Sony cancels Dr. OuncesShow because of his Senate run in Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz (“The Dr. OuncesShow”) on January 13, 2020.

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Sony Photos on Monday mentioned it’s going to finish its long-running “The Dr. OuncesShow” subsequent month, a transfer that comes weeks after host Mehmet Ouncesannounced he’ll run for the Senate as a Republican out of Pennsylvania.

Sony didn’t cite Ouncess candidacy in its announcement that his syndicated present might be changed by its spinoff, “The Good Dish.” That present, hosted by his daughter Daphne Oz, will premiere Jan. 17, three days after the final broadcast of “Dr. Oz.”

However the resolution comes practically two weeks after TV stations in New York Metropolis, Philadelphia and Cleveland mentioned they’d not broadcast the present due to the Federal Communications Fee’s equal-time guidelines.

These guidelines permit candidates to ask for air time from TV stations that carry content material, and the stations that dropped the present all are seen in elements of Pennsylvania.

The present is at the moment in its thirteenth season.

“The Good Dish” has been picked up for broadcast by the station teams of Fox, Hearst, Nexstar, Grey, Sinclair, and others, in line with Sony.

In saying his run, Oz, a current New Jersey resident, joined an already crowded discipline of candidates in search of to switch Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who’s retiring. The race may decide whether or not Democrats retain their present majority management of the Senate in 2023.

Pennsylvania is one among a handful of 2022 battleground state Senate races the place no clear Republican favourite has emerged.

Ounceslived in New Jersey for about twenty years and registered to vote at his in-laws’ tackle in Pennsylvania earlier this 12 months, in line with the Related Press.

On the time Ounceslaunched his Senate bid, a marketing campaign spokesperson informed CNBC he “lives” and “votes” in Pennsylvania. The marketing campaign didn’t say the place Ounceslives within the Keystone State or when he moved there.

Since he launched his marketing campaign late final month, the superstar physician has appeared extra continuously on applications on the conservative community Fox Information.

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He additionally has adopted language related to former President Donald Trump, beginning with a reference in his first marketing campaign video to the “America First” rallying cry embraced by Trump.

Ounceshas additionally spent the early days of his marketing campaign criticizing what he characterizes as media bias and efforts to “cancel” him.

Toomey confronted backlash from his state social gathering after he voted earlier this 12 months at Trump’s second impeachment trial to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol. Trump was acquitted at that Senate trial.

Democrats barely maintain majority management within the Senate because of their 48 seats, two independents who caucus with the Democrats, and the tie-breaking vote supplied by Vice President Kamala Harris.

In its announcement about “The Good Dish” changing Ouncess present, Sony Photos famous that it “initially grew out of well-liked weekly segments on The Dr. OuncesShow,” and “is a chance for viewers to sit down on the desk and luxuriate in scrumptious, household pleasant recipes served up by the perfect of the perfect who deliver skilled perception, real-life knowledge and dish on the matters of the day whereas making delectable dishes.”

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