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TBS cancels 'The Pete Holmes Show'

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TBS announced the cancellation of "The Pete Holmes Show" on Friday, May 23. The final episode will air on June 18. The show was produced by Conan O'Brien and aired Monday through Thursday at midnight after "Conan". TBS dropped it from future production due to low ratings.

The affable, charming Holmes debuted his talk show on October 28 last year and completed 80 episodes. His program format featured a monologue, sketches, remote segments, comedy bits, and interviews with celebrity guests. Frequent sketches involved comic book characters, including Pete as a husky-voiced (like Christian Bale) Batman and a human resource-leaning Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men. Some other popular bits featured voicemail messages from his father and a rant/dance for eco-friendly hotels to "Wash My Damn Towels!" His interviews with guests often included Pete having giggle fits while holding his face.

Holmes posted an open letter to his fans on Facebook Friday after an outpouring of support. He thanked his writers, crew, producers, and audiences, with his greatest gratitude going to Conan O'Brien for giving him his show. The post was heartfelt and positive. Though he admitted to running through a gamut of emotions after hearing the news, he has a lot of hope and a great outlook on the future of his career. Pete will continue to host his very popular comedy interview podcast, "You Made it Weird".

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