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GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini Teases: "Some Favorite Villains Will Be Back In The Fall!"

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As eight major television markets die hard GH fans received the news today that their favorite soap will return to its former timeslot of 3PMET/2PMPT, KABC Los Angeles entertainment guru,  George Pennacchio spoke to GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini for some inside scoop that will accompanying the time slot change!

To celebrate the move, Valentini is promising big stories for all its major characters.  “We’re interested in pushing the envelope in a way that challenges the audience’s ability to accept, understand and be entertained by the show,” says the head honcho of Port Charles.  And as for the very near future … well, look for some male and female villains to return and fold into story!

Valentini revealed: “Some favorite villains will be back in the fall.  I think the fans will be really excited to see what kind of trouble they will be causing.  There will be male and female villains returning, who are our fan favorites who will be causing problems for our friends in Port Charles.”

So what villains do you think will be back causing havoc for the good guys on General Hospital?  Share your thoughts below!

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su0000
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su0000

Frank
”“We’re interested in pushing the envelope in a way that challenges the audience’s ability to accept,””

You go Frank.. take us to the limit!!

As for the Villains.. I love them all ..!!

Excited for whomever they be !! Bring them on!!

Helen Conboy
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Helen Conboy

I would like to see The Cassidines they are always so much fun and Jerry Jaks. But please I am on the edge of my seat waiting for Rick to return. Read September. I hope so way past time to reunite Ric & Molly! Please please let it be September. And of course our favorite villain Fluke! Who is he? Can’t wait to find out! Please Ric first in September! Love Rick. Not a villain but so much fun & talented. #BRINGRiCBACkNOW. #TeamRic.

Shay
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Shay

Me thinks you’ve already reached THAT destination, su000000000000!!!!!!

mary
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mary

I love Jerry Jax, and Anthony Zaccara is fun

Henry Frederick
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Henry Frederick

royal coolness.i cant wait.i wonder who the fake luke is.

sedalia lozano
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sedalia lozano

Please do not bring Helena back…..

Judy schultz
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Judy schultz

Bring back Cynthia Preston / Faith Roscoe

Timmm
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Timmm

I think Fluke is working for Faith Roscoe. She hates Sonny!

Bohemien
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Bohemien

Yes I agree with you Judy- Faith Roscoe is a great choice for villainess comback. (as long she is still played by Cynthia P) She played the psycho-villain fem fatale to a tee. I just don’t know if there will be any scenes left to chew since it’s usually ravaged by Maura West and now Michelle Stafford (ugh) Cynthia was chilling.
I liked Helena because she is played by Constance Towers who has a serpentine smile and malevolent glint in her eye. It’s just that I’m tired of the Cassadine redux- it gives me reflux.

Phyllis Smith
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Phyllis Smith

PLEASE PUT US OUT OF OUR MISERIES ABOUT WHEN JASON MORGAN WILL BE BACK ON G’H’ PLEASE!!!! I’M HAVING SO MANY PANIC ATTACKS WAITING FOR HIM TO SHOW UP!!!
ALL SO PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU DON’T BRING BACK FAISON AT ALL AFTER ALL ISN’T HE THE ONE THAT SHOT AND KILLED JASON AND DUMP HIS BODY IN THE PORT CHARLES RIVER!!!

Don Hewitt
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Don Hewitt

I understand that Billy Miller is taking on the roll of Jason>

Melissa
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Melissa

I’m hoping faison

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m more concerned about his comment of “pushing the envelope”. That usually doesn’t mean in a good way on this show IMO. That said, I’ll be watching and hoping for great writing, casting, acting and production. Wishing all the best for GH and the fans.

Timmm
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Timmm

He means more gay story lines.

dmr
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dmr

I could care less about “pushing the envelope” type storylines. I want more friendships, romances, core families, and respect paid to the returning veterans. As for the gay storylines, that’s fine, but don’t “dumb it down” and write it stereotypical-which is being doneith Brad, Lucas, and Felix. I think that’s really sad and disrespectful. I think the writing has been all over the map and dreadful. DOOL has much more balance and the writers pay close attention to the veteran characters.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Timmm, I hadn’t thought of ” pushing the envelope” meaning “gay”. I have no problem with gay characters or storylines. I agree with @dmr’s take on it. I think TPTB want “shock and awe” and often miss the core of what is great character-driven story. GH is all over the map in their writing, balance and pacing. I enjoy the show, but they are so inconsistent and often miss the mark because they seem to want the next BIG thing. Whatever that is to them. Back to what Valentini said, the audience shouldn’t have to be challenged, TPTB at GH… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Ta-Da

Merci beaucoup

Shay
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Shay

Whatever he means, it sounds rather ominous, doesn’t it??????

mary
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mary

I agree. I care less about pushing the limits and more about great romances. I want the fluke story over.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Not really sure the show really needs more villains it seems like the town has its quota, but I suspect Jerry Jacks will be back, as well as Heather Weber, perhaps some defrosted Cassadines —- and I’m sure whoever Fluke is associated with or is will be revealed. Not sure if I am comforted by Frank’s words that they want to challenge viewers ability to accept, understand and be entertained by this show—when I hear words like that I have visions of the television shows like Lost or Twin Peaks, where you had no idea what was going on, you… Read more »

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

Mary SF, we are kindred spirits…i have some of the same thoughts…especially about Lost and Twin Peaks…i loved both shows…got lost watching the very complexed storylines on Lost and i had high hopes that Twin Peaks and its crimes and mysteries couldve been primetimes answer to daytimes Edge Of Night but T.P. was way too strange and confusing near the end!!! I bet some of those villians you mention will show up plus Faison…i figure if Jason returns the man who shot him must be returning too…not sure too about what Frank is saying as well but iits kind of… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

jimh…your Batman references made me LMAO!!!!! GOOD ONE!!!!! And…let’s not forget Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon…LOL!!!!! Yep.

Take care, dude.

Harry
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Harry

Mary, Mary, quite contrary. Sorry, could not help myself.
Yes, I totally agree with you. There are far too many villains already!!! And they’re not just realistic, passive aggressive villains one might run into at the shopping mall, they’re villains you’d run into in Gotham City.
Enough of the over-the-top camp! It ceases to be interesting or even campy if that is all you’re serving up.

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

This show really could use Batman and Robin if you know what i mean…it already has Mr.Freeze(Victor Cassidine) and his frozen family…the Joker(Franco, what a joke) and Catwoman(Nina) prowling around the hospital unnoticed…lol

Christine
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Christine

Well we know Helena & Stavros, I’m hoping for Jerry Jax……love, love, love him

Joseph Rockefeller
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Joseph Rockefeller

Helena, Stavros, Victor and the “new” brainwashed Jason.

Cathy
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Cathy

All I want to see is Robin reunited with Patrick and Emma. She deserves her family and is trying to protect them. Tired of Patrick being stupid and not seeing what is in front of his face. I don’t buy anyone but Robin for Patrick and only Patrick for Robin. Would like to see Patrick save Robin from these villains.

su0000
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su0000

Kim/Robin isn’t going to be with GH, it will not happen, sorry..
But- GH rocks !!

Cathy
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Cathy

GH doesn’t rock for many, myself included.

According to Kimberly (her words who I believe cover you)!she is with GH, it’s her home and they are working with her and she is returning and not short term. Your lies aren’t happening!

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

You are right Cathy…i read somewhere where Robin/Kim is returning sometime this fall…

randy
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randy

sure they will those lil liars ,,just like when they said genie francis is back to stay,,,

Johnny
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Johnny

Randy…this regime is not at all interested in the past of the show…or bringong Genie Francis back. They dont like heroes and heroines and good triumphing. They count their new heroines as Ava and Nina. And thats a creep show. And as always…their heroes are greasy murdering abusive Sonny….totally pointless bad hotman Shawn….nasty tighty whities only Julian….its gross!!!!!! Disney owns this channel???? Neat. The most diaguating depraved show on daytime is.owned by,Disney. Wow!

Johnny
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Johnny

I sincerely wish fans would grab a clue…and boycott Disney for putting such utter filth onto daytime tv.

Shay
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Shay

Most likely Helena and Stavros. Not particularly enthused about either one, especially Stavros. He is just a complete maniac…his last appearance was so creepy, I was glad to see him put in the deep freeze. Although Helena is a superb villainess, I haven’t truly missed her. I really wanted to see Dr. O. assume her mantle as “Queen B.”….maybe alongside Victor???? (And speaking of villains, are we ever going to find out exactly what happened to Liesl’s beloved Cesar? Could Victor actually have him hidden away somewhere?)

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

Me too Shay…more of our favorite Dr. Mutter and Victor…me thinks Faison will return, especially if Jason is coming back…Jason might remember Faison is the one who shot him and wants revenge…but if Jason doesnt remember and Faison does show up, Victor will program Jason to kill Faison…this is Victors way of eliminating the competition for Dr.Mutter’s heart even if Faison doesnt want her, and people will think Jason attempted to kill Faison because he wanted revenge for shooting him, unaware of Victor’s connection…maybe Faison is Levi’s DunkleDaddy?…with Donna Mills returning as Madalyn or whatever her name is maybe she… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

OMG, jimh! Perish that thought that our dear Mutter could have spawned that miscreant Levi!!!! To even consider that he could be part of a “Goofus and Gallant” birth duo with James/Nathan is even too far-fetched for Cartini! I have to admit I am flummoxed over whom could have produced the “Dunklemeister” unless he is really Bill Eckert’s son, Sly, but I should hope that if that is not the case, then we get a much more clever twist as to Levi’s parentage. If he is truly not an Aussie after all, that kind of puts to paid the notion… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Oh man, I agree with you that Robert Kelker-Kelly was so creepy as Stavros the last time. But creepy in a good way, I think, lol. When they did such a great job keeping his return a secret, and he showed up out of nowhere in that room with Luke and Laura, my jaw almost hit the floor. That look on his face with the maniacal smile was enough to send chills up and down your spine. He played it like a throwback villain from another era when villains were villains, and not characters that they tried to make cute… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Dan…I could see the point of Stavros lurking about the last time around, because Laura was present, and they needed a gimmick to usher in “NuLulu”….it worked, but only because it didn’t last too long. However, I simply cannot understand Victor’s motive for wanting to revive this insane, loose cannon of the family, when there is a great assortment of other more worthy Cassadines from which to choose. First of all, Mikos, Tony and Alexandria Quartermaine were frozen way back in the Ice Princess days, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think they were kept in the cooler all these… Read more »

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

Didnt someone mention that before about Nathan and Levi…like i said…it seems so…i hate when i cant remember little things like that but it seems someone did…was it you or someone else perhaps…i need to give that person the credit!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I loved Starvos. Helena is kind of worn out unless you bring back Stephan and have mommy referee the two boys. That would be fun. No Laura to fight over!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree Timmm. I love Stavros! He’s a particular brand of lunatic that always leads to some maniacal, crazy out there story…once again I say…bring it on! Could lead to great stories involving Nicolas, Spencer, Britt, Elizabeth, Lulu, Dante…on and on. Plus, Kelker-Kelly plays it so well. Just one smirk and ya know you’re in for a ride! I’d also love to see Stephan back. That would be a great setup of good vs evil brother…or maybe bad vs badder brother whichever way you look at it. I miss Stephan! Would much rather see these two back then Heather…she’s more… Read more »

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

Hey, what if Rosalee and Sabrina are related and become roomies involved in a love triangle with Morgan?…just kidding…lol

Shay
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Shay

Oh yeah, because placing those two insufferable, irritating, inane (and most of all, completely unnecessary…) nurses together in a single space could only make things better! Definitely not one of your typically bright ideas, jimh….even if it is only in jest! Quite frankly, we could do without either one of those polar-opposite, low-rent she-meeees….neither is exactly a prize for the guys! (Whatever happened to debutantes, models and other assorted GG’s being the young female lead characters on soaps????) I’d even rather see Morgan reunite with Kiki as opposed to cavorting with Sappy or Grossalie!!!! Although on a related note, I… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Shay! I do declare…hahha…you should be rooting for the working woman, the non-model, picture perfect starlet…Sabrina is so not “low rent.” She’s an accomplished, very intelligent, compassionate woman…heart of gold. Not the definition of “low rent.” Grossalie? She’s just rude, obnoxious and I’m sure has an agenda. So, in a sense it would be interesting if they were related…cousins perhaps…the good witch vs the bad. I don’t see Sabrina with Morgan; but I can see her with Michael. Just as I can’t see Gross with Michael, but she’s tough enough for Morgan. Where would that leave little Kiki? I’m loyal… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1….As far as I can see, nearly ALL the of females populating GH are “working women”….no “ladies of leisure” there anymore, except for maybe, Kiki, Maxie (since her “Dunkledude” escapade commenced…) the faux-incapacitated Nina and retired Monica, so in essence, I do root for the majority of them, just not the two in question! (Besides which, I am not sure you can actually term what the uncouth Grossalie does as “work”…scheming lying, snarking, agitating, yes, but there’s precious little real “elbow grease” involved there…) What I was referring to, I guess, was a glaringly obvious lack of sophistication and social… Read more »

Faith
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Faith

We know the casadines are returning but I am really hoping that the REAL FRANCO @jamesfrancotv returns ans Johnny Z

su0000
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su0000

I would love Johnny Z back, awesome!
but he isn’t interested in returning 🙁
FV and RC would love him back, but if doesn’t want to be back, it wont happen 🙁

”real franco” said no to a return..

We just have no luck ..

Timmm
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Timmm

I would accept the real Franco’s return if that meant Roger would be Todd again!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Tim…from your lips to Franks ears! I loved Roger as Todd… the role he is reduced to playing is downright crazy… he has no purpose, no job ( well until recently) has no money, no sex appeal….he reminds me of the absent minded professor! This whole Franco storyline is bizarre…. Lets hope they can get the rights to the characters back so we can get rid of Kiki and bring back Starr and Todd….don’t care about Mc bain or john…never had my interest… Carly and Todd were hot together! Carly with Franco is like a mother figure always taking care… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love me some Todd. The Franco thing was a terrible idea for the awesome RH!

Christy
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Christy

not sure that would ever happen… even after all these lawsuits with Prospect Park are over and done with… They just need more in-depth story lines for Franco like they did when Carly was kidnapped. Hate that Carly slept with Sonny, which was a total set up of Sonny’s… he wants an excuse to kill Franco to keep him completely silent about who Sonny and Ava killed (separately). I hope he’s got letters to Diane, Anna, Michael and Kiki in case of any accident he may be involved in… “Dear anna, ava was the sniper who tried to kill me… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

Jerry Jax, Helena and Stavros Cassadine and the list is probably unimaginable.

mrsnoahdrake
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mrsnoahdrake

I have been a GH fan for decades and I think Ron & Frank have done an incredible job of bringing ratings up and saving the show. I realize there are many fan factions to please. But do we really need MORE characters on the show – villains or not? The cast is SO heavy already. We see a story and then it disappears for weeks at a time. The show is well written and humorous, but it’s so hard to come back day after day and not have the continuity that one would expect. What happened with Lucy/Scotty/ Bobbie/… Read more »

sandnole
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sandnole

I agree with you. We already have way too many people on the show that hardly get seen. Bringing in even more, especially villains for me, will ruin it.

jonboy
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jonboy

Thank you. The continuity thing is a big issue for me.

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

I agree about the continuity part…hope that changes…also hope the return of some heroes and heroines and not just villians!!!

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I am looking forward to the villains. I am very disappointed that the whole East coast isn’t moving back to 3:00. Atlanta is staying at 2:00 while NY is moving to 3:00. That means I will lose lots of my Twitter pals since we will be watching at different times. GH should have always been at 3:00. The whole East Coast changed to 2:00 before, now it should all change back to 3:00. Haven’t it only change in some markets across the country is stupid and makes no sense at all.

susie
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susie

when the change happened, washington dc went to 2pm and baltimore stayed at 3pm, and it’s been that way ever since…………

Mia D
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Mia D

Helena & Stavros Cassadine are for sure turning, not sure about anyone else right now.

Cathy Borruso
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Cathy Borruso

Off course Helena. Hoping for jerry jacks n having adventure w/anna & Patrick fighting to find robin

Timmm
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Timmm

I hope there isnt another rescue Robin story!

Cathy Borruso
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Cathy Borruso

Robin was never rescue the first time! They need to do it right!

Cathy
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Cathy

That is what I want to see Cathy Borruso! Patrick needs to rescue Robin.

Wpbpatfl
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Wpbpatfl

I wonder whether GH changing time slots is a good thing or a bad thing for the show.

Christy
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Christy

don’t think it will matter. Those are probably the same markets that had the time change a year or so ago to make room for the Katie Couric show. GH is just going back to it’s original time slot. My time slot didn’t change, but I wouldn’t care if it did… I’d still record/watch it.

Octavia
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Octavia

Helena cassidine my girl

Rodd
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Rodd

Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Joel
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Joel

It’s a fair bet we’ll see Helena and Stavros Cassadine, as well as Heather Webber, who I’m sure will play into Luke being held captive at the same psych ward she’s in.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I take it the Cassidines are returning. I’d be surprise if Faison returns as well. So we’ll see…

Carol
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Carol

Really? Can’t you ever come up with anything new. Helena of course will be back and I am sure we will see her hands or her feet for a month before we acturally see her.

Sandy
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Sandy

Stavros, Helena, Fluke, Faison? Jerry Jacks? Suzanne Stanwyck?

pinevalleylover
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pinevalleylover

I would love to see Suzanne again! Forgot about her. A great role played by a great actress

GH50
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GH50

To “celebrate the move” on 8 stations? Talk about Valentini trying to spin a move that shows ABC has lost interest in his show. Ben Sherwood is coming and he’s not impressed. No Chew lead in. No continuity and consistency across time zones. ABC puts a premium on cross promotion, lead ins and social media. They’re preparing GH for the scrap heap and it is deserved. The writing, the quality of the entire show has just reached a point of total amateur hour. They’ve had two and a half years to really build some momentum and grow a significant audience… Read more »

Curacaoman
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Curacaoman

Great analysis, right on the money

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

The show is not in trouble GH50. If you kept up with the ratings, GH has soared in recapturing it’s audience by huge numbers. It’s also the #1 soap in the key 18 to 34 year old female demos. Your comments are nonsense.

GH50
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GH50

@mellowYELLOW, soared? Did you miss the part of my “nonsense” comments that pointed out that the GH total audience is only up 15-20% from the time under Guza and Wolf, when the show was on the chopping block? Did you miss the part that pointed out that the current numbers in 18-49 are identical to the last six weeks of Wolf? Number one in 18-34? Y&R has regained its 18-34 audience and beat GH two of the last three weeks. GH is also down in 18-34, under 200,000 viewers where it had been. ABC isn’t keeping GH on the air… Read more »

bob
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bob

GH is the best. You are delusional.

Harry
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Harry

Bah ha ha! Bob, thank you for the very funny comment.

Johnny
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Johnny

The best at what?? Honouring history? Nope. Utilizing vets? Wrong. Listening to fans? Uh-uh. Character driven stories? Nope…all plot here. Stories that make any kind of logical sense? Nope. I could go on…I just wonder what you think this show is currently the best at? Under Claire Labine and Wendy Riche it was the apex of what soap opera could and should be. Now it is a frickin cartoon.

jonboy
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jonboy

You make some valid points but I have to disagree with the production values. The “look” of the show is fine; its the erratic and campy writing that loses me. When this show finally does bite the dust i will wager that these actors will have a heck of a time finding a job. What was Michelle Stafford thinking?

Beth
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Beth

As someone who has “tuned-in” Since April 1, 1963; I have seen so, so many actors, writers, producers, etc., etc., come and go. That being said; the show today, is the best produced, acted, written GH, since the “Gloria” days of the late seventies. Bringing on FV and RC was genius and I for one, have only been disappointed once since they came aboard. That was this past week with the crap about the three ways they were discussing. And that is totally generational. At my age, REALLY?!?!?!? Any actor that is lucky enough to some to GH now…congratulations. I,… Read more »

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

I too find some of the writing a problem…for example why is Felicia and Lucy taking shooting victim Mac(without even a wheelchair) to the tenth floor of the hospital…no first floor emergency room?…and evertime someone goes up there no matter the health scare whether its a heart attack or gunshot wound the victim is treated by whatever type of specialist is on duty who are never in their office and just happens to be there at the nurses station most of the time…a hospital with no waiting, without an emergency room, where you can see any type of doctor who… Read more »

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

Ok, maybe some are treated by the right docs…but not always…and it is still silly all medical problems are rushed to the 10th floor…

Johnny
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Johnny

Only….youre forgetting one thing….Jax isnt a leering 65 year old murdering psychopath. I wouldnt put it past Ron to retcon it that way…he has destroyed just about every other legacy character on the show…however…the clues have been laid in….Fluke hates Tracy for what she did to his sister. That is Bill Eckert. Unless Ron creates more made up history that no one cares about (Nina, Silas, etc etc etc) then no….its not Jax.

Johnny
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Johnny

What I want to know…whats with the shootings that have absolutely no impact or long term effect on story?? In the past year alone…AJ…Connie…Olivia…Max…Lucas…Mac…i know im forgetting someone. Even under the Phelps Guza reign of terror we never had that many pointless shootings! Lucas got shot…then was not seen on air for weeks or months…then suddenly he is up and it talking about gay threesomes. I see being shot really kade him examine his life priorities. Now Mac….we wont see him on screen for 3 weeks until he has a band aid on and is recuperating. And when…oh when…did Felicia… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The show is safe! Quit spewing negative Ga Ga! Katie was going to change daytime and you see how that worked! GH is watched and has advertisers who believe in it. People are sick of talk shows! Thank you Frank and Ron.

DidjaNoit
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DidjaNoit

Shh, GH50, what are you thinking throwing actual facts and figures out? LOL Don’t you realize it’s not allowed to be truly pragmatic and reasonable when discussing Cartini’s GH? Why would people care that GH can’t even pull in the ratings numbers with only four shows airing, that it once did when it was one of ten shows on the air? It doesn’t seem to register that GH’s numbers in the 18-49 age demo is barely one fifth of what it was during most of 2000-2010. Or that 175,000 in the 18-34 age group isn’t worth the advertisers time or… Read more »

soapbaby
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soapbaby

Standing Ovation! Couldn’t have said it any better.

Harry
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Harry

I agree GH50. And villains are not interesting if they are in majority–if they have no hero to play against. Without sunlight there is no shade, without good guys, there are no villains.
This show has become so boring with it’s over-the-top camp, that it makes Perry Como Comes Alive Album look exciting by comparison.

Shay
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Shay

Hot Diggity Dog Diggity!…..

Dan
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Dan

GH is in no danger of being canceled anytime soon. I know some here would love to see that happen, but seriously, enough with the doomsday “sky is falling” scenarios already. Michael Fairman just said in an article on this site last week that the show is on good footing with ABC, and Michael is as tuned into the happenings of the soap industry as anyone. Michael Logan from TV Guide said something similar in an article on the GH timeslot change. These are well respected journalists that cover soaps for a living, and there’s been no indication or hint… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I commented below and that’s why I think this change has taken place. I’m sure of it.

GH50
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GH50

Dan- first of all, you’re wrong about people wanting GH to be cancelled just because they talk about the reality that exists. Second, You don’t need to drag Michael Fairman or Michael Logan into this as a way to suggest that I or anyone else is discrediting their reporting. GH isn’t in danger of being cancelled soon and maybe not at all because they still have an opportunity to improve the show and build up some real numbers. But what is the definition of soon anyway. GH was renewed through 2015. That’s almost a year and a half from now… Read more »

Kyle
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Kyle

Please let them be Helena & Faison. They’re my two favorite villains!! I also wouldn’t mind seeing Jerry Jacks & Stavros. Or maybe a few we haven’t heard from in Years!! Cannot wait!!!

Tsuds
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Tsuds

yaaahhh … yaaahhh… yaaahhh… I am not getting anymore excited about their spoilers and teases… epic.. epic.. epic…. …

Dave
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Dave

Stavros and Helena Cassadine are back

Robert started taping scenes in Aug and Constance is starting to tape in Aug but it could be Sept actually. 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

I just wish Robert had Stephen Nichols there to bounce his evil ideas off of!

aria
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aria

him interesting question, the guys are easy to guess because they always come back from the dead, theres jerry jax, faison, fluke, but for women villians, they always get killed off for good, like olivia jerome, faith roscoe, claudia zachara, so who knows, but i would really love to see claudia zacharra back.

aria
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aria

oh wait i almost forgot, theres starvos and helena that are currently frozen along with jason, big duhhhh, really no surprise there. Sorry but neither will be a surprising return.

aria
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aria

oh god, no heather please, last round was exhausting, and way to long, pleaaaase no heather.

pinevalleylover
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pinevalleylover

Fingers crossed for Heather, Helena, Stavros, Madeline (Magda), Faison and Jerry!

su0000
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su0000

I want Jerry Jax!!

I like all the GH villains, they are the best of the best..
but- I really like Jerry Jax ..
(and the great Faison!!
and Fluk will return, Tony is knocking it outta the park!! (emmy)

Mark
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Mark

No more heather please. I love robin mattson to bits but can’t handle another go around with her escaping from the loony bin!

Timmm
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Timmm

I would spring Heather from the loony bin and you know how she has always had a crush on Luke, have her run into Fluke. She wouldnt know how to handle the impostor!

Shay
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Shay

On the contrary, Timmm, our Heather is cagey enough to know EXACTLY how to handle FLuke! I’m still divided on whether she was part of the caper to switch the “Two Lukes” at the nuthouse, or if she was totally unaware. If she didn’t have a hand in it, I would love to see her play a heroine for once and help to rescue “Real Luke” from his captivity.

Ces
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Ces

ditto Mark! She ran her course.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

In Los Angeles GH airs alongside Days at 1:00 pm…was not happy with the time change when the soaps dropped to 4 and two of the four were competing for viewers. It makes a lot of sense as GH will pick up a lot of viewers that were without the benefit of a dvr(luckily i have the benefit) but now west coast will be able to not only watch both shows but also with an hour break in between. I get it. They’ll benefit and ABC is aware of that i’m quite sure. You don’t mess with a soap that’s… Read more »

GH50
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GH50

That is an explanation for LA and SF, it doesn’t explain New York and Philadelphia moving to 3pm, losing the CHEW lead in and airing an hour later than other east coast markets. It doesn;t explain Chicago that now also loses the Chew lead in and GH did not face another soap at 1pm in Chicago. The problem is that ABC moved GH in every single one of its owned markets. That includes Raleigh which is not a larger market. if you make a case for some markets, like LA and San Fran, not competing against another soap and they… Read more »

John Eric
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John Eric

Someone has to be the fake Luke imposter, so it is likely either Faison or Jerry Jacks. Stavros is a bit silly but I’ll accept any story to bring back Constance Towers as Helena. Sorry, but I miss my crazy Heather Webber – and Robin Mattson, who has been on soaps as long as Heather, even though she joined as Heather #3 in 1980; I just wish they’d write the character seriously again and not as silly comic relief and a lunatic without motivation or reason because Heather has been part of Port Charles and GH history since 1976 (when… Read more »

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

If they only could…i wish they could have all three actresses who played Heather on the show…all together at the asylum…under the care of Dr. Kevin Collins…and all claiming to be the real Heather Webber…that would be a hoot!!!

Shay
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Shay

Kind of reminds me of when Sarah Michelle Geller did that cameo as “Erica Kane’s daughter” on the waning days of AMC.

Timmm
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Timmm

The problem with your Fluke theory is Fluke hates Sonny. Faison or Jerry really never had any real problem with Sonny.

Jill
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Jill

CODE FOR: We need to bring up the ratings so we are gonna do some more stunt casting.

SZima
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SZima

Be afraid, VERY AFRAID!
Any time Frank says he wants to challenge the audience’s ability to accept, I want to run for the hills. I’ve just about had it with his cockamamie stories.

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

Glad you said it and not me for obvious reasons…lol

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

I’m looking forward to whoever is coming back, but I am more concerned about this time switch/change. I don’t like that some television markets are moving the show and some are not. A lot of folks have joined FB chat groups and we watch together from states all over the eastern time zone, while chatting about it. It’s a lot of fun and has brought a whole new element of joy to the show for a lot of people. I wish ABC would just be consistent and show GH at the same time in time zones across the U.S.

Timmm
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Timmm

I would like to see Liesl in a love triangle with Victor and Faison.

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

YES!!!

Dinah
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Dinah

only person I want back on GH is Genie Francis(Laura)

Timmm
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Timmm

They have no story for her unless she comes back to patch things up with Luke and is really patching things up with Fluke!

soapbaby
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soapbaby

Yikes.

Avatar610
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Avatar610

I am NOT happy about Helena and Stavros coming back- we’ve been there before so many times. I’d love to see development among the veterans. How about a ‘late in life’ pregnancy for Felicia? Mac has never had any biological children of his own, and this would be a great story. Also, I’d love to see Sabrina and Kevin get to know each other, just to give Lucy screaming fits. Most of all, someone PLEASE give Monica a love interest? She hasn’t had a lover (or a storyline) since Alan was killed off. Killing off A.J. was a huge mistake-… Read more »

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

Maybe Levi’s that child…yikes!!!

Avatar610
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Avatar610

Please don’t insult A.J.’s memory.

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

I do know it would be insulting to A.J.s memory…

Shay
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Shay

Yes, and he has already been besmirched in life and particularly, IN DEATH! Enough of the AJ bashing.

Mark
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Mark

Who I would like to see is Phil Brewer, Jr., the unknown son of Phil Brewer, arguably the best GH villain in its history!

Avatar610
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Avatar610

Phil did father two kids with Diana Taylor, but they’re all dead now.

Mark
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Mark

I know. But this is a soap. He can have kids out there we don’t know about. Don’t forget he disappeared for a time before he came back as Harold Williamson.

Mark
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Mark

Don’t bring back anymore Cassadines!

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

I hope this means that we will have to endure LESS of Sonny and his world of All That is Corinthos. Damn, but I find that character ludicrously self-involved, as if the whole world revolves around him and his black hole of need.

Sonny has never been involved with the real villains of the show, even his story association with the Zachara family. All of Sonny’s opponents pale in comparison to the Cassadines and Jerry Jax. It is time for the show to do WITHOUT Sonny and his little mobster connections.

Timmm
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Timmm

Write this down! Remember that Timmm told you so. Fluke is Jasper Jax. I’m telling you. No one hates Sonny more. It gives Ingo something totally different to do. After all, he and Jerry are brothers. Derek helped Jerry escape and Derek hates Sonny. I’m telling you, its Derek and the Jax brothers bringing Sonny down!

Harry
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Harry

If it is, I want my money back, Timm. Seriously, Jasper Jax was not an evil, sociopathic pedophile. He was an ethical, compassionate man.
I am not saying your prediction is wrong, I am saying that if it is true than this would be the worst type of character defilement since AMC made Tadd Martin a creepy, cowardly murderer who buried someone alive.
It’s probably just Bill Echhert.

Linda N .
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Linda N .

I know some Cassadines will be back. My wish list includes Johnny and for old time sake how about Damian Smith. Now as for GH returning home to 3pm I couldn’t be happier. Since I was a kid GH aired at 3p followed by Dark Shadows and The Edge of Night. ABC’s Katie experiment failed big time. Now hopefully ABC gets the rights back to AMC and OLTL back and restores Love In The Afternoon. Naysayers be dammed!

janelle
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janelle

sarah brown’s claudia!!!

aria
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aria

if only!

Reagan
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Reagan

That would be so awesome… wish they could pull that off!

Nicole
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Nicole

I am just waiting for the story about the kitchen sink, because heaven knows they have thrown everything else at this show, lol 🙂

Ces
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Ces

I REALLY hope it won’t be Heather Webber returning! She became a joke
Actually, the show is kind of a mess right now.
That whole stupid Maxie/Levi wedding was done for what purpose??
Franco & Carly have no chemistry
Sonny & Carly have no chemistry
Nina is a bore
Silas, Sam & Patrick are not interesting either
Stupid Jason returning? Who cares …..

Why am I still watching?

Johnny
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Johnny

Hey Ces….I stopped last week! You know that old saying about banging your head against a brick wall? It feels VERY good when you stop!! LOL and I did. I have much better ways to spend 36 minutes of my life.

Shay
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Shay

Hey Johnny! While I completely understand your reasons for bidding “au revoir” to GH, I am most gratified that you still see fit to visit and post here….I simply love the way you encapsulate, enumerate and express the many egregious aspects of this once venerable show. Please don’t go away…..

Patrick
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Patrick

@johnny

LOL

“… It feels VERY good when you stop!! ”

hilarious

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Johnny…Shay is right!!!!! And, Johnny…as far as I’m concerned, you have a VOICE (verbally speaking and all) and you know how to use that VOICE…BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! Always, always remember that.

Take care, bro.

A-C-E-S!!!!!

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

I agree with Shay, Johnny…keep posting…you’re one of the best…loved what you said about Carly and the girls above…actually im suprised its not a scene on the show!!!

aria
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aria

because like sand through the hourglass dool, ynr and bb arent any better.

Ces
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Ces

LOL! I quit Days last year and never watched B&B or Y&R 😉

I hear ya Johnny!! haha …. I guess I like to torture myself daily.

Breaking News

Soaps Get Mainstream Media Covers With Being Back to Work During COVID-19 & Returning With All-New Episodes

It’s so rare, but so welcome, to find the hardest working people and the hardest working genre getting some love from the mainstream press.  Now, next week’s upcoming double issue of TV Guide Magazine will feature all four daytime dramas and some of their current iconic couples on the cover!.

The covers are a special edition and four different versions went to print.  Inside the magazine details some previews from the head writers and EP’s of the series as well of what’s to come in Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

The Bold and the Beautiful cover features Thorsten Kaye and Denise Richards as Ridge and Shauna.  Days of our Lives is represented by John and Marlena, played by Drake Hogesytn and Deidre Hall.

Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless has Victor and Nikki, played by Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott, and General Hospital has Maurice Benard and Laura Wright as Sonny and Carly,

The TV Guide Magazine double issue dates are August 17th-30th.

As fans of the soaps know, Y&R returned with new-episodes this Monday, B&B starred airing new ones a few backs, GH was back last week, and DAYS had new episodes in the bank till mid-October and is set to return to taping September 1.

In addition, it should be noted that The Bold and the Beautiful was the first American broadcast television show that went back into production during the coronavirus pandemic.

So, glad to see the soaps getting these collectible covers? Comment below.

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General Hospital

GH Faves Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Marc Anthony Samuel In New IGTV Series, ‘Enter Exit’

This week, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and some very good friends and acting partners debuted in a new IGTV series, directed by Hughes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a thriller! What else would we expect from the woman who plays super spy Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama series.

The IGTV (Instagam’s longer video application) series is called, Enter Exit, and there are 11 episodes, and the first one dropped on Monday.  It is  written by TV scribe Matt Boren, and also stars some of Port Charles’ longtime favorites that include: Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix).

Hughes told SOD how she was inspired to come up with the concept for the show:  “I started to think about, if you’re in lockdown, what would be a narrative where you could act in a vacuum, basically? I first started thinking about what my character would be — a retired (government) agent. And then there’s some reason that I’m retired. And I started to think about stationary shots and walking into your closeup and all those kinds of things. I left (the rest) with Matt; it was basically, ‘Whatever he writes, we’ll do.’ And I just sort of concentrated on how, feasibly, we could do it.”’

Boren, who has been an ardent viewer of GH from its hey day, shared on working off Hughes seeds of an idea to what Enter Exit is about: “In a sense, it’s a local detective thriller that starts out small — and understandably so as season one takes place during the pandemic. However, what we seed throughout these first 11 mini-episodes hints at a show that longs to be on a much larger, more global scale. We were absolutely inspired by ’80s GH — the WSB, the espionage and larger than life stories that were so thrilling, and through Devane/Scorpio/Lavery/Donnelly/Jones, so grounded. Throw that in with some Killing Eve, X-Files and (this will make sense down the line) Stranger Things, and you have a recipe that might be pages away in our cookbook.”

Now check out episode 1 below featuring Hughes and Silzer and make sure to follow Finola’s IG account for all-new installments of Enter Exit.

So, what do you think about the concept of the series? Excited to see more? Let us know via the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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