The current second season of Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show Anderson Live will be its last.
The show has been canceled after two seasons and will end next summer, according to The New York Times. A Warner Brothers executive told the paper the studio had declined to renew the series for a third season due to disappointing ratings.
Lisa Ling and Anderson Cooper
A baby girl is on the way for TV journalist Lisa Ling and her husband, physician Paul Song, the ex-View host told Anderson Cooper on his daytime show Wednesday.
"I was trying to keep it quiet for a long time, but now...
A lot of new big names have moved into the daytime neighborhood this fall, but viewers are choosing to spend more time with a familiar friend. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is off to its best start in its 10-year history, ranking as the No. 1 syndicated talk program among the advertiser-favored audience of women ages 25-54 through the first two weeks of the TV season. Its overall average of 3.3 million viewers is up 6 percent from a year ago, putting it behind Dr. Phil (3.8 million) and Live With Kelly and Michael (3.4 million).
When Oprah Winfrey ended her program in 2011, insiders in the syndication business wondered where her viewers would go. No program last year took immediate advantage of the upheaval, but daytime habits change glacially. "All the research indicated that after Oprah left there was a large opportunity for Ellen, and that may be playing itself out," says Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, which syndicates Ellen.
Anderson Cooper has released the initial lineup of guest co-hosts who will be joining him on his daytime talk show in the fall.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth will be the first person to play sidekick to the CNN anchor when she appears on Anderson Live on Sept. 10, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
One day after ABC announced that Kelly Ripa's new Live! With Kelly co-host would be named on the Sept. 4 episode, TMZ reports that Michael Strahan has been picked to succeed Regis Philbin.
Live! With Kelly co-host to be named on Sept. 4 — who should get the job?
The former NFL champ has...
Kelly Ripa's new co-host will make his or her debut on Tuesday, Sept. 4, ABC has announced.
Ripa, who's been hosting Live! With Kelly without a permanent co-host since Regis Philbin's departure in November, will kick off a brand new season on Monday, Sept. 3. The broadcast will mark Ripa's first time hosting solo. She'll be joined by her new partner the following day, when the pair will welcome guests Claire Danes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.
Extreme Makeover: Anderson Cooper edition.
The CNN anchor's daytime talk show is getting revamped for its sophomore season this fall, including a name change and the addition of guest co-hosts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Anderson Cooper has come out as gay.
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he wrote in an email to The Daily Beast reporter Andrew Sullivan.
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Anderson Cooper, Dr. Mehmet Oz
Jeopardy! has assembled Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anderson Cooper and Dr. Oz, among others, for the game show's upcoming Power Players Week.
This year's 15 contestants have collectively accumulated 21 Emmys, eight Peabodys, four Pulitzer Prizes and a Grammy Award, in addition to...