HomeTVGeneral HospitalBREAKING NEWS: Former Y&R Exec Josh Griffith Lands Trial Writing Deal With General Hospital! Jamey Giddens June 23, 2009 17 Comments Ah nothing like the taste of old blood! General Hospital has added a new scribe to its stable of writers. Word is veteran producer/scribe Josh Griffith, who co-created the late Aaron Spelling’s short-lived NBC guilty pleasure soap Sunset Beach with current GH head writer Bob Guza, has been offered a trial script writing deal with the ABC sudser. When we last heard from Griffith, who also wrote for One Life to Live, As The World Turns and my beloved Santa Barbara, he was being bounced from his executive producer gig at The Young and the Restless for allegedly tangling with Auntie Ri Ri (aka Maria Arena Bell). Josh is alright and all I guess, but when is someone gonna hire Sri Rao? 17 Responses THEBEST June 23, 2009 This is a step in the right direction. I don’t understand why Josh has to share. Just get Guza out of there! Hopefully, this is the beginning of the creative renaissance for GH… Log in to Reply josser June 24, 2009 Is he a good writer? BTW, what happened to Martha Byrne’s writing gig at B&B? Did she finish her trial? Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens June 24, 2009 This is a step in the right direction. I don’t understand why Josh has to share. Just get Guza out of there! Hopefully, this is the beginning of the creative renaissance for GH… *** LOL his trial is not for co-head. It’s just a part of the writing team. Log in to Reply tori4rmtexas June 24, 2009 Its not the scripts or the breakdowns that need work,its the long story that needs help. GUZA needs a co-headwriter to balance him out and Frons’ to stop meddling would also help. Log in to Reply east.west June 24, 2009 Yeah I agree w/tori4rmtexas! I think getting Guza a coHW to balance out things would be a start. B/c after starting rewatching again w/new eyes I realize that the pieces are there, but we need ppl to put it together. I think if they do what GL did and divide the HW teams w/ppl like Karen Harris & Michele Val Jean, you know WOMEN!!!!!!!!!, along w/Guza it can go a long way. Log in to Reply THEBEST June 24, 2009 Oh, what the hell?! Will those idiots realize that getting people for the writing team don’t mean a damn thing when the problem stems from the head writer. This is show is determined to get canceled. Log in to Reply LovesDog June 24, 2009 Wash, rinse, repeat. Musical chairs of soap writers goes on. Log in to Reply discodan June 24, 2009 Maybe he could make sense of Nikolas banging his dead fiance’s twin…..that’s also being recycled on All My Children. I need an asprin Log in to Reply gush900 June 24, 2009 Im such a huge fan of Josh Griffith.I loved when Josh and Michael Malone were head writers at oltl.From viki’s incest did storyline to martys rape he is one of the best head writers.Hopefully frons names him co head writer Log in to Reply kiyote72 June 24, 2009 I loved sunset beach…any rumors on Guza being fired….quick – everyone pray, meditate, do what ever you do to help that happen! Log in to Reply patrick1965 June 24, 2009 What has happened to the GH spoilers? Haven’t seen any since Thursday. Did they get pushed to the backburner like Bobbie and the Q’s? lol Log in to Reply DaytimeLuv June 24, 2009 Josh Griffith is another recycled hack. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 June 24, 2009 Hopefully this is a step in the right direction… As for Sri, I’m assuming he’s got other projects he’s working on and might not want to write for a daytime soap Whatever happened to that ABC Daytime Writers Development program they used to have (or whatever they called it)?? I would think they’d have plenty of fresh meat to pick from, just from that program alone. Log in to Reply katclaws June 24, 2009 If Frons is still there, will anything ever really change??? They need to start pink-slipping from the top & work their way down. Sri Rao would be a dream come true! Log in to Reply Cyberologist June 24, 2009 Unless he is able to get his ideas to play out in story. I don’t see the point the problems are still there Guza as HW and Frons meddling with his vision The “vision” isn’t changing just how it is written. Everytime I get hopeful and its just the same ole airhogs eating the screen. Basically the same ole story….a bunch of new meaningless characters that come and go…. Log in to Reply miajere June 24, 2009 This is the guy who cemented Todd Manning on OLTL- I don’t think he’s there to balance the misogyny out on GH. Log in to Reply discodan June 24, 2009 His writing lately makes me really really miss Port Charles…does that make me a bad person? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.