FORMER Good Morning America hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach have shared a passionate kiss during a New York City shopping trip as they plot their TV comeback.
The couple has been attempting a return to television post-departure from their GMA3 hosting positions due to their public scandal.
SplashFormer Good Morning America hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach shared a kiss during a New York City shopping trip[/caption]
SplashAmy and TJ were spotted locking lips while on a shopping trip around Manhattan’s Soho area[/caption]
Both of the former Good Morning America hosts donned sunglasses for the stroll around the Big Apple, though TJ paired his shades with a black-and-white bomber jacket, track pants, and Balenciaga sneakers.
The ex-Today co-host wore a blue denim jacket over a black hoodie, tight-fitting denim pants, and black leather boots.
The couple was seen holding a number of shopping bags as they walked arm-in-arm around the affluent New York City neighborhood.
While it appears that their shopping expedition was a successful one, their hunt for a new television network has been less so.
SplashTJ donned a black-and-white bomber jacket, track pants, and Balenciaga sneakers for the outing[/caption]
SplashAmy wore a blue denim jacket over a black hoodie, matching black jeans, and a pair of leather boots while walking around Soho[/caption]
Networks are apparently “steering clear” of the media personalities, according to the New York Post.
CBS’ syndicate operation, CBS Media Ventures, turned down a “proposal” for a talk show from the controversial couple, per an insider close to Amy and TJ.
CNN also turned down a pitch from the duo’s talent agency, CAA, when they reached out to the network on behalf of the ex-ABC personalities in February.
Amy and TJ have also reached out to Fox Entertainment and Fox Television stations, meeting with station execs to discuss having their own syndicated program.
A source told the outlet that the interactions between the two and Fox were “general meetings” on “various opportunities” that weren’t “limited” to just a “talk show.”
Even though Amy and TJ are striving to get back to fans on-air, a TV expert recently slammed the possibility of the pair having their own talk show.
“If they did a talk show, what would they talk about? What’s their expertise — infidelity?” the unnamed expert told the New York Post.
“They’d take anything. I think they’d host a game show at this point.”
Despite a few networks turning them away, Amy and TJ are still sending their pitch around to people who could help materialize it into a reality.
According to insiders, Amy and TJ’s show pitch details are still “vague” and malleable.
One source told the New York Post that TJ and Amy told execs they could “be whatever you want us to be.”
“One thing’s for sure…they can’t do news,” the insider told the publication.
In pictures previously obtained by Daily Mail, TJ and Amy looked intimate while drinking at a bar in New York City on November 10.
They were also caught apparently spending time together at each other’s apartments in Manhattan.
At the time, TJ and his wife Marilee Fiebig were married, and Amy was married to her husband Andrew Shue, 55 – each respective couple had been married since 2010.
While the hosts were legally married upon the breaking news, a source told the outlet that they were in the process of separating from their partners.
Several sources had previously told The U.S. Sun exclusively that an official announcement from the network was “imminent” despite ongoing talks with ABC.
Hours later, a source told The U.S. Sun that the move was official: “Amy and TJ are out at the network. They reached a deal a few minutes ago.”
The spokesperson for the network then released a statement confirming they had parted ways from the stars.
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” they shared.
GMA staffers feel embattled weatherman Rob Marciano was given special treatment before Amy and TJ were pushed off the show for their alleged affair.
A newsroom source told The U.S. Sun that the GMA weatherman was relegated to field duty and excommunicated from ABC’s New York offices over concerns of alleged anger management issues.
“He’s not out in the field because of sexual harassment or MeToo-type issues.
“The decision to place him out of the office was about anger issues which spiked around the time he was going through his divorce from his wife last year.
“He was regularly having temper tantrums that made some of his colleagues uncomfortable,” the staffer added.
Rob, 54, appeared to be briefly taken off the air and was brought back, but only hosted segments out in the field.
Another source said there is concern that ABC tried to sweep the Rob situation under the rug.
That insider added that ABC News president Kim Godwin is “on thin ice, especially after the Amy and TJ scandal.
“There is concern that ABC is trying to shove this under the rug instead of making waves.
“They’ve done nothing but keep him on the ground away from others in a very uncharacteristic way.”
That insider added that it appears ABC is “trying to push off another PR nightmare” by simply not allowing him to be inside the iconic Times Square studios.
“It’s an insane way to handle a scandal.”
GettyAmy and her ex-husband Andrew Shue were married in 2010[/caption]
GettyTJ and his ex-partner Marilee Fiebig-Holmes also tied the knot in 2010[/caption]
SplashSeveral television networks have turned down the fired hosts as they attempt to score another show at a different station[/caption]