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Rumorville: Word is that ABC has quietly been informing their affiliates of the pending cancellation of The Rev*lution.
Meanwhile, General Hospital has increased its audience in comparison to The Rev*lution,
in all categories. This includes an increase of over 900,000 viewers, a
66% gain in the most desirable demographics of Women aged 18-34, and a 100% gain in Women 18-49,
during the week of March 5th-9th, comparatively. This puts GH in a much
better position for possibly moving to the t... Continue reading ...
Rumorville: For the last two weeks rumors have been running rampant on the net that Lexi Ainsworth has been let go in order to recast the role of Kristina with a more mature looking actress. Ever since the rumors began, Lexi, a formerly prolific tweeter, has not been back on twitter.
Last week when Nancy Lee Grahn was asked about the rumor, she simply replied, "No Comment". Thus far, no one has been able to confirm the rumors, while some sources have outright denied that there is any truth... Continue reading ...
Nancy Lee Grahn is full of optimism regarding the head writer switch. Here is a composite of her tweets, with minor editing for clarity:
"As soon as the new stuff kicks in it's going to be much better, hopefully there will be something for everyone. I think it'll be great. You've no idea how much faith I have in this new shift at GH. Come aboard. We've aborted North Atlantic, gotten off the Titanic, and aboard the Love Boat."
Rumorville: Word is that it was General Hospital's Executive Producer, Jill Farren Phelps, rather that ABC Daytime head Brian Frons, who was the bearer of the bad news to Guza. Supposedly, Guza stormed out of the ABC offices right then and there. This may be where the, "effective immediately", came from in the ABC press release regarding the change in head writers, as well as the lack of public thank you's for Guza's contributions to the show.
Rumorville: As we've previously reported (see two related articles below) , Couric is close to signing a $20 million deal with ABC for a daytime
talk show as well as a significant role at ABC News. Now, TMZ is speculating that Couric's one-hour
syndicated show could possibly premiere in September 2012 in General Hospital's current time slot. OR...that Couric could replace one of ABC's upcoming lifestyle shows,should either fail. Both shows are replacing ABC's axed soaps, AMC and OLTL.
Rumorville: Despite previous denials by Brian Frons that he has been in talks with Katie Couric, insiders are saying that she now appears headed for a deal at ABC.
ABC has made a big push for a Couric talk show, sweetening the pot. According to TVGuide, one person close to Couric described the ABC move as "a distinct possibility." An ABC spokesperson refused to comment.
ABC's last minute surge to get Couric may be driven by the loss of The Oprah Winfrey Show on its owned and operated TV stati... Continue reading ...
Rumorville: Apparently GH is casting the recurring role of Javier, who is hispanic, early 30's, sexy intense, dangerous and charasmatic. (It is said to be short term, 2 to 4 weeks, at least for now.)
In other news, rumors continue that General Hospital may be on the chopping block for the fall of 2012. The only thing that seems certain is that a decision will be made either way by February of 2012. Meanwhile, GH is facing some deep budget cuts.
Rumorville: "....sources indicate there’s
a strong chance that ABC will put a network daytime slot on the table
when the bidding for [Katie Couric's new talk show] begins in earnest as she sets her segue from
The CBS Evening News. It’s no secret that ABC intends to pare down its three-hour slate of daytime sudsers (All My Children,General Hospital and One Life to Live)
in the coming years."
"A Couric show could be a high-profile transition
for the Alphabet in one of the time slots ... Continue reading ...
Rumorville:The buzz is that ABC is not just planning to cancel All My Childrenin the coming days but will very likely cancel One Life to Live,as
well. According to TVGuide, word is that ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons has a talk show and
reality show lined up for fall — both of them much cheaper to produce
than soaps — and he needs to clear the schedule. More disturbing,
insiders say Frons has been extremely cavalier about all this, showing
no signs of sorrow or regret about a dra... Continue reading ...