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ABC to Debut ‘Good Afternoon America’ July 9th

ABC today made official what was reported several weeks ago: the new extension of “Good Morning America” will debut on July 9th and run for nine weeks on most ABC stations.

“Good Afternoon America” will be hosted by Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, with the rest of the “GMA” team making occasional appearances on the show, which will air at 2 p.m. ET.

As TVNewser notes, “GAA” will essentially serve as summer filler but, if it performs well, it has a shot at becoming a permanent part of the daytime schedule. Read more

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Returning to Her Roots, Lara Spencer Joins ‘GMA’

Lara Spencer is returning to her roots. The former WABC reporter and one-time “Good Morning America” correspondent is joining “GMA” as a “lifestyle anchor.”

In an email to staff, ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced that Spencer was coming home.

“Lara will bring her well-known and much admired versatility and vitality to a broad range of ‘GMA’ stories,” he wrote. “Lara grew up at WABC-TV where she made her name covering features and hard news including the death of Princess Diana and the crash of TWA 800.”

Before her time at “GMA,” and eventually “The Insider,” Spencer spent several years as a reporter for WABC in the 90s. During her time at WABC, the station featured a daily lifestyle report titled “Life Around Here with Lara Spencer.” Read more at TVNewser