Monday, January 5, 2009

1/5 Heard in the Waiting Room

  • Soap Opera Source does a great writeup on Robin Scorpio about her coming full circle with her wedding
  • The Examiner has an article about the Scrubs wedding being free of bullets and sweet down to the last detail
  • There's an exclusive Scrubs event in the works on the Rock the Soap cruise, provided there's enough interest (rooms booked associated with them) by January 15th. Contact the director or note your interest here for a Scrubs event if you've already booked, or book a room here and add Scrubs/Jason/Kimberly in the comment section.

By clicking on ‘Read More’, you understand that you will be reading the latest Scrubs-related spoilers and speculations …some of which are pretty reliable and others may be designed to incite panic/false hope in a fanbase. Enter at your own risk!!

Special thanks to the Scrubbies relaying this information…here are the Spoilers and Speculations for the day:

Expected GH Scrubs airdates (breakdowns from Lisa)
week of 1/5 - M, T
Monday, January 5
Robin feels the stress of motherhood. Patrick tells Sonny he doesn't believe Michael's condition will ever change.
Tuesday, January 6
Robin suffers from mood swings. Robin isn't ready to be intimate with Patrick.
week of 1/12 - T, W, Th, F (spoiler pics)
Tuesday, January 13
Patrick is concerned for Robin, who refuses to entertain the idea that she might be suffering from post-partum depression. Robin thinks all her problems will be solved if she and Patrick move out of their small apartment and into a bigger house.
Wednesday, January 14
Robin and Patrick make an offer on a new house and plan to move immediately. Patrick is privately worried over Robin's mental state.
Thursday, January 15
Elizabeth offers to help Robin get settled at her and Patrick's new house. Robin makes a quick exit when Emma starts to cry and asks a baffled Elizabeth to look after the baby. Robin questions Jason on what it was like when Carly suffered from post-partum depression. Patrick makes an alarming discovery. A disaster is in the making at the hospital.
Friday, January 16
Patrick recalls the events before disaster struck.
week of 1/19 - F
Friday, January 23
Carly admits to Patrick she thinks Robin needs help.

Soapzone spoilers: Patrick makes a move toward Robin, for some love.
Robin turns a cold shoulder to Patrick, clueless that what she’s currently going through has a name: PPD.
Robin lives in a sea of denial about PPD, but her symptoms will soon affect others.
Patrick comes to take the PPD condition of Robin’s very seriously.
Next week: Patrick narrates what happened, backtracking as he goes along. This is GH’s February Sweeps build-up.

:: Pretty Reliable::
AIG none at the time of this post
TMI none at the time of this post

:: Could be Complete Fiction::
Daytime Dish/Backup Board (source and source):
There are no plans to end Scrubs marriage any time soon.

Scrubs are solid. The upcoming PPD story will only strengthen their relationship. Leyla is dead.
Airdate for Leyla dead? Thanks
I don't do airdates, but she's still dead.

We will find out Tuesday that Robin just got cleared for sex from Kelly this week.
Spec or fact?
Fact which is why it is such a big deal Robin says no.
Since the show is making the sex a big deal-is patrick or robin tempted to have it w/someone else? OR will show make a big deal when finally have sex as man and wife? Thanks.
Scrubs from all the information I have are good through her PPD. I don't know anything after that. Patrick leans on Matt not some woman. I have no idea if they get a love scene after that as again I have no information after that. The gist of the PPD arc is Patrick is fantastically supportive even though he has a lot to deal with at the hospital. Scrubs really seem to be golden.
My own take from the information I have is that Guza botches the PPD part of it because from what I have the story seems to be very focused on how Patrick is handling this. I doubt that is a surprise to anyone though given Guza's almost obsessive need to highlight the men on this show.
Which is my problem with this arc. The woman gets nothing. No sympathy, no emotionally charged dialog. If he wants a story for Patrick, make it a male issue.
Let me be clear. That is just my take based on the information I have. It is in no way is a spoiler. Just my opinion of the spoilers I have.

KMc has some great material.
Is Leyla found dead after a fight with Robin?

The Money Anon
Actually, they aren't worried about the ratings or he rankings. They are worried about the bottom line which translates into $$
I shared a portion of this earlier but let me try again.
Look at primetime.
In 2005, Desperate Housewives was bringing in $560,000 per 30 second time slot.
This year they are bringing in $316,000 per 30 second time slot.
In a year's time that translates into a quarter of a billion dollars a year loss in revenue for Disney.
Now look at GH.
In 2005, GH was bringing in about $9000 per 30 second time slot
Now they are bringing in $7000 but they in 2005 we were getting 40 minutes of programmnig and in 2009 we're getting 37-38 minutes of programming which equals out to less than a ten million dollars a year in loss of revenue. Then consider how many vets(with higher salaries) have been cut, how many newbies(with lower salaries) have been hired. added to the fact that there are lower production values, no location shots, etc. and there's a very good possibility that by the time accounting has reached a true bottom line, GH is even, or maybe even a little ahead of its 2005 dollars.

Well March sweeps should be interesting as far as ratings go. Frons put his foot down and believes he's gone back to a formula that will fix this show. I guess we'll see.
How did Frons out his foot down? thanks
JaSam; L&L2; Scrubs; CarJax - those are his babies.

Writing work is in short supply and there are former senior writers and head writers who are willing to work for scale as breakdown or script writers. For the producers, this seems like a steal - you get a seasoned writer at a bargain basement price. It's pushing young writers out of the industry.

Just an FYI:
But there's a guy in Iger's office. I think his name is Louis. He goes through Iger's mail and logs it. The stuff about daytime is then re-directed to Frons; the stuff about primetime is re-directed to McPherson; etc. Iger doesn't see it. Same thing happens in Sweeney's office although its Susan that logs that mail. It will be on a list that Iger/Sweeney see. In a given day there might be two or three hundred letters received and they are all logged. So when Iger looks over the list he'll see a notation that that he received 1, 2, 750, etc. letters about daytime. It won't specify what the letters are about but if there's an excessive amount he might ask Lewis what the problem is and if Lewis said like "Well, people are complaining because an 8 year old killed murdered his dad" then Iger, or Sweeney might check into it. I don't really see them getting too bent if they were told that it had to do with fans being upset because a couple didn't get together. But, if you don't mind buying the postage I guess its worth a try.


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