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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 EW.com 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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Brian
Brian

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.

tim trozzo
tim trozzo

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

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

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

Susan M.
Susan M.

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 !!!!!!!!!

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

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!

susan m.
susan m.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

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!!!!!!!!!

Jan
Jan

he looks weird

Susan M.
Susan M.

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

Sadie
Sadie

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

heidi
heidi

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…

Jenna
Jenna

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

A step in the RIGHT direction.

Heather
Heather

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

Judy
Judy

LOVE IT! Bring back the glory days of GH!

Susan M.
Susan M.

I agree 100%…….

Susan M.
Susan M.

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

Jules
Jules

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.

Avelina
Avelina

Agreed! Thanks for that

Avelina
Avelina

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

ethel
ethel

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

Carol
Carol

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!

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Heather
Heather

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Gail Wharton
Gail Wharton

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

Donna Fradella
Donna Fradella

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 !!!!

SinDe
SinDe

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 !!!!!!

Amy
Amy

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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Ingo Rademacher Back To General Hospital As Jax

What a fun reveal by General Hospital and Ingo Rademacher!  And with that, look who’s coming home to Port Charles?  Hot on the heels of his stop over at The Bold and the Beautiful where he took over the role of Thorne Forrester, the GH fan favorite is back at his old stomping grounds.

In the video teaser, Jax and Carly’s (Laura Wright) last goodbye scene plays, which aired the last time Ingo was on GH, and then the camera pans to the back of a man’s head watching the TV

“Oh, come on!  Well, that can’t be the end. Cause it’s not,” says the guy.  In true soap opera fashion, the camera reveals it’s Rademacher who states: “I’m coming back to General Hospital and Jax’s legacy is going to continue in a big way. See you soon.”

So, will Jax be back in Carly’s arms or someone else’s? What will happen when Josslyn (Eden McCoy) reunites with her father?  Will Jax be involved in a major mystery? Share your thoughts on Ingo’s return to GH via the comment section below.  But first, check out the teaser video that contained this exciting cast addition announcement.

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Dominic Zamprogna Making A Return To General Hospital

After posting a photo from an empty dressing room, Dominic Zamprogna certainly had General Hospital fans interest piqued!  Turns out, Zamprogna is back shooting at the ABC daytime drama series for what it appears to be a short appearance and reprising his role as Dante Falconeri.

As fans know, Dominic departed GH in 2018, after 9 years in the role.  In the photo he posted on social media, Zamprogna is in one of GH’s temporary dressing rooms for the day.  His original dressing room was re-assigned to Josh Swickard (Chase), when Dom exited the show.

The last time viewers saw Dante was in the Sonny-centric episode; where Dante is the mobster and Sonny is by the book.

In current GH story, the character of Dante has been recently mentioned following his wife, Lulu (Emme Rylan) being stabbed by serial killer, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom).  Dante’s parents, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) also discussed his whereabouts. Dante had gone undercover on a major case after leaving Port Charles.

From all reports, it seems that Dominic is making a short return, but it will be more than just a one-day stint.  So, stay tuned.

So, will Dante return to Lulu’s side? Do you hope Dominic’s return means more down the line? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: GH’s Maurice Benard As John Gotti In Lifetime’s ‘Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter’

Fans and colleagues of Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) have been eagerly waiting to see the General Hospital star take on the role of famous mobster, John Gotti. Well, tonight (February 9th) is the night!  Make sure to watch the Daytime Emmy-winner in Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter on Lifetime at 8pmEST/7CST.

In the log lines for the movie. it relates: “Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world.  Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband.  Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down. . The film is based on Gotti’s book This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti.  Victoria Gotti will appear on camera narrating.

Benard spoke with ABC Soaps In Depth about taking on the role and wanting to get the performance just right, where he expressed: “That’s up to the audience to decide.  I played him like a real-life guy who’s loyal to his people and loves his family — and that’s kind of what the story is about. It’s through Victoria’s eyes and told with complete compassion.”

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As to how playing Gotti compared to his role as Port Charles’ loveable mobster, Sonny Corinthos, Maurice added: “When I was shooting the role, I didn’t really know how different it was from Sonny. But my last day, I wrapped at about 1 in the morning in Canada, flew back and went straight to work as Sonny. I remember shooting the scene and thinking, ‘Wow, Sonny’s in about second gear, Gotti’s in about fourth or fifth gear!’ It’s two different energies.”

Check out the promo for tonight’s Lifetime Movie starring Maurice as John Gotti below, and the let us know if you will be watching, and if you caught it, what you thought of Maurice’s performance, and the movie via the comment section below.

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