The network war between ABC and CBS has reportedly taken a petty turn, just in time for the Daytime Emmys. ABC is allegedly preventing General Hospital stars from appearing on The Talk's Daytime Emmy After Party!
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan tweeted about the drama on Tuesday. Said Logan:
For the past five years, CBS Daytime's The Talk has pre-booked nominees from all three network daytime soaps to appear on their special post-Emmys episode. ABC is reportedly refusing to let any of their actors participate this year.
Industry speculation is that ABC doesn't want their stars on a rival network at a time when The Talk has been besting The View in the Nielsens on a frequent basis. The Talk and GH are timeslot competitors, however, that never stopped ABC from allowing GH actors to appear on the rival network's chatfest in years past.
Additional reporting by Jamey Giddens