Ron Carlivati

Broadcasting & Cable Report: "General Hospital Has Seen The Most Improvement of Any Soap"

A new, in depth report from Broadcasting & Cable touts ratings stabilization and/or growth among the four remaining daytime soap operas, while singling out ABC Daytime's General Hospital as the sudser which has seen the most growth this season. From the article:

So far this season, General Hospital has seen the most improvement of any soap, climbing 21% in households to a 2.3 from a 1.9; GH is up 7% among women 25-54, to a 1.6 from a 1.5.


666 Park Avenue's Samantha Logan Cast as Felix's Sis on General Hospital!

Looks like Molly (Haley Pullos) is about to get some competition for TJ (Tequan Richmond) and/or Rafe (Jimmy Deshler) on General Hospital! ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting the soap has cast 666 Park Avenue’s Samantha Logan as Taylor DuBois, Felix’s (Marc Samuel) younger sister. GH headwriter Ron Carlivati told the magazine,

Not everything can be a triangle, so there will be another girl thrown into the mix. READ MORE

INTERVIEW: Jackie Zeman Chats Up Her General Hospital Visit, Cartini and Bobbie's Missing Son Lucas

Who better to celebrate General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary with than Jackie Zeman? At the Paley Center, the actress, who recently reprised beloved Nurse Bobbie Spencer,  shared her absolute joy over coming back to GH, her thoughts on a potential return for Bobbie's son Lucas and gave her thoughts on Frank Valentini and  Ron Carlivati

Daytime Confidential: What is like to be back for the 50th Anniversary and under the new team of executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati?

Jackie Zeman: It’s great to be back. I’m happy it’s for the 50th, because that’s a big deal, but under this team is the biggest part of what you just said.  Working with Mr. Valentini and Mr. Carlivati is amazing.  I’ve worked with a lot of executive producers, everyone that has been on GH for 35 years, that’s a lot of EP’s. There is a new energy and revitalization to the show. There’s this respect for what’s gone on in the history, but they’ve taken General Hospital and instead of redoing old stuff, they’ve brought it into the present and into the future with all this exciting intrigue and romance.  It’s compelling once again.  That’s exciting to be a part of. READ MORE

INTERVIEW: General Hospital's Tyler Christopher on The Buckeyes, Cartini, The Lying Game and Reclaiming Liz From AJ

The Prince was present and what a gentleman he was!  Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) took a royal pause and spoke with me at the Paley Center’s "General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward" event.

Christopher and I chatted about our beloved Buckeyes, his ABC Family series The Lying Game, General Hospital's resurgence and what's next for Nikolas, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and AJ (Sean Kanan)

Daytime Confidential: We have one thing in common that I have to mention, we're both huge Ohio State fans.

Tyler Christopher: Oh man, that game was a bummer. That was a huge bummer, that day was not a good day for me. READ MORE