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Former Y&R Star Jason Canela Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Rookie’

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Jason Canela (Ex-Arturo Rosales) will now join another soap alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey, One Life to Live) on the ABC cop drama, The Rookie.

Casting news today out of Deadline has that Canela will play the recurring role of Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire.

Look for Jason to first appear in the upcoming episode entitled “Brave Heart.”


In addition to Y&R, Jason has appeared on The Glades, Camino, Pitch, MissingSingle in South Beach, Make Love Great Again and Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe.

So looking forward to seeing Jason on The Rookie? Comment below.

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I was all set to welcome him to The Rookie, which hasn’t been as good as usual the last few episodes.
I am very disappointed to find out he would not be playing a cop, as we could use another rookie, since the others have moved ahead. Iam sure Jason will do a good job regardless, can’t wait to see him.

I love the Rookie – although I admit to liking all the regular characters more than Nathan. This role description sounds like something that would suit him so w/b interested to see him. I always like seeing soap actors that I’m familiar with in other roles.

Didnt take long for Arturo and Mia to move on to brighter things after Josh Griffith and y n r fired them while they were in the middle of a hot story!
Congrats to both of my fave ex-Rosales!
He might aswell fired Lola too considerimg he dumped her out of the Kola pairing and triangle with Summer,and she already found Supergirl. Wow, come to think of it , Josh really did the Rosales dirty only to make room for Theo and Michelle Staffords massive return!!!…oh yea and we see how that all turned out…

I agree I was upset that they got rid of all of the Rosales family except Rey and Lola. The Rosales family brought excitement and fun to boring the young and the restless. So glad Sasha Calle and Jason have made it to the big time .Oh and Mia has a great part in playing Selena’s sister.

Damian, I agree with your every word!

To me, the mistake Y&R made with the Rosales story was introducing four new characters within a short time and then giving them ALL major stories. Viewers need time to get used to new faces and have them worked in slowly, the way GH has done with Chase, Sasha, and Trina — now all good and welcome characters. (I’m so mad at Willow for choosing wimpy Michael, I can’t even see straight). I’m sure Jason Canela will do just fine…though I’d rather he had stayed and Rey sent packing, especially now.

Hi, I liked Arturo and Lola, but Mia was the ultimate two-timing witch, and Rey is acting spineless with no self respect with what he’s been putting up with Sharon.How could he even sleep with her, thinking she’s maybe wishing it was another man. Sorry, I shouldn’t have gotten started with that mess. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before or if you agree with me, but I think Willow is Nina’s daughter, not Nell and and keep waiting for her to see the heart necklace on Nina and tell her that her necklace disappeared from her jewelry box. What do you think?

I love the Rosales family, but you’re right, Soaphound, the entire family was force fed to viewers way too rapidly. Too bad because all four actors are talented, charismatic and unique. I couldn’t agree with you more about Willow and Michael. Not only are they utterly boring together, they’re kind of, for lack of a better word, ICKY together. Yuck. Michael and Willow manage to be both boring and nauseating together. Millow makes me ill-ow.

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Pens Touching Farewell to Gregory Harrison

Following the on-screen death of his on-screen father, Gregory Chase played by Gregory Harrison, longtime soap vet, Michael Easton (Finn, GH) shared his feelings on a touching Instagram post.

Easton summed up getting to know Gregory Harrison, and to play emotional scenes with him for the last three years. In story, Gregory succumbed to ALS, a disease in which there is no cure.

Sharing several photos of himself with Harrison. Easton expressed, “Gregory Harrison. One of the finest actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and an even better human being. I learned so much from you, my friend, and it was an absolute honor to get to share a stage with you these past three years. Your talent, grace and powerful presence will be greatly missed around the studio. @gnhsurf @generalhospitalabc #gh #fathersandsons”

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In addition, Josh Swickard (Chase), Harrison’s other on-screen son told Soap Opera Digest on Gregory’s exit, “Sometimes when you’re working on a show like this and someone plays your dad, it spills over. He really felt like a father figure to me in so many ways. Still does. He’s such a good human being. He’s been around the block in life, in Hollywood, and then some, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge. And he’s a humble human being.”


Fans of GH caught on the Monday, May 20th episode some very heart-tugging scenes between Gregory and Finn, where they each tell the other how proud they are to have been each others father and son.

Watch below the heartbreaking moment and the touching portrayal by Michael Easton when Finn finds his father has passed away.

So, what do you think about the words written by Michael Easton and he says farewell to the exited Gregory Harrison? What did you think of his performance on today’s GH? Comment below.


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Lane Davies on Possibility of Extending His General Hospital Run: “I Would Be Totally Open”

This week, viewers are catching the re-teaming of Lane Davies and Nancy Lee Grahn for the second time on General Hospital and the third time in their careers given their storied history as Santa Barbara’s Mason Capwell and Julia Wainright.

Previously, Nancy and Lane played opposite each other and shares scenes as Dr. Cameron Lewis and Alexis Davis back in 2002 on the ABC daytime drama series. Now in 2024, Davies takes on the role of Fergus Byrne, the brother of the late Neil Byrne, as Alexis tries to get her law license reinstated.

Speaking with TV Insider on his recent return to GH, Davies shared, “I know Nancy was wanting to work with me again. I ran into (former GH head writer) Patrick Mulcahey at (Santa Barbara co-creator) Bridget Dobson’s funeral and we had a lovely lunch together and a lovely visit and I think it was just the synergy of all those things coming together that did it. Patrick saw me and realized that I hadn’t completely deteriorated over the years and thought, ‘Well, this would be fun.”’

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Lane also shared he isn’t closing the door for more episodes of General Hospital down the line were the powers-that-be to keep Fergus on the canvas.

The popular actor expressed,,”I would be totally open, but that’s all up to the writers and fans and producers and network people and I’m kind of out of that loop. But if it happens, grand.”

So, would you like to see Lane stick around Port Charles? Comment below.
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Gregory Harrison Wraps His Run on General Hospital

Gregory Harrison, who has played Gregory Chase on General Hospital, has left the series.  As viewers saw, on the May 20th episode Gregory remembers his life, then seemingly went to asleep.

However, on today’s May 21st episode, is it revealed Gregory, who suffered from ALS, passed away in his sleep. Harrison brought with him extensive television and movie credits from Trapper John M.D., Falcon Crest and more before coming to GH.

Harrison joined the ABC daytime drama series in a recurring capacity back in November 2020 and signed a contract back in June of 2022.  A rep for the show confirmed to Soap Opera Digest that Gregory’s exit was storyline-dictated.


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In story, Gregory Chase was the estranged father to Finn (Michael Easton), as they had a complicated past. He also had a younger  son Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). Gregory was also the grandfather to Violet (Jophielle Love). One of his last wishes was to see Chase and Brook Lynn (Amanda Set tie the knot.

Over the past few months before the character’s demise, he became close with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Tracy (Jane Elliot).

The death of Gregory Chase will certainly rock Finn and Chase’s world.

So, sad to know Gregory Harrison has departed General Hospital? Comment below.

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