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GH's Billy Miller Set For Multi-Episode Guest-Star Arc On RAY DONOVAN!

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Three-time Daytime Emmy winner and popular General Hospital star, Billy Miller (Jason Morgan) has landed a guest- star arc on the upcoming 5th season of Showtime’s hit drama, Ray Donovan!

According to TV Line, Miller is set to guest-star in at least four episodes of the series in the role of Todd Doherty, a cop who is at odds with his sister Maureen’s fiancé, Terry Donovan (played by Eddie Marsan). Miller has previously guest-starred on primetime’s Suits, Ringer, Major Crimes, Castle, CSI. and Justified.  

Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber  and Jon Voight will return this summer for its fifth season.

So, what do you think of General Hospital’s Billy Miller guest-starring on Ray Donovan? Comment below!

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elm1951
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elm1951

i think it is fabulous – i can not wait until billy gets his own primetime show…………..

Soaphound
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Soaphound

From your lips to the producers’ ears. My hope is that these roles get to highlight the sensitivite, sweet, goofy side of Billy and not just the strong/silent Jason type persona. He has the talent to do it all, as he’s proven.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Good for him but his Jason just doesnt work for me…i wish that when an actor takes over a role tptb should sometimes take the character in a different direction the same way they done when Susan Horney took over the role of Alice from Jackie Courtney on AW…instead of Alice and Rachel continue to fight over Steve, the house and all both moved on into different relationships and their own story…putting this version of Jason back in Sonny’s orbit doesnt work the same as the first Jason,,,this Jason should had been in the medical field and not reunited with… Read more »

brian
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brian

Big fan of both Ray Donovan and Billy Miller… sounds perfect to me !

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This man deserves a primetime gig (although I would miss him greatly on daytime!).

Jenny
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Jenny

I think it is time for Billy to actively seek other work. His turn as Jason has been an epic fail!! Starting with the writing, the character is wishy washy and ill defined and doesnt stand for anything. Next…his acting has not been on par with his prior work. He constantly looks bored…like he is just going through the motions minus any kind emotion. There is sub zero chemistry between him and Kelly Monaco. They just mumble at each other. They are trying to portray Jason and Sam as this against all odds epic love story and it never was… Read more »

Elle
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Elle

Convenient that Steve Burton isn’t contracted to any current show…if Billy leaves to permanently pursue primetime anytime soon 😉

Lucille Dunn
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Lucille Dunn

I agree, I don’t like this Jason at all, have StevenBurton come back as the real Jason

Lucille Dunn
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Lucille Dunn

Don’t like how this Jason acts,would love to have StevenBurton back has the real Jason

mollie
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mollie

Yep! Works for me. Steve is busy doing other things but, after a respite from daytime, he may enjoy going back to GH for a steady gig…after Miller leaves and tptb send Jason off screen for awhile before recasting (sounds like I have it all figured out. lol)

Agree. ZERO chemistry between BM and KM. Snooze.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ray Donovan is a fantastic show. It’s near perfect…actually, it is perfect! Great gig for Billy to land. Will be interesting to see him in on the show. On a side note, I LOVE Liev Schreiber!

Addison
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Addison

I agree, Rebecca. Billy Miller is an amazing talent and I am happy to hear he will be proving this to non soap watchers.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Can’t wait for the season to begin; such a great show! Don’t know if you read my latest message to you re: Nashville. I think it’s worth giving another look if you stopped watching. Though I HATE that Connie left the show (that episode was devastating) the show is getting better. The two aspects which I truly abhor is the firing of Will Chase (Luke) and the entire “angel/gospel/church” story. Wish they’d drop it and the character. It’s obvious they’re trying to get a more diversified audience so they cut a standard country character like Luke, who I feel had… Read more »

Sandy
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Sandy

Love Billy Miller and wish him the best. Love him on Y&R and GH. Just want my weekly fix of seeing him on soaps.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh, Sandy, how right you are! I was so sad when he left Y&R and I only had 2 older shows on my DVR to watch him on. Even though I think Sam drains the energy from everyone, it doesn’t affect my Billy addiction. I’ll be binging on RAY DONOVAN after series 5 airs so I’ll be ready. Best success to him!

su0000
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su0000

ahhh great move !!
Ray Donovan /Showtime is AWESOME !

Billy has the acting flare to fit in, perfectly !

Poor billy being stuck with Sam is Destroying him..
Jason needs to be unattached and with Sonny, again..
Jason and Sam are horrible godawful !
Billy Miller is a great talent and he is being obliterated by J&S’s vision of Jason – those two need to be exterminated!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

su000, I held my feelings back for so long, hoping things would improve, but I agree with you. Billy is too good and too creative an actor to play Jason AS WRITTEN. That’s where the main problem is for me. Let Jason, and the viewers, have some fun! And stop chopping off his lovely hair.

k/kay
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k/kay

Not KM ‘a fault he has been sleep walking since he joined GH sorry overated

DjLevel9
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DjLevel9

wait a min a few day’sago Steve Burton Took him to the Hospital for lower sternum Pains he ok now ?

Fanny
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Fanny

Perfect opportunity to get STEVE BURTON back as Jason, PLEASE‼️‼️‼️

k/kay
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k/kay

Well do you think he can say the f word without mumbling ? This show is nothing but potty mouth and to bad some great actors but saying the f word twenty times in one sentence too much

Addison
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Addison

I don’t mind all the f bombs but sometimes it’s too violent for me.
I just fast forward through the violence/

Gerry Dale
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Gerry Dale

Billy is really good & should be a big star!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Amen, Gerry. Did you see him in his guest starring role on SUITS? It reminded me how great he is when given material to work with. He was touching, vulnerable, and more than held his own with series regulars (he’s actually better than both of the leads). Anyway, I’ll watch him anywhere on any show.

Keffen
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Keffen

Hes been good as Jason Morgan.
KM is good also. It will be ashame if
He left. Then i will welcome SB ..
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Marie
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Marie

I can only hope that this is not the end of Billy Miller on GH. I really enjoy the way he brings out the best of Jason. I also hope that GH does not bring back Steve Burton. He is getting too old to play Jason. I also like him and KM together.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Marie – I completely agree!

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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