Thanks to Katie Couric, one of daytime’s longest-running and most iconic soaps may be making a move to the Web. According to Daytime Confidential, “General Hospital” — ABC’s only soap still slated to air beyond January 2012 — could join “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” online sometime in the not too distant future.
“Prospect Park has a deal in place that gives them the same rights to General Hospital that they have with ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ once GH ends its run on television,” a source tells the soap-centric blog.
In September 2012 — still a year out — ABC plans to debut Katie Couric’s new talk show. Along with “The Chew” and “The Revolution,” that doesn’t leave any room for soaps.
“Even if one of the new shows ABC is premiering fails, everyone knows this is General Hospital’s last year,” the source adds. “The moment ABC cancels GH, Prospect Park’s rights to broadcast the show for 10 years kicks in, just like with the other two shows.”
Would you follow “General Hospital” online?