Anderson Live Cancelled: Anderson Cooper Daytime Talk Show Cancelled
Sometimes you can’t have it all Anderson Cooper, but he gave it a try. The New York Times has reported that Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show has been cancelled. Anderson Live is in its second season and will not return after next summer. Anderson has had a successful run on CNN, but apparently none of those fans wanted to watch his daytime talk show and Anderson Live has been cancelled.
Anderson Live is in syndication and a studio executive for the show talked to The New York Times and said because of low ratings are the reason for Anderson Live cancelled. The show will continue the remainder of the second season, but a new show will replace is Fall 2013 (maybe Queen Latifah’s new talk show)?
On the Anderson Live cancellation Cooper released a statement: “I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons, I am grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and I am indebted to the audience, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, but I have truly enjoyed it.”
The show tried many new things for the second season, including going live, a new studio and having a new co-host every day. All those changes did nothing for Anderson Live and the ratings were still low. Many daytime talk shows have come and gone, so this is nothing new to hear of a daytime talk show being cancelled but it is weird to hear of Anderson Cooper failing. He is a respectable journalist and I wish the show would have worked.