Paul Stanley Exits 'Hoy' And This Is The Reason Why

Paul Stanley
The Mexican comedian left the Televisa morning show abruptly with much speculation about his exit. Twitter/paulstanleyd

Paul Stanley announced his exit from morning show "Hoy" that airs in the U.S. on Univision. The news came to the surprise of many in the middle of drastic changes at Televisa. Stanley's removal from the show gave way for more gossip about the future of the program, but the comedic actor is speaking out about his reasons.

Aside from his exit from "Hoy," he also left "Amor-didas" for a new show he will front. "I think that all change is drastic, having all the weight of a show on your shoulders is stressful, but it's a project that since they told me about it, got me excited," he told El Universal. "What I like most about it is that I am myself on the show, nobody is imposing things. I am very grateful with life for allowing me to dedicate myself to what I do."

Although Stanley did not go to deep about his new project, it is expected to premiere in October. His abrupt exit from the morning show recalls the time he was part of the "Despierta América" cast where he also left suddenly. In 2015 he announced his departure from the Univision show on Twitter writing: "Thank you 'Despierta América,' today a cycle ends for me and I will not be here any long," he wrote. "Thank you for the support and affection. I love you all." Stanley went on to include messages and cite his fellow hosts, at the time, like Karla Martinez, Alan Tacher, Johnny Lozada, Ana Patricia Gámez, Ximena Cordoba and William Valdes.

Rumors of "Hoy" ending its run in México and subsequently in the U.S. on Univision are more rampant than ever. According to "Formula Espectacular" the morning show co-hosted by Andrea Legarreta, Galilea Montijo and Raúl Araiza could be saying farewell in December, after an almost 20-year run that started in 1998. Producer Reynaldo López is reportedly planning the end of the show if Televisa executives dicide to cancel it. Rubio mentioned that "Despierta" with Carlos Loret de Mola could extend its duration on-air to cover the loss of "Hoy". She also said that Araiza wants to focus on his acting, while Montijo has been eyeing a move to Univision's "Despierta América," which is produced in the U.S. If the rumors turn out to be true it would surely be the end of an era.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.