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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

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.