CNN cancels Searching for Italy- Stanley Tucci is searching for a new Network

Stanley Tucci has had a significant setback in his career. CNN has canceled Searching for Italy. Noticeably, the network canceled the show even though it was one of the ‘most successful’ original shows.

The cut was part of more extensive cutbacks.

Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy aired on CNN at 9 p.m. The show is a travel and food where Stanley travels around Italy and explores various regions’ cultures, cuisine, and history. 

Parts Unknown by Anthony Bourdain and Stanley Tucci’s roots in Italy inspire the show.

The canceled show was aired on February 14, 2021, for the first time. Stanley Tucci’s show has won Emmys for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series for both seasons.

After the show’s cancellation, it searches for a new network to host it. 

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on December 14, Stanley said, “Unfortunately, CNN has canceled all of their original programming, so hopefully we’ll end up on another streamer network, we don’t know,”

Stanley added, “But yes, I have plans to do season three and more.”

“When the show came out … it was during the pandemic. During lockdown. So we had a captive audience,” Tucci replied. “People were desperate to get out, and they sort of lived vicariously through us.”

On October 2022, CNN CEO Chris Licht said the drastic step was because the cost of commissioning third-party premium content was too high, and the cost was ever-increasing. 

Who is Stanley Tucci?

Stanley Tucci is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born on November 11, 196o, in Peekskill, New York, to Joan (née Tropiano) and Stanley Tucci Sr.

Stanley made his debut in Hollywood in the movie Pizzi’s Honer by John Huston (1985). He was only 15. From then on, he has played in multiple films. 

Stanley Tucci has won Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and more.