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Nancy Lee Grahn on GH’s Safe Return to Production: “Organizing This Took Epic Care & I Applaud All Involved”

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With protocols in place during the coronavirus pandemic, ABC’s General Hospital last week returned to taping all-new episodes at their studios in Los Angeles.

It has always been about safety face for the cast, crew and more that make Port Charles a place that millions of viewers have come to love over five and a half decades.

On Monday night, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) shared on her Twitter account her thoughts on her first day back to work and to filming on the set, and to let all of her fans know it all is looking A-OK.

Nancy expressed: “1st day back. The uncompromising detail & apparent hard work of all involved have my deepest respect. I felt safe, protected & more importantly that my being there was safe for others. Organizing this took epic care & I applaud all involved @GeneralHospital @Disney @ABCNetwork”

General Hospital follows The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless who now have all gone back to taping new shows, as well,  (DAYS is targeting a September 1st return, but has episodes through mid-October banked).’

In addition, GH will begin airing new episodes next week on Monday ,August 3rd; which has come as wonderful news to fans of the series who have been watching encore presentations over the last several months,

So, happy to hear from Nancy on GH’s safe return for cast and crew?  Comment below.

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wonderful ! Let’s start the show

As an alcoholic/addict, I am anxious to see Alexis’ relapse. They had just opened that Pandora’s box before all this mess happened.

PAGING , (the one, the only ) DR ! Neil Byrne NAKED !

well… would Alexis take ? Joe Flanigan , is still – A MaN – of mystery!!!! and I don’t MiNd.

yet
till
boffo ; the thrill tryst tantalize IS ALL THEIR… should GH Writers Yield !

God don’t stifle Alexis , again … since she’s continually propped… let’s go their… as long as her oh so trying daughters are not continually drawn in to … let’s make this an adult feature… Dr. Neil Byrne, is human fodder… TICK TOCK swing the pendulum ; this man SHOULD BE … ON

at his ALL 6’2″ 53 years of zeal…. passion leased

I HOPE .. the writers have better sense… CLEAN SLATE …. people… to see what @GH WRITERS have in mind… to tune in.

surely… it’s still more of the never ending vicious cycle of Sonny AND Carly ?

OH God… it’s pure angst… add in dullard Michael AND Josslyn. WOW ! ? what a way to give the fan back…. less is more

i’ll take Alexis and Dr. Neil
i’ll take Valentin AND again we’ll go Nina
i’ll take Ned and Olivia
i’ll take Julian ; bring back Britta

they just suck – Sonny and Carly ; Jason and Sam ; Finn expletive AND sunk so low Anna.

Tears for Maurice Benard… as he yields forgotten son makes do with Max Gail.

THIS IS THE LAST DAYS OF… I THINK

SO JUST WHAT DOES @abc ; @disney ; @General Hospital… have in store ? LOL

let’s see how they mind the store… distract , bring heart, entwine… MIX

one hope

This is good news! Now that all of the daytime drama’s are back to work (DOOL starts taping again in September), they are not the only show’s that have gone back to taping and airing new episodes. So has ‘Restaurant Impossible’ that stars Chef Robert Irvine on the Food Network. That show starts airing new episodes on Thursday night this week. Very much looking forward to that!

I don’t watch the cooking shows very often, but it seems to me that those would be the easiest thing to produce even in a pandemic. The chef usually works alone, and odds are they all have a decent kitchen in their homes, so it would be just as easy to film from there.

At least she had four months to work on her memoir during the time off.

Good to hear.
Now, if only there was some news about when her book will drop.
Just finished Maurice’s.

How was Maurice’s book? It’s definitely been on my list of books I want to check out.

Maurices book is good in so many ways but if I was u get the audio version. In maurices own voice

I am sure everyone will be fine unless you have underlying health issues you will survive it is not a death sentence everyone I know who has contacted it have survived the mass hysteria is nuts let’s move on take the precautions and let’s get living again ! Never have I seen such fear and it’s nuts I can’t stand the media they should be ashamed of themselves

k/Kay…And I’m sure your comment is great solace to all of the mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, husbands and wives who have lost a loved one of the 150,000+ deaths by today’s count…the highest in the world. If anyone is nuts it’s those who have never taken this seriously since day one and even now do not show the decency or leadership to protect their fellow citizens let alone themselves.

150,000 people have died. The man occupying the White House said 15 people would get the Coronavirus and then it would magically disappear. He suggested people inject themselves with disinfectant to kill the virus. He pushed the views of a doctor that says the government is using Alien DNA to treat Coronavirus patients, and that Ovarian Cancer is caused by women having sex in their dreams with witches and demons. Someone should be ashamed of themselves, and it’s not the media.

For the record, I’ve asked around the office, and none of the demons here have any idea what that crazy “doctor” is babbling about.

“Everyone I know who has contacted it have survived.” That is the most self-centered American (or human) viewpoint I know. “Just because it hasn’t affected me or my circle, it’s not worth worrying about.” The world is so much bigger than each person’s little corner of it. Be GRATEFUL that your friends/family have survived. PRAY and BE COMPASSIONATE toward the many people unknown to you who have suffered a terrible loss. And DO WHAT YOU CAN to make sure that you can continue to say everyone you know has survived. Peace.

So KKK, according to you, it’s ok for people who have underlying health issues to die? What the hell is wrong with you? It is not an innocent opinion. It is hate speech. The world has enough hate. We don’t need it here too.

I hear you Micheal and I sincerely apologize for my harsh tone. It was not slander, if you look up the definition of slander. But it was rude. I appreciate what you do on this site. I only wish you didn’t allow repeated hate-inciting posts from K/Kay. I fully agree that such commentary has nothing to do with soaps and does not belong here. If you stopped her, I wouldn’t have commented. I will not comment again. Good luck.

Herman Cain went to the Tulsa Nuremberg rally in late June and bragged about how he and most others there weren’t wearing masks, and how it was all a hoax. By July 3 he was in the hospital.

Herman Cain got out of the hospital today. He’s currently in my office, filling out Hell’s standard 666 page immigration forms. He got that fresh hot Covid 19 death pizza delivered in 30 days or less.

Now Louie Gohmert (dumbest mortal in the US congress) might be looking at a similar fate. And those are just the names you know. There is now about one death per minute in the US from Covid 19. And most of them could have been prevented, if there wasn’t such a resistance to the established medical facts from the Orange Imbecile & his followers.

JESUS take the wheel and your social media accounts. There are long lasting health issues due to contracting the coronavirus. It’s not the common cold you can just shrug off. And even to much of that takes it till whether you know it or not. All illness takes a lasting toll on the body. This one more than others. I just can’t.

That is not what I was saying how dare you I was Not minimizing deaths I was simply saying when you have underlying conditions you need to quarantine ! Get over yourselves You sure have no problem with people burning and destroying businesses t hat are operated by black lives that are making a living ! Do you have any idea how many lives you have destroyed ??? I bet not because it’s not In your narrative ! I have heard enough but no I will not ever post here again

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.

 

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GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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