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The Chew's Carla Hall Says: "Soap Fans Have Really Come To Enjoy Our Show! I Think It's Because It's a Party In The Kitchen!"

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Really Carla?  I don’t think All My Children fans were hoping to party in the kitchen when Pine Valley was wiped off the map for this foodie/cookie show! In a brand new interview out with The Braiser,The Chew co-host and Top Chef  finalist, Carla Hall tries to talk her way around a question posed which was, “With The Chew’s one year anniversary fast approaching, did you expect it to do as well as it did, and be embraced in the way that it has been, especially after the flack it got for bastardizing the soap opera time slot with a talk show?”

Hall replied to the question stating:  “Oh my gosh, we did [get criticized]. It was crazy and Brian Frons took a lot of heat for that, and I was sad to see [All My Children] go, but what I saw in it was that the soap fans were so passionate, and there’s a beginning, and middle and an end for everything, and even for us there’s a beginning. And when something ends, something else begins, and sometimes we don’t like that change. But soap fans [and] new fans have really come to enjoy the show, and I think it’s because it’s a party in the kitchen and it reminds people of what it’s like to entertain, you know? And you have your friends and you’re talking about whatever and you’re learning, you’re cooking together, and I think the surprising thing — I was hoping that the show would be successful, but I think the surprising thing for me — was how well we all get along. We really like each other. It’s a motley crew that works. “

So what do you think of Carla’s Hall’s comments?  It is true that The Chew survived while The Revolution didn’t, and its execution seemed to be better conceived than OLTL’s dismal replacement, and is having staying power for now.  However, are soapers really tuning into the cooking show for lack of anything else to watch, or is Hall delusional?  Weigh-in!

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MK
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MK

There should never be a end to a soap, or it wouldn’t be soap. She is delusional.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Very true!

ethel
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ethel

she is absolutely delusional!!

Wanda McCoole
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Wanda McCoole

who is she trying to convince us or herself—I dont watch that stupid show and there are alot who dont so again it looks like someone was payed to say this. The chew is a joke from what I seen on previews I would not waist my time on that show. M-F at 3 is the only time I watch ABC/DISNEY so she needs to get her fact right————O wait this is ABC/DISNEY who dont know what the truth is sorry my bad

Liz Denham
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Liz Denham

WONT WATCH THE CHEW WITH SOMEONE ELSES EYES !!!

Rebecca Haynes
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Rebecca Haynes

No way does any soap fan I know of like this show. We will all be glad to see this stupid show off of ABC.

susan M.
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susan M.

carla hall is out of her mind..Soap fans have not come around………

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

Your right about that.

Dominica
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Dominica

She is delusional. I am a proud soap fan (ABC) and have never watched the Chew and never will. I even hate the commercials.

Dawn
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Dawn

I have not and will not watch the chew. I do not watch anything on that channel.

Tammy West
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Tammy West

I have not and will not watched the Spew. I agree she, or anyone else who says anything good about a show that take a tradition and an icon off the air is delusional.

Teri
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Teri

I turn the channel from 1-3 everyday and stilll tell all my family & friends to do so also. I tell them i will disown them if they watch ABC.

Debbie Stuart
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Debbie Stuart

I like Carla, but she is wrong! It is a different set of people watching the Chew than watched the soaps. The Chew is just another in a cookie-cutter set of programs that are being produced because they are cheaper than other types of daytime entertainment. I’ll put it this way – do you honestly think the Chew will last 40 years?

I think the fans were successful in getting some attention by dive bombing the Revolution and extending the life of General Hospital. Let’s keep up the good work!

jp
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jp

Agreed! Carla needs to get her head out of the oven. The fumes have made her crazier than she already is.

Mary
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Mary

http://www.facebook.com/thechewonabc….go show Carla what you think and remined them chew lovers that Mario is nothing but a thief who skimmed 5 and a half million dollars off his waiters.May not stay on there long but enough hit there facebook the more attention we’ll get,

JMS from NC
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JMS from NC

I think she’s as kookie as she looks.

I’ve yet to watch … and never will. I still miss AMC … and wake up in the middle of the night frequently to catch old episodes being shown on Soapnet.

I’ll watch ABC at 1 pm again when my soap returns.

Darla
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Darla

I have never tuned in to watch this stupid show nor will I ever watch it!! The only show I watch on this channel now is GH.. I want my soaps back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginger
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Ginger

I Hate The Chew and can’t stand to watch it!I miss my soaps and the beautiful people on them!The people on the Chew are ugly and boring!!

linda hollosi
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linda hollosi

Carla Hall is so ugly and very annoying and shoule be replaced

Jaybee
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Jaybee

Carla Hall is so ugly! That’s one annoying woman…

jenna
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jenna

jaybee you are so rude, and you have no class at all. lets see what you look like jaybee. i love carla hall. you also sound miserable. lol

Bernic Cohens
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Bernic Cohens

Carl, I’ve notice that you seldom cook anymore…what happened?

Allison
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Allison

I haven’t watched the show since it aired! And never will! What a big waste of air time. Bring back the soaps!

Christine
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Christine

Can I just say “ditto”? 🙂

Sharon
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Sharon

Me too! I’ve never watched and never plan too. Does not even interest me at all and we change the channel at any home we are in at that time that may have that channel on!

Debbie
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Debbie

Yep, same goes for me. I avoid ABC like the plague.

Anthony R
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Anthony R

Delusional.

Kelly Ryan
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Kelly Ryan

Makes you wonder what ‘herbs’ they’re using.

Mary
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Mary

There eating them Snoop Dog Brownies.

Tammy West
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Tammy West

they are all drunk on cooking sherry

LenTonio
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LenTonio

Really! OMG, your show sucks, you guys rip out the hearts of loyal daytime fans byputting your lame show on the air, soon you guys will be canceled just like your pointless sister show The Revloution. One more thing, how in the hell they let you on TV, you’re not that pertty to look at!

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Amen!

DakotaCelt
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DakotaCelt

She is delusional. I think she got into some bad parsley ..

The show is horrid and I am not watching nor will I have ever watch it.

Kelly Ryan
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Kelly Ryan

or ‘mushrooms’

Joanne
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Joanne

She’s kidding right? She must be living under a rock….or never goes on FB………..soap fans will never watch any replacement show …….NEVER ………..EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kari
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Kari

agreed!! I haven’t and wont watch the replacement shows.

el
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el

Carla is delusional!!! I cant see any “TRUE” soap fan watching that garbage! Most have boycotted ABC! I honestly think they only reason they have any ratings is because most waiting areas such at doctors offices and nail salons have abc on their tvs. (well at least all i have been in for the past year) I always ask for them to be changed! i refuse to sit there and watch!!!

Rachel Cole
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Rachel Cole

Yeah…..I’m gonna go ahead and say dillusional. Not sure what she’s been smokin…….but soap fans are not watching that contrived sudo “cooking” show. Soap fans will NEVER accept……let alone WATCH that nonsense.

Amanda
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Amanda

Did someone forget their medications this morning? Soap fans, at least me and my soap friends, do not “enjoy” this poor excuse of a show. It is a total waste of airtime. I’m honestly surprised that it didn’t fail as quickly as The Revolution. Soap fans are loyal to our soaps, NOT the replacement shows. Whoever thinks that we enjoy or like The Spew, oops I meant Chew, is delusional. Good job ABC.

Franny Wright
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Franny Wright

Seriously, Carla??!! If there are any soap fans watching your show, the count couldn’t be high enough to affect the ratings much. The only time I had any interest was when Laura Wright from GH was on, then I watched her on the clips which were posted here on Michael’s site. Other than that, The Chew is never tuned in at my house or any of my other soap friends. We all want our soaps back!!!

susan
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susan

She must be drinking the cooking sherry because I watch days of our lives and I want my soaps back

janice
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janice

this woman is out. of. touch. She doesn’t have a clue. No soap fans are watching. Good grief

Pav
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Pav

Thanks for having a site where I could answer this remark, Michael. And let me just say this: She is full of crap.

mary
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mary

iIS CARLA COMPLETELY DELUSIONAL, IGNORANT, TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY….WE DO NOT WATCH ANY ABC/D AND ESPECIALLY NOT THE SPEW!!! GET A GRIP ON REALITY WOMAN……..https://www.facebook.com/groups/BOYCOTTABCACROSSAMERICA/

traciamc
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traciamc

Honestly? I’m not sure I can speak to the content of the show since I have not watched it. But what I can say is that I do not know one single soap fan who is watching this show, and I know a LOT of soap fans. I am actually shocked that is has survived. I really don’t know who’s watching it, because no one I know is. So, yeah…I think she’s delusional.

mary
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mary

MAYBE SHE SHOULD CHECK OUT ALL THE ARTICLES AND THE FB SITES AGAINST THE SPEW AND ABC/D !!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/BOYCOTTABCACROSSAMERICA/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/boycottthechew/

ARE JUST 2 MAJOR SITES!!!!

Cindy L
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Cindy L

Oh Carla Hall, you are so very very wrong. Soap fans do not and NEVER will enjoy your tacky cooking show. I do not know one soap fan who watches this. If some people are tuning in, it’s only because there is nothing decent to watch anymore. It will not last. Soap fans are loyal to their beloved soaps. The people watching your show are not loyal and will not care at all if the show is cancelled. Soap fans will never give up fighting to get their shows back. Screw the Chew!

Mary
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Mary

I’m a soaper and I do not like cooking shows nor watch them.Beside who with a right mind would want a man that stole 5 and half million dollars from his waiters and never got a day in jail for it.Instead he got a show.Really good criminal justice system.If one of his workers did to him what he done they would be locked up.Even people how posted how rude he is in the real world if you don’t have a big wallet.Just because people with Neilsen boxes boost the ratings for the stupid show doesn’t mean there watching.I have ask… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I know…can you believe ABC giving that crook his own show? It just proves, yet again, ABC/D has absolutely no morals!

Also, I love to cook, but you couldn’t force me to watch this lame replacement show!

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

she is so full of her ugly self…………I will never watch a show so stupid as the spewchew. She needs to be in a scary movie as a witch. So sorry I can’t stand to look at any of the spew cast.

kim
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kim

Where can we let CARLA know she is wrong?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Good question. I’d love to respond to this ridiculous interview.

Maree
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Maree

Surely, this woman does not actually think for one second that soap fans are watching. I have never watched 1 second of it!

MLauer
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MLauer

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/chefcarlahall?filter=2
or
@carlahall, let her know on Twitter how you feel.

vicki
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vicki

Hate to burst your bubble-but since AMC ended-I still have not watched a thing on ABC-nor do I ever plan to! You’ve lost me as a viewer forever. Screw “the chew” and whatever shows you put on-I want AMC back!

Cindy
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Cindy

Omg Michael! ABC-D needs to drug test this woman. What reality is she living in? Delusional doesn’t cover IT!

Debbie
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Debbie

Right, she is crazy! No one that watch All My Children is watching that show! I have never watched and I never will! It was a bad move their are too many of these shows on the air already! Bring back my Soaps!!

Kat
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Kat

She’s delusional, I don’t know any soap fans that have watched. Also she seems to think Frons was some poor guy who got flak for nothing.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I know. what a dolt…”poor Brian Frons” my a$$!

Tina
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Tina

I whole heartedly agree!!! I don’t watch anything on ABC/D except General Hospital. Heck, my tv don’t even get turned on anymore until 3pm and immediately after GH, the channel gets turned!!!

Donna
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Donna

Wishing it so does not make it so. Soap opera fans not only don’t enjoy this show, they refuse to watch it!

Faith
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Faith

From the glimpses that I’ve caught “The Chew” looks like it might be amusing, light entertainment. If it were on at a different time I might give it a chance but I refuse to watch ANYTHING that has replaced my soaps. I’m sure many ABC soaps fans feel the same way. Where is Carla Hall getting her info from?

Alisa
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Alisa

She is not living in reality. I do not know any soap fans that are watching this show. She is right every show comes to an end and the CHEW is next.

Jackie
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Jackie

Sorry but she’s just plain wrong, this soap fan has never nor will I ever watch that show. I won’t watch any of the shows that they are trying to shove down our throats. I want our Soaps back and when that occurs ABC might be back on my to watch list. Until then their daytime (besides GH) shows stay off in this house!

Chris
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Chris

Ditto!

I watch GH but that’s it! ABC gave their soap viewers the boot and I have done the same to them. Bring back the two soaps that were so good and remove the trash you have replacing them. Many viewers would turn back to ABC then.

Jackie
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Jackie

ABC in my opinion proved they do not care what the fans want and the fans are saying quite loudly to ABC that we don’t care what they want. So who will win this battle? I think right now the biggest loser is the fans, we lost two beloved shows and for what? More reality / talk show crap that we can get on a 100 other channels? Why does ABC think that is a smart move? It obviously is not. I hope the ratings continue to tank and I hope that someone at Disney realizes you can’t beat us… Read more »

Grace
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Grace

She is nuts! I have NEVER watched that show, and I never will. Nor do I, or will I, watch anything that is One Life to Live’s time slot. I have many friends who also watched All My Children and One Life to Live, and none of them watch either. In fact, my tv is turned off during those time periods. If I want to watch a show about food, I will watch the Food Channel, not some lame replacement for one of my favorite shows.

Nancy
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Nancy

This is the biggest lie I have ever heard. Soap fans hate the Chew. I hate the Chew and ABC. I will never watch your crap of a show when I can watch the food network. You suck big time.

Tania
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Tania

not one soap fan especially amc and oltl fans will ever like this show or even watch so she is mistaken we have NOT come to like or will

David Larsson
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David Larsson

I wasn’t even an AMC fan yet even I’m not watching it.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

UGH! I don’t know anyone who watches that show or WANTS to watch that show. And what ridiculous statements! Shows how out of touch with us she really is.

Ben
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Ben

dislike, this show sucks! and the ratings are declining as well! I dont know what she’s talking about! soap fans dont watch this junk!

susan M.
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susan M.

No we don’t watch the reality/talk/cooking shows……….

Brandi
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Brandi

NEVER have i watched this sorry excuse for a show! and i Never will! Bring back ONE LIFE TO LIVE!!

sheryl
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sheryl

I never will watch the show and either will alot of fans of soap operas I know . She is living in a dream world if she really believes that the soap opera fans are happy about this. Abc really made a mistake and trying to convince us that some soap opera fans are watching the chew and don’t care anymore about our soaps but, they don’t realize we won’t give up the fight tell our soaps are back on and the chew is gone.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Dont watch the chew, don’t plan on EVER watching it! And WILL NOT watch ANY replacement shows that took soaps place!!!!
This chew woman is NUTS!

susan M.
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susan M.

CORRECT!!!!!!!!!! right on………

Mary
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Mary

UNBELIEVABLE!!!! What is Carla Hall smoking cause she is majorily delusional thinking that soap viewers like The Chew better known as The Phew. We hate this show, disgusted with ABC & their cancelling of both AMC & OLTL. There is not a soap viewer out there who will sit down and watch this disgusting show. ABC has killed their afternoon lineup by adding yet another cooking show and what the zillioneth talk show to their lineup.. Viewers don’t want this crap, we want our soaps back. Get your head out of the dream worlds and smell the coffee,Carla. THE PHEW… Read more »

Sheila
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Sheila

She is delusional. The Spew and The Revulsion both suck.

Chaz
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Chaz

Have never watched, never will. It is probably on in places where people can’t easily change the channel like doctor’s offices, nursing homes and mental institutions.

Cindy C
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Cindy C

Carla what type of drugs are you on.You are totally wrong !!!!!!!!!!!! I hate your show and I am a great cook.I want my soaps and I watch Food Network,PBS or Cooking channel for cooking not ABC!!!!!!!!!Bring back OLTL and AMC

jen
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jen

Soap fans are watching the show crash and burn. That should not be mistaken for “watching” the show. Silly, stupid lady.

June
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June

Ha ha ha.

Jane
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Jane

Carla is SO wrong. If soap fans are watching it, they must not have been that loyal. I will never watch anything put in the OLTL or AMC timeslots. I am loyal but NOT to ABC. I’m not watching The Spew, The Revolution or GAA. Won’t watch Katie either. Never have and never will. Cannot stand Mario or Clinton. And don’t want to see the others. If I want a food show, I will go to the Food Channel. Do they have a FB page? Though Clinton would probably attack me there as well. 🙁

Lu Anne McCurrey
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Lu Anne McCurrey

I will never watch the Chew or anyother show on ABC except for my soaps. If they believe the soap fans are going to change their mind about watching these replacement shows then they need help. My television is on ABC/Disney for General Hospital now and then the channel gets changed. I even gave up Disney and my yearly vacation to DisneyLand got changed to Universal Studios and Knotts Berry. ABC wont even give Agnes her rights back and I believe it is because they know if another station picks up the rights to All my Children and or One… Read more »

Kelsy
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Kelsy

I have NO idea where she is getting her information from because I don’t know any soap fans who are watching that show, come to think of it I don’t know anyone that watches the show period! Seriously television is flooded with these talk show/reality type shows & it’s overkill & played out in my opinion! I hope all these replacement shows crash & burn & the network eventually learns its more important to air what viewers want to see. Sorry to the people on these shows, I don’t have anything against them, everybody has to work but your show… Read more »

Lorrie
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Lorrie

She is demented….. will not EVER watch this stupid show. (Or any other appearing in the “abandoned” time slots left by AMC and OLTL….

susan M.
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susan M.

Me too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cam
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Cam

I had to LOL to this!!! sorry but I don’t think Soap fans will EVER be ok with our soaps being cancelled and replaced with these annoying cooking/talk/fashion/home repair shows! We have enough of these lousy shows and seriously people wonder why Americans have an obesity problem well its because all that’s on tv now are cooking shows! Give me a break, your only fooling yourself to make a statement like that. We’ll take our soaps over that garbage tv show any day!

Susan
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Susan

That is stupid. Must be drinkig something or smoking something. Never watch it never will.

susan M.
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susan M.

Me too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura
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Laura

She is an idiot. Plain and simple.

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