By the Gourmez
Boy, it pays to be a Twitter user. Merry Christmas in mid-May folks. Bob Guza has been fired, effective immediately. Garin Wolf, a longtime writer on General Hospital, will be taking over the Head Writer position. I honestly thought we would see the show cancelled before we ever saw this happen. I feel giddy about GH for the first time in months. The Soap Opera Network is the first one up with the press release:
– ABC’s “General Hospital” has announced that effective immediately Garin Wolfwill replace outgoing Robert Guza Jr. as its head writer. The announcement was made by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group.
“Garin is a talented writer and storyteller who has been a part of the ‘General Hospital’ family for nearly 15 years,” said Frons. “His in-depth knowledge and adoration for the show’s legacy will help make a smooth transition and an immediate impact on story,” said Frons. “I’m sure he will succeed in taking ‘General Hospital’ to new heights as he develops characters and storylines that will engage and thrill our viewers.”
I’ll be updating with actor reactions from Twitter as they come in. Here are the first few:
Nancy Lee Grahn: Guza Out!!! and also …Garin Wolf was one of the writers that did outlines for the show before the strike and they were terrific! You’ll love him.
Laura Wright: Wow changing times at GH. Congrats Garin !!!
Jason Thompson: Well it’s official. Bob Guza is no longer our GH head writer. Welcome Garin Wolf! Pretty crazy. and also To all asking..It’s change. I like change, looking forward to it. I would encourage u to use your voice, write, call, email, tweet..
Kirsten Storms: craaaaazy!! and she retweeted Jason Thompson’s first remarks.
Ingo Rademacher: Bob Guza is done as head writer of GH. Thanks for a great 15 yrs Bob. Good luck to u in the future. and also Welcome Garin Wolf as new head writer of GH. Garin has been a writer on the show for many years and I’m sure will do a great job. Congrats!
Cocktails are on me. Please have one, or several, in the comments to celebrate.