ABC has pulled the plug on its fledgling healthy lifestyle program "The Revolution" after less than a year on air, keeping "General Hospital" as part of its daytime schedule, HuffPost TV has confirmed. Deadline.com was first to report the news of the renewal and cancellation. ABC will also introduce a summer afternoon version of "Good Morning America."
"The Revolution" replaced "One Life to Live" in January after food program "The Chew" took "All My Children's" old timeslot. Fans were worried about the fate of "GH" after the network announced Katie Couric's talk show would take the soap's 3 p.m. ET timeslot. There was some talk of "GH" getting a weeknight summer run, but with the cancellation of "The Revolution," "General Hospital" is safe.
ABC canceled both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in 2011, with "AMC" ending in September 2011 and "OLTL" wrapping up in January 2012. There were plans for both soaps to move online after a deal was made with Prospect Park, but that eventually fell through.
After "One Life to Live" ended, veteran actors Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson joined the cast of "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" executive producer Frank Valentini also joined the "GH" family.
"General Hospital," now in its 49th season, has produced more than 12,500 episodes.