Skip to comments.Anderson Cooper's Daytime Talk Show Canceled After 2 Seasons
Posted on 10/29/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by null and void
UPDATED: Telepictures said Monday that the current season of the recently retooled series will be its last.
Telepictures, the syndicated arm of Warner Bros. studio, announced Monday that it will not be renewing Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson Live, for a third season.
A result of continued soft ratings, despite a rebrand at its recent sophomore launch, the decision was first reported by The New York Times. The series will continue to air through summer 2013.
"We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced," read a statement The Hollywood Reporter received from Warner Bros. "While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer.
Cooper, who still has a primetime job on his CNN series Anderson Cooper 360, was silent about the news on Twitter but also released a statement through show reps.
"I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons," he said. "I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I'm sorry we won't be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it."
Monday's Anderson Live did not address the news, with the host following the latest news on Hurricane Sandy.
Cooper's daytime effort adopted a live format for its second season, adding a revolving door of guest co-hosts in an attempt to boost interest after a lackluster freshman performance. Though the series recently saw an uptick in its ratings with women, its most recent week averaged just a 1.1 rating among households and an average 1.452 million viewers. Those figures put it well below syndicated daytime champs like Dr. Phil and Live! With Kelly and Michael -- and behind new series like Katie and Steve Harvey.
Should have stayed in the closet
That no-talent fag is waaaay overexposed.
This might actually be the first documented occurrence of a sinking ship abandoning a rat.
If a tree falls in the forest....
Yup. You lose a goo percentage of your audience when you come out.
1) Because most people do not tolerate such behavior.
2) It's usually a political statement (from the left - ie DEMOCRAT)which destroys your credibility with more than 50% of America.
3) Or both
Don’t understand all the Anderson Cooper hate. At least he’s been on the Benghazi story. He seems pretty fair and balanced, although I don’t watch his shows.
Everyone knows what I am talking about. Need I repeat it?
I don’t think so. We’ve already got Shemp. LOL!
Well little Anderson will have more time to spend with his
I remember what he said. I also remember that he Giggled when he said it,
So you’re right he was drawing on his own experience.
Well put. I had no idea he had another show.
The problem is that Anderson Cooper ended up doing an “Oprah”, and dumped on half the audience that he might have had going for him. When those folks refused to watch...your potential for numbers go drastically down. I’m sure he didn’t care for his nightly CNN news position....but for afternoon TV...it’s a big negative.
On a separate note, if you notice the ratings for evening news...Anderson is doing fairly negative and I suspect that CNN will drop him sometime in 2013. He’ll do some pieces for 60 Minutes, and probably drift off to the MSNBC folks at some point (the AAA-level of newscasters).
Don't sweat it... Chris Plante came up with "Manderson Pooper"
Cooper is a pooper. In more ways than one.
Obama’s gonna need a job next year and they are just making room for a a new show named “Leading from Behind”.
Anyone with his morality—is depraved-—as he revealed when his gutter mind referred to the Tea Party with his vulgar reference for a depraved, dehumanizing act (all homosexual acts) that he was probably performing nightly-—and giggling about it on National TV—inside joke, ha ha.
It is amazing when you don’t judge evil to be -well—evil. Sodomy is evil and one who embraces it and revels in it—is just evil. A warped mind—warps everything. I wouldn’t listen to any of his “opinions”.
Apparently the Gay thing still doesn’t sell in America!
The Fox broadcast network might, they are just as bad as the rest
One of our sons calls him “Anderson Hand-in-my-pooper”.
(I blame our son’s crude sense of humor on his father.)
Interesting how he got canned, just after he clobbers Debbie Wasserman Shultz in an interview TODAY.
Actually it was reported by Larry Elder today on KABC. The interview was a little while ago. I think he made some DemocRATs very angry.
(Usually it's the truth)...
Mainstream America doesn’t want to watch a gay guy read the news, and is inclined to hurl over the “tea bagger” comment. Who knew?/ sarc
Cooper was beginning to see the light and lib-TV couldn’t handle that.
If the opening had been on MSNBC, Obama’s show would have been “FORWARD! from Behind”, or “Tingle up my Leg”.
“If a tree falls in the forest....”
Do the other trees laugh at him?