The Straits Times
Published on Oct 30, 2012

Anderson Cooper's daytime show to end after two seasons


NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Anderson Cooper's venture into daytime is coming to an end after just two seasons after failing to find an audience in the crowded daytime talk show market.

Warner Bros Television, which syndicates Anderson, said on Monday the show will not be renewed after the current season ends in the summer of 2013.

"The series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become difficult to break through," Warner Bros said in a statement.

The CNN anchor launched Anderson, subsequently retitledAnderson Live, in September 2011. But the show has struggled in the ratings despite retooling in the face of competition from veteran daytime hosts such as Ellen DeGeneres, and newcomers such as Katie Couric and Survivor host Jeff Probst.