Anderson Cooper's Talk Show Gets the Axe

The CNN and 60 Minutes newsman started the show while in the closet but ends it as an out gay man.

BY Neal Broverman

October 29 2012 2:33 PM ET

After a bumpy start and increasing competition from new talk shows, Warner Bros. told TheWrap on Monday that Anderson Cooper's syndicated talk show will not return for a third season.

Originally called Anderson, the show was viewed as lackluster when it launched in September 2011. It was revamped for its second season, went live, and was renamed. The show got traction after Cooper officially came out of the closet this past July, but later faced stiff competition from new talk shows with Katie Couric and Ricki Lake.

"I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons. I am also grateful to [production company] Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively," the CNN journalist said in a statement. "I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I'm sorry we won¹t be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it."

The show will continue to air new episodes into the summer.

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