'Anderson Live!' Canceled After Two Seasons
Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live!, has been cancelled after just two seasons.
Cooper and Warner Bros. have both confirmed that the show, which just began its second season this past September, has not been picked up for Season 3. An inside source tells Celebuzz that rumors are indicating it may be replaced by Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show, which she confirmed was a go with producer Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In a statment, Cooper tells the New York Times, “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.”
Warner Bros., which distributes the show for national syndication issued the following statement, “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 Live! is nationally syndicated and airs live four days a week from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. It will continue to run through the Summer of 2013.
It was recently nominated for three daytime Emmy awards this year: Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program, Outstanding Talk Show Host, Outstanding Talk Show/Informative.
Monday’s episode of the show will be co-hosted by CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield and focus on disaster preparedness as Hurricane Sandy approaches NYC and the east coast.
Warner Bros. didn't immediately respond to Celebuzz's request for confirmation.
Check your local listings for where you can see the rest of Anderson Live’s second season.