Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tristan Rogers on Daytime TV and Outster of Guza
Well, hold on to your collective hats when you read this posting by Tristan Rogers who played Robert Scorpio for years on GH. He's not very positive on General Hospital's survival that's for sure. He also dishes heavily on the genre's future and gives insight to inner workings.
Like I said before along with others, scripted daytime soaps are going to have to find a whole new home to survive.
I have commented before that the demise of ABC Daytime has been on the table since the eighties. It was never a case of “if” but always “when”. And now it’s happening. What will happen and can it be reversed? IMO not at a Network level. The shows could/might be picked up by someone else and re-engineered. Cost is a major factor to be addressed and so is the overall way the shows are structured and managed. Daytime has been stuck in a time warp since the early eighties and needs to be completely re-invented. It needs to look at how prime soaps have evolved and try to grasp why Reality shows are so strong and learn something from them.
Read the whole thing on his website: The Going of Guza