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‘Dr Drew’ to End After 5 Years on HLN

Final episode of show will air on Sept. 22

“Dr Drew” has been canceled after five years on HLN, TheWrap has learned.

“Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz said in a statement.

“Their audience-driven shows, in particular, were innovative and memorable TV,” Jautz continued.¬†“And Dr. Drew has been an authoritative voice on addiction and on many other topical issues facing America today.”

The final episode of the series will air on Sept. 22.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist and internist, has hosted the series since 2011. He previously hosted the talk series “Loveline” and “Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew.”

“It has been a privilege working at HLN,” Pinsky said in a statement. “My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional. I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”

This is the latest move in a major revamp of HLN. Back in January, longtime network stalwart Nancy Grace announced she would be leaving the network in October.

CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield recently announced she will begin hosting her own HLN primetime series after Grace’s departure.

Several other CNN anchors have already made the move to HLN. Michaela Pereira joined the network earlier this year. Others include Erica Hill and Robin Meade.