Anderson Cooper made international headlines when he came out this summer, but we’ll soon be seeing less of him: His struggling talk show, Anderson Live, is being canceled after the end of its second and current season. The New York Times reports low ratings are to blame, despite a major retooling over the summer.
“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons,” said Cooper, who will still be seen on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. “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.”
In a statement Warner Bros said it was “extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced,” but that the syndicated show was the victim of “a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through.”
Earlier this fall, the Silver Fox lashed out at former talk-show host Star Jones, who quipped his coming out was a ratings ploy. ““If I was wanting to boost ratings, I would have waited to announce it on ‘A Very Special Episode’ that would have been promo’d for weeks and weeks,” Cooper groused. “And there would have been commercials [for] ‘Anderson’s Huge Announcement!”