- The Washington Times - Friday, August 26, 2016

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s series on the HLN channel has been canceled after a five-year run, the network announced Thursday.

HLN’s sister network CNN said “Dr. Drew on Call” will air its final episode on Sept. 22.

The news came eight days after the board-certified internist said he was “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health and her level of health care.

The changes, however, were reported as being part of a wider shakeup at the network, including the upcoming addition of CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield to the channel’s prime-time lineup and the planned departure of host Nancy Grace, the Associated Press reported.

Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows, and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz said in a statement, the New York Post reported.

“Their audience-driven shows, in particular, were innovative and memorable TV. And Dr. Drew has been an authoritative voice on addiction and on many other topical issues facing America today.”

Mr. Pinsky said in a statement: “My executive producer, Burt Dubrow, and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional…I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”

 


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