The New York Times reported Monday that Anderson Cooper‘s daytime show Anderson Live has been canceled.
The year-old syndicated program is currently in its second season, and the cancellation means the show will not return after summer 2013. An executive for the show’s production studio, Telepictures, cited low ratings for the show’s cancellation.
In an official statement to the NYT, Cooper wrote:
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.
In another statement, Telepictures said the following:
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.
The show’s lagging ratings come despite a recent effort to boost viewership by having Cooper co-host with a variety of celebrities.