Why Keke Palmer Expected 'Strahan, Sara & Keke' To End
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Why Keke Palmer Expected 'Strahan, Sara & Keke' To End

Strahan, Sara & Keke, the afternoon hour of Good Morning America, has been canceled, as confirmed by Keke Palmer.

Palmer made the announcement on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live. She was unsurprised the show was canceled, which she contributed to the current coronavirus pandemic. As it has done for several live shows, the pandemic erased the possibility of holding the show in front of a live audience for the foreseeable future. Because of this, ABC has shifted the hour to include news-centric programming about the pandemic and current events.

“I knew if our show did come back, it would have to be much, much, later, because our show is really about an audience,” she said. “That’s what we do. We do a little bit of news, but it’s entertainment news. It’s fun conversation and lightheartedness, and we’re in a different time now. Some of the conversation has changed, and that pushed SSK out. So I expected it.”

Both Palmer, Sara Haines are expected to continue to appear as correspondents for ABC and Good Morning America. Michael Strahan, of course, is one of GMA‘s primary anchors.

Palmer spoke about this in an Instagram post when she debunked rumors that the show had been canceled due to her activism. The post read in part, “The reality is I was never signed to ‘SSK’ as one would a seasonal show. This business is dynamic and instead of thinking of me as a “series regular” see me see me as a brand that works with the corporation Disney/ABC News and this particular show I was on is no longer. That does not mean the relationship I have with them dies, that means it evolves. I hate talking about business because it can seem a bit weird and gets quite technical lol. But when I see such fear mongering comments I want to speak out so that no one ever feels or thinks that speaking out will cost them their job! I’m sure it can and has before, but let’s also recognize when it has not. ”


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I want to speak on this simply because I hate the narrative that if you speak your mind as a black person that you will in some way be punished. I have seen this going around and at first I ignored but in this climate I realized this is a dangerous message to send to our generation and the generation coming up. If anything my speaking out showed the corporations I work with how important my voice is and anyone that has a POV. The reality is I was never signed to “SSK” as one would a seasonal show. This business is dynamic and instead of thinking of me as a “series regular” see me see me as a brand that works with the corporation Disney/ABC News and this particular show I was on is no longer. That does not mean the relationship I have with them dies, that means it evolves. I hate talking about business because it can seem a bit weird and gets quite technical lol. But when I see such fear mongering comments I want to speak out so that no one ever feels or thinks that speaking out will cost them their job! I’m sure it can and has before, but let’s also recognize when it has not. That way more of us with our own minds speak out against any injustices we see. Trust me, walking in my truth has always made my blessings OVERFLOW and connect to those that are like minded and not with those that are not. Do not believe this lie. Stay courageous and stay true because GOD HAS YOU ALWAYS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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