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Maria Ciaccia

Some Hopeful News for 'GH'

By December 4, 2012

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If some new information is to be believed, ABC has regretted its decision to cancel All My Children and One Life to Live and may be looking at alternatives to return these shows.

In fact, ABC attempted to re-purchase the rights to All My Children One Life to Live from Prospect Park. When the Prospect Park plan tanked, the company tried to extend their rights to find other options, and DisneyABC refused.

Now, don't get your hopes up. If AMC and OLTL return, they won't be returning to the network. But pared-down versions of them may be on cable.

Concerns have been expressed about the new medical reality show being prepared, but the word is that ABC is pleased with the ratings for GH and that a place for the new series will be found elsewhere.

The bottom line is this: Fans, you should all be very proud of your activism. ABC/Disney learned one thing: Don't mess with soap fans.

On the other hand, money talks, and I can't trust ABC/Disney, and you shouldn't either.

Keep on top of the affiliates. Remember, they tell the network whether or not they will accept a replacement show -- or, in the case of SOAPnet, replacing it with a new network. (And SOAPnet is still running in lots of places.)

And GH - keep up the good work!


December 5, 2012 at 10:53 am
(1) Reta says:

Well, ain’t that good news! Maria, I could not have said it better myself–soap fans are soap fans for life!

Thanks for keeping us abreast of all this.

December 6, 2012 at 1:48 am
(2) Annette says:

Dr. West Nile

That is all.

December 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm
(3) B. redfearn says:

It”s great to see a soap like GH. I wish the writers would hurry and bring a very good actor replacement for Jason. Be even better if Steve Burton would return. Star and Michael need a SEGMENT from Luck and Laurel version. I just love GH. I would love to contact the writers and give some new tips.

December 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm
(4) DIO says:

I would LOVE it if OLTL cmae back in any shape, form & fashion, but this time I want TO SEE scenes between Natalie & John& I demand to see them properly wed. I’ve been cheated out of this & their happy ending for eight years now & it’s about time that they got it!

December 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm
(5) DIO says:

I don’t see why in the world, if, in fact, Steve Burton is never going to reprise the role, that Sean Kenan wasn’t cast as a “replacement” Jason, they look enough alike to be acceptable and with a little “surgery” added to the script line, it would ahve worked, I LOVE Jasam & want so badly to see their happy ending, they deserve it, I feel cheated, just like I feel cheated with OLTL’s ending where Natalie & John didn’t get their happy ending, What fivess, Ron????? You are a bad script writer in my opinion!

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