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DAYS Favorite Charles Shaughnessy Joins General Hospital

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General Hospital keeps adding more soap superstars to its cast.  Now comes word via Soap Opera Digest that none other than longtime Days of our Lives star, Charles Shaughnessy is joining the cast over in Port Charles.

Shaughnessy became uber-popular in the role of ISA agent Shane Donovan, and was one-half of a Salem supercouple of Shane and Kimberly(played by Patsy Pease).  He last appeared on the NBC soap opera in 2017.

Now, with the news of Shaughnessy joining General Hospital his role is being tight-lipped at the moment, although he will be on-air come September.

Primetime viewers, of course, know Charles from his roles on the hit sitcom The Nanny, as well as Saints & SinnersMad Men, Masters of Sex, The Magicians and more.

This will not be Shaughnessy’s first time on GH.  He played Holly Sutton’s cousin Alistair Durban back in 1984.

So, who do you think Charles will play when he appears on General Hospital? Share your theories below!

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Carrie
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Could he be reprising his role of Alistair Durban or did that character die? (I know nothing about that character or that storyline). Was the Alistair character on good terms with Robert? Maybe this is the writers reintroducing us to the “Holly is being held captive” story?

jbrenda
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jbrenda

That would make sense because Holly is locked away somewhere so they need to bring him back so Robert can finally get a story line.

Steve
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Steve

I’m at a loss on this one. SOD reported that he’ll be on contract!?!? Before anyone mentions it – despite being away for 40 years, Jeff Webber is not coming back with a British accent. Some fans speculated he’s a recast Robert Scorpio (due to TR’s valid comments about a miscast not-so-frozen character). TR isn’t on contract and the amount of fan backlash they’d get for a recast wouldn’t be worth it. A return of Allistair could happen, but that’s not a contract role. Who does that leave? Sasha’s never before mentioned father? A British mobster? Whom ever he’s playing,… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Maybe, he will be included in Holly’s return as her captor. The scene of Holly kidnapped and shown last fall does need addressing… perhaps, Holly will be seen one year later, and maybe Charles will be apart of that story. Welcome Charles!!!
Wish he was returning to Days, however, with Patsy and Jen. But it’s cool that he’s coming to GH, too. Did GH get a bigger budget for these all-star soap favorites joining GH, including Cameron Mattison and is Rebecca Budig(?) returning too?

Satan
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Satan

Haven’t heard any updates on Emma Samms’ health recently. If she’s healthy though, maybe they’re finally going to address the question of where Holly has been all this time since we saw the 5 second cell phone clip of her being held prisoner just after her “funeral”. If they brought back Holly’s cousin Alistair for that storyline, that would make sense. Robert seems to have mysteriously disappeared from Port Charles lately, so perhaps he’s been following up on some “leads” about Holly’s whereabouts, and might want to talk to any of her known relatives and or associates. Might have dropped… Read more »

Gina
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Gina

Wow GH got Charles, he signed a contract. That was reported on line.

Ethan
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Ethan

Wow this is terrific news, Charles is a wonderful actor. Loved him on Days as Shane Donovan and he was dashing in the sitcom The Nanny. Frank Valentini listen call Fran Drescher and give her a role on GH. She would be a hoot. Love her so much.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Now, here’s the man for Anna!

Carrie
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Carrie

Yes, He and Anna would look great together. 🙂

The other lis
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The other lis

This is about streaming. They are seeing something in the data that is showing that soaps are a profit generator and they are investing in soaps again. It’s good news for soaps and the genre. I just wish CBS could convince Proctor And Gamble to do a Last Blast Type series on GL and As the World Turns.

Satan
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Satan

If ABC gave a damn about streaming, they would drop their idiotic policy of withholding episodes from streaming for 8 days after the airdate unless you’re the financial slave of one of the major corporate cable oligopolies. With a weekly series (i.e. Gray’s Anatomy) this is a mere inconvenience where you could merely start watching your season a week after everybody else and just avoid spoiler discussions if you didn’t want to know what everybody else had already seen. But with a daily show like GH, this is impossible. By the time you see an epsiode, you’re already 8 episodes… Read more »

su000
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su000

use a VPN and watch via Canada, every day..I use a VPN, easy.

Satan
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Satan

I actually used to do that on occasion. Watched the epsisodes on CityTV’s website in Canada. For whatever reason, the VPN I used for that is no longer working.

VPN’s get kinda tricky down here in Hell.

su000
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su000

try other VPN’s..
I have 2 VPn’S
both are free
and work great.
Do you use chrome? or?

I watch my 2 soaps via Canada.
No problem.

Paula
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Paula

I hope Charles S. isn’t going to be the head of the Navaro family.Super hoping Vincent Irizarry will get to be that character and join GH!

Satan
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Satan

Not sure who the “Navaro” family is, but if you meant the “Novak” family, we have already seen the head of that organization a few times before. Most recently at the “Five Families” mob summit, where he sided with Carly over Cyrus the Virus, and persuaded his fellow “dons” to do the same.

Mr. Novak is probably not happy with the actions of his bratty little nephew Joey, and might fit him with cement sneakers before Jason takes him out.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

I am really worried he is a Robert Scorpio recast. Look at his recent pic–he could pull it off. What TR said about WR storyline, etc.. was true but his girlfriend may not have liked it and I think she may have alot of pull at GH (which is not the way it should be). I would not be surprised at all if he was a Scopio recast. Didn’t watch CS on Days but loved him on The Nanny–he does comedy well. Hope he’s a new character–maybe a comedic sidekick for Gladys–that would be something to see lol.

Satan
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Satan

Nobody, not even Frank Valentini, would be dumb enough to throw the true GH legend, Tristan Rogers, under the bus to prop a useless tool like Whiny Heiny. Who is now shoveling dragon stables in Hell anyway.

Frank remembers that his former sidekick ReRon lost his job at GH because of the unholy shitshow he made out of Luke Spencer’s exit storyline (and the “Fluke” storyline which preceded it, for that matter). You don’t do that to the GH legends.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Looks like I’m a lone wolf here when I say I couldn’t care LESS about his arrival. I’m up to HERE with characters I can’t abide, like nuSpencer, T.J., Gladys. And I was getting annoyed with Austin until he talked Chase thru the Willow & Michael fallout. I hope he can be a replacement friend for Chase, since Michael just betrays people right and left when a woman is involved (remember how he threw his family under the bus for Nelle). So, I’ll reserve judgment on Mr. Shaughnessy for now. Sorry.

Satan
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Satan

Didn’t you think it just a little suspicious that Austin is suddenly inserting himself into Chase’s life? Sure, we get why Austin inserted himself into all the Quartermaine family drama. He’s Jimmy Lee’s kid, thought his dad got shafted and wants his piece of the proverbial pie. But Chase has nothing to do with all that. However, Chase DOES have a connection with somebody else from Mikey’s past. We all know that Nelle Benson is not in Hell (though she should be) and who or whatever is buried in the PC cemetery, it ain’t her. We also know that presumed… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound, Well, here Iam again. I do like Chas.S. parts on Nanny and Days, but can take him or leave him. I so can’t stand nu-Spencer, he’s such a little sneak but what is it about Austin? I still can’t figure out if he’s helping, befriending Chase or is there something in it for him? He’s a real mystery. I am reserving judgement, I want to like him as I did Franko. Oh, speaking of Gladys. She really is a very attractive woman. Too bad she is so money hungry and willing to have her son work for the mob… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree about Gladys, Violet, in that she’s a very good actress and seems to be having a ball with this trouble-stirrer role. It’s probably more fun than playing a goody-two-shoes.

Edward
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Edward

Maybe it’s something to do with Emma samms hopefully bout her retur

jbrenda
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jbrenda

I don’t know but please not another evil person.

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This morning on The View, an awkward situation arose, when while on the air, co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, where asked to leave the panel desk and exit the studio.

All of this happened before a live interview was scheduled to happen with Vice President Kamala Harris.  It was revealed that Hostin and Navarro tested positive for Covid-19, and were ‘breakthrough” cases since they had been previously vaccinated.

Host, Joy Behar delivered the news to the audience at home so they knew what was going on with the bizarre moment playing out on live TV, sharing,  “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show.”

Harris, who had planned to join the ladies at the table, instead was going to be interviewed remotely from a different place in the ABC TV studio in New York, while Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on the set.

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Now comes an official statement from Sony Pictures Television that they have now let-go of Mike Richards from his duties as executive producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

This comes after Richards controversial choice as the new syndicated host amid allegations, lawsuits and what seemed to be the final straw, The Ringer’s report and findings of insensitive and sexist comments made by Richards on The Randumb Show, a podcast he hosted in 2013 and 2014.

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UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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