Night Shift Mistake Lands SOAPnet a Lawsuit


A mistake by the General Hospital: Night Shift production team has landed SOAPnet a lawsuit. In a second season episode of Night Shift, a picture of Christopher Barrios Jr., who had been kidnapped and murdered in 2007, was used without the knowledge or permission of his family. SOAPnet issued an apology when it was brought to their attention, but according to First Coast News the family's attorney plans to file a civil suit today (Thursday).

Tristan Rogers on GH’s Ratings Dip: “A Real Quandary”

Maverick General Hosptal star, Tristan Rogers (Robert) opens up to On Air On Soaps Michael Fairman about his alma mater's ratings slump:

MICHAEL:

What do you think of the declining ratings of GH, that is the talk of the soap world right now?

TRISTAN:

I think General Hospital, of all the soaps, is in a real quandary because GH is constantly fighting its past, and in particular, it’s fighting its past now. It seems to suddenly have become a real issue. When I went back to the show in 2006 it was starting to bubble, and I don’t know if comments I made at the time helped it bubble up a bit hotter. But, I think what you have got now is an issue with the core body of fans. GH has a core body of fans that support it with whatever is happening. Now that core body of fans is deserting it, and when the last one turns off, that’s it. The new fans will not support it in a way that the older, foundational group will. I have been saying for sometime, “This is the group you have to have be supporting.” The show needs to try and maintain these fans and get that group solidified, and then go after the other groups. But, you must keep that fan base and foundation. When you have got no foundation, there is nothing to build on.
 
The man keeps it real! To hear what Rogers thinks about General Hosptal: Night Shift not being renewed click here.

Antonio Sabato Jr. Searches for Love on My Antonio



Antonio Sabato Jr. is looking for love and his quest to find hat "special someone" will unfold on My Antonio, a VH1 show premiering August 16th.
The 10-episode series begins with Antonio's sexy swim ashore to meet the 13 beauties vying for his attention. Within the first few moments, Antonio makes a shocking elimination, leading the women to realize that anything can happen when Antonio is in charge.

"I've been with some of the most amazing women in the world," says Sabato, "and at the age of 36, I'm finally ready to settle down. I really hope to meet that special someone. For me this is not a game. This is real. This is my life."

Southern Belles: Louisville a “Hit” for SOAPnet



SOAPnet has another "hit" on its hands. Southern Belles: Louisville is now SOAPnet's number one reality show. Okay...what exactly does that mean? Do more people tune in to watch these Scarlett wannabes say "y'all" a thousand times an episode, and/or drive home the reason why the Centers for Disease Control needed to be headquartered in the South, than watched say One Day With Wally Kurth, or perhaps that other show where that douche bag tried to get couples back together? Which by the way is already cancelled. I guess we just weren't that in to it. Incidently Southern Smell's "record breaking" debut is still firmly behind the premiere of General Hospital: Night Shift. Hmm, I know, why not bring that show back?! Fiddle dee dee indeed.