TV Type: Robin Roberts to return to 'Good Morning America' on Feb. 20
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Friday, February 08, 2013
2/08/13 at 5:40 AM
Robin Roberts has announced that she will return to "Good Morning America" on Feb. 20.
She will also talk about her health journey following a bone marrow transplant to treat the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome on "20/20" at 9 p.m. Feb. 22.
The official announcement came on the ABC morning show Wednesday after her latest tests showed no abnormalities and her doctors cleared her to return to work, reported "GMA's" website.
"Hallelujah!" Roberts blogged in a personal note posted on gma.yahoo.com.
"After seeing my doctor again this week I now know when I can return to the anchor chair. February 20th, which will be exactly 5 months since my bone marrow transplant," she wrote.
"I'm excited to re-join my wonderful 'GMA' family. I'm also looking forward to thanking YOU ... for your many prayers and well wishes. Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family."
In July, the 52-year-old told viewers she had MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. She started an extended medical leave Aug. 30 and spent 30 days in the hospital following the transplant.
She has been participating in several "dry runs" on set last month to see how her body handles the stress of contact with others, the intense lighting and those early-morning wake-up calls, reported abcnews.com.
"Good Morning America" airs 7-9 a.m. weekdays on ABC, channel 8.
Blake Shelton to guest star on 'Malibu Country'
Two Oklahoma music superstars are sticking together when it comes to TV.
Blake Shelton, who lives on a ranch near Tishomingo, will team up with Oklahoma native Reba McEntire in an upcoming episode of her ABC situation comedy, according to huffingtonpost.com.
On "Malibu Country," airing March 1 on channel 8, "The Voice" coach and award-winning country artist Shelton will play Reba's brother.
McEntire had told ETonline last October that she wanted Shelton to make a guest appearance on the show.
"I've already talked to Blake (Shelton) and Kelly (Clarkson), and they said ... that they would appear, so we just got to get the script right when we need 'em in here," she told the entertainment website then.
"It's got to be honest. Everything about this show's got to be honest."
In the series, McEntire plays country singer Reba Gallagher who's trying to restart her music career in California following a divorce.
Last season she appeared on "The Voice" as a coach for Team Blake, and the two friends have previously co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards. She was also a guest performer on "Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas" special, which aired in December on NBC.
There's also a sort of family connection between the two country music stars.
McEntire's stepson, Brandon Blackstock, who is engaged to "American Idol" winner Clarkson, is Shelton's day-to-day manager. No word yet if Clarkson will make an appearance on the show.
'The Office' is shutting down for good May 16
"The Office" will close its doors May 16 on NBC.
That's the word from the network, which announced Thursday that the show will finish with 200 episodes including a one-hour finale airing at 8 p.m. May 16.
"The Office," based on the award-winning BBC hit, is a fly-on-the-wall "docu-reality" parody of modern American office life, delved into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pa., for the past nine seasons.
On Thursday's episode (8 p.m. on channel 2, cable 9), Andy's return forces Erin to make a choice and a Valentine's Day sale has the staff coupling up.
No word yet on who will guest-star on the series finale.
Original Print Headline: Roberts sets Feb. 20 'GMA' return
Reba McEntire presents an award to Blake Shelton at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards. McEntire will have Shelton guest star on her show "Malibu Country." WADE PAYNE/Invision/AP