Code Blue at ABC Daytime: One Show Dies, but 'General Hospital' Survives! And 'GMA' to Expand With Afternoon Edition Deadline
ABC’s only remaining daytime soap, "General Hospital," has been renewed, Deadline.com reports. Furthermore, the show that was created as a replacement for one of the network’s canceled soaps has itself been canceled, the story notes.
The canceled show is "The Revolution," a talk show that was put on the network's schedule after ABC canceled "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" last year, the story notes. That decision enraged soap opera fans, and raised concern about the fate of "General Hospital.”
In addition, ABC plans to add an afternoon edition of "GMA” for a summer run. Tentatively titled "GMA in the Afternoon," the show will hold the time slot previously held by “The Revolution” until Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show premieres in the fall, the piece adds.
Couric’s “Katie” is set to premiere Sept. 10. It will be preceded by a nine-week run for “GMA in the Afternoon,” launching July 9.