NEW YORK – E! Entertainment Television said Wednesday it will stop airing new episodes of "The Howard Stern Show." (search) The last episode will be seen July 8.
The televised version of Stern's radio show has been a staple on E! since 1994, shown weeknights at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and then again in the middle of the night.
Stern won't immediately disappear. E! said it would be airing reruns of the show — more than 2,000 were filmed over the years — for the foreseeable future.
"As 'The Howard Stern Show' evolves into a premium service, it is time for our late-night programming to evolve as well," said Ted Harbert (search), the network's president.
Stern's popular radio program will move to Sirius Satellite Radio (search) in January. His manager, Don Buchwald, did not immediately return a call for comment on E! Entertainment's decision.