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  1. Crazy as it is seems, but I don't think we will ever see someone on daytime in the league of Oprah ever again. I would love to be proved wrong though. The daytime landscape is different from what it used to be; streaming and social media have taken away daytime television's relevance since you can get entertainment and infotainment anytime in the palm of your hands. Big-name media giants have all tried to replicate the magic with already-established personalities like Anderson, Meredith, Katie to lackluster results. With the cable industry being a former shell of itself, I totally see broadcasting going to the wayside eventually and the local news industry evolving to meet customer demand on other platforms. I think that this is the reason why you are seeing more newscasts these days rather than stations investing in a talkshow, it's just easier and affiliates are preparing for a time when their audience will more likely see them on an app, social media or on their Roku box. When we get to that point, are network affiliations be of importance? If you ask KTLA, the answer is "not anymore".
  2. Been a fan of Wayne Brady ever since his Whose Line Days on ABC and enjoyed his energy on his self-titled prime time and daytime shows. For some reason, I can never really get into "Let's Make a Deal" which always feels stale and repetitive, I wonder if it's just the style of the set that reeks fluorescence lighting from the 1980s, the cheesy music that lacks texture, or the contestants trying too hard to make an impression.. just never my cup of tea, and I usually enjoy The Price is Right and the other primetime game show revivals. But as a treat, this is the website of the first iteration of Wayne Brady Show when it was on ABC primetime: https://web.archive.org/web/20010801144214/http://abc.go.com/primetime/waynebrady/wayne_home.html
  3. If anything, I'm surprised the news program didn't adopt the Today brand, could have easily been called "TODAY in the Afternoon". Looks like GMA3 has some competition. Days and GMA3 seems like they were neck-and-neck in the ratings: https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2022/07/daytime-broadcast-ratings-for-the-week-of-july-11-15-2022
  4. Very interesting indeed, especially with sweeps coming up, kinda odd that Gayle took time off, I don't think they ever said where she went. Seems like they are testing other options. Also interesting that this article came out in the same week: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cbs-news-shakes-up-talent-relations-gayle-king-norah-odonnell-1235099429/ I'm still confused in the aspect of their move to Time Square, aren't they in the old TRL space, why isn't part of the set designed with actual views of their new neighborhood? Visually, you really don't know that they are in Time Square, it sort of defeats the purpose of the move if there are no windows to look at. I also noticed they started reusing the CBS This Morning Eye Opener theme as well for the "your world in 90 seconds" montage. Not sure if the show actually needs four main anchors, they tried the configuration with Brianna Golodryga a few years ago and that didn't improve ratings.
  5. I agree, this is a weird move. I always loved the vibe of CTM's studio and it has aged pretty well, I love the use of their circular desk. As a serious news program, they didn't need Times Square. Like you said, there's too much fluff at Time Square and it does seem like CTM will be evolving into another type of program with more fluff? Could we be seeing live performances on during the weekdays? It will be interesting how ABC and CBS will sensor each other on their telecasts. In the past, ABC used to embrace their views on the area, you could see MTV logos during GMA. Like you said, things have definitely changed, GMA already limits how they use their studio. I remember back in the day, ABC utilized all areas on Time Square Studios: Primetime Thursday was set on the rooftop, Barbara Walters would be hanging out Friday nights on the first floor, and GMA utilized both floors. I'm just glad GMA Weekend is back at Times Square. I have noticed this week that GMA3 started using the patio space once again.
  6. Personally, how does one get a white-collar, ad agency job where you simply tell your client that old is new again? I would love to be paid good money just to shower my fluff of fresh and innovative ideas, seems like a very transformative profession. I wonder if Troika is involved once again with their new branding identity?
  7. https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2021/03/the-walt-disney-company-espn-and-national-football-league-reach-landmark-long-term-agreement/ Also: Monday Night Football To Include Three Weeks With Multiple Monday Games; Saturday Action Also Coming ESPN will increase its regular-season schedule by 35% — six more games per year (from 17 to 23). It will include an ESPN game on Monday nights (including three weeks with a separate game on ABC), a Saturday doubleheader the season’s final week and the Sunday morning game on ESPN+. Monday Night Football, which has been aired on ESPN in primetime since 2006, remains cable’s most-watched series. The added two Saturday games will take place during the final week of the regular season and will showcase matchups with playoff implications. Both of those games will be simulcast on ABC and ESPN.
  8. True, it always looked like she had a good relationship with King World when the syndicator was independent from CBS. There seemed to be friction towards the end of her talker, Sony was actually courting Oprah to come over to their side before she officially called it quits. And instead of CBS, Harpo had launched Dr. Oz and Nate Berkus talkers with Sony instead of CBS during this time. https://deadline.com/2009/11/the-end-of-oprah-as-we-know-her-18362/
  9. Congrats to CBS This Morning. Oprah is still the queen of American television, I wonder if CBS has other ideas for Winfrey going forward. The Gayle King connection was probably a big reason why CBS was able to get the rights to the special. Prior to this, Winfrey's broadcast home has always been ABC, the home of her syndicated series for many years on the O&Os.
  10. That's most likely their plan, they scheduled Dancing with the Stars on a Tuesday when MNF was playing the same week on the network back in September. I'm guessing the simulcasts would happen after Dancing ends Thanksgiving week. A Disneyfied Thanksgiving game sounds like something that would make too much sense, especially since we just saw a Nickelodeon game quite recently. Glad that ABC is rumored to be back on Super Bowl rotation, but it is somewhat underwhelming that they will just simulcast select games for MNF, they've somewhat done that this year already. It originally seemed like that there was going to be a major shakeup on the rights package, but I guess those high fees will keep things the same.
  11. Yeah, I feel like this was probably a contributing factor for Tom Llamas to leave, there's not really much growth if he was aiming to be leading anchor on the weekday line-up in the near future. On GMA, it seems like T.J Holmes will be primed to take over GMA at this point, especially since he was added to GMA3 and he and Robach seem to be the future of the franchise. In the evening, Muir will most likely be anchoring for another decade or two as long as the ratings are strong. I do wonder if NBC has offered Tom Llamas a role on Today, like on the third hour? Overall, do you guys think that ABC News will force David and George to do something together just to show the public that they're civil and friendly? Or will this just be one of those things that the network won't really speak about in public kinda like drunk Diane Sawyer from 2012.
  12. I remember reading an article saying that the network will honor the remainder of their syndicated contracts. Sort of odd from a branding perspective but then again progressive-leaning Freeform remains attached to the hip of Pat Robertson and The 700 Club for all eternity.
  13. Matt Gutman suspended again: https://deadline.com/2021/02/matt-gutman-abc-news-covid-19-1234694009/
  14. Congrats to both Linsey and Whit, both deserving of this role!
  15. It's the same issue with Stephanopoulos double dipping with GMA and This Week. ABC would have been able to keep Jake Tapper if they gave him This Week all those years ago. 20/20 is pretty much a shell of its former self and is no longer the multi-topical format that gave us segments like 'Give Me a Break', does anyone really host the current show? Seems like the Friday program became a 2-hour crime docuseries, I don't think Muir or Robach even introduce the story. Looking at the ratings, it looks like the crime series is working. At this point, ABC should give 20/20 another timeslot, like Wednesdays, 10/9c; none of their scripted programming is working at that time period and they would be better off utilizing to talent and resources of ABC News and possibly have a standard newsmagazine format in rotation.
  16. Yeah, for the press, Elliott made it seem like wanted to go back to sports, but that never made sense to me since he could have always gone back to ESPN if that was what he was truly saying. If I remember correctly, the executive producer of the Today show (Horowitz) at that time came from ESPN and he was in the midst of redoing the Today show from the ground up and had hoped to put Elliott somewhere in there. Lauer and his minions got word on the situation and revolted to the point that Elliott wasn't really welcomed to Studio 1A and nixed the Today show revamp. NBC Sports didn't really give him much to do and he left soon-after. I can see Llamas utilizing his talents for Telemnudo as well and creating content for both English and Spanish networks, but I do wonder if he is gunning for Nightly News when the time comes for Holt to retire.
  17. Very interesting and I wonder what exactly NBC has lined up for him. He should be very careful. Just ask Josh Elliott and Sam Champion, both were promised to be featured across all their platforms when they moved to the NBCUniversal family. Elliott had a lot of pushback from the Today show club and wasn't actually utilized well on NBC Sports while Champion sort of flopped with his own morning show at The Weather Channel. I understand the idea of wanting a new challenge and professional growth, but Llamas had a really great role and had great visibility at ABC News.
  18. I grew up in SoCal, so my mind immediately thought Rosie was carried on all NBC O&Os. Didn't realize that this wasn't the case. Living In San Diego, I remembered seeing a billboard for KNSD's daytime lineup, which was Roseanne Barr's short-lived talkshow followed by Rosie O'Donnell's program under the moniker "Roses Delivered Daily" campaign. Yeah, I feel like Corden is just an acquired taste, I like how different his format is. He definitely does well with social media, but it has to be difficult juggling both a daytime talkshow and film career. Being in Cats didn't help matters. He is certainly entertaining. There's a reason why Whoopi Goldberg, hasn't done much film these days, she's getting paid good money hosting the top daytime talkshow. This is pretty much Kelly's time to shine and she has proven to be a natural host. She does bring the right amount of energy and authenticity to her program and I am happy to see her success. What else would NBC put in place? Court show, daytime dating show, game show? Another hour of the Today show? haha Jimmy Fallon would be a nice alternative in the daytime, but I'm very skeptical that Seth would be right for the Tonight Show. Who would I like to see on daytime? Cristela Alonzo or Jeff Dye.
  19. Kelly can easily slide into Ellen's timeslots, that seems like the easiest thing to do for NBC O&O's. As for Telepictures, I don't think they've announced anything in the pipeline for development, which is odd since they always had something in the cards; they were actually developing a talker with Drew Barrymore at one time. I do wonder if they started brainstorming ideas since the Ellen controversy exploded, WB always had something on NBC daytime ever since the Rosie O'Donnell days.
  20. The new desk is very odd. I personally don't mind seeing legs, has this become a no-no now? Just saw the movie Bombshell, the characters did talk about the power of leg visualization.
  21. I predict they will be joined by Disney XD eventually, judging from their social media platforms which simply promotes Disney+ programming, that channel is a shell of its former self. The mega media companies own the relevant content that they will most likely funnel to their respective streaming services. Qubo is pretty much DOA and I don't blame Scripps for pulling the plug, Oh yeah, I remember The Hub! It seemed like Hasbro and Discovery had something special initially. The unfortunate part for them is that Disney grabbed ownership to two intellectual properties that are very important to the Hasbro toy brand, Marvel (late 2009, Discovery and Hasbro announced their joint venture earlier that year) and Star Wars (2012). Had Mickey Mouse not bought either properties, I'd speculate that Hasbro would have done all they could to give Marvel and Star Wars top billing on The Hub, which would have most likely been more cartoon shows to promote the respective toy lines. My Little Pony became the only thing The Hub was known for. Cable is on their way to join Blockbuster eventually in media heaven. Internationally, a bunch of Disney Channel networks have closed down or are closing down left and right. The future is streaming for the mega media companies.
  22. CBS trying to put its foot on ABC's turf? Feels like 1997 again, when CBS Block Party competed directly with ABC's veteran sitcom block TGIF on the same night. ha I wonder if CBS This Morning would ever move into hustle of bustle of Times Square? I'm pretty sure that has come up.
  23. That's pretty much ABC News' powerhouse on-air team all in there on Tuesday evening. Then you have George working with cancer survivors Robin and Amy in studio for GMA in the mornings since then. This is going to be a headache for the news department. Wear your freaking masks people.
  24. Congratulations to Sandra, I always remembered her to have a strong presence on the San Diego airwaves. This is a huge victory towards equal pay for women and minorities. I am glad she spoke up and fought the fight, this is a common struggle for many and the dialogue should be out in the open for those in the industry. Would love to see her back if she's given a chance elsewhere.
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