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ABC Developing Real Life Version of "General Hospital"!

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Now where is this going to ultimately land … that is the question? The New York Post is reporting that a real life version of the soap opera, General Hospital is being filmed at a Los Angeles Hospital with real life doctors and nurses!

Apparently, the show has been quietly taping recently at the famed UCLA Medical Center, a spokesman for ABC confirmed.  The show is in its “earliest, pilot stages,” said the official and is intended “either for syndication or maybe cable.”

According to sources, the projected series in develop will follow the private as well as working lives of white coats at the hospital.  The NY Post went on to say: “ABC has been experimenting a lot with daytime TV in the past few years — trying to see if new kinds of shows can replace the age-old menu of talk, soaps and game shows.   It succeeded with The Chew, but failed with The Revolution.”

“The idea of shaping the reality format for daytime TV has been kicked around by TV producers for a while now — though it’s rarely been tried.  NBC re-cut existing episodes of the “Real Housewives” franchise for an afternoon soap two years ago — but couldn’t make it work.  More importantly, if ABC were to syndicate the as-yet-untitled hospital show, it would have to make room somewhere in its daytime schedule.   The only syndicated show it currently airs is Katie Couric’s new talk show — which ABC also owns.”

OK soapers, what do you think of this – a reality GH?   We would rather see the actors, who play the doctors and nurses, on the soap real lives in a reality format as an adjunct piece to GH than this!  How about you?  Let us know!

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Joan faist
Joan faist

We get enought reality in our own lives thank you. What we want is scripted dramas with actors so we can escape from real life for a little while. LEAVE GH JUST THE WAY IT IS.

MaxDaddy
MaxDaddy

All I can say is good grief to this idea. Only a network that specializes in shallow programming (besides the real GH we know and love) would come up with this wizard of an idea. I wouldn’t want to know how much they pay the genius that came up with this one. I do not watch reality TV. It is not representative of my reality. And it is hopefully not representative of the realities others strive for in life!

Susan M.
Susan M.

I totally agree with Joan…..

Allie
Allie

Is this ABC’s way of cancelling “General Hospital”?

Christine
Christine

I think it is. They keep proving over and over again that they do not give a rat’s ass about what the fans want. We have had NO guarantees of General Hospital going past their anniversary in 2013.

If they cancel General Hospital I will NEVER, I repeat, NEVER watch anything on ABC again.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

LMAO! First they want to cancel GH, now they want to do a reality show like GH-give me a break. It’s not going to work, Michael you said they succeeded with The Chew…..it sucks. It’s only on because they don’t have anything else to put in its place. They cancel OLTL and they just keep going down, down, down! Only GH is now on and many of us OLTL & AMC fans are still boycotting stupid ABC. I only want GH with the actors/actress and bring OLTL characters into the show and make it 2 hrs. Don’t watch anything else.

Sue
Sue

I will not watch anything on ABC except GH idiots

Christine
Christine

I am so tired of so-called “reality” television. That’s all I can say really.

Susan M.
Susan M.

So am I !!!!!!!!!!!

Sound
Sound

Why in the name of all that is holy would anyone want to see more reality television?

gloria
gloria

AGREE 100%. BRING BACK OUR SOAPS!

Susan M.
Susan M.

I wouldn’t…I don’t like this idea at all!!!!

Jeannette Doswell
Jeannette Doswell

Really??? We’ve seen plenty of reality TV with such shows as the 1971 show, The American Family, The Real World, Cops, Changing Rooms, etc. This will not be any different.

ABC is just trying to frame Reality GH as a daytime soap to sell it to the soap fans. I don’t think it will work.

vik
vik

‘REALITY’ NOT! Every one knows those shows are still produced, edited, and cut , just to make certain things ‘look’ a certain way. OMG
Stop screwing around with DAYTIME, ABC cus you do not know what your doing. Never should have canceled your AMC and OLTL {in my opinion one of the BEST SOAPS EVER, AND I WAS A CBS GAL! } and put on stuff like the chew. The one minute of that I watch at the end, because Ive turned over for GH . . you can tell even the hosts of the show seem uncomfortable ON THE SET. My market did not even pick up KATIE. which tells you something. I have never even seen that show, wich I would never watch either. rrrr my rant is done.

gloria
gloria

AGREE with every word you said, vik.

Lynn DeRosa
Lynn DeRosa

Oh hell no!!! If ABC wants to alienate millions of GH fans, this would be the way to do it. We have have about all we can take and this would be the last straw!!

Laurie
Laurie

Can’t even believe someone thought this was even a good idea….

Mary SF
Mary SF

It seems to me they are thinking with their wallets and not their heads, otherwise how do you explain them disregarding the audience they have for a proven product, to replace it with a different product that may or may not appeal to anyone? It made no sense to me back in 99 when NBC cancelled Another World to try out a different soap Passions- but at least it was a soap. This makes even less sense. They say now that they would put this reality show on cable or syndication but I think they are testing the waters for a way to have a cheaper, poorer quality product to replace scripted daytime drama and if that happens I will not be there to watch it.

vik
vik

WELL SAID!

jon
jon

No way! Not interested in watching it.

margie
margie

LOVE my GH as a story! Oh No Please not reality!

Jacquie
Jacquie

If you’re home laid up or.sick the last thing I want to watch is other people sick or injured. If I want to watch reality the t.v. will be shut off and I’ll do bills.

Enrique Buenrostro
Enrique Buenrostro

ABC, seriously you do this “reality show” with the #GH name instead of bringing back #AMC and #OLTL? What the hell!?!?

heidi
heidi

Not interested… love my GH!

Lynn
Lynn

Really ABC? I don’t think they have learned their lesson yet, they think the soap fans are going to watch that? What part of we want our soaps do they not get? The daytime viewers are smart and are not going to fall for that especially if it replaces our last soap! I am a nurse and I do not want to sit home on my off shifts and watch what I live at work on a daily bases only made to be UNreality on my tv screen! I hate reality tv and watch other things in the evening on cable, like movies or lifetime and the hallmark channel! I refuse to watch anything on ABC except GH and the occational sports game…….not after the total disregaard to their daytime viewers

Brenda
Brenda

No more reality shows ABC. That’s not what people want to watch. GH has been coming up in the ratings, let it keep going.

JLH
JLH

Reality is shoved up our *#%! 24/7. The last thing I’m interested in is yet another “reality” series. Other than GH, I don’t tune in to ABC programming any longer anyway.

Sandy
Sandy

I guess this is the ‘writing on the wall.” I watch GH and Days. During any given week, these shows are interrupted by not only national news, but local news….weather…car accidents, anything and everything. The shows are left with maybe 10 minutes, airtime. Enough of this…and I see fans walking away. Back in the day, the shows were only interrupted for really important news. Not anymore. The soaps are considered the lowest in the TV genre. It is a shame. I love my shows.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I know, is totally unfair considering some of the BIGGEST stars in Hollywood had their start on daytime drama. I really would like some of the night time shows try to do what daytime does, produce a quality show 5 days a week for almost the entire year, and do that for 25 plus years. You would think they would show the genre a bit of respect, but somehow daytime drama can’t lose that stereotype that it is an inferior product watched only by bored housewives who have nothing better to do. This was never the truth, but it is out there and networks don’t respect the genre, they don’t respect the fans that have been loyal to the genre for years and made them a boat load of money in the process. It is as you said a real shame.

JLH
JLH

GH being pre-empted locally is a frequent problem that my home city has too. Some really important episodes in recent months weren’t aired by the ABC affiliate–and within the last 6-9 months, there was even one week where only Monday’s and Tuesday’s episodes were aired. Luckily, I have SoapNet and a DVR that automatically records its GH repeats, but a LOT of viewers don’t have that option. Every pre-emption increases the chances someone’s going to just stop watching, either because it breaks their “habit” of tuning in or they’re just so frustrated they stop bothering.

Linda
Linda

Seeing that I only watch ABC for GH not interested. God help ABC if they cancel GH for more reality crap!

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

I believe this is what ABC intended to replace GH with
after their 50th anniversary in April. This reality show will be cheaper to do, and they mistakenly think fans will watch cause it has a medical theme like GH. I have never believed that ABC has done anything for GH other than lip service while they make their replacement show plans. I wont believe anything else till I see GH with a new extended contract.

vik
vik

Thats it, after thier failed attempt at that show they put on after the chew..I cant even still remember the name! ha…theyve been trying to think of another way to take off GH with yet another ‘talk,reality’ show . Like you say, cheaper to do..who cares about what the people watching want? Theyre getting out of the soap biz and couldnt care less about us.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Oh please tell me this is a joke. You have to be kidding. ABC would make a big mistake by getting rid of GH. The show is on fire now, and if they cut it, they’ll lose many viewers. The Revolution failed, and this will too. Too many reality shows, too little soaps. ABC cancelled another good show, Last Resort. I will not be watching that channel anymore.

Jan
Jan

This is a waste, bring back AMC & OLTL.

lisa
lisa

Are you kidding me ?
NO,NO,NO !!!
The LAST THING I would want to see is a real life medical drama , set in real time , depicting not only the working lives ,but personal lives of doctors as well ?
ENOUGH really !!
I don’t watch REALITY TV as is….. GH is good enough for me !!!

Vickie
Vickie

ABC/D still thinks that they can dictate what viewers should be watching. No more reality shows, no more cooking shows, no more talk shows, and no more “fix us up” shows. Cable has become my daytime venue and will continue to be what I watch until they (ABC/D) provide the kind of programming that the viewers want.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I am so sick of these reality shows. There’s too many alrady!! They are coming out the wazoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like GH just the way it is………… Don’t want anymore CRAPPY REALITY SHOWS.. This would really alienate a lot of us soap fans..This is the most crappy idea I ever heard of !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t want this to happen . ABC is out of their mind..I miss OLTL & AMC.BECAUSE of these reality/talk /info our beloved soaps were cancelled. So say definitely NO on this reality crap idea !!! NO WAY !!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

This idea really pisses me off!!! Leave well enough alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kim delmotte
kim delmotte

IF THIS REALLY HAPPENS I WILL NEVER WATCH ABC AGAIN

susan Cee
susan Cee

Me TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rodd
Rodd

They can take their reality show and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

susan Cee
susan Cee

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!

dug
dug

GH is doing very well at 2pm… ABC clearly doesn’t go by (or care about) ratings one bit if they’re really thinking of replacing GH with this…

Maggie
Maggie

Another Grey’s Anatomy, House, or any other medical show??? We don’t know these so-called doctors and nurses, so as far as we’re concerned, it’s another drama. Now, let me get this straight, UCLA is allowing a reality show to be taped at their facility? Fairly irresponsible I would say.
For my money, I don’t think it would work. In any case, ABC better leave GH right where it is. The new writers have done a great job, and the ratings are great. Don’t be poking around for something to replace it.

Maggie
Maggie

Oh, and just 2 more cents…I do not like the Katie show at all…I’d be game for them trying it in place of her.

John
John

i agree with everybody here we dont want reality tv show not ever as our beloved show and name under GH i mean we got enough reality with our own family to watch MTV BS and now ABC BS Show i mean ABC did we not make it clear with you show name the revolution aka now the deadolution soon to be katie aka dead o couric we dont want talk show want show like AMC GH As it is and OLTL not show with girl and guy on tv partying and dranking like on MTV i mean MTV stand for Music video but it like MTV Reality girl and guy saying i am gay or les or it ok to do drugs and it ok being pregnet at 16 i mean what is that if you want to we go out to the street to see it go to school to see people right i mean ABC if you this what you send to kids how are you a family or a kids program i dont want my kids to grow up watching that i mean we have enough of that in ours home as it is and reality show teach kids to bully were trying to stop bully not create it i mean that what mtv is doing now abc your doing it i mean take at your hero miley strong on dope abc stop this now peaple i mean show like OLTL AMC and GH as it is it show reality as it is in the real word with death with sickness and more

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

OMG! Please DON’T be a BIGOT!!! Defend your soap but please STOP disparaging others. It’s a reality show about set in a hospital not about gays/lesbians, teens, etc. You’re totally OT. BTW BIGOTS SUCK!!! I agree GH should NOT be canceled for a crappy reality show, but posts like yours do nothing to help the cause.

k/kay
k/kay

Matt I guess you read code because to be quite honest I could not figure out what the heck John was saying. lol

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

K/Kay

It wasn’t easy! I like to think most soap viewers are the kind of people I’d like to have for neighbors. Sadly my neighbors don’t watch soaps, but they do spend a LOT of time watching their neighbors. ‘Nuff said! LOL

John
John

abc we us soap fans let the chew slide with you getting few gh people going there but u take gh off and replace it as a reality gh show u watch what happen to you network then and your show katie and the chew watch what happen when the real GH goes bye abc u be beggin us to come back but we wont come back and we be waiting intill your network crash then when that happen abc we be there to pick the peace then we will take over and then get what we want our shows back as they are like oltl and amc and gh so abc do what you want and want your empire fall

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

You mentioned bullying in your previous post. The best way to STOP bulling is to teach your kids to respect others and not be a bigot. Bullies aren’t born, they’re usually “raised” by parents/guardians who allow it or “mirror” it in their own behaviors. Bigotry is a form of bullying: Bigots think no one else has the “right” to exist but God (if you are a believer) made us ALL. Reality shows may not have to exist. Period. But people have to live in the real world — and not everyone is just like YOU. Respect yourself and others despite their differences. Sometimes bigots exist because they fear “reality” (or change), and sadly some bullies exist for the SAME reason.

rose
rose

Who wants reality hospital? As grateful as we are to all of our great hospital care, we can’t wait to get out of them. Right now General Hospital story lines are great, but after the 50th…I just don’t trust ABC. And like most of you commenting, except for GH, I have also boycotted ABC for OLTL and AMC cancellations.

tina coryell
tina coryell

we don’t need a nother reality show !!!!!!!!! what we want is AMC and OLTL back on abc!! why don’t they listen to us ? i guess we do not count they do not care about us if they did they would listen to all of us!!! i say BOYCOTT ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alley
Alley

I won’t be watching this. I’m sick of reality TV.

susan M.
susan M.

ABC/D are out of their MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

I won’t watch this. Real hospitals make me sick! LOL Seriously, my eyes will be elsewhere because I don’t find people being sick entertaining. My enjoyment just does not work that way. Right now I am watching less network TV than ever, but I do watch a few select programs and my soaps. I DVR a lot and watch online as well. GH shouldn’t have to die for this reality hospital mess.

Brad
Brad

The best way to stop this right now since it’s in it’s “Earliest pilot stages” is to flood ABC with E-Mails, Phone Calls, Letters and whatever else you can do to tell them you want them to keep GH on the air. Tweet abc, post on their facebook and do whatever you have to do. I just got done sending ABC an email telling them that we do not want GH to be cancelled. I said viewers haven’t enjoyed GH this much since the 1980s and we all want GH not another reality show. I also informed them GH is the #1 show in daytime in Women 18-34 and #2 in Women 18-49 (beating their precious shows The View and The Chew). I was just discussing GH with someone the other day and said that they are loving GH again and if Laura came back it would be perfect. I do not want any other talk, game, or reality shows I want soap operas in the afternoon. I am sick to death with all the trash shows that are Steve Wilkos, Maury, Jerry Springer, Dr. Phil etc. Please let ABC know that we want our GH on the air!

Mary Fergen
Mary Fergen

Does anybody at ABC/D EVER listen to what their daytime viewers are saying? I guess not, since they cancelled AMC and OLTL anyway. GH is the only reason many viewers even turn that channel on anymore, and now there’s this pathetic reality show that might replace it. No freaking way is this a good idea. Just when I thought that ABC/D couldn’t be more insulting to its audience than it already has been………

susan M.
susan M.

This idea is an insult to the loyal soap viewers ABC/D had for over 40 years and more…
This is really a STUPID IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!! ABC/D gets their ideas out of a cracker Jacks Box..
I really think they do. I can’t stand all these reality/info/talk/cooking shows…We have so many of these kind of shows on already…We don’t want anymore! Especially on daytime programming…We want our escape in the afternoon. We want our stories! this is ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!! The suspense, love.heart-warming stories . We want to laugh, cry with our beloved GH actors & actresses…Again that’s a VERY STUPID IDEA…
Pure crapola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ella
Ella

It won’t work. There is a reason we watch the soap genre … to escape from over everyday lives. Reality TV isn’t the same. We as viewers are inundated with so much reality TV that it is too much. ABC needs to realize that viewers tune into GH because it is fictional, we have history with the show and with the characters and that we want to escape from reality for am hour a day. If I want reality medical dramas, I’ll tune into TLC. When I want to watch cooking shows, I tune into ‘the food network. I tune into ABC daytime each day to see GH, just like I did with OLTL and AMC. No other shows will replace them for me and I will atop tuning into ABC. Instead of AMC, I watch Y&R. ABC is easily replaced if they won’t understand why viewers tune into their daytime line up and provide programming we want to see unique from cable networks and reality fare.

susan M.
susan M.

ABC/D had loyal soap viewers for over 40 years or more…Soap fans kept ABC/D goin
all those years.. Soap fans kept ABC/D popular T V. station..Leave our GH alone & we like it just the way it is……Change isn’t alway’s the solution ! Keep on what has kept the
viewers interested all these years OUR STORIES!!! The soap fans kept ABC/D going & on top all these years! This idea makes no sense to me! Give me a break!!!!!

TS1
TS1

ABC is dead to me except for GH. Since Kelly and Michael are on CBS where I live I watch that. But my tv and DVD recorder are off the rest of the day. The way ABC is going during the daytime TPTB will be on the unemployment line like so many other people. People are sick of reality shows, they are scripted anyway. Daytime tv was a way to escape from every day life and enjoy watching a fantasy one. If ABC goes with this “new GH” say bye to the viewers because we’ll be watching other networks.

Christy
Christy

for what purpose? for a daytime show or a night time show? If for daytime, what show is this replacing?

If for night time, sounds like the hospital show w/Dr. Oz’s hospital, which seems fine the way it is now.

this could never replace General Hospital, so I can’t think where it would go in a lineup… altho my station has several locally produced shows it plays daily, including the 1-2pm timeslot that nothing but OLTL was successful in. (GH is still on at 2pm here) That show is a worthless hour of 4 people discussing and watching you tube type videos. Just worthless crap.

mary
mary

As long as these dumb shows are either or cable or on syndication, I don’t care. As long as I can watch GH, I am Ok I would like to watch GH at 3pm

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GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

Photo: JPI

On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

Photo: JPI

What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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