Ten axes The Circle
Ten axes The Circle

Channel Ten has announced it will axe Logie-winning talk show program The Circle as part of a revamped morning line up.

In a statement issued this morning the station said production of The Circle, hosted by Gorgi Coghlan and Yumi Stynes, would cease this Friday and be replaced by a US talk show and morning news programs.

The Circle has been one of the most lauded local talk show programs on Australian television in recent years with original co-host Chrissie Swan nominated for last year's Gold Logie Awards and taking out most popular new female talent. She left the program earlier this year to pursue a role hosting a breakfast radio program.

The Circle also took out four other Logies last year, including most popular light entertainment program.

Network Ten chief executive James Warburton said the decision to cancel The Circle was a financial one.

"The decision to cease production of The Circle is unfortunate and was not taken lightly," Mr Warburton said.

"But tight fiscal control and cost discipline are a core part of our strategy."

From next Monday, August 6, there will be four new programs added to the network's mid-morning line-up, including a weekday US talk show hosted by Sara Gilbert.

Two entertainment shows, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider and Ten Morning News will slot into the new line up.

Breakfast, hosted by Paul Henry, Kathryn Robinson and Magdalena Roze, will now run from 6am to 8.30am each morning from next Monday.

The West Australian

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