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Rebecca Herbst OUT at General Hospital!

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And in more shocking news this week, General Hospital darling, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) has been given her walking papers by the series!  The official word came via twitter from ABC Soaps In Depth, but here is what we know, Rebecca will be exiting the ABC sudser this coming March.  She has played Elizabeth for 14 years.

An ABC Spokesperson told Soaps In Depth, “Storyline dictates the exit of Elizabeth Webber this spring. The next few months promise to be a ‘not to miss’ story for the character. We at ABC and GH wish Rebecca Herbst nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”

So there goes any chance for Liason fans out the window or even a Lucky/Liz reunion somewhere down the line! So what do you think the powers-that-be have in store to wrap up Becky Herbst’s story? Let us know!

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Kelly
Kelly

It is extremely disheartening that GH has let Becky Herbst go. I feel that GH has such little regard for their veteran actors so as a result I have decided to no longer be a GH viewer. GH has disappointed me for the last time.

Eileen
Eileen

I second that! I am tired of General Hospital doing their mob storylines and axing every good character that gets in its way. They managed to completely trash her character before letting her go. What a class act GH firing a woman right after having a baby. I refuse to watch this show any longer. While theyre going around making these changes they should change the name too. This isnt a hospital show anymore its the Sonny, Jason and Carly show. Give me a break…

Heather
Heather

I third that! I have not been watching GH for awhile (maybe 3 months or so) and now this is just one more reason to NEVER watch GH again!

jessica o.
jessica o.

i 4th that…they should Not have fired her and i don’t understand why they r keeping th and not oltl and amc!!!???

bertramsey
bertramsey

I’m with you! GH writers refuse to give the fans what we want. They just keep pushing Sonny and anybody in his orbit, which did not include Elizabeth. That lifestyle was too “dangerous” for her and her children. But bringing back Jonathan Jackson and then a year later getting rid of Becky Herbst?! And keeping (lame) Siobhan and Brooklynn? What kind of lunacy is this?!

Natalie
Natalie

I’m disgusted at the way she has been treated. Becky was a loyal member of GH family, never moaned or whinged about her storyline even when it was a completel WTF to the character. She did her job and did it 150% every time. Storylined dictated? Translation we can’t sell the unsellable couples we currently have and the big names we brought back have not brought in the ratings so lets just screw Becky over and in the process we can trash the Elizabeth character because we don’t need that fanbase anyway. GOOD LUCKU with that you MRONSt

Cee
Cee

Beautifully stated! with your permission, I would love to share this with my friends… I think it is exactly how we are all feeling right now!

Natalie
Natalie

Absolutely…please share with anyone you would like. Becky deserves every bit of the support she is getting

Dana
Dana

PERFECT post. JJ flopped, VM flopped, Jasam BOMBED and somehow a woman not involved with ANY of them is fired in the hopes that if she leaves, somehow the past 2 years of NO Liason interaction and all Jasam pimping will now work? Hmm. Same with Sucky. Lucky and the Spitter are bombing. So getting rid of a woman that basically has NO interaction with them will change that?

Frons is a genius. 1.7’s will be considered GOOD when this is all said and done. CYA GH.

yvonne
yvonne

ITA She always gave her best, always tried to sell whatever garbage they gave her and did it with grace and without bad-mouthing them. She was a bright light on a dark depressing show. I really believe in the long run; she is the winner.

Tonya
Tonya

I have no words to this dumb move by the higer ups and Frons cause this all reeks agenda. I am no longer watching or supporting this show and the ABC network and Disney because if they actually listen to the fans they would know that Becky Herbst is loved. I wish Becky the best and will follow her where she goes. This is the reason the soaps are dying out because of the people in charge think they know what we want to see. I am so hurt and pissed off that we have been screwed again.

Cee
Cee

AMEN!

Nancy
Nancy

Idiots…will be watching whichever soap is lucky enough to get Rebecca…she’s a class act…love her.
good luck gH…direction you’re going you’re gonna need it…won’t be watching again…never seen a soap let go of talented actors and keep “others”….unbelievable…

anissa
anissa

TIIC shot themselves in the foot with this stupid move. They’re are a lot of angry fans out there that will more than likely turn off their tvs. This agenda driven soap is in for rude awakening if they think Liz/Becky fans will continue to watch the drivel Guza & his minions will be putting out on our screens in the next few weeks. Bad business move & their low ratings will continue to tell the story. I won’t be watching!!!

Angela
Angela

“So what do you think the powers-that-be have in store to wrap up Becky Herbst’s story?”

I am afraid the powers-that-be are going to continue to ruin Elizabeth all the way to the end.

She’s always been thrown under the bus for someone. First there was Courtney. Elizabeth and Jason were well on their way to being together when the show suddenly switched directions and put Jason with Courtney and Elizabeth with Ric.

Then there was Sam in 2008. Jason and Elizabeth were once again this close to being a couple when in November 2008 Jason is suddenly thrust into scene after scene for the last TWO years with Sam when Elizabeth isn’t even allowed to breathe the same air as Jason.

Finally, there was Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky. Jackson returned to General Hospital and every one of Lucky’s past misdeeds was miraculously forgotten and Lucky got to once again verbally attack and abuse Elizabeth.

In summer 2007 Brian Frons gave an interview previewing the stories for fall. His comments, while not outright,were quite blatant in regards to his disdain and disrespect for the character of Elizabeth Webber. It’s easy to believe he had something to do with Rebecca Herbst’s firing.

It is a sad, sad day for General Hospital when it fires a talented actress days after hiring yet another unknown.

Linda
Linda

I think that this is pathetic to let ABC or GH lose a talented actress. This just makes me not want to watch this pathetic excuse of a show anymore. GH needs to be the next soap that gets cancelled.

beccab
beccab

I’m furious with GH for this decision. I’m not a big fan of LIz, but this show has lost too many legacy characters already. Liz has such potential as a character, and there is NO REASON why “storyline” would dictate that she leaves. Good writers know how to craft dramatic stories without axing one of the few remaining legacy characters, one with a HUGE fan base. I love this show, and I’m really afraid this decision could be a major blow to its health.

Di
Di

Again GH doesn’t fail to disappoint. Storyline dictated is complete bs. There was more than enough story for the character of Liz Webber. Goes to show agenda and politics are running ABC soaps. All I can say is they finally made it easy for me to walk away for GOOD. With no RH to watch, there is no reason to . Giving up GH for good is now an easy thing to do . Adios GH. Hello Y and R 🙂

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

I am sadden and heart broken by the news that they would do this to actress who has been loyal to General Hospital. I have been viewer of GH for over 25 years. This was the last straw for this viewer who was hoping that GH would turn the stories around. Its a sad day for not only Elizabeth fans, Liason or LL2 but for viewers who love the vets and history of GH. She was character who tied to major families Webbers, Hardy, Q’s, Morgan and Spensers. Is GH trying to wipe out the old in order to bring in the new ?

sassy1971
sassy1971

It’s a crime, that such a popular actress is thrown under the bus, not because fan’s don’t love her, I’ve been a fan for 14 years. But personal agenda’s. It’s a sad day at Gh and they have lost a long time fan.

Amy
Amy

I am so disgusted with this show! I can’t believe they would disrespect an actress who has been nothing but wonderful to them and the show. No way do I believe it is storyline dictated. Elizabeth is a core character! She is tied to the Webber/Hardy’s and the Quartermaines. There are still paternity reveals. There is plenty to write for her..this show is just too stupid or ignorant to do it. This is one fan who is done with General Hospital for good!

Cassandra Crisp
Cassandra Crisp

It’s truly a shame that GH would fire such a loyal and fabulous actress in Becky Herbst. She made the character of Elizabeth Webber lovable to garner such a huge, huge fanbase. This is a huge travesty and I guarantee it will come back to bite GH, the executes (yes I’m talking about you Mr. Frons & Ms. Phelps) in the behind.

She was one of the core actresses for this show and you have now ripped that core away from the show and the viewers who watch. It’s going to be a shame to see this show, that I’ve watched for over 40 years plummett in the ratings. Becky is hard to replace and no newbie or new face is ever going to replace her in many viewers mind and hearts.

Bren
Bren

I will not be watching Becky’s “exit story”. I have already deleted GH from my dvr. For me, this was the proverbial last nail in the coffin.

Becky, you are beautiful inside and out. You were the last reason I hung on to trying to watch GH. I will follow you wherever you end up. Your fans adore you. Thank you for all your amazing work.

To the powers that be over at Prospect? You are idiots and your inability to understand or care what fans want or like is now clear. Loyalty works both ways. I’m only one fan and I’m a fan who is not in your precious demographic so I’m sure you could care less. I hope you choke on your low ratings.

Christian
Christian

They’ll write her a villain or kill her off so Jason and Sam can have Jake. Her firing has agenda written all over it. Erin Chambers getting contract just days ago is another smack to Becky’s face IMO. Never thought Jonathan returning would mean Becky’s exit, not after giving 14 loyal years to GH-she never left, never heard of her complaining. I am a Liason and LL2 fan personally, but I love Elizabeth pairing or no pairing. This GH fan is out.

Jamie
Jamie

Wow, it stinks ! Get rid of Sonny and Brenda and Brooklynn, Liz is much prettier and has better reasons to be there. Why does GH and AMC writers screw up good things.
Sorry Liz that u were let go. You are a great actress. I will miss you. I will turn the channel when Brenda/Brooklynn and Sonny are on !

laura
laura

its a black day in soaps with this news…GH has made a big mistake with this move
I know that as as an elizabeth fan from day 1…..as of today i am done with GH

Dana
Dana

And Jasam will STILL BOMB. When you have to get rid of the competition because your couple pulls 1.7’s how the hell do you think getting rid of her will suddenly make them successful? Only Brian Frons is that brilliant 🙂 Lucky & the Redhead and Jason and the baby stalker will STILL TANK. BH didn’t have anything to do with the failure of both.

kelly
kelly

I’m very disappointed in abc. They have let go the only reason that I watch GH. Well no longer. My thoughts and prayer are go out to Becky and her family. Becky when you find another Job please let your fan know.

Kiki
Kiki

I’m terribly saddened and angered by the complete disrespect ABC Daytime has for its actors and its fans. Rebecca Herbst is a very talented actress who has been a fundamental part of GH for well over a decade now. Her character has ties to many families on the show as well as many different historical, core storylines; storylines that define characters as they are today (or who they should be were they written true to character). It shows a complete lack of loyalty and creativity to fire her under the guise of it being ‘storyline dictated.’ There is no storyline that would dictate the death or departure of Elizabeth Webber and it will only hurt the canvas as a whole when she is gone and Rebecca’s absence will be a glaring omission in talent on the show.

I have been struggling to maintain my fan status with GH for quite some time now and had hopes that the writing would improve and characters would be returned to their core characteristics so that I could once again enjoy the storylines. Much of those hopes rested on specific characters and actors and Rebecca/Elizabeth was one of the most pivotal. With her gone, I have no interest in the direction of any of the storylines left on GH, which saddens me for the very few other actors on the show I still appreciate but who’s characters I simply no longer recognize.

ABC Daytime, you have made a huge mistake and I’ll mourn the 28yr relationship you have destroyed.

Helene Thomas
Helene Thomas

First fire Guza for delivering horrible storylines for the past 5 years. Bringing back Vanessa Marcil didn’t help. Fire Luke, who is not what anyone seems, take less vacations. He has too many Daytime Emmies. Guza, you are going to lose more
three fourths of your audience.

Trim53
Trim53

I’m truly saddened by this. GH has been pretty awful for quite a long time now, but I held on out of habit, and love for the character of Elizabeth. This will truly be the end of “my” GH; it will be the excuse I was looking for to finally let go. RH always seemed so genuine and gracious and professional. She didn’t deserve this, and Elizabeth didn’t deserve this. RH is one of the most talented actresses in daytime. I hope another show has the good sense to scoop her up and put that talent to proper use.

Somalia
Somalia

I’m truly disheartened by the firing of Rebecca Herbst. The excuse that was given to her fans about “storyline dictates her exit” is an excuse to used to sell other big lame & unbelievable storylines that are on the horizon. Then the ABC execs have the unmitigated gall to encourage all her fans not miss her exit storyline because it promises to be good. I shutter to think the mess of a storyline that Guza will come up with. I myself and others like me will not stick around to watch the annihilation of the beloved character that Becky put her heart & soul into building for 14 years!I If the writers were creative in their writings they would have been able to produce good & interesting storylines for all the characters on the show & not just the selected fab four that really isn’t bringing in or maintaining the viewers & their ratings. This firing has agenda written all over it and I hope their agenda was worth it when the ratings sink further than they already are. Rebecca Herbst is epitome of beauty, class & grace .!!! I know that she will probably find something way better that GH!!! I wish her all the best!!! I hope ABCD likes fighting for the bottom 3 positions in the ratings game!! Good luck with that!!!

bookworm
bookworm

Ditto!!!!

Monique
Monique

The assinine decision by TPTB will come back to bite them. I’ve watched Rebecca Herbst since her character arrived on GH’s canvas & it has been a pleasure to watch her grow as an actress. I just want to thank her for all that she has given her fanbase & brought to her character throughout the years. This decision has certainly helped me to finally let go of GH for good. I was holding out for hope that the show would get better but I was wrong and can no longer support a show I don’t enjoy or recognize. The GH of now is certainly not the GH that Gloria Monty worked hard revive & save from cancellation and its certainly not on the same caliber and the mediocre ratings continues to tell the story. I hope that all her fans will continue speak out loud & proud on this travesty until her last airing date in March!! ABCD has just proven to be a joke & no wonder Y&R, B& B gets stellar ratings every week!!!

Dani Austin
Dani Austin

Brian Frons’ obsession with making the audience love JaSam is one of the reasons behind this. Frons is well aware of the Liason fandom and this is the only solution he has for finally getting that fanbase to turn towards JaSam. Heck it is already out there that Sam will have a miracle baby so in his mind that will take away the audiences longing for Jason to get back with the mother of his son. Regardless, I wish Rebecca all the best and maybe one of the other shows (non-ABC) will realize her popularity and pick her up.

Carol
Carol

Yesterday was a say day for me…not only was Becky fired from GH, but Jay and Shelly left Days. 🙁

I am a long-time viewer…began watching the show its very first day with my Mom. GH and TIIC there are making a huge mistake letting Becky go. They have driven this once lovely character into the ground and stomped on her big time…all to prop other ladies vying for the affections of Lucky, Jason, Rick and Nic. GH hasn’t quite held my interest for years now, especially since catering to Sonny, Jason and the mob. I much preferred the stories of the hospital, its doctors and nurses. The recent return of Brenda has bored me. I’m even rooting for The Balkan to get her and Dante for killing his son. Even the recent disaster, the bus accident, wasn’t at all interesting.

I can honestly say I am sure were my Mom still with us she’d be so very disappointed in her once favorite soap.

CJClark
CJClark

I have watched GH for over 40 years. Over the years, I have watched for many reasons, s/ls, characters, romances, etc. For the last 14 years, I have watched because of Elizabeth and, of course, because of her pairing with Jason. I have tried to be patient, waiting for the day when the powers that be get a clue and bring the character of Elizabeth back from dead, pair her with the only man she is ever suppose to love (Jason) and show the fans that someone cares about the legacy of her character and the history of the show. This move to fire B. Herbst is another example of how the producers do not care anything about their fans and are making decisions based on an inability to admit that they’ve been wrong. I am truly saddened, dismayed and confused by this move. You can bet that I will no longer watch GH.

bookworm
bookworm

Ditto!!

me
me

what will it take for GH to finally ask the fans what and who we want to see.. I can never figure that out.. the talent that they have let go is un justifiable,,(sp) Someone should let TPTB all go and let the fans write the stories… Best of luck Rebecca.. u derserve better and u will get it… u will be missed

Keeks
Keeks

I wish Becky Herbst all the best wherever she goes. I am truly heartbroken that the soap I used to love has been reduced to favourtism and destruction of legacy characters to further backstage politics. I was holding on and still watching because Becky was still on the show. Now that she’s been unceremoniously let go, I have no reason to continue. I’m not sure I can say anything more. Too sad to say more.

Paula
Paula

I am so sad that they fired Becky I have loved Liz since the day she came onto the show and no other actress can replace her. I have been a GH fan since childhood that was over 30 years ago and am now done with the show. The people at GH has ruined the show I used to rush home from school to watch.

Susan Rotanz
Susan Rotanz

I feel bad for Rebecca Herbst and wish her well. To be honest I just didn’t see where her character was going to go, unless they introduced a new love interest. Lucky is finally moving on, Nikolas is moving on, and Jason moved on long ago. I don’t think I really liked or rooted for her character since she and Lucky were together the first time. I grew tired and bored of Liz and was upset how she would treat Lucky and go back and forth so much. I am hoping however that she will be presumed dead so she can be brought back again at some point. I would like to see her go toe to toe with Helena after she discovers the truth about Aiden. It would be nice to see some emotion from her and have that mother bear come out and protect her own from the woman who caused pain to her family and not to mention dear best friend for years.

Kristina
Kristina

I am saddened and disappointed with GH. Becky was the reason I started watching GH and she will be the reason I stop watching. This is going to come back and bite the in the azz.

Joanne
Joanne

Adios GH….What agenda driven rubbish…..all about “pets” and not FAN FAVOURITES.Becky when you decide what you are going to do please let your fans know as whatever you do you will be a success, beautiful, charming and talented win out 🙂 I won’t say i will miss you on GH as i won’t be watching that drivel……..

Kat-an-ex-GH-watcher
Kat-an-ex-GH-watcher

I’m deeply saddened & angered by the complete disrespect ABC /GH has for its actors and its fans. Rebecca Herbst is a very talented actress who has been a fundamental part of GH for many years. They remove a classy, independant, hard-working single mother, just to promote the idea of conniving, trampy, slutty women characters? Do tptb have any idea who their audience is? As a woman, I am offended by the sleaze over wholesome, realistic characters I can better relate to. To fire Ms. Herbst under the guise of it being ‘storyline dictated’ is a feeble excuse propogated by Brian Frons to serve his own agenda. There is NO storyline that would dictate the death or departure of Elizabeth Webber and will be the downfall of this show when she is gone. I won’t be hanging around to watch the end of my favorite actress/character. I kept hanging on to GH for awhile now & kept hoping that the writing would improve and characters would be written back in true character, so that I could once again enjoy the show. I watched GH BECAUSE of RH. With her gone, I have no interest in the direction of any other characters or storylines left on GH. ABC Daytime, if you are THAT stupid to think this dismissal is a good move, then you truly deserve the Last Place Ratings you’ve been receiving. I can only foresee this as further Ratings Suicide. I will be giving my viewership, support & ratings to Y&R from now on, where they know how to utilize their vets, rotate/integrate the whole cast, write great storyline that include Romance & Humor.

T
T

I’m truly disgusted by this news. I have never, in all my 15 years of watching GH, hated a character being axed like this. “Can’t miss story?” Oh, you mean destroying the legacy character to further agenda? Yeah, I can see it happening and I am saddened by it. I am in shock that newbies, the 20 or more so we’ve gotten in the last 4 years get to stay, but someone like Elizabeth Webber, with two very popular pairings, a rich history, an amazing storyline like rape, and a family legacy is being pushed off the show. I can’t even process it. After Liz is gone. So am I. Thanks for the years GH, but this fan is finally done.

Hannah
Hannah

I came back to watch General Hospital when Jonathan Jackson returned. And I will stop watching completely now that Rebecca Herbst has been fired. I came back to watch to see Lucky and Elizabeth finally reunited. And instead TPTB tried as hard as possible to make sure that I would never want them again. They failed.

I feel like this is a huge mistake. Just like I think it was a massive mistake to kill off Emily 2007. But, you know what? Given that GH is getting record low ratings, and IMO will be lucky to make it to 2013. I’m happy that RH gets a chance to find another job that actually values her both as a person and as an actress. Because to me it’s quite clear that no one (and I include most of the cast in that statement no matter what platitudes and well wishes they post on their twitter accounts) valued RH in any capacity.

RICKIE
RICKIE

GH’s direction dumbfounds me. Killing off Alan Quartermaine, Tony Jones, Georgie Jones, A.J. Quartemaine and Emily Quartermaine was bad enough. Personally, I cannot watch the Sonny Corinthos Show while great actors like Leslie Charleson get back-burnered and downgraded.

I started watching this show again sporadically last year, and all I saw were Brenda look-alikes running about (Sam, Claire, et al) in addition to that extremely annoying Laura Wright, who apparently believes incessantly gnashing her teeth while delivering her dialogue is fierce acting. This show is going downhill FAST!

Rosalyn
Rosalyn

I started watching the show because of Rebecca Herbst and I am appalled that the excutives would let endless opportunities of great stories to tell (let alone the untapped and unfinished story of the nurse and the hitman and their secret child) with Ms. Herbst slip through there hands. Ms. Herbst must be commended for making the horrible material she was given to work with over the pass three years shine with her abilities.

I will no longer be tuning in and I will switch networks.

Hckychc
Hckychc

I am speechless and completely disgusted with GH!! Letting go Becky is just another faux pas in a long list of mistakes the soap is making on its way to its death. Becky is beautiful, talented and portrays a character that was easy to relate to, not mention has a huge piece of P.C. history (I believe she is the granddaughter of 2 of the soaps founding characters). The Powers that Be at GH never gave her the credit that she deserves. Storylines can be changed and the storyline does not dictate it that is just the polite way to say they don’t want her on the soap anymore. All I can say is GH is writing its own demise.

Heather
Heather

“Storyline dictates” is the lamest reason I have ever heard. YOU write the story GH. Write one for Rebecca Herbst. She is not only an incredible actress and wonderful person but Elizabeth Webber is one of the few remaining legacy characters on GH. Why don’t you surprise us all and write an amazing story of how Elizabeth “dies” but then have it be that Helena has kidnapped her. Have her “death” make Jason realize how much he still and always will love Elizabeth and he doesn’t want a child with anyone else. Then let Jason find out that Elizabeth is not dead…that Helena has her and write a story where Jason goes with Max, Milo, Cody and whoever else and saves her from Helena. Then Jason and Elizabeth can be a family. You will have a natural blend of hospital and mob stories as they face life together.
Well what do you know? There is a story. There are millions more. Write it and maybe all Becky’s fans will come back.
I wish all the best to Becky and her family. Here’s hoping GH comes to their senses and rehires her or that some other smart soap snatches her up soon so she will be back on my screen. I will gladly watch her since I have a spare hour when I used to watch GH available.

Jen
Jen

The decision to fire Rebecca Herbst is mind-boggling on many levels. She has chemistry with everyone she works with, she is a terrific actress, she is beautiful, and her character is a wonderful soap heroine. Elizabeth is a legacy character. She’s the granddaughter of Steve Hardy. It’s insulting that the show is asking us to watch the demise and departure of a favored heroine. This decision is foolish and shortsighted, and I will no longer be watching General Hospital.

Judyann1982
Judyann1982

Well, GH has done it again. They killed off most the Q’s, brought Steven on so Elizabeth would have family and then they FIRE her. WTH? Now we lose another Webber. The core families are basically gone now. I have watched GH for almost 40 years, since I was little and I HATE what Guza and Frons have done to my show. Cannot stand Jason and the spammer and I WILL NOT watch them take Jake and have a baby of their own. What a travesty! I LOVE Liason and I am very sad today.

Dawn D
Dawn D

After more than 40 watching GH I will not watch anymore. Liz and Jason were my all time fav couple of all the soaps I’ve watched over the years. I fault the entire mgmt of GH at fault. I’m shocked and saddened for Becky. I hope Becky returns to a repaired GH and finally give us Liason/Steve&Becky.

Dawn D
Dawn D

Forgot I’m going to live with FanFic which I love so keep writing:)

Doe
Doe

I’ve always wanted Lucky and Liz to find their way back to each other. I don’t know what the powers that be are thinking. I’m not fond of Erin and don’t find her accent to be real. I am very disappointed, especially when we know she is working with “The Balkan”. What wil happen to Lucky’s children and Nicolas, too. It’s crazy!

Belle
Belle

I’m beyond words right now. GH is making a big mistake in letting Rebecca Herbst go.

Waltina
Waltina

I was stunned to read that General Hospital fired Rebecca Herbst. She is one of the best actresses on this show when given the right material. I have watched this show for years and seen her given great performances . The Zander storyline, the Rape storyline,Jason and Liz, Liz giving birth to Jake, Telling Jason that Jake was his son, then their all to brief lovestory, the Metro Hostage Storyline when Jason finds Liz, let’s not forget Liz and Ric, Liz saving Sam’s life. The story i loved the most was Jason and Liz one night stand. There is so much story for her and the Powers That Be refuse to tell it. Rebecca was thrown under the bus when she saved Sam life and Sam jumped in the car with Jason to go find Jake. There was never any reason for Sam to be with him that should have been Liz and Jason looking for their baby. Frons and the rest had decided then to put Jason and Sam back together because they was afraid Kelly was going to leave the show. Rebecca is truly a talented actress and a beautiful woman who has a history on this show. How can you get rid of Steve and Audrey Hardy’s granddaughter? So many people on this show need to go before Rebecca. I agree with what some have said they will kill off Elizabeth and Sam and Jason will get Jake and in a month Jake will be calling Sam Mommie. There was a reason on Jan. 5 they show Liz leaving Jake with Sam and Jason. When Rebecca is gone you better believe I will never watch this show again. They must realize that she has a large fanbase that have invested in the character of Elizabeth Webber and she is who we want to see but with a decent storyline and not just at the nurse’s station.
If General Hospital doesn’t correct this mistake and embrassing Becky like this then I wish her and her family the best of luck. We your fans will miss you and enjoy your talent whereever you go. Stay at the bottom of the barrel GH.

Ronni Craig
Ronni Craig

I too am done with this crapfest of a show. Have been an avid viewer for over 40 years. Started watching the half hour show after school. Been through thick and thin and always remained loyal. But this was the last straw. Becky is an amazing actor and one fabulous designer to boot. Now it is apparent why her s/l’s have been so awful over the past year. It is so sad that this once great show has turned to unwatchable crap. Gloria Monty must be turning over in her grave to see what the idiots in charge have done to it. It was a swell ride GH but all good things must come to an end and this firing was the end for me.

Alison
Alison

I was shocked to find out Rebecca was let go.Shes a fantastic actress and has alot more story to tell.ABC put the nail in GH coffin by firing Rebecca.

ty
ty

I see others are saying Daytime Confidential broke this and not Soaps in depth. Just an fyi

Mich
Mich

Do TPTB actually read any of our comments? I have seen similar sentiments on MANY websites, do you guys think Guza and others actually hear us? Instead of bringing on WASTES of time like Franco and, I’m sorry to say this, Brenda 2.0, maybe they should be investing in characters and actors who have been there through the incredible amounts of crap that have been heaved at them for years. Becky dealt with storylines such as Elizabeth’s marriage to Ric and her affair with Nikolas like a pro, eventhough we all know she probably hated every minute of each storyline. With Jonathan Jackson back, I think we all assumed that Liz and Lucky would find their way back to each other. I guess what the viewers want means nothing anymore.

Berolinum
Berolinum

I wouldn’t blame JaSam for the exit of Liz/Becky. In fact I loved the verbal fights and discussions between Liz and Sam. That’s what soap is all about. I’ll miss that. Now it will be boring. I think it’s a MONEY problem. Expensive guest stars such as D. Benzali, J. Franco and S. Roche (don’t get me wrong I love J. Jacks) are the reason. And the return of Brenda wasnt cheap either. Now they signed “Siobhan” OMG. If you want to get rid of somebody – take Dante. Never liked him. Put Micheal into prison, lied to Lulu. Let Liz stay on the show.

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Dr. Griffin Munro, the former priest, is departing General Hospital as actor Matt Cohen made the decision to wrap his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

Cohen told TV Insider on his decision, “I did three years at the show. It was a great time and I had great fun playing the character, but I’m a guy who gets uncomfortable when he gets comfortable. I need to give Griffin a little rest right now. I talked to Frank (Valentini, executive producer). We’re leaving it very open-ended.”

The actor is now also focusing on directing and his first short film Mama Bear has been getting a solid response at film festivals

As to if he would return to his role as Griffin ever again, Matt teased: “Maybe I’ll pop into GH every once in a while? That’ll be up to Frank and the writers as to what we do.”

Matt came on to General Hospital back in 2016 and viewers learned that he was the son of Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan), and was put in the orbit and became dear friend of Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), Duke’s true love.  Later, Griffin became romantically involved with Ava Jerome (Maura West) and then her daughter, Kiki (Hayley Erin).

Look for Cohen to exit this Friday on the March 22nd episode of GH.

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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019

Tonight on Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman,we celebrate the just announced 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations with our sixth annual broadcast.

Join Michael and his in-studio co-host Days of our Lives‘ Arianne Zucker (Nicole) for our 90 minute plus Daytime Emmy Nominations spectacular as we chat it up with some of the actors who will be going for gold on Emmy night on Sunday, May 5th.

Arianne and Michael will be joined by NATAS Senior VP Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels who will be on hand to offer commentary on the Emmy voting and more.

Listen in as we welcome nominees: Tyler Christopher, Peter Bergman, Beth Maitland, Marci Miller, Maura West, Laura Wright, Chloe Lanier, Billy Flynn, Brytin James, Eric Martsolf, Martha Madison and many more!

Make sure to also listen for our Daytime Emmy trivia game show segment, when two callesr can win a pair of VIP tickets to the upcoming Coastal Entertainment,”Teals Got Talent”; the upcoming GH Fantasy Event, this time in Philadelphia on May 4th to benefit the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation,

To call-in and share your thoughts on the nominations of who got in, and who was snubbed and more, or to pose a question or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130

This special live-stream begins at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to Soap Nation’s Live official show page at Spreaker.com  if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

If you are tuning in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime.  We hope you enjoy the show.

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46th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced: Days of our Lives Leads With 27

The nominations have just been announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) nominees for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  And it was NBC’s Days of our Lives which led the pack in total nods with 27.  In second was ABC’s General Hospital with 25.  However, CBS led all networks with 65 nominations in all.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 5, 2019.  The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year.

“We are very excited today to announce the nominees for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said, Adam Sharp, President & CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). “We look forward to a grand celebration honoring the best of Daytime television both in front of the camera and behind as we return for the third year in a row to the classic Pasadena Civic Auditorium.”

“The incredible level of talent and craft reflected in our nominees continues to show the growing impact of Daytime television and the incredible diversity of programming the viewing audience has to choose from,” said, Executive Director, Daytime, Brent Stanton. “With the help of some outstanding new additions to our staff, Rachel Schwartz and Lisa Armstrong, and the continued support of Luke Smith and Christine Chin, we have handled another record-breaking number of entries this year. Many thanks to our hundreds of great judges, who through their hard work and dedication, have come up with a stellar list of nominees that exemplfy the best in Daytime!”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Both of this year’s show will be led by Executive Producer, David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS) and Executive Producer, David Parks, Ignition Entertainment.

Congrats to all the nominees and now here who is in the running for Emmy gold in major performer and show categories, and creative categories, below.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Photo: ABC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Marci Miller, Days of our Lives

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Maura West, General Hospital

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, The Bold and the Beautiful

Laura Wright,  General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Maurice Benard, General Hospital

Peter Bergman,  The Young and the Restless

Tyler Christopher, Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn,  Days of our Lives

Jon Lindstrom,  General Hospital

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Kassie DePaiva,  Days of our Lives

Linsey Godfrey,  Days of our Lives

Martha Madison,  Days of our Lives

Beth Maitland,  The Young and the Restless

Mishael Morgan,  The Young and the Restless

Vernee Watson,  General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Max Gail,  General Hospital

Bryton James,  The Young and the Restless

Eric Martsolf,  Days of our Lives

Greg Rikaart,  Days of our Lives

Dominic Zamprogna,  General Hospital

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Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

Hayley Erin,  General Hospital

Olivia Rose Keegan,  Days of our Lives

Victoria Konefal, Days of our Lives

Chloe Lanier,  General Hospital

Eden McCoy, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Lucas Adams, Days of our Lives

William Lipton,  General Hospital

Kyler Pettis, Days of our Lives

Garren Stitt, General Hospital

Zach Tinker, The Young and the Restless

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez,  Days of our Lives

Patricia Bethune, General Hospital

Wayne Brady, The Bold and the Beautiful

Kate Mansi,  Days of our Lives

Thaao Penghlis, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series

After Forever

The Bay The Series

Giants

The New 30

Youth & Consequences

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Jade Harlow, The Bay The Series

Vanessa Baden Kelly, Giants

Liana Liberato,  Light as a Feather

Shanti Lowry, Bronx SIU

Liz Vassey,  Riley Parra

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Mitchell Anderson,  After Forever

Kristos Andrews, The Bay The Series

Kevin Spirtas,  After Forever

Brian White, Bronx SIU

Wayne Wilcox,  Only Children

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                    

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                 

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless               

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

                                                                                                    

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                 

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                 

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

                                                                                  

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                     

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                    

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                      

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

                                                                         

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                     

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Game Show

Family Feud

Jeopardy!

Let’s Make a Deal

The Price Is Right

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire                     

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Couples Court with the Cutlers

Judge Judy

Judge Mathis

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

The People’s Court

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Access Live

The Dr. Oz Show

Rachael Ray

Red Table Talk

Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

A Little Help with Carol Burnett

The Real

The Talk

The View

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, The Real

Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julie Chen, The Talk

Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman, Sara Haines, The View
Wendy Williams, The Wendy Williams Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Kellie Pickler Pickler and Ben

Steve Harvey, Steve

Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

For the complete list of Emmy nominations in all categories click here.

So, what did you think of this year’s Daytime Emmy Nominations? Did your favorites get in? Who do you think got snubbed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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