Nearly a year after alleged network mandates reportedly forced the four remaining daytime soaps to trim some of the fat in their casts throughout 2015, word has it that at least one soap is about to make another round of "budget-dictated" cast cuts.
If a year ago someone bet me that a modern-day soap opera would not only put their African-American characters in a front burner storyline that was deeply entrenched in social issues, which had nothing to do with the color of one's skin, race or ethnicity, I'd owe that person plenty of money right about now.
With just two days left before the second presidential debate in St. Louis, another Donald Trump scandal has put the Trump campaign into crisis mode. The latest scandal involves a 2005 video released to The Washington Post, which includes audio from a hot microphone where the Republican candidate is heard making vulgar comments about women while openly talking with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. The two were headed to the set of "Days of our Lives" where Trump was scheduled to tape a cameo appearance at the time.
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.
With news that Anthony Geary will soon be departing ABC's "General Hospital," the soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini, has released a statement to the press thanking the actor for his storied career on the daytime soap and that the door is always open for a return to Port Charles.
As first reported on our Twitter page earlier today, due to ABC News coverage of former first lady Nancy Reagan's funeral, the network announced that it will be doing a full preemption of "General Hospital" on Friday, March 11. Therefore, already completed episodes of the soap will be pushed back by one day, the network said. Reagan's funeral is scheduled to begin at precisely 2:00 PM, EST and is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30 PM, EST.
One thing we'll soon find out is how much of an effect SOAPnet's demise will have on "General Hospital," if any at all. In a new promo touting the multi-platform availability of ABC's sole remaining daytime soap opera, the network wants to make sure its viewers have every opportunity of catching up with the latest happenings in Port Charles.
So by now you may or may not know that same-day airings of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" are now available on TVGN after just over seven years on SOAPnet. To keep you up-to-date with the soaps transition, we thought it best to provide new and old viewers with some tidbits on TVGN and "Y&R's" move to its new home.
If you are a fan of "General Hospital," and have not been living under a rock, you are probably aware of Nathan Varni, manager, current series, ABC Entertainment. But what you may not be aware of is recent allegations that the executive may have allegedly crossed the line when it comes to revealing intimate details surrounding contract negotiations between the network and its actors, particularly in regards to Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber).