ABC is making some changes to their morning show Good Morning America. The third hour of the show will have a new name and a third host, joining Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, according to Variety.
- The early-afternoon programs, previously titled Strahan & Sara, will soon be renamed Strahan, Sara & Keke, as the show will be adding Keke Palmer as its third host.
- The program was initially conceived as a way to extend Good Morning America into other time periods and has undergone several changes since its launch in September of last year.
- Palmer is a singer and actress known for her role on Fox’s Scream Queens.
- She has been filling in for Haines during her maternity leave.
- The move to broaden the Good Morning America franchise is being looked at as a way to generate more ad revenue from the morning talk show.
What they’re saying:
- Rory Albanese, executive producer of Strahan & Sara: “It’s been a blast having Keke co-host this summer. She brings a unique and spontaneous energy viewers love. She’s a multi-talented artist, and I’m thrilled to have her join Michael and Sara every day.”
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