Gone after 2 seasons…read more, below…
Telepictures, the syndicated arm of Warner Bros. studio, announced Monday that it will not be renewing Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live, for a third season.
A result of continued soft ratings, despite a rebrand at its recent sophomore launch, the decision was first reported by The New York Times. The series will continue to air through summer 2013.
Cooper’s daytime effort adopted a live format for its second season, adding a revolving door of guest co-hosts in an attempt to boost interest after a lackluster freshman performance. Though the series recently saw an uptick in its ratings with women, its most recent week averaged just a 1.1 rating among households and an average 1.452 million viewers. Those figures put it well below syndicated daytime champs like Dr. Phil and Live! With Kelly and Michael — and behind new series like Katie and Steve Harvey.