"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.