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Nate Berkus Show Cancelled After Two Seasons

Nate Berkus Show

Nate Berkus will no longer be showcasing his interior design chops on the Oprah Network after Harpo Productions and Sony announced that the show would not be renewed for the 2012-2013 season.

In a joint statement the company’s announced:

“After careful consideration, we have decided that ‘The Nate Berkus Show’ will not return for a third season in the fall. We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we’re very proud of what they’ve delivered.”

Along with his interior designs Nate also interviewed celebrity guests and conducted various interviews in a strange hodgepodge of show segments.

News of the cancellation shouldn’t come as a surprise, last year the New York Post reported that Oprah was upset by the shows dismal 1.2 million daily viewers.

While some reviews said his show was unfocused Berkus said he was happy of what he and his staff produced, stating:

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

The Nate Berkus show is a unique miss for Oprah who launched the daytime talk careers of Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz. All three of those talk show hosts debuted with top-rated shows.

Are you surprised that the Nate Berkus show has been cancelled.

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105 Responses to “Nate Berkus Show Cancelled After Two Seasons”

  1. Pat Twiss

    I am surprised and disappointed in the cancelling of this interesting and fast moving show. I often watch and have been impressed. Good luck to Nate and his team.

  2. Carolyn Sanders

    I am so disappointed that they are cancelling Nate's show. He is so down to earth and I really think he helped lots of people. Maybe they can get another all female cast of women to all talk at the same time like the View and The Talk. Apparently that is what people want. Or maybe another show like Dr. Oz that talks about bodily functions 5 days a week and smells urine on the air. I will never understand why people like that crap, no pun intended! I saw somewhere that they have signed Steve Harvey to do a show. I saw him interviewed and he clearly thinks women are inferior. I guess you have to be disgusting to succeed on American television anymore! I won't watch NBC anymore!

  3. Diane Epp Fillenworth

    Sooo disappointed to hear the Nate Show has been canceled. Please change your mind and keep the show going. I tape it everyday and look forward to it. Nate, we love your show.

  4. Patty Komara Bertolino

    Sorry to find out that Nate's show has been cancelled. I look forward to watching his show every day.

  5. Susan Fried

    I loved this show. It launched me into diy design projects. Am sad out was canceled without even trying a different time slot.

  6. Tammy Muncy-Jobe

    I'M A LITTLE PUZZLED WITH THE OPRAH CHANNEL.. WHEN THE SHOW FIRST AIRED SHE HAD MENTIONED TO US, THE VIEWERS, WE WOULD NEVER SEE ANY SHOW AIRED TWICE ON HER STATION, AND AFTER A WEEK OF THE PROGRAMS THAT'S ALL THERE WERE WERE REPEATS OF HER NEW PROGRAMS, THEN THE SHOW WENT TO REPEATING PREVIOUSLY AIRED PROGRAMS AND ''OLD REPEATS OF SHOWS FROM OTHER CHANNELS. THE PROGRAMMING IS CONTINUOUSLY REPEATING THE SAME HOW's WEEK AFTER. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT, ESPECIALLY WHEN OPRAH IS SO CREATIVE. WE CAN DO WITH OUT ALL THE DOCTOR PROGRAMS. PREGNANCY, UN TOLD STORIES OF THE ER, , MYSTERIOUS DIAGNOSIS, ETC.PROGRAMS, THERE'S ENOUGH OF THAT ON OTHER STATIONS. DR. PHIL'S PROGRAMMING AND CHOICE OF TOPICS ARE ALL THAT'S NEEDED AND IS VERY HELPFUL IN ALL SUBJECTS. WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE COOKING, DECORATING WITH DESIGNERS, BUDGET DESIGNING, FASHION PROGRAMS; SUCH AS WHAT NOT TO WEAR OR SIMILAR, ''NEW PROGRAMMING OF DR. PHIL'S SHOWINGS, AND MOST OF ALL WISH YOU WOULD CONSIDER ''NOT'' CANCELING THE NATE BERKUS SHOW. THOUGHT OPRAH THOUGHT OF NATE AS A EXCELLENT DECORATOR AND HAD HIM DOING QUITE A BIT OF HOME IMPROVEMENT RE DOS ON HER TALK SHOW FOR MANY OF HER VIEWERS. HAS SHE CHANGED HER OPINION ON HIS TALENT AND CAPABILITIES AT THIS TIME? I ONLY WATCH HER STATION, ''OWN NETWORK'' BECAUSE, IT'S THE ONLY LATE PROGRAMMING ON THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNINGS. SORRY TO SEE THE SHOW'S NOT TURNING OUT AS WELL AS IT IT DID IN THE BEGINNING OF HER NEW PROJECT AND NETWORKING…. SINCERELY, ''A VERY DISAPPOINTED VIEWER''… : (.

  7. Christy Campbell Phillips

    I'm with Carolyn. I have learned so many practical tips and ideas from the Nate Show. I learn NOTHING from these other talk shows that spend an hour incessantly chatting and arguing like greedy hens or, like Carolyn said, talking "about bodily functions" all the time. Shame on you "O" and NBC.

  8. Ma Amabel Andal Brito

    The Nate Show is something I always look forward to everyday. Nate is one of the most decent TV hosts in this world. I have picked up a lot of design tips from Nate and his guests. Sony and Harpo are making a big mistake.

  9. Nancy Pedersen

    The Nate Show is my guilty pleasure and I will miss it very much. It is the only daytime show that I ever tape and watch.

  10. Preetha Kalathil

    sooo sooo sad to hear the show's been cancelled! it was my favorite show on the air!

  11. Maia Hermann

    I am sure that Nate is a nice guy, but there is something oddly arrogant about the way he portrays himself. I could not watch the show without being annoyed.

  12. Sandra Mietus-Bolivar

    I hope that Nate gets picked up on another network or maybe in a format that could work on HGTV. I love his show which I DVR since I'm working during the day. I'm very disappointed in the Oprah Network which is nothing but repeats. I didn't find Nate's show unfocused. I found it refreshing each day. I loved the idea of learning to decorate without having to spend huge somes of money; the idea of using thrift store finds in design; entertaining on a budget. I hope Nate finds another way of staying on the air through another network.

  13. Patti E. Anderson

    I am saddened to learn that the Nate Berkus show is not being renewed. I find it fascinating and informative and do not understand why the Oprah group feels he is not focused. Nate has such an open heart and has helped many people which is where his focus is. I feel the network needs to rethink the decision to cancel this program.

  14. Jerry Radlinsky

    I am so disappointed and surprised to hear of Nate's cancellation. It aired at 10 AM daily on ABC in my area and I so looked forward to watching him every morning. This was a very well-done show and I so wish it could be picked up again somewhere… such as HGTV, as someone mentioned. All the best to Nate and his team.

  15. Ella Fitzgerald

    I attended his show this fall and even seeing it live was boring. He's really cute, but has nothing new to say. He would be better doing guest segments on someone else's show. He can't carry an hour by himself.

  16. Linda Bongiorno

    Cannot believe his showis cancelled; watched everyday; Oprah you suck! Hope someone else picks up the show; how about cancelling Lets Make A Deal (stupid show) and put Nate there?

  17. Trudi Speak-boyd Dusin

    Please don"t cancel The Nate Berkus Show! I watch or tape it everyday and he has taught me so much. It is like learning in a college classroom right in my own living room. No more Talk Shows…Pleaseeeeeeeeee!

  18. Kim Deaton

    So sad that the show is being cancelled:( I looked forward to enjoying new ideas and diy projects from the show. A great host and an uplifting hour of information for all areas of daily life.

  19. Belinda Roland Hacke

    I am somewhat dissappointed. I watch it almost every morning (but not on OWN). Wasn't interested in fashion or food, so if it was on DVR I fast forwarded through until he talked about design ideas. Going to his website now, look through all pictures and save the ones I like before they shut it down :)

  20. Elmarie Kemp

    Philip Meyer , YES! such a down to earth great guy! OWN and Sony!

  21. Marietjie Marè

    Ek is mal oor Nate, maar ek het gedink Oprah se show is verby en klaar?

  22. Anne Bodeen Durst

    I really liked Nate and his show. He had so many practical ideas and was a hodge podge of ideas. This show was set to record on my DVR – the only daytime show I record. It's too bad they decided not to continue it. Maybe a few more judge or talkl shows will replace it. I guess it's back to hgtv for me.

  23. Gail McKenna

    Very surprised that Nate has been cancelled. Think it's one of the best shows on TV. He's very respectful of the fact that a lot of us do not have a lot of money. Also appeals to a wide-range of ages. Anybody can find something interesting on this show. I just wish he'd shave.

  24. Teri Evans

    Glad its gone, had he focus on decorating only and ideas for rooms I would of watched, but all the stupid clothes, cooking and dump things I wasn't interested. It wasn't worth watching 50 minutes of junk and a couple minute on interior design. They should of stayed with his strong suit and dish the rest. Now if the other 2 dump shows an ABC gets cancelled and bring back the soap this world would be a good place for me. The other 2 shows are on this same order, with horrible front people and guest. What are you people thinking about.

  25. Denise Fisher Houck

    I love this show! Wonderful creative ideas for decorating, cooking.I love his sense of humor! Nate is real in this world of "reality tv". he's the real deal. Shame on the network & Oprah. It is a fast paced & fascinating show. I will miss it terribly.

  26. Liz Ramos

    YES I am surprized! I love watching the Nate Berkus show! it should NOT be canceled!

  27. Liz Ramos

    Jenifer Cattin Salberg I know!! I watch him every day!! He has such good ideas for decorating that doesn't cost alot!

  28. Bobbie Martin

    Really disappointed. I enjoyed Nate's authentic and caring voice in areas of design. He offered designs that were for everyone and I always felt he respected and cared about who he was talking to. I hope he pops up in another format that I can follow. Good luck Nate.

  29. Linda Sobel

    why? would they cancel this show his viewers should fight like hell to keep his show he is so giving loving caring has great ideas its a shame they need to take off the chew and bill cummings show I'm rally upset but who cares.

  30. Deborah Picton

    I am totally disappointed in the cancellation of this show, some many of the design shows are over the top in design for the average person, but this show was so innovative in its approach to design and makeovers, so very disappointed in Oprah network in being so short sighted in this respect. One would have thought that Oprah would have been more in tune with the average person, as she started as one. I am from Canada and wish this show would stay on.

  31. Cindy Flanagan-Gordon

    How unfortunate! What a wonderful show this was. I watched it frequently and was very impressed with Nate and his team along with the topics and guests. It's hard to find a show that is REAL and worth watching. Television is going to the birds if they get rid of real shows with real people. I NEVER and I mean NEVER watch reality shows. Turns my stomach. Bless you Nate and team. I wish you all the best and thanks for all you've done :D

  32. Rita Eagle

    Very disappointed! Enjoyed watching his show and got many good ideas from him. Such a kind and giving man to many.

  33. Chris Fuller

    ummm you know he was on her channel and she cancelled him.

  34. Noah Sutherland

    I love the Nate show. So much afternoon tv is depressing. He makes it light and fun.

  35. Noah Sutherland

    April Sutherland needs to get off my account!

  36. Alyssa Leonard-Humphreys

    I watch his show every morning at 10 on CITY tv. I'll be really sad when it's not on any more next year. :(

  37. Elaine King

    Maybe should reconsider cancelling the Nate Berkus Show. Why no ttry a different time slot. He does a following. May be rearranging some things might work ie a different time slot. Nate does have a huge following. Just a suggestion.

  38. Terra Hargens

    I don't understand why people can't say things like this a bit more politely, if they really feel they must say it at all. I am sure that by typing in caps Tammy didn't mean to be rude, however, I would be hard pressed to say, after reading your response to her, that you meant to be anything but.

  39. Scottye Nash Bourland

    Why am I just now hearing this? My morning life as I know it is OVER! there was hope when Oprah started OWN & in my opinion is a FLOP! Now Nate is gone too? Whatever will I do? I've learned so much from Nate, I could start my own design blog, biz, consult, etc……………

  40. Ellen Ferrar

    Nate has been a great teacher for interior design and his show covered a lot of topics that would appeal to everyone. I am sorry his show has been canceled, especially since it's so informative and he is so genuine. There are other shows on TV that should be dropped, but as is often the case, some of the better quality shows get the boot first. Good luck to Nate in the future. I hope he returns with another show because people always need inspiration to create a great living space and Nate's personality and good looks equal to a great TV presence.

  41. Ellen Ferrar

    Valerie, I have been a fan of his for at least 10 years. It's sad to see his more quality-type show is being taken off, when there are so many really bad shows on TV. I don't watch much TV, but I record certain shows to watch on the weekend. I am addicted to HGTV and PBS! I love the designer/cooking/DYI/medical/concerts that appear…the quality is so great compared to so many other programs.

  42. Karen Murray

    I absolutely adore Nate. He is genuine, a rare find these days. I am very disappointed to hear of his shows cancellation. What is wrong with the public who would watch dirty laundry shows like Dr.Phil over a sincere, dedicated, talented and humble young man like Nate. While recovering from surgery he was my one pleasure and when I returned to work I would tape him. Very knowledgeable and sweet. Never ever makes anyone feel stupid or inferior in any way. I am saddened by this news and hope there are great things on his hoizon.

  43. Jennifer Bonina-Noseworthy

    I used to watch him when I was home last year and liked him, we even have some throw pillows he designed. I like that he isn't into all hype and it was an interesting show. Boo to his show ending.

  44. Bradley McKay

    As one of his viewers, we're very upset!!!!!! I'm sure some other network will be smart enough to pick him up. Eather way, with his talent he'll be just fine. That was a dumb move Oprah!!!!! 1.2 million daily viewers? And that's dismal?

  45. Bob Friedman

    THE NATE BERKUS SHOW WAS A REFRESHING INTELLIGENT SHOW ON TV – ALSO HELPED ENTREPRENEURS – SOME AMAZING DECORATING CONCEPTS AND DELICIOUS FOOD – NOT SURPRISED SINCE OPRAH IS INVOLVED – MAYBE ANOTHER NETWORK WILL PICK HIM UP……..GOOD LUCK NATE – YOU ARE AWESOME!

  46. Paula Vogt

    I watched Nate every day! I want his show back, he was WONDERFUL and I learned so much from him! Please, bring back the Nate Berkus Show.

  47. Linda Libeer

    Just learned Nate has been cancelled. I still watch everyday to catch any shows I may have missed during the past year. It's the one show during the day I have looked forward to watching. Oprah, bring him back….PLEASE!

  48. Shari Chapman

    I look forward every afternoon to the Nate show, I am very disappointed. I have gotten so many great ideas and recipes from the show. All my friends watch it also. I think it is a mistake to cancel the show. Why don't you cancel some of the other uninteresting show you have on this network and keep Nate. It is going to be a great loss.

  49. Ann Sedita

    Just found out that Nate's show has been cancelled. As others have said, Nate is the most decent and generous person on tv; shame, shame, shame, Nate we love you, hope you come back….I will miss you.
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  50. Julie Ruesch Gates

    Such a shame. One of the few good weekday programs. So tired of the talk shows, entertainment shows and soap operas. This was a breath of fresh air. I think they need to re-figure their viewers because I'm sure more people were watching than was stated. Everyone I know watches. I hope another channel picks them up. I don't have cable or direct tv so I rely on regular programming. I will surely miss his show and will NOT be watching his replacement. Tired of typical talk shows.

  51. Vclampwork Beads

    I have some mixed feelings. Nate seems to be a genuinely nice guy with great decorating ideas. I watched the show, but frequently found myself channel surfing during many episodes. Too many boring moments mingling with interesting ones! Wishing you the very best of luck in the future Nate! I'm still a fan!

  52. Vclampwork Beads

    I have some mixed feelings. Nate seems to be a genuinely nice guy with great decorating ideas. I watched the show, but frequently found myself channel surfing during many episodes. Too many boring moments mingling with interesting ones! Wishing you the very best of luck in the future Nate! I'm still a fan!

  53. Joy Marie Piepenhagen

    I watched Nate whenever I had a day off. Too bad they only ran him in the middle of the day. DR. Oz and Dr Phil are aired twice a day in Milwaukee. His show was enetertaining and informative. Not at all "unfocused". Oprah is getting too $$$ centered. This was a darn good show.

  54. Mary Moran

    just realized today when I turned on the TV to watch Nate that he's been cancelled – that was a great show – hopefully he'll show up on another network – I sure will watch the show where ever it goes.

  55. Dorothy Hill

    yes I'm surprised and I hate it. 1.2 million is alot of people. beside that there are so many more not on your list. do you know how many people watch him and don 't get on your list. he was so good and I loved his show. you are so wrong, I scheduled my day around watching his show. my husband watched it too and that is a very big deal. you are juu plain wrong, canceling his show. please put it back and don't make him have to cook and do fashion. his design is wonderful and if has to have others on there have other designers, house proud and mr goodwill. I want it back please. you don't have since enough to know his show should not be like everyone elses. he is nate and you tried to make him like everyone else on tv. I am sure you failed instead of him or his show.

  56. Jill Stegall

    I am SO sorry Nate will not be on the air this fall. I'm also noticing "Ellen" is no longer on our NBC local 2 channel! Not a great plan, but I will now get other things done during the time that I used to watch my fave NBC shows. Maybe I will start painting again…or read a good book. There's pretty much nothing else on that interests me after the morning news programming now. Guess this is how the networks "self-destruct".

  57. Karyl Georgio

    Very sad to hear the show has been cancelled. He offered practical solutions to everyday people. So sad. Ricki, really, another talk show? Big whoop!

  58. Cornelia Elizabeth Vanderveer Greathouse

    The comments about "not being a focused show (should be interior design only)", and, "he could not carry an hour long show", is way off base. Rachel Ray has the same format; interviews, fashion advice & shows, the newest on cosmetic procedures, etc., etc. and then some where a cooking segment gets worked in, which is what her show is supposed to be, a cooking show. I love her show. As for carrying an hour, he is hands down the best thing to happen to morning, daytime T.V. Daytime is getting worse every season, it has become redundant, Nates show replacment in my veiwing area is the equaliviant of "Cops" or some ridiculous infomercial. Not what I want to watch with my coffee in the morning to start my day. We could do with less shows about the medical world TMI….and go back to what used to work, the inspiring the uplifting, the fun. IE Nate, Oprah, Ann Curry, Katie, Martha, the Soaps etc., etc. Lets get back to old fashioned entertainment with out all the graphic reality, I can not believe that people want to continue to watch shows like Maury, and Jerry Springer junk food for the brain. We have enough of that on cable and at night. If that's any indication of our nations taste in in T.V. no wonder we rank #16th in the world for degree holders. With any hope another network will see a good thing, and snap him up and he can continue to wow us with his awe inspiring ideas and ways to decorate our homes, save money, and time doing it, giving us all a chance to flex our creative muscle, and be house proud. Thanks for everything you have taught, and shared with me. I will be waiting for your new show………..a devoted fan.

  59. Toni Lockyer

    I came home at lunchtime each day to watch The Nate Show. I LOVED LOVED LOVED his affordable design; but I did find the show somewhat unfocused. I think if he did a design show, as opposed to interviews/cooking/talk shows which there is enough on air already. Loved his makeovers; and surprises for common folks. Hated the screaming commercials however, I'm sure if I was on his show for a makeover, pretty sure I would scream too… haha
    Will be looking for you again NATE! xoxo