Anderson Live: Cancelled, No Season Three

Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson, won’t be back for a third season. According to the NY Times, the Warner Bros syndicated program is being cancelled due to low ratings. Anderson Live will go off the air in late summer.

A studio executive that asked not to be named noted that the entire daytime talk show market is struggling to build an audience these days. The first season of Anderson Live attracted luke-warm numbers so numerous changes were made for season two — same-day tapings, a new studio, etc. — but it wasn’t enough.

Some of the stations that carry Cooper’s show have apparently been putting out feelers about replacing the show for the 2013-14 season.

The Warner Brothers syndication unit issued this statement about the cancellation:

“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.”

Cooper added:

“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.”

What do you think? Do you like the Anderson Live TV series? Will you miss it? Why do you think that it didn’t succeed?

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  1. Patti Wilson says

    Why cancel this terrific show. It may not be in top ratings, but I blame it on advertising. This show has it all, knowledgeable and likeable Anderson, variety of stories that are informative and entertaining, plus a variety of guests that are not often on other shows. Anderson is great. Give the show another season and more publicity.

  2. Julie says

    Sooooooooooooooo disappointed!!! PLEASE RECONSIDER!!! Love Anderson, he is a great host- knowledgeable, humorous, personable, caring, and real. Love the format, the guests, the staff, and the majority of the guest hosts. I never miss it and receive the emails. Why? Why? Why?

  3. betty rubertt says

    Just found out you want to replace his show with Katie Couric! Are you for real. She is sooooooooooooooo boring and cutsy tootsy it makes me sick. You need to find someone out there who knows what they are doing when it comes the shows that are picked. I accidentally found Anderson when searching for something to watch. From that day on I have recorded the show to make sure I don’t miss it. Why is there no advertisements for this show. It is soooooooooooo entertaining. Love the first 15 especially! COME ON!!

  4. betty rubertt says

    I love this show. Sometimes I don’t like the co-host. Like to listen to Anderson and they always interupt him. I think your format is awsome. I record this so I don’t miss it. Please reconsider canceling it. Not too many shows out there that are this entertaining.

  5. kAY cOTTON says

    I watch or record his show everyday. He is sincere, funny, intelligent, caring, a very good news journalist.My husband works nights and he enjoys watching him in the mornings. Why is it when you get someone good, you listen to a FEW people who probably don’t even watch it, they just don’t like the man for whatever reason, so you listen to them and cancel the show? I don’t care who he is replaced with, I’ll find something else to do or something else to watch.

  6. lynda says

    i am sooooooo sad that they are cancelling anderson’s talk show!! he is sooo funny — & entertaining– he gets embarassed & tickled– but he can be also very serious– i will really miss it— they keep cancelling shows that people like– dont know who they are asking about who likes the shows???? soaps, gma afternoon, etc

  7. AK Novice says

    I am so glad to hear that the show is getting cancelled. He is WAY too liberal, and he is a blind liberal. He thinks no one else can have an opinion unless said opinion agrees with him. YEAH! I will party tonight knowing the Anderson show is cancelled, let me rephrase that, I will sleep easy tonight. But on a better note, I do like his Mom’s jeans, HA! HA!

    • Kasnar says

      I find your comments surprising. Were you talking about Anderson Cooper’s show? To me, he comes across on his talk show like what he is — a journalist. He seems to ask the questions that we, the audience, want answered. I don’t see this liberal/conservative barometer applying to him. So unlike you, I’m not happy the show is getting cancelled. To each his own.

  8. Anonymous says

    i am extremely disappointed that anderson has been cancelled. I thought his show was very refreshing. He didn’t talk politics nor did he seek sensationalism. He just interviewed, entertained and was himself. Whatever or whoever he is replaced with I will not watch. To think that Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake are still on is a travisty since Anderson was cancelled. Even Katies’ show is not that good.

  9. Beth says

    Love Anderson Live! So funny! Love the guest hosts. He makes me laugh, which is hard to do these days. Please keep this show on.

  10. M Crusie says

    Was saddened when heard of the cancellation. I never really watch him in the afternoon because I am busy around house, but really enjoy the am format and watch everyday. Would rather watch Anderson than Katie!

  11. lynn stack says

    loved season one…don’t think he needs a co-host….(don’t know who half these ladies are). loved the topics on season one. bring him back in old format.

  12. dido13 says

    I could not believe it when I found out Anderson’s show has been cancelled. I have watched all the new talk shows and even some that have been on for a few seasons and found most very boring, but I never miss one of Anderson’s show. He is funny, interesting….. just a great host and his show is fantastic. Again I have to ask…WHY are all the good shows being cancelled.

    Could you please reconsider this big mistake and keep him on PLEASE !!!!!

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