It's time to say goodbye to a daytime favorite. On May 23, ABC
announced that they have cancelled The Chew
after seven years to make way for a third hour of Good Morning America
, which will take over the 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/PT time slot.
The sad news comes nearly six months after one of the hosts, Mario Batali
, was fired following his sexual misconduct scandal, and one year after Daphne Oz
exited the program.
"After seven seasons, 1454 episodes, multiple Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards, The Chew
will cease production at the end of this season but will continue to air as planned until September with all-new episodes airing in June," said the press release. Since Gma is the "No. 1 morning show," they believe "there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour.” The company called the move bittersweet, and they made