On the heels of General Hospital's pardon from ABC, two of the daytime drama's leading men, Anthony Geary and Maurice Benard, spoke with TV Guide's Michael Logan about the current state of GH. Said Geary:
For the last year or two we've been living on death row hoping for a reprieve, so this feels great. We're all breathing a sigh of relief, although we don't really know what this all means.
With the debut of Katie Couric's self-titled talk show fast approaching, it seems everyone is talking about the fate of General Hospital, including The Daily Beast. GH's new executive producer Frank Valentini shared his plan to save ABC's lone soap ranger from Mickey Mouse's chopping block.
The audience needs to understand that it’s a very challenging market right now and the whole economic paradigm, if you will, of the daytime landscape has changed with Oprah leaving, the soaps going off the air, and the reality genre entering into daytime,” said Valentini, who was the executive producer of One Life to Live since 2003. “And the networks are in the business of making shows that are profitable and it’s my job to do the best I can to get the ratings up and make the show run efficiently. If we can do that, I think we’ve got a chance. READ MORE