“Studio 3” Exits at WKYC/3, “Good Company” Enters

OMW happened to be watching WKYC’s midday magazine program “Studio 3”, which is hosted by Cleveland TV veteran Fred Griffith and WKYC morning weather anchor Hollie Strano.

They noted on the air today that this is the last week for “Studio 3”, and that starting next week, a new midday show called “Good Company” will air from 10 AM to 11 AM. From the description, it sounded like an expanded version of “Studio 3”, and we’ll assume that Griffith will host it as well… as he pointed to himself while talking about the new show. Undetermined – the status of WKYC’s 11 AM half-hour newscast, and what program will replace “Studio 3” in the 11:30 AM slot…

UPDATE: We’ve been pointed to a Plain Dealer article a while back, which confirms all of the above. The popular Strano won’t be aboard due to workload issues, and joining Griffith will be “Average Joe” contestant and occasional “Studio 3” contributor Michael Cardamone, along with producer Andrea Vecchio…who will continue to contribute entertainment reports for the new show. WKYC swipes back “Access Hollywood” from WBNX/55 for the 11:30-noon slot. We apologize for missing this one, as OMW doesn’t subscribe to the Pain Feeler….er… Plain Dealer.

(If WKYC can pick from the Reality TV tree for talent, maybe a Pittsburgh station will pick up the likeable Matt Kennedy Gould, the original “Joe Schmo” [Spike TV] back a few years ago? While we’re not big reality TV fans, aside from being obsessed with CBS’ smart “The Amazing Race”, the Pittsburgh-area native is a good guy and was fun to watch…but we digress. If you miss MKG like we do, try to endure Bravo’s current “Battle of the Network Reality Stars” long enough to catch him… he was certainly enough to get us to endure Spike TV back then.)

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