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19 January 23rd, 2014 ABC Renews General Hospital For 2014-2015 Season!

While historically ABC does not officially renew its soap with an announcement, according to Deadline.com, General Hospital has gotten pick-up for the 2014-2015 season.

This comes as no surprise, with the daytime drama completing its 50th anniversary season and great ratings to support its efforts, where almost a few years ago there was talk the show could be cancelled.  With GH being renewed, and the official announcements by NBC and CBS that Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all will continue, that means that all network soaps are intact, which is a wonderful sign for the genre, coming off years of seeing one soap after the other being cancelled.

Deadline also noted:  “All four soaps are in positive territory year-to-year. Leader The Young & The Restless (5.2 million viewers season to date, 1.5 in Women 18-49) is up 9% in total viewers and 7% in the female demo as it marks its 25th season as the most watched daytime drama. The Bold & The Beautiful (3.9 million, 1.1) is up 14% in viewers and even in W19-49. General Hospital (3.3 million, 1.4) is up 8% and 17%, respectively, as it closes in on Y&R in the demo, and Days Of Our Lives (2.4, 1.1) is up 10% in both categories. Days  is delivering its best season in W18-49 in 3 years and biggest season in total viewers in 4 years. General Hospital is pacing for its best season in 7 years in total viewers and is on track to post  a 3-year high in W18-49. During the most recent week of available data, the Jan. 7 episode of GH ranked as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 6 years.”

So excited to know more General Hospital is on the way?    What do you think about all four soaps getting support from their respective networks and all getting renewal pick-ups?  Let us know!

 

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  1. Sharonda says:

    Loved the turn around for GH and DAYS, I would love to see a more culturally diverse cast on both shows. Bring back Lexi on Days, and Tom Hardy III on GH . I would love for BB to rid itself of the incest, and Y&R to move faster in it’s storylines and improve the acting on both Y&R and BB-Kudos to Thorsten and Heather for their efforts, but sadly they are the only ones on that show who are acting. Y&R-I’m no longer watching that mess so I look forward to the rating slipping after Michael Muhney’s last air date. Y&R is the most boring soap there is -and killing off children so soon after losing our Duchess is in poor taste and the acting of the majority aside from Michael Muhney is horrendous-Nikki, Avery, Dylan, Nick, Summer, Christine-the most useless character, Noah, Cane,Victor, Lily to name a few. Y&R should have never got rid of Stephen as Tucker.

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  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    And some said it would be cancelled this year…glad they were wrong!!! lol

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  3. janet says:

    Who cares ? Too much mobs and molls for me. ? Now even the hospital will be run by the evil kidnapper SDR O. She tortured Robin etc etc,etc sorry everyday it gets worse. I don’t want to see it cancelled even if I stop watching. I don’t want to see actors etc lose their jobs I just want to see some creative writing something I haven’t already watched on this soap before. a show with the characters I like given some on screen time and actors who can actually act. I have to put on the CC lots of time because the mumbling is horrific. The whining that is suppose to be crying and the insulting to the intelligence of the viewers about exactly what is going on.

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  4. Elhu says:

    Great news!!! While I am an ABC soap fan and love GH (and still miss AMC and OLTL), I am very happy that all of the remaining soaps have all been renewed. Our beloved genre is not going down, soap fans (for the most part) are a very loyal breed!!! Keep watching the soaps you love!!!!

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  5. MBmomof3 says:

    Happy news! ABC would have been fools to cancel GH. What? ABC fools? Stupid cancellations? Nah, never….They got it right this time! Thank you ABC/D.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    BIG CONGRATS to all involved in the show and the fans. Vive le GH!

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  6. Rodd says:

    GH is a joy to watch! I love the characters/actors, storylines, writing , just everything about it. I hope it continually renews!!! Wouldn’t it be something to see it celebrate it’s 75th anniversary? I’d be cheering from my wheelchair or walker by then. :0)

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  7. JR says:

    Now if only ABC would bring back OLTL!

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    jp replied

    Totally agree. I would even take having OLTL and AMC share an hour time slot.

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  8. Jack Evans says:

    If the Execs at ABC would only wise up they would bring back ALL MY CHILDREN and/or One Life to Live as a lead-in to Gen Hospital – contingent of course on if they get the rights back. Sorry to say though it seems unlikely it will happen, then again – who knows.

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    Janet replied

    I don’t think it’s going to happen either. ABC wants nothing to do with AMC and OLTL. The only reason ABC wants the soaps back is to break all ties with Prospect Park. Nothing more. It certainly isn’t to put them back on the air.

    The only hope for AMC and OLTL to return again is through Prospect Park. But that seems so unlikely to happen that Michael may as well put back the RIP sign next to their names.

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  9. Monica says:

    Love GH… so happy
    All actors doing wonderful jobs
    Even the ones we hate…they are good

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  10. Mary SF says:

    Well this is good news bad news for me. It is good news that the show has been renewed, as well as the other remaining three. But it means the death of character driven stories. All the shows on the air are slowly but surely changing the type of stories they used to tell, to ones that do not happen to people in real life.
    It is fun to watch, the camp, the way out there stories of evil villains trying to take over the world, or drugging priests to make a sex tape or dead coming back to life, over and over. Yet, at the end of day, I miss a good tearjerker story, or an old fashion epic romance, or the triumph of the human spirit over obstacles– the guts and glory of real drama, peppered with wit and humor. And sadly, as good as soaps are today, they pale in comparison to what they used to be, and if these wacky stories are the wave of the future, then I will enjoy them, but I will missed what genre used to be.

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    Johnny replied

    Couldnt agree more. At least DAYS still takes time to play moments of real human emotion. Moments that are not there to advance the plot, but are just real, and there to show us who the characters are. Sadly, on GH, there is no more real human emotion. Every sentence…every word that is uttered is a device used to jump from plot point to plot point. It becomes really distracting…instead of the desired effect of reeling the viewer in. GH is completely plot driven…bending and changing characters at will to fit into whatever the story du jour is. And how frickin gross was the Lucas and Brad scene????

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  11. Charday says:

    Awesome, best show on television!

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  12. susie says:

    silly question, but the 2014-2015 season…when exactly does a season begin and end these days?

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  13. ricardo says:

    Finally great news, gh got renewed. but only 1 year? It should have got renewed, for 2 or 3 years. But I’m still happy, that gh is still on air for now.

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  14. Kimberly. Gubitosa says:

    General hospital should come 2015 chad duell should get at lease 6 years and Kiki should come back too I am a huge fan of chad duell I saw him on disney channel life on deck and wizards
    Of waverly place

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  15. Kimberly. Gubitosa says:

    New cast for general hospital 2014 — 2015. Franco. Carly. Michael. Molly. Morgan Olivia Shawn Alexis Dante. Lulu. Luke Tracy. Mac. Anna. Silas Sam. Patrick. Robin Carlos. Sabrina duke britt Loucas. Bobbie Jason Elizabeth TJ Kiki Race. Taylor

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