ABC Daytime announced Monday that Ty Pennington will join Tim Gunn and Harley Pasternak in THE REVOLUTION, premiering in January 2012, replacing ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
Much like THE CHEW, which was in pre-production for a year, it seems like ABC is not happy with another show leading up to its debut and is changing the cast to try and make it more palatable to viewers.
Pennnington, host of ABC's EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION, will join THE REVOLUTION as it explores health and lifestyle transformations with Gunn and Pasternak. The show, which will cover all areas of the audience's lives including family, physical and emotional health, is produced by 3Ball Productions, with JD Roth and Todd Nelson as executive producers.
"Ty's passionate and deep connection to everyone he helps makes him the perfect choice to join THE REVOLUTION," said Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, in making the announcement. "The energy he brings with him is an excellent complement to our previously named hosts, Tim Gunn and Harley Pasternak. Our goal is to include inspiring and informative motivators as we build The Revolution team and continue to evolve our lineup with the type of lifestyle programming that daytime viewers are interested in seeing."
Last week, THE CHEW saw decreasing ratings every day of the week. ABC continues to promote the show throughout their daytime and primetime schedule.
On CBS, THE TALK has undergone a massive makeover as well since it replaced AS THE WORLD TURNS last year.
Will any of these shows create an impact of any kind on television history like ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN or AS THE WORLD TURNS did over many decades? It's doubtful. But the networks only care about the bottom line.