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GH's Kelly Monaco Begins Her Journey on DWTS All-Stars Tonight! EP Tweaks Some Rules!

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Tonight is the night for soap fans to back their gal, General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) as she begins her battle to win her second Mirror Ball Trophy in the hotly contested Dancing with the Stars: All- Stars edition that starts at 8PMEST/7CST on ABC!

And while Kelly is prepping tonight’s routine with her new partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, DWTS executive producer, Conrad Green came forward and in an exclusive with TV Guide, revealing why he partnered the celebs with certain dancers, and the rule changes for this edition of DWTS that could possibly influence the outcome.  Or, does it?

Green, said of the Kelly and Val pairing,  especially since Kelly was the shows first season champ:  “It wasn’t even high-def when Kelly did it! (Laughs)  Kelly and Val are getting on real well and I think they’re both very determined to make it far, especially Kelly.  She’s gonna have to work that hard to keep up with the level of competition. That’s part of the challenge she’s embraced. But no matter what happens on this season, you always have your place in the Dancing pantheon.”

There are also some tweaks to the rule for the All-Star edition of the ballroom dance competition:  Celebrities will be creative directors of a dance for a week, for which they’ll come up with the theme and wardrobe, pick the music and all but choreograph their routine. Gone is the Dance Duel, which was introduced last season to prevent a Sabrina Bryan-like shocking elimination (though Green allows that it may return in a normal season) and in is a temporary scoring system emphasizing technique. “We’re thinking about having Len Goodman, give a couple of extra points to the celebrity who did the best technical dance of the night,” Green says. “It’s an extra boost; it’s not a punishment for everyone else. We’ll tweak scoring here and there to make sure there’s a bit more discipline and content in there, given that these people have done the show before.”

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Now after the jump, watch a video interview with Kelly from KABC in Los Angeles on tackling Dancing and GH at the same time, and then let us know if you think Kelly stands a good chance at placing near the top of the leaderboard as she begins the competition tonight!

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Christine
Christine

I won’t watch because I hate ABC except for GH. I will go online and give her my support.

Kimberly
Kimberly

Christine you can call your votes in also without watching the phone number is released it’s 800-868-3411 and if you have AT&T you can text VOTE to 3411 🙂

Kimberly
Kimberly

#GH fans WAYS TO VOTE FOR KELLY! 1)Call 1800-868-3411 2) AT&T Text “VOTE” to 3411 3)ONLINE #TeamVALLY #DWTS

BarbJ
BarbJ

The show is Dancing With the ‘Stars’! Who in the world is Sabrina Bryan and what was so shocking?? Never mind…. Don’t really care……. I’m still boycotting all ABC except GH.

Jan
Jan

I hate theses reality shows, they are just easier to produce and thats prettty sad considering the talented people out there should be seen instead.
So yes I’m against DWTS.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I love Kelly Monaco. I watched her the first time around and YES, I voted for her. She was one of the BEST dancer’s last night as well. She seemed like she slimmed down a bit, probably from all the rehearsing, which has so much more ahead, She doesn’t need to lose weight, however. Therefore she should drink some GAIN WEIGHT SHACKS so to not lose that NICE figure she has.

MOVING FORWARD: I have watched Katie Couric’s talk show, unintentional. Now in fairness to Katie, she is a likeable personality type (that’s just the truth). On the other hand, I don’t feel that in this economy (all of which also had baring on the cancellations of our beloved AMC and OLTL) that Katie should be/ NOR is her show WORTH the money she is being paid.

( ” When I think of the millions of dollars she is being paid to sit for an hour and “make nice” while interviewing, etc., am just sick. There is nothing to substantiate what she does is worth that kind of money. ” )

After-all, isn’t ABC-dumb network on a budget? She should not be paid that kind of money to do that show. I mean, what is she producing, Oprah? I do understand that she is……Katie Couric and she has been around ALONG time, and therefore has her reputation/ego to consider, but my God….. she isn’t doing something/ or bringing anything to the table that HASN’T BEEN done before, AND what happened to the ABC networks budget? Nonetheless, if her show succeeds, its because Katie is….. a likeable personality type.

Grace
Grace

PLEASE people, even if you are NOT waychign other ABC shows and don’t watch DWTS…. as it states above youcan still vote for Kelly every week – her phone # is the same throughout the competition! 1-800-868-3411 !!! Voting is open during the 2 hour show and for one hour after the show finished airing!

BTW…. her and Val were EXCELLENT last night!!! #teamvally all the way!

JimmyMackey
JimmyMackey

Oh yeah, they have half points this time, which makes the competition closer, but in the end, what difference does that make if America is voting? The first half is just a popularity contest really, until it gets down to the really good dancers after the people who can’t dance are eliminated. My DISH coworker thinks the show is fixed, but I’m not so sure. I’m just glad that I can watch it in less time now that I watch commercial free with Auto Hop on my PrimeTime Anytime recordings. That way I have time to watch another show and get more entertainment into my evening.

renee
renee

Who was the artist of the song Kelly and VAL performed their last dance of the night 10/1/2012?

renee
renee

Name of artist that Kelly and VAL did their last dance to tonight 10/1/2012

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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

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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