Nancy Lee Grahn to Appear on The Chew and I Say GOOD For Her!

That sound you hear is soap fans getting ready to display righteous indigestion over yet another perceived betrayal. On Nov. 8, General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn will appear on The Chew, and this blogger for one says good for her!

I reported months ago that I was hearing GH executive producer Frank Valentini and The Chew's showrunners Gordon Elliott and Mark Schneider hoped to foster more synergy between the two programs under Vicki Dummer's Time Square Studios umbrella. According to my sources, this meeting of the minds came about as a way to strengthen both GH and The Chew against further encroachment from ABC News. Hello, Good Afternoon America?

I see absolutely nothing wrong with Grahn going on the cooking chatfest to talk about GH, or her favorite Pesto recipe if that be the case. Yes, The Chew took the place of All My Children, and that sucked donkey balls. But guess what? This is the current ABC Daytime lineup, and I'd rather see The Chew being used from time to time as a vehicle to promote GH, than for ABC to go back to not mentioning the show at all.

I can't remember the last time they had a soap star on The View. To borrow from the scene in Gone With The Wind when Katy Scarlett explains to Ms Melanie why she's doing business with the Yankees, the war is over.


22 Responses

  1. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Great news! The Chew may not have many soap viewers (although I’m skeptical of that perception), but that’s only an opportunity for Nancy Lee to entice new viewers to check out GH.

    By the way, although his soap was cancelled, J.R. Martinez will be on The View next Tuesday, so that’s close. ;-)

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    Tris Drake

    Those hosts urk me. Michael is the worst! I will catch her segment on YouTube. I understand what GH is doing. Business is business. I defended LW to the end for doing the show. Funny,no one got mad at Ingo for doing the same.

  3. Profile photo of brettyboy

    I won’t watch, but I don’t mind her being on it. I find it so ironic that after claiming that nobody wants to watch soaps any more they are trying to use a soap to push the ratings up on the replacement crap.

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    TV Gord

    They don’t claim that “nobody” wants to watch soaps anymore. They say not enough people are watching soaps anymore, and they are trying to change that by promoting GH on another show. I say good for them for trying.

  5. Profile photo of sassysdreams

    I personally don’t watch the show and from the few minutes I’ve seen of it, it is terrible. I will watch Nancy’s piece on youtube, just like I did Laura’s. I wish ABC would show promos for GH during primetime just like they show promos for primetime shows during daytime!!! That’s when I will believe they’re really interested in promoting GH and not just their precious The Chew!!!

  6. Profile photo of soapbaby

    I wouldn’t assume consternation from soap fans about NLG’s appearance. AMC and OLTL are gone. I appreciate that at the end of each episode of The Chew is closed with the words, “Stay tuned for General Hospital.” Regarding The Chew, outside of the guy from “What Not To Wear” and the perky blonde, the rest of the “hosts” are clearly not TV-ready. Chef Mario Batali presents as a particularly unpleasant personality. Does any one-hour television show need five co-hosts?

  7. Profile photo of safetchick

    I herniated a disc in my back in March and was struggling for things to watch and basically fell asleep with ABC on and watched The Chew a few times. I really liked it. I felt bad, but I did and now that I am back to work I tape it everday. They are likable and they are trying to be good neighbors to GH. They have had promos and specials with others on it and I appreciate it.

    I know it’s not cool to like them but I think you should give it a chance. Their recipes helped me have goals to get up and start doing things for myself as I got better.

    Lord knows GH sucks ass at the time. :)

  8. Profile photo of alstonboy4315

    This garbage was on at the laundromat last week and between the cheesy jokes, Clinton Kelly’s heavily-botoxed face and that other guy who cackles uncontrollably with the most ANNOYING laugh I have ever heard in my natural life, there’s no way in HELL I will be watching this tomfoolery.

    I like Nancy, but not enough to subject myself to this level of torture.

  9. Profile photo of rlshel1015

    i have liked NLG since she was on Santa Barbara and i realize that she has a job to do and if promoting her show on the SnoozeFest that is The Chew helps then so be it. With that being said, I will never watch The Chew. the few seconds that i am subjected to before GH comes on is plenty for me. I don’t begrudge AMC being gone nearly as much as I do OLTL because it was on a roll when they cancelled it and i will never forgive ABC for that – but that’s just me.

  10. Profile photo of sweetiepie

    I’ve watched a few times and I am not overly impressed., but having said that I do appreciate that ABC appears to be really behind publicizing GH and needless to say I am a big fan of that. They have already had a number of GH actorson the show.

    BTW… that NLG has been a constant at DWTS supporting “daughter” Kelly Monàco. It is clear to me that the present regime is trying hard to regain the fanbase they lost last year.

  11. Profile photo of dsmwmn

    I say good for her also. As much as I would like OLTL and AMC back, it’s just not going to happen. If The Chew can expose none viewers to GH and get people to watch I’m good with in. The other cast members appearances on The Chew have been good and made the cast look fun. GH needs publicity.

  12. Profile photo of Pavarti31

    I don’t have a problem with NLG appearing on the spew. It doesn’t mean I’ll watch it, because I will absolutely never support that show. Good luck to the lovely NLG, and I’ll see her on DWTS and GH.

  13. Profile photo of SwanQueen59

    “I can’t remember the last time they had a soap star on The View.”

    I’m thinking it may have been the OLTL tribute/send off show on January 13, 2012. I recall ES, RSW, HBS, and I believe RS was there also. That was the only time I thought about tuning in to this clucking henhouse of a show. After watching, it’s one that I studiously avoid. If it wasn’t for the cast members of OLTL being featured, I’d never have bothered… 0:)

  14. Profile photo of Aurora2

    Re Nancy’s appearance on The Chew … and the appearances there of Laura, Julie, Ingo, Finola and Erik … and the upcoming appearance of Finola and Jason T on Who Wants to be a Millionaire

    … well, these are great for GENERAL HOSPITAL PUBLICITY – the more our actors can seen elsewhere and connected to GH, the better for GH. Same idea with Kelly on DWTS.

    Celebrate the PR – it’s been a long time coming! I hope to see more such moves as we build to the 50th!!!

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