Stamos’s Soapy Project Causes Uproar

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When the news broke that John Stamos (ex-Blackie, GH) was developing a cable drama set behind the scenes of a soap in the 1980s, some fans reacted with outrage — because the concept bears a strong resemblance to the project Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin, GH) has been working on. Titled HEY DAY and also drawing its dramatic inspiration from backstage life at a soap at the peak of its ratings success and cultural influence (i.e., the 1980s), McCullough wrote and directed the pilot she shot last year, which features Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) and Bree Williamson (Claudette, GH). “This is [McCullough’s] concept for her #HeyDay since 2014… NOT his!” fumed one fan on Twitter in response to Digest’s story on Stamos plans. McCullough’s former leading man, Jason Thompson (ex-Patrick, GH; Billy, Y&R) came to McCullough’s defense on Twitter, writing, “Oh you mean [McCullough’s] #HeyDay? Little to familiar if you ask me.”