EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, which has been renewed for a second season, is moving to a new stage. The talker, which has originated from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room since its September launch, will be moving to the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. The show will take over the stage currently occupied by another daytime syndicated strip, The Nate Berkus Show, which will wrap its run at the end of this season. Anderson producers had been looking for a more traditional studio. “We are focused on Anderson being topical and featuring the stories, the newsmakers and the celebrities that everyone is talking about which plays directly to Anderson’s strengths as a journalist and his ability to give viewers the context and depth to be in the know,” Anderson executive producer Terence Noonan said. “At CBS, we will have a dedicated studio that will allow us to tape on a daily basis and turn around the shows the next day or to go live when warranted giving the show the sense of urgency to be appointment television.” The show will continue to be taped in front of a live studio audience. Anderson‘s ratings have picked up in 2012. Over the past four weeks, the show has averaged a 1.5 household rating, up 9% from November 2011. Anderson recently underwent a behind-the-scenes changing of the guard, with Noonan taking the reins from original executive producers Jim Murphy and Lisa Morin.
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