“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 […]
Ingle had been ill for several months and unable to make many appearances on “GH.” Last week, his final episode aired.
Major Characters Return to “B&B” and “General Hospital” Sean Kanan is bringing his character, Deacon, back to “The Bold & the Beautiful.” Deacon was last seen in prison on “The Young & the Restless”, where he was arrested for blackmailing Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) about killing Diane. Deacon has far more to do in his […]
[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/General-Hospital/97378/2177271876/Thu%2C-Dec-15%2C-2011/embed?skipTo=390 580 476] I have to hand it to “General Hospital“: for once, the show kept a major plot point under wraps. I was surprised by the sudden death of Abby (Andrea Bowen) via off-screen construction crane. I am not sure why the show decided to kill her off. I was not a big […]
“General Hospital” fans’ worst fears came true Tuesday when Robin (Kimberly McCullough) confided to her former love Jason (Steve Burton) that her medications stopped working and her HIV viral load had increased.
Nikki Newman Makes Everything Better Can the presence of one character really change a soap? Yes, if that characters is “The Young & the Restless’s” Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). The show has been much improved since she returned to Genoa City, drunk as a skunk, and convinced she murdered Diane. The audience knows she […]
This has been a rotten year for daytime soaps. At the beginning of 2011, there were six daytime dramas on the air, their futures all seemingly secure. Now, there are only four survivors, with “General Hospital’s” future looking increasingly tenuous. Yet almost every day I am reminded of why I love this unique genre. Here […]
“Desperate Housewives” Star Casts Doubt on Rumor That Susan Lucci is Joining the Show There is a widespread rumor that “All My Children” star Susan Lucci will be joining “Desperate Housewives” next season after the daytime soap ends. Nobody from ABC has gone on the record about it one way or the other. I asked […]
Spring has sprung — at least in California — and my thoughts have turned to soap romance. It is in regrettably short supply these days, with most couples too busy scheming and procreating to spend time on their actual relationships. But there are a few potential couples that I think could blossom into true love […]
There were a lot of good things that happened in daytime in 2010. Really, there were. Ratings may have declined, but the mainstream visibility of soaps rose. From James Franco’s role on “General Hospital,” to Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter fight with Eric Braeden, the media remembered that soaps exist. Several beloved actors returned to their […]