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REPORT: ABC Has No Plans To Cancel General Hospital! B&B To Get Renewal!

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Courtesy/ABC

There are no more dedicated and passionate fans than soap fans! And on that note, refusing to let anymore of their favorite soaps die painful deaths at the hands of network executives, they let their voices be heard and now all their efforts are seemingly paying off!

Early this evening, Deadline. com posted an item that General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful are more than likely to be renewed as soaps have staged comeback! And for GH, if you look at where they were over a year ago, that is quite sensational!

According to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva: “I hear that CBS is poised to renew The Bold and the Beautiful and ABC has no plans to cancel General Hospital (the series is on a perpetual production track and doesn’t need formal renewals if the network wants to keep it on the air). CBS’ Young & The Restless, the highest-rated daytime drama, is two years into a three-year pickup, and casting and pre-production on AMC and OLTL is in full swing. Daytime soaps’ improving fortunes is not a coincidence. After years of ratings erosion, numbers for the daytime dramas have stabilized, and they’ve even posted year-to-year gains this season.

So what do you think of the report that GH and B&B getting support from their network and staying put?  What do you think about the resurgence of the daytime soap opera?  Weigh-in soapers!

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aria
aria

AMEN!

Paulette
Paulette

Dont know about Amen…has anyone checked out the GH sucks online?? Most long time fans of the show are really pissed off about all the sloppy and stupid storylines lately. Its just a matter of time…

Brenda
Brenda

Amen! I hate gh now! The storylines are stupid and very boring. I hate all the changes the new writer has on the show. I enjoyed the old gh with Jason, Sonny and the mob. I so like the other writer we had before

Ginger
Ginger

Thank god I thought I was the only one. Been watching for as long as I can remember, but Todd as Franco and Starr Manning as kiki.. come on GH, what are you thinking.. O!! Obviously your not.. Hate that I will no longer watch going to try one of the other networks, they couldn’t do any worse. TaTa..

Theresa Walker
Theresa Walker

I’m thrilled GH saved. Have been watching for
40 years. Seen it all. On a big upswing for
Storyline s in 2013. Looking forward to many
Years ahead.

Carol. Lewis
Carol. Lewis

I think GH has turned into a hot mess. Too many story lines and everything disjointed. Each scene lasts between 10 and 30 seconds with at least 4 story lines. I’ll keep watching but this is the worst group of writers. They need to fix it. How many lives does that obnoxious Heather have, will someone please put a stake through her heart. Kiki is terrible she seems to always have one stupid look on her face.I been a viewer for the entire 50 years and the way they are going it won’t last too much longer.

Melissa
Melissa

Love that GH has finally got ABC’s support… Hope they continue to get the support that they need from fans as well. Love GH

Lucy Page
Lucy Page

Dec 20 and 23 episodes are the same (old). What’s up? GH is about the only show I like to watch anymore.

Jim
Jim

Just wait until Ron Carlivati starts getting even sloppier in his writing in 3…2…1…

David Larsson
David Larsson

I’ve been thinking the same thing. The last few years of One Life to Live were a mess (i.e. Stacey, the Ford Brothers, Messica, Mitch’s return, etc).

TRW
TRW

90% of that can be blamed on Frons messing with planned stories and forcing certain actors on the front burner. Notice how without Frons meddling in things how much better GH is story wise?

Alan
Alan

Obviously you don’t watch any of the other soaps if you think Ron Carlivati is a sloppy head-writer. His OLTL had a few bumps — what show doesn’t? — but by and large was HUGELY entertaining (I’d venture to say an almost perfect blend of humor, romance, and drama) with the last year of the show kicking every other soap to the curb. His teen bullying storyline was phenomenal (check out Y&R for proof of how not to tell the same story) and his Oliver/Kyle romance story was amazing. Carlivati is the best head-writer working these days, possessing both a respect for a show’s history and an ability to create umbrella stories which weave all the characters together.

Jim
Jim

I’m thinking that Alan must be on Ron Carlivati’s payroll. Definitely not based in reality.

TRW
TRW

We can’t all be on the payroll..

Robbyrob
Robbyrob

This is directed to Jim,

I found your response to Alan very insulting. Just because we happen to love GH now, we are on Ron’s payroll AND not based in reality??? So whatever you decide goes? I don’t think so. GH isn’t perfect, but it certainly is much better than what it was during Phelps years. In my opinion, and I don’t want to insult you to say that if you view it differently, you need a psycho exam, but GH during that time was dark, dreary, depressing, had no humor, no heart, very violent, and had revolved around only 3 characters…I won’t mention their names. I’m very happy with GH and don’t consider myself a patient waiting for admission to Ferncliffe!

I”m very excited for the shows upcoming anniversary and who else will pop in. Please think hard about insulting the fans who do enjoy show now. Not based in reality my a$$!

SZima
SZima

I had to quit OLTL the last year it was on because it became so unbearable to watch…for me. Hopefully Carlivati has learned a lesson from that mess and keeps up the good work. I don’t like all the stories on GH that he has going on right now, but things are sure better than they were a year ago.

Robbyrob
Robbyrob

Your certainly entitled to your opinion over whether you enjoy a shows storylines, but isn’t it nice for YOU to make the decision to NOT to watch a show then have the network make that decision and CANCEL a soap so you don’t even have a choice?

I gave up watching GH during the Phelps years and it would have taken a complete overhaul of GH for me to have come back…guess what, I have and love it now. They have made GH fun again and gave the actors exciting material and made them WANT to come to work. It’s gratifying that so many former faves are returning to celebrate GH’s upcoming 50th anniversary. Even if most of them are short term, this never would have happened under Phelps and Guza. Nothing happened like this for GH’s 40th anniversary.

Ces
Ces

Revisting the stupid vampire story has been a misstep. The whole poison in the water story was lame and then putting Robin into Jerry Jacks hands is another one; enough with the cartoon characters; they don’t need em, not when they write such good stuff!! Look at Trey’s story.. not a fan of Christina, Connie or Trey but the ending of this story was so very well done and sad. Bravo to stories like this.

susan M.
susan M.

DITTO!

Paulette
Paulette

Totally agree with you, story writing is terrible. Many longtime fans agree.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

This is to Robbyrob,
If you think that RC is some writing god you are the one that needs help! The bullying story line was done HORRIBLY I know I watched it. RC is also the one that wrote the Teen parents story line and “glamorized” being a teen parent, drop your kid off with grandma and great grandma whom lived the majority of her life in a mental institution and go hang out at the mall with your friends or chase some dude around town trying to make baby daddy jealous, instead of being a mom to YOUR CHILD! Don’t worry about responsibility that is what your parents are for, You think it was Brian Frons that caused the horrible writing, guess what he was taking his cues from ABC! RC was also behind the STUPIDEST story line in probably the history of OLTL…..The 2 Todd Story line! Then RC went to Gh and ruined one of their most popular couples Jason and Sam, Tried making Connie in to another Victoria Lord with her D.I.D. Did yet another baby switch how original! Now he is doing the STUPID Vampire Story line! Gee can this guy EVER come up with his own ideas!!?? UM NO! He is bringing Caleb and Livvie’s son Rafe on the show, Really??? Funny how is he going to do that when ME is JOHN MCBAIN not Caleb Morley and ME is going back to OLTL AS JOHN!
RC starts off good and slowly you will see the crappy STUPID writing coming in and with this PC revisited thing it has already begun! You are entitled to your opinion and OLTL fans know what you are going to get, because we have been threw it!

sarah
sarah

i agree with daniel 100% GH is doing some better in ratings
but i am a sonny and jason fan and am disappointed in the way
jason was written out , rc did not respect his character or his history with the
show, i love maurice benard as sonny and he is the main reason i still watch
i do love me and rh but think the caleb story is kinda out there but did enjoy
him on port charles with livy

also am a fan of the mob storylines just my opinion but if he continues with
the boring elq storyline and aj everyday the ratings will not improve

he needs to re visit the history of the characters people want to see

it is good to bring back the ole characters for a short time but its getting
kinda of to much of the oldies

and connie needs to go or bring back kate, too much of her

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Sarah,
I completely agree with you, epically the part about RC not respecting the characters or the history of the show. GH fans will see more of that RC and FV both love to throw the history out the door and write whatever they want and the ratings will pay for it. They also have their “pets” that get the MOST air time and all others will kinda be there! You’s will also see storyline’s being dragged out so long that the fans will literally not care by the time of the “big reveal”

susan M.
susan M.

I agree with Alan on 1/26 at 8:40a.m.

susan M.
susan M.

I never found OLTL to be unbearable in all the years I have watched it. Alway’s
liked OLTL. Have no complaints about the writing or anything a matter of fact.

caroldee
caroldee

Hope it NEVER gets cancelled.. EVER…

Tom
Tom

For those in the statistics fields, there is only one constant fact: ‘The numbers do not lie.’ I am very pleased to find out that all of the soap fans have been heard loud and proud and that our strong demands have been met. I only regret that it took ABC/Disney so long to figure out something so elementary in the eyes of the soap fan community; which is quite more than what meets the eye.

Racheal
Racheal

This is awesome! I’d be lost with out B&B!!! I’ve been a long time fan. I love GH, too!! Glad to hear that they’re here to stay! 🙂

Terry
Terry

So glad to see the R.I.P. has been removed from OLTL and AMC.

Lily
Lily

B&B is awful right now, but this is good for the soap genre as a whole.

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
Jeffrey Jonas Moree

This is good news! I’ve been impressed with Laura Wrights work this year on General Hospital. She delivered some tear jerkers when she took the scissors to her hair! Bravo Laura!

Ces
Ces

I totally agree!! That girl has loads of screen presence and has chemistry with everyone she works with! Bring on the tears …

susan M.
susan M.

I like her new hair-do! That red dress she wore the other day. Looking Good!

Paulette
Paulette

Too bad we have not seen her in awhile . Where is she??

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

What’s happening to Days of our Lives?

Jules
Jules

It already got its renewal a few weeks ago!

GHFan
GHFan

I have watched GH for 4 decades and if it wasn’t for the fact that they are bringing back Vets and that the OLTL roles are out I would have stopped watching after Edward’s funeral/ tribute. I have never been more disappointed in the convoluted campy writing over the past year than anything else. They better start writing some storylines that are GH – romance, adventure and those story lines that pull at the heart. They are writing these s/l that could have had such a great impact and it falls short every time! They better get their act together or I will stop watching.

boes
boes

The OLTL roles aren’t out. Some may reprise their roles on OLTL, but neither the characters or the actors are leaving GH.

It’s a shame that you haven’t found anything much to enjoy, because if the show hadn’t brought in the new writing staff and production team, the show would probably have been cancelled long before now. It has rebounded under the new regime, bringing in new and old viewers, instead of consistently losing viewers as it had been doing under Guza and team.
The vets you’re enjoying are back only because of Frank V. and Ron C. We never would have seen hide nor hair of them under Guza or JFP. The previous regime murdered off or sent most of the vets into the backburner. It’s only now that we’re seeing the remaining ones featured, and old favorites returning.
The storylines aren’t always everyone’s cup of tea, that’s true. But IMO the show has heart again, it’s no longer the Sonny/Jason/Carly hour, nor is it a sick murder/mob fest.
I’m grateful for what we have. GH may have its off days, but it’s no longer painful to watch. Now it seems like the show I too started watching more than 40 years ago.

Ella
Ella

I totally agree with you! GH is better than it has been in years. There is a respect for its’ history, for the Qs and for the fans. After the deaths of Alan, AJ and Emily, it seemed like the Qs were on perpetual backburner. The resurgence of Port Charles’ premiere family is just one of the many reasons I love watching again. Thanks FV & RC – you’ve made GH my favorite soaps again!

Cindy
Cindy

Ditto.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Boes,
Sorry dude but ME and KA are going back to OLTL, ME is supposed to pull double duty due to RC & his stupid a$$ Vampire Storyline, KA is going back as Starr, RH is going back but for not as long as planned which means he can go back to GH but he will not go back as Todd, that character like John and Starr are owned by PP. GH FV RC NOR ABC have any rights to them characters, They are legally owned by PP and have been legally taken back by PP. Maybe you should read up on things…..

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

You can leave anytime, GH wont miss u. They have gotten more fans in the last year with that convoluted campy writing. Ur just not happy, the rest of us r!!!!

Paulette
Paulette

GH is losing fans by the day………………Sick and stupid story lines………………

TRW
TRW

are you kidding? This is the best GH has ever been!

susan M.
susan M.

I totally agree with you(TRW).

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Really? Wow. I’ve had such a different reaction. It’s by no means perfect, and yes I agree there’s sometimes more campiness than I’d care for, but as boes says above, it’s not a sick murder/mob extravaganza any more, and I can watch it now without its being painful. People act like recognizable human beings, and the mob characters are actually allowed to feel some consequences, occasionally, from their lifestyle, rather than being glorified and having morality and ethics turned upside down to make Sonny and Jason always the heroes and always right.

I guess it was inevitable that some people were going to be disappointed with the new direction the show has taken, but I agree with boes: the ratings were tanking under the old team, and it was on its way to cancellation, but now the ratings have rebounded, some terrific performers like Finola Hughes (and now Genie Francis, wow) are willing to come back (which they would not have before), and I’m actually interested in the characters and what’s happening to them. I think ABC realized in 2011-2012, when the ratings started diving even with Vanessa Marcil back in the mix, that the mob angle had been milked for everything it had to offer (long since, in my opinion), that people were tired enough of the mob focus that even VM couldn’t bring in the ratings for mob-based stories, and that they needed to try something different. I’m just thankful they did find another approach to try, rather than cancel GH outright as they did OLTL and AMC.

I also don’t understand the fuss about the OLTL characters. I count three–Starr, Todd, and John. That’s hardly enough to take over the show, and I don’t think they’ve done that. There have always been new characters added as others leave; why shouldn’t they be from a successful show? I could see the criticism if half the GH characters were now from OLTL, but it’s three, with occasional visits from two or three more.

(By the way, I’ve also been watching almost 40 years–started in 1975 or 1976.)

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

The OLTL characters are going back to OLTL and the actors/actresses will become someone else on GH. It’s only fitting, since ABC screwed OLTL in the first place. As for the writing they have had their moments, but because of PP their s/l are being interupted. RC/FV ruined the characters of John McBain & Todd Manning for GH ratings-they are not the same as when they were on OLTL. Much better then. Will miss Michael Easton but you can have his Caleb character! I won’t be watching GH anymore now that OLTL is coming back-with or without Michael Easton!

Kim G
Kim G

Your statement that the actors are going to play new characters on GH is purely speculation. There have been no announcements, from PP or ABC, that this is going to happen.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Kim let’s say that the actors stay on GH (( and from the article I read they are not)) they can not stay on GH as “Todd” John and Starr, those characters are owned by PP and they have already legally taken back them characters. So it stands to reason that they would have to play completely new characters…..

Kim G
Kim G

Dannett,

You are correct, they can not stay as Starr/John/Todd. There are so many articles saying various things. The fact is we do not know if the characters are going back to OLTL permanently or temporarily. If it is permanently, we do not know if ABC will make new characters for the actors. They could be let go.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Hi Kim,
That is just it, PP does not have to do anything for ABC and Personally I would not let the characters go back, I would let the character of John go back for a SHORT to finish up that stupid Vampire Story line but other that no hell no I would not “help” out ABC at all!
I don’t think ABC would be able to pull off making them actors into other characters, to much would have to be changed and your right would it really be worth it?

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

I don’t believe ABC/Disney about my General Hospital. We’ll see……………

su0000
su0000

No matter how wonderful the news is or how great things are going, the negative/pessimistic people just can find joy in it 🙂 ..

I am happy and long the soaps.. !!

Mary Lou
Mary Lou

this is awesome..glad ABC is listening..we are dedicated daytime watchers and it feels good we are being heard..thank you, Michael for posting this..

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

For one GH fans NEVER TRUST ABC! Don’t ever trust anything they say! Us OLTL fans heard the same thing had the same articles about Oh OLTL fans can breathe easy ABC has no plans of cancelling OLTL and guess what happened? They have all ready leaked it twice that they are cancelling GH, 1 was that they were going to cancel it shortly after the 50th Anniversary, The other one was that it was being cancelled in the Fall! They have stated time and time again that they don’t want to do any kind of scripted daytime programming IT IS TO EXPENSIVE!
Ron is a Crappy writer and GH’s story lines will go down, I say shortly after the Alumni are gone! Ron will basically recycle OLTL story lines on to GH ! All I’m saying is don’t be duped by ABC they lie in the blink of an eye, OLTL and AMC fans know first hand!

TRW
TRW

The axis has shifted from a year ago. The audience has stabilized and good producers like FV have gotten the budgets under control. GH isn’t going anywhere for a while.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

You keep thinking that TRW…..Out of the 3 shows that were on ABC OLTL was the only one that always came in under budget, And guess what ABC cancelled it anyways, OLTL was number 1 out of the 3 shows in the ratings and guess what they cancelled it, OLTL’s audience stabilized and they still cancelled it! FV is not a great producer at all IMHO!
ABC is playing the same game with GH fans that they played with AMC and OLTL fans….Rumors of it being cancelled, then articles just like this one “ABC has NO plans to cancel Iconic shows AMC and OLTL and BAM they are gone. Someone said ” they are listening to the fans”……ABC never listens to the fans, nor do they care about the fans. Sorry but after what ABC did, I will NEVER EVER trust anything they ever have to say and GH fans should be prepared is all I am saying!

susan M.
susan M.

I agree again with(TRW).

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Oh and “General Hospital (the series is on a perpetual production track and doesn’t need formal renewals if the network wants to keep it on the air).”
ABC is not stupid they did it that way so they can cancel them anytime they want, ABC is sneaky!!!!

TRW
TRW

ABC is also plotting to kill your puppy *rolls eyes*

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

You think ABC is trust worthy Good for you! Being a dedicated AMC and OLTL fan for Decades I know first hand they can’t be trusted and I am not the only one! Make sure you keep thinking that when you are watching the last episode of GH on ABC!

Barbara
Barbara

Good news. However, if I were making the decision, I might have cancelled B&B. That show has been poorly written for several years and its current state is an embarassment to what it used to be. ATWT was not in great shape when CBS axed it but, even in its final form, it was superior to the rehashed garbage that B&B is putting on the screen these days.

heidi
heidi

WooHOO!!! I love GH and want 50 more years! Stopped watching B&B and will not go back unless major storyline changes occur! Way to go GH!!!

Paulette
Paulette

OMG, you love vampires??

June
June

I don’t trust abc or Disney but time will tell.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

I don’t trust ABC! Time will tell after many viewers go to OLTL and AMC.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

I agree Cathy and June!!! When the ratings start to drop we will see what articles are published then!

MARY DITANNA PENDRAK
MARY DITANNA PENDRAK

I DO HOPE THAT YOUR RIGHT ABOUT GH NOT BEING CANCELLED. BEEN WATCHING SINCE IT’S FIRST DAY ON TV. JUST ABOUT 50YEARS AGO. LOVE THE WRITERS, THE CAST, THE CREW, AND OF COURSE ALL THE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES. I’VE LOST ALOT OF SLEEP WHEN I WAS WORKING AT THE HOSPITAL. ALWAYS THE NITE SHIFT, DO MY WORK AT HOME, TAKING CARE OF TWO KIDS, SLEEPING UNTIL GH CAME ON, AND THEN SNOOZED FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR TWO EVERYDAY THAT I CAN RECALL. NO TAPING IN THOSE DAYS, THE ALARM WAS MY TAPING. THROUGH THE YEARS, I’VE ONLY MISSED 5 TIMES WATCHING GH FOR PERSONAL REASONS. I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT GH. WATCHED AMC AND OLTL WHEN I HAD A CHANCE. I HOPING THAT US FANS ARE GETTING THE REAL REASONS FROM YOU GUYS. THE ANNIVERSARY IS COMING UP, AND CAN’T WAIT. SO AS YOU SEE, I’M ADDICTED. TO GH. THANKS FOR THE INFO, AND PRAY IT’S ALL TRUE AND NOT JUST WORDS FOR THE FANS TO BE QUIET.

Memphisbw
Memphisbw

The story lines suck. Bringing back characters doesn’t make up for sloppy writing for those that were part of the show when they brought the OLTL actors. They alienated viewers and am sure the excellent GH actors that were shoved aside to make room for the newbies from OLTL. I hope OLTL actors return to their show and maybe in the future they may be able to entice Jason (Steve Burton) and Robin to return.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

The OLTL characters are going back to OLTL…..

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

It’s been well-documented that that hasn’t been worked out yet. You can have your opinion, just not your own facts

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Here ya go Troy,

“As I previously reported, Prospect Park has in fact already legally taken back possession of the characters of Todd, Starr and John—all currently airing on General Hospital. It’s important to note, I said the “characters”. As I clearly reported a few days ago, Howarth, Alderson and Michael Easton are all under contract with ABC Daytime.

The brass at ABC Daytime is hoping to secure a deal which will allow those characters to eventually return to GH. However, they will be leaving”

So yea the characters have all ready been taken back by PP, the question is if they go back to finish up story lines on GH and fpr how long…….

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

There has all ready been press leases by PP that they Characters have legally been returned to PP AND OLTL! That is not an opinion that is FACT!

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

The only thing that is yet to worked out if they can is IF PP is going to let them characters go back for a short time! I don’t really for see that happening!

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

Dannett,

I’m sorry, but the deal regarding GH/OLTL with PP has NOT been worked out yet-Jeff Kwatinetz from PP has said so. Just wishing it were the other way doesn’t make it so

Paulette
Paulette

Steven will not return, have you been watching the sloppy storylines on GH lately…have you checked out the replies fron all GH fans on General Hospital Sucks>??

robert
robert

Great news for the soap opera industry

Ces
Ces

Glad they are finally getting support, but I’d be happier if they signed a long-term contract with these soaps to keep them on the air and quit having these yearly “Will it get canceled” stories.
I think the networks are finally realizing that talk shows no longer make daytime TV what it is and that fans love their soaps!!
Seriously, there isn’t a nightttime TV show on the air that is firing at all cylinders like GH has been doing!

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

I agree on all counts

Linda Bussell
Linda Bussell

I think it’s great. I can’t imagine a world without soaps. They have been around since TV was invented and will always have an audience.

susan M.
susan M.

I agree with you Linda!

Shelly
Shelly

I am happy that GH has been given a temporary reprieve. Please long time fans, don’t let a couple of strange storylines keep you from not watching the show. They need viewers now more than ever! Aren’t you just loving the Patrick/Sabrina/Britt story? The nurses ball will be fantastic! That kid who plays Emma is incredible!

Make no mistake and don’t trust the network. The only thing that has kept GH on the air to this point, is the fact that they cannot find a replacement show that has caught on. I believe they really soap fans to just shut up and go away.

marfa
marfa

To GH fans, never trust ABC. As long as your soap is in their hands, your never safe. ABC lies constantly, and doesn’t care about their audience one tiny bit. Beware!

su0000
su0000

haa ABC does not conspire against us soap fans, they have no need to..
ABC/D will do what they want when they want without giving us a thought, and that they have proven..
They do not lie… They do not even talk to the press nor communicate us ..
ABC/D would not waste their time or effort to lie to soap fans they just do what they do with no excuses or explanations.

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

Really Su000,
I guess you do not remember all the LIES ABC/DISNEY told AMC & OLTL fans huh?? Oh we are not cancelling them…..Keep watching to save your shows…..Etc, and those statements and many more were made by ABC!!!!
They don’t talk to the Press? They just do what they do with no excuses or explanations, what are you on???

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I am very happy for the entire soap genre right now. But I have a hard time trusting anything that ABC/D says. Their record speaks for itself.

su0000
su0000

lol and what has ABC/D ever said to soap fans? yet to lie to us lol
nothing that I recall ..

if referring to Frons he is an idiot but he is not ABC/D nor can he speak for ABC/D , just his own actions and still he did not lie either he was just stupid. lol ..

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

So Frons could not speak for ABC? You do realize that he worked for ABC as the Head of ABC daytime Where do you get your Info cause hunny you need a new source cause the one you have now is making you look silly! Who do you think Frons took orders from? ABC that is who, he was just used to do ABC’s dirty work!!!

sarah
sarah

agree 100 100% with daniel frons was a stupid idiot and he screwed up oltl and amc and abc sucks

the only show i watch on abc is GH nothing else and have let the know that
not that they care about the viewers we all know that

Dannett Scappaticci
Dannett Scappaticci

I agree Wildheart! Their record speaks for itself!

Janet
Janet

Yes Im am soooo happy …. :)))))))))

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I really hope TPTB have finally woken up and realize these iconic shows (the final 4 daytime dramas) are what keeps loyal viewers tuning in. I’m excited for the cast, crews and fans.

That said, ABC/D’s history has proven they should be taken with a grain of salt. Color me cautiously optimistic.

lizzing
lizzing

I love GH I have watch for over 35 years, glad they are keeping it but they have kind of lost me.Yes I want Robin to come back but the the one women and the girl they have picked for Patrick can’t watch it anymore he is to great of an actor for this.but out of all the soaps GH deserves it. Go GH!!! heres to another 50.

susan M.
susan M.

I want Robin to come back real soon also! I don’t like Britt (Dr.)… She admiitted to Emma she doesn’t like her either…Britt is self-centered . She wants Patrick but
not his daughter. Emma is part of the package they comes with Patrick. Robin needs to come back ASAP! Enjoying GH more & more each day!!!!!!!!

Maria
Maria

Finally ABC is giving GH support…. besides us the fans we will always support GH but it’s nice to hear that ABC is doing the same!!!!!!!

Lisa
Lisa

GH is doing so much better number wise without the Jasam show. Statistically indefinitely the worst couple the show has ever had. The most air time the least ratings. This would not have been possible if Steve Burton had not left.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Good news, but I personally don’t like B&B. I’m happy for the fans of that soaps, though.

chloe
chloe

I realize this won’t make me too popular, but I don’t care. GH is complete crap & getting worse each year! Writers constantly recycling boring mob stories that are way over the top. Horrible storylines & the filmed as opposed to videotaped effect is like watching something in primetime. I believe these endless vet returnees are a sign they’re about to pull the plug & put it out of its misery, finally. The vets are just dancing their last dance before the show goes black. If GH is still around in another few years, I’ll be shocked to say the least. There will likely be some hype about it going online. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the show at one time (circa 70s to early 80s), but it’s now merely a soap that bears the name of a show I once knew. I don’t recognize this one anymore. And when the final curtain is drawn & the cast take their final bows, don’t say you weren’t told this would happen. I had the good sense to stop watching in the mid 80s. Too bad it wasn’t cancelled then! Vintage GH (1970s to Early 1980s) RIP

Renee Nelumsu
Renee Nelumsu

I am glad that they are keeping soaps on love them

Tina
Tina

This is way too funny.. ABC saying they will keep General Hospital, yeah right. They’ll only keep it till 2014 then BYE BYE. Boy do people forget that ABC has lied over and over again to soap fans…your gonna take their word? I sure as heck wont.

The story lines on General Hospital now are the EXZACT SAME ONES that were run on One Life To Live. Thank God One Life To Live has new writers and don’t have to cow tow to ABC anymore.

jim
jim

Kate/Connie maybe somewhat of a copy of Viki/Niki but i dont see how the rest of the show is an exact copy. Did Dani write a love novel and have it stolen like Molly? There are no teen preggie storys on GH. There werent any possible vampires on OLTL. Clint didnt loose his company and fought over pickle relish. GH is reliving mostly its own past history and many fans are loving it. We dont know yet if the new writers for OLTL can do a better job or not so i wont judge until i see it. I want the shows to succeed online but even if it does will it outlive its network run?

ToniJ
ToniJ

Pleeezzze don’t even consider taking off the last of the soaps. I truly miss oltl and amc so terribly. I cried when they were take off. I did my daily chores as a mom around them. Dr. Appts everything were based on them. What r the future plans of my shows. Some of them I started watching at 11 tears old I am now 53. Concerned faithful fan..

Rachel Cox
Rachel Cox

I love General Hospital with all my heart!!! I love how the show has rebounded in the ratings, as well as story wise, under FV and RC!!! I’ve been watching since I was 11, and am now 43!! GH is my absolute favorite, and I pray that ABC can be trusted, and GH will be staying on the air. Otherwise, I will be an emotional wreck!! I live to watch my GH EVERY DAY!!!

Nan
Nan

Its got to be killing GHs budget having back the old botoxed former regulars on
I can see GH being canceled and end up online. as ABC did say at one time they wanted out if producing Soaps. Now their acting like how OLTL was before it was canceled.
Watching GH is like watching BAD reruns of OLTL..as well we do have the same regurgitated storylines from that show.

Lizzy
Lizzy

I have watched this soap since I was 16 yrs old. I am going to be 63 yrs old and they all have been part of my daily routine, I have taped the through the years as I continue to work even now. This soap is truly part of my life and wouldn’t know what to do if it was not on. I let’s me relax after a busy week and I need a brake from the reality and stress of the real world. I hope they will continue on as I am not sure what. I will do without each and every one of the actors and actresses. The story line / writers have a tough job as the continuing saga continues. Keep on each and everyone of you …… Each and everyone of you are part of many people’s lives…….. Thank you for all of the years.

Jane
Jane

How much longer will we have to watch the terrible story lines that have been going on so long. What’s with the same actors coming back with a different character. Don’t get it!!!
GH has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but thinking of giving it up. Too stupid!
Hope you change or it will be the next soap to get the ax.
J.

Pat
Pat

Someone needs to ask the baby boomers who are now able to be home to actually watch the soaps. We worked all our lives and maybe would like to watch out favorite soaps. We are certainly the ones that are paying attention to the advertisements. General hospital has always been full of suprizes; that’s part of its charm. Taking actors of the screen for just a short time and bringing them back as someone else is in bad taste; especially when you put the girlfriend with the brother . I’m thinking shower seen and all a bad dream? Oh, recast Jason if you can’t get him back!!!

Mitchell Bourque
Mitchell Bourque

I AM SOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY THAT (GH) IT IS NOT GOING TO BE CANCELLING YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR NOT CANCELLING GH

Granny Jules
Granny Jules

I have been watching GH since 1977. This past year has been near unbearable and now the boys kissing almost makes me puke! All this gay crap on every single show…Yes I am anti-gay and will not apologize for having morals. The gays are taking over the world.

Tina
Tina

What if your young grandson/daughter came to you and said “Grandma, I need someone to talk to. Some of the kids at school are giving me a hard time and I didn’t do anything wrong. They just don’t like it that I’m gay.” Who would YOU stand up for?? Would you look at your grandchild and tell him/her that you don’t like it either and those kids are right? Don’t be so stuck in the stone ages. It’s always been around, we’ve just turned a blind eye to it. Now a days people are more accepting and it’s about time. ~Tina~ Wife and mother of 3 grown boys, and I wouldn’t have a problem if any of them were gay! They’re still my sons and I still love them!

Tina
Tina

Did I read that right? Are AMC and OLTL coming back? I am disable and my soaps were MY shows. I’ve missed them. But I don’t know if recasting most of or the entire crew would be the same. Even if all the store lines picked up where they left off. I’ve been watching the soaps on and off since I was a teen. I remember babysitting my newborn cousin during Luke & Laura’s wedding and praying he wouldn’t wake up and need to be changed or want a bottle. Thank goodness now we have DVR’s!! LoL I remember the Ice Princess and Luna & the aliens on OLTL. Luna’s Death as well as the death of Jessica’s 1st & 3rd baby on OLTL. I could go on and on. What I’m saying is unless you get the same actors, the show just won’t be the same.

Becky
Becky

I am thankful that General Hospital is still broadcasting. I am glad Todd/Franco and Star/Kiki were able to stay by changing their characters. I enjoy watching them in their new roles. Since OLTL was cancelled GH seems to get better everyday. Thank you ABC for keeping General hospital,

Donna
Donna

My mother-in-law got me hooked on GH back in Aug.1964 after my daughter was born. GH is as much a part of my life as my family.
To take them away like you did with OLTL & AMC, which I started watching with each new baby I had, was like attending a funeral in my family. Please . . . no more funerals! Get rid of some of these JUNK
shows you have now, like the ones that replaced my afternoon soaps.
Enough of the TALK shows; reality shows; game shows, etc. It’s not just ABC; other networks have lost their perspective on what WE want.
Just when we find a good show, you cancel it & replace it with something bad. Nielsen ratings only show a tip of the iceberg; ask ALL the viewers!

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Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

Photo: JPI

I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

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What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

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Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

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You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

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So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the EW.com Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

Photo: JPI

I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

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EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

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I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

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EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

Photo: JPI

So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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All My Children Reunion with Josh Duhamel, Ricky Paull Goldin, Cameron Mathison and More; Later Debbi Morgan Live

It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, EW.com has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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All My Children Weeklong Virtual Reunions Kick-Off With Ripa, Consuelos, LaRue and Penny

Beginning this morning, Tuesday, May 26th, a weeklong virtual celebration with the cast of All My Children is on tap for fans of the beloved ABC daytime drama series, featuring a “Who’s Who of Pine Valley”.

The weeklong event is brought to you by EW.com and PEOPLETV.com and starts at 10 am EST/PST.   You can watch it right here.

Featured in the first installments are  the Santos family which includes: real-life marrieds, who met on All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), as well as Eva LaRue (Maria) and Sydney Penny (Julia).

Episode 2 coming up on Wednesday will feature: Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), Jennifer Bassey (Marian Colby Chandler), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), and Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard).

The weeklong event is in support of Feeding America helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and how you can make a donation visit ew.com/allmychildrenreunion

So, let us know what you think of the first installment featuring the Santos clan from Pine Valley as they reunite for a good cause via the comment section below.

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