Soap Opera News: AMC Star Walt Willey Recovering From Recent Surgery

The soap opera community is one that expands through the networks, including all daytime dramas. The cast and crew of various soaps seem to be like one hug family. That is why we feel it’s important to share news about fellow daytime star, Walt Willey.

Soap Opera news reports reveal All My Children alum, Walt Willey (AMC, Jack Montgomery) took to Twitter to announce he was about to undergone surgery (April 12th). I’m his post he shared the surgery would be the following day, and ask fans to “have it in their hearts say a prayer, think a good thought, light a candle, or however you wish to send good vibes my way (no animal sacrifices, please!) as I meet this challenge. Thanks so much.”

Fast forward a few days later and GH Blog has updated news on Willey’s recovery after surgery. On April 19th, Walt returned to Twitter to announce, “I’m ba-a-a-a-aack!” Walt shared an update with fans and his gratitude for their support. His surgery was a success and he was released on Easter Sunday. Walt is at home and recovering comfortably.

We are so relieved to learn and report the good news of Walt Willey’s recent surgery. We pray he continues to heal.

Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

Soap Opera News: Breaking! “All My Children” Prime Time Revival

For decades, ABC Network was the home for three major Soap Operas that became household names in America. Now, ABC is down to one daytime drama, General Hospital. On September 2nd, 2013, ABC’s All My Children came to an end after One Life To Live left the air on January 13th, 2012.

Major news has just been announced regarding the revival of the iconic Daytime Drama, All My Children. Soap opera news reports a new development in the works that will have General Hospital, All My Children, and One Life To Live fans rejoicing. The soap opera genre has been surviving off of one lasting show, as GH is in its 57th on air.

All My Children’s Kelly Ripa and husband, Mark Consuelos are developing a prime time version of the drama and will be titled after the infamous town, “Pine Valley.” Celebrity news reports this show is in the early stages of development.

After winning back the rights to the characters names from Prospect Studios, ABC now owns the rights to both AMC as well as OLTL. Rumors of their revival have bounced around throughout the last 7 years, and some projects were developed for web series audience, however, nothing really took off.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos head up production for this new prime time project, but there is no word on whether or not they will appear as actors in the new series. In the 1990s, Ripa and Consuelos had large roles on AMC as Hayley Vaughan and Mateo Santos.

This is extremely exciting news for AMC and soap opera fans in general. When AMC and OLTL came to an end, many fans had a difficult time adjusting to life without this staple as part of their day. Now we have the chance to experience all the drama and excitement again!

Are you happy to hear this breaking news surrounding the soap genre?

Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

Laura Wright on ABC’s The Chew: Don’t Hate!

General Hospital’s Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) will be joining the cast of The Chew today, May 31st at 1PM Eastern/Standard time. Strong opinions against this have been circulating the soap fan world, as they are not happy with Laura’s decision. As we all know, The Chew is the replacement show for our beloved soap All My Children. I have not ever watched The Chew or The Revolution. However, I will watch The Chew today solely to support GH star, Laura Wright. I don’t think Laura is doing a bad thing here. The damage has already been done, our soaps have already been canceled. Laura is supporting her network, ABC,  and her winery, Standing Sun Wines. The way I see it, having Ms. Wright on The Chew can only do good things for General Hospital. I think ABC actually made a smart move by having someone from General Hospital on The Chew. Who knows, it may even draw more people to General Hospital. As for the possibility of upping the ratings for The Chew because of Laura, it will work for today, but I highly doubt it will cause wild popularity for the show in the long run. And I am good with that. I will be watching today, and any other day that The Chew will honor our soap GH by having one of the stars as a guest and promoting General Hospital. Will I watch The Chew any other time? Heck no. Simply because I don’t even watch those types of shows. Please stop hating on Laura Wright for her decision to support her network, promote GH, and have some fun!

Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.