Anderson Cooper's Talk Show Canceled

Looks like it’s back to hard news — or an unexpected revival of ABC’s The Mole — for Anderson Cooper. Warner Brothers will pull the plug on the silver-haired anchor’s daily talker Anderson at the end of its current second season, according to the New York Times. The show’s final episode is expected to air in summer 2013.

After struggling in the ratings during its first season, Anderson changed its format — adding a rotating roster of cohosts and taping live — for Season 2. Those tweaks were not enough to make the show a hit in an increasingly crowded talk-show field.

“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons,” said Cooper, in a statement. “I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it.”