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The Revolution Continues to Tank! General Hospital Must be Saved!

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Once again the ratings are out for another week, and once again One Life to Live’s replacement, The Revolution sputtered off its axis!  For the week of  March 26th, the lifestyle/makeover show tied its series low in viewers with 1.32 million eyeballs with results in the three key female demos no higher than a 0.6 rating/4 share among women 25-54!

According to TV Media Insights, here are some significant comparisons of One Life last year at this time contrasted with The Revolution:   One Life to Live – Week of 3/28/11 Viewers: 2.57 million, Women 25-54: 1.2/ 7, Women 18-49: 1.0/ 6, Women 18-34: 0.6/ 4 The Revolution – Week of 3/26/12 Viewers: 1.32 million, Women 25-54: 0.6/ 4, Women 18-49: 0.4/ 3, Women 18-34: 0.2/ 2  Percent Change – The Revolution vs. One Life to Live Viewers: -49, Women 25-54: -50, Women 18-49: -60, Women 18-34: -67

The foodie show, The Chew didn’t to all that great either! While they narrowed the gap versus All My Children one-year earlier in total viewers (2.21 vs. 2.38 million), the demo erosion is still in the double-digit percentages.

But still the bigger issue, why General Hospital has to be saved from cancellation!  Some reasons are simple 1) Katie Couric wants the soap as her lead-in for her new talker, Katie  2) ABC should have learned a lesson from cancelling One Life to Live in favor of The Revolution and having more of viewer revolt.   But of course, we could name countless other reasons and feel free in the comment section to add yours.

Even more troubling is that ABC announced that The Revolution is going to air repeat episodes from April 9th-20th.  That does not help GH, when the lead-in is repeats of a show that everyone has already had enough of and the female demo that they so desperately wanted is not on board with the concept.  Perhaps during the two week period, The Revolution is re-thinking how to repackage the show?  Or perhaps, its another maneuver to happen right before the decision is handed down by the network on what show will stay, and what show will go come September.

Weigh in!

 

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Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

I honestly am so tired of talking about ABC and their total disrespect for longtime Daytime viewers. This garbage they call The Chew and The Revolution is disgusting. ONE LIFE TO LIVE should be back on the air! It took the executive producer and head writer to bring GENERAL HOSPITAL out of the ratings cellar to where it is now! That alone should show those idiots at ABC what is what! I really am so emotionally exhuasted in praying that these vultures at the mouse house don’t cancel the very last soap! They all suck!

Kurt Gillespie
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Kurt Gillespie

Agree with you Chris. I watched One Life for 20 years and I took it personal when ABC cancelled it. It was the best soap ever. I gave up on GH in the late 90s. I’m watching again and I like the old characters coming back on a recurring basis. Love John McBain and the Mannings too. I really want to see Natalie join John in Port Charles. The police Dept. there could use a professional CSI working crime scenes. …….Maybe Oprah should have picked up One Life. Her talk show format is not working on cable.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I have e-mailed B Frons, & others of abc/disney….About this and it does no good..They never respond to my e-mails…I sent quite a few…About daytime programming, And those crappy reality/info/talk shows…They never answer my e-mails…I’m trying…………Don’t know what else to do….I sent them e-mails about abc cancelling OLTL etc…………………….That you can’t identify with this crap they have replaced our soaps with…And that they are not entertainment…And that we want our STORIES…Stuff like that…Have you any suggestions ……I TRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim H
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Jim H

I am in total agreement One life should be on the air now at 2pm. The revolution should be HISTORY. Come Sptember move GH to 1pm and axe The Chew Problem solve Look how easy that was ABC>

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I’m ith you and tired of talking about this. Organize a march, write abc/disney nonestop, send soap to the abc studio’s, cancel all cable channels connected to disney, keep the petitions going, tell all your family and friends not to watch the chew and revolution BUT yes, stop talking about it on this site, over and again, day in and out, breading negativity. Put those words into action. It will be the same kind of comments about it tomorrow, that fill the pages everyday on this site. Lets SO something BIG about it other than talk about it as U… Read more »

Debi
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Debi

I don’t think GH will be cancelled. But what do I know??

Did I miss something? How were the numbers for GH??

Brenda Shott
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Brenda Shott

I am with you Chris. I was a loyal viewer of all of the soaps since their inception, including Dark Shadows. I am not and have never been a fan of “talk shows, reality shows” and such other crap. And never watched much on ABC/D primetime either as every time I got interested in a particular show in ABC/D true fashion they were canceled. What ABC/D needs to do is start eating some serious crow and bring the all the soaps back in to production particularly OLTL.

christy
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christy

me too! (longtime viewer)

wish they’d replay Dark Shadows instead of revolting repeats!

I wonder how many reality (not realistic) shows networks put out before they figure out no one is watching?

Nancy M
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Nancy M

I am also sick and tired of the manipulations of ABC. I only watch GH and am excited every day to see what is next. I miss my shows so much and am so tired of this discussion. ABC screwed up royally and everyone knows it including them. They even started some kind of group in New York to put together more lifestyle shows, more of what no one wants. I guess they know what we want more than we do. According to ABC we are idiots anyway. ABC and I are done permanently except of course GH.

Marie
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Marie

ICAM. The minute GH goes off the air nobody in my house will be watching Channel 7 ABC Disney before 8pm. I have hundreds of channels to choose from, I certainly don’t need to give ratings to a company that could care less about my voice.

me
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me

I hate to tell you, but the OLTL writer and producer have done nothing for GH: they’re still the lowest rated soap on the air. They did not bring them out of the cellar. Last week, the highest rated day was Monday, when people tuned in to see Heather. By Friday they barely had 2 million viewers. Further, the show is still practically unwatchable, with every single character on the show revolving around Sonny/Carly/Jason/Sam.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I hope they don’t cancel the last soap on ABC either……………..If they do, their even more unprofessional & CLUELESS………..And that they sit on their brains all the time…

t. n. thomas
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t. n. thomas

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL GH!!!! ABC DON’T MAKE ME HATE YOU PLZ!!

ashley dawson
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ashley dawson

Ditto. Gh needs to be saved. Love watching it

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree 100%………….

Chantal
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Chantal

Well, airing repeat shows is a clear indication they are now committed anymore to that show… They will spend less money for 2 weeks not having to produce it…

Elhu
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Elhu

I totally agree Chantal! To me this means that this show is very close to cancellation (I can hear all the applauding already), becauseif you wanted to work on gaining viewers, why would you have a show that is so CLEARLY tanking “take a hiatus”, rather than continuing to produce new shows hoping to gain viewers. A show that no one has watched yet, will have even less viewers after a two week hiatus, that is for sure. I hope this is one step closer to GH being saved, and not just ABC taking those two weeks to continue to… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

The Revoklution is a LOSER..ABC should do the right thing…Assuming they have a heart……

barbara t
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barbara t

Susan m ,abc/disney/the rat channel does not have heart they proved that when they broke all of the soap fans hearts by cancelling all my children and one life to live,Your right the revolution and the chew are losers,I wonder if abc watches the crap they expect us to watch,anyone who enjoys self help ,talk and food shows have to be weird.I like afternoon drama ,not a show for insecure people,who I guess need help dealing with there lives.

Veronica
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Veronica

The View just returned from a two week break in which repeats aired. The irony? All of The View’s repeats beat GH in the ratings. You know it’s bad when The View’s repeats beat all new episodes of GH in the ratings. The Chew, The Talk and The Revolution will be on their two week break starting next week. Why? It’s one of the many reasons these shows cost less. GH doesn’t get the luxury of taking these breaks except for special holidays. I wish I understood why a lead in factors so much in a show having good ratings.… Read more »

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

Why isn’t GH doing well? Have you seen how gutted the show became under Guza, Wolf and Ms. Black Cloud herself, Jill Farren Phelps? Every soap JFP has produced (OLTL, GL, SB, AW) is cancelled. They all became violent, dark, romance-free soaps that screamed that they were embarrassed to even be part of the soap genre. GH was barely hanging on for life. So many legacy and beloved characters were killed off that most viewers saw nothing left. The characters that were left were written so horribly you didn’t even recognize them. GH needs time AND patience to get back… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

If a lot of people are watching a show, TV networks hope those people will stay to watch the show that comes on after it, so the more eyes you have on the show prior to yours, the better. A lot of people may not turn off the TV when ‘their’ show is finished and may get sucked into the next show. It does help to have a lead in with a lot of viewers. It’s then up to you to keep those viewers. For instance, CSI wasn’t doing too hot, then it came on after Survivor and now has… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

These two shows The Chew & The Revolution both SU-K……………The stench!!!!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

I dont know why they just dont cancel it already.Abc/disney has no problem announcing there new summer line up,so the revolution should be out the door.All my children and One life to live should never have been canceled for this crap.

Tom
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Tom

ABC needs to can “The Revolting” and bring back “One Life to Live!” They should put Katie on “Good Morning America” permanently as co-anchor with George and forget her afternoon gabfest.

david
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david

The perfect solution and we all live happily ever after.

kerry
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kerry

the decision is so clear to me that abc needs to keep gh for many reasons so why havent they announced it yet are they in spin control mode ,doesnt mattter what they say we will see rght through it keep gh n bring back oltl n amc n get loyal viewers back or we stay off abc for good

aria
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aria

why is a show thats been barely on running repeats? that doesn’t make sense, but who cares, just take it off the air already, keep GH going and stop the endless abuse of soap fans once an for all.

barbara t
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barbara t

There doing repeats already ?

Susan M.
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Susan M.

The show is such a LOSER….They have one foot out the door (the Revolution)…

Susan M.
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Susan M.

The repeats started today on 4/9…I fast forwarded the the guide on the T. V. today..They are showing repeats from Jan.-Feb. Only on almost four months and startin repeats already…………..Why do they keep this crap on(The Revolution)……………..I never liked info/reality/cooking shows.. Dr. Oz bores me to death….Too much info for me on that show…That show is ridiculous!!!! If you watched it you know what I mean..I want to be entertained not information to death….I like watching my stories….And I get lost in them…I enjoy watching them….That keeps my interest & want to watch it everyday….Not this crap they have on… Read more »

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

Why is ABC being so dumb? If they would just say they made a mistake & bring thr soaps back viewers would return. I just don’t think they can fix the Revolution> Fans are not going to watch plus it is a crappy show. Katie does not want GH cancelled to have to follow the Revolution. I don’t understand a Co. willing to hit bottom instead of doing the right thing. And the right thing is to put the soaps back on. They really are nuts.

barbara t
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barbara t

There nuts and they are idiots,I think they would rather line there pockets with big bucks and give up on the idea of quality programming any more.Disney should never have bought abc so many years ago because the good mouse turned into a sleazy cheap Rat and the shows they are putting on in prime time proves that,How many B worded shows have they got now?

Denise
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Denise

Truthfully, this revolting show needed to never been put on the air and Oltl should have NOT been cancelled.. Nobody is watching it, they pay 30dollars to have people sit in their audience! Ridiculous! ABC made a horrible mistake by cancelling two iconic soaps! We can NOT be retrained as they stated they would retrain us..we want our soaps, we grew up watching them and we refuse to be mistreated and ridiculed by ABC. We want General Hodpital to stay on the air and for ABC to sell Agnes back her creations (Both OLTL and AMC) she can put them… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

When abc/disney advertizes the talk show they dont even mention the name the revolution anymore because no one wants to see the dopy show, they call it a talk show,30 dollars just not going to cut it,The revolution is one of the worst mistakes done by the rat channel ,they never should have cancelled the soaps for this trashy garbage ,the chew included.

arbara Schuima
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arbara Schuima

Thanks for the article Mr Fairman. If ABC/DISNEY hasn’t learned yet they are doomed.You could revamp the revolution to the end of time and it would not help….THE VIEWERS HAVE SPOKEN……LOAD and CLEAR. Keeping General Hospital is ABC’s only chance to have any daytime ratings.The soap opera audience is very loyal and is getting VERY organized !!! ABC/DISNEY…..Hear us roar……DO THE RIGHT THING !!!

Ladynin
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Ladynin

When is abc going to realize or should I say admit that they made a horrible mistake and correct it by putting back Amc and oltl where they belong. On daytime tv. Give the fans what they want and do the right thing.

rdgbig
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rdgbig

It is so sad to hear that GH may be canceled in September. ABC/D is all abut making money and not about the fan base. Why not cancel GH? ABC/D canceled OLTL who had the better ratings and from reports budget was lower. In either case, I only watch GH on ABC/D and when it is canceled, I will never watch anything on ABC/D again.

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Who said GH may be cancelled? It looks like ABC is getting behind GH since they gave GH enough of a budget to hire actors from OLTL and bring back Finola Hughes. I don’t think they’d be doing that if they didn’t have some long term goal in mind. Money is the bottom line with them.

barbara t
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barbara t

I hope you are right ,I just dont understand why abc/disney doesnt come out and say one way or the other, Is general hospital cancelled or not.

david
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david

The Revolution will be canceled; GH will be spared. Even ABC executives can’t be that stupid.

barbara t
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barbara t

I dont know about that ,If you ask me there are alot of stupid people making dumb decisions at abc/disney,I know if I was in charge the revolution would be gone,but I never would have cancelled the soaps ,would have left the daytime lineup alone because there was nothing wrong with there programming.Now there is.

Christine
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Christine

Maybe spared, but for HOW long? Until December when they can get a replacement?

Face it. ABC doesn’t want the soaps anymore. I am watching GH on ABC ONLY. Nothing else of theirs. When it is canceled, I won’t watch any of their programming ever again. It’s all garbage anyway. And ABC does not care about what the soap fans want. They don’t care about us, period.

mike
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mike

The only way for GH to survive a move to 2 p.m. eastern is for more influx of OLTL characters. Another thing that could help, and I know there are quite a few fans out there who don’t want to hear this, Sonny has to go. The show has to go back to being a soap opera instead of the “mob opera” it has become.

tricia
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tricia

I’m not sure that GH needs a lead-in, I think of it as more of a “destination” show. Katie, however needs a lead-in and GH should be the one. The Revolution is NEVER on in my house, if my channel is set to ABC at 2 pm I turn it off.

Robynne
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Robynne

I still find it surprising that the Chew does as well as it does. Neither can compare to the show they replaced. Hopefully ABC/D doesn’t keep their heads up their a$$es and leave GH on the air!

David Larsson
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David Larsson

This show proves that Brian Frons clearly had no idea what he was doing while he was President of ABC Daytime.

And should this show continue any longer, it will be further proof that Anne Sweeney (Head of ABC and probably Brian Frons’ mistress) has no idea what she is doing.

Robin
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Robin

Please keep General Hospital and get rid of that Revolting show that took One Life to Live away from us.

GariAnne
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GariAnne

The Chew and The Revolution were both bad ideas from the start. My granddaughters, who are in one of those prime demographic groups, don’t like either one of them. They miss Star and Cole and Hope and even Todd (They are split on New Todd v. Old Todd, and argue for hours about it) ABC/Disney needs to pay the incompetent execs a little less so they can bring back the programs that viewers will actually watch. Can stockholders have a vote of no-confidence? If they can, Bob Iger had better watch out! Disney profits, even at the Parks, are down.… Read more »

david
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david

If only your granddaughters were in charge of ABC Daytime. They are right. The battle between Todd and Victor, with their families caught in the middle, would have been one of the best storylines ever and easily attracted more than 3 million viewers to OLTL.

holly
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holly

ABC is going to cancel General Hospital if for no other reason than to show us they can. They have all the power. It’s not about viewers or ratings or even that much about money anymore. It’s about power. They have it. We don’t. They don’t care if we quit watching. They only care that we see how powerful they are. They’ve made Mickey Mouse the poster child for corporate greed and how to bully. It’s disgusting. To do the right thing, they would have to cancel the replacement shows and put the soaps back in production. OR sell the… Read more »

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I hope I’m wrong, but I get this nagging feeling that GH will get blamed for The Revolution’s lower ratings-despite all evidence to the contrary. I know, it doesn’t make sense-but what has since last spring?? That doesn’t mean I’m through fighting, though

Mark F.
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Mark F.

I think you’re on the money, Holly. GH’s ratings could go through the roof, and abc would probably STILL cancel it. ABC hates the soap genre and they want out. All they care about is the bottom line and nothing else. Unfortunately, I doubt abc would ever sell OLTL and AMC back to Agnes or any other network. They don’t want the shows to be successful elsewhere because they’d then look like idiots (which they are).

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Abc primetime shows aren’t any better………………I never watch them.. They are sooooooooo STUPID…………………..Kindergarten level shows…

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I wonder how low this stupid show will go. It was such a mistake to cancel One Life to Live.

Pat
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Pat

If soap fans stopped watching all ABC daytime except General Hospital it might send ABC a much needed message. If the network wants to waste its money on silly reality shows, longtime daytime viewers will go elsewhere.

Terri
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Terri

I know that ABC/D does not want to admit the biggest daytime programing mistake in their time on the airwaves. Replacing AMC and OLTL was the biggest and dumbest thing they could ever have done. They lost millions of devoted viewers of these two soaps, and not only did they lose millions of viewers for these shows they lost them all for daytime and prime time too! Not only are the replacement shows a big waste of money so is using money originally meant for AMC & OLTL to put Kati Couric on the air which no one will watch… Read more »

Shirley Broome
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Shirley Broome

When is ABC/Disney going to learn. Of all the dumbest things they could do. I understand they are trying to erode the General Hospitlat viewers. But have they never heard of a thing called a reminder? Whether it is part of your cable menu, or an alarm clock set at the time General Hospital comes on putting a lousy show like the Revultion (my name for the revolution) reruns is NOT going to give ABC a legal excuse to cancel GH. Dammit ABC don’t you realize you are cutting your own throat and that the viewers are NOT as stupid… Read more »

Yoyo
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Yoyo

NEXT WEEK WILL BE A TRUE TEST FOR GHers! The Revulsion is in repeats next week which means GH ratings could take a dip. WE NEED EVERYONE & THEIR MOTHERS watching GH next week. PLEASE PASS ON THE MESSAGE.

Karen
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Karen

I had not watched GH in years and am occasionally tuning in now because of the Mannings and John McBain. I have no comparison to set as to whether the show has improved since the writers from OLTL have moved over. GH to me is nowhere near as good as OLTL was. However, I would hate to see the last soap on ABC cancelled because at least one needs to be saved. My daily routine has changed dramatically with the cancellation of OLTL and AMC, and I miss them both terribly. As for ABC, they were warned over and over… Read more »

Yoyo
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Yoyo

BTW, I read on this thread someone is emailing Frons. Frons left the company in December 2011.

barbara t
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barbara t

I think it was january 2012 that he left ,he wasnt the only problem at abc/disney,he was the fall guy ,as they say and he took the fall for the higher ups.At least we dont have to look at that smerk look on his face ,he had that chester cat that just ate the rat look.

RICKIE
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RICKIE

I’ve watched neither “The Chew” nor “The Revolution” (I don’t really count, as I’m not a Nielsen family), but I hope ABC retains “GH” for the sake of its fans, of which I am not one. I’ve REALLY tried giving “GH” a fair shake, but its mafia- and revenge-riddled storylines are of NO interest to me. Its nominal stars, Maurice Benard and Laura Wright, are clearly overworked from overexposure and not that watchable. The former stammers his way through dialogue; the later obviously believes bearing her teeth incessantly is intense acting. Of the remaining cast, Jason Thompson, Sonja Eddy, and… Read more »

sj
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sj

Why don’t they put on a new soap called ” One life to live with all my children”. Bring back the actors that they can get from both soaps, and let the actors/writes own part of the show to keep the cost down.

Barbara
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Barbara

If “The Revolution” is cheaper to make than “One Life to Live”, I could see a network viewing it as a minor success even with lower ratings.

Heather
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Heather

True. But there are still some limits as to how low a TV show can go even if it is a cheap-produced program.

I can see The Chew being a win situation for ABC when compared to All My Children. But there’s no way, ABC can claim success with The Revolution over One Life to Live. The difference of numbers is just too much.

j
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j

ABC needs to get a clue. The genre isn’t dead – it just needs great, talented writing and great chemistry between the actors. This current ABC team has a chance, as they already proved by reviving OLTL before cancellation. They stepped up the storyline timing and added humor and drama to the everyday show. Chemistry is so important too – the best chemistry in a very long time was Carly and Lorenzo – Todd and Blair had it too. New writers don’t understand that “pair chemistry” is sacred to the viewer – you don’t put them together to break them… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

why are they doing repeats for two weeks? ABC said they ordered 200 episodes, which would have taken them thru to September, at least, if they ran daily…. hmmm. Repeating won’t cost any production fees, and maybe, maybe, it will help make up for all the money they’re losing on paying people to come watch the crap in person! bwahahahahahaha I think they’re up to something! But you know, if I was in charge and would like to make some extra money but save on production costs… you know what I’d do? I’d run repeats of something people WANT to… Read more »

Jackie
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Jackie

I have watched all 3 of ABCDs Soaps for 40yrs and still in their coveted daytime demo. Yes, I was under 10. They still don’t care. At this point the rat house is out to prove themselves correct. That they can train viewers. Well NOT this one. I loved Modern Family and won’t even watch that. The Rat House is dead to me whether GH survives or not. I will support and watch GH which is the only show I watch on ABC. They don’t air ANYTHING anymore unless they can market it as a toy, tour, or get paid… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

jackie like you I have watched all the abc soaps since general hospital began and I agree with you the rat channel cannot program me to continue to watch the crap they put on and replaced my soaps with .Walt disney is spinning in his grave ,If he has a front row seat to the prime time shows his network is showing now and whats to come I am sure he himself has changed the channel where ever he is.Disney/the rat channel should never have bought ABC slowly the network has been going downhill,and this use to be abc watcher… Read more »

ricky
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ricky

Remember, many folks are boycotting ABC all together and not watching GH. When OLTL went off the AIR, ABC was banned from my TV.

barbara t
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barbara t

Thats wrong we should be supporting general hospital ,we should be watching all the soaps .I’ve been boycotting abc since they announced the cancellation of all my children and one life to live ,I gave up on all the prime time shows that I did watch and only watched the soaps,I got down to One hour left and that is general hospital,if its cancelled abc/disney looses that 1 hour,this abc/disney soap fan will never watch another show on the rat channel,But right now we have 4 soaps left ,they all need our support or soaps will be replaced with more… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

oh crud!! they’re doing casting calls for The Revulsion! found this on instantCast.com 4 casting calls, open from April 2 to 9 (they must be taping new shows from the 9th-20th): 1. Get Cast on ABC’s The Revolution- ABC’s “The Revolution” is looking for guests and/or specialists to be on our show. Do you have a great idea or need help changing your lifestyle? We can help you!! 2. ABC’s The Revolution Seeks Models (same dates)-Looking for people to model clothes on ABC’s “The Revolution”!!! Dates TBD. and two for this one – Casting for A Weightloss Realty TV Show… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Christy, your right when you call it a stinkin show and they should bring back our soaps.Are they still begging people to be in the audience and will pay 30 dollars for your time(waste of time)?Abc/disney must be idiots wasting money on these shitty shows.these people who watch this crap need a reality check of there own ,how can they be entertained by this stuff?I just dont understand .SAD.Give me a drama over this garbage anyday,cheap,cheap, cheap.

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

I agree with Christy.. ABC/D don’t have any heart

barbara t
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barbara t

ABC/DISNEY lost there heart a very long time ago .It shows in there prime time programming and when they cancelled the soaps ,what use to be a class network is gone.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

LOL @your idea for #1

Inge
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Inge

I do not like The Chew or The Revolution. Actually I sampled the Chew and couldn’t stand it. Have never watched the Revolution and won’t. I record GH and watch after work. If they cancel GH and replace it with another talkie, foodie, lifestyle crap show, I will not watch.

barbara t
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barbara t

Inge,Life style crap shows pretty much says it all .I cant stand any of the commercials ,they are bad enough to watch,abc/disney loves to throw all those ads at us while general hospital is on,what an insult ,what they should have done was pay more attention to the soaps then they do this garbage they are throwing at us ,all my children and one life to live are classic soaps and they deserve better then what the rat channel gave them.I have boycotted all programming on the mouse house if they cancel general hospital Abc/disney is finished with the last… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

ABC I hope you have interns reading all the posts that are out there about your idiotic decision to replace your once beloved soaps with health and wellness shows that no one wants to watch. Admit your mistake and put our shows back on. In a half hour format if that will help to reduce costs. Swallow your pride and get over your failed experiment with these shows before you waste more money on a show that no one will watch and Katie’s show will suffer as a result of it as well!

barbara t
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barbara t

When I leave my daily e mails to the rat channel ,I have told them a few times to come here and read just a few of the posts ,I enjoy annoying abc/disney ,Ive been doing it for almost a year now when they announced the cancellation of one life to live and all my children my quest began,its routine i email them they e mail me back with the same wording ,they dont have any class to write back to me in a personal form.I will continue to bug them I have to ,Im not giving up.There was no… Read more »

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH FOR THE REVOLUTION!!!! THIS LITTLE THING NEED TO GO!!! I’M SORRY TO BE RUDE LIKE THIS… They r playing silly game when The Revoltuion got away and try get away from avoid cancelled their show.. I hope ABC can catch big Bass (them) out of the water.. I understand ABC need decision in middle of April or end of April, they do need get rid of that bad taste show(not the Chew,but other one is had to go)… while they still under the rock and hid it somewhere else. Save The GH ,b/c next year for big… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

YES,THE REVOLUTION HAS TO GO.

Torrey
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Torrey

I am kinda in consensus with everyone else…..I’m tired of hearing about how poorly The Revolution is doing, not that I’m not happy by this news, but because I know that ABC will not bite the bullet and bring back OLTL…They are stubborn, and even though they have been proven wrong, they will not do the right thing and bring back our soap. You know I was sitting around thinking, the other day, and a thought ran into my mind. All these execs say that the soaps are a dying genre….and I think they have the wording wrong. Soaps are… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I heard from some one here ,that abc/disney has 2 more trashy shows that they want to try out,I hope that isnt true ,And Torrey ,you are right the soaps arent dying they are getting murdered by idiots at the rat channel who are ,I wish I could make one dollar every time I say this ,but they want more money in there greedy pockets at the expense of descent programming and our beloved soaps were ,as you said murdered by the morons who run abc/disney.There all idiots or they just dont know what class is .I also hope that… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

You are so right Torrey. I have said before our shows have been ripped away from us-murdered, destroyed. No way were they dying-AMC could have been fixed & OLTL had nothing TO fix. I miss OLTL every single day. The loss of this show casts a dark shadow on my life every day. I can be happy, going about my business, when at some point it hits me. Forget about the 1-2 p.m hour (central-when I used to watch OLTL) That is my worst hour of the day. Your dream is mine, that one day we’ll get the best news… Read more »

Robin
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Robin

I would love to have that dream come true. I keep turning on the tv at the usual time and think OLTL is on…sadly no. It was the best written and best acted soap. How can the network keep ignoring us. 🙁

barbara t
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barbara t

Money, they are enjoying getting bigger pay checks they could care less about us soap fans,I get that feeling that something is suppose to happen at 2 everyday only its not there anymore.Miss one life to live terribly .

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I think The Revolution was given a chance and the viewers have spoken. Oh that’s right, ABC/D doesn’t listen to it’s viewers.

Keep GH!

barbara t
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barbara t

I send abc/disney a email every day ,there not listening,cause they send me back a email saying the same thing over ,and over,again,but I keep going back.

Christy
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Christy

hey barbara, what do they say to you? I’m sure the person answering your notes isn’t the person you’re trying to reach tho.

read the artcles I just found (see below)

Christy
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Christy

look up an article: Time to Tell TV Networks “Enough’s Enough!””
it’s exactly what we’ve been up against with cancelled soaps and what ABC does to loyal fans!

Robin
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Robin

I’m disgusted by these talk shows and ABC, bad tv, bad network for giving us junk. Pretty soon there won’t be anything worth while watching if they don’t listen to the viewers. The smartest thing would be to bring back One Life To Live!!! That’s my comment.

D
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D

The day GH is pulled from ABC’s daytime line up is the day I am done with the network, especially in terms of daytime programming. The Chew & Revolution is the worst programming I have seen in a long list of bad decisions made by this network. It’s upsetting to see them continue to add soap-style shows to their primetime line up, only to cut soaps from their daytime line up. Soap opera fans aren’t dumb, we see what’s going on. SAVE GH and let it run for 50 more years.

Christy
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Christy

oh gees… reported an hour ago, The Revolution is looking for inspiring moms…. ABC’s “The Revolution” wants you!

surprised they didn’t ask for inspiring overweight moms! Are they changing their format cuz no one’s watching?

barbara t
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barbara t

What a joke.Christy where did you read this?Abc/disney seems to be sticking with there stupid show,wonder if there still paying people to go in and sit and be bored to death for 4 hours.

Christy
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Christy

realitywanted.com The Revolution is on a quest for fantastic/inspiring mothers…

mmm well that executive in charge of installing this yuck in place of our soaps, is a “mother” of a sort! bwahahahahaha

Christy
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Christy

realitywanted.com The Revolution is on a quest for fantastic/inspiring mothers…

mmm well that executive in charge of installing this yuck in place of our soaps, is a …….. bwahahahahaha

barbara t
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barbara t

Christy ,Realitywanted is a very interesting sight to go to thanks.

Joe
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Joe

At the very least they should air re-runs of AMC & OLTL in The Revolutions timeslot! I would actually watch those! AND save GH of course 🙂

Sharon Gorba
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Sharon Gorba

Bring back AMC and OLTL…will never watch The Chew or any other show that replaces my soaps!!!!

Mary Siekkinen
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Mary Siekkinen

Bring back AMC and OLTL. We want our soaps back. Stop ruining things ABC

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Alicia Leigh Willis On Her Heavenly Return To GH: “What a Wonderful Experience Reminiscing With My Favorite Cast & Crew.”

Yesterday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the surprise return of Alicia Leigh Willis shortly reprising her role of Courtney Matthews, as she escorts Mike (Max Gail) to heaven.

Willis was last seen on GH in 2015 as a spirit and created the role back in 2001.

The actress took to social media and shared:”A little clip of my surprise return on @generalhospitalabc What a wonderful experience reminiscing with my favorite cast & crew.”

Viewers know that as Mike succumbed to Alzheimer’s, he wanted the dignity of not dying in front of his son, Sonny (Maurice Benard), and to shield Sonny from witnessing his death.

But in the story, Mike did not pass on alone; as his daughter showed up to take him with her to the afterlife.

Check out Courtney’s post below.

What did you think of the moment having Courtney be there for Mike at the end of his life? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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