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General Hospital 15,000th Episode Milestone Promo

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Currently scheduled to air tomorrow on Tuesday, June 20th, is General Hospital’s 15,000th episode.

What we do know is that the standalone episode is centered around the character of Laura Collins played by GH icon, Genie Francis.

GH co head-writer, Dan O’Connor, previewed the episode in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now.

Dan shared: “It’s a love letter to the fans, but also to the city of Port Charles. and Laura is also the Mayor.”  He goes on to say that “Laura’s mayoral administration is rocked by a sudden and very muscular challenge.”

From the looks of the just released promo for the 15K celebration, the town bands together!  Check it out below.

Share your congrats to GH for its 15,000 episode milestone, and if you are excited to see the Laura-centric story unfold, via the comment section.

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Satan
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Satan

The hearings are back tomorrow, so don’t bet your soul that ABC will actually be airing this episode, just yet.

If such a thing does happen, I would suggest that they release the episode anyway, so it can pop up at the normal time on Hulu and abc.com and allow affiliates to air it either in real time on a digital subchannel, or air it at 3:00 AM, which is how they used to handle pre-empted episodes.

Steve
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Steve

They likely switched to doing national preemptions because in the long run it saves money. “Budget guru” Valentini then has less episodes to deliver saving $ spent on the non-contract staff and production. Similar reasons why they went to repeat episodes on major holidays.

If it does air Wednesday instead, it would be the third delay since this episode was originally supposed to air last Friday.

Rodd
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Rodd

Network brass, not Valentini, make the decisions on what airs when.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Rodd—-broadcast tv is owned by the government–
That’s why we get it free-
Anything to do with government/congress/whatever is preempted by the government.

Tonja Bell
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Tonja Bell

So I had a rerun today, again! Not the 15,000th episode. So very disappointed in ABC

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Looks like fun. And how about some love for 15K episodes’ worth of escapism, fun, drama, and great acting over the decades. The fire in Maura West’s eyes; the catfights; the murder trials; the longevity of great Genie Francis; the deaths of beloved characters; the lights shining on Billy Miller’s and Josh Swickard’s hair. I know soaps are silly to a lot of folks but I’ve gotten so much joy and necessary flights of fancy since my childhood that I say “so what?”. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

Steven
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Steven

The problem is too many people don’t like it, so they don’t watch and the ratings continue to drop. How can a show like GH survive with its ridiculous storylines when there is so much other excellent television streaming. GH’s audience is slowly dying off and it is not gaining new fans. It’s a reality. If the genre is going to survive, it needs to start competing with the streaming series by presenting realistic, well-written storylines.

Steve
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Steve

You are correct in saying that soaps need to step up their game on the writing department. As for the ratings continuing to drop, that pace seems to have leveled off significantly. The saving grace for daytime is the major erosion of primetime ratings. Some nighttime shows now pull in roughly the same amount of audience as GH. Daytime talk shows are also not the ratings gold they once were. With OLTL being the last show leaving the air 10 years ago and NBC being committed to DAYS with limited edition streaming series, the genre may be a holding pattern… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I get your point, Steven, and I agree that some plots are preposterous. But I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Granted I get weary of how dimwitted the police are on EVERY soap and the endless ‘whose baby is it’ tales. But I’ll tell you that, while a lot of touted programming on streaming channels is good, an equal amount is extremely violent, mean-spirited, demonic, sadistic, and preponderant with endless conspiracy puzzles that I lose interest in. I watched INVENTING ANNA, THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, THE UNDOING, MARE OF EASTTOWN…I just find them repetitive, too long, and have plots that… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

Yes, Soaphound! GH is the best show out there! I love it and can’t wait to watch it everyday.

Su000
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Su000

The BIG problem is — speed..
The soaps are still in the ’70s.. They have never evolved.
The stories go on forever..
Younger people grew up on speed, middle-aged people luvin and needing speed etc..
When things are slow all are upset..the soaps are extremely slow-
Fact; the soaps are still in the ’70s.. They have never evolved.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Soaphound, now, that’s the spirit! A very nice tribute.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
I agree with you. Soaphound’s always on the ball!

Greg
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Greg

This is off topic but since Donna Mills was on the show and can now call herself an emmy winning actor because of the show. She has constantly bashed daytime threw out her career. In an interview just put up on youtube “called pioneers of Television”. She really knocks the genre in this 2022 interview. She says that daytime is not a good place to make a career because if you stay too long it ruins you for other things because you are just doing it off the top of your head. She also calls “daytime a stylized form of… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Greg
Very interesting and believable. I’d always had that feeling about her, that she was above everyone else. A lot of actors knock the daytime shows and the people working their asses off making them but they are WORKING steady making good livings, not sitting around waiting for an agent to call with a possible part for someone’s aunt or grandmother. I loved Knotts and when it was over and Syndicated, I watched it every morning, so I guess it could then be called daytime with rest of the Soaps.

General Hospital

Finn Carr is General Hospital’s New Rocco Falconeri

Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu’s son, Rocco is getting a new look! Enter young actor, Finn Carr, who will take over the role on-air beginning this week.

Carr is very familiar to TV fans who have watched Hot in Cleveland, Fuller House, Criminal Minds and more.  He has also appeared in streaming series for Netflix including Alexa & Katie, and most recently in an episode of Paramount+’s, I Carly.

Now that Rocco is a bit older (with Carr taking over the role), will he figure more into the story of Dante/Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) relationship, and the arrival of Dante’s buddy, Cody (Josh Kelly) on to the Port Charles scene?

The role of Rocco was first played by twins through 2017. Since then, Mason Tannous, O’Neill Monahan, and Brady Bauer have all played the part at one time or another.  In story, it was actually Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) who carried baby Rocco when she was implanted with Dante and Lulu’s stolen embryo.

Soap Opera Digest first reported this latest ‘Rocco’ casting switch in their latest issue on newsstands now.

So, please welcome Finn to the cast of GH in the comment section below!

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Interviews

Last Friday, the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were broadcast on CBS and streamed on Paramount+, but before the ceremonies many of your favorites from daytime including the stars from: Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless walked the red carpet and stopped to chat with the press in attendance.

Michael Fairman was on-hand reporting for Michael Fairman TV, and his You Tube channel, The Michael Fairman Channel  and now all of the video interviews can be viewed there.

From the nominees, to the presenters, cast members and executive producers and writers, daytime came together for the first time in-person since the Covid-19 pandemic changed all of our lives and halted live events for over 2 and a half years.

Check out these red carpet interviews and moments by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

General Hospital

Kelly Monaco

Nancy Lee Grahn

Laura Wright

Cynthia Watros

Cameron Mathison

Dominic Zamprogna and Lisa LoCicero

Nicholas Alexander Chavez

Sydney Mikayla

William Lipton

Kelly Thiebaud

Days of our Lives

Deidre Hall and Galen Gering

Greg Vaughan

Eric Martsolf

Ron Carlivati

The Bold and the Beautiful

Kimberlin Brown

Lawrence Saint-Victor

Tanner Novlan

John and Laurette McCook

Naomi Matsuda

Matthew Atkinson

Cassandra Creech

The Young and the Restless

Mishael Morgan

Cait Fairbanks

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Alyvia Alyn Lind

So, who was your favorite person we chatted with on the red carpet at this year’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners Interviews: Reactions and Heartfelt Moments

Last Friday night at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Michael Fairman was in the Winner’s Walk and had the opportunity to get real time reactions and thoughts as the night’s big winners chatted for a few minutes following their Emmy victories.  All of the winners, as well as the red carpet interviews will be posted all through this week on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Talking with Michael, immediately following taking home the gold, were General Hospital winners including: Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series winner, Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault), Outstanding Drama Series winner (Executive Producer, Frank Valentini) and Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series winners, Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier.

Sharing in her historic Emmy-winning moment was The Young and the Restless’ Outstanding Lead Actress winner Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair), as well as Outstanding Lead Actor winner The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric Forrester).

Days of our Lives head scribe, Ron Carlivati and writer, Ryan Quan also talked with Fairman on their win for the Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series, as did talk show host, Tamron Hall, who took home gold for the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

While Kelly Clarkson was not present to pick up her awards, her series executive producers, Alex Duda and Kareen Gunning spoke on winning Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, while the cast and producers of The Price is Right stopped by to celebrate the game shows 50th anniversary milestone.

You can check out several of our 49th Annual Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.

Let us know what were your some of your favorite moments from our Emmy victory chats via the comment section.

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