Major Orlando ABC Affiliate to Give General Hospital Timeslot to Steve Harvey!

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And so it begins. ABC's risky move to cede back an hour of programming time a day to affiliates, in exchange for TV stations agreeing to air Katie Couric's next attempt at proving post-Today Show relevance, is starting to cripple the viability of the network's final soap opera General Hospital. Since Katie will air in Orlando on WESH-Channel 2, Orlando's WFTV-Channel 9 plans to give GH's timelot to Steve Harvey's planned talk show in the fall of 2012, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Is anyone else having deja yuck back to the time when one affiliate after another started cancelling Another World in the 90's before the final nail was placed in that beloved serial's coffin? Click here to tell WETV's programming department how you feel about their decision!

Tony Geary photo credit: ABC

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