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Buena Vista cancels Iyanla

Buena Vista Television has canceled freshman syndicated talk show
Iyanla after only six months.

The daytime talk show, with self-help expert Iyanla Vanzant, had averaged
only a 1.1 rating since its Aug. 13. debut, according to Nielsen Media Research.
In adults 18 through 49, the talk show was averaging only a 0.5 rating.

'The daytime landscape is an extra-tough environment at the best of times,
but this season has been especially tough for the freshman crop of shows,' a
Buena Vista statement said. 'We are very disappointed that the ratings for
Iyanla simply haven't measured up to the levels that would enable the
show to go forward.'

Iyanla is the second new syndicated talk show to get canceled this
season, joining Tribune Entertainment's short-lived Talk or Walk.

Last month, Buena Vista executives announced that they were bringing out a
new talk show for fall 2002 with Whose Line Is It Anyway? co-star Wayne

Buena Vista also has a daytime version of Who Wants to Be a
for syndication coming
next season.