NBC Cancels Rock Center with Brian Williams

rock center gets the nbc boot

NBC announced Friday that the network has decided to pull the plug on 'Rock Center with Brian Williams.'

The news was cryptically leaked on the primetime newsmagazine's Twitter page with this remark, "It's RockBottom time!"

The hour-long program was hosted by journalist Brian Williams and featured correspondents Ted Koppel, Meredith Vieira, Natalie Morales, Kate Snow, Harry Smith and Chelsea Clinton.

A recent high point for the Friday night show was Brian Williams's live reporting of the manhunt for Boston terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

NBC Universal News Group Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel issued this statement:

"All, 'Rock Center' will finish its run on the primetime schedule on June 21.  While we're disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the team put into the program each week.  Everyone gave their all to bring the most interesting stories to our viewers.  The show will be missed."

Photos:  Twitter-Rock Center