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Earth-shine

(3,592 posts)
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 04:45 PM Dec 2022

Stanley Tucci's Beloved Italian Food Show Was Just Canceled By CNN

Stanley Tucci's adventures in Italy are officially finito. At least for now.

During his Dec. 14 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the beloved actor revealed that his Emmy Award-winning food and travel docuseries, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, has been put on the chopping block.

"Unfortunately, CNN has canceled all of their original programming. So hopefully we'll end up on another streamer, network—we don't know," Tucci told Fallon. "But yes, I have plans to do season 3 and more."

Fallon joked, "So Searching for Italy is searching for a new network," to which Tucci responded, "It's not as appetizing."

https://www.eatthis.com/stanley-tucci-searching-for-italy-canceled/

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Stanley Tucci's Beloved Italian Food Show Was Just Canceled By CNN (Original Post) Earth-shine Dec 2022 OP
I'd watch Tucci knitting while reciting the Canton, Ohio phone book at a mumble on cold medication. marble falls Dec 2022 #1
I'm a Tucci fan as well. MLAA Dec 2022 #6
The first thing I saw him on was a lawyer show called, "Murder 1". He was an eye catcher. marble falls Dec 2022 #15
I loved it nt XanaDUer2 Dec 2022 #2
It's a great show. Maybe another network will pick it up. jalan48 Dec 2022 #3
I think it's a reflection on CNN, not on Stanley Tucci's marvelous show FakeNoose Dec 2022 #4
Surely reflects badly on CNN. elleng Dec 2022 #9
That's too bad Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2022 #5
A Few Times For Me ProfessorGAC Dec 2022 #19
CNN screws up again montanacowboy Dec 2022 #7
It's hard to believe someone won't pick it up Clash City Rocker Dec 2022 #8
Right, hard to believe. elleng Dec 2022 #10
WOW... what jerks. FalloutShelter Dec 2022 #11
CNN has fallen to Voldemort... FarPoint Dec 2022 #12
Interesting tavernier Dec 2022 #14
Great connection! FarPoint Dec 2022 #16
Move it to Rebl2 Dec 2022 #13
Dang I was hoping some day whistler162 Dec 2022 #17
I'd rather watch CNN's specials like this mcar Dec 2022 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Stinky The Clown Dec 2022 #20
A good place for it to land might be Byron Allen's Recipe TV Stinky The Clown Dec 2022 #21
I loved that show nightwing1240 Dec 2022 #22
I love this show! CNN sucks now. Ana Cabrera is leaving CNN for MSNBC probably because she knows she liberal_mama Dec 2022 #23
All their original programming? Damn. nolabear Dec 2022 #24
I could watch that show on an endless loop... bahboo Dec 2022 #25
CNN is trash. Oneironaut Dec 2022 #26
I hope PBS picks it up. GoCubsGo Dec 2022 #27
Tucci did a good stint on ER. tirebiter Dec 2022 #28

marble falls

(55,375 posts)
15. The first thing I saw him on was a lawyer show called, "Murder 1". He was an eye catcher.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 05:25 PM
Dec 2022
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_One_(TV_series)

Premise

In its first season, the series starred Daniel Benzali as defense attorney Theodore (Ted) Hoffman, a criminal litigator and the principal of his own firm, Hoffman and Associates. Backed by a cadre of young associates, Hoffman was a gruff, masterful criminal lawyer who zealously represented his clients in high-profile cases. Patricia Clarkson played his wife, Annie. Unique for a television drama at that time, the first season of the series revolved around a single high-profile criminal case. Stanley Tucci played Richard Cross, a charming but morally ambiguous philanthropist and the first man arrested for the murder of Jessica Costello. Bobbie Phillips played Julie Costello, the murder victim's sister and the girlfriend of Richard Cross.

FakeNoose

(32,041 posts)
4. I think it's a reflection on CNN, not on Stanley Tucci's marvelous show
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 04:55 PM
Dec 2022

They're just running out of money, it seems everything and everyone is fired.

ProfessorGAC

(63,802 posts)
19. A Few Times For Me
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 06:07 PM
Dec 2022

Wasn't a regular viewer, but watched a few episodes.
I agree with you. I liked it, too.
My dad worked with a couple brothers at the dairy that shared Stanley's last name.
One of them was a retail driver. (Delivered to the homes, unlike my dad who delivered to the supermarkets.)
The kids in the neighborhoods where he went loved him.
Maybe it's a rule that with the name Tucci, you have to be nice!

montanacowboy

(6,009 posts)
7. CNN screws up again
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 05:00 PM
Dec 2022

I haven't watched them since they went crazy - I sure hope Tucci finds another outlet for his show. It was fantastic. And the fact that he grew up in Italy as a young boy and speaks Italian beautifully only gives more credence to the show. He is one of our great actors, I especially liked him in the Lovely Bones.

Clash City Rocker

(3,355 posts)
8. It's hard to believe someone won't pick it up
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 05:02 PM
Dec 2022

One reason Tucci has risen above the label “character actor” is that he’s just so likable. When he’s in a scene, he’s the one you’re watching. And he cares deeply about the subject.

I suspect a news channel was the wrong place for it. On the Food Network, or one of the streaming platforms, it would be huge.

elleng

(128,928 posts)
10. Right, hard to believe.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 05:03 PM
Dec 2022

Think anyone/channel can afford such? DO wish PBS could; surely they WOULD, if they could.

Rebl2

(13,059 posts)
13. Move it to
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 05:17 PM
Dec 2022

Discovery+ or some other free streaming channel, if those even exist. I would say put it on Food Network, but they have become the food competition channel. Seems like the only time they have a show with a person cooking on the show it’s for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday and most of those are repeats.

mcar

(42,099 posts)
18. I'd rather watch CNN's specials like this
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 06:04 PM
Dec 2022

than the all-day, all-the-same news shows. I feel the same about MSNBC. Every hour, same 3 or 4 topics.

Response to mcar (Reply #18)

Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)
21. A good place for it to land might be Byron Allen's Recipe TV
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 06:31 PM
Dec 2022

If you haven't watched it, give it a try, A quiet, soothing tone tothe programming. The network is still young so the inventory of programs is such there are reruns. The talent is young but engaging. Tucci could go there and inject real excitement. I could imagine two shows. One focused more on the travel and one focused more on recipes.

liberal_mama

(1,495 posts)
23. I love this show! CNN sucks now. Ana Cabrera is leaving CNN for MSNBC probably because she knows she
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 07:08 PM
Dec 2022

will be fired or demoted soon. I used to love to watch the night shows on CNN with Anderson, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon. I realize that Chris Cuomo was fired for certain reasons, but I did enjoy his show. Now they have Don Lemon in the morning. I don't even bother to watch anymore unless there is some major story breaking. Plus they kept having all the Covid death cultists on like Leana Wen and the other Covid-loving freaks.

nolabear

(41,825 posts)
24. All their original programming? Damn.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 07:13 PM
Dec 2022

They’ve done some amazing, important in depth work. What on earth? Are they trying to sink?

bahboo

(16,180 posts)
25. I could watch that show on an endless loop...
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 07:32 PM
Dec 2022

in fact...I have. It will find another network, it's too good not to....

Oneironaut

(5,400 posts)
26. CNN is trash.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 09:59 PM
Dec 2022

All they do now is speculate about what Trump is doing all day. They’re obsessed with him, probably because they feel like it will give them the most ad revenue. They were slobbering over Trump’s stupid “announcement,” like usual.

GoCubsGo

(32,033 posts)
27. I hope PBS picks it up.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 10:22 PM
Dec 2022

It would be perfect for them. I think Amazon carries it on Prime Video, so maybe they'll take over. Bezos can afford it.

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