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ABC7 cancels '7Live' talk show

Bermudez and Copeland. ABC7 photo.

KGO-TV is canceling “7Live,” its 3-4 p.m. talk show featuring Brian Copeland and Lizzie Bermudez, effective April 27, due to low ratings.

The cancelation was first reported by Matthew Keys, a social media editor at Reuters and a former KGO producer. He says KGO will fill the hour with syndicated programming until the fall when the station adds Katie Couric’s new talk show. Keys says management informed the show’s staff on Wednesday and that it’s unknown if they will be reassigned to work on Channel 7’s other newscasts.

“We’re tremendously proud of everyone involved with 7 Live and their terrific work that earned an Emmy Award and other recognition,” KGO gm Bill Burton said in a statement. “Unfortunately, 7 Live was unable to build enough of an audience to justify the major financial commitment necessary to continue the show.”

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