Connect with us

Breaking News

95

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Temporarily Taken Off ‘GMA3’ As Network Figures Out Plan Of Action

Photo: ABC

Due to the firestorm surrounding GMA3 anchors, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, ABC announced on Monday morning via an editorial call that the two have been benched and are for now being taken off the show.

The move was announced by ABC News president, Kim Godwin.  This comes on the heels of the Daily Mail revealing a personal and romantic relationship between the two anchors.

According to reports, their relationship surprised many at ABC News, while others were suspicious for a long time. Both Holmes and Robach are married, though they have each separated from their partners.  Robach had been married to former Melrose Place star, Andrew Shue.

On the call this morning, Godwin shared: “I want to say that while the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I really have taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC organization. These decisions are not easy, they are not knee jerk, but they are necessary for the brand and for our priority which, you guys know, are all of is … the people here at ABC.”

Last week when the story surfaced, Robach and Holmes anchored GMA3 and did not address the situation on- air.  However, Godwin is noting that a some kind of more formal action could be taken since the network was blindsided by the unexpected reveal of their relationship.

Look for Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos to take over the third hour of GMA for now.  The Hollywood Reporter first reported this portion of the story.

What do you think about ABC’s action to take Robach and Holmes off the GMA3 for now? Comment below.

Leave a comment | 95 Comments

95 Comments
oldest
newest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

I don’t feel they should lose their jobs, but do agree with what others have observed about their on camera behavior being a bit of a distraction.They both were making remarks in response to general discussions on the show, TJ especially, that the viewer knew referred to issues resulting from their off camera relationship. Perhaps they need to be reassigned to other positions in the network, or remove one of them from the show.I believe that Amy was there first & TJ joined shortly afterwards.
I am not judging them; it’s an extremely sensitive subject since there are spouses & children involved.

The network is hurting them selfs they said they were consenting adults on same level.Then they take them off for what? If they had visited some rules that should have been stated clearly from a contract specified area.So I hope they leave the network and can get a better job.The network can just put them back on with an on air apology from the network president.and complete back Pau a raise would be great.

If they came out to the company I’m not sure what the problem is. I love these two. Boooooooo!

Having affairs on their married spouse?? That’s the problem.they lied about it also when confronted. I guess robin doesn’t want him on gma anymore.

I love the show but if they take those 2 off I want watch
Just my opinion they made the show worth watching

Nobody’ s business! Love them both!

It’s stupid I haven’t watched the show since they were removed. I truleymiss them and won’t go back till they are back

They were wonderful along with Dr. Jen, a shame such a great show with such a great dynamic is hindered like this–but yes, they could have been more graceful in their personal choices and the timing, surely. I bet TJ and Amy will resurface elsewhere and maybe together on air.

Adding that I noticed on today’s show they were still announced as hosts, and that the guest hosts announced they were off today. And Dr. Jen was there. The network has not closed the door on them; I am wondering if TJ and Amy make a public statement if that will be sufficient for them to be “reinstated.” I hope it will.

I think this is ridiculous! Who the H are any of us to judge this? Does it effect their on-air job performances? I haven’t seen it if it has. Their personal lives didn’t need to be blown up by the gossips. That was just “mean, mean, mean,” in the words of Susan Banks (DAYS). This “benching” is just further validating the power of gossips. Shame on ABC for allowing that.
I’m not advocating having affairs, but that should be between them and their spouses to work out, not the rest of America.

They lied about when confronted.tjey deserve no mercy. Trust me I know what their spouses are going through.

Oh no, they tried to keep their private life a secret? Who cares. They were both separated it says as well.

I agree with Rodd. This is so ridiculous!!! Their on-air performance has not been affected!The ratings are up!They work great together. Who are We To Judge? Just bunch of mean spirited people out there who don’t have nothing better to do!! Please bring Amy Robach and TJ Holmes bach soon

I totally agree with this statement.

Totally agree with you and love that you used Susan Banks saying.. lol

Totally agree….who are we to judge what happen in their private lives???? ABC needs to reconsider the action taken….it’s not the first time relationships have developed on ABC showes…ie… Kathie Lee/Frank Gifford….please bring them back and everyone go on with their own lives….there are tooooo many other issues going on to worry about love lives….

I agree with Todd’s Statement.

Agree. They are true professionals and this is ridiculous removing them at all. Bring them back soon please or you will lose viewers for sure. Thank you!

I will NOT BE WATCHING!!! Though they could have handled things differently, they make the programming fun and lively. Sorry, I AM GONE UNTIL THEY RETURN!!!

I agree!

It seems most shows that fill this time slot (at least on the West coast) are doomed in one way or another. THE CHEW lasted a while but I can’t help wondering if anyone regrets removing ALL MY CHILDREN or OLTL from the lineup. Constantly creating and promoting new shows has to be costly…was it really worth dismantling decades-old legacy shows for pop culture fixes?

ABC’s plan of action should be to cancel GMA3 which is not a good intro to GH with its 1.5M viewers. GH has 2.3M viewers and should have a better ratings lead-in. Anyone remember OLTL and AMC. Both had 3M viewers when they were cancelled.

They are the reason I watch. Yes they have chemistry which is what made it enjoyable to watch. What they do in their personal lives should be their business and they should not be punished so long as they can stay professional while on the show!!!

What’s the big deal? Can’t anyone be happy without someone butting in?

I’m not watching neither show until they return

Amy is the best with doc Jen. I will not watch 3rd hour now- bring her back! So what if they are in a relationship? Amy was there before TJ, so, reassign him to another hour.

There is nothing wrong what they are doing. The are both separated from their other partners and life goes on. Happy for them

TJ and Amy having an affair does not affect my life in any way. They are excellent reporters and that’s what should matter to the station. If they loose their jobs with ABC, that would be the crime.

I agree. Bring them both back. They work great together. The ratings make the difference. So GM3 needs them back!

Love TJ especially on Gma imo it’s a private thing. They should not lose their jobs over this. Ridiculous.

Well I think it’s ridiculous to not have Amy or TJ on together, what difference does it make if they care about each other. Look how many presidents have had affairs etc. and many stars have affairs. I; think they do a great job on the show. Keep them together. They laugh, and communicate well. They make you laugh and smile. How am any people that work for channel 9 have had affairs. Hope you keep them together. Life is too short for all this shit !!!!!!!!!

Don’t like the change. Bring back Robach and Holmes.

These people making such a big deal over two grown, consenting adults! No one was sexually harassed or intimidated. The viewers have nothing to do with their personal lives. Can you imagine the stuff that goes on with all the romancing done on the Soaps. I wouldn’t be surprised how many couples get into trouble, maybe having affairs due to the close contact on set.

I think they should stay on GMA3 they are two consenting adults this is 2022 not 1922

They are both adults what they did might be wrong but it shouldn’t effect their jobs their both good maybe just separate them but don’t fire them.

Mine your own business, they are over twenty one , they owe no one a explanation if they are both single. If not that is who they have to answer to, not some intern,s, family, friends or a employer. Now if there was something there contact of no messing around with other employees, well that would be a legal mater. There is a enough stuff in this world going on right now to keep all people occupied. People like to start shit and stir the pot, to those people get another hobby, you have to much time on your hands, stay busy, not good to have a idol mine. It can get you in trouble. I hope to see them back on the air, they are a good team they do complement each other. You know do not realize at you have until it is gone, Disney, should think about that.

Leave them alone and let them get back to work.
They are both great host. If you don’t have a policy about couples working together then bring them back if you do reassign one or both but get them back on GMA

I believe it is no one business what goes on in your personal life unless it is murder. I loved this show…it was always fun and enjoyable and truly everyone joined in the fun. Bring them back and do not get in their personal life.

‍♀️ really!!! Two adults did nothing wrong. Amy is best gma has seen in a long time. Put her back on!!!!

Bring Amy and TJ back!!! Come down off your high horses!!!! It’s not you’re business what they do in their personal lives nor any of ours. They are great together whether it be on or off screen!!!!

Will never watch if they are taken off the show

They did not commit a crime. We may not like what they did, but they are consenting adults. I feel for the spouses and children, but they will have to deal with it. MSNBC kept Joe and Meka. Who are we to judge? Bring them back.

There jobs should have nothing to do with their personal lives. Let them keep their jobs and everyone else mind their own business

I don’t think abc should be judging them for anything. With what is acceptable in our society how dare they to bench them for this.

If abc takes them off the air . I will quit watching. When they added Tj the show was much better and him and Amy have a great chemistry on the air. They are grown adults and they do in their personal life should not be anyones business.

Am with you! Screw GMAC. I will never watch there show again. I loved those two together.

Cheaters. Disrespectful to family members and coworkers. I was a fan of Amy, followed her on instagram. I’m so disappointed.

I think as long as it doesn’t negatively affect their performance on gma3, I see no problem with them having a relationship.

They continue to do a good job. Falling in love is not a crime. They fall in love on the right time when both marriages are no longer working. It’s not that they break each others family, they’re former families is already broken. Let them do their job and maybe, ABC will get a more higher rating. If ABC gets rid of this two, expect a lawsuit!!!!!!

Leave their personal life alone. They are awesome on the show and that’s all that matters. I will not watch the show until they are back on

It spiraled out of control. They should have not hid the fact they were involved. If they were open and explained to the public what was going on in each of their marriages. People would have been more accepting of the affair. The perception is they cheated on their partners. That is why people are having a difficult time with all of this.

Let them be. They are great together on that show. That’s why I watch it. . They were separated since August so they did nothing wrong.

They are professionals on air let their private life stay private

I don’t think this was a surprise .you could tell they were a item. Not news happens all the time. My opinion is if there is anything in their contract about a situation like this could be a reason to be terminated then let them go. Otherwise just either let them have the show or offer them other programs.

Too many people have too much to say about other people and how they live their lives. Live your life I’m certain there’s more than enough drama there for you to manage. Taking jobs away because people don’t think and live the way you want is ridiculous. Their role does not impact anyones life or lively hood. Do you.

Omg I love them there’s a lot worse stuff in this world and they r fantastic anchors put them back!!!!!

You both should sued them!

Their private life is their business–there was no violation to company policy so why did they loose their jobs?

They are in the public’s eye reporting news.They are NOT in the public’s reporting their private lives. They both are very good at what they do professionally so let them do it. What is meant to be is meant to be. They don’t deserve to loose their jobs.

It’s none of our business. They didn’t break their contract. Let them and live their lives. In todays world we have so many other things to worry about. I honestly won’t watch the show if they don’t go back

I think they should not do anything they are both great at what they do and i love them both

If they don’t come back, I will definitely stop watching GMA3! Love them!

Too… many other things to deal with in this world. Just trying to survive day by day. Adults know what they’re doing. We should concentrate on people who are suffering every day.

It’s odd that some people pay a price for their actions while others like Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Kaley Cuoco, Justin Hartley, and others make a mockery of marriage by falling into “real love” every six months with whoever and are still in good favor with the media. I wonder who decides these things.

It’s ridiculous to take them off the air. They had already sorted their private lives by leaving their current spouse. It was already taken care of. It actually would be interesting like the show she said he said. Besides I can bet you anything I’m sure they are not the only ones having an affair within the Network. I think who ever decided to let them go where being hypocrites.

Let it go! Bring them back they are the best thing to happen to GMA 3. The show won’t make it without them. Stay out of their personal life it’s theirs and nobody else’s business.

I think their actions with each other on air are deplorable.
It’s like rubbing salt in the wounds of their spouses!
TJ, it’s a pattern with him, too good for his britches, re assign them both to other areas so we, the Public don’t have to look at the Cheaters! Blatant, right in front of your noses!
They don’t deserve their jobs, no Morals at all.

I like them on the show. I watch the show because of them. I don’t care what they do in their personal lives. Not my business. Please bring them back.

Breaking News

Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Photo: JPI

Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

Photo: JPI

At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

Photo: JPI

The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Photo: JPI

For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

Photo: JPI

In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at watch.TheEmmys.tv. The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

Photo: AmazonFreevee

In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

Photo: JPI

Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Neighbours

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS

Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR

Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS

Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR

Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION

General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show

OUTSTANDING CASTING

African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN

African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING

African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show

Sherri

Photo: WarnerBros

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING AND MAKEUP

African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

Sherri

The View

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME TALK SERIES

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SERIES

Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight

Extra

OUTSTANDING CULINARY SERIES

Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel

OUTSTANDING LEGAL/COURTROOM PROGRAM

Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

Photo: Disney/ABC

DAYTIME TALK SERIES HOST

Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST

Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PERSONALITY – DAILY

Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue Reading

Video Du Jour

Peter Reckell returns for a second visit with Michael Fairman following the wrap-up of his recent run as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives.Leave A Comment

Recent Comments

Power Performance

Eileen Davidson as Ashley

The Young and the Restless

Airdate: 4-12-2024

Popular