Along with the news that they’re canceling two of their soap operas, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” ABC announced the two new talk shows replacing them: “The Chew” and “The Revolution.”
“The Chew” will premiere in September 2011 and will focus on “food from EVERY angle.” The one-hour series from producer Gordon Elliot, will combine entertaining takeaway and memorable personalities. Hosts include restaurateur Mario Batali, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, “Top Chef’s” Carla Hall, restaurateur Michael Symon and nutrition expert Daphne Oz.
“The Revolution,” from the producers of “The Biggest Loser” and “Masterchef,” will premiere in January 2012 and is a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations. The show is hosted by a team of experts who, along with rotating guest contributors, will help viewers transform all areas of their lives. The experts include fashion expert and “Project Runway” guru Tim Gunn, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and “American Idol” alum Kimberley Locke. Each week, one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days.
“We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming thees days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways,” Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC/Television Group, says in a statement. “A perfect example of this is ‘The View,’ and that factored into our decision. ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution’ are in the same vein and will be great additions to the lineup, with ‘The View’ serving as an ideal foundation from which to launch these programs. They will also provide enormous opportunity for the creation of ancillary businesses and growth.”
Are you interested in “The Chew” and/or “The Revolution,” Zappers?