Katie Couric's Talk Show simply can not replace Oprah. Katie who had her greatest success as co-host of the TODAY SHOW and stumbled when she went solo as the hard news anchor of CBS' Evening News is facing cancellation of her afternoon talk show.
The stations now carrying Katie Couric's syndicated talk show are contracted to carry it through the summer of 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will return for another season likely will be made this month and, per several sources, renewal seems a long shot.
Since launching the show for the local syndication division of ABC-Disney, Couric has combined her affiliation with the ABC News Division with her duties over at ABC Daytime.
She has had colleagues Christianne Amanpour, Deborah Roberts, Sam Champion, Matt Gutman, Richard Besser, Marci Gonzalez, Jim Avila, Dan Abrams, Josh Elliot, Brian Ross, and ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer correspond on her show for important news events. On the domestic end of her affiliations, Couric has had The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan of Live! with Kelly and Michael, as well as some cast members of the soap opera General Hospital.