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Katie Couric Tells ABC She Wants General Hospital to STAY and The Revolution to GO!

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Clearly Katie Couric and her team are trying to be smart business people, and also to not incite the already delicate daytime audience who has had to deal with the blow of All My Children and One Life to Live being canceled. 

TV Guide this morning has an interesting item, that says Couric wants General Hospital given The Revolution’s timeslot due to the lifestyle/makeover shows poor ratings showing that would be a terrible lead-in for her new show, and would prefer GH!

The item reported,  “Sources close to Couric and her exec producer Jeff Zucker expressed concern about the disappointing ratings of ABC’s The Revolution which, if GH gets the ax, would be the lead-in to Katie when the talker debuts this fall. Couric and Zucker want to see GH get that slot because it’s a stronger show, Nielsen-wise, plus Couric does not want to face the wrath of GH fans and risk the chance they’ll organize a boycott. Who the hell needs that? So she and Zucker want The Revolution to go bye-bye.

Will the ABC suits kowtow to this? They may not have a choice. In fact, they might even agree at this point. Our spies at Times Square Studios — the new tag for ABC Daytime — tell us the commitment to nonscripted shows remains firm in the ABC daypart but no one is doing handstands over the ones currently in development, which include a doctor show and a game show. While ABC technically has time (though not much) to replace The Revolution with more reality, that option is looking way too chancy.”

Is Katie Couric going to have the final say of what program stays and what program goes?  This is very good news for GH, even though it would adjust its time slot to fit Couric.   You can’t say that Couric is not savvy and watching what is going on in the landscape!

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Susan

I will not watch her show. Bring back AMC and OLTL.

barbara t

me either ,but I will try to be a little less nasty about her,or maybe not ,I still dont like her and I wont watch her show ,no talk shows for me ,I want all my children and one life to live ,but every day another part of the cast of our soaps are moving on to other projects.

holly

That’s exactly what ABC/Disney is counting on. They figured the angry soap fans would give up after awhile and just watch what they want us to watch. Since that is not happening, they are waiting for the cast members to move on. I’m not home in the day anymore so when OLTL was cancelled I just adjusted the timer on my VCR to tape GH.

susan M.

I will never give in and watch that crap The Revolution Or The Chew…. NEVER!!!!!!!!!! I don’t like Dr. Oz … He gives me a headache…..Too much info for me….He thinks he’s a miracle worker… I don’t like doctors in general….Too much info/talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m changing the channel asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is anyone out there????????????????????

Susan M.

I guess abc is willing to pay the big bucks for Katie Couric…I thought they were interested in low-buget shows like the revolution & The Chewing Gum Show…They have the bucks for K. Couric…Then they can afford to have the soaps on too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Abc is two-faced…….They say one thing & do another… They are screwed-up.. No wonder CBS is #1 & not abc….Again I thought abc wanted to save money…They are (abc) such back stabbers!!!!!!!!!!

Solonge Vaden

ABC show have at least one soap opera the other 2 network has at least one. GH need to stop being bias, and keep the better actors/actresses and get rid of those who can’t. Get rid of the clicks,move the storylines, and get better writers. They got rid of Guza,Phelps, now they can take Wolf with them. Its all about writing god material for the actor/actresses who can act, and not about their friends or their personal fangurl.

Elizabeth

Um…where have you been? Wolf is no longer head writer.

lipstickcat

Couric is using the soaps for ratings just like Doprah did! We won’t be fooled by her sudden fake concern for soaps! She’s going to fail!

Susan M.

Ditto!!!!!!!!!

Alex Graham

No One life To Live, no ABC! It’s really as easy as ‘abc’ when you think about it. You are SO boycott as we mourn our families of Llanview and Pine Valley. We cancelled our Disney vacation and saved a ton of money on the plus side. I wouldn’t buy a Mickey Mouse sippy cup from you now. I’m handing out Boycott ABC bumper stickers on the street! Soap fans are LOYAL … don’t you get it? As for that reality stink you replaced 80+ years of history with, it is crap! You’re ratings reflect on the karma you have coming. Do right by Agnes Nixon, Do right by the wonderful actors and crew you fired! Lastly, do right by your once loyal fans!!!

Eve

I will never watch Katie Couric she’s a fake I will take 100 of those bumper stickers. Don’t worry I will make my own. No general Hospital no Eve. I will forever boycott ABC if they take general Hospital off the air. I will start watching NBC or CBS at least they care about what the viewers want. Everyone out their T in General Hos

Trish

Seriously the only time my TV goes on in the afternoon is at 2pm to watch GH. After that it goes off. There is nothing interesting on ABC during the day that makes me want to become an avid viewer of
The Chew or The Revolusion. No viewer wants to watch a network full of talk shows. If GH goes I’ll become a Y &R fan. ABC would be wise to listen to Katie.

Susan B

I agree with Trish 100% ! The ABC line up stinks and I refuse to watch it with the exception of GH. If Katie Couric, the overpaid talking head, gets her show in the line up I will become ever more angry and leave ABC in the dust. ABC ARE YOU LISTENING TO US?

Jan

I definitely won’t watch. What is the matter with ABC and tv in general. How much talk, news can we digest? I will continue to boycott ABC because of the was they has dissed all of us longtime viewers. We have tuned in during the day because of our soaps. I will put CMT on and listen to my favorite music while I play on my pc. No more ABC except for General Hospital. Why doesn’t everyone just watch CNN? All the news and talk junkies can turn in there.

Lori

If they so this again to another soap I swear I’ll turn off my cable. I don’t like KC I never have….all the shows that have been put on in place off oltl and ance have bombed….there boaring and drool……what are you thinking abc

Jason

If I remember correctly, Katie’s a soap fan herself.

1loveabcsoaps

Nice picture Jason. It there something on top of your shoulder?

Andrea D

So now abc will say that they did it because Couric wanted them to, thus taking the onus off of them…

Jay El

BINGO!!!! Thats what I’ve been posting in the facebook groups. All of these new decisions lately that seem to be in favor of the soaps and soapnet staying on the air are myterious to me. It’s ABC crying uncle without actually publically crying uncle and saying we made a mistake with these soaps.. we’re keeping them on. Cowardly.

Andrea D

I can just picture a meeting with Couric and the abc bigwigs figuring out a strategy that is beneficial to all of them.

barbara t

Ive been trying to tell everyone this,I read it several weeks ago,katie couric is not a dumb woman,and she knows that us abc soap fans are doing everything we can to DESTROY abc daytime and she does not want us to destroy her talk show and loosing general hospital will do that.so someone is hearing us ,katie c or abc/disney,continue to fight for general hospital ,let abc/disney know we will not watch any of there shows daytime or prime time ,they canceled all my children and one life to live and they also are playing head games with general hospital,so continue the fight .

david

Yes, you were right. Katie is not stupid, and she has saved GH because it is in her own self-interest. Many people here have bashed her and now they should thank her. Katie is the one person who has the power to save GH.

barbara t

her wanting general hospital for her lead in is all over the net.thats good,I hope she can do something to keep general hospital alive and kicking,I love what is happening now in port charles ,its not boring ,another place I heard that they are working on a new opening,the music,I dont have a problem with it, less music showing the cast, more story time,g h is now running right up to the second before 4 oclock ,so I do think we are seeing more ,and thats ok by me.

Judy

Katie’s just watching out for herself. Don’t let her kid anyone. It’s good PR for her to back up GH. She doesn’t want her show to go down in flames.

lipstickcat

Thank her?!!! She can go to hell! I’ll never watch her garbage! She has no power to save anything! She’s only worried about her own ass & she’ll use anyone to save it!

Elhu

If this story is true, then it truly is a smart move on the part of Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker for two reasons – imo:
– As indicated above, having a stronger lead-in like GH, makes much more sense
– I am guessing Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker “might” also be thinking, heck, if we put it out there that we want GH to stay on the air, then “just maybe” the GH fans will want to watch our show too! They obviously see the strong support and dedication of the GH Fans.

Like I have said in other posts, whatever it takes to keep GH on the air, works for me, including Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker putting their support behind it!

DEE

I agree ..praying they won’t take the one last remaining soap off the air. Good going on Katie’s part!!

DENISE WALSH

NOW YOU ARE TALKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WISH YOUR OPINION WOULD HAVE HELPED ONE LIFE TO LIVE IT WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW WITH THE BEST ACTORS SINGERS WRITERS THATS WHY GH IS DOING BETTER ALL THE FANS ARE LICKING THEIR WOUNDS AND WATCHING A FEW OF OUR BELOVED STARS FROM OLTL ON GH I HOPE IT WORKS WE ALL HAVE BOYCOTTED ABC EXCEPT FOR GH BECAUSE OF THE CANCELLATION ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND ALL MY CHILDREN CHEW THIS!!!!!!!!!!

Emily

So true!!! NOw if COuric can bring OLTL back i’ll watch every1 of her shows!!!!

gloria

I’ll watch anything, do anything to get OLTL back. Every day without it is like a day without sunshine. Seeing Blair, Todd & Starr on GH just makes me crazy for OLTL!

Emily

I know. When i 1st heard of the cancellation I was in denial, i was like nah, not going to happen. Now….I miss Erika Slezak, Bob Woods. They must be going through some serious withdrawal. When they broke up Nat and John I watched Rex and Gigi, or Bo and Nora. There was always another story to keep me entertained. A rich, sorely missed show.

Debbie

I pray she can save our soap GH also if she could get our other shows AMC and OLTL back even if we have to settle for 30 min programs each I’d be happy
Plus I would definately make room on my tv line up for Katie’s show!!!

susan M.

I agree with comment on3/9 at 8:33pm & comment on 3/9 on 9:27pm…..Fellow soap lovers are you still there????? Haven’t had any e-mails these past few days….Things have been pretty quiet!!!!!! What’s going on??????

susan m.

Lovged OLTL.. So they better keep GH on ABC…..Or else ABC will have a riot on their hands with the soap fans!!!!!!!!!! They have 2 strikes already……….I hope they cancel The Revolution.. I really mean that,………….I want my stories!! Do you think Katie Couric really means what she say’s????????? About putting GH on at 2:00pm this fall & cancelling The Revolution!!!!!!!!!!The Revolution should bow out from daytime programming asap!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily

I think it was a pr move by Couric to give her show a fighting chance. Now ABC wants to make it all talk shows. Not imaginative at all, 1 noted and boring. Those types of shows are ok at best,once a week and not even, but everyday, it gets old quick. You need variety. Don’t know what’s so hard to understand.

DEE

Agree WISH like anything that OLTL could have been saved too. I like seeing them on GH too.

barbara t

hopefully the manning family will stay together ,all we need is for them to give kassie depava a contract.

susan m.

So do I seeing oltl actorrs on GH… But, it isn’t quite the same. You know what I mean… Don’t like these relity/info shows & cooking shows at all on daytime programming..They jusy don’t fit in on daytime.. These shows get warn out very quickly…The soaps don’t…They keep your interest & NEVER are boring..I am excited to see how the whole story is going to work out!!!!!!!!!!! That is ENTERTAINMENT…How do you get threw to ABC???????????? About keeping at least GH on abc……….They are a bunch of thick-heads…..They should listen to what the viewers want…They are so pathetic…Si mple solution cancel The Revolution & put GH in their time slot this coming fall!!! The Revolution’s ratings are awful………….Cancel it asap!!! What are they waiting for… A stanard invitation!!!!!!!!!!!

Heather

Why is ABC having another doctor show in development? I thought that concept had already failed with The Revolution.

barbara t

oh my god,where are they going to put that dumb show?

1loveabcsoaps

No Heather…. I dont watch the Chew. I answered this but not under Your name, bc Ur name didn’t have a reply on that particular page- bc U responded to my post- and when we reply to someone there is no reply under our name. Anyway……….. No, don’t watch The Talk, was changing channels on my TV at work and saw Rick Springfield and stopped to hear what he was talking about bc I knew it concerned GH. After he got off the GH subject, I changed channel, didn’t even stay for his performance. I refuse to support ANY program that was put on due to a cancellation of a soap opera. Although I could watch The Talk, since their show wasn’t put on to replace one of MY soaps, BUT….. I support the genre, so I wont watch ANY show put on in place of a soap. And that’s why I agree with the poster on here that said today,” Katie’s show won’t make it. ” I agree, bc NOT only are ABC soap fans not happy with these Reality Shows in place of soaps, BUT soaps fans from CBS and NBC know they can’t support Couric bc 1, they have already lost soaps on their network to Reality/Talk, and 2, if they support Katie and switch over to ABC when she is on, then they are SOON to expect their remaining soaps to be replaced and that’s the end of the genre! So when Michael interviews folk on these other network, PLEASE join me in going there/ including back logs and tell CBS and NBC fans who post, NOT to switch over to ABC and watch Katie, otherwise they can EXPECT to be next in LOSING THEIR REMAINING SOAPS and get CHOPPED!

1loveabcsoaps

@ Barbara: “what ,20 million for one season of a talk show ,and those rats at abc/disney cancelled our soaps .katie couric is not worth no 20 million dollars@ Barbara. ”

Barbara, it doesn’t cost 20million to be on a soap opera. I heard it was around 1 million, but I don’t remember if the 1 million was for 6 months or 1 million a year. Still, whatever it is, it don’t cost 20 million to put on a soap in a year’s time. We should keep posting this, and write our local newspapers until it makes mainstream news: ABC cancelled our soaps (which were supposely too costly to replace it with Katie Couric and a salary of 20 million which far outseeds what it cost to produce a 2 soaps….
That’s BAD business, it don’t even make sense!!!!!! Another bad business deal..!

susan m.

ABC is so dumb they just don’t get it or they just don’t care………….

Susan B

ABC is willing to pay Katie Couric 20 million! OMG! That makes me sick. Katie has always been an overpaid puppet of the 1%. I will not watch another talk show…..that costs ABC 20 million

toscanti

It’s a no brainer, still won’t watch Katie but GH should move to the 2 pm timeslot.

susan m.

Agree 100%…..

gloria

Any soaps are better than no soaps & I don’t care what timeslot they are in. I watch every soap on the air right now but nothing fills the emptiness of not having OLTL.

sarah

I ALSO AGREE 100%
WITH SUSAN M AND TOSCANTI WILL NOT WATCH KATIE COURIC PERIOD NO MATTER WHAT TIMESLOT SHE GETS

BE AWARE ABC, KEEP GH ON AIR IF YOU THINK YOUR RATINGS ARE BAD NOW FOR THE CHEW AND REVOLUTION CANCEL GH AND YOU MAY ALL END UP IN THE UMEPLOYMENT LINE LIKE THE CANCELLED SOAP EMPLOYEES.

Howard Gross

If they replace the Revolution with General Hospital, I’ll gladly keep my TV tubed to Katie to help her ratings. GH is an icon . I’ve watched GH since 1982. If they take GH off, I’ll stop watching all ABC daytime TV including the View with I al oat always watch, and the Chew which I do like.

1loveabcsoaps

Well at least U admit to watching The Chew.

U’ll stop watching The View, and The Chew if GH is taken off air?

Eve

Don’t let Katie Couric fool you she could care less about General Hospital she’s just thinking of her own rating. If they take General Hospital off for Katie Couric be loyal to general hospital and never watch Katie Couric .

Eve

Susan B

I agree, Katie is trying to prevent a backlash. Ms. Couric does not care about GH! Katie wants her money…..we are on to you.

Christy

that would be great, altho that doctor show and game show in development makes me wonder if they’re talking about making those two half-hour shows… and where would they schedule those? hmmm?

1loveabcsoaps

* Oprah and Bobby Christina tonight on OWN!

Linda

If moving GH to the 2pm slot will keep it in the air I’m all for it as I have watched GH since Jessie, Phil, Steve, Audrey and Lucille. However I will never watch the Oprah wannabe. Ms. $20M Couric had nerve to demand GH’s 3pm slot.

susan m.

Yes, I watched GH also with my mom when Dr. Hardy ,Jessie & lucille, Audrey..The Baldwins…………..

gloria

I remember GH in black & white, all I remember was Steve, Audrey & Jessie (in her sweater she always wore).

ethel

i also watched gh with jessie, lucille & steve hardy & this was before steve married audry…..lol
if the time slot has to move to keep it then i am loving that idea. 🙂

DEE

IF IT HAS TO BE MOVED TO SAVE IT..THEN MOVE GH!! SAVE our last ABC soap!!

susan m.

I agree with this comment 100%………..

1loveabcsoaps

Exactly, the nerve! Plus, she isn’t worth 20 million.

barbara t

what ,20 million for one season of a talk show ,and those rats at abc/disney cancelled our soaps .katie couric is not worth no 20 million dollars.

Jenna

I will only consider watching Katie as long as GH stays on. The minute GH leaves ABC airwaves, so does my viewership of ABC.

Elizabeth

Could this be an effect of our boycott???? Could they be realizing they need us to succeed with ANY product on daytime so they need to listen to us? Or is this just a stop gap to get her started and then pull the plug?

DEE

I tell you boycotting products WORK.. I boycott all shows that take up time where ABC took off the soaps.. Yes indeed public outcry works

barbara t

yes it does work,but I refuse to watch the stupid shows to find out who to boycott.if you have a list or find out who we should boycott let us know ,I will refuse to by the product,every day I call and leave e Mails letting abc/disney know I wont watch anything but general hospital.I think they are pretty sick of me by now,and wish I would go away,but Im sticking to it ,I miss one life to live terribly and I do not want general hospital cancelled .

Debi

Katie isn’t stupid. She needs an audience. How many talk shows can there be in a day? GH is her hope for survival. She already has one failure on her belt..CBS.

Todays Show:

Has anyone noticed that out of all past & presents actors that have been on opening credits this week, the only person who I haven’t seen is Maxie. (Old) Did I miss it, or am I right? Krissy was shown today.

Where is Aunt Dorian the Senator with her niece going thru such trauma?? Calling Aunt Dorian & Uncle David.

Too much OLTL?? WHO CARES! Its working people! CORENinthos! LMAO!
Ohh Todd you are priceless.

Alexis…few words, but her intertwine with Sonny Gotti is priceless. (sarcastic)

Mouthy Magget Maggie…can’t she get stuck in an elevator and KABOO..she is gone??

Robin?? That is what the show is lacking. CLosure to the storyling before new stuff brought on. Right?

Carly, Sonny, Blair & Todd.
How much better does it get??

I give today a b+

gloria

Agree! I don’t mind the shorter opening credits but miss the GH theme music.

When Blair told Starr you are a Cramer woman! I just about died-I thought yes, call Dorian! And call Viki. Everyone needs to know about Starr, Hope & Cole.

Todd was hilarious with CORENinthos! I totally caught that.

Alexis rocks.

Maggie-oh, goodbye-the sooner the better.

Yes, they need to get back to Robin ASAP.

Can’t wait for Monday- Carly & Blair at the bar & Todd & Sonny in the courtroom.

BRING IT!

Debi

The music isn’t good, but imo I would rather have longer scenes and better scenes. So for me, opening credits are mute.

Only Todd would add that touch with CORENithos!! You know everyone giggled at that.

Next week I want to see Anna, Patrick, Emma. Lets finish up Robins storyline. Wasnt’ impressed with how that was done.

Also Tristin made a tweet yesterday that kinda scared me. Obviously he is upset with GH, and making the comment he did isn’t going to win him his time back on the show. When asked why he was being let go so fast, he said that we are all in for a surprise, suggesting that all our fav’s are on loan. Something ‘fishy’ is going on behind scenes. Is Scott or Felicia on contract or are there visits just like Roberts, disapointing??

1loveabcsoaps

* Tonight, Oprah will interview Bobby Christina on own.

Shelly Valladolid

…and I’m not going to watch it, or anything on her network after she dissed all of us Soap fans. No way, nuh-uh, never.

Debi

I taped it. I will watch it tonight. I bet O is thrilled what this interview will do for her unknown network!

barbara t

I knew the big o was in it for herself ,I could be wrong but I heard this morning bobby could be in for a reality show on the own network,if that is true oprah goes down even more for my least favorite person.these reality shows are the reason scripted drama is going to be a thing of the past ,that trash killed our soaps.now oprah wants to get into that garbage,people do work cheep on those shows.keeps the cost down,and any idiot these days can be a star.pathetic .

Debi

I made the exception and watched the interview. Only because I was curious how the family is doing.
I won’t turn on OWN again. I promise!

James

I don’t believe this story. Although it makes complete sense, ABC never does make ANY sense! I do not trust ABC, I do not trust any source connected with ABC, or any so-called ABC “insider.”

Some say it’s just for the publicity of Katie saying she doesn’t want GH canceled so she doesn’t get backlash when it is!

Lew

Hey, If she has the clout to keep GH on the air, I all for it! The Revolution was a HUGE mistake and the suits know it! The same goes for The CHUMP!

DEE

AMEN the revolution was REVOLTING and the CHEW is SPEW.. get rid of those crappy shows and give us back the SOAPS!

barbara t

the chew is the spew as you said,but the ratings for that dumb show are going up,I dont understand what kind of people watch that stuff.abc/disney said everyone is working during the day so no one watches the soaps ,what are they doing staying home now to watch a stupid food show?

susan m.

COORECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan m.

Correct .. Right on!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily

YOU’RE SPEAKING THE TRUTH PPL!!!! I’VE BEEN ADDICTED TO TV SINCE IN DIAPERS AND NOW I HARDLY WATCH ANY. IF ABC CANCELS GH, I’M DONE WITH’EM!!!!

THE PROSECUTING LAWYER ON FRI’S GH EPISODE–WASN’T HE JESSE ON “90210”? ANDREA’S LAWYER HUBBY? THAT’S HOW MUCH TV I’VE WATCHED OVER THE DAMN YRS.

Robert

While I appreciate Katie’s effort, ABC will never admit they made a bad business move and will not bring back our soaps. 🙁 Give Agnes the rights back to her shows so that they can be produced somewhere else and be the success they have always been and make ABC/Disney look like the corporate greedy aholes they really are!

Debi

Katie isn’t doing anything for us GH fans. This is all about her show, her success, and not walking away with EGG on her face like she did at CBS

barbara t

thats what I think to, she also doesnt want the soap fans to hurt her show ,so she is trying to be nice about it.that way if general hospital gets the boot,she can say it wasnt her fault.either way if gh stays IM not watching ,if gh goes IM not watching.they paid her alot of money at cbs ,for the nightly news ,the ratings sunk like a rock when she took over,and they were stuck with her.I watched her first night ,at the end of the news she got up from the desk came around to the front sat on the desk ,crossed her legs started yacking about something,I laughed my ass off I could not believe where she thought she was taking the news ,she embarrassed women ,sexy katie couric,NOT.

Debi

Oh Barb T I think you are giving Katie too much credit. She doesn’t care about soap fans. She just wants an audience for herself, and at this point GH is the best choice.

Marisa

Of couse Katie wants General Hospital as a lead in for her show. GH was a lead in for Oprah in the eighties and look where it took her!!! Where is Oprah’s network with out GH as a lead in???? Her network is in the toilet!!!! If Oprah’s big hope is to pull in viewers by interviewing Whitney’s daughter you know how desparate she is in the ratings race. Katie does need General Hospital to survive. In my opinion , she is a has been just like Oprah. Katie could not even spark up the news. Katie and Oprah’s 15 minutes of fame have passed. Katie’s team is smart to want General Hospital as a lead in for her show. It will be the only way she will survive. If they cancel GH, she will sink faster than the Titantic!!!

Emily

Fist pump, fist pump!!! That daytime lineup lasted for yrs, the 3 soaps, then Oprah. THen Oprah went off the air and ABC went nuts, became heartless and all about $$$. Look where it’s getting’em now, too damn greedy!!!

susan m.

Don’t like Katie Couric.. Never watched her on the T. V.

Susan B

I 100% agree with Susan B!

1loveabcsoaps

Um….. Oprah had MORE than15 minutes of fame. (U must be talking about one of the winner’s of American Idol, or the maker of Achy Breaky Heart ). Oprah’s network is in the toilet bc people are tired of reality television EVEN though her programing is centered in a positive light. People are just TIRED of Reality Programing. Oprah hasn’t been off Network television not even a year yet; she is FAR<<<<<<< from a " has been". The woman has her own network for God's sake, and like any new busines it is having its challenges in the 1st and 2nd year. Oprah is STILL winning awards and just won an Oscar at the Academy Awards. She is considered the most powerful woman in America, so we should be careful about her we use terms "has beens". Oprah is STILL too visual & powerful to be considered a has been. I dont hold it against her bc she didn't want to pick up the soaps. I just think it was a bad business decision on her part. I wouldn't exactly call Couric a "has been" either. With her jumping networks make her seem unstable, but she obviously is still in command- to be able to get 20 million for a talk show. " Has beens " CAN'T command that kind of money, nor do they have power, or visualbilty.

Jan

BIG phoney she is. Big head with nothing to offer.

gloria

HA! You are right. She’s already had her day on NBC & CBS. Why can’t she just go away?

Debi

If not Katie, it would be someone else.

barbara t

because she has a big ego,but if she can help by saving general hospital fine,wont change my mind about her, she doesnt want the, all my children and one life to live fans hating her guts ,she is doing this to save her own ass.but what ever works ,remember the hosts from the chew and revolution coming out with there crap about the soaps being canceled ,it didnt help there shows,the chew is doing ok,who watches stuff like that ?if they like cooking shows go to the food network ,any way the damage is done at abc/disney.I hope they choke on the cancellation of our soaps ,and I will continue to boycott abc/disney ,general hospital is all I will watch,and katie couric is sweating bullets she doesnt want amc,oltl and gh fans killing her show ,so she is being smart hanging in there with general hospital,smart move on her part,I will give her that.

susan M.

I can’t stand these kind of shows……Reality/Info shows especially cooking shows & the type of show Katie Couric is going to do………..They don’t belong on daytime programming………They should put Katie & other shows like this on primetime t.v. Our stories belong on daytime… Nt. wk. on GH on Tues. John McBain… Zowie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted

Oh, well then, listen! –We can all just relax….almighty Katie has spoken!

Puhhhhlease.

(she’s probably been reading our comments around here!)

ABC has messed up soooo badly, NOTHING they do will impress me.

Their daytime afternoon scheduling is forever marred IMHO.

No matter how they tweak or “fix” it ….what they’ve done ?
…will ALWAYS stink.

Hey! –Maybe over at CBS and NBC , they’re taking note of this daytime fiasco?

Naw…………

I predict THEY will be making some equally stupid moves too, before too long.

Anyone wanna bet?

1loveabcsoaps

Not willing to bet, but what is IMHO?

barbara t

in my humble opinion

barbara t

I agree with you ted ,I hope they all come here and read our posts,k c is looking out for her self she doesnt want all the blacklash like the apples and oranges lady in the white lab coat got ,the revolution is paying dearly for taking the place of one life to live ,till the day that I die I will never except any program that is on at 2 oclock ,watched that soap since day 1 ,its a hard habit to break,and because abc/disney broke my heart I will never watch them again,Im staying with general hospital,if they pull the plug on that ,the hour abc/disney had left with me is over.

Mandy

As a viewer I was upset when they cancelled OLTL. Then they said they were going to put it on the internet, it was a lie. A lie to make the fans happy until the last minute.

If either NBC or CBS were to buy OLTL and put it back on the air, I would be there. Don’t let them cancel GH too.

Also, Dorian needs to come to Port Charles, what a hoot

susan M.

I agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss OLTL STILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want it back also….But I’m not sure about that happening……..

Mandy

I do not watch the CHEW or the REVOLUTION. What makes you think I would watch her show if GH is cancelled?

Debi

Nobody says you will, but alot of people have the TV turned on, and instead of changing the channel they will keep it on.

barbara t

thats why she wants general hospital to lead in to her show,the last thing katie couric wants is all my children,one life to live and general hospital fans boycotting her dumb show.

susan m.

Correct…You said it all…

DEE

IF GH goes so does my daytime watching PERIOD.. networks better watch out.. or no one will be watching anything in the daytime on any network abc,nbc etc.

barbara t

wish all the networks would leave the soaps alone.I think abc/disney made a big mistake cancelling all my children and one life to live.good thing the ratings are going up on general hospital,hope they go up higher every week.

1loveabcsoaps

I’m still not going to be a faithful viewer to her show, even if she calls herself saving GH. There is a bad stinch in my mouth BC of how it all went down with AMC, OLTL and Prospect Park, and the introduction with Kati coming on board with abc. I’m not supporting any Reality/Talk shows that are/have closed down other “quality ” programming. I watch the Bachelor and Dancing with the Star’s and thats before this Realty Television became so popular and blew up! I can’t even remember to put on American Idol anymore and I am a music LOVER………..!

susan M.

Love American Idol.. Steven Tyler is hoot!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.

I don’t watch many shows on abc…It mainly it was the soaps..I’ve watched only Watshed Alex Tribeck(jeop.) & Wheel of fortune.. I have been watching these shows for years……….

Jeffrey

By God, it’s about time Katie Couric speak up loud and clear that she really want GH to stay on forever and 5 stoogies can go back where they came from(Tim Gunn from Bravo’s Project Runaway and other 4 different people from what the hell they came from???) All I do care about one of greatest Soap Opera of all time.. I used to watch in GH started in 1981 with Scorpios clans,Conthinos clans. Morgan clans and Quatermaine clans. Luke Spencer lost his kids except LuLu who married to Dante Falconic (Sonny’s little boy). I do have lot of memories of adventures of Scorpio family,Drake Family and Conthinos Family. Our Hero,Jason Morgan Quatermaine save the day 🙂 Yay!! wait until get loaded of this guy named John McBain from OLTL is gonna to be easy way out to get Sonny and rest of mobs behind of bars for good. It’s good to see Robin’s spirit goes off to Heaven for now after she talked with her daddy,Robert last week. I feel sad to see Robin becomes vanished forever. Off you go,Robin,Off you go

dg

Unfortunately I dont think Katie has the power to save GH. I believe she’s intelligent and she wants no part of the conflict surrounding the soap cancellations.But I think in the end Disney’s bottom line is to save production money. Despite GH’s rising ratings I think Disney’s point is that soaps cost too much to produce and they want to cut those costs. And if the Revolution and the Chew continue to tank in ratings Disney will just cut its losses and return the 1+ 2pm time slots to the local affiliates. They will scramble to fill the time with infomercials or local programming.
Disney wont care because they still wont have to spend production money. But this would really negatively effect Katie’s show. I hope they compromise and leave GH as a lead in for Katie. But Disney is greedy and cheap these days so I wont hold my breath. We should all enjoy GH while we can and continue to fight to build a demand for a cable station that would be willing to buy the rights to GH and take it elsewhere. Trying to do business with Disney is futile.

Debi

No fan of Katie C here. She has plenty of money. Let her retire or work primetime.
However, you can’t blame Katie for soaps dying!!
You also can’t blame Katie for not turning down a deal that abc made to her.
If not Katie, it would be someone else.
The writing is on the wall for the most part.

Susan B

No, I do not blame Katie…. but I can blame ABC! Katie, you are not on my viewer list and you never will be. This woman is an overpaid talking head. She does not have a charming or captivating personality to hold a daytime show. She blew her news show with low ratings. Why do the networks overpay this woman?

Debi

I am liking GH now. However, should they not be successful, I won’t punish abc primetime. They have some good shows on at night. They want to keep GH then they will allow the budget. If not, after 40 years of me watching it will be good bye. Who wants to watch crap anymore??

cathy trinque

Would be great for me to have GH on at 2. Now I see the last half and watch the 1st half on Soapnet or online. I will only watch GH day or night. I hate ABC and refuse to do even one thing for them because they don’t really care what I think! I can’t see ABC execs doing anything that makes sense! I am now watching DOOL, although I am not too motivated about watching that since I saw how disgusting Lisa Rinnai look and acts! I also watch other nighttime dramas from other networks on “on demand”

Cassandra

There’s no way the ratings for The Chew can be any better. They should ax that as well. I unfortunately had to suffer through part of it when I was waiting for an appointment one day – they had it on the television in the waiting room. I cannot for the life of me understand why this show full of annoying “hosts” is still on! Mario B is just plain unkempt looking. Top Chef Carla is annoying when she speaks. Daphne O – hmmmm, did she get the job cuz of daddy-o? Clinton seems uncomfortable and uneasy. And that other guy – another annoyance.

They should ax both Chew and Revolution. Let Agnes Nixon do a reboot – maybe an AMC/OLTL combo? And leave GH where it is.

Couric – well, she’s a business woman. She (and her publicists) wouldn’t want the wrath of the soap community boycotting her show or the show’s sponsors. That’s all it is. And I’m sure her team is watching the ratings on GH which is why she is suddenly trying to be perceived as the “great defender” of GH.

Cassandra

Unfortunately I think ABC/Disney will not do the right thing and keep GH on air.

The comment from dg above seems to be the way it’s playing out – it’s all about the money and the production costs of keeping soaps on the air….

Nancy M

I disagree, I really think the Revolution will be the one that is gone if they want any of their shows to make it.

1loveabcsoaps

* The interview with Bobby Christina tonight on OWN..!

Deshawn

If abc is interesting in two new shows we can say goodbye to gh abc is trying to be buckle slick abc we don’t. Need no more doctor shows we have the doctors and dr oz come on don’t be stupid I’m very intelligent I know what you all are up to that’s not fair Vicki drummer you all said your three strongest shows. You let Jill phelps and Brian from destroy gh in the first place if. Gh goes so do i

1loveabcsoaps

Whatever…… I still dont understand the fuss. For years it was:
AMC
OLTL
GH
OPRAH
NEWS

Why does GH have to be moved to another time slot for Kati? Rather the Revolution stays or goes, all that has to be done is place Katy on at 4pm where Oprah was, and put the News back on at 5pm. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this? There has never been News in the History of ABC at 4pm. Why do we need THREE and a HALF hours of News from 4pm until 7pm. That’s over-kill regardless of Revolution staying or going. It could be as simple as this:

THE CHEW
REVOLUTION OR…… ( OTHER )
GENERAL HOSPITAL
KATI COURIC
NEWS

I thought the News was a ( filler) for when Oprah went off the air at 4pm in May of 2011, but a “show ” would replace the News for the Fall line-up of 2011.
What is the BIG DEAL? Just take the News OFF….! The News has started in every market at 5pm for 25 years, and it can go back to doing so. That’s the very simple solution without disturbing GH time slot, rather Revolution “stays or goes”, and Kati can go on at 4pm. Noone needs three in a half hours of News!

The Powers the be READ THIS: It’s not all that complicatied.

barbara t

here in florida it wont work because after general hospital ellen comes on.Im sure that katie doesnt want to be on at the same time as ellen.

susan M.

But Dr. Oz is on at 4:00pm ……………….. What happens to this show……….

Emily

I was saying the same exact thing! Why is it 1 or the other? The schedule u mentioned is exactly the same where I live (NYC). I’m not sure how it’s like in other cities (the schedule) but its not rocket science. I too thought the news at 4 o’clock was a temp filler.

Oprah was a great show, I watched faithfully for all those yrs, but also the soaps too. The soaps are much loved, cherished and popular in their own rgt. Sures hell didn’t deserve to be tossed aside like yesterday’s news after Oprah left. Total disrespect and shameful. Yes, it does take money and power to put on a good show, but bottom line it takes THE FANS to put it on the map. If you don’t have THE FANS, you have NOTHING!!!! FLOP CITY!!!!

Deshawn

Where I live Detroit dr oz comes on at 4pm Oprah told him to get that spot so Katie wouldn’t get it

1loveabcsoaps

LOL Good for Dr Oz and Oprah telling him that.

Are you sure Oprah told Dr. Oz that OR are you just guessing because of their friendship. I laughed bc, U wrote it like U head Oprah tell Dr. Oz to get it, so Katie wouldn’t.

1loveabcsoaps

I’m still not going to be a faithful viewer to her show, even if she calls herself saving GH. There is a bad stinch in my mouth BC of how it all went down with AMC, OLTL and Prospect Park, and the introduction with Kati coming on board with abc. I’m not supporting any Reality/Talk shows that are/have closed down other “quality ” programming. I watch the Bachelor and Dancing with the Star’s and thats before this Realty Television became so popular and blew up! I can’t even remember to put on American Idol anymore and I am a music LOVER………..!

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

She’s smarter than Oprah.

1loveabcsoaps

Yeah right! U don’t even believe that…! If she was… she would have her OWN network and done all the many things for the world as Oprah has. If U are saying this based on Oprah not picking up the soaps verses Courie wanting GH to stay on as the lead into her show, that doesn’t make her smarter. She’s using GH to get what she wants which is to stay visual. U never hear about her donating any of her millions she is making, building houses, giving schlorships- instead she is getting richer with this new talk show. And if U are thinking that’s why Oprah’s network is failing, as the means for Oprah not being as smart; everyone knows the 1st and 2nd year in business poses the most challenges, and that makes Oprah no different. Oprah I’m sure, knows the viewership that carrying the soaps could bring to her network, and for whatever reasons doesn’t want to be involved. On the other hand, Katie knows the viewership that can follow her if she supports GH staying on air, so in actuality Katie support is for self gain ONLY! If Oprah was interested in “self gain ” only she would have carried the soaps. Oprah has used money, position and power to help people that were in life and death situations. Losing our soaps isn’t a life or death situation, although we feel a tremendous loss. Therefore for all that she has done to help people should not be over looked just because she choses not to carry the soaps. It’s a bad business decision to us only, because that’s what ” we ” want. However, she has stepped up to the plate when it is necessary in all kinds of life and death situations that affects REAL humanity!

Oprah is considered the most powerful woman in America and that’s no small feat, if she wasn’t SMART.

Nancy M

Very sad for her. No matter where they put her she will not make it on ABC. They had better keep GH. At least she has some brains because the powers that be at ABC do not.

1loveabcsoaps

Nancy…. I too, don’t feel she will make it on ABC… People are not Hungry for Katie Couric! Plain and simple. Some CBS and NBC fans will not support bc a soap opera was taken off in those time slots on ABC and soaps fans support the genre of soaps. Dont think she will make it.

Carolyn Moore

Well maybe she’s a little smarter than I thought because she is right we will boy-cott the hell out of her if they cancell GH. So Katie girl you better pull it off. Better yet you take the time slot and leave GH’s alone.

Sandy

I agree with the person who said that Katie is simply trying to save her OWN ass, and could give less than a damn about GH. Whether GH would be a lead in, or not, I still will not watch KC’s show! Why would I? She has nothing to say that I care about hearing. So sick of reality shows, talk shows, competition shows, and the like.

GH has always been on at 3pm where I live, and I want to keep it that way. They already took our other 2 soaps, so LEAVE GH ALONE!!! Screw KC, AND her show, nobody wants to see it!

Get rid of The Spew, and the Revolt-lution, and give us back our soaps dammit!!!
ABC is going to find themselves a DEFUNCT network soon, because I don’t think they realize how loyal soap fans are! Everybody is not as hopped up about them changing their program, as they are. WISE UP ABC!! This is just 20 million down the drain, and next year, at this same time, they will be looking for a new show, because Katie’s will have tanked by then too!! Good riddance!!!

Deb

Katie only wants to save GH to help herself. I’m quite sure she personally doesn’t care about it or the actors or the production people who work there among many others.

Shawn

I think it’s stupid for put General Hospital at a different time slot. and Katie on 4pm. Why can’t they just do the right thing.
The View 11am
All My Children 12pm
One Life To Live 1pm
General Hospital 2pm
Then Katie 3pm

I miss All My Children and One Life To Live. If NBC and CBS bring AMC and OLTL back on air, I’m threw with ABC. I will only watch General Hospital that’s it. I miss Matthew and Destiny on OLTL, the kinda like Starr and Cole. I also miss more characters of OLTL: Vicki, Clint, Roxy, Rex, Gigi, Shane, Tea, Dani, Nate, Bo, Nora, David, Dorian, Shun, Vivian, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Bree, Jessica, Ryder, Liam and Baby Drew.
AMC: Ericka, Greenlee, Colby, Jr., Angie, Jessie, David, Cara, Tad and rest of the cast of All MY Children.

Come on ABC do the right thing, go to youtube and look at AMC and OLTL viewers. I really don’t know why they pick Starr and Cole to general hospital and Matthew and Destiny have more viewers than Cole and Starr on youtube. even the last episode of OLTL. Starr and Cole: 8,825 Matthew and Destiny: 21,451. If you don’t believe me look on youtube. and I got a page for Matthew and Destiny on facebook called “Matthew and Destiny join General Hospital” if you love Mestiny so much, please join my page. So far, I have104 likes. I really miss Matthew Buchanan and Destiny Evans on my tv. I would do anything to bring them back.

barbara t

well if cheap abc/disney would hand over the rights to one life to live and all my children back to agnes nixon,she could look for another network to put them on ,abc/disney wont do that because they wont make any money over the deal,they would sooner let the soaps fade away,they made a big mistake cancelling them ,I use to watch abc/disney all the time now I only watch general hospital,I agree with you gh should stay right were it has been all these years.I to miss one life to live,best soap ever,but I am loving starr,todd ,blair and soon john mcbain in port charles hope all of them stay.

Shawn

Me too, If they don’t bring AMC or OLTL. Atleast put the cast of AMC and OLTL on General Hospital. That would be great put all of them combined together.

Christy

I supposed it’s been said, but why not put Couric in the Revolution timeslot and leave GH where it is? The Revolution was only ordered for about 200 episodes which will take it into September (convenient?) Guess I’ll just have to wait and see

Christy

oh, especially if she is looking for a bigger lead in – the spew has higher numbers than GH.

Emily

I was telling my girlfriend that they may move GH to the 2:00 p.m. time slot of KC takes over for 3:00 pm. She said noooo!!!! Her 14 yr old high school daughter said a bunch of girls rush home to see it after school. I’m happy w/any time slot as long as they keep GH on, but I don’t see a diminishing audience. I’m 42 yrs old & I couldn’t help but to recall when i ran down numerous flights of stairs once that bell rang for me in high school. I was 14 too and my friends knew (not to hold me back, couldn’t hang out), I bolted and booked to get home. Traveled from Manhattan to Queens, to bust through the doors and watch GH!!!! I would always hope I didn’t skip a step in my hurry and bust my a*** and I never did:) So soaps have and will be a great tradition that all types and ages can enjoy/talk about the next day. W/all this upheaval it was nice to know somethings never change. Made me feel real good about Soaps.

barbara t

good memories,I use to do the same thing with my best friend so many years ago ,we would hear the bell ring ,go to our lockers ,then run like a bat out of hell out of school hoping we wouldnt get caught and get detention for racing down the halls because we didnt want to miss 1 second of general hospital,my house was the closest ,and my grandmother had the television on ready for us to run in a sit on the couch and enjoy good afternoon drama,I sure would love to go back in time.

Emily

Least you had a best friend. My friends thought I was nuts! Although they too watched GH, liked “Frisco and Felicia” at the time, but didn’t go crazy getting home. I had to too b/c I didn’t have a vcr. About the only home that didn’t. But it was ok, I beat the clock! Yeah, I love those days.

There’s lots of history, rich stories and iconic like characters that soaps brought to tv. I wish networks would realize and appreciate those aspects. Great soap couples started families and branched out w/their kids and you get to see it all, the drama (villians), laughs (kooky characters), loves (popular couples), day after day, into numerous amt of yrs and b4 u know it, the kids have grow up on tv and you’ve become proud and attached to those characters and therefore the soap. Soaps are lengendary and there’s nothing like it:)

Thanks for sharing your fun memory Barbara t. You had a cool grandmother!!!

barbara t

oh yeah she was cool ,and its such a shame that all the rich history with the soaps ends because of greed ,the amount of money abc/disney is spending on there prime time programming ,they could have kept all my children and one life to live ,Its just not the same anymore ,dont think that daytime t v will every be the same,linda and I had a few friends who thought we were nuts,they still do.but I love my soaps and I guess people have to watch them to understand how we feel, I hope they dont cancel general hospital.thanks for sharing your memories to .

Emily

Soap fans vs non-soap fans. Reminds me of pet ppl vs non-pet ppl. When some1 loses a beloved pet, cat or dog and they’re in serious mourning. Some insensitive ppl say “oh it’s just a cat”. So don’t get it!!!!

Take care & thanks for sharing and chatting:)

Jeff Moree

Well Good for Katie taking up for us soapers!

Mati we er

Ms. Couric ,

I appreciate being a fan of oltl and of course gh. I want to thank you . If you and your producer can help keep gh at its orginal time slot, it would great for the fans.

By the way I was and still am a big fan of The Today Show.

WOlson

Quit putting MORE reality shows on. Enough is enough. Give us our soaps. We have been loyal for many, many years to them, and ABC. I will not watch ABC EVER until they are back on. I do watch GH, but online. It doesn’t matter I have to wait a day. And there are less commercials.

We have been good customers to all the sponsors for YEARS!!! I am 57, watched them in grade school and through all these years. Shame on you ABC. The Revolution and The Chew just stink.

Julie Gold Phillips

Katie, is looking out for herself no matter how you look at it. If ABC wants me to watch ANYTHING other than GH they better bring back my
soaps !
They put Brian Fronz ( a man who hated daytime programming) in charge of it, he wanted to become the IT guy, so he slowly made the soaps worse ( rushed writing etc) then w/ out trying other options first ( I would have paid a monthly fee, shorter show, 17 weeks per show, product placement…etc.) he stabbed loyal viewers in the back cancelled my shows and created this new cheap crap. Sure, he since lost his job, but ABC still won’t own up to this disaster and make things right! Until they do , they can leave me where they left me …. on the side lines !!!!

Julie Gold Phillips

oh, and if they are so confident in their decision to have her “great talk show “save daytime for them, let her be the lead-in to GH and help it’s ratings go up…LOL Young “After school” viewers prefer soaps to talk shows anyway.

Sharon Bonner

I just want OLTL and AMC and I won’t be watching the Katie show

Alex Graham

Just to add, what she is not realizing is that she is destined to fail already because she will be on ABC. She is already as good as boycott.

countrymom56

I agree with Katie and her team. I am hoping that the lousy replacement show ” The Revolution Show either gets canceled by September of this year, or gets canceled before her show goes to ABC, and I hope that GH takes that 2:00 time slot away from That stupid revolution show, and that Katie’s show can still air at three o’clock as or GH stays on at three and Katie’s shows airs at 2:00

SIGNED: A VERY LOYAL G.H. FAN!!!

KaShi

Let Katie go on at 4 like Oprah (the dopra) did. Why should GH move. Put OLTL back at 2. Better than canceling gH to put it at 2, but GH fans are used to 3. And I don’t really buy Katie’s concern, but figure she wants a good lead in. Put Katie at 2?
Right now I would say I would not watch her. I don’t want Dr. Oz canceled he gives better info than Oprah ever did, and I don’t trust Katie anymore dr. oz is much better.

Eve

I will never watch Katie Couric in the place of General Hospital. I’m just surprised on how ABC is treating its loyal viewers. Like we don’t matter. We are making a point with the ratings of General Hospital. We want General Hospital to stay on air. ABC show us the fans that you really care about us.

Eve

Everyone that LOVES General Hospital If ABC replaces GH for Katie Couric Everyone lets BOYCOTT Katie Couric show. She’s a fake anyway acting like she cares about GH. For her sake she better hope GH stays on the air because if it does not evey

Eve

everyone is going to blame her and not watch her boring show.

Eve

barbara t

that is going to happen if abc/disney cancels general hospital,I wont watch her stupid talk show either way.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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