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WNBC Moves New York Live to Midday

As TV stations across the country prepare to debut the new Fall syndicated shows — from the likes of Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, and Steve Harvey — other shows are being shifted. In New York, WNBC which will air the Probst and Harvey hours, will be moving the locally-produced New York Live from 3pm to 12:30pm, and cutting it in half. In the process, longtime anchor Jane Hanson will be leaving WNBC, again. Hanson (left) tells FishbowlNY, “It just didn’t work for me for a number of different reasons. One of them is financially. There wasn’t the same kind of pay involved. I just could not afford to take that job.”

Hanson and the show’s EP Amy Rosenblum are launching a new company called The Media Masters which aims to train and coach the next crop of TV hosts.

It was thought New York Live would be canceled this Fall, but the shift to 12:30 keeps it on the WNBC schedule. The show started as LX New York and originally aired at 5pm. When WNBC brought back the 5pm news in June 2011, the lifestyle show shifted to 3pm.

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Sun Setting on WNBC Daytime Show ‘New York Live’

WNBC daytime lifestyle show “New York Live,” which has undergone several format and talent changes since debuting in 2009, will sign off for good this fall.

The Daily News reports that the show, currently hosted by Sara Gore, Jane Hanson, and Jacque Reid, will be cancelled later this year and will likely be replaced by a new syndicated talk show.

“After a good run, New York Live will be going off the air in the fall,” a WNBC spokesperson told TVSpy today. “We have not yet made the decision as to what programming will take that time slot.”

Last year, “New York Live,” which is produced by LX.TV, was bumped to 3:00 p.m. to make way for a 5 o’clock newscast that it had effectively replaced.

WNBC’s 5pm show renamed ‘New York Live’

WNBC is changing the name of its 5pm show from “LX New York” to “New York Live,” effective today.

LX New York debuted two years ago produced not by WNBC’s news department, but by the LX.TV group, which had been acquired by NBCUniversal in early 2008.

Jane Hanson and Sara Gore continue to host the lifestyle and entertainment program.

For decades, from 1980-2007, the 5pm timeslot on WNBC was home to “Live at Five,” an interview and lifestyle show which led off with news headlines. “Live at Five” had been been hosted by Matt Lauer and Jack Cafferty, and for its entirety by Sue Simmons and once included voice-overs from SNL announcer Don Pardo. But over the years, the show morphed into a traditional newscast, was canceled in 2007 and replaced by EXTRA at 5pm and later News 4 New York until LX New York came along in 2009.

“Our new name, New York Live, reflects what the show has become — all about the very best of New York everyday,” says Morgan Hertzan, General Manager, LX.TV.

The name change comes on the same day New York’s news leader WABC launches its 4pm newscast replacing “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

WNBC’s Jane Hanson: “I’m a Woman Over 50, and Women Over 50 Are Not Necessarily Welcomed”

“I’m a woman over 50, and women over 50 are not necessarily welcomed on television,” WNBC’s Jane Hanson told TVSpy’s sister site FishbowlNY recently.

“I honestly thought this may be a really nice signal for women out there that you don’t have to be 35, or you don’t have to be 25. You can be over 50, go back on the air and actually have a voice.”

Hanson spent 27 years with WNBC, much of it as a morning anchor, before being unceremoniously fired in 2006.

But now she’s back with the station and recently celebrated her 1-year anniversary as the co-host of the NBC-affiliate’s afternoon lifestyle show “LX New York.” Read more at FishbowlNY