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Leslie Charleson taken off contract at GH!

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ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting today that General Hospital’s Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine), who has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards, but who has been relegated to back burner for the last several years has been taken off contract.  This means, however, that Charleson has been bumped to recurring status by the series.  An ABC rep could not comment on the contract status as that is their policy.

Charleson has been on the ABC sudser for over three decades.  Monica’s on-screen husband, Alan Quartermaine, played by Stuart Damon, was killed off the series back in 2007, and since then her air time has dwindled.

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They should be ashamed of themselves. There is so much potential with Monica. There is a REASON she was front burner on GH for over 20 years…FANS love her.

Guza needs to get over himself, and he needs to realize that fans WANT to see veterans, and that we are over stupid Sonny and Jason. I hope Leslie Charleson doesn’t take this bullshit, and walks out with her head held high.

I think DAYs should cast her as NuLaura Horton, or maybe she could go to Y&R and interact with Jill and Kathering. Maybe she could be Katherine’s REAL long lost daughter, because let’s face it, Tucker McCall is NOT working as Katherine’s child.

Someone snatch this gem up. She is far too talented to not be working.


Oh pleezzz let Catherine Chancellor’s long lost daughter be Crystal Chappell. She would be a great antagonist for Jill or love interest for Jack. I agree that Tucker McCall has not made a significant impact. Crystal Chappell was born to make trouble on soap operas or primetime.

Terry Richard
Terry Richard

The greatest actress to ever grace “General Hospital” is now off contract. Way to go you idiots at ABC. I am so sick of this serial being the “Sonny Corinthos” show. Haven’t watched it in several years, and to know Monica has been reduced to recurring status is another reason I will not watch this mob trash ever again. This is yet another nail in the demise of this once great serial. A sad day.

Kathy Hedrick
Kathy Hedrick

Are they crazy? What a complete and utter shame this is. I agree with RJ that these is so much potential for Monica. However, there will never be enough of Jason for me and with them being mother and son there is so much potential for them as well, especially since Jason and Sam are back together and Monica always liked Sam with Jason. This could be a great way to bring Monica and Jason much closer. I sure hope she stays at GH and they see that this was a big mistake.


Wow i can’t believe this Quartermaine’s family have been ruined with lose of Alan by killing him off ,And now dropping Leslie aka Monica thats horrible news i can’t believe it.This show is sucking more and more.All they care about is sonny and the new young talent.They don’t care about the vets on this show.


I stopped watching GH when they first took off Denise Alexander, tuned back in briefly when she was brought back. All of the “orginals” are all most gone now. It’s been “One Life To Live” all the way ever since for me. It is the only one I have watched for about the last 15 years.
Maybe ABC should have Leslie appear on OLTO. The hospital still play a big role over there.

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GH Poll: Who Will Be Ryan’s Next Victim?

On ABC’s General Hospital, Ryan (Kevin Lindstrom) had begun his killing spree murdering Nurse Mary Pat on Halloween.  Now, who could be the next victim of a heinous crime by this serial killer on the loose?

With his long-standing obsession with Felicia (Kristina Wagner), his burgeoning feelings for Ava (Maura West), (although he just gave her some sample drug to take to help her sleep which is troubling), Kiki (Hayley Erin) fueling the ire of Ava and Ryan knows it from their therapy sessions together, his twin brother Kevin locked up in Ferncliff who knows the truth of the switcheroo, it’s possible that any one of these people could be next.

However, maybe no one will get killed, and Ryan will be caught … or, maybe none of the options listed on our poll are the potential victim. or victims.

Vote now in our latest GH Poll below, and let us know who you think will be the killer’s next victim.

Then in the comment section below, let us know why you voted that way and why.

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General Hospital Casts ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Alum Janet Hubert As Mike’s New Love Interest

Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith, Linda Dano & Maura West

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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GH icon Genie Francis chats with Michael Fairman about her return to the soap as Laura after being taken off-contract earlier this year. Leave A Comment

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Recent Comments

  • Terri: “Maybe Ava??
  • Celia: “Hey, Shaybelle, Thank you for the synopsis.....very enlightening. So the risk of sounding rude ( lunch break at…
  • AVP: “Seriously? Another new face? This show is in the toilet!
  • elm1951: “sorry as much as i love janet hubert mike does not need a love interest in his condition
  • Joe: “Uummm, why? Seems completely pointless to bring on all these irrelevant new characters. Not in the slightest bit interested.

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