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Joy Behar leaving HLN after just over two years

Joy Behar

Joy Behar is leaving Atlanta-based HLN at the end of this year, according to Deadline.com. (An HLN spokeswoman confirmed this news to me via email at 10:39 a.m.)

Mediabistro is characterizing the end as a “cancellation.” HLN would prefer to be kinder and call it a “non-renewal.”

Behar, better known for her spot on ABC’s “The View,” released a bland statement this morning: “I am very proud of the show that we created at HLN and I owe tremendous thanks to the show team who made it possible.”

HLN did not say why they did not renew Behar’s contract, but ratings were nothing to get excited about.

The show, which airs at 10 p.m. and airs from New York City, regularly draws fewer viewers than HLN’s top-rated evening program hosted by Nancy Grace. On Tuesday, it brought in 391,000 viewers, fourth place among news cable channels compared to 367,000 for Dr. Drew at 9 p.m. and 711,000 for Grace at 8 p.m.

The 10 p.m. slot will be filled starting in January, likely (though not definitively) with Grace repeats. Behar will air new episodes until mid-December, followed by repeats.

This past week, her guests have been Melania Trump, Donald’s wife; Diane Keaton, Larry King, Ellen Barkin and Chely Wright, the first female country singer to come out.

I have not heard from an HLN spokeswoman yet.

100 comments Add your comment

Rickster

November 17th, 2011
11:14 am

Good riddance, Joy. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Jody

November 17th, 2011
11:42 am

Now can we cancel The View. Terrible show.

Don

November 17th, 2011
12:01 pm

Thank goodness. maybe now I want skip the HLN channel when surfing at that time period every night. The sight of this person dampens my mood.

Rob Ear

November 17th, 2011
12:02 pm

What the hell is HLN? Who is this person? Who cares? I think you’ll get more feedback from Dagmar Midcap and her sweater-boob combination. They never seem to tire of it.

coachx

November 17th, 2011
12:04 pm

No one will miss her.

2nd on cancelling the view.

levelhead

November 17th, 2011
12:06 pm

Again CNN does not know what it is doing. Who over there on Marietta street is making these very bad choices, time after time. Please have me as a consultant. I will work just to meet Rachelle Carey.

Mo Schreibman

November 17th, 2011
12:10 pm

If you happen to be be looking for proof that God has no sense of humor then this Behar person is proof beyond a doubt if you do not mind me saying so.

SWAT Native

November 17th, 2011
12:13 pm

I like Joy, but I wish HLN would go back to doing news updates at night.

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Mid Town Joe

November 17th, 2011
12:15 pm

Joy is OK, but she is way to liberal for me. Too bad she is not a right winger. She would have a huge audience.

Voice of Reason

November 17th, 2011
12:20 pm

Joy Behar is rude, self centered, opinionated, un-attractive, and I will never understand how she got where she is except for another similar individual in Barbara Walters. The View should be next to go. Without a doubt, one of the most slanted shows on TV and the fat one constantly eats when food is present. I watch the last couple of minutes while waiting on the noon news and Ch. 2. I don’t think I could stand more than a couple of minutes.
I also fail to understand the popularity of Walters, a self confessed home wrecker. She has never gotten the criticism she deserved for her affairs with married men, yet Herman Cain has caught hell for something un-proven as of yet. Typical press.
Looks like Newt is the next target since he is on the rise.

GUNGA DIN

November 17th, 2011
12:20 pm

always wondered what idiot gave the whiny be-yatch a show in the first place. all she does is blame republicans for everything and kiss Barrys’ behind.

William

November 17th, 2011
12:22 pm

The most hideous obnoxious person on TV finally put out to old cow pasture. I never thought I would say this but, thanks CNN and HLN. Step up to the plate VIEW management, and dump her azz.

Viewers

November 17th, 2011
12:22 pm

Joy puts on a good show. She tries to find humor in the latest topics. I like her.
Im sorry to see it go and am shocked that they canceled her.
CNN will probably put on a kardashian now. Or give Anderson another hour on HLN. Pleeze no more.

MariettaGator

November 17th, 2011
12:26 pm

Don’t worry fans, this ignorant bimbo will likely find work at MSNBC…

Roadrunner

November 17th, 2011
12:29 pm

Joy, if there’s ever been a more misnamed person I haven’t seen it, she’s a shrew. Good riddance. And I’ll add my vote to cancelling the view, but then I’ve never been into vapid banter in the morning….

NativeAtlantan

November 17th, 2011
12:30 pm

Adios, Sayônara, Arrivederci and one more
GOOD RIDDIANCE

Positivity

November 17th, 2011
12:32 pm

Viewers

November 17th, 2011
12:32 pm

She didnt leave her dying husband for a younger man. Who’s the bimbo?

macia champon

November 17th, 2011
12:35 pm

I am glad someone woke up!! She is just a dumb New York BITCH!!!

Teacher

November 17th, 2011
12:37 pm

I like Joy. She is obviously much more clever than half the posters on this blog. I think she needs a more popular network such as MSNBC and a better time slot.
MariettaGator: “Roll Tide!”

Atlanta Native

November 17th, 2011
12:38 pm

That Larry King lasted so long is a testament to the public’s low standards, and CNN cow-towing to status quo. He was boring with a capital B; his questions were never hard-hitting and he let his guests guide each appearance. We never learned anything of interest and on those rare occasions when I actually had my TV on and found King on the air, I found his show exasperating because I kept waiting for some excitement. Comes Joy Behar, a breath of fresh air, full of light-heartedness yet always at the ready with unexpected questions that elicited often surprising revelations from her guests. She is a rare breed of no-holds-barred interviewers, and the idiotic Behar-haters and name-callers can go live their ho-hum lives in an acrid desert. Again, I’m not an avid TV watcher but for sheer entertainment value, she rises above the rest in any given minute on the air.

susie

November 17th, 2011
12:42 pm

I think that is the best news I have heard lately.Joy is terrible and the I will never watch anything she is on.

JoySucks

November 17th, 2011
12:45 pm

Shs is an idiot. Maybe next they will cancel The View…that would be newsworthy…in a good way.

mamaj

November 17th, 2011
12:47 pm

Joy Behar willl land on her feet, even with some of the jabs made here on this blog.It’s sad that people can’t make even the simplest comment about anything, unless it’s filled with insults and bringing others,not involved, into it.

Aubrey

November 17th, 2011
12:47 pm

There be no more annoying obnoxious personalities other than the entire leftist cast of msnbc.

Kramer

November 17th, 2011
12:48 pm

They will go out an hire some other no talent liberal hack who no will watch. Sort of like what Oprah did with Rosie and that has worked out well, right Oprah?

GOOD BY, JOY!!! Good riddance!!

November 17th, 2011
12:51 pm

Like sooo many others above me… GOOD Riddance!!! It could ONLY be BETTER if she was leaving TOMORROW!!!

FDawg

November 17th, 2011
12:52 pm

Good riddance….now go disappear!

Sandy Springs resident

November 17th, 2011
12:52 pm

typical small-minded people posting about a show they’ve probably never watched or heard of before today. She’s a comedian first and foremost. I don’t understand the attacks on her looks, I’d bet my money none of the people posting those thoughts would have their own photos by the name if this weren’t anonymous. If you don’t like something, just turn the dial, that’s the point of the remote and get a life while you’re at it.

rob

November 17th, 2011
12:53 pm

Ding dong the witch is gone! In her own words, “so what, who cares”. Good riddance do a pitiful excuse for a talk show host and journalist. A bitter, bitter woman.

Peggy

November 17th, 2011
12:57 pm

I like Joy & the View but her show was recycled topics from what appeared on the View that day. I actually don’t blame CNN. I was surprised they even gave her a show. Joy is a hard core liberal doing pop culture entertainment news. CNN should have known that Republicans were not going to tune in.

On another thought Joy has been the subject of many blind items concerning her diva antics behind the scene of the View since she got that show. If any of the stories were true I bet she is showing up for work with a different attitude.

joe

November 17th, 2011
12:57 pm

Ah..Teacher, MSNBC is not as “popular” as CNN if you go by the ratings. It may be more popular with you government school teachers, unions and loony libs…but Behar is an old liberal hag who should never be on TV again…on any network. She needs to shut her mouth…maybe she’d lose some of her fat.

Meow

November 17th, 2011
1:01 pm

empty air would be better than the sight and sound of Blohar the obnoxious, ugly, loud-mouth

KPH

November 17th, 2011
1:15 pm

I don’t watch the show anyway but is always good news to hear another libitard bit the dust!

brunt

November 17th, 2011
1:17 pm

Looks like a lot of conservatives have nothing to do but sit at home and write stupid messages on the AJC. Why don’t you people get jobs?

I Love Joy

November 17th, 2011
1:19 pm

Look at all the straight white boys, scared to death of a woman who has more on the ball than any of you ever have, or ever will. You twerps couldn’t hold Joy’s jock. You mealy mouthed morons who probably beat your wives and screw around on them too. Punks and jazzbos, the lot of you.

Georjajim

November 17th, 2011
1:23 pm

I think she is Snooki’s illegitimate mother.

max

November 17th, 2011
1:30 pm

Got to love the liberal loving spin of the AJC and Mr Ho. The title says she is leaving. Her show was cancelled because of low ratings just like every liberal TV show. I wonder what the headline would be if Sean Hannity’s show was cancelled.

LiberalMedia

November 17th, 2011
1:38 pm

I don’t understand why all our liberal hosts have unpopular shows. After all, the country is 99% liberal, right? I don’t understand why Fox, who gives the conservative view a fair shake, gets all the ratings. People are dumb. All my friends in Midtown Atlanta and Little Five Points agree with me.

Life is too short

November 17th, 2011
1:44 pm

Geez Louize… All you haters out there need to get a grip. After all, there is always Fox News if you prefer a different “View” of the latest topics. First of all, Joy was a constant fill in for Larry King. Oviously CNN thought that went well enough to give her a stint at her own show. Her show was probably cancelled due to low ratings. I personally like Joy Behar, but I didn’t watch her on HLN that often (my bad). However, I do regularly watch and enjoy The View. If some of you haters had a sense of humor…. Oh, you didn’t know that Joy was a comedian AND a former school teacher? She’s no dummy by any means and I’d doubt if she cares about any of your negative comments. Have a nice day…

James

November 17th, 2011
1:45 pm

GREAT news – glad to see the witch gone!

It's About Time!

November 17th, 2011
1:47 pm

This is the best day of my life!!!! Now can someone cancel Rosie’s show!!!

Billy

November 17th, 2011
2:07 pm

I’m not a hater and I’m college educated, so that blows a big hole in all the hyper leftists on here that call anyone stupid who doesn’t worship JB. She has no charm whatsoever. And liberalism is always wrong, never right. With all the above, her program was not going to last.
BTW, outside of Bret Baier’s show, I don’t watch anything on FOX, either.
Some of you liberals ought to lay off the crits of conservatives. You have no clue what you’re talking about; a person who thinks they’re brilliant and the reality is, you’re dumb as a rock, is a bad combo. If a leftist, keep your mouth shut–even a fool is counted wise when he limits his words…

Patty

November 17th, 2011
2:14 pm

I loved Joy’s humor. I’m going to miss the show.

Meeks

November 17th, 2011
2:25 pm

Joy which she is not and not a pleasure to the eyes is a woman with issues like Whoppie and a problem with the demented ideology of the left and their beliefs. Cancel the View and send Whoppi along with Al Shartpton and Jessie (I will sue you and intimidate you) Jackson, Spike Lee, Cornel West to sensitivity training.

Bonnie

November 17th, 2011
2:27 pm

I have mixed emotions about this. While I am glad she is losing her show, it seems she has backed off just a little on politics on The View. Or maybe Bush has been out of office so long now that the Bush comments fall flat. Or maybe the fact that Obama has been such a disaster she doesn’t want to bring up politics at all.

Kino

November 17th, 2011
2:27 pm

It’s all about timing. In Nancy Grace’s time slot she might have done better, and certainly more palatable than NG.

your mama

November 17th, 2011
2:34 pm

joy is great, tells it like it is, a straight view, she deserves better and she’s not dumb!!

commonsense

November 17th, 2011
2:39 pm

Wow! It’s a shame that many in this country are so viciously hateful. One day you’ll have to answer for what you say and think of others!