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The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that aired for seven seasons from September 26, 2011 to June 28, 2018, having replaced the soap opera All My Children, on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name was inspired by fellow ABC talk show The View, but The Chew centered on food and lifestyle topics rather than the news of the day.[2]

The Chew
The Chew logo.png
GenreTalk show
Presented by
Narrated byGordon Elliott
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes1,500[1]
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)ABC Studios, Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Chew Productions
Original networkABC
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 26, 2011 (2011-09-26) –
June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)

In April 2015, the five co-hosts of The Chew won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.[3][4]

On May 23, 2018, ABC announced the end of the series after its seventh season.[5][6] The last taped episode aired on June 15, 2018, with new, but pre-recorded episodes airing until June 28, and repeats continuing until September 7; the Good Morning America brand extension GMA Day (eventually renamed to Strahan, Sara and Keke) replaced it on Monday, September 10.[1]


The Chew premiered on September 26, 2011,[2] and replaced the soap opera All My Children.[7] It was hosted for seven seasons by Michael Symon, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly (the show's moderator). Wellness expert Daphne Oz also hosted for the program's first six seasons[8] while, in December 2017, chef Mario Batali stepped down,[9] and was later officially terminated, from hosting the show amid sexual misconduct allegations.[10][11]

The Chew was produced by British-Australian former talk show host Gordon Elliott, who also served as the show's announcer and has occasional on-camera roles.[12] The show was taped at ABC's Lincoln Square facilities at 30 West 67th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side.[13]

First Lady Michelle Obama tapes a segment of The Chew in New York on September 23, 2014. Participants with the First Lady from left are: Michael Symon, "Let's Move!" Executive Director Sam Kass, Mario Batali, Daphne Oz, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly.


The Chew aired at 1:00 pm Eastern/12 noon Central, the slot formerly occupied by the long-running soap opera All My Children. ABC stations in the Mountain and Pacific time zones, and in Alaska and Hawaii follow a Central time zone schedule for daytime programming; thus, The Chew was scheduled by the network to air at 12 noon in these areas.

A limited number of ABC affiliates in the Central Time Zone aired the program on a one-day delay at 11:00 am (maintaining the delay schedule All My Children followed before it was ended, thus delaying Friday's episode to Monday) in order to continue airing their noon hour local newscasts such as WFAA in Dallas, KRGV-TV in Weslaco, Texas and WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three stations, WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, KSAT-TV in San Antonio and KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri, had network permission to tape-delay the program same-day to avert situations where episodes with recipes timed to a specific holiday were rendered useless due to the delay.[14]

The Chew aired on week-delay basis weeknights at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on the Live Well Network. The program also aired in Canada on City.[15]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Honorees Result
2014 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Chew Nominated
2015 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Chew Nominated
2015 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Batali, Hall, Kelly, Oz and Symon Won
2016 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Chew Won
2016 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Batali, Hall, Kelly, Oz and Symon Nominated
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Chew Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Chew Nominated


  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (June 14, 2018). "'The Chew' Final Episode: First-Look Photos & Some Series Stats". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (June 30, 2011). "ABC's The Chew to Debut Monday, September 26 at 1p ET". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  3. ^ ""The Chew" Co-Hosts Named "Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host" at the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards". ABC News.
  4. ^ "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Winners for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Steinberg, Brian (May 23, 2018). "ABC Will Replace The Chew With Afternoon Hour of Good Morning America". Variety. United States. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (May 23, 2018). "The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons, GMA to Expand to Third Hour". TVLine. United States. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Rice, Lynette (April 14, 2011). "ABC cancels 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live,' replaces soaps with lifestyle shows". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  8. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (August 11, 2017). "Daphne Oz Leaving ABC's 'The Chew'". Variety. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Plagianos, Irene (December 11, 2017). "Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurant Empire Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations". Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Evans, Greg (December 11, 2017). "Mario Batali Steps Off ABC's 'The Chew' Following Sexual Harassment Allegations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (December 15, 2017). "Mario Batali Officially Fired From 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal, 'Molto Mario' Revival Also Scrapped". Variety. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Producers - The Chew". ABC Medianet. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  13. ^ "Tickets - The Chew". ABC. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  14. ^ Miller, Ted (January 16, 2015). "Why is The Chew always a day behind?". WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "The Chew". City. Retrieved May 24, 2018.

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