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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 05/21/2012

‘GMA’s’ Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer will headline ’Good Afternoon America’


Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer with Frank Pellegrino. Elliott and Spencer will co-host “Good Afternoon America.” (Donna Svennevik - ABC)
Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott will anchor the nine-week test run of “Good Morning America in the Afternoon” — which is replacing “The Revolution” weekdays at 2 p.m. leading up to the debut of Katie Couric’s new syndicated daytime talk show.

Also, the show has been renamed: “Good Afternoon America,” ABC announced Monday afternoon.

The one-hour extension of “GMA” was first announced in mid-April when the network canceled the unsuccessful hodgepodge that was “The Revolution,” which had occupied that 2 p.m. slot. It’s a very important time for ABC because, starting Sept. 10, it’s the lead-in for Couric’s new talk show, which is produced and distributed by ABC parent Disney.

From July 9 to Sept. 7, ABC will attempt to retrieve all those viewers who fled the network at 2, rather than watch “The Revolution.”

The news comes just days after ABC News reported that morning infotainment show “GMA” had beat “Today for the third week of the past five.

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