Because of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, a lot of shows have gone under the axe. One such show is Keke Palmer’s Strahan, Sara & Keke. The actress during a recent interview stated that she expected the show to be axed and she understands why it ended. Read on to know what she said.
Palmer co-hosted the show, Strahan, Sara & Keke, with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, The show was taken off ABC’s schedule in March, with GMA 3: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report, taking its place.
Palmer recently joined Andy Cohen during an episode of Watch What Happens Live. While there she pondered on why Strahan, Sara & Keke wouldn’t be coming back. When asked what her reaction to her show getting cancelled was, Palmer, said it was “expected.”
She shared, “Here’s the thing, when the pandemic hit, that became all that was on our minds — the pandemic, corona, understanding COVID. So I kind of knew that, if our show did come back, it would have to be much, much, much later [in the year].”
Palmer further added, “Our show is really about an audience. When you think about it, that’s what we do. We do a little bit of news, but it’s entertainment news. It’s really fun conversations and lightheartedness. So it’s a different time now, and some of the conversation has changed, and I think it [pushed] us out.”
Palmer previously addressed rumours regarding her participation in Black Lives Matter protests impacted ABC’s decision to not renew her show. She wrote on Instagram: “The reality is I was never signed to SSK as one would a seasonal show. This business is dynamic and instead of thinking of me as a ‘series regular’ see me as a brand that works with the corporation Disney/ABC News and this particular show I was on is no longer.”