CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- After a week of rumors, NBC Enterprises has officially canceled its sophomore talk show "The John Walsh Show." Production will wrap on the New York-based syndicated series next Friday with the show's final episodes airing in January.
In a statement to the press, the company said: "The efforts by John and his staff have resulted in impactful shows that have addressed real issues that viewers face on a daily basis. However, with his primetime program, charitable causes and extensive work with law enforcement, serious time constraints have made it very challenging for John to continue to host the 'The John Walsh Show.' We wish him and everyone involved in the show the best in the future."
"Walsh" averaged a 1.1 rating this season, down 15 percent from last year.