After two seasons, Anderson Cooper's
daytime talk show, Anderson Live!, has been canceled.
Warner Brothers announced the
cancellation on Monday.
“We are extremely proud of Anderson
and the show that he and the entire production team have produced,”
a Warner Brothers spokesman told Deadline Hollywood. “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, also an anchor on cable news
network CNN, said in his own statement that he was “sorry we won't
be continuing” the series, adding that he's “very proud of the
work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining
our show for two seasons.”
Anderson Live! is among the few
daytime talk shows to feature an openly gay host. That list includes
Ellen DeGeneres, the current queen of daytime talk. But Rosie
O'Donnell and Nate Berkus lost their shows earlier this year.