The food talk show was canceled by ABC on Wednesday. The bad news hasn’t gone down well with fans or the show’s hosts.
During the show’s episode on Thursday, the hosts took some time to share about how they felt about the cancelation. A clip was posted on Twitter on the show’s official page
The Chew’s hosts Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, and Michael Symon got emotional while addressing the show’s cancellation. ABC had announced that the seventh season of the show would be its last.
Thursday’s episode was quite somber and filled with tears. “It’s an interesting day here at The Chew because most of you might have heard, some of you might not have, but The Chew has not been picked up for an eighth season – our seventh season is our last,” Kelly shared.
His announcement and acknowledgment was met with “boos” from the crowd. To pay tribute to their seven-year run, Kelly told the audience that on that episode they weren’t going to talk about any trending topics or the theme
He shared that they were going to spend the first segment talking about their feelings instead. Symon revealed that he could count on a couple of fingers the days that didn’t want to wake up at 5:30 to go to work.
“The mood is a little sad around here to be honest with you. There is a lot of people who work really hard on this show and really believe in this show and we’re all going to miss this show very, very much.”
Clinton Kelly, Twitter, May 24, 2018
He admitted that being on the show had been the most fun he ever had in his life. The co-host shared that this was because of the fans.
He declared that they were unbelievable and had made the show special for them. Kelly went on to give a touching tribute to his co-hosts and the show.
He confessed that The Chew had been his home for the past several years. Kelly confessed that nine years ago he’d made a vow to live his life under three guiding principles which were love, awe, and gratitude.
The co-host added that he was grateful to have worked with his cast mates. He admitted that he’d gotten to know them well over the past seven years.
Kelly praised them for being talented chefs and great TV personalities. He also added that they were generous co-hosts and good people.
The star emotionally shared that they were the salt of the earth. The show’s cancelation news came after a report was published saying that disgraced chef Mario Batali was under criminal investigation for sexual assault.
Batali had been a former co-host on The Chew. The remaining hosts chose to not comment on his accusations on Thursday’s episode.
ABC made the announcement that the show was canceled, after 1,454 episodes, multiple Emmy nominations, and two Emmy wins.