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Will Packer’s ‘Central Ave’ is Closing Down Production

Will Packer’s ‘Central Ave’ is Closing Down Production

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According to the website Urban Hollywood 411, it has been reported that Will Packer’s multicultural entertainment news show Central Ave is shutting down and looking for a new home.

In a matter of weeks, multiple individuals with ties to the entertainment magazine show, say executives notified staffers earlier this month that production will end in February 2021.

“They’re looking for a new home,” said one source, who was not authorized to speak on behalf of the show. The individual added that the possibility of the freshman strip finding a new home is “not likely.” A second source added, “Everyone on the show knows it’s ending.”

The weekly series from Will Packer Media and Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury launched its 2020-2021 season in September, after a test run in 2019.

The program airs on weekends with two half-hour episodes on network-owned Fox Television Stations, and on other affiliate stations in syndication. Fox referred inquiries about the show’s future to the production companies.

Delivering relevant entertainment and pop culture stories through a provocative, socially conscious, and diverse lens, veteran entertainment reporter Julissa Bermudez (BET’s 106 & ParkEmpire Girls) and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross are hosts of the entertainment magazine show.  

Asked if the entertainment magazine had been canceled, a rep for Will Packer Media responded with “no comment.”

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