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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!!!

1loveabcsoaps
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 Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part One: Nina’s Red Carpet Arrival Commentary And Locking Eyes With Jax

On Friday’s first installment of the 2019 GH Nurses’ Ball episodes, it was red carpet time in Port Charles as all of the most famous and infamous residents got dressed to the nines and to impress.

This year, Nina Cassadine (Michelle Stafford) is back for her on-camera hosting duties covering the arrivals on the live-stream, but is joined by Crimson’s New York fashion editor, Sydney Val Jean played by guest star Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy.  And as you’d expect, these two fashionistas battle it out at times on the carpet for attention.

Throughout the arrivals, and through this episode, this one really belonged to the talents of Michelle Stafford, who through her comedic, romantic, and dramatic timing, made for some of the best moments.  In a surprise, when Nina begins to choke after interviewing Peter (Wes Ramsey), Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan),  she excuses herself and ends up outside where Jax (Ingo Rademacher) appears and offers her some champagne.  The two seem to be clearly smitten with each other! Nina accepts his drink, and thanks him, and then goes back inside to her hosting gig, while Jax looks very intrigued by Nina.  Previously, Nina gave a major kiss to Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) when he appeared on the red carpet.

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Some of the more shocking …. or interesting red carpet arrivals included: Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) showing up with Sam (Kelly Monaco) on his arm, and then getting into words with Sonny (Maurice Benard), who tells the cult leader that family means everything to him and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do for the people he loves.  Shiloh is convinced Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will come back to “Dawn of Day”.

When Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) stroll down the red carpet, they get distracted when a dapper Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) shows up, clearly intent on wooing back Anna, to which Anna looks caught by her feelings for both men while Finn is pissed at the game’s Robert is playing.  Later, Finn confronts Robert about his ring.

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Everyone was shocked when Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) showed up arm and arm with Ava Jerome (Maura West).  We later learn that this is an attempt to smoke out Ryan, who Ava believes will show his face at the ball.   Lucy (Lynn Herring), the hostess with the mostess, comes up with a plan to get Kevin away from Ava, not knowing they are not romantically together and tries to, perhaps, rekindle their romance up in a Metro Court hotel room.  Meanwhile, Scott (Kin Shriner) wants to get Ava away from Kevin, so he heads up to Lucy’s room with Ava to show her and to catch Kevin and Lucy together, but we don’t know what they saw when the door opened!

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Meanwhile in Toronto, Canada, Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Laura (Genie Francis) come to realizing they have been tied up and there is a gas leak in the cabin.  Laura realizes Ryan is trying to kill her in an explosion just as he was supposed to have perished in at the fun house years ago.  It appears Ryan set a trap for Laura and Curtis and fled the scene.  The two extricate themselves before running from the cabin just as it blows up!

Back at the ball other notable couples have arrived from: Chase (Josh Swickard) and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), to Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha (Sofia Mattson), to Franco (Roger Howarth) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst), to the GH nurses crew.

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The episode ends with an announcer telling all the guests to take their seats as its just about showtime!  And of note:  Is the opening title sequence music changed to a new theme for GH, or is it just for the Nurses’ Ball episodes? That’s one of the buzziest questions today.

So, what did you think of the red carpet arrivals?  Michelle Stafford’s performance?  Jax meeting Nina? What do you think will happen next with Ryan?  Comment below

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Josh Swickard Performs The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” In GH Nurses’ Ball Sneak Peek

General Hospital is getting you ready for the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 edition, by releasing the full musical number performed by Port Charles’ Harrison Chase AKA Josh Swickard during the gala.

As a prelude to the ball and what is to come, Swickard takes on the top hit made famous by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” along with the Nurses’ Ball dancers.  And yes, there is cute moment for Chase/Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) fans when he brings Willow up to the stage!

Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) introduces Chase before he performs and Lynn Herring took to her Twitter account yesterday when GH released this sneak peek stating: “Hey, how did this get out there before the BALL!! Someone has some ‘splainin’ to DO!”

GH social media accounts teased: “After bringing down the house last year, we couldn’t wait for you to see Chase’s latest Nurses Ball number – so here it is! This is the only place you can watch his entire performance before it airs next week.”

The 2019 Nurses Ball begins tomorrow on the Friday, May 17th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now below watch Josh’s performance and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below, and let us know who else do you hope performs at the ball!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Oscar’s Memorial Brings With It Remembrances By Those Who Loved Him

On Monday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) summoned family, friends, and loved ones to honor Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt), since he just past away due to his battle with brain cancer.  Oscar had his own way he wanted everyone to mourn his death and Ned and Olivia carried out his wishes.

When everyone gathers together, Ned and Olivia announce that Oscar wanted this to be a celebration.  After everyone arrives they sit picnic-style and some get up to speak to remember the amazing young man that Oscar was.  It turns out to be Michael (Chad Duell) who starts the tribute by saying that Oscar was brave to date his intimidating sister.  Next, Cameron (William Lipton) touches on his journey to friendship with Oscar.  Joss (Eden McCoy) finds the courage to go next and remembers how she had a crush on Oscar and how he wasn’t easy to talk to but how she was intrigued because he was mysterious. She then tells show she eventually fell in love with Oscar, and how she will never forget him.  When Drew (Billy Miller) gets up next, he breaks everyone’s heart by stating that he will be eternally grateful to have known his son and will always carry him in his heart.

Next, Ned asks everyone to follow him to the meadow.  Once there, Ned and Olivia hand out seeds to the attendees.  Then, Ned and Olivia reveal a plaque dedicated to Oscar, as everyone throw up seeds that land in the grass for it to grow.

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Finally, Kim (Tamara Braun) speaks. She talks about how she raised Oscar on her own, and how after she learned he was sick, she brought him to Port Charles so he could meet his true family.  And with the analogy of the seeds, she says it helped Oscar blossom and how it enriched his young life.  In a heartbreaking moment, she thanks Drew for giving her son courage and being his dad when he needed it, and to Joss for being her son’s first love.  Kim hopes that Joss will come back to the meadow often and think of him.  They share an emotional hug.

Later, after Drew thanks Ned and Olivia for putting this all together for his son, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finds him and tells him he was a great father … and is a great father.  He wants to make sure that Scout knows he loves her.

Back at the meadow, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds Kim in tears alone at Oscar’s plaque. He tells her he understands the deep pain and void she is going through, but she has to hold on to how Oscar touched so many lives.   Once Sonny leaves, Kim in tears looks up to the sky and says she’ll always love her baby boy.

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The episode featured touching performances by Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, Eden McCoy, and William Lipton, who all carried the Oscar dying storyline so beautifully along with Garren Sttit.  Additional kudos go to Lisa LoCicero and Wally Kurth, who as Olivia and Ned, kept Oscar’s memorial moving forward, and were also emotional throughout.

So, what did you think of the episode and the performances? Are you sad Oscar is gone?  Comment below.

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