ORLANDO GARCIA/JPISTUDIOS.COM
People Staff
September 28, 2007 AT 05:15 PM EDT

Telemundo executives decided today to cancel the daily TV gossip program Cotorreando (Chattering).

“After eight years on Telemundo, Cotorreando‘s run has come to an end. Although the show has always been well-received, we’ve decided to change the programming strategy of that timeslot. In line with our mission to satisfy our audience’s needs, we will continue strengthening afternoon programming by offering an original Telemundo story,” Suzette Millo, the network’s PR director, stated in an email to Peopleenespanol.com.

The show hosted by Mauricio Zeilic had been on the air since 2000. “We would like to thank especially Mauricio Zeilic and the entire Cotorreando team for having done an exceptional job over the course of this program that reached so many, offering exclusive, up-to-date information about world of Latin stars,” the press release said.

Last June, Telemundo said goodbye to Luisa Fernanda, who had hosted alongside Zeilic for six years. She was let go after using the word “cherna,” a derogatory term in reference to gay people.

Rest in peace, Cotorreando.

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