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General Hospital To Feature Storyline With U.S. Veteran In Upcoming Episodes As Part of ABC's "Home For The Holidays" Campaign!

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General Hospital will take part in ABC’s Home for Holidays campaign kicking off today.  On GH, look for the soap to incorporate a storyline featuring a U.S. Veteran in its upcoming episodes!

But this initiative from ABC is far reaching throughout all of its programming as the holidays near.  ABC Primetime Series will feature veterans in cameo roles and/or as part of storylines in upcoming episodes of Modern Family, and Last Man Standing ,and The Neighbors is offering a veteran the opportunity to shadow one of their directors while Daytime’s The View and The Chew will lend their support through various themed episodes throughout the holiday season.  ABC News is joining the initiative across all of their programming throughout November and December.

As part of ABC’s annual Home for the Holidays campaign and in support of Disney’s company – wide “Heroes Work Here” initiative, which served as the foundation for a recent Veteran’s hiring event at Walt Disney World featuring a keynote address by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, ABC will honor our military veterans with several new elements this year by premiering five short films written, directed, and produced by U.S. Veterans highlighting the creative work from our military servicemen and women.

Five talented U.S. Veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry were selected to create digital short films which will be thematically centered around U.S. Veterans coming home this holiday season.  As part of the initiative, these five U.S. Veteran storytellers and their short films will be mentored throughout the creative process by experienced creative teams from some of ABC’s most   successful series. The five short films will begin to debut on ABC.com today!

In addition, Grammy award winning group, Lady Antebellum will record a cover of Kenny Loggins “Celebrate Me Home” which will be the official anthem of ABC’s Home for the Holidays.

So, how will GH work a U.S Veteran into their storylines?  What do you think of ABC’s Home for the Holidays campaign?

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TheHugoBoss
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TheHugoBoss

Perhaps TJ’s dad isn’t actually dead after all??? And Shawn and TJ are finally getting their own story.

Chris
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Chris

Shawn is a war veteran on the show, so maybe he’s getting in own storyline pretty soon!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

This is great…we should always honor our vets and not just around the holidays but everyday…

heidi
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heidi

Well said!!!

su0000
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su0000

All that will help our honored Vets, I give two thumbs up!!!
I am delighted to see this happening..

All veterans are Hero’s and should be supported in reaching their chosen carers !

Gh lover
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Gh lover

I think t.j mom’s should come and takl to TJ about his dad …..Now who should play his mom?? VICTORIA ROWELL!!! Take that Y&Dull!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wouldve prefered Debbie Morgan as his mom…but a Victoria Rowel casting would make great publicity too…

Rodd
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Rodd

A very positive move in the right direction. Thank you.

donny
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donny

This is bs. Who cares? Innocent people are getting killed everyday. Send the troops home now. we want our soaps back. not this bs crap.

brian
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brian

Wish OLTL was coming home for the holidays.

Johnny
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Johnny

I feel that any attempt by this show to do any type of public service is in poor taste at best and completely ludicrous at worst. This is a show that features a war veteran who now is a murderer for hire. Not because he has to…he wants to. He enjoys it…he needs it. He threatens to shove a man’s hand into a deep fryer and does it with a look of glee on his face. This is a show that glorifies violence of all kinds. The “heroes” on this show are thugs, mobsters and murderers. This is similar to… Read more »

brian
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brian

So true… and the Todd the Rapist Doll is quite a collectors item now.

k/kay
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k/kay

Hey Brian I thought they banned that Todd doll?

su0000
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su0000

This us where people in good mental separate the fiction from reality, the Vet being honored, given a day to act to dream, is reality 🙂 What is being done is for vets who want to be in the entertainment industry to work have a chance others can only dream of having… A great opportunity for them. re-read,, ABC is far reaching throughout all of its programming as the holidays near. ABC Primetime Series will feature veterans in cameo roles and/or as part of storylines in upcoming episodes of Modern Family, and Last Man Standing ,and The Neighbors is offering… Read more »

Tim
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Tim

Sabrina has a heart of gold, have her come upon a Vet, down on HER luck and help her find work at GH.

PatF
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PatF

Huh….didn’t YR just have two episodes revolving around our vets. GH seems like they are playing catch up?

robert
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robert

Didn’t Y&R just do that. It sound like they are copying CBS daytime.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

These things take time to plan so it is doubtful they copied them. It might have been CBS who caught wind of what ABC/D was planning months ago and they made sure they got a mini version out before ABC’s could air— who knows. Also, I am not American, but hasn’t this been a pet cause of the first lady for a while, perhaps she or her people contacted studios asking them to do something during November holiday season and both CBS and ABC took up the call. Whatever happened I think in this case even someone copied another no… Read more »

janet
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janet

The vet suffering on GH from the war, Is now a vicious killer ? Some celebration. GMAB.

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Vinessa Antoine’s ‘Diggstown’ Acquired by Fox in the U.S.

Great news for fans of former GH star Vinessa Antoine (Ex-Jordan).  The Canadian legal drama, Diggstown, in which she stars has found an American broadcasting home via news today that Fox has acquired the series.

Fox has picked up twelve episodes for seasons one and two of the drama.

In Diggstown, Antoine stars as Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution.

 

The series explores issues of social injustice among other topical matters and universal themes. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their varied clients. Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.

Deadline broke the news of the acquisition, which will help the network during the Covid-19 pandemic and production shutdowns, to have programming ready to go while other shows continue to get up and running.

No word yet on when Fox might air Diggstown in its primetime line-up.

So, excited to see Vinessa in the legal drama when the show airs on Fox? Comment below.

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When Martin Met Jackie (AKA All My Children’s Tad and Jenny) on General Hospital

If you caught Monday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama snuck in a ‘wink-wink nudge-nudge’ to viewers of the once dominant ABC daytime soap opera line-up.

Since Kim Delaney was announced as coming to GH to take on the role of ace investigative journalist, Jackie Templeton, longtime All My Children viewers noted that she at some point could be reunited with her former All My Children TV brother, Michael E. Knight, because they are both now in Port Charles.

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The one time Tad and Jenny Gardner of Pine Valley got re-acquainted on yesterday’s episode when Martin interrupted a conversation between Jackie and her son, Chase (Josh Swickard).  When he did, Jackie looks at Martin and says, “Do I know you?”   She looks as though she is trying to place exactly where she knows that face from, and from there the two eventually share their first one-on-one scenes as their new soap alter-egos.

In the moment, Martin wants Jackie to investigate what happened to his mother, Florence, and reveals to Jackie that his bio-brother is Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober), which perks up Jackie to probably do some digging.

For many, it was great to see Michael and Kim together again, and here’s hoping GH can capitalize on it in future scenes.

So did you enjoy the nod to All My Children history on yesterday’s GH between Jackie and Martin aka Jenny and Tad? Comment below.

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General Hospital to Incorporate In-Story ‘GMA3: What You Need to Know’ Jackie Templeton & Sasha Gilmore Interview

In a crossover of sorts, on the upcoming, Wednesday, January 27 episode of General Hospital, the daytime drama series will bring the characters of Jackie Templeton (Kim Delaney) and Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson) to its true lead-in, GMA3: What You Need to Know, but in a fictitious way for a revealing and explosive interview.

The scene is set in the Metro Court in Port Charles, and Jackie, the ace reporter and journalist has some tough questions for Sasha during their sit-down interview.  The in-story tie-in helps promote both shows in the ABC afternoon line-up.

Soap Opera Digest, who first brought the news of the mash-up in their latest issue, revealed that the moment is “being played as a remote segment for the ABC news and lifestyle program.”

However, there will be no one from GMA3 appearing on the Wednesday episode.

So what do you think will happen during the Jackie/Sasha sit-down? Comment below.

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