Diddy's Celebrity Cooking Showdown Canceled
By Chris Richburg

Sean "Diddy" Combs' Celebrity Cooking Showdown, a reality series created by the Hip-Hop mogul and Ben Silverman, has been canceled by NBC.

The show, hosted by Alan Thicke, featured various celebrities including singer Patti LaBelle, model Cindy Margolis and actor Tom Arnold in a boot camp-style race to complete a fancy meal before a frenzied studio audience.

NBC was originally scheduled to run the series for five consecutive nights beginning April 17, but canned it with two episodes remaining.

Poor ratings resulted in the cancellation, as Celebrity Cooking Showdown averaged a 1.8 rating among adults in the 18-49 age demographic.

NBC will air repeats of Will & Grace and My Name is Earl on Thursday and Deal or No Deal on Friday in place of the show.

The fourth episode of Celebrity Cooking Showdown will air on NBC.com.