TBS Scraps Plans for Michael Moore’s ‘TV Nation’ Revival

“Fahrenheit 11/9” director was too busy with other projects, a network rep tells TheWrap

Last Updated: February 7, 2019 @ 11:44 AM

Turner is not going forward with its revival of Michael Moore’s “TV Nation,” the network confirmed to TheWrap.

The decision to scrap “TV Nation” was due to the fact that Moore didn’t have time because of his other projects, according to Turner rep, including his latest film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” which was released last fall.

The planned revival, which was initially called “Live from the Apocalypse,” was announced in 2017. It was first slated for TNT before being shifted over to TBS, and was renamed “TV Nation,” the same title as Moore’s satirical news magazine that ran on NBC from 1994 to 1995.

It was supposed to premiere in the fall of 2017, before being pushed to 2018 so it could be timed to the midterm elections.

Moore was going to star, direct and executive produce the new “TV Nation” with Meghan O’Hara. The series would see Moore and a team of correspondents take on two of the documentary filmmaker’s favorite targets: Washington Politics and Wall Street.

“TV Nation” was going to be Moore’s first TV series since “The Awful Truth” went off the air in 2000. Moore earned a Primetime Emmy for “TV Nation” — the first for a non-fiction series.