GAME CHANGER?! Sources Tells TV Guide's Michael Logan Katie Couric Wants General Hospital, NOT The Revolution, as Her Lead In!!
Soap fans have been too through with Katie Couric, ever since it was announced long-running, ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital would be losing its timeslot to the journo's upcoming syndicated talker. Now comes word from TV Guide's Michael Logan that Couric and Katie executive producer Jeff Zucker could actually play a hand in saving GH! Reports Logan:
Sources close to Couric and her exec producer Jeff Zucker tell TV Guide Magazine that the duo has expressed concern about the disappointing ratings of ABC's The Revolution which, if GH gets the ax, would be the lead-in to Katie when the talker debuts this fall. Couric and Zucker want to see GH get that slot because it's a stronger show, Nielsen-wise, plus Couric does not want to face the wrath of GH fans and risk the chance they'll organize a boycott. Who the hell needs that? So she and Zucker want The Revolution to go bye-bye.
Aw, shucky ducky now! Logan goes on to reveal, while Time Square Studios is still all about programming nonscripted crap on ABC Daytime, they have a crop of very slim pickings, if they want to try and replace the dismally-rated The Revolution with another reality series or talk show by fall. To borrow from one of my favorite movies—Bring It On—Katie, you been touched by an angel, girl!