Now where is this going to ultimately land … that is the question? The New York Post is reporting that a real life version of the soap opera, General Hospital is being filmed at a Los Angeles Hospital with real life doctors and nurses!
Apparently, the show has been quietly taping recently at the famed UCLA Medical Center, a spokesman for ABC confirmed. The show is in its “earliest, pilot stages,” said the official and is intended “either for syndication or maybe cable.”
According to sources, the projected series in develop will follow the private as well as working lives of white coats at the hospital. The NY Post went on to say: “ABC has been experimenting a lot with daytime TV in the past few years — trying to see if new kinds of shows can replace the age-old menu of talk, soaps and game shows. It succeeded with The Chew, but failed with The Revolution.”
“The idea of shaping the reality format for daytime TV has been kicked around by TV producers for a while now — though it’s rarely been tried. NBC re-cut existing episodes of the “Real Housewives” franchise for an afternoon soap two years ago — but couldn’t make it work. More importantly, if ABC were to syndicate the as-yet-untitled hospital show, it would have to make room somewhere in its daytime schedule. The only syndicated show it currently airs is Katie Couric’s new talk show — which ABC also owns.”
OK soapers, what do you think of this – a reality GH? We would rather see the actors, who play the doctors and nurses, on the soap real lives in a reality format as an adjunct piece to GH than this! How about you? Let us know!