After over 19 years on the air, the BBC have pulled the plug on popular music-based panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
The show has been presented by a range of hosts in the past including Mark Lemarr, Simon Amstell and more recently, comedian Rhod Gilbert and has featured regular captains such as Phill Jupitus, Bill Bailey and Noel Fielding.
According to the Guardian, BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw decided not to recommission the show in order to “create space for new entertainment formats”.
Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled I guess there's no point in me owning a tv anymore
— Rachel ★ (@rachelharms_) May 26, 2015
Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years! GUTTED. Easily one of the best panel shows on telly… such a shame. #NMTB
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) May 26, 2015
Alongside Top Gear, Buzzcocks was once one of BBC2’s most popular shows, but nowadays dips below 1 million viewers consistently.
A BBC spokeswoman said:
After 28 series we’ve decided not to bring Never Mind the Buzzcocks back to the BBC. This will create space for new entertainment formats in the future.
We’d like to thank the team at Talkback, Rhod Gilbert, all the brilliant hosts over the years and of course Noel and Phill for the years of enjoyment they’ve given BBC2 viewers.
We’ll leave you with one of the most legendary moments of the show’s history.