The Hollywood Reporter on Katie: "Renewal Seems a Long Shot"






The Perky One just can't catch a break in regards to her post-Today career moves. Katie Couric struggled to bring in the ratings as anchor of the CBS Evening News, and now it looks like her costly, Disney-backed daytime talk show could soon be cancelled. From The Hollywood Reporter:

One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot.

 

Would you be sad to see Katie go after just two seasons on the air? Sound off in the comments!

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Can't happen fast enough. Even if the stations are contracted to air Katie, do they have to keep it in prime spot or can they dump it in graveyard? I've always found her "perky" act to be just that - an act.

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And nobody is shocked, I still wonder what ABC was thinking. Didn't every other network turn her down?

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Good to see that daytime will be seeing the last of Little Miss Ball of Sunshine. I cannot stand this woman!

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I have said before Wendy Williams and Steve Harvey love love love people and what they are doing and it shows. It doesn't necessarily matter who they have on because people love them. With Katie I only watch when she gets a longshot booking of someone. That is why her show will not last.

Way back Phil D made the talk show must see. He was young, lots of charm and really liked people. He had his show at the right time.

The talk shows that make it are the ones where the host has their own fanbase.

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I am not happy that so many people will be out of a job, EVEN Katie, BUT I am ecstatic that ABC is getting a swift kick in the ass.

KARMA IS A FUNKY ASS BITCH isn't she LoL???!!

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Following on what I said earlier. Fakie is just that. It was never about the guest or audience - it was about her (a lot like Oprah, but Oprah had something special that people related to). I'm just glad she'll be gone. ABC made so many mistakes in trying to completely revamp it's entire daytime line-up all at one. That's not the way daytime works.

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I don't dislike her, but I don't really view her shows to be top notch in regards to entertaining me. So, if she goes, she goes.

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When I read the article I was astounded by the budget. They estimated 50 million but settled on 30 million - which begs the question - where did the money go? The set is nondescript, she has a smaller production staff than either Ellen or Oprah had, and they never travel or use expensive field pieces.

I know Katie's salary and the salary of her experienced upper management must have accounted for a good portion of the budget but that show does not look like a $30,000,000.00 production - JJL made Don Jon for 9 million and that is a feature film.

BTW weren't the soaps cancelled because execs thought that talk was cheaper?

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I actually like Katie Couric, but she needs the right vehicle. Her daytime talk show wasn't it. Time to move on.

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Never watched it and never will. Won't forgive ABC for being so stupid. The cancellation of AMC and OLTL and near cancellation of GH left many soap lovers bitter and angry so this news comes as no surprise. The Revolution is gone, Katie is going and I don't know how The Chew is doing. So, two out of three gone is very good. That speaks volumns. Sadly, though, it won't bring those shows back. And, what was it that Frons said -- people want information, not drama? This proves that idiot wrong, doesn't it?

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Why doesn't this surprise me? Katie's show was a big bore. They should NEVER had cancelled AMC and OLTL, I'd love to know who the bigwigs were who decided this? What a mistake. I would LOVE to see AMC and OLTL return in Katie's spot, both half hour soaps, but I doubt it will happen.