Just in March 2020, the news regarding the temporary replacement of ABC network’s “Strahan, Sara & Keke” by What You Need To Know made rounds. Because of the ongoing Covid19 Pandemic, ABC introduced changes in the programming pattern of the channel. So, began a daily special newscast titled “Pandemic: What You Need to Know“. Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton present the show, and sometimes TJ Holmes joins them too. The three hosts talk about the latest news around the Covid19 outbreak.
Amidst this on Friday, news about the cancellation of Strahan, Sara & Keke ABC was out. The show debuted just two years back in 2018 featuring just Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, but later in 2019, took Keke Palmer on board too. The inclusion of Palmer done keeping in mind his connect with the younger audience.
A source reveals to Page Six that, ‘Pandemic was initially supposed to be a two-week experiment and the show did really well.‘ As per some reports, the crew working on Strahan, Sara & Keke will now shift to GMA 3: What You Need to Know.
However, ABC is still to confirm the news of the show’s cancellation but has praised both the shows.
“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,” a spokesperson from the ABC network has added.
Seems like ’Strahan, Sara & Keke’ is put on an indefinite hiatus for now, and the chances of its return are very less.
How are the fans reacting after ABC canceled the show?
The fans are not taking this news too well and have expressed their disappointment and displeasure over the network’s abrupt decision. You can see their comments below the Tweet by Page Six.
an entertaining talk show that's not boring and just dependent on gossip gets canceled… this is ridiculous
— Dean (@thedeans_list) July 3, 2020
Interesting. A cast with LEGITIMATE chemistry and great segments. Compared to the snoozefest of other segments why is THIS cancelled?
— Jessica Simpson’s Enunciation Choices (@MikeyMakesDo) July 3, 2020
So @Disney @ABC really will cancel one of the few daytime talk shows with TWO black hosts during all of this? I actually related to this show because I'm a POC and @KekePalmer is my age so this is just another blow to representation.
— Jose Burgos (@JosBurg) July 3, 2020
Whaaaaaaa?!?!? This is ridiculous.
— Jade Alexandria (@Jade_er_ade) July 2, 2020
This just pissed me off….. Like really bad 😡
— Ungodly Hour OUT NOW! 💖💜 (@Chloe__Halle) July 3, 2020
NOOO they were so funny!
— yoncemyname (@YonceMy) July 3, 2020