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BREAKING NEWS: Steve Burton Quits General Hospital!

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Photo Credit: MF Soaps Inc.

There has been much talk, rumors, and reports over the last several weeks that General Hospital star, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) was on his way out off the lone ABC daytime soap, and today Burton officially confirmed it through an exclusive interview with TV Guide.

After 21 years, the fan favorite says it’s time to move on, reveals he has a project in the works with James Franco and Jill Farren Phelps, and discusses if  he would consider a return to GH, or even head to Y&R under his friend Phelp’s regime!

Burton also reveals his last GH tape date is set for September 25th, but he told producers he could stay a few weeks longer to wrap up story which could keep him on air through October or possibly into November.  Here below are a few excerpts from Burton on his departure!

Steve on the decision to leave GH: “I’ve been through 21 years of ups and downs with GH — regime changes, cast and crew changes, budget cuts, shakeups of one kind or another, and it’s been nothing but a huge positive in my life and for my family. I have no complaints, no negative feelings at all. But it’s time to go. I’m going to take some time off and do nothing but relax, just enjoy life a little bit with my wife and kids. I’ve bought a home in Tennessee, way out in the country outside Nashville. [Laughs] Probably too far out in the country! I’ve been talking about leaving GH and moving there for the last seven years. The timing was never right and then the economy crashed and I couldn’t sell my house in California. I went there many years ago when I did the movie The Last Castle and loved it. Tennessee reminded me of growing up in Ohio. The people are nice, it’s family oriented and, now that my kids are 6 and almost 9, I want to get them planted. My contract was coming up at GH so we put the house up for sale again and it went in, like, eight weeks. That opened the door for me to leave GH.”

Steve on how Jason’s exit and his  own departure will leave a huge gap in GH in terms of storytelling:  “Obviously, they want me to stay and I know the timing’s not the best in terms of story, but the timing for me, personally, is perfect. That doesn’t mean this is easy. It’s so comfortable for me at GH. This show has been my life, my family. I grew up there! I tried to sit down and write a statement to the fans to say how I feel and how much I appreciate them because they have been absolutely amazing and so incredibly loyal. I’m on Twitter a lot and have gotten to know a lot them. I’m going to miss doing the personal appearances and seeing so many of the same people again and again over the years. So I tried to write something and it was really, really tough. I couldn’t get through it.”

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Steve on his project with Jill Farren Phelps and James Franco:   “It’s looking great. Jill went off and did that telenovela Hollywood Heights [at Nickelodeon] and James did a day’s work there. Suddenly he decides he wants to make one of his own novellas through his production company and we’re like, “Huh?” So the three of us collaborated on an idea and came up with a really good one. Jill will EP it, I’ll produce and star in it and so will James. We’ll be able to get a lot of great cameos and guest stars because of James’ connections. It’ll be a fun show to do.”

Steve on if he would consider doing a role on Y&R now that Phelps is there:  “Listen, Jill is one of my dearest friends. [Laughs] I’m never going to say never because , as soon as I do, I’ll be popping up over there! Here’s the thing: As cool as it was to know I had a nice, cushy place to go every day with GH, I think it’s going to be just as cool to not have a nice, cushy place to go every day. I like not knowing what’s next for a change. I’m jumping off a cliff in a total leap of faith.”

Soapers, this is a hard one for many of us.  Steve Burton will sorely be missed and is one of the best guys in the business. How do you feel about the news?  How do you think Jason should be “written-out”? What do you think about what seems to be a mass exodus from the soaps by many of the power players of late?   Weigh-in!

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kay/kay
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kay/kay

I know the area where he is moving lovely country and a great place to raise a family he has been talking about this even when Phelps was at GH! Good Luck Steve Burton always respect people who put family first!!!

Danielle
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Danielle

I agree, as much as I find it sad that the boy, now man who I grew up with is leaving, it saddens me selfishly. He reason has made me love him even more! All the best to you and you wife and children.
Danielle Marois
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Tali
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Tali

Hate that he is leaving! Hope he & Sam ride off into the sunset with their baby and just as everything is Great – Jason has a motorcycle wreck and ????? This is not good news for my Jolie story. Widh him all the luck and success in the world. TN is a beautiful state and I like to visit it myself so I know where he is coming from. Hope to see him on the screen soon!

Jo
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Jo

Devastated! I love Steve/Jason. He is one of my favorite characters on the show. He will be missed everyday I watch GH after he leaves. BUT, since I love Steve sooo much, I wish him nothing but the best of luck what ever he does.

Debi
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Debi

HEARTBROKEN!

Jason/Sam
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Jason/Sam

I cant believe the news…

But I don’t want Sam with McBain….

They must find there child…!!!

that ‘s a must!

and those hack writers must write

a good storyline for Jason and Sam to find their

child…..

Steve Burton is a sexy man!!!!! No Doubt about it!!!

I wish all good things in the future!!!

Jason and Sam was the elite couple on GH!!!

I will treasure there memories!!!!

I wish Steve and Kelly could leave together!!!

Steve will be sorely miss!!!

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

Only one word to express how I feel–SICK. I do wish Steve Burton the best of everthing in his endeavors for the future but he will be sorely missed at GH. Good luck sweet Jason with the Stone Cold look.

Jo Jo
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Jo Jo

I wont watch General Hospital after Steve leaves, unless they bring hus look alike cousin to play his part and put him and Sam back together

Melissa
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Melissa

Wow!! So sad!! He’s my all time favorite!
Was really hoping for a happy ending for
him and Sam:( Lucky enough to have
Met him what a great guy.Really hate
to see him go:( Bad for GH!
Good luck Steve! You will really be missed.

Beth Sims
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Beth Sims

So sad!!I wish him the best of luck!!He didn’t deserve to be treated the way he has the last 10 months

Karen
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Karen

I wish Steve the best of luck but it’s time for him to go. You can tell his heart is not in his work. Hasn’t been for awhile. GH will survive.

MCBAMJASAM
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MCBAMJASAM

I’m gonna miss Steve Burton and Jasam….

there will never be another couple then JASAM

So many wonderful scenes to recall….

How are they gonna wrap up the storyline for Baby Jason..

Icant hardly wait…

This is a sad day for Jasammers

Steve Burton is the most increible sexy man on soaps.
He will be miss

Sarah
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Sarah

SB is irreplaceable. As fans, the writers have cheated us royally, by destroying the JaSam pairing we all loved and rooted for. They can give us our “reunion”, (which was a travesty as a breakup), and let them end up together, somehow, and best of all with their baby. Nothing else will suffice. On the other hand, with these writers, one can only imagine what sort of horror they will come up with. There is nothing that will ever replace the chemisty and talent that SB and Kelly Monaco gave us. They deserved better for all their work and effort… Read more »

Kathy Wright
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Kathy Wright

I think Steve Burton probably told the producers and writers awhile ago that he didn’t want to renew his contract and wanted to move to new things. THAT IS PROBABLY WHY THEY DECIDED TO BREAK SAM AND JASON UP. Not the other way around. Steve made it clear in his interview that leaving was his choice. AND why should Kelly leave a job she loves just because Steve decided to leave. That should be up to Kelly not the fans. As in real life there is changes that come and we just have to deal with them as best as… Read more »

Sarah
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Sarah

You of course are entitled to your opinion. But I do not believe, for one moment, that negotiations could not have yielded a different outcome. That said, SB does have every right, and should make the decisions best for himself and his family, and we wish him all the best. As for KM, look again. We said SELFISHLY we wish she would leave. We know she wants to work, and will most likely stay on. We still fault RC and FV, and won’t back away on that. Our opinion, and we stand by it. Writing (literally) was on the wall… Read more »

Lynn A
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Lynn A

I have never liked Jason and Sam pairing, to me they are as boring as any happy couple on a soap. I do however love her pairing with McBain, now there is chemistry for you! Very sad Steve is leaving, he is one of my favorites on the show but the show must go on!

Jamie
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Jamie

Agreed, Kathy…..and as for OLTL, Soaps bring in new characters all the time, so why not bring on characters that already have a fan base and hopefully help boost the ratings of our beloved show so it stays on the air! Isn’t that what we all want?I hate when people bad mouth OLTL, when they are in fact, helping GH in this struggling medium of soap operas to stay afloat. I have watched GH for 20 years and started watching OLTL about 4 years ago and I think that the characters are a fantastic addition! I have always loved the… Read more »

Teresa
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Teresa

Wow, Sarah, I completely disagree with you. Steve has been talking for a long time about wanting to leave and put his family first. This should not come as a surprise to anyone. While I absolutely hate to see him go, I’m glad he’s leaving on his terms. RC and FV could have given him the moon and it would not have changed what Steve wanted to do. This was HIS choice and noone should be blamed for it. All we can do is be happy for him and move on. Kelly Monaco is a wonderful actress and she will… Read more »

Teresa
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Teresa

I agree, Jamie, the OLTL characters add so much to GH and they are all being intigrated very well. Sam and John have great chemistry as they had before. Carly and Todd (as much as I can’t stand him) have great chemistry and are super actors. The show is so much richer and more diversified now and I’m totally loving it.

angela
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angela

Jamie you are of a select few who have that opinion on here. I have been saying this since January when Cartini took over at GH. GH is still GH even though there are 3 characters from OLTL there. I mean just recently Ian Buchanan and Sarah Brown were on Days. Does that mean Days became GH? If OLTL went off the air and they hired the same 3 actors but in different roles nobody would say a word. By doing this they added 3 huge names to the cast. Michael Easton went to OLTL from Port Charles so in… Read more »

Jamie
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Jamie

@ Teresa Lol….I know Todd is is so self serving and frustrating most of the time, but you have to admit he’s hilarious!! I haven’t laughed out loud at GH, consistently, since the 90’s when they had Lucy Coe and the Quartermaines burning up the screen. His cell phone ring for Heather Webber literallly makes me LOL every time!! He does comedy SO well. @ Angela, I know what you mean, it’s so frustrating to read all the comments about how GH is turning into OLTL and they are all going to stop watching. Um, theres 3 characters on there… Read more »

Nan
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Nan

I have watched GH for over 30 years and OLTL almost as long. in all those years I stopped watching GH once for almost a year, because Leslie Webber died ..It took me a year to get over that I was so mad..I hated when OLTL went off the air, all of these people were a part of my every day life..I personally am happy that they brought a few to GH.. I loveJason and Sam they are great together..I hate to see Steve Burton leave, I hope that his exit will be open so that the option will be… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

Sorry Sarah I am going to have to disagree with you too. I have (as I am sure you have to) read and seen many interviews from several veteran GH actors who totally disagree with you too. It looked to me, as the trashing of the new regime got worse, the more supportive of them the actors got. I translated this to believe the actors were happy with where the show was going. I know that Laura Wright in particular has been very verbally supportive of the OLTL actors who have come to GH. She and Maurice Bernard have gone… Read more »

Rod
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Rod

This is so horrifying!! I wIsh him the best!! It’s just awful news cause he really is an amazing man & talented actor!!! I’m shaking and teary eyed GOOD LUCK Steve & don’t be a stranger to your fans!!
I got all teared up reading this message to. Thanks Michael go always being on top of everything!!

rebecca
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rebecca

with each beloved soap character we lose it’s like losing the soap piece by piece. the allure/addiction to a soap is the “people” we’ve come to love. when they’re missing, it’s like losing someone in “real” life. and no, I don’t mean that literally…the loss in no way compares… EXCEPT…for that moment/hour in time you look forward to entering that fantasy world and believing…

so, yeah, I’m very disappointed. he’s one of my favorite characters on the show and I’ve become quite attached to Jason…

with that said, totally understandable and I wish him the best in his new hometown/future endeavors.

Patrick
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Patrick

Rebecca…

emotional… heartwrenching.

so well said…

“…it’s like losing the soap piece by piece.”

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Looks like we’re going to have to endure McBam now, all hope is gone for a Jasam and Jolie reunion. This is not going to be good for GH’s ratings.

Tali
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Tali

I absolutely can not watch McBam!

Lynn
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Lynn

I was hanging around waiting to see if the Mcbam crap is going some where or not looks like I wont have to DVR Gh any longer! This is crap breaking of two long term almost soap historic couples for this Mcbam crap….The way the writers treated OLTL Jolie fans has me tooned out too. They could have broke them up in a better way…than cheating and a restraining order something neither would have done on OLTL. I understand SB wanting to leave can they at least give the Jasam fans the last couple of months? knowing RC/FV and what… Read more »

ShannonB
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ShannonB

I was a fan of Kelly & Michael when they did Port Charles together, and think they have great chemistry together. But, I also understand that it’s hard to get behind a couple that many people don’t have a connection with. Give it time 🙂

Teresa
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Teresa

I don’t understand how people can say they LOVE GH and then turn around and say they’re going to stop watching because their favorite couple are no longer together. The bottom line is, if you want GH to stick around you have to support it. I could understand if the writing or taping was really crappy but that’s the farthest thing from the truth here. GH has not been this good since back in the early 80’s when it was No 1. I think people just need to go with the flow and enjoy the wonderful storytelling.

Tali
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Tali

No Thank you!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

At best I will become indifferent to them .. McBain HAS a soulmate and true love, Natalie, AND a son, Liam, and as long as they in Llanview and McBain is NOT, I will hate McBain and be disappointed in how he has treated his family. If GH wanted Jolie fans to root for McBam, they should have brought ME on as Caleb or some other character.

Jules
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Jules

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!

Oh happy, happy day!!!! You finally came!!

All the best to Steve and his family!

And THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

LisaZee
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LisaZee

I know I’m in the minority, but have not liked Jason ever since the accident that changed him into someone else (a hit man). Never thought I’d see this day but since Steve has made this decision and is happy, so am I. It will be good for the show, shake things up. Sonny might have to back his up his big mouth and actually shoot someone himself. lol

boes
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boes

I wouldn’t be sure that you are in the minority anymore. Maybe a while back, but these days there are at least as many people who are bored or disgusted by the character and the whole mob thing as there are fans of it – and him. GH lost a great deal of viewers when it became – and stayed – the Sonny and Jason Hour. Also, his performances have been lackluster and one-dimensional for a long time. I hope they either recast and redeem this character or bring back AJ. And Steve Burton has some rebuilding of his own… Read more »

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

Good to know I’m not the only one who did not care for Jason after the accident.

caroldee
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caroldee

OMG what sad news..understand he needs time with his kids.Maybe he should have been taking those longggg vacations that Tony Geary would take.. Anyway replacing him with another actor is totally crazy so..why not slide him out with SAM and have SHAWN Butler take over his duties.. He looks and acts the part already. MAYBE they could replace him with a wonderful new TED KING from OLTL..he was good. It will be sad seeing him go, almost as bad as watching Alan Q die. SAd sad news…

Christy
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Christy

Ted King was on GH before OLTL, played twins… it would be odd to replace Steve for Ted, and the twins he played died onscreen

ethel
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ethel

sarah brown played carly & then came back & played claudia zaccara ………that was odd but it happened so anything is possible on a soap.

Ces
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Ces

Good luck to Steve Burton! 21 years is a long time and TN sounds quite nice. If Kelly is sticking around then I hope this means Sam & McBain can move forward!! Lots of chemistry there 🙂

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This is sad disappointing news for GH fans. I really enjoyed Steve Burton and Jason Morgan for a long time. Good luck, Burtons! Life is about change and moving in new directions, not unlike classic daytime drama.

Kathy Wright
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Kathy Wright

As sorry as I am to see Steve go, he deserves to have time with his family and to do other projects just like all of Us would want to do. I wishes him all the best, hopefully GH won’t have his character be killed so he may visit GH some day in the future.

Torrey
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Torrey

Good Luck to you Steve…..everyone has the right to change it up for themselves, and do what’s going to make them the happiest. I’m getting ready to make a move myself, and throw myself into a direction that I have been dreaming and talking about forever, so I understand how he feels. Sad to see him go, but I wish him and his family the best. I’ve heard they have some great BBQ out in Tennessee…LOL

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Sounds like he’s making the decisions for all the right reasons. He’ll be missed, but we’ve been lucky to have him around as long as we have. How many of us have been at our jobs for 21 years?

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

I hope Steve gets back into movies. He deserves to make the change with his family and move on to new adventures.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I was very surprised to hear the news that Steve Burton is leaving GH. Guess those rumors never reached me or my Twitter. LOL. Gonna be weird without Jason on GH.
Just hope they leave his exit storyline open ended so he can come back if he wishes.
Hate that Jason & Sam and Baby Morgan won’t get to be a happy family! 🙁
Good luck to Steve and his real life family in Tennessee.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

One thing I would like to add is at least give us a goodbye scene with Monica & Edward please!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I agree!

rose
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rose

Are they leaving? I hope not and I wish they would write more scenes with them.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

No Rose but they are not being used at all so I was hoping they might bring them on for proper scenes.

heidi
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heidi

He is my fave and I am so sad to have him leaving GH!!! However he is one of the best guys all around and I wish him the best and if this is what he wants… I wish only good things for him. FV and RC please don’t kill him off so if he ever wants to come back for however long we can get him back! Good luck Steve… and be happy!

CAS
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CAS

Whatever will Spinelli do without his friend and mentor. Good luck Steve!!

Sue
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Sue

Wow! Steve is such a big part of GH. GH without Sonny/Jason team. 🙁 Interesting he wants to take his young family and leave the state. Big lifestyle change. He seems to have planned this out for a long time and if everything came in place for him -great.

Good luck Steve Burton and family on your new adventure. But I will miss seeing him on GH.

Jeff
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Jeff

Sad news but life goes on. I for one have no issue with Sam and John. Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton have great chemistry, that was evident from the first scene they did together.

Theresa
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Theresa

Best to you and your family Steve…enjoy what lifes journey comes your way next. Sorry but I will not watch anything your in with Franco..ick!

Christine
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Christine

I am not going to be selfish like some of my fellow fans and complain that he is ruining the pairing of Jason and Sam. Boo Hoo! It’s REAL life, people. Get over it. The rest is scripted. All I am going to say is BEST OF LUCK to Steve and his family. It is so nice (and so rare) to see someone put FAMILY first! I applaud him for that. Some of you fans may be too young to understand what it is like to have young kids and want to get out of the rat race that IS… Read more »

Teresa
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Teresa

I totally agree with you Christine. Some people need to grow up. Steve is wonderful but he’s not ruining GH by leaving. Mourn the departure and get over it. Steve would not want his fans to leave GH just because he is.

ShannonB
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ShannonB

I pretty much agree with the comments; Steve will be missed so much on GH but he defintely needs to do what’s right for him personaly (and his family). Soaps are notoriously famous for bringing characters back that we were all sure we’d never see again (can anyone say Duke Lavery?). So, I will miss him a lot, wish him & fam nothing but good and will look forward to seeing him in new (and old) projects!

Krys
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Krys

I think it is great that he is pursuing other things and sticking by his family values… and I am not closed to a recast… wasn’t Sean Kanan (the original AJ) left go from Y&R recently? That wouldn’t be a bad replacement, they have similar features and most people remember Billy Warlock in the AJ role more than Sean anyway…

Liz
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Liz

Thats because Sean and Steve are related.

But I will definately miss Steve/Jason on GH.
Good luck to you and your family.

Krys
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Krys

they are related by marriage, not blood… so they don’t share and DNA that would make them look alike… but I still think it would be a good tradeoff….

Christine
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Christine

Liz and Krys, I always forget that! It’s funny how they have the same mannerisms.

Christine
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Christine

I was thinking the same thing, Krys. After Sean Kanan’s latest stint on Y&R, I saw how much of the strong and silent type he was. He could do the job … should that be the route they take. I think they should just have Jason turn State’s evidence against someone and send him into witness protection or have him go and travel the world again. Just my two cents. 🙂

Krys
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Krys

I like the witness protection idea – gives him an in to come back or if they do the world traveler thing he could make guest appearances like he did in 2000… They need to do something to keep the Q’s alive… maybe Jerry and Duke have Emily and Alan hiding out somewhere too??? They could always say that Emily was programmed to think she was a twin named Rebecca??

Christine
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Christine

I know. Killing of Emily and Alan was a horrible thing to do. Hopefully they will fix this. 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

OMG. just saw this… have to process.

scanned down the posts…. someone said… his heart was not in it…

I agree to a certain extent…..

had the writing been better….. I don’t know….

thankfully.. we have this site to commiserate the state of our genre.

Kevin
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Kevin

His brain hasn’t been in it for about 12 years. He is just phoning it in. He hated that Michael Easton has come aboard.

Jane
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Jane

I’m thrilled Steve is finally doing what he wanted to do for his family. Moving to TN is what he has been wanting to do. To settle his family there. I wish he and his family many blessings on their futures.

Karen
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Karen

Okay so we received some very sad news today-Steve Burton has decided to leave GH. GH can and will survive. Steve would be the first one to ask his fans to continue to watch GH and stay a loyal fan. I for one will miss Steve very much but I will never turn my back on GH. The show must go on

Teresa
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Teresa

Very well said. Thank you.

Jeanna
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Jeanna

Steve will be greatly missed and I wish him the very best of luck,love and happiness to him and his wife and kids! Family is the most important thing in life! Steve and Maurice are the stars of GH he will be truely missed and I grew up watching GH I just hope their ratings don’t go down with his departure! Best of luck and put your Facebook page back up so we can all see how you are doing!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I was hoping for a JaSam & baby HEA. I hope they don’t kill him off in case he wants to come back someday. I really can’t imagine a recast of Jason at this point.

I am not a McBam fan, but could see a Jolie v. McBam triangle.

Wishing Steve Burton and his family all the best. His fans will miss him, but it sounds like he has some great things in the works.

Linda
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Linda

Such sad news for us fans but am happy for Steve. I just hope FV and RC don’t kill Jason. Monica has lost too many family members. Let’s hope Jason just leaves Port Charles and eventually returns.

TMJ
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TMJ

I would treat Jason Morgan and Bo Brady the same way. Both should be shot and left in a coma in a hospital somewhere. Neither character can be recast. This way their absences are plausible, and the story can be picked up from that point if the actors return someday.

Both actors have chosen to leave to spend more time with their young children. Who can fault either one for that? I suspect that both actors are also bored by their repetitive storylines. Who could fault them for that either?

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Well good for him. 21 years is a damn good run.

It would be cool for him to confront as many “ghosts” as possible. Alan, etc…. Bring them all back for the 50th!

Scott
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Scott

I’m honestly not upset by this at all. Jason has been on a downward spiral. Wish they would’ve done him off when they was the hope of Jason Quartermaine coming back.

Christy
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Christy

Wow! Well he and Jason willl be sorely missed ! I wish him all the luck in the world! Great he was able to sell his house so fast — that’s good news for real estate watchers.

I did cringe when he said ‘James Franco’ think the rest of us got sick of JF on GH to want to avoid him for a while! ha!

I do hope that Jason will be on GH long enough to find the truth about Robin – maybe see her, talk to her, save her??

hope he isn’t killed off either

Elhu
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Elhu

I agree with Christy and most all who posted, that Jason/Steve Burton will be sorely missed, but I wish he and his family the best, and I look forward to his future endeavors. While it would be nice to see Jason find out the truth about Robin, I find it much more important that he find out that he is the father of Sam’s baby, and that the baby is alive and well. I am sure TPTB will wrap that storyline up prior to his leaving, but I so wanted to see Sam and Jason living as happily ever after… Read more »

Elhu
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Elhu

I will also miss the Jason/Michael storyline.

andrea
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andrea

he will be missed but now maybe they will sign Ingo to contract.Jax makes Carly more likable and Liz can hook up with Patrick til Robin comes back.GH needs to get away from the mob violence thats why McBain is such a good fit.What happens to Spinelli now

mike
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mike

Not the best actor in daytime, but not bad to look at. Time for him and Maurice to go and give GH a new focus.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Talented as I think Steve Burton is, I have to say that I think this will eventually work to GH’s advantage. The show needs to move away from stories involving the mob–far, far, FAR away–and that will be very difficult to do as long as Jason and Sonny are major characters. With Burton gone, moving in that direction will at least be easier.

Rachel
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Rachel

I am really not surprised by the news. Just by reading his twitter you can tell he’d been wanting to go for awhile. Being with his family out of LA is probably best for him and his family. I will miss him on GH but I am sure any actor will want new material and do different things.

Shelley
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Shelley

All the best Steve, you are awesome. I will miss you on GH !!! I named my my puppy Morgan after your character! God Bless you and your family!!!

aria
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aria

this is so dissappointing, all those years wasted by the producers past and current who thought they had the luxury of him being there forever, now we will never see a full storyline with jason and Liz. hope they learn their lesson. this really sucks…

Jared
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Jared

Having moved to the west coast myself from the Midwest seven years ago, I totally applaud Steve’s decision and wish him the best. As far as GH goes, I sort of wish they could have “righted” the wrong (in my own humble opinion) of having him become a mobster hit man and returned him to the Jason I knew and loved back in the early to mid 90’s. They had a perfect opportunity to do this recently when he had his brain issues.

ben
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ben

He would make a GREAT Nicholas Newman!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I like the current Nick Newman just fine and I don’t think Josh Morrow is going anywhere.

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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