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Updated: December 1, 2012 6:15AM

Anderson Cooper’s syndicated daytime talk show will not be renewed for a third season, but entertainer Queen Latifah will again host her own chatfest with a planned launch for fall 2013.

As first reported by the New York Times, the weak ratings led to the demise of “Anderson Live.”

Its distributor, Warner Bros., said Monday that the marketplace made it increasingly difficult for “Anderson Live” to “break through” to viewers despite format changes.

The show switched to live broadcasts in its second year but struggled to match the ratings performance of daytime frontrunners including “Ellen” and “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”

Newcomers, including Katie Couric, also made the talk show arena more competitive.

In a statement, Cooper said he was grateful to Warner’s Telepictures syndication arm for the opportunity and proud of his staff’s work.

Cooper, who remains host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” will continue with “Anderson Live” through summer 2013, Warner said.

The Latifah show, whose producers include Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, will air on CBS-owned stations including Chicago’s WBBM-Channel 2, reported.

Contributing: AP

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