Last Thanksgiving was bleak for daytime fans. The day before the holiday, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled for a second time when plans for the shows to continue online fell apart. There was every expectation at at least one more soap would be canceled in 2012. What a difference a […]
This week’s episodes of “The Young & the Restless” were the first shows produced by Jill Farren Phelps and written by Josh Griffith. In just a few days, the duo has made some aggressive moves to change the floundering show.
Since former “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps took the reins of “The Young & the Restless,” fans have been wondering if she was going to cast any GH actors.
“General Hospital” Time Change Has Negligible Impact on the Ratings The first full week of national ratings for “General Hospital” since it moved to a new time period one hour earlier are finally available. As I predicted last week, the move did not have much of an impact. GH dropped one tenth of a ratings […]
Update: Debbi Morgan Also Out at Y&R A third actress has been let go from “The Young & the Restless”. Debbi Morgan, who played Harmony will also be leaving the show. She tweeted, “”To all my twitter fans,wanted to B the first to tell you the new regime has let me go from Y&R. Will […]
“The Young & the Restless” filmed its 10,000th episode this week. Thursday night the Paley Center honored the number one soap’s accomplishment by hosting a retrospective and panel discussion in the show’s honor. This milestone comes at a difficult moment for the soap, as former showrunner Maria Bell departs and new headwriter Josh Griffith and […]
Maurice Benard, who plays teflon mobster Sonny Corinthos, has been the Alpha Dog on “General Hospital” since the 1990s. Sonny evolved from a likeable villain with a heart to a less than sympathetic “hero” who committed felonies on a regular basis. The show’s new regime has began the task of making Sonny three dimensional again. […]
The Daytime Emmys are just one day away, which means it’s time for my annual Daytime Emmy predictions. After watching all of the nominees reels, I have some strong opinions about who should win and who will win. At least half of them will inevitably be wrong. So without further ado, here are my picks. […]
Katie Couric Talk Show Will Launch September 10 Katie Couric’s new talk show, “Katie” now has a premiere date: Monday, September 10. That means that Friday, September 7 will be the final telecast of either “General Hospital,” “The Revolution” or “The Chew.” The cancellation of GH seemed like an inevitability a month ago, but if […]
Can a daily English language telenovela work on primetime cable? Nick at Nite thinks so.