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‘General Hospital’ to Air Original on Christmas Eve

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Friday, December 18, 2015 3:47 PM EDT
As a result of President Barack Obama addressing the nation for his last press conference of 2015, ABC was forced to pull an original episode of "General Hospital" today, which was all but set to air until Nathan Varni, Manager, Current Series, Scripted, announced plans to pull it citing the importance of the current storyline. The episode will now air on Monday, December 21 and an original episode will air on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24) in place of a previously scheduled encore.
With a new year on the horizon it's inevitable that you'll be seeing a multitude of best and worst lists covering every facet of the entertainment world, and soaps are no exception. In his Best and Worst of 2015 report, TV Guide's Michael Logan has named CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" daytime's best soap, praises "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" for having the best actors and actresses, and calls out some of daytime's current and former writers for insulting viewers with tawdry storylines lacking direction.
Compiling ratings data from production studio sources for the period beginning January 1 and ending October 31, Vulture recently reported some of the most watched shows in 18 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Hungary and Italy, and the publication found the likes of "NCIS," "Criminal Minds," "The Flash," "The Blacklist," "Grey's Anatomy" and the recently concluded "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" still at the top of the list for most watched shows in the world. Joining them are CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives," two soaps aired in the daytime in America but in primetime elsewhere.
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With news that Pop will now air same-day rebroadcast episodes of NBC's "Days of our Lives," along with the already airing rebroadcasts of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless," one can only wonder if the the network may have plans of airing rebroadcasts of ABC's "General Hospital" as well. Sadly, that's not the case.
After a failed attempt in relaunching "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" for the web in 2013, Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz is returning to his roots with the relaunch of The Firm, the management and production company he co-founded in 1997 and ceased operations in 2008.
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Fans of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" were in for the shock of their lives when they witnessed the death of Aly Forrester at the hands of Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) late last month on the daytime drama series. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, on sale Friday, portrayer Ashlyn Pearce talks about how she learned of her characters' ultimate demise and what the fan response has been like since the storyline twist kicked into high gear.

CBS Daytime to Celebrate Emmys with Live Tweet Week

Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:26 PM EDT
As has been done in the past, cast and crew from CBS Daytime's "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is right" are set to live tweet during or after their respective show's east coast broadcast throughout the week of April 20, leading up to the industry's biggest night - "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," airing Sunday, April 26 on Pop, a sister network of CBS.Taking part in the live tweets are: Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, co-hosts of "The Talk"; Actors Linsey Godfrey, Scott Clifton and Jacob Young from "The Bold and the Beautiful"; Keyboardist Cat Gray and Director Lenn Goodside from "Let's Make a Deal"; Actresses Gina Tognoni and Amelia Heinle from "The Young and the Restless"; and "The Price is Right" Executive Producer Mike Richards (see below...
Since its grand return in 2013, in celebration of the soap's 50th anniversary, "General Hospital's" Nurses Ball has become an annual event for not just the characters taking part but a way for the fans of the series to enjoy their favorite stories with a touch of song and dance. Today ABC announced that the Nurses Ball will take center stage in Port Charles beginning Friday, May 1 and running through Tuesday, May 5.
Fans of ABC.com and WATCH ABC's "GH Now!" might be getting their wish: The 6-episode endeavor hosted by "General Hospital's" Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) has a very solid chance of turning into a regular series online, according to Chris Thomes, vice president, Disney/ABC Digital Media Studio, Disney/ABC Television Group, in an interview with Brief, a PromaxBDA publication.