Dr. Drew to step down from HLN

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Dr. Drew Pinsky, the addiction specialist who has been part of the HLN schedule since 2012, is leaving the network as it continues to reshape its daytime and primetime lineups.

Pinsky's last broadcast will take place September 22, according to a memo from Ken Jautz, the executive who oversees the network. HLN is part of Time Warner's CNN operations.

"It has been a privilege working at HLN. My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional," Pinsky said in a statement. "I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Dr. Drew Pinsky sings the national anthem before the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings on March 26, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Dr. Drew Pinsky sings the national anthem before the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings on March 26, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Dr. Drew Pinsky visits 'Sway in the Morning' with Sway Calloway on Eminem's Shade 45 at the SiriusXM Studios on January 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Dr. Drew Pinsky attends the Westwood One Radio Remotes during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Dr. Drew Pinsky visits 'Sway in the Morning' with Sway Calloway on Eminem's Shade 45 at the SiriusXM Studios on January 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Dr. Drew Pinsky visits 'Sway in the Morning' with Sway Calloway (L) on Eminem's Shade 45 at the SiriusXM Studios on January 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Dr. Drew visits SiriusXM Studios on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Dr. Drew (R) visits 'Shade45' with Sway Calloway (L) at SiriusXM Studios on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Internist Dr. Drew speaks onstage during day one of the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on December 13, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dr. Drew Pinsky visits at SiriusXM Studios on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
IRVINE, CA - MAY 31: Dr. Drew Pinsky attends the KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Tamra Judge and Dr. Drew -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Dr. Drew -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Dr. Drew Pinsky attends the CNN Worldwide All-Star 2014 Winter TCA Party at Langham Hotel on January 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Dr. Drew Pinsky attends the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party At TCA at Langham Hotel on January 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
GLENDALE, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Dr. Drew Pinsky attends the opening gala to benefit Ascencia and Hillsides at Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand on September 17, 2013 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 02: Dr. Drew Pinsky (R) and wife Susan Pinsky attend the launch of Loni Love's new book 'Love Him or Leave Him' at Hollywood Improv on August 2, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
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