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Nathan Varni Shares He Is No Longer ABC Programming Exec Overseeing General Hospital

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For the last seven years, General Hospital fans came to know Nathan Varni, who was the ABC executive from their programming department who oversaw the ABC daytime drama series for the network.

But news overnight from Varni himself revealed that he will no longer be assigned to GH, but will continue on with other primetime series; several of which he was already working with before his exit from GH.  The Executive Director, Current Programming ABC at Walt Disney Television shared his departure from the soap, via social media. Vicki Dummer remains the Head of Current Programming, ABC Entertainment, who is in charge of GH, whom Nathan worked under.

On Varni’s Facebook page he shared the following message:  “To the many fantastic General Hospital fans I’m friends with here on Facebook: First, I hope you’re healthy and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.  I share bittersweet news that I am no longer overseeing GENERAL HOSPITAL for ABC’s programming department. I was with the show for seven years, covering more than 2,000 of its record-breaking 14,600+ episodes. In that time, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person, and loved interacting with even more of you online, including here.

I have learned so much from you all, and can’t accurately describe how much I appreciate and admire your collective loyalty to the show. Thank you for your interest, kindness and spirited opinions on the direction of stories. I hope you will continue watching and enjoying the show for decades to come. Additionally, I offer my love and deepest gratitude to GH’s incredible cast, writers, producers, directors and production staff. They are truly the best in the business, and their love of the genre makes my heart full.  Until we meet again.- Nathan”

Vanri added what he will be working on with the following:  “P.S. I’m still with ABC and will continue day-to-day oversight of other series, including Grey’s AnatomyThe ConnersHow to Get Away With Murder and a new show, The Baker and the Beauty, that premieres Monday (April 13) at 10/9c. I hope you’ll tune in and share your thoughts!”

So, share your thoughts on Nathan’s exit overseeing GH for the programming department at ABC via the comment section

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Get rid of the damn writers!! GH is a Boring and going downhill! Dragging stories out waaaaay toooo looong! ESPECIALLY the stinking stupid annoying nelle CRAP!! I’ve stopped watching after THIRTY FIVE YEARS‼️‼️‼️‼️ SAD❗️

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I like the Nelle crap. I would have agreed with you if you had said the Sonny , Carly , Jason , and Sam crap!

Annie
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They’re Worth watching, ahole nelle IS NOT

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I didn’t call you a name because you were expressing your opinion and I respect that. I believe that Nelle is worth watching the same as you believe the others are.

Annie
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Gee, thanks for not calling me a name!!!

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You’re welcome!

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just because.… I’ve “quit” two shows.. in my lifetime… 1. Young & Restless : after Michael Muhney and Sharon Case… broke up, after coming back from New Orlean’. ???? just kaput singled them out… especially, when Michael Muhney was alleged misconduct. have NO interest in going back… till the demise of Victor Newman 2. GH is smothering us with Sonny AND Carly ; Michael, Joss, Jason, Sam, Finn, Franco. just had it. no more… if Sonny and Carly fall on deaf ears… I don’t need to watch I DO HOPE that this guy who quit or is moving on… had… Read more »

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Sounds like maybe you should find another show!! Sonny & Carly are MAIN CHARACTERS and Definitely worth watching

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Did Chloe lanier i hear had the Covid-19 virus?-how she doing now!!!

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Change is always needed at the executive level but the writers have provided some very good material for the actors. Agree that some stories take too long. Move them along and provide better super couples for romance and some mystery storylines. GH will dominate the acting EMMY categories in the coming months.

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I don’t think anybody is supervising GH right now. I realize they’re trying to squeeze out as many episodes as they can before they run out entirely, but when you only have 35 minutes (minus commercials) to work with it as it is, and then literally every scene is now padded with a ridiculous number of flashbacks, it’s really killing the continuity of the episodes. I think we’re going to have to start producing network programming here in Hell where the coronavirus is not a factor, because there will literally be nothing on TV if this dragonshit lasts much longer.… Read more »

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Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

Check out Erin’s Instagram gallery post below.

Then, share your congratulations and well-wishes for Adam and Erin via the comment section.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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