GH4ever- Im in denial also, only because heresay is flying around like crazy and lately all the final outcomes...no one saw coming. So Im pretending also.
I just think ABC would be crazy to cancel their last soap. If the new guys can bring it under budget and improve the ratings, say up to where OLTL was, why cancel? Soap fans aren't tuning in to the replacements. It just doesn't make sense to me. TPTB need to realize that few people are watching TV live anymore. This is true for primetime shows as well. We DVR and watch when our day is over. And, Won't ever, ever tape a talk show or a game show or what ever crap the chew and revolution are classified as. We want real entertainment!
@rabbit on the moon: Yes.
We haven't seen Serena in years, she could be de-SORASED (I mean, any age really). Or like I said, she has a younger sister. I don't really care, what I am saying is that she could be a GH character we (GH fans, I love OLTL, but not everyone does, & this is GH 1st & foremost) actually give a damn about. Plus, if Laura ever comes back home, Scotty is sure to be on his way as well, so it'd give her fam. And what if Serena calls Laura "mom" or something, having spent these past years w/ her as a mother figure, Lulu would die. Or Christina even, Lucy Coe could follow her "daughter" into town.
It is called imagination.
I like Kristen A, but I wish that contract had gone to someone else: Like Florencia Lozano or Trevor St. John. I feel like Starr Manning is not exactly the kinda character that's gonna fit in well on this mob-obsessed show, and I also feel like I've kinda had my fill of her over the past few years!
But...congrats anyway! I guess.......
Not really turning cartwheels over this one. But it is what it is.
@Gh4ever said: "I just think ABC would be crazy to cancel their last soap."
Fans of As The World Turns, Another World, Capitol, The Doctors, Edge of Night, Guiding Light, Generations, Loving/The City, Passions, Port Charles, Ryan's Hope, Santa Barbara, Search For Tomorrow and Sunset Beach have all said something similar before their soap was canceled.
So there is no logical answer as to why they would keep GH or any other soap for that matter.
So all we are doing is just biding our time until the next ax drops.
It's like knowing you got an asswhoopin' coming from your mother, but you don't know when she is going to do it.
This is some bull. I would much rather had Lexi inked that deal over someone that already had her career on another soap. I can understand Ingo's obvious bitterness. I would actually rather have him back to GH, or Tyler Christopher, or any of the countless other vets that actually matter on the show. I will not celebrate, someone gaining a job, after others have been fired, or soon will be fired.
3 year deal and it's not a CBS soap? Oh forget honey, ain't gonna happen.
I guess they didn't only have one life to live.
@SoapArmageddon: The general hospital saved their lives. But some of all my children became young and restless. And so goes the days of our lives.
David, I know I seem naive. But, I refuse to give up hope. GH is ABC 's LAST soap. That's the distinction. Maybe, they can sell the rights to Sony instead of cancelling?
JaSAm maybe they'll bring back Lexie for Nathan's exit. I would love those two to have a happy ending. I hate the idea of this stupid Cassandra nonsense being the end for him.
David, my brother...You're too much.
@GH4ever: I believe Prospect Park has that sowed up. And if they were to have done that they would have done it with the other soaps. So i'm just waiting.
I don't mind OLTL characters coming to GH. It's only going to be good for the remaining ABC soap and it's viewers. Hopefully it will solidify ratings, etc. I like the idea of introducing characters who have a solid background and who we are familiar with. I hope the days of introducing pointless characters and trying desperately to make them fit on the canvas for years while ignoring fan favorites is OVER.
I remember in the late 90's early 00's on GH when there was so much going on on the canvas that one character or group of characters wasn't stonewalling the whole show. The storytelling was SO good that even if your favorites weren't getting a ton of airtime, the show was still enjoyable and your fave would be getting a turn soon.
There have been so many missed opportunities tell wonderful stories with such promising characters over the last 10 years. I'm getting more and more excited about GH because, to me, it feels like there is LIFE surrounding Prospect Park again. Besides, GH has become so incestuous that I'm THRILLED to be getting some new blood in the form of characters I ALREADY care about. Yay!!
Hey...BTW...didn't anyone tell the person who offered the contract that GH won't last through the end of this year? Hmmm...
Yeah but PP was dead in the water. They never had the financing. Sony knows what it's doing. And maybe Sony would only be interested in GH and not all 3. Seriously, my denial has no limits. :-)I
Sorry, GH4ever...I meant Prospect Avenue. I should be in bed.
Oops...sorry. You were talking to david.
Going to bed, now. Promise.
Thank you for mentioning Serena Baldwin. If I'm not mistaken Serena should be older than Lulu. I think they need to bring her character back as an adult and have Lucy and Kevin at least come back with her. If they want to bring on OLTL people then have Bree Williamson play Serena. Julie Marie Berman needs a better storyline than the crap they have been giving her the last 2 years. What's better than bringing Serena back to cause trouble for Lulu as payback for killing her half brother Logan. Dante still doesn't know what she did and how Maxie and Johnny covered it up. I'm sorry but the writers completely missed the boat with that one during the whole Brenda cover up storyline or even the one with Michael. Serena could use that to drive a much needed wedge between Dante and Lulu and throw Lulu back into Johnny's orbit. I am so tired of these mob story lines.
They could even have Lucy come back and start up Deception again or do something with Crimson. This show doesn't need these new characters, they need to bring on characters that actually have some sort of ties.
It's not about keeping her on GH per se. If ABC wants to keep her from going to a soap on another network, this is the way to do it. It's not uncommon to sign talent to a long contract in TV to keep them from working anywhere else.
I don't know which OLTL you were watching but I couldn't disagree more. GH has always looked as good or better than any soap. OLTL looked cheap. And this coming from someone who has criticized GH up and down and sideways. If FV has some production tricks under his belt, he wasn't allowed to use them at OLTL.
But in the end that's all a matter of preference and taste.
This isn't about OLTL vs. GH. That was the game for the ABC execs.
She was clearly not my fave on OLTL and I would rather see Florencia also come to GH but as long as it doesn't mean any of my GH faves being fired to pay the high salary of those OLTL stars I have no problem with it and will give this new GH a chance.
However if they fire Brandon Barash or Bradford Anderson to pay for them, I know that I will be done with GH and gone for good. I won't be fooled by the return for a few days or weeks of my favorite vets. And I know that I won't be the only one from what I have read everywhere so I hope that FV and RC are thinking wisely...
Trying to attract the OLTL viewers who were not watching GH is a good idea as long as these viewers won't leave the day RH and KDP leave the show (as it is now confirmed that they are only here a few weeks and ME six months). So losing some die hard GH viewers for good by firing our GH favorites to gain some OLTL viewers that they could lose back the day their OLTL stars are out doesn't seem very bright to me. I truly hope that there won't be any bloodbath within the GH cast and that everyone will be happy but I must confess that I have some doubt...
I believe they are only bringing RH & KDP onto GH for a couple of episodes to tie up the T&B happy ending. John McBain is probably Ronnie's replacement and have no idea what Starr's story line will be. I think I would be more happy about Robert, Anna and Emma returning if the show was a little less mob-centric.
Ugh. Ugh I say. These OLTL characters are gonna eat my show up. I'm sorry but I don't want to see characters from OLTL on GH, especially Starr. I loathe that character. God, she's gonna be singing on a lunch line soon. I don't think any of these OLTL characters are gonna raise GH's ratings. No way. I wanna see GH characters come back, not McBain. I'd rather have a recast of Dyllan, Ned, bring bring back Brook Lynn. So many recent or beloved characters that fans like rather than the Mannings. What the hell ties them to Port Charles? Who's gonna be let go so they can pay these OLTL actors, especially RH? I hate it. I know people are excited but I hate it. I'm not the only one that hates it either.
It's like when ATWT fans hated when they brought on AW characters. My fam was livid over that. They didn't last to long either.
GH is a great soap. It has it's ups and downs just like any other show. February sweeps are usually fantastic. I think getting rid of Sonny, Anthony, and Kate would be a tremendous postitive for the show. This mob crap has been beat to death by the writers and people just don't get shot that much. They are all boring and need to give us more time with the other actors and stories. I am sorry that Kristen Alderson was not able to stay on One Life to Live due to terrible decision making by those in charge and I am happy for her personally. A job is necessary to survive. Please people watch GH!!!!
Bwaaaaahhhh. GH is lucky if it has 3 months left, let alone 3 years.
Jason and the whore that endangered his kid has killed GH. Those 1.5's are NO fluke. Frons and his agenda killed the show, and bringing in teeny boppers from other CANCELLED shows isn't going to help.
ELwood123, god knows that I cannot stand Jasam (I have had big fights with some Jasam fans on this boards) and I am all for Liaison getting a second chance but really?
Jasam is not the only couple responsible for the pathetic ratings (if you check the stats, the couple getting the worse ratings for each day they are specifically promoted is not Jasam, it's LANTE!!!), Skate with NuKate is, Lante is of course, Stevia is.
They are all responsible thanks to a pathetic writing and I don't see the point of denying it.
I'm by NO means a Liason fan. I think Jason is a bottom feeder and Sam is the biggest fail GH has ever seen, so please don't mistake all that think that couple that gets 99% of the promo's and is ALWAYS in the top 5 when it comes to screentime are Liason fans. We're certainly not. But facts are facts. They wrote a 2 year arc about this loser feeling he was too dangerous to be with his kid, then they reunited him with the one that actually DID endanger him, then they fired the most popular actress and killed the kid ALL while this 'couple' pulled the lowest ratings in GH history. They got propped and pimped everywhere, hell even's Jasons drunk ass mother who last was pulled out of moth balls to squee over Jason with Liz and the kids to pimp then and they STILL bomb.
Nobody bought Frons's agenda. It KILLED GH. I know it, and many others do as well. Remember Courtney? That was Fron's last 'big idea'.
Elwood I was just saying that I was a Liason fan, I was not trying to guess if you were or not. I was just pointing that if you check the ratings day by day, as much as I hate them, Jasam is not the couple with the lowest ratings that's all, Lante is. But for sure Jasam is not far behind
And I am ready to bet my life that Jasam doesn't get 99% of the promo (last time I checked they didn't get the ridiculous "making of" that Lante got on E! Thank god for that) and you know it LOL
And I hated Courtney
But the last "big idea" of Frons was getting Sonny another son with Dante and shoving him down our throats every day of every week of every months during 10 months in a row (remember that DZ was Number 1 of Episode Counts for 16 months in row and it started a month after he joined the show).
Talk about BALANCE which is the real killer of this show with the total absence of CONSISTENCY
While I get that many of you are thrilled that Kristen comes on and everything, I still don't believe that this is the most important thing. I also don't think that's getting former OLTL stars on contract should be the first order of business.
Ron and Frank should make GH fans happy, not the soap fans, not OLTL fans ... just the GH fans for the beginning. And these days, not many GH fans are happy. Not about this or any of the resent news.
GH is about to get canceled. So if I come in, shouldn't I work on the characters that have been on the show for years ... and people identify this soap with???
How about talking to Jonathan Jackson if he wants to come back? Shouldn't something like this come first instead of the news that Kristen Alderson has inked a three-year contract???
Now if we could read something like that about Tristan Rogers or any other GH alum with history it would be a total different story. But this ... it's scares me, that even telling otherwise in the DC podcast, Ron hasn't really understood about what this is. This is about GH ... just GH ... for the moment.
THIS show needs to be rescued. THIS show needs to find itself again.
As I said, I get the excitement from some soap fans ... but they should understand that this news isn't thrilling for any GH fan!!!
Well scoops have that Robin "dies" in an explosion and that Starr is hurt there as well. Its supposed to be at Sonny's heart fundraiser. After Robin's "Death" (Rumor: Her death was faked by someone, I heard FAISION)Anna, Robert, Mac & John Mcbain team up to clear the mob from PC.
If True Sonny & co should be running scared cause Anna & Robert brought down the Mob in 1986