Katie Couric Got Canceled
Katie Couric’s daytime television show on ABC will not be renewed for a third season, it was announced this week.
“While production will continue on ‘Katie’ through June 2014, we’ve mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” read a joint statement from the network and Couric’s reps.
What happened? Couric wanted the program to break news, network executives wanted it to dish gossip.
Ask Jack Donaghy how those arguments end, right? Network execs have data: And data always wins.
More to the point, the data of our dumbed down demographics doesn’t lie, people. Or as Mike Allen’s Politico playbook put it, “the landscape of daytime TV has changed and the daytime audience didn’t prioritize the more serious topics that Katie still wanted to cover.”
We’re no huge fans of Katie Couric, but what a sad commentary on our country … that all its sheeple want to watch is meaningless babble. No wonder this nation’s leaders are able to get away with anything …
Oh well, Couric – who has had runs on ABC, CBS and NBC – will land on her well-heeled feet, serving as “global anchor” for Yahoo! News beginning next year.