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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
Karen

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

Phyllks
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.

Maureen Lynch
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
nancy dillingham

Yeah! Something to think about!

knotsamc
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
Paula Oandasan

yup

Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch

Great point

Soaphound
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
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
Jamesj75

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

DzzDee
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
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
ace

it should Good afternoon America

Timmm
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
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
Paula Oandasan

totally agree

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

🙂

Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch

I agree

Dennis Gleason
Dennis Gleason

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

Iakovos
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
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
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
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
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
Paula Oandasan

yup

Jeffrie
Jeffrie

why??????

dmr
dmr

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

Dr Helen Ruth
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
Paula Oandasan

love Sara..can’t stand Strahan.

Allen Saint james
Allen Saint james

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

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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

rebecca1
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
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…

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