Kay and Phil
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Sequel: In case you haven't seen Bar Mitzvah boy Sam Horowitz's amazing YouTube video, or for those who simply can't get enough, Good Morning America invites Horowitz to perform in Times Square. Billed as his "Broadway debut," Horowitz once again brings the goods and does a fine job breaking in the parquet laid down especially for him. The most adorable thing? Horowitz can be heard panting, trying to catch his breath as Josh Elliott interviews his mom.
12. Best Curveball: While serving as the bartender of the evening on...
Phineas and Ferb
Disney Channel is launching a month-long Phineas and Ferb event leading up to its annual National Platypus Day celebration on Saturday, March 2 — in honor of the show's resident platypus, Perry.
This year, they've enlisted some unusual help: Good Morning America anchors George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion can be seen in one spot dancing along to "O.W.C.A." (a riff, of course, on the Village People's "Y.M.C.A."). Phineas and Ferb fans know that "O.W.C.A." stands for Organization Without a Cool Acronym, the evil-fighting group where Perry the Platypus serves as his alterego Agent P.
The "O.W.C.A" song premieres on Radio Disney on Friday, the same day Disney Channel introduces the music video (which also includes a wide variety of Disney Channel stars dancing along).
The flagship episode ("Sidetracked") for this year's Phineas and Ferb "Platypus Day" will air Friday, March 1 at 9/8c. In the episode, Agent P teams up with his former partner, the human agent Lyla (voice of The Daily Show's Samantha Bee) to stop a hijacked train. On March 2, Disney Channel will air multiple episodes, while boy tween-centric Disney XD will run a five-hour marathon, starting with the new episode "Primal Perry," starting at 8 a.m./7c.
Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott
Exactly two weeks after her bone marrow transplant, Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts says she's feeling great.
In a new entry on her blog, Roberts says that her blood counts are "GREAT!" and that her doctors and nurses are...
Ann Curry learned that you're a member of the Today family until the ratings say you're not.
Curry spent her final morning as co-anchor with Matt Lauer on Thursday, giving a tearful goodbye before heading to a new role as the program's anchor-at-large and NBC News national and international correspondent (which came with a new long-term contract). Savannah Guthrie, NBC News legal correspondent and co-anchor of the third hour of Today for the last year, will be named as Lauer's new partner on Friday, according to sources familiar with the plan.
Curry, who joined Today in 1997 as a newsreader, was part of ...
Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott
ABC announced Monday that Good Morning America will be extended by an hour this coming July with the new program Good Afternoon America set to air weekdays at 2/1c.
Premiering on July 9, Good Afternoon America will be hosted by GMA anchor Lara Spencer and...
Good Morning America
The Today show's 16-year winning streak is over.
ABC's Good Morning America toppled its NBC rival for the week ending April 13 by 13,000 viewers, according to preliminary numbers. GMA averaged 5,147,000 viewers; Today, 5,134,000. Final numbers are due Thursday.
The Biz: Inside the morning show wars and Matt Lauer's new deal
"This is an exciting day but we will ...
Katie Couric and Josh Elliott
One lesson learned in this wearying week of morning-show warfare: Some people should never give up their dream day job. Which is why it was so gratifying for the week to end with the announcement that Today's Matt Lauer was staying put for years to come. I'd like to think he saw the future — or maybe Today's future — staring at him on Wednesday, when he sat across from...
There is a lot more energy in the Times Square studio of ABC's Good Morning America since the arrival of news anchor Josh Elliott, who joined the program from ESPN's SportsCenter last May.
Juju Chang, Josh Elliott
Juju Chang is out as the newsreader for ABC's Good Morning America.
Chang has been reassigned to a full-time role as a special correspondent and fill-in anchor at Nightline. Josh Elliott, currently a co-anchor for...
It's not all about LeBron James and Brett Favre at ESPN — at least not next week. The sports giant is rolling out a series of Veterans Day-related programming to honor veterans and troops and to celebrate the link between the military and sports.
"America's Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans" begins with Saturday's College GameDay (Nov. 6, 9am/8c, ESPNU and 10am/9c, ESPN), which will feature a profile of Indiana University defensive end Kevin Bush, who returned to college football after serving two and half years in the U.S. Army, including a stint in Iraq.