Strahan and Sara

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Strahan and Sara
Strahan & Sara Logo.png
Also known asGMA Day
GenreTalk show
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Times Square Studios, New York, NY
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 10, 2018 (2018-09-10) –
present (present)
Chronology
Preceded byGood Afternoon America
Related showsGood Morning America
External links
Website

Strahan and Sara (formerly GMA Day) is an American daytime talk show broadcast by ABC, which premiered on September 10, 2018. The show serves as the third hour from ABC's national morning show Good Morning America. The program is hosted by former co-host of The View Sara Haines and former NFL player and Live co-host Michael Strahan.

In most of the country, the program is broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET, replacing The Chew. Affiliates in the Central Time Zone have the option to air the program at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or tape delayed at 2 p.m. to facilitate noon newscasts.

History[edit]

Precursor[edit]

On July 9, 2012, following the cancellation of its lifestyle talk show The Revolution due to low ratings, ABC temporarily replaced the program with Good Afternoon America.[1] Hosted by Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, the program filled the time slot until September 10, when General Hospital was moved up into the slot, and ABC gave the 3:00 p.m. ET hour back to its affiliates.[2] ABC promoted the limited-run series as primarily focusing on celebrity and pop culture topics.[3][4][5] The show broke format once on July 12 to cover the 2012 Aurora, Colorado theater shooting live.

Premiere[edit]

Former logo as GMA Day

On May 23, 2018, ABC announced that it had canceled The Chew, and that the program would be replaced by a new third hour of Good Morning America.[6][7] In July 2018, the title of the program was announced as GMA Day, with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines serving as co-hosts.[8]

On January 28, 2019, the show was rebranded as Strahan and Sara, with a new logo and updated studio. Variety reported that the decision was meant to partially downplay its ties to Good Morning America by placing a larger emphasis on its hosts, in a similar manner to Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda. The show's initial ratings in the first half of the season had been slightly weaker than those of The Chew, declining from a 2 million viewer average to between 1.7 and 1.9 million viewers.[9]

With Haines on maternity leave, actress Keke Palmer began filling in as co-host in June 2019.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2018-09-06). "Michael Strahan, Sara Haines Will Carry 'GMA' From Morning to Afternoon". Variety. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-06-26). "'General Hospital' To Move To New 2 PM Slot On September 10". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  3. ^ "Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer to Anchor 'Good Afternoon America'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  4. ^ The Deadline Team (May 21, 2012). "ABC Names Josh Elliott And Lara Spencer To Host 'Good Afternoon America' Run". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-06-26). "'General Hospital' To Move To New 2 PM Slot On September 10". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2018-05-23). "ABC Will Replace 'The Chew' With Afternoon Hour of 'Good Morning America'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2018-05-23). "'Good Morning America' Expands To 3 Hours, 'The Chew' Canceled By ABC After 7 Seasons". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  8. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2018-07-23). "ABC News Confirms Sara Haines Leaving 'The View' To Do Third Hour Of 'GMA' With Michael Strahan – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  9. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2019-01-28). "'GMA Day' Gets New Title at ABC: 'Strahan and Sara' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  10. ^ Eversley, Melanie (2019-06-10). "Keke Palmer to cohost on Strahan & Sara this summer with Michael Strahan". theGrio. Retrieved 2019-06-17.