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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

More Bad News For The Lacheys

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It’s been a bad week for Nick and Vanessa Lachey. After Ohio voters Tuesday rejected the legalized marijuana ballot issue promoted by Nick, NBC Universal shut down Vanessa’s “Truth Be Told” new fall sitcom after three telecasts.

Variety says the set was dismantled this week for “Truth Be Told,” which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Bresha Webb and Lachey as married couples and neighbors.  

Emptying the set means the show is essentially canceled.

I’m not surprised after watching the premiere.

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Vanessa Lachey and Mark-Paul Gosselaar played a married couple.

Production of the sitcom, which debuted Friday Oct. 16 (8:30 p.m., Channel 5, NBC), was scheduled to end later this month.

But after a weak start, NBC cut the initial order from 13 to 10 episodes. “Truth Be Told” is the lowest rated new fall TV series on the four major networks this year, averaging 0.68 rating with viewers ages 18-49 and 2.34 million viewers overall, Variety says.

Also on the verge of cancelation, after having their initial orders reduced: Fox’s “Minority Report,” NBC’s “The Player” and ABC’s “Blood & Oil.” 

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.