Beginning Monday, July 9, ABC News will air a one-hour extension of "Good Morning America" for nine weeks entitled "Good Afternoon America."
The program, to be broadcast from 2 to 3 in the afternoon, eastern, will be anchored by "GMA's" Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, with Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos joining in with special appearances. The program is the temporary substitute for The Revolution, now cancelled due to terrible ratings, that will fill in until "Katie" with Katie Couric starts up in the fall. The show will feature celebrities, music performances, pop culture news, original entertainment, lifestyle, health, workplace and consumer reporting from ABC contributors.
"It's tremendous that 'GMA' has this opportunity to extend its reach and bring something new to the afternoons," said co-anchor Josh Elliott. "It is gratifying to play a role in it, and we genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride."
Co-anchor Lara Spencer added: "I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the 'Good Morning America' family. 'Good Afternoon America' gives us the opportunity to reach a different audience, and better yet, to spend a little more time with our morning viewers who want to be a part of the conversation and fun we plan on bringing to afternoon TV."
"Good Afternoon America" will be taped at "GMA's" studio in Times Square.