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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

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On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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Su000
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Su000

It’s pitiful..
America, the leader of the world now known as disgraced among world leaders
it’s people living a death sentence to live their lives..
It did not have to be this way, shameful.
And- there is no leader helping us to survive.
This did not have to happen, it did not.
I fought a war that this would not happen, a bruised democracy..

Our soaps, hopefully, are not doomed..
nothing will be the same for years to come.
I hope all will be well and none of the soap crews/actors will become infected.

rose
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rose

Su000…Very well said! Sometimes I feel like we are characters in a Lego world, and everyday someone pulls yet another foundation piece out. Hope we don’t have the same fate as Humpty Dumpty.
Keep safe and stay well.

Bonnie_luvs_2_talk@hotmail,com
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Bonnie_luvs_2_talk@hotmail,com

Solution move to canada

Harry
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Harry

Wow, I never thought I would I would say this to you SuOOO, but I totally concur with you. We could never have asked for a WORST president to lead us through this pandemic–a president who blames others for his mistakes and proclaims,”I take NO responsibility at all!!” Then he goes and hides in his bunker when the going gets tough. What a sniveling coward.

clb
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clb

The soap world will be fine. And America will too. America has mostly disgraced itself by the manner in which we handle conflict. The soaps handle conflict better than we have lately. This pandemic and the acts of violent protest have actually bruised our democracy. And so I assume you believe that the Democratic nominee for President would do a better job of handling a pandemic even though no one could have planned for such tragedy? First, you have to get your nominee out of the basement! Let’s pray for a vaccine and move forward. Go Daytime and God Bless… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I’m sure that will be delayed again.

Amy Bullock
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Amy Bullock

I hope they delay it until there’s no more threat of covet 19 we’ve had GH on for so long keep playing reruns reruns reruns just don’t take it all the way back to the beginning start back at the 1980s and just start playing them all the way up until they restart that’ll keep us all entertained

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I’m disappointed that we haven’t seen any episodes that had the famous “ambulance driving into the hospital” opening. god, I loved how the show opened like that every day.

Elm1951
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Elm1951

I keep saying take us back to a classic storyline and show it in its entirety – how hard would tat be???

Jacki
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Jacki

AGREED! The mish-mash of reruns is disjointed and boring. Would be MUCH better to run a storyline through entirely.

Pam
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Pam

I agree!

pam adams
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pam adams

Agree

SummerG
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SummerG

Would love to see the Ice Princess escapade from the 80s with Luke, Laura, Robert, et al, and the Frisco and Felicia escapades. From 1979 through the late 80s-90s were the best episodes of GH, in my honest opinion. They could always put OLTL episodes on too…now THAT would be the BEST IDEA yet!!! I so miss “my show”.

Tricia McComb
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Tricia McComb

Agreed

Jeanne
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Jeanne

Absolutely glad!! The health of GH cast and crew’s lives, and their families, ate priority! Yes, i miss new episodes but w/b heartbroken if any of them became ill.

rose
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rose

Jeanne…I totally agree with you.

Satan
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Satan

Hope this means they can find some more actual classic episodes to put on the air for a couple weeks, and save the recent reruns until production actually resumes.

This week was going pretty well until Teddy Balkan showed up on Thursday. That clusterfuck of a storyline proved to be Bob Guza’s downfall. Even so, it was still better than anything that came after February 2012… which is why I skipped today’s rerun (2016) entirely.

Dan
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Dan

Agree with you that The Balkan storyline was a total dumpster fire, but I thought Daniel Benzali played a great villain. He was good on NYPD Blue and Murder One too. That’s the one positive I would say about the whole thing. He played the evil calculating psychopath role well, in my opinion. They could have gotten so much more out of the character with a better story written by a more capable writer. The father of Brenda’s Russian husband that we never saw on screen looking to avenge his death. And oh look, it’s Adrienne Barbeau. We were supposed… Read more »

Deborah
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Deborah

As nice as it would be to have new episodes, it’s better to have out actors and actresses safe and well then to start and stop over and over again! Please take care ur self before you take care of the show!

Carrie
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Carrie

I don’t see what good 1 week will do. If the cases are rising, they aren’t going to drop in 1 week. They need to wait a few more months and see what is going to happen with this virus. Although I miss GH, their health and safety is more important.

Tricia McComb
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Tricia McComb

I don’t think one more week will be enough. I pray, but think not 🙁

Kim Westbury
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Kim Westbury

Great decision. Better safe than sorry.

Christine
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Christine

GH
I need you back in my life ! Finding a safe way to film gives me great joy !

Claire Wright
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Claire Wright

It’s worth the wait if they are all safe.

Charday
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Charday

Hope GH returns to work soon. It can be done safely (daily temperature checks, periodic testing, letting anyone stay home if they don’t feel safe, required stay-home for anyone feeling sick, etc.). I miss new episodes of GH more than I ever thought possible. The recent reruns with Brandon Barish reminded me how much I miss him. Also, on the reruns, I noticed the cast weight gains compared to ten years ago–namely Maxie and Sonny.

Elm1951
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Elm1951

Kirsten Storms has medical issues………

Mary
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Mary

I am sure you, an adult, do not judge an actor’s ability by how much the individual weighs. Tell me you have progressed past that outdated idea.

Sandra Williams
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Sandra Williams

Although I miss GH and the actors and actresses, it may be a bit healthier for my guys and girls to wait a bit longer

Derrick Antwon Buford
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Derrick Antwon Buford

Whoop-dee-do.

Chrissy
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Chrissy

I enjoy viewing the old episodes and get nostalgic for days gone by, but I will be glad when the recent story line continues, making things feel almost back to normal. GH’s precious cast and crew need to stay safe and well for us to really enjoy watching again.
PLEASE be sure to consider the health and safety of the staff and crew first and foremost.

Satan
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Satan

Latest word here in Hell is that they’re sticking with the “recent reruns” plan for now, just backdating it an additional week, so that today will be airing the April 27 rerun instead of the May 6 rerun as previously announced. They apparently still seem to think they can go back into production in time to have new episodes ready when this batch of reruns run out.

I’ll be skipping them though…. don’t really need to watch all this dragonshit with Nelle & Cyrus the Virus again. Somebody wake a Devil up when the new episodes come back.

Andrew
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Andrew

“they apparently still seem to think they can go back into production in time to have new episodes ready when this batch of reruns run out.”

They are living in a dream world. (said in the voice of Jennifer Coolidge during the first episode of JOEY… yes I watched and still remember #sad)

Harry
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Harry

I have no idea why they aren’t showing reruns from the 80s and 90s–no one wants to watch reruns of the recent Carly and Sonny show–I mean, no one.

Andrew
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Andrew

Why don’t they just do ‘radio’ shows? the performers can record from home and someone in the studio can edit it together. Put it on the ABC site, Hulu, Disney+ and post pics of the characters and bios of the character as reference. People listen to podcasts all the time. it wouldn’t be the same as seeing the show, but it would keep everyone working while the pandemic continues.

Satan
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Satan

I’ll see that idea and raise you….. How about animation? All the audio can be recorded from individual homes and then play the action out on screen in cartoon form. This is how they managed to air the season finale of “The Blacklist” on NBC, which was only about 1/3 finished filming when production was shut down. They filled in the holes by switching from the live action shots they had in the can, to “graphic novel” style animation. And if Valentini is worried about the budget, he can hire the South Park guys to do the animating. They seem… Read more »

Andrew
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Andrew

OMG (sorry, Satan, it just slipped out), “whiney heiny”.. .- hilarious!! I cannot stand that character. I love the idea but that kind of animation takes awhile, no? On the other hand, something is better than nothing. And with animation, they can keep on pretending that men’s hair isn’t grey under all that gel and color.

Pamela
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Pamela

I think this covid-19 is going to go on for a very long time these poor actors hope they’re getting some kind of pay can’t live without it

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Falcon Crest’s Abby Dalton Dead at 88

Actress Abby Dalton best known to soap fans as Julia Cumson on the 80’s primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest passed away following a battle with a long illness.  She was 88-years-old.

According to the Hollywood Reporter,  Dalton died last week on November 23rd in Los Angeles,

On Falcon Crest, Dalton played the daughter to Jane Wyman’s Angela Channing and was the on-screen mother to another name familiar to soap audiences, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance, Falcon Crest, and Ex-Hector, The Bold and the Beautiful).

 

From 1981-1986, soap fans will recall that Julia turned out to be quite the murderer on Falcon Crest after being emotionally-damaged by her mother.  She was sent to prison, was institutionalized in a mental hospital, presumed dead, and eventually would up in a convent!

In addition, Dalton made an appearance on The Young and the Restless in 1995 as Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) mother, Lydia.

Dalton was also known for being a mainstay on several game shows from: The $25,000 PyramidPasswordMatch Game and Body Language.  She was also notable as a regular on the 60’s sitcoms,The Joey Bishop Show, and for her role as Calamity Jane in Hennesey.

Abby is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack D. Smith; her daughter, Kathleen Kinmont, sons Matthew and John; grandchildren Mac, Jack and Ayden Grace; and great-grandson Mathias.

So, share your remembrances and condolences on the death of Abby Dalton via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes featuring Jane Wyman and Dalton from Falcon Crest.

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Briana Lane Wraps Her Run As Brook Lynn On General Hospital

Monday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the last episode of Briana Lane in the role of Brook Lynn Quartermaine. Lane took over the role while Amanda Setton was on maternity leave.

In story, Brook Lynn tells her father, Ned she needs some distance and is leaving town, so she is heading to Bensonhurst.  She tells Valentin, she is leaving Port Charles and he wishes her luck,  But hold the phone! After Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) exits Brook Lynn pulls out a pregnancy test!  Is she preggers with Valentin’s bi0-child?  Guess the story will play out when Amanda Setton returns.

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Lane took to her Twitter account to thank the fans and GH for being part of the show even if it was short-lived, expressing: Last day on #GH Effortlessly talented captain of the ship @valentinifrank ,goddess  @lisalocicerogh, guiding light @wallykurth … still had tears in my eyes from Wally + I’s last scene as father + daughter. TY to everyone for all the sweet responses, goodbyes + wishes tonight!!”

Prior to that, Lane shared an additional message on her departure: “Playing the role of Brook Lynn Quartermaine on @GeneralHospital has been an absolute joy + honor. Feel lucky to have been surrounded by such a gifted cast, kind crew + passionate producers these past 4 months + it’s an experience that I will always hold close to my heart.  And HUGE thank you to all the fans who have been so welcoming to the new kid! Your support has meant the world. Passing the baton back to beautiful + mega talented Amanda Setton. Looking forward to watching what will definitely be a new and exciting chapter for BLQ!”

So, check out Briana’s tweeted below, then let us know if you will miss her in the role of Brook Lynn, and if you think the character will be pregnant when they bring Brook Lynn back when Amanda Setton returns via the comment section.

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