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Grayson McCouch Joins The Cast Of General Hospital As The New Agent Sloane!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

With Robb Derringer out in the role of Agent Kyle Sloane on General Hospital,  it looks like there was indeed longer terms plans for the character with this news today via Soap Opera Digest, that none other than former As the World Turns star Grayson McCouch (Ex-Dusty) is the recast for the role!

McCouch will begin airing on General Hospital in episodes beginning in early February!  With Derringer out and McCouch in, it would seem that the plans are for “Commish” Devane (Finola Hughes) to perhaps have a new love interest with the agent that came to town to investigate his former WSB mentor, and what she did with arch-criminal Cesar Faison (Anders Hove)!

Soap fans are also familiar with Grayson’s work from  Hollywood Heights and Another World.

What do you think about the casting switcheroo?  Intrigued to see the possibility of an on-screen romance between Anna and Agent Kyle Sloane?  Have you enjoyed Grayson McCouch’s performances in this soap past? Comment below!

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amgoth2000
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amgoth2000

Displeased!! There’s no need to recast the role 🙁 Why not recast either or both Jordan/Nathan? Neither actress/actor can act (but they are pretty to look at). GH hires a talented actor and then fires him instead of keeping him? Makes as much sense as putting Scorpio in a coma for a year! AND then acting all surprised when he lands on YR (where they smartly gave him a contract!).

GH50
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GH50

I’m right there with you on Nathan. A year later and the guy has just not improved. There is a rumor and some speculation that agent Sloane could now be Nathan’s father because the actor resembles him. I hope not. Nathan has too much story and too many connections as is, as well as Dr.O. Plus, Sloane’s interaction with Dr.O showed no hint of a relationship, but that wouldn’t necessarily stop these writers as the show is full of inconsistencies and rewrites. I’ve never seen this actor, but he is talented by all accounts I’ve read, and that’s a plus… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Great reply GH50!

Rodd
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Rodd

I think Ryan has improved. I just have no idea what people are expecting out of him or his character. I know people who act just like him, so I don’t see what folks are talking about.

PatrickSABRINA_CARLYFranco
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PatrickSABRINA_CARLYFranco

I so agree with majority who say here and gh facebook page,that well yes nate is an extreme-good lookin’ hot guy however,sad to say as others his acting well it just is horrible,so sad. I m liking him on GH i really do.HOWEVER i m thinking the writers,have to know he can’t act.I also think a “good actor”the lines just come across as REALISTIC “per happy to emotional scene.”he is not able to do that sadly.I m thinking ron carlivati is keepin’ his hot azz on because he look great ! lol but i hope he improve,since i hear he… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

We all know why Ryan Pavey/Nathan is on the show let’s get it out there he is eye candy for the head writer and the producer and that is their business but let’s not make pretend this man can act. Please!!!!

GH50
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GH50

Rodd, can you elaborate on who acts just like Ryan?

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

GH seems to think they can do almost anything and we as fans will just sit by. I hardly think that Grayson looks like someone that Anna could of mentored. However, Robb Derringer is actually older than Grayson. I believe he played the part really good. However, there isn’t much we can do now. All the twitting in the world will do nothing but maybe open doors for other contract work.

I don’t see this role staying on forever anymore. It was more believable before.

There is a fun Facebook group for Robb. It is called Robb Derringer Fan Group.

amgoth2000
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amgoth2000

I joined that group as soon as I saw it 🙂 You’re right, it’s fun. Keep hoping we’ll hear that Robb has landed a new acting gig (heck, some of his fans have mentioned Days, if Robb landed on Days I’d finally start watching! heh and I haven’t tuned into Days since Wayne Northrup originally left the role of Roman Brady!). I can see Robb doing many roles on many shows. He is a very talented man. Still can’t believe he has been let go over Nathan/Jordan (neither of whom can act but are likely very nice people so I… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

Awesome. I hated rob in the role…thought he was way too bland..I watch Ed Grayson on AW. He was great

Eric Buchanan
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Eric Buchanan

I agree, was surprised the character kept popping up, thought he was a throw-away. With McCouch in the role it will definitely take it up a notch. Loved him in ATWT and Hollywood Heights.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am not familiar with either actor, so, I hope McCouch will bring more appeal to the Sloane character. Derringer’s portrayal, I find, is too haughty, for lack of a better word…..full of himself….almost like a wound-up Ken doll being manipulated by a higher source. Easy on the eye, yes, but the way he treats Anna breaks my heart. She should not have to justify her every move. She has held her position as commissioner with integrity and honor, has she not? Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark; ahem, NY……but, we already know that….is there a chance this already… Read more »

TSUDS
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TSUDS

Agreed!!!

Fanny
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Fanny

Great addition to the show, Grayson will bring the character of
Sloane to LIFE.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I love Grayson from Another World as Cass’s brother. I welcome him to GH. Though, I thought Robb Derringer did a fine job in the role of Kyle Sloane. DAYS secure Robb Derringer in the role of Peter Blake-DiMera!!!
STAT!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

On AW, Grayson was Cass’s younger brother, Morgan Winthrop.

richard
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richard

OMG Derringer would make a perfect Peter Blake-DiMera!!!! I said the same thing!!!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

DAYS : Sony : NBC

HIRE ; Stephen Schnetzer & Robb Derringer as the Winthrop brothers

would they not be all that !!!!

think Kayla and Cass
think Eve and Morgan

or vice versa

LOVE

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

Robb would make a fine Dimera!!!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

it’s definitely time that Peter Blake is brought back to Salem via that “mean, mean, mean, Kristen DiMera!” hahaha

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

I don’t believe Agent Sloane was supposed to be nice to Anna. Regardless if Robb continued to play him or someone else, the writing will not change. New love interest. That is all it is until she goes back to Duke or someone else.

su0000
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su0000

I’d say-
the casting switcheroo is because GH wanted a known seasoned soap actor.
I see Grayson McCouch will bring it home..

I luv new characters.. they keep things interesting and moving into new stories and give the vets they are playing off of new stories that put them up front..

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

No…Robb D. owned the role…he is the one and only Kyle Sloan…Y&R made a mistake recasting Justin…oops i mean GH shouldnt have recast with Grayson…..just joking…lol

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

Robb made the role his own…He wasn’t cast to be a sweet guy..

Harry
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Harry

Sue, if you’re right then why hire Robb D in the first place?
They knew who he was going in. I thought the actor was good and there was chemistry with Anna.
I think they recast the role because they suddenly decided Robb was too young for the part which suggests the writing is transpiring after casting which is never a good way to go about about developing a new character.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Im so stocked I cant even talk! This is terrific news. Grayson is so good an actor and can melt the tv screen. February, hurry up!!!

Laurie
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Laurie

I DEFINITELY believe now that Agent Kyle Sloane is Nathan’s father. . Grayson McCouch looks a LOT, a LOT like Nathan + 17-18 years. We shall see!!! NOW we know why RDerringer was confused, as the Save Sloane Campaign worked, but just for the character, not the actor! Ouch! Wasn’t it started to keep RD’s Sloane? I think Robb Derringer was very, very good. They just threw him in there in the middle of sweeps and gave him all that crazy dialogue about Faison, prisons, holes in the floor w/rugs over them, and he knocked it out of the park… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Robb was fantastic and had a wonderful screen presence that you describe, and he embodied the right about masculinity and simplicity in the role. He’s a fine actor. I’m so shocked that has been replaced.
Robb is a gem and I believe his destiny is with Days Of Our Lives.

Shay
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Shay

Agreed, Jeremy. It seems to me that “Cartini” have a distinct “type” that they just loooove to cast, and ultimately, Derringer wasn’t it. More’s the pity….I liked his particular look and style far more than this recast’s, who apparently better reflects the cookie-cutter males du jour that the show runners appear to favor.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I, too, thought Robb was doing a good job! He was thrown into a crazy story, and even though he isn’t a soap vet, he interacted very well with everyone he shared scenes with, especially Finola Hughes. This reminds me of the Kelly Andrews recast on Y&R. Cynthia Watros originated the role, and in my opinion did well (even if the character was poorly conceived) but then they recast with Cady McClain. I know they didn’t have another choice, because Cynthia began airing on another show, but it would have been nice to have both Cynthia and Cady on the… Read more »

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

I want Anna to fall in love with Kyle…then its revealed Kyle is Faisons half brother…imagine the drama that would create and Faisons reaction that Anna and his brother are lovers…id love it!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Jimh, that scenario would be so incredibly ironic, I can taste the outcome…..it could only be called a melodrama if Faison is involved. Good one !!

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

Kyle as Nathans father and Kyle as Faisons half brother would be great…maybe thats why Dr.O doesnt want Nathan to know his real father…she fears if Faison finds out he’d be furious and want nuttin to do with her…yes, GH, do it!!!…lol

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

But then why wouldnt Dr.O have known Kyle and been nervous seeing him again…then he cant be Nates daddykins but maybe he could still be Faisons unknown half brother…

Jamie
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Jamie

OMG….He does looks SO much like Nathan….SO Pretty! I hadn’t thought about this being Nathan’s father. Good Call! I loved Grayson on AW so I am looking forward to seeing him on GH!

I feel badly for Robb though…he did really well in the short period of time he was on GH and given the ridiculous storyline he had, I thought he also knocked it out of the park as well. I found myself rooting for more scenes between Sloane and Anna and I hardly know anything about this character. That’s a testament to his acting abilities!

Timmm
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Timmm

Two differences between Grayson and Ryan. Grayson is older and CAN act!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Actually, Timm, I looked up their ages. Robb is actually older! He’s 47; Grayson’s 46.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

GH writing staff plans plots 2-3 months in advance, even if the episodes are filmed 3 weeks before airing. The recasting & hiring decision was probably made a while ago, long before any “Save Sloane” campaign was launched, to fit upcoming plotlines. IMO, Derringer was too young to make some of the future plans for “Sloane” work. So, just like soap babies, Sloane has been aged & recast. As for GH’s budget, well, McCouch is not really a “name” actor. I just like the fact that GH, and tv in general, seems to be valuing actors over the age of… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

See my response. Robb derringer is 47…only about eight years younger than Finola/Anna.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

I couldn’t agree with your thoughts on Robb Derringer any MORE. I think he is a great actor. I hope GH is sorry for letting him go.

Elle
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Elle

Who did he play on Another World? He doesn’t look familiar.

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

He played Morgan, Cass Winthrope’s brother!!!

Aden
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Aden

Cass’ brother Morgan. He was on 93-96.

SZima
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SZima

It’s been mentioned above…Cass Winthrop’s brother Morgan. That was brilliant casting!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I had a feeling there was more to it than Sloane just being a short stint after Robb Derringer said he didn’t know what he had done wrong…that he’d given it his best. They must have told him at the start he’d be on the canvas for a while…and then pulled the rug out from under him. Feel bad for him…sigh. Alas and alak
I’m not familiar with either actor and Grayson certainly has the looks. Looking forward to seeing what develops with him and Anna. Hope Derringer finds another gig!

Harry
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Harry

Rebecca, I think so too. And I didn’t think his comments were whiny at all. He seems like a class act all the way. I hope Days or Y&R nabs him.
Ashley needs a viable love interest–he’d be great with her.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I don’t watch either of those soaps, Harry, but I trust your judgment…and we are in agreement about Robb. Hopefully he will snag one of those roles if soaps are still on his wish list…

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….All well and good in the sense that I wish Mr. Derringer the best of luck in landing another role that will better suit his particular looks and talent, however, I am so tired of other soaps —which I do not watch— snagging the types of actors that I find desirable…the latest example being Justin Hartley!!!!

aria
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aria

i like the original actor, to bad, but the recast is great, hope this guy will help anna out with the bad guys.

Patrick
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Patrick

I am sitting here transfixed : Grayson McCouch

Another World : ( 3 years ) Dr. Morgan Winthrop
As the World Turns : ( 7 years ) Dusty Donovan

THIS his got to be the most provocative get for men

la la land

richard
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richard

WOW, did not see this coming, but very excited!!!! He was SO sexy as Dusty on ATWT!!!! He has always been sexy!!!! Score for GH!!!!!!!

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Yes very sexy, hot and masculine. Eye candy. lol. Welcome back to daytime Grayson.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

“Eye candy”…I like it.

Phil Brooks
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Phil Brooks

Why did they change actors??? Did the first guydo something that got him fired ?/

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Think SORAS. The character is being aged & had to be recast.

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

but Robb is 1 year older than Grayson???

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

True, Jimh. Robb is 47, Grayson 46.

louisa
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louisa

Have never seen his work, but he is very handsome! I’m happy to see the character live. It is so refreshing to see a GH man who is not a criminal!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I don’t know the exact reason for the actor exchange, but GM looks like he can play sinister very well. Maybe he can be one of those long lost Cassadines the fans have been longing for.

vinman
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vinman

Looks alot like a younger (better acting) nathan….probably will be his unknown about son.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I hope not! Nathan already has so many ties to the show, and he’s a terrible actor. I don’t know where they got Ryan Paevey, but they need to recast THAT role ASAP. Also, Dr. O said the truth about Nathan’s father is “far worse” than Victor Cassadine, and I don’t see how “Kyle Sloane” is worse in any way, unless he turns out to be related to Faison, or a secretly evil double-agent working for Faison or Helena or someone else. But again, GH has too many villains, so I hope they don’t go down that route with yet… Read more »

LLATWTFan
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LLATWTFan

I’m thrilled! Loved him as Dusty on ATWT! He’ll fit in perfectly on GH. He’s a great actor and easy on the eyes. Lucky Anna, gets to choose between him and Duke! Can I be recast as Anna?
LLATWTFan ~ Life Long As The World Turns Fan

W. R.
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W. R.

My guess is that they decided to beef up the role of agent Sloane with some high power chemistry, experience and soap acting chops. I didn’t dislike Mr Derringer but he never really felt quite comfortable in the role. Not like someone who was going to be carry a front burner story. Anna warrants front burner and Grayson should fit the bill quite nicely.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m confused by the recast. Don’t get me wrong, I love Grayson McCouch, and I think he’ll do well, but I thought Robb Derringer was doing well in the role, and he had great chemistry with Finola. It doesn’t make sense for a change midstream, especially when a change isn’t necessary. Robb was very good in his scenes with Finola and Kathleen Gati, both of whom are fantastic actresses. I think Grayson will do just as well, if not better, and I support his addition, but I never understand why shows recast roles that don’t need to be recast, while… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

It probably just clicked with the powers that be that if we make Sloan Nathan’s dad we have to go older and Grayson also looks like Nathan.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I’m not sure if u saw my response in several places; jimh posted it too…Robb is actually older by one year than Grayson. 47 to 46.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

I simply don’t understand why Robb Derringer had to find out about a recast via the internet, when there were so many people doing a Save Sloane campaign. I think for public reasons, they should at least tell whoever is being recast the reason why. Maybe the I Don’t Know What I Did Wrong wouldn’t of been said. Thus the whiny comment also wouldn’t be a big problem in everyone’s eyes.

GB
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GB

there’s one thing people won’t be able to complain about when it comes to McCouch: he is a marvellous, classically trained actor with a real understanding of his craft. none of that “looking lost/where am i?/where am i going?” kind of acting from unlike some others on the canvas (that i won’t mention publicly – it’s not nice, is it?

GB
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GB

edit: kind of acting from HIM unlike some…

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

I hope Sloane turns out to be Faisons unknown half brother…now that would be a shocker for both Anna and Faison!!!!

ck
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ck

Disappointed in the recast. Rob is a far better pairing than Grayson. He has a more sophisticated quality for Anna. I doubt the recast (once aired) will work, and the role will need to be written out.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

I sincerely hope it doesn’t work for GH and their wonderful people who don’t know what they are doing. Maybe they will learn from it and realize that once you cast someone, unless they really aren’t what you expected that you can’t continue to treat people poorly.

GH is trying to get more viewers so they will never worry about cancellation. I know people who never watched GH who now are because of Billy Miller, but they hate GH and can’t deal. I personally like Billy.

Timmm
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Timmm

I love it when they hire soap stars from cancelled soaps. I wish him well and like the character of Kyle Sloan. [Could have picked a better name.] Robb was a good actor but just not good as an agent and I didnt see any immediate chemistry with Anna. This new guy seems a little older or looks older and more Tristan Rogers like! Glad to see Anna is going to get a love interest since Tristan, in my opinion, mistakenly resigned to play the dull character of Colin Atkins over at Y&R. Welcome Grayson.

toscanti
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toscanti

Will be Great to see GM share screen time with Maura West and Roger Howarth ex Carly and Paul ATWT. Amazing chemistry here! Very exciting news. Kudos GH

Jimmy
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Jimmy

GH does know how to cast roles, many of their recent hires (Maura West, William DeVry, Michelle Stafford, Roger Howarth, Donna Mills, Billy Miller) are phenomenal additions to an already very talented cast. Grayson McCouch is another great talent to add to that list. But for this role? I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem like a role that was meant to last very long. Also, they could have chosen a better name than Kyle Sloane. I hope it works and the recast actually serves a purpose, because I thought Robb was doing just fine in the role. I hope… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay RD wasn’t being paranoid when he stated he didn’t understand what he did wrong, because they didn’t get rid of the character just him, ouch. However, I think if they are going for a romance with Anna, then RD was a bit too young and perhaps not as strong as an actor as FH to pull it off. I see how GM would be more a physical, age and acting match with FH to make this a possible power couple in Port Charles. I just hope with change in actor they might make Sloane less a jerk. He can… Read more »

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

Robb is actually one year older than his replacement Grayson…RD born in 67 and GM in 68…at first i thought the same thing…RD looks younger but he’s older…i googled him to learn more about him and thats how i found it out!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

So I guess this is one of the rare times when looking younger than your years works against someone. Soaps are very visual so I guess what your age is on paper means little if your look is wrong for the role. But agree with those who have suggested that he would make a good Peter Blake Dimera on Days.

Domino
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Domino

And Snoop Dogg is 42, but looks 52. Genes and all the things we do to mess up our God-given looks really makes a difference.

Harry
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Harry

Snoop Dog is only forty two? Is that in dog years?

Domino
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Domino

@Harry,

Ha! Ha! Right?!

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

It is a re-cast and not a rewrite..Robb is older than Grayson. Although Robb looks a hell of a lot better.

Shay
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Shay

Touche’, Layla! Touche’!

Shelley h
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Shelley h

This soap is crazy. The amount of people they have on this show is ridiculous. They never wrap up story lines and are just throwing us shirtless hunks who can’t act. Most of the time you need to assume things or conversations happen offscreen. They use the same characters over and over again…..Nina, Franco, Silas, Kiki just to name a few. Concerning this Sloane guy, we never got to see an onscreen reunion between Anna and Duke and now we are supposed to believe Anna is ga ga over this new guy. Anna and Duke were never given a chance… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

GH is not a traditional soap..
it has the highest count of younger people viewers gotta love it ..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I’m glad for that, Su. I’m in love with GH….positively inspiring knowing I am not the only ‘younger’ fan of this soap.

Michelle suduski
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Michelle suduski

The soap is a little crazy and the cast is huge and hard to follow sometimes. the younger crowd thinks this is great, because they have nothing to compare it to. We are all guilty of that at some time in our life though. The reason it is so big with younger people is the time it is on tv. A lot of kids are done with school/classes by that time and are looking for something to watch. I guess I don’t consider myself that old at 32 to agree with shelley’s remarks.

janet
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janet

Welcome to Dusty. Loved him on ATWTs and maybe I will even comeback and watch his scenes with Anna. She is the only characters left that I like. That was before her lobotomy from Re-Ron.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree with your assessment Mary. But I have to ask then, why do they keep Ryan Peavey around? He is in scenes with mega talented actors and ruins every scene with his wooden emotions!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Being in a scene with seasoned vets is different than having to pull off a romance with them—I find the best romances on soaps involve actors that are equal talent and range. Nathan and Maxine are working because her character is so youthful and dizzy that his pretty boy appeal is all that is needed. They are cute, but they are hardly a couple I will be investing my emotions into. As for why they keep him, I suppose they see potential. I remember Drake H on Days being a bit wooden to start but over time he became one… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Mary SF, I too am not invested in the Maxie and Nathan pairing, for the same reasons you mentioned. The show excels with a fine cast of extremely talented actors and then there’s Ryan Peavey, he’s had his year, and I’m not feeling the chemistry between him and Maxie. On today’s episode, when Johnny saw (the new) Lulu, wow, those actors shinned, I was kind of hoping they would hook-up. (even though I do root for Dante and Lulu.) The point is Brandon Barash is a fine actor, and as Johnny, I was intrigued with the possibility of him… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, I see your point with Maxie and him. Thankfully I dont care for her either so I FF through all their BS!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I do love Nathan…I must admit his looks work for me. His acting is not so bad….I just do not like him with Maxi. She is an airhead. When my emotions are not stirred by someone’s plight, then, she/he is not doing her/his job. I agree also with both Timmm and Jeremy. Something is lacking between Nathan and Maxi. Again, bored with a bland coupling….even their sex scenes brought nothing to the bed . LOL. Maxi just doesn’t evoke feelings of passion and least of all, stir the heart with motherly love. She went to visit her baby, who she… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…..”When my emotions are not stirred by someone’s plight, then, she/he is not doing her/his job.” So very well put!!!! And it exactly hits the nail on the head as to why I could never feel a single, solitary moment of anything but complete indifference at best, and total antipathy at worst, for the character of “Sappy.” (Even though a certain poster maintains that it is because I lack a heart….uh no. If I care about someone, I REALLY care, and if I don’t, then I SIMPLY don’t. End of story….)I

Domino
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Domino

@CeeCee You are so right. I am a mother of two young boys and I would NEVER put my libido above my children. Maxie is a terrible mother. Thank goodness the baby has Spinelli and Ellie. If I were in Maxie’s predicament, losing custody or even visitation to my child as much as she has, I would take my money (and we know she has it) and get an apartment in the same freaking building as my baby’s father! The writing is so terrible as far as maternal care is concerned on this show. The other thing about Maxie and… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Thank you! Kathleen Gati, Donna Mills, Michelle Stafford and even Kirsten Storms are MUCH more talented, seasoned, versatile and convincing actors than Ryan Paevey! I don’t know where they found him but there are SO many more options out there for actors to fit this role, that could do a WAY better job than RP. It’s been a full year and it hasn’t gotten any better with him. But instead, GH feels the need to recast roles that don’t need it, and ignore the ones that beg for a recast, like Nathan.

Timmm
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Timmm

Its painful. You cannot FF through his scenes because he is tied to important characters and their storylines.

Domino
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Domino

Does your affiliate run the GH bumpers before the show where they show Laura Wright and Ryan Paevey? Of ALL the actors on that show, they showcase HIM. That tells me it is all about looks and not acting ability. How terrible.

Chaz
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Chaz

I remember him from AW and ATWT. Liked him on AW but thought he was a poor recast as Dusty. I could never buy into him as that character.

They must have made him a good deal as he lives in NY state on a farm so commuting is no small feat.

Dan
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Dan

Still don’t get all the love for the previous actor to play Agent Sloane. People are acting like this guy was the next Marlon Brando or something. I mean, he did a fine job in the role, but he never came across as anything more than a day player just filling a spot. Grayson McCouch is a talented actor, and another talented actor on GH is never a bad thing.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I just hope he does not get lost in the talent stream which rushes strong in Port Charles. I know the stories fly and GH is undergoing a reinvention of sorts but I would like more focus on a few core characters. Don’t like short stories that then end or cliffhang for weeks until characters are back around again.

Domino
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Domino

It’s obvious they wanted someone who looked older.

Please let Y&R hire Derringer as a Billy replacement.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Billy? You think so? I don’t know….nuBilly is 42, which is bad enough since TPTB aged him by 7 years. And, believe you me, I would love, love, love to have a Billy recast, but within reason. C’mon, now, Harry is on to something. He would be perfect for Ashley. Sorry, nice concept, but, RD is way too old to be Billy. We must keep this in perspective, albeit TPTB don’t stick to what’s real…LOL, Billy is supposed to be younger than both Nick and Victoria. Billy Miller is 35… The original Billy (David Tom) is 36. RD, in this… Read more »

Domino
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Domino

Well, he’s better looking and a better actor who appears to have all his hair (youth). If they can force Burgess on us, then we could learn to accept Robb Derringer. I think he appeared to be too young next to Finola, but might be too old as Billy, but there is something about how he delivers his lines. I would have loved to gotten to see his softer, fun side. In any event, I agree that he would work on Y&R in some capacity. He would be good for Ashley as a business man or someone from the police… Read more »

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

OMG!!! Fluke is really Patricia, Luke and Bobbi’s sis after a sex change…and Tracy never noticed when in bed with he/her???…lol

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Domino – that’s just it…there is a definite command and strength to Robb’s voice, it only enhances his delivery of Sloane’s dialogue with fans wanting more and more of Agent Kyle Sloane. Robb is a simplistic and powerful actor…and, I too hope we can “see his softer, fun side” as you mention, before he departs the role. I’m eager to see how versatile he is!…as an actor. 🙂

Shay
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Shay

@jimh….Oh Dear Lord, great minds think alike!!! I was surmising the exact same thing: that “Fluke” is actually a trans-whatchamacallit formerly known as Patricia Spencer! Sounds far-fetched, I know, but this is “Cartini” we’re talking about, and such a gender-bending twist would be right up their alley! (Although I’m still hoping he/she? is really just plain old Bill Eckert…..) However, if that is not to be, then I’m also not discounting the possibility that Luke was a twin that was separated at birth from his brother, or that maybe the same was true for Bill. Or perhaps Patricia had a… Read more »

fginaspy
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fginaspy

No need for a recast.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

I couldn’t agree with you more.

Lin
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Lin

Can’t stand the personality of the character. How is another actor going to change that. Or did they decide they want to have the character have a personality transplant? character unneeded. How about using Mac, Bobbie, Monica and other characters more.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Anna needs a new romance..or at least a cat and mouse chase! Sloane looks like he might be the new someone in Anna’s life. She’s already been with Robert , Duke, Luke…there aren’t any men in Port Charles right now to pair her with. This could turn out well (though I’m still disappointed at the lack of anything they gave Anna and Duke since both returned to the show.)

penny
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penny

Derringer was boring, glad he’s gone. Grayson McCough is the man for the job. I’d rather watch Jordan watch herself in the mirror than watch Nathan and Maxie in scenes together.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol…I think they sparkle together. Fresh, cute…first stages of love. Beautiful to look at…fairytale-esque perhaps but they add a light-hearted look at love. And I might be in the minority on this site but I love Ryan in the role…I’ve said this before but there’s something about him…other than his beauty…that comes across as sincere.

Sharice
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Sharice

You sound like a commercial for the newest My Little Pony doll on the market.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Ha! Never had need to shop for the doll but maybe Hasbro will hire me as head copywriter. Couldn’t help it; that’s the descriptive that comes to my mind when they “glimmer” off my screen.

Domino
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Domino

I betcha dollars to doughnuts that Maxie and Nathan are not together a year from now.

Rodd
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Rodd

I thought Robb was doing a great job and had tremendous chemistry with Finola. And, if “Anna” was supposed to be “Sloan’s” mentor, it would seem she was a bit older than he. Robb fit the bill in many ways. I also love Grayson and know he’s a great actor, but I’m unsure about him fitting the profile that was set up for “Sloan”. He certainly isn’t younger than Finola, or at least won’t look like it. Also, why does GH need to spend more money on more “star” names when they have a winner in the person they already… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

I have liked his acting since he was on Another World. I hope they pair him with Anna and they are a dynamic crime fighting team like her and Scorpio used to be. Since the show clearly has no interest in remembering that Scorpio and Anna were each other’s great love, maybe Anna can have another one. This current actor.playing the part gives off a creepy vibe, and came across like he was tryong too hard. You have to be a VERY good actor to spout the inane, often nonsensical, recap style dialogue that this team writes. Grayson has a… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@harry.
‘Gotta’ laugh, and give credit to you for your oh-so-ready-and fitting, hilarious little jabs of comedy…..dog years; …..that retort would have never come to me…HaHa.

Sharice
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Sharice

I love Grayson McCouch. Hopefully we see his character more than once a month.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

Regardless of what road Agent Sloane goes down Robb Derringer played that part well and still has scenes coming up. Like others have said they should of just grabbed Grayson from the very beginning. I don’t even know if GH would be popular without Julexis or Paevey. Although Paevey stumbles over his words all the time.

Those who enjoy Robb there is a group on Facebook called Robb Derringer’s fan page. It is a fun way of seeing his other projects.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Layla – Robb is also on Twitter, too. I really look forward to Robb’s upcoming scenes as Sloane before he departs the show. I’m hoping we finally see him and Anna in bed!!! Robb embodies a genuine masculinity and has a good physique, too! I wish Robb well & hope we find him soon in Salem (DAYS).

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay. You have no heart? Your heart screams with feeling with every word you write. My own heart takes it all in. I see you, Shay, in my mind’s eye, as a passionate woman who goes headlong into everything she does with heartfelt emotion with shameless abandon….much as myself. It that’s not heart, I don’t know what is. Words are words, anyone can bunch them together…pretty words, ugly words, funny words, insulting words. But, they do not necessarily jump out and grab you. It takes HEART to capture and hold the reader emotionally…..you got IT, baby !! Britt was the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Dearest CeeCee……As always, thank you for your kind and generous sentiments. You have quite GENUINELY pegged me….thank God my words have been interpreted in the spirit in which I intended them…with light-heartedness, humor and even deeply-felt emotion, when warranted!!! Yes, I do believe we share many personality traits…hence, that easy and effortless simpatica between us that requires no further explanation! Incidentally, I was very taken with your description of your beautiful little cherubs…how wonderful they will have the privilege of your full-time presence…..nothing makes for a more contented child than the security of knowing that “mommy is there,” and that… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Awwww, golly gee, shucks, Shay-girl!…. You and I seem to be sister-soul-mates. I have a twin sister….you can be the third…wow, triplets!! What do I think of Sonny in his new garb. ….hmmmmm, I was about to write ‘vestments’, but that mode of dress applies more to a priest saying Mass. Ha ! I think Sonny’s ensemble does him justice from his overly gelled, dyed hair to his add-some-height-to-my-soles shoes. Don’t you? What puzzles me is this brand new alliance of brotherhood between him and Julian, which btw, is my husband’s name….Giuliano, in Italian. I hope that whatever germ of… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Wow, CeeCee…An honorary triplet! Cool! I have no sisters….or any siblings, for that matter, so that would be an entirely new experience….sounds like fun! I accept….LOL. I watched Johnny Z during his first GH stint, and he was a much more well-rounded character when introduced….a talented, soulful pianist, sports car aficionado and even though a mafia “prince,” a dude who genuinely tried to be a good guy despite his unfortunate family tree (which eventually revealed his half big-sis, Claudia, to in actuality be his birth mother, with Mafioso Gino Soleito—-Tracy’s ex-hubby, yes, another one—–as his real daddy….) Despite being involved… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Shay. Do you know that I save your posts for last and read them with a cup of coffee (laced with a bit of Bailey’s….sshhhh, it’s a secret…LOL), so I can enjoy the read?
‘Giulio’ is actually a shortened form of ‘Giuliano’. We call him Jude, as in Julian Lennon.
Thank you for Johnny’s backstory. I really do like this character. I would like for TPTB to extricate Nathan from Maxi and give her to Johnny….curious to see if she would act a little more mature, …as a mother,…with her real-life husband. Later.

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCee, as long as my writings don’t drive you to add more than that “wee dram” of the Bailey’s, it will remain our little secret! LOL…(I strongly suspect that some who read my posts may actually be driven to drink by my various assertions, but hey, that’s their problem, not mine!) By the way, you are most welcome for the overview on Johnny Z….yes, he’s a most engaging and complex character, at least as he was written by the previous GH regime….I hope to see more nuances of his psyche emerge in his present day persona, but given the… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Domino.
Right? I have two kids myself, and as much as I completely love and adore my husband, he doesn’t stand a chance when it comes to our kids. He knows that, and he wouldn’t want it any other way.
So, perhaps the judge had his reasons for refusing Maxi visitation rights. Mayhap, he saw something that gave him pause. I am sure Kirsten Storm is a fantastic mom. I think TPTB should allow her to inject some of that motherly love into Maxi. LOL.

Domino
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Domino

Right, CeeCee! We are mothers at conception. My boys have given me purpose. They are my proudest achievement and my greatest joy and I could not imagine my life without them. It just saddens me that they are taking Maxie in this direction. I guess they may rationalize it to be like Felicia was, but shouldn’t they break the cycle? I am so glad they finally did right by Felicia and her child, but now Maxie continues to be a mess. I think there is a blatant lack of good writing for mothers on these soaps. I’m not sure if… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Absolutely, Domino. I have been watching Y&R since I was fourteen. Victoria definitely does NOT have what it takes to be a mother….it is no wonder she doesn’t have custody of Reed. I have a six year old boy and an almost eight-month old baby girl….they both look like angels, with corn-silk hair….so beautiful, my heart aches !! As of this month, I have cut down my teaching schedule because of them. I only sub. However, there are those who are not as blessed and need to work in order to survive. Soaps are all about sex, mobsters, power, control,… Read more »

Jean
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Jean

Glad to see McCouch back on tv know he will do an excellent job here, only thing bringing me back to GH for now.

Bandele
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Bandele

Another refugee from a cancelled out soap that has to get established as a new character The GH variety show is cast heavy yet here’s another one…I didn’t watch this guy so I could care less. Just hope he won’t be another air hog from some old show.

Angela
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Angela

He is the worst actor on this show

Christine
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Christine

He is great. Let his hair grow out to where it was when he first began the role. Romance with Anna would be wonderful.

Lisa H
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Lisa H

Great choice in McCouch to play Agent Sloan. A love interest between Anna and Kyle would be great. Additionally, the two of them teaming up together for some international intrigue would be awesome. Some of the best GH was the interaction between Anna and Robert Scorpio. Let’s hope the GH writers get this one right. These two could be hot!

Kimbursluv
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Kimbursluv

I love the recast!!!! I’m REALLY disappointed that he’s gone now!!! I’ve been waiting for Anna to come back & them to continue where they left off. He’s amazing!!!

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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