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
Since Kimberly McCullough returned to the iconic role of Robin Scorpio on General Hospital after making sporadic appearances for the past two years, fans have wondered whether she was truly back for the long haul. At the ABC TCA party, McCullough acknowledged she will soon be departing again to focus on her career as a director.
She warned fans may not be pleased with the way Robin exits the canvas, shared her thoughts on the much-debated Patrick-Sabrina wedding and revealed why her latest directing opportunity will keep her close to home.
Daytime Confidential: It’s no longer a secret. You are going to be departing General Hospital at least temporarily sometime soon. Was your return always scheduled to be short term?
Kimberly McCullough: Yeah. It was always supposed to be this amount of time. READ MORE
Heather’s upset the police haven’t arrested Franco and wonders if they didn’t find the bloody knife. Carly tells her the plan isn’t working and to cut her losses.
I can't breathe. General Hospital has cast the mother of all prime time soap superbitches, Donna Mills, reports EW.com! The sexsational actress, who had the Seaview Circle cul-de-sac on and POPPIN' in the 80's as Knots Landing's habitual homewrecker, Abby Fairgate, has been tapped for a top secret role. READ MORE
General Hospital continues to score with fans. The January 7 episode pulled in 3.55 million total viewers, making it the most-watched episode since November 12, 2007. READ MORE