54 year old Katie Couric has no plans of slowing down anytime soon! After recently stepping down from CBS news, the anchorwoman is in talks with ABC for a wapping $20 million programme deal.

This may be good news for Katie, but General Hospital fans may not be too pleased as the show could get axed as a result of the network taking Couric on.

According to TMZ:,

ABC would also give Katie a 1-hour, 5-day-a-week syndicated talk show, that would begin in September, 2012. Our sources say … one option ABC is considering is giving its affiliates back the hour where “General Hospital” airs to make room for Katie. In other words, ABC would axe the third longest-running soap in history and the last one standing on ABC.

As for the moola, our sources say the entire package for Katie and her partner, Jeff Zucker is a $20 million GUARANTEE for the syndicated show — and that’s just for the the first year. We’re also told Katie will get a “nominal amount” for her work in the news division.

Are no long running soaps sacred to you at all anymore ABC!?!