Live with Amy and T.J.! Couple pitching new ‘up close and personal’ TV show

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There was no denying their allure on GMA3 – and now co-hosts-turned-lovers Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are aggressively pitching a new television show that will showcase not only their on-air talent but their off-air chemistry, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

While the couple are keeping the format and strategy pretty hush hush, industry sources tell DailyMail.com they are pitching an ‘up close and personal’ chat show to CBS, NBC and CNN – networks that could definitely use a ratings boost in their daytime lineups.

That is especially true now that Kelly Ripa will be teaming up with her hot husband Mark Consuelos to sweep audiences off their feet.

Live with Amy and T.J.! Couple pitching new ‘up close and personal’ TV show

Since they began anchoring GMA3 in 2020, the two hosts have been known to have a close friendship off-screen, with both often sharing photos together from ABC’s studio on Instagram

Even while their future at GMA hung in the balance, the couple continued enjoying their romance undeterred in the face of the scandal, frequently flaunting their love with public displays of affection in the streets of New York City and galivanting around the country together

Amy and T.J. pack on the PDA during a couple's getaway in Miami in December

Even while their future at GMA hung in the balance, the couple continued enjoying their romance undeterred in the face of the scandal, frequently flaunting their love with public displays of affection in the streets of New York City and galivanting around the country together 

Amy and T.J. could potentially compete with Kelly Ripa's new co-host, husband Mark Consuelos, who is replacing Ryan Seacrest on Live! and expected to boost ratings for ABC

Amy and T.J. could potentially compete with Kelly Ripa’s new co-host, husband Mark Consuelos, who is replacing Ryan Seacrest on Live! and expected to boost ratings for ABC 

Many in the industry believe ABC made the wrong decision when it let the couple go after weeks of dithering.

‘Think about it,’ one TV executive told DailyMail.com. ‘You have a show with two attractive hosts that does pretty well and then boom – the sexy romantic drama of the decade unfolds with your two stars.

‘Who wouldn’t want to watch them interact every day – see those sparks fly?’

Insiders say Robach and Holmes have been presenting their TV pitch in LA, where they were also seen attending PR guru Howard Bragman‘s funeral on Sunday – their first public event as a couple. 

The twosome, who some thought would break away from each other as the stress of public scrutiny, divorce and unemployment would be too much to withstand a relationship, are closer than ever.

Robach and Holmes were officially pulled from ABC’s airwaves for good in late January after the network’s internal review into their affair dragged out their suspension for eight weeks.

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But even while their future at GMA hung in the balance, the couple continued enjoying their romance undeterred in the face of the scandal, frequently flaunting their love with public displays of affection in the streets of New York City and galivanting around the country and abroad together. 

In fact, they were recently seen making the most of their ‘fun-employment’ with a two-week getaway in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last month where they appeared carefree and in love while sunbathing and drinking on the beach. 

Now DailyMail.com has learned Amy and T.J. have been pitching an 'up close and personal' chat daytime talk show to CBS, NBC and CNN, after they were official fired from ABC in late January

Now DailyMail.com has learned Amy and T.J. have been pitching an ‘up close and personal’ chat daytime talk show to CBS, NBC and CNN, after they were official fired from ABC in late January 

The two were recently seen making the most of their 'fun-employment' with a two-week getaway in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last month where they were appeared carefree and in love while sunbathing and drinking on the beach

The two were recently seen making the most of their ‘fun-employment’ with a two-week getaway in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last month where they were appeared carefree and in love while sunbathing and drinking on the beach

The trip is one of several T.J. and Amy have set off on since they were pulled off GMA3 over their affair in early December

Amy and T.J.

The trip is one of several T.J. and Amy have set off on since they were pulled off GMA3 in December due to their affair

The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other on the trip

The pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other on the trip

And just two weeks before that, Holmes, who only filed for divorce from wife Marilee Fiebig in December – a month after his affair was exposed – was even seen taking his love for Robach to new heights while jewelry shopping ahead of her 50th birthday

Despite being out of work, the former TV anchor was spotted buying a gold ‘promise’ ring and a chain to hang it on as he prepared for February 6, the day his sweetheart reached the half-century mark.

At the time DailyMail.com revealed Holmes, 45, stopped first at David Yurman’s  downtown Manhattan store where he walked away with an 18-karat gold Unity Cable ring that goes for $650, part of the bridal/wedding collection.

Then he sauntered over to nearby Tiffany & Co. where he snagged a gold chain for $350 that she was seen wearing the next day. 

The thoughtful gift means Amy will be able to wear the sign of commitment around her neck pending the formal end of both their marriages. 

Amy and T.J. appeared to be living the life throughout their two-month suspension, taking romantic trips to Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Mexico – even after their affair effectively destroyed their marriages and TV careers. 

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Not too long after their departure from ABC was announced on January 27, they were snapped almost celebrating, with Amy seen jumping into Holmes’s arms and wrapping her arms and legs around him on a sidewalk in Los Angeles

Two weeks before their Mexican vacation, Holmes was spotted shopping at David Yurman in Manhattan for a birthday gift for Amy who turned 50th on February 6

Two weeks before their Mexican vacation, Holmes was spotted shopping at David Yurman in Manhattan for a birthday gift for Amy who turned 50th on February 6 

The 45-year-old then stopped by Tiffany & Co. on Wall Street for a gold chain where he tried looping the ring onto it

The 45-year-old then stopped by Tiffany & Co. on Wall Street for a gold chain where he tried looping the ring onto it

DailyMail.com later saw the former GMA3 host shopping in Manhattan wearing the gift

Her neck was adorned with the $650 David Yurman Unity Cable ring hung on a $350 gold Tiffany chain

DailyMail.com later saw the former GMA3 host shopping in Manhattan later that week with her neck adorned with the $650 David Yurman Unity Cable ring hung on a $350 gold Tiffany chain

However, it seems the pair are ready to get serious about their next career moves, now that the dust has settled and they have been left living off their severance packages. 

DailyMail.com secured a copy of the email bosses sent to GMA staff, saying that after ‘several productive conversations,’ it was agreed it was best for the couple to ‘move on from ABC News.’ 

Network executives said they were thankful for Robach and Holmes’s years with ABC but were anxious to move on. 

‘We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions,’ the email read. 

‘Let’s not forget all the great work that continues to make ABC News the #1 news network in America, and that’s because of you. 

‘I want to thank you again for your patience and professionalism during this time.’ 

The pair had been accused of not handling their romance appropriately by bosses. 

ABC executives said they believed Robach and Holmes waited too long to disclose their relationship and sources said the network felt that their ‘behavior on set’ was ‘uncomfortable’ for staff.

Reports also indicated that Robach walked away with a larger settlement because she had worked at the company two years longer than TJ, and had a higher profile within.

The two were officially released from their ABC contract on January 27 after weeks of negotiations over their exits. Pictured in March 2022

The two were officially released from their ABC contract on January 27 after weeks of negotiations over their exits. Pictured in March 2022

Nothing to hide anymore! Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes clearly didn't care who was watching when they were spotted embracing in public in Los Angeles just hours after their departure from ABC was announced

Amy could barely keep her hands off her man as they broke apart and turned to keep on walking down the street

Nothing to hide anymore! Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes clearly didn’t care who was watching when they were spotted embracing in public in Los Angeles just hours after their departure from ABC was announced 

Robach joined ABC in 2012, and Holmes came aboard in 2014. She also appeared on ’20/20,’ in addition to her GMA3 co-hosting duties.

The New York Post previously reported that, though Robach walked away with the better deal, both anchors were likely paid only what they would have been owed for the remainder of their contracts, and potentially a little more to sign NDAs.

DailyMail.com exposed their secret affair in November with photos showing the two meeting up for a clandestine tête-à-tête and going on a romantic weekend away in Upstate New York. 

DailyMail.com has also learned that Robach’s divorce from former Melrose Place actor, Andrew Shue, 56, is all but finalized. 

Meanwhile, Holmes filed for divorce from attorney Marilee Feibig, 45 – with whom he shares a 10-year-old daughter – last month.

DailyMail.com has learned that Robach's divorce from former Melrose Place actor, Andrew Shue, 56, is all but finalized

Meanwhile, Holmes filed for divorce from attorney Marilee Feibig, 45 - with whom he a nine-year-old daughter - last month

DailyMail.com has learned that Robach’s divorce from former Melrose Place actor, Andrew Shue, 56, (left) is all but finalized. Meanwhile, Holmes filed for divorce from attorney Marilee Feibig, 45 – with whom he shares a 10-year-old daughter – last month

Feibig met Homes in 2009 and married in Memphis in March 2010. Their daughter Sabine was born in January 2013

Feibig met Homes in 2009 and married in Memphis in March 2010. Their daughter Sabine was born in January 2013

Many had doubted that the couple would last out the turbulence that blew up around their outing last year. 

But, speaking last week, a friend of the pair told DailyMail.com: ‘T.J. and Amy are more in love than ever.’

They added: ‘It’s kind of proof of how committed they are to each other that they’ve weather this sh** storm after their secret love affair was exposed.

‘They were suspended from GMA3 and then waited for agonizing weeks as ABC kept them in limbo about their future. 

‘But don’t forget that T.J and Amy were friends long before they were lovers. Their relationship began with an awfully strong bond that – to this point – has only become, well, more.’

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