TV One has decided to cancel Roland Martin’s morning news show, “NewsOne Now.” TV One’s interim GM, Michelle Rice has released the following statement:
“After four years of award-winning programming and distinguished service to our viewers as the only black daily newscast on television, the network has made the difficult decision to suspend the production of NewsOne Now as a daily morning news show. The last live show is scheduled for December 21st.”
Behind the scenes reasoning for canceling the show is apparently due to budget cuts!
Roland has taken to social media with the following to say:
“Fam, the sad news is true. The staff of @tvonetv #NewsOneNow was informed this afternoon that after four years of doing groundbreaking and award-winning work, the show will cease production at the end of the year. Our last live show will be Dec. 21. The emails, text messages, phone calls, Facebook and Twitter posts have been amazing. Your love for our work on @tvonetv #NewsOneNow is warming my heart and that of my staff. To read these amazing comments about how much the show meant to you is unbelievable. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! #BringTheFunk”
I’m sure this won’t be the last time we see Roland on tv.