Anderson Live Canceled
Anderson Cooper’s daytime television show, “Anderson Live” will not be back for a third season.
A Warner Brothers executive, who refused to be named, stated that the show had disappointing ratings in a market over-flooded with new talk shows.
“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons,” Cooper, 45, said in a statement. “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.”
Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Steve Harvey, Ricki Lake and some unknown names all have new daytime talk shows this season. The studio felt it was not viable to renew the show for a third season but emphasized that this decision has nothing to do with their confidence in Anderson Cooper. This is a financial decision based on profit and advertising dollars.
“Anderson Live” allowed the viewers to see the lighter side of Mr. Cooper. As a journalist for CNN, he’s a serious man discussing somber issues, but during the day he was a charming, funny and personable man who joked about his addiction to reality tv and his odd culinary peccadillos.