Anderson Cooper Talk Show Canceled

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October 29th, 2012

 

Anderson Cooper's talk show Anderson will cease production after its current season. The New York Times media decoder blog reports that Warner Brothers syndication has opted not to produce a season three.

The Warner Brothers syndication unit, Telepictures,  issued a statement on Monday:

“We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced. 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.”

Added Cooper, “I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons. 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.”

 

 
  • Alanna

    So how is Jeff Probst’s new talk show doing? And what about Ricki Lake’s new version of her old talk show?

    Interesting to see if any of the newly launched talk shows survive, or if they all fail, it may signal the end of an era.

  • Alanna

    Oh and Katie Couric too!

  • Jenna c

    Omg I love anderson cooper with all my heart! At least he still has ac 360 but now we won’t be able to see him be silly.

  • wallaby2012

    The Five sure is doing well.

  • DuMont

    Bill Gorman
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    “Tyson it aint happening that time has passed. Dr. Phil and Ellen was like the last two successful talk show and not even those two are anywhere near Oprah’s level.

    Daytime needs to get back to the soaps.”

    Scratch a talk show hater and you’ll often find a disgruntled soap opera fan underneath.

    You don’t have to make an “Oprah” to make money in syndicated talk. Any syndicated show that’s on the air (and not in its roll out season) is making money. The ones nearer the top of the ratings are making piles of money.

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    Somebody should develop a soaper that is set in the world of a multi-personality daytime talker (call it ‘The Chat’) so that they can parade through celebrities as guest stars (to goose the Nielsens) and yet still feature behind-the-scenes dramas that go on in the world of talkers (love affairs, intrigues, tantrums). Kind of like ‘The Larry Sanders Show’, but played straight.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I miss the soaps too, but these fly by night talk shows are probably easy to set up and produce, and even if they get less ratings than the soaps, they still make more money for the networks. That’s also why we’re gonna see more and more KARDASHIAN and HOUSEWIVES shows on nighttime cable. Like I said before, we’ve only just begun with this “new” television. DUCK DYNASTY anyone?

  • Brian

    Alanna:

    Katie Couric has solid ratings so far, but people were expecting blockbuster ones. She’ll probably survive. Steve Harvey is off to a decent start. If you like Jeff Probst or Ricki Lake, you may want to tell your friends to watch before the bear gets them.

  • merrranga

    “Kind of like ‘The Larry Sanders Show’, but played straight.”

    that sounds awful.

  • Babygate

    I watched it once because one of my favorite entertainers was co-hosting and I found it painful to watch. He spent an entire segment discussing how names would be translated into Honey Boo Boo speak. And another one discussing some obscure personality from the O network that no one knows. And his questions were inconsequential and shallow. It was such a huge difference from the dynamic person he is behind a newsdesk. I’m not surprised and I’m actually surprised it lasted this long.

  • Gary Middleton

    Is this exceptionally early to let a show know it’s canceled when it still has 120 episodes to produce? That’s an awfully long time in TV to be a dead man walking.

  • iggy

    Somebody should develop a soaper that is set in the world of a multi-personality daytime talker (call it ‘The Chat’) so that they can parade through celebrities as guest stars (to goose the Nielsens) and yet still feature behind-the-scenes dramas that go on in the world of talkers (love affairs, intrigues, tantrums). Kind of like ‘The Larry Sanders Show’, but played straight.

    That was the first season of Up All Night.

  • Debsafan

    Well I feel for Anderson, But what did these networks think. They should have never cancelled the soaps that were on and were making them desent money. But they got greedy and wanted more money. How’s that working for you. I will never watch a soap replacement.

  • peter

    I’m glad of this news. Anderson was becoming extra bitchy and catty. Before this talk show, i thought of him as someone serious and professional. But now, i just think of him spending his time watching hours of Real Housewives and Honey Boo Boo.

  • Steven

    Ohhh maybe this mean he can comeback as the host to The Mole! I know I know wishful thinking but it could happen!!

  • Ellen in NYC

    I’ve gone to a few tapings of his show (something to do, plus he gives stuff away and I like free stuff.) But I have to say, the last show I went to they had the freaks of the week as guests. I don’t want to watch that crap, much less get up early and wait on a line to get in to watch it up close.

    That said, I was always impressed with the way Anderson treated people and the way he could talk off the cuff about anything. He had a big staff, too bad so many of them will be unemployed if they can’t get another placement.

  • John

    Ellis is not even on the top 25 in syndication.
    Dr.Phil is No. 1 right now.

  • Carl

    “He had a big staff, too bad so many of them will be unemployed if they can’t get another placement.”

    That’s how the entertainment industry works. You get hired on a show and hope for the best, but the entire time you know it can get cancelled at any point. When it does you are out of work looking for the next job. If you aren’t prepared for that you are in the wrong industry.

  • Walker

    Well, I think they renamed it “Anderson Live” this season, but it’s not like anybody cares…

  • Suzy Smith

    Mr. Cooper is an excellent interviewer and many of the first year shows were quite good. This year the format has been different with a guest host, several minutes of chat at the onset of each episode (a la The View or The Talk), and some of the least interesting guests and topics I’ve seen on a talk show in ages. What happened? Why did they change so much from year 1 to year 2?

  • AniMatsuri

    His CNN show is hardly top rated so its no surprise that this day time show didn’t pan out either.

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