“General Hospital” fans, get ready to start rejoicing — ABC has just renewed your show through next year.
The network made the announcement Wednesday that the final episode of “The Revolution” will air on July 9, and the cancellation of this show means that “GH” will not fall victim to the looming presence of Katie Couric’s talk show “Katie” — which premieres on September 10. As for what will fill this timeslot in between shows, ABC will air an extension of “Good Morning America” designed for afternoon viewing.
With this news, “GH” will remain the last remaining soap on a network that has already canceled “One Life to Life” and “All My Children” — with the latter show getting an ending that was completely botched courtesy of an internet deal to keep the show alive that fell through several months into negotiations. Daytime dramas are falling by the wayside due to high cost (at least compared to talk shows) and declining ratings — and even though this renewal of sorts is nice, it’s hardly a huge reprieve for the show to keep it around for an extra six or seven months. (We’ll have to wait on a longer renewal.)
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