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01/02/2013 10:06 pm ET Updated Mar 04, 2013

'The Gavin Newsom Show' Going Off The Air

It looks like Gavin Newsom is ready to move on.

"The Gavin Newsom Show," the California lieutenant governor's Current TV chat program, will go off the air, his spokesperson said Wednesday.

"The Gavin Newsom Show was a great opportunity for which he is grateful," spokesman Peter Ragone said in a prepared statement. "The lieutenant governor's's original agreement with Current is set to expire this month and he had already decided on moving in a new direction."

According to Ragone, Newsom's departure was unrelated to Current TV's acquisition by Al Jazeera, which the New York Times also reported Wednesday.

The restauranteur turned mayor turned governor-in-waiting turned Sacramento-basher debuted his hour-long show in May. Since then, he's welcomed a plethora of movers and shakers onto his set, including columnist Nick Kristof, pop megastar Will.i.am, film icon Oliver Stone and supermodel Petra Nemcova. (The Huffington Post was lucky enough to feature exclusive clips each week!)

So what's next for the Gav? He's got a book coming out, for one. And as the Sacramento Bee notes, it's still unclear when his final show will air. Oh yeah, and there's that whole helping Jerry Brown run California thing, too.

Best of luck, Lieutenant Governor, whatever "new direction" materializes for you. Our Friday nights at 10 p.m. PST / 1 a.m. EST will never be the same.

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