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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jan

everyone needs a job…i wont watch it.

aria
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Christy
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

kay killgore
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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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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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