Weather Alerts 4 View »

Katie Couric's talk show to end after second season

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Journalist Katie Couric speaks onstage at Glamour's 23rd annual Women of the Year awards on November 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)

Katie Couric's talk show to end after second season

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Dec 20, 2013

In a move that's being called a "mutual decision," ABC and Katie Couric will end the talk show "Katie" at the end of this season, the show's second.  

Broadcasting & Cable reports that production will continue on the show until June 2014, but there will be no third season.
A joint statement attributed to Disney/ABC and Couric said, “We’re very proud of everyone’s contributions to making Katie the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season.”
Couric's deal with ABC reportedly nettet her as much as $20 million annually, and Broadcasting & Cable reports, "That kind of overhead made 'Katie' difficult to renew once it became clear it wasn’t on a growth track."
Last month, Couric announced she would no longer contribute to ABC News and, instead would become Yahoo's global anchor. Brodcasting & Cable reports "that job will remain on the back burner while Couric finishes the talk show’s run."
Phyllis Stark

Phyllis Stark

Email Facebook Twitter
Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Scripps Media.