Is one of ABC’s most popular morning personalities being considered by Disney/ABC executives to host her own syndicated talk show?
Our respected reporter friends Paige Albiniak and Michael Malone write in B&C: "Robin Roberts has been key to elevating ‘Good Morning America’ ahead of ‘Today,’ and keeping it there. But does the a.m. anchor have the star power to make her own daytime show fly? That’s what execs in the station and syndication community have been buzzing about in recent days since word spread quietly that Disney/ABC might consider a Roberts-led syndicated talk show as one of the next possible ‘GMA’ spinoff projects, according to multiple sources."
However, the story continues, "ABC News has made no secret of its desire to elevate its GMA franchise further. But in a statement to B&C, Roberts said a new show for her is not on the table: ‘No one is developing any show for me nor are discussions being had to that effect. I am 100% focused on my health and anchoring "GMA," now and in the future.’ "
The article adds, "One of the several potential stumbling blocks to such a new talk show would be finding a time slot for it on ABC-owned stations and stations in other markets. The most natural place for a Roberts vehicle is at 3 p.m., where Katie Couric’s Disney/ABC talk show currently airs on ABC O&Os and on many ABC affiliates that took ABC’s offer to take back the hour of time from the network in order to carry the syndicated ‘Katie.’"
We urge you to click on the link above and read the entire B&C story.
As Matt Drudge would say, "Developing…"