Ah, first of all J.D., you did not kill Erica Kane, you in essence killed Victoria Banks, who hopefully became a Buchanan again after Clint’s marriage proposal that was left cliff-hanged in the final episode of OLTL! Now moving on … TV Guide spoke with The Revolution showrunner about why people should tune-in to his show about empowering women to get their butts in gear, and that he says he had nothing to do with replacing the soaps. In fact, he says he did not know till five minutes before the press release went out confirming his show was hitting the air replacing a soap opera! Here are a few unnerving excerpts!
J.D on what the worst thing anyone has said about The Revolution: “I can’t believe they took my favorite soap opera off the air for this.” I want to change that and empower people to feel good about what they’re doing. I know that sounds Pollyanna, but I really believe it.”
J.D on what he says to soap opera fans who are livid that The Revolution is on the air, while their soaps are gone! “I did not kill Erica Kane. I have a lot of respect for the art of the soap opera and the storytelling. But remember, I make TV shows, I don’t program them. I didn’t know this was going to replace the soaps until — and this is no exaggeration — five minutes before the press release went out.”
J.D. on if he had to come up with an alternate title for The Revolution, what would it be? “Fat Chance. It has a double meaning: Fat chance that you can lose all the weight and get your life back in order. And it’s giving someone who’s overweight a chance.”
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