Is There A Chance That ‘General Hospital’ Will Get A New Digital Spinoff?
There were two spinoffs from General Hospital.
The first one, dubbed Port Charles, ran from 1997 to 2003.
General Hospital: Night Shift (stylized as NIGHTSHIFT) was the second, and it aired on SOAPnet for 13 episodes.
However, recent comments by the president of ABC Entertainment have led some fans to believe that a new GH spinoff is on the way.
The first General Hospital spinoff, Port Charles, premiered in 1997 on ABC.
The show was nowhere near as popular as the original, even though it lasted until 2003.
That’s because it has some strange plots.
(Remember the “vampire love” plot? It was a bit much for most people.)
General Hospital: Night Shift was the title of the second spinoff.
Unlike the original and previous spinoffs, NIGHTSHIFT resolved all of the show’s issues in just one hour.
There were no continuous storylines, in other words.
NIGHTSHIFT aired for only 13 episodes.
The show, on the other hand, drew more than 1 million new viewers to the then-nascent SOAPNet.
And, while spinoffs were once frowned upon, attitudes have shifted.
Also, thanks to the Internet, soap operas can now explore new storylines in new and exciting ways, and General Hospital is no exception.
In 2008, three former television executives founded the Prospect Park production company.
The USA Network series Royal Pains was one of their most well-known hits, but they also had some success in the music industry.
The Online Network was launched by the Prospect Park production company in 2013.
As you might expect, this was a ground-breaking concept at the time.
Reboots of classic soap operas were broadcast on the Online Network.
They were in charge of the All My Children and One Life to Live reboots, respectively.
Apple(plus) is currently airing the two reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live, according to Soap Opera Digest.
Fans of classic soaps will recognize some of their favorite General Hospital actors.
When ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich spoke at the Television Critics Association’s virtual winter press tour, Soaps.com was there.
He told the stunned audience there that he was “always open to additional iterations or explorations” of General Hospital.
According to Erwich, he was inspired by…
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