General Hospital‘s vital signs are stable at the moment, as ABC renews its remaining daytime soap.
Soap fans were worried that GH would be on life support due to ABC making room for the premiere of Katie Couric’s self-titled talk show this fall. They need not to worry anymore, though, because ABC has canceled The Revolution.
Debuted in mid-January, The Revolution was the failed attempt to succeed One Life to Live (OLTL) as part of ABC’s newly formed “Talktime”. The show aired after The Chew, the successor of All My Children (AMC) since last fall. Both AMC and OLTL were created by Agnes Nixon, who also created Loving (1983-95) and spin-off The City (1995-97) for ABC Daytime.
Still, ABC is going to restructure “Talktime” with an afternoon version of Good Morning America (GMA) replacing The Revolution starting July 9, with Katie taking over on September 10.
Currently the longest-running American soap opera, General Hospital will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 1, 1963.