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ABC Scraps John Stamos New Soapy Drama MEMBERS ONLY Before It Airs!

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Former General Hospital favorite John Stamos, who was a center of a mini-controversy when the the ABC soap tried to get him to reprieve his role as Blackie Parrish during the show’s 50th anniversary season, got some bad news over the weekend!

Stamos new primetime series Members Only which was to be soapy drama about the upstairs/downstairs of a country club was axed by ABC even before it aired!  According to The Hollywood Reporter, he cast was informed Saturday that the network did not want to move ahead with the series starring Stamos and Breaking Bad‘s Betsy Brandt.

The series was ordered straight to series, when American Hustle‘s David O’ Russell and Erin Brockovich‘s Susannah Grant were attached to co-write and executive produce the 13-episode drama. But later, O’Russell bowed out from what was to be his  first TV project which was originally titled, The Club!  The drama also co-starred Natalie Zea, Boris Kodjoe and Luke Mitchell.

What do you think of the Stamos soap drama getting canned?  Were you looking forward to seeing him on a TV series once again?  Comment below!

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Mark
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Mark

LOL back to yogurt commercials!

Adam
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Adam

Yes good one. LMAO.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

It ain’t easy peasy in Hollywood. You book a pilot, pilot not picked up by network execs. Series picked up by network execs, the writer bows out of the project. Talking about an unstable work environment, geesh!!!

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su0000

I’m not surprised..
the series ‘Members Only’ is not what the networks are looking for..
It was DOA..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

And thank goodness they had you to CONSULT. .LOL..obviously they had some interest.

Darren
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Darren

John needs a pay check, please come back to GH .

Mo
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Mo

It doesn’t really sound like a good premise, so not too surprised.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Always a nice guy… never got to the point of getting past GH or Jesse…. few roles over the years… too bad really but the competition is so great out there… sometimes actors get pigeon holed and can never get out of that.

I wish he could have come back to GH over the years, but maybe someday…. I hated when they brought in Ron Moss for GH 50th and not Blackie! How absurd…and they still bring his name up…who cares about Ron Moss in GH land…not me! LOL!

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

ABC-TV is getting what they deserve – they don’t give ANYTHING a chance and they are a Network in trouble. Since they cancelled both One Life to Live and All My Children, nothing would surprise me.
Now there is talk that their new night time series, RESURRECTION, will soon be cancelled. ABC needs to do some re-thinking ~

brian
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brian

I would have watched it for Natalie Zea. She is one of my faves !

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

He deserves another hit show! Hes tried so many times.

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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