Katie Couric's daytime talk show renewed for Season 2

katie-couric-gallery-2-abc-325.jpgAlthough it's far from a breakout hit, Katie Couric's syndicated daytime talk show, "Katie," has officially been renewed for Season 2 by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

The show is the top-rated of several middling new entries into the daytime scene this season including efforts from Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst. "Katie" joins "Steve Harvey," "Trisha Goddard" and "Dish Nation" as the only daytime freshmen series so far to get a second season renewal.

"Katie" ranks sixth out of the 18 syndicated talk shows currently on the air and has been averaging 2.497 million viewers season-to-date.

Couric recently saw a ratings bump for her Jan. 24 interview with Mati Te'o and his parents, but also lost her original executive producer Jeff Zucker to a high-profile gig at CNN. Couric executive produces "Katie" with Michael Morrison ("The Martha Stewart Show").

Among the names entering the daytime field next season are Queen Latifah and -- possibly -- Kris Jenner, who is getting a summer test run.
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