MTV’s ‘Alexa Chung’ to go off air

Network will re-tool in afternoon slot

MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17.

Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a half-hour in a new 3:30 p.m. timeslot.

MTV programming prexy Tony DiSanto told Daily Variety the cabler is “100% committed” to a studio-based, live pop-culture show with music and interviews, but indicated that the network is still searching for the right formula.

“The difference between these (and scripted shows) is you have to develop these on the air,” said DiSanto, adding that “we make the changes until we settle on the show that’s what we want.”

Steve Tseckares, hired by MTV last month as senior veep of special programming and production, said that a revamped program would premiere in January. Until then, MTV will air a mix of repeats and specials in the timeslot.

Chung’s contract with the network expires early next year, and MTV is “leaving it open” as far as future plans with her.

Tim Healy and Sebastian Scott exec produce “It’s On” with Reveille’s Howard T. Owens and Mark Koops.

More Scene

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17. Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17. Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17. Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17. Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17. Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a […]

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    MTV live talker “It’s On With Alexa Chung” will not be returning after its second-season finale Dec. 17. Series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news along with an interactive component. Having debuted as an hourlong show in June, it returned for its second season Oct. 19 as a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content