Anderson Cooper finally received the bad news he had to see coming, in that his daily daytime talk show “Anderson Live,” has been canceled.
The show will be removed from the schedule at the conclusion of it second season in the summer of 2013 according to the New York Times.
After receiving the news Cooper, released a statement addressing the cancellation of his daytime job.
“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons,” Cooper, 45, said in a statement. “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.”
Cooper will continue with his work as a journalist and anchor for CNN News on his show, “Anderson Cooper 360°.”
Anderson also co-produced his daytime talk show, which had debuted on September 12, 2011. At the time, Cooper said the talk show, originally named “Anderson,” would not be a news show and announced, “We think this will be the only show on the air that covers a broad spectrum of topics.”
After disappointing ratings in its first season, it was announced prior to the second season the show would be overhauled. Including a move in venues where the show was recorded, and the name changed to “Anderson Live.” There was also a change in format that included, a live studio audience, interactive social media, and adding guest co-hosts.
The new format worked well for a short time as the show ranked well in this past May’s “sweeps” ratings. However, shortly after it began to sink again. At one-point Cooper had announced he was gay, a move that Star Jones claimed was an announcement to drum up ratings for his show. Cooper denied the allegations by Jones.