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

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Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

Check out Erin’s Instagram gallery post below.

Then, share your congratulations and well-wishes for Adam and Erin via the comment section.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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