Everywhere you look these days there's an article about the phenomenon of "Social TV". Fans logging into Facebook, Twitter, Get Glue and other social networking platforms to dish about their favorite series with online pals has become highly important to a television program's success. It has also played a factor in affording several on the bubble series reprieves. Could the Social TV craze have played a factor in General Hospital's recent pardon by ABC?
According to TV Guide, GH being picked to stay on the ABC airwaves, as the Mouse House decided to gut The Revolution, helped the 49-year-old sudser top the site's Social Power Ranking. Almost a week after the news was broken by Deadline, GH is still the No. 1 television series on TV Guide's list. Speaking of Deadline, their piece on The Revolution being cancelled, a Good Morning America spin off temporarily taking its place this summer and General Hospital reportedly living to see its 50th anniversary on April 1, 2013, remains the site's most commented on post.
None of this comes as a surprise to diehard soap fans, who witnessed #GeneralHospital and various characters from the series trending on Twitter in the weeks and months leading up to the announcement. We already knew GH was one of the most buzzed about shows on the web, but the question is, what can General Hospital and other soap operas do to turn their Social TV currency into actual ratings?
One Life To Live alum David Gregory is taking a trip to the Upper East Side tonight on Gossip Girl. Back in February, the actor announced via Facebook he landed a guest spot on the hit CW series. Gossip Girl airs at 8 pm EST on The CW!
Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of the 1976 cult classic Sparkle. The movie marked the late Whitney Houston's film comeback, and turned out to be the singer's final acting role.
Set in the 50's and 60's, Sparkle tells the tale of three sisters from Harlem who embark on a career in music. Houston plays Emma, the mother of the trio, which includes: One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter and American Idol winner Jordan Sparks. Sparkle hits theatres Aug. 17. Watch the trailer below!
Former Gossip Girl guest and former One Life to Live star Tika Sumpter was among the celebrities who turned out for the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on February 25, in Beverly Hills. The event also featured such stars as The Young and the Restless’ Tatyana Ali, former The Talk co-host Holly Robinson Peete, The Help’s Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer and Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
Why The Remaining Daytime Soaps Must Start Paying Attention to Their Primetime Counterparts if They Hope to Stay AliveBy Jamey Giddens on February 23, 2012
The Mouse House may be doing everything possible to tank their last daytime soap, General Hospital, in order to finally be out of the scripted TV business before primetime hours, but the same channel is aggressively developing numerous primetime sudsers. What gives?
Beginning today, through December 4, One Life to Live schemer Amanda Setton (Kim Andrews) will be one of the many stars of Off-Broadway’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The play, which is based on the Ilene Beckerman’s memoir, was written for the stage by sisters Nora and Delia Ephron.
Fans who want more of the Gossip Girl guest-star will be able to see Setton at the Westside Theater. Her castmates will include Jenny Allen (I Got Sick Then I Got Better), Maddie Corman (Smash), Eve Plumb, (The Brady Bunch) and fellow Upper East-sider, Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl's Dorota) .