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8 Surprising Daytime Talk Show Failures, From Harry Connick Jr to Queen Latifah (Photos)

8 Surprising Daytime Talk Show Failures, From Harry Connick Jr to Queen Latifah (Photos)

From Oprah to Ellen, daytime TV has found its own array of talk-show stars. But clearly the format isn’t for everyone.

Harry Connick Jr.‘s syndicated daytime talk show, “Harry,” was canceled by NBCUniversal Television Distribution in 2018 after only 2 seasons. It had aired on Fox-owned stations for a total of 299 episodes, though in the end, it failed to find its footing.

Jane Pauley was the widely admired cohost of “Today.” A natural fit for her own daytime show, right? Nope. “The Jane Pauley Show” premiered in 2004 and was canceled after just one season.

Everyone loves Tony Danza, right? Maybe not. The irrepressible former “Taxi” star premiered “The Tony Danza Show” in 2004. Audiences were apparently unimpressed by games like “Extravadanza!” and the show was yanked after two years.

“The Wayne Brady Show” arose out of his work on ABC’s primetime improv hit, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” But

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