Alphabet needs to make room for 'Katie' in fall
ABC is putting a stop to “The Revolution.”Daytime talkshow will end July 7. Ratings have been weak, with the series averaging 1.3 million in recent weeks. The show never found its footing with viewers and the Alphabet needed to trim programming in its afternoon timeslots to make room for Katie Couric’s new syndie chat show “Katie” in September. To bridge the gap between the end of the “The Revolution” and when “Katie” debuts, ABC’s news division will offer an hour of “Good Morning America” for nine weeks that will air at 2 p.m. “The Revolution,” from 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA and exec producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, starred design expert Ty Pennington, style guru Tim Gunn, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and therapist Tiffanie Davis Henry. The move means that longtime sudser “General Hospital” will remain on the air, good news to soap opera fans who have seen many of their shows being canceled lately because of high production costs and dwindling auds.