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'Katie' canceled

Katie Couric attends the Disney ABC panel for

Katie Couric attends the Disney ABC panel for "Katie" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (July 26, 2012) Credit: AP

"Katie" -- the show starring and hosted by one very famous Katie -- has been canceled. 

In a statement, Couric and ABC said: "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." 

News of the decision was first reported by the Huffington Post.

While a high-profile ending, it was expected -- despite what looked to be an uptick in viewership during the just-concluded November sweeps. But uptick enough the ratings did not do. Couric herself had sealed a long-term deal with Yahoo as the websites worldwide anchor, which seemed to negate (if not outright eliminate) a future on syndication. 

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