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Behind The Scenes At General Hospital With Laura Wright & Frank Valentini: GMA 40 For 40 Video Replay!

On Wednesday, as part of Good Morning America’s 40 hour live stream event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the popular ABC morning show, General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and executive producer Frank Valentini took GMA and viewers on a live inside glimpse of a day on the set of the legendary daytime drama series.

Wright and Valentini showing the audience aat home a real time looks at where the actors get glammed up, and how they head to the set, and more.  GMA’s 40 for 40 streamed live from the GH’s ABC Prospect studio where viewers saw the expansive wardrobe department,dressing room hallways, and the actual sets, thanks to the very in-the-know tour guides.

During the live stream, Valentini gave fans a first glimpse of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) Christmas tree, the step and repeat fot the upcoming “Nutcracker Gala”, while Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Emily Wilson (Ellie), Chad Duell (Michael),Bryan Craig (Morgan), Maura West (Ava) and Hayley Erin (Kiki) were popping up in different places throughout the live stream.

Watch Behind the Scenes At General Hospital after the jump! Let us know what little hints of things to come you might have seen in the background, as it sure looks like Christmas in Port Charles is well underway!


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Timmm
Timmm

WOW, what a treat! Usually you get a 2 minute blip of BTS stuff. Laura was great and the host who was on the split scene, Paula, seemed like she followed the show? Cool.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Pretyy cool LW shines at anything she does

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Good Morning America is such a poor excuse for a television show.It is actually a daily infomercial for ABC and Disney.I love Frank Valentini but this segment,due to the inept interviewers,is embarrassingly lame.

Timmm
Timmm

40 lame years! Seriously?

davlestev1
davlestev1

Right timmm..and the delay is in the relay audio. Or whatever it’s called .it happens on all news shows. .LW and FV aren’t use to that on a daily basis. .do got watch CNN or evening news worth audio delay. .I’ve seen it forever and is hard for even me to get used to seeing it

davlestev1
davlestev1

Do you watch. ..and with. .had to correct that sentence. .sorry for the DELAY LOL

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

THE CURRENT ITERATION BEARS LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE SHOW OF 40,30,20 OR 10 YEARS AGO.IT IS A HACK INFORMERCIAL FOR ABC AND DISNEY.

Timmm
Timmm

I see how passionate you are about this. I hope things turn around for you. ALL three networks have gone to a format where its like Entertainment Tonight with politics and floods mixed into the show. I see what your saying. It doesnt bother me. I get my serious news in the evenings and look forward to 60 minutes on Sundays.

aria
aria

that was awesome behind the scenes stuff, wow its amazing how they make everything look bigger on tv, like sonny’s place, metro court ect.. this was fun to see.

DYLAN
DYLAN

Laura Wright is so real and genuine. This was a treat. I especially love how she couldn’t even say fast enough “There’s Maura…she won this year’s EMMY!” You can’t fake stuff like that, and it was nice to see these people in their work environment. I wish we could see more stuff like this. It doesn’t ruin the magic of television, for me it enhances it. I just wish, as always, that Laura didn’t play such a loud, obnoxious, misogynistic mob moll character. Under the previous three incarnations, Carly was like nails on a chalkboard for me, but in the 10 years Laura has played her, the ONLY reason I don’t change the channel on the character Carly, is because of Laura.

Jonboy
Jonboy

You’re so right. The character is often annoying, but Wright is sooooo good.

AJ
AJ

Could the GMA anchor have been any more annoying? Laura was doing great and then Paula decides to be inquisitive with STUPID questions and a clear communication delay that made it very hard to have a real conversation. A good journalist should know when to keep their mouth shut. Clearly, this anchor is not a good journalist.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

correct

Melissa
Melissa

Loved this video! Laura did a great job with the tour! Too bad the audio was on delay. Could have done without the GMA host interrupting her!

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

I agree

Mister Media
Mister Media

ABC should capitalize on Laura Wright’s tremendous appeal and make her a View co-host or ongoing soap correspondent for GMA. She’s smart, funny and charming – highly watchable and entertaining! What a smile!! Long live GH!

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Why would you want to punish Ms Wright by putting her on that sinking ship called The View?She is too clever for that,I hope.Smart,funny,and charming are not welcome on the View.Stupid,sour and nasty are the currency there.

Patrick
Patrick

“Behind the Scenes” fascinate!

what a treat…

4 things…

argh! tearful ; seeing Liz wedding dress… that didn’t happen! it had better

“yes” I agree with LW’ Carly ; I love Nicholas bad boy ! sexy as ever

seeing Ellie in the dressing room! she’s downright the cutest

GREAT Job to all the behind the scenes CREW(s) all those magical sets

I love GH

Shay
Shay

Liz was the most breathtaking bride Port Charles has seen in many, many moons…..

fginaspy
fginaspy

This is as close to a TV drama set I am sure I am ever going to get. Laura and Frank did great on their commentary. The segment did not seem rushed. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Jake R
Jake R

The most amazing thing was that they went twenty minutes without an insipid commercial break. When does that ever happen?

I thought overall it was pretty good, something Katie Couric should have done three years ago when she did an afternoon tribute to GH and a Saturday night special. All they did then was show the hair and make up room.

The worst part was the delay between the GMA host on the East Coast and Laura and Frank on the West Coast. They could have done a better job of ironing out that little issue ahead of time.

I personally would love to know:
How many weeks out they shoot an ep before it airs? I think Frank mentioned they were six weeks out.

How much time passes between a script shooting and it being written?

How many eps do they shoot in one day? And are they full eps or just certain scenes while they have the actors? Are the writers still in NYC as they were with Ron Carlivati? Or have they relocated to LA?

And why can’t they play another song ever when they are in Kelly’s Diner or in the MetroCourt? Its the same two tracks over and over again.

Rodd
Rodd

That was an amazing treat! Thank you to all involved in making that happen ans putting this clip on the site, Michael!

Carolynn
Carolynn

That was so cool. Thank you and Happy Anniversary GMA

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Anna to the Rescue As Finola Hughes Returns To General Hospital

If you caught the end of Monday’s episode of General Hospital, just as Cassandra Pierce (Jessica Tuck) was ramping up her efforts to threaten Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) on the pier, she is stopped in her tracks by none other than Anna Devane!  And with that, it signals the return of all-time GH favorite and powerhouse actress, Finola Hughes, who has been off the ABC daytime drama series for an extended period of time.

With the return of the mighty Hughes comes some intriguing romantic storypoints in that: the man who proposed to Anna before she left Port Charles, Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), has found out that he is a father to Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) child.  Previously, he thought the child had died, but Hayden lied and thus the two have moved from icy towards each other, to growing closer.

What will happen when Anna finds out what has gone in Port Charles while she was away?

ABC and GH released this week’s promo which teases a moment where Anna announces she has returned while Finn and Hayden are together.  You can check that out below.

Now that Finola is back, what are your hopes for Anna in story? Finding the bad guys and finding love with Finn, or will her story take another twist and turn that no one saw coming? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

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General Hospital Receives Honor From Ruderman Family Foundation

General Hospital was one of five television shows that has been named and honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation for their accurate depictions of people with disabilities.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the soap received the recognition for the casting of Maysoon Zayid who portrayed Shilohs’s (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) lawyer, Zahra Amir.

Zayid is an actress and disabilities advocate living with cerebral palsy. In addition, Maysoon is also one of America’s first Muslim women comedians.  Zayid said landing on GH was a “lifelong dream,” after finding it difficult to land roles due to her disability.

Along with GH, the foundation’s seal of authentic representation went to: Netflix’s Tales of the City and Raising Dion, and BBC/HBO’s Years and Years and Audience’s Loudermilk, great company for the ABC daytime drama series to be included with.

Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation expressed in a statement. “By giving credit where credit is due in Hollywood, we hope to inspire a broader, longer-term, industry-wide sea change when it comes to authentically casting actors of all abilities.”

In addition, Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital stated: “Our goal has always been to provide stories that are authentic and relatable for our viewers. Having the opportunity to welcome Maysoon Zayid onto the show was exciting for us. She is an incredible talent and was a perfect fit to guest-star as Zahra Amir. It takes all kinds of people to tell a story; especially those that are rich and entertaining enough to resonate with our audience.”

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