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16 September 10th, 2012 GH: Night Shift’s Sri Rao To Write New Primetime Political Soap for NBC!

Now here is some good news!  Writer, Sri Rao who did an an exceptional job with the second season of  General Hospital’s spin-off,  General Hospital: Night Shift  has landed a new gig and it’s quite intriguing!  Rao will write a new political soap opera that has been bought by NBC.   Famed producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are in charge of the project.

According to Deadline.com, “The show is tentatively titled, White House Confidential, and is described as an upstairs-downstairs-type soap set in the White House, told from the point of view of a young female doctor who has a secret from her past.”

So soapers, are you excited to see how this series comes together?  And who should play the young female doctor noted in the item?  Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. Jewell says:

    How young are we talking? Would love to see Bobbie Eakes in something, she has so much talent not being used. If we are talking younger,Jen Lilley, Terri,Ivans…

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    GHFan replied

    Isn’t Bobbie on Bold & Beautiful?!?

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    ashlee replied

    Lol. Um, ten years ago she was. She had been on AMC since 2003.

  2. ethel says:

    i am very excited – sri rao did an awesome job writing the second season of night shift!

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    ashlee replied

    I think this is great news! That man knows more about how to write for a soap opera than those who have been writing for them for 30 years! The only thing I didnt like about his Night Shift was the gay storyline. it was awkward, out of left field, and completely out of place with all the GH veterans. GH achieved record viewership for Luke and Laura…all the soaps that have prominently attempted to showcase a gay abomination (romance) are now cancelled.

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    ethel replied

    dool has a gay story line going on now……………..

  3. Mary says:

    Why are they using he word soap?They are nighttime scripted shows.I really get tired of these networks using the word soaps.There not on 5 days a week and year around.

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    GHFan replied

    Mary, Dallas is a soap and aired one day a week… Revenge is a soap -
    same thing…. Daytime soaps are on every day. Primetime soaps are once a week…

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  4. Debi says:

    When is this suppose to debut?? Sounds AWESOME!

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  5. Carlee says:

    Outstanding. Mr Rao is extremely talented. NS2 was very well done. Kudos to Mr Rao.

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  6. Joan Faist says:

    Michael Park as the President. That’s what I’m saying. Many great soap actresses to choose from for this part. Let’s just hope the people on this project reconizes our pool of talent and chooses from the soap world.

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  7. kay/kay says:

    Capitol was a great soap so we shall see. Remember 9/11 today and keep those families who lost loved ones in your prayers!

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  8. MBmomof3 says:

    I would watch. Sounds good.

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  9. JustSaying says:

    A story about the White House? I’ll pass.

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  10. MK says:

    He made NS2 so good, GH should have grab him immediately. But Guza was probably threatened when NS had better stories than GH at the time. NS was 100% Mob free. Used Jagger and Robert. Plus had a Gay Doctor! It was a shame ABC didn’t bring them to GH or do a 3rd season.

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    ashlee replied

    I agree!!!! I would LOVE to see what Sri could do with GH, minus the gay thing, of course. His writing had a heart and humanity almost reminiscent of the glory days of GH…under Claire Labine.

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