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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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brian
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brian

wonderful ! Let’s start the show

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

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

Patrick
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Patrick

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

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… Read more »

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

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!

Satan
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Satan

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.

Charday
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Charday

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

Rodd
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Rodd

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

Dan
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Dan

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

k/Kay
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k/Kay

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

rose
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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.

Dan
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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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

“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.

soapfan
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soapfan

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.

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

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.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Perform In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan’s performances? Comment below.

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Exec Prod Frank Valentini On GH’s Return with New Episodes: “There is a Bang and a Surprise and a Twist”

Monday, General Hospital will finally be airing a new episode – the first in months due to COVID-19 – which had previously shut down production of the show.  Now with safety protocols in place, GH will become the first ABC network show back on TV with original installments.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini spoke to ABC 7 Los Angeles’ entertainment guru George Pennacchio on the legacy soap opera’s return and picking up the story where things left off.

Valentini offered up for Monday’s episode: “The very first few seconds of the show, I think, will blow a lot of the audience’s mind because there’s a big surprise that we inserted in.”

Meanwhile, viewers know that their is a major custody case going on for Wiley/Jonah, and that Mike’s (Max Gail) battle with Alzheimer’s could wrap in the coming months if the story continues as it had before the shut down.

However, Valentini shared that fans have some very exciting things to look forward to on GH: “There is a bang and a surprise and a twist and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

In addition, Pennacchio reports that the GH Nurses’ Ball will return sometime in August, which usually airs in May, but didn’t, because of COVID-19 this past spring.

As to how GH will handle the love scenes, the kisses, and the intimate moments between characters which are a staple of the genre during the health crisis, Frank expressed:”Physical intimacy is limited.  We’re going to leave a lot more to the imagination.”

So, what surprises do you think are in store as previewed by Valentini when GH returns with new episodes? Comment below.

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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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