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CONFIRMED: Brandon Barash Making A Return To General Hospital!

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An ABC rep has confirmed to On-Air On-Soaps that Brandon Barash is returning to General Hospital in the role of Johnny Zacchara.  As to an airdate, “Mum’s the word” thus far from the network, although it is believed that Brandon will be back for a short story arc.

It would seem likely that since Johnny was sent off to Pentonville, and several Port Charles residents are seemingly headed for some time in the slammer for their crimes, the timing could be perfect for Johnny to mix it up with one, or a few of them, while in prison stripes.

There is also that continued rumor that Johnny’s appearance could be tied into to the “Fluke” storyline.  Barash previously played Johnny Zacchara from 2007 to 2012 in Port Charles.

So glad to get confirmation that Brandon’s bad boy Johnny Z. will be on-air in the near future?  Comment below!

 

 

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Andrew
Andrew

CAN’T WAIT!!!

mary
mary

yeah!!! Brandon is bringing sexy back

Queenie
Queenie

Let Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) stay on GH for good. I miss Johnny he is such a good character.

su0000
su0000

Luv johnny!!
The GH cast has gotten better, I did not think that possible..lol
GH’s cast is overwhelming the best
and now with Brandon back on screen WOW!!!

TNT DYNAMITE !!!

rachie
rachie

So glad to have him back I commented recently that the show could use him.

su0000
su0000

Great! I’m gonna really like this..but-
Brandon is only back for a short story arc … 🙁
………… I want to keep him !!!!

(some may end up in the slammer, but for a very short time..
GH needs the big players in stories not in jail/prison..
It will be fun to see them locked up if only for a fleeting moment..

( looking forward to seeing Johnny Z …

Lia
Lia

I am literally dancing in my seat. Omg! This awesome news!

tskyent
tskyent

Rock and Roll!! This is so great!!

aria
aria

yes, glad he’s coming back even if its for a short story arc, i bet he’ll interact with Sonny.

Nick D.
Nick D.

This is the BEST news in a long time (and there has been a lot of good news for GH so that is saying something).

Johnny has been SORELY MISSED. CAN’T WAIT to see him back on screen. Nobody fires up his scenes like Brandon Barash playing Johnny Zacchara!

SO EXCITING!

Patrick
Patrick

“… Nobody fires up his scenes like… ”

ditto!

Roxanne
Roxanne

Its about damn time!!!! Cannot wait for the festivities 🙂

Marisa
Marisa

Yes!!! Love Johnny. I also miss his crazy father or grandfather Anthony!!

Patrick
Patrick

they need to contract this guy

if he wants one

sigh! would he go back to Carly ?

Carly has had no role…. for what seems like eon
Johnny and Jax were the only two who had fire

if GH wants to resuscitate revive redeem Carly… this may be he only way to do it

Brandon Barash is a surefire HIT

vinman
vinman

Go Johnny Z!

JLH
JLH

I agree–Johnny’s a great character. An added plus: Brandon’s super hot!

Timmm
Timmm

Cannot wait for Johnny Z to antagonize Sonny boy in prison! Speaking of the Z’s. I heard maybe Anthony was Fluke? Good call but I was hoping Bruce Weitz would come back as Anthony’s twin. Love it when Anthony says LOO LOO’s name!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

LOVING the news! And a possible return for Anthony Z would be terrific…I loved his quirkiness! But I still think FLUKE is really the BALKAN as he acts just like him…. Tony G portrays this Fluke character with his bottom lip jetted out…..which is exactly what the Balkan character used to do…. I may be spelling his name wrong…I don’t know…. but Jerry worked for him as well!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Johnny is a great character and Brandon Barash is a fantastic actor. I’m really looking forward to seeing him again. I really hope this short term return can lead to a long term stay, maybe even a contract in the future again? Yes, GH has a lot of characters on it right now, but Johnny is sorely missed and would be a great (re)addition!

Reagan
Reagan

Love Brandon Barash and have been hoping that YR or Days would snatch him up. A short stay is better than nothing! (If they do it right, of course) Still think he would have made a great Billy on YR or as Teresa’s brother Andrew on Days.

Patrick
Patrick

that would be amazing… and still a possibility !

“…or as Teresa’s brother Andrew on Days. ”

Man!

The Donovan reign supreme in Salem…. with Gramma Caroline

Shane, Kimberly, Eve, Brandon Barash as nuAndrew, and Theresa

Christy
Christy

Sonny’s cell mate? oh, that could be a whole new soap! bwahahahahahaha

Helene
Helene

Love Johnny Z! Thrilled he’s coming back, wish he was on contract…we’ll see! You never know what may happen. Hope his character will be so good they will bring him back for good.

kaffen
kaffen

Johnny will great for Maxie or Rosliek

christa Lyon
christa Lyon

Johnny is better with Maxie they have history and comstrey together they both deserve the best and great so my vote is Johnny is great with Maxie

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Natasha Henstridge To Play Opposite GH’s Departing Vinessa Antoine in DIGGSTOWN

More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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