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  • ABC Cancels ‘The Revolution,’ Provides ‘General Hospital’ With Possible 50th Anniversary Celebration

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    As Soap Opera Network first reported on March 16, Deadline's Nellie Andreeva is reporting that ABC has officially canceled "The Revolution" and plans to slide "General Hospital" into the 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT timeslot beginning Monday, September 10, the same day the network hands over the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT time period to affiliates. The news was later reported by The New York Times. READ MORE
  • ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Star Heading to ‘General Hospital’ in May

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    "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Alexis Bellino tweeted earlier this evening that she had been brought in for a cameo appearance on ABC's "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • UPDATE: Florencia Lozano Heading to ‘General Hospital’

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    After weeks of speculation, Soap Opera Network can now report that actress Florencia Lozano will be reprising her role as Téa Delgado from "One Life to Live" on ABC's "General Hospital" in the coming weeks. The news was broken by website We Love Soaps. READ MORE
  • Finola Hughes Upped to Contract Status with ABC’s ‘General Hospital’

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    Finola Hughes, who has portrayed Anna Devane on "All My Children," "General Hospital" and its spin-off "General Hospital: Night Shift" over the course of nearly thirty years, has been bumped to contract status at "GH" according to executive producer Frank Valentini, who made the announcement via Twitter. READ MORE
  • Katie Couric: ‘General Hospital’s’ Savior?

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    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... READ MORE
  • Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati Join Twitter

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    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. READ MORE
  • Hughes, Rogers and Samms Check Back Into ‘General Hospital’

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    On the heels of a cancellation announcement and a failed online venture, it was announced that successful former Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, and former Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, of "One Life to Live" were hired for the same positions at a struggling "General Hospital." Rattling many "GH" fans, in recent days, has been the announcement that at least several major "OLTL" stars will be showing up in Port Charles as their Llanview alter egos. Carlivati insists to insiders that "GH" fans need not worry as he has no intention of turning their soap into "OLTL." To that end, the... READ MORE
  • Next Stop, Port-Charles! Four ‘OLTL’ Actors Join ‘GH’

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    Four stars of "One Life To Live" will be joining the cast of joining "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • DePaiva Responds to Reports that ‘OLTL’ Won’t Continue Online

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    On the heels of today's announcement by Prospect Park that the upstart production company was shelving plans to relaunch canceled ABC soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," the cast and crew of the sudsers are beginning to speak out. Kassie DePaiva (Blair), who became one of the first "OLTL" stars to sign on back in September to help the show make the transition, has issued a statement on her website regarding the turn of events. READ MORE
  • Prospect Park Suspends Online Plans for ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

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    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. READ MORE