Good Morning show to end in December

The long-running TV One show is set to air its last episode this year

Television New Zealand has announced its long-running Good Morning show will be axed at the end of December, after having been on air for the past 19 years.

On Facebook, host Jeanette Thomas paid tribute to the show – which would have celebrated its 20th anniversary next year – as well as the “incredible” team behind it and her “brilliant” co-hosts and presenters.

“I’ve had the privilege of interviewing hundreds of wonderful people over the past four years – some well known, others not, but every one of them important to me in those few minutes we had together on the GM couch,” she wrote.

“Argh! I can’t put in words how much I’m going to bloody miss it.

“Thankfully, though, we don’t sign off for a couple of months so I shall be making the most of every show until then. Live tele – nothing beats it.”

Good Morning airs on TV One every weekday morning from 9am and covers news, arts, entertainment, cooking and lifestyle topics in a magazine-style format.

A range of familiar Kiwi faces have fronted the show since it first hit NZ television screens in 1996, including Liz Gunn, Mary Lambie, Evie Ashton, Brendan Pongia and Sarah Bradley. The show’s format has also seen some changes over the years, initially running for two hours (and later, three hours) before shifting to the current one-hour duration.

Jeff Latch, director of content at TVNZ, told the New Zealand Herald that “TVNZ has chosen to focus its local content investment in prime-time programming” .

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