Keke Palmer Says She 'Expected' Her Talk Show To Get Axed - Here's Why!
Keke Palmer admitted that she was not surprised her talk show was cancelled. The actress opened up about the whole thing during an episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she had a sit-down with Andy Cohen.
While on the show, the actress and activist told the host that he ‘expected’ her daytime show she used to co-host with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, to be axed.
As fans know, it was cancelled back in March and now, GMA 3: What You Need to Know, which is a COVID-19 daily report show, is airing in its place.
Now, when asked about her show being cancelled and how she reacted, Keke simply revealed that it was ‘expected.’
Keke Palmer went on to explain that ‘when the pandemic hit, it became all that was on our minds - the pandemic, understanding COVID, corona. So I kind of knew that, if the show did come back, it'd have to be much, much, much later. Because our show's really about an audience. We do a bit of news, but it is entertainment news. It is really fun conversations and lightheartedness.
‘So it's a different time now, and some of the conversation has changed, and I think it [pushed] us out.’
This comes after Palmer also addressed speculations that the show was cancelled because of her involvement in the Black Lives Matter protests.
She was quick to explain that the cancellation had nothing to do with politics but rather with commerce.
In an IG post, the actress stated at the time that: ‘The reality is that I was never signed to SSK as one would any seasonal show. This business is dynamic and so instead of thinking of me as a 'series regular' just see me as a brand working with the corporation Disney / ABC News and that particular show that I was on is no longer. That doesn't mean the relationship I have with them dies, it just means it evolves.’