After about six weeks of co-hosting an evening talk show with John Steigerwald, Scott Paulsen has told KDKA (1020) “thanks, but no thanks,” according to the Post-Gazette.

The show, which aired from 7 to 10 p.m. weekdays when not preempted by paid programming, was on a “trial basis” through Monday.

The P-G‘s Adrian McCoy writes that Paulsen “didn’t want to work the nighttime hours but had agreed to it on a trial basis,” and is “keeping his options open for other possibilities at KDKA or elsewhere.”

In a fictional, election-themed entry posted Friday on his website, Paulsen wrote that he’s “going back to my position as all-night counter person at the Adult Maxi-Mart and 25 Cent Video Preview Booth World just off the interstate,” where he’ll be “cleaning the walls of trucker excrement.”

Hey, like the old joke says, isn’t that showbiz?