Cooper’s one-hour daily syndicated talk show will kick off on Sept. 10 as Anderson Live and will feature a new set, new live format with rotating co-hosts and new features on its website.
Anderson, the one-hour daily syndicated talk show hosted by Anderson Cooper, returns for its second season on Monday, Sept. 10, with a brand new show name (Anderson Live), new set and new live format with rotating co-hosts. The announcement was made today by Anderson Live Executive Producer Terence Noonan.
Anderson Live will tape in front of a live studio audience at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City where Cooper will be joined daily by co-hosts for the show’s sophomore season. Anderson Live‘s new set with live capabilities will enable Cooper to cover stories while they are breaking and update his viewers with the latest news.
Anderson Live will feature interviews with movie stars, including Richard Gere and the cast of Arbitrage, as well as Emma Watson and the cast of The Perks of Being a Wallflower; TV stars including Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell; The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling and Scandal‘s Kerry Washington; comedian and author Stephen Colbert as well as classic stars including Carol Burnett.
Anderson Live will also get a new co-executive producer in Emmy-winning veteran talk show producer George Davilas. Davilas, who has over 15 years of experience, most recently was senior supervising producer at The Doctors.
“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. Being live plays to Anderson’s strengths, providing immediacy and topicality, which allows us to talk about what is going on in the world,” said Terence Noonan, Executive Producer. “ ‘Anderson Live’ is the show that makes you a little smarter, the one that you have fun watching, and at the end of each episode you can’t wait to tune in the next day to see what’s happening.”
Additionally, AndersonCooper.com launches several new initiatives including:
- Anderson’s Summer Instagram Photo-A-Day Challenge: A month-long photo sharing contest on Instagram where fans play for a chance to win prizes. Anderson will also snap and share his own personal photos from his summer. Contest starts Aug. 6.
- Talk with #AndersonLive: As the show tapes live, real-time feedback from fans will be incorporated into the show via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks as the show continues its on-air social media integration.
- Stump Anderson: Each week fans will be encouraged to send in fun trivia questions via social media to be answered by Anderson during a live webcast.
- Anderson Seat Tweets: Fans tweet to sit in Anderson’s Seat Tweets section, a reserved special section of that audience that allows for live tweeting through out the show taping.
Anderson Live is produced by StrongChild Productions in association with Telepictures Productions, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.