ABC puts ‘GMA3’ on the back burner for coronavirus coverage

ABC News is suspending production of midday talk show “GMA3: Strahan, Sara and Keke” in favor of extended coronavirus coverage.

For the foreseeable future, ABC anchor Amy Robach will host “Pandemic: What You Need to Know” starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. eastern.

The network stresses that the change is only temporary and the talk show will return once the crisis passes.

Michael Strahan will continue to appear on “Good Morning America.” Sara Haines has been filling in on “The View” for the past few days with Joy Behar taking time off during the outbreak.

ABC also moved up “Nightline” to its old 11:35 p.m. eastern slot, right after local news in most markets, since “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which normally airs in that spot, is also on hiatus.