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General Hospital Casting Leading Man! Who Would You Suggest For The Part?

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A major casting call has gone out from General Hospital! In it, it details that the ABC soap opera is looking for a “Bonafide leading man.”

Further details of the casting notice relate, GH is looking for an actor who is caucasian, 32-37, very sexy, dynamic and charismatic.

Acording to Soap Opera Digest, the role would start shooting in November, and it’s a contract role for a new leading gent.

When this casting news hit the Twitterverse today, some fans are tweeting that this may actually be a casting notice for a possible replacement for the character of Patrick Drake played by the incomporable Jason Thompson.  It has been rumored via Daytime Confidential that Thompson would be up for contract negotiations this time of year.  Should the GH star decide not to re-up his deal with the series, it would be a tremendous loss for the soap, who needs to give this perennial Daytime Emmy nominee, story worthy of his talents.

So, on face value of the casting call, if this is a new leading man/character, what actor would you like to see come to Port Charles and join the cast that fits the bill?  Share your suggestions in the comment section below!

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mfarris70
mfarris70

Given the abundance of youngish male characters on GH, I hope that this new guy is a doctor per the new writers’ promise to re-center the stories around the hospital. With or without Jason Thompson, we need another doctor on staff. Perhaps someone to help Elizabeth pick up the pieces when she’s blown to smithereens for her deception– poor Elizabeth doesn’t seem to be able to do anything without a man by her side.

Michael
Michael

Definitely James Hyde (Ex-Sam Bennett, Passions

Mary
Mary

James Hyde was born in 1962; that makes him 53 years old. GH is looking for an actor 32-37 years old.

DYLAN
DYLAN

He is WELL beyond the 32-37 age range. He was that age 16 years ago when the late NON-lamented Passions premiered.

richard
richard

He is gorgeous. Not the strongest acting skills but he’s is awesome eye candy, even for 50. Haha.

Aria
Aria

No replacement please, if an actor is leaving let the character go to, we need time in between replacement, as for another Caucasian chapter, WHY? can’t they concentrate on who they have? Give and Asian or Hispanic or African American actor a chance to be a leading mem. These shows never progress how disappointing..

penny
penny

I hear you Aria. Too bad these soap bosses won’t go out there way to hire more talented minority actors. They’re still living in the past. I started watching soaps on and off during the 80’s and frankly nothing has changed. Daytime will never catch up with Prime time in the casting department.

bonnie
bonnie

Last month Ute was posted a African American actor came in and tested for a role. It sounded like he was hired

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sexy and charismatic 30 something male-that whole description leaves me out…lol…it would be difficult to recast JT as Patrick…Guy Wilson needs a job…ok, im joking there…if JT does leave for whatever reason why recast…let him leave and reunite with Robin but if he stays i hope this casting call ends…seriously, this show needs another newbie like i need another hole in my head and there is no more room for yet another hole…lol

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

nice post. 🙂

Shay
Shay

When you’re right, you’re right, jimh!!!! And you are RIGHT! By the way, just wanted to let you know that next weekend the new CBS digital channel, “Decades,” is running a “Dark Shadows” marathon. They call it a “Decades Binge.” There is a different classic show featured every week. Check your listings! (Mine is on a CBS affiliate as .2 channel….)

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I never miss it…the show had some serious flaws here and there but DS was so cool they were easily over looked…i was a member of its fan club for 30 years and one of my plotline suggestions was printed in their fan magazine…i also had dolls made of several characters and i also made a diorama of Collinwood living room!

Shay
Shay

Well, jimh, I took a looky at the DS “Binge” over this past weekend. Even though I had seen the odd episode before when this show ran in reruns after the school day in the ’80’s, I wanted to watch a few in a block. They were interesting, to say the least! Lots of very familiar faces from later soaps who apparently got their start in Collinwood!!!! Part two of the marathon continues this upcoming weekend……perhaps I’ll tune in for another peek!

Aria
Aria

Let particular go find Robin if it’s JASON that’s leaving !

Fanny
Fanny

Robin would certainly justify his leaving the show…They can dedicate
their lives to helping those in need. Leave Emma behind to be raised
by Anna.

Justin
Justin

Michael Park. Name him Craig and pair him with Ava. We can call them Crava…cause I’ve been craving that pairing again since ATWT left the air.

Mark Y
Mark Y

I totally agree. MP is definitely a leading man.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Michael park is a good choice but so isn’t Hunt Block now that we’re on the subject of naming the new character Craig.

Michael
Michael

Michael Park is now in his 40’s to early 50’s. He’s not that young anymore. So, he wouldn’t work. Jeff Branson (ex-Nina’s long lost son on Y&R)! He would fit the bill easily.

Justin
Justin

My favorite Craig, especially when he called Barbara… Bar-Bar!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Michael.
Touché! Jeff Branson ( Jonathan Lavery, Ronan Malloy )…… Purrfect!!!!!!

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

Hilarious!

Brian
Brian

Trevor St John or Michael Muhney would be my first choices! But maybe they are both too old for this. Tom Pelphrey (from Guiding Light) would be good too. They just need a good actor for sure.

Anthony
Anthony

Brian – I’m with you on Trevor St John. Early 40s, but he can pass for younger. Otherwise make the character a little older, but get St John!!

bonnie
bonnie

I was also thinking Trevor but he us out of tbe age range

Timmm
Timmm

Muhney would make an evil Dr. Drake!

Harry
Harry

Wait, I am under the impression that they are NOT recasting the character of Dr Patrick Drake. Nor should they.
From what I understand from this blog and other various soap forums, they are merely looking for a new leading man who happens to be white and in his mid to late thirties.
Correct me if I am wrong but it seems to me that they are not recasting Patrick Drake.

Timmm
Timmm

@Harry. Jason has expressed disinterest in the writing of Patrick and his contract is set to expire. No rumors, but speculation. It may be just ABC casting in case Jason walks or it could be a whole new character?

Peg
Peg

Michael Muhney all the way

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I was one of Michael Muhney’s critics at the time of his firing because I’ve been in Hunter King’s shoes as a young woman in the workplace. That said, he’s done his mea culpa and he’s a damn good actor. It’s time for him to return to soaps and GH is the only existing daytime drama that is possibility IMO.

Harry
Harry

MBMom, what’s this? A fair, sensible and balanced opinion? How dare you!
I agree with you on all counts and lest we not forget, we still do not not what may or may not have happened.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

All good choices!

Carolina
Carolina

Can’t be Michael Muhney. There are too many young twentysomething blondes on this show and he could not resist the temptation.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I can appreciate what you are saying. I still get those idiotic, He-man catcalls/comments…..since I was thirteen. Nonetheless that does not mean all men do that. I never judged Michael Muhney because I was not there. Wouldn’t we have heard from other ingenues, or women? We will never know…..I have given him the benefit of the doubt.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

CeeCee, there were other reports of it. That is why he was fired from “Veronica Mars”. I’m comfortable that evidence suggests something seriously inappropriate happened enough for him to lose his job on Y&R. I don’t want or need the details. I think he paid the price for his behavior and hope he learned his lesson. Moving forward.

Beastie
Beastie

“Other Reports” from Hollywood trash sites that make up garbage for gullible fans to eat up. Michael Muhney would give GH the boost it so desperately needs. Great actor, right time. Bring him back now!

k/kay
k/kay

Jason Thompson has been nothing more then wallpaper on this show lately I think this is to pressure him into resigning ever since KM/Robin left this show they have acted like they did not know what to do with him one terrible love interest after another. I am one of those viewers that was never that crazy about the pairing with KM. when he came on the show he was this hot stud doctor he needed a pairing with an actress/character that put some heat into a relationship . We had bossy Robin then we had Brit the meanie then we had Sabrina and now Sam who talks about her dead husband in bed with Patrick how thrilling for him.

Cathy
Cathy

Robin and Patrick were amazing together and his other pairing failed. Kimberly and Jason had a naturalness. No one can compare to Scrubs. They got a show for their popularity. That’s why his other pairing don’t work. Robin wasn’t bossy if you watched and she and Patrick were on level ground with intellect unlike his pairing with the dumb Nurse and now the dumb mobby wife. Sorry but the trmendous loss for the soap was Kimberly McCullough a vet. GH never recover from losing her check ratings and then trying to destroy Robin with FV and RC pathetic writing while trying to pimp Robin’s family with the dumb nurse and the dumb mobby wife now. Run Jason Thompson run. If you were smart you would leave but I think this is a bargaining thing and you will stay and be pimped with another forced pairing. And by the way there is ONLY ONE ROBIN that is KMc . GH is the worst soap.

clh
clh

The show did a huge injustice to JT when Kimberly left again for the umpteenth time, by not recasting Robin. The writers only want to write for the Robin half and Kimberly has no interest in being there except for a very short stint every couple of years when she has nothing better to do.

I am happy she is doing what she wants but it’s not fair to the fans to leave the character (and her show family) in boring limbo when she’s not available. Recast and give Patrick, Emma, Anna, etc a real story.

k/kay
k/kay

Time to move on which I think JT is going to do as for the character of Jason we are fighting over this I am not impressed never was over on nothing to see here except Sam and her cleavage and Luz wringing her hands! yawn

su0000
su0000

My vote goes to-
Michael Muhney ..
he can bring it!

I thought ‘Paul’ to be the new handsome leading man ..

Whomever; he best not put me to sleep..
GH the past week has been horrible.

Sonny being portrayed as Bapu/ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi/Gandhi=Great Father (of wisdom and love)
and his ”3 Sons” <- lol get it?.. listening to his looooong love speech with their arms holding each other professing their love in an overly sappy campy way, made me puke!
It was a sappy campy Love-In and NOT GH !
no action, nothing interesting or intriguing just a boring love fest.

So- whomever is to be the new Love Guru of GH better bring intrigue and ready to play with Gandhi Corinthos.

Timmm
Timmm

Y&R landed Michael E. Knight so its GH’s turn to land Michael Muhney! Hopefully they dont waste him like Billy Miller!

su0000
su0000

hey Timmm..
Michael E. Knight’s character is not involved with the Newmans or Abbots, and he is not related/connected to them.
Most likely he will be back burned and out sooner than later..
With Y&R, if one is not connected to the Abbots or Newman’s they don’t last.
that is what I have noticed, dunno..

I would luv to have Michael Muhney with GH 🙂

Harry
Harry

SUoo, Dr Neville (MEK) is not connected to the Newmans and Abbots, YET!
I could see him possibly hooking up with Ashely. I could also see him being employed to bring Kelly back to the land of the living thus bringing back MEK with his former online love, CM, formerly Dixie of AMC to his Tad of AMC.
Remember, we never really saw her lifeless body after Jack fled the island and jumped on that ship of drugs.
That said, I thought MEK was absolutely terrific the other day as Dr Neville.
Incidentally, do you not find it interesting that MEK seems to be playing Dr David Hayward, his former AMC nemesis?

rebecca1
rebecca1

People complain when GH is too mob centered…and now… it’s too sappy…

Soaps were built on family, friendships, romance. In an interview, that’s what the new duo said they’re going to try and bring back. Not as the only focus, but at least, a return go it. I like it. I hate that Michael’s returned full force to Sonny, but if makes perfect sense for Sonny’s children…by the way,,,where is Christina?…to be rallying around him, to he devastated, worried, etc. That’s what families do….

In the same vein, they’re building a nucleus with Franco, Nina and Kiki. Love them too. Franco and Kiki never lost the bond they built when they found out they weren’t father and daughter. Again, mAkes perfectly sense that Franco would
in when Kiki needed him most. It solidifies Franco’s capacity to love…and sets up the family if Kiki should be revealed to be Nina’s daughter.

As for Alexis, I love how she gave Julian back his son. It takes a strong, confident woman to reveal and accept that the man she loves, the father of her daughter, now shares a child and thus a bond with another woman. And so….more family ties.

They’ll be enough crime, manipulation and mobbing to balance it out…stop yer frettin’! Lol

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

It’s hard to believe they’d be casting a new role, right? We don’t need more characters–and the “leads” are JT and Billy Miller. Has Miller signed a new contract? I haven’t seen that he has.

Fanny
Fanny

I read his contract is good through mid 2016, with a “timeout” in
January… That’s when he maybe reading scripts for summer/fall
pilots.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Thanks for the update

mike
mike

Spencer Garrett or bring back Jason Gerhardt in a new role.

mike
mike

Should have written Trent Garrett

CeeCee
CeeCee

I would say my husband; were he an actor.
However, I hope it will be someone closer to forty, rather than his early thirties. her age. If Dr. Drake and Sam are to remain a couple, then, I think he should, at least, look the same age, yes?
1) R. Brandon Johnson
2) Brock Cuchna
3) Quincy Dunn-Baker
4) Jonathan Bennett

Shay
Shay

LOL, CeeCee…..Your hubby….that’s cute! How about Casper Van Dien, just because he’s Casper Van Dien??? (He’s in his forties, but still very youthful! He probably wouldn’t do daytime…been there, done that years ago on OLTL….and he is now a director and action film actor, but he’d still get my vote!) By the way, quick fact about him….he traces his lineage back to the Dutch settlers of New York, too, CeeCeeGirl! Perchance are you related???? (Just had to ask….hope you don’t mind!)

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, ShayShay,
Oh, my gosh, Shay. I love Casper!!!!! I didn’t mention him because ‘they’ asked for a certain age group. But, you’re right, ShayGirl. Casper is out-o-this-world beautiful, as the Dutch are wont to be. LOL.
HaHa, Shay. Well, my husband fits the bill. H’s in his early thirties, and he’s a doctor, sooooo…….
Casper could pass as one of my brothers with those brilliant blues and chiseled, masculine jawline.
No, sweetie, I do not mind you asking. We will have to research his ancestry. I am a descendant of the Van Aardens. One never knows.
Many of my ancestors migrated to Toronto and beyond. My paternal grandmother is the most avid researcher. She was born in Holland. I shall ask. Later.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! What’s NOT to love????? (Casper VERY much reminds me of my first beau…..and let’s just say that he definitely “set the template” for my eternal love of beautiful blond boys and leave it at that!) As for those brothers of yours….are they available? I’ll take them both….LOL. At any rate, even though I generally do not follow “celebrities,”—much like yourself—I do make the exception when someone catches my eye, so I have done a bit of research on Mr. Van Dien! I do know that his family was prominent in the Ridgewood, New Jersey area because he grew up there on Van Dien Avenue, which was named for his great, great grandfather. How cool is that? Just one clue for your gran to follow in hopes of discovering a familial tie! Good luck in that endeavor….maybe you can invite Casper to your next reunion! (Needless to say, I shall also expect an invitation for bringing this possible long-lost family member to your attention!) Later!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry.
Hey, Harry. How’s it going to. Lol. I said exactly the same thing about Dixie and Tad a few days ago. I would love to see that happening….together again!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
You make me smile, Shay.
LOL, I have 2 brothers. One is married. The other is not quite twenty. But, they are the Nordic-type of men you love so much. Additionally, the cross between Norse, Scottish and Dutch blood turned them into semi-Giants; unfortunately, I am the shortest of the girls.LOL.
My grootmoeder ( grandmother) so far found that Casper is not a full-blooded Scandinavian….there’s quite a mix there….. A lot more than mine. The first known Van Aarden apparently crossed over in 1637, while the Van Diens crossed between 1654-1660. So, their paths must have crossed at some point. My grandmother’s father was born in NYC and at 18 he decided to go to the Netherlands to find a bride, with his parents’s blessings.That’s why my grandmother was born there. The little family returned to NYC after a few years. My grandfather ( her husband), however, is of Norwegian descent.
If you take a good look at all the fair, blond-haired, blue-eyed actors on the soaps, past and present, you can easily spot the Scandinavians. The women are harder to discern.
By the way, my husband’s uncle lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey…..quite an affluent area.
Modern technology is amazing, albeit sometimes we may find out stuff in our ancestry that’s not too appetizing. LOL. Good Night, cara.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Oh, I am so glad you found my post….I accidentally sent it to myself! (My bad…..been crazybusy lately and a bit distracted. That’s what I get for multi-multi-multi tasking!) Of course, I was only jesting about your brothers, although they do sound absolutely sublime….LOL. As for Casper….yes, he is quite the blend of ethnic delights-Swedish, French, English and Native American—the alchemy certainly worked in his favor! (By the way, did you know that dating back generations every firstborn son was named Casper???? The current one followed suit and named his boy likewise, but has said that he wouldn’t press the most recent “Cappy” to adhere to that tradition….) My word….I certainly didn’t expect your “grootmoeder” to put an ancestral trace on our dear Mr. Van Dien so quickly! Please tell her I said thank you for satisfying my curiosity….she sounds like an amazing and very well-versed woman. (Must run in the family……you obviously take after her!) At any rate, perhaps she will eventually discover a later blood link to our mutual favorite of an actor….if so, I still stand by that “invitation request.” However, if not, at least perhaps you can locate “Van Dien Avenue” next time you visit Jude’s uncle’s home in Ridgewood! That would be interesting! Later, mia amica!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Lol and oh my gosh, Shay. My grandmother and cohorts have this genealogical network going. This group will look up anyone’s ancestry. My grandmother actually traced my mother-in-law’s ancestors back to the Grimaldis of Genoa. There may be a correlation there with the principality of Monaco. This is how these sweet ladies pass their time.
I can tell you that, as you know, it was a Norseman, Leif Eriksson, who first set foot on North American soil. ( Newfoundland). It is been an on-going ‘feud’ between me and Jude’s grandfather….you know, Shay; Columbus? Now, there’s another story. Some Italian historians are declaring that Colombo was Cristoforo’s step-father’s name. Columbus’s legal name actually being Pellegrino. Later, cara.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Correction…has been an ongoing…not , is been.

Shay
Shay

Well, at least that’s an interesting and intellectually stimulating activity in which these ladies engage….sure beats knitting!!!! LOL. I’m quite sure they have uncovered some truly fascinating information…..like that your little princess, “Rosalba” may actually have a royal lineage leading to Monaco. Perhaps you should rethink her Halloween costume……although the “ladybug” does sound absolutely adorable! As for your “feud” with the grandfather-in-law? Too funny! (Yes, Leif Erikkson made it to North America first, but St. Brendan and/or other Celtics may have even bested him.) Having said that, if that bit of information gets him going, I can only imagine how that old myth that Columbus spread syphilis to the “New World” must make him incandescent with anger. (It’s been more reliably speculated that it’s just as probable to be the other way around….his crew was infected here and carried the disease back to Europe!) In other words, Columbus—or Pellegrino– definitely discovered something on these shores, even if isn’t what we were told in our youth. Okay, that’s enough for today’s history lesson, boys and girls….Later, CeeCeeGirl!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hey, Shay, and Lol.
The ancestry of Monaco’s ( which translates to ‘Monk’) ‘royal house’, is not so pristine……sort of like Napoleon Bonaparte when he crowned himself ‘Emperor’. Ha! That’s why I said previously that we never know what skeletons are in our closets.
Amazing how my Dutch grandmother is soooo different from Nanna, my Scottish Gran. She’s a spitfire….an avid soap watcher, who, just about, criticizes , or finds fault with every single character…..she has everyone in stitches. I can’t even repeat some of the stuff that comes out of her mouth. Nonetheless, she has been into soaps since they were first broadcast on the radio.
The weird thing is, she loves Victor Newman. She says, “That’s a real man….he’s like a sturdy tree trunk….can’t shake him”. Just the opposite of myself, Shay. I do not like Victor and his dark tactics. Oh, yeah, she likes the young guys too……she loves Nathan. Then, my grandfather chimes in, berating her for her “lust”, at her age!… LOL….. It’s a real show when they both start with each other. Hilarious. Later, amica mia.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Yes, sadly Monaco’s royal family is a relatively tarnished bunch with a very dubious history….then again, find one which is not! (They do have an impressive $1 billion fortune…second only to the royals of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein!) The sleazy stories and skeletons from hundreds of years back from the regal courts of old Europe continue to be revealed to this day….such interesting reading! Most have extremely unsavory secrets yet to be told….a precursor to the modern-day soap opera! Now I understand why you appreciate my sense of humor….you were weaned on that particular type of amusing critique at your gran’s knee….how I would love to be a fly on the wall when she lets loose on her shows and all those involved….the lady sounds like a real corker!!!!! Rather not unlike Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on “Downton Abbey!” Now that is one woman I’d love to adopt as a grandmother! There is nothing she won’t say if it needs to be said! (She would probably be moderated more than the two of us put together if she posted here….LOL!)

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Oh, yes, Shay, you have pegged my Gran right on the mark. Violet Crawley and she could be two peas in a pod, to the root. Lol.
I wish you could meet her…you ‘d have to have a tissue handy so to wipe the tears from laughing so hard. Later, cara.

Shay
Shay

Me, too, CeeCeeGirl! I suspect we would get along famously! I absolutely adore women like Violet. At their age, they’ve seen and heard it all—even if they haven’t actually done it—and have absolutely no reluctance about stating their no-holds-barred opinions….what a hoot! How lucky you are to have such a wonderful character for a gran! May you enjoy many more years of her wit and wisdom!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you, Shay, my love. I love both my grandmothers to death. They are a very big part of what, who, how I am. Later, cara.

Shay
Shay

You are most welcome, CeeCeeGirl! It’s quite obvious that both of your grans taught you so very well….their impressive influence(s) are indelibly etched throughout your eloquent, amusing and intelligent expressions here at MFSoaps. How blessed you have been to have had such magnificent women as up-close and personal examples in your lifetime! These lovely ladies should be extremely proud to claim you as their granddaughter…and I’m certain that they are!

ces
ces

seriously GH? More frigging characters?

Lu18
Lu18

I totally agree No more newbies!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Why not, they are not using the talent they have! Ask Leslie Charleston!

ces
ces

Kristina Wagner, John York, Lynn Herring … the list goes on and on of unused actors on this show that fans would like to see in storylines and have history. Jane Elliot!! Who is still without any storyline.

Gina
Gina

Shawn Christian he fits the part

Michael
Michael

Shawn Christian is well into his 40’s and there’s no way he can play younger. Sorry.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right, Michael. Shawn Christian does not fit the age group, albeit he would be a great choice and a better fit with Sam, if indeed , this newbie is slipping into Patrick’s shoes.
If Melanie had not lost her baby, Shawn’s Daniel would be a granddaddy.

DYLAN
DYLAN

He is 50. So no, he doesn’t. Men don’t age in Erica Kane years.

vinman
vinman

James Scott

Carolina
Carolina

As long as they don’t cast Michael Muhney, I don’t care who it is.

Mary
Mary

Michael Muhney would be an excellent choice. And we know he has the acting ability.

Carolina
Carolina

Too many young girls on this show though. Would be like sending an alcoholic to work in a bar.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@carolina.
To what you are referring has been discussed, ad nauseam, months, and months ago. No one knows what happened. I doubt Michael Muhney is a predator. None of us is in the position of passing judgment….please do not keep this alive, unless you have substantial proof. Do you? Everything we heard is heresay.

Sean
Sean

Even Melody Thomas Scott tweeted that anybody would be fired for doing what Michael Muhney did. Two years later and there are still old ladies defending him.

Delusion is real.

dylan
dylan

Michael Muhney played the same note whether he was saying HI or THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE! Sorry…Juston Hartley has brought layers to Adam thay never existed before.

Sly
Sly

Michael Muhney…
My first choice.

Patrick
Patrick

Michael Muhney is 40

so he certainly can play…. 32-37 years

Diane
Diane

I am all for hiring Michael Mulney. Give a great actor a new job with a new role in a new show and just watch him shoot for the stars!!!

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

really nice tug at the heart strings

the stars would come to him…

CeeCee
CeeCee

I LOVE that Patrick….now, that’s poetry. Simply beautiful!!…….”the stars would come to him”
How cool are you?

Linda
Linda

James Scott (ex EJ Days) or the actor who played Dr. Griff in AMC.

Torqumada
Torqumada

He’s done with daytime. He took shrooms at Machu Pichu and is on a Life Journey. That journey doesn’t include daytime.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol…people are human, and as such, they change their minds at the end or in mid-journey. Perhaps his soul-searching would send him straight to the halls of General Hospital. Imagine him with a crisp, white, doctor’s smock and a stethoscope sensually and caressingly draped over his inviting shoulders. Haaaa! It would be like coming home, Torqumada…LOL.

Sylvia Foster
Sylvia Foster

Cameron Matheson hands down

Timmm
Timmm

UGGG!

Bella
Bella

UGGG! Can’t stand him.

David
David

I will start with the positive. I really like the scripts since the new writers took over. There is more depth to them and the characters full conversations play out on screen (instead of so much take place off screen when Ron was the head writer). I also think the dialogue is far more interesting and intelligent.

With that being said, I thought I read where the writers said they wouldn’t be brining in new characters and cast members. It seems to me that there are a few coming. I realize this one could be a replacement for Jason Thompson (I’d be very disappointed if he left). If he was leaving I’d prefer they have him and Emma leave to go be with Robin instead of a recast.

So I’d say a mixed review for GH since the new writers took over. It is still only the beginning so we shall see where things go.

su0000
su0000

lol David..

GH is horrible S&J are turning it into an ordinary sappy soap/boring.
GH has always been out of the box and not a traditional soap, it was like no other soap, it stood alone in its’ being, it was unique..
J&S are making it as every other soap that is sappy campy overkill on the love stuff,
It’s been like a really bad Harlequin campy story.
again-
GH the past weeks has been horrible.
Sonny being portrayed as Gandhi= Great Father (of wisdom and love) LOL
and his ”3 Sons” <- lol get it?.. his sons listening puppy faced to his looooong love speech arm in arm holding each other in love and harmony professing their love for eachother and Sonny in an overly sappy campy way, made me puke!I
Those are the Corinthos for cryin out loud not the Cleaver family !

So- whomever is to be the new Love Guru of GH better be ready to take on Gandhi Corinthos.

I'd like TSJ or MM .. they are older but the best choice for GH ..

David
David

And every other soap was doing better ratings. Ron’s writing was causing record lows. I know your mad that your idle Ron is gone but get over it. The show is far better now without him.

Timmm
Timmm

I agree, if Patrick goes ship Emma with Robin until they ALL return!

su0000
su0000

hey David,,
Ron’s writing brought in 3 million viewers !!
until;
they put all aside to write Tony/Luke out..
His exit put everything on hold and went on and on and that is when the ratings went down, not before.
It was Fluke/Luke that tumbled it down and it was not only Ron’s fault, there was much involved with Tony’s exit.
Ron had the ratings way up, until then.

CMD
CMD

Chris McKenna. The guy is freaking gorgeous. Can’t believe Y&R was stupid enough to write him off.

Michael
Michael

Yes, that was a huge mistake by Y&R. They should have paired him with a recently out of the closet Kevin (Greg Rikkart). But apparently, Y&R doesn’t want to do a gay storyline right now.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Be that as it may, Michael. I don’t think TPTB want Kevin to be gay, at this point.
I do agree with you, though. Y&R SHOULD introduce a gay storyline. Add some realism to soap life…..how could there NOT be gays living in Genoa City? I don’t ever remember any gays as part of this community.
Did I miss something? Was Harding supposedly hiding in the closet? Why the Harding/Fisher hook-up?

Harry
Harry

Cee Cee is right. TPTB really do not seem to want Kevin to be happy.

Michael
Michael

CeeCee, What are you asking about Harding? Are you asking if he was a closeted gay man or was he hiding in the closet at the Abbott cabin so that no one would catch him there? There were quite a few rumblings going on from fans that wanted a Harding/Fisher romance, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, okay, thanks, Michael. I was not aware of those ‘rumblings’. Now, I understand…I was a little confused. Yet, I question said rumblings, since any sign that Harding was gay went right over my head. I guess it’s moot now. Later.

Timmm
Timmm

I’m with you.

CMD
CMD

Y&R blew it big time by now doing the Harding/Kevin storyline. But it is JFP and Pratt so what do you expect? Why do something sexy and exciting when they can do violence, rape and murder instead.

Layla Kalich
Layla Kalich

Casting a new male lead when this year alone we have gotten rid of so many great actors. I am talking great acting not so much the roles that they had portray. If you can still kill your scenes with Ron’s crazy as writing then kudos to you. So we lost Sean Blakemore, who of course played Shawn. Yes I know he is just in prison so there is still a chance he will come back. But with no writers, Jake remembering who he is, I highly doubt they will bring him back. Sean is a lovely guy and a great actor. Ian Buchanan who is a GH legacy actor. He has been around forever. The writing was all over the place with him. I think his scenes became horrible because they were just so far fetched. I know this is a soap opera so things aren’t always going to mirror reality, but come on that was some bad writing for a guy that was on the show for a very long time. Jeffrey VIncent Praise, was such a wonderful character that took away from just Sonny dominating the mob scene. His scenes with everyone were brilliant. He has been in many other things and is also a really great actor . Why we let him go again is beyond me. Everyones favorite Michael Easton. Another actor that literally blew you away with whatever scenes he was in. He tried to make even the worse writing work. I still wonder what the motive behind them letting him go is. Why he was never put back on the front burner. He is beyond a fan favorite. I know GH lost many viewers over this one. Finally I know Robb Derringer as Kyle Sloane wasn’t a role that everyone liked. I think they took a role that could of been really great and couldn’t quite make their minds up about it. The writing was also so all over the place. Robb killed it in my opinon in all his scenes and did well with the poor writing. Had there never been a recast, one that wasn’t even warranted then I think the role of Sloane wouldn’t of been hated so much. There was so much more left to do with Sloane that never really was played out. Why they very very briefly mentioned problems Sloane had before he came to Port Charles with the whole Faison thing and then never even touched on them is beyond me. So much all over the place writing. But again Robb is another actor that would of done well with a contract and a long term role. So here we are anyway…Another new person that we will see constantly for a week and then not at all because GH has some many characters there is never time to show everyone..We see glimpses of even Ryan Carnes now when he should be shown more often. I am not going to be one of those people that says… Read more »

Harry
Harry

This is an incredibly well written post and I agree with your every word.
What are they doing to GH? It seems almost willful.

Samantha
Samantha

Great insight, Layla! Yep — to everything you said. Crazy times at GH. And although all those actors are great that you mentioned, I really would love to see Robb Derringer return and stay. Loved him!!! (And they could easily create new material to get his character back on track in a good way, or could have him play a totally new character, such as his twin brother. The writers left the door open for his return when they didn’t show what happened to him after he was shot. As I mentioned in a comment below, they could bring him back as his twin who’s out for vengeance — or maybe someone saved him and he’s back as a changed man… So many possibilities for this wonderfully talented and handsome actor! (P.S. — I will be really ticked if they bring back Sloane and recast him. I would like the original Sloane to return.)

Layla Kalich
Layla Kalich

I don’t think GH recognizes his talent. To let him go the first time was dumb and there was no reason for it. They had him back and to just let him get shot was beyond dumb. Especially since he was supposed to be a special agent. Was he so blinded and drunk by love that he spilled the beans to the last person that he should of? I have no clue but looking forward to whatever Robb does next.

Fanny
Fanny

GH is in DESPERATE need of Dr.’s plural !!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Great post. I’ve heard before that when new writers come in they like to create new characters. Its like a new offensive coordinator on a football team. He wants his players and his plays. Same with head writers. Plus, I hear they get paid more if the create a new popular character?

CeeCee
CeeCee

It’s a logical move, right, Timmm? I liken it to a woman marrying a divorced man and coming into his and the ex’s house. The new bride wants to make the house her own, yes? ……new furnishings, new everything. And, of course, new babies. That’s what the new characters represent….the new writers’s creation. Makes sense.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow!!!! I really did overuse “new”. I must subconsciously love that word. Lol.

Patrick
Patrick

I am on the love fest that is; Jeffrey Vincent Parise

I would love for Carlos to come home

I like that he’s still being mentioned

IE: Layla’ beautifully stated…

“…Jeffrey VIncent Praise, was such a wonderful character that took away from just Sonny dominating the mob scene. His scenes with everyone were brilliant. ”

utilize what you have GH… bring Carlos back… and yeah… like every one else… an exonerated and “changed” man…

he has so much sensuality and dreamlike qualities to reel… with ALL the ladies… and he carries with the menfolk plenty… he is not easily typecast… work with him!

“I love him… “

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I miss Jeffery Vincent Praises as Carlos so much. Friday was like a tease. More Carlos please.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Sorry about the misspelling. Autocorrect….

rebecca1
rebecca1

Agree with you, Layla. Horrible mistake killing AJ off as well and making it difficult for Sean Kanan who left. Another huge loss.

Saundra
Saundra

If they are committed to a Caucasian actor, Blake Hood could be good. If they would go for a bit older actor, how about Hunt Block who once plated Craig Montgomery on ATWT. If they would go with a black actor, I’d vote for Lawrence Saint-Victor from B&B. He’s talented, super hot & criminally under-used on his current show.

Michael
Michael

Yes, Blake Hood! Granted, I think he’s still in his 20’s, but I think with the right make up, he can play for early to mid 30’s. Y&R letting him go as Kyle Abbott was a colossal mistake!

DYLAN
DYLAN

Hunt Block is 61 years old. I like Lawrence too. He could play a Quartermaine/Ward. Hopefully he would play character that could tell a man from a woman.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I wouldn’t have guessed Hunt Block is anywhere near his sixties. Super sexy.

sheryl
sheryl

James Scott or John Paul from one live to live

TMJ
TMJ

John-Paul Lavoisier signed on to play the recast of Philip on Days. He should be showing up a few months from now. James Scott continually says that he does not want to return to daytime at this point. If he did GH could not compete with days, which would pay big money to get him back as E.J.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, imagine if Serena had lived and had turned out to be Victor Kiriakis’s illegitimate daughter whom he did not know existed. Melissa and John Paul would be siblings again.

Rocco
Rocco

Cameron Mathison ex Ryan AMC. He is sexy,
masculine and a wonderful actor.

Harry
Harry

OH blah! You might as well get Ryan Seacret. Ryan Lavery was one of the biggest reasons why I abandoned AMC in the first place.
Now I am doing the same with GH. I feel there is a pattern being repeated here.

Timmm
Timmm

SEACREST OUT!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

As usual, I agree with Harry. Not a Ham, I mean Cam, Matheson fan. Sorry.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, God! Never Cameron Mathison. It’s bad enough he invades ET every night…..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Rocco, bello. Come stai?
Lol….from a woman’s point of view? He is not sexy. Not to me, anyway.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, CeeCee! We are in total agreement on that subject.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

And they’re bringing on that new woman as well. Something is going on here–and I can’t imagine how it’s going to be good.

There really is no room for ANOTHER “leading” man, so I have to think someone is gong to go. UNLESS it’s a new Lucky

su0000
su0000

New writers always bring in new characters, they get payed for every new character they create until the character dies/whatever.. lol
and, its their way of creating their own road ..
Never know who will go and who come with new writers..

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

They continually say they don’t. This, says the writers, is a common myth

su0000
su0000

hmm could be.. but I read they do, many times, dunno..

Harry
Harry

Ug, it pains me to say this but Su00 happens to be right.
I need a stiff drink now.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You see that, su? Harry is changing his stance. He is agreeing more and more with you, as time goes by. I knew he was an ole softie!!

Kalle
Kalle

Michael Muhney would be great for the role. To see my favorite stars Miller and Muhney on General Hospital, that would be one reason more to watch it. And Jean Passanante worked with both of them.

Patrick
Patrick

Magic

pure and simple

and kudos to; TWO ; of the finest; actors…. to grace serial… in our curent realm and times… and a salute to the sterling actors of the past…. ie: I liken them to AMC David Canary and James Mitchell… as an example

raw talent that is big time marquee and feature

Michael Muhney, debuted on Y&R, June 25, 2009,
Billy Miller, debuted on Y&R, September 19, 2008

———–

I really have to throw this in… Michael Muhney would be perfect, in DAYS of OUR Lives… as a DiMera

throw in Vincent Irizarry… as a Kiriakis

talk about leading men… to threshold… and mine… and reign… as the avante-garde ( this is a huge prop for their dynamic)… master class leads

Timmm
Timmm

A dream duo!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

The fact they are requesting a Caucasian indicates most likely it is a recast or a family member of an existing character, where to have a non-Caucasian would be difficult or impossible to explain. (Though Blair’s racial makeup on OLTL did change when Kassie DePaiva took over!) I don’t think Michael Muhney, James Scott or Trevor St. John have any interest in soaps at the moment. Shawn Christian is a decade too old. So are Michael Park and Cameron Mathison. My choice would be Mark Lawson (Brody from OLTL). Everyone on GH seems so hard-edged and nasty. How about a leading man who has a heart of gold and softer edges? Lawson does that well.

Samantha
Samantha

Yes! I agree! 🙂 And Robb Derringer fits that description to me — and they could easily “fix” the Sloane character or create a new one (his twin?). This guy can act — and has already had scenes with hints at a heart of gold and softer edges. 🙂

DYLAN
DYLAN

He’s dead.

Samantha
Samantha

C’mon. 😉 NOBODY in a soap ever truly dies.

DYLAN
DYLAN

LOL @ racial make-up. Kassie DePaiva is the ultimate recast queen. Blair was originally a short annoying Asian woman. Then tall blonde Southern Kassie took over and owned it for 18 years. Eve on Days was originally a short annoying part British woman. Then tall Southern Kassie took over and just recently started owning the role. Sad she is leaving, but Eve is kind of a peripheral character. Funny trivia…Kassie is two years older than the woman who played Eve’s mother way back in the day, Karen Moncrieff.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Funny you should mention Mark Lawson, sonniorsolita. I thought of him, in Patrick Drake mode, since I assume that’s whose shoes he would be filling. However, I stopped short. So, please forgive the coincidental pun (lol), he really is too short for this particular role, albeit he is really good looking. Many an actor has been turned down due to his height. Perhaps as another character?

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Sean.
Pardonnez-moi, Monsieur.
Melody Thomas Scott is old enough to be my mother. I’m no youngster, but at 29, I do not consider myself an old lady, yet.
And, I am not delusional. I do have my wits about me. Please, sir. Curb your forked tongue.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Sonniorsolita. I would love to see Mark Lawson on GH. Beautiful guy…loved him as Brody on OLTL.

Patrick
Patrick

“wow” this is big

Jason Thompson; no more

it would not… surprise me at all

really… he hasn’t had any thing… to do… since his single days before Robin… and after Robin

and thats no disrespect to Jason Thompson

they just never wrote “anything” for him

this is sad, if this is what transpires

DYLAN
DYLAN

It is sad but the character has not been relevant for some time. He has been an appendage first to Sabrina then to Sam. They made the character (and Anna and everyone else in town) look like morons. No one asks or inquires or wonders how Robin is doing. Really?!? When Kimberly left, they could have told any number of REAL heartfelt stories. This is a woman with HIV who has been kidnapped and tortured continually for 4 years! What a disgusting story!! All this outrage over Will being murdered on DAYS…and nary a word about this!! It is a cruel, sadistic, and totally unnecessary story point that needs to be addressed. I never wish unemployment on anyone, but they need Patrick and Anna to storm whatever lab Robin is in, rescue her, and Patrick and Robin reunite and leave town. Jason T. will have no trouble finding work and he deserves better than GH.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well said. But, Dylan, isn’t this the story of GH’s life? Leaving everything open? All the stitching left undone? And, when TPTB do make an attempting at sewing things up, a rush-job ensues leaving gaps hither and yon. As much as I am jubilant about seeing the end of Fluke, I still ponder about the point of it all? All the inconsistencies; the stupid subterfuge; the idiotic play-on-words between Helena and Fluke at the pier. I am as confused as ever. I don’t know, Dylan… Is it perhaps because I am fairly new to GH and I don’t know the history? Was there ever a love-fest between her and Luke growing satanic horns?
Yes, Thompson needs a woman en par with himself. Sabrina, albeit she’s okay with me, is in constant turmoil about everything Puerto Rican, Carlos, baby and Michael. And Sam is all about a black and white wardrobe; climbing turrets wearing stilettos; and, solving mysteries a’ la Nancy Drew for Middle Schoolers, while putting everyone to sleep ( never liked jaunty Nancy Drew…lol). Get real, ‘almighties’!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Correction: An attempt, not an attempting.

Harry
Harry

How about this? Give your actors material worthy of their acting talents. Jason Thompson is a gem but since Robin left they have A. Made him play Prince Charming to Princess Sappy on Ice and B. Made him play Sam’s purse holder while forcing him to passively listen to her breathlessly and orgasmically exult, “Jason, Jason, Jason.”
This man is a firecracker and when we were first introduced to Dr Noah Drake, we were introduced to a compelling, brilliant and arrogant man.
So I am afraid I cannot answer your question as to who should replace Jason Thompson when all I can do is dwell on the fact that GH has let another one get away.

Harry
Harry

I am sorry for two reasons–One, I was addressing TPTB with my comment and not Mr Fairman and two, I wrote “Dr Noah Drake” when of course I was referring to his son, Dr Patrick Drake.
However, Dr Noah Drake is pretty cool too.
Writing comments on my Smart Phone is somewhat of an oxymoron because my comments are more indicative of a Dumb Phone.

Fanny
Fanny

Hi Harry, l liked UR reference to Ryan Seacrest lol.. If Jason leaves
NO ONE can replace him..So the TPTB might as well simply start
from scratch….but here’s an idea since it’s a hospital a few Dr.’s
might help tip the scales.

Michael
Michael

#ROTFLMAO

Sorry Harry, but your comments about your phone are pretty damn funny!

Timmm
Timmm

I’d love to see Rick back at GH but he has been remarkably busy!

Shay
Shay

@Harry….Dr. Noah Drake is indeed cool, and as such, we need him back on GH! Even though Rick Springfield would probably be unavailable for anything long-term, it is about time he paid a visit to his son and granddaughter. Loved him with Anna, too.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Spot on.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Harry…you know I cannot resist your ‘orgasmically exult’. If that’s all she can muster as an…well, what you said, there’s not much fire there. It should sound like the eruption of Vesuvius !!!!
Poor, poor Patrick. He’s joining the same club as Anna’s. So much force and talent, and nowhere to put it. Sad, indeed.

Samantha
Samantha

ROBB DERRINGER!!! 🙂 Please bring him back! And he doesn’t even have to play Sloane again. He could be his long-lost twin who comes back for vengeance on the person responsible for Sloane’s demise… Or he could be Sloane after all — maybe someone saved his life — and the experience makes him a changed man. SO many story possibilities for this soap! And he is handsome, charming, and can act!!! Please, please, please bring this actor back to Port Charles in GH!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Samantha, I have to ask…are you Mrs. Robb Derringer? I do love your enthusiasm.

Samantha
Samantha

Hahaha! No… And I don’t think that actor is married. If he is, he’s keeping it a secret. 😉 I just haven’t been “wowed” by an actor before in a long time. His work keeps showing up in all kinds of places, like “The Exes,” “Castle”…(go to his IMDB page). He’s versatile in both drama and comedy. Maybe I should be a casting director, ’cause I’d definitely find more shows for him, especially something more permanent. That’s why I think he deserves a place on the regular cast roster. He’s got that classic Hollywood charm! Love him! 🙂

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Nice. I will check him out. He’s lucky to have such a supportive fan. I enjoyed his work on GH.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Samantha.
Yes, I agree that Robb is really ‘pretty’, but I liked the other Sloane so much more. Admittedly, not as handsome…but so raw, so rugged…yeah, I like that! Git ’em, cowboy!

dylan
dylan

Why? He brought nothing to the show….. Hia character was dead end on arrival…

CeeCee
CeeCee

I was not referring to his acting, dylan.

Samantha
Samantha

The “other Sloane” did nothing for me. So interesting…our different perspectives.. 😉 The character Sloane was ruined once they did the recast and then changed the direction of the character and gave him idiotic story lines and dialogue. If they had kept the one-and-only original Sloane, they could’ve had a strong leading man in Robb Derringer. He’s got that classic charm, handsome looks, and acting chops. He originated the role with warmth and strength, while the other one ruined the role with the new “twist” he added to the character (mainly, his unlikability, which I blame on the writers and whomever made the decision to switch up the casting). Derringer brought layers to the character, while the second actor was one-dimensional, with not much growth potential except in the same old direction. When Derringer picked up where the actor left off, he brought life back into Sloane (and even saw potential for him and Hayden during those scenes with Nickolas…). Hopefully, the writers and PTB will bring him back somehow. After all, this is “just” a soap. 😉 But if not, I’m sure Derringer will soar in other projects, and hopefully with something more permanent. Good conversation, you all! Thanks! 🙂

Patrick
Patrick

“I” must say…

it’s been so nice… and an uplift

to see this many “threads” of both GH and DAYS

sans Y&R and B&B

just no comparison

DAYS and GH in the lead

MeganLA
MeganLA

When I read 32-37, very sexy and dynamic and charismatic I immediately thought VAN HANSIS!!!

This outstanding actor should be on a soap again, no matter what the role is, he’ll be brilliant and hit it out of the park!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, yeah! I definitely agree with you, MeganLA. I keep omitting all these cool actors. And, he’s ultra intelligent. I believe he’s from Mass., and graduated from Carnegie Mellon. I know it sounds fake, but my brother’s friend was also at Carnegie’s, and was an acquaintance. I don’t think that’s his full name…he shortened it as a stage name.
Scandinavian men are ‘to die for’…. Well, other than my Italian husband, of course. LOL.

Michael
Michael

I currently watch Y&R, B&B and GH. I used to watch Days but the writing took a hard turn south when a scene between Ari Zucker and the actor who plays Eric Brady sounded so much like chalk screeching on a blackboard. Haven’t tuned in since. And since the show has gotten rid of its gay couple in Will and Sonny, there’s absolutely no reason to watch Days anymore.

mgb357
mgb357

Trevor St John – is he too old??

CeeCee
CeeCee

Trevor, whom I absolutely adore, is in his middle forties? He’s so hot though, I wouldn’t care.

Timmm
Timmm

Its a recast of Ned Ashton.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, really, Timmm? Are ‘they’ recasting Ned? Hmmmm. You’re joshin’. Within that age group? And, sexy? Nah….for a minute there, I took you seriously. More the fool, I.

Timmm
Timmm

Its a guess my Cee. Ned is an important cog in the wheel of the Q’s! We need him and although Ned is probably in his forties, I would definitely accept Michael Muhney as Ned Ashton!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right, of course, Timmm. Ned is a most-needed Q. But, who can replace Wally Kurth? Also, he’s just a bit older than my father. He could pass as a younger man, though.
I would also like to see Michael Muhney in any role. I guess if anyone could walk in Wally’s shoes, as Ned, it would be Michael. Later. Luv-ya.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I hope you’re right Timmm, we need Ned Ashton.

Anne
Anne

GH should use the great actors they have

if they must add to the cast:

How about bringing back Brandon Barash

How about Michael Park

dylan
dylan

Sonny doesnt have 3 sons. He he has two. Kidnapping a child by hanging his father onto a meathook and forcing him to sign over parental rights does not a father make. Sonny has screwed every female aged 18 and over. He is gross and greasy and an unrepentant murderer. Only on soaps would such a character survive and thrive. I sont enjoy seeing a murderer getting away. With murder. What a bleak idea no.

Suzanna
Suzanna

Love that whenever an article or anything is posted about GH someone always has to comment about our beautiful Elizabeth lmao. Remember all buzz is considered good buzz so keep commenting

CeeCee
CeeCee

You have lost me, Suzanna.

su0000
su0000

OK, OK–
I want — Channing Tatum !!

(you may have seen him; Magic Mike xxl 😉

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, right, susu. In your dreams! Ha!

Shay
Shay

Sorry, su….with GH’s budget, you will simply have to make do with the very occasional glimpse of “Magic Milo!”

Jamie speis
Jamie speis

Jeffery James lippold. He’s been on your show before! We want to see him a lot more!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Jamie. That’s a MAN!!

dylan
dylan

Who???!!!!!

Tammy Gorodn
Tammy Gorodn

I think Jeffrey James Lippold would be awesome to see as a regular on GH. Love the show and think he would be a great addition full time rather than only occasionally!!!!

dylan
dylan

Who??????

Scotty Mullen
Scotty Mullen

Jeffrey James Lippold of course!! Give this man a main role – he is sensational!!!

su0000
su0000

google tells;
James Lippold is 6′ 3 and around 50yrs old..

LOL at ”around 50.. but no birth date..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol. Actually he’s 6’4″ and he’s barely 41. My sister just told me that. I trust her more than I do Google, su.

Debbie
Debbie

I think Jeffrey James Lippold would be an excellent leading character! He has experience in acting both on stage and behind the camera. He is exceedingly good-looking, charming, and personable as well. I would love, love, love to watch him everyday on GH!

Denis
Denis

How about Thad Luckinbill, he would make a perfect fit for the show.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Great pick. Wonder what he’s been up to?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, WOW. Luckinbill is another actor i forgot….love him too. Is he still married to Amelia H?

Liam
Liam

I am all for the show continuing to progress along with the once-in-a-while introduction of new characters that are tied to the core of the show and core families. The problem with GH is that when the show is continuously bringing on new characters or recasting, that takes time for the audience to adjust! Not every viewer is going to invest in a new character when they still haven’t adjusted to the previous 30 that were hired. With every new character added, there is less of a link to the show’s history and past. Flashbacks should be used to highlight the show’s history, not rehash what happened on previous episodes that week. Yet, it becomes difficult to provide this when the show consists of too many new characters or recasts. I give props to Ron for the Three Carly’s episode because he was able to provide to the newer audience the history of Carly and the actresses. That was out-of-the-box thinking. He also brought back many veteran characters even if they were not used as often as we would have liked for them to be. Having said that, continuously introducing new characters and recasting takes GH further from its core and when there is still less emphasis on the hospital and core families (rather than tying everyone to Sonny and the mob), it makes the show less appealing to viewers who have kept the show alive all of these years…and the bleeding of viewers continues.

dylan
dylan

I can only. Tolerate Laura wright as Carly she is luminous and deserves so much more!!!!!

clb
clb

Tom Pelphrey from Guiding Light – one of daytime’s best. Jay Ryan of Beauty and the Beast on CW. Mark Lawson from OLTL. John Driscoll (Coop) from GL.

Michele
Michele

Michael Muhney: captivating and unforgettable

Bella
Bella

He is a fabulous actor with enormous talent!

Pola
Pola

Frazer Douglas.

General Hospital

Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On ‘Flashback Fridays’ To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

With the coronavirus changing our lives every today, and a return to production in the air for so many TV series, General Hospital will now air four new episodes a week to stretch out the remaining episodes they have banked before the COVID-10 pandemic forced soap opera production to come to a full work stoppage.

Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

Tomorrow on April 1st, will also mark GH’s 57th anniversary.

So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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The Triumphant Return of Kelly Thiebaud As GH’s Dr. Britt Westbourne

When a shocked Nurse Felix Dubois (Marc Anthony Samuel) exclaimed “Dear lord, the Britch is back,” after seeing none other than Dr. Britt Westbourne with her lab coat hovering around the nurses station at “General Hospital”, you knew things were about to go down on the ABC daytime drama series.

Over the past few weeks, Kelly Thiebaud has been in action on-screen on General Hospital as the the trouble-making, complicated, Britt.   Since returning to the canvas, viewers learned that: Britt has been paroled from her previous crimes, seems to say she believes and actually likes her half-brother, Peter August (Wes Ramsey), has confronted her mutter in jail (Liesl Obrecht played by Kathleen Gati), whom Peter framed, and showed up at Brad’s (Parry Shen) hearing to be there for her bestie, who has been in hot water for the baby switch of Wiley.

But, there have been a lot more intriguing things than even that! Britt is now hitting the sheets with none-other than Julian (William deVry), and also let him know in no uncertain terms she knows his part in the whole Brad cover-up.   But what is her true motive?  We also learned in a run-in at GH, that Neil (Joe Flanigan) and Britt know each other from somewhere.  He is trying to put his finger on just where, but does Britt know? Probably!

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However, the best  and most entertaining moment on soaps last week was when Britt arrived in her lab coat to GH and revealed to both Felix and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) that she had worked hard enough to be able to get her medical license restored … and that Monica (Leslie Charleson) brought her on with a provisional acceptance as a temporary replacement for Dr. Kim Nero as an OBGYN for the hospital. Felix says give it two weeks and she will do something to mess things up.

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Just then, in our favorite scene of the week, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West) happen by, and when Britt, who is Nik’s ex, sees him she saunters over to him and slaps him hard across the face and spits out, “That’s for Spencer.”  She goes on to berate him for how he hurt his son; by letting him believe that his father was dead for three years!  Britt tells Nikolas it would serve him right if Spencer knew spoke to him again.

Next, Elizabeth chimes in and tells Britt to stop acting all high and mighty.  Britt fires back that she is not surprised that Liz, another one of Nik’s ex’s, would defend him.  Britt says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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Scene after scene, Kelly Thiebaud has lit up the screen and put the “feisty” back onto the ABC soap opera.  As an actress, Kelly can go from the heavy drama, to the comedic, to the sexy, all with ease.

In the March 30th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Thiebaud said of her return:  “Frank Valentini reached out to me the beginning of the year and mentioned that the writers wanted to bring me back for a bit.  I said,’Of course, I will,  I would love nothing more than that!”‘ I just really connect with Britt and have a blast playing her.”

So let us know, have you been enjoying the return of Kelly as Dr. Britt Westbourne, thus far? What do you think Britt is up to? Comment below.

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