ABC stocked up on chew it: The network announced on Wednesday that its daytime lifestyle series will end after its current seventh season, to be replaced with a third hour of Hello america.
“For seven years, chew it delighted audiences by delivering innovative food segments in an entertaining atmosphere, ”Ben Sherwood, president of Disney-ABC Television Group, said in a statement. “We applaud and thank Gordon Elliott, Aimee Householder, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and all of the cast and crew for their great work and incredible journey. And we wish them the best. “
New episodes of chew it will air as planned until September, when Hello america kicks off its third hour at 1 p.m. ET each day.
Sherwood continued, “Over the past six years, Hello america solidified its place as the # 1 morning show in the United States. We believe there is a great opportunity for viewers and advertisers to expand to a third hour. While this is the right decision for our business, it is also bittersweet. “
Anchors for GMAThe third hour will be announced at a later date.
chew itThe show’s cancellation comes five months after co-host Mario Batali was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. Although ABC said he was “not aware of any type of inappropriate behavior” during Batali’s time on chew it, the network eventually severed ties with the chef, adding that “we are committed to creating a safe working environment and that his past behavior violates our standards of conduct.”
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