LSD-fortified psychic Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) may be seeing visions of puppies on General Hospital, but her second sight hasn't spied nary a cancellation notice for a daytime sudser in 2013. Neither, for that matter, has Deadline's Nellie Andreeva.
In a recent report in the entertainment industry's top blog, Andreeva reveals she's hearing CBS Daytime is thisclose to renewing splashy, 30-minute sudser The Bold and the Beautiful. Additionally, she shares there are currently no plans for Disney-ABC to cancel GH. Could it be that the bloodbath for daytime soaps is finally over?
Since 2008, soap fans have lost Passions (twice), Guiding Light, As The World Turns, All My Children and One Life to Live. In late 2012, news began to trickle out about Prospect Park renewing their earlier plans to reboot AMC and OLTL. Now those soap continuations are a firm reality — complete with funding, a Connecticut studio, a distribution plan and a Spring 2013 launch date.
As a blogger who began covering daytime in 2007 (Not to mention a fan who's loved them since I was five-years-old. Rachel Cory for life!) I can honestly say it's much more fun to write about them coming back from the dead—like so many of the genre's most iconic characters—than offering up more HTML code about another gutting.