Katie Couric's talk show canceled after two seasons

By Kyle Johnson,

Katie Couric's syndicated talk show Katie has been cancelled after just two seasons.

Both sides jointly agreed on ending the show once the second season concludes June 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a joint statement, they both claimed it was a mutual decision.

"We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013. And we look forward to the rest of the season."

Katie being cancelled isn't especially surprising news, Deadline reports. The show struggled in its first season after a strong start and lost to Steve Harvey in the 25-54 adult women demographic the show desperately sought. The show's yearly cost of $30 million to $40 million probably didn't help.

Behind the scenes Couric and Jeff Zucker clashed over what direction the show should take. The former news anchor wanted the talk show to focus on more serious interviews, like the popular Manti Te'o interview, which coincidentally brought the show's strongest audience.

Zucker has since left the show with co-executive producer Michael Bass for CNN.

image: NBC


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