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‘GMA3’ Anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Officially Out at ABC News: “It’s Best for Everyone”

ABC News is officially parting ways with GMA3 anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes. “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” an ABC News spokesperson said Friday evening. “We recognize their talent and commitment over […]

Golden Globes: Disney Dominates With Nine Wins Across Film, TV

The 2023 Golden Globes were a boon for Disney’s movie and TV empire. Universal wasn’t far behind on the film side, and Warner Bros. Discovery had a solid showing as well. Disney dominated Tuesday night’s award ceremony with nine wins across the movie and TV categories, including four on the film side. Three of those […]

Barbara Walters Changed TV Interviews in a Way That May Never Return

When Barbara Walters interviewed Monica Lewinsky for that special episode of 20/20 back in 1999, a total of 74 million Americans tuned in to ABC to watch. Seventy four million. That was one quarter of the entire U.S. population at the time. The interview averaged a 48 share, meaning that nearly half of all TV […]

Jennifer Hudson, Don Lemon, Oprah and More Remember Barbara Walters: “She Was Indeed a Trailblazer”

Oprah, Bob Iger, Alyssa Milano and Lynda Carter were among friends, journalists and Hollywood figures remembering Barbara Walters, who died Friday evening at the age of 93.  The legendary broadcast journalist was the first female co-host of the Today show, the first evening news anchorwoman and a co-creator and co-host of The View. She died […]

Barbara Walters, Trailblazing Broadcast Journalist, Dies at 93

Barbara Walters, the glass ceiling-shattering newswoman whose intimate television interviews with celebrities and world figures blended show business and journalism and induced many a tear, has died. She was 93. Walters, the first female co-host of the Today show, the first evening news anchorwoman in broadcast history and a co-creator and co-host of The View, died […]

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Temporarily Pulled From ‘GMA3’ as ABC Figures Out Next Steps

ABC News has temporarily benched GMA3 co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach while the network and president Kim Godwin figure out what the next steps should be in the wake of a tabloid report revealing a personal relationship between the anchors. Godwin announced the move on ABC’s Monday morning editorial call. “I want to say […]

No Longer Flush With Cash, TV News Enters Belt-Tightening Era

The afternoon email hit some inside CNN like a ton of bricks. The cable news channel, now under Warner Bros. Discovery (its second owner in just a few years) was going to face budget cuts and layoffs. “There is widespread concern over the global economic outlook, and we must factor that risk into our long-term […]

Protesters Disrupt ‘The View’ During Ted Cruz Interview

ABC’s The View was derailed on Monday as protesters interrupted the program multiple times during an interview with Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz, who was there to promote his new book, was answering a question when shouts could be heard from the show’s live audience. As the shouts continued, The View‘s moderator Whoopi Goldberg interrupted and […]

U.S. TV News Networks Scramble to Cover the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sep. 19, is shaping up to be a global spectacle. World leaders, including President Biden, will be in attendance, and the world’s media will be there, too. The queen’s funeral will be the first time such an event has been broadcast on television. In 1952, when Queen […]

ABC’s ‘The View’ Makes it Official: Alyssa Farah Griffin Is New Conservative Co-Host, With Ana Navarro Also Inking New Multi-Year Deal

ABC is making it official: Alyssa Farah Griffin is the new conservative co-host on The View. The choice of Farah Griffin leaked last week, but the program officially announced her deal Thursday. ABC has also signed another Republican commentator to a multi-year deal. Ana Navarro, who has appeared on the program regularly for years, has […]

‘The View’ Expected to Tap Alyssa Farah Griffin as Co-Host

ABC daytime panel show The View has found its new conservative co-host. The talk show is set to name Alyssa Farah Griffin as one of its permanent co-hosts, joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines, a source familiar with the talks confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. They cautioned that the deal is […]

ABC News Launches Studio to Expand Documentary Efforts

ABC News is doubling down on documentaries and docuseries, launching a new non-fiction division called ABC News Studios. The studio already has 15 series in various stages of production, as well as 3 feature-length documentaries, which will live under the ABC News Films banner. “It really felt like there was a much bigger opportunity for […]