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BREAKING NEWS: Rick Springfield headed back to General Hospital!

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And the big returns keep a-coming under the new regime of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati as they try and breathe some life and ratings into the ailing General Hospital!

Word today out exclusively from is that popular 80’s icon and fan favorite, Rick Springfield is checking back into General Hospital for a few episodes to see his son, Dr. Patrick Drake, played by Jason Thompson.  Springfield will return to the set in February.  From the looks off this, it would seem with the upcoming departure of Kimberly McCullough (Robin) from the canvas, the older Dr. Drake may be needed to help his family!

General Hospital fans will recall that the last time Noah was in PC he had a drinking problem and needed help, which lead him off the canvas.  So now with Tristan Rogers, Finola Hughes, Emma Samms and Rick Springfield making visits or staying longer term, there should be plenty of drama to tune-in to GH come mid-February through March for starters!

What do you think of Rick’s return to GH?

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I haven’t watched in years mid 90’s, but what about Bobbie? What has become of her?
Since Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati have taken over and OLTL is gone.. I started back to GH today.

I have to wonder.Are the vets returning to save GH,or to say goodbye to the fans?

Bye bye GH! The end is near! Not the best ratings but the last to go!

You are so negative…don’t sound like a loyal soap fan at all !!!!!!! (lipstickcat?///) Sounds like you want it to fail & get canceled!!!!!!!! Don’t need comments like that.. If you don’t like the soaps , keep your comments to yourself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comments are for loyal soap fans !!!!!!!!!

I AM a loyal soap fan!!! I’ve been through both AMC & OLTL being cancelled! Open your eyes! The same thing happened with them! They brought back all the old characters to say goodbye! And the time slot is already been given away to Katie Couric! Face the facts! We shouldn’t get fooled like last time by false hope & false promises! Don’t be so stupid!

Well the ratings for GH have gone up since your last comment were posted…… You say you are a loyal soap fan and so am I… But I have a different feelings abot gh being cancelled or not…The Revolution ratings are horrid… There’s at least a good chance GH could take The revolution’s time slot at 2:00pm this coming fall..We can’t give up…. I try to have a positive attitude… Maybe GH will pull threw and surprise everyone… It’s not over till it’s over…I hope we are not dissappointed for a third time…I e-maile a lot of the big wigs of abc disney today. .. See what happens with that.. I think they are afraid to answer, because they know I am right.. Or they simply don’t care…They better care abc because they will have a riot on their hands if they don’t keep GH on ABC….The saying goes: THREE STRIKES AND YOUR OUT!!!!!!!!! Do they really want this to happen????? I guees they don’t mind losing MILLIONS of VIEWERS…. They are soooooooo foolish & they are clueless… They are having(ABC) many blonde moments!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have alway’s liked Rick Springfield!!!!!!!!! Saw him years ago carngey hall in N. Y. I enjoyed it very much… I remember those pants with the zippers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Need I say more………………I will watch him on GH & also the OLTL crew!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still rooting for OLTL!!!!!!!!!!! Hope Agnes Nixon gets the rites back!!!!! And see OLTL on another channel…..Rick Springfield ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JESSE”S GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! Watching GH in Mid to late Feb…… Hope the writers from OLTL can turn GH in the right direction!!!!!!!!!

he looks weird

What do you mean he looks WEIRD!??????????????????? (Jan)

I love Rick Springfield. I cant wait 2 c him… I wish he would stay on GH PERMANENTLY

Another welcome return! February is looking to be a very interesting month with all of the new people on the canvas. I just hope they are not killing Robin off. With many of these returns it looks like…

“What do you think of Rick’s return to GH?”

A step in the RIGHT direction.

Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati are slowly (and hopefully surely) bringing General Hospital to its former glory. Good work guys!

LOVE IT! Bring back the glory days of GH!

I agree 100%…….

Wow Rick Springfield!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jesse’s Girl!!!!!!!! Will watch oh Gh with OLTL crew In Feb…

SO excited for Rick’s return! I want Noah to meet Emma, and I’m thrilled Patrick will have the support of his father around during such a difficult time. It’s only for two episodes (per RS’s twitter account) but I’m hoping he could squeeze in some time for Matt while he’s at it. Noah has been sorely missed and though he should have been invited back a long time ago, I’m super pumped for his return to GH.

On a side note, the last time Noah left he did NOT have a drinking problem. SOD also said that on their site and it’s WRONG. Last time (2008) we saw him, Matt was revealed to be his son and he and Anna were starting a tryst. We didn’t hear from him again until just recently when Matt got his journal and a phone call from him. Even at Scrubs’ wedding in Dec 2008 (and Nov 2008, for the first one) there was barely a mention of him. But it was NOT because of alcohol, as far as we know. Just thought I’d clear that up.

Agreed! Thanks for that

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! Great News for GH and their fans

i am so excited that rick is coming back – i hope they bring back jackie zeman as well…………….

Absolutely thrilled!!! I love, love, love Rick Springfield. Wish he would stay longer or recur more often! I wish everyone would be more positive about gh staying on the air. It has not been cancelled yet so keep hope alive! Bringing back beloved characters both from the past and from oltl is a step in the right direction!

I cant wait to see the new and improved port charles,Its been a while since I felt so excited about general hospital,cant wait to see noah again.when does ron and franks work start? should be soon.

Frank’s work started to air this past Monday. Ron’s work will air later this month.

I know that Days reboot was largely a failure. But I’m hopeful that GH’s reboot will be more successful.

I thought I saw his name ,I pretty much have to be right in front of the tv to catch the names,kassie depava said she is leaving for california and will start taping and she starts being on around the 27th,I am looking forward to seeing her and all the rest of the old cast of general hospital coming home.

A W E S O M E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited that Rick Springfield is coming back! I think with the return of Rodgers and samms, the cast on GH will learn something… like acting! I just Hope that the writers find some normal excitement! Yeah DRAKE !!!!

I loved GH in the 80’s because of Rick, I loved when he came back several years ago. I wish he could just stay. Please make him stay this time. I would love to see him all the time !!!!!!

I love that Rick Springfield is back on GH as Noah Drake. I hope he stays for awhile if not FOREVER! Even if he’s only on once in awhile,it would be better than not having him on at all. Patrick needs him now.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Who Will Turn Out to Be Adam’s Father?

For weeks, General Hospital has been playing up the anxiousness, anxiety, pressures of a college student named Adam as played by Joshua Benard (the son of Maurice Benard) on the ABC daytime drama series.

Adam and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) have become friends, and along the way she seems to be attempting to put together the pieces of what is going on with this young man. In story, what we have learned as it seems that he is receiving unbelievable pressure from his mom and dad, to ensure he has the best grades in order to become a doctor.

On Wednesday’s episode, after receiving a 97 on his test in a do-over, he called his father.  We don’t hear the voice on the other line, only Adam’s.  Apparently, the father was not happy that Adam has to do a make up test, even though he received a high score.

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So, where is this all leading? Is Adam suffering from bipolar disorder or mental illness? Is he talking to anyone on the phone? Or, is he the son of a current character on the canvas, or a new or incoming villain?

Much speculation has been made that Adam might turn out to be the bio-son of Mr, Brennan (Charles Mesure), presumed to be the nefarious ‘Pikeman’. However, Adam had said that his parents were both doctors. Others are assuming he could turn out to be another child of Sonny Corinthos, but Sonny doesn’t know it, and he was raised by some over-achieving well-to-do parents.

Looks like next week, Josslyn and Trina (Tabyana Ali) may be on the case to try to figure out what is really going on with the guy.

So the questions become … do you think this will turn out to be just a random story featuring Joshua Benard? Do you think Adam till be tied-in more to the Port Charles canvas?  Is Joss spending too much time with Adam and and not enough time with Dex (Evan Hofer)?

In addition, Joshua just turned 19-years-old this week on December 5th.  Shout out to another year around the sun.

Share your theories on Adam. what you think is going on with him, and who could be his father, via the comment section. Now below, check out the scenes between Adam and Joss from Wednesday’s GH.

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Kimberly McCullough Shares Remembrance of the Late TV Legend Norman Lear on the Set of ‘One Day At a Time’

Television legend, Norman Lear passed away on Wednesday at the age of 101 years old. The comedy genius who created, wrote and produced some of the greatest sitcoms of all time died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Lear’s body of work included: All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, Sanford & Son, plus the soapy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin) has been working as a director in the television industry for years now and upon learning the news of Lear’s passing, shared a very touching moment via her Instagram that stayed with her through her directorial career. McCullough had been a director on the reboot of One Day at a Time that featured EGOT winner, Rita Moreno.

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McCullough expressed: “My hat goes off to your, sir Norman. What a wonderful life you lived. In my very first directing job, only 6 weeks after having a baby, I was feeling fragile and not quite ready to get back to work. On the set of One Day At A Time, you squeezed my chin and said ‘Look at you! A baby directing our show.’ It wasn’t condescending at all. In fact you seemed thrilled by how far we’d come in the industry, giving young women a seat at the table. I replied, ‘I’m not a baby. I just had a baby.”‘

McCullough added: “You gave me nod of approval saying, ‘Even better. You let me know if you need anything.’ That meant the world to me. Thank you for your service of the television industry, of our country and being a stand up human. #ripnormanlear”

In a previous post pictured with Norman Lear, Kimberly shared: “Thank you changing the world with your storytelling. Honored to say I’ve been able to work with you. One time I heard you say “but where is the HEART of the story?” I have a feeling you’ve asked that question a lot…”

The Lear family also put out this statement on the death of the iconic TV genius: “Thank you for the moving outpouring of love and support in honor of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather,” the Lear family said in a statement. “Norman lived a life of creativity, tenacity, and empathy. He deeply loved our country and spent a lifetime helping to preserve its founding ideals of justice and equality for all. Knowing and loving him has been the greatest of gifts. We ask for your understanding as we mourn privately in celebration of this remarkable human being.”

Tonight, across all network television, an in memoriam card will air at 8PM ET/PT to pay tribute to Lear and acknowledging his influence in the medium.

Share your thoughts on Kimberly’s touching tribute to Norman Lear and the passing of the TV legend via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What are Your First Impressions of Charles Mesure as ‘Mr. Brennan’?

There’s a new villain in town and things are about to get turned upside down for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) as General Hospital circles back around to the looming mysterious ‘Pikeman’ story and who was the target of the shooting at the Metro Court that put Curtis in a wheelchair.

Last Friday, and into yesterday’s Tuesday, December 5th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, viewers were introduced to “Mr. Brennan” who has to turn out to be the dastardly “Pikeman.”

If his portrayer looks familiar, actor Charles Mesure has appeared in numerous television series and film roles including: Once Upon a Time, CastleThe MentalistDesperate HousewivesBones and more. Mesure is also British-born, but moved to Australia when he was younger, accounting for the fabulous accent “Mr Brennan” has on GH.


In story on GH, as Sonny was telling “Mr. Brennan’s” minion, Hume that he would no longer run Pikeman’s shipments through his territory, the guy showed up at Kelly’s Diner with an ominous message for Carly (Laura Wright), although she doesn’t know it.

On Tuesday, in his room at the Metro Court, Brennan is upset that Sonny won’t work with him and tells Hume he plans to stay in Port Charles to make sure the shipments to Canada are ready to go. We also learn that apparently the head of the WSB has taken a leave of absence. Brennan reveals that being the director has its benefits. He then says he got rid of Frisco and he can work remotely and now things are falling into place.

Hume asks Brennan who the intended target is in all of this, and he says both Sonny and Anna. “Brennan’s” goal is to force Sonny’s hand to continue the shipments and more. Meanwhile, Curtis on the case as to who is behind his shooting and more.

So, what has been your impressions thus far of GH’s newest baddie as played by Charles Mesure? Let us know in the comment section below.

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