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BREAKING NEWS: Emma Samms returns to General Hospital!

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Hot on the heels of the recent announcements of the big returns of Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes as Robert and Anna Scorpio to General Hospital, now comes word they will be followed into Port Charles later in February by none other than Holly Sutton Scorpio, played by the beguiling Emma Samms!

TV Line once again broke this GH scoop citing this info: “While Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes are both returning to GH as part of Kimberly McCullough’s (Robin) exit storyline, Samms will resurface in late February for the purpose of helping Luke and the Spencer clan — including her own son Ethan — deal with the always-scheming, always-present Helena Cassadine.”

Looks like there may be plenty to take a look at and bring some much needed eyeballs  back to the lone ABC soap, with the arrival of the old fab guard of the 80’s and the news of the move of the Mannings and John McBain from Llanview to Port Charles.

Who knows who else might appear from who knows where? What do you think of Emma coming back to her old stomping grounds for another dose of drama? Let us know!

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Heather
Heather

They say that they are going to cut costs to make GH profitable but all they’re doing is increasing costs by increasing the cast of GH (which is already big as it is).

Terry
Terry

Holly Manning has a good sound to it.

Laura
Laura

Love that!

Jan
Jan

Umm no. That is just wrong. Plain wrong. Besides they stuck Holly with a rapist once, two would be a bit much. Robert and Holly Scorpio were made for each other. They belong together.

GH – Luke raped Laura
OLTL – Todd raped Marty.

barbara t
barbara t

I dont think they are going to make heros out of rapists any more ,its just wrong ,even though I forgave luke and todd.Only because they are characters in a story.if this was the real world, i say ,lock them up and throw away the key,and never ,ever, let them out.

rhda8386
rhda8386

I’m excited but nervous … we’ve been burned twice in the last decades by a regime who crapped all over Holly’s character!

Jan
Jan

Amen.

Sassy
Sassy

Love it!! Can’t wait to see Emma and Tristan back on screen together again.

barbara t
barbara t

I hope to convince ethan to stay.and forget about that girl at the cassidine castle.boring ,and olivia ,I hope she kicks that girls ass that is annoying steve and her .there thats two more people to get rid of in port charles.And where is luke ?before you know it ,it will be vacation time for him.I am looking forward to emma samms in port charles.

aria
aria

lol, i agree w/ ou for th most part, but i’m curious about the cassadine castle storyline now that its finally airing, they teased us so long that Garin Wolf lost any hope and his position as head writer (for taking an eternity to deliver) I hope at least the storyline plays out.

barbara t
barbara t

that girl there is annoying ,her personality ,I dont like it ,I really like ethan ,I would hate to have him stuck with her.but at least he is getting a story and maybe he wont leave.and I did see luke today.

david
david

GH cannot but improve with the return of these veterans and the additions from OLTL. Its ratings should improve to at least that of OLTL. Ratings for the week of December 26-30, 2011 (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year):
Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,085,000 (+158,000/-201,000)
2. B&B 3,416,000 (+64,000/+138,000)
3. OLTL 2,897,000 (+279,000/+52,000)
4. DAYS 2,711,000 (+330,000/-124,000)
5. GH 2,427,000 (+99,000/-670,000)

Avelina
Avelina

I love Tristan and Finola and cant wait to see them on screen again. This is the best news for GH and I am so happy for them.

aria
aria

i second that!

kay killgore
kay killgore

Does this bother anyone else that we are bringing back oldies which don’t get me wrong I enjoy, but this looks like a sinking ship. Maybe I am wrong. I liked Emma Samms but only with Robert.

aria
aria

don’t be negative yet, let be positive, if we all want GH to stay on the air lets watch and stay hopeful .

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Yes, I did prefer Robert with Holly. But Emma Samms left and never came back and it was fitting for Robert to be with Anna, being Robins mother, PLUS they did have good SB arg chemistry/ like the husband wife ole show, Hart to Hart. Robert and Holly was just like a Prince and Princess together.

G
G

I always thought Robert & Holly were very Thin Man, personally. Perfectly matched, totally in love, and made marriage fun and interesting. Plus, they really knew how to bring the sexy and romance!

Sound
Sound

I’m more excited to hear she will be coming back than I am about all the OLTL characters coming aboard (there’s even a rumor that 2 more will be announced soon). Instead of all the OLTL actors I would have rather seen the return of Jaxs, Nikolas, Lucky, and Robin staying put. Are the new writers really so lazy they have to import characters they know instead of writing for the wonderful actors that are already on GH?

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Exactly.
Especially Howarth, who walked away from the role more times than people can count, and everyone is on the unemployement line, including (Victor) Trevor St. John, EXCEPT Roger Howarth (Todd).

barbara t
barbara t

im not crazy about brenda,there were times I like her and times I didnt ,the last time she came back was waisted,and her coming back did nothing to boost the ratings.I think the brenda,sonny, story died a long time ago ,I do like sonny with carly.and I agree with you liz has become very boring ,thats why general hospital needs a big change and new writers, I hope ron and frank can save our characters that have been ignored by the last writers ,I would like to see brenda come back but forget about her and sonny.Im starting to like this kate ,loved the scene in the bloody wedding dress.however <I really dont like her with sonny,poor sonny I cant think of anyone he can be with at this time.he needs to be fixed to.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I love Emma Samms. If they can find room to bring all these people back, ALONG with OLTL players, and couldn’t fnd room to bring back Laura, I am sure it must be a cool slap in the face to Genie Frances….

barbara t
barbara t

I agree.I wonder why general hospital never brought her back to stay,she was always one of my favorites ,there are so many times she was free to go back and they never asked ,all the interesting people in port charles were either killed or put on the back burner ,way back .and the show continued to have stories surround the mob and thats why alot of fans just said bye, bye .I dont know how many times I ve said that im done, but always stayed tune.laura didnt have to be with luke .there were all different directions they could have had laura go.I loved when she showed up when lulu was crazy.she was there for a short time ,and the big question is was she or wasnt she in lulu s head.maybe there is room for her somewhere it would be nice.ARE WE IN LIMBO AGAIN?wish the problem would get fixed.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

It’s not so much of the mob stuff, in moderation it would be fine since this is Sonny’s and Jason’s life, but in moderation while other stories continue to be told. This hasn’t quite happened and is the result of fan upset. And the bodged/horrible story with Brenda when Maurice and Venessa had such a beautfiul love story they could of told and played out in the 1 year she was on. Sonny and Brenda was GH best love story, BESIDES Luke and Laura, and Sonny and Brenda ended up being GH’s worst story (the Becan) or whoever that guy was that was after Brenda made no sense!!! The attorney Sonny was dating just disappeared. I would like to see her back for Sonny, not Kate. The attorney could have been good with Mac, not Alexis. That pairing makes GH seem to be desparate looking for stories. There have never been an interest with these two, Mac and Alexis, and now all of a sudden. I love Alexis but not with Mac.

barbara t
barbara t

your right about the mob stuff,we just dont want to see or hear it 5 hours every week,and they did waste 1 year with brenda and sonny,however ,brenda was never a favorite of mine since she left years ago.I dont want to see this happen again,but I always liked sonny and carly,kate is getting interesting ,wonder what her problem is ,dont like her with sonny either.I really dont know who should be with him,at this time I cant come up with anyone,he gets on my nerves and he pisses me off every time I see him which is quite alot,and I know it has to be because of the mob stories ,its just to much and his character to me is trashed ,the other day when he was demanding to know what kate was doing ,it took everything I had to keep from throwing something at the television,screaming at him to mind his own business.ok I think I bashed sonny enough today ,but you know what I mean.there has to be other people living in port charles besides him, oh ,there is ,its just the old writers forgot to write about them.welcome to port charles ron and frank,looking forward to see you both work your magic ,on our only soap left on abc.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

You dont know who could be with Sonny, I can. LOL But yes? , he has been over used and doesn’t allow the audience to miss him when he gone a fews days. The over kill has robbed him of some of the sex appeal he had. Why don’t you like Brenda? Are you saying you haven’t like Brenda since she left last time, OR you have never liked Brenda? I wasn’t happy with her protrayal this time, but I adore Venesa Marcil as Brenda. I just opened a email post from you in my inbox you asking me why I don’t like Elizabeth. It’s not that I don’t like her, I just find her boring. I don’t see what she brings to the canvas of GH. To me she is a long time player that has no real value. Outside of Brenda, I only want to see Sonny with THIS Carly. I like the other Carly’s but NOT for Sonny.

kay killgore
kay killgore

To answer one question is they have sit down with Kimberly to convince her to stay and she still does not want to this is why I am concerned this is their swan song I think ABC has given up on soaps I hope I am wrong. Katie Couric Not!!!!

Jan
Jan

I’m excited about seeing Emma return to GH. I’m crossing my fingers that this time the writers actually fix the crap from 06/09, especially since this looks to me like the beginning of the end. I don’t give a rats behind how it’s done, let it be that Helena & Luke brainwashed Holly into thinking she messed around with Luke & to think that Ethan is his. Hell they can even be in cahoots with her crazy cousin Basil for all I care just as long as it’s corrected. Then Robert/Holly/Ethan can all leave together heading for Australia and a happy ending. I won’t hold my breath though. GH has been a huge disappointment for years and seriously I cannot see that changing.

cathy
cathy

Not interested in the OLTL characters. They had their show and their ending. THis is GH and they shouldn’t come to GH.
I like that FH and TR are coming but sad it is for Robin’s exit. I just hope RC and FV leave the door open for a Scrubs happy ending with Emma. I rather Robin, Patrick and Emma leave together.

Jennifer
Jennifer

Michael, It’s Anna Devane. Not Anna Scorpio. She hasn’t been married to Robert for a couple decades now. Let’s get our GH history right. I’m excited to hear that Emma will reprise her role as Holly. She’s always been a fave since day one when Luke saw her skinnydipping in the woods. Hoping for great scenes with Ethan and Robert.

Sleuth
Sleuth

He also called Holly Sutton Scorpio, she has not been married to Robert for years either.

Jan
Jan

Why not? There was never a divorce. Holly tore those papers up and threw them in the river. So technically aren’t they still married? Or is a divorce something we’re supposed to assume happened off screen? Grant it I could’ve missed something. I’m just sayin’.

pris ruth
pris ruth

Holly did indeed tear the divorce papers once she learned of Robert’s death.

pris ruth
pris ruth

Holly and Robert were legally married, and they never were legally divorced…Anna and Robert were legally divorced. When they remarried, Holly was presumed dead, but she was actually alive, which made Anna and Robert’s second marriage null and void.

aria
aria

this is sounding like awesome news, i’m very happy that the new regime is playing their cards the right way, I’m hoping this will be the norm and instead of a quick gimmick. I’m staying positive. Hooray!

Katerina
Katerina

Woohoo Finola and Tristan back on screen together again! Can’t wait to see Anna and Robert together again, maybe they could finally run the mob out of town.
Best thing FV & RC did was bring these two back.

Jan
Jan

Anna couldn’t do that when she was Police Commissioner why would she be able to do that now? The mob moved in hot and heavy under her watch.

Sassy
Sassy

Anna couldn’t do it, she was a horrible police chief, Robert had to come all the way from Australia to fixed the mess Anna made, the whole police dept were in bed with the mob under Anna’s watch, still love her tho, but fact is fact. lol Robert was the best police commissioner bar none. In a league of his own.

pris ruth
pris ruth

I have been watching old GH videos, and one thought keep coming to my mind. When Holly returned in 2009, and the scene in which Anna jumped out of an airplane or a helicopter, and proceeded to fight with Robert, she showed no surprise at Holly being alive. However, the last she knew when Faison supposedly kidnapped her, Holly was dead……yet she never blinked when she saw Holly. She just began to tear into her, yet she asked Luke if he were Luke Spencer. Could Anna have known that Holly were alive the entire time? Faison did..as he set Holly up and lured her back to Port Charles. Just saying!

Minny54
Minny54

Holly and Robert were a much better couple!

Mary Ann Caddell
Mary Ann Caddell

Bring all the stars from amc and oltl to General hospital and make it a 2 hr show. We would love it.

Stacy
Stacy

How awesome that Anna and Robert will be in a storyline with their daughter! The Scorpios back together again!

Alley
Alley

OMG! I’m in heaven. I loved Holly and Robert! Now if only they would retcon Ethan and make him Robert’s son, not Luke’s, I’d be one happy camper.

Todd and Blair
Robert and Holly

Now we just need Genie Francis back and it’s a trifecta….

G
G

I love Robert and Holly! I cant wait to see Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms together on GH again! Please do right by Robert and Holly this time, GH!!!

This is such wonderful news! I am very excited to see this two acting together again!

Sassy
Sassy

Ditto!! Robert and Holly were the best and I am praying for some spectacular scenes with Tristan and Emma.

ethel
ethel

it looks like valentini & carlivati are going to be breathing new life into gh – i am very please with this news………..

HollyFan
HollyFan

I’m so excited that Emma is coming back to GH. I loved Robert and Holly together. I hope Tristan and Emma get some good scenes. And I would love for it to be revealed that Ethan is a Scorpio!

Sassy
Sassy

Here’s hoping that Ethan is a Scorpio. He should have been a Scorpio from the jump.

Mike
Mike

I am so excited about this because at last the horrible regime is gone and GH has great new people in charge. I have every faith that Holly will finally be in character for the first time since 1993 ! I cannot wait to see Emma Samms and Tristan Rogers light up the screen again ! Robert and Holly are GH’s best love story of all time. I really hope Ron fixes the mess that is Ethan and makes him the Scorpio he always should’ve been !

pris ruth
pris ruth

I am so excited. I just love Robert and Holly……always have. The
se two still have it going on. Just let Ethan be their son.

Sherry
Sherry

I also LOVE Robert and Holly and Tristan and Emma. So happy to see them back on GH where they belong. Hoping for great scenes like of old.

MRM-H
MRM-H

I am NOT happy about the OLTL cast entering GH. This will be the beginning of the end for them…very unfortunate.

LIUW
LIUW

===General Hospital Cast Members===Effective September 25, 2012
Actor | Character | | Duration
Bradford Anderson as Damien Spinelli || 2006–
Julie Marie Berman as Lulu Spencer-Falconeri || 2005–
Sean Blakemore as Shawn Butler|| 2011–
Nathin Butler as Dr. Ewen Keenan || 2011–
Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine || 1978–1981, 1989–1993, 1996–1997, 2003–
Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer || 1978–1983, 1984, 1993–
Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis || 1996–
John Ingle as Edward Quartermaine || 1993–2004, 2006–
Kodi Kitchen as Dr. Maggie Wurth || 2011–
Lisa LoCicero as Olivia Falconeri || 2008–
Kimberly McCulloughas Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake || 1985–1996, 1997–1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005–2012, 2012- (RETURNING Septmeber 24, 2011)
Scott Reeves as Dr. Steven Webber || 2009–
Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones || 2005–
Kelly Sullivan as Kate Howard || 2011–
Jason Thompson as Dr. Patrick Drake || 2005–
John J. York as Mac Scorpio || 1991–
Leslie Charleson as Dr. Monica Quartermaine || 1977–|>Return to Contract Status 9-25-2012
Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri || 2009–
Sonya Eddy as Epiphany Johnson || 2006–|>return to Contract Status-9-25-2012
Carolyn Hennesy as Diane Miller || 2007–|>Contract Arrival-9-25-12
Christopher Meyer as TJ Asher || 2012-|>Contract Arrival-9-25-12
Minae Noji as Dr. Kelly Lee || 2006-|>Contract Arrival-9-25-12
Constance Towers || Helena Cassadine|| 1997–2002, 2003, 2004–2007, 2009–|>Contract Status Returning Effective-9-25-2012
Finola Hughes as Anna Devane || 1985-1991, 2006, 2007, 2008-
Tristan Rogers as Robert Scorpio || 1980-1992, 1995, 2006, 2008-
Emma Samms as Holly Sutton || 1982-1985, 1992-1993, 2006, 2009, 2012-
Kristina Wagner as Felicia Jones || 1984–2003, 2004–2005, 2007–2008, 2011-(Returning September 25, 2012 as a series regular contract cast member)
Ronnie Marmo as Ronnie Dimestico|| 2009-I>Contract Arrival 9-25-12
Leslie Charleson as Dr. Monica Quatermaine || 1977-
== Cast Members departing week of September 18, 2012==
Kristen Alderson as Starr Manning-September 19, 2012
Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer-September 19, 2012
Michael Easton as John McBain-September 19, 2012
Roger Howarth as Todd Manning-September 19, 2012
Brandon Barash as Johnny Zacchara-September 20, 2012
Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos-September 21, 2012
Steve Burton as Jason Morgan-September 21, 2012
Jason Cook as Dr. Matt Hunter-September 20, 2012
Chad Duell as Michael Corinthos III-September 22, 2012
Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber-Septmeber 20, 2012
Kelly Monaco as Sam Morgan-September 21, 2012
Laura Wright as Carly Benson-September 22, 2012
Ingo Rademacher as Jasper Jacks-September 22, 2012

-A Fictonal View that should shape General Hospital’s ratings back up to #1
-Casting Prediction for 2012 on ABC’S GH!!!! (1963-PRESENT)

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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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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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Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

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So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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Over the past few weeks, Kelly Thiebaud has been in action on-screen on General Hospital as the the trouble-making, complicated, Britt.   Since returning to the canvas, viewers learned that: Britt has been paroled from her previous crimes, seems to say she believes and actually likes her half-brother, Peter August (Wes Ramsey), has confronted her mutter in jail (Liesl Obrecht played by Kathleen Gati), whom Peter framed, and showed up at Brad’s (Parry Shen) hearing to be there for her bestie, who has been in hot water for the baby switch of Wiley.

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In the March 30th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Thiebaud said of her return:  “Frank Valentini reached out to me the beginning of the year and mentioned that the writers wanted to bring me back for a bit.  I said,’Of course, I will,  I would love nothing more than that!”‘ I just really connect with Britt and have a blast playing her.”

So let us know, have you been enjoying the return of Kelly as Dr. Britt Westbourne, thus far? What do you think Britt is up to? Comment below.

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