Because of low ratings, Anderson Cooper’s nationally syndicated daytime talk show “Anderson” will not return for a third season, The New York Times reports.
“We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced,” Telepictures, a division of Warner Bros., said in a statement. “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.”
“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons, I am grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and I am indebted to the audience, who have responded so positively,” said Cooper. “I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, but I have truly enjoyed it.”
Cooper hosts CNN’s “AC360” and contributes to CBS’s “60 Minutes.”