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ABC Executive Nathan Varni Says Goodbye to GENERAL HOSPITAL

ABC executive Nathan Varni has announced that GENERAL HOSPITAL is no longer one of the series that he will be working on. He shared the news with the GH fans who are following him on Twitter on April 11. “I share bittersweet news that I am no longer overseeing GH for ABC’s programming department,” he reported. “I was with the show for seven years, covering more than 2,000 of its record-breaking 14,600+ episodes. In that time, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person and loved interacting with even more of you online, including here.

“I have learned so much from you all, and can’t accurately describe how much I appreciate and admire your collective loyalty to the show,” Varni continued. “Thank you for your interest, kindness, and spirited opinions on the direction of stories. I hope you will continue watching and enjoying the show for decades to come. Additionally, I offer my love and deepest gratitude to GH’s incredible cast, writers, producers, directors, and production staff. They are truly the best in the business, and their love of the genre makes my heart full.” 

Varni posing with some of the GH cast and executive producer Frank Valentini for a photo celebrating their 13,000th episode in 2014.Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Image

Although Varni will no longer be overseeing production of GH, he remains with ABC and will continue day-to-day oversight of other series, including GREY’S ANATOMY, THE CONNERS, and the new series THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY, premiering Monday, April 13. “I hope you’ll tune in and share your thoughts!” he urged fans.

For more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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