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Katie Couric's Talk Show to End After This Season

'Katie' Will Not Get a Third Round of Episodes

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Katie Couric's daytime talk show "Katie" will end after this season, distributor Disney-ABC Domestic TV said on Thursday.

Pastor Joel Osteen and Katie Couric for a recent 'Katie' episode on faith
Pastor Joel Osteen and Katie Couric for a recent 'Katie' episode on faith

The syndicated show will remain in production through mid-June, with reruns airing through September.

The first episode of "Katie" in September 2012 got the biggest audience for a daytime talk show premiere since "Dr. Phil" began in September 2002, according to Disney-ABC.

It recently still ranked among the top 10 daytime syndicated shows, pulling about 2.2 million viewers on average, but ratings fell short of expectations, especially given the high cost of production and Ms. Couric's celebrity.

The show's end has looked more than likely in November, when Ms. Couric opted to end her contract with ABC News early and take a job at Yahoo as a global anchor for the site.

The news comes a day after NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution said "The Meredith Vieira Show" has been sold in more than 85% of the U.S. Ms. Vieira's show will premiere in syndication in the fall.

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