ABC announced on Wednesday, May 23 that the network is canceling "The Chew" and giving that time slot to "Good Morning America [VIDEO]." The first two hours of the popular morning show will continue to air from 7 AM to 9 AM. The new third hour will air in the afternoon at 1 PM.

'The Chew'

Cancellation of the cooking show will make room for the expansion of the morning talk show. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television, is excited about the move and announced that it will be a great opportunity for viewers and advertisers of "Good Morning America."

For the last seven seasons "The Chew" has aired 1,454 episodes.

It replaced "All My Children" after the soap opera was canceled. Now "The Chew" itself is being canceled. However, it will continue to air as planned until September. The show that centers on cooking, food-related news, and lifestyle topics is currently hosted by Michael Symon, Carla Hall, and Clinton Kelly who is also the moderator.

At the end of last year, there were negative headlines associated with the cooking show [VIDEO]when one of the hosts was accused of harassment. Mario Batali was asked to step away from "The Chew" temporarily before he was fired on December 14, 2017. The well-known chef also stepped away from his restaurants in seven different cities, including Singapore.

'Good Morning America'

After six years, "Good Morning America" is America's No. 1 morning talk show, according to Sherwood.

As of now, the exact date for the third hour has not been determined. It will be sometimes after "The Chew" vacates the 1 PM. time slot in September.

The network has not named the host of the additional hour. It will take a while to get used to seeing the morning talk show airing in the afternoon, but it has come on in the afternoon before. After "The Revolution" was canceled in the summer of 2012, "Good Afternoon America" was a temporary replacement in the 2 PM. time slot.

As of now, the network officials have not indicated what the format of the show will be. It is assumed that it will be different from the morning talk show that comes on with breaking news from the previous night. Sherwood might be right that it will be good for the show's longtime viewers. When the morning show ends after two hours, some people are left wanting more. Currently, the ABC program has only half of the airtime of NBC's "Today" show that has four hours.

More details will be announced in the future about the date, title, anchors, and format. Are you happy that "Good Morning America" will expand to a third-hour segment in the afternoon?