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ABC Will Not Syndicate ‘The View’ in an Effort to Have It Replace ‘Oprah’

Jun 4, 2010  •  Post A Comment

ABC is committed to keeping the Barbara Walters talk show "The View" on the network at 11 a.m., eschewing the opportunity to slide into the syndication spot being left open by the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," reports the New York Post.

Bill Carroll of Katz Media Group told the Post, "It’s definitely not going to happen — both [ABC’s] syndication group and at the ABC affiliates meeting, they categorically said they’re not going to syndicate ‘The View.’ "

The decision will mean Walters, who co-created "The View," millions of dollars. 

According to the story, "Walters told The Post in March that she had ‘mixed feelings’ about the prospect of syndicating ‘The View’ — but that she herself had broached the idea to ABC when Winfrey announced she was ending ‘Oprah.’ ‘We are comfortable and happy at 11 a.m., but 4 [p.m.] is better . . . and more lucrative, Walters said [in March]. ‘And [ABC] thought it was in interesting idea,’ to syndicate the show, she added."

The Post said ABC had no comment to this latest story and that Walters did not respond to emails.

3 Comments

  1. “The View” Would Not Be A Good Fit At 4pm. If Any Station Has “Dr Oz” Or “Ellen”, It Will Be A Good Fit At 4pm. “The View” Has Gotten Too “Mean Sprited” Lately Since The Hosts Won The Daytime Emmy Last Year. I Think The Academy Voters Made A Mistake.

  2. Lindsay Lohan “I’ve not ever abused prescription medications. I never have – never during my life. I’ve no wish to. That’s not who I am,” Lindsay Lohan says. “I have admitted to the things which I have done – to, you no doubt know, dabbling in some things and looking things ’cause I started younger and inquisitive and believed it’s like, all right, ’cause the crowds used to do it and other people put it around me. And I see what come about in my life simply because of it.”

  3. Barbara Walters, talk show co-host and co-creator of daytime TV’s The View, is a veteran broadcaster. Barbara made her name in the 1970s with interviews of world leaders and A-list people. “Walters told The Post in March that she had ‘mixed feelings’ about the prospect of syndicating ‘The View’ — but that she herself had broached the idea to ABC. With her clout she will get what she wants.

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