Errol Lewis
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Errol Lewis
  • ‘Katie’ Premiere Date Set, Last Episode of ‘GH’ Too?

    On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the Disney/ABC Television Stations Group released a press release (see below) informing stations across the country of its plans to launch the long anticipated talk show "Katie," hosted by news personality Katie Couric, on Monday, September 10. What wasn't stated was "General Hospital," which currently occupies the planned 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PT/CT timeslot for Couric's talk show, is likely to air its final episode in that timeslot on Friday, September 7. As we all know ABC is scheduled to turn over the timeslot to its affiliates, which will allow them to air various programming across their stations, including the option of airing "Katie."
  • ‘MISSING’ DEBUTS WITH ABC’S BIGGEST AUDIENCE IN 14 MONTHS DURING THURSDAY’S 8PM HOUR

    "Missing" Debuts with ABC's Biggest Audience in the Time Period in 14 Months and As TV's Most-Watched Drama Debut in the Opening Hour of Prime in 1-1/2 Years
  • The Missing Link: What Happened to ‘General Hospital’s’ Viewers on Friday, March 2, 2012?

    Call it the case of a pissed off audience or call it a fluke, but whatever it is the mystery of where "General Hospital's" audience went by its Friday, March 2, 2012 episode is up in the air.
  • Katie Couric: ‘General Hospital’s’ Savior?

    On June 6, 2011, ABC finally announced (after months of rumors) that it had signed a deal with former "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric to host a new daily syndicated talk show, and that said show would replace veteran soap opera "General Hospital" in the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT/CT timeslot. While initially the decision brought fear to soap opera fans, who only two months prior learned that ABC Daytime's two other veteran soaps ("All My Children" and "One Life to Live") would be replaced by two new food and lifestyle centered talk shows ("The Chew" and "The Revolution"). Now nearly a year since the announcement, it looks like Katie Couric may just be the lifesaver "General Hospital" desperately needs.
  • Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati Join Twitter

    Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, who took over the reigns as ABC's new executive producer and head writer for "General Hospital," are now on the world wide web courtesy of Twitter, the social networking media giant.
  • ‘General Hospital’ Hits Four-Month High in Key Demos, ‘The Revolution’ Continues Poor Performance

    "General Hospital" is the only soap opera left on the ABC Daytime schedule and is also the longest running dramatic series in the networks history. Unfortunately, the soap is facing the same cancellation danger that its former network counterparts ("All My Children" and "One Life to Live") faced just over a year ago before ABC officially announced the two would go off the air in a press release. Before any decision on the future of "GH" is ultimately made, the drama series is showing an uptick in key demos and viewership.
  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Preemption Pushes Episodes Back One Day

    On Tuesday, March 6, a presidential press conference took place and was carried live by NBC and other broadcasters. The press conference resulted in the preemption of "Days of our Lives," which pushes all episodes of the drama series back by one day.
  • GH DVR Alerts: Week of March 12 Edition

    "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of March 12, 2012.
  • Editor’s Notebook: Where’d We Go?

    Ten years is a longtime for a website to remain in operation. It is thanks to all of you that we've been able to provide you with the most up-to-date, current and timely information relating to the genre of soap operas between our SON Community and our reporting team. Unfortunately, in the past month there hasn't been much of any up-to-date, current or timely information relating to the genre of soap operas posted on Soap Opera Network by its reporting team.
  • Prospect Park Suspends Online Plans for ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

    After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” via online distribution. It is now becoming clear that mounting issues make our ability to meet our deadlines to get OLTL on the air in a reasonable time period following its January 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible.