HomeTVABCKristen Alderson Inks 3-Year Deal With General Hospital! Jillian Bowe January 29, 2012 ABC, General Hospital, News, One Life to Live, Soap Opera 69 Comments Great news for Kristen Alderson fans! The One Life To Live alum announced on Twitter she has closed a three-year deal at General Hospital! The actress tweeted: 69 Responses david46208 January 29, 2012 UMPH! To me them bringing a few old GH favorites back was to try and soften the blow to their adding on the OLTL characters. It was like see if we bring back Finola Hughes, Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms then they won’t be too upset at the fact that we brought over some OLTL characters. But that’s just me. Log in to Reply liason4real January 29, 2012 I bet Starr will be singing within one week after being on GH!… :party: Log in to Reply GHFan76 January 29, 2012 Hope and pray she gets to see those three years out! The Revolution is just mind numbing. The hosts have no chemistry or dynamic. I couldn’t even get through a segment. I say nix The Revulsion, move GH to 1230 so it can compete with Y&R. Millionaire to 130pm, Chew to 2pm (although it should be canned too), Katie at 3. There ya go. Log in to Reply liason4real January 29, 2012 I posted over on another thread that if GH had been cancelled and Frons was still running things then we would see GH and AMC actors over at OLTL. We have several AMC actors now over on Y&R who probably would have ended up on GH. KA is a 13 year veteran over at OLTL and is not yet 21 which means she is in the age bracket most wanted by advertisers. Starr is a very popular OLTL character. The economy is crappy and a job is a job is a job! Log in to Reply robin316 January 29, 2012 And here we go again….started watching DOOL when they brought Chrystal Chappelle over from Guiding Light. Watched OLTL when they brought over Kim Zimmer. What happens? Ms. Chappelle gets the boot to bring back the talentless gruesome twosome (no names needed, but these two are the reason I’ve never been a days fan). OLTL gets cancelled. If I’d have known how great OLTL was I’d have dumped ATWT long before it’s cancellation. I refuse to follow Starr over to GH. I didn’t like that show way back in the days of Luke & Laura…so I’m not about to watch it now. That was the one that should have been cancelled. Sorry…I’d follow OLTL anywhere but not to Port Charles (unless they slowly replace the entire GH cast). Log in to Reply angrierblackerman January 29, 2012 Don’t be fooled folks. Multi-Year deals don’t mean a thing at ABC. If you remember, Ron and Frank signed two year deals with ABC for OLTL, but this could just be two years at ABC to usher out their remaining soaps. Also, Lorraine Broderick had a two year deal at ABC to pen AMC, and look what happened. So these ‘deals’ don’t mean anything. I hear GH is pretty much history in its current incarnation. Log in to Reply KingMinos777 January 29, 2012 Just spit coffee all over my keyboard, reading your suggestion to move GH to 12:30pm, pitting it against YR. I thought the object was to SAVE the show? Log in to Reply giogio January 29, 2012 KingsMinon – uhhh – I almost spit my coffee out also. What would happen then if both shows were on at 12:30. Shutter to think and wonder what true soap fans are thinking. Lets just get ourselves another cup of coffee. Log in to Reply giogio January 29, 2012 And I am very happy for Kristen. She is a good actress and I cant wait to see star in Port Charles. Log in to Reply GHFan76 January 29, 2012 Hope the coffee’s cleaned up. GH at its best can easily rival Y&R. And if FV/RC can do what they did for OLTL I think it can give Y&R competition. So maybe it’s wishful thinking and I’m just putting the cart before the horse, which I probably am. I’m just eager to see things turn around. GH at its worst has always been better than a lot of other soaps. Granted, it is pretty pitiful right now so I understand your shock and awe at my suggestion. I’ve just always wondered how Y&R remains consistently over and above all the other soaps. It’s produced well, but there has never been anything THAT special about it to have such higher #s than the other soaps. Log in to Reply bishbay January 29, 2012 OLTL looked better than GH and had a dramatically smaller budget. If FV can bring some of his production talent to GH the show could look very different. Log in to Reply THEBEST January 29, 2012 Congrats, Kristen! I see a Michael/Starr pairing in the works. Log in to Reply giogio January 29, 2012 MISSINGTHEOLDGH – I just dont understand why you suggested pitting Y&R and GH against each other. Why be rivals? I watch them both. If they were both on at the same time, I would have to DVR both of them at the same time, which is all my DVR would allow and for an hour, no one would be able to watch the TV that Im using, which is the main one. Then take some other folk who do not have taping devices, they would have to choose one over the other if they watch them both. One will go down. I dont want either one to go down. We’ve had enough of that. I guess you have your reasons, but I want to see them both survive and stay on for a long time to come,. Forgive me if Im not understanding. Log in to Reply marybee50 January 29, 2012 I had to get my thoughts together for this post.I am pretty sure GH only fans will not be happy and OLTL fans will.I am a big OLTL fan,but I don’t know about other characters coming on another show.Sometimes they work[I think Jake worked on ATWT]and sometimes they don’t[Amber is a challenge because they shift her personality].Maybe they can use Starr’s music interest to bring back Tracey’s sons.More Quartermaines would be great. As I stated before,I’m willing to give GH another shot.Again it is a wait and see situation. Log in to Reply Cyberologist January 29, 2012 I wonder which GH characters will be let go that’s all I’m saying…not speaking about the GH newbies so much for the rap that the Mannings are short term…. this one isn’t. Again nothing about GH characters getting a contract its all about OLTL OOps I’m sorry GH. Log in to Reply 1titanman January 29, 2012 I hope it all works out for her, but surprised Maria didn’t cast her as Faith on Y&R…It just the matter of time if Maria can find some way to bring Susan Lucci to Genial City as Nikki’s sister Casey Reed.. As for GH pls bring Bobbie Spencer back… Log in to Reply The_Moustache January 29, 2012 DEAD @ her thinking the show will exist after 2012!!! I cannot AND will not put up with her so-called “singing”. that will only drive more viewers away. Log in to Reply The_Moustache January 29, 2012 @ KingMinos777 Y&R airs at 11:00 am and GH airs at 2:00pm here in my area. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 January 29, 2012 I don’t know what to think about this. Would a three year contract cover some sort of programing commitment being developed after GH is canceled? This seems to fly in the face of the “unspoken notice” that PC will soon go the way of Llanview and Pine Valley per Anne Sweeney… 0:) Log in to Reply GHFan76 January 29, 2012 GIOGIO – I’ve always just been curious to see how a good GH would fare against Y&R which has been #1 for almost 24 years. As I said, I’m just perplexed at how Y&R, although good, outnumbers the others by leaps and bounds. What’s their secret? lol I’ve never understood the distinguishing factor. I wasn’t thinking in terms of how it would effect the shows which I guess I should because I don’t want to see anymore shows gone either. I appreciate them all and always have. Faithful GH devotee since ’89. So it was nothing more than me thinking out loud bc I’ve always wanted GH to reclaim the #1 spot that they lost to Y&R back in 1988. Had nothing to do with strategizing or wanting to see another soap’s demise. I just know that GH is gonna have to go somewhere if it gets a resurgence bc Katie’s got their slot. I get that there’s more work to be done than worrying about overtaking Y&R, trust me. My support is behind the genre in whole. Log in to Reply stefanstavros January 29, 2012 Y&R airs at 4 pm where I live…. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now January 29, 2012 So these ‘deals’ don’t mean anything. I hear GH is pretty much history in its current incarnation. ********** I agree. ABCD is doing what they always do with their actors/staff, “Oh, we’ll promise you the moon and stars, but won’t actually deliver and then pull the rug from under your ass when you least expect it. Right after we lie to you some more, of course.” I love her, so I hope she’s got other deals in the works now that she’s in LA. Log in to Reply giogio January 29, 2012 MISSINGTHEOLD GH – Got Ya! I get your point now. Actually, I have always watched only abc soaps. Never watched anything else. But last April when they canceled the shows, I started watching Y&R and I immediately became in love, and impressed with it. It struck me as pure juice. Very juicy story lines. Everyone is so quiet and reserved, vicious and so crazy that it makes it so good. I havent in a very long time enjoyed Fridays cliffhangers, like I enjoy Y&R. And up until a few years ago GH was like that. Heres hoping they can get back to that. Log in to Reply Miry January 29, 2012 I like it, I just wish she wasn’t playing Star. She should be Serena Bladwin for Pete’s sake… See, I don’t mind these OLTL’ers coming to GH, I think that it is a GREAT idea, & hopefully some of their fans will follow, so that GH can get a much needed ratings boost. What I DON’T like is that they are playing their same characters. ME as McBain is ridic b/c he sucks as a character (too much “you look pretty” hands on hips with gum chewing for me). I LOVED ME as Caleb on PC, and he and KeMo have awesome chemistry (they STILL have it as evidenced by those dumbass webisode vids where they had “Sam” & “John” stuck in an elevator– HAWT!), so like I said, I don’t mind him coming on, just play someone else, hell he can even still be a cop. I just thought (& hoped) that I was finally effin’ rid of John McBain’s terrible ass. And ugh, Starr. I LOVED her, but once they gave her her baby back, she has completely sucked. Now how is she gonna be mobbin’ it up in PC to compete with the other girls with her baby on her hip (that u only see once a month)!! No thanks. The only teen mom I want to see on my show is the one that Michael knocks up himself! Basically, what they should do is bring on these actors from AMC & OLTL & ATWT/GL to play characters that we care about but haven’t seen in awhile (like the Q’s, Serena B, her younger sister Cristina, etc.) instead of hiring these no talented nobodies to play our “newbies”. I cannot for the life of me figure out why we haven’t seen Erin Hershey (played lead role Alison on PC) on any soap, but yet all these no talented hacks keep hogging up the airwaves. Maybe we wouldn’t have hated Maggie or TLIW (haha, couldn’t type that with a straight face, we would have still hated her) or Delores or Abby or whomever else of the 30 new characters that a soap adds to its show every year if they were played by a familiar face (of a beloved character we once loved!). Yes, I know vets get paid more than a fresh-faced newbie, but I would tell these ppl that a job is a job & if you want THIS job you have to take THIS job’s pay (i.e. the same pay that I would give to that newbie). People have families to feed & something tells me that some of them would take that damn pay cut if it meant steady work. And I am not saying that they should do this with all the newbies (I mean, everybody was a “newbie” at some point), but they should definitely do this for the majority. We are in the End Times people, and we have to play hard or go home. Log in to Reply josser January 29, 2012 OK. A 3-year deal is meaningless regardless of whether GH lives for the next 20 years! Why? Because actors’ contracts are up for renewal every 13 weeks. The 3-year contract offers little guarantee for the actor. It’s all in favor of the studio/network. Moreover, as both Sony & ABC have shown, they are willing to break contracts to force actors to pay cuts by threatening to no renew the actor at the end of her/his 13-week cycle. At the moment, given the Revulsion’s horrible ratings, there is a greater likelihood that GH won’t be cancelled at it is moved 2PM EST/1PM CT (OLTL’s old time slot). However, ABC could still just give the hour back to its affiliates. Log in to Reply tullydidit January 29, 2012 I totally agree with KingMinos777 ..lets not pit the 4 that are left against each other ,that would be doom ! Log in to Reply giogio January 29, 2012 My wish for GH is that cbs or nbc comes in and takes them. I dont feel anyone should be cursed working for the likes of ABC. I would be so happy if that happened, then they can pat themselves on the ass watching the Chew and the revulsion. Hows that for a woman scorned. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 30, 2012 Joss THANK YOU thats exactly right…all this means is that we have starr in some shape for 13 weeks. and lets be real here, abby was a newbie. the character of michael is tied to no less than THREE major families and has been a part of the canvas for decades so hes not going anywhere. He has to have people his age to interact with and serena would have been too old, but lets say for the sake of argument serena would have been a better choice. I think the argument can be made that starr is a far better option than casting a mob princess – aka the rumored solito family member. At least she will be part of the l&b world and maybe will pull michael out of angry mob wannabe mode and into the quartermaine business world, interacting potentially with dillon and/or ned (which is what most of us say we want) so again, Im saying lets not be negative before we see how it plays out. Log in to Reply rabbit on the moon January 30, 2012 [quote=Miry]She should be Serena Bladwin for Pete’s sake…[/quote] No. Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 I’ve often thought that the key to Y&Rs success is the fact that they are on during the lunch hour in most markets. I do think GH would do better in that time slot. . . .always have. And, I don’t think Y&R is a better show than GH. People complain about Sonny being a show stealer. But, what about Victor? I’ve never understood his appeal. He’s a thug in a business suit w/o the gun. The acting is over the top and the pacing is too slow. It looks good. . . That’s about it. I’m glad that Star is coming to GH. Hopefully, she can pull Michael out of his current tailspin. I think they could be HOT! And, I’m totally in the denial about GH cancellation rumors. I’ll pretend it’s for 3 years, thank you very much. Log in to Reply giogio January 30, 2012 GH4ever- Im in denial also, only because heresay is flying around like crazy and lately all the final outcomes…no one saw coming. So Im pretending also. Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 I just think ABC would be crazy to cancel their last soap. If the new guys can bring it under budget and improve the ratings, say up to where OLTL was, why cancel? Soap fans aren’t tuning in to the replacements. It just doesn’t make sense to me. TPTB need to realize that few people are watching TV live anymore. This is true for primetime shows as well. We DVR and watch when our day is over. And, Won’t ever, ever tape a talk show or a game show or what ever crap the chew and revolution are classified as. We want real entertainment! Log in to Reply Miry January 30, 2012 @rabbit on the moon: Yes. We haven’t seen Serena in years, she could be de-SORASED (I mean, any age really). Or like I said, she has a younger sister. I don’t really care, what I am saying is that she could be a GH character we (GH fans, I love OLTL, but not everyone does, & this is GH 1st & foremost) actually give a damn about. Plus, if Laura ever comes back home, Scotty is sure to be on his way as well, so it’d give her fam. And what if Serena calls Laura “mom” or something, having spent these past years w/ her as a mother figure, Lulu would die. Or Christina even, Lucy Coe could follow her “daughter” into town. It is called imagination. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 30, 2012 I like Kristen A, but I wish that contract had gone to someone else: Like Florencia Lozano or Trevor St. John. I feel like Starr Manning is not exactly the kinda character that’s gonna fit in well on this mob-obsessed show, and I also feel like I’ve kinda had my fill of her over the past few years! But…congrats anyway! I guess……. :tired: Not really turning cartwheels over this one. But it is what it is. Log in to Reply david46208 January 30, 2012 @Gh4ever said: “I just think ABC would be crazy to cancel their last soap.” Fans of As The World Turns, Another World, Capitol, The Doctors, Edge of Night, Guiding Light, Generations, Loving/The City, Passions, Port Charles, Ryan’s Hope, Santa Barbara, Search For Tomorrow and Sunset Beach have all said something similar before their soap was canceled. So there is no logical answer as to why they would keep GH or any other soap for that matter. So all we are doing is just biding our time until the next ax drops. It’s like knowing you got an asswhoopin’ coming from your mother, but you don’t know when she is going to do it. Log in to Reply JasamForever January 30, 2012 This is some bull. I would much rather had Lexi inked that deal over someone that already had her career on another soap. I can understand Ingo’s obvious bitterness. I would actually rather have him back to GH, or Tyler Christopher, or any of the countless other vets that actually matter on the show. I will not celebrate, someone gaining a job, after others have been fired, or soon will be fired. Log in to Reply SavePortChuck January 30, 2012 3 year deal and it’s not a CBS soap? Oh forget honey, ain’t gonna happen. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon January 30, 2012 I guess they didn’t only have one life to live. Log in to Reply david46208 January 30, 2012 @SoapArmageddon: The general hospital saved their lives. But some of all my children became young and restless. And so goes the days of our lives. Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 David, I know I seem naive. But, I refuse to give up hope. GH is ABC ‘s LAST soap. That’s the distinction. Maybe, they can sell the rights to Sony instead of cancelling? JaSAm maybe they’ll bring back Lexie for Nathan’s exit. I would love those two to have a happy ending. I hate the idea of this stupid Cassandra nonsense being the end for him. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon January 30, 2012 David, my brother…You’re too much. Log in to Reply david46208 January 30, 2012 @GH4ever: I believe Prospect Park has that sowed up. And if they were to have done that they would have done it with the other soaps. So i’m just waiting. Log in to Reply doodleynoodle January 30, 2012 I don’t mind OLTL characters coming to GH. It’s only going to be good for the remaining ABC soap and it’s viewers. Hopefully it will solidify ratings, etc. I like the idea of introducing characters who have a solid background and who we are familiar with. I hope the days of introducing pointless characters and trying desperately to make them fit on the canvas for years while ignoring fan favorites is OVER. I remember in the late 90’s early 00’s on GH when there was so much going on on the canvas that one character or group of characters wasn’t stonewalling the whole show. The storytelling was SO good that even if your favorites weren’t getting a ton of airtime, the show was still enjoyable and your fave would be getting a turn soon. There have been so many missed opportunities tell wonderful stories with such promising characters over the last 10 years. I’m getting more and more excited about GH because, to me, it feels like there is LIFE surrounding Prospect Park again. Besides, GH has become so incestuous that I’m THRILLED to be getting some new blood in the form of characters I ALREADY care about. Yay!! Hey…BTW…didn’t anyone tell the person who offered the contract that GH won’t last through the end of this year? Hmmm… Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 Yeah but PP was dead in the water. They never had the financing. Sony knows what it’s doing. And maybe Sony would only be interested in GH and not all 3. Seriously, my denial has no limits. :-)I Log in to Reply doodleynoodle January 30, 2012 Sorry, GH4ever…I meant Prospect Avenue. I should be in bed. Log in to Reply doodleynoodle January 30, 2012 Oops…sorry. You were talking to david. Going to bed, now. Promise. Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 Log in to Reply AdamDrake January 30, 2012 [quote=doodleynoodle]Hey…BTW…didn’t anyone tell the person who offered the contract that GH won’t last through the end of this year? Hmmm…[/quote] It’s not about keeping her on GH per se. If ABC wants to keep her from going to a soap on another network, this is the way to do it. It’s not uncommon to sign talent to a long contract in TV to keep them from working anywhere else. Log in to Reply LoracNJ January 30, 2012 [quote=Miry]We haven’t seen Serena in years, she could be de-SORASED (I mean, any age really). Or like I said, she has a younger sister. I don’t really care, what I am saying is that she could be a GH character we (GH fans, I love OLTL, but not everyone does, & this is GH 1st & foremost) actually give a damn about. Plus, if Laura ever comes back home, Scotty is sure to be on his way as well, so it’d give her fam. And what if Serena calls Laura “mom” or something, having spent these past years w/ her as a mother figure, Lulu would die. Or Christina even, Lucy Coe could follow her “daughter” into town.[/quote] Thank you for mentioning Serena Baldwin. If I’m not mistaken Serena should be older than Lulu. I think they need to bring her character back as an adult and have Lucy and Kevin at least come back with her. If they want to bring on OLTL people then have Bree Williamson play Serena. Julie Marie Berman needs a better storyline than the crap they have been giving her the last 2 years. What’s better than bringing Serena back to cause trouble for Lulu as payback for killing her half brother Logan. Dante still doesn’t know what she did and how Maxie and Johnny covered it up. I’m sorry but the writers completely missed the boat with that one during the whole Brenda cover up storyline or even the one with Michael. Serena could use that to drive a much needed wedge between Dante and Lulu and throw Lulu back into Johnny’s orbit. I am so tired of these mob story lines. They could even have Lucy come back and start up Deception again or do something with Crimson. This show doesn’t need these new characters, they need to bring on characters that actually have some sort of ties. Log in to Reply soapfan616 January 30, 2012 [quote=bishbay]OLTL looked better than GH and had a dramatically smaller budget. If FV can bring some of his production talent to GH the show could look very different.[/quote] I don’t know which OLTL you were watching but I couldn’t disagree more. GH has always looked as good or better than any soap. OLTL looked cheap. And this coming from someone who has criticized GH up and down and sideways. If FV has some production tricks under his belt, he wasn’t allowed to use them at OLTL. But in the end that’s all a matter of preference and taste. This isn’t about OLTL vs. GH. That was the game for the ABC execs. Log in to Reply aramis270 January 30, 2012 She was clearly not my fave on OLTL and I would rather see Florencia also come to GH but as long as it doesn’t mean any of my GH faves being fired to pay the high salary of those OLTL stars I have no problem with it and will give this new GH a chance. However if they fire Brandon Barash or Bradford Anderson to pay for them, I know that I will be done with GH and gone for good. I won’t be fooled by the return for a few days or weeks of my favorite vets. And I know that I won’t be the only one from what I have read everywhere so I hope that FV and RC are thinking wisely… Trying to attract the OLTL viewers who were not watching GH is a good idea as long as these viewers won’t leave the day RH and KDP leave the show (as it is now confirmed that they are only here a few weeks and ME six months). So losing some die hard GH viewers for good by firing our GH favorites to gain some OLTL viewers that they could lose back the day their OLTL stars are out doesn’t seem very bright to me. I truly hope that there won’t be any bloodbath within the GH cast and that everyone will be happy but I must confess that I have some doubt… Log in to Reply Islandof1 January 30, 2012 I believe they are only bringing RH & KDP onto GH for a couple of episodes to tie up the T&B happy ending. John McBain is probably Ronnie’s replacement and have no idea what Starr’s story line will be. I think I would be more happy about Robert, Anna and Emma returning if the show was a little less mob-centric. Log in to Reply ladyofthelake January 30, 2012 Ugh. Ugh I say. These OLTL characters are gonna eat my show up. I’m sorry but I don’t want to see characters from OLTL on GH, especially Starr. I loathe that character. God, she’s gonna be singing on a lunch line soon. I don’t think any of these OLTL characters are gonna raise GH’s ratings. No way. I wanna see GH characters come back, not McBain. I’d rather have a recast of Dyllan, Ned, bring bring back Brook Lynn. So many recent or beloved characters that fans like rather than the Mannings. What the hell ties them to Port Charles? Who’s gonna be let go so they can pay these OLTL actors, especially RH? I hate it. I know people are excited but I hate it. I’m not the only one that hates it either. It’s like when ATWT fans hated when they brought on AW characters. My fam was livid over that. They didn’t last to long either. Log in to Reply Colleen January 30, 2012 GH is a great soap. It has it’s ups and downs just like any other show. February sweeps are usually fantastic. I think getting rid of Sonny, Anthony, and Kate would be a tremendous postitive for the show. This mob crap has been beat to death by the writers and people just don’t get shot that much. They are all boring and need to give us more time with the other actors and stories. I am sorry that Kristen Alderson was not able to stay on One Life to Live due to terrible decision making by those in charge and I am happy for her personally. A job is necessary to survive. Please people watch GH!!!! Log in to Reply elwood123 January 30, 2012 Bwaaaaahhhh. GH is lucky if it has 3 months left, let alone 3 years. Jason and the whore that endangered his kid has killed GH. Those 1.5’s are NO fluke. Frons and his agenda killed the show, and bringing in teeny boppers from other CANCELLED shows isn’t going to help. Log in to Reply aramis270 January 30, 2012 ELwood123, god knows that I cannot stand Jasam (I have had big fights with some Jasam fans on this boards) and I am all for Liaison getting a second chance but really? Jasam is not the only couple responsible for the pathetic ratings (if you check the stats, the couple getting the worse ratings for each day they are specifically promoted is not Jasam, it’s LANTE!!!), Skate with NuKate is, Lante is of course, Stevia is. They are all responsible thanks to a pathetic writing and I don’t see the point of denying it. Log in to Reply elwood123 January 30, 2012 [quote=aramis270]ELwood123, god knows that I cannot stand Jasam (I have had big fights with some Jasam fans on this boards) and I am all for Liaison getting a second chance but really? Jasam is not the only couple responsible for the pathetic ratings (if you check the stats, the couple getting the worse ratings for each day they are specifically promoted is not Jasam, it’s LANTE!!!), Skate with NuKate is, Lante is of course, Stevia is. They are all responsible thanks to a pathetic writing and I don’t see the point of denying it.[/quote] I’m by NO means a Liason fan. I think Jason is a bottom feeder and Sam is the biggest fail GH has ever seen, so please don’t mistake all that think that couple that gets 99% of the promo’s and is ALWAYS in the top 5 when it comes to screentime are Liason fans. We’re certainly not. But facts are facts. They wrote a 2 year arc about this loser feeling he was too dangerous to be with his kid, then they reunited him with the one that actually DID endanger him, then they fired the most popular actress and killed the kid ALL while this ‘couple’ pulled the lowest ratings in GH history. They got propped and pimped everywhere, hell even’s Jasons drunk ass mother who last was pulled out of moth balls to squee over Jason with Liz and the kids to pimp then and they STILL bomb. Nobody bought Frons’s agenda. It KILLED GH. I know it, and many others do as well. Remember Courtney? That was Fron’s last ‘big idea’. Log in to Reply aramis270 January 30, 2012 Elwood I was just saying that I was a Liason fan, I was not trying to guess if you were or not. I was just pointing that if you check the ratings day by day, as much as I hate them, Jasam is not the couple with the lowest ratings that’s all, Lante is. But for sure Jasam is not far behind And I am ready to bet my life that Jasam doesn’t get 99% of the promo (last time I checked they didn’t get the ridiculous “making of” that Lante got on E! Thank god for that) and you know it LOL And I hated Courtney But the last “big idea” of Frons was getting Sonny another son with Dante and shoving him down our throats every day of every week of every months during 10 months in a row (remember that DZ was Number 1 of Episode Counts for 16 months in row and it started a month after he joined the show). Talk about BALANCE which is the real killer of this show with the total absence of CONSISTENCY Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 January 30, 2012 While I get that many of you are thrilled that Kristen comes on and everything, I still don’t believe that this is the most important thing. I also don’t think that’s getting former OLTL stars on contract should be the first order of business. Ron and Frank should make GH fans happy, not the soap fans, not OLTL fans … just the GH fans for the beginning. And these days, not many GH fans are happy. Not about this or any of the resent news. GH is about to get canceled. So if I come in, shouldn’t I work on the characters that have been on the show for years … and people identify this soap with??? How about talking to Jonathan Jackson if he wants to come back? Shouldn’t something like this come first instead of the news that Kristen Alderson has inked a three-year contract??? Now if we could read something like that about Tristan Rogers or any other GH alum with history it would be a total different story. But this … it’s scares me, that even telling otherwise in the DC podcast, Ron hasn’t really understood about what this is. This is about GH … just GH … for the moment. THIS show needs to be rescued. THIS show needs to find itself again. As I said, I get the excitement from some soap fans … but they should understand that this news isn’t thrilling for any GH fan!!! Log in to Reply appleridge January 30, 2012 Well scoops have that Robin “dies” in an explosion and that Starr is hurt there as well. Its supposed to be at Sonny’s heart fundraiser. After Robin’s “Death” (Rumor: Her death was faked by someone, I heard FAISION)Anna, Robert, Mac & John Mcbain team up to clear the mob from PC. If True Sonny & co should be running scared cause Anna & Robert brought down the Mob in 1986 Log in to Reply liason4real January 30, 2012 And I hated Courtney ======== Blech. I hated Courtney with a passion. Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 I too get tired of JaSam getting the blame for the low ratings. When Liaison was on the ratings were still sinking compared to previous years. It’s not any couple that’s to blame. It’s the writing and lack of vision/continuity. We want happy couples (can they at least be happy on their honeymoon, for pete’s sake?!) And, we want romance and mystery and can you cut out the violence against women that’s almost a weekly occurance? That’s what is going to save this soap. And I think bringing over A FEW OLTL characters is OK if it helps ratings as long as they don’t forget this is GH. I never watched OLTL and that was for a reason. It wasn’t my kind of show. GH has always been a little dark and I like that. But, there is a fine line between dark and depressing! I hope the new guys know the difference. On a different note, I just read ravenbeauty’s latest spoilers. She says JJ IS coming back and they are going to do LuckyandLiz again. Also. She didn’t name names (just heavy hints) that a MAJOR male character was leaving the show. My guess is it’s Steve Burton. That could by why they are bringing in Michael Eaton as a love interest for Kelly? Also, I’ve read that Maurice is OK with a mob free PC but that Steve wasn’t interested. Any thoughts? Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 January 30, 2012 GH4ever-We were discussing that very subject on the GH Spoiler thread in the Hot Forum Topics last week starting on 1/23/12… 0:) Log in to Reply GH4ever January 30, 2012 Thanks, I’ll check it out. I’m alwa ys a day late and a dollar short! Log in to Reply Y2Jin99 January 30, 2012 Too bad the show will be canceled before the year is out. She will lucky to be on the air past September 5th. Log in to Reply Y2Jin99 January 30, 2012 and for those worried about gh vets getting fired for these high contract OLTL actors I highly doubt that KA is such a coveted actress that she is getting really big bucks. According to Ravenbeauty there are gonna be a ton of GH vets getting there walking papers sooner than later. Log in to Reply rabbit on the moon January 31, 2012 [quote=Miry]@rabbit on the moon: Yes. We haven’t seen Serena in years, she could be de-SORASED (I mean, any age really). Or like I said, she has a younger sister. I don’t really care, what I am saying is that she could be a GH character we (GH fans, I love OLTL, but not everyone does, & this is GH 1st & foremost) actually give a damn about. Plus, if Laura ever comes back home, Scotty is sure to be on his way as well, so it’d give her fam. And what if Serena calls Laura “mom” or something, having spent these past years w/ her as a mother figure, Lulu would die. Or Christina even, Lucy Coe could follow her “daughter” into town.[/quote] I’m not saying I’m against the idea of bringing back Serena. I just don’t agree that she should be played by Kristen Alderson. I’d want Carly Schroeder back. Log in to Reply Dew Chanin January 31, 2012 3 years? That’s optimistic. Log in to Reply Miry February 4, 2012 Yeah, she was good. How old is she? Either way, I still think that these new ppl coming on should play characters from GH’s history. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.