'Good Morning America' to add third hour -- but not in the morning

ABC’s “Good Morning America” is set to add a third hour… in the afternoon. Hour 3 of “GMA,” which does not yet have a name or hosts, will begin airing at 1 p.m./12c (and PT), ABC News said on Wednesday.

Yes, that means “The Chew” is canceled — sorry, foodies. The daytime cooking show will air as planned through September, which is when it will make way for more “GMA.”

A third hour of “GMA” means “even more news, pop culture, compelling interviews and the program’s signature, epic live events,” according to ABC’s press release.

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Ginger Zee and Lara Spencer on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, December 5, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) LARA SPENCER, GINGER ZEE
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Barbara Corcoran of ABC's 'Shark Tank' is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, November 28, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) BARBARA CORCORAN, LARA SPENCER
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Television personality Lara Spencer attends the 98th Annual 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Lara Spencer is seen taping Cash Cab in Midtown on November 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Lara Spencer attends the Forbes Media Centennial Celebration at Pier 60 on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Television personality Lara Spencer leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 06, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Lara Spencer attend the Citi VIP Lounge at Taste Of Tennis at W New York on August 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for AYS World)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Demi Lovato performs live from Central Park with Jax Jones and Cheat Codes as part of the Summer Concert Series on 'Good Morning America,' Friday, August 18, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) ROB MARCIANO, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Miles Brown is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, June 27, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) LARA SPENCER, MILES BROWN
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Presenter Lara Spencer is seen heading for a TV show at Times Square on June 22, 2017 in New York, US. (Photo by Vanessa Carvalho/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Lara Spencer and Jesse Palmer speak onstage before The Lumineers perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on June 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Lara Spencer interviews Ethan Hawke on 'Good Morning America,' Thursday, June 22, 2017 airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) ETHAN HAWKE, LARA SPENCER
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Lara Spencer is seen outside 'Good Morning America' with her dog on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Jamie Foxx is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, May 24, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) JAMIE FOXX, LARA SPENCER, MICHAEL STRAHAN
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The GMA crew won the Peoples Choice Award on 'Good Morning America,' Monday, January 23, 2017 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) AMY ROBACH, MICHAEL STRAHAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, GINGER ZEE, LARA SPENCER
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Lara Spencer attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - David Beckham is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Monday, December 12, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) DAVID BECKHAM, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Edward Norton is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Thursday, December 8, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL STRAHAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, EDWARD NORTON, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Riz Ahmed of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' 12/16/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) RIZ AHMED, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Chris Pratt is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, December 7, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images)MICHAEL STRAHAN, CHRIS PRATT, LARA SPENCER, ROBIN ROBERTS, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Coverage of 'Good Morning America,' 11/29/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, LARA SPENCER
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Lara Spencer attends the 2016 American Museum of Natural History Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Television personality Lara Spencer leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on November 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Carlos Hernandez, Rick McVey, Lara Spencer attend The 33rd Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala at The Pierre Hotel on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
TO TELL THE TRUTH - 'Episode 203' - Lara Spencer, David Arquette, Tom Bergeron and Sherri Shepherd make up the celebrity panel on 'To Tell The Truth,' Episode 203, SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST). In this episode the panel is faced with finding the two-time national world champion drag-racer, someone who has been caught in the eye of a tornado, the creator of the dating site FarmersOnly.com and a record-breaking professional strongwoman. (Lisa Rose/ABC via Getty Images) LARA SPENCER
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Good Morning America host Lara Spencer hosts Dierks Bentley Performance On ABC's 'Good Morning America' outside Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Lin-Manuel Miranda of the Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Thursday, October 13, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN ROBERTS, MICHAEL STRAHAN, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, LARA SPENCER, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
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“Over the past six years ‘Good Morning America’ has solidified its place as America’s No. 1 morning show,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour.”

“While this is the right decision for our business, it is also bittersweet,” he continued. “For seven years ‘The Chew’ has delighted audiences by delivering innovative food segments in an entertaining atmosphere. We applaud and thank Gordon Elliott, Aimee Householder, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and the entire cast and crew for their great work and amazing run. And we wish them the very best.”

“‘Good Morning America’ keeps finding new ways to inform and delight our audience,” James Goldston, president of ABC News, added. “We recently expanded ‘GMA’ through our social channels and a newly launched website. Now we will build a whole new hour of compelling content that is true to ‘GMA”s spirit.”

With anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, “GMA” currently airs live Monday-Friday (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET) on ABC.

Michael Corn is the morning show’s senior executive producer.

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Television presenter Robin Roberts arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Robin Roberts arrives at her book signing for 'Everybody's Got Something' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/FilmMagic)
Television personality Robin Roberts arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Robin Roberts (L) of ABC News and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama laugh as they participate in the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington June 23, 2014. President Barack Obama, as part of efforts to make the U.S. workplace more accommodating for employees with families, will on Monday direct federal agencies to step up efforts to give workers more leeway in determining their schedules. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: TV personality Robin Roberts attends the 2014 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Television personalities Robin Roberts is seen tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on July 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: News anchor Robin Roberts (R) and partner Amber Laign are seen outside 'Da Silvana Restaurant'on July 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Television personalities Robin Roberts and Patti Labelle are seen tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on July 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 07: Television personalities Robin Roberts is seen tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on July 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 04: Television personality Robin Roberts onstage at the 2014 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Television personalities Robin Roberts is seen tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studioson July 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Robin Roberts (L) interviews Keith Urban on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Robin Roberts attends the The Paley Center for Media 2014 Spring Benefit Dinner at 583 Park Avenue on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: (L to R) Television personalities Amy Robach, Robin Roberts, and George Stephanopoulos tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Former ESPN anchor Robin Roberts speaks on stage at the Paley Prize Gala honoring ESPN's 35th anniversary presented by Roc Nation Sports on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Paley Center for Media)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: TV anchor Robin Roberts attends 11th Annual GLSEN Respect awards at Gotham Hall on May 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Television personality Robin Roberts leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Former ESPN anchor Robin Roberts speaks on stage at the Paley Prize Gala honoring ESPN's 35th anniversary presented by Roc Nation Sports on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Paley Center for Media)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Robin Roberts speaks Forbes Women's Summit:The Entrepreneurship of Everything at 583 Park Avenue on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: TV Personality Robin Roberts attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
20/20 - 'Robin's Journey,' A Special Edition of 20/20, takes viewers on a candid, inspiring and intimate journey inside Robin Roberts’ challenging fight against myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder. The hour, which includes private moments beginning with the pre-transplant treatment, through her time in the hospital, to her return to GMA, airs FRIDAY, FEB. 22 (10-11 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN ROBERTS
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Robin Roberts attends: An Evening With Robin Roberts And George Stephanopoulis at 92nd Street Y on May 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nomi Ellenson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Television personality Robin Roberts signs copies of her new book, 'Everybody's Got Something' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
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