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Michael Symon
  • While ‘The Chew’ Celebrated Episode 500, Soap Fans Continue To Mourn Loss of ‘All My Children’

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    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
    On Monday, September 26, 2011, ABC premiered a new daytime talk show that brought food back to the table and into our everyday lives. Now in its third season, "The Chew" is currently enjoying one of its highest rated on record in both total viewers and key women sales demos. As the talk show celebrated its 500th episode yesterday, fans of the ABC version of "All My Children" continued to mourn the loss of their favorite daytime soap opera, which made Susan Lucci and her character Erica Kane a household name to mainstream viewers. READ MORE
  • Jason Thompson Takes Over ABC Daytime! Actor Co-Hosting ‘The View’ and Appearing on ‘The Chew’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On Wednesday, October 23, "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) will be giving ABC's "The View" a male perspective on the day's hot topics as the daytime star is scheduled to co-host the chatfest alongside Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg. The Canadian born actor will also be chatting it up with the stars of ABC's "The Middle" as the cast celebrates the show's 100th episode airing that night. READ MORE
  • ‘GH’s’ Tracy and A.J. Go Head to Head on ‘The Chew’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    “General Hospital’s” Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) and A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) will make the ol’ battle of the sexes debate seem rather blaze when they whip out their spoons and have an epic battle of... brace yourselves... condiments! Yep, that’s right: The onscreen aunt and nephew are taking their rivalry to the next level, starting when Tracy learns that A.J. has been booked on “The Chew” to showcase his Pickle-Lila recipe. When the fiery female hears the news, she hits up her new business partner, Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) to help her crash the show! READ MORE
  • ABC Presents Season Two of ‘The Chew’ with Katie Couric as Guest

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    ABC’s “The Chew” returns for its second season MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET), bringing with it a smorgasbord of exciting guests, culinary creations and tips and tricks to make life healthier, easier and, frankly, a whole lot more fabulous. Season Two will also continue to showcase the hosts’ signature series, including “Five in Five,” “Mario’s Simple Italian,” “The Power of Oz,” as well as “Clinton’s Craft Corner” and “C&C Food Factory.” READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ Hosts ABC Primetime Preview Special

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    Crag Sjodin/ABC
    Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz travel coast to coast -- from California and New York to Hawaii and Nashville -- to bring viewers a sneak peek at the ABC Fall Primetime lineup. Interviewing some of the network's hottest new stars, the special has something for everyone. From diva-filled musical drama and deep and dark desires to quirky and "out of this world" comedies and thrillers, "The Chew Presents ABC's Primetime Fall Preview Special" airs Sunday, September 2 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ Falls Again! Talk Show Reaches Lowest Benchmark for Daytime Programming

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    Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC
    A few weeks ago an insider informed us that a 1.7 is the lowest acceptable point a daytime program can reach in households before television networks begin to worry about the future of the program on their daytime schedules (ten years ago it was a 2.7). After four days on the air, "The Chew" has hit that benchmark. READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ by the Numbers: Three Days and Already Below ‘All My Children’s’ Year-Ago Performance

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    Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC
    Although ABC did not expect "The Chew" to outperform "All My Children" every day nor did they expect it to beat it in the long-run, after all the ultimate goal is to save money by producing a cheaper show, the network should still be a little worried about "Chew's" performance after three days of ratings data have been released. READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ Beats ‘All My Children’s’ Most Recent Performance in Viewers and Women 18-49

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    One day on the air and "The Chew" is already beating "All My Children's" most recent performance in Total Viewers and the key sales demographic of Women 18-49. The new food and lifestyle talk show also beat the soaps season to date performance for the 2010-2011 television season that concluded on Friday, September 16. READ MORE