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GH Head Writer Ron Carlivati Signs New Contract With The ABC Soap!

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Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Hot on the heels of the renewal of General Hospital getting another year renewal pick-up from ABC, the series head writer, Ron Carlivati announced via his Twitter account that he is also staying put and has signed a new contract to remain in charge of the lives of the citizens of Port Charles!

Carlivati tweeted:  “Great news for #GH! And I just signed a new contract! So happy to be staying with @ABCNetwork & @GeneralHospital!

After a very successful 2013, and the 50th anniversary season looking to be on pace to be the most-watched in over seven years, it naturally would follow that Carlivati would continue on in his role.

So, what do you think about Ron signing a new contract with GH?  Let us know!

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babs
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babs

Great. Another year of him destroying GH character and interjecting the Livers and Newbies. I give up.

Lori
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Lori

Hey, you should be happy he saved GH after near canceling the show last year !
If ,.JFP had stayed there would be no GH or any other soap on ABC.

Terry
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Terry

For all you who are complaining about GH. Why don’t you just stop watching it. I have watched it since the beginning. There are certainly going to be storylines that not everyone is going to like but that doesn’t mean you bash the show. It is very high in the ratings now. I’m sure if you were a writer there would also be people who didn’t like certain storylines. It’s only natural. I love GH and wouldn’t miss it for anything and sure there have been storylines that I dislike but that doesn’t mean I hate the show or have… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I did too. And from what I understand I am glad I did. You can’t fight city hall. As long as this clown is around to destroy everything that made the show the iconic legacy it has been over the last 50 years, I am happy to avoid it.

Harry
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Harry

Terry, while I don’t go by the love-it-or-leave-it dogma, I did, in fact stop watching GH about thirty days ago. I just got tired of hitting my head against the wall time and time again. It felt so good when I stopped. And last I heard the second amendment is still a factor so I think disgruntled fans GET to complain if they want to.
I have replaced my guilty habit of soap watching by coming in here and arguing with big sillies like you.

David J.
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David J.

Agreed.

Rodd
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Rodd

I don’t get it. This man and Frank have been god-sends for this show and you want to bitch about it? The ratings are up, the show’s been saved from cancellation and the buzz is fantastic regarding GH for the first time in years! We’re obviously not watching the same show. Sorry.

Harry
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Harry

Rodd–ratings were up with the Scorpio reunion and with the madness which is being served up on a silver platter, not to mention the departure of Robin and Robert, the ratings will plummet again.

Shay
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Shay

You betcha…because there was no doubt a clause in that contract that required the ongoing force-feeding of a certain much-decried character that the network demands remains front and center. I have read on other sites that ABC is really the reason that the insufferable Sabzilla is still being foisted upon the public…that it is their doing. Whether or not they are solely to blame or if it really is “Cartini’s” inexplicable obsession with this subpar simpleton, it is truly maddening. I have never seen anything like this in the history of soap viewing, where despite nearly universal panning, a role/storyline… Read more »

David
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David

Do you think ABC or Cartini writes the soaps or features certain characters based on feedback on the internet. Sorry to inform you but I doubt it They base it on the ratings. If ratings are good nothing will change. I think they are doing a great job and there is a great balance. I can point out to days Sabrina was not on and there have been plenty of them. Yes she is on a lot but so are a lot of other characters

Harry
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Harry

Shay is right–David, Ron and Frank were not connecting the dots as far as storyline and ratings were concerned. Ratings went up with the brilliant dynamics which existed between Anna and Robert and later with their heart breaking reunion with their daughter. Many of us also tuned into see Robin interrupt Patrick’s wedding with Sappy. Many of us were terribly disappointed with the anti climatic reunion of Patrick and Robin because it became The Sappy Show just as Robin’s Nurse’s Ball became Sappy’s Disney on Ice. To paraphrase Neil Young, “Long may Sparkle Pony Run” and I hope she gallops… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Happy news. I enjoy GH overall. I’ll save my complaints for another day. Today is a day to celebrate GH and all that is right with the world. Congrats.

Joshua
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Joshua

AMEN! As much as I love Ron Carlivati, however, I am still having a hard time getting the Bob Guza sour out of my mouth. I know it’s been over two years since he penned this show …. but I’m still haunted.

Harry
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Harry

No fan of Guza’s but under his tenure I at least took a peek once a week or so and he had some decent writers working under him (not literally). Right now I can’t even look. I am not one to look at highway accidents either.

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

If he can keep the ratings up…great! Im enjoying the show but it could be better than it is. I dont mind some fun and a little camp in my soap but he still needs to bring it down to earth a bit. Emma, Spence and Cam’s kiddie triangle had its cuteness but it didn’t work and was silly…i could see Cam and Spence talking about who is the better friend but not boyfriend! How did a seriously stabbed Heather get out of that grave and take care of that wound without medicail help? Cant Heather ever not be so… Read more »

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

Frankly, i dont give a damn what any soap writer does to draw in fans and bring up the ratings…shouldnt we just be gratful there are still 4 on the air? Soap writers pull out all kinds of stunts during sweeps to bring up ratings so why not the rest of the year as well? People must like what they see or they wouldnt stick around and those who dont and tune out…you cant please everyone!!! Sure GH has its flaws and could be better but the show is still entertaining me and obviously good enough for millions of others!… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

Excellent news, he’s the best writer in the business.

GH50
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GH50

That’s an interesting comment. If he is the best writer in the business then the business of soaps has really changed. The writing has none of the depth, heart, soul or emotion that GH and many other soaps used to have. The writing lacks attention to detail, lacks continuity and forces relationships(if you can call them that) instead of letting them grow organically. The stories are very haphazard and seem to be made up along the way. Things change mid story with no explanation and with no basis on what came before it. Regardless of whether the OLTL 3 and… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

ABC can point to the ratings going up but as for the increase in total viewers versus last year GH is fourth out of four soaps. Y&R had an increase of 9%, B&B had an increase of 14%, Days had an increase of 10%, and GH had an increase of 8%. So the people who think that “Ron and Frank saved GH” are full of bull-oney.

Nan
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Nan

Very well stated! I think the return of so many Gh vets can not be discounted as a huge Impact to ratings! I myself returned to Gh once I heard my faves-Anna, Duke, Felicia, Frisco, etc- were coming back. Now the latest campy stories and see a character one day and not again for weeks- not for me.

Tracie
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Tracie

Very well stated–you said it all and very eloquently! Also people think Cartini saved GH. GH was Frons fave soap so he didn’t cancel it period. So yes Cartini wrote well enough to renew it for another year. But they also saw how their replacement shows failed miserably. There are lots of reasons why GH is still on and I doubt even half is about the writng. And if the writing doesn’t get better there will inevitably be a ratings drop. The sad return of Robin was the nail in the coffin for me. It was so pointless. Just another… Read more »

Lori
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Lori

You have to see that as writers , they have to keep things new and interesting for the viewers. Let’s hope they can keep the ratings up for the next few years. I am having trouble with YR, and the firing of M.M. . I have an issue with losing one of the best actors they have.. I am thinking that daytime drama is struggling to survive.

Dan
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Dan

People are entitled to their opinion on whether they like what Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati have done with GH, but the fact is that they saved the show. The show was on the verge of cancellation when they took over the mess of a show that Jill Farren Phelps and Bob Guza left behind. Now it’s on track to have its best ratings year in 7 YEARS!!! Read the Deadline.com article. So if the show is as terrible and has been ruined as much as some of you on here whining and complaining would like everyone to believe, why… Read more »

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I think it’s Great that Ron Carlivati has signed a new contract with GH! His writing has helped to keep GH on th e air and has made for some very good storylines. Not to mention the returns of many ex GH characters. Keep up the good work Ron!

Mauro
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Mauro

Freaking disgusting! He ruined GH . People need to understand the only reason GH is slightly better is because it collected 2 abc daytime fan bases and were left to watch the 1 remaining show (GH)
Oh well another year of not knowing what’s going on in port Charles.

su0000
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su0000

FV and RC have done an outstanding job!!
They saved GH and near doubled the viewer numbers..
That speaks volumes !!

Millions are enjoying GH, then there are the (nothing is right in my world including GH) negative people that should tune out and read a book.. 😉
RC and VF saved GH and I love them for that, and I am grateful for all their efforts to bring GH to me 5 days a week 🙂
And I love the variety of all the stories a great mix ..

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

I agree with you…GH does have some flaws(soaps usually do)
but regardless im still entertained!!!

Joshua
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Joshua

No, Mauro, Jill Farren Phelps and the mob-obsessed Bob Guza spent 2001 to 2011 ruining “General Hospital.”

Ron and Frank have made the show watchable. Actually they have made it downright thrilling!

David
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David

I have to agree with su0000 RC has done an outstanding job and has brought viewers back. The show is doing better numbers than it has been doing in over 7 years. There is a mix of new characters and vets. Some vets aren’t as much because they want a bigger salary that they just are not going to get because of the budgets the networks force the shows producers to work with. So they do the best they can to keep the vets around. Sadly some want bigger money that the show will not get. Despite that GH has… Read more »

Enrique
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Enrique

don’t shove your thoughts down the throats of people who don’t agree with you, Mauro can say what ever he wants

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I really wonder how many of those GH viewers will be around once the 50th I over, the casting gimmicks with both the vets and the stars like Shirley Jones are done with and the only thing left is Heather on another lame kidnapping plot and Carly fawning over the man who had her son raped. SpongeBob Squarepants has more sophisticated storytelling…

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

GH was doing poorly even after those soaps were cancelled…people wouldnt tune in just to watch GH just because their soap was cancelled…people starting tuning to GH because favorites return and plots were interesting…if the stories arent good they’d still tune out no matter what …i watched soaps because of the stories…not because my other shows are gone!!!

GH50
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GH50

People might tune into another soap after their soap was cancelled, if a bunch of stars from said cancelled soap were on and dominating story lines on the new soap. And there are a few people I’m sure, who had been used to watching serial dramas during the day for years, had their show cancelled and decided to maybe give a new show a try because they like the genre and would prefer a scripted series over a talk show or game show. It doesn’t account for all the increases, but to deny that’s a component isn’t very logical. The… Read more »

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Great News!

tenblade
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tenblade

Good for him!! Now – he can continue to bring more characters from OLTL to GH and create more useless characters like Felix, Sabrina, Britt, Kiki and so on while the legacy characters that have built the foundation of GH and made it so beloved get the shaft (Robin, Robert, Felicia, Luke, Duke, Carly, Liz, Bobbie, Laura, Brenda, and the Quartermaines). Maybe he should spend a month reviewing the past history of all of these characters — the history the fans know so well — the history that he continues to degrade. Then maybe the characters can have real conversations… Read more »

David
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David

you do realize before RC/FV were broughto the show, the former writers/producers didn’t want Bobbie, Monica, or Felicia on the canvas. RC has done more to have them on then any producer has in years on a limited budget. If the other people were left in charge you wouldn’t be seeing any of the vets. Carly, Liz, Anna, Duke are on quite frequently and I have seen more of Bobbie and Monica in the last few months than they were on in years under the previous regime. But way to twist the facts.

GH50
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GH50

Most people did not like the previous regime and many tuned out. But that regime was honest and it was what it was. Ron and Frank knew that people tuned out because the vets were cast aside, so they made a deliberate effort to market the 50th anniversary around the the history, vets and Nurses Ball. They knew that was how to draw interest and bring back viewers. But over time, viewers realized that it was mostly a shell game and a bait and switch and the pattern and trajectory of the ratings over the past year mirror that. Ratings… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Ad with all the recent hoopla about record ratings during the polar vortex, the highest day was on Tuesday for Patrick and Robin. Wednesday the show went back to the Franco/Carly/Heather crap and the viewership was down by almost half a million in one fell swoop.

David
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David

The previous regime ruined GH. They killed off all the vets or wrote them out of the show. They were far from honest about their actions but that is the past and this is GH now. Ratings have been up for awhile now including days that Robin has not been on. The show has been doing its best ratings in 7 years. You mention the drop from they day after the polar vortex, yes they dropped as did every other soap the day after that. GH is on a daily basis drawing 3 million or more viewers which hasnt been… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Who said I’m watching the show right now? Quit a few weeks ago.

Aria
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Aria

I’m on the fence since he like rob guza for some reason won’t give Rebecca Herbts a storyline . What do her fans gotta do to make this simple request happen???

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

I believe Liz will be in a love triangle involving Nik and Britt…i agree she needs a story but her character is still better used than original star the late Emily Mclauglin(spelling) who, as Jessie Brewer, was rarely away from behind the nurses station except for a blink and you’ll miss it romance with Dan Rooney while newbies like the Quartimaines, Luke and Laura, and the Webbers took over! But im with you here Aria i like R.H. as Liz and i believe she will get that storyline we all want for her!

Mark
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Mark

Ron is so cute!!

gino
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gino

I must admit, ron and frank have brought gh, back to life. the ratings are finally showing.

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

Excellent!

Cookie
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Cookie

Amen!!!!!!!! Congrats Ron!!!!!!!!!!!’

Bernie
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Bernie

I am not happy at all , I want what is best for GH but I don’t see GH anymore , the characters that I have watched on GH through the years aren’t getting much to do on this new version of GH , expect play supporting to the newbies & their storylines. I wish I was wrong but the proof is in the puddin

Trisha
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Trisha

This is so true. I don’t get why suddenly, TPTB decided that those GH characters/actors already present on GH were just NOT good enough to carry lead stories? Why are Maurice B, Laura W, Jane E, Kelly Monaco etc, all now playing second fiddle to the new character/actors that were brought on by Ron? Why was this necessary? These are the characters that GH fans have invested in for years and yet the focus is no longer on them, but on Silas and Ava and Julian and Kiki. Doesn’t anyone at GH understand how strange this makes GH look? How… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Do you have any idea how many diehard fans of GH complained and tuned out of GH BEFORE Ron and Frank came onboard? Do you remember how they felt it had become the Sonny and Jason show…how it was ALL about the mob…Sonny/Jason/Carly/Sam…and then a scattering of those who entered their orb? Complain as people may…and remain misguided…the “newbies” and/or the OLTL 3 brought new viewers, higher ratings and much success. There were also those resistant and resentful that some ot the OLTL characters came over? Come on……… a lot of shows do that…including primetime. There have always been characters… Read more »

David
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David

Really what show are you wathcing Trisha? Maurice Bernard is involved in a major story line in the Sonny-Jerome family war. Laura Wright who plays Carly invovled with Franco and the kidnapping of Heather. I think you are just picking and choosing what you want as it sure doesnt seem you are watching the same shows I have been. I’d be happy to point to your episode recaps to refresh your memory so you don’t post lies about the show to further your agenda!

Trisha
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Trisha

Not happy at all. I feel that this writer has completely disrespected GH and it’s history by changing the whole tone of GH into something other than it had been for up to 50 yrs. It’s one thing to get a new writer, but quite another to let him change a show so much that it becomes unrecognizable. It’s obvious he is not writing for GH fans, but for the audience he wanted to bring to GH and he’s abandoned those GH characters that have carried GH for years in order to replace them with those of his own choosing.… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

How about more Quartermaines, Ron?!?

Harry
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Harry

The Quatermaines are on the endangered species list and word has it AJ will soon be gone. Terrible mistake because after Robert and Robin leave, AJ was the one character who I kind of cared about. I was always rooting for him to finally prove himself.

Shay
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Shay

And you are not alone in that, Harry. AJ’s return was such a pivotal event and the momentum his presence brought with it has since been frittered away….big mistake. SK’s leading-man qualities, not to mention his character’s Quartermaine family link, should have entitled him to being treated and utilized far more efficaciously, but as usual, the major, marquis-name legacy actors/actresses on the show have been used, abused and then tossed aside in short order (witness Frisco, Noah, and particularly, Scorpio and Laura….) Hope Thaao Penghlis fares better….

Harry
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Harry

AJ is the classic screw up, the underdog and the black sheep of the family. Who among us can’t relate to him on some level? I don’t care of it’s Billy or Sean playing him, I care what happens to AJ. I have cared about him since Carly got him drunk and dumped him in a dumpster and later when Sonny left him on a meat hook. His parents favored Jason, and his air head of a wife Courtney favored Jason. Hell, even Emily favored Jason and Jason was hit man for the mob. Just once I would like to… Read more »

Tracie
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Tracie

This is mostly disturbing because the show has been reduced to complete camp and lunacy. The stories are told with gaping holes and even the small details are never present ie Robin and Patrick having a heart-to-heart about what she has been through. Couples landing in bed and no romance to put them there (Sonny and Olivia, Shawn and Alexis, Kiki and Michael and so on) Everything that makes a story poignant is missing as well and everything is so unrealistic that it really is no longer interesting. All characters are not themselves anymore so therefore, not recognizable and too… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It seems you hate GH and there is nothing good about it for you..
why on earth would any balanced person watch a show that disgusts them..
there is something very wrong with doing that, self punishment is a strange thing..

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

That is a good question indeed. I personally wish every single viewer who hates the show now but is watching out of loyalty to just quit. Its the only way to send a message to the arrogant production team. Then lets see how high the ratings are.

Harry
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Harry

SuOOO–the person has a right to their opinion without you calling them unbalanced. She is still watching because she has watched for many many years–it’s a hard habit to break with loyal viewers. She is giving it one last chance to improve. I don’t understand why some of you who are positively giddy with excitement about GH want to shut the disgruntled up.

David
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David

Shows change especially after 50 years. The old soap formula was not working. To say that the shows ratings are up because of OLTL actors/actressess is such an old excuse You might be 1 happy viewers however the number shows that there are far more people happy with the show. The show is reaching the key 18-49 demo and numbers are up so don’t try to say there are thousands of others who will stop watching. A few whiners on the internet do not count as thousands

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

watched this show off and on for thirty years. I know it changes. If good writing is a constant then changes are typically fine with viewers.

GH50
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GH50

David, regarding your comment about those whining on the internet, you seem to do a lot of whining on the internet yourself. Why would you do this if the universe you are speaking to is so small and not representative of GH viewers as you say?
I love when people dismiss those who rant on the internet as unimportant and do so by ranting on the internet about it.

Harry
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Harry

Tracy, it does seem like Ron lives in a comic book world and with the hiring of Dr O as The Chief of Staff, it seems like he’s doing an adaptation of the TV version of Batman rather than the movie version.

Alan
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Alan

I continue to be amazed by the people who hate on Ron Carlivati’s writing — have they all forgotten the Guza era when this show was “The Sonny Corinthos and His Super Awesome Pal Jason Morgan Hour” and was facing cancellation?

Frank and Ron’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE was brilliant and they’ve turned GH around and made it watchable for the first time in a decade.

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

I know…they, Frank and Ron, saved the fans their show and they still get criticsized…the show may have some flaws but its a good show and the ratings prove these two are doing a good job keeping it on the air!!!

Tracie
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Tracie

GUZA may have written a little too much for the mob but that is something easily changeable. Guza also wrote compelling love stories ie Sonny & Brenda, Liason, JaSam, Scrubs to name a few and was basically an all around good storyteller. He didn’t leave any gaping holes and gave satifaction to us fans and time to exhale after a deep story. Guza had skills and creativity for more realistic stories rather than the crap we are watching suspending disbelief around every freakin corner. Now we are watching the same crap over and over with different characters. Heather is a… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

“…Guza would be a great option because he knows the show’s history and knows how to write.”

During Guza’s tenure we were witness to the decimation of the Quartermaine family, the ruination of Laura, the total ret-conned destruction of Rick Webber, Jake’s death courtesy of his own grandfather, and the never ending celebration of all things Sonny and Jason.

I think there’s a difference between knowing a show’s history and respecting a show’s history as a basis to build on what’s come before.

Harry
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Harry

Yes, yes and yes. I am no fan of Guza’s but he also didn’t write a cliff hanger which did not continue until the next month.

David J.
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David J.

Ugh.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Too many mobsters and guns on GH for me but Ron sure knows how to use history and that’s what it’s all about on soaps. And you gotta’ love him for creating a role for Donna Mills! Good for GH. Good for Ron. Good luck in 2014!

Kevin
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Kevin

I HATE THE FACT That People Are Criticizing Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini, They DID NOTHING WRONG: NOTHING It’s JILL FARREN PHELPS, BOB GUZA & BRIAN FRONS WHO SCREWED GENERAL HOSPITAL IN RECENT YEARS. THOSE THREE ARE NOTHING MORE THAN UNRELIABLE — —–. NOT Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini. I’ve Heard That They Changes That They Made Since Coming Onto GH Were By Far EXCELLENT. Even Tony Geary Had A Huge Interview About How GH Was “Suffering” Because Of Frons, Phelps & Guza. I 100% Like What I’m Seeing Although It’s Not The Hospital Or The Mob That I Am… Read more »

Tracie
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Tracie

Who cares that he brought Delia on for a day. Bringing a known character on for a one day stint–big deal! I just saw it as another stab at OLTL by stealing yet another actor from that show had they survived. They surely would have brought back Roxy eventually. Also GH is still the lowest viewed of the 4 remaining soaps and with the horrible writing will dip more as time goes by. It trumped Y&R like for 1 week and people are making a big deal out of that. And personally I don’t want to see anymore transplants from… Read more »

David
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David

Actutally you are incorrect Tracie. In the key demo fo 18-49 and 25-54 which is what advertisers base their ratings on GH is number 1. In total viewers GH is number 3 with Days number 4 so again get your facts straight before posting your lies to further your agenda

GH50
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GH50

And this just in David, for the week of Jan 13-17, GH lost 353,000 total viewers from the previous week, falling to 2,936,00, up 136,000 for the previous year, not all that impressive, and GH fell to #3 in w 18-49.

Harry
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Harry

Right, GH50 and it will get lower after Robert and Robin leave. Robert Scorpio fans were coming back to GH in droves to see the return of the beloved superspy. His fan base crossed all generations. He and Anna as a superspy tag team were cooler than the other side of the pillow. But Ron didn’t offer him a consistent storyline and Frank didn’t offer him a contract so Y&R snapped up this gem of an actor. As Julia Robert’s character told the snooty sales ladies at the Beverly Hills boutique, “Big mistake. HUGE!”

Kevin
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Kevin

I Also Want To Applaud And Praise And Thank Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini For Giving New Life To General Hospital Like I Mentioned Earlier All The Top Notch Changes or Additions To GH Like With: Ryans Hope, Ava / Delia, Primetime Star Donna Mills, Etc. Too Much To Mention. And ABC Thanks For Making GH Come Alive Again, It’s Better Than It EVER Was. I am Looking Forward And A Large Number Of People I Know Are Looking Forward To See Ryan’s Hope’s & General Hospital’s Ilene Kristen (Delia) Back On And Former Primetime Star Donna Mills And w.e… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

And Thanks To All Of These Positive Evens That Are Taking Place Behind The Scenes And Have Yet To Take Place On Future Episodes Of GH What I Said Way Back:

Ryan’s Hope’s Delia And The Whole Long Lost Never Mentioned Daughter Ava Reid Jerome.

Prime Time Star Goes To Port Charles (Donna Mills)

I AM NOW A FAN OF Soap Opera That I Never Watched And Never Cared For.

General Hospital, You Rock!!!!! Although I Do Have A Wish List Of Things I Hope Will Happen Possibly That Can Happen In The Long Road Uncertain Future…..

Kevin
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Kevin

I Meant Positive Events, Wrote The Word “Evens” By Mistake.

Rodd
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Rodd

This is fantastic news for GH!!! FV and RC are a super-team and I love what they bring to the table. I’ve watched soaps for over forty years and once the soap media exploded it was very difficult to be surprised by anything on my shows. I was always able to read spoilers (still am). But somehow, Ron and his team continue to surprise me and keep me coming back every day to see what’s going to happen.

Congratulations, Ron and thanks for sticking around!!!

Tim
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Tim

However you feel about the characters or story lines, remember this, without Ron and Frank, GH would be an afterthought!

liz
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liz

Who did he sleep with to get this! I know it is not the writing.

Tracie
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Tracie

David

The key demographic has also been targeted at women not all of you “men” that are sitting around RC’s feet like little lap dogs. We need a female co head writer because this dude does not write things that women want to see. And there are more than a few internet whiners and others that feel this way that don’t go to the internet. Mark my words if the writing doesn’t improve the ratings will drop because it is NOT the writing that has them up!

Tim
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Tim

Ah, there was a female involved, Jill Farren Phillips, she almost single handedly took the show down herself! [See Y&R!]

Kevin
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Kevin

Yes With The Help Of Her Two Close Friends:

Head Writer Bob Guza Jr.

And

Former President Of ABC-DISNEY DAYTIME:

Brian Frons

Those Three IDIOTS!!!!!!!

Kevin
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Kevin

Phelps, Guza & Frons!!!!!!!!

heidi
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heidi

Great news!!! Love GH… happy it’s a go for next year!!! Happy to have Ron stay on!!!

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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