Deep Soap: Will ‘General Hospital’s’ New Time Period Hurt the Show?

“General Hospital” Prepares to Time Travel Daytime is an oasis of stability in the desert of television. Every year, returning primetime shows change time periods. Networks trust that fans of, say, “Revenge” will follow the show to a different night and time and will then stay tuned for the program that follows. Next Monday, September […]

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Maurice Benard on 'General Hospital' (Photo: ABC)

ABC Saves ‘General Hospital’ and Ends ‘The Revolution’

Finally, some good news for soap fans. ABC has opted to renew its sole remaining soap opera, “General Hospital,” for another year, and cancel its struggling talk/lifestyle show, “The Revolution.” GH’s fate has been in question since ABC announced that it was launching “Katie,” a talk show hosted by Katie Couric, this September and would […]

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Deep Soap: Will Katie Couric Be ‘General Hospital’s’ Savior?

Most observers thought Katie Couric’s talk show, which will debut in September 2012, would replace “General Hospital,” the only soap opera currently airing on ABC. Instead, according to TV Guide, Couric has requested that the network keep the show on the air. It’s not that she’s enthralled by former “One Life to Live” character Todd […]

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