Daytime Soap Survives

General Hospital has been momentarily saved. ABC has confirmed that the soap opera will stay on their schedule for another year. But the lifestyle program The Revolution wasn't so lucky.

General Hospital General Hospital fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The 49-year-old soap will live to see another day. ABC has announced that GH will remain on their daytime roster, while newcomer The Revolution will not.

The Revolution is a lifestyle program dedicated to showing viewers how to live their best life. It featured a who's who of hosts including Project Runway's Tim Gunn and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ty Pennington.

Its vacancy will be filled by a Good Morning America spinoff tentatively titled, GMA in the Afternoon.

According to TVNewser, it will run for at least nine weeks beginning in mid-June. Its final episode will conveniently air around the time Katie Couric's new show makes its debut.

Katie will premiere Sept. 10 and is gunning for the 3 p.m. slot, which is occupied by General Hospital in most eastern markets. But with The Revolution gone, and GMA in the Afternoon's limited stay, ABC could air GH an hour early.

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Last year, ABC made enemies out of millions of soap fans when they canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Both shows had been on the air for over 40 years. The network replaced them with unscripted programs The Chew and The Revolution, which are cheaper to produce. Out of those two, only The Chew has been renewed for a second season.

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In 2013, General Hospital will celebrate its 50th year on television making it the longest running soap currently on air.

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Comments on "ABC saves General Hospital , kills The Revolution"

Mitchell Bourque August 07, 2013 | 4:26 PM

my name is Mitchell Bourque and I know that cancelling (GENERAL HOSPITAL)is a great awful, awful, awful, awful ,awful, awful, IDEA because I love general hospital a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lo, a lot , a lot , a lot , a lot more then any other show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have been watching the great general hospital for about 4 years now!!!! totally awesome !!!!!!! I can't being to tell how awesome it is to watch your show every weekday I can't wait to watch your show!!!!!!!!! I truly love it peaces !!!!!!!!!!! killing it wood kill me a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot?!!!!!!!!!, I love my GENERAL HOSPITAL and I don't want to see it end ever!!!!!like I said I truly love my soap opera (general hospital) !Mitchell Bourque

Harper August 15, 2012 | 3:39 PM

I am so glad That ABC finally got a clue and saved GH. What were they thinking? There are so many talk shows and cooking shows and really bad reality shows out there already! GH has wonderful characters and such crazy yet intricate plots that I have been hooked since my college years! I only wish AMC and OLT could have been saved. By the way I hate THE CHEW and so do so many people I know. I wish they would have cancelled that one too!

Pam May 25, 2012 | 7:08 AM

Someone at ABC got a clue! Thank God GH is staying on the air. How many "lifestyle" and reality shows do people need? We don't need to be constantly bombarded with info about how to live our lives. I am 63 and I miss the soaps especially AMC and OLTL- filled with characters and storylines with actors whose popularity lasted for decades and endured as part of our culture. If something isn't broke don't fix it.

Deshawn April 14, 2012 | 8:09 AM

I happy gh got saved I love that soap opera I'm a fourty year old man I have been watching since I was thirteen abc did the right thing gh is the greatest soap to live I miss one life to live thank god for general hospital

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