Tag: General Hospital

BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Gets New Head Writing Team

Soap Opera Network has learned that Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. were fired and replaced by Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell.

‘General Hospital’ Casts Christian Monzon in Recurring Role

According to ABC Soaps in Depth, "General Hospital" has cast actor Christian Monzon in the recurring role of Eddie Cabrera - the onscreen husband of Delores Padilla (portrayed by Rebeka Montoya). While the character had been discussed on numerous occasions for several months, it wasn't clear if he would ever be seen. A first airdate is set for the week of April 16.

Jack Wagner Talks About Possible Return to ‘General Hospital’

Jack Wagner, 52, is a soap opera legend and singer, but for millions of viewers he's a dancing star courtesy of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." The actor joined the 14th cycle (season) of the reality-competition series along with such celebrities as Melissa Gilbert (actor, "Little House on the Prairie"), Sherri Shepherd (talk show host and actress, "The View"), Jaleel White (actor, "Family Matters"), Gladys Knight (singer), Donald Driver (NFL star, "Green Bay Packers"), William Levy (latin soap star), Katherine Jenkins (opera star), Gavin DeGraw (singer), Martina Navratilova (tennis star), Roshon Fegan (actor, "Shake It Up!) and Maria Menounos (TV host and correspondent), but what fans truly want to know is if Wagner is heading back to ABC's "General Hospital" after being taken off contract by CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" in early February.

‘The Revolution’ Hits New Series Low, Bringing Down ‘General Hospital’

"General Hospital" and "The Revolution" are both fighting for a spot on the fall 2012-2013 schedule on ABC Daytime, although neither appear to be making a solid case for themselves.

Ratings: Y&R/GH/DAYS Hit New Lows; Awful Week for Daytime

Ratings Report for the Week of March 19-23, 2012

By The Numbers: The Demise of Soap Opera Weekly

Although the likelihood was expected thanks to the loss of long-time soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in 2011 and 2012, which were preceded by the departures of "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" in 2009 and 2010, news broke on Thursday, March 22 that after 22 years in publication Soap Opera Weekly would end its successful run as one of the premier soap opera magazines. The final decision to end the mag was just one of many blows the soap opera industry has felt in as many years. Soap Opera Network takes a by the numbers look at Weekly and how its readership levels helped lead to its ultimate demise.

Ratings: Good Week for B&B

Ratings Report for the Week of March 12-16, 2012

‘The Revolution’ Pulled? ‘General Hospital’ Moving to 2:00 PM?

Prior to our posting the press release from the Disney/ABC Television Stations Group which revealed the premiere date of "Katie," Soap Opera Network learned via its sources that ABC had quietly been informing their affiliates of the pending cancellation of "The Revolution," which has greatly underperformed in key demographics and viewership compared to the series it replaced ("One Life to Live") back in January.

‘Katie’ Premiere Date Set, Last Episode of ‘GH’ Too?

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the Disney/ABC Television Stations Group released a press release (see below) informing stations across the country of its plans to launch the long anticipated talk show "Katie," hosted by news personality Katie Couric, on Monday, September 10. What wasn't stated was "General Hospital," which currently occupies the planned 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PT/CT timeslot for Couric's talk show, is likely to air its final episode in that timeslot on Friday, September 7. As we all know ABC is scheduled to turn over the timeslot to its affiliates, which will allow them to air various programming across their stations, including the option of airing "Katie."

Ratings: All Soaps Down in Total Viewers

Ratings Report for the Week of March 5-9 2012

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Ron Carlivati Reveals ‘DAYS’ Debut Date

It's been months since it was announced that Ron Carlivati would be taking over head writing duties at "Days of our Lives" and we're finally just weeks away from seeing where he plans to take the folks of Salem.

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