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RATINGS: The Revolution continues to fall flat! GH hits new lows … but next ratings should supply boost!

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Courtesy/ABC

ABC Daytime did not do well in the ratings for the week of February 13th through February 17th.  Let’s start with the continued poor showing of One Life to Live’s replacement, The Revolution.  Once again the lifestyle/makeover show is falling flat in the ratings and with the daytime audience.

According to TV Media Insight, “For the Live Plus Same Day ratings for the week of Feb. 13, struggling ABC daytime talker The Revolution has not picked up any steam, according to Nielsen, with a mere 1.53 million viewers, with erosion from year-ago occupant One Life to Live of 820,000 viewers and as much as 44 percent in the three surveyed female demos as follows:  One Life to Live – Week of 2/14/11 Viewers: 2.35 million, Women 25-54: 1.2/ 8, Women 18-49: 0.9/ 6, Women 18-34: 0.5/ 4  The Revolution – Week of 2/13/12 Viewers: 1.53 million, Women 25-54: 0.7/ 4, Women 18-49: 0.5/ 3, Women 18-34: 0.3/ 2.   You can see the dreadful comparison, and that is not helping General Hospital!

Courtesy/ABC

With The Revolution now a horrible lead-in to General Hospital, the lone ABC soap is not getting any needed support, as they would have from previous time slot occupant, One Life to Live.   General Hospital also scored record lows in the last ratings period.

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According to Soap Opera Network, GH hit a new low of 2, 162,000 viewers for the week of February 13-17,  and also the series hit a new low in the key 18-49 female demo in total viewers.   The next ratings period (out later this week) should provide a ratings boost for GH with the death of Robin, the return of some old favorites, and new head writer, Ron Carlivati’s first scripts hitting the air, plus the first episode of One Life’s Starr Manning.  We shall see if this strategy paid off with the viewers at home!

In other ratings news, Days of our Lives was the only show for the ratings period to gain viewers by adding + 7,000 making their total at 2, 468, 000.  The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful retained the top two spots but did not gain any viewers.

So let us know your thoughts on The Revolution’s continued dismal performance? And, if you think GH can rebound with the new changes that you are beginning to see?

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Heather
Heather

Marc Breeman is known to be a fan of OLTL fan. So I don’t put all my hope about what he says about The Revolution because it may all be wishful thinking. I want to hear from a well-established source such as The New York Times or Deadline Magazine that The Revolution is on its way out for September.

As for General Hospital, I’m beginning to be skeptical about its ratings ever improving. People said the ratings would increase with Anna’s return and it turned out to be the exact opposite . Now they are counting on Star’s return to boost the ratings on the same week that GH f*cked up big time Robin’s death . If that doesn’t boost the ratings, people will come up with a new excuse and say to wait the week after for the arrival of Robert Scorpio and the other OLTL actors. And excuses will keep coming one week after the other about why GH’s ratings doesn’t go up when the answer is very simple: Sonny, Jason and Carly.

Fans may push week after week the improvement that is supposed to become GH. But don’t forget that April is approaching and this is the month where ABC will likely have to make a choice between GH or The Revolution.

Jenna
Jenna

You must work for The Revolution.

Heather
Heather

Shut up. What are you blabbering about?

Have you actually carefully read every words on my post before spouting such nonsense.

Heather
Heather

@Jenna

If only you knew how stupid you look like in front of everybody for making such comment, you would have think twice before making it.

lew
lew

That’s what I am thinking

lew
lew

Jenna, I totallyt agree with you.

barbara t
barbara t

I heard that abc is making a decision in the next few weeks.I wish they would just say one way or the other.get it over with all ready,alot of fans left gh because of the mob stories ,just the other day at another sight ,one person wrote until they hear that someone put a bullet in sonnys head there not coming back, so your right about the sonny ,jason, carly thing.still have to stay tuned ,hopefully gh can have a big turn around I am enjoying the stories now.I have to think positive ,dont want to loose another soap,and Ill say it I hope the ratings go up this week.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Heather: I started to comment on your post earlier, just to compliment you because U stated a source. ” I want to hear from a well-established source such as The New York Times or Deadline Magazine that The Revolution is on its way out for September. ” It’s nice when people state a matter of fact on here to back up some of their points. Some of the stupidity is ridiculous on here. People, either are too sensitive OR they want to bite your head off if U don’t agree with them. I get me a good glass of wine, sit down, and sometimes LMAO. Barbara T is funny without disagreement with anyone. But Heather, you’re not as polite as me, U get right to the juggler, ” Shut up, what are you blabbering about?” LMAS Somewhere on here (and I was telling Susan M., that either you OR Heidi said that Oprah had the right to not pick up shows cancelled by a network if she didn’t want to, and I agreed with whichever one of U who posted that. Susan M. is on a war-path about Oprah, I commented, she responded back, and told me let’s end it right there. I did. And since I have seen 2/3 more post since, about her upsetness, dislike, about Oprah. It must be a full moon. LMAO Goodnite!

Heather
Heather

It was me who posted about Oprah. I don’t think it is her responsibility to pick up ABC’s discarded soaps. She can if she wants to. But she does not have to if she doesn’t think it’s right for her business. People say that she was condescending in her voice. I disagree. She was assertive because she was dressing a serious matter. But to say that she was “condescending” is ridiculous. Oprah has made so many good things and has changed the life of a lot of people here and abroad (just think about all her charities for Africa). So I will never disown this woman just because she chose to not carry ABC’s cancelled soaps. It’s not like OWN was the only cable network that had declined to have the soaps anyway.

barbara t
barbara t

uh oh, looks like susan m is mad at you,she wants to know if your a oprah lover .this should get interesting.wow,first heather ,now you ,and im quoting the bible,this is getting interesting.

Susan M.
Susan M.

This for comment made by 1loveabcsoaps..Why are you still commented about my comments about Oprah??????????To other people… Why????? I said to let it go… I don’t appreciate you commenting about me to other people!!!! That isn’t very nice at all…Your comment for 2/27 at 10:39pm…Just happen to read it this morning…I didn’t like it…I don’t like being bad mouth about to other people on this site…I let this go but, reading that comment you wrote with my name in it was totally not necessary…. I don’t think it was very nice at all !!!!!!!! Another oprah lover for 2/28 at 9:16am.She did do some good I’ll give you that …But I didn’t want to go into this again .. You brought up again… She isn’t helping a lot of people with her NEW AGE RELIGION!!!!!! Read the article on her site.. I read it 2 years ago a friend of mine told me about it!! She has no buisness giving people advice & guidance about religion.. Yes this is a true fact I read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is misleading lots of people into beleiving that there are many ways to get to heaven…No she is totally wrong on that one.. There is only one way to heaven and that is Jesus Christ !!!! This why I don’t like oprah.. And I’m not on the war path!!!!!!!!! There somethings you should not talk about & this is one of them…….Especially when you don’t know what you are talking about!!!!! You get advice from the pastor about this NOT OPRAH!!! You are still commented about my comment to other people on this site.. I don’t call it ending it!!!! I just happen to see your comment with my name in it.. Let’s keep it to ourselves from now on..Before it gets totally out of hand.. Please don’t put my name in anymore of your comments.. Thank you sooooo much.. And I will do the same…Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!

sue a.
sue a.

Stop it with Susan M. Already!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has some good points!!!!!! Don’t be so down on her…………You can’t like everyone………..

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Heather go here, ” One Life to Live Voted Saddest TV Farewell in IVillage Entertainment Awards! ” February 22nd. Stroll down and read the coversation abou thet Oprah blast-off. I’m even telling the woman I agree with her about some things, BUT at the end of the end of the day, Oprah has the right to make her own decison, it being right or wrong. Soap fan’s say it’s wrong, that doesn’t mean that it is.

barbara t
barbara t

heather is in a war with words ,Im going to be in one soon ,if the person posts back to me ,I let the writer have it about gay bashing ,Its wrong ,good grief I even quoted the bible.its about will s kiss on dool.I agree with you and heather about oprah she can do anything she wants with her network,but if she wants to keep it going she better change alot that she is doing ,putting the soaps on would have brought people over to watch the soaps ,that would make them take a look at her other programing ,I WONT WATCH ROSIE,oprah did have a right to turn the soaps down but they way she did it ,made alot of soap fans turn against her ,the soaps made that woman theres no if,ands, or buts about it.was she ashamed of that ? even if she didnt want the soaps on her network ,she could have stood beside the soap fans and help us keep our soaps,to me ,the lost of all my children and one life to live are one of the stupidest decisions by a network to cancel.and abc/disney daytime lineup will never be the class act it use to be ,and I will continue to stay away from anything abc/disney wants to sell me ,because its not worth my time anymore.

Heather
Heather

Hey 1loveabcsoaps, nice to see you back.

The “I think you work for The Revolution” has become so old. Only a kindgarden child would say something like this..

I think that Michael should filter trolls, such as Jenna and Lew, from posting on this website because it’s obvious they have nothing to say and their sole propose here is to start up arguments with serious posters such as you, I and barbara t who come on here to make constructive comments.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I hope you don’t take my comment in the wrong way……. Back to GH .. I think GH ratings will improve…Have to be positive about it. Saw yesterday on Gh Robert Scorpio thinking back when he first saw Robin & didn’t know she was his daughter.. Robin was I think about 6 to 8 years old….I remember seeing that!!!

barbara t
barbara t

I go all over the net looking for any kind of news on the soaps ,I cant remember where I read it .could have been the ,tv mediansights and I know what you think about there ratings ,If i can remember ,Ill let you know.

barbara t
barbara t

heather ,Im not sure if you got my first post about this ,katie couric wants general hospital for her lead in, It was at soap town usa,at the top go to looselips .its there.always a good read .

Heather
Heather

@barbara t

Yes I saw your post and I commented on it below on Monday.

I’m skeptical about this. But if you’re right, then GH is almost certain to be saved. ABC thinks that Katie Couric is a Godess. So if Couric says that she wants GH as a lead-in, ABC will listen to her, especially with The Revolution’s remarkable poor ratings.

However, don’t forget that Katie Couric’s talk show will be a syndicated program just like Live with Kelly. Meaning that it can air on some non-ABC stations and not have GH as a lead-in.

Susan M.
Susan M.

It weill be GH not The Revolution.. Anna , Robert Scorpio ,Star , Cole, Isaw coming attrctions with John McBain starting next week oh one more Todd & Blair will probably follow!!!!!!!! And Holly is back!!!!!!!!! I think the ratings will soar Nt. wk. & this Wk. of 2/27-3/2!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope the OLTL writers can work their MAGIC!!!!!!!!!! And write some amazing stories for GH!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the heck with Katie Couric.. She should stay on primetime T. V. That’s where she belongs.. She would be out of place on daytime programming!!!! Out of her element………Never watch her…And not interested in ever watching Katie Couric!!!!!!!!! GH FOREVER!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

I don’t know how THE REVOLUTION stays on the air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is’s a CRAPPY SHOW AHD IT’s BORING!!!!!!!!!!!And no one watches !!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s hanging by a thread!!!!!!!!! CANCEL IT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s a waste.. It’s just taking up space!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET RID OF IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Oh and don’t forget THE CHEW!!!!!!!! That crap should be cancelled NOW also!!!!!!!!!!!! They make me sick!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to throw up!!!!!!!!

barbara t
barbara t

katie couric doesnt really belong anywhere in my opinion,she has been on every network nbc,cbs,she use to belong on one of those dopy morning shows, then she went to the cbs evening news ,she really brought the ratings down there they got rid of her, now abc/disney wants her ,why I dont know its just another talk show the networks are full of them ,there are to many of them.I hope the ratings go up on general hospital,then I dont care where abc/disney puts her,It doesnt matter cause I wont watch.

Heather
Heather

I never liked Katie Couric, long before she even signed up for her new talk show with ABC. I just can’t stand the way she act as if she knows everything and thinks that she’s superior to anybody.

But if Couric can get ABC to cancel The Revolution and save GH, then I might actually like her.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Heather said: ” I think that Michael should filter trolls, such as Jenna and Lew, from posting on this website because it’s obvious they have nothing to say and their sole propose here is to start up arguments “.

1loveabcsoaps says: HERE HERE, Heather ! And don’t forget Susan M, below, and almost Debi., but things have been silent with us., and even cordial, that’s why I said ALMOST, LoL

*Will talk more 2more dead tired. Hey, U see how Susan writ

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hey, U see how Susan M writes with all the symbolism like she’s screaming? There is nothing calming about reading her post and certainly not responding, if she carries herself as angry. I’m not for the Drama just because we disagree. We ALL can disagree and still learn something from each other, if we stay POSITIVE. That’s was my point only with Debi.

Heather said: ” It was me who posted about Oprah. ” Yes, Heather 90%of me knew it was you, BUT there was that 10%, and I didn’t want to quote U and have U respond back to me like some of the back & forth that goes on on here IAND you know me, I WILL defend my point…!

Heather said: ” She can if she wants to. But she does not have to if she doesn’t think it’s right for her business. So I will never disown this woman just because she chose to not carry ABC’s cancelled soaps. It’s not like OWN was the only cable network that had declined to have the soaps anyway “.

Yes, U got it OFF defending this point, AGAIN….! ANYONE care to read in Full can Stroll up to February 28th, 9:16am People have to be more objective. I know, I’m a BIGGER soap fan than anyone, BUT hey, I can’t fault Oprah, and then discount everything she’s ever done., My God. Sure, we know carrying the soaps would bring her an audience BUT if she choses not to do, so, I still feel the same about her, BC I’m well aware of ALL that she has done, EVERYWHERE as U pointed out.

*Chow.

*Chow, I’m exhaust”.

Susan M.
Susan M.

And don’t foget Susan M……What is that mean……….. Another comment with my name in it.. I must be popular!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!! You keep putting my name in your comments!!!!!!!! I wish you & others stop it with oprah we will never agree on that one.. I commented on her for the last time… Hope you will do the same……. I only brought it up because I read your comments.. That’s why…

toscanti
toscanti

CANCEL REVOLUTION!!!!!!! put GH in the 2 pm timeslot and the dreadful KC talk mess can have the 3 pm timeslot. It’s really not rocket science but it is ABC we are dealing with, not the brightest kids on the network block.

barbara t
barbara t

im hearing katie couric wants general hospital for a lead in to her show.she could be saying that so the soap fans dont boycott her .lets face it us soap fans are brutal , and we stick to our guns and abc is finding that out ,look at the revolution big failure.no show can replace the 2 oclock hour that one life to live had.you dont put on cheap programing and cancel a soap with such rich history ,only a dum ,dum does that.and abc/disney is proving that they have no sense of good business minds when it comes to there day time schedule.they didnt listen to us when we were begging them not to kill the soaps ,go to daytime confidential ,rumor has it the fired the vice president of communications ,that says alot.they dont listen.

Heather
Heather

@barbara t

Where did you heard that? I’m skeptical, but I sure hope that you’re right. If Katie Couric really wants GH as a lead-in for her talk show, that’s almost a given that GH will survive. ABC thinks that Katie Couric is a goodess. So if Couric says that she wants GH, ABC will listen to her.

Also don’t forget that even though it is produced by ABC, Katie Couric’s talk show will be a syndicated program like Live with Kelly. Meaning that in some market, Katie may air on non-ABC stations and not have GH as a lead-in.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Barb: Our Heather’s in a fight, above…

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Nice post Barb. Well written too, and U stayed on point, LOL connecting one thought into tthe next. Nice post. Thanks for the info.

david
david

Barbara, what you say about Katie wanting GH for her lead-in makes sense. She can see what’s going on now. If GH is canceled, fans will avoid her show and she will get no help if The Revolution is the lead-in. Katie may end up saving GH because she needs it as her lead-in. Katie will want The Revolution canceled and GH spared as much as soaps fans because it is in her bests interests. This is the best hope for GH I have heard so far.

Sharon
Sharon

GH can definitley rebound but it doesn’t help to have dog dodo as the lead in!!! With The Crap and The Revolting leading into GH it’s no wonder that their ratings are falling no matter what they do!!! General Hospital is the best soap on the air and it’s a shame that ABC/Disney doesn’t appreciate or support it or their viewers!!!!!!!

david
david

It’s interesting how much GH’s ratings depended on the lead-in of OLTL. The common perception of GH being the stronger soap was wrong. While OLTL emphasized family storylines and an ensemble cast, GH floundered with mob wars and the tedious Sonny and Jason show.

But it’s not too late for GH because The Revolution is so awful and the ratings so poor that it makes no sense not to cancel it, unless the bottom line is that it is so inexpensive to produce that it generates more revenue than GH, regardless of ratings. The embarrassingly dismal performance of The Revolution keeps GH alive, but ultimately the bottom line will determine who survives. GH will probably live into the next year because ABC has nothing to replace The Revolution in the short term.

I feel so sick and sad that lovely, uplifting OLTL, which had so much more humor compared to gloomy GH, had to die for nothing because ABC executives didn’t know what they were doing.

Torrey
Torrey

So glad that someone brought this point up…..If GH was the strongest soap on ABC then why is it relying so much on its lead-in show? This should tell them, that maybe….just maybe OLTL was the show you should’ve kept on. With The Revolution being the lead-in, and the strong focus on Sonny/Jason/Carly hour, it’s no wonder why the ratings aren’t higher. Hopefully this will change, and other characters will receive some time in the spotlight…..but this should let ABC know that they were getting a lot of spill over viewers from the OLTL crowd. Big mistake….Big. (imitating Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman…LOL)

Susan M.
Susan M.

I get tired of the mob stories… Time to change sonny’s mob connection to something more positive…

gloria
gloria

What a way to express it “lovely, uplifting OLT” Such sweet true words.

I am trying to hard to support GH but gosh do you realize that on Friday’s episode we had:

1. Sonny holding a gun on Anthony in the Q’s living room,

2. Helena & thugs with Luke tied to a chair & a knife at Ethan’s throat,

3. Kate wandering around town in a bloody old wedding gown, (why was the blood so bright red by the way?)

4. Jason at death’s door,

5. Robin dead and

6. A terrible car wreck.

Happy Friday, huh? I can hardly even stand to think about OLTL & how damn good it was.

Jenna
Jenna

I thought GH was GREAT last week and GREAT today!

Torrey
Torrey

Yeah Gloria, I have to agree with you. I’ve been struggling…..it’s just been so hard to watch. I think mostly because I’m still so pissed that OLTL is not on anymore. And I can’t find myself getting too excited about the OLTL characters coming to GH because I would much rather see them in LLanview. GH is just too damn depressing to watch. I feel too drained after watching it…because all the episodes are doom and gloom, and there aren’t enough characters that I actually like…..and the whole killing off of Robin just made it worse. I mean, couldn’t there have been a better way to write her off, other than killing her? And really, how quickly are they throwing the Mannings in with the Corinthos family? This is all happening way too fast. I thought we might possibly get a break from Sonny….but now we have Sonny being the cause of Starr, Cole & Hope being in a car accident…and now Todd will be after Sonny. It’s too predictable and too exhausting….and if they are planning on killing off Cole & Hope, just so they can clear up Starr for Michael. I am done with GH altogether! And shame on you Ron, if that’s what you are planning on doing.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Wow, Gloria. What a way U pointed that **** out., and you’re right! That’s too much disaster, negativity, and depression in one episode. Another thing is looks like they (the new writer’s ) are trying to hard, with the HIGH Drama! They need to return back to basic’s, plain storytelling with/OUT all the extremes. Helena killing her own daughter was unrealistic! And that daughter is much to young for OLD ASS Helena to have had. No, that was no Happy Friday at all. Nice Post!

Torrey
Torrey

You are so right 1Loveabcsoaps….I was screaming at the tv as soon as Helena revealed that she was her daughter……there is no way she could be her child…WAY TOO YOUNG. Would have made more sense for them to cast a woman for Luke to fall in love with, rather than his son. Cause there’s no way that she could have a 20 something year old daughter…..granddaughter yes….daughter, no! Case of throwing a story together to fit a situation of the guy playing’s son….leaving. (sorry, but I can’t remember his name….LOL) And I also agree with the opinion that Helena would have never killed her own child! That was all for flash…

david
david

Gloria, as if Friday’s episode wasn’t violent and depressing enough along comes Monday: Helena kills her daughter Cassandra while Ethan stands by helplessly and Cole and Hope go over an embankment in their crashed car to their deaths. Yes, it makes me sick too to think how much more enjoyable OLTL was compared to GH that I can barely stand watch.

Susan M.
Susan M.

OLTL was that GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

I agree with Gloria!!!!!!!!!

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

OLTL was the best of the 3 soaps! They didn’t care what order they cancelled them because they’re all going off! They’ll probably move GH to 2PM for awhile & then get rid of it next year. ABC doesn’t want to bother with any soaps! OLTL had great ratings but it’s already gone. GH has horrible ratings so they leave it on so when they cancel it they can blame the bad ratings!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Yes OLTL was the best of the three soaps!!!!!!!!! I miss it soooo much! I have the cast picture of OLTL actors & actresses…Every time I look at it I get sad !!!!!!!! I miss Viki, Clint , Nora , Bo , Roxy , Nigel, the list goes on!!!!!!!!!!

lew
lew

Guys, If we love soaps, we have to show some love to GH. It is the lone soap on ABC and they want it gone. We can’t lose another show. I’ve had enough of talk shows and I certainly do not want to see Katie Couric! GH is trying hard for survival, so PLEASE give it try.

Debi
Debi

Ratings will boost from last week. Not as much as they could have had they done Robins story different. However lots of people liked last week. I wasn’t one of them. Highly disapointed. Lets see what this week brings.

Brian
Brian

I must say I loved Friday’s GH with the arrival of Starr, Cole and Hope. It felt so good to see them. It made me feel like I was watching “One Life To Live” As long as Gh has OLTL cast members, I’ll be watching.

barbara t
barbara t

you and me both,It was good to see starr and I cant wait to see blair and todd today,I keep looking at the clock waiting for that 1 minute before 3 to come so I can put general hospital on.tick ,tick ,tick.

gloria
gloria

I just turned on today’s (Monday) GH & was not looking at the tv at first but heard Starr’s voice saying “Cole, Cole” & God for just a second I thought OLTL back on. Don’t I wish.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Waiting to John McBain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dissappointed Natlie will not be with him!!!!!!!!!!

gloria
gloria

Yes, it was great to see them but starting them off in a violent car wreck? There must have been a better way!

barbara t
barbara t

wasnt that great ,there was something so nice about todays episode ,I thought that blair was going to be on,I hope that our robin is not a ghost,still believe she is not dead . today was good ,I have no complaints.I dont think that jason will be very happy to learn that sam kept him from knowing about robin.surgery or not jason and robin are friends and they love each other.thats why patrick has to do the surgery.

barbara t
barbara t

let the ratings begin,general hospital is sinking because that revolution show has no one of importance watching.thats not right ,why should general hospital suffer because the stupid people at abc/disney put a dumb show for dumb people on before it?I hope the writer is right and general hospital gets better with the new writers ,aside from robins ending I thought this week was good and I am looking forward to turning g h on,we have to support this soap,I know its hard if your not home because you dont want to keep abc running all day just to see gh,Im at a loss at what to do.and Im not even counted ,how fair is that.this is getting down to the wire ,last week I read somewhere that abc/disney will make a decision on the fate of general hospital in the next few weeks.all I can say is better tune in and watch it live when its on.or we will all be here cursing abc/disney for canceling another one of our beloved soaps,good grief I cant take another loss of another show,there wont be anything left for me to watch.

Nancy M
Nancy M

All I can do is hope and pray that GH improves in the ratings. What they should really do is combine OLTL and GH for a huge boost in the ratings. I just heard the name of the newest crap that ABC is putting on the air. GCB is good Christian Belles, give me a break.

barbara t
barbara t

all the prime time soaps abc/disney is putting on look really dumb ,did you see the two bimbos with the gun?they sure are trying to suck us in while we spent the one hour a day with them watching general hospital. looks like more disney trash to me.there programming just keeps going lower and lower in quality.

gloria
gloria

ABC’s nighttime lineup has some of the worst, trashiest stuff on tv. I would be embarrassed to watch the majority of the shows they air. I remember when ABC was my favorite network-it is pathetic today.

Christy
Christy

I’m pretty sure that “B” doesn’t stand for ‘belles’! bwahahahaha

Susan M.
Susan M.

I can’t find yhe right topic about oprah … That I posted mt comment on 2/25.. so here it is I extemely dislike OPRAH……..And she does scream & raise her voice,,, I’ve watched her do it when she was on abc!!!!!!!!!! You said oprah had the right to her own opinion !!!!!!!!!!! That’s all well & good!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is full of herself.. Oprah’s OWN channel is BOMBING.. She always has her friend Gail on it (BORING)!!!!!!!!!!! By puyying the soaps on her own channel would have boosted her ratings sky HIGH!!!!!!! Don’t like what she is doing on her OWN channel!!!!!!!!!! What she talks about her topics… She is misleading the viewers…..The revolution STINKS something awful!!!!!!!!!! Oprah is full of CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! She change’s her sheeys every 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

indigo starr
indigo starr

When they gave us the revolution, it was like they were trying to tell us…yes eat it…you will love it…. You can’t give us chicken poop and tell us it is chicken soup…uhhh, we know the difference. OLTL is irreplaceable and sorely missed and the network that cancelled was very foolish. Years from now there will be a list of dumbest moves in television history and cancelling OLTL will be one of them.

Linda
Linda

Come on people show GH some love. We have to stick together and prove to ABC/D that soap fans can’t “be trained like dogs” to watch crap on tv. I have watched GH since Dr. Steve Hardy’s office was in room 714 anf don’t want to say goodbye. Gloria Monty saved GH in the 80’s, now it’s Frank Valenti’s turn.

Brian
Brian

Well said. I too, started to watch on friday and just finished today’s show. I could feel so many OLTL connections forming and look forward to a blending of both shows historys ! The show itself already seems tighter, Frank and Ron are the ones to save whats known all three ABC shows and build on all the crossovers that have occured in the past.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

ABC cancelled the wrong show by cancelling OLTL. It was a strong leadin. So nothing we can do now except GH and keep on hoping that the Chew and Revolution will be dumped. I watched GH on Friday and today and enjoyed seeing Starr again.
I will watch GH as long as I can but will not watch ABC for any other reason.

Jenna
Jenna

ABC did NOT cancel the WRONG show, they shouldn’t have cancelled OLTL AND THEY SHOULD NOT CANCEL GH EITHER!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

You know what, I read a post on here that someone suggested they combine AMC and O L TL and make it a nightime soap. The person also spoke about the excess of talk and reality shows which we can ALL agree. But he made a point, and I noticed this when I visit homes and restuarants of my friends from DIFFERENT cultures. They have on Soap Opera’s., YES they do!! As the person on this site stated, “Soaps are thrving within other countries, ‘we’ are the only country canceling soap opera’s”. And add to that the person’s first point (of making AMC and OLTL a combined NIGHTIME soap) the soaps I see on T.V, at the home and resturants of my friends of other cultures, are on at ALL times of day…, ESPECIALLY nightime!!!

barbara t
barbara t

direct tv has alot of spanish speaking channels, I have seen a few soaps .I dont care when or what time they are on ,I would watch all my children ,one life to live and general hospital in the middle of the night if I had to.or I will give in and get one of those taping machines .I just want the soaps back and general hospital to survive abc/disneys hate for the soaps .good grief,the daytona race is on fox ,I want to watch house and alkatraze ,I like sports, football ,hockey,and baseball ,But I just cant get into a shit load of cars running around in a long ass circle for several hours.

Jan
Jan

I taped GH today but my cable box can be a pain in the ass so I didnt get todays show.

Robert
Robert

Get rid of The Revolution! Give Agnes Nixon the rights back to her shows so that they can be produced somewhere else and make ABC look like the sad pathetic excuse of a once good network that they are!!

Alley
Alley

Although the dismal ratings for The Revolution make me do the happy dance with a big smile on my face, I have to wonder if ABC cares. It’s still cheaper to produce that crap than a quality show like OLTL. Sadly, the bottom line with ABC/Disney is the almighty dollar. I fear GH is next, and that the OLTL stars they are having cross over are to appease the OLTL fans who were up in arms over the cancellation.

I only watch GH. No other ABC shows (primetime and daytime) for me. Their sorry network showed no loyalty to us fans, so why should I show any to them?

Deshawn
Deshawn

Come on everybody stop being so negative gh is so good it’s better than the bold and the beautiful they just have that stupid ass revolution on before it comes on I love it’ll and gh let’s work together to save gh let’s watch it that’s the only way the ratings will boost frank and Ron are good Jill phelps destroyed gh live she did guiding light by killing out alAn her and Brian frons put gh on life support frank will wake it up

Brian
Brian

Highly Agree….

Let’s not forget it was Frank that gave us the “What If” series… so why not blend all the ABC soaps into GH ???

Jim
Jim

I wish GH the best. But as for ABC, I hope its downward trend continues. Disney recently released its first quarter earnings and compared to last year….the only division on the downward trend was its Broadcast division which includes ABC and its 8 owned affiliates. There was a 7 percent decline in revenue and a 23 percent decline in operating income. In Disney’s press release it stated, ” Advertising at the ABC television network was essentially flat as higher advertising rates were offset by decreased ratings…”

Serena
Serena

Good!

barbara
barbara

i think gh is falling in the ratings because of abc incredibly stupid decision to take oltl off the air now people are disapointed in abc if abc wants daytime ratings back bring back our soaps

deshawn
deshawn

abc need to take general hospital off of life support frank ans ron woke it up its real good and i expect for the ratings to get even better abc dont be a fool you said your three strongest shows now gh has proven it self to you dont make the bad choice like you did with my oltl gh is the best out of bold and the beautiful and days of our lives keep them please mr paul lee president of abc.

shirelle Terry
shirelle Terry

This new show the revolution is so boring, I can’t believe they took one life to off the air for this, now I just turned the television off. I’m waiting for them to cancel this shows and bring one life to live back.

thanks

Betty
Betty

ABC line-up provides me more time for other things. The Chew and Revolution are horrible. Heard Couric says her show will be fun. Do we really need two fun shows … Ellen and Katie … ? I lliked Nate but that’s off. General Hospital is my favorite and I watch it all the time. If that goes – so goes ABC! I’ll switch to something else.

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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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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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