GH News: Possible Primetime Move!?

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  • eastwest
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    eastwest
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    #420885

    I think this is a great move if it were to happen. It’s already a brand that is known, that could make a good companion w/those cheesy Canadian dramas they pick up for summer runs. It would be a win for everyone involved (cast and crew will keep their jobs and fans will continue to enjoy their stories). And w/Cartini running things, I could see this being a hit.

    And if they care/this possibility being a success, ABC can get back the rights from PP and we could probably get wrap up movies for AMC and OLTL.  

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    EmmyLoser
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    It’s a good idea, and definitely one I think could work.  GH is better poised to try it than any other show, since they’ve done Night Shift, and ratings would be decent.  This is certainly better than outright cancellation, and it would be nice, if it succeeded, to see them try a similar move with OLTL and/or AMC. 

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    Boidiva02
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    This is clearly a better idea than out-right cancelling it.  However, I fear that unless ratings expectations are adjusted that it would be a one-time thing.    However, with that said, I’d LOVE IT if they kept it as a nighttime series, for a limited run. If it is a hit I’d love to see them try and do the same for “OLTL”.  

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    zackfins
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    It would be interesting to see how they worked this out. They would need to trim the cast BIG time because 13 one hour episodes definitely can’t support a contract cast of 30-40 actors. Maybe Prospect Park should consider this theory for AMC and OLTL even if ABC doesn’t do it for GH. It might be easier to swing for them as opposed to a daily production.

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    Boidiva02
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    I never understood why ABC didn’t just cut AMC/OLTL down to 30 minuets instead of a full hour, or simply gone with the idea of combing both shows into a one-hour program that included characters from both shows…

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    Fishbiscuit
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    I never understood why ABC didn’t just cut AMC/OLTL down to 30 minuets instead of a full hour, or simply gone with the idea of combing both shows into a one-hour program that included characters from both shows…

    Count me as one of the people who is happy OLTL and AMC were not combined.  Loss of identity is one of the things that killed AMC and to a lesser extent OLTL.   

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    The BC 2.0
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    I’m not buying into it.  I’ve learned from GL, ATWT, and the botched Prospect Park fiasco with AMC/OLTL.  If it happens, great.  Maybe the show will make it to 50, otherwise, ABC will beat NBC out the soap opera door.

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