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Katie Couric's Talk Show Is Ending

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This Aug. 9, 2012 photo released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television shows host Katie Couric during a taping of her new talk show "Katie." Couric's new show will debut on Monday, Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Disney-ABC Domestic TV, Ida Mae Astute) | AP
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Katie Couric's daytime talk show "Katie" will not be continuing for a third season, Couric and ABC announced Thursday.

The two sides said in a statement that 'Katie' will end its run in 2014. Production will continue through June.

The news follows Couric's decision to leave ABC News early due to her new partnership with Yahoo, where she will serve as the website's "global anchor."

The fate of 'Katie," which first debuted in 2012, has been in question ever since news broke of Couric's departure from ABC News. There was speculation that the host would continue the syndicated talk show in addition to her new role at Yahoo. Though "Katie" was the top syndicated show in its first season, the ratings were not stratospheric, and there were reports that Couric was sometimes dissatisfied with the kinds of topics she was discussing. In October, sources told HuffPost that Couric was prepared to move on from the show if she thought she could pursue her content ambitions elsewhere.

Couric and ABC released this statement to the Huffington Post:

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 #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season.

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