The weekly talk show "TV Watercooler" is going off the air starting June 22.
Daily entertainment newsmagazine "Hollywood 411" will become a weekly show starting June 26. And the weekly TV-centric series "Infanity" will continue as specials starting June 26.
All of the 38 layoffs are in in-house production, most of them tied to the three scaled-back programs.
They include two on-air talent, John Fugelsang and Teresa Strasser of "TV Watercooler," 15 full-time staffers, 15 full-time temps and six open unfilled position. No executives are affected.
The move comes four months after Lionsgate acquired the TV Guide Channel from Macrovision for $255 million. Two weeks ago, Lionsgate sold a 49% stake in the channel to JPMorgan Chase's One Equity Partners for $123 million.
"This is a shift in programming resources and priorities," a Lionsgate rep said.