(

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