Those who were hoping for a different sort of offering in the failed talk show slot by Disney/ABC (now being vacated by the cancelled FABLife) are getting a variation of a talker involving viral videos and social media.
Deadline reports that the viral videos show Right This Minute, which has been airing in national syndication since fall 2013, distributed by MGM, has changed distribution partners, signing with Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution for fall 2016. In the first move, the show has been cleared on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. The inventory is now available because of the axing of FABLife.
The upcoming 2016-17 season actually marks the series its sixth year on the air and fourth in national syndication. Gayle Bass, Charity Bailey, Christian Vera, Oli Pettigrew and Nick Calderone, host the series which currently airs on 169 stations covering 87% of the country. The series is produced by MagicDust Television in Phoenix, Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and the E.W. Scripps Company.
So, what do you think of the latest offering for ABC O&O stations following FABLife? Are you disappointed to hear that it will be putting on a viral video show programming format/talker as its next foray into this continual problematic timeslot for the network and its affiliates? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!