ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” will expand to three hours, adding the 1 p.m. hour ET in place of “The Chew” to its daily telecast. After seven seasons, “The Chew” will cease production at the end of this season but will continue to air as planned until September with all-new episodes airing in June.
“Over the past six years ‘Good Morning America’ has solidified its place as America’s No. 1 morning show,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour.”
He continued, “While this is the right decision for our business, it is also bittersweet. For seven years ‘The Chew’ has delighted audiences by delivering innovative food segments in an entertaining atmosphere. We applaud and thank Gordon Elliott, Aimee Householder, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and the entire cast and crew for their great work and amazing run. And we wish them the very best.”
Additional details about the program, including the title and anchors, will be announced in the coming months.