HomeTVAll My ChildrenABC to Host Brenda-Fest, Benches Lineup! Luke Kerr July 13, 2010 33 Comments ABC is going all-out in promoting Vanessa Marcil’s anticipated return to General Hospital. Tuesday the network announced it will air three classic episodes featuring The Men in Brenda Barrett’s Life on August 10. Could this have something to do Jamey’s earlier report about ABC planning to air more “classic episodes”? In celebration of Vanessa Marcil’s return to "General Hospital" as Brenda Barrett on Wednesday, August 11, special Brenda programming takes over on ABC Daytime and SOAPnet the week of August 9. "General Hospital" will own the ABC Daytime drama block from 1:00-3:00 PM, ET on Tuesday, August 10, with classic episodes featuring the men in Brenda’s life (Sonny, Jax and Jason). Photo by PR Photos 33 Responses bladgley July 13, 2010 I dont care about VM, Brenda or GH. I’d rather watch my AMC & OLTL. Log in to Reply Dueler312 July 13, 2010 I rather watch OLTL then watch a marathon of old GH. Log in to Reply GH LOVER July 13, 2010 ABC lost it completely.. I like her And I am looking forward to have her with Sonny and her with Jax and Jason But they are loosing it with the over exposer… Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2010 Would they do this if Genie Francis returned? IMO she’s much more iconic than Vanessa Marcil. Log in to Reply luvbucket July 13, 2010 WooHoo :)…Brenda Barrett is coming home! Move over Brenda Bot McCall and go pack your bags because the real deal is back. OMG….I am soooo excited! Log in to Reply troymcclure July 13, 2010 I love Brensa returning but pre-empting AMC and OLTL is just damn wrong…and it’s old GH episodes, WTF???? Log in to Reply appleridge July 13, 2010 Dont Pre-Empt OLTL Damnit Log in to Reply js3557 July 13, 2010 luv it – bring on Brenda! Log in to Reply KeriChandler26 July 13, 2010 Stupid, stupid, stupid. SoapNet, I understand completely but pre-empting AMC and OLTL is ridiculous. All Frons is accomplishing is alienating fans and pissing them off. Log in to Reply appleridge July 13, 2010 We Should Start A Petition To Show ABC The Fans Dont Want This Log in to Reply watchingallday July 13, 2010 I guess I am happy for the show that Brenda is returning, but I don’t see why I should have to be punished and have OLTL preempted for an old GH just because they have pulled their ace in the whole to try and save the crapshow that has become GH. Why can’t they preempt just GH for three days instead of a show that is actually good and enjoyable now. If I were them, I would be careful about showing old episodes, it might remind people of how good the show used to be and get their hopes up too much, only to be let down by the inevitable hackery that has overtaken Guza in the last few years. It would be a great idea if they did this just on Soapnet, because that is what the channel is for, but taking time away from other shows is just not right. Log in to Reply curacaoman July 13, 2010 What a total lack of respect for fans of AMC and OLTL. ABC just doesn’t get it. Log in to Reply watchingallday July 13, 2010 Sorry, double post. Log in to Reply Ravennite613 July 13, 2010 Works for me – I love VM and Brenda…but I also think it should be just Soapnet Log in to Reply Belinda July 13, 2010 I have never been a big Brenda fan and have spoken out fiercely against stunt casting. The last time VM “returned” her short lived gig hurt the show, in my opinion. By the time they re-wrote for her entry and exit we were left with gaping holes in the programs canvas. It altered the course of the show and ultimately gained nothing except the regretably pink room. Log in to Reply Jenny July 13, 2010 I love me some Brenda and all. But really?! LOL!!! I’m looking forward to the classic GH episodes, though. Log in to Reply troymcclure July 14, 2010 How the hell do they count the ratings that day???? I don’t want AMC suffering from GH repeats airing in that time slot. Log in to Reply coolblue July 14, 2010 I do not want OLTL bumped for a repeat GH episode. I think the old episodes will show what a great show GH used to be but sadly the present GH pales in comparision. Love Brenda but all AMC and OLTL fans do not watch GH, and vice versa. How would GHers feel if it was bumped for a classic Erica Kane episode, or a classic Vicki or Dorian episode? I realize that those actresses are still on their shows but would ABC ever bump GH for AMC OR OLTL? I seriously doubt it. Log in to Reply sassysdreams July 14, 2010 Just two things… I’m not happy and good grief!!! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin July 14, 2010 Oh lordie here comes the bot stuff again…and ironically just last week the argument was that Sam was like Lily and Lizard was like Brenda. As if LittleLameLizziebeth could ever be as cool as Brenda. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 July 14, 2010 Can we all join hands and say “overkill”???? Hell, they didn’t even pull out the red carpet for Genie Francis the last time she returned!!! I have nothing against Vanessa Marcil as a person, but having watched her performances in the past, I don’t think she warrants NEARLY as much of the attention that she receives. As I have said before, people treat her returns to GH as the second coming of Jesus Christ. I simply don’t get the appeal. However, when SoapNet did the marathons a few years back to celebrate the returns of Rebecca Budig, Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan, I watched all the episodes in one sitting and didn’t find it ridiculous at all. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Aside from her incredible beauty, I wish someone could explain to me what is so darned magnificent about Vanessa Marcil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I guess if I had been a diehard fan of GH during the “glory days” of the 90s, I might “get it,” but I don’t!! Sorry. Log in to Reply met July 14, 2010 oh lawd who cares. As long as there is a NCIS, House or Law & Order marathon is on USA, then I am set. The stories will still be shitty and a year from now, we will all be wondering why whats-her-name bother coming back for. Log in to Reply keanna July 14, 2010 Got to go with the consensus here, as much I love VM and Brenda, this is wayyyyyyy too much. It should just be on Soapnet only because that’s why you started that network in the first place (originally). Don’t pre-empt AMC and OLTL!!! (which isn’t getting ratings anyway, this will not help at all.) They didn’t do this when GF came back on GH, (airing the episodes on ABC Daytime that is.) Nor for RB, DM, DW, or CM when they came back to AMC, or TW when comes back to OLTL!!! Just shows you who Fronsie’s favorites are. This could only blow up in ABC’s face. Is this is what ABC was talking about on Jamey’s report saying that they would show classic episodes instead of new ones for 20 days a year? Log in to Reply stephanieleo July 14, 2010 Brenda was a popular character on GH. So ABC is pulling out all the stops for her come back to get ratings good for her.I see Vanessa marcil Giovinazzo on Daytime Emmy and she look so different high cheekbone she look like she had plastic surgery and I did no in real life she get married. Log in to Reply OldGHFan July 14, 2010 Can we say OVERKILL?!? They didn’t do this kind of promotion for Genie, Tristan, Emma or Finola and GH had much higher ratings when they reigned. But once again, GH does what it does best – overexposure to the point where viewers start to hate the character. They never learn! Log in to Reply Blackjaxs July 14, 2010 I have always enjoyed Brenda Barret Jaxs Morgan, but I really hate the message this sends. Sure VM is popular, but I dont think she is more popular than Cady McClain, Rebecca Buding, Robin Stausser, Genie Francis, Jonathan Jackson, Susan Haskell, Sara Brown, Darnell Williams, Debbie Morgan or any of the other stars that have returned to their shows in the last several years. We saw what the “Real GreenLee” travesty did, and poor Rebbeca Buding suffered from over-exposure that she didnt illicit. I get the SoapNet Marathon, she deserves that, but the ABC Proper stuff is kinda silly. I seriously doubt that if Susan “Frikin” Lucci left AMC one day and decided to return, she would get this type of treatment. The GH favoritism is insane, and so blatant it stinks. Log in to Reply mr.sam mccall1 July 14, 2010 [quote=luvbucket]WooHoo :)…Brenda Barrett is coming home! Move over Brenda Bot McCall and go pack your bags because the real deal is back. OMG….I am soooo excited![/quote] ___________________________________________________________ UM please how is she some bot when 1) Sam/KeMo has been on this show for WOW 7 years 2) Sam has her own fan base 3) Kelly M has her own fan base 4) JaSam a widely popluar couple 5) LuSam had a big following 6) 2X emmny nom. I can go on but in the last 7 years Sam/KeMo has made a place for HER character not this BS ppl like to say about some-bot BS. If this bot crap was true why is she still on the show. Why does she have a very big fan base. I don’t get how is she some “bot” when she been on the show this long, she should have been out the door. OH thats right she is a talented actress, many fans like her she made a name for herself and her character. Log in to Reply mr.sam mccall1 July 14, 2010 [quote=EricasEvilTwin]Oh lordie here comes the bot stuff again…and ironically just last week the argument was that Sam was like Lily and Lizard was like Brenda. As if LittleLameLizziebeth could ever be as cool as Brenda.[/quote] See the thing about that “bot” stuff is sooo weak and lame. For the fact she has been on this show 7 years. And the fact Sam is a popluar character and KeMo is a talented actress how is she some “bot” when she has her own. Log in to Reply lilstarlette July 14, 2010 I didn’t like Brenda when she was on GH before… I guess more fast fowarding is in order! Log in to Reply josser July 14, 2010 This is great news! People should rejoice that ABC is aggressively marketing GH. Congrats to Marcil, GH, ABC, and Frons for pulling this off. I hope that her return brings ratings success. Missing one day of OLTL or AMC is not the end of the world. Also, not everyone has SoapNet. Log in to Reply maxsmom July 14, 2010 August 10 will be the first time I watch GH since mid-May, I gave up OLTL around the same time and I left AMC with Peter Bergman so I am looking forward to an afternoon of potentially classic eps. to prepare for VM’s return. Even with VM though Guza only has a couple of weeks to reel me in until the Open starts on August 30. Log in to Reply appleridge July 14, 2010 No Offense But ABC Doesnt Give a damn about OLTL or AMC For That Matter. They Are The Bastards Of The network & If Frons Could Justify GH run 3 Hours A Day Im Sure He Would This Move Just Hurts OLTL and AMC More Log in to Reply mizzb17 July 15, 2010 I dont think it is fair for me to miss my soaps AMC & OLTL for Brenda and GH, I dont watch GH anymore its too violent. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.