Monday, October 29, 2012

Anderson Live Axed

In a pretty slick media move, Time Warner’s syndication production studio, TelePictures, announced today (during a hurricane), that Anderson Live, Anderson Cooper's syndicated talk show, will not be broadcast beyond this season. 

As you may know producers this year added a rotating co-host slot and went live.  Apparently, that wasn't good enough in a crowded syndication space.

Producers gave the following statement to The New York Times:
“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.”
Anderson Cooper said:
“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. 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.”

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