HomeTVABCGood Afternoon America to Premiere July 9 Luke Kerr May 21, 2012 21 Comments ABC’s trial run of Good Afternoon America is set to debut on July 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer will anchor the afternoon hour of Good Morning America, filling the slot currently occupied by the axed The Revolution. "It's tremendous that GMA has this opportunity to extend its reach, and bring something new to the afternoons,” said Elliott, who joined the ABC program as news anchor in May 2011 after several years on ESPN's SportsCenter. “It is gratifying to play a role in it and genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride." Expect George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion to make special appears on Good Afternoon America. The show premieres at 2 PM EST on July 9. Photo Credit: ABC 21 Responses Katiebug9624 May 22, 2012 New to the afternoons? Doesn’t NBC have like 5 hours of the same shit? Log in to Reply The_Moustache May 22, 2012 i love GMA! it’s gonna be a hit but i hope it doesn’t cancel General Hospital! :\ Log in to Reply Punky May 22, 2012 Where did the term “trial run” come from? Was this part of ABC’s press release or did the media decide that this show was a “trial run” . I only ask because there is nothing in Josh Elliot’s statement that implies that he thinks this a temporary move until another program takes over the slot. I also understand a trial run to be a test to see if something works and if it does then you go for it. Where does this leave GH if ABC decides that this show is working? Katie is already taking the 3pm slot. If the term “trial run” came from ABC, did they indicate when this “trial run” is supposed to end? Log in to Reply appleridge May 22, 2012 When ABC canned Revolution in April they stated that GMA, ITA was a 9 week series Log in to Reply sassysdreams May 22, 2012 This is ABC’s attempt to push GH out once again!!! I will not be watching and I hope this show fails as miserably as ‘The Revolting’ did!!! If ABC thinks GAA is so good they should replace the horrible ‘The Spew’ with it!!! :Sp Log in to Reply Punky May 22, 2012 [quote=appleridge]When ABC canned Revolution in April they stated that GMA, ITA was a 9 week series[/quote] I didnt know that. This makes me feel a little better about its run. I hope its really gone after 9 weeks. Log in to Reply doodleynoodle May 22, 2012 Ya gotta be kidding me. Do they seriously think this is going to work? I’m not even talking about GAA vs. GH. I’m talking about GAA vs. ANYthing. I think I’d rather watch an infomercial… Log in to Reply TV Gord May 22, 2012 I think it will do well against The Talk. Log in to Reply Kendall Troy May 22, 2012 Maybe they are testing it to see if it could replace “The Chew” and not “GH” but they are probably looking to get out of the soaps business. I would suggest tuning into “The Talk” to drive ratings. Log in to Reply ahanshew May 22, 2012 Aaaack! I LOVE Josh Elliot. Would love to see him succeed, but not at the expense of GH. Log in to Reply GHFan76 May 22, 2012 If you’re a GH fan all I have to say is don’t trust ABC! GH has more viewers than the Chew, obviously the Revolution and according to Nelson Branco from Soaps Uncensored has been beating the View in demos for May sweeps so far. Keep watching GH, don’t watch GAA! GH needs to keep upping and upping its game. I want to see it turn 50! Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 May 22, 2012 I’d rather not watch either The Talk (which replaced my favorite soap) or GAA (in solidarity with GH fans, even though I do like Josh Elliot and don’t really watch GH) Log in to Reply The_Moustache May 22, 2012 if ABC wasn’t looking to get outta the soap business, they wouldn’t be greenlighting all these talk shows. C’MON NOW WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!! Log in to Reply pumpkin May 22, 2012 I actually am looking forward to GH being shown at 2 pm. I like Dr. Oz and I am tired of switching back and forth. I think GH will do fine against the Talk. That show just does not hold me like the View. I like politics. The Talk seems silly to me and I am not inclined to clap at all the silly comments like their audience seems to do. The View is more separated from the audience and the discussions are more serious. Even Sheree has gotten more serious since she is on the show. I never know what she may say but she has upped her game some if you know what I mean. I don’t know if the Talk will eventually get into more serious stuff. Only time will tell. They have copied enough of View at this point. I think GH will win 2 pm timeslot in fall with this team writing the show. I will agree not to trust abc. They can be trusted as much as cbs/p&g were with atwts/gl. Networks are born to lie. Log in to Reply EastWest May 22, 2012 This will do well and I won’t weep one bit when GH goes off to give this a permanent slot in the daypart. Log in to Reply josser May 22, 2012 This is GH’s competition. Boycott it! It’s imperative that people not watch it because if it has a successful run this summer, chances are high that ABC will cancel GH and air this as its replacement. Because Good Morning America and all the staff are already ABC News employees, ABC doesn’t have to pay additional salaries or create a new studio. That makes this show dirt cheap. If its ratings are equal to GH’s, ABC will GH and replace it with this crap. Log in to Reply thecourt99 May 22, 2012 [quote=josstheguy]This is GH’s competition. Boycott it! It’s imperative that people not watch it because if it has a successful run this summer, chances are high that ABC will cancel GH and air this as its replacement. Because Good Morning America and all the staff are already ABC News employees, ABC doesn’t have to pay additional salaries or create a new studio. That makes this show dirt cheap. If its ratings are equal to GH’s, ABC will GH and replace it with this crap.[/quote] Exactly….also, they are in competition with the Today show, which has done well in extra hours, and for the focus to be on entertainment rather than news gives it a bit of a different spin. This is definitely a primer to be the replacement for GH. Log in to Reply marybee50 May 22, 2012 Does anyone know the 2 weeks NBC will be airing the olympics in July.I know Days will be off for 2 weeks,but not sure of the dates.Will that help or hinder this trial show? Log in to Reply appleridge May 22, 2012 July 30-August 12 Days is off. Days returns August 13 Log in to Reply marybee50 May 22, 2012 appleridge-Thanks,appreciate the info. Log in to Reply pumpkin May 31, 2012 If I worked on General Hospital and an opportunity came its way, I would take it. I think even if General Hospital stays, abc will drop it the second nbc drops Days. There is no doubt in my mind if GAA works, then GH is a goner sooner rather than later. They will just write off the losses in contracts, etc. Still think to justify cost, GH needs 3 million at least. Don’t forget B&B is a half hour show so it is cheaper to produce. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.