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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Britt is the New Chief of Staff; But Who is the New Head Nurse?

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On Friday’s General Hospital, the staff at the hospital was in for a shock when none other than Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) waltzed in and announced that she was in the new Chief of Staff.  That left Finn (Michael Easton), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) and Portia (Brook Kerr) reeling.

Apparently, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) believes in Britt, and since he is now running the hospital and already pink-slipped Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), putting someone with a sketchy past in that position, who might do his bidding for him, was the perfect move for the drug lord.

Britt tells the crew that she is horrified by the mismanagement that has been happening at GH.  She then tells Elizabeth and Epiphany to check their new schedules as outlined by the new head nurse.  When everyone fires back at Britt that Epiphany is the head nurse, Britt reveals that it is Cyrus’ decision since he is now Chairman of the Board at GH.

Then, in a shocking moment for each of them, Elizabeth finds out that Epiphany has been put into an administrative position, where she will not be with the patients, while Liz has been cut back to only two shifts a week demoted to the satellite crew.

Finn is also in hot water as Britt tells him they need to set up a meeting, while Portia’s fate seems to be that she is safe, when Britt says she believes in her, and so too, does Cyrus.

What did you think of Britt arriving on the scene as the new Chief of Staff?  Who do you think might be GH’s new head nurse? Share your thoughts on the staffing changes via the comment section below.

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Boop
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Boop

I love it! General Hospital has too long shown favoritism. When Nelle didn’t want her child to have the surgery , Monica and Bobbie did hook and crook to make everything go the way Michael and Carly wanted it. I dislike that shows make sure that characters lean towards one side because that person is a friend or relative; however , the other side has everyone against them. When Britt first entered the Soap , I didn’t like her . Yet , since that time , I like that she brings some opposition to the show. Plus, Cyrus adds that… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Boop I usually agree with the things you say but this time I am very confused, especially by your last couple of sentences. You want to give Cyrus and the Britch more time to do exactly what, ruin GH by running drugs through it or only saving lives that Cyrus says it’s o.k to? These two people are dispicable and Cyrus is a murderer and drug runner. No way should be have been able to get a hold on GH. Of course it will be saved in the end but it is not entertaining in the least watching what will… Read more »

Jenny S.
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Jenny S.

I’m sad we they got rid of Nathan Varni. I’m sure very few fans knew he fought Frank tooth and nail when it came to supporting the vets of GH. With Nathan out, Frank has clearly taken the reigns over 100% and he’s trying to stuff as many young faces down our throats as humanly possible. This is a sad state of affairs, I cringe to think which actress over 50 will be next to be fired or trimmed back to recurring. No one is fighting for the fans of the show we once all loved. It’s a real shame… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

You may be confusing Valentini with Jill Phelps. Frank has brought back (all before Varni replaced Brian Frons): Bobbie Felicia Ned Scott Kevin/Ryan Lucy Robert Anna (contract) Laura (contract) Yes, the cast is huge (32 now on contract counting Brando & Britt who were formerly recurring.) That definitely needs some trimming. While Anna’s story sucks right now and Genie Francis is wrapping up her vacation, Alexis, Carly and Nina are all 50+ and driving story. Although I pointed out that Monica and Bobbie should have had their hospital employment issue dealt with on screen, Ned, Olivia and Robert were major… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I like Britch, but this whole idea is ridiculous….

Cyrus the Virus is attempting to sanitize his reputation by making himself over as a “respectable businessman” & hospital administrator, so the first thing he does, after getting that job, is to fire the long term chief of staff (whose family practically built the hospital, no less) and replace her with…..

**drum roll please**

…. A CONVICTED FELON???? (who also happens to be the daughter of the most famous international terrorist this side of Osama Bin Laden, no less)

Yeah, on what planet was this a good idea??

Charday
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Charday

I love me some Britt, but this sounds like a cartoon.

Rodd
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Rodd

Should be a fun ride. I’m sure it’s one that will eventually come to an end with Monica being put back in charge, but in the meantime, I’m sure Britt will stir things up. Now if they could just get Brad out of jail…

Steve
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Steve

To answer the question – perhaps Felix? This whole firing of Monica and Bobbie falls flat because neither one of these ultimate legacy characters were shown as it happens. A scene of Monica walking out of the hospital and arriving back to family at the house Alan gave to her would make it more impactful. Friday’s show was wasted with the amount of time given to the fake bond between Mike & Joss. Max Gail has done a great job acting in spite of some questionable writing. Because he is a recast, there’s no flashback scenes to add value to… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
IAM so glad you mentioned the scenes with Joss and Mike. Not only was it boring but not true, none of it ever happened. To me it just pointed out to Mike that he was on the way out and her saying goodbye over and over. Is that really what a dieing person wants to be told as they are taking their last breaths? Poor Mike!

Patrick
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Patrick

“Thank You” I thought the same thing ! I don’t remember some of these things happening ???? whew! Poor Max Gail. Sonny: his continuous lament or whatever : Mike, you do what you want to do Carly : this family has shown so much love every since Mike returned. BLECH! the only two I truly wanted Mike to come to was for Liz, her wedding scenes at the church… ROCKED . with Dante : doing any thing… they just made this grandfather/grandson so real I will MISS Max Gail… just not at the expense of the Corinthos’ I’m just stumped… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Patrick
Glad we agree on this. I kept thinking poor Max, let him go he will when he’s ready, doesn’t need your permission or everyone trying to push him out the door, so to speak. Nothing we saw ever happened and the scenes with Joss predicting the future was just a whole other story.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

What a shakeup! I loved this twist; the Cyrus Renault presence in Port Charles is a great umbrella story, affecting multiple characters and aspects. Plus, the fact he, in such a short time has done more than Sonny Corinthos, is exciting!

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

In what world does a hospital’s chairman of the board determine the head nurse, LOL?

Su000
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Su000

The same hospital that does not have a railing on beds.
No hospital would have a patient in a bed without railings.
It is the law, as a matter of fact.
The liability is tremendous to have a patient fall off aff a bed.
Even in emergency rooms, there are railings on beds.
GH has cots for beds no railings- ahaa! insane.
((Britt desperately needs to do something with her hair- it’s nasty looking))

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Too true, Su000! (and I don’t care for Britt’s hairstyle, either. It’s distracting.)

Violet lemmviolet32@gmail.com
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Violet lemmviolet32@gmail.com

Did you guys see the comment from Robin/Kimberly M.saying that Kelly stole her job and her hairdoo? She was just kidding of course.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Oh my gosh, that’s right. That is Robin’s old hairdo! How funny.

Dan
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Dan

It was so absurd and insulting as a viewer that they would do this storyline with Monica and Bobbie getting fired, which you would think would be a major moment, since both have worked at the hospital for over 40 years and are beloved characters, and then not even bother having Leslie Charleson or Jackie Zeman there to do scenes reacting to it. I’m watching and I see Epiphany, Elizabeth and everyone talking about Monica and Bobbie getting fired, and I’m like, wait a minute, did I miss an episode or something? They could have been some really dramatic and… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Monica and Bobbie getting fired is to keep them offset keeping them safe, I believe..
They both are quite old and need to be protected from covid19..
they will gloriously return when it’s safe for them.
(probably end of 2021–)

Steve
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Steve

They have both filmed since the show returned to production. Not sure what age “quite old” is supposed to represent.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Well, Monica is 75 and Bobbie is 63 if that helps. I would like to think TPTB are just watching out for their valuable senior citizens. No insult or anything wrong with that.

Timmm
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Timmm

I smell a new character as the new head nurse. Maybe Cyrus’s daughter or Brando has a sister? It will be a baddie who will turn out to be good and go against BRITTA!

brian
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brian

i do not like her bangs

Patrick
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Patrick

I just saw some of the best sex… and it was with Britta; again. ie: William DeVry’ Julian.. think Tyler Christopher !!!! She’s already ROCKED General Hospital. of course, all the “Staff” is in uproar… and taking it out on Britta.. who of course, is handling it all with such aplomb. I TRULY HOPE, she’s not back for short term… because she’s already schellacked Cyrus. She’s that good of an actress. so yeah, I was surprised by ALL FB posts and this thread.. walloping Ms. Thiebaud ; hair ; bangs ; teeth . ???? !!!! Ladies please. dag! FB took… Read more »

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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