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‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Using Temporary Writers To Keep The Show Going, Is This The Only Option?

The WGA strike is putting 'General Hospital' and other soap opera writers in a unique position as temporary writers are being hired to keep the genre alive, according to 'General Hospital' (GH) spoilers.

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The WGA strike is putting ‘General Hospital’ and other soap opera writers in a unique position as temporary writers are being hired to keep the genre alive, according to ‘General Hospital’ (GH) spoilers. General Hospital writer Shannon Peace posted a heartbreaking message on Instagram about the show’s impending switch to “scab writers” the following week. Writers who work during the day face difficulties when there are strikes. Peace expressed her worry about characters and storylines being given to writers who cross the picket line as a breakdown writer on the series since 2021. She acknowledged, however, that halting production might have unintended consequences, including the demise of soap operas.

According to Peace, the episode that aired on July 20 was the final one she wrote before the WGA strike started in May. On the soap opera, full-time writers will no longer have any influence over the futures of the adored characters starting on July 25.

‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Using Temporary Writers To Keep The Show Going, Is This The Only Option?

Although she acknowledged the hurt of seeing the characters they created and the stories they had planned handled by others, she expressed her hope that competent hands would take control. Peace nevertheless urged viewers to keep watching General Hospital and support the writers.

In May, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents TV and film writers, was urged by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) to update their contracts in order to better reflect the state of the media industry.

A better minimum wage and streaming residuals are among the demands of the union. Soap operas like “General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “The Young and the Restless” follow different guidelines during a strike than their scripted TV counterparts.

The SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, also known as the Network Code, governs the employment of actors in soap operas.

How do you feel? Is this the best course of action for the shows, or should they simply air repeats like they did during COVID-19? Tell us in the comments section below.

‘Young and the Restless’ on the CBS network is another show we cover. For times, check your neighborhood listings. While you wait, let us know what you think by leaving a comment in the space provided below. Please return to Daily Soap Dish for any additional news regarding soap operas and entertainment.

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