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  • ABC Daytime Loses ‘The View’ In the Midst of Reported ‘Dysfunction’ at the Network!

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With ABC becoming full owner of "The View," after buying out Barbara Walters' stake over the summer, the network announced today that the daytime talker will now fall under the purview of ABC News after more than 17 years under the entertainment division, this despite a drastic makeover this fall with the inclusion of three new hosts joining Whoopi Goldberg on the panel. With the talk show now falling under the umbrella of the news division, “General Hospital" and "The Chew" remain the only entertainment programming airing during the daytime on the network. READ MORE
  • ‘Nashville’ Returning For 22 Episode Third Season; ‘Last Man Standing’ Also Renewed

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    Bob D'Amico/ABC
    After renewing a slew of its comedies and dramas, ABC announced that it has also renewed "Nashville" for a third season and "Last Man Standing" for a fourth season. The pickups of both series concludes ABC's renewals for the 2014-2015 television season. The network will formally announce its slate of new and returning series on Tuesday, May 13 during its upfront presentation at Lincoln Center. READ MORE
  • ABC News President Ben Sherwood Named To Succeed Anne Sweeney as Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group

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    ABC/Ida Mae Astute
    Hot on the heels of co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group Anne Sweeney announced her decision to leave the network to pursue a career in directing comes news that Ben Sherwood, ABC News President, will be her successor. READ MORE