'Anderson Live' Canceled
By DAVID WEINER
October 29, 2012
Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson Live, will not be renewed for a third season, with Cooper saying, "Though I'm sorry we won't be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it."
Telepictures, which is part of Warner Bros., announced Monday that due to soft ratings, despite a live reworking of the show for its second season, the show will not be renewed, but will continue to air through the summer of 2013.
A statement from Warner Bros. says, "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."
Anderson also released a statement, saying, "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."