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CNN cancels 'Crossfire,' more amid layoffs

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CNN has canceled Crossfireagainamid reports of around 300 layoffs at the network.

The bipartisan political debate show had been on an extended hiatus since late July when the news broke on Wednesday. All four hostsStephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp and Van Joneswill remain with the network as political commenters, a source confirmed to EW. Much of the production staff has been absorbed into other roles within the network.

Also being phased out are Sanjay Gupta MD, CNN Money with Christine Romans, and Unguarded with Rachel Nichols. Nichols will remain on the network as its sole sports anchor and host primetime specials, while Gupta will focus on breaking news, field reporting, long-form and documentaries. Romans, meanwhile, will remain as anchor of Early Start and chief business correspondent.

Crossfire was previously canceled in 2005 after a 23-year run and was revived last year.

“The changes this week are difficult yet necessary,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement to EW. “Out of respect for our colleagues directly impacted, we won’t be commenting on specific people or programs.”