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

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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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Caleb
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Caleb

Great idea! They should air some classic AMC and OLTL eps too… would be a much bigger draw than a recent ep of GH, I think. Who wouldn’t want to see an hour of Erica staring down a bear or getting married? 🙂 Hope they run with this!

Jimh
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Jimh

I wish

Giovanna Saponare
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Giovanna Saponare

Classic GH episodes are the way to go. And AMC or OLTL would be fantastic also.

Jacque
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Jacque

sounds like a great idea

Steve
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Steve

Even with “flashback Friday” I doubt they have enough new episodes to get to May 21.

Under best estimates (unlikely) they could be back taping on May 4 with new episodes airing the following week.

Hopefully they’ll reach deep into the vault to show some classic 80s and 90s episodes.

DMRR
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DMRR

Please air VINTAGE episodes, Luke & Laura, Sonny & Brenda, Frisco & Felicia, Stone, the Q’s. Do not replay the incessant drivel of Loud Mouth Laura Wright, her jobless, untalented boyfriend, or the Mob Squad.

rose
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rose

DMRR…add on some Helena and the Cassadine clan, Anna & Robert, maybe even the Jax’s family with evil Jerry. Wonder if they still have Monica and Ned and earlyLucy.

DMRR
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DMRR

& shouldn’t Kin Shriner do the intro for Gail’s episode?

bluerose55
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bluerose55

Ditto on vintage episodes!

DMRR
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DMRR

YES!!!

Satan
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Satan

Here’s the two things they really need to do: 1) Stop interrupting the show for Orange Imbecile Infomercials, especially the ones with literal crackhead pillow salesman virtually doing for Trump what Monica did for Bill. 2) Take down the paywall on ABC.com & Hulu and allow same-day or at the very least, next-day streaming of the episodes. This is not the time for Di$ney greed. CBS should do the same… putting their network shows under the “CBS All Access” (paid only) banner online was a big mistake. NBC, to their credit, has Days episodes available later in the same day,… Read more »

TVJeff
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TVJeff

GH can be watched on ABC.com for free. It’s just a week behind. If you’re watching on ABC.com, it doesn’t matter if you’re a week behind, does it?

Satan
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Satan

Well it does now… but maybe not so much if this drags out another month or so and they run out of new episodes.

Sunny
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Sunny

I completely agree Satan!

Satan
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Satan

One more request for the “flashback friday” episodes:

For the love of all that’s unholy, air some truly classic episodes.

In other words, stuff from BEFORE February 2012. .

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, stuff from BEFORE the mob took over and the show became Sonny Central (I’ll accept Labine-era Sonny material–though not all that happily–but nothing after that). That would qualify as “classic” in my book. Anything after that . . . not so much.

Su000
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Su000

BORING!!
If they want to do retro
then do retro, not year old stuff..
Go into the GH graveyard and show
how the greats of old
made GH become a 5 century soap..
I want to see what I’ve never seen before..
I want an antique GH …

Eric
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Eric

They should air episodes with Robin Mattson as Heather when they thought she killed Diana Taylor but it turned out that Heather’s mother did it. Heather tried to frame Anne for it. The whole thing about the Taylors having her and Jeff’s baby. Heather was so secretive and conniving. Loved that storyline.

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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