The New York city game show producers have cancelled a planned game show hosted by one of the country’s most prominent political leaders, NBC News has learned.
The move comes amid mounting criticism of the show for the host, David Dimbleby, who has been accused of bias against Hillary Clinton.NBC has not yet commented on the cancellation.
In his role as host of the Saturday Night Live, Dimblebby hosts an annual show featuring the most politically controversial celebrities on the planet, which draws thousands of viewers.
He’s also been accused by Democrats and some Republicans of bias, including for his hosting of an infamous interview with President Donald Trump in which he told Trump he was “not a racist” and that he was a “white nationalist.”
The show was set to air during the Democratic National Convention, but it was pulled from the schedule last month because of scheduling conflicts.
The decision to cancel the game show comes after the network’s top ratings executives learned that a panel moderated by Dimbleman was being presented by a white supremacist and was not supportive of the Democratic Party.
Dimbley is a longtime supporter of the president.NBC is not the only media organization to pull shows from the weekend-long series.
Last month, ABC pulled an episode of The View from its schedule after controversy surrounding its hosts, including co-host Joy Behar, who was accused of inciting violence against Trump supporters.
Behar resigned after a controversy erupted after she tweeted a video of herself holding a Confederate flag and said, “I am an American patriot.”
Behar has since apologized for her behavior.
“We are proud of the work that Joy and NBC has done over the last few years to make the political dialogue in America more inclusive,” said a statement from the network.
“The series is part of a larger commitment to ensure the platform reflects the diversity of opinion and perspectives represented on the show.”