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Will Lara Spencer & Josh Elliott be the hosts for the new GMA Summer Spin-Off that replaces The Revolution?

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ABC News is rushing to determine just what its upcoming Good Morning America spinoff — GMA In the Afternoon — will look like.  Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott, who regularly appear on GMA doing the hard news and celebrity news segments, and have secondary roles alongside, GMA co-anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos are considered the frontrunners to host the Summer series, that replaces The Revolution, which was canned this past week.   As previously announced, the GMA afternoon edition will air at 2 p.m. in the Eastern time zone and at 1 p.m. in most other areas of the country.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, “One other possible difference between the regular morning GMA and GMA In The Afternoon: is that the afternoon edition might call upon ABC News personnel who are not regulars on GMA.  That is especially likely to be true if there is major breaking news and the network does extra programming or goes live during the afternoon period.   it was leaders at the ABC Television Network who came to ABC News and then to GMA with the idea of doing the afternoon version for about nine weeks.”

THR also indicated that ABC morning show’s producers were happy to accommodate the idea as a way to extend their franchise.   “This is a great opportunity to give more exposure to the show and attract new viewers,” said the ABC spokesperson.

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So, who do you think should host the GMA summer replacement series until GH gets the timeslot and Katie Couric’s new talker debuts? Let us know!

 

 

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Sharon
Sharon

Sounds like a good show to replace The Chew with!!!!!

aria
aria

oh boy, i smell a rat in hear , ABC is hard to trust these days, so i don’t know what to think of this, but we’ll see.

Kathy C
Kathy C

In NY, we have local news in the 4pm slot that Oprah vacated. So to me that is way too much news: News at 12, game show 12:30. Chew at 1pm, GMA 2pm, GH 3pm, then news from 4-7pm? The NYC tri-state area will be changing the channel. The one good thing about GH moving to the 2pm slot is hopefully it will get pre-empted less often; it seems the 3-4 EST is the prime time for news conferences. 🙂

Susan M.
Susan M.

Yoy forgot that Dr. Oz is on at 4:00pm in oprah’s old timeslot…………I don’t think that is being cancelled yet…………………

Kathy C
Kathy C

Dr Oz airs on FOX in NY, not ABC.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I live in Fl. and Dr. r. Oz isn’t on the fox channel…Dr. Oz comes on after gh at 4:00pm On ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It should be the same in NY…..We are both eastern standard time… I have watched Dr. Oz on ABC NOT the fox channel….I’m not lying….When GH is over Dr. Oz comes on next On ABC…………I Know I watcg it every so often..I have seen it on ABC when GH is over…You have this mixed up with something else…You are wrong on this one….

Susan M.
Susan M.

Well in fl. Dr. Oz is on at 4:00pm on Abc.. The news comes on at 5:00pm after Dr. Oz is over……………………….This is the truth………………..

Kathy C
Kathy C

Sorry but it IS different in different markets. From today’s tv guide on the Comcast (my cable provider) website:

The Dr. Oz Show
“The 3 Silent Killers of Women: Why You Must Know…”
4:00-5:00p | Ch 5 WNYW
TVPG
(Airdate April 16, 2012) Dr. Oz discusses the often unnoticed symptoms of potentially fatal diseases; nutritionist Heidi Skolnik presents healthy cereal options.

Eyewitness News First at 4
4:00-5:00p | Ch 7 WABC
Local news, sports and weather.

Proof enough? I wish I could post a screencap here. Geez people, I know what comes on my DVR at the end of GH everyday!

Kathy C
Kathy C

how about this: http://www.doctoroz.com/ On the right you will see “where to watch this episode” click on “not your station” and it will list all the markets, when and where his show airs. it is on all 4 major networks at different times. Just cause something is one way where you live, please do not insult me by saying I do not know what I am saying.

Kathy C
Kathy C

I see in Gainsville Florida it airs on NBC, not even ABC. Even within your own state it is not consistent.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I wanted to say I’m sorry about my comments the other day…This is for KATHY C…………….I have Bright house cable in Fl. Comcast has their channels situated diffrently…My friend in Jersey had comcast cable..Didn’t mean to insullt you…..I’m sorry I didn’t mean it…..They have Optimum cable in Jersey & Dr. Oz is on ABC on their cable….Again I am sorry….Let’s start over….Do you like watching GH and when it was on OLTL…OLTL was my favorite soap…How about you??????? SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

I don’t watcg Dr. Oz much . He makes me nervous…Too much info for me…….Stuff I really don’t want to hear…It upsets me & I dwell on it…Don’t like thoseb kind of shows..

susan m.
susan m.

He knows everything.. Etc… That gets old quick……….Not something I would watch Mon.-Fri……I like the soaps over him anyday………….

barbara t
barbara t

Susan m ,I live in florida and ellen is on at 4 on abc.Dr oz is on in the morning,and no I dont watch any of that stuff ,so I wonder what they will do with katie c.and I dont under stand why I still have soap net.all I know is that the daytime should be for the soaps forget all these mindless stupid life styles ,news,cooking and dopy talk shows ,I cant watch that stuff,its boring.Abc didnt solve anything with general hospital 1 year is nothing they dont care there just buying time to shut us up and Im not going to ,If abc/disney cared they would have renewed for 3 to 5 years I dont trust abc the boycott for me continues.

susan m.
susan m.

Are You there?????????????

Kathy C
Kathy C

Online for the first time today. It’s not actually the cable companies that decide what airs on which network; maybe Michael can elaborate on that for you.

Never watched Dr. Oz – no interest in talk shows at all.

I have been watching GH since 1978; my fav soap of them all. Years ago when I was a stay-at-home mom I was able to watch AMC & OLTL; but once my kids were grown and I rejoined the work force I cut out AMC and “taped” OLTL & GH. Time to watch made me cut it to GH only, but did tune into OLTL every now and then. I am thrilled to have the OLTL crew on GH; if it brings viewers over, saves the last remaining soap, and gets rid of the useless characters added in the recent past, I am all for it. What ever saves my show. 🙂

Susan M.
Susan M.

Hello Kathy C have you read my latest comments.. Please read each one…

Susan M.
Susan M.

Starting with comment on 4/17 at9:54am……….

Susan M.
Susan M.

Hi Kathy C. I don’t like info/reality/cooking shows on daytime programming…Will not watch this GMA …Another show that will talk you to death………….I use to watch OLTL for a very long time.. I started watching all the soaps with my mom..And have been hooked ever since…OLTL was my number one soap..To me it had the most heart & the hold show they were like a family..Very close knit..Especially Viki……..I have the cast picture of OLTL…Look at it everyday…I watch GH everyday & If I have to go somewhere I record it…Enjoy seeing some of the actors from OLTL..

Susan M.
Susan M.

I Agree with Barbara t on 4/18 at2:26pm… I am only going to watch GH….I am not watching these mindless shows either…………………..They really screwed up daytime programming BIG TIME………….The fight goes on…Don’t watch this crap…Just like we soap fans didn’t watch The Revolution & it got cancelled.. The same goes for these other shows like Katie couric,GMA , ETC….Don’t watch them and the ratings will flop with these shows also..

Heather
Heather

Call me pessimistic but I think that GMA in the Afternoon and the fifth hour of Today will be the replacements of GH and Days in 2013. Those news shows probably cost even less to produce than talk shows.

Loretta
Loretta

I fear you are right.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I probably won’t watch GMA either..I don’t ever watch this at all………..

Susan M.
Susan M.

From my comment on 4/18 at 5:59am..Correction:To me OLTLhad the most heart &the whole show was like a family….(kathy C)

toscanti
toscanti

I don’t trust ABC as far as I could throw their rat asses. Typically if it sounds to good to be true, it is. They have seen first hand what a group of pissed off soap fans can accomplish (Revolution). If they are playing games again we will have no choice but to sink “Katie” and any other nonsense they shove down our throats. We are the viewers and together we have the power to make or break whatever they do. Hope for their sake they have an above board agenda planned.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Loved this, ” They have seen first hand what a group of pissed off soaps fans can accomplish (Revolution)”. Great Writing. I’m glad that was the name of their show. That name has worked for our agenda in the end. LOL
Good Writing, Thank You.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Katie Couric, Etc.. These kind of shows don’t belong especially on daytime programming…Put them on primetime….Or at 2: 00 inthe morning… No one will be up to watch this crap…………..

Brian
Brian

Just bring back One Life To Live, please.

david
david

I don’t care who hosts GMA In the Afternoon because I will NOT watch it. I want GMA and The Chew to fail. I want OLTL back. OLTL never should have been canceled–and we all know it–the failure of The Revolution proves it. And don’t tell me to get over it and move on. If you want to move on fine, but please respect the hopes and dreams of others. Thank you.

auotb
auotb

if this show does good in ratings kiss GH goodbye next year

Susan M.
Susan M.

Here’s one soap fan who will not be watching!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Don’t even think that…Just don’t watch it and it will be cancelled like the revolution…Boycott GMA ..Like we soap fans did for The Revolution….It will be gone in less than 3 months….

Mari
Mari

ABC just won’t listen. (to loyal soap fans) .. unfortunately another attempt that will fail. bring back OLTL.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I agree…….

Aria
Aria

Didn’t you hear? Oltl is back, on GH! You can catch your faves like starr,Todd, mcbain and soon tea interacting with a much cooler crowd in port Charles ny .

rose
rose

As far as GMA in the afternoon…who cares. I don’t even watch it in the morning anymore since ABC axed my afternoon soaps. I only watch GH, and even their commercials if thats what it takes. I’ve said it before, I don’t trust ABC. One year renewal is just enough to celebrate GH’s 50th.

Paula
Paula

Who should host GMA in the afternoon? NOT Lara and Josh!! Can’t stand them in the morning will not watch in afternoon. Love George and Robin.

Heidi
Heidi

Doesn’t matter. Soap fans should boycott it. If it does well it could very well end up replacing GH NEXT year. Do NOT Watch!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I see just another show to boycott. Enough with the talk shows already! We want a diversion not more phoney BS!

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They shared: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”

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Bell’s career as a broadcast journalist began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own show, The Lee Phillip Show, for CBS TV for over 30 years. A pioneer in the evolution of the afternoon talk show format, Bell was a trailblazer in the exploration of timely social issues and concerns.  Additionally she produced and narrated numerous award-winning specials and documentaries covering social concerns such as foster children, the subject of rape, children and divorce, and babies born to women in prison, to name a few.. Bell interviewed heads of state such as Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan; film actors Judy Garland, Clint Eastwood and Jerry Lewis; musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles; television and stage stars such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny and Oprah Winfrey; and many other politicians, authors, journalists, fashion designers and rock stars.

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