'Katie' Canceled After Two Seasons by Disney-ABC

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December 19th, 2013

Katie Couric

Disney-ABC and Katie Couric released a joint statement today confirming the cancellation of syndicated talk show Katie after two seasons.

"While production will continue on Katie through June 2014, we’ve mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show. We’re very proud of everyone’s contributions to making Katie the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season."

  • Carl

    Where will she flop next?

    That statement makes me laugh. “Mutually decided” indeed. And hey, remember that first season we had where the show was sort of popular?

  • SVU: Hannibal

    Whole lotta news today. Remember, remember, the 19th of December.

  • DenverDean

    BEST NEWS EVER. Too bad ABC gave the 3ET/2CT slot back to affiliates in order for O&O to carry this POS.

  • Jeff


  • Barb

    About bloody time. Let’s see what new talk show ABC will replace it only be be cancelled. They deserve what they get thanks to Frons.

  • Kissan

    I think I just went up to heaven and came right back down with this news…

  • MBmomof3

    2 years? What took so long?

    ;( sorry the ABC soap fan in me couldn’t help herself.

  • CrimTV

    Wow people are STILL not over the cancellations of OLTL and AMC, seriously?

  • Carl

    In this case it’s probably justified. They wanted rid of their entire soap lineup in part to promote someone who was a proven failure outside of smirking beside Matt Lauer.

  • Bearkat

    Well I could tell she didnt like the direction of the show, but really she was paid that much to talk celebrities, she is enjoying her trip to the bank

  • Andy

    Why is she so hated?

  • Joe

    She just fails everywhere. She seems like a perfectly nice person but is very hated for some reason.

  • Carl

    She’s breathessly insincere, she’s vacuous, she has nothing of value to say, and she never has. It’s telling that her last ditch attempt at attention was anti-vaccine stuff that came across like something scraped out of Jenny McCarthy’s microwave.

  • One @ Carl

    She will flop next at Yahoo. This was announced long ago.

  • sjg

    Hopefully, Bethenny will fade into oblivion in far less time.

  • jimbo

    Guess she didnt talk “ENOUGH” liberal smack for Disney….

  • j

    The Revolution and Katie were failures.OLTL never should have been canceled.

  • Debra

    Didn’t CBS keep Katie under contract paying her the huge bucks, despite the fact she was a ratings failure, way longer than the 2 years ABC gave her.

  • The Cool Max

    FINALLY!!!! Best news ALL DAY!! Where will her new network be now?

  • Larry Heschke

    If ABC were smart, they would bring back AMC and OLTL as half hour shows. They could then have a two-hour soap block with AMC, OLTL, and GH. Maybe they could work out a deal with Prospect Park and take over the studios that company used for their ill-fated online revival of the shows.

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