Post by Mike Spadoni on Apr 12, 2012 4:00:42 GMT 1
"General Hospital" fans can breathe a sigh of relief. "Deadline Hollywood" reports ABC will keep its 49-year-old daytime drama on the air, after rumors it would be canceled. Under new ABC Daytime management, plans call for canceling reality/talk series "The Revolution" (it will air its last episode in July). "Revolution" and food-oriented program "The Chew" were brought in to replace two long-running ABC soaps--"One Life To Live" and "All My Children." But only "The Chew" has performed well. "General Hospital" has been doing better than "The Revolution," but will move to an earlier time to provide a lead-in for Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show this fall. (It's being produced by ABC parent Disney, and will air on ABC's owned stations and many of its affiliates.) From July to September, "The Revolution" will be replaced by an afternoon version of "Good Morning America," much as rival "Today" now takes up four hours on NBC's morning lineup. It should be interesting.
"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."--Alfred Hitchcock