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Seven of the eight ABC Owned and Operated (O&O) television stations will be returning “” back to its 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT slot beginning Monday, September 8, the network confirmed today. Those stations include WABC in New York, in Los Angeles, in Chicago, in Philadelphia, in San Francisco, in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham and in San Antonio, which is the sole non-ABC O&O station making the change.

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News of “GH’s” time slot switch first came to light on Wednesday, August 13, when the network said, “‘GH’ is moving, in a few markets, where it aired for 25+ years, and that is a positive for the show.” At the time it wasn’t clear which stations would be making the change, although it soon became apparent that two of the stations included KABC and WABC after fans began posting on social media posters of KABC promoting the “” joining the station in “GH’s” current 1:00 PM slot in the market. TV Guide‘s Michael Logan alluded to WABC making the change on Twitter shortly afterward.

No additional station/market outside of the aforementioned eight are expected to move “GH” back to the time slot it held up until September 10, 2012, when it moved to 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT to make room for “Katie,” following ABC’s decision to secede the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT time period back to its affiliated stations.

Nationwide, “GH” will continue being aired at 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT despite the switch in the aforementioned markets.

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  • sands of time

    The changes could have something to do with the possible lesbian storyline on The Young and the Restless. They occur on the same day…September 8th! General Hospital may be scared to go against a lesbian storyline of epic proportion!

    • Andrew Hass

      What lesbian storyline on Y&R?Yes Meredith Baxter who is gay in real life has joined but there’s been confirmation that she’s playing a lesbian character.

      • sands of time

        I said possible. That is my guess.

      • sands of time

        You may want to insert a word between “been” and “confirmation.”

      • GH DAYS fan

        Probably, that’s just an attempt of this homophobic commenter to somehow put a negative spin on Y&R. Considering the crap this person has been writing for weeks and months (for example, about Will and Sonny on DAYS), he/she probably thinks people won’t watch Y&R anymore when they read those comments.

        • sands of time

          You must be homophobic to suggest that a suggested lesbian storyline is homophobic!

          • Andrew Hass

            I have no problem with you suggesting Y&R does a lesbian storyline but my issue is with which female character you want to be in the story.The show i’m positive is never going to do a lesbian story with Nikki.

    • denverdean

      1230 ET/ 1130 CT, 11 CT or in a couple of places 4 PM (like St. Louis, Raleigh and a few others). I’ve never heard of Y&R airing at 2 ET/1CT. Is that they way it is in your market?

      • sands of time

        My market has Y&R at 11:00 am and B&B at 12:30 pm. DOOL and GH compete at 1:00 pm.

        I don’t know the times of the soaps in all the other markets. I was just guessing about the time changes because they start on the same date MB begins Y&R.

        • Andrew Hass

          Y&R airs at 11am CST where i live and B&B airs at 12:30pm.DOOL airs airs at noon and GH airs at 1pm.As for ABC moving GH back an hour in those 7 cities there could be a lot of reasons.I think in LA GH and DOOL compete against each other.So that could be the reason for that city.This could help GH in the ratings somewhat because in those markets they may no longer be competing directly against another soap.

          • sands of time

            That should be good for GH and DOOL!

  • msfranbm

    YEA 3 guys are gay on GH>WELL ON GH LAST WEEK they were pushing a 3 some scene with 3 men ALL the ladies thought it was soooo wonderful! I would be against 2 men and a woman whatever!! WHT the hell is going on with GH and soaps!! nice for kids to see after school…gmab!! AS a 20 yr GH fan>> I WILL NOT watch that BS for sure!! Call me homophobic I DONT CARE!!