*”Strahan, Sara & Keke” has reportedly been canceled by ABC, after being pulled off air in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer is being replaced with “GMA 3: What You Need to Know,” Page Six reports.
The network yet to announce the daytime show is over, but a spokesperson said: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”
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An insider explained, “’Strahan, Sara and Keke’ is put on hiatus and it doesn’t look like it’s going to come off.”
The article says, “staffers will work on “GMA 3,” and “everyone is still getting paid,” said a source. Adding, “There’s space for everyone. They’re actively in contact… They’re figuring out what the future will look like,” the insider explained.
Continuing, “It’s unfortunate, but the hope is that they’ll be a big part of [GMA 3] down the road,” said the source “Everyone was feeling good about their show. It finally found its rhythm. Ratings were stabilized and were starting to tick up when they went off air.”
The news comes almost one month after Strahan told an ABC/Disney anti-racism symposium that he couldn’t “speak up and raise his voice” about the tension he experienced as co-host on “Live with Kelly,” out of fear of retaliation because he’s Black.
Strahan famously fell out with co-host Kelly Ripa when he quit ‘Live’ for a full time gig on “GMA” in 2016.
He didn’t refer to the show by name during the town hall, but sources claim “he was referring to the show with his comments,” per Page Six.