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GH's Matt Cohen Debuts Tonight On Season 2 Opener CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS!



If you catch General Hospital on Wednesday, or the season 2 premiere of CBS’ drama, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders you are going to get a double dose of the ever-popular, and talented actor, Matt Cohen.

While Griffin is in major trouble at the hands of Olivia Jerome (Tonja Walker) in Port Charles, Cohen’s new role on on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders looks just as enticing too!  Cohen will play Ryan, Jack’s (Gary Sinise) son on the series.

In an interview with TV Line , “Beyond Borders” showrunner Erica Messer filled us in on Matt’s new character and the new season relating:“Season 2 is a bit like what our back 9 would have been, if we had had a full 22 (episodes for Season 1], so I think we’ve earned the right to have our audience understand who our heroes are a bit more. Specifically with Jack, we go home with him a lot more this season, and we even introduce his son Ryan, played by Matt Cohen. Ryan is new to the FBI and he’s following in his dad’s footsteps, and that can be a little hard because Jack Garrett casts a big shadow. So we’re playing the family drama within that. Having an actual family member who’s in the field with us a little reveals a different side of Jack, as a literal father figure.”

As to Cohen’s status with the series, while also appearing on GH, Messer answered: “We introduce him with Sherry and the other kids, in the first episode, to show Jack as this family man who goes to church and all that good stuff. By the seventh episode, that introduction of Ryan that seemed like, ‘Oh, this is just background for Jack’s life’ becomes a part of the story. And by the time we hit the end of the season, he becomes a major part of the story. It’s taking the idea of his family and really integrating it with his work, in a way that we hadn’t done before, but in a way that plenty of shows had done. Criminal Minds hadn’t played this thing of, ‘There’s a team member who has another family member within the Bureau,’ so it was nice to do something that we hadn’t been done.”

So, excited for your double dose of Matt Cohen today?  Comment below!

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Fantastico!!!! Love “Criminal Minds”. Now, I’ll love it even more. I could stare at Matt’s face, non-stop.

I haven’t watched Criminal Minds for several years…too graphic, sick and violent for my tastes. But I did know that Thomas Gibson (Hotch), the actor playing their main FBI guy, had been fired last year for “creative” differences with the producer or director. Wonder if Matt is part of helping to fill this void.

On the one hand, good for Matt/Griffin getting a prime time role. On the other, wish it wasn’t this show, and I don’t want him to leave GH like Justin Hartley left Y&R. And just when they were giving Griffin something interesting to do.

matts not on criminal mind, he’s on the spin off, just so you know.

Thanks Aria…no matter what the name and location probably still the same storytype.

Real concern is I don’t want to lose Matt at GH. Love these last scenes with Griffin, Anna, Olivia, and “oh yes” creatively putting Duke/ Ian Buchanan back into the mix.

Interesting there are three “parentship” stories at one time that can intersect, and which Griffin can be a part…Charlotte, Nelle ( possible confident interest), and his own.

I so agree with you Rose about Criminal Minds, way to graphic, sick and violent.
I also wish Matt was guest starring on another show…I love Matt as Griffin on GH.

Hey, Rose,
“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” isn’t as graphic as the regular “Criminal Minds”.
I watched all episodes last year. I, actually, thought it was off the air….glad it’s not.
Great show, with sort of an internationally, mildly political flavor.

Celia…if it’s a milder version, and Matt is in a few episodes I may take a peak. Plus, I do usually like Gary Sinise. But mostly I don’t consider the premise of the Criminal franchise as entertaining. But I’ve also mentioned to Rebecca further on this thread that I can sometimes break my own rule. ???

I have a technique for too graphic shows, Rose. I turn my head just in the nick of time! Whiplash abounds! 😉

I watch Chicago Med, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals…whenever any of these shows go for the gore I whoosh around…then spin back! LOL. It works!

Criminal Minds, though I haven’t watched it in years, is a very well-done show. It goes into the psychoanalysis of the perp so it’s got a bit more going for it than just violence for the sake of.

I remember Night of the Living Dead. Saw the original. Now THAT freaked me out!

I remember a seeing Night Of the Living Dead as well…almost my seat in the theatre. That show, along with The Exorcist, freaked (is that dating us?) me out.

I guess I’ve adopted my own purist feelings about shows I have to turn-my-head or ff during certain scenes …if Im have to do this too often I won’t watch it at all? This really happened for me with Game Of Thrones. I don’t want to “reward” the writers/etc for this kind of stuff if they overdo it and to see how gross or “sexual” they can get. Plus, since I’m so visual, don’t want to feed my mind these kind of images. Probably one of the reasons I like PBS/Masterpiece for the story value. And I don’t like too much apocalyptic and zombies images like Walking Dead.

Yet at the same time several of my favorite movies are Kill Bill/ Kill Bill 2/ and Buce Lee’s Enter the Dragon. Go figure. So I admit I’m not consistent.

As far as Criminal Minds, I used to watch it because it was going for more than violence for violence sake. But I finally gave up…the sick part of the baddies was just too much for me.

Oh, and by the way, I think Thomas Gibson was fired for his alleged bad temper…and that he kicked the writer during their disagreement!

I think your right. I was just trying to be more diplomatic. Maybe the intensity and subject of the show got to him because I read he was really invested in it. But it’s always been hard for me to see Thomas in this role after Dharma and Greg. I really liked this show.

I like Gary myself, from CSI: Ny.
Speaking of those other movies you mentioned, I can only watch so much…with my husband. I am like a kid…I’ll have nightmares. LOL.
Surprisingly, THE EXORCIST did not scare me as much as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
I can’t even watch DRACULA movies without being scared.
CRIMINAL MINDS has not been too bad, this season, with the new cast. Try to watch BORDERS, you may like it.

naaaaa…not dating yourself. well, maybe…if you saw the films in the theatre! LOL…they have been run on TV for years after their movie theatre runs! (I saw Night of the Living Dead on TV…never saw The Exorcist!)

I know what you mean about being visual and having the images remain in your head. I’m very much like that. To a horrible degree. When something effects me I can’t get the image out of my mind. But, for me, there are some shows worth the, hahahha…nect twist. Really, I love each show I mentioned and I have to turn away at some…or several scenes…on each show. With that said. GOT sickened me when that psycho Ramsey tortured and castrated Theon and raped his “wife.” Theo’s torture, humiliation and castration…ugh…I had to keep telling myself it was fiction because it so deeply effected me. Couldn’t get the “feeling”…the angusih/repulsion/sadness/despair out of my mind for quite a while. Horrific scens; terrific acting.

I wouldn’t call that “entertainment” more like “intense-a-tainment!” Seriously, it was horrendous. The others I don’t find so excruciating…just can’t stomach the scenes. But the stories, characters, etc are riveting on some of the shows so I just adjust. What I can’t watch are medical stories where people have fatal illness. That’s where I draw the line. Way too scary/depressing!

As for Thomas, no need for diplomacy. It was all over the entertainment news. Not like you’re spreading gossip or untruths…

Did you ever check out YOUNGER? Don’t remember if you said. It’s sooooo good! Please do!

So? will he still be with GH ??
If not, will Anna misfire and kill him off lol
Looking forward to seeing him on CMB ..

according to an article on this site 8/27/16 matt is recurring on criminal minds beyond borders and he is not leaving gh……………….

matts so delicious, i’ve been so happy ever since he joined GH, i was familiar w/ him on the other shows he had done on primetime, so not surprise he’s still doing that, but glad he’s part of the GH family because GH is my fave show, and he’s definitely one of the best looking and talented guys they’ve ever had on the show, plus it must be only me, but to me he looks more like Robert son then Dukes, theres this early pic of tristan rogers and i swear they could pass as father and son. oh well, hope somehow if its done right he ends up being anna son..

I think he could pass for Duke, Robert or even Mac’s son!

Love Matt, good luck!

Love Matt. I’ll check out the show just to check on him! As others, I hope, now that he’s being featured and FINALLY able to show his talent and range on GH, that this new gig doesn’t diminish his GH role. He was kinda sleep-walking through it…priest/doctor…gentle, mellow…nice. But now he seems to be gaining momentum in story.

Great looking, great actor!

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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

Share your thoughts on GH honoring Tyler at the end of their Thanksgiving episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Scarlett Fernandez on Charlotte’s Mindset: “She Completely Believes That Anna is Out to Get Her”

Once returning to General Hospital, Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte) has been involved in a juicy storyline, where an impressionable young Charlotte Cassadine has been persuaded almost brain-washed, if you will, via a letter from Victor Cassadine from the grave.

In it, he implores Charlotte to keep Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) away from her father, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart). So, taking that to heart, Charlotte burned Anna’s house down and much more.  When she gets shot by Anna after intruding into the super spy’s apartment, the stakes get even higher.

Valenin had figured out that Charlotte was stalking Anna and trying to do her harm, but did not inform Anna. That has caused a major rift in their relationship.  Meanwhile, Laura (Genie Francis) and Valentin confronted Charlotte after she returned home from the hospital.

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In her latest interview with Soap Opera Digest, Fernandez shared on getting to play this kind of story: “It’s definitely an honor because when I was little, I was getting storylines, but this is just crazy! I kind of feel like I’m treated like an adult on the show now, almost, and it’s just been great. I’ve been given great stuff and the fact that Frank (Valentini, EP, GH) and all of his co-workers have trusted me has just been an amazing feeling.”

With everyone confronting Charlotte on her dirty deeds against Anna, and her denying it, Fernandez weighs-in on just where Charlotte is at this point in her mind: “I think that she definitely realizes that the people around her don’t believe her and don’t trust her and I think that really frustrates her because she completely believes that Anna is out to get her. So that (the adults in her life don’t believe her) is hard for her.”

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There is also burgeoning chemistry between Jake (Hudson West) and Charlotte! So what does Fernandez think of that? Is she using him, or could be the beginning of young love? She expressed: “I think it’s definitely a little bit of both. I think that maybe she and Jake are partners-in-crime, but I also think that Jake has or will have a good influence on her. She just really needs someone to be there for her and for her to be able to confide in and I think that he has been that.”

So, have you been enjoying Scarlett’s performances as a troubled Charlotte? Would you like to see Jake and Charlotte have a ‘date’? Do you think Charlotte needs deprogramming to help her out of the grip that Victor has on her; as she believes Anna is the cause of all the trouble that will come her father’s way, if she doesn’t find a way to get rid of her? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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Soap Stars and Notables Participate in the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Photos)

Sunday night in tinseltown, it was time for the 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which has become an annual tradition featuring soap stars and other celebrities from primetime, movies, music, and sports as thy drive down famed Hollywood Boulevard amongst floats and musical performances.

While many attended the live event, viewers around the country will be able to see the taped version of the parade on Friday, December 15th when it has its first airing on The CW in a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET/PT.

Taking part in the festivities were: General Hospital’s Tajh Bellow (TJ), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Ashley Jones (Bridget), Denise Richards (ex-Shauna), and Naomi Matsuda (Li), Days of our Lives stars, then and now, including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), A Martinez (ex-Eduardo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Brant Daughtery (ex-Brian), and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther) and former star Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne), The Bay’s Kristos Andrews (Peter/Adam) and Maxwell Caufield (Sir Thomas Kenway), plus As the World Turns Ming Na Wen (ex-Lien) and more.

In addition, iconic dancer/singer and choreographer, Paula Abdul was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, while Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams along with guest host, Elizabeth Stanton, called the Sunday-after-Thanksgiving tradition from different locations around the parade route.

Now below, check out some of the snaps from the 91st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring some of your soap favorites.

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Wow! Marlena and Sheila together for the first time! Imagine if Marlena as the MarDevil met up with Sheila Carter and caused all sorts of havoc from Salem to Los Angeles? Crossover? Here’s Deidre Hall and Kimberlin Brown getting into the holiday spirit.

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Reunited and it feels so good? Remember when Daytime Emmy-winner, A Martinez came to Salem to play Eduardo Hernandez, father to Gabi, Rafe and Dario? Now, A can be seen in The Bay. Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols continues to keep on keepin’ on as Salem’s “Patchman”.

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GH’s Tajh Bellow with his lady love actress Lauren Speights.

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Giving us some Christmas wrapping vibes, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Naomi Matsuda (Li).

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Always ready for the holidays is former Days of our Lives star, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa).

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Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star, Denise Richards (ex- Shauna) dressed in the holiday spirit.

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There is no doubt! Our pick for ‘Best Dressed’ has to go to General Hospital’s Josh Kelly (Cody). I mean, how can you top that for being in the ‘Christmas Spirit’?

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Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Paula Abdul.

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Former As the World Turns Star Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien Hughes) ready for the holiday season.

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Brant Daughtery brought along his young son, and wife Kimberly, who is expecting their second child.

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Maxwell Caufield who will soon appear in the latest season of The Bay, looking ‘Christmas’ dapper.

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Ready for winter, and dressed in holiday white, Y&R’s Kate Linder.

So, who’s holiday outfit from their appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, did you think was the best? Let us know via the comment section.

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