LOS ANGELES – The Discovery Channel’s special “Gun Country,” hosted by rocker Ted Nugent, will not be returning to the network, a rep for the cable channel confirmed to FOX411.
Nugent did not repsond to a request for comment, but he had said on a radio program in October that Discovery wanted to air his show “as a regular feature. We expect that there will be at least a dozen shows a year.”
FOX411 was the first to report on that Discovery’s popular show “American Guns” had been canceled after two successful seasons following the tragic shooting in Newtown Conn., in which 26 people, including 20 school children, were massacred by a lone gunman using his mother’s legally purchased firearms.
The show later said in a statement: “Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show,” without providing a reason why.
Discovery’s decision to stop airing these two programs followed intense criticism on social media.
“What an irony. I am following the news regarding the tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut, and I am listening to the speech of a heart-broken father of one of the young victims… At the same time, on Discovery Channel I’m seeing that absolutely disgusting freak show of yours of ‘Sons of Guns’ at the Discovery Channel, which is about sick people glorifying the use of assault guns,” a man who called himself a father of three wrote on the show’s Facebook page this weekend. “You should be ashamed of yourselves. If Discovery Channel has any moral conscience left, it should ban that show right away forever. I will never watch Discovery again until that show is pulled.”
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