'Marie' Season 2 a no-go: Hallmark Channel cancels Marie Osmond talk show

Marie Osmond's daily talk show will not see a Season 2 at Hallmark Channel, the network has confirmed.In a lengthy statement on Tuesday (July 2), Hallmark explained that the network is in the midst of an identity transformation -- one that "Marie" doesn't fit in anymore. The full statement is as follows: "Hallmark Channel is in a phase of true transformation to a much more diversified portfolio of family friendly entertainment that includes original movies and acquired series in addition to original primetime scripted series and a full original daytime line up. With so many talk show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to greenlight a second season of its Critics Choice Award nominated talk show, Marie, starring Marie Osmond.  As the network examined and explored its work in daytime, we determined that the best direction for this daypart is to offer quintessential lifestyle service shows that inform...



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