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  • ‘General Hospital’ Time Slot Switch: The Affected Stations Fall Afternoon Lineups

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    As previously reported, seven of the eight ABC Owned Television (OTV) stations - WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham - along with KSAT in San Antonio will be moving "General Hospital" back to its former time period of 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/PT beginning Monday, September 8. READ MORE
  • Disney-ABC Developing New Syndicated Talker With Tyra Banks As Host

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    Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced today that it has a new new daily lifestyle syndicated talk show in development for 2015 with supermodel, business woman, producer, and media mogul Tyra Banks as host and executive producer. Produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, the yet-to-be named nationally syndicated show will broadcast from… Read More » READ MORE
  • Disney/ABC Cancels ‘Katie'; No Current Plans To Replace Talker

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    Although it had long been rumored, Disney/ABC Domestic Television made it official today that it has canceled "Katie," the daytime talker hosted by Katie Couric. “While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we’ve mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” the company and Couric's team said in a joint statement. "We’re very proud of everyone’s contributions to making 'Katie' the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season." READ MORE
  • REPORT: Disney/ABC Looking to Replace ‘Katie’

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    According to a report by FOX News, Disney/ABC Domestic Television might be looking to replace Katie Couric and her talker "Katie" just as the show gets ready to wrap its first season in July. “While all television is going through a difficult time and programming is having a hard time finding its niche, Katie’s new talk show does not live up its expectations,” a source closely connected to the ABC show told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “Whatever constraints Katie experienced anchoring ‘Evening News’ certainly taking its toll, and her return to daytime has backfired.” READ MORE
  • The Battle for Alderson, Easton and Howarth

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    May sweeps are a month away, but it looks like the upcoming onscreen drama won't be able to hold a candle to the real-life drama brewing between Prospect Park's "One Life to Live" and ABC's "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton Staying at ‘GH’ After All

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    Despite Michael Easton's announcement early this morning, where he stated that after February 8th he would be exiting "General Hospital," along with Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson, due to "some ongoing legal this and that," an ABC spokesperson tells Soap Opera Network that all three will remain an essential part of the "GH" canvas for the foreseeable future. READ MORE
  • UPDATE: Prospect Park and ABC’s Legal Dispute Escalates as One Actor Confirms ‘GH’ Exit

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    As previously reported, Michael Easton along with Kristen Alderson and Roger Howarth are currently at the center of a legal dispute between Prospect Park and Disney/ABC Domestic Television, part of the Disney/ABC Telvision Group, over who has the right to use the characters of John McBain (Easton), Starr Manning (Alderson) and Todd Manning (Howarth)). In one corner you have Prospect Park and "One Life to Live" and in the other you have ABC and "General Hospital." Unfortunately for the fans, no one is "winning." According to one of the affected actors, after Friday, February 8, they "cannot be at... READ MORE
  • ABC Comments on ‘GH’ vs. ‘OLTL’ Re: Starr, Todd and John

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    As expected, ABC has issued an official statement on the matter of Starr Manning, Todd Manning and John McBain, characters currently being seen on the network's "General Hospital," as it pertains to the license of the characters originally from the soon to be rebooted "One Life to Live." READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Losing Its Starr, Todd and John to ‘One Life to Live’

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    According to a report by Daytime Confidential, ABC's "General Hospital" will be temporarily losing the characters of Starr Manning, Todd Manning and John McBain as Prospect Park has exercised its right to utilize the characters for its online reboot from the agreement the production company signed with the Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group, part of the Walt Disney Company, back in July 2011. READ MORE
  • UPDATE: ‘Live with Kelly’ Hits Lowest Ratings in More Than 20 Years!

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    A number of syndicated programs hit their season lows during the week of July 30, 2012 thanks to the Olympics on NBC, while others were so heavily preempted that Nielsen Media Research excluded them from the weekly ratings averages, which was the case for Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution's (WBDTD)' "Anderson," "Ellen" and "Extra," and CBS Television Distribution's (CTD) "Rachael Ray" and "The Doctors." In the case of daytime talker "Live! with Kelly," however, the show hit its lowest ratings in more than 20 years. READ MORE