Katie Couric’s Talk Show Cancelled

Will end next year as Katie joins Yahoo

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Katie Couric, with first guest Jessica Simpson.

Katie Couric’s talk show Katie will be cancelled after two seasons, Disney-ABC and Katie Couric announced Thursday.

The show will continue production until June 2014, Deadline reports, and the show’s cancellation was not a surprise, given its rocky ratings in the first two seasons. The show also suffered an identity crisis as it tried to marry hard-hitting news interviews with lighter daytime talk show fare.

“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,” ABC and Katie Couric said in a joint statement.

Katie recently closed a deal to become the “face of Yahoo news” at Yahoo, and will start appearing on the service early next year.

MORE: Katie Couric Joins Yahoo

[Deadline]

23 comments
MichelleP
MichelleP

I enjoy Katie's show and am sorry to hear this. I thought she nicely combined stories about everyday people and celebrities. Hers was a nice alternative to some of the "noisy" constantly screaming and hand clapping daytime shows that hurt my ears from beginning to end. Must everyone on the Chew scream from start to finish?

tstywall
tstywall

My problem with the show is that for the first segment she would talk about something serious, like a man who lost a leg in the war and ran a marathon. Then during the second half would be about how to make fruit smoothies for your family.


It was always a weird transition when she'd finish the serious interview to the entertaining segment.

hualalairobin
hualalairobin

I for one am sorry to hear the Katie show is going off the air this coming June.  I record and watch every episode and will miss the show and Katie very much.  :-(

level10smartass
level10smartass

Why do women have to be so damn stupid?  Stupid women prop up other stupid women instead of actually helping them. The fake huggy kissy stuff is just a vomit fest.

excorpsec
excorpsec

I'm upset that her show is cancelled. She talked about things that other talk shows didn't discuss. It was always interesting. She seems to be a kind person who genuinely cares. People are just being mean with their comments. It seems to be the way people are now. People have to watch people in the swamps, etc. for their entertainment. Those shows don't even make you think. Those shows don't stimulate people.

guccigirl
guccigirl

Never liked her! Her voice is annoying and she does not impress me and never did.  Why did they  upset all those soap fans who were watching OLTL and AMC for 20 years for her stupid show,only to cancel it?  That was so unfair and a terrible decision. Alot of people didn't even give it chance because of that. Glad they didn't take General Hospital off to make room for that overrated has been.  She is boring and her show topics weren't even interesting. The people who make these decisions are idiots!!

JonTate
JonTate

The last time I watched Katie was the on-air colonoscopy. Man, getting a camera shoved up your butt on national T.V. takes nerve.

selfie1
selfie1

She's so boring--put her back on the Today Show with all the other "yesterdays." 

MarieEvans
MarieEvans

I liked the show when Katie was being Katie. She is a great interviewer and I enjoyed the segments But trying to fill the time with "fluff" took its toll and it was obvious she was not enjoying it.   Now lets see what kind of dribble ABC puts in that time slot. It'll become nap time for me.

meandneef
meandneef

And Gretchen Carlson is next...Another dud

JamesPrichett
JamesPrichett

What the hell took so long for this to happen? Should have never been.

jljrjackson
jljrjackson

I wiil miss her she's good at was she does I think she needs to find a home yahoo maybe  it... THE BEST OF LUCK KATIE

MarieLouise
MarieLouise

I am glad she is gone.  Never watched her show.  Couldn't stand her air headed being when she was with penny loafer Matt

DeborahDavis
DeborahDavis

Too bad, Katie was a light in all the dark that is talk show hell.  She had a positive attitude, good information and didn't beat up on her quests.

wvoils2
wvoils2

Going to Yahoo?


That's like becoming a game show host.

PeggyLynch
PeggyLynch

best talk show. what the heck. Katie brings sunshine .

hummingbird
hummingbird

There are too many talk shows so some get killed in the ratings. Some bad ones survive while some good ones get cancelled.  Katie Couric will be fine as she always has a big gig lined up. Her degree in English has done wonders for her. I wish mine could do the same for me.

Openminded1
Openminded1

But the keep Wendy Williams on the air and other morons, like some ex housewife crap. 

Channah
Channah

Katie's show was sometimes very interesting.  The problem was that most daytime talk shows are watched by numbskulls who have no intellect and want stupid humdrum chit chat that does not take any thought to follow it.  I only watched the show 4-5 times, and the blend of the audience and the guests did not mix.  The audience could not comprehend what was being said.  I'd check to see who was to be on with her, and usually skipped it.  I was wanting a Sarah Palin debacle, or someone who knew something about something.  Katie is too good for what was given her to talk to. 

yogi
yogi

Guess the show didn't get vaccinated for low ratings.

WillReynolds
WillReynolds

@meandneef Who? which is probably y she is maybe getting the ax if I have to ask questions like that.