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Chris Van Etten Wraps Storyline and Exits General Hospital

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After beginning a potential new romance with Terry played by Cassandra James, actor and marine vet, Chris Van Etten (Chet Driscoll) has exited General Hospital.

According to a setside source in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Van Etten’s story had to be cut short.

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The reason for the abrupt ending was that Chris has moved his family away from California and to Illinois.

A recent Instagram post from Van Etten indicated the new start on life when he expressed: “Doesn’t look like much yet, but soon we’ll call it home. After being in California for over 12 years, that chapter is drawing to a close. Looking forward to being back with the family.”

Chris was first seen on the ABC daytime drama series back in 2017.

In story, Chet’s sister, Amy (Risa Dorken) meddled trying to keep Terry and her brother from a blossoming romance.  In doing so, Amy got Chet a job offer out of town, which last week Terry told him he will accept, even though Chet said he would turn it down.  No last airdate for Van Etten has been revealed, but we think, given the story, it will wrap up in short order.

Michael Fairman TV interviewed Chris for a two-part interview a few years ago, which you can see below, and as well as on The Michael Fairman Channel.

So, were you hoping for Terry and Chet to get a chance at love with one another? Sad to see Chris go? Perhaps, he will be back one day? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Rodd
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I’m sorry to see him leave and to see this wonderful story cut short. Here’s hoping he and his family have a wonderful life in IL!

In the meantime, I hope they eventually recast and get this story going again.

Steve
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Steve

It’s a really difficult role to cast. It’s not like there’s a whole lot of handsome double-amputee Army veterans acting in Hollywood. Chet is only connected to tertiary characters, so it may be best to bring in someone new for Terry.

Su000
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I asked myself’
Who would move from California to Illinois?
Chicago vs California, hhhhmmmm?
Whishing Chris happy windy below-zero blizzard fun days.
And the best of everything-

Violet Lemm
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SuOOO
I agree with you and hope Chris and his family a better life . I lived just across Lake Michigan in Indiana for 8 lousy years. From tornadoes to conditions you describe plus horrible ,unbearable summers. I have now been in So. Cal. for 56 wonderful years, weatherwise at least, a few earthquakes but nothing major in my area (knocking on wood) The mid-west is not for me.

Su000
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Hi violet–
I’m a fall/winter person..
Hot summer not for me..
I’d rather roll in a Blizard than miserably sweat in the heat.
Iraq did that to me, the heat/high temperatures were not pleasant.
But– I get the 4 seasons, so variety is always awesome.
aahh Violet- you must have an awesome tan 😉 lol

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO Hi Su. I do miss the change of seasons but Ca’s seems to run gradually one into the other, mostly sunshine, blu e sky’s, somethings always blooming, hence runny nose and eyes lately. We don’t get enough rain.I miss snow at Christmas but if someone wants to see it bad enough they can ride up to the mountains in a short while and get their fill. I avoid the sun as much as possible, but take Vit.D religisly. I hate intense heat as much as you do but want to thank you for suffering through it for all of… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

So… He really did get a job in Chicago?

Harlee
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Harlee

Why isn’t he still going to be a writer for GH? Many writers and head-writers wrote from the distance i.e. Bill Bell and Kay Alden. Was he let go not renewing his contract or fired? I must say I’m a CBSer of daytime dramas and have been trying to watch GH simply because of the CBS’s diva seems to land there and I know their work but it’s a little hard to follow all the stories because I feel they have to many stories on canvas at present. GH needs to pare down the cast a tiny bit.

brian
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brian

Same name… two different people. Honestly !!

you must have missed MF’s story that GH had an actor and head writer with the same name.

Harlee
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Harlee

Never watched GH until recently and seeing if I would like it. Always been a CBSer all my life and I’m 61.

brian
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Satan
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Satan

This wasn’t Chris Van Etten, the writer. But if he’s the one allowing Parasite Nina to eat the entire show, I wish he WOULD leave.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Different person my dear.

Soaphound
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Happy for Chris, sad for us. I loved his story with Terry. Finally a couple to root for, instead of Finn moving on from woman to woman with increasing dullness. Chase and Brook Lynn better pan out soon; he needs someone to appreciate him. Glad he’s through with Malicious Michael and Whackadoo Willow. Best wishes to handsome Chris and his family.

thad bosley
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thad bosley

“Finn moving on from woman to woman with increasing dullness”
I nearly spit out my Cheerios reading this! It’s so true!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Thad, who do you think will be the next gal to be anesthetized by Finn’s “charms”? While Elizabeth is gone, maybe he’ll cry on Nurse Amy’s shoulder!

whynot
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whynot

There’s one in every crowd: man didn’t really land on the moon; the vaccine is going to kill us all; the internet is spying on us; and a veteran with more balls than any of us decided to move his entire family halfway across the country because he didn’t want to work with a transgender person.

It would be funny if it weren’t so offensive and ignorant.

Lew S
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Lew S

Hmmmmmmmm?????

Sally from St Louis who loves the world
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Sally from St Louis who loves the world

What the hell? You brought the transgender issue out, along with an amputee, showing each COULD have had an issue the other, then you send Chet to freaking Chicago? You basically bailed on a golden opportunity to open minds! I’m really pissed off about his. Terri and Chet could have changed the way people look at transgender people and hell, also at amputees! Shame on GH/ABC for bailing on what could have been such a learning topic! I wanted to see their relationship blossom, and find out what each deals with in their lives. UGH, I can’t say enough about… Read more »

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Finn Carr is General Hospital’s New Rocco Falconeri

Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu’s son, Rocco is getting a new look! Enter young actor, Finn Carr, who will take over the role on-air beginning this week.

Carr is very familiar to TV fans who have watched Hot in Cleveland, Fuller House, Criminal Minds and more.  He has also appeared in streaming series for Netflix including Alexa & Katie, and most recently in an episode of Paramount+’s, I Carly.

Now that Rocco is a bit older (with Carr taking over the role), will he figure more into the story of Dante/Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) relationship, and the arrival of Dante’s buddy, Cody (Josh Kelly) on to the Port Charles scene?

The role of Rocco was first played by twins through 2017. Since then, Mason Tannous, O’Neill Monahan, and Brady Bauer have all played the part at one time or another.  In story, it was actually Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) who carried baby Rocco when she was implanted with Dante and Lulu’s stolen embryo.

Soap Opera Digest first reported this latest ‘Rocco’ casting switch in their latest issue on newsstands now.

So, please welcome Finn to the cast of GH in the comment section below!

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Interviews

Last Friday, the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were broadcast on CBS and streamed on Paramount+, but before the ceremonies many of your favorites from daytime including the stars from: Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless walked the red carpet and stopped to chat with the press in attendance.

Michael Fairman was on-hand reporting for Michael Fairman TV, and his You Tube channel, The Michael Fairman Channel  and now all of the video interviews can be viewed there.

From the nominees, to the presenters, cast members and executive producers and writers, daytime came together for the first time in-person since the Covid-19 pandemic changed all of our lives and halted live events for over 2 and a half years.

Check out these red carpet interviews and moments by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

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Kelly Monaco

Nancy Lee Grahn

Laura Wright

Cynthia Watros

Cameron Mathison

Dominic Zamprogna and Lisa LoCicero

Nicholas Alexander Chavez

Sydney Mikayla

William Lipton

Kelly Thiebaud

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Deidre Hall and Galen Gering

Greg Vaughan

Eric Martsolf

Ron Carlivati

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Kimberlin Brown

Lawrence Saint-Victor

Tanner Novlan

John and Laurette McCook

Naomi Matsuda

Matthew Atkinson

Cassandra Creech

The Young and the Restless

Mishael Morgan

Cait Fairbanks

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Alyvia Alyn Lind

So, who was your favorite person we chatted with on the red carpet at this year’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners Interviews: Reactions and Heartfelt Moments

Last Friday night at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Michael Fairman was in the Winner’s Walk and had the opportunity to get real time reactions and thoughts as the night’s big winners chatted for a few minutes following their Emmy victories.  All of the winners, as well as the red carpet interviews will be posted all through this week on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Talking with Michael, immediately following taking home the gold, were General Hospital winners including: Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series winner, Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault), Outstanding Drama Series winner (Executive Producer, Frank Valentini) and Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series winners, Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier.

Sharing in her historic Emmy-winning moment was The Young and the Restless’ Outstanding Lead Actress winner Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair), as well as Outstanding Lead Actor winner The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric Forrester).

Days of our Lives head scribe, Ron Carlivati and writer, Ryan Quan also talked with Fairman on their win for the Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series, as did talk show host, Tamron Hall, who took home gold for the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

While Kelly Clarkson was not present to pick up her awards, her series executive producers, Alex Duda and Kareen Gunning spoke on winning Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, while the cast and producers of The Price is Right stopped by to celebrate the game shows 50th anniversary milestone.

You can check out several of our 49th Annual Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.

Let us know what were your some of your favorite moments from our Emmy victory chats via the comment section.

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