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RATINGS: General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful Show Gains!

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The ratings are in for the week of April 16-20th, and General Hospital is in the plus column gaining the most viewers for the week of all four soaps adding + 11,000, and also gaining eyeballs in the key 18-49 female demo.   Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, the number two soap remained firmly in its spot and gained +4,000.

Both The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives suffered only small viewer setbacks, and all and all it was a decent week for soaps.  Y&R only lost -5,000, while DAYS was only -7,000 viewers.  Of course, we want to see all the ratings on the positive side, but its been a very rocky road lately in the ratings … period!

But let us know, do you think viewers are finally catching on to the revitalization of General Hospital, even though its horrendous lead-in The Revolution continues to air?  Do you think The Bold and the Beautiful’s pill-popping Hope has got some viewers tuned-in?  And, what parts of Y&R and DAYS are still turning you off?   Weigh in!  To view the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network click here!

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toscanti
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toscanti

ON Y&R Daisey is the worst character and actress on TV. I literally FF through her scenes and there is no one able to write well enough to turn the character around as long as the current actress plays this role. HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

This is good news ,we need to get those ratings up even higher and general hospital has to be the number one soap,I do believe a lot of one life to live fans are tuning in so the cross overs are helping to bring in more viewers.That’s a good thing ,I also feel that the mob stories are being put on the back burner ,heck I’m starting to like Sonny again and its been a while since I’ve said that,At the moment I am pissed off at jason ,the way he is treating Sam ,she lied to protect him and… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

I don’t watch Y&R but lately these last two weeks I have not been feeling General Hospital ,Im turned off by the Kate/Connie storyline,The Murder trial bored the heck out of me last week.

Im still loving Days more and more each day.I don’t watch B*B either.

David
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David

I stopped watching yr cause they dragged out that who killed Diane too long most boring soap in my opinion GH the best it was AMC but :'(

Rob
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Rob

The best soap is GH now that OLTL veterans are now on the canvas. I agree the Diane murder storyline is what caused me to give up on Y&R.

TommyBoy
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TommyBoy

Y&R has too many characters that I just don’t care about. Cane & Lily are so boring, no one wants to see Devon, Roxanne, Tucker, Ashley, Neil, and Harmony slow dancing in Devon’s studio. Give me more Adam, Chelsea, Nikki, Jack, Phyllis, Nick, Jill, Katherine, and Sharon. And let Tricia Dennison out of jail or wherever she is, we need some good crazy to stir things up in Genoa City, not mopey Daisy.

me
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me

“Revitalization” of GH? As in, non-stop Sonny/Carly/Jason/Kate for over a week and a half? Just as it has been for the past 20 years? As in, a possible rape victim being expected to apologize to her husband for how it affects HIM? As in, a man having sex with a mentally ill woman being used as a plot device for “entertainment”? As in, reducing talented actors such as Jane Elliot and Nancy Lee Grahn to 2-bit day players? Sucking up to this new regime that doesn’t deserve it is ridiculous. The show is bad, and the ratings bear that out.

barbara t
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barbara t

Me, that sounds like all the daytime plots that make a good soap opera,Im pissed at jason ,sam should come first and johnny knows kate is nuts and should have backed off her connie advances,That makes me want to tune in ,its going to be a very long weekend can’t wait till monday afternoon and I tune in to see the new and very much improved general hospital.

Cindy
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Cindy

Me, I totally disagree. GH has turned around 100% since Frank and Ron came onboard. It’s actually watchable now!

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree with you Cindy.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Still have to have less mobster/gangster stories…But overall a definite improvement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ann bonari
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ann bonari

You’re right cindy, I completely agree….I was bored the last couple of years with all the sonny drama. I was always devoted to watching One life to live,, but now that they brought in a writer and some of our characters it is so much better…Winning ABC, your never going to get ratings on another replacement show…Admit it Anne sweeny, your taste is BAD TASTE!!!

Rob
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Rob

Wait until Tea Delgado and Todd Manning show up tomorrow (05/09/12) YES.

Cindy
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Cindy

What is wrong with DOOL? How much time do you have? LOL I started watching DOOL 40 years ago and have been as faithful as possible throughout the years. The glory days are definitely distant memories. I really think, bottom line, the problem is NBC and Ken Corday. He just doesn’t have that magic touch that his parents had and refuses to relinquish control to those more talented. Also, NBC interferes way to much with the storylines. The best thing going now is Will’s story, and word is, they are dropping it. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

Patrick
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Patrick

The funniest thing for me on DOOL… Is: Ms. Femme Fetale Hot about Town Abby Deveraux…. even her name reeks all that… she’s Miss Temptress 2012…. LOL… her story line with Austin was a hoot….. Austin makes me laugh… his mannerisms.. were hilarious… and to laugh out loud… is a good thing…. Ms do right Jennifer is Ms Frigid… since she bumped back in to town. Abby’s new gig with Lexie’s brother is too much information HOT! cat’s meow! hearing that carrie and austin are leaving…. again… and they’re from prominent families in salem… is a real bummer… they’re older,… Read more »

Avelina
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Avelina

I agree 100% with your comment

barbara t
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barbara t

Sometimes I think that who ever owns the soaps should hire the fans to write all the stories,we know what we want and how to present it ,who should fall in love and who should not ,who should stay who should go,who is good and who is the bad guy.I like Will’s story to ,Why they would drop it makes no sense ,where did you hear that?What a shame and all the characters they are getting rid of makes no sense and lexi dying is sad.

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RJ4

It is concerning that Days ratings are considerably down from last year. Actually, I do think it is better than last year, and recently it has improved from a few weeks ago with some of the storylines, scenes, and character interactions. I am sorry that they dropped some story lines, there are long gaps between story lines, etc. but this last week it seemed to be better. That concern is that with the low ratings and the decrease from last year the network will get tired of this, and pull the plug even if Days keeps trying to improve. Anyway,… Read more »

Elhu
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Elhu

I am a GH fan, but I am happy to see all of the soaps ratings getting better, or hanging in there. As I have said on this site many times before, whatever your favorite soaps are, please tune in and support them. As for the news on GH’s ratings, I am happy that they have gone up. I am enjoying the storylines, and I also think that people are willing to invest in GH once again, now that it has been renewed for at least a year.

Cindy
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Cindy

I adore GH. It has really been kicking it lately. Frank and Ron have really turned it around. Michael Easton (John McBain) has been a huge success, too. Even Luke has been great lately. And I am definitely Team Connie. I hope Connie is the real deal and that Kate is the alter. Connie is a hoot!

barbara t
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barbara t

Connie is fun, isnt she?It is so nice that general hospital is watchable again.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Love watching John Mcbain on GH…Still into wearing his black clothes…But the other day he had on a blue shirt….Hmmmmm!!!

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I’m just waiting for the shiz to hit the fan when the old Phyllis story line rears its head in the next few weeks!! Good times abound for our favorite Genoa City denizens as we approach May Sweeps! Hang tight, people! Can’t wait for the fall out!!! 🙂

stephanie
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stephanie

What is not working on Days? News that still hurts is the firing of Matt Ashford, Christie Clark, Patrick Muldoon, and Sarah Brown, while bringing on a never-known sibling for a character that’s dying! Also, the un-balanced airing of certain characters, we see EJ every day, but haven’t seen Marlena and John more then one or twice a week, and where’s Jack and Jen? And a longterm character like Kayla is lately relegated to not much more than being a waitress. Do we care enough about Gabi that we are invested in her obsession with Chad? “YAWN”.

Kathy N
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Kathy N

I know, I hope Lucas isn’t next. They brought all these characters back to boost ratings. Now they have new writers…. I am hoping that they do justice. I only recently started watching regularly (watched on SoapNet once in a while and read SOD enough to keep up). I want Sami and Lucas back together. EJ and Nicole work well and Rafe can either leave with Carrie and take his horrible sister with him or maybe bring on a veteran new character for him. There isn’t anyone else to pair him with.

lisa
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lisa

I don’t watch B&B or DOOL. Some things on Y&R irk me to no end – SORAS ,I hate NuKyle . Tired of the whole Niki/Victor rehash,the Daisy storyline..I don’t like Ricky he’s such a jerk, not crazy about putting Harmony with Neil (even tho there’s no chemistry with Sofia). I would like to see Adam and Chelsea together…I really like them as a couple. Pair Sharon with someone other than a Newman. I would love to have Ronan come back too. GH – Bring on Todd (Holy crap where is he ? give us an air date). Wrap this… Read more »

Kathy N
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Kathy N

I agree with you totally. I just don’t want Anna with John because he is with Natalie… They need to bring her to PC. Tea is set to come to PC I believe this coming week. Todd isn’t far behind. But, how can he come back unless we reveal that Victor is alive….

Shelly
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Shelly

Whats working/ Whats Not (Only My Opinion!!): DAYS: Working- Will’s storyline and his protrayer; Chandler Massey (Do not drop this!!). Lexie’s brain tumor (this is powerful stuff that affects so many characters. so sorry to lose Renee Jones). EJ and Sami together. Carrie being tormented (she’s been perfect way too long), having the hots for Rafe. Adrienne Zuker’s needy, sad, lonely, perpetually kicked- to- the- face Nicole. She does it so well. (Kudos to Days for portraying morning sickness realistically; we all throw up the first few months, not just faint). What’s Not: The whole Bo/Hope/Marlena/John & Stefano mess. It’s… Read more »

Brandy
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Brandy

You hit it all bang on, I agree with both what is and isnt working. I do however think its very normal that the potray someone uncomfortable with Will coming out and hope they show him have a change of heart later on. Its sadly very realistic to life as its not smooth sailing when they do.

Shelly
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Shelly

I agree Brandy. I guess I wasn’t real clear about the Roman thing. I pointed that out because I thought it would be an interesting part of an already terrific story that needs to be explored. It’s right there in front of them and they should take advantage of it. I should also mention although I’m loving Lexie’s storyline, I hate the idea out-of-nowhere new brother. What? And I’ll say it again. It was just totally unreal that at least Caroline wasn’t by her son’s side when he was waking from the coma. It’s dumb stuff like that is what’s… Read more »

Kathy N
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Kathy N

I have started watching Days regularly now that I don’t have All My Children and One Life to Live. I still watch Y&R some but its been rather dull lately that I found myself switching to Lifetime to watch a movie instead. General Hospital is the best its been in years. Yes the Llanview have helped but the regular cast Carly, Sonny, Kate and Johnny are must see. Keep up the good work GH

Brandy
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Brandy

so true Kathy I started watvhing Day and I still and always will watch GH loving it right now, a def must see!!! I totally agree about Y&R its boring I no longer watch it I listen to it while doing other things and will soon be ff or turning it right off when they pair Victor with Sharon. I think someone has it out for Sharon Case as this turn of events will destroy her character and there is no coming back from that. He has been potrayed as a father figure and her as a daughter so they… Read more »

Bart
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Bart

What’s not working on “Y & R”? Three words – Maria Arena Bell!! How do you solve a problem like Maria??? GET RID OF HER AND HER CO-HACKS HOGAN SHEFFER & SCOTT “My Name is NOT Earl” HAMNER! The show is over-bloated with new characters that nobody gives a damn about – they were created to push the plot-driven offal MAB has been shoveling at us for over 3 years! Get rid of Genevieve, Tucker, Sofia, Daisy, Avery, Ricky, Chelsea and all the other go-nowhere characters this current regime has created. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WORKING!! Stop telling stupid… Read more »

Shelly
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Shelly

Agreed. I enjoyed the Abbott baby drama this week and I actually watched a little more than usual. It was also great to see a vet (Lauren) get some much needed screen time even if it meant suffering through Daisy & Ricky. They have to get back to the core families. Funny how Kyle left at Christmas as an 8 year old, and he’s back 5 months later as an 18 year old (In another 6 months, he’ll be CEO of something and ordering martinis at the Genoa City Athletic Club). Yes, they’ve ruined the character of Jill and now… Read more »

Brandy
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Brandy

HShe is also breaking up lauren and Michael and I thinkg she has something against Sharon Case because she is going to totally destroy her character when she pairs her with Victor a father figure its absolutely disgusting and an assassination of this long time character. I will not watch it just the thought makes me sick. I wont talk about age but the fahter/daughter relationship they have always had are you friggin kidding me who the heck would want to sleep with someone that they look up to as a father or someone that they think of as a… Read more »

Brandy
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Brandy

I know more veiwers are going to turn the station or hit the FF button when the idiots at Y&R pair Victor with Sharon romantically. It is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!! I am not going to jusdge age facter but I will judge the fact htat he has been a father figure to her and she is like a daughter. I honeslty have to agree with other posts I read that someone on te team has it out for Sharon Case. The character will never live this down and it total assassination of a character that has been on for years. I… Read more »

k. ward
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k. ward

I’m glad to see the slight improvement of General Hospital, especially since its ratings were no better than the other soaps of ‘All my Children, Days of Our Lives and One life to Live.’ Why A.B.C. kept that soap….(remember when GH was the only soap on A.B.C. T.V., well it’s reverted back to that time again.)…. and cancelled the other two is beyond my understanding, when it should have been the other way around. Keep AMC and OLTL, cancel GH, but that’s only my opinion. Since GH is saved for now and have brought on board some of the characters… Read more »

Shelly
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Shelly

I hate to say this. If I see Victor and Sharon rolling in the sack, I’m changing the channel. What is WRONG with those writers? He is (or should be) a father figure for her. He is her children’s grandfather for God’s sake!

Alley
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Alley

I”ll be tuning back into GH when Todd arrives. However, if Blair doesn’t show up soon after then I’ll be tuning out again. In March, Todd vowed to never stop trying to ‘put them back together’. That’s what I want to see – Todd reclaiming his One True Babe. If that doesn’t happen, I’m sure I won’t be the only TnB fan who feels cheated, and I won’t be the only one NOT watching GH.

barbara t
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barbara t

How do you guys do that?How do you get mad at something on the show your watching then pick up and leave ?I cant do that ,I turned on general hospital 49 years ago and through those years including the mob stories that I didnt like tuned in the next day,I just cant give up watching because I dont like a story, or a soap star left. or isnt going to be on.If I did that I would not be able to watch anything.The only thing I have done as far as viewing shows is I gave up on watching… Read more »

Alley
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Alley

I stopped watching GH a long time ago. The mob centric story was just too much for me, and IMHO the show was a shadow of its former greatness. As an avid watcher of OLTL and a fan of TnB I decided to watch GH again when they arrived in March. I hope TPTB come to their senses and realize that Todd doesn’t make sense with anyone except Blair. I’ve watched Todd when he wasn’t with Blair, and it’s not pretty.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I agree with Alley. For me personally, I don’t see how breaking up OLTL’s popular and beloved couples is going to attract OLTL fans, who are new to GH or those who haven’t watched GH in many years. I’m a TnB fan and a Blair fan in general. I’m waiting to see if Blair comes back before getting invested in GH.

Alley
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Alley

I’m with you, Jennifer. I won’t get too invested either.

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree alley,Todd should be with blair,I heard from a few posts here that kassie doesnt want to move to california so that could be the reason,I hope that isnt true .If you didnt watch general hospital I can understand not watching it, I watched all the abc soaps one life to live was my favorite and that soap will remain my favorite .General hospital is getting good again after years of mob abuse.Ron is doing his best to make the oltl fans happy,So we are off to a good start.we have todd, tea, starr, john, General hospital has history… Read more »

Alley
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Alley

Actually, Kassie said she’d be open to a return to GH. There was a big dust-up over a story in SID where they said she didn’t to work at GH. They’ve since retracted the story and had an interview with Kassie setting the record straight. IMO, Kassie is a class act and a great actress. They’re stupid not to bring her to GH. TnB are a supercouple – not having them together is a disservice to their characters and the fans who love them.

barbara t
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barbara t

I remember I read it,I hope she is one of the crossovers and they give her a contract soon so we don’t loose her to some other project,Kassie is a class act she was one of my favorites in landview ,maybe they are bringing her over just not right now, they have to give todd, starr, tea, and john time to fit in which I think they are doing a good job getting it done .Im looking at it like this, todd and blair were always on again off again then back together again,she is mad at todd and she… Read more »

Shirley Broome
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Shirley Broome

Way to go GH and B&B! The Young and the Restless and Bold and Beautiful may not be my cup of tea; but, I watch to support the CBS soap fans. Besides, they are daytime soaps, and any soap is better then…”NO SOAP!”

Gloria E
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Gloria E

Shirley, ITA with you, except B&B is awful though..what a bunch of horrible weak female characters.(Steffy & Hope & their moms are just as bad you would think they would be old enuff to know better).all fighting over men & the men participating in that. Bill is disgusting (as is Liam make up your damn mind fool!!)…..I started watching B&B, DOOL & Y&R when AMC & OLTL were cancelled..out of the three I like Y&R & I really like Adam & Chelsea…Nikki, Lilly, Daisy, Sofia are boring..The writing for Jack does leave something to be desired..DOOL I think Carrie, Hope,… Read more »

Gloria E
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Gloria E

Oh & I meant John McBain from OLTL is there too & he is soo good…his scenes with Tony Geary Traci & Finola are great!!! I love the saracastic yet funny remarks he makes with all the characters(Sonny Max etc)…great writing from OLTL guys..It would be great to see Natalie there duke it out with some of the female characters in GH….I just miss OLTL & AMC..Sooooooooo much..

Joe
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Joe

LOVING Anna, Heather Webber, Luke, Tracey, Carly, Johnny and Kate/Connie. Seeing Kate reading the book “Yes She D.I.D.” with Viki/Niki & jess/Tess on the cover was genius! LOVE

Doug
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Doug

I went back to Days after many years to see how they would handle the Will story. The writing in that area is excellent, but there are too many boring characters and stupid plots. Characters such as Kate are ruined (did she really think she could hide anything from Steffeno?). Cut the stupid stories and boring characters. Use Kate, Marlena, Hope, John and Bo in real stories that have a bit of depth and make the characters look intelligent. Just reading the synopsis of Y&R in SOD makes me yawn. Again, too many newer characters who are a snooze and… Read more »

JewelH
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JewelH

Sure fire way to kill GH. Bring on the characters from a dead soap that some fans never watched because they never liked that soap or characters in the first place. Fast-forwarded through the beginning scenes with the OLTL characters, watched happily when they seemed to disappear, and now ff again as the OLTL characters are back with a vengeance. I’d like to watch GH to keep it alive but it is appearing that the writers are set on killing off the GH storyline already. Really, I only watch bits and pieces right now with the emphasis being given to… Read more »

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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