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Good Morning America To Add Third Hour: GMA DAY With Michael Strahan and Sara Haines

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ABC has confirmed on Monday that their daytime programming block has added a third hour of Good Morning America starting in the fall.  It will premiere on September 10th.

The third hour will be called GMA Day and will be co-hosted by Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, who has just departed her seat on The View.

Strahan tweeted: “Tell your friends, tell your family, tell the whole town, shout it from the rooftops! Starting September 10th SaraHaines and I will be hosting the 3rd hour of GMA.:

Haines posted on her social media accounts: “Ahhhhhh! Not even sure I can find the words to adequately express how excited I am to sit next to @MichaelStrahan as we embark on a new journey at GMA #GMADay… it is (and has been) a dream of mine for a LONG time.”

The program, which was previously announced as the replacement for The Chew, will air at 1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT/PT.  Share your thoughts on the upcoming GMA Day via the comment section below.

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Karen
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Karen

I don’t care at all. I don’t watch GMA or The View or The Chew.

Phyllks
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Phyllks

Why? Would rather have All My Children or One life to live back to where they belong. Even if it meant just one of them or half hour of each.

Pms658@aol.com
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Pms658@aol.com

Wouldn’t that be nice!

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

I like Sara’ but not of fan of Strahans. I hope he treats her better than he did Kelly Ripa. I will miss her on the view.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah! Something to think about!

knotsamc
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knotsamc

Really?!! Michael and Kelly Double, part deux!!!??? Puleeeeese! AMC and OLTL better use of time and interest. Does ABC not realize people are not home to watch this live and will not DVR it or watch it on demand. But Soaps people WILL dvr and watch on demand!!! so soaps are a bit more expensive, but worth it or network now that dvr-d shows are added to ratings. bad move ABC!!!

Paula Oandasan
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Paula Oandasan

yup

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

Great point

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Great. More phony repartee and endless rehashing of news. Sooo much better than a classic, vintage daytime drama with millions of built-in fans. So glad people are actually PAID to program these things.

Jimh
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Jimh

Micheal Strahan is overrated…Sara Haines-boring!!!…does people really need more news and information…talk is cheap so i guess thats why they make these shows!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Great… Just what the world needs: even more airtime for Michael Strahan…

DzzDee
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DzzDee

I am sorry but I will not be watching ABC GMA. I don’t like Good Morning America. So too many of us Soaps Fans will be boycotting ABC with the exception of GH. Enough Talkers! Talk is cheap! Talk and Reality show are day to day boring.

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

Didn’t ABC try this already a few years back&it was not successful?
Perhaps they think it will work better with different cohosts.
Time will surely tell.

ace
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ace

it should Good afternoon America

Timmm
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Timmm

When Regis left, I quit watching Regis and Kelly because of Strahan! THEN, he shows up on ABC, EVERYWHERE! I tune out! Whats next, AGENT STRAHAN from the DVX? UGGG!

rose
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rose

Timmm…I remember when Michael teamed up with Kelly. He just seemed to ambitious and agressive to me. And there was some talk about when he moved to GMA that Kelly was blindsided. So to Sarah Haines who seems nice enough…watch your back.

Oh, and by the way, I’m not interested in another talk show.

Paula Oandasan
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Paula Oandasan

totally agree

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

I agree

Dennis Gleason
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Dennis Gleason

No need for another talk show on that network…already has today, meghan, hoda and kathie lee

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Really unnecessary programming. Exists only to extend the GMA brand into another network day part. Honestly not sure what a third hour will bring new, and I sense repeat or reformulated fare from the morning. Selection of hosts do not suggest hard news. Daytime is a viable program element. Seems broadcast just cannot figure out what to do with it in a post-serial drama era.

shelly jones
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shelly jones

Why in God’s name do we need another hour of news? We have morning news on all networks, plus CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. What are they going to do? Rehash the morning stuff?? How about a retro hour of ABC soaps? Greatest storylines from AMC, OLTL, Ryan’s Hope, Dynasty??? A short lead in from the actors catching us up.

rose
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rose

Great idea of a reto hour, or even repeat eras that are found on youtube. Plus the programming is already paid for.

Richard Signorelli
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Richard Signorelli

and this is another problem with abc michael Strahan is no reporter he is not someone i would ever watch reporting news try to talk sports as if anyone cares he is no jeter not even an a rod

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Will not be watching…ABC is making a big mistake…I agree with others, AMC or OLTL should be back on…

Paula Oandasan
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Paula Oandasan

yup

Jeffrie
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Jeffrie

why??????

dmr
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dmr

I can’t sit through the weather while watching GMA. Can’t stand George Stephanopoulos. I am a “Today” Girl.

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

Boycott of ABC is getting easier and easier. Strahan…BLEH, Haines….BLEH. The View is unwatchable, The Chew was vomit-inducing, as is Strahan. They’ve also ruined DWTS. Bring back All My Children, then we can talk.

Paula Oandasan
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Paula Oandasan

love Sara..can’t stand Strahan.

Allen Saint james
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Allen Saint james

I love Sarah! She is such a kind honorable beautiful and smart woman. She is such a Light

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

How many jobs can one person have? Spread it around!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

This is just another experiment by the network to see how much advertising revenue and the desired demographic they can pull in in lieu of faltering ratings and supposed less advertising revenue had by soaps.

Better hope it doesn’t do really well or this new hour will lead into a second as it wipes GH off the ABC map.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I decided to revisit this thread and read all the comments, virtually all of which are negative. Sara Haines got a couple of positive remarks, but Michael Strahan and ABC were roundly skewered. This is telling…

Kim Carr
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Kim Carr

My husband and I are both HUGE fans of The Chew and we are not at all happy that it was shoved out of the line up for yet another hour of GMA. We have never watched GMA in the morning so why would we would watch it in the afternoon? The Chew was a really fun break from all the news programs and reality tv shows & we thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m sure the many Chew fans feel the same way we feel…which is HUGELY disappointed! I think ABC has made a poor decision. Perhaps GMA Day will fail… Read more »

Linda Mckeever
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Linda Mckeever

Like Michael and Sarah hate the same ole talk show junk. People hawking book, movies and music. We didn’t need another Kelly and Ryan Hoda and Kathy. I can f believe you traded the Chew for this. I won’t be watching. Tired old format. I can do better with my time

Ray
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Ray

Show is so boring to watch. Can’t believe they cancelled the Chew for this boring show. I don’t like it. It’s Capital “B” boring. Hope it goes off the air soon.

nick digilio sr
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nick digilio sr

DOES ANYONE REALLY READ PEOPLES REVIEWS I DOUBT IT.WHY DOES DISNEY CEO’S THINK MICHAEL STRAHAN IS SO GREAT HE WILL RUIN THIS SHOW JUST LIKE HE HAS THE LAST TWO.BORING AND OVERATED.

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Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

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Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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