The Meredith Vieira Show Belongs to the Ages Now

Bye, Meredith. Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

It will be the job of future historians to determine the meaning of The Meredith Vieira Show. For now, we know only that is no more. The NBC daytime talk show has gone where the goblins go, or at least where the goblins go when they have their eponymous shows canned, after suffering from low viewership. Fortunately for Vieira, she will step into a reporting role for the network's coverage of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. “I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season, but I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers,” Vieira said following news that her show's current second season would be its last. “We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!” The show will live on in perpetuity in the hearts and minds of some of our aunts, and in those aunts' DVRs.