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Martha Stewart's daytime show coming to end

Martha Stewart appears in a still from 'The Martha Stewart Show.' (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.)

January 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Hallmark Channel has pulled the plug on Martha Stewart's daytime show, expected to end this spring.

The channel said it is discussing potential new show formats with Stewart's company, Living Omnimedia.

The production costs for the daily cooking and lifestyle show was too expensive for its small audience of about 200,000 viewers.

The home and lifestyle maven will host her last episode of "The Martha Stewart Show" in May, although repeats will continue to run through the summer.

On her website, Stewart said she's had a successful TV presence for nearly two decades and expects to continue with other projects.