CNN has reportedly canned Eliot Spitzer's primetime show in its new fall lineup, ending the disgraced former New York governor's nine-month cable television trial.
According to The Wall Street Journal, struggling CNN has axed "In the Arena," Spitzer's roundtable discussion show that airs at 8 p.m. ET.
It's unclear whether CNN, which is owned by media giant Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), would retain Spitzer in another capacity.
Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 in the wake of a stunning prostitution scandal, announced a TV deal with CNN in June 2010 as part of efforts to rehabilitate his image. The show, which originally paired Spitzer with conservative journalist Kathleen Parker, was dubbed "Parker Spitzer" but was renamed after she left.
The Spitzer move is part of a broader shakeup at CNN. The network plans to also move Anderson Cooper's "AC 360" show to the 8 p.m. time slot and introduce a new show for former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett at 7 p.m., The Huffington Post reported.