According to Vulture, BET has made the decision to cancel “The Rundown With Robin Thede” Apparently, the network has cited high critical praise and reviews but the ratings were too low to continue producing it. The show, which debuted on the network in October 2017, was the first time a Black woman hosted a late-night television program. So not only does it represent the end of a unique show for BET’s lineup, it represents the loss of a much-needed voice in the late night space.
Thankfully, Thede is taking a optimistic approach about the whole thing saying, “I’m thankful that BET took a chance on me and the show. I’m already in development on several other projects and I’m looking forward to hosting the TCA Awards on August 4.”
BET said, “We have so much love and respect for our Unicorn and look forward to finding ways to continue in partnership with Robin.”
And while there seems to be no bad blood between the two parties, fans of the show and a few folks on Twitter did not take kindly to the news.