CNN canceled one of its “biggest” original series, Stanley Tucci: Search for Italyas part of the network’s larger cuts.
The cancellation comes a few months after the release of the second season of the Oscar-nominated actor’s food show, in which he travels across Italy in search of the country’s secrets and the best regional cuisine.
On Wednesday evening (December 14), during a performance on Late night with Jimmy FallonTucci informed the host that “Unfortunately, CNN has canceled all of its original programming.”
“Hopefully we end up with another streamer, network, we don’t know.” The lovely bones said Stern. “But yes, I have plans for season three and beyond.”
In October, CNN CEO Chris Licht said in a statement that they were withdrawing from original programming produced by outside production companies. One decision, he said, was based “in large part on the ever-increasing cost of subcontracting premium content from third-parties.”
Despite the news, a source said The Hollywood Reporter that Tucci is still in the process of executive producing a spin-off series, Search for Mexicolead by Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, who is expected to debut on CNN in 2023.
In a recent statement, a CNN spokesman wrote: “Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy is one of the most successful projects in the CNN Original Series and has received two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Program.
“We would like to thank Stanley Tucci for his dream partnership. We look forward to future cooperation Eva Longoria: In Search of Mexicofor which he serves as executive producer.”
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