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The Revolution chances look "Slim" while General Hospital outlook looks "Brighter" to stay in the ABC line-up!

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Some very encouraging and optimistic news this morning, from reputable Hollywood entertainment business site Deadline.com!  Their sources are hearing that chances look favorable in General Hospital’s way,  more so than the ailing Revolution, when it comes time in a few weeks for ABC to make their final decision of which show stays and which stay goes to make room in the afternoon line-up when Katie Couric new talk show, Katie hits the air in September.  As we already know, Katie herself wants GH in,  and The Revolution thrown off its axis!

Deadline reported,”The network’s embattled soap, General Hospital is still the least-watched among the four surviving daytime dramas on ABC, CBS and NBC, averaging 2.3 million viewers for the most recent week we have data for (March 12-16). But the series had a ratings uptick recently (it hit an 18-week high among women 18-49, 657,000, for the week of March 5, which featured the death of a character), and in the female demo, it’s been actually running ahead of NBC’s Days of our Lives.  But boosting Go’s chances of survival the most is the poor ratings performance of new lifestyle series The Revolution,   ABC has given the series time to find its legs — it only premiered in January — but I hear the network brass are starting to lose faith in the show, which hit series lows for the last two weeks with Nielsen data.”

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Now if common sense comes into play here, Couric’s request for the lead-in, GH beginning an upswing, despite no help from its poorly performing lead-in, the revolt from soap fans after ABC canceled their other two soaps, then this would seem a no brainer.  Unless, it all comes down to the bottom dollar, and that the cheap production costs of The Revolution warrant it getting more time to straighten it itself out, ( not sure how they could do that, with the present concept) since ABC Daytime as we know it is for all intent and purposes …  gone.

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Elhu
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Elhu

I am all for the “Bright” outlook for GH’s chances to remain in ABC Daytime’s lineup. Here’s hoping that is the case!!!!!

Leslie
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Leslie

Yea to that!!! Go GH! Awesome show.

ricardo
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ricardo

enough already please cancel the revolution. its awful and boring. if general hospital is renewed give it a 2 year renewal so the ratings can go higher and higher hopefully. the chew is doing really good. that probably will be renewed sorry to say. all my children will not come back at all sorry to say. we all have to face the truth its gone.

Allison
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Allison

Ricardo, I think you are right on. I believe AMC is gone; OLTL might still be able to come back in some form, even if it’s just several more characters joining the current OL ones already on GH. General Hospital is SO good now, I just ope we can keep it!!

Flo DiBona
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Flo DiBona

Thank you for this article, Michael!!! From your lips to God’s ears! Unfortunately, there is a third option at play here and that is the possibility of Disney/ABC replacing the Revoltion with yet another low-budget, disposable reality show that is being developed in the wings. Unfortunately, Disney/ABC does not care about 2.3 million viewers. They also do not care that they have knowingly or unknowingly manipulated General Hospital’s viewership and ratings with the widespread discovery of General Hospital DVR/TIVO recordings being altered and erased. General Hospital continues to gain viewership in spite of Disney/ABC. There is absolutely no promotion for… Read more »

Nancy M
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Nancy M

Wow did you hit the nail on the head. We are powerful. Even all their other shows are not surviving without enough viewers. No one will watch them again.

barbara t
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barbara t

This all my children,one life to live ,general hospital fan isnt giving up,I will never,ever watch abc/disney again ,for decades I watched my soaps all of them from the beginning so boycotting the rat channel is easy for me,Just as it was easy for abc/disney to destroy my soaps.Everyone has to continue to e mail abc/disney every day I do it 3 times a day I let the know I will never watch any of there programming again until agnus gets her shows back or I get to see one life to live and all my children again and I… Read more »

Allison
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Allison

You got that right! Backlash the likes of an Occupy movement!!

Mary H
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Mary H

I can’t agree with you more Flo….Don’t mess with a scorn soap fan! We will continue to fight this fight to bring back AMC and OLTL save GH and to find them a new home.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

We need to start organizing our March at ABC studio’s in NYC. Even if GH stays, we need to keep fighting for OLTL and or Agnes Nixon getting her soaps back. The fight has to continue and we have to do more than talk, but put our words into vast ACTION.

Violet
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Violet

Wish I lived somewhere near NY to come march with y’all. I agree thAt we need to do more than just talk here. Action!

Chrissy
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Chrissy

Fans? Powerful? Please. Where are All My Children and One Life To Live then? All these campaigns have been a big fail, between a handful of people showing up at ABC affiliates (proving their point that very few are any longer interested in these shows), to sponsors dropping their support (only one vacuum cleaner company – nothing followed); coupons from scandal rags, Sony wants our shows (no they didnt), etc. All that was accomplished was an unprepared internet startup network grabbed the rights, didn’t come through, and ruined the finales. That’s it. ABC could care less what type of ruckus… Read more »

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I so hope GH gets to stay. I would love for ABC to make an announcement that the Chew and Revulsion are being replaced by AMC and OLTL but most likely in my dreams only. I have only seen the Revulsion and the Spew during commercials of GH. I don’t understand why anybody would watch.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with you… But I don’t think AMC or OLTL will be brought back on abc…As much as us soap fans want them to. Cancel The Revolution and keep gh on abc… Why keep the revolution on when it is so lousy in the ratings and abc is probably losing big money over that………Gh is improving with the ratings and have to keep it up…Like abc soaps for years and I don’t want to change, unless they give me a reason to……………..Like where GH is headed with the storyline……It’s a definite improvement…I hope abc can see this improvement…….Cross your… Read more »

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

so am I,too…lol We want get rid of Chew and Revoltuion down the pot!!!! where it belong(Devil’s hole.)

Barb
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Barb

I can’t wait for the announcement and I definitely hope it is in favor of GH! Would be a smart move on ABC’s part finally! They still need to reconsider reinstating the cancelled soaps especially OLTL as we all know they made a BIG mistake there! It should have never been cancelled in the first place – the ratings were there! I will continue to do my part everyday in supporting the Soap Movement and watch GH and I believe GH is ON FIRE! and it is only going to get better and better!!! Number One Soap on my list!… Read more »

Violet
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Violet

Go! Go! The revo must go! Go! Go! The revo must go!

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

GO HOME,REVOLUTION………….GO HOME,REVOLTION!!! GO BACK TO DEVIL’S HOLE!!!

Violet
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Violet

How about this one:

Hit the road, Revo
And don’t ya come back no more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road, Revo
And don’t ya come back NO MORE!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

If abc/disney keeps this idiot show on any longer its a fact that they are nothing but a bunch of bone heads working for the rat channel There is no excuse for dragging this on any further.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with you 100%….comment on 3/28 at 11:52am…..

Nancy M
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Nancy M

I have always thought that the Revocrap would be cancelled. What I don’t understand is all the crap that informs us otherwise. That is the hardest part and of course ABC not telling anyone of their intentions. Still absolutely hate ABC forever for this. Bring back our shows.

Eldridge
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Eldridge

Isn’t the 4th hour of Today similar to the REvolution anyway??

Linda
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Linda

With the idiots running ABC/D I won’t put any faith into this story until an official announcement is made. Just look at what the idiots have already put us thru. Let us know GH’s fate now!

Debi
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Debi

I think GH will be renewed. I think that was what Ron’s reference was about dotting I’s and crossing T’s first.

Also….I watched last night’s Atlanta Housewifes from Sunday. The little girl made a comment about nobody wanting Katie C on daytime! How funny was that??

For those of you who are Brenda fans, I sense she is on her way back. Too much mentioning of her name lately. ICK!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

C’mon Deb, ICK wasn’t necessary. With all the critisium she has gotten, who knows…., she may come back busing that role OUT and looking like the Brenda we once knew, just older. But, you do you sense she is on her way back? U said, ” Too much mentioning of her name lately “. Where? On this site? That counts for nothing. Lots of speculation goes on on this site. So where “other ” the mentioning of her name?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Thanks Mr. Fairman for another GREAT article. Buh bye Revulsion. We won’t miss you. GH will quickly fill your spot.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

We shouldn’t count our chickens before they are hatched…As that saying goes!!!!! Why would should this CRAPPY show the revolution remain on abc , when no one is watching it..And NEVER will be watched…It makes no sense to keep this show on… And the ratings will continue to FLOP………And by the way I can’t stand cooking shows(the chew) and others like it…………….I WANT MY STORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough of these crap shows already. They don’t belong on daytime programming…. GH FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HURRAY!!! ROBIN IS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan
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Jan

I dont like katie at all…should have kept OLTL & AMC.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I have never watched Katie Couric… Not even once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally not interested in her……….I want my stories also………..Enough of this reality/Info/talk shows/cooking to………………….They don’t belong on datytime programming…I’ve said thie before……………….We have so many of these kind of shows already….They are nothing new about them……….They aren’t a fresh idea , which abc seems to think so………..They are TOTALILY wrong on this one…….

Jared
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Jared

I hope the Devolution gets destroyed, but I’m also not thrilled that Katie Couric is getting a talk show on daytime. She didn’t do much, if anything, for CBS Evening News’ ratings so why is “failure” being rewarded?

PD Miles
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PD Miles

If ABC has any sense left, they will leave GH alone and cancel The Revolution! The fans have spoken and we have spoken loudly, we do NOT want this reality crap on our screens and we CAN’T be trained like dogs to watch this garbage, I don’t care what Brian Frons says!!!

I still believe AMC & OLTL can return, Katie C’s show will be a flop! She has already failed on both NBC & CBS what makes ABC think it will be any different there?

Mark
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Mark

Hope GH stays on the air. I’ve been watching the show for over 30 years and it seems to be getting better all the time. Sometimes it’s not about the bottom dollar. It’s about taking care of your viewers who have been there threw the good and the bad. Those other shows are a dime a dozon.

barbara t
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barbara t

I just got back from sending abc.com a extra email today,over at tv media insights theres a update on the ratings and both the chew and the revolution are going downhill ,so i couldnt pass up the chance to tell abc/disney how dumb they are and how I will continue to boycott there dopy programing day and night ,also told them how good general hospital is getting and How its wrong that they are throwing all my children and one life to live in the garbage and should give agnus the rights to HER shows instead of wasting them,Yes good… Read more »

zack tate
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zack tate

Hope GH stay’s on the air.Everone keep your finger’s cross.Still mouring GH

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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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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