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Daytime Drama! Could Katie Couric Bring About The End Of General Hospital?!?!

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Please don't do it, Katie! This move could mark the end of soap operas as we know it!

Back in April, we were sad to hear that All My Children will be gone forever in September, and One Life to Live will say goodbye in January.

Now, we've learned that Katie Couric MAY be signing a $20 million deal with ABC for a one-hour daytime talk show that would air in General Hospital's timeslot! Nooooooo!!!!!!!

If the deal goes through, Katie's show would start up in September. No word as to whether or not GH would be canceled or put into another time slot, but unfortunately we're NOT optimistic for the show if that happens.

Look, Katie…we understand you're looking for new opportunities now that you've parted ways with CBS Evening News, but soap operas are an extremely endangered species.

Think about it. If you spare GH, you could be a HERO to lots and lots of devoted fans! Enrique Iglesias will sing songs about you! LOLz.

Would U like to see a Katie Couric daytime talk show on ABC? Or would U prefer the continued existence of General Hospital?

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26 comments to “Daytime Drama! Could Katie Couric Bring About The End Of General Hospital?!?!”



  1. 1

    Couric did nothing for CBS. She's simply overrated. The powers at ABC would be utter fools to trade her in for a known quantity. Besides, nobody is worth that much.



  2. 2

    i HATE katie couric…what the hell do we need a show with her for???

    I will hate her even more if she brings about the end of GH…seriously.

    I don't get why this lady is so popular…why doesn't she go away? annoying lady.



  3. 3

    I think it's terrible. After 50+ years Soaps have been apart of our afternoons. I remember watching Soaps that my grandmother, mother and aunt watched. I loved and love getting caught up in the stories and characters. In the era of rediculous reality shows, I love and cherish the escapism that Soap Operas give. I was sad and a little angry when Another World was canceled, but over the years, the hits kept on coming. With the loss of Passions, Port Charles, As The World Turns and Guiding Light, followed by the recent cancellations of All My Children and One Life To Live, I am upset with ABC and it's executives for their obvious apparent destruction of their network staples. With setting awful Executive Producers and Head Writers in place to pull apart the core of what soaps are; family, friends, love, romance, adventure and sex. To strip them all down to one dimensional, dark and hateful shows is heartbreaking. They don't follow history anymore, veterans are cast aside and they have given up on heart. Soaps are seemingly lead by Executives and Writers that do not even like the medium for which they work, and us, the fans are the ones who are suffering for it. My only hope is that a network will scoop these Soap Operas up, put people in place that know how to create, run and write for a soap, so they can last for 50+ more years so I can watch with my daughter and her daughter. I am SO disappointed in ABC!!!



  4. 4

    Re: tallguy10 – The people at ABC are fools. Their recent decisions are proof positive of that.



  5. 5

    When did Jeff Zucker take over ABC ????? I don't care about the soaps going away but this is the worst idea since Conan took over for Leno



  6. 6

    She is a toad, will bring warts with her wherever she goes.



  7. 7

    No No No! Leave my GH alone Katie Couric!



  8. 8

    Save GH! Please!



  9. 9

    No I would not like to see her on a talk show - I would like to see her go away - she is a twat.



  10. 10

    Re: tallguy10 – Couric killed the CBS evening news. She's a no-talent with a gummy grin who thinks she's a bad ass because she hangs out at the White House. I guess she'll pick up where Oprah leaves off and her show will be a long advertisement for Barry in 2012.



  11. 11

    Be careful what you wish for, Katie. You are not Ellen or Oprah and no one wants to watch you do some "show" everyday. Your ratings on CBS are in the cellar and this move would make your career end on a very low note. Not to mention how hated you would be by GH fans.



  12. 12

    i think this is a terrible idea! Soap Operas are in such trouble and General Hospital is definitely one of the best and longest running…not to mention how many actors, crew members, writers and directors of soaps and being left with no where to go!



  13. 13

    Re: Mandie Ward – Absolutely. In addition, the soaps also addressed a lot of social issues before the mainstream media. AIDS, tolerance of sexual orientation, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol addiction to name a few. ABC once had the killer line up of All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. I never had much time to watch the soaps but still was a faithful follower of the goings-on in Pine Valley. There will never be another Erica Kane.



  14. 14

    umm GH better not get canceled :|



  15. 15

    Umm why would she be on at 3:00 when Opera is ending, she can just be on at 4:00 and keep GH on!



  16. 16

    $20 million would be worth making The View and its hags go away forever on a desert island. That would be money well spent for ABC.



  17. 17

    GH can't be taken off the air, I might just have to die! Of all the soaps GH is the best and must stay on the air! Who really cares about Kate Couric anyway?!?!?



  18. 18

    She IS annoying.

    I'm not a fan and I will not watch her on any channel or at time slot.

    Besides, she's filthy rich and the job should go to someone else.



  19. 19

    who the he!! want to hear Katie talk ..I sure don't !!! I'm already losing 2 soaps to watch …what a b!tch!! I hate ABC right now!!



  20. 20

    Re: Ashley Moran

    I think this actually means they would cancel the show to be able to PAY Katie this kind of money….horrilbe idea.



  21. 21

    I HATE Katie Couric with a passion. I would NEVER watch anything with her on it.

  22. JM says – reply to this


    22

    GH stopped being good years ago when the focus moved from the hospital to the Mafia. I stopped watching the show then, and personally I'd watch Katie over it. So, if GH gets canceled I wouldn't shed a tear over it. Sign the contract, Katie.



  23. 23

    Why do we need another talk show that will probably die after season 1? There obviously are 2 time slots open since the other 2 soaps are gone and she wants to ruin the last one? Fuck her



  24. 24

    ABC needs to understand that nobody cares about this woman. If they did she would have had huge rating anchoring the news.



  25. 25

    It would be a very sad day, and a big mistake. She's a tool, and General Hospital is an institution that has been around nearly 50yrs.

    F U KC!!



  26. 26

    Also, from what I read today on the net, ABC is already acknowledging that 1 of their replacement talkshows for the soaps will tank. What kinda logic is that? With all the protests over the soaps cancellations wouldn't it make more sense to save the soaps??