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Daytime Favorite John Reilly Added to the Cast of THE BAY!

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Best known for his role as Sean Donnely on ABC’s General Hospital, The Bay has cast soap veteran John Reilly in the recurring role of Mortimer, the Garrett butler.

Described as the gatekeeper and glue that holds the dysfunctional Garretts together (as best as he possibly can that is), creator Gregori J. Martin says “Mortimer is to the Garretts what Jiminy Cricket is to Pinocchio!”

Reilly shoots his first scenes this Thursday, March 22nd and will first air mid-May. Other daytime credits of his include NBC’s Passions and Sunset Beach and the primetime soaps, DALLAS, Dynasty, Paper Dolls and Beverly Hills 90210.

Season 2 of The Bay picks up with all new webisodes on Thursday April 26th, 2012. For additional details, visit: http://www.thebaytheseries.com

 

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Chantal
Chantal

Can’t believe Sean wasn’t at Robin’s funeral when this actor was CLEARLY available…

BTripp
BTripp

I was thinking the same exact thing. Tiffany and Sean should have been there. I used to watch big time back when they were major characters on the show. I know that they have budget issues but I think that they could have worked something out. At least have Anna on the phone with them telling them that she passed. Also where was Jagger Cates? I know that Antonia Sabato Jr said he would come back if asked.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I love to hear news of daytime favorites who are not on the current canvas. Thank you, Michael!

Penny
Penny

Oh, this promises to be very interesting! Another great addition! Absolutely love it!

Miahappy
Miahappy

Oh, it will be so great to see him again! The Bay is the “all stars” of the soap world. I can’t wait to watch the new episodes!!!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Is Named Police Commissioner In Port Charles; But They Say It’s Temporary

In a cool move, the powers-that-be at ABC’s General Hospital, had Laura (Genie Francis), the now mayor of Port Charles, name none other than former commish, Mac Scorpio (John J, York) as interim police commissioner while Jordan (Brian Nicole Henry) recovers from her kidney transplant and needs some time to recover from her medical ordeal.

Now while the show is making sure in story it is stated that Mac is the temporary person in charge of the PCPD, for many longtime fans of the series, they remember fondly when Mac held down the position for years.

In the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, York said on the surprise story turn: “I was thrilled when Frank Valentini (EP, GH) told me!” He added that he was advised there was great story coming up, and added, “That’s fantastic! I can’t wait to see what is going on.  However long it lasts, I’ll take whatever I can get and I’m really looking forward to being back in there.  There is a whole nee squad. a whole new group of people. I don’t even know who these cops are anymore!”

Shortly after being named commissioner on Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Mac is already getting wind of some criminal activities and things that seem way off; from Lulu’s (Emme Rylan) new assignment with The Intruder, to his brother Robert (Tristan Rogers), being pushed out of the WSB and forced to retire, and much more.   Can Mac get the police department to solve some crimes ..> for once?

So, what do you think of John J. York getting to be back in action at the PCPD? Do you hope somehow the story turns and remains in the position even after Jordan is well, or are you hoping Jordan can get back into the swing of things fast and return to her job? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Veronica Cartwright To Appear In Secret Role On General Hospital

Now here’s an intriguing bit of casting news out of General Hospital. According to an item from EW.com, Veronica Cartwright (Aliens, L.A Law) will appear on the ABC daytime drama series in a secret role.

The tidbit on her part that was revealed is that she will share scenes with Maura West (Ava Jerome).

Cartwright’s first episode will air sometime in early July and it will be a five episode arc.

Last seen in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,. Cartwright has worked in TV and film since 1961 amassing a huge amount of acting credits including the motion pictures: Witches of Eastwick, The Right Stuff, plus the above mentioned credits.

So what would Cartwright’s mystery role have to do with Ava J.?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Elizabeth Hendrickson Says Goodbye To General Hospital

On Thursday’s GH, the character of DA Margaux Dawson announced she is stepping down from her position after siding with the law against the manipulative and blackmailing Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin).  Margaux informed Port Charles Mayor, Laura Spencer Collins (Genie Francis) of her decision.

Around the same time, actress Elizabeth Hendrickson revealed on her Instagram account that she had wrapped her  run on the ABC daytime drama series, with a photo of her in front of the GH studio sign expressing: “It was an incredible year on @generalhospitalabc playing Margaux. Thanks to all my new friends, It was truly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. On to the next!”  Hendrickson began playing Margaux in 2018.

Now it will be interesting to see who becomes the new DA of Port Charles.

As for Hendrickson, rumors have been swirling that she may be returning to Y&R now that Adam (Mark Grossman is back on the canvas, and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Kevin (Greg Rikaart) are coming back.  Could Chloe be far behind?

So, send your well-wishes to Liz on a job well-done, and let us know where you are hoping she turns up next via the comment section below!

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