American Idol judge Ryan Seacrest has lost his syndicated talk show, after failing to boost its dismal ratings.

Bosses at American TV network Fox announced their decision to pull the plug on ON-AIR WITH RYAN SEACREST yesterday (27JUL04) just six months after its debut.

On-Air, which ends production tomorrow (29JUL)4), will continue to air until 17 September (04) with a mix of originals and repeats.

A TWENTIETH TELEVISION spokesman says the studio will continue to have a deal with Seacrest and will "welcome the opportunity to do another project with" him.

Seacrest will continue in his roles as host of Fox's primetime powerhouse American Idol, which heads into its fourth season in January (05), and as morning disc jockey on Los Angeles' KIIS-FM.

28/07/2004 21:16