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General Hospital EP, Frank Valentini, Reveals Former Cast Member is Coming Back and Teases, “I Think That The Audience Will Go Crazy for HIM”

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There are some big changes afoot at General Hospital over the summer, and one of the biggest ones was revealed by the series Daytime Emmy- winning executive producer, Frank Valentini.

After winning the series fourth consecutive Outstanding Daytime Drama Series award, and 17th overall in the history of the 61-year-old soap opera, Valentini spoke with ABC 7’s On the Red Carpet at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

When asked what to expect coming up, the exec dropped a bombshell. Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

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Now. speculation is running rampant of just who could it be! Is it possible that Jonathan Jackson will reprise his five-time Daytime Emmy-winning role of Lucky Spencer? Still others have thought it could actually be Greg Vaughan (because he may have wrapped his run on Days of our Lives months ago, along with Arianne Zucker, who departs later this summer on-screen) reprising the role of Lucky.

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Could Valentini being referring to the return of John J. York as Mac Scorpio; who had to exit the series to undergo treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple smoldering myeloma (two blood and bone marrow disorders), but who recently returned a month ago to the set? Or, might it be the return of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Bryan Craig, as a now very much alive Morgan Corinthos? Fans are also wondering if GH somehow lured Nicholas Chavez back to the role of Spencer Cassadine; a role he vacated at the beginning of this year to film his leading role in Ryan Murphy’s Monsters anthology series as convicted murderer Lyle Mendenez.

In addition, Steve Burton (Jason), Kate Mansi (Kristina), and GH head writer, Elizabeth Korte, also shared some storyline intel with On the Red Carpet of what lies ahead through the summer months for Jason, Kristina, and all of the Davis women.

Watch the entire video package below.

Now weigh-in, which male actor is returning to General Hospital? Who do you hope it will be? Share your theories via the comment section.

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I have a feeling it’s going to be John J. York’s long-awaited return as Mac Scorpio!!

But JJY isn’t a former cast member. He’s still in the opening credits!

That’s interesting but John J York wouldn’t have been a “former” casemate. He just took a sabbatical.

I think your right about it. Missing him a lot from the show.

Mac was announced on May 10th and has already started taping shows. This is someone who is unknown. Valenti would not tease with something he already put out there in an announcement.

Since we already know John J York is returning, could it be Johnathan Jackson or possibly Roger Howarth returning to GH. Both would be great to see back on GH.

I Agree!

I wasn’t thinking Jerry Jacks, or day I say it, Antonio Sabato Jr as Jagger. I don’t see Johnathan Jackson returning.

Sabato? lol. Can guarantee that’s not happening.

Sabato will never be asked back. Just as well, nuJagger has made the role his own.

New Jagger is terrible and just ewwww. Antonio Sabato Jr. IS Jagger and Betty easy on the eyes.

How do I put this delicately…Sabato USED TO BE gorgeous. And though HE thinks he’s the only one capable of playing Jagger, (he’s made a big deal of it on whatever platform he’s one) as if soaps have never recast before, he’s not. Had he been a more stable person, who didn’t spew crap out Valentini on X/Twitter, maybe he would have been asked back. I don’t follow him unless I want to be entertained my his delusions of grandeur, but I did see one Tweet where he told Ingo “Frank what’s his face should be fired.” I’m not sure if that’s verbatim but that was the gist, and I believe that was before they recast Jagger. Needless to say, as long as Frank is there he’ll never be asked back. I’m not sure anyone would hire him back.

As for nuJagger? I look at him the same as when Billy Miller was recast as Jason, Cameron Mathison as Drew. They’re nothing like the original actors and the characters aren’t even written the same way. So after a while I just look at them as new characters, and it works for me after I put out of my mind who they’re supposed to be. Cameron will never be Drew to me; there’s nothing about the way the character is written that is “Drew.” He should have been brought on as a new character and then I think he would’ve been accepted from the start. But now that they made Drew stronger, tougher, more aggressive and not a Carly lapdog 2.0, I’m enjoying him, not as “Drew” but as a character with the same name. As for nuJagger, I don’t care if he’s “Jagger” or not because other than remembering how hot Jagger was decades ago, I don’t even remember the character of the character anymore so I’m fine with the new actor, who is to me “easy on the eyes.” I do think, though, that he should have been brought as a new character; not sure why they felt a need for him to be Jagger unless his story continues and it becomes relevant.

Roger please!!!

Right we know John York is on his way back so really hope Bryan Craig could come back as Morgan that would really shock Carly & Sonny
Maybe Johnathan Jackson Lucky Spencer & Lulu would be great to come out of coma. So many of the those actors would be great for a comeback as are all a big part of GH families. If Roger Howorth was to return to GH might he be Todd?
Would Kassie DePavia Blair come back too we saw her as Martin Grey’s ex. Oh it would be nice to see Michael Knight back maybe throw him in with Alexis & Diane lol.

I would love it to be Ryan Pavey!

I’m hoping GH realized their mistake and rehired Roger.

I hope it was the plan all along to bring Todd back

Yes! Bring Roger back as Todd Manning himself. He can buy The Invader, kick out Nina and the stupid gossip columnist, take over Alexis’s position after she gets her law license back. Todd can be both publisher and editor!!

I would love to lucky and Morgan back on GH

Oh yes Penny let Roger come back as a 4th character who gets killed in 2 years,, etc etc etc etc.. Ohh I’m dizzy

With school out, could it be William Lipton returning as Cameron?

Although his last return left a bad taste in his mouth, could Frisco be making a return to wrap up the Pikeman storyline?

Still don’t think it’s Morgan nor Lucky. And please, not another character (unless it’s Todd) for Roger.

We already knew Mac was back on the set and that’s a good thing but not exactly a “bombshell”.

Lucky Spencer or Morgan Corinthos would be huge returns right now. Morgan especially could play a big part in helping his dad Sonny get his mind functioning properly again.

And Elizabeth seems to be done with Finn so that would be a perfect time for her “one true love” Lucky to find his way home

And of course there’s always the fact that the whole Pikeman story seemed like it was written around a Lorenzo Alcazar comeback from day one. They have tried to bait & switch their way out of that for a while but it’s not working well at all. Maybe Frank finally had that long rumored meeting with Ted King and got him to sign a contract?

But hasn’t Valentin been revealed to be the head of Pikeman? How would Alcazar fit into that scheme?

Pikeman is doing exactly what both of the Alcazar brothers tried to do for years – smuggling weapons through Sonny’s territory. Of course Sonny always refused their offers before.

Why didn’t he do so this time? Well, it might have something to do with Nina turning his brain into mush after Tricky Dick Nixon Falls, and the fact that Jason wasn’t around to give him proper advice on “business” matters.

Now Jason is back,of course. But the currently unmedicated Sonny refuses to listen to him.

And there’s also the matter of Nina selling Wyndemere to an “unknown buyer”. Doesn’t make sense that Valentin would be this buyer.He’s a Cassadine, so nobody would question his motive for wanting a property that had belonged to the family for decades, so he would have openly made an offer to Ava. Also, he just bought a house on his own, where he was expecting Anna to live with him, before the unfortunate tarot card brainwashing incidents with Charlotte.

Alcazar, on the other horn, is an international arms smuggling fugitve who is officially still “dead” (though I can say on the record that he was never in Hell) . He’s exactly the type of person who would want to live in a literal castle with it’s own island for privacy & security reasons.

My theory is that Brennan & Valentin were brought in as a “bait and switch” when they couldn’t get Ted King on contract for whatever reason. But if that situation was resolved, then why not reset the story the way it was originally intended? And Morgan Corinthos could be part of that story as well, if Alcazar had somehow found Morgan when he was injured after the Jerome Family Project car bombing. It’s always possible that Morgan might have had head injuries similar to those that Jason had in 1996, which would explain why he’s made no attempt to contact his family in the several years that have passed since the bombing.

Also, Jason somehow being aware of Morgan’s location and Alcazar’s involvement in it, would have made a far better reason for his involuntary service in the FBI than some bogus “RICO charges” against Carly, who has never committed any crimes remotely worthy of a RICO investigation, and was a mob figurehead for exactly one meeting of the “Five Families” when she filled in for the absent and presumed “dead” Sonny.

So are you saying that these RICO charges against Carly are just bogus and actually a smoke screen or red herring , as they say to protect Morgan , which Jason has been doing?
It certainly makes more sense than all that RICO crap. I don’t understand it and I bet a lot of others don’t either.

RICO charges are usually aimed at the mob. Carly was never involved in Sonny’s business, and though there was a question among the mob world of whether she or Jason had taken over the business while Sonny was thought to be “dead”, there really wasn’t any mob business conducted during that time, except for the one meeting of the “Five Families” Carly attended as the figurehead of the Corinthos Organization. And she only did that because Jason had been shot while on the run from bogus murder charges in Frodd’s death, after being framed by Whiny Heiny.

There weren’t any actual crimes committed during the course of that meeting, so basically Carly just had a conversation with 4 other people. There’s nothing there that any judge or jury could get a conviction out of.

And of course this has nothing to do with the alleged “insider trading” case, because that happened months after Jason’s supposed “death” so NuJagger couldn’t have used it for leverage. Also, that case was already tried and Carly paid heavy financial penalties for it, so she couldn’t be tried again in any event.

There wasn’t any mob business conducted during that time? Mobs are based on a protection racket. We can safely assume Carly was collecting the dirty money coming in whether we saw it or not. The mob doesn’t just “stop conducting business,” lol.

If this turns out to be the case, I will give you a standing ovation for constantly pushing this theory. Otherwise, the only thing missing from your copy/paste is the term “toilet spiral”.

Well, the toilet spiral supposedly ended in March. Though it was replaced by something else that can’t really be called an improvement yet, Maybe they’ll get there soon? Seems like the anti-Sonny hysteria has been toned down a little bit, at least. Except for TJ. Not sure what his problem is.

Nathan west for sure

Where would that leave Spinelli? 🙁

As a very rarely appearing recuring I fear

He probably makes more money doing shitty Hallmark movies.

I hope so

I really hope it Morgan that’ll be back please say it’s him

I would love to see Bryan Craig return. Morgan needs to come back. Wonderful, Wonderful actor. As far as Elizabeth, she needs to stand by Finn. He has done a lot for her. I know it’s not easy, but he deserves a little bit of time, love and devotion.

She was wrong she needs to be with him

Agree 100%

Longtime viewers saw Elizabeth deal with substance abuse when she was with Lucky. Spoliers have Finn’s downfall going further.

Not an excuse. Finn stood by her through her everything including her idiotic declarations that he was “overstepping her boundaries” when he tried to see her when she committed herself, or help her. He slept on her couch, he stood by her when he found out she burned down Franco’s studio, stalked herself, conked Chase over the head, wrote herself menacing letters. He never once told her he was taking the boys from her because she was a danger to them. He never once judged her or spoke down to her.

She didn’t show one iota of compassion when she found out Gregory died. As soon as she walked into his apt, she went straight to Violet, then hugged Finn and upon discovering the bottle went into instant scowl and demand mode. It was as if she didn’t know his father had literally just died, that he was in utter despair. She was a witch. Contrast her to Alexis, Brook Lynn, Tracy, Chase, all those who are concerned for him; they’re strategizing how to help him and keep Violet safe. Each showed compassion; Alexis held him, cried with him, told him he wasn’t alone. Told him his slip was understandable; not to be hard on himself. Elizabeth? She lectured, she judged, and told him she was aghast at how he spoke to her!!!! OMG; Can’t stand her.

I can’t stand Elizabeth neither. I hate her more than Carly or Willow now!(Lol) And that’s saying a lot! Wish they hadn’t given Gregory a disease to die from. He was brilliant with Tracy. GH seems to keep killing off their best actors.
I’ve a few ideas of who should be killed off, but that’s for another day.

Finn the worst actor. Those mouth gestures.

Wow, I dislike the horrible rug burning Nina. I personally wouldn’t hate someone fictional!

AGREE,AGREE.AGREE! Wish I had something to add, but you said it all. Never could stand that little witch!

You’re forgetting that Elizabeth stood by Finn through the ridiculous Peter presumed dead from Finn pushing him down the stairs from the roof and helping him hide the not-dead body.

Their relationship was on rocky ground for some time. Let’s face it – there was never explosive chemistry between the two.

Like most characters, Elizabeth is flawed, but she’s a Hardy and a Webber – can’t get much more of a legacy character than that.

Let’s all get together and get her a medal!

Oh Violet – you do love to go against the grain. First, your dislike of Tracy, now Elizabeth. Bet there’s a few child characters that rub you the wrong way.

Elizabeth is human. She is a Mom and Aunt of children that needs her to be firm and steady. I Love Her! Issue her and Finn should be friends not lovers. I Love Finn too but as a Doctor he knows about the end result of Gregory’s illness. He also knows on so many levels the importance of his sobriety professionally and to his daughter Violet. She could have dealt with him differently due to her history with addiction (Lucky) she has different insight.

As far as I’m concerned, he can do a lot better than Liz. He’s stood by her so much, that he needs a break, maybe she can find another sucker to hold her hand for a while.

And Finn go back to his lizard (who apparently is in the vortex with Liesl, Taggert, Brad and Phyllis).

I hope it is Roger Howarth, this time as Todd Manning.

Absolutely. Without the Prospect Park debacle, he would still be there as Todd

I agree

I would love to see Roger Howarth back!!

Franco Baldwin

Where is Scottie Baldwin. One of the originals!!!! He and Lucy ?

I love Scott, but he’s always in hot water, or falling for the wrong woman, especially Lucy whom I hope we don’t see in a long while. I had hopes for him and Dr.O, too bad that didn’t work out.

I’d love to see Ric, Morgan, Dillion or Lucky. I just don’t think that JJ is leaving Ireland for GH. I also don’t think it’s Roger H. because based on how there has been ZERO follow up on Austin’s murder—ABC seems to be completely done with him.

ABC may be done with the character but not Roger. They would be silly not to put him back where he always should have been.

Sure agree with you, they really lost a great talent when he left GL., especially as Franco, they hit the Jackpot with his character and portrayal.

No follow up on Austin’s murder leaves the door open for his return.

I hope it’s LUCKY

Bring Morgan home, love him. Stop the fight between Jason and Sonny.

Yes bring back Morgan

Let him be the other reason Jason came back to figure out how to unravel his alleged death.

Mac should return so Cody can come clean and mac can claim his son. GH has to many irons in the fire that needs to be put out. Why do you keep on with Drew and Nina. This makes Drew look dumb in his story line. Please don’t drag out this pitiful Drunk Finn drama.

Nina needs to gooooooo

I have enjoyed watching Nina since her break up with Sonny.

Nina (and better writing) has done the near impossible – make CM’s version of Drew kind of interesting.

Luke

Would love to see Luke.

Yes..Luke was awesome when he was on the show. He teamed well with Anna and all the cast members.

YES!! That would be great for Tracy!!

Blackie?
I’m sick of Davis sisters. I turn the volume down when they speak.

Me to

Oh lord yes and the og holier than thou Alexis !! Buh Bye would be so celebrated

Sounds like you have a problem with Nancy Lee Grahn; not “Alexis.” Same for a lot of you, and most of us know why.

You are the ONLY one that ever goes there! Talk about SOAPS!

Me too!

Why? What bothers you about them? Alexis been in show forever and those kids of hers have been also. All the characters age and new ones will eventually need to take the lead. That’s the Davis family I personally have no issue at all with them. Can’t just kill off 3 daughters. Lol I find Joss obnoxious at times, but same can’t just get rid of Carlys kids. All the kids will age and take the lead some day.

I completely agree!

I heard their almost did kill off Molly during the Molly-go-round of actress playing her. I think this latest one is good and fits well in the family so I am glad they didn’t

Bonus points for “Molly-go-round”. Extremely clever.

We need the Real Davis Sister’s virtually impossible now.

Yawn. Steve Burton came back, and after an hour and a half, nobody cared. Some of the guesses here in the comments are, frankly, laughable: NOBODY is going to go crazy for Cameron, Morgan or Roger Howarth’s 18th return

Right…im still devastated over the 3 real deaths of some of my faves…dig deep and bring back that gorgeous mobster…with Steve back that will give him something to do…

Rebecca Budig is returning as Hayden because Violet misses her mother terribly.

Oh please she’s yes yesterday’s mashed potatoes

Violet hasn’t mentioned Hayden in years. Budig is unlikely to return after the way she was dispatched in both of her most recent visits.

My guess is Roger Howarth.

I would love for Lucky to return but doesn’t Genie go on hiatus for a couple of months during the summer? It would be challenging to have him return while his mother is out of town unless Laura’s storyline brings her to finding him. The fact that all of Laura’s children are off canvas doesn’t make any sense, yet she is caring for Ace.

I would love to see the return of Bryan Craig as Morgan.

I also have a soft spot for Roger, though the character of Austin did not work from the beginning.

We already know about the return of Mac/John J York so that will not be the surprise.

And if Nathan could rise from the dead, I would 100% support that though I believe that Ryan Paevey has a very successful career on Hallmark, or is it Lifetime?

Regardless, seems Liz is done with Finn. Would love for a Hayden return. Violet needs her mom, as does her father. And the fireworks between Liz and Hayden could drive some good storyline.

But it indicated that it is a HIM.

Yes, Genie typically tapes through June (with Laura appearing into early August). Some years she’s back on screen in October, others November. Although Laura needs an (adult) child on screen, I doubt they’d have one return and ship her out of town for a few months.

Wouldn’t be surprised if it was Spencer!seeing that Trina is ga ga over geio the pool guy?that would make quite a storyline…just saying

I hope it is Spencer–Nac, Trina is not gaga over Gio, he reminded her of Spencer!

Spencer is a very gifted actor. Fun comfortable in front of camera. Trina needs a hair cut.
I can’t keep track of how and how many sonny has. They are related.
Ava got away with killing her husband..
Weird.

As long a Kate Mansi aka Kristina stay on the show. This return doesn’t matter to me

I doubt it would be Jonathan Jackson; he’s more into his music career and his other pursuits. John York? We know he’s coming back and thank G-d he’s on his way to recovery. Always a fan favorite. I hope they finally give him airtime; he was cheated for years when he was slowly booted from the show. I hope he’s well enough to be onscreen more. Adore him…

I hope it’s not Bryan Craig. I loved Morgan and I think Bryan’s a great actor. But I have no desire to see Carly have her son back. She cost AJ his son, she tried to keep Nina from ever knowing Willow is her child, she tried to possess Avery and take her further and further away from Ava, so it’s a no from me for Carly to have yet another child back in her clan.

I could see Greg Vaughn or Jacob Young reprising the role.

I think many would be happy to see Marcus back as Nikolas.

I for one would love to see see Sean Kanan back as AJ. (and yes, I know AJ died.
Don’t care. They can work some soapy magic.)

I would actually send AJ back up again if they asked me to. But as long as Sean Kanan is on the CBS soaps it’s not likely. Nobody wants to see Billy Warlock’s version of AJ again.

I liked both as AJ gave different dimensions to the character.

So many great characters and actors to choose from.
Ric Hearst could come back to help Sonny.
Franco could really be alive to come back to Elizabeth
Would love to see Marcus come back as Nicholas. Dont like new guy Adam in that role.
Luke to come back and help Tracy thru lost potential love Gregory.miss Gregory Harrison!

Anthony Geary is not coming back; he’s said he’s not over and over again. He retired years ago and lives in another country; Amsterdam. If for some reason he did make a cameo appearance, he’d a ghost or an imagining in Tracy’s mind. For him to be alive would mean Tracy would leave with him and we’d lose Jane Elliott again…

I do love the idea of Ric Hearst coming back. Loved him as Rick and have been wondering why they booted the character and the actor off the show years ago.

I like any of the actors mentioned coming back and I much prefer Marcus to Adam he is just not very Cassidine.

What about bringing back Jax? We miss ingo

LOL.

Never should they bring Jax back. He sued ABC and lost then brought another lawsuit. Steve Burton left with dignity. Ingo left with revenge and hate. Ingo thinks he is entitled. Go back to Australia Ingo.

No, we don’t. And THAT will never happen.

No we don’t.

they tapped that he died an Jos it going to be richer then Sonny .

Who is the “we” to which you’re referring? On a list of 100 possible returns, Ingo would come in 294th behind Casey the Alien and Richard Simmons.

If they were going to bring back Jax, they should have case the actor who plays Brennan as him. He would have fit the role very well.

I sound like a broken record but what a waste of talent to not use Kathleen Gati as Doctor Obrecht? Especially with all the stuff going on with Nina.

They need her back STAT!

I agree, bring back Obrecht, ever since she and Scott broke up and Britt died she is no where to be seen, Kathleen is a great actress and addition to the show!

I think the person Frank Valentini is talking about is Nicholas Alexander Chavez.

Eh It would be great if he returned but he’s been off for less than a year. So I dunno if it would be him as I’d feel it’s someone we’ve not seen in a long while. Some suggested Lucky which since it’s been what over 20 yrs. Last we saw him was when it was revealed Jake wasn’t really dead just being held by Helena. I doubt Jonathan Jackson would return so if it was Lucky maybe gh tapped Greg Vaughn to come back since he’s reported done at days to play Lucky. Some has said Morgan which I could see really great storyline there but I don’t see Bryan Craig returning. Someone suggested Rick Sonny’s brother and eh I dunno. Now Ted King coming back as one of his characters could be great. But I think it be great if maybe it’s someone that’s not dead or presumed dead. Maybe someone we’ve not seen in a really long while like someone whose been off canvas for maybe 20 years or longer. No one really comes to mind. But if it was short term maybe Blackie Parish played by John Stamos.

Chavez would only be returning right now if Ryan Murphy looked at the outtakes from the Menendez series and said “kid, stick to the soaps”. Chavez has great potential and we’ve likely seen the last of him in daytime.

I hope it’s not Roger Howarth again. He’s had enough GH personalities

Could it be Jax? I’d go crazy for Ingo.

Ingo burned too many bridges

What about Lulu I’d rather have Emme Ryland back than a male actor. What about Nicholas and Julian? They have brought up Julian A lot lately. That would certainly shake up the Davis family. It would also give Ava opportunity’s as well.

I want it to be Nicholas Alexander Chavez! I watched all the time when Spencer was with Trina. I love them! He is an amazing actor!

I agree!! I’d be thrilled!

I Hope Roger Howarth Returns As Todd Manning

I’m hoping it’s Nicholas Chavez. We all know John J York is back on set, but the return of Spencer would help ratings.

I hope it’s Spencer. I love him and was so sad to see him leave.

I would love to see the return of Lotenzo Alcazar return to Port Charles.

I would love to see Lorenzo back. He was such a hottie.. and I never ever missed a show with him on it.

I would LOVE to see JJ back as Lucky, but I think he’s pretty busy with other projects. Nothing against Greg Vaughn, but he was just never Lucky to me.
Others I’d love to see are Scott Reeves as Dr. Steven Lars Weber. Bout time he got out of prison, and Liz could use her big bro right now. Heather would love to see him, too.
Or how about William DeVry as Julian? NAC as Spencer? Ryan Carnes as Lucas? Roger Howarth as ANYBODY? Ted King as Alcazar? Rick Hearst as Ric? Perry Shen as Brad?
BUT, please don’t let it be Bryan Craig as Morgan, or Sebastian Roche as Jerry Jacks, or Ingo Rademacher as Jax, or Wes Ramsey as Peter…(maybe a different character?)
It could be any of them, or someone we haven’t even thought of. Hope we find out soon.

Heiny is NEVER leaving Hell again. And I doubt Jerry Jacks will ever return again since he only showed up in Port Charles when his brother was around… and we all know why Jax is gone forever.

I’m willing to make a deal with regards to Julian coming back up. Maybe I will trade him for his sister Ava?

Your mention of Scott Reeves really got my attention. I have always liked him and felt that Dr. Steven Weber got way too long of a prison term.

The only person to ever actually serve a term.

Actually add Matt Hunter, Blackie Parrish and (until she was killed) Olivia Jerome to that list.

Certainly far more deserving of a release from prison than his psycho serial killer mother!

My first three thoughts were Jonathan Jackson, Bryan Craig, and Nicholas Chavez… any of their returns would cause fans to go crazy. Since John York’s return was already announced, I doubt it’s him. Ditto for Roger Howarth who I don’t see coming back. Could it be Tony Geary to reveal that Luke is alive? Ted King resurrecting Alcazar? John Stamos returning to his soap roots as Blackie? The sky is the limit!

Pleas let it be Jonathan Jackson I will start watching again

I wouldn’t think it would be John J. York, because everyone knows he’s coming back and he wasn’t a former cast member. He was on medical leave. I would love for it to be Jonathan Jackson, but highly doubt it as he lives in Ireland now. I think it’s Roger Howarth coming back. Everybody loves him and was upset when he left the show but just who he’s coming back as is anyone’s guess. Could be Ryan Pavey

Ryan seems to be doing quite well in the Hallmark movie genre. He hasn’t had many nice things to say about the soap world since departing.

He is no longer doing Hallmark at present per Pavey himself.

It would be nice to see Taggert back on screen. Maybe he could get involved with Curtis Wellness venture, or work undercover for Anna to nail Valentine

Taggert has been mentioned many times. He just kind of disappeared when I thought he’d put up more of a fight to prove he was Trina’s dad.

Roger harworth!!!! Please please

I hope its Jonathan Jackson!

I hope Morgan corinthos and Bryan Craig or either Greg Vaughan as lucky Spencer over All of the others

Maybe it’s Frisco!

I’m hoping it’s Morgan Corinthos

I hope it’s lucky or morgan

Bring back Morgan

Roger Howarth !

If GH does what I hope they will do bringing Mac back with a rescue mission – we might see Frisco.

The timing is perfect for Jack Wagner to come back for a short stint.

Two ideas I can think of are Jack Wagner and Anthony Geary.

Although I’m sure it’s female, but Finn sure could use Roxy the lizard right now.

They said it’s a MALE character

Now that you mention it, I haven’t heard her name mentioned since Finn was staying with Anna.

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Soap opera alum Jason George (ex-Michael Bourne, Sunset Beach) is rejoining Grey’s Anatomy as a series regular for its upcoming 21st season.

According to Deadline, Jason will reprise his signature role of Ben Warren. Previously, the actor played Ben since season 6 of the ABC medical drama. Later, George became a series regular for seasons 12-14 before departing to join the ‘Grey’s’ spinoff, Station 19.

With Station 19 now canceled, it paved the way for George to bring Ben back to Seattle Grey’s Sloan. Over the past seven years, Jason was a mainstay on the firefighter drama and would make appearances and crossover to “Grey’s’.  Both series are produced by Shondaland and ABC signature.

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In story, the seventh season of Station 19 had Ben tapping leaning into his medical skills while questioning his future as a firefighter in light of his shoulder injury. Then, in the Station 19 series finale, Ben told Captain Herrera that he was going back to finish his surgical residency. The story all fits together because when Ben was a fifth year resident at Grey Sloan, he found a way to pursue his other dream as a firefighter without jeopardizing his chances to return to the hospital and medicine one day.

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George was featured on NBC’s Sunset Beach from 1997-1999 as lifeguard Michael Bourne and his love interest, Vanessa was played by Sherri Saum (ex-Keri, One Life to Live) who is also the wife of the late Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, One Life to Live)

In a post on X, following the story of his rejoining Grey’s Anatomy, George posted a video with the music from “Welcome Back Kotter” and the words “Well … it WAS kind of hush-hush. But now it’s official. Where my scrubs at?”

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RATINGS: Daytime Emmy Audience Up 39% From Previous Year; Marking 4-Year High

Friday night’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy telecast on CBS drew solid numbers according to the overnight ratings. The ceremony brought in an average of 2.82 million total viewers making it the annual daytime kudofest’s largest audience in four years.

The last time the Emmys drew more eyeballs was during the virtual ceremony during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic back in June of 2020, which averaged 3.3 million total viewers.

Meanwhile, over at the network’s streaming companion, Paramount+, and according to TV Line, Friday’s Daytime Emmys were up over 87% from last year, to make it the largest live streaming audience to date for the show.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards featured 98-year-old television icon, Dick Van Dyke receiving the first Daytime Emmy in his career for his performance as Timothy Robicheaux on Days of our Lives in the Outstanding Guest Performer category.

In addition, Kelly Clarkson made a live appearance at the Daytime Emmys for the first time in several years, and her series, The Kelly Clarkson Show, took home the Outstanding Talk Show award for the fourth year in a row.

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Speaking of four in a row, Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and Steve Burton (Jason, GH) ripped open the final envelope of the night revealing that it was ABC’s General Hospital that would take home the coveted Outstanding Daytime Drama series award. That makes it the 17th time overall that the 61-year old soap opera has received this honor.

In the top acting prizes of the night, it was B&B’s Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) winning back-to-back Lead Actor Emmys, and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford taking home the gold for the third time in her career for her role as Genoa City’s Phyllis.

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The show also featured a touching In-Memoriam segment that reflected just the amount of loss and mourning the daytime community has gone through this past Emmy season, and Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and her husband, producer B&B’s Edward Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award honors.

What do you think of the preliminary ratings for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award? Is it an encouraging sign that the daytime audience remains steadfast and die-hard? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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