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Marcil & Seacrest top new presenters added to Daytime Emmy Telecast!

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Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital), Wayne Brady (Lets Make a Deal), Jeff Foxworthy (Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?) and Alex Trebek (Jeopardy), along with a performance from the Las Vegas company of Disney’s musical The Lion King, have been added to the list of presenters and performers scheduled to appear on The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

In addition, Ryan Seacrest will introduce the American Bandstand and Dick Clark tribute, with Donny Osmond, Chubby Checker, Tony Orlando and The Jersey Boys added to the line-up of stars who will salute the iconic show and legendary television personality. 

Presenters previously announced include: Daytime Emmy Award nominees Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”), Zack Conroy (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Jonathan Jackson (“General Hospital”), along with Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson from the Daytime Emmy-nominated show, “The Doctors.”  Additional presenters include Rebecca Budig (“All My Children”), Sharon Case (“The Young and the Restless”), Michael Easton (“One Life to Live”), Jon Hensley (“As The World Turns”), Kelley Menighan Hensley (“As The World Turns”), Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Chris Massey (“Zoey 101”), Kyle Massey (“Cory in the House”), Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”), Kimberly Matula (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Laura McKenzie (“Laura McKenzie’s Traveler”), Kelly Monaco (“General Hospital”), Joshua Morrow (“The Young and the Restless”), Ronn Moss (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Peter Reckell (“Days of our Lives”), Trevor St. John (“One Life to Live”), Louise Sorel (“Days of our Lives”), Montel Williams (“The Montel Williams Show”) and Las Vegas acts, Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, the showgirls of Jubilee.

The telecast, hosted by Regis Philbin, will broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton, Sunday, June 27, 2010 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Associated Television International (ATI) will produce the show with ATI President and Emmy award-winning producer David McKenzie serving as executive producer.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production. THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Pens Touching Farewell to Gregory Harrison

Following the on-screen death of his on-screen father, Gregory Chase played by Gregory Harrison, longtime soap vet, Michael Easton (Finn, GH) shared his feelings on a touching Instagram post.

Easton summed up getting to know Gregory Harrison, and to play emotional scenes with him for the last three years. In story, Gregory succumbed to ALS, a disease in which there is no cure.

Sharing several photos of himself with Harrison. Easton expressed, “Gregory Harrison. One of the finest actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and an even better human being. I learned so much from you, my friend, and it was an absolute honor to get to share a stage with you these past three years. Your talent, grace and powerful presence will be greatly missed around the studio. @gnhsurf @generalhospitalabc #gh #fathersandsons”

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In addition, Josh Swickard (Chase), Harrison’s other on-screen son told Soap Opera Digest on Gregory’s exit, “Sometimes when you’re working on a show like this and someone plays your dad, it spills over. He really felt like a father figure to me in so many ways. Still does. He’s such a good human being. He’s been around the block in life, in Hollywood, and then some, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge. And he’s a humble human being.”

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Fans of GH caught on the Monday, May 20th episode some very heart-tugging scenes between Gregory and Finn, where they each tell the other how proud they are to have been each others father and son.

Watch below the heartbreaking moment and the touching portrayal by Michael Easton when Finn finds his father has passed away.

So, what do you think about the words written by Michael Easton and he says farewell to the exited Gregory Harrison? What did you think of his performance on today’s GH? Comment below.

 

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Lane Davies on Possibility of Extending His General Hospital Run: “I Would Be Totally Open”

This week, viewers are catching the re-teaming of Lane Davies and Nancy Lee Grahn for the second time on General Hospital and the third time in their careers given their storied history as Santa Barbara’s Mason Capwell and Julia Wainright.

Previously, Nancy and Lane played opposite each other and shares scenes as Dr. Cameron Lewis and Alexis Davis back in 2002 on the ABC daytime drama series. Now in 2024, Davies takes on the role of Fergus Byrne, the brother of the late Neil Byrne, as Alexis tries to get her law license reinstated.

Speaking with TV Insider on his recent return to GH, Davies shared, “I know Nancy was wanting to work with me again. I ran into (former GH head writer) Patrick Mulcahey at (Santa Barbara co-creator) Bridget Dobson’s funeral and we had a lovely lunch together and a lovely visit and I think it was just the synergy of all those things coming together that did it. Patrick saw me and realized that I hadn’t completely deteriorated over the years and thought, ‘Well, this would be fun.”’

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Lane also shared he isn’t closing the door for more episodes of General Hospital down the line were the powers-that-be to keep Fergus on the canvas.

The popular actor expressed,,”I would be totally open, but that’s all up to the writers and fans and producers and network people and I’m kind of out of that loop. But if it happens, grand.”

So, would you like to see Lane stick around Port Charles? Comment below.
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Gregory Harrison Wraps His Run on General Hospital

Gregory Harrison, who has played Gregory Chase on General Hospital, has left the series.  As viewers saw, on the May 20th episode Gregory remembers his life, then seemingly went to asleep.

However, on today’s May 21st episode, is it revealed Gregory, who suffered from ALS, passed away in his sleep. Harrison brought with him extensive television and movie credits from Trapper John M.D., Falcon Crest and more before coming to GH.

Harrison joined the ABC daytime drama series in a recurring capacity back in November 2020 and signed a contract back in June of 2022.  A rep for the show confirmed to Soap Opera Digest that Gregory’s exit was storyline-dictated.

 

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In story, Gregory Chase was the estranged father to Finn (Michael Easton), as they had a complicated past. He also had a younger  son Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). Gregory was also the grandfather to Violet (Jophielle Love). One of his last wishes was to see Chase and Brook Lynn (Amanda Set tie the knot.

Over the past few months before the character’s demise, he became close with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Tracy (Jane Elliot).

The death of Gregory Chase will certainly rock Finn and Chase’s world.

So, sad to know Gregory Harrison has departed General Hospital? Comment below.

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