General Hospital Renewed For Another Season – ABC Responds to The Young and the Restless Michael Muhney Firing?

General Hospital Renewed For Another Season - ABC Responds to The Young and the Restless Michael Muhney Firing?

I’m thinking that ABC is likely the smartest network when it comes to their daytime programming. I mean after watching two of their long running shows bite the dust they know better than to announce that General Hospital will be around for years to come. The Young and the Restless was announced by CBS to be renewed through 2016 as a response to the Michael Muhney firing controversy and fan backlash. Saying a show has been renewed through 2016 is kind of ridiculous because there are so many variables involved. It doesn’t matter what the contract says, if the numbers drop and advertising falls off any show is on the chopping block.

We can confirm that ABC has invested in General Hospital for at least another season though. The numbers have been on the rise since Jill Farren Phelps left as executive producer and the fans seem to be very happy with the improved story telling. It’s also not a coincidence that we are hearing about GH sticking around for a bit, now, this week.

ABC is well-aware of the backlash over at The Young and the Restless for the firing of Michael Muhney. They also are smart enough to see that a huge number of diehard Y&R fans are getting ready to tune out and believe me, they want you to give GH a chance. When Phelps left GH in shambles she jumped over to Y&R and within a few months Steve Burton jumped ship to follow her leaving GH’s cast and fans in a tizzy. Believe me when I tell you, this is a tough business and watching Y&R’s decades long fans decide to give GH a chance would be a serious victory for the powers that be.

GH is reminding viewers that they are a flip of the dial away for anyone in need of a new show. Will you give them a chance? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

12 responses to “General Hospital Renewed For Another Season – ABC Responds to The Young and the Restless Michael Muhney Firing?”

  1. April Lewis-Askren says:

    I started watching OLTL on #ABC because Kim Zimmerman x-Reba GL after GL was canceled of course, after I started watching then I found Roger Howarth x-Paul Ryan on there & Jerry Ver
    Dorn x-Ross ATWT, when they canceled OLTL & AMC. Then when Roger Howarth went to #GH so did I #GH has become my favorite show of all time! If #GH brings on #MichaelMuhney I know his fan base will follow him there as well, I’m not watching #YR after the 30 of Jan. Which is #MichaelMuhneys last air date. #YR has ruined it for me in more ways then one!

  2. susan says:

    GH,please hire MM.I will be a faithful viewer everyday.He`s the best.Don`t let him slip through your fingers.

  3. Shirley Pfeiffer Kilgore says:

    I have been watching a little of general hospital already. Saw Maura West and Roger and the old Abby Newman is also on there.. Please Please Please GH hire MM.. Many of us would switch over permanently.. Ur ratings would soar!

  4. RedRiver38 says:

    Just waiting to tune into General Hospital as soon as it’s announced Michael Muhney is joining the show. Go for it ABC. A huge audience is waiting for you.

  5. Joshua Knight says:

    I have been watching Y&R for 5 years now.Michael Muhney is one of the reasons why! But CBS/SONY has screwed Muhney over and with his co stars turning against him why would he want to return to Y&R? Now i have Never watched General Hospital.But If Muhney joins i will Follow!

  6. Cynthia Kaszuba says:

    Please General Hospital you need Michael Muhney!

  7. Linda Simpson says:

    General Hospital will get a huge amount of new viewers if Michael Munhey goes to GH. No doubt. I will be there.

  8. Hope Nodrama says:

    Already started watch. All I ask of ABC to do is give MM a chance. Please give him a chance he is worth the risk.

  9. Guest says:

    T do watch GH when I can. have watched it since Steve, Audrey, Lucille, and Lee days!! When I’m off, I watch.

  10. Lynne Stanton says:

    When I can I do watch!! I’ve watched since the days of Steve Hardy, Audrey, Lucille, and Lee.

  11. RedRiver38 says:

    I quit the Today Show after years of watching it. Now a loyal GMA watcher. Y&R is dead to me. GH, I’ll start tuning in the second Michael Muhney begins filming on your show. We’re here, just for the taking.

  12. Deb says:

    I hate to say it but I have never watched GH. I only know some of the characters because of the daytime Emmys & SOAP opera award shows. I never even knew who Steve Burton was until he came onto y&r. I was one of those who never missed an episode of y&r but now I no longer watch it. Jan 30th was my last day. I am definitely a Michael Muhney fan. But only became a fan of his from his role as Adam Newman. He is an awesome actor. He has that special something that makes him great. He has the charisma and acting skills to be able to turn out to be someone like Morgan Freeman from Another World. I could see it in Mr. Freeman and I can see the same spark in Michael Muhney too. I will watch General Hospital if he is on there. I’m going to start watching old episodes on you tube to see if I can learn the characters & storyline. But it would be great if someone posted a website to get all of us MM Fans caught up on to what’s going on in Port Charles. I am checking out the web daily to see if MM is for sure going to go to GH, as I know are thousands of his loyal fans. We would all love to make GH #1 and see “The Depressing & Boring” ( formally known as Y&R) die off. I do feel bad for most of the actors whom I watched daily on y&r but I heard Genoa City became the lost city of Atlantis or something. Anyway it’s a goner. HELLO G.H. AND PORT CHARLES.