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Sneak Peek Promo For The First Two Weeks Of Katie Couric's New Talker Released – Watch the Video!

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On September 10th ABC unveils its new daytime line-up with The Chew, General Hospital and then Katie!  While we already know, to promote her new series debut on September 10th,  Katie Couric will be a guest on The Chew for a little cross-promotion, we are wondering why the powers-that-be did not insert Couric into a guest stint on General Hospital the same day as well?  Especially, since Katie really wanted GH to be her lead-in!

Well, all that aside, the new talker has released a promo for the first two weeks of episodes.  As already noted, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, and Barbara Streisand, are just a few of the guests slated for the key first weeks of Katie.

Now after the jump, watch the sneak peek just released promo and let us know what you think! Is it just another daytime talker?  Same format, same studio audience feeling? Or, do you think Couric can touch people at home and resonate with the viewers?  Weigh-in!

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kathleen johnson
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kathleen johnson

will not watch my soaps were replaced with this crap no way where has quality programing went down the tubes not for me

Torrey
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Torrey

Every year we get flooded with new talk shows….and every year, more than half of them get cancelled. This looks like your run of the mill show, that you can watch on any other network, at any other time. I will not be watching. Such a stupid decision to cancel OLTL and bring on this crap!

Dr. Donald G. Boudreau
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Dr. Donald G. Boudreau

Boycotting Hatie Couric all across America by turning our TV sets off! She and her show represent just one more episode of ABC/Disney’s disrespecting of scripted programming and the dedicated viewers of millions upon millions of soap opera watchers all across this country who will not rest until such time that ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILDREN are returned to them, where they belong. As Roger Friedman of Forbes powerfully observed regarding ABC/Disney’s notorious business decision cancelling these iconic and much beloved shows: “[T]he entire episode will be remembered as the New Coke era of ABC Daytime.” It… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I definetely will not be watching K. Couric,GAA, The Sprew ,Hatie….I also don’t watch any show that replaced our beloved soaps……..SOAP FANS WILL NEVER WATCH THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We want them to fail & get cancelled…..

James
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James

looks like oprah’s set. no real interest in this.

Scott
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Scott

I’ll be looking into Katie Couric’s talk show for its first week or so. Just to see how it is and what she has to bring to the table.

susan M.
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susan M.

I am not watching Katie’s show…No way!!! She will bring zero to the table…. I have no interest in watching her show just to even see what it is like…I don’t want to boost her ratings …… I will boycott this show for sure!!!!!!! Want to watch GH and give it all the ratings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At 3:00 in Sept.10 I will be watching something else….And watching GH at it’s new time at 2:00 p.m. Again I have no interest in K Couric what so ever…

Scott
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Scott

Well that’s great for you Susan. However, I won’t be judgmental and close-minded because she’s just trying to make a living to support herself.

Spiro P
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Spiro P

It seems as if Katie Couric has never been happy with any or all of the stations she has represented or worked for so why should this one be any different .
Judgemental or not I do not see where s has anything different to add to the table then any other talk show. I think she has done quite well for herself as far as making a living. There is nothing different, new or fresh about Katie Couric……….

BarbJ
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BarbJ

just watch any of the other ten million talk shows that are on. Do you really think she’s gonna be any different??

Scott
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Scott

I don’t know. She could be different. Hence why I’m going to watch it.

susan M.
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susan M.

I am sure she does very well for herself..She probably has a substantial nest egg in the bank…Savings from all the other jobs she has had threw the years….She doesn’t have to worry about employment….

susan M.
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susan M.

No loyal soap fans will watch Katie Couric…It will be more of the same stuff … I don’t find these kind of shows entertaining!!!!! We don’t need another talk show especially on daytime programing….Why would watch any of these shows that replace our soaps????It will be boring for sure .I saw the promo….I want to watch drama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not a lot of talk & information…….She is on the wrong part of the day….She should be on in the morning….And I am not being close-minded..I simply will not watch shows that replace the timeslots of our beloved soaps…And I am not… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

So because I’m not being an inconsiderable ass, I’m not a “loyal soap fan”? You’re really messed up to even believe that and I am insulted. And I’m not other soap fans, I’m ME. I can base my opinions on a series based on the series’ material. Anyone who doesn’t is completely idiotic and judgmental.

susan M.
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susan M.

Sorry!!! I know you are soap fan..I didn’t mean to get so carried away…I just never read that a soap fan would even consider watching a show that replaces our soaps….I am still upset about amc &oltl being cancelled ..And get upset with abc & their replacement shows for the soaps..I was never a fan of Katie Couric..And have no interest in waching her show…To each it own…Sorry again, I didn’t mean to offend you…Let’s start over….Fellow soap lover….SORRY AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Scott
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Scott

I hated “The Talk” because it replaced my baby “As the World Turns”, but now I love the show. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t prefer ATWT, but “The Talk” was a decent replacement. Which is why I’m giving “Katie” a chance. Especially since I never watched “One Life to Live” in the first place.

susan M.
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susan M.

Good for you..Give her a chance.. But I will not be watching it…I like drama in the afternoon….OLTL was y favorite soap of all time……Watched it a long time…Never got tired of watching OLTL !!!!!!!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I won’t ever watch Couric’s show! I always thought she was so annoying & still do! I hope it’s a big failure!

Scott
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Scott

You’re only saying this because of the AMC/OLTL cancellation. I’m sure NONE of you would be bitching if it replaced anything but a soap. You’re all very judgmental people.

susan M.
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susan M.

Katie has all the money in the world .. From all her past shows threw the years…She isn’t going to starve…Not every person is going to appeal to everyone….You can’t like everyone…And I don’t think it is being judemental…The fact is there are too many talk shows on already…I wouldn’t watch Katie even if they weren’t replacing the soaps…I like my drama in the afternoon …Don’t find Katie’s talk show entertaining….Or any talk show for the exception of the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno…You want to give her chance go right ahead it’ s your choice….For me I don’t want to… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

And I only watch Leno here and there. Because it comes on late…

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Hey Scott! Why does it make sense to watch someone you can’t stand? It doesn’t so I won’t! Why should I waste an hour of my time?

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I have absolutely no interest in this show, or any other on ABC/D. GH only!

susan M.
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susan M.

Looks VERY BORING by looking at the promo………I give her show a yawn!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I won’t watch her show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is wasting her time because no one will be watching…No soap fans will be watching for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ABC is wasting their money on Katie’s show …………………………………………..Poor choose abc………….It won’t fly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine
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Christine

Ugh. Jessica Simpson’s body after baby. Seriously? Is she the ONLY woman to have ever given birth? NO! So why should I care. She has more money than me so she can just pay to have it taken away. Jennifer Lopez (not JLO anymore? Who cares anyway) dating a younger man? You mean this is some great story about some celebrity who broke up her family so she could date someone else. Again, who cares? I have heard enough and seen enough of this major diva to last a lifetime. Why doesn’t Katie talk to some celebrity ROLE MODELS with… Read more »

Dina
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Dina

Not interested in the least! Why can’t ABC just admit its mistake of canceling OLTL and AMC, and save itself the embarrassment of yet another talk show/ reality show flop!

Carol
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Carol

I will not be watching. Nothing against Katie but there are already too many talk shows on tv.

faith haraway
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faith haraway

hello,
Just to let you know I won’t be watching your show nor will any soap fans , sorry to tell you your show will be a flop:)

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto !!!!!!!!!!!

Scott
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Scott

False statement. LOL.

Jacob Pratt
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Jacob Pratt

why another talk show I wont be watching… All My Children & One Life to Live are the only show I want to see on daytime tv

susan M.
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susan M.

Me too !!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t care what guests she has ………I will not watch it…If you watch it you will be boosting her ratings…And we soap lover’s don’t want to do that…

Sara
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Sara

I will not watch. Release the rights to AMC & OLTL.

susan M.
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susan M.

Me Too !!!!!!

Patty
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Patty

Wow – Katie’s pulling out all the stops with her guest line-up. Unfortunately I doubt it’s going to work. The only way I’d watch her show is if she had a OLTL & AMC reunion and announce that our soaps would be returning!! For as low as the ratings will be, they will give her so many opportunities before they pull it. But it’ll only be a matter of time and another ABC faux pas will bite the dust!! #NotwatchingKatie

Debbie
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Debbie

Not interested. I watch talk shows at 9am or 4pm. That’s it. Afternoons are only for taping my soaps. Sorry Katie.

Stella
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Stella

Sorry won’t be watching…never ever like Couric…this should be the last of her, for she’s hit every other network. Way to go ABC….I only watch General Hospital on ABC…

Shawn
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Shawn

Looks like the old set of the Oprah Winfrey show.

mjanssen
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mjanssen

I will never watch this show!!! I hate all these reality shows so sick of them, they need to put amc and oltl where they belong!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate Katie Couric!!!

april
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april

Really Katie you think viewers will watch this NOOOO I wont be watching it i will watch the doctors at 2pm on channel 2 since general hospital is coming on at 1pm I want all my children and one life to live & general hospital in my afternoons not you

Rosie
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Rosie

Definitely will NOT be watching Katie Couric’s talk show-i refuse to support any other programming on ABC besides GH. You made a great point,though,Michael-why didn’t ABC make Katie guest on GH? Maybe they thought fans would balk at such shameless cross-promotion.

lee
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lee

ll not be watching this garbage there are too many talk shows and I have a problem with this show. due to the fact that this show cost more to produce then One life to Live. I will not watchanything on ABC until they restore the soaps they cancelled

Lisa
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Lisa

NO! I will not be watching Katie’s new show. I’m not a fan of hers, and have never been.

Thank you Dr. Donald G. Boudreau. Well done!!

Beth
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Beth

I will not be watching Katie Couric’s show! I also will never watch The Chew,or Good Afternoon America,or anything else that is put on in place of All My Children,or One Life To Live! OLTL was my favorite show on television,and it is dearly missed. None of these cookie cutter talk shows will ever measure up,or provide as much joy,and entertainment!

faith
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faith

I agree , I can’t believe they took OLTL 🙁 have watched as longs as I’ve been alive Abc is run by a bunch of idiots . I watch General Hospital from 3-4 and thats the only time i go near ABC

metejt
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metejt

It appears to be just another talk show, in which I have absolutely NO interest. Actually looks like it’s an Oprah wannabe and even the “real” thing ran it’s course. She may have stood a chance if ABC hadn’t cancelled it’s best daytime lineup, but without the soaps for lead ins I don’t believe she’ll make it. And I find it irritating that General Hospital is losing it’s decades long time slot to accommodate HER. Won’t be watching.

Polly
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Polly

Sorry but I don’t watch talk shows. Though I am loving General Hospital right now. Still miss One Life to Live and All My Children like crazy. For me, the purpose of television is to get lost in the drama of an ongoing story. One where you get to know the characters like they were next door neighbors. You know, shows like soap operas. I’m looking to escape the crazy world for a little bit and don’t want to know things like how to make your own conditioners or peak into the lives of celebrities. I doubt they want me… Read more »

gayle higginbotham
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gayle higginbotham

Oh boy, can’t wait!…NOT!!!!!!!….Major “ick” factor…never watched her because frankly, I can’t stomach her…talk shows are boring and there are WAY too many of them….my ABC BOYCOTT continues with the only exception being GH….too many gabfests on network TV and cable…ABC/Disney should’ve put the money they’re paying her back into scripted programming…how many of your lame shows do we have to kill before you listen and learn?

Lydia
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Lydia

I will never watch any of the shows that are replacing our soaps. Besides I am sick to death of talk shows. I never watch them. I want my AMC and OL back.

jene
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jene

theres no way in hell im watching that crap i neva watched talk shows ever they suck all the same old crap!! whos cheating with your cousin mom i want to be a stripper and last but not least the most playd out topic of all whos my baby daddy and the dna results are come on already what phony bullshit u took off my favorite show for this ive been watching one life to live since im 5yrs old one of the best soaps ever never watched the other soaps on the other chanels they suck!! only watch abc… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

OMG!!! is she trying to be the next oprah or what????????
will not be watching this crap – abc has failed again!

Skyzalex
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Skyzalex

I will not watch her show ever! I will set my DVR to record a random show, on purpose, during her time slot! I am sick of reality tv and rather clean my house or read a book. She will not be watched in my home. I really don’t know why the Chew is even still on, this baffles me. Bring back OLTL and AMC, then I will watch all ABC programs again!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you…

Terry M
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Terry M

Still ABC…still no AMC & OLTL…still NOT WATCHING!

susan M.
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susan M.

Could have not sad it better myself!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goes for me too……

Robin
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Robin

I won’t Be Watching. I Don’t Care 4 Her Never Have. Besides Only Thing I Now Watch On ABC/Disney Is General Hospital Ever Since They Took Off AMC/OLTL. There Are Way 2 Many Talk Show’s On Tv We Don’t Need Another1.

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

ditto

Terry
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Terry

Sorry Katie can not watch and will not watch your show. I did enjoy you on the Today Show in the morning. But since ABC has shaken up daytime so much it makes me so sad. Not to have my family on TV. I so miss All My Children and One life to live. Now you have bumped General Hospital to a new time slot. Sorry but since 1970 I have been watching Gh at 3. That is there time, and forever in my heart when 1 o clock comes I say omg I miss AMC and I do the… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

She should have stayed on the morning show…..

Robin
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Robin

I Won’t Be Watching I Don’t Like Her Never Have. Only Thing I Watch On ABC/Disney now Is GH Ever Since They Took Off AMC/OLTL, Tooooooooo Many Talk Shows On tv Any Way We Don’t Need Another 1

Clara
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Clara

One good thing about this, I like General Hospital at the 2:00 pm spot, of course I still won’t watch the Katie Couric show or the disgusting “Chew”, but now I can finish lunch dishes, turn tv on at 2, and turn it off at 3 to get ready for my afternoon!
ABC BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIVE TO LIVE!!!!!
Other than GMA (local weather on breaks from local station), and GH this household WILL NOT tune to ABC for anything else until the soaps are back!!!!

nancy
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nancy

I will never, ever watch anything on ABC during the day except for GH. Besides the fact that ABC cancelled AMC and OLTL I don’t even like Katie Couric. And the Chew is just a silly show

susan M.
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susan M.

The Chew should be cancelled…Don’t know why it is still on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And NO KATIE FOR ME !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue
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Sue

Will not be watching anything on ABC except GH

susan M.
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susan M.

Me Too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen Howe
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Kristen Howe

Sorry Katie. I won’t be watching your show… EVER.

bsherry
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bsherry

I ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT WATCH THESE SHOWS OR ANY OTHER ABC SHOWS WHEN SHE APPEARS. IF AND WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE TO HAVE HER GUEST HOST ON G.M.A., I PREDICT THAT THE RATINGS WILL TANK. THIS WOMAN IS A “WHINY DIM-WITTED JOKE” AND NEEDS TO RETIRE.

susan M.
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susan M.

Don’t want Katie on daytime programing !!! Katie go back to the morning show…The morning is the best for you…We don’t want you on daytime programming………

Janet Matrai
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Janet Matrai

No way!!!! I won’t watch her…… Loving General Hospital

susan M.
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susan M.

Me Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christopher
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Christopher

Bring back one life to live. Katie it is time to give it up.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

There are talk shows on morning, noon. & night…Even on in the very early morning hours…We don’t need another talk show…………Or cooking shows for that matter…I want my drama in the afternoon……And that is what I watch in the evening..Shows I have watched & liked for a while…Rareley to I watch a talk show especially in the afternoon..And NEVER watched a cooking .. These type of shows I have absolutely no interest in….

Ginny
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Ginny

Sorry Katie I won’t watch. I was a faithful viewer of OLTL + AMC since the first shows. They are part of my family. ABCDisney please release the rights.

Michelle
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Michelle

Us as mothers do not want to see another talk show about another mother, we want
to enjoy our time with our soaps! ABC is making a big mistake with this talk show…

Amanda
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Amanda

I will not be watching this either!!! I see a lot of ppl are upset just like me. I didnt watch OLTL or AMC much, but a lot of people did and loved them, as I do GH. I have been watching GH for many years. Since I was a kid. It has always been on at 3. I dont want to watch stupid talk shows. I dont think many ppl do anymore. And 80 million?!?!! ARE U KIDDING ME?!?! Wow lol thats a lot of money to waste in today’s economy. And it WILL be a waste. I see… Read more »

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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