Katie is signing off.
Disney/ABC is bringing down the axe on Katie Couric’s ratings plagued daytime talker, the company said Thursday. The show will go off the air in June 2014 after what’s being described as “a mutual decision” between the TV veteran and the parent company.
Katie started off with a ratings bang when it premiered in the fall of 2012. It was one of the top rated syndicated shows of the season.
Of course, as it often does in the world of television, the tide turned quickly. Katie has been challenged by disappointing ratings despite key time slots.
“While production will continue on Katie through June 2014, we’ve mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show. 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.”
The cancellation news comes on the heels of the announcement that Katie will join online outlet, Yahoo! in 2014 as global anchor, a position that will reportedly net her $6 million a year.