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  • TODAY: Portion of ‘General Hospital’ To Be Preempted For ABC News Coverage

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    Fans of ABC's "General Hospital" will once again need to make an immediate adjustment to their DVRs as ABC News will interrupt a portion of today's (April 29) episode of the soap opera as they bring viewers live coverage of the controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, which has been the lead story by most news outlets in recent days. It is understood that the partial preemption coincides with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressing the news media about the sports organization's findings following an investigation into racist remarks allegedly made by Sterling. The preemption is expected to... READ MORE
  • TOMORROW: Portion of ABC’s ‘General Hospital’ Preempted in Remembrance of Boston Marathon Bombings

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    In remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings that took place one year ago, a portion of the east coast broadcast of ABC's "General Hospital" will be preempted on Tuesday, April 15, a representative for the network informs Soap Opera Network. ABC News will cut into the broadcast from approximately 2:35 PM to 2:55 PM, EST. READ MORE
  • ABC News to Honor 50 Years of ‘General Hospital'; Soaps Anniversary Episode Pushed Back a Day

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    On Saturday, April 6, fans of ABC's "General Hospital" will be able to learn more about the 50 year history of one of television's longest running programs. On that day, ABC News will feature the soap during that night's airing of "20/20," Soap Opera Network has learned. READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: ABC Makes Bold Shift in Late Night TV War

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    Capitalizing on ratings momentum, advertising demand and increased revenue potential for entertainment programming in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, ABC today announced a strategic shift in its late-night strategy to better position the network for increased ratings and financial performance over the long term. On Tuesday, January 8, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the only late-night broadcast talk show to increase in Total Viewers this past season, will move to 11:35 p.m., putting the show in head-to-head competition with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” Proven late-night performer “Nightline” will shift to 12:35 a.m., allowing... READ MORE
  • ABC News: Telenovelas Soar as American Soaps Struggle

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    "Yesterday, I found out I was pregnant...actually, in the same day they told me I had cancer and then I didn't, I was pregnant," says Blanca Soto, a Telenovela star of her character Camila Nájera de Negrete on "El Talismán" (aka: The Talisman). If that plot twist sounds familiar to you, it's because that's generally the storyline twists and turns we've come to expect on American daytime soap operas. The only difference is more viewers are tuning into Telenovelas on networks such as Univision and Telemundo than they are on ABC, CBS, or NBC, who are consistently losing viewers... READ MORE