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ABC Names William Burton As The New Head Of Daytime

Over the years there have been several changes to ABC Daytime, and now comes word over the last 24 hours that William Burton has been promoted to Senior VP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC.  Burton starts in his new role immediately.

Deadline first reported the executive level move by the network.  Burton had previously been overseeing the business operations of ABC Daytime since earlier this year as SVP Daytime following the departure of former Daytime head Rebecca Campbell.

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Those duties have now been formalized in Burton’s expansive new role,  In terms of General Hospital, the creative aspects from the network are still being handled by ABC head of current programming, Vicki Dummer.  Burton has been behind the business operations of ABC Daytime including the daytime drama.

In addition, Burton will oversee the creation and production of syndicated programming across ABC platforms including the upcoming daytime talk show from Tamron Hall that is in development for a potential debut in the fall of 2019.

So, share your thoughts on Burton being named the new head of Daytime for ABC via the comment section below.

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Connor
Connor

I hope Mr. Burton helps rectify a wrong by at least returning One Life to Live to the schedule ( or rotating it 6 months with All My Children). No one wants to see GMA Day, and The Revolution+ The Chew replacement shows are thankfully cancelled. Start reintroducing more on GH ( like Nora last year).

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Thank you Connor. You took the words out of my mouth.

AJ123
AJ123

Not. Going. To. Happen. Ever. Stop. Hoping.

brian
brian

Mr. Burton. I will never watch a talk show other than ABC’s The View. Sadly the GMA with Sara just disappoints. She was much better on The View. So please consider ONE LIFE TO LIVE v3 !!!!

Vicky
Vicky

Why on Earth would anyone watch The View? Nothing but hate every day!

Jimh
Jimh

He looks like that actor from Perfect Strangers in that photo-lol…bet he will cancel GH or replace Frank at least….

Satan
Satan

Replacing Frank would be a good thing. As long as he doesn’t replace him with someone worse. Jury’s still out on whether the replacements in the writing department were better or worse than Carlivati. Either way, it’s way past time for GH to correct the mistake it made in February 2012 and stopped trying to be some sort of OLTL/Young & the Restless hybrid cyborg show.

Shay
Shay

From Satan’s lips to the SoapGod’s ear….enough of this bizarre “Frankensoap” experiment!

Patrick
Patrick

“jury’s still – out – ???? on the current writers of shelley and Chris … since Carlivati ??? that’s been 3 years now. GH stinks

Connor
Connor

I think that GH is safe for at least another year. With Genie Francis returning, hopefully the ratings ( especially the 18-49 demo) will improve. GH has the best actors in daytime+ just needs strong writing.

Bobbie
Bobbie

Hmmmmm…frank? If better….maybe good. Just so he knows….lot of people stop watching if GH cancelled.

David Pearson
David Pearson

Bringing back AMC would be such a SCORE!

Lisa
Lisa

As much as I miss AMC and OLTL, I’d grown to really enjoy The Chew. Canceling it was a huge mistake. Now we’re stuck with another “clone” show with no purpose. At least give “The Chew” chefs a permanent segment on GM Day, and I can continue to improve my cooking skills.

Bobbie
Bobbie

Yeah…..GM day!!! Stopped a.m.s on ABC. Constant mistakes since killing the soaps. Then got into chew. Cancelled!!!??? I just wait for GH and Ellen now and no.more ABC

Patrick
Patrick

William Burton – should you read this – It’s simply time… to FIRE @GH Frank Valentini

his executive producer choice’ have dulled the senses… A new writing team is in order

Please,

Thank You

Celticcalloway@gmail.com
Celticcalloway@gmail.com

Yes!!

su000
su000

”In terms of General Hospital, the creative aspects from the network are still being handled by ABC head of current programming, Vicki Dummer. ”

You’d have ask Vicki not William Burton to get FV fired… 🙂

Silvana De Nardis
Silvana De Nardis

Couldn’t agree with you more.

Joy McGlinchey
Joy McGlinchey

Dear Mr. Burton, I don’t know if you follow Facebook or other sites, but the Chew is sadly missed. With the country the way it is , it was always nice to turn on the Chew and laugh and smile. The 1:00 replacement show is just awlful. And unfortunately for ABC I’m not the only one that thinks this.

Bobbie
Bobbie

GM a.m. is enough! CHEW

Caleb
Caleb

What consistently boggles my mind is the tremendous power of soap fandom that none of the networks have ever really accepted or taken to their advantage. Too much ‘talk’ on daytime (do we really need 3+ hours of GMA???). I like the idea someone suggested of rotating OLTL and AMC in six month chunks.

I’m not on the ‘fire Valentini” bandwagon and I DO definitely think that the current writing team is 10x better than Ron… but that’s also setting the bar fairly low. Don’t get me wrong. Ron started out strong (and, to be fair ended up strong) on OLTL but after awhile, all the returns of dead characters and the systematic wrecking of fan favorite characters (poor Marty Sayebrook, for example) got old, tiresome and a clear indication that he didn’t love the genre… no, he hates it. And nothing underscored that than the Fluke storyline on GH. Again, Ron’s first year on GH was amazing and some good soap (I liked the integration of OLTL characters myself. I thought it brought in some fresh energy) but then it was obvious he didn’t know what to do with AJ and then killed him off and returned Sonny to the center of the show and, again, need I say more when I say “Fluke”. That storyline caused me to drop the show for over two years.

But back to Frank – I think that he’s probably faced a lot of budget cuts and higher ex interference and is probably one of the reasons that the show still exists… so we shouldn’t tar and feather him. Still, perhaps it’s time for a new crew to take Port Charles into new territory. Jason’s return was bungled beyond belief for one… and then there’s whatever happened in January to cause a number of storylines to come to a screeching halt and the show go off into weird and not particularly good directions (ie Nathan’s death, Laura’s sudden departure in the middle of the Mayor story, and so forth). I suspect that whatever it was that went down is the reason why a number of GH actors didn’t renew and found other work.

In any event, I’d love to know what the new guy thinks of the only ABC daytime drama left and what the long term plan is.

Jynx0854
Jynx0854

Unfortunately soaps are too expensive. It’s been said many times. Soaps if they come back with be a true miracle. I’ve been watching high school in the end of the 60’s & 70’s.

Jynx0854
Jynx0854

I guess I’ll wait and see what he does. Their are improvements to be made like more Hospital. Maybe Jason will finally go to school and be a dr!

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General Hospital Releases Extended Promo “We Have To Lean Into Hope”

As the ABC daytime drama series, General Hospital, continues to be preempted by the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, and episodes are not being made available on any other platform at this time, two videos were posted in last 24 hours to the official General Hospital social media accounts.

To tide you over (while you are clamoring for all-new episodes of GH) the soap released an extended promo featuring the folks in Port Charles filled with lots of joy, hope, and love.  It’s main message, “We have to lean into hope” – as the series tells us to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.”

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Take a look at some of the reunions, hugs, and special moments featuring the Q’s, Corinthos, Cassadine and other clans in the promo below.

In addition, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) along with Jophielle Love (Violet) were featured in another video, where the key messaging to fans is that they are currently taping all-new episodes of GH, and that viewers should keep tuned ans posted to GH’s social channels for updates on when new episodes of GH will return.

As of late, GH has been on the upswing in the ratings, too.  So, it’s always frustrating for everyone when weeks of preemptions hit the daytime viewers  experience to enjoy the on-going stories of the soaps.

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Let us know … your favorite moment in the GH promo … your hope for the return of all-new episodes soon, and what you hope happens next for the characters you love in Port Charles, via the comment section.

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Brooklyn Rae Silzer Making A Return To General Hospital

As General Hospital continues to surprise its viewers with some notables from the show’s history, look for another fan favorite, Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) to make her way back to Port Charles for an appearance coming up next month.

Excited to finally be able to announce she will reappear on GH, Silzer tweeted: “Dreams come true! Thank you so much @GeneralHospital @valentinifrank for having me back!”

Emma Scorpio Drake’s return is scheduled for Thursday, February 6th, but due to coverage of the President Donald Trump impeachment trial and current episodes being pushed back, this date may change.

The last time viewers saw Emma was back in 2018, when she came to town to visit her grandmother, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) for Christmas.

Would you like to see Emma stick around Port Charles? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nikolas & Spencer’s Reunion Leaves Ava Attempting To Bring Peace: What Did You Think Of The Key Scenes?

The long-awaited and highly-anticipated reunion of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and his son, Spencer aired on Monday’s episode of General Hospital.  And it reminded us all how much we love Nicolas Bechtel as the young Cassadine.

While Ava (Maura West) first talks with Spencer in order to prepare him for his father’s appearance and that he is alive; when Nikolas shows up and receives a hug from Spencer, it appeared all might be OK between them, but how could it be? Nikolas let his son believe he was dead for over three years!

Next, Spencer lays into his father for choosing claiming the Cassadine fortune and keeping hidden over telling him that he was alive; leaving Spencer alone with two broken legs, in a boarding school in Europe, and grief-stricken.

The best scenes were actually shared by Maura West and Bechtel, when Ava tries to reason with the disappointed and disillusioned young man over his father’s return, which has a double meaning for her.  She says, “The person you love most in the world just came back to you. That makes you the luckiest boy on the planet. Can’t you see that?”  For Ava, she is obviously drawing a parallel to her losing her daughter, Kiki and wishing she was alive.

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Then, let us know what you thought of Spencer finding out that Nikolas was alive via the comment section below.

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