Just like Ellen Degeneres, Cooper outs himself, becomes all “gay” and preachy and then takes a ratings nosedive. Predictable.
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.
“We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced,” read a statement The Hollywood Reporter received from Warner Bros. “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.
Cooper, who still has a primetime job on his CNN series Anderson Cooper 360, was silent about the news on Twitter but also released a statement through show reps.
“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons,” he said. “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.”
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