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Director Alison Sweeney Shares Behind The Scenes Intel On Her Next GH Episode!

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Photo: ASweeneyInstagram

The always busy and talented Alison Sweeney (Ex-Sami, DAYS) revealed a bit of behind the scenes intel, and shared her enthusiasm working behind the camera of an upcoming episode of General Hospital. 

Sweeney, who has directed at GH before, took to her Instagram account to post an image of her with Laura Wright (Carly).

Ali expressed: “I had such a great day yesterday directing GH ! Thanks to all the fantastic cast & crew who made the day so great. Loved catching up with Laura Wright during lunch break – she just rocks every scene.” She also took to Twitter and revealed who else she directed during her episode and some special shout-outs: “Spent an amazing day directing at #gh. Thanks @kellymonaco1 @NancyLeeGrahn @WilliamdeVry1 @EmmeRylan @RebeccaLHerbst for being so awesome.  Thanks @valentinifrank for having me at @GeneralHospital today. Loved the chance to direct your wonderful cast.

Finally, Sweeney added: “The crew & cast at GH are fantastic”  Be on the lookout for Alison’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series to air in early January.

So, excited to see what happens on Alison’s episode of GH? Comment below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i bet Ava finds out about Nelle and Sonny and will blackmail Sonny over Avery

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Nelle looks like a young Michelle Philipps from Mamas and The Papas…she will get preg by Micheal and say Sonny the Papa

Rose
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Rose

Hi Jimh…You’re right, I knew Nelle reminded me of someone, and she does look like Michelle. The writers are setting Nelle up to be a schemer, but there is still a part of me that thinks she will eventually change course. But not after having done some damage. And I hope a pregnancy is is not part of it….real or not.

Rose
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Rose

Jimh…Another thought…I’m lucky enough to be able to work at a bookstore. The store has many people come in of all ages and stages, and for some reason some will spontaneously confide to you things that are happening in their lives. But what I have noticed is that a bookstore can provide a “time out” from daily life for some customers. It provides a peaceful, safe environment; usually is adjacent to a coffee shop; has books of all categories to browse throw for free; no time limit like our soaps (Ha, Ha); and hopefully a restorative place for you to… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I am looking forward to seeing how Allison’s day went because I know of her work as an actress—not sure I ever saw her in directing but now that I know this, I will be looking out for that episode. Would be great if Frank talked her into being in front of the camera too so we could see her in a new role. she rocked it as Sami on DAYS and I do miss that character.

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

Perhaps Alison can do a guest run as Nelle’s adoptive mama on a future stint? Nelle might end up being the real daughter of Oscar Jessup/Olivia Jerome and cousin of Kiki and Avery.

Still confused what Scotty and Lucy will do with the pills and if their storyline crosses with Laura and Doc Kevin or Bobbie at some point. It’s great having these veterans back and would like to see more Kristina Wagner and Tristan Rogers soon too.

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Alison Sweeney does Hallmark movies. On hallmarks movies and mysteries.

Libby
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Libby

Good for Ali Sweeney. Great opportuity to direct a well produced and professional show like #GH. Working for Frank Valentini has to be the best.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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