NBC Cancels 'Rock Center'

May 10th, 2013 6:17 PM

In a serious blow to NBC News and Brian Williams, it was announced Friday that NBC is canceling Rock Center.

TVNewser moments ago published a note from NBC News Group chief Pat Fili-Krushel sent to staff Friday afternoon:


I wanted to let you know in advance of NBC Entertainment’s Upfront presentation on Monday that a decision has been made about the future of “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Unfortunately, the show will finish its run on the primetime schedule on June 21.

While we’re disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the ‘Rock Center’ team put into the program each week.

There have been so many notable moments — unprecedented access to the White House Situation Room, a compelling hour-long broadcast on the Boston Marathon bombings, the Emmy Award-winning exclusive with Jerry Sandusky – just to mention a few. Everyone gave their all to bring the most interesting stories to our viewers.

I would like to thank Brian, Alex, David and the entire “Rock Center” team for their efforts. The show will be missed.


Makes you wonder if the last straw was Chelsea Clinton interviewing the Geico gecko a few weeks ago.