26 Aug 2016 07:07 PM EST
For the first time in eight years, after September 22, Dr. Drew Pinsky will not be seen regularly on TV.
His show is being cancelled in what is being called a mutual decision.
Pinsky, often just called "Dr. Drew," is an internist and addiction specialist. He hosted the radio show Loveline from 1984 until this year and also hosted a televised version of show. In 2008 he started hosting Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, a show aimed at helping celebrities through their various addictions, and also hosted its various spinoffs.
As Celebrity Rehab finished its run, Dr. Drew then began hosting the series Dr. Drew on Call in 2011 on HLN. The series at one point focused on health issues, both mental and physical, but went through a format change to where it was a round-table format in front of an audience discussing the day's current events.
This past week it was announced that Dr. Drew on Call is coming to an end.
Ken Jautz, CNN executive vice president, announced, "Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22."
"Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows, and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming," Jautz said via statement. "Their audience-driven shows, in particular, were innovative and memorable TV. And Dr. Drew has been an authoritative voice on addiction and on many other topical issues facing America today."
It's the second big change facing HLN, sister network of CNN. It was announced last June that Nancy Grace would also be ending her show after hosting the show on the network since 2005.
"It has been a privilege working at HLN," Pinsky said in his own statement. "My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional. I am very excited to stay with the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor."
After Dr. Drew on Call ends on HLN, the network will air episodes of Forensic Files in its time slot.
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