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Lynn Herring Returning To General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Well word on the street was out that General Hospital was looking to resurrect its classic Nurses Ball, especially with Robin believed to be “dead”, that event would become all the more meaningful and drama-filled.  And with that came speculation that Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe) would be making a return also! And now via Soap Opera Digest it has been confirmed!

Fan favorite Herring will be reprising her delicious role of Lucy on December 14th, when Lucy is sought out to lend her expertise with the event!  Remember all the wacky episodes where Lucy was in charge and running around trying to keep the Nurses Ball together? Or, from falling apart? Or, from all the last minute emergencies?

Herring’s return is just another fantastic blast from the past, that executive producer Frank Valentini, and head writer, Ron Carlivati, are delivering to long time fans of GH by bringing back some of the beloved vets!

So, are you excited to see Lynn again as Lucy Coe?  Do you like the idea of GH bringing back the Nurses Ball?  Let us know!

 

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MJ
MJ

Yes to Lynn Herring. Yes to the Nurses Ball.

Brian
Brian

Two big thumbs up !!

Robert
Robert

I knew this one was coming! So glad to see her back.

Teresa
Teresa

Absolutely happy. Can’t wait to see her in action again.

James
James

Best GH news of 2012 for me!

Terry
Terry

Great news! Lynn is greatly missed, she’d be a great addition. However, this sounds very temporary. Hopefully she’ll be asked to stay.

Ces
Ces

Wow!! Wonder if these are short term stints for Tristan, Sean and Lynn? Big canvas over there GH! Hope there is storytelling for everyone and not just fixtures in PC. Nice to see her back though!!

Jamie
Jamie

I LOVE Lucy! Is she back long term or is this a shirt term gig??? So excited!!!!!

Andrew
Andrew

Yes yes yes!! Nurses Ball… when Sabrina asked why it had been discontinued, I shouted out “because it was too much fun for the regime that took over and ruined this show!” Sorry, my mob-hate knows no end.

Anyway, LOVE Lynn Herring… she represents some of the best that this show has ever had to offer. Is she short term or open ended?

Not to be a downer, but I hope the presence of so many beloved GH vets isn’t a ‘last hurrah’ for the show. Now that the show is once again watchable, it would be great to enjoy it for years to come!

Violet
Violet

Yes, Andrew. I wonder the same about the “last hurrah”. I’m almost nervous to be excited for vets to return for this reason. I want them back soooooo badly and not just for a 1-7 day brief visit. More Qs! Bobbie! Laura! Robert!

jp
jp

Shut the front door. I could not be more estactic! Now just bring back Jackie Zeaman. Her character, Bobbi, and Lucy duke it out a few times in the past. We need a classic cat fight.

Emily
Emily

Yes, and I would love to see how they would explain Bobbi’s absence during Joslyns illness, Luke’s intervention, the water contamination, etc… Because she just left her shift one day & was (to the best of my memory) never scene or mentioned again.

mary
mary

Great news love Lynn and the nurses ball……

Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

yes yes yes………..i want to yell from my rooftop and spread the word…………how refreshing GH has been. I have not been this excited to watch GH in a long time. I hope more people get on board and watch however they can.

louisa
louisa

Absolutely fantastic news!

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

I think it’s Great that Lynn Herring will be coming back as Lucy Coe for the Nurses Ball! Now if they would just bring back Jackie Zeaman as Bobbie Spencer!

Loving these Blasts From the Past on GH!! Thank you Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini!!!

MK
MK

and ALAN too!

Rodd
Rodd

I’m guessing that this might all lead into the 50th anniversary…OR is that too far away? Good new, though!

kim delmotte
kim delmotte

so very happy she is coming back wish she would be back for a bit .

su0000
su0000

I love that FV and RC are bring back in so many of the loved vets, even if for a limited time, it is awesome to see them again..
I wish there were a list of all the appearance and or longer term favorites vets that have been brought back since FV and RC took over., there are many. also the new characters created this past year.
And keeping with GH tradition the Nurses Ball will once again be enjoyed!!
I am totally loving GH It truly is alive and thriving under the new team of FV and RC!!

Christy
Christy

YEAH TO BOTH! I was wondering if the Nurses Ball would come back, especially after Emma brought out the photo album. I just went ‘ahhh. i miss Lucy…’ when they showed her photo.

would be great if Robin crawled in at the Ball… or even if she showed up backstage and Lucy could scream and think she was seeing Robin’s ghost rather than the real thing! 😀

Jesse
Jesse

This is AWESOME news!!! I always felt that the JFP regime gave Lynn the shaft. It was widely reported in the soap press that if spin-off Port Charles failed, that Lynn Herring and Jon Lindstrom would have guaranteed jobs back at the mother ship, GH. That was not honoured when PC was cancelled. I never liked or “got” the character of Lucy until Claire Labine wrote the show, and scripted the best storyline possibly in all of soap history…BJ’s heart transplant into Maxie. Lucy Coe, for the first time in her cartoonish existence, became a real flesh and blood character. Subsequently, I loved her!! The Nurses Ball was an integral part of the show for the better part of a decade!! It was something we viewers looked forward to each year, knowing that it would be an opportunity for storylines to converge and for the cast to shine. A lot of the heart was sucked out of the show under Guza and Phelps, and the Nurses Ball was part of that. Reinstating the Ball would go a long way towards showing viewers that the powers that be care! There are not currently as many characters on the show to root for as there used to be, but that can be worked on. Bring the event back!!

Lew S
Lew S

Fantastic!!! Frank and Ron are the best! Now, if they bring back Vanessa Marcil to write the true love story between Sonny and Brenda. The last time was horrible!

lisa
lisa

Yes ! Very exciting !

Jane
Jane

Best news yet. Thanks GH!

Linda
Linda

I hope Doc comes back with Lucy!

Nikki
Nikki

SO DAMN EXCITED FOR THE NURSE’S BALL TO COME BACK!

I love that Frank and Ron are going back to GH staples! 🙂 Way to do it right on a soap!

Gayle
Gayle

Hope Kevin comes too!

Michael
Michael

Wondering if she’s on contract, or recurring, or just a one or two episode deal. I hope she’s back for a long term story line. Also, for the love of soaps, bring back Jackie Zeman!! Can’t get over how good GH has been since Frank & Ron took over. They really know how to put together a good soap.

Sheri
Sheri

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

terri
terri

YES she was also a very fine vampire slayer!

TruthTeller
TruthTeller

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin
Kevin

I hate to be a party pooper because I love me some Lynn Herring but December? Wasn’t this held every year for about six or seven years in a row in June?

Christy
Christy

The Nurses Ball was centered around the Day of Compassion.

the Day of Compassion was an annual tv event from 93-98 – that started on OLTL with the Billy Douglas storyline. The creator of the Day was so moved by that OLTL storyline, that he contacted the producers of all ten daytime dramas, suggesting that on June 21, their shows mention AIDS and HIV in some way.

World’s Aids Day is December 1 – that is global and started in 1988.

Violet
Violet

Hey, I’ll take The Nurses Ball in any month I can get it! December, June, August, March, whatever. I used to love watching them so much. There was an awful lot of hidden talent on that show that shined during The Ball.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Best. News. Ever. Thank you Cartini, thank you GH and something I never thought I would say post-April 2011…thank you ABC. Ouch, that was actually painful. But, YEAH!

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

I definitely can empathize with how you feel. I’m not quiet ready to tell Frank Valentini thank you yet, but I’m able to tweet him without telling him I can’t stand him, so I guess I’m on my way, LOL baby steps, right? It will be great to have Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) back on. She is truly one of a kind.

Violet
Violet

What is his twitter address?

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Its @valentinifrank.
Here’s the link to his twitter page: http://twitter.com/valentinifrank

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

thank god for bring Lynn Herring aka Lucy Coe back and what about Kevin(Lucy’s hubby)???

Phil
Phil

I didn’t watch GH with her on it before, but I did catch a few episodes of PC and liked her there. GH is so good right now it’s crazy! I am sure this will only add more dynamic to an already great show. How long is she staying?

ANDI
ANDI

When they mentioned Lucy Coe on air the other day with Emma and Sabrina talking about the nurses ball I wondered if she would be coming back. Hope they bring back the nurses ball too!

Molly
Molly

This is awesome news and hopefully another step in thr right direction! GH is getting as good as ever; have missed the Nurse’s Ball along with the Christmas story that Steve, and then Allen, read to the children every year That too would be a great addition/comeback!

susan M.
susan M.

Great news…. What about Tiffany & Shawn Donnelly….

j.j.
j.j.

insanely excited by this news.

Mary
Mary

This is the best GH news ever. Lucy Coe is my have GH character ever, and I can’t wait to have her back. The only thing to top it is if she stays on the show for a while. Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe always gave the show comedy, sex and sparkle, and GH could use that. (I even named one of my cats after Lucy.)

Zoe
Zoe

Return of Nurses Ball! Bring back t-shirts; Still wear mine! Great fund raiser

dave
dave

i’m stoaked! always been my fave! Lynne Herring made the show if u ask me!

Suzanna
Suzanna

I can’t wait for the Nurses Ball! That was always something I looked forward to every year – I loved seeing the cast show their “other” talents. I think they should make it an extra long one to make up for all the years in between!

Dee Smith
Dee Smith

I am soooooo excited they are bringing Lucy, Lynn Herring back! She made the show!!! I hope they will keep her on forever. She brings so much to the show and everyone at my work place will join back in watching GH because of Lucy!!!!!!!

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