Kelly Ripa is losing her Live with Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan this summer. But will she also lose her show’s prime 9 a.m. time slot at some point as well?
ABC News executives long have coveted a third hour for their morning franchise. And with profit margins in the syndication arena on the wane, many industry sources view ABC’s move Tuesday to bring Strahan to Good Morning America full time this fall as the beginning of a bigger play to expand GMA.
“We are committed to ‘Live…’, its fantastic production team, and to Kelly Ripa. We believe the show has a great future. End of story,” said a Disney-ABC Television spokesperson in a statement to THR.
Source and more: THR
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