Does ‘General Hospital’ Have A Fighting Chance At Survival?

A Real Contest ABC President Anne Sweeney has made it explicit that “General Hospital” is battling ABC’s two upcoming daytime talk/reality shows, “The Chew” and “The Revolution” for its survival after Katie Couric’s talk show debuts. She told Deadline, “”We are not announcing the cancellation of General Hospital. It is important to look at daytime […]

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Is Sony Planning to Poach ABC Soap Stars?

Actors on the canceled ABC soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” may not have much trouble finding their next jobs. According to Deadline, Sony plans to cast several of them in roles on the two soaps it produces, “The Young & the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives.”  Apparently Steve Mosko, […]

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Did the Kennedys Strong-arm Network into Axing ‘The Kennedys’?

Members of the Kennedy family worked behind the scenes to help put the kybosh on the controversial History miniseries “The Kennedys,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The eight-part project, from conservative “24” creator Joel Surnow, was completed and planned for spring when it was abruptly yanked from the cable channel’s schedule last week. History Channel […]

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5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Daytime

2010 has not been a great year for daytime soap operas.  ‘As The World Turns’ was canceled.  Ratings are low.  Budgets have been slashed.  Viewers are demoralized.  It’s a continuation of the issues that have plagued daytime for years.  Yet there are still many reasons why I am thankful that I have spent hundreds of […]

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Exiting NBC Chief Has No Regrets About Failed ‘Jay Leno Show’

Hey, you can’t be faulted for trying. That is pretty much what outgoing NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker had to say about his failed experiment to give late-night vet Jay Leno a ‘Tonight Show‘-like talker weeknights at 10 pm. New Book Details ‘The War’ Between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien “I don’t regret what we […]

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Deep Soap: TV Academy Celebrates ‘Days’ 45th Anniversary

Tuesday night The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrated ‘Days of Our Lives‘ 45th anniversary with a lengthy event featuring panel discussions and montages of the show’s classic moments.  Executive Producer Ken Corday held court alongside actors grouped into panels including Families, Heroes, Villains and Growing Up in Salem.  The m.c. was Jon Jordan, […]

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Piers Morgan Likely Successor to Larry King at CNN

BY: Frazier Moore NEW YORK – ‘America’s Got Talent‘ judge Piers Morgan appears to be the front-runner to claim the CNN talk show long hosted by Larry King, and he has won permission from NBC, which airs the hit talent contest, to pursue the CNN job. Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ NBC Universal Chief […]

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Kimmel At ABC Upfront Targets ‘Glee,’ NBC and Charlie Sheen

As is tradition, late-night funny man Jimmy Kimmel took the stage at ABC’s upfront presentation of its fall schedule to advertisers on Tuesday afternoon at Lincoln Center. Though Kimmel took a few less shots at his own bosses versus years past – possibly because the New York Times once ran a story errantly assuming he […]

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Deutsch: No Hard Feelings About Losing MSNBC Hour

NEW YORK — Donny Deutsch is back at NBC. Just not on television. The advertising executive angered people at MSNBC last week with a story about anger when he filled in for an hour in the afternoon. His April 20 story about how tough political talk riles viewers mentioned MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Ed Schultz. […]

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