'GMA' Spins Into 'Good Afternoon America'
ABC's Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott take on the p.m. expansion
With "Good Morning America" locked in an ongoing daytime ratings rumble with "Today," co-anchors Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer are expanding the "GMA" brand this summer. The duo will launch the new extension "Good Afternoon America" on Monday, July 9. The one-hour show will replace the canceled "Revolution" and serve as a time-slot holder until "Katie" premieres Sept. 10.
"It's tremendous that 'GMA' has this opportunity to extend its reach and bring something new to the afternoons," said Josh Elliott. "It is gratifying to play a role in it, and we genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride."
"I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the 'Good Morning America' family," Lara Spencer added. "'Good Afternoon America' gives us the opportunity to reach a different audience, and better yet, to spend a little more time with our morning viewers who want to be a part of the conversation and fun we plan on bringing to afternoon TV."
ABC is hyping the new spinoff as "energetic" and "fast-paced" and promising hot topic celebrities, pop culture news and original content. The show will also cover lifestyle, health, workplace and consumer news, along with a bit of ABC self-promotion. "GMA," for example, already goes behind the scenes at sister show "Dancing with the Stars" and gives sneak peeks of hits like "Modern Family." Viewers are sure to see more of that.
"GMA" anchors Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos will make special appearances, along with other member of the ABC family. Katie Couric is sure to be a regular, as she builds up to her own talk show premiere.
"Good Afternoon America" premieres Monday, July 9, at 2 p.m. ET/PT and will run for nine consecutive weeks.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ The only thing worth watching on ABC is general Hospital.They had me for alot more before they cancelled All My Children and One Life To Live.I am 37 I do not like reality shows.I do not like talk shows they are boring.I love my scripted drama.I now watch CBS Soaps it is not the same as All My Children or One Life To Live but much better then what ABC has to offer.
I will pass on Good Afternoon America ---- I watch General Hospital in the afternoon and that is all I watch until Monday primetime and I watch Castle---
There is no way this is going to be a success. It will end up like The Revolution, CANCELLED. ABC made the mistake of cancelling 2 of their popular daytime shows and since then, the network is in utter dismay. There is no way they will get more ratings with shows like this! They want ratings, bring back AMC and OLTL and keep GH on the air.
I only watch GH and will NEVER watch any of your talk shows. ABC used to be my favorite channel but not anymore!
Sorry, ABC....not watching any afternoon show on your network except GH.
I do not like Katie Couric at anytime and do not plan on watching her either....
Nothing on your daytime lineup worth tuning into after years of watching AMC and OLTL.
At least CBS has kept some soaps...for now.
Apparently ABC hasn't learned. The Revolution failed miserably, as this show will too. They should have never cancelled One Life To Live and All My Children. I hope they don't cancel General Hospital too.