ABC is renewingfor one year, and canceling talk show The . The network needed to cancel a daytime show to make room for Katie Couric's syndicated talk show Katie, which will debut on most ABC affiliates this September.
Deadline reports that "ABC was persuaded to keep after The ratings hit record lows in March. The network is allegedly concerned both that canceling ' " will alienate the show's fans, who threatened to boycott Katie, and that The would not be a strong lead-in for "Katie." The week of March 26, GH was watched by 2.26 million viewers, compared to 1.33 million for The ." The Revolution" also performs poorly among the key Women 18-49 demographic, averaging about half of what " " got in the time period.
The Revolution will end its run on July 7. For the rest of the summer, it will be replaced by an afternoon version of Good Morning America tentatively titled GMA in the Afternoon until "Katie's" debut.