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'Good Afternoon America' to be anchored by Josh Elliot, Lara Spencer

'Good Morning America' reporters Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer appear in these undated photos. The two will co-anchor 'Good Afternoon America' beginning in July.

May 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
ABC announced on Monday that a one-hour spinoff of "Good Morning America," entitled "Good Afternoon America," will premiere this summer.

The show, which will air for nine weeks, will be anchored by Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer, with Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos making special appearances.

"It's tremendous that 'GMA' has this opportunity to extend its reach and bring something new to the afternoons," Elliot said in a statement. "It is gratifying to play a role in it, and we genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride."

The network said the new show will feature celebrities, music performances, pop culture news and other reporting.

"I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the 'Good Morning America' family," Spencer said in a statement.

"Good Afternoon America" will premiere on July 9 at 2 p.m., replacing "The Revolution."