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DWTS Jack Wagner, "I am actually under contract to ABC, so if GH wants to call, they can!"

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Last night on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars, the former star of General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and Melrose Place, Jack Wagner danced his heart out in the second week of the ballroom dance competition.  But, is it good enough to keep him from getting the boot on tonight’s Results Show?  The judges seemed to think so, although they gave a few tips to Wagner to not over-dance, since he is such an engaging performer to watch.

Now, as to the question that all of soapland is wondering, if Jack is coming on to reprise his role as Frisco Jones on General Hospital?  Wagner told ABC Soaps in Depth,  “I’m prohibited from doing anything but dancing with Anna Trebunskaya (his DWTS dance partner)  right now at all.  Except maybe for going to the grocery store and feeding my kids!” No Port Charles updates. I’m actually under contract to ABC so if General Hospital wants to call then they can call.”

Watch Wagner’s dance after the jump from last night’s competition on Dancing with the Stars, and then let us know if you think GH exec, Frank Valentini should call Jack and try to negotiate tobring him on to the show when DWTS has concluded!

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Pattie Brent
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Pattie Brent

Yes! Bring back Jack Wagner! They are bringing everyone else back, but we all know the fans want FRISCO back! They need to make him an offer he can’t refuse!

Susan
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Susan

I wish Frisco would come back and help save Robin, which in turn could help save Maxie.

That would be so cool.

Brian
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Brian

Please get Frisco back on GH!

kdmoma
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kdmoma

I would absolutely love for Jack Wagner to return to GH as Frisco Jones. Frisco and Felicia are my all time favorite GH couple and always bring excitement and interest to the show. GH has improved so much and now they have the opportunity to keep that going by bringing Jack back.

salimah
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salimah

I agree with you. It would be a travesty to get this close to something that even 3 months ago would have been unthinkable and let it pass by. It’s the right time for GH and Jack to come to an agreement and get this going. It’s not like anything in this genre is a given anymore, so I think time is of the essence.

Sandy
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Sandy

“All I Need” is a little Frisco Jones!!!! Love that character, and Jack too!!!!!

Christy
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Christy

sounds like he can not do anything but dancing with the stars at the moment… then afterwards they can ask him.

ricardo
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ricardo

jack wagner need to stay for a while on dancing with the stars. i really love his dancing. if jack wagner does come back to general hospital. please let it be full time on contract. no short term it wont work. tristan rogers comeback was so lame and boring.

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Yes now is the perfect time to bring Frisco back. Cross your fingers!

Gretchen
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Gretchen

YES! A thousand times, YES! We want our FRISCO back home, where he belongs!

Michele
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Michele

YES, Bring back Jack!! I want my Frisco back where he belongs. Jack’s Frisco is where it all began for a huge number of us Jack Fans. It’s time to come full circle!

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

We want Frisco’s Back in action and save Robin’s life from wherever the hell is it!!

Chantal
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Chantal

He is clearly open to it! NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING FRISCO BACK!!!

Viv
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Viv

BRING BACK JACK!! BRING BACK JACK!!! BRING BACK JACK!!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Supposedly they offered him a short stint like his ex-wife he wanted a contract they did not offer it, everybody they do not have the money to give these guys a contract MB,SB,TG etc cost a lot and how does Frisco fit in anymore? Mac has been Maxie’s father forever. Soaps are a dying breed RC &FV are doing everything possible to save it but they are working on tight budgets etc. maybe it is because I have owned a business for so long the economy is suffering you do what you have to do they are not going to… Read more »

Jack
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Jack

Interesting. Do you have a source regarding JW wanting a full time contract? JW mentioned in an interview (on Access Hollywood) that he rejected GH offer due to his heavy schedule (it wasn’t his exact words, but something like that).

paula
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paula

I’ll add my voice to the chorus of Bring Back Jack!

Marcia
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Marcia

YES- Please bring Jack back to GH ,& wishing Jack good luck with Dancing with the Stars!!

Laurie
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Laurie

I would love to see Jack Wagner back on GH as Frisco. Please give him a call to join GH.

Caprice
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Caprice

Definitely, this would be a great time for Frisco and Felicia to both come back!

mike
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mike

oh hell yes bring frisco back to gh!

Kris Mayeda
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Kris Mayeda

Hell yes, get Frisco back on GH!!! My all time favorite character…

Micki Jo Morton
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Micki Jo Morton

Please bring back Frisco! He is an adventurous character.

moss
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moss

Bring back Jack, the producer’s are hording all the money. They money’s there I know for a fact. They need to pay people for their work. Rich just keep getting richer

barbara t
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barbara t

general hospital is on a budget abc/disney.doesnt want them going over the costs they were given,the rat channel would rather put there money behind there precious prime time soaps then keep the classic soaps that have been on for close to 50 years.They canceled all my children and one life to live so they can line there pockets with more cash ,Your right they are getting richer while our soaps are getting poorer ,So keeping all these characters it wont happen unless the rat channel Has a change of heart and I dont think that will happen anytime soon.Maybe after… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Jack Wagner, Frisco booted of ” Dancing With The Star’s….! “

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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General Hospital

ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Welcomes Maurice Benard & Eric Braeden to His New Show, ‘Stephen A’s World’

This week, famed sports personality and icon, and recurring General Hospital star, Stephen A. Smith (Brick), has launched his new series on ESPN+ streaming service entitled Stephen A’s World  Smith also serves as the series executive producer through his production company SAS Productions.

On Thursday, January 14th, be on the lookout for two other icons to join Smith! That is when his two daytime favorites and friends; Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be his special guesst.  As soap fans know, Smith spoke at Braeden’s 40th anniversary milestone with Y&R and frequently shares scenes with Benard on GH.

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The weeknight series goes beyond the sports headlines to give the audience an authentic and unique understanding of the stories that matter with Smith’s style and entertainment perspective, including deep expertise and unparalleled relationships with some of the most influential figures in sports, entertainment, and more.  The 30-minute episodes will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night and available anytime on demand.

Smith said about Stephen A’s World: “This is definitely something new. Sure, it’ll be sports-related. I’ll never depart from that. But this is also a look inside MY world, beyond what you customarily see from me across all the other ESPN platforms. From talking to A-List guests, to bringing ‘Baby Stephen A’ into the mix, to asking the ‘Love Doctor’ to save a few relationships sports are actually compromising, you just never know what you’ll get from me day-to-day. It all depends on my mood. That’s Stephen A’s World in a nutshell. Putting the PLUS in ESPN+. And I can’t wait.”

Make sure to check out the conversations between Stephen, Maurice, and Eric tomorrow night and check out Stephen’s new show.  Let us know if you will be watching via the comment section below.

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