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Strahan, Sara and Keke ‘canceled by ABC’

  • July 03, 2020

Strahan, Sara and Keke ‘canceled by ABC’… almost one month after host Michael Strahan told the network he ‘felt he couldn’t speak up’ amid Kelly Ripa feud

  • ABC are set to cancel Strahan, Sara and Keke according to network insiders 
  • The talk show, which stars Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer, is ‘getting the ax,’ multiple sources told Page Six on Thursday 
  • The news comes almost one month after Strahan told an ABC/Disney anti-racism symposium that he felt he wasn’t being heard due to his skin color
  • Strahan didn’t specifically name Live with Kelly, on which he served as a co-host from 2012 to 2016, but insiders told Page Six that he was referring to the show
  • Strahan will still host Good Morning America for the network 

ABC are set to cancel Strahan, Sara and Keke according to network insiders.

The talk show, which stars Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer, is ‘getting the ax,’ multiple sources told Page Six on Thursday. 

The news comes almost one month after Strahan told an ABC/Disney anti-racism symposium he felt he couldn’t ‘speak up or raise his voice’ with ABC executives for fear of being seen as threatening as a black man. 

Happier times: ABC are set to cancel Strahan, Sara and Keke according to network insiders. The hosts seen here in January 2020

Happier times: ABC are set to cancel Strahan, Sara and Keke according to network insiders. The hosts seen here in January 2020

Strahan, Sara and Keke was replaced in mid-March by daily Coronavirus report Pandemic: What You Need to Know.

A source told Page Six, ‘[Pandemic] was initially supposed to be a two-week experiment and the show did really well.’ 

ABC are now expected to make the lineup change permanent, according to the publication’s sources.

Strahan will still host Good Morning America for the network. 

Concerns: The news comes almost one month after Strahan told an ABC/Disney anti-racism symposium he felt he couldn't 'speak up or raise his voice' with ABC executives for fear of being seen as threatening as a black man

Concerns: The news comes almost one month after Strahan told an ABC/Disney anti-racism symposium he felt he couldn’t ‘speak up or raise his voice’ with ABC executives for fear of being seen as threatening as a black man

Gone: Strahan, Sara and Keke was replaced in mid-March by daily Coronavirus report Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Gone: Strahan, Sara and Keke was replaced in mid-March by daily Coronavirus report Pandemic: What You Need to Know

 Strahan shared his concerns about inequality at the network during an anti-racism symposium on June 4 in front of all ABC and Disney employees and Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company.

Strahan didn’t specifically name Live with Kelly, on which he served as a co-host from 2012 to 2016, but insiders told Page Six that he was referring to the show. This could shed new light on his falling out with co-host Kelly Ripa when he abruptly left the show and moved to GMA full time. 

‘Michael said that there were some very tense situations with executives who got argumentative and loud on [Live with Kelly], and he was very aware he couldn’t speak up or raise his voice as he was worried he would be seen as threatening,’ one source explained to Page Six. 

Friction: Strahan had earlier had a falling out with co-host Kelly Ripa before he abruptly left their show and moved to GMA full time

Friction: Strahan had earlier had a falling out with co-host Kelly Ripa before he abruptly left their show and moved to GMA full time

Strahan previously spoke out about his issues on Live with Kelly in a New York Times interview in January.

‘I’ve had jobs where I got there and felt like: “Wow, I didn’t know I was supposed to be a sidekick,”‘ he said. ‘I thought I was coming here to be a partner.’

Asked if he was referring to Live, Strahan replied: ‘It was an experience!’

He admitted that communication between him and Ripa had deteriorated significantly, and that she had refused to meet him after he announced his departure from the show.

But in an attempt to dispel rumors of tension between the pair, he said: ‘I don’t hate her. I do respect her for what she can do at her job. I cannot say enough about how good she is at her job.’


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