Anderson Cooper’s Daytime Talk Show Canceled

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!”

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  • Dumdum

    I can’t say that I am surprised. I have tried to watch cause I really like Anderson, but the show is kind of boring. Better than most however I don’t watch those types of shows anyway. So who am I to judge. So long Coop, see you on 360.

  • northwest

    What I did like about Anderson’s show was that he was so open about just how gay he is and he’d always have these quips and comments about how he wasn’t into the ladies (and the ladies in his studio audience didn’t seem to have a problem with that), I liked the less buttoned-down, less reserved Anderson on the show. I know I’m in the minority here, but I will miss his show.

  • Wilberforce

    He’s a good news man, and the skill set doesn’t work for a talk show. You have to have a quick and irreverant wit for that, like Ellen. His Mr. Factual Data act was totally contra-indicated.

  • iBLOW

    I never watched his show because it comes on at 10 in the morning it should have came on at least after 1 or 2 then it would have gotten better ratings because who watches tv at 10 in the morning on a weekday

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