CNN Calling It Quits: ‘Internal Favorite’ Series Dropped After Just 2 Seasons – Are the Walls Closing In?


You know things are bad at CNN when one of its more popular new shows is canned with nary a whimper.

Actor Stanley Tucci related on Wednesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that his show “Searching for Italy” had gotten the ax at the struggling “news” channel.

“Will there be a season 3?” Fallon asked.

“Yes, I hope there will be,” Tucci responded. “Unfortunately, CNN has canceled all of their original programming.”

Tucci did note that the prospects for his show are not completely d*ad.

“Hopefully we’ll end up on another streamer, network, we don’t know. But yes, I have plans to do season three and more.”

Variety reported that “Searching for Italy” was an “internal favorite” at CNN. After all, on a network typically filled to the brim with woke nonsense, a show that was largely apolitical must have been a breath of fresh air.

The elevator pitch for “Searching for Italy” could be “charismatic man tours beautiful Italian locations and eats delicious local cuisine.” It was simple and straightforward, and the reviews reflected that.

Sadly for Tucci and his crew, CNN pulled back on original series in October, according to Variety, citing the exorbitant costs of “commissioning third-party premium content.”

But while things are likely still looking up for “Searching for Italy” as far as finding a new home (who doesn’t enjoy beautiful views and delicious food?), its former network is struggling quite a bit.


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