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ABC Renews General Hospital For 2014-2015 Season!

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While historically ABC does not officially renew its soap with an announcement, according to Deadline.com, General Hospital has gotten pick-up for the 2014-2015 season.

This comes as no surprise, with the daytime drama completing its 50th anniversary season and great ratings to support its efforts, where almost a few years ago there was talk the show could be cancelled.  With GH being renewed, and the official announcements by NBC and CBS that Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all will continue, that means that all network soaps are intact, which is a wonderful sign for the genre, coming off years of seeing one soap after the other being cancelled.

Deadline also noted:  “All four soaps are in positive territory year-to-year. Leader The Young & The Restless (5.2 million viewers season to date, 1.5 in Women 18-49) is up 9% in total viewers and 7% in the female demo as it marks its 25th season as the most watched daytime drama. The Bold & The Beautiful (3.9 million, 1.1) is up 14% in viewers and even in W19-49. General Hospital (3.3 million, 1.4) is up 8% and 17%, respectively, as it closes in on Y&R in the demo, and Days Of Our Lives (2.4, 1.1) is up 10% in both categories. Days  is delivering its best season in W18-49 in 3 years and biggest season in total viewers in 4 years. General Hospital is pacing for its best season in 7 years in total viewers and is on track to post  a 3-year high in W18-49. During the most recent week of available data, the Jan. 7 episode of GH ranked as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 6 years.”

So excited to know more General Hospital is on the way?    What do you think about all four soaps getting support from their respective networks and all getting renewal pick-ups?  Let us know!

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Sharonda
Sharonda

Loved the turn around for GH and DAYS, I would love to see a more culturally diverse cast on both shows. Bring back Lexi on Days, and Tom Hardy III on GH . I would love for BB to rid itself of the incest, and Y&R to move faster in it’s storylines and improve the acting on both Y&R and BB-Kudos to Thorsten and Heather for their efforts, but sadly they are the only ones on that show who are acting. Y&R-I’m no longer watching that mess so I look forward to the rating slipping after Michael Muhney’s last air date. Y&R is the most boring soap there is -and killing off children so soon after losing our Duchess is in poor taste and the acting of the majority aside from Michael Muhney is horrendous-Nikki, Avery, Dylan, Nick, Summer, Christine-the most useless character, Noah, Cane,Victor, Lily to name a few. Y&R should have never got rid of Stephen as Tucker.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

And some said it would be cancelled this year…glad they were wrong!!! lol

janet
janet

Who cares ? Too much mobs and molls for me. ? Now even the hospital will be run by the evil kidnapper SDR O. She tortured Robin etc etc,etc sorry everyday it gets worse. I don’t want to see it cancelled even if I stop watching. I don’t want to see actors etc lose their jobs I just want to see some creative writing something I haven’t already watched on this soap before. a show with the characters I like given some on screen time and actors who can actually act. I have to put on the CC lots of time because the mumbling is horrific. The whining that is suppose to be crying and the insulting to the intelligence of the viewers about exactly what is going on.

Elhu
Elhu

Great news!!! While I am an ABC soap fan and love GH (and still miss AMC and OLTL), I am very happy that all of the remaining soaps have all been renewed. Our beloved genre is not going down, soap fans (for the most part) are a very loyal breed!!! Keep watching the soaps you love!!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Happy news! ABC would have been fools to cancel GH. What? ABC fools? Stupid cancellations? Nah, never….They got it right this time! Thank you ABC/D.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

BIG CONGRATS to all involved in the show and the fans. Vive le GH!

Rodd
Rodd

GH is a joy to watch! I love the characters/actors, storylines, writing , just everything about it. I hope it continually renews!!! Wouldn’t it be something to see it celebrate it’s 75th anniversary? I’d be cheering from my wheelchair or walker by then. :0)

JR
JR

Now if only ABC would bring back OLTL!

jp
jp

Totally agree. I would even take having OLTL and AMC share an hour time slot.

Jack Evans
Jack Evans

If the Execs at ABC would only wise up they would bring back ALL MY CHILDREN and/or One Life to Live as a lead-in to Gen Hospital – contingent of course on if they get the rights back. Sorry to say though it seems unlikely it will happen, then again – who knows.

Janet
Janet

I don’t think it’s going to happen either. ABC wants nothing to do with AMC and OLTL. The only reason ABC wants the soaps back is to break all ties with Prospect Park. Nothing more. It certainly isn’t to put them back on the air.

The only hope for AMC and OLTL to return again is through Prospect Park. But that seems so unlikely to happen that Michael may as well put back the RIP sign next to their names.

Monica
Monica

Love GH… so happy
All actors doing wonderful jobs
Even the ones we hate…they are good

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well this is good news bad news for me. It is good news that the show has been renewed, as well as the other remaining three. But it means the death of character driven stories. All the shows on the air are slowly but surely changing the type of stories they used to tell, to ones that do not happen to people in real life.
It is fun to watch, the camp, the way out there stories of evil villains trying to take over the world, or drugging priests to make a sex tape or dead coming back to life, over and over. Yet, at the end of day, I miss a good tearjerker story, or an old fashion epic romance, or the triumph of the human spirit over obstacles– the guts and glory of real drama, peppered with wit and humor. And sadly, as good as soaps are today, they pale in comparison to what they used to be, and if these wacky stories are the wave of the future, then I will enjoy them, but I will missed what genre used to be.

Johnny
Johnny

Couldnt agree more. At least DAYS still takes time to play moments of real human emotion. Moments that are not there to advance the plot, but are just real, and there to show us who the characters are. Sadly, on GH, there is no more real human emotion. Every sentence…every word that is uttered is a device used to jump from plot point to plot point. It becomes really distracting…instead of the desired effect of reeling the viewer in. GH is completely plot driven…bending and changing characters at will to fit into whatever the story du jour is. And how frickin gross was the Lucas and Brad scene????

Charday
Charday

Awesome, best show on television!

susie
susie

silly question, but the 2014-2015 season…when exactly does a season begin and end these days?

ricardo
ricardo

Finally great news, gh got renewed. but only 1 year? It should have got renewed, for 2 or 3 years. But I’m still happy, that gh is still on air for now.

MITCHELL BOURQUE
MITCHELL BOURQUE

I AM WITH YOU I AM A BIG GH FAN:)

Kimberly. Gubitosa
Kimberly. Gubitosa

General hospital should come 2015 chad duell should get at lease 6 years and Kiki should come back too I am a huge fan of chad duell I saw him on disney channel life on deck and wizards
Of waverly place

Kimberly. Gubitosa
Kimberly. Gubitosa

New cast for general hospital 2014 — 2015. Franco. Carly. Michael. Molly. Morgan Olivia Shawn Alexis Dante. Lulu. Luke Tracy. Mac. Anna. Silas Sam. Patrick. Robin Carlos. Sabrina duke britt Loucas. Bobbie Jason Elizabeth TJ Kiki Race. Taylor

MITCHELL BOURQUE
MITCHELL BOURQUE

COME ON ONLY 1 YEAR??? REALLY? iTS MY FAVORITE SHOW! RENEW IT FOR EVER PLEASE:( I WILL DIE IF EVER CANCEL IT. I WATCH IT EVERY DAY SINCE 2009. I GET HOME FROM MY WORK AT 3. I HAVE A DVR SO I CAN TAPE IT I LOVE IT MORE THAN I YOU KNOW 🙂

MITCHELL BOURQUE

MITCHELL BOURQUE
MITCHELL BOURQUE

wrongs again suckers general hospital Will go on for ever!!!!!!!:)

K G
K G

For 2014 and 2015, spinili Maxie back together and sonny and Carly back together

K G
K G

New people I want back on general hospital Julian. Alexis Silas. Sam Ric elizabeth Jason. Carly. Nikolas britt Morgan Kiki Patrick Molly

K G
K G

If Kristen alderson leaves I will miss her way lot Kristen sister can step into general hospital Kelley missal can be Kiki Jerome because Kristen. And Kelley are sisters with same last name Kristen Starr manning Kelley. Danielle manning

K G
K G

Maxie break up with Nathan so you can go back too spinili please I can’t see you in jail again

K G
K G

Michael quartermaine I can’t not believe you how could you hurt your own father like that really wanted both of you too stay on but no you broke both of you together now I can’t watch chad duell and Maurice benard anymore

kg
kg

i don’t want too get that mean about it but i really care about dante and lulu i just want lulu and dante really back together again it really hurts me that much

kg
kg

i would love too go on general hospital and be dante and lulu body guard

kg
kg

the way to fix the whole lulu and valerie has too move in with dante so valerie and lulu doesn’t get so hurt

kg
kg

i think its best if valerie and lulu doesn’t have dante at all there both spencers they can really hurt each either and thats really bad for general hospital

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Passions Alum Brook Kerr Joins The Cast Of General Hospital

Casting news today has that none other than former Passions star, Brooke Kerr (Ex-Whitney Russell-Harris Crane) is set to debut in a new role on General Hospital.

According to EW.com, look for Kerr to make her first Port Charles appearance on the upcoming Thursday, March 5th installment.

Kerr will be playing a doctor, not much else is being shared as to what kind and who she may be involved with on the ABC daytime drama series.

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Passions fans remember that in story, Kerr’s character Whitney was in a relationship with the character of Chad (Donn Swaby and later, Charles Divins).  Chad was believed to be Whitney’s half-brother, but later it was revealed to not be the case, and the duo ended up tying the knot.

Since Passions, Kerr has been seen on Hawaii Five-0, Westworld, and True Blood to name just a few TV appearances.

So excited to hear that Brook is coming to GH? Who do you think she will play and be involved with in story on the soap? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Gives Wiley To Michael; While Willow Learns the Devastating Truth

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, brought the highly-emotional moments viewers had been waiting for all-week long; following the year and a half reveal that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Brad (Parry Shen) engineered a baby switch with Willow’s (Katelyn MacMullen) dead baby, Wiley being passed off as Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s newborn, Jonah, and Jonah being raised by Brad and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) as Wiley.  Now with the truth out, it was time for two of the heaviest beats of the story to be played out.

When Willow comes to at the hospital with Chase (Josh Swickard) by her side, needless to say she is dazed and freaking out that Nelle took Wiley.  Chase tells her he has some things to tell her and it’s not going to be easy to hear. Willow braces herself and then Chase tells her the story of the baby switch and how her baby died a SIDS death while at Brad and Lucas’ and then how the babies were switched.

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In a heartbreaking and powerful performance from Katelyn MacMullen (yes, she is our pick for “Power Performance of the Week”), Willow struggles to come to grips with the truth and starts to realize all of Brad’s machinations, as she thinks back to herself how could she do that to her son … to trust him with Brad, only to have the little infant die.  The devastation played by MacMullen, whose Willow, now must realize her baby never lived the full and happy young life she thought, was gut-wrenching.

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Meanwhile, in yet another top-notch performance, William deVry (Julian) showed the pain and the need to unburden himself as Julian talks to his sister. Ava (Maura West) and spills what happened.   He goes so far to admit to Ava that he knew what Brad had done. Ava cannot believe he did not go to Sonny (Maurice Benard) right away with this Intel, but Julian just could not do this to his son, Lucas and rip the baby from his arms.  Julian says he will face-off with Sonny and not leave town, if it comes to that.   Ava says they have to come up with a way to silence Brad … before Brad gives up Julian’s part in the whole baby cover-up.

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And in yet another masterful performance, we have to give it up to Chloe Lanier.  Who can play Nelle and spin stories and the tears so well, that if you did not know this pathological liar you would think she is telling the truth. When in opposing holding cells at the PCPD, Nelle lays it on about Brad so that the guard can hear them. She blames Brad for being the instigator in the baby switch and taking advantage of her – a distraught new mother, confused and dazed on the route where the baby switch happened.  It works! Brad is moved to a different cell and thinks look very grim for him.  Nelle smiles through her crocodile tears!

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Then, in what we all knew had to happen, and even so, was still as heartbreaking as ever; Lucas spends his final moments with Wiley as his father in the kitchen at the Corinthos’ along with Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Carly (Laura Wright).  Lucas starts to tell his mother and sister, all the things Wiley needs and likes, such as having a story read to him.  All of this brings the tears as they know Lucas has to give the child back to Michael; who has been robbed of a year and half as the baby’s rightful father.

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Michael tells Lucas they will work this out, so Lucas remains a constant in Wiley’s life. He also tells Sonny and Sasha (Sofia Matteson) he feels so badly for Lucas, but they tell him to be happy for this chance to have the son he grieved for.   In the end, a tear-filled Lucas hands Wiley to Michael as everyone watches on in sadness for one father … and joy for the other.  Ryan Carnes was poignant in the scenes; as was Chad Duell.

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So, what did you think of the performances from Friday’s GH featuring Katelyn, Ryan, Chad, William, Chloe and Parry? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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