ABC's 'The Revolution' Understands Soap Fan Fury
Plus, the talker's premiere week preview
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"So many of my friends are huge fans and they're like, 'Dude, you've got to be kidding me?'" Pennington admitted to MSN TV. "I know it's hard to believe it's happening, but that's out of our hands. That's not our decision. All I can say is, 'We're not replacing anything. We're offering something different.'
"We’re all going through a change because of it," he added, referencing the cancellation of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." "'Extreme' is a huge loss for me. It's hard to believe the word 'over.' Please understand that I know what that feels like, but I'm hoping I can take the experiences from that and truly, in an honest way, be able to help other people go through a positive change in their lives. Not only the story you're seeing on the TV, but also the one at home. That's what inspires me the most. People can start making changes in their own life because of what they're seeing on our show. That's huge."
Roth, who has a few daytime insiders to answer to, also understands the fan fury. "If someone took something from me that was that near and dear, I'd be upset too," he said. "My mom's a soap fan. My mother-in-law watched the same soap for 30-some years. Martha Byrne (ex-Lily, "As the World Turns") is a close friend. Alison Sweeney (Sami, "Days of our Lives"; "Biggest Loser") is a great friend. Our kids play together. So I have a great respect for the genre and I understand. Nobody likes change. I don’t like when someone changes an item on a menu that I like, let alone a show that's been on for 40 years. I understand and I respect the opinion -- and I hope that they'll give us a chance, because if they do, they'll find they'll enjoy the show more than they thought."
"The Revolution" Premiere Preview
MSN TV already gave a rundown on what each member of "The Revolution" dream team brings to the show, not to mention the new ABC talker's regular segments. Here's what co-hosts Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry have on the schedule for premiere week.
The show's first featured "hero" is actually a twofer. Over the week of Jan. 16 - Jan. 20, "The Revolution" will focus on the five month transformation of The Harris sisters from Long Beach, California. Cherrell and Jamilla take on their lifelong weight issues and co-dependence in their revolution, challenging themselves to create a healthier home environment and discover their individual voices.
Monday: Tim's first "Timtervention" is a viewer makeover. The Harris sisters are introduced and revealed one month into their transformations.
Tuesday: Tips to look and feel 10 lbs. lighter. Harley navigates the pitfalls of salad bars. Dr. Jen and Dr. Tiffanie tackle bloating and emotional eating in their first "Dr. Talk" segment. A Harris sisters update.
Wednesday: The co-hosts focus on breasts in "One Part Three Ways," lending their individual expertise on everything from finding the perfect bra to taking care of your breasts at every age. Ty shares his own personal revolution as he puts down roots in NYC. An update on the Harris sisters, with important tips to achieve your own revolution.
Thursday: It's time to break a sweat with the co-hosts as they all take to the treadmill - what will Tim wear to work out? Personal finance expert Michelle reveals how to "Sweat Your Debt." The Harris sisters take the most difficult step in their journey.
Friday: Tim learns to drive. Carla Hall from "The Chew" stops by to share southern recipes. The Harris sisters are revealed at the end of their five month journey.
"The Revolution" premieres Monday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Okay, now it's March 14. I've looked at Chew and Revolution and the fact is that they're HORRIBLE. BORING. Junk that can be found on other channels. So NO. I will not waste my time on that horrible garbage. I especially cannot stand that ugly troll Batali. He makes my skin crawl -- he's ugly and has a "holier than thou" attitude.
Sorry, Diann, but these idiots do not help with any improvements. You need to "get a life," think for yourself and stop taking the waste-of-time bullsh*t these idiot yuppies are trying to spoon-feed. It's useless.
Would you people get a life? I used to watch soaps, till I realized they were one big waste of time. They never made my life or my family's life one bit better. I tired of watching the same people jump from one bed to another, come back to life or suddenly discover they are schizophrenic or married to someone that is, blah, blah, blah....
So go ABC!!! I would much rather watch a program that will help me make improvements, even small ones, in my health, my home, and my surroundings. You may not get something from each and every show, but every little bit helps.
So, for those of you who need to feed on other people's drama every day - well, good luck.
This represents ABC's audience during Chew
I REFUSE to watch "Chew" or "Revolution." I've never watched either of them and never plan to. Soaps or nothing. If they take "General Hospital" off for Couric, I'll refuse to watch her, too. That Frons guy is an idiot, and his decisions are making ABC fall in flames.
SPREAD THE WORD -- FRONS = BRAIN FART.
When I couldn't watch ABC Soaps, I listened on TV Radio, on my lunch hour, taped them when VCR;s came in and DVR;;'d now. So you can see I have been watching my soaps for many years. Now I am extremely upset to have to say good bye to my beloved soaps All My Children and One Live to live. I can't even talk about it to my friends.
Good bye ABC and any advertisers for your chew and revolution. ABC is gone for me forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Except to watch Starr, Blair, Todd and John on General Hospital, which I have never liked, but now that they are on, I will watch, just to see them. Other than that I will tape all of Law and Order I can! ABC You are hated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!