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EP Frank Valentini Gives Fans A Friday Cliffhanger: "Huge GH News Coming Next week!!! Stay tuned."

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While Sam (Kelly Monaco) is tumbling down the stairs on General Hospital on-screen, off-screen the daytime drama series’ executive producer, Frank Valentini tweeted out his own cliffhanger to fans of the ABC soap opera!

With February Sweeps upon us, and some storyline twists and surprises being rumored about, Valentini has something else to share with the passionate and loyal fans of the show. On Friday afternoon, Frank teased:  “Huge GH News coming Next week!!! Stay tuned. #GHWildWinter”

After the tweet went out, many GH viewers tweeted Valentini back wondering what is the news! Guesses and hope’s have ranged from Duke (Ian Buchanan) being alive and well, or Michael Easton (Ex-Silas) returning to the soap, or Kelly Thiebaud returning as Britt, since she tweeted some pictures that looked like she might be on the GH set.  Nobody knows if the news is casting-related, or if it has something to do with the show as a whole.

So what do you hope, or think, may be the big General Hospital news that Valentini will deliver sometime next week? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Peter

    January 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Christina is a lesbian

    • Tay

      January 30, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Daytime needs a lesbian story & her character is a good candidate!

    • Jay Trotter

      January 30, 2016 at 6:25 am

      That cat is pretty much out of the bag.

      Ashley Jones talked about it to SOD on their website. GH wanted to keep the gender of Professor Parker a top secret and how she was not allowed to tell anyone about it till now. This doesn’t confirm 100% that Kristina is a lesbian but I am pretty sure that’s where it’s headed and it’s a great move by the show.

      Frank Valentini is talking about something for next week. It’s already being reported that Ashley Jones has joined the cast of GH and it’s all but certain they are launching a lesbian storyline. This must be something totally seperate from Kristina/Parker storyline.

      • Jonboy

        January 30, 2016 at 11:18 am

        Wasn’t Kristina married….to a guy?

    • CeeCee

      January 31, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Hi, Peter.
      Yes, we have assumed that Kristina MAY be a lesbian. But, there are still doubts. What if she is not? What if Professor Parker is and Kristina was play-acting just to get a passing grade? It could be that Kristina found out Parker was gay and she took advantage of the prof’s situation by promising sexual favors? Now, i don’t care if she is a lesbian or not….it’s no big deal; but if she used her sexual wiles for such underhanded reasons, then Kristina is lower than low.
      Now, as far as the cliffhanger? I don’t know if that’s made such an impact. I think the cliffhanger is…..IS SAM DEAD? And, if she isn’t , will Jakey , spawn of Helena , kill her? Where I though Liz was staging all the mysteries and mishaps in and out of her household, lately… was Jake all along, as most of you guys had predicted. I suppose my mind can’t settle on the fact that a child could be so evil and screwed up. Then, I think of Helena, and everything falls into place.

      • Rose

        January 31, 2016 at 10:17 am

        Re: “evil” kids…there is an older, b/w movie vie called The Bad Seed. I saw it once, never again
        …don’t like that kind of story when, especially when they use children.

      • Rose

        January 31, 2016 at 10:18 am

        I’m blaming the typos on my iPad.

      • Timmm

        January 31, 2016 at 4:46 pm

        I think Krissy will be Bi only because Alexis hugged her a couple times Friday and encouraged her to be patient and she will meet the right “Man!” Who cares. Is Sam dead? Hell no! Those airbags broke her fall. Ha, ha, ha! No, Jake will toy with her for a while and then tell someone about Sam. What pisses me off is Helena screwed with Lucky AND Jason and neither Liz or Jason rushed Jake to counselling IMMEDIATELY when he was rescued from Cassadine Island! DUMB! We all hope and pray children are sweet and innocent BUT some fall by the waist side and some fall under HELLena’s spells!

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 6:13 pm

        Good Golly Miss Molly…..air bags? Good one…my guy. Too funny.
        As far as Jakey; if you remember, we all discussed ad nauseam why, oh, why Nurse Lizzie, whose head was lost on cloud nine mooning over Jason, didn’t see that her son was manifesting Damien-like behavior? Besides, as you say, even without any visible signs, she should have known that her son would the the stamp of Helena, considering their history. Soon.

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 10:24 pm

        Correction– would bear the stamp of of Helena.

  2. Timmm

    January 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Duke and or Silas are good guesses. I would love to see Frisco return. Wally Kurth and Stephen Nichols probably would not be possible. What I would love to see under ONE Quartermaine roof is Larry & Ned, Paul & Dillon with Tracy in the middle! Oh, I got it, I bet you Emily is alive! Thats it! Someone has to step in between Nick and Hayden.

    • Chris

      January 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Wally Kurth can come back to GH as Ned because he was demoted to recurring status on DAYS!

      • Tina

        January 30, 2016 at 8:35 am

        I’m thinking Greg Vaughn coming back would be awesome….

      • Dan

        January 30, 2016 at 8:46 am

        If that’s true then they need to bring Wally back too, and get him signed to a contract ASAP. I thought Ned and Olivia showed real potential as a couple, and with all of the shenanigans going on with ELQ, The Quartermaines could use a strong representative to go head to head with Nikolas.

      • Timmm

        January 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        Thanks Chris, good news!

    • Hursley Motors

      January 30, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Perhaps the unsolved mysteries are brought to light, since the audience knows who really shot Hayden and who is behind Sonny and Sloane’s shootings. Isn’t it about time to wrap up those lingering stories a get Shawn out of jail and Paul into one?

    • CeeCee

      January 31, 2016 at 7:33 am

      I think Helena is alive, come to finish Sam off, since she’s blacklisted, as all of Alexis’ children are??
      If only Michael E would return!!…I’d be in seventh heaven, Timmmy.

      • Timmm

        January 31, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        They are supposed to read Helena’s will soon. That doesnt mean she is dead, just saying. Sam will survive. I like Michael E. as McBain but not as Silas.

  3. Brian

    January 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I saw on another site that Brit Westbourne might be coming back because Kelly Thiebaud Tweeted pics of herself on the GH set. I hope that it’s that Tristan Rogers is on contract or something big like that.

    • mysty

      January 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      me too. Signed Tristan Rogers to contract is my hope too.

      • Chris

        January 29, 2016 at 10:08 pm

        Tristan Rogers can’t sign a contract to GH because he’s currently under contract with Y&R!

      • Phil

        January 30, 2016 at 5:36 am

        Tristan Rogers has been dropped to recurring on Y&R

      • Michael (not Fairman)

        January 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

        Phil would have to be right, because TR wouldn’t be able to appear on General Hospital if he were still on contract at Y&R. The terms of “recurring” vary from show to show and actor to actor, apparently, but being on contract is always exclusive.

    • Lin

      January 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      #Would love for Tristan to be under contract. I love him. Even after all these years tt’s exciting to have him on GH.

      • Susan

        January 30, 2016 at 2:58 am

        Tristen, is no longer on contract, on Y&at. He’s was bumped down to reacuring , so please give him a contract, so he can stay

      • GB

        January 30, 2016 at 4:05 am

        he can be. TR is not on contract anymore at YR – he’s been bumped down to recurring, Chris

    • Lil' Angel

      January 30, 2016 at 7:09 am

      While I liked the character of Britt and hope she comes back, I wouldn’t classify her return as huge news. Besides, isn’t she dating Bryan Craig? Maybe she is just hanging out watching him.

      • Ces

        January 31, 2016 at 8:18 am

        Ha! Me neither.

    • Shay

      January 30, 2016 at 7:50 am

      I adore “The Britch,” so that would be excellent news, but it sounds as though there is something even far larger than her return at play here….ditto for Tristan Rogers…his Robert has revitalized both Anna and weary viewers! I’m guessing it is either a totally unexpected return of a vet or yet another in a long line of soap opera refugee “gets.” How I hope I am wrong on the latter….we know how well that has worked out in the past! All I can add is that if this is about Luke making his way back to Port Charles, then Laura had better not be portrayed as a virtual pariah to his character this time around!

      • Tristan

        January 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm

        Shay, that is the problem with any Luke return. What would happen to Laura? I’ll take Genie over Tony any day!!!!!!!

      • Harry

        January 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

        Whatever the surprise is, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s not going to be anything we really want.

      • Ces

        January 31, 2016 at 8:22 am

        Lol Harry! Probably another Helena is alive story or Faison return. Who cares. As much as everyone wants Duke back, I would gladly take Tristan contract over another dead character returning. Also, bringing the Britch back is hardly big news and the less I see of Nicolas & Hayden oncreen the better.

      • Michael (not Fairman)

        January 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

        My immediate hope when I read the headline was that this does NOT have anything whatsoever to do with Anthony Geary.

  4. Wendy

    January 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    No Silas return, No Duke return. Just get Sam and Jason back together. Really tired of the boring stuff with Elizabeth. Sam and Jason are central to this soap. Just like Carly and Sonny.

    • Ces

      January 29, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      I’m with you Wendy! Or a Tristan Rogers contract.

      • Harry

        January 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm

        Sorry, but they bled the life out of the Jason reveal. I really do not have any interest in the Jason/Lizzy/Sam triangle. The three of them are as boring as watching paint dry or worse yet, watching my cat try to lick his balls.
        Kelly Monaco may the dullest actress I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. She just mumbles her lines in such a somnolent manner.
        I do adore Anna and Robert and it seems I am not the only one.

      • su0000

        January 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm

        Hey Harry!

        2 thumbs up !!!!

      • Fanny

        January 30, 2016 at 12:48 am

        @Harry… I agree with you a 97%, would have preferred not too
        know UR cats private business.

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 11:30 am

        You and I had similar thoughts about Helena, Ces. Do we honestly think that ‘death’ could or would stop Helena?

    • Andrea

      January 29, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Sam and Jason aren’t the main part of the show and their boring

    • Tay

      January 30, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Liz needs a Lucy recast pairing. I also want Anna with Robert. Hoping this Kristina lesbian story has real meat & actual screen time.

      • Harry

        January 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm

        Fanny, I do apologize but I painted myself into a corner and had no escape so I picked on my poor cat’s balls which curiously enough, no longer exist.
        I guess Dino suffers from phantom balls.

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 11:46 am

        Hi, Tay.
        Kristina’s sexuality should not be so sensational as to make it a biting storyline in itself. Yes, it would be great if TPTB would put together a beautiful, romantic lesbian storyline. I just don’t think it’s about love in the making with birds singing in endless fields and meadows abloom with a myriad of flowers; honeybees all-abuzzing!! They are using this story ( if true) as leverage to bolster something much darker, lurid and huge. My head is going everywhichway right now…..galloping away at maximum speed. I hope I am wrong because I detest when characters are used as a temporary convenience. Soon enough, when the bosses have used, abused and beaten this subject to death, both the professor and Kristina will disappear; until the next time.
        If a lesbian storyline is to be introduced; please make it true, and long-lasting.

    • CeeCee

      February 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      No Duke return, for sure. I do expect the avalanche of opposition since he is such a popular entity. Nothing about him is appealing to me. He’s another mumbler; add his accent to it and I am lost…is it supposed to be Scottish? Not the Scottish I grew up hearing. Is it English?….nondescript to me. I always compared him to a cadaver.. Creepy. I know you guys love him. I’d rather see Anna with Robert. They are the sun, the moon and the stars. I knoooow! I surprise myself

  5. vinman

    January 29, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Maybe FLUKE is back…..

  6. mysty

    January 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I hope they signed Tristan Rogers to a contract.

  7. Alison

    January 29, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    For pete’s sake can we put Tristan Rogers on contract already!!

  8. Tristan

    January 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    So far I am with the majority and we say: put Tristan Rogers on contract!!!!!!

  9. Helen Conboy

    January 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I’m hoping a couple of things, in the big story coming up that involves a huge chunk of the cast that Rick Hearst (Ric) is one of them. It’s way past time to put Ric back into the action. And love to see Tristan Rogers back permantely. And bring back Emily! Hoping for the best

  10. Chris

    January 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Could it be that Frank will announce that he’ll actually stop drawing attention to himself and will cut his massive ego? LOL. Of course, if you dare to give him constructive criticism about the show via Twitter, he won’t give you the time of day. Honestly, for how many TV series do fans actually know the name of the executive producer? Please give it a rest already and just do your job behind the scenes. It’s not all about you, Frank.

  11. Laura

    January 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Michael Easton being back would be amazing!

    • Shay

      January 30, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Agreed, Laura! Could it be that he shall return in a new role? If anyone could accomplish such a metamorphosis, it would be Michael Easton…he’s such a chameleon! How about as Valentin Cassadine?

      • Harry

        January 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        I cannot fathom why Michael Easton is gone while we continue to endure Morgan, Sonny, Nathan and Jillian.

  12. kaffen

    January 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Kelly T is,coming back..she is just ok
    I wouldn’t mind if ME came back or Greg Vaughan
    Or they hired Scott Elrod. .wait he’s on Grey Anatomy

  13. tim S

    January 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Just a ratings hype to get people to watch……..

  14. Charday

    January 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Hope Britt is coming back!

    • Patrick

      January 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      this is the first i’m hearing of this….

      as I’ve said all along… she storyboarded with , truly; the whole cast !

      can you imagine more scenes with; Brad; Dr. O ; Liz ;

      get it! Jason dumps both Liz and Sam wink wink Billy Miller
      Rick Hearst gets a life
      Mac strays
      Nicholas has an affair
      Morgan hotted
      Franco gets obsessive

      Britt had all the layers of emote ; vulnerable, britch, sex appeal, relatability, variables of ratio… hit all the emotion… yeah yeah yeah… Hollywood isn’t ready… welcome back

      hummm ?

      • Patrick

        January 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm


        one more “THING”

        Carlos loves her

    • Shay

      January 30, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Yes, bring back Britt!!!!

  15. boes

    January 29, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Franco and Nina are both doused with a bucket of water and melt away, lamenting, “I’m melting, I’m, melting, how can two such talentless hacks like us simply melt away”?

    But we’ll never be that lucky. Stafford and Howarth will continue to suck airtime even after they’re both deceased an rotting.
    Which could be now.

    Seriously, though, I’m afraid the HUGE NEWS is a Luke return.

    Cuz things aren’t bad enough.

    • Anthony

      January 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      boes – I have similar feelings but it has to do the characters of: Sonny, Carly, Michael, Morgan, Sam, Dante – and if the Jason character turns out like Steve Burton’s Jason, I want him gone, too. I would not welcome a Luke return either. Let’s let Genie Francis shine front and center without all that old baggage around.

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm

        Thank you for that answer, Anthony. It just amazes me….wonder of all wonders how anyone can say that Stafford and Howarth are talentless, and hacks, at that. Golly Gee, I suppose Emmys are only awarded to talentless hacks, eh?…. Multiple times for Michelle.
        It is the tactless who boast how rich and powerful they are. Those who know WHO they are and who fit into the right shoes, do not sing their own praises.
        It’s all in the writing….these stellar, seasoned thespians follow direction….without notions of grandeur in their heads….unlike the egos of some purported nouveau riche and new-core, first family of PC….what a plebeian novelty!! Alack and Egads.

    • Patrick

      January 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm


      , I’m afraid the HUGE NEWS is a Luke return

      !!!!! please; NO !

    • Susan

      January 30, 2016 at 3:00 am

      I love Franco and Nina thank you

    • Iakovos

      January 30, 2016 at 4:58 am

      I think the disappoint us many of us have with the Franco and Nina characters is not the actors. It is just they are so unpleasant, so ‘out there,’ it is difficult to bond with them. And the plot twists have been beyond belief.

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        Hi, Iakovos.
        Yes, the plot twists were written by Martians; as were the plot twists about Ava; Helena; MadMaddie; Sonny, with Carly coming back over and over for more of his cynicism and evil; Rick and his plot to destroy Jason , whom he knew as Jake, just to win Elizabeth? Lucy, the Vampire Slayer; the upside-down marriage-story between Brad and Rosalie; Alexis and Julian ( who was actually six, lol, when they met), finding each other after decades of never really knowing each other, but form a bond because of a child, Sam, who is only eight years younger than her father!!!!!…did I miss anyone? I think I made my point.
        ….which is; it’s a soap. Those of us who cherish certain actors/actresses….in my case Michelle and Roger, to name two, already know their true talent; those who do not, or have taken a dislike to them are welcome to feel what they feel. No one forces them to ‘like’ certain actors or characters. But, to disparage their talent or worth as actors, is not fair and unreasonable. Fluke was the worst insect, but I appreciate the actor’s worth….as the story goes for so msny other actors/actresses in similar roles. Dr. O (etc) was despicable; but I love her. We do not have to bond with an actor to recognize his/her talent. Later.

    • Shay

      January 30, 2016 at 7:39 am

      Too funny, Boes! (And we can always wish now, can’t we?) Having said that, I think Franco and Liz are an unexpected delight together….I realize it’s pretty unfathomable that Nurse Webber could go down that road, but what if??? I certainly can see Franco helping to turn around her demon seed of a son and bond with his mother in the process…stranger stuff has happened in Port Charles, that’s for sure!

      • Patrick

        January 30, 2016 at 12:43 pm

        I like Roger Howarth and his character…. having Franco and Liz interact and layer new feelings…. per your word… a sheer delight !

        this would give both characters a whole new lease, or outlet … oy! a departure out of their comfort zone…

        heck ! Roger Howarth deserves a storyline to reach , right?

        just LIke I’m enjoying Michelle STafford’ Nina with Crimson… this sure has done wonders for Maxie and Dillan… so

        I’m hoping the writers will continue to try for my Nina and Franco

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm

        Sorry to disagree, my Shaybelle. But, I find boes’ ( with all due respect) statement somewhat closed- minded. While I can appreciate that Nina and Franco were written as mindless children, at one point, it is very offensive to abase their talent. That was their role to play…and they played it like a Strad. I, for one, can criticize and be picky, as you know, but, I give credence and recognition to their craft. I think Michelle and Roger have been dragged through the mud long enough. We are not discussing cleavage, or mode of dress here. We are discussing their work, their livelihood….big difference. Yes, let’s talk about Nina’s childish behavior; her infantile moues; her too-short skirts ( she looks gorgeous, by the way)…..that’s fine. Gosh we both do that to Alexis….but, we do not call them talentless: especially those who have won awards for their effort. Let’s call a spade a spade. I love Michelle…you guys don’t. I’m ok with that.
        I certainly did not like having seen Michelle and Roger in those demeaning roles, and I said so…. but, in no way, did I demean their talent.
        I suppose we shall never see eye-to-eye when it comes to this couple. I am an avid fan. What can I say?
        I love sparring with you….as myself you tell it like you see it without making excuses. Ain’t it wonderful to debate and still be great friends? Later, carina.

    • Dan

      January 30, 2016 at 9:04 am

      I guess I’m in the minority, but I like Franco and Nina together. I wouldn’t call Roger Howarth and Michelle Stafford “talentless hacks”, either. That’s pretty disrespectful. Maybe you don’t like the way these particular characters are being written, but both Roger and Michelle have shown their talent over many years in the industry.

      • su0000

        January 30, 2016 at 3:08 pm

        Hey Dan..
        there are a great many of us; Franco & Nina fans!!
        I look forward to anything Franco!!!

      • Timmm

        January 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        I agree Dan, calling two VERY talented actors talentless hacks is classless. You dont have to like them together and I happen to not care for the pairing myself, but I love both of them and hope Nina becomes stronger and dates someone else and Liz and Franco may have a spark there?

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        You go, Dan, my man!!

    • Harry

      January 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Very funny, Boes!!! But hope does spring eternal. I have no use for Nico–Nico is Stinko! And speaking of couples I hate, I also have no use for Jillian and Alexis.
      By the way, Boes, where have you been?

      • CeeCee

        January 31, 2016 at 1:50 pm

        Sure, sure, Harry. You just want Nina for yourself.

  16. nyca81

    January 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I hope it is Tristan on contract .

  17. Dan

    January 29, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    To comment on some of the popular theories here, I agree with everyone, hopefully the news is that Tristan Rogers is back on contract. I’ve absolutely loved the scenes with Robert and Anna lately. It just goes to show that no matter how many years go by, chemistry between two great actors is forever. If I understand correctly, he’s no longer on contract at Y&R, so he’s available, the fans would love it. They need to make it happen.

    Would also love to see them right the terrible wrong from last year, and bring back Ian Buchanan as Duke. That’s one back from the dead story I would be totally down with. Duke should have never been killed off in the first place.

    I like Michael Easton, but the only way I want to see him back on the show is if he’s returning as Detective John McBain. Silas Clay was a boring character. Don’t know if that’s even possible, although it should be, since the Prospect Park project is apparently dead and buried. If they’re not gonna use the characters, GH should be able to.

    Maybe Tony Geary is coming back. I know some people here would despise that, but I would love it. I never jumped on the Hate Tony Geary bandwagon that rolled through here over the summer. Luke and Robert raising some hell together again, who wouldn’t like that? Maybe we could finally find out what Luke wrote in the letter to Laura, lol.

    • Tristan

      January 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      I would also love it if the show undid the great wrong of killing off Duke. However, it has been rumored that at a recent fan event Ian Buchanan stated he would never return, being extremely displeased with the way his character was written. The big news for me, then, would be the signing of Tristan Rogers. He was demoted to recurring on Y&R, and GH should note the response and the ratings hikes when he is on…and sign him up! Tony Geary? I am not interested at this time, given his insistence on no farewell scene with Genie Francis. And if forced to pick between Tony and Genie, I would go with Genie.

    • Patty

      January 30, 2016 at 5:50 am

      Like the idea of Retun of John McBain character. Miss Michael Easton.

      • Marsha

        January 30, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        There are at least 1000 Michael Easton fans waiting for him to come back even as McBain. Appealing to TPTB(the powers that be).

    • Timmm

      January 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      100 percent agree with everything you said. I two dont understand why there are so many Tony haters?

      • Dan

        January 31, 2016 at 7:48 am

        Timmm, I think it has to do with all the Genie Francis stuff, and how Tony apparently refused to do any farewell scenes with her when he left the show, and the rumors that he was responsible for keeping her off the show for all those years. I don’t know how much of that is true, and how much of it is the usual internet gossip, where everyone thinks they’re a soap insider. If it’s true, I don’t like it, since Genie has always been one of my favorites.

        But as I’ve said before when this subject has come up, I don’t necessarily have to like Tony Geary the person to like Tony Geary the actor. Luke Spencer is welcome on my TV screen anytime, as far as I’m concerned.

      • Michael (not Fairman)

        January 31, 2016 at 9:39 am

        Because of the way he left, Timmm (as well as some significant disrespect to viewers, especially Luke and Laura fans, over the last few years he was on the show). I’m not exactly a “hater,” because I still respect his talent, but I’m definitely not ready to have him back in Port Charles yet, and after the way he went out, I’m not sure I ever will be, really.

      • Shay

        February 1, 2016 at 9:55 am

        @Timmm…. I believe it was a combination of factors that has led to such widespread Geary disenchantment…..particularly the sour note upon which Luke left Port Charles. First, there was the obvious snubbing of Genie Francis and her character, including the refusal to give fans their much-desired farewell montage of the legendary L&L, and then there was that insulting bromance-inspired passing of the symbolic torch to Sonny as GH’s next grand poobah in its place……it was all a bit much to take. Additionally, some of the decidedly ungracious comments made by Mr. Geary in the past gave a less than appreciative view of the audience which helped to make him a huge daytime star, and that left a bitter taste, even for some of the most diehard fans. Whilst his parting shot at RC redeemed him in my eyes to a great extent, the added remarks almost immediately thereafter about coming back to the very show that he seemingly couldn’t wait to leave also grated….all in all, those considerations have compounded my own lack of desire to see Luke’s return, at least just yet…it’s much too soon. Maybe someday….never say never.

  18. Trudy

    January 29, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Ratings up the week Anna and Robert are back together and in action saving the world. Yea! Put Tristan on contract.

    • su0000

      January 30, 2016 at 12:21 am

      I see first hand how the ratings go up with certain favorites..
      I know 3 people who stopped watching GH around the time J&S came on as writers.
      what they do..
      They read spoilers, see promos and covers of SOD to see when and who they want to tune in to see..
      When the 3 heard/read that Anna and Tristan were working as a team again they said, ” I’m Watching again but only on the days of Tristan and Anna, don’t care about the others to waste my time watching more..

      I believe a fair many read spoilers, see the promos and when whomever they like are in a story they will watch, then they are not watching again until there would be their favorites back again..
      They a sparse watchers and will boost ratings by tuning in to see Robert and Anna etc ..

      I also believe the numbers/ratings are very deceiving because they do not count the mega many who FF through an episode because they do not like the episode enough to watch it, just FF to whatever they care to see..
      Imagine if FF were counted to show how many dissatisfied watchers/fans there are…

      • Dan

        January 30, 2016 at 8:55 am

        Give it up, Su. You’ll bend yourself in a pretzel trying to avoid giving J&S credit for anything, lol. The ratings are up 600,000-700,000 viewers since Carlivati got fired. The numbers speak for themselves. J&S deserve the credit. People don’t want the silly, cheesy, over the top stories anymore. They want believable, simple, character driven stories featuring characters that they have an emotional investment in, and stories that move along at a quicker pace, not drag on for months and months. J&S are bringing that.

        Glad that GH is in good shape again, glad that all the soaps are doing well. A healthy soap industry is good for all of us, regardless of what show is your favorite.

      • su0000

        January 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

        hey Dan..
        the numbers are also down from last year;

        GH is the lowest in bring in new viewers since last year..
        (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

        GH 3,131,000 (last week +116,000/ last year +226,000)

        When J&S give me some action, some great must see drama, put me on the edge for a week in suspense, I will give them a pat on the head 🙂
        I believe the upped ratings are a combination of blizzards, Ann & Robert, and Johnny..
        I am holding out for it all to settle down, give it another 3 weeks..
        As I said; I am glad GH’s numbers are up 🙂

      • Lew S.

        January 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm

        Dan, Great post! You can’t make everybody happy. People complained when it was constantly Sonny/Carly/Jason and mob wars. The show gives more airtime to other characters and tie up stories that went on for a year and some folks still aren’t happy. We should support the four remaining soaps, because the networks are watching. I am wishing GH much success.

  19. Matthew

    January 29, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Praying it’s news that either Sarah Brown or Vanessa Marcil are returning. Better yet, both of them!

    • Fanny

      January 30, 2016 at 1:04 am

      Both as you mentioned…Including Tony Geary, in a limited run to
      makeup for how he left. And of course the following actors would
      round out the show nicely… Tristan, Wally, Greg V, Kathleen G. &
      Constance Towers of course.

    • Phil

      January 30, 2016 at 5:45 am

      Minority here I guess, but I am NOT a Brenda fan at all! Sarah Brown can come back, but not as Carly… I like Laura Wright and I don’t see her going anywhere.

      • Timmm

        January 30, 2016 at 4:47 pm

        Last time Brenda came back it fell flat!

      • Shay

        February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

        I hear you, Phil….I’ve never gotten all the Brenda love either! Then again, I’m also not a Carly fan—in any of her three incarnations—although I must add that I think Laura Wright owns that role..

      • Matthew

        February 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Everyone has their own tastes, but Vanessa Marcil’s performance as Brenda on the show will always be my favorite thing in all my 34 years of watching GH. That being said, her last stint was horribly written and I agree that it fell flat but with no fault to Vanessa of course. She did great with what they have her, which was garbage. Also I agree with Laura Wright making the role of Carly her own, I love her in the part. I would love to see Sarah Brown return in either a 3rd role or as a not so dead Claudia Zacchara.

  20. su0000

    January 29, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    OK– stay calm !!
    On FV twitter, I have read the same more than once..
    ”“Huge GH News coming Next week!!! Stay tuned.”
    It is nothing new on FV’s twitter…

    I do hope that this time it will be something surprising..
    Well, hoping it will be something I will like, actually .. lol

  21. Fanny

    January 30, 2016 at 12:41 am

    “HUGE” is a mighty big word…lets see if he can deliver.

  22. Fanny

    January 30, 2016 at 1:15 am

    @Su0000….Huge for me would be bringing back Ron C. He
    brings the dynamite & wit…they bring a little more character
    development. Perfect TEAM.

  23. Penny

    January 30, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Another Guess – Sean Kanan back as AJ Quatermain. He has been off screen at BB for a long time and Quinn just revealed that she and Deacon are separated. Another Another Guess – Franco is Jason’s twin after all. Jake’s odd behavior and “artwork” may be like his “Uncle Franco”.

    • Shay

      January 30, 2016 at 9:10 am

      @Penny….I just read that Sean’s Deacon is due to return in a big way on B&B, but I agree with you that resurrecting AJ would be a delightful shock to Port Charles’ system! However, unless we are talking a recast, it looks as if the Quartermaine heir is going to stay dead and buried for the foreseeable future!

      • Harry

        January 30, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        Right–only murderers get to come back from the dead–that is why we continue to endure Sonny, Jillian and Carlos.

      • su0000

        January 30, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        If they fall into the pier waters, nobody dies..
        the waters are magic !!!

        As for other deaths– if they aren’t DNA certified and cremated, they ain’t dead!!

        ie( the Cassadines never die.. I believe they are mortal aliens!

  24. Deborah

    January 30, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Hoping that they are bringing Michael Easton back!

    • Marsha

      January 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      yessss.. can 1000+ fans be wrong to be so hopeful?

    • CeeCee

      February 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      You got your wish. So happy.

  25. Jake

    January 30, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Could it be a spin off?

    • Timmm

      January 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Spin off? Off of what? The show has struggled. The only spin off I see is GH trying to spin away from joining AMC & OLTL!

      • Jake

        January 31, 2016 at 4:41 am

        I never understand why people troll these sites when they seem to be so negative on the shows.

    • Timmm

      January 31, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Excuse me, I dont TROLL any sites! I gave an opinion. I’m a huge GH fan. If I didnt care I wouldnt be on this site daily! I hope your right. A spin off would be terrific. All I am saying is the show needs help and when a show needs help you dont spin off a struggling product. Good day.

  26. Phil

    January 30, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Show renewal? Would love for Silas to come back… I really liked him and Ava together. Don’t think that is BIG news either. Would love to see Kassie Depaiva join the show, but that wouldn’t be big either. I am thinking it is not casting related.

    • Timmm

      January 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      I tdont think its Silas because FV was and still is the EP and Frank green lighted his “Death.”

  27. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    January 30, 2016 at 5:45 am

    John McBain and Natalie Buchannan are joining the show…the mess with PP is over…or Ron C returns as writer,,,or ABC agrees to NEW SOAP All My LIfe To Live a combo of All MY Children and OlLTL…or GH can add characters from any ABC cancelled soap…Luke returns,,,Alan returns,,,they are actually going to write for the vets…a tornado wipes out half the cast…lol…GH is Cancelled…lol…the return of the mob…lol…they finally cancelled the Kardashians!!!!

    • Trudy

      January 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Alan returns – great idea. I would love to see him again.

  28. Patty

    January 30, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Lucky returning in the person of Greg Vaughn now that he is done on Days?

  29. Jay Trotter

    January 30, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Tristian Rogers and Wally Kurth both back on contract at GH. I have no other interest in any other casting news. No more back from the dead stories and no more returns that are simply not needed. We need Robert and Ned back in Port Charles as full time characters more than anyone else given the current landscape. Do not make the mistake again of letting these two actors leave and give them the contract they deserve. Y&R and DAYS did GH a big favor by dropping TR/WK from contract to recurring so it’s time to take advantage of that mistake and scoop them back up.

    • Trudy

      January 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Great idea.

    • Tristan

      January 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm


    • Delila

      January 31, 2016 at 5:04 am

      Excellent idea….Bring these two actors back.

  30. Cat

    January 30, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Would be my dream for Silas to return

  31. mfarris70

    January 30, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I interpret “huge news” as a casting announcement. Hoping that we discover that Stephen Clay was somehow alive and trying to take Silas’s place but was killed by Madeline while Silas got away.

    • Timmm

      January 30, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Thats a nice theory.

  32. rcraig

    January 30, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I totally agree with the very first post. Kristina’s is a lesbian. Let’s face it, this is 2016, we have to be slammed with same sex couples. You can’t turn on the tv without seeing it. Now they just need a transgender story to keep up. Can hardly wait …..not.

    • Tristan

      January 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Isn’t it just awful how the times change and leave some of us behind?

      • Andrew

        January 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        Well, gays, lesbians and transgendered people have been “slammed” by hetero couples as long as tv has existed. I think a few same sex couples and a few trans characters won’t kill you. And if it does, I feel sorry for you. Grow up.

      • Harry

        January 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm

        Oh, you are witty and subtle, Tristan.

    • Tristan

      January 30, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Yes, rcraig, 2016, NOT 1916. It would seem that the world has changed and, indeed, left you far behind.

    • CeeCee

      January 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Oh, my! IT IS 2016, obviously. But, where have you been?

  33. James R. Poissant

    January 30, 2016 at 8:59 am

    The news is going to be that the lawsuit with Prospect Park is over and GH can now have Roger Howarth, Michael Easton, and Kristen Alderson back in the roles they played on OLTL and if GH wants to use other actors and characters from that show, they can without having any interference. That would be the news that would make my day!!!

  34. Ghlover

    January 30, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I want Jason to remember evrything!!! And i want him to choose Liz in the end, not Sam!

    • Kat

      January 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      ME TOO!

    • Phil

      February 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Used to want him to choose Liz, but I am sorry there is no denying the Sam and Jason chemistry. I am thinking Liz and Franco might be headed somewhere. Liz had lost Mr as a fan in this story. Personally I wish AJ would come back for her. Anything but her and Jason or her and Nic.

      • CeeCee

        February 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        As much as Sam is not one of my faves, I think she and Jason could work out. Liz is gorgeous, but I never found she and Jason had that grrrr-like passion. I see that more with Sam. Her look is very sultry, if not the classic beauty that is Lizzie ( all American fresh and ethereal beauty).
        But, the mumbling, whispered, flat conversations between them have scratching my head….WHAT????!?

  35. Linda N .

    January 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

    HUGE can only mean one thing Donald Trump is checking into GH.

    • Timmm

      January 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Yes and Bernie Sanders will take over for Patrick Drake as head of the Neurology Department!

  36. Linda

    January 30, 2016 at 10:29 am

    as long as the show keeps going, that is my special time of the day, no phone calls, no appointments, do not talk to me for one hour. love love gh

  37. tim S

    January 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I want Heather back!!

  38. Jonboy

    January 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Maybe now Sam will lose the hooker boots.

    • CeeCee

      January 31, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Tsk, tsk, Jonboy. I have those same boots!!

      • jonboy

        February 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm

        Another 80’s hooker??????

      • CeeCee

        February 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

        Gee, I don’t know! I was born in ’86, so I guess that fits? HaHa!!

  39. j9

    January 30, 2016 at 11:41 am

    How about the return of the original OLTL three? John McBain by the one and only ME, Todd Manning by RH and Starr Manning by a good recast. Now that Prospect Park is (sadly) DOA, it would be great to welcome these three characters (two of them iconic in their roles). With a few more OLTL talented refugees storylined in as the months and years go by. I would be more than OK with that! Better than some of these going-no-where, not connected to anyone newbies! Gotta be able to dream!

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      January 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      kassie depaiva too

      • j9

        January 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        Oh! Great one!! How did I miss her?!?!

      • Harry

        January 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm

        As much as I love all four of those former OLTL characters, I have decided that I don’t think crossovers really ever work.
        My wish is that OLTL would just come back. I know it’s not going to happen but it sure would be nice to see Roger actually act again.

  40. Andrew

    January 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Huge news for me would be the return of Steve Burton – I don’t care for the character of Jason, but if we’re going to have Jason, then it should be Burton. And face it, now that Ron has left, Burton has more reason to return.

    I didn’t know that Prospect Park was no more – and I could see some sort of reintroduction of characters from ABC’s other soaps. I didn’t mind it when the OLTL character were on – I thought it was brilliant actually. If that happens, I’d like to see them revisit the investigation into the Alcazar/Tea’s brother connection. That would also be huge.

    The return of AJ (again!) would be great but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. The show burned that bridge too completely for him to come back (at least from a fan’s perspective it seems so… and yes, they burned the Burton bridge too but Burton is all about the money- they offer him the money he wants, he’ll ride into the GH stage pretty fast).

    But it’ll probably be that a big star from another soap is joining the cast in another newly created role that won’t really fit into the fabric of GH. Frank’s idea of “huge” and my idea of “huge” are generally two different things.

  41. john

    January 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    The good one I’ve heard is that Jack Wagner will be back, and there will be a story involving Anna, Robert, Frisco, Felicia, and Mac. That would be AWESOME

    • Tristan

      January 30, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      That would be amazing, but somehow I don’t think JW wants to return, after the disaster of the 50th anniversary. And, he has a steady gig elsewhere. But it would be cool to see our heroes together again, wouldn’t it????

  42. Patrick

    January 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    OK… make this count !

    Robin Christopher RETURNS w/ Lila Rae Alcazar ! w/ Ted King in ooh la la va va voom

    this is the first I’ve read this –

    In accord with Skye’s nomadic journey through the ABC soaps and ultimate independence, Robin Christopher has often been referred to by fans as the ‘Greta Garbo of soap opera,’ evoking in her performance the glamour and emotional depth of Classical Hollywood cinema.

    NICE ! (excerpt taken from Wiki)

    She’s a sensation

  43. JANET

    January 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    what does it matter. Throw out a hook, and feb sweeps and then Cut the rope, hook gone , Back to the same old same old. No thanks. Came back to see Robert, boom gone again. Him and me. Mobs are us, doesn’t intrest me. Never has, never will. Sonny is still wanting to kill . No thanks.

  44. Joel

    January 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    This might be about this year’s Nurses’ Ball and that Lynn Herring (Lucy) will be seen again. I can’t believe they just left her character in the dust last Spring with no explanation. I’d be less excited about the Nurses’ Ball, but more excited about Lynn returning and staying with a great Lucy storyline! She does have two kids out there, and she and Laura were going to open a spa at one time. What happened to that? The possibilities are endless for Lucy, and this show needs more humorous characters!

  45. Delila

    January 31, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Tristan Rogers on contract is the only HUGE news I want to hear.

  46. Debra

    January 31, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Who knows what the news is but prior to the Kristina reveal GH was getting stale for me so that coupled with Sam’s injury may spice things up a little. But Biller Miller needs to step up his game he is boring… Now the young lady who plays Kristina is a decent actress and may be able to carry this role I think it will be interesting and that’s wht GH needs some fire they are boring as all heck just as about as Bad as B&B is now with the Steffi and Wyatt joke of a budding relationship .. I mean how quick did she get over Liam the so called love of her…

  47. Michael (not Fairman)

    January 31, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Would love it if the news were that Carlivati were coming back, but to be fair, the current headwriters haven’t been in the role long enough for the network (or anyone else) to make a fair evaluation of what they’re able to contribute. (I have so far not been all that impressed, but sometimes it takes time for things to gel. I also still think a lot of what I’m dissatisfied with—and probably there are other viewers who are too—is coming from the network and not from Altman/Passanante.)

  48. Ces

    January 31, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Yep CeeCee, Helena will resurface again, she always does! Over it.

  49. Alan

    January 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Please don’t let it be the return of Luke…

  50. Phil

    February 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Maybe Crystal Chappell is joining as Parker’s wife!

  51. Tina Payne

    February 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I sure hope the news is that Michael Easton is returning if they want to make the fans happy!

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.


The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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