Some TV marriages aren't made to last and it looks like ABC News and Katie Couric's love affair is on the rocks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Couric is negotiating with ABC News to exit her three-year contract early, as she is being courted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
Meanwhile, the fate of Couric's ABC syndicated talk show Katie remains up in the air. Reportedly, executives are waiting for November sweeps ratings to come in and will likely decide Katie's fate in December.
Steve Harvey's next New York Times best seller could be entitled Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Hit Talk Show host. The comedian's self-titled daytime chatfest tied Katie in the Nielsen ratings the week ending Oct. 20. Both sophomore vehicles netted a 1.7 in households for the week. Steve Harvey was up 6 percent over the previous week in households; 10 percent among women 25.54. READ MORE
The Perky One just can't catch a break in regards to her post-Today career moves. Katie Couric struggled to bring in the ratings as anchor of the CBS Evening News, and now it looks like her costly, Disney-backed daytime talk show could soon be cancelled. From The Hollywood Reporter:
One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot.
The actors give Couric the 411 on how they stay fit for TV, memorable storylines and crazy fan encounters. Watch Scott talk about a fan's wacky way to pop the question to him after the jump!
The newly engaged Katie Couric recently did a show focused on second marriage. Last month, she announced her engagement to banker John Molner. She was previously married to legal analyst Jay Monahan, who died in 1998 of colon cancer.
During the episode, she spoke about her own feelings on the matter: READ MORE
If this bit of news turns out to be true, it's quite an indictment on the state of Katie Couric's daytime talk show. According to New York Daily News, Katie's low ratings make it vulnerable to cancellation, but if the show gets axed " viewers could soon see the peppy TV queen replacing Barbara Walters on The View."
One tipster says network honchos believe the timing is perfect for a switcheroo — as soon as Walters decides to go, Couric could seamlessly step in, with the network making it look like Babs had appointed her own successor.
So let me get this straight. Couric flopped as anchor of CBS Evening News, her expensive daytime talk show could soon be cancelled—while The Talk is nipping at The View's stilettos in the ratings—and Disney-ABC thinks Couric would be a good fit for The View? It doesn't make sense, but I'm sure it will cost more than a few dollars. READ MORE