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.