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Hallelujah! GH Welcomes Michael Easton Back To The Party: Watch The Promo!

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The images you have been seeing on social media from a recent General Hospital promo shoot have all come together in a terrific new spot for the long-running ABC daytime drama series.

Set to Andy Grammer’s hit song, Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) the cast of GH party on with balloons, smiles and sexy looks. But at the end of the promo, the series officially welcomes back Michael Easton and heralds his return on the upcoming Monday, March 21st episode!

During the video, the lyrics “I think I finally found my hallelujah. I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. Now all my dreams are coming true, ya. I’ve been waiting for this moment,” are used over the cast images from the Grammer tune.  And when Easton arrives in the video, the song lyrics change to: “Good to be alive right about now.”

Watch the video featuring all of your GH favorites after the jump, and then let us know what you thought of it, and if you are looking forward to Easton’s arrival on March 21st!

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  1. Timmm

    March 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Well from the promo, it doesnt look like ABC has ANY plans of canceling our beloved soap! Excellent!

    • su0000

      March 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      I dunno for sure..
      but when a soap gets canceled it happens with very little or no notice..

      GH has good 4 years left ..

      • Omar

        March 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

        True to that..

        At the rate GH is going, 4 years is way too generous..I was one to bitch and moan about Ron C. writing towards the end of his tenure, but the current writers are so worse for wear, that I prefer to tune in to a soap from Mexico instead of watching GH during my time off..I have life 4 episodes to see and have no interest..

        I was SO wrong…Please bring Ron C. back…At least he was entertaining, cartoonish and all!!

    • AJQ

      March 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      ABC may not have any plans right now to cancel GH but if this promo is an indication of what TPTB think appeals to GH fans, they may not have a choice.

      Hallelujah, the whole cast dancing around, waiting for this moment all my life, all my dreams coming true, because Michael Easton is back? Lol! Either Frank is delusional, or he’s just using his OLTL actor to mess with fans, which actually means he is delusional thinking that’s a good strategy.

      Easton is someone of no consequence on GH. Silas was a flop and he was fired. He left GH and the ratings went up. Now everyone’s dancing and dreams are coming true because he’s back on GH?

      This is utterly laughable.

      • Tristan

        March 13, 2016 at 10:41 am

        This promo represents FV and NV’s “vision” for the show, and who it will feature: heavy on the Corinthi, “Julexis” and Jasam. Precisely the folks front and center for the last failed Sweeps period. “Julexis” wedding was a ratings dud, the Corinthi drive down ratings, Jasam are just a bore and have done nothing to spike ratings at all.

        This vision is a failed vision, which I note did not feature Genie Francis or Becky Herbst. Herbst was expected to take the low ball offer and be marginalized, or refuse it and be gone. Genie may have lost interest, and said “no thanks to this,” since her most recent big scene was with a Snickers bar.

        Because ABC brass had to step in and overrule FV on Herbst, it will probably have to step in and overrule him on this vision, which is a recipe for further ratings decline. As I said, these were the faces of sweeps, and sweeps flopped.

        It is time for ABC to cut its losses with this failed vision and the poor set of decisions that create PR nightmares (trying to force Herbst out against the fans wishes). Calling Wendy Riche!!!!!!

      • Michael (not Fairman)

        March 14, 2016 at 5:34 am

        I’m not sure I can agree with assigning the blame to Valentini (I think all of this could just as well be ABC’s vision, with Frank and the writers left to execute it—but I’d love to know for sure, and if anybody has insider knowledge, please please please please PLEASE share it), but I do absolutely agree that this whole episode points loud and clear to what a mess this show has become and how screwed up they (whoever “they” is–FV, ABC execs, the writers, whoever) have made things. I have no particular objection to Mr. Easton’s return (provided they write him an interesting, viable character this time), but as I wrote below, he wouldn’t even make my top 10 among departed actors whom the show should move heaven and earth to get back. I think about the money that’s going to his salary, and who else it might have gone to support in a return, and that’s when it does start to bother me that this is the route they’ve gone. And doing it with this much hoopla and fanfare, when other, more important returns (um, hello—Genie Francis, anyone?) pretty much went unheralded, really does highlight what’s wrong with the current “vision.” It’s a real pity. A few years ago the show seemed to be getting its act together (after the long, dark JFP/Guza years) and moving in a better direction, with more balance and more of an ensemble approach to the storytelling. Now we’re back to certain characters dominating, way too much mob (and mob glorification or justification) for my taste, and very little to spark interest outside of some excellent performances. It really is too bad.

        That said, I wish Michael Easton the best of luck in the new role and just hope his character is not remotely connected to the mob. That would be something of a saving grace.

      • Tristan

        March 14, 2016 at 4:56 pm

        It is more laughable than even you imagined, AJQ. According to DC, the GH cast was NOT told it was filming a promo to welcome back ME. They all thought it was a promo for GH, and not for FV’s pet actor on his 4th GH role. Wow! Way to engender a lot of jealousy now that the promo is out. FV’s agenda is so transparent. He couldn’t care less about GH. I am kind of floored he pulled that on this cast, already swelled with useless newbies!

      • Rebecca1

        March 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm

        AJQ I think you’re reading way too much into one promo. Michael Easton may not be a GH vet but he’s a SOAP vet…and a very popular one. There was a huge petition to get him rehired on GH, it obviously worked and this promo addresses his return. For those of us who care…and I am one of those who do…the promo works just fine. Love Easton and am hoping for his sake as well as the fans that this time around is a charm.

      • AJQ

        March 15, 2016 at 8:58 am

        Tristan, I saw that. It was pretty obvious from just watching the promo that it was filmed as a general promo and then edited for Easton. Can you imagine the GH actors reaction now seeing it? They had them dancing around for Michael Easton? Lol! Like he’s anyone and he’s going to save them. Their lives must have been so empty with him gone, but HALLElUJAH! He’s back! They’re dreams are coming true! They’ve waited for this their whole lives!They have to be livid.

        And Rebecca1, you can like Michael and be glad he’s back. The promo can work just fine for you as well. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s ridiculous. It doesn’t change that fact that Michael is way down the list, if even on the list of actors that mean anything to GH fans.

        If the petition “worked,” it did so because it fit the narrative of Frank’s agenda. 14,000 fangirls sign a petition for a show that needs several million viewers to be successful. A petition signed to bring an actor back when his departure had no measurable negative effect on ratings, they have only been up since he’s gone, which means he has no impact.

      • rebecca1

        March 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        Well AJQ, I AM a GH fan. And there are many GH fans who were upset to see Michael go and are happy that he’s back. And if you want to talk ridiculous…as you say…I think it’s ridiculous to think ANY executive is going to bring back any actor because he “has an agenda” or because he’s a friend , etc. If there’s any “agenda” it’s to keep his own job secure by attempting to increase the fan base and kerp the show on the air. Whether he’s successful or not, or for how long, time will tell. Shows come and go. Primetime shows get canceled left and right…very very good shows. Dollars…comes down to dollars.

        I get that you’re annoyed because you’d rather have a GH vet back instead of Easton. There are a few I’d love to come back too. I love Scott, Lucy, Scorpio, Stefan. I wish AJ and Duke were still “alive.” Still, I’m thrilled Easton is back…I welcome new players to Port Charles, especially one I loved on OLTL. He’s an actor.. lol…how many GH actors are on other soaps now. Alot! That’s the fictitious world we live in…or get to visit. Might be a great character that opens up a whole new story.

        And “fan girls” is a bit harsh. You seem discontent about the show much of the time, yet you must be a fan girl…or guy…to get so upset over casting.

        None of us speak for everybody…so statements you make like Michael’s down the list of actors and he doesn’t mean anything to GH fans is inaccurate and presumptuous.

      • AJQ

        March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

        Rebecca1 I’ve given it some more thought and you’re right. Michael Easton is a huge star. Huge. GH fans love him and are eagerly waiting for his return. Certainly the cast wouldn’t be dancing around all giddy if it weren’t true. When he comes back, GH will immediately hit 3.5 million viewers and a 650K demo rating minimum I think. That’s the kind of impact a major star like Easton will have, that’s why the cast is so giddy, he’s going to save them.

        And you’re right, Producers and executives never have favorites or personal agendas. That never plays into decisions. That was silly of me.

        Can’t wait for Michael and his new character. All indications are that it will be awesome.

      • rebecca1

        March 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm

        Well AJQ…the laugh’s on me! I was ready to thank you for your gracious reply…until a few short srentences in where I realized you were just spewing sarcasm. So fun! You’ve got an untapped talent…

  2. Trophy Lady

    March 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Michael looks SOOOOO HOTTTTTT in this promo! Nothing like a good looking man in a nice suit! I’m so thrilled that he’s returning to GH!

    • Melissa

      March 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Yeah, I thought he looked fantastic! A new more upscale look for him. The whole promo made me proud to be a GH fan!

      • Olivia

        March 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        Michael needs a hot love story that will melt our TV’s. It’s been a long time since he’s had that kind of story. Not since his John and Evangeline days has he had love scenes that would make you want to turn on a fan. (Smile). I would love for Renee Goldberry to visit Port Charles as ME’s character’s long lost lover, one can always hope.

    • Olivia

      March 13, 2016 at 11:15 am

      I totally agree, he looks marvelous. He and Jordan would be a hot couple.

      • Trophy Lady

        March 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        Of course, I absolutely agree with you, Olivia! I do wish Jordan would’ve been featured more in the promo. She was only shown once. Oh well, they can make up for that by putting Michael’s character and Jordan together on the show!

        The Commissioner and the NEW HOT DOCTOR! Yeah, that sounds (and looks!) pretty good to me!

    • Olivia

      March 13, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Michael is heading east to the NYC area, I hope he takes time to see Hamilton and say hi to an old friend, Renee Goldsberry.

      • Harry 1

        March 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm

        Jordan already has two men after her, she doesn’t need another. Save Griffin for Lizzy.
        At least she and her massive hair extensions were in the promo. There was nary a sight of Laura or Lizzy.

      • Trophy Lady

        March 15, 2016 at 9:02 am

        Maybe “Lizzy” should just be single for a while. She hasn’t tried that before, and I think now just may be the time for her to try something new. She has THREE KIDS to care for. I think she should just focus on them for a while.

        As for Jordan, she has Andre after her — and he’s a BORE. Who is the other guy you speak of? But since you’ve mentioned that GORGEOUS Dr. Griffin, I think he’d look great with Jordan, too. But, let’s just be honest, Jordan is BEAUTIFUL and would look great on the arm of anyone.

        So, with that being said, why not have Jordan in a triangle with both of the HOT DOCS at GH — Dr. Griffin AND ME’s character?! That would be smokin’ HOT! Good looking STUNNERS all around! Everyone WINS!

      • CeeCee

        March 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm

        Port Charles is not in the NYC area, though. But, who’s Renee Goldsbury? Lol.

      • rebecca1

        March 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm

        Harry…I think Andre and Anna are, and have been, interested in each other for a while. I’d be surprised if they dont explore that relationship. If they don’t, Easton with Anna would also be attractive.

        Intersting how they threw Maxie and Griffin together today…another possible match.

        Basically there’s no way of predicting because we’re just going on looks. It really depends on his personality and who his character REALLY is.

      • Trophy Lady

        March 16, 2016 at 10:23 am

        LOL, exactly, Cee Cee! EVERYONE knows who Renee Goldsberry is! If you’ve ever seen Michael Easton SHINE beyond belief, then you know EXACTLY who Renee Goldsberry is!

    • Olivia

      March 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Port Charles is near nothing it’s a fictional town but Broadway is hor real. A superstar is what Michael calls Renee and think he would love to work with her again.

      I just Michael to be in a really good story.

    • CeeCee

      March 16, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Oh, my gosh, Trophy Lady. I had completely forgotten about Renee as Evangeline. LOL. I did not put 2 and 2 together or assimilate the names…..my bad. NOOOOW, it makes sense.

  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    March 12, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    i will wait and see if they can write for ME’s ‘NEW’ character before i ease on down the road doing any happy dance…lol

    • CeeCee

      March 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Tee-hee.
      I should have waited, Jimmy. I’ve already done mine.

  4. Laura

    March 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Love it! What a wonderful welcome back! So happy!

  5. Patrick

    March 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    hummm ????? self serving promo if ever their was ; glaringly all about

    Jason and Sam
    Carly and Sonny

    really well done … outside of the obvious… it’s like they missed the mark on showcasing all their talent

    dag! the Queen looks so good…. wish she didn’t speak … Sam

    Griffin Munro is DREAM
    Franco is titillating
    even Nathan draws
    gotta love a quieter Morgan
    Curtis completes STUD

    welcome to the party : Michael Easton !

    • CeeCee

      March 12, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Curtis is hot, isn’t he? In a bad-boy-kinda-way.

      • Timmm

        March 13, 2016 at 4:06 pm

        Yeah, he is hot if he is leaning against the stove!

      • Shay

        March 16, 2016 at 3:28 am

        Here, here, Timmm….I also fail to see what all the fuss is about!!!! And CeeCee??? We’ve already established that math matters none when creating new characters—or their relationships to others—-at least in reference to logical considerations of chronology or birth.

      • CeeCee

        March 16, 2016 at 7:54 am

        I understand the chronological aspect on soaps….it is what it is.
        But, as far as Curtis, I suppose it’s a matter of taste. I look at the whole body…facial features, shoulders, tapering waistline….Curtis is a good-looking guy!
        Better looking than Dante; more appealing than Andre, who, may I add, all he has is an elegant wardrobe. This guy has no appeal, except for his medical degree? Tee-Hee.
        Bye, love you guys.

    • Tristan

      March 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Waaay too much Kelly Monaco. Is she supposed to be the star of the show, or are they telegraphing that Easton will be her new leading man?

      • CeeCee

        March 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Right, Tristan. Imagine that! Sam’s new leading man….about the same age as her daddy, Julian.
        Let Sam have Jason. They are both seat-warmers, as far as I’m concerned…fillers.
        Billy Miller has lost his charm when he lost Billy Abbott.

    • me

      March 13, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Uh, the whole point of a promo is to be self-serving. PROMOTIONAL.

  6. Fanny

    March 12, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    If I had never seen General Hospital before and came across this
    TV promo, I’d want to start watching immediately!!!
    It’s fun & fresh, everyone looks fantastic!!
    We should be seeing this ad a dz times a day till the 21st.

    • Timmm

      March 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      I agree Fanny, the promo dazzles!

  7. Molly

    March 12, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Loved the promo and so excited to have Michael Easton back!!!

  8. su0000

    March 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    When GH was GH, When GH rocked, When GH was GH..
    Do this — go to youtube and in the search put in;

    Julian Jerome (2015-03-11) – Shootout On The Docks

    Julian Jerome (2015-03-12) – Kill Duke Lavery

    and then get back to me …

    • su0000

      March 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      ooops.. ment to say; hope Easton will be the bad boy I have to luv !
      I hope he is fire and ice ! A dark mystery !

  9. Tim

    March 12, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Makes me wonder if this was GH’s plan all along,”fire” Michael,kill off Silas,and then bring back Michael as a new character to try and boost ratings.

    • Elizabeth

      March 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

      No corporate entity would embark on such a chaotic strategy purposefully. Like much if not most of GH planning in the years since FV was made executive producer, this looks like cleaning up the dung on the floor. Just like with Becky Herbst, just like with Luke/Fluke/Puke, just like with the story disaster turning into the casting disaster of the OLTL three. Not ONE exec that has anything to do with this classic and at one time, marquis daytime drama deserves to keep their jobs with the show. And once again, AJQ hits the nail on the head. (Although I DO like Michale Easton and believe he was totally hosed last go ’round.)

      • CeeCee

        March 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

        Love your post.

  10. Patrick

    March 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I MUST SAY…

    that pic above…. with Michael Easton… w/ a goatee

    HOT

    keep it … !

    agree with @Trophy Lady… in that suit to boot

    Yike

  11. SW

    March 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Super cute!!! Welcome back Michael! You were so missed and we are so excited! Muahhhh! xxoo

  12. elizabeth harrison

    March 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Of Course I am so excited I have been waiting for this moment for a while . I knew he would be back and I was right. He is so the sexiest man on the show. And now I get to see him everyday Yea me. Michael We are so glad your ALIVE TOO yep I got the End of the Promo HINT Did everyone else well we will see. Welcome back Michael Easton . LONG TIME COMING.

  13. elm1951

    March 13, 2016 at 3:25 am

    so glad that michael is back!

  14. Laurrr

    March 13, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Alexis and Julian look BEAUTIFUL 🙂 Love them, love this promo

  15. Michael (not Fairman)

    March 13, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Happy for all the ME fans out there, and I certainly don’t object to his being back (he can act, and his exit interview when Silas was killed off showed what a truly classy and humble guy he is–a certain recently departed Big Star might take a lesson). But I’m struck, as I watch all this hoopla, with the observation that if I were compiling a list of actors GH has let go who absolutely needed to be brought back, he wouldn’t even make my top 10.

    At least if they’re going to do this, let’s all hope that they write him a character worth having around this time. Silas, through no particular fault of ME, was pretty much a total bust.

    • Julie Lomoe

      March 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      I’m delighted they’re bringing Michael back, and I agree with you about the Silas character. Michael’s interview in Soaps in Depth was very telling in this regard. He was very circumspect and diplomatic yet candid about why the Silas role was so uninspiring. I’ve been blogging about Silas’s death and Michael’s resurrection ever since last July.

  16. Amy

    March 13, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Love the promo!!!! Gotta a feeling ME is going to nail it! Best part no Liz!!!!! Do not care for her or her nasty fan base of bullies!!! Love the promo! Killy looks hot!!! Bring it GH!!!

    • Steph

      March 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Killy look awesome…

    • Harry 1

      March 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Amy, and I do not care for the Rebecca bashing–it goes both ways.
      What these idiotic fans do not understand is that Rebecca and “Killy” are dear friends in real life. This is the most senseless and idiotic war between fan bases and neither actress enjoys it or participates it.
      The reason Rebecca Herbst as Lizzy is not in the promo is that it was filmed while contract negotiations were still pending. So you can stop rubbing your hands with malevolent glee over the fact that there is no Lizzy in the promo as it doesn’t mean anything. Our ethereally lovely and eternally youthful Lizzy is still alive and well and hopefully is about to embark upon a new romance.

      • Tristan

        March 15, 2016 at 4:37 pm

        Thank you, Harry, on behalf of Liz fans.

  17. Rodd

    March 13, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I find some of the combos interesting. Why is Franco dancing with Carly and not Nena? I didn’t see Elizabeth? Was this shot while they were in contract negotiations? What about Laura, Tracy, Monica, Hayden, Epiphany, Mac and Felicia, Ava or Andre? Dear heavens, they had more than enough shots of Sam. They could have replaced most to includes these other characters.

    I know, gripe, gripe, gripe. But seriously, I am just happy to see ANY promo the network provides. This one was far better than some.

    Welcome back, Michael!

    • Rodd

      March 13, 2016 at 6:08 am

      Oh, I blinked and missed Hayden. I replayed it several times and saw her with Julian. (?) Huh?

    • Aria

      March 13, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Gripe gripe gripe yet your still right about Sam, lol, maybe there’s another version that includes all those excluded just so they could show Sam 100 times.

    • Patrick

      March 13, 2016 at 11:21 am

      yeah, they could have managed to fit who you mentioned… somewhere…

      and yeah ! gripe, i’m griping, big gripe

      was this a subliminal message that Kelly Monaco… IS top draw… enigmatic… and yeah, she’s cute – IN A DRESS – hear that ? and she’s smiling… and the big plus… she isn’t speaking…. so… I gather… it’s all centered around 3 couples

      Jason and Sam
      Sonny and Carly
      Julian and Alexis

      ???? argh! REALLY ?

      I look at hyour list Rodd of what’s left off… I stand with my fellow long time viewers whod agree that who you stated should be the most featured.

      Liz, Laura, Tracy, Monida, Hayden, Epiphany, Mac, Felicia, Ava, Andre, plus

      OK no more sour grapes

  18. Vicki

    March 13, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Great promo! GH really messed up when they brought on the 3 OLTL characters in 2013, and bringing the sexy Michael Easton back in a new character has set the ship straight again! Sam belonging with Jason, Sonny with Carly, etc. And Michael’s even wearing a color other than black!! Now that is a big step forward.

    Looking forward to Michael’s new character unfold. Sure wish GH would bring on Melissa Archer though!

    • Beth

      March 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

      In agreement Vicki! I have a feeling those two would knock it out of the park. In fact I know they would!

      • Tina

        March 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        Agreed! Michael and Melissa are awesome together!

      • Sara

        March 18, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        Seeing those two together again would be fantastic

    • Sara

      March 18, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Seeing those two together again would be fantastic. Would love to see their interaction again.

  19. Aria

    March 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

    The cast looked great especially my new fave griffin and Nathan, Finola as well . But the promo is to welcome Michael back and it felt a bit to much if you ask me not because he’s not worth it but it looks like overkill something one would do out of guilt, for firing him in the first place . If the show was promoting something else then it would make more sense . Regardless, welcome back Michael, and hallelujah !!!

    • rebecca1

      March 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      I think it’s to appease the fans. As you know there were alot who signed a petition to bring him back, so I guess this is their way of addressing that collective effort.

      • Aria

        March 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

        Michael Easton and Rebecca Herbts are the only two stars in recent memory that the show has fired and then rehired because of fans outrage and It’s good to know our collective voice were heard.

    • Abruzzfan

      March 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      I agree Aria – welcome back Michael, and hallelujah !!!

      • rebecca1

        March 17, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        Agree too…Love Easton.

  20. Andrew

    March 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I enjoyed the pairings shown. I believe it would have been nice to showcase more of the cast.

  21. Steph

    March 13, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I hope Michael does well and that the writing improves. The couples shown in the promo were obviously no accident. Sam does belong with Jason and Julexis belong together . In saying that I hope they develop Michael’s character well and certainly hope Melissa Archer joins GH. Would love her as Sarah Webber and interacting with Michael Easton again. Great partners!

    • Jenn

      March 13, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      OMG that would be wonderful.

    • CeeCee

      March 13, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      I think Dr. Mayes would be perfect for Alexis. Both professionals and all.

      • Harry 1

        March 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

        Dr Mayes with Alexis? Bah! The very idea has me chucking.
        Honestly, I would like him to be paired up with Tracy. He reminds me so much of Edward the way he barks out orders and reams people a new one every time they so much as look at him the wrong way.
        Tracy has always had a Daddy complex–why not marry the old bastard and they can have a new cantankerous grouch in the Q mansion?

    • Timmm

      March 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      I agree Steph, who the hell misses Snorebrina and CARRRRRRLOS, cut them, hire Melissa and her and Michael would be magic AGAIN!

      • Tina

        March 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm

        Sounds great to me!

  22. Mister Media

    March 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

    The cast members look spectacular in this promo, which was fun to watch. I’d love to see some of this energy (and styling & wardrobe) on the actual show. I’m glad Michael Easton is back and am interested in what his new role will entail. Long live GH!

    • Melissa

      March 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. If the production values of this promo could be brought to GH that would be amazing! I have no quibble with the wardrobe, but the sets are getting tired and boring. Give Griffin a home asap. Make sure Michael Easton’s new character has an apartment at the outset. Have Dante and Lulu move into a new space. Build a new home for Elizabeth with her insurance money. Not everyone can live at Wyndemere or Metro Court. Metro Court, in particular, has been used to DEATH as a residence. Who in the world has the money to live in an expensive hotel semi-permanently? Cheap budgets have kept characters in generic hotel rooms FOREVER. And, btw, where are people like Olivia, Jordan, Curtis and Andre living? You only ever see them at work, in public or in other people’s homes. That where Bobbie’s Brownstone was a brilliant invention. One building that could house multiple apartments with a core family living in it. Whatever happened to the rehabbed Brownstone that Morgan and Kiki were working on? C’mon GH, invest a little in the scenery. It will likely return to you three-fold in increased viewership.

      • Shay

        March 14, 2016 at 5:24 am

        That makes perfect sense, Melissa. Although, as co-owner of the MetroCourt, I can understand Olivia making the hotel her residence. As for Jordan, since she’s nearly always been on the government payroll, one way or another, she’s not footing the bill for her digs…..typical bureaucrat, making John Q. Public responsible for her living expenses. LOL.

    • CeeCee

      March 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      I agree…everyone looked smashing…
      We got to see what a fine figure Michael cuts ( this from Fiona, my Gran…lol), and Sam …..finally showing off her near-perfect body with something other than black and white garb.

      • Shay

        March 14, 2016 at 5:20 am

        Well, “everybody’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man,” CeeCee! It’s a multi-generational thing….I love it, too. The shorter coif and facial hair, not so much, though. I’ve always gone for ME’s unique signature look of the long locks and I do prefer him clean shaven…..he has such an interesting, timeless face, I rather appreciate him more when he has that “blank canvas” where I can imagine him from all sorts of various eras. Regardless, I welcome him back to GH!

      • CeeCee

        March 14, 2016 at 8:39 am

        @Shay.
        Hiya, Shay…
        I know, and I agree. I loved Michael’s longer ‘locks’ myself….and I definitely do not like facial hair on him. Yes, I am glad he’s back as well, but as a much more sophisticated personality than Silas….with a dash of mystery.

      • Shay

        March 15, 2016 at 2:23 am

        Oh yes, CeeCee, it will be a delight to have a “sophisticated gent” on the GH canvas for a change….such characters were once a soap opera staple, and now all we seem to get in Port Charles are mobsters, thugs, some lame law enforcers and more mobsters….I’m hoping ME’s addition will portend a new direction toward a more elegant population of professional males.

  23. Mister Media

    March 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I kept trying to figure out why I liked this promo so much and just realized – it’s because these beautiful people are SMILING. I guess that doesn’t happen so much on the show.

    • su0000

      March 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      hi Mister Media-
      Unless I missed it- there has not been one humorous moment in GH is 6 months,,
      I do not recall me having a chuckle, a laugh, a snicker, a fun moment, a WOW moment, in 6 months.. I haven’t even had a smile from joy.
      GH is total morbid and stale, no longer fun to watch.. 🙁

      ((I miss the many laughs RC gave and the shocker WOW moments, it was entertaining and fun, a good time watching,, I miss that..

      • scott

        March 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

        you didnt like when Monica called Tracy a bitch the other day…or when Brad was all goo goo over Dr. Munro……

  24. Julie Lomoe

    March 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Fantastic news! Just eight more days to go. I blogged about Michael’s return and found up a contest for the best guesses as to what kind of character he’d play. Google my name and that should get you there. I’m guessing this will be his new look? I like him with longer hair, but he’s gorgeous anyway.

  25. Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

    March 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve been watching soaps most of my life and you can’t do that without being an optimist. I’ve always enjoyed Easton’s performances and hope they have come up with something he can really work with in the new character.

  26. Sara

    March 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Melissa Archer needs to come to GH as Sara Webber.

    • Mari

      March 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Yes she does! It is time!

      • Elizabeth

        March 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

        Rebecca Budig should have been brought on as Sara Webber. They could have written the exact same story as now with her and the tension between her and Elizabeth would have been significant and meaningful. THIS is one of the biggest problems that the show has, foolish and impetuous casting decisions.

      • Harry 1

        March 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm

        Rebecca Budig should have come on as Sylvia Plath. Cannot stand that character.

      • CeeCee

        March 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        Oh, yes!! Michael would be complete with Melissa….and, vice versa. If only…..

      • Tina

        March 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

        Agree Mari. Michael and Melissa were wonderful

    • Deb

      March 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Melissa Archer all the way!

      • Elizabeth

        March 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm

        The cast already needs to be cut by about 25%. They need another actor from OLTL like they need the plague to hit the cast.

      • Tina

        March 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        So agree with the above posters. Michael and Melissa were and would be awesome!

    • Shay

      March 16, 2016 at 3:07 am

      Great one there, Harry1…..I also cannot stand Hayden! As for the breathless calls for casting more soap opera refugees/newbies???? Until GH gets rid of its already too many failed experiments using that same worn out formula, there is no need for any new characters….just a good spring canvas cleaning!!!!!

  27. Jay Trotter

    March 14, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Loved it!

    This is one of the better enjoyable GH promos in ages and features the majority of the cast mingling around but of course some only focus on the very end with Easton cause they have to put a negative spin on everything. I have really missed fun light promos like this from all soaps and the showcasing of so many actors out of character for a change. Easton appeared in the final few seconds of the video and it is good business sense on FV’s part cause he’s very well known to ABC daytime viewers. He is just trying to hook some of the casual viewers by letting them know he is back cause those who followed him from OLTL may have left GH when Silas was killed off. I know that the viewership has improved a lot since Silas was killed off but that has everything to do with the writing change cause GH feels like a real drama series again instead of a cartoonish outlandish farce.

  28. Chrystie_Delancey

    March 14, 2016 at 7:30 am

    More like the Kelly Monaco show. Good for Michael to be gainfully employed again.

    Once again, Rebecca Herbst gets the shaft. I did not see her, but saw TOO much of Kelly Monaco.

  29. scott

    March 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I think Hayden is either Julian’s daughter making her Sam and Lucas’ Sister…or she’s Victor Jerome’s daughter, making her Ava and Julian’s sister…..that would be a combo of a Cassidine and Jerome (Nic and Rachel/Hayden)……

    • CeeCee

      March 15, 2016 at 7:38 am

      That’s a good premise, Scott. But, how does that explain her familial interest in Tracy?

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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