106 and Park has officially been canceled. The show, which started in September of 2000, by A.J. Calloway and Marie “Free” Wright, has come to an end after 14 successful seasons.
106 and Park was a hip hop and R&B-based video count down, in the same vein as MTV’s TRL. Throughout the series it has switched hosts various times. Back in 2013 former rapper Bow Wow signed on with Keshia Chante to host the show.
Now that 106 and Park has been canceled, it’s believed that its final episode will run on December 19, 2014. Fans of the show can still count on catching it after that but it will only be available in an online platform.
— #106andPark *5P|4c* (@106andpark) November 14, 2014
According to the press release, BET will continue to produce 106 and Park specials despite the cancellation.
“The 106 & Park brand remains strong and will continue to produce various specials throughout the year, including its annual New Year’s Eve show, 106 & Party, along with live event experiences at the BET Awards and BET Experience.”
The statement continued, “In 2015, 106 & Park looks forward to continuing its reign as the hottest hangout on one of the coolest digital platforms, BET.com.”
— BET (@BET) November 14, 2014
So far Twitter has had a large reaction to the news of the show’s cancellation. Some fans are upset about the cancellation, while others thought the show should have gone off the air when the original co-hosts left back in 2005.
Whaaat? Dude….We literally grew up with 106 & Park…
— Dana Michelle (@danamichelle797) November 15, 2014
106 & Park is finally getting canceled..it’s about time.
— † Christina (@Kryssongz) November 15, 2014
We all canceled 106 & park even before BET did tbh
— peaches (@Peaches_HQ) November 15, 2014
106 & Park is going off air. It hasn’t been good since Free and AJ hosted it
— Raven (@Aye_IsThatRae) November 15, 2014
106 & Park has been irrelevant for a lil minute now..
— slim. (@whitttt__) November 15, 2014
So far co-host Bow Wow, who is going by the name Shad Moss, hasn’t tweeted about the news just yet. Then again, Moss is pretty busy as an actor these days. He’s currently filming CSI: Cyber, a new crime show for CBS.
[Image via BET]