It's fair to say this has been a terrible year for all poker fans. First came Black Friday, which shut down online poker and shuttered a lot of your favorite poker TV shows, and then came the ongoing problems at Full Tilt Poker -- so many, in fact, that it's getting a bit too comical. That leads us to the latest bit of poker TV news surrounding NBC.
To make a long story short, NBC is now out of the poker TV business. A few weeks ago they cancelled Poker After Dark, their excellent late-night poker TV show that aired every night after Last Call with Carson Daly. It was done in mainly by the fact the whole show was underwritten by Full Tilt Poker, which was being called a Ponzi scheme by the Department of Justice. Needless to say, NBC doesn't want to be associated in any way with any crooks, so they put an end to the show and took down the NBC poker website.