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Viral Video Series RIGHT THIS MINUTE To Replace FABLife On ABC Owned Stations Coming Fall 2016!

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Those who were hoping for a different sort of offering in the failed talk show slot by Disney/ABC (now being vacated by the cancelled FABLife) are getting a variation  of a talker involving viral videos and social media.

Deadline reports that the viral videos show Right This Minute, which has been airing in national syndication since fall 2013, distributed by MGM, has changed distribution partners, signing with Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution for fall 2016.  In the first move, the show has been cleared on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group.  The inventory is now available because of the axing of FABLife.

The upcoming 2016-17 season actually marks the series its sixth year on the air and fourth in national syndication. Gayle Bass, Charity Bailey, Christian Vera, Oli Pettigrew and Nick Calderone, host the series which currently airs on 169 stations covering 87% of the country.  The series is produced by MagicDust Television in Phoenix, Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and the E.W. Scripps Company.

So, what do you think of the latest offering for ABC O&O stations following FABLife? Are you disappointed to hear that it will be putting on a viral video show programming format/talker as its next foray into this continual problematic timeslot for the network and its affiliates? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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clh
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clh

UUUUGGGHHHHH WHY???????!!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Well, if it is good people may watch it instead of their soap.. lol

Sandy
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Sandy

It is now proving that our once beloved weekday daytime tv line up is now officially dead, the three original major networks NBC ABC CBS has yet to realize that people want soaps and not talk shows and now this right this minute video show which comes on in my tv market replacing Oprah once she went off the air. I don’t understand why can’t these networks makes and create two 30min soap operas film in NY or outside of NY use as many former actors and actress from Another World, As the world turns, guiding light, all my children,… Read more »

Marvana
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Marvana

No more talk shows. Bring back the programming that was successful. Something worth watching would be nice.

Brett
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Brett

Yawn, we want soaps and that’s all!

su0000
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su0000

yah because we are soap fans..
not all who watch daytime tv watch the soaps lol
Many will like ”RIGHT THIS MINUTE” it will be interesting and surly funny..
It is youtubs of weird or news stuff, so entertaining..
sorta a TMZ for news and youtube’s lol ..
there is a facebook for it and a website and apps, not bad ..

clh
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clh

And I can see any viral video I want 24/7 on my phone, computer, tablet etc. Even if I would watch this crap, I would see it on one of those venues long before it was on this show. What another waste of time!

Timmm
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Timmm

Boy, rush right in, anything but a soap! How stupid. This will Fail immediately. The concept is geared towards the 16-25 age bracket and I got news for you, teenagers barely watch daytime and once they go off to college they woudl never tune in to ABC to get their “Right this Minute” news/gossip! Its called TMZ, Twitter and Facebook and it is at their fingertips ALL the time. Dumb, dumb, dumb! SIXTH YEAR on air? I’m a TV buff and I never heard of it? Oh, and if any of these people pictured walked into the supermarket I wouldnt… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hey Timmm ..
yes, the young ones do watch it just not during the day on TV..

TV is the past media with younger peoples;

Facebook; Right This Minute. 592733 likes · 14374 talking about this.

website; so far today- 200 videos 83,032 views Updated today..

James
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James

Right This Minute has been around for a while so it hasn’t failed yet. The show just started airing in the overseas market where it seems to be faring just as well too.

TRAVIS T THOMAS
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TRAVIS T THOMAS

You are so right. Im also a HUGE tv junkie, and I have never heard of this show. In NY its on some CBS sister station at 8am, so that says how much demand there is for it.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

It’s being billed as a news show 2 half hours a day set to dvr tomorrow I’ll see but I agree timmm..TMZ..IT WOULD BE NICE. .if they could take DAYS from NBC..but that won’t happen anytime ever

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Hmmmm..see a little kid almost run over. .see a sheep almost fall 200 feet off a cliff. .see a possum stuck on a high electrical wire. .yeah I’m cool. .I wouldn’t watch this show regularly from the moon with a high powered telescope

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Pathetic. A televised Facebook. ABC should just break down and do just what PP was trying to do and come up with two 30 minute inexpensive soaps. This show will fail too. See, we have iphones that can do this. That’s why people are running from cable and networks, they simply don’t give us what we want.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Will ABC/D ever disclose the miilions they spent on coming up with these lifestyle/talk show concepts?

Liam
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Liam

Lou, ABC did not come up with this show. It originally aired only on Cox Media Group, Raycom media, and E.W. Scripps Company stations. Our ABC affiliate here in Phoenix is owned by E.W. Scripps and has been airing this show since 2013 (the show is produced in Phoenix). The show leans more towards an Inside Edition type show (although not that) than a lifestyle/talk show. You can blame ABC for picking it up though – the show is not horrible, but I’d rather see ABC invest in another soap than this. This show would do well regardless of whether… Read more »

lou piikes
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lou piikes

I’m talking about the fabliife, revolution, and Katie, not right this minute.

James
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James

ABC Daytime doesn’t program those shows. The only network shows under ABCD is The View, Th Chew and General Hospital. Everythings else are shows either produced or distributed by its syndication co-subsidiary.

mrsa1107
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mrsa1107

so I guess a Ron C soap focusing on the children of AMC and OLTL icons kids aint happening!?!
i had hoped for an ALL MY LIFE TO LIVE type soap
focusing on Kendall, Bianca, JR, Natalie, Jessica, Kevin, Joey, Mathew, Cassie, Langston and Star
then their parents could be supporting players

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I have been working on my reality show idea for a while and by the sounds it, its time may have come— I am going to place a video camera on my lawn and just let it film whatever happens. I know it’s brilliant. What is more exciting than watching grass grow right? I’m surprise no else has come with it— and of course there is the drama of when or if my dog might pee on the camera to really sell the show. I think I could get millions for this idea because it is obviously networks will… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Sigh. Doesn’t every morning show and off-hour newscast include “caught on camera” and “gone viral” segments already? And usually the same ones across the programs? And it looks like there is a group of people around a table, too, to talk endlessly about the clips. Again, sigh.

Scott H
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Scott H

what a bunch of dumbasses at ABC……this will be, yet, another failed show……so sad….what will it take to get anyone to listen over at ABC????? Viewers don’t want this when, like stated above, we can get this on Facebook, twitter…just produce a 30 minute daytime drama…..start out small, see how many viewers you’d get and watch as smiles get plastered all across America and ABCs ratings go up and up….keep putting lame ass shows in this time slot and eventually, ABC will no longer exist…..

Linda
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Linda

Still won’t tempt me to watch anything on ABC except for GH!!!!!!

JUDY K
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JUDY K

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rose
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Rose

If it’s like the one I’ve seen aired in my market…UGH! Shows no respect for loyal soap viewers over the years. And if cheaper production costs are a goal…well they got CHEAP!

robert
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robert

this is dumb. i don’t see middle age women wanting to watch viral videos.

Ray
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Ray

From bad (FabLife) to worse.

su0000
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su0000

Actually, Right This Minute, is a newsie show, and doing very well.. it has a great following online, and TV.. It will do well..

Ray
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Ray

It is not a matter of doing well, it is a matter that this is a show that basically recycles news from “what is trending?” It seems to be the premise of EVERY show like “The View,” “The Talk” “Meredith Vieira,” etc. I would like to see some originality. It would be nice to see another soap opera launched, but I do not think that is going to happen. I would prefer to see a game show than to see another mindless, cheap show with 4-5 panelists talking about today’s headlines.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

From your mouth to the outer limits su

LenTonio
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LenTonio

What is wrong with ABC, NO NO NO! Listen to your viewers, you guys just don’t get it.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I smell another massive failure.

JUDY K
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JUDY K

ABC IS A FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEFINITELY WILL NEVER WATCH.

su0000
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su0000

OK.. this funny !!!! ——— RightThisMinute’s shows a day and two half-hour shows for the weekend, 52 weeks a year, in a Phoenix building turned into a TV studio. —“I don’t think anyone in TV syndication does that,”—– said Phil Alvidrez, RightThisMinute’s executive in charge of production and a former KTVK-TV Channel 3 news director.———— Besides the show’s fast expansion, it also has been beating top TV shows in the ratings. For example, on Sept. 6, RightThisMinute was the most-watched show all day on Channel 3, 5 and 15 locally for viewers 25-54 years old, according to Nielsen ratings. It… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

NEW YORK (AP) — “Right This Minute” wants to save you time — the minutes and hours you might spend trolling the Internet for interesting new videos in a search you could never hope to get ahead of. Instead, “Right This Minute” invites you to tear your eyes from your browser for this syndicated TV show (which, available in more than 90 percent of the United States, airs weekdays in two 30-minute blocks; check local listings). Its mission: to unearth interesting stuff. “We want to find a great video before 3 million people have seen it. We want to find… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

blah blah blah blah blah

how about that – right to this minute – thats what i think

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Stop trying to stir up a hornets nest and rest your fingers. .no one on the boards has heard much about it. .there’s no great buzz surrounding it. .it’s TMZ like timmm said. .a literal televised you tube..not on my tv daily. .content and hosts. .forget it

Timmm
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Timmm

How much is ABC paying you?

su0000
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su0000

I’m sorry.. I am of now.. I go to the internet for shows.. It has a great following on line.. Facebook; Facebook; ”Right This Minute”. 592733 likes · 14374 talking about this. None, No , soap facebook carries close to those numbers, far from it actually. I recall reading boards back when people needed to go Hulu to watch OLTL and AMC and a great many never even knew of Hulu or how to get there or use it, that is what is called a generation difference.. 🙂 Right This Minute has ”apps” hopefully all know what they are.. It… Read more »

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

I think I just threw up in my mouth. Seriously this country is (rhymes with clucked). Why have the masses become so freaking lazy? Why do the masses lack the attention span to watch a brilliantly scripted TV show? Why do the masses spend hour upon hour watching the above-mentioned BS online? Why are the Kardashians’ every move documented everywhere you go? Who cares?! Why can’t the masses see the beauty in the world, in REAL people instead of this facade that is the majority of the garbage online? Do we really need anymore of this narcissistic entertainment? The talent… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Or read more books of all kinds from serious lit to light reading. Interesting to note that the Romance is one of the best-selling genre, and some of their authors are as prolific as James Patterson. They adapt over the years from incorporating mystery, crime, sci-fi, witches, to covers ranging from the cliche Scots in kilts, to firemen. Maybe the networks should talk to some of these authors about writing for them.

Marc
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Marc

I dont watch abc. This is perfect for them. Cheap crap

brian
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brian

I can surf the net and find viral videos all on my own thanks. I will end my post in my usual way….ONE LIFE TO LIVE V3 PLEASE.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Just another reason why GH is not going anywhere. Every other new protect that ABC daytime has tried to develop since they got rid of OLTL has flopped in record time. The Revolution bombed out, as did the Katie Couric show, and now Fablife. The View just had their least watched year ever and the show is a mess cause of the constant turnover in the panel while the Chew is a lousy lead-in for GH. ABC daytime is an absolute mess right now and the fact that GH can still draw three million viewers in a week is pretty… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Right This Minute is not a talk show and that is a good thing..

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie
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Annie

Hell yes ! Love my OLTL characters especially Archer and Easton

Melissa
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Melissa

So stuff culled from the internet that’s slapped on TV. Yeah, that’s so original.

Rodd
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Rodd

OMG! My brain hurts just thinking about the lowest common denominator these idiots had to select in putting this show on as a replacement! God forbid they do a variation of a soap. Fools! This will be gone within the year. Why can’t TPTB listen to what the daytime audience wants? Why can’t they create a show that is sort of a hybrid of all the soaps that are off the air? I can’t help thinking that if they put together a show that ran old soaps in 13-week cycles that they’s find which ones people really want back on… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hey Rodd.. Daytime tv is a dinosaur, a fossil of what was. .. The networks are not going to put money into any more soaps, not going to happen Daytime TV is junk tv, soon it will be hanging onto just enough to survive then Daytime will go psy tv to survive. It makes no difference what an audience wants when it come to daytime it is going to be about survival and they will show the least expensive to produce and pay for.. Daytime is doomed, it’s just a matter of time until the junk piles up … LOL… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

if you don’t like soaps, then why are you on this website???

go back to the bridge (you troll) and bother someone else.

Mo
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Mo

Do people watch this? I am so tired of videos on TV–it’s too much. I watch a few here and there on the computer, but I choose them and if I don’t like them, I can turn it off. I’m certainly not going to watch this show. Whatev.

Jim
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Jim

I don’t know, but it currently airs at 4:00 a.m. on my NBC affiliate.

mgb357
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mgb357

enough is enough…. abc – what are you thinking… you are ignoring what is right under your nose. soaps will help you restore your daytime lineup, this”right to this minute” will encourage everyone to abandon their tv and use their laptop and tablets and totally eliminate abc from their day…..

oh well I guess this is how the folks on the ‘Titanic” felt when the band kept playing …as they sunk deeper and deeper.

Joe
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Joe

OMG. Fire everyone at ABC.

tatiana
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tatiana

The problem is that soaps are just not as profitable as they used to be. Its not because of the viewership because Y&R is actually the highest viewed show in daytime. All other soaps have more viewers than most of the other daytime shows. However, soaps are more expensive to produce so they make less money than those other talk shows, regardless of viewers. Even if this new show gets half or a quarter of the viewers of any of the soaps, it will still make twice as much money because it costs nothing to produce. One set with 5… Read more »

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Does this mean ABC/D are losing money in that time slot? If so, they deserve it.

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

Another one bites the dust!!!!! You still don’t get it, ABC/Disney? That’s ok! We’ve got more. Just keep ’em coming and we’ll keep doin’ it. ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! boom boom boom – another one bites the dust – and another one gone and another one gone – another one bites the dust – boom boom BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim
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Jim

This currently airs at 4:00 am on my NBC affiliate.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

H-u-h?!?!? OK…you know what??? VH-1 Classic’s Morning Video Block and (my personal FAVE!!!!!) Totally ’80s is basically video enough for me!!!!! Furthermore, if I wanna watch something else video-themed (or whatever), I’ll watch it on YouTube or I’ll watch America’s Funniest Home Videos on Sunday nights. As for this Right This Minute junk-fest…n-o-p-e. Pass. Next……….

jeanne wetherbee
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jeanne wetherbee

put any soap back on please no viral video another failure for abc

Eric Buchanan
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Eric Buchanan

Sounds like “The Daily Share” that replaced News on the HeadLine News network in the afternoons. As has been said…cheap crap.

Catherine
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Catherine

Not another panel of people. Pick up a comedy show!

Jonny
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Jonny

Right this minute is the most stupid show I have ever seen

Merry Lynn Wegner
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Merry Lynn Wegner

I felt fab life was so fake and the cast was also fake and impersonal. The Chew is successful because they have a great rapport and seem to genuinely love each other. I have nothing against someone gay, but the one guy was over the top. They also seemed to have no domestic or cooking skills. They just seemed so dumb. I wanted to smack them all the time for their stupidity. Good luck guys but this was not your calling.

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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