Now, ABC, with its questionable daytime logic, is moving GH to 2 p.m. to make room for the new Katie Couric talk show, aptly named Katie.
As most people know, the network has been toying with its daytime lineup for the past year. It canceled both All My Children (1 p.m.) and One Life to Live (2 p.m.) last year to make room for two despicable shows, The Chew and The Revolution.
The Revolution has already been canceled and the Chew is not doing very well. ABC is losing viewers to CBS, but thinks inserting Katie and moving an iconic favorite like GH will help matters.
General Hospital revolves around the denizens of the fictional town of Port Charles, New York, something akin to Buffalo. It was the most honored show of the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards and celebrates its golden anniversary on April 1, 2013. GH is the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest-running drama in American television history.
"General Hospital" was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Frank Valentini is the executive producer. Ron Carlivati is the head writer.
Wikipedia has a good history of GH at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Hospital.
And here's its time slot history.
|Start date||End date||Time slot
|April 1, 1963||December 27, 1963||1:00 pm||30|
|December 30, 1963||July 23, 1976||3:00 pm|
|July 26, 1976||January 13, 1978||3:15 pm||45|
|January 16, 1978||present||3:00 pm||60|