‘Good Day Live’ Dead

Feb 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Twentieth Television confirmed Friday that it has pulled the plug on its syndicated strip “Good Day Live.”

The final broadcast of the Los Angeles-based show, which began as a local experiment on select Fox-owned stations, is scheduled for March 18.

Steve Edwards, Debbie Matenopoulos and Arthel Neville currently headline the strip. Mr. Edwards, who also appears weekday mornings on Los Angeles-area Fox-owned KTTV-TV’s “Good Day L.A.,” originally hosted the show along with his “Good Day L.A.” colleagues Dorothy Lucey and Jillian Barberie. Ms. Matenopoulos and Ms. Neville replaced the local duo last year.

In a statement Friday, Twentieth said: “We are enormously proud of ‘Good Day Live’ and its accomplishments these last three years. From the hosts to the producers and the entire production team, their heart and soul was placed into this unique nationally syndicated program and the quality shined through. While the program has displayed some growth in recent months with the change of hosts, the economics dictated the necessity to cease production.

“It has been a true pleasure working with Steve Edwards, Debbie Matenopoulos and Arthel Neville, and executive producers Josh Kaplan and Lisa Kridos,” the statement continued. “They are consummate professionals and highly talented. We also wish to thank our client stations and advertisers for their strong support in ‘Good Day Live.'”