What is it with ABC’s handling of its daytime schedule? Looking back over the last ten years the words “staggering ineptitude” come to mind, but never more than in recent days with the dust-up involving Kelly Ripa, arguably ABC’s most popular daytime star and a veteran of its daytime programming since she joined the network’s soap opera “All My Children” in 1990. For the record, she was also a part of ABC’s primetime lineup from 2003-2006 as executive producer and co-star of the sitcom “Hope & Faith” (which was, in its own way, a promotional vehicle of sorts for ABC with its proclivity toward featuring actors and personalities from the network’s daytime and primetime shows in guest roles, some of them recurring).
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