Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show may have received an Emmy nomination, but it is undergoing an overhaul for its second season.
The show, titled Anderson the first year, will be rechristened Anderson Live when it returns to the air on 10 September. It will move from Time Warner Center to a new set at Manhattan’s CBS Broadcast Center where it will have a live studio audiences and have the capability of incorporating feedback in real-time via social media like Twitter and Facebook.
Cooper’s show returns to a daytime landscape that will include a highly-anticipated talk show hosted by Katie Couric as well as a new daily shows from Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst.
‘Our biggest overall goal for Anderson Live is to take the best elements of daytime and put it in a show that works in 2012,’ executive producer Terence Noonan tells The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Being live plays to Anderson’s strengths, providing immediacy and topicality, which allows us to talk about what is going on in the world.’