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Katie Couric's new talk show cleared in 93% of the country! How will this impact GH?

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News out today, and also in part via a press release from Disney/ABC Domestic Television,  is that Katie Couric’s new talker, Katie has been sold in 95 of the top 100 markets and has been cleared in 93% of the U.S.  The show is set to debut in September of 2012, leaving many wondering what is the true fate of General Hospital, since Katie looks to be taking over their timeslot.

Now according to the Disney release, “In only four months, Katie Couric’s highly anticipated nationally syndicated talk show, Katie, has already been cleared in 93% of the country. The sales momentum behind ‘Katie’ has been truly remarkable. The multi-talented Katie Couric is in a class all her own, which is why we believe the show has led the charge in the first-run syndication marketplace this year. We are committed to an extraordinary launch with these preeminent stations across the country.”

Disney-ABC Domestic Television has secured outstanding station clearances and key early fringe time periods for the LIVE one-hour daily daytime talk show. Sales to date include 95 of the top 100 markets. In addition to the ABC Owned station group, “Katie” has also been sold to leading stations from broadcast groups including Allbritton Communications, Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Granite, Griffin, Hearst Television, LIN Broadcasting, McGraw-Hill, Media General, Meredith, Raycom, Scripps Howard Broadcasting, Sinclair and Young Broadcasting, among others.”

So can ABC/Disney restructure their daytime line-up to include GH and Couric?  We think so, by certainly getting rid of The Revolution! But, let us know your thoughts?

 

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Or gh could go into nate bergus spot because his show was cancelled for 10am. I just dont want them to cancel the last soap i like

Who? I am not sure that airs everywhere.

Nate bergus is a syndicated show while General Hospital is a network show .It wouldn’t work.

Note that Katie’s new talk show is also a syndicated show. Therefore it technically won’t replace GH .The actual threat for GH is not that it will be replaced by Katie but rather the fact that ABC is going to give GH’s timeslot to its local stations with the hope that they will air Katie.

As Michael pointed out, the only way for General Hospital to survive is if it takes the OLTL/Revolution 2:00pm timeslot. ABC will never cancel The View or The Chew. But ABC can sure cancel The Revolution. But even if The Revolution gets canceled, GH must also improve its ratings if it wants to replace The Revolution in September. Otherwise, ABC will just cancel both The Revolution and General Hospital.

You mean Nate BERKUS not BERGUS.

Some ABC stations air local news as a lead in to its network daytime shows. ABC should put Katie in that hour. So,here in L.A,.the lineup would go:
10:00-The View,11:00-Katie Couric,noon-The Chew,1:00-The Revolution,leaving GH in the 2:00 time slot.

Obviously,the lineup would vary by affiliate/city. Although,cancelling the latter two and putting soaps back on would be ideal. 🙂

Oh my god Katie sucks really bad. I would rather watch mold grow. She has no charisma and the show topics are geared toward invalid nursing home guests.

So we have another celebrity shoved down our throats. What does Katie (really at nearly 60 years old) Couric have to offer that has not been offered before and failed. Bring back our soaps and there is not restructuring to be done. What makes abc think Couric will have an impact on soap fans? Just another attempt to school the “unwashed”. I am not watching.

I won’t be watching kissass Katie’s crappy show now or ever!!!!!

I AGREE SHARON, SHE FLOPPED ON CBS NEWS AND NOW THEY ARE GOING TO SHOVE HER DOWN OUT THROATS BUT NOT MINE I WILL NOT WATCH HER AT ALL. \\

KATIE DO US A FAVOR GO BACK TO NBC IF THEY WILL HAVE YOU
OR BETTER YET JUST GO AWAY ,, RETIRE YOU ARE RICH ENOUGHA

AND IF THEY GIVE YOU OUR GH SPOT THE ONLY SOAP LEFT ON ABC
WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WATCH YOU NO ONE, SO JUST HANG ON TO
GET CANCELLED LIKE OUR SOAPS DID

shes not going anywhere ,I hear they are paying this no talent 20 million dollars,abc/disney could have put that money towards a good thing,like keeping the soaps ,your right I wish she would go back to nbc,they could have taken her but I guess they didnt want her back after she trashed the cbs news, so they dont want her,I hope her show flops along with any program abc/disney puts on,I wish she would go away but shes not going anywhere anytime soon.shes taking the 3 oclock hour,if general hospital is canceled she is off to a very bad start .

ABC is TV’s Biggest JOKE!!!!!!!!!

In my area ABC has all talk shows on now except that one hour for GH so unless they decide to cancel a talk show which are cheaper to produce etc. probably my area will cancel GH for her. I don’t know about the other areas.

Actually, there’s still hope for General Hospital if ABC cancels The Revolution.

Below are the quotes from Jori Petersen, Vice President of Publicity at ABC following the Katie annoucement this past Summer.

“The announcement does not mean the inevitable cancellation of’‘General Hospital,’” said Petersen. “Rather it means that in September 2012, we will program our daytime block with our three strongest shows. We’ll have options for the daytime part just like with do each year with prime-time. We believe in all of our shows and the ones that our viewers want will be the ones that continue. There are many options that could happen … only time will tell. We are simply giving ourselves options for the future, which is a smart way to do business. The best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it.”

Anne Sweeney had a similar saying

“We are not announcing the end of General Hospital today. It’s up to each show to maintain a very high level of storytelling and audience engagement…The best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it.”

thats true, but mickey mouse has turned into quite the liar,I think its terrible how they canceled all my children and one life to live, I felt like someone came along and punched me in the stomach ,The chew did terrible when it first started now as far as abc says ,its doing great,I guess all the women are coming home, just to watch the chew,I dont understand the ratings thing ,But I do know that anyone over 49 ,they dont matter, Ive even heard 39 ,so I dont count.abc is going to be one of the thousands of networks ,and not anything like they use to be ,has anyone ever counted how many talk shows there are ?we are getting to much information.food clothes ,self improvement ,sex,martha stewart was canceled ,doesnt that mean anything ,no one was watching ,so if no one is watching,why did abc kill the soaps for these stupid shows?good grief ,who watches this kind of nonsense?Guess we will find out ,I wonder when abc will stop the headgames and tell us once and for all ,are we going to loose general hospital to?I just want to be ready,but they want to keep the ratings high ,then they will take the soap fans and hit us again ,with another disappointment,the magic words are by anne sweeney,we are not announcing the end of general hospital yet.also the best way to ensure a favorite show is to watch it,did she say that?because me and millions of others watched one life to live,and its gone.So abc liar,liar pants on fire.

Exactly! They are LIARS!!!!! Don’t believe anything they say! I think they’re just waiting for the dust to settle from the cancellation of AMC and OLTL! I think they’re just trying to make it look like they want to save GH so that they can wring their hands and say they tried. PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY! I have no doubt that those liars have already made that decision and GH will soon be gone. Otherwise they wouldn’t have needed to lauch ‘The Spew or The Revulsion! I for one won’t be watching any of these crappy shows and probably nothing on GH because I hate being lied to!

I am so hoping that by the time September comes, they will realize that the two stupid shows that have taken our daytime soap slots have the lowest ratings ever and will either move Katie to one of those spots or swap with GH in an earlier time slot. In either case, not counting on much interest in the shows slated to replace AMC and OLTL and without ratings, hopefully they cannot stay! A girl can hope can’t she?

I tell you what this looks like…..it looks like ABC isn’t done giving their viewing audience the middle finger. Wow, a whole daytime lineup with nothing but talk shows. Where are these people coming up with the notion that this is what people want? Not to mention, Katie Couric? Does anyone really want to watch her? I mean, how many deals has she had in the last several years that haven’t worked out? I tell you what’s going to happen….ABC will put her crappy show on…pissing off the remaining daytime audience, which means people won’t watch Katie then finally her show will inevitably get cancelled and ABC will have to fork over a big chunk of change to get her out of her contract. ABC is killing their network….and they’re not even smart enough to realize it. This lets us all know that they only put Ron & Frank over at GH, so it can go out in a nice classy fashion. ABC has been incredibly vague about their future plans for GH…and now comes this announcement. I hope I’m wrong, but I can see the writing on the wall. And being that I have come to really not trust this network anymore, I’ll say that this is not good news for GH.

I will not watch Katie Couric’s new talker. I did not watch the Today Show when she was on (the Today Show improved when she left) or the CBS Evening news. She has a very annoying type of personality. Did she not have the lowest ratings on the CBS Evening news. ABC made a big mistake if they think she will help their ratings. Watching less and less of ABC. At one time the only network I watched.

I can’t stand Katie Couric either! She should’ve stayed on the Today Show. She was horrible on CBS News so the only network she has left to ruin is ABC which won’t be hard because it already stinks!

Katie Couric is an overpaid……way overpaid….person. She is part of the 1% I detest! What makes her so special? ABC you go with KC as you decline into an after thought!

What about the 4 pm slot, after all do we really need more news. Katie would be fine at 4. I say bump the news not GH!

ABC obviously does not care what we think about the other soaps or GH either. But I can tell you what I think about ABC. I hate ABC and will never watch anything ABC again. KC is just an overpaid journalist. The Today show didn’t miss her and neither did CBS.

GAG ME!! I see nothing has changed with abc. KC was HOT 20 years ago. She is nothing more than an overpaid daytime talk show host.

You got that right! KC is nothing more than an overpaid part of the 1%……. she gets millions for just opening her mouth. Give us a break!

I am going to pray that is “Katie” show tanks big time! I hate that ABC/Disney has gotten rid of 2 of the 3 soaps. It sucks!!! As women, we want love in the afternoon not another stupid talk show! I can’t believe the “Chew” is still up and going. It sounds stupid and i am not a fan of “The Revolution”! I have not once watched either of these shows. But i will support GH as long as they are on!

She already stunk up NBC & CBS so I’m sure she’ll do the same at ABC! They already ruined my afternoons so ABC can go to hell!

TANK KC! She is an overpaid person of little value! Someone, please see it for what is really is……help!

ABC HAS ALREADY UPSET ITS VIEWERS ENOUGH THEY NEED TO GET RID OF THE REVOLUTION PUT OLTL BACK ON THEN CANCEL THE CHEW BRING AMC BACK LEAVE GH WHERE IT IS AND PUT KATIE ON AT 4PM.IF THEY KEEP THIS UP THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE LOYAL DAYTIME VIEWERS ALTOGETHER WHEN THAT HAPPENS RATINGS ARE GOING TO GO DOWN LOWER THAN WHAT THEY ALREADY HAVE NO MATTER HOW GOOD KATIES TALK SHOW MAY OR MAY NOT BE.

WOW, I submit my post and its not here either ,ok Ill do it again,I read this at deadline and someone said they want to go to the place where the 7% live ,so I said me to ,I also gave a pitch for agnes nixon to get her stories back from abc,I also called katies couric a blabber mouth ,I say that about all talk shows ,I kept it clean i did not cuss,and said abc will no longer be on my tv except for general hospital ,they would not show it ,well forget about freedom of speech ,unless they like katie couric ,abc owns the sight ,either way katie courics stupid show will never be welcomed in my home.unless the chew or the revolution gets canceled ,Im afraid general hospital will be gone.

not looking good for general hospital. there will be an annoucement soon on general hospital. if they cancel my soap for katie couric im done with abc. enough is enough katie couric is boring and over paid. please im begging you abc renew genreal hospital.

Yawn. Old news. Haven’t we already known that Katie was getting GH’s spot for a year now?

I do believe that GH will get the Revolting’s spot since it is sinking like a stone AS LONG AS WE WATCH GH!

Yes, GH’s time slot is gone–it’s a done deal that cannot be reversed. Based solely on ratings, GH should take The Revolution’s time slot. But it’s not based solely on ratings. It’s determined by overall revenue. Because production costs for GH are so much higher, conceivably a lower rated show that costs substantially less could still generate more revenue. Whatever show generates the most money overall–regardless of ratings–wins.

True. The Revolution can take more punishment in its ratings than General Hospital does. That’s no brainer to anyone.

But at 1,3 millions viewers, The Revolutation has roughly half the number of viewers that General Hospital. I don’t know what is the ratio for the 18-49 women category, but I suspect it to be a 1:2 margin there also. With a difference that marginale between both shows, one has to wonder if ABC really makes more of The Revolution than it does of General Hospital. We’re not dealing with a small difference here.

Maybe we as fans should CANCEL ABC daytime altogether. Without viewers they are nothing.

ABC pushing a social agenda on the cheap w/ its new daytime-lineup. How are they spinning this to advertisers? Who are these advertisers (as I work full-time and won’t be watching or DVRing this garbage) so I can avoid buying their products? A list would be helpful. If ABC is not listening to soap fans, then maybe their advertisers will listen when their profits plummit.

How can ABC say they want cheaper shows and pay Katie Couric millions? Does any of this make sense?

KATIE COURIC SUCKS AND WILL NOT WATCH HER AT ALL

LEAVE OUR GH ALONE, YOU AT ABC MUST BE A BUNCH OF IDIOTS
DID YOU NOT LEARN WHEN YOU CANCELLED AMC AND OLTL

WHO WANTS ANOTHER TALK SHOW, KATIE COURIC WAS HORRIBLE
ON CBS NEW, GO BACK TO NBC IF THEY WILL HAVE KATIE

WE WANT OUR GH AND SOAPS NOT YOU

OH YEAH ABC CANCEL THAT WONDERFUL CHEW AND THE REVOLUTION YOU THINK IS SO WONDERFUL WHICH NO ONE IS WATCHING AND BOTH SHOW WILL NEVER BE SEEN ON MY TV

AND THE ONLY REASON I WATCH ABC IS FOR ONE HOUR GENERAL
HOSPITAL AND THAT IS ALL, I HAVE DISCONTINED ALL NITE PROGRANS AND DAYTIME EXCEPT FOR GH

AND WILL ALSO BOYCOTT DANCING WITH THE STARS FROM NOW ON

Im hearing 20 million ,thats alot of money that could have gone to all my children and one life to live.Its a waste of abc/disneys money .because katie couric isnt all that she is cracked up to be and she is soooooooo BORING.

How are the numbers for ABC daytime? If they tank, obviously they do not care. I’ve been watching NBC and CBS and you know, their shows are not bad.

I agree. I’m all for watching networks that still air daily soaps. GH is THE ONLY show I watch on ABC. I’ve given up GMA and the primetime shows I used to watch on ABC (Grey’s Anatomy, DWTS, Modern Family). Found good replacements on the other networks for primetime viewing and now only tune in to the Today show in the mornings.

You couldn’t have said it better Michael. ABC will never cancel The View or The Chew, and Katie is already a done deal. General Hospital’s only hope of survival is if The Revolution gets canceled. This is something that can certainly happen if OLTL and GH fans put their differences aside and join forces to support General Hospital.

Remember, Anne Sweeney and Jori Peteren told us that Katie’s talk show does not necessarily mean the end of General Hospital and that they will program their 2012-2013 daytime schedule based on their three stongest shows and what the viewers want to watch. So let’s show ABC that we, the viewers, want to watch General Hospital (not The Revolution) for next season.

thats right

Down with KC the overpaid go for nothing………

The good news here is that ABC is … finally … airing promos for GH once again. Definitely an encouraging sign that TPTB haven’t given up on the residents of Port Charles just yet.

they are,when ? I dont watch anything abc except general hospital ,so I would have no idea whats going on.the only one I saw was when they lied saying that the mannings where going to port charles,we thought forever,but later found out that its for a few shows.Really thought several people were going to gh,I was so happy about that .then kassie depava said abc wasnt telling the whole story about the visit,all abc is doing is trying to deceived us once again,walt disney is spinning in his grave ,he has to be ,if he was still with us more then half the garbage abc is shoving down our throats would be gone .and I dont think he would have given the ok to cancel the soaps,to much history there.

Kristan Alderson and Michael Easton are said to be long term. Thus far, KD is only for a few episodes, but she also said that anything was possible.

Is the Chew getting ratings? I don’t follow. Higher numbers than OLTL?

I know today’s GH ROCKED. With the exception of bouncy Maggie, todays episode must have been written by someone new. It was almost perfect it was so good!

The Chew is doing better than AMC, not as well as OLTL. Yes, GH was surprisingly good today. The scenes between Patrick and Robin were touching, but what really caught my attention was learning Johnny’s mother was Claudia–wasn’t expecting that.

I didn’t see it coming now about Claudia, but back when she was on I always thought she was his mother and Trevor the father.

OLTL the only people coming are ME. Kassie & Roger have 10 days of scenes only and they are leaving.

Brandon Barash gave an excellent, heart wrenching performance after finding out that Claudia was his mother, not his sister. True soap!

most likely RON Carlavati wrote it. He and Frank Valentini are at Gh Now…….Not Sure if they started yet…….. I haven’t started to watch GH…Waiting for MY people from OLTL!!
Maybe I’ll Tune in Today……

I’ll stay positive no matter what. If Gh gets cancelled,i’ll watch to the end, I love the show, the actors on it, good or bad, i still rather watch GH over alot of other things on the air. I prefer to stay positive instead of being negative ,so long live GH and to all predicting its survival, shut up already, either watch GH, or get lost.

Agree. Any soap is better than no soap.

Me too! I agree as well!

I will watch it to end as well…… After that, I am leaving ABC forever.

If ABC is going to cancel GH they have to let the writers know 6 months ahead of time so they can close the show. So the big shots will be making the decision around March with is just around the corner. We should know in April the fate of GH.

Yeah, probably just in time for their 49th anniversary, which is early April. That would be just like ABC. A big kick in the teeth to all.

I have never figured out why eecutives like Katie Couric, positively cannot stand this woman. I boycotted CBS news when she was there, now we are watching again and enjoying Scott Pelly. The Chew will survive. Have not seen 30 seconds of rhe Revolution but not suprised it is doing poorly. The Revolution could get cancelled, GH could get a temporary reprieve until they retool another talk type show . I think GH lasts until January 2013.

Could someone please explain to me exactly why ABC (the soap killing, shitty network) has to plug Katie’s show into the 3:00 time slot? I just don’t understand. Oprhah had the 4:00 timeslot for DECADES. There is NOTHING on in its place. I love Anderson Cooper on CNN but his afternoon show sucks. Again- there is NOTHING on at 4:00 except Anderson or Ellen (like her, not her show). WHY NOT just put Katie on at 4:00????? Why do Anne Sweeney and Disny insist on plugging Couric’s show on during GH’s timeslot. I would have looked forward to watching Couric on at 4:00- but if she takes over GH’s time, I will NEVER watch her show. ABC has eliminated AMC, One Life, and SoapNet all in less than one year. It’s like they’re obsessed. Start complaining to your cable providers!! There was almost 4 million fans watchibg One Life during its last week. Cooking shows and talk shows will NEVER endure like soaps. I really hate ABC.

“Could someone please explain to me exactly why ABC (the soap killing, shitty network) has to plug Katie’s show into the 3:00 time slot?”

I wish I’d know the answer to that question my friend. Katie’s stupid talk show is not even a network show, it’s a syndicated show. Why does it has to interfere with General Hospital in the first place?

An Oprah she will never be. She couldn’t shine Oprah’s shoes. Who wants to see yet another talk show? She bombs everywhere she goes. She must be keeping someone happy!

That is why we have to boycott KC at all cost! This woman get millions for a below average performance on all fronts. What is wrong with the networks and the people that support KC?

This will be my last post! Tonight I watched two people fighting breast cancer and another friend died today of prostate cancer I have decided to live in realville. People enjoy your soaps I have on and off for thirty years but put them in their right prospective they are a story they are not real life and quit attacking each other. Agree to Disagree! Mr. Fairman many thanks for your site! God Bless!

WOW! If GH gets canceled because of The Revulsion/Katie, I will boycott ABC and their advertisers! I work full time, and my only getaway are my soaps. GH hasn’t been great lately, but Monday’s eppie was delish! I can’t wait to tune in! I will go down to the bitter end. People save our soaps!! Watch online, DVR, watch it live! Watch it on soapnet. We need to let ABC know we matter! For food shows or self help shows, there are plenty of other networks that show that and probably do a better job at it too.. Don’t take over our soaps!

Here, here!!! I totally agree!!!!

Disney/ABC may tell us there are no decisions about the future of GH, but I’m remembering how AMC and OLTL got “the go ahead” for a few more years back about 2010 (w/ new renewal contracts signed, etc.) and the assurance that what was happening over at CBS ? (cancellations of GL and eventually ATWT) would certainly NOT be coming over to ABC. –WRONG!

Why, before we knew it as viewers?….WHAMO ! AMC and OLTL got the ax in 2011 and both chopped out in one fell swoop, too!….noting that these two shows were even AHEAD of GH in their ratings and had been so for awhile! —What logic, huh? VERY suspicious rationale.

I believe, I sincerely believe that even with the outcry of fans over losing AMC and OLTL, Disney/ABC will continue their mission of doing away with daytime soaps.

Oh, they may “move around” GH to another timeslot, who knows, as if to try to improve their afternoon program flow (and surely REVOLUTION will have to go if not taking along CHEW with itl). But, Katie Couric is going to be given every chance to succeed and THAT almost immediately infers GH will HAVE to be moving somewhere. The list of corporate owned stations buying up Katie’s talk show for 3:00PM within the top 100 markets in the U.S. (as mentioned earlier in the lead off story here) tells us….there’s no need to deny it! Something’s gonna happen with GH ! —-In 2012.

I hate to say it directly here, but I think GH ?……….is doomed. There’s a secret plan in the ABC network board room to “finish off the job” of eradicating all soaps with the remaining GH.

(I’m also firguring such high level “talks” are underway too, over at CBS and NBC if truth be known). It’s only a matter of time.

As viewers, we need to accept that the remaining suds of our soaps?….are fast swirling down the drain —right before our very eyes. And, there’s nothing we can do to stop it.

The TPTB at the networks?……. ‘couldn’t care less. How sad.

As consumers, we have the power to destroy ABC! Don’t give up!

I USE TO BE A BIG FAN OF ABC DAYTIME AND PRIMETIME. WHAT IS HAPPENING???? OPRAH IS GONE, NEVER LIKED THE VIEW, AMC AND OLTL WERE AXED. NIGHTIME ABC HAS BECOME ALMOST NONE EXISTENT WITH RIDICULOUS LINE=UPS. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING MORE CBS, NBC, TNT, AND USA SHOWS. I REFUSE TO WATCH THE CHEW OR THE REVOLUTION. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ABC? AND NOW ANOTHER TALK SHOW?? WITH KATIE WHO I NEVER CARED FOR SINCE SHE LEFT THE TODAY SHOW. BIG BIG MISTAKES ABC!!!

That is why we need to start a movement to boycott KC! She is paid millions for what? BOYCOTT KC!

I don’t trust ABC one bit…..

Totally agree Sarah!!!!

I will be very sad if General Hospital is CANCELLED or moved to ONLINE only… I have been a fan since I was a kid and my mother forever! 🙁 I hope it replaces the REVOLUTION! I love ALL ABC show’s but not that one! Our DVR is filled with ABC based shows. PLEASE KEEP GH!

Could not stand Couric on any network, and never will, least of all if she pushes out GH. Why yet another show full of other peeps beliefs and preferences? We don’t need her or anyone telling us how to think. What we needed and want is some escape from our daily grind, which the soaps gave us. All this meddling is just disgraceful in every way, and insulting to boot!!!

so is GH going to night time for the summer??????

No matter what some people say, I don’t think that ABC has decided yet what it wants to do with General Hospital. Remember that the ratings are not going well for The Revolution (at least they were not last week, I don’t know about this week).

Could never understand Curic’s popularity.

BOYCOTT….KC!

I WILL NEVER WATCH ABC AGAIN

Please keep GH on! I PRONISE I will never, ever watch this Katie Couric show as many of my friends also swear not to! I never break a promise!!!!!!

Don’t and won’t watch any Daytime talking shows, (especially Couric).

Who cares, nobody is going to watch Katie anyway. There is such a thing as an off button ABC.

Katie Couric is an overpaid person! Why would ABC be willing to pay her millions when they want cheap TV show? Oh yeah….ratings….. ABC is full of BS. Please boycott ABC for being such two faced liars!

ABC/D The first step is to admit you have a problem…Katie Couric and all the kings horses and all the kings men will not be able to put ABC daytime back together again. The only thing that keeps me watching ABC is GH and Revenge (another soap!)

WILL NOT WATCH KATIE PERIOD SHE FLOPPED ON CBS NEWS, AND JUST WHAT WE NEED ANOTHER DAYTIME TALK SHOW TO TAKE AWAY OUR SOAPS

IF ABC CANCELS GENERAL HOSPITAL WILL NOT WATCH ANYTHING ON ABC
WHICH BY THE WAY HAVE ALREADY DISCONTINUED ALL PROGRAMING ON ABC NITETIME AND DAYTIME EXEPT GH SINCE THEY CANCELLED MY OTHER SOAPS.

SO ABC ALL I CAN SAY IS YOU BETTER LEAVE GH ALONE BEFORE YOUR WHOLE NETWORK ENDS UP IN THE GARBAGE CAN. YOU MADE BIG MISTAKES CANELLLING AMC AND OLTL BUT DO NOT BE EVEN MORE STUPID AND CANCEL GH BOY THERE MUST BE SOME IDIOTS IN BIG SUITS THAT WORK FOR ABC. ALSO KATIE COURIC SHOULD HAVE STAYED WITH
NBC AND SHE HAS MADE ENOUGH MONEY SHE SHOULD RETIRE FROM TV
ALTOGETHER I MEAN HOW MUCH MONEY DOES SHE NEED

ABC programming is obviously in the wrong hands. I cannot agree more about both daytime and primetime–I used to almost exclusively watch ABC–not anymore. The seem to cancel many of the good shows and substitute subpar shows or put on reruns that are only weeks old. If GH is cancelled, I won’t turn the tv on in the afternoon. I used to watch all three soaps.
The Revolution and The Chew are not worth taking time out of the day to watch, and, for the life of me, I cannot imagine why ABC picked up Katie Couric. She is one of the most boring interviewers on TV. I could not sit through even five minutes with her. I suspect ABC will not survive eventually. It just does not have the leadershp and imagination to compete. ABC obviously does not listen or care about a fanbase.

Multitalented????? At what?

General Hospital

General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

Photo: ABC

Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.

Courtesy/ABC

The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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General Hospital

Giovanni Mazza On Contract at General Hospital: What Are Your First Impressions?

This week, General Hospital introduced newcomer Giovanni Mazza in the role of Giovanni Palmieri, who apparently is Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) second cousin, one removed or so the story goes.

The character of Gio showed up at Brook Lynn’s wedding to Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) and played the violin at the ceremony. As has been previously reported, Mazza in real-life is a professional violinist and actor.

Upon making his first appearance on the ABC daytime drama series back on May 15th, fans wondered if Gio will be sticking around and that was confirmed by the closing credits of the May 17th episode where Mazza’s name is included along with other contract players.

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When the news of Mazza’s casting was announced, the talent young man took to his Instagram and shared the good news, expressing, “I am so honored, grateful, and ecstatic to announce the big news! The biggest thank you to General Hospital for bringing me.” He closed his sentiments with “So much love and joy to my new fam! YAY!!! ”

Commenting on his post included new castmates Evan Hofer (Dex) saying, “Happy to have you brother,” plus Tabyana Ali (Trina), Eden McCoy (Joss) and ABC executive Nathan Varni who said, “Congratulations! Welcome to GH!

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During the May 17th episode, Gio had an exchange with Dex, where he mentioned that his father was in the military back in early 2000’s.  Previously, Gio revealed to Chase that his father died in the military when he was young. So this begs the question, who is Gio’s dad?

What were you first impressions of Giovanni Mazza in the role of Gio? Who do you think he might be romantically involved with and might be also related to other than the Cerullos? Comment below.

 

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Michael Easton Shares on the Loss of Kamar de los Reyes, “I Was Holding His Hand When He Passed”

For the first time publicly, General Hospital’s Michael Easton (Finn) opened up about losing his best friend, the late Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, OLTL) to cancer.

The former One Life to Live and All American star lost his battle to cancer back on December 24, 2023 at the age of 56. De los Reyes leaves behind his wife, actress Sherri Saum (ex-Sunset Beach, OLTL) and their twin boys, Michael and John, and his eldest son, Caylen from a previous relationship.

Easton along with Y&R’s Trevor St. John (Tucker) were both castmates with Kamar during their time on One Life to Live. The two shared their remembrances this past Thursday night during’s live virtual event, Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

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In tribute, Michael expressed, “It was a 30-year friendship with Kamar. We did our first movie together in 1990. I was scared and I was quiet and I was instantly drawn to his bravado and his sense of himself. Kamar was larger than life. He was the best man at my wedding, and I am the godfather to his son, Michael. His loss was profound on all of us.”

He added, “There hasn’t been a day gone by that I haven’t thought of him, and his family and what he brought to this world, and the contributions he made, not only to this acting community. He loved being an actor and he was a great actor. I always like to say Kamar was such a good actor that they cast him as a priest, not just once, not twice, like seven times. I mean, he was often shirtless. But, if you needed a shirtless priest, Kamar was your guy.”

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When discussion turned to the end of Kamar’s life, Michael shared, “I was holding his hand when he passed, and he was surrounded by family and, and friends. There was so much love around him. I mean, he touched so many lives. I mean, Trevor knows that at his memorial, it was the biggest, at Forrest Lawn. They couldn’t even fit everybody in. There was people stretched out all the way to outside. People showed that hadn’t seen him in 20 years. That was the effect. So many of the One Life cast members came and cast from All American.”

Michael also spoke to Kamar’s determination till the end and his incredible work ethic, “Extraordinarily enough, he went to work two weeks before he passed at All American.  He was fierce to the end. He never talked about being sick. Even though the odds were stacked from the very beginning, and it’s still really hard for me to talk about, but I was in awe of his strength and his resolve. I would’ve shut down long before he did.”

If you haven’t done so watch below 46:47 mark for Michael and Trevor’s emotional appearances on Daytime Stands Up as they share their memories on Kamar.

Then let us know, what you thought of Michael’s candid tribute to his best friend via the comment section below.

 

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