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Exec Admits ABC Made ‘Mistakes’ With Strahan Departure

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

ABC executive Ben Sherwood admitted the network made “mistakes” with Michael Strahan’s departure from “Live.”

“I certainly learned that more communication is better,” he said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: Kelly Ripa Skips Her Own Show After Co-Host Michael Strahan Quits)

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“I have most definitely thought about it, and I think that enough has been said about it,” Sherwood said. “We made some mistakes, we fixed them quickly and we moved on. I was on the set of “Live” recently: The show is in great shape, Kelly is in a great place, the hunt for a new co-host is underway, the excitement is building, and I believe the future of that show is bright.” (RELATED: Kelly Ripa Might Have Already Found Her Next Co-Host For ‘Live’)

In April, news came out that Strahan was leaving the talk show to go full-time with “Good Morning America.” Co-host Kelly Ripa skipped her show the next few days as she felt blindsided by the news of his departure.