ABC exec says the network remains committed to General Hospital

Posted Friday, February 16, 2024 9:28:15 AM
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Over the weekend, the president of Disney Television Group met with television critics and discussed where things stand with General Hospital and the network's commitment to the award-winning soap opera.

If you're a General Hospital fan, you can breathe a little easier because Craig Erwich, President of Disney Television Group, has some good news for you. After meeting with a few hundred television critics in Pasadena, CA, over the weekend for a winter press tour question and answer session, Erwich addressed where things stand with the beloved -- and ABC's only remaining -- soap opera.

In 2023, GH celebrated an impressive 60 years on the air, and they ended the year with a big win at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmys in December. A few weeks later, the surprising announcement was made that there would be a change in head writers. Since then, there have been quite a few plot twists on the show that have grabbed viewers' attention, and several big storylines appear to be on a collision course to their final destination, so change is definitely afoot.

Speaking to Soap Hub, Erwich stated that GH was "absolutely a tremendous pride for us," and he acknowledged the show's remarkable achievement of hitting such an important milestone as six decades on television "It's an opportunity for us to delight, entertain, and surprise people on a daily basis," he said. Erwich explained that the goal for ABC was to not only reach homes, but for the stories to become a part of people's lives. "We're very committed to the show," he assured, and he pointed to the network's recent primetime special celebrating the show's benchmark anniversary as an example of that pride.

"We remain deeply committed to General Hospital," Erwich reiterated.

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