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Matt Cohen Shares “Tough Day. Emotionally.” As His Final Scenes On GH Air & ‘Supernatural’ Announces Final Season

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Friday marked the exit of Matt Cohen as Dr. Griffin Munro on ABC’s General Hospital.  In key scenes, after getting into an altercation with Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), and realizing he has lost his way, the good doc resigns from GH, and decides to head out of town.

In addition on Friday, the CW announced that after 15 seasons it is ending the hit series, Supernatural, which Cohen has also appeared and been a key part of many Supernatural fan conventions.

Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric Days), and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram  “We just told the crew that even though we’re very excited to be moving into our 15th season, it will be our last,” Ackles said. “15 years of a show that has certainly changed my life, I know it’s changed these two guys’ lives, and we just wanted you to here from us that though we’re excited about next year, it will be the finale.”  The final season will consist of 20 episodes.

After the airing of his final scenes on General Hospital, and the news of Supernatural coming to an end, Matt tweeted:  “Tough day. Emotionally. My last episode of @GeneralHospital aired. And @cw_spn announced its final season. I am grateful to all the fantastic casts, crews, and fandoms I have been able meet along the way. It’s all those experiences that have helped me grow into the man I am today.”

Now below, watch some scenes from today’s GH which leads Griffin to exit Port Charles.

What did you think of Griffin’s decision to leave?  What do you think of  the sentiments Matt shares in his tweet about two shows he was very noted for? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Patrick
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Patrick

DANG IT : as posts have already shared. another character left by the wayside

his scenes w/Ryan… say it all… their were levels of intensity and fraught

had Shelly AND Chris just tapped in to.. they would have seen what we’ve already known

yeah, it’s hard to not NOTICE his VERY good looks… but he manages to do that w/ease

I was so disappointed when Bree Williamson’ Claudette , never returned .

David
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David

He is a hunk, the things that I can do to him lol I need to drink some water, I am thirsty for this hottie.

aria
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aria

I’m going to miss him he was my fave guy on the show, I hope he returns, I wish they would of made him Anna ‘s son, but I’m grateful they didn’t kill him off. I wish they would of given him a last scene w/ Finola instead of Carly and sonny. now hopefully he will come back down the line.

Lin
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Lin

I hate what they did to Griffin’s character. I’m not happy with the way they wrote him out. But the door is open….

Lin herz
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Lin herz

I disliked what they did to Griffin’s character and don’t like the way they had him exit. But the door is open..,

rose
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rose

Lin…I’m thinking Griffin could go to a monastery or some spiritual retreat for a while to pull himself together again. Then he could come back to Port Charles a healed man. I can’t help but think that it wasn’t just his last behavior towards Kevin that made him realized he lost himself, but also some guilt over leaving Ava for Kiki the way he did.

Patrick
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Patrick

I have to “Laud” this man “farewell”

I once likened, him… to Robert Forster… check him out… in “Jackie Brown” w/ Pam Grier.. he played Max cherry… the “likeness” is startling. in one of my favorite “love” story

Matt Cohen has all the Potential to feature

Salute

Richard Isa
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Richard Isa

In a few months he should come back as Lucky, with Gene Farber as Nikolas. Laura needs her sons at her side

Steve
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Steve

If Jonathan Jackson doesn’t want to return, the logical choice would be Jacob Young, who won an Emmy as Lucky and is readily available. No need to go for a 4th Lucky.

LeRoy Davidson
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LeRoy Davidson

I really like the character and the fine actor, Matt Cohen. I wish him great success and know he will do well. Maybe one fine day, he might return to GH. Thank goodness his character was left in a way where he could return.

Omar
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Omar

Best of luck to the actor..That said, his acting was ok at best and the character of Griffin was just dull from day one till the end due to the poor writing regime…This show has needed new head writers for a couple of years now..I still watch because of some solid actors in the cast and the best directors in soaps!!

Violet Lemm
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Omar
Can this old lady get her two cents in? Acting, acting? All he has to do is stand there. This guy is hilarious in real life. Saw him on stage, on one of Michael’s videos. I’ll miss him.

Celia
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Celia

God!! Matt is soooo hot!!
Nonetheless, I did not like what TPTB did to his exit scene. Griffin is broken; angry; miserable….I get it. He is still grieving understandable. But, so pitiful??
I just wish his “adieu” had been less painful and more….”til we meet again”-like..
I guess there was nothing left for Griffin, other than watch him capitulate into another fisticuffs scenario.
Happy Trail, Matt…

JMER
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JMER

If TPTB had been even slightly interested in writing from the Devane-Lavery family POV, Matt could’ve gotten an amazing story. So Jean and Shelley wrote him in as Duke’s son then after that, everything went to hell in a handbasket as there was no Justice for a truly dead Duke (as TPTB who are anti-SuperCouple liked to say “dead dead”), Julian did not pay any consequences for killing Duke and forcing him into Turkish prison for perhaps decades (as well as betraying Anna & Duke decades ago). Then to add insult to injury, Griffin was pulled out of Anna’s scenes… Read more »

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Lindsay Hartley On Temporarily Replacing GH’s Kelly Monaco: “Some Big Shoes To Fill … Precious Too.”

When General Hospital returned to shooting new episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sam McCall looked a bit different temporarily and that’s because the role was played for a bit by soap veteran Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Passions, All My Children, and Days of our Lives).

Hartley has been subbing for series star, Kelly Monaco (Sam) and according to Daytime Confidential is filling in only for a few weeks in the role,

Lindsay tweeted when the news broke: “Some big shoes to fill…precious too. I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”

In addition on Friday, Monaco’s mom, took to Twitter and informed a fan of Kelly’s the status of her daughter’s health which was good news that she will be back (as it looks as of now) on Monday to tape new episodes of GH,

Carmina Monaco shared:”Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love,”

GH fans are eagerly awaiting new episodes of the long-running ABC daytime drama series to begin airing, and they won’t have to wait much longer as this coming Monday, August 3rd, the story picks back up.

We look forward to Kelly’s return to the series in the role she made soap-famous, while Lindsay takes over to keep the character present in the storylines.

So, what do you think of Lindsay being the temp recast for Kelly? Glad to know Kelly is doing OK? Share your thoughts below.

 

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Ellen DeGeneres Offers Apology As She and Her Talk Show Remain Under Fire

On Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres served up an apology to former and current staff and crew members of her ever-popular daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

After many complaints were brought to light by former employees of the show about the culture of the work-place behind the scenes, WarnerMedia is now handling its own internal investigation of the show.  It all began when BuzzFeed’s widely-circulated piece had former employees’ anonymous accusations of racism, intimidation, unjust termination and an overall toxic work culture, perpetuated by the show’s top producers.

In a memo, DeGeneres expressed that now that the issues were brought to her attention, they are taking steps to ensure to correct them moving forward.   While neither she nor Warner Brothers will comment on the fate of specific employees, two sources had revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that executive producer Ed Glavin — one of the show’s three EPs, and the one at the center of many of the more unsavory claims is among those who will be let go

Ellen let everyone associated with the show that she would have delivered this message on-camera on her show, if not for COVID-19, where everyone on the staff and the crew would have been present.   What she wrote is below:

DeGeneres shared:  “Hey everybody – it’s Ellen. On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.

I could not have the success I’ve had without all of your contributions. My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that. Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop. As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or — worse — disregarded. To think that any one of you felt that way is awful to me.

It’s been way too long, but we’re finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It’s important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so.

I am so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy we all help put out in the world. I want everyone at home to love our show and I want everyone who makes it to love working on it. Again, I’m so sorry to anyone who didn’t have that experience. If not for COVID, I’d have done this in person, and I can’t wait to be back on our stage and see you all thenStay safe and healthy.  Love,  Ellen”

Meanwhile, Everybody Loves Raymond alum Brad Garrett , who has been a guest on Ellen, claimed on Twitter that DeGeneres bears responsibility for the workplace culture.  He tweeted late Thursday night. “Sorry but it comes from the top ⁦@TheEllenShow. Know more than one who were treated horribly by her.⁩ Common knowledge.”

So, how do view’s Ellen’s message? Do you think the show is about to go under some serious house-cleaning? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Drew Barrymore Offers Up First Promo For Her New Daytime Talk Show Interviewing Her Younger Self

Daytime fans will be greeted with a new syndicated talk show this fall when The Drew Barrymore Show enters the field when it debuts on Monday, September 14th

Hot on the heels of two talk shows this past season that won Daytime Emmys for its hosts: Kelly Clarkson as Talk Show Entertainment Host for The Kelly Clarkson Show and Tamron Hall Show winning in the Informative Talk Show Host category for The Tamron Hall Show, Barrymore looks to mix up the competition.

The first promo for Barrymore’s new syndicated talker, which utilizes footage from Barrymore’s classic 1982 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, with the now version of Barrymore swapped in for Carson.  Barrymore was then starring in the classic film, E.T.

The Drew Barrymore Show is described as “optimism TV, bringing information, inspiration, and entertainment to the daytime audience … celebrating every part of humanity along the way.” The show’s format is going to be comprised of: human interest stories, happy news, lifestyle segments, and celebrity guests.

In the meantime to get viewers revved up for the show launch, the Drew Barrymore Show You Tube Channel has new digital videos are offered up with segments featuring high-profile guests as well as the series official website here.

So, will you be checking out Drew’s new talk show? Take a look at the promo below.  Then, comment below.

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