Sad news: MTV’s “It’s on … with Alexa Chung” has been
cancelled. Rumors floated around
that the British personality’s show could be cancelled but news finally
surfaced that the show would not be returning after the December 17 season two
Alexa Chung, known for her irreverent and eclectic
fashion style, as well as her contributions for England’s The Independent and
Vogue UK, came to America specifically to host the MTV series starting in early
2009. The series featured interviews, musical guests and pop culture news along
with the ability to follow her on Twitter.
The show started as an hour-long show at 12pm in June but
returned in its second season as a half-hour show in a new 3:30 timeslot in
Though the show is ending, Chung’s contract with the network
expires early next year. MTV plans to leave future plans with working with
Chung open. MTV programming executive Tony DiSanto told Daily Variety that the
network is “100% committed” to a studio-based, live pop-culture show with music
and interviews, but still looking for the right formula.
"The difference between these (and scripted shows) is
you have to develop these on the air," said DiSanto. "We make the
changes until we settle on the show that's what we want."
Well, it would probably help if you could keep the same
format and/or time for your audience for more than three months…
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