‘GMA Weekend’ updates set backgrounds to reflect renovated Times Square studio
The weekend editions of “Good Morning America” have originated from Studio TV3 at ABC News‘ Lincoln Square headquarters since December 2021, as opposed to the Times Square facility that is used by all weekday editions and had been used on Saturday and Sunday prior to that.
Since moving to TV3, the show used virtual set extension-style modified photography of the Times Square studio on the numerous LED video walls installed throughout the headquarters studio, namely the large curved video array that also serves as the primary background for “ABC World News Tonight” — albeit with much different graphics.
For April 2’s show, the graphics were updated to reflect the set changes that first started appearing on the weekday editions March 14, 2022.
From March 19, 2022, until April 2, the weekend “GMA” broadcasts continued to use the image of the old set configuration even though it no longer existed in the physical sense.
The show also switched to the redesigned weekday lower third insert graphics April 2.
The weekend “GMA” broadcasts also began using the large video wall graphics featuring the outlines of the “GMA” letters on the LED arrays installed in the alcoves of Studio TV3.
A wide, sweeping opening shot on April 2 particularly showcased the new look well while also taking advantage of the unique scenic elements in TV3.
Both the “GMA” and TV3 studio sets were designed by Seth Easter.