TV networks pass on TJ Holmes and Amy Robach’s ‘desperate’ return offer

Major TV networks are keeping their distance from former ‘GMA3’ co-hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach, while the disgraced lovers are ‘desperately’ trying to get back on the air, The Post has learned.

CBS Media Ventures — the syndicate arm of CBS responsible for daytime shows like “Dr. Phil” and “The Drew Barrymore Show” — recently turned down a talk show proposal from the duo, according to sources close to the situation.

Ditto for CNN, which was unveiled by Holmes and Robach’s talent agency CAA last month, insiders said.

“If you did a talk show, what would you talk about? What’s your area of ​​expertise – infidelity?” A skeptical TV pundit opined, “You’d take anything. I think they would be putting on a game show at that point.”

Holmes and Robach have also approached entertainment companies, including Fox’s broadcast groups, for a syndicated show and have met with executives at “meetings” on “various occasions” that weren’t necessarily limited to a specific talk show, a source said.

“I don’t think the talks are serious at all,” said an insider close to Fox. “CAA organized these meetings and everyone attended. I don’t think anyone is serious. I don’t think there are any there.”

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Robach and Holmes have aggressively pitched a show to various networks, but so far it’s been a tough sell.
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Representatives from CBS, CNN and Fox – which share ownership with News Corp., the parent company of the New York Post – did not comment. Representatives from Holmes and Robach did not comment.

A source close to the situation said Holmes and Robach are in the process of meeting with other media outlets.

Last week, Page Six reported that Holmes and Robach “cooked a show a la Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos” and reached out to the producers behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

While the pair have “sold their chemistry,” Page Six sources noted that they used to have more of a “brother/sister chemistry” and that “they’re selling sex now” — which may not be working out.

Amy Robach and TJ Holmes seen running the NYC Half Marathon
Holmes and Robach recently made a public appearance when they ran the half marathon in Manhattan on Sunday.
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Further details of Holmes and Robach’s pitch were described as “vague” by insiders, with a TMZ-style gossip show also circulated as a possibility. A source said Robach and Holmes have told executives they “can be what you want us to be”.

“One thing is for sure,” the insider said. “You can’t do the news.”

The couple is no longer “credible” as news anchors, the source said, citing a spate of reports that included leaked photos of their adulterous affair and claims that Holmes had previous affairs with junior staff at ABC News.

Those reports led to an investigation by ABC News that eventually led to her being kicked out of ABC News in January. The network didn’t release the results of the investigation, but both Holmes and Robach hired lawyers to negotiate their exit packages at the time.

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Sources said Holmes and Robach are open to various projects beyond a talk show.

A source close to the couple – who last ran the New York Half Marathon together on Sunday – said the press and paparazzi following their every move appeared to have clouded their judgment as they tried to work their way back onto television to pave.

“They think they’re Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,” the source said. “They think of themselves as superstars. That’s crazy. They’re not as famous as they think they are. Nobody will watch her. America doesn’t like adulterers.”

“Joining a meeting doesn’t sell a show,” the source added. “It’s almost like an amateur lesson and they should know better. They think if someone comes to a meeting, they are interested.”

The couple’s insane rush to get jobs comes after ABC News gave the couple severance packages to step back from the network.

The former GMA3 co-hosts, who were ousted from ABC News in January, are trying to sell their chemistry as part of their talk show pitch.
The former “GMA3” co-hosts, who were ousted from ABC News in January, are trying to sell their chemistry as part of their talk show pitch.

The amount of their severance pay hasn’t been ascertained, but sources told the Post it’s not enough to sustain the co-hosts indefinitely — especially given their high-flying lifestyles and messy, public divorces.

After being released, Robach and Holmes were spotted on a romantic getaway in Mexico last month before returning to the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday.

Last week, Robach quietly finalized her divorce from actor Andrew Shue, with the couple amicably dividing their assets through mediation.

Holmes is still finalizing his divorce from attorney Marilee Fiebig, whom he married in 2010. The separated couple are parents of the 10-year-old daughter Sabine. TV networks pass on TJ Holmes and Amy Robach’s ‘desperate’ return offer

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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