Though it's not surprising at all, today the news became official: Katie Couric's talk show, Katie has been officially canceled. Couric and Disney-ABC said in a joint statement, per Variety, that they've "mutually agreed" that the show would end after its second season. This leaves Couric, who recently took a job at Yahoo!, in the clutches of the internet.
Couric won't have to abandon network television that quickly, though, since the show will continue on production through June 2014. The talk show was never quite a good fit for Couric. As Bill Carter at the New York Times wrote, Couric "made it clear that she preferred covering topics that were not necessarily ideal for building ratings for a syndicated talk show." In October, Alex Ben Block wrote at The Hollywood Reporter that "station owners now complain the daily strip hasn't lived up to the hype, and several insiders tell THR that internal discord has become nearly unbearable."
The show recently became embroiled in controversy when it ran a segment questioning the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil.
Couric's job at Yahoo! has her serving as a "global news anchor."
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