The merciless economy strikes again as Marie Osmond loses her talk show deal due the lack of funds needed to produce it!
A statement from the company overseeing the project, Program Partners, was released this afternoon stating:
“We acknowledge with gratitude the many stations, advertisers and marketing partners who have been totally enthusiastic and incredibly patient with us as we worked hard to maintain solid footing for this project. Our belief in Marie’s creative vision for a new kind of talk show is unshakable, but in the end, the marketplace this year was simply unyielding.”
Of course, no one is more bummed than Marie herself, who was probably hoping to escape having to perform with her brother Donny five times a week in Vegas. She was quoted saying:
“I want to express my deep appreciation for the faithful support and dedication shown by the numerous stations. It was my sincere desire to return their enthusiastic responses by producing an exceptional talk show for their fall schedules; produced with the high quality that is associated with the Marie Osmond brand for over four decades. This project, under proper conditions, still remains a strong passion of mine.”
Perhaps, one day, the world will be graced with your words of wisdom, Marie. And if not, we don't foresee any big heartbreak for anyone.
[Image via WENN.]