TVLine Items: Nate Berkus Show Ending, Vampire Diaries Finds 2 New Originals and More!

The Nate Berkus Show is coming to an end.

Sony and Harpo, the studios behind the syndicated series, announced Friday that they have decided not to renew the Oprah offshoot beyond this season, the show’s second, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

“I’m incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day,” Berkus said in a statement.

The Nate Berkus Show remains in production and will deliver all remaining Season 2 episodes.

This marks Oprah Winfrey’s first syndicated misfire, following the successful launches of Dr. Phil, the Rachael Ray Show and The Dr. Oz Show.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• The Vampire Diaries is rounding out its Originals. Australian actor Nathaniel Buzolic (Out of the Blue) and Britain’s own Caspar Zafer (La Femme Muskateer) have landed recurring gigs on the CW drama, playing Klaus’ brothers Kol and Finn, respectively, TVGuide.com reports.

• Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story) will reprise his role as the liberal Judge Abernathy on an upcoming episode of The Good Wife, per TVGuide.com.

• Following last night’s holiday-themed Office prank-off, NBC has compiled a video of Dwight and Jim’s greatest Dunder Mifflin gags. Take a look at the fun below.

• Kevin Pollak has landed a guest spot in the Jan. 11 installment of Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com reports. He will play a judge who finds himself in trouble with the law.

• USA Network has pushed back the series premiere of Common Law to the summer, in the wake of testing that confirms its strength as a summertime action-comedy.

• Lifetime has given the green light to a modern-day remake of the 1980s hit, Blue Lagoon, Deadline reports.

• Richard Dreyfuss (Parenthood), James Woods (Shark), Geena Davis (Commander in Chief), Ellen Burstyn (Big Love), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), and Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me) will star in Coma, A&E’s four-hour miniseries based on the Robin Cook novel of the same name. The thriller — which is set to premiere Memorial Day 2012 — is about a doctor who discovers sinister things happening in his hospital after healthy patients begin to fall into comas.

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Comments (7)

  • Can I ask when you are getting rid of the stephen king advert, it’s really annoying when you’ve seen it 3 or 4 times already

    Comment by Martina – December 9, 2011 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t say I’m surprised about Nate Berkus. I was pretty surprised when the show was renewed for a second season. Maybe now Nate will comb the mousse out of his hair and reset his razor for a close shave. Someone told him several years ago his look was hot and he took it too much to heart.

    Comment by CJ – December 9, 2011 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show was boring. BRING BACK BONNIE!!!!

    Comment by phill – December 9, 2011 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I second phill’s comment! LOL

      Comment by Stacia – December 9, 2011 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would love to see Bonnie Hunt’s show back on, unlikely as that is. It was a mistake to cancel it.

      Comment by Nancy – December 10, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nate Berkus’ show was a huge snooze fest so I’m not surprised. Nate is just not interesting enough for a full hour long show. He would be great once or twice a week for a 5 minute segment on an existing talk-show. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for him as he seemed like a nice enough guy.

    Comment by melissa – December 10, 2011 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I happen to really like the show. I watched it everyday. The ideas for decorating and DYI were great. I found him funny and charming, I didn’t care for the cooking, and sometimes the fashion (clothing) part, but all and all I’m sorry it’s going off.

    Comment by linda – May 10, 2012 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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