Former “GMA” host and current ABC anchor and co-anchor Marvin Gardens will move to NBC to replace Ed Helms, according to the network’s president of news.
Gardens will take over as anchor and deputy managing editor of “The Ed Show,” which will begin airing its second season on Tuesday.
His move will be effective March 31.
Garden was one of the few voices in the “Moms” and “Dads” family that had not been replaced by a new co-host in 20 years.
He was fired from the show in March 2015 after more than 30 years on the air.
He had been scheduled to host “The View” after the network decided to end its contract with him in 2018.
Garry, an African-American man, was one the show’s most popular guests and had a long and loyal following.
He has a degree in political science from Duke University and has been a frequent guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
He is a former executive producer on “This Is Us.”
He also served as the executive producer and anchor on ABC’s short-lived “The Family” and hosted “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
He will also become the second co-executive producer of “MOMS” and the show will debut its fourth season with new hosts, along with a new host in the lead role.
The first season of “Gardening’s” role is expected to be the first of his long-running work at ABC News.