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Will GENERAL HOSPITAL Be Axed To Make Room For Katie Couric?

Katie Couric and ABC television are close to signing a $20 million deal which would likely result in GENERAL HOSPITAL's demise, according to TMZ.

Sources connected with ABC tell TMZ -- under the deal that is in the final stages -- Katie would do specials for ABC News, 20/20, and do a significant amount of fill-in work -- including anchoring.

ABC would also give Katie a 1-hour, 5-day-a-week syndicated talk show, that would begin in September, 2012. According to TMZ sources, one option ABC is considering is giving its affiliates back the hour where GENERAL HOSPITAL airs to make room for Katie.

It is also possible THE CHEW or THE REVOLUTION will flop making room for Couric. In a soap fan's dream world, THE CHEW, (AMC's replacement, bombs so badly (we're talking LONESTAR bad) that ABC has to reconsider canceling a surging ONE LIFE TO LIVE. But adding Couric to the mix would all but dash those hopes.

Stay tuned.

7 comments:

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  2. Not sure why TIIC think Katie will save ABC afternoon. She sure as hell didn't do much for CBS Evening News. ABC bean counters will rue the day they decided soaps no longer mattered to people. Soaps are a thriving genre worldwide. It's only short sighted and talentless hacks in the US who can't make it more profitable.

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  3. DIDN'T LIKE HER ON CBS THAT IS WHY UNTIL YOU CANCELED AMC & OLTL ABC'S NEWS.I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH ANOTHER TALK SHOW,REALITY OR COOKING ( I HAVE 4 COOKING CHANNELS)SO NO NO NO

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  4. ABC/Disney is the epitome of the words "liar" and "sociopathic." I guess my family will have to drop all ABC and Disney programs and products.

    The disgust and disrespect Disney/ABC shows its viewers/customers is amazing.

    No "Pirates of the Caribbean," DWTS, etc.

    Let's also stop making Brian Frons as the single focus ofderision in the Disney/ABC executive suite. Frons' bosses gave him his orders.

    If they fire Frons, he'll just be a fall guy.

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  5. I like Katie Couric, but I can not imagine her on ABC Daytime.
    (sigh) ABC Daytime WILL NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT THE SOAPS!

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  6. General Hospital is moving too slow. Michael & Lucky should do something positive and to stop wining. Shevon should be revealed and Spinneli should come back. Get rid of that troublesome doctor.

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  7. From a 34 year viewer of GH,
    If ABC ends up cancelling, the only daytime show I watch, Geeral Hospitalonly to replace it with a stpid, inane talk show I will limit my viewing of that network to Desparate House Wives until that goes off the air.
    Of course that will not do much because I'm NOT a Neilson Family ratings member nor am I in that all important demograghic that they crave so my viewing habits don't matter.
    I will mourn the loss of the soap when it does go off the air

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