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Jonathan Jackson cast in major role in new ABC Music-Drama Soap Pilot … Nashville!

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General Hospital fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson has landed his first major role post- Lucky Spencer!  Deadline.com is reporting that Jackson has been cast in one of the central role’s in one of the previously reported new primetime soap opera pilot dramas ordered by ABC!

Jackson will play Avery, a sexy bad-boy musician and aspiring songwriter in Callie Khouri’s (Thelma & Louise) new scripted soap pilot, Nashville! This ABC Studios production revolves around the Nashville music scene and its fading and rising stars. And as in the case with many new shows over the past few years, it will be a musically-driven dramatic series, if it gets the green light!

Meanwhile,  Jonathan is on tour with his band, Enation this weekend playing dates in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and of all places, Nashville!  For information on how you can see Jonathan live click here!   So what do you think of Jonathan landing this role in the new soap primetime pilot, Nashville? Let us know!

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barbara t
barbara t

abc s soap opera pilot for prime time tv,I thought that no one watches soaps anymore ,thats what they say at abc,oh I get it ,no one watches all my children and one life to live .Its on abc I wont watch.until I get my favorite people back from landview and pine valley .general hospital is all abc has me for ,thats 1 hour,5 days a week.

Brian
Brian

This kind of makes me sad…. and feel that as talented as Jonathan Jackson is, he is being used by ABC to get viewers for this show.

Is ABC trying to “cash in” on its daytime stars to make their night time shows a success?

barbara t
barbara t

I believe the same thing,and I wont give in ,I dont care who shows up,abc will never, ever ,suck me up in there crappy programing again.

Brian
Brian

I agree with your comment… unless, of course, it happens to be Erica Slezak. I would watch anything with her in it.

barbara t
barbara t

I feel that way to ,after one life to live ended ,erica slezak came out about the canceling ,and she is not very happy with abc/disney,I hope she gets an acting job somewhere else .she has been the heartbeat of one life to live for 40 years and my favorite,hope to see her soon,there is so much she can do.I just hope she stays far away from abc/disney I cant support a television network that shit on millions of all my children and one life to live fans over money ,abc use to be a class network ,not anymore and you can see that with there crappy programming daytime and prime time,there running out of descent shows.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Barbara, dont U hate when people make STUPID comments on here? Comments they haven’t given any thought to. I’m not talking about having an opinion about something, I’m talking stupid ass comments about people or remarks. For example, like the one Lisa Rinna made. That was her opinion, naturally. But it was STUPID because obviously if the man couldn’t act, he wouldn’t me in the medium for 30 years. That’s the kind of comments I’m talking about that people make on here without giving much thought to the words they are using.

Ann
Ann

ABC just stinks!! They are manipulaters!! If GH’s previous writers/exec’s would have treated him right, he would still be there!!

toscanti
toscanti

ABC is the most dishonest network on TV. They are like politicians, LIE, LIE, LIE to get what they want. Im done with ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheryl
Sheryl

I agree with all of you but, don’t stop watching because your hurting a really good actor and maybe if you do watch the show ABC will see how many people watch soaps. Maybe this will help them to decide to do something for AMC and OLTL and put them back on the air.

Jan
Jan

everyone needs a job…i wont watch it.

aria
aria

didn’t jonathan quite GH because of long hours? all you hear primetime actors talk about are the long hours it takes to film just one episode, so, whats the deal? guess he’s not that exulted . plus the pay is better.

barbara t
barbara t

he was getting to many hours ,he also wanted the writers to team him up with liz again.when he said he was going to be leaving ,he sure did leave,like in record time, I thought we would at least get another month with him.he also wanted to spent more time with his music.as much as I like jonathan ,gh was better off keeping the old lucky.never did like it when he was let go.

Christy
Christy

which “old Lucky” are you referring to? Jonathan Jackson is the original Lucky. They had a couple other actors in there in between the times the original Lucky was there. I liked Jonathan when he was on originally. Think he disappeared after being “killed” in the fire… that’s when Jason & Liz started being friends…. I also like the blond Lucky they had (when they came up with Lucky wasn’t in the fire, he had actually been kidnapped and brainwashed by Helena all that time he was presumed dead)… but didn’t really like Jonathan when he came back and they had him as a druggy… and his little scrawny facial hair.

Christy
Christy

well, A. I can’t stand country music, and B. I’m boycotting ABC except for GH and Castle. Un-Lucky for Jackson to be on stuck on soap-hater ABC-D channel. I haven’t even peeked at their River show either.

barbara t
barbara t

greg vaughn,I really liked him ,and the only reason he is gone is because johnathon jackson came back.the character of lucky should never have been changed.the other lucky I liked jacob young ,he later went to all my children ,loved him there.as the screwed up j r.to bad they cant get one of those two guys to come back.

kay killgore
kay killgore

She is talking about Greg Vaughn the third actor to play Lucky! Tony Geary thought he was too old for the part and kept at him GV like he does everybody, why he likes JJ is beyond me JJ is a conservative and TG is a flaming liberal go figure. JJ is a great actor but he was not mature enough looking for the storyline they had written for Lucky GV got shafted!!!

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1loveabcsoaps

They need Lucky on the canvas. They should haave given him what he wanted. Those storylines with him going to Ireland and laying in the dirt on the ground seeing ” Go Home ” written in stone, was a waste of his talents and our time. It was heavy emotional stuff, unnecessarily, right after the whole Jake storyline of heavy emotion. Now there is no Lucky on the canvas, which ain’t kool when it comes to completing Lukes family. If Johnathan Jackson gets a real taste of Primetime success, he is NEVER coming back to GH (especially after what they did to him this time) with his good looks and awesome talent, he’ll never look back not even to be Lucky part-time. And so ” we ” lose. No one plays Lucky better than he. I accepted Greg Vaugh (didn’t like Jacab Young as Lucky) but Johnathan just embraces Tony Geary’s ‘ style of acting ‘ making Johnathan’s protrayal as Luke’s son believable and so very real.

kay killgore
kay killgore

Jonathan Jackson has been in movies with Al Pacino, William Hurt & Michelle Phieffer. That is why I for one was shocked he came back to GH I do beleive if GH get’s cancelled and I hope it makes it they will bring him back to exit out with Liz.

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GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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So, excited to know Cassandra is back in Port Charles? What do you hope happens next for her, Laura, Curtis and Valentin? Comment below.

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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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