And the circle is complete. Following renewals for Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, comes word from Deadline that General Hospital has been picked up for another season by ABC. READ MORE
No television executive is more pro-soap than ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee. The network topper proudly discusses that he began his career working behind-the-scenes on a Brazilian soap. At the network’s TCA panel, Lee said of ABC’s primetime line-up, “We made it our mission to reinvent the soap.”
Under his watch, Scandal, Revenge and Nashville have lit up the night. Upcoming series Resurrection features the very soapy storyline of a child who comes back from the dead in a small town.
Lee acknowledges while ABC’s primetime shows get all the hype, one of the network’s biggest success stories this season is its soul surviving daytime soap, General Hospital. After the panel, Lee said, “I couldn’t be more supportive of General Hospital. I think Vicki Dummer has done an extraordinary job with it… And I think General Hospital, those guys have pulled together a new version of what a daytime soap should look like and I hope it stays on ABC for a very, very long time.” READ MORE
Will Port Charles' dimpled don get a new foot solider in his organization? ESPN's First Take host Stephen A. Smith wants the job!
The General Hospital fan was given a belated Christmas present by co-host Skip Bayless, an "I Love General Hospital" sweatshirt. Smith then launched into the storylines on the ABC sudser and discussed his 2007 stint on the show.
The talking head remarked, although he loved his guest spot, he would like to return as a mob goon! Alright Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, make it happen. Watch Smith pitch himself as one of Sonny's henchmen after the jump! READ MORE
In one of the most in depth interviews I've read featuring one of soap opera's Powers That Be, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan asked General Hospital head writer Ron Carlivati every question he and fans were dying to get answers about. From the Genie Francis factor, to the scribe's spirited debates with fans (and/or the occasional Greek yogurt pitchman!) on Twitter, everything was covered, twice! Check out a few excerpts below. READ MORE