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Tristan Rogers Chats On His Return To Y&R And His Depature From GH!

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Fan favorite, Tristan Rogers made a lot of fans happy and a lot of fans unhappy at the same time, when it came to light that the talented actor is rejoining The Young and the Restless as Colin Atkinson in early 2014, and finishing up his stint as the beloved Robert Scorpio on General Hospital.

In a new interview out now from Soap Opera Uncensored, Rogers reveals that he has signed a 12 month contract with the number one soap opera!  In addition, the actors talks on reuniting with Jess Walton (Jill) and looking forward to what may go down in the Colin and Jill romance and making Colin a fully-fleshed out character in the New Year!  While SOU addresses past rumors of any issue between he and current Y&R executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps (who Rogers worked under at GH for a time), Tristan also gives kudos to EP Frank Valentini and how he has resurrected GH from almost certain cancellation almost a year and half ago!  Below are a few interesting excerpts from the interview on what went down behind the scenes to bring Rogers back to Genoa City!

Tristan on how it worked out for him to return to Y&R as Colin: “There was no intrigue or anything like that. My manager got a call at the end of October inquiring about my contractual obligations at GH. My manager said, ‘Well, he doesn’t have any; they’ve run out.’ They said, ‘OK, we’ll get back to you.’ I didn’t hear from them right away, but one day they called and said, ‘Guess what? You’re back on Y&R! It was that quick. It took everyone by surprise, including GH because, at that point, I hadn’t finished the shows I had agreed to film. We were supposed get those shows done by Oct. 31 but that hadn’t happened yet. I’m still working out those shows now. They added a few more, actually. I’ll be pretty much working up until the show goes dark. ”

Tristan on if he was worried he made the wrong choice by leaving GH and heading back to Y&R:  “My memories of Y&R were always very positive. I was treated very well over there. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Working with Jess Walton was great. Working with the late Paul Rauch was great. Working with Daniel Goddard was great. People in my little group there were fantastic! Though, I will sorely miss working with Jeanne Cooper because we had some good stuff together. The other big issue was that Colin has no baggage. He’s a clean sheet of paper. Whereas, of course, Scorpio is nothing but baggage. As Scorpio, you’re always in competition with yourself. Therefore, playing Colin, for me, is easier because I can continue to add to him all the time. There’s nothing in his past that can restrict me in terms of, ‘Oh, you can’t do that because he did this years ago.’ There’s nothing like that on Y&R as Colin. From the perspective of me as an actor, he’s much easier to develop as a character and evolve at this point. Now, I’m not putting my character on GH, Robert Scorpio, down by any means; far from it. I have a huge investment in Robert when it comes to GH. But as a comparison in terms of my future on Y&R, well, I hear there are some interesting things planned.”

So, after reading about Tristan’s thoughts on why he decided to head to Y&R, do you think he made the right choice? Are you looking forward to seeing him reprise the role of Colin? Comment below!

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Michael S.
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Michael S.

Good for him! Actors go where the work is. I do hope to see him bring Robert back to GH when his time at Y&R is done.

Leslee
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Leslee

I will miss Robert like crazy…I love this character and have since I first started watching GH. I always look forward to when he is on the canvas (and I hope and pray that he will be able to come back as Port Charles isn’t the same without him and his relationships with Luke, Anna, Robin, et. al). Having said that, I’m thrilled that Tristan has a year-long contract with Y&R. Although there is a little part of me that’s muttering about Robert leaving, I wish him the best in the reincarnation as Colin. (Who knows??? It may be the… Read more »

CurrentABCFan
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CurrentABCFan

I love Tristan and love Robert Scorpio. I don’t blame Tristan one bit for taking the Y&R job but I do admit I will miss him as Robert. Hopefully, he’ll come back someday soon!

Barb
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Barb

At least Y&R utilizes their vets/older characters better than any other soap. GH would have made Scorpio part of the woodwork soon enough in favor of the younger crowd.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes!

Laura
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Laura

I don’t blamed Tristan for taken the offer, I love, love Robert Scorpio but I’m hoping he’ll be back but in the meantime? I’ll be checking him out as Colin over on YR.

heidi
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heidi

I understand what Tristan is saying about his playing the two characters. I love him as Robert Scorpio and will always want him back on GH as much as he can be. Tristan is so talented and he should go where the work is and ride it as long as he can. I understand that Y&R and Sony have more investment in the future than the fickle ABC network. For me… GH is number 1 and I will continue to hope… he comes back as Robert many more times before GH is sunsetted. I watch Y&R currently and will welcome… Read more »

Bart
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Bart

As long as Colin’s ex-wife, the ill-conceived character of Genevieve created by Maria Arena Bell, doesn’t show up, I will welcome him whole-heartedly back to the Y & R canvas!!

mollie
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mollie

I liked the character of Genevieve. I absolutely loved Gennie Francis. She and Tristen Rogers had GREAT chemistry. So subtle and connected.

And I am thrilled Colin / Tristen is coming back to Y&R. I haven’t watched GH in forever, so I never saw him.

Bart
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Bart

Well, that places you in the minority re the Genevieve character. I have no problems with Genie Francis; truth be told, almost every character created during the Maria Arena Bell regime were ill-conceived, half-baked, one-dimensional messes only looking for revenge. Do I have to remind you of Daisy, Ryder & Meggie?

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I wish Tristan was staying at GH. It has been wonderful having him back with Anna and Robin and Luke. Guess the powers that be at GH weren’t prepared to offer him a long term contract and Y&R was. Actors have to make a living.
I will miss Robert Scorpio and hope he comes back one day.

Mark
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Mark

I like him on both but more on gh but he lights up both shows

robert
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robert

I’ll watch him wherever he goes.

I Love GH
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I Love GH

I second that!

Bill
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Bill

Well, I guess that puts to rest, once and for all, whether or not it was GH or TR not wanting to commit to a contract, doesn’t it???? I like to think of Robert and Colin as the same character. Just leading a double life! 😉

emma
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emma

Nope, they are not the same character at all..Colin is more villain like and Robert more hero like..and that is fun and challenging for an actor..Majority of actors want to play different characters, different lives, different worlds.normal.

Double Z
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Double Z

I watch only GH….so I’ll miss him!

Kate
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Kate

If Carlivati and Valentini were arrogant enough to assume that Tristan was sitting around waiting for their call, more power to Tristan leaving a sinking ship for a more stable one.

I don’t believe for one minute that Carlivati had big plans for my beloved Robert for February, because Tristan would have heard from them in October if that was the case.

Dan
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Dan

GH isn’t sinking anywhere. It’s doing its best ratings in years.

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

Sinking ship??? Wow, Kate, do you know something we all don’t? What do you consider stable? Yes YR is still number one but have you not been reading all of the negative press regarding its storylines? They just killed a child onscreen and most of the storylines are so dark, gloomy, and depressing. Heck, Fen is in jail and Michael is fearing he’d get raped….hmmm…sounds a lot like GH during the Phelps years…oh that’s right…she’s helming YR now. During Phelps’ reign at GH, I don’t recall Scorpio being full time there either. It was all the Sonny/Jason show. I just… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Again, agreed!

Sharon
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Sharon

I love Tristan and I respect his right to choose where he wants to work but I will miss him terribly on General Hospital! It is a huge loss to GH and to the GH viewers and a real shame since I believe they had some exciting stories planned in 2014 featuring Robert Scorpio. I hope things work out well for him on Y&R but when his contract there is up, I hope he will return to his GH home!!!

Johnny
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Johnny

Hi Sharon. But see….that’s where GH is misfiring. They are planning all these so called awesome stories…but expecting non contract actors to stick around and play them out. If you see my post about GH dead weight…when a show has as much dead weight as GH and will not give a contract to a player like Tristan Rogers….there is something wrong. Its like they want to have their cake and eat it too…AKA hiring a bunch of newbies but bringing vets on periodically to grab viewers. I challenge any GH viewer…would you rather see a scene between Brad and Felix…or… Read more »

Wil
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Wil

Umm, I love Brad & Felix. And morgan, Ava & derrick/julian. There must be a balance between new & old characters. RV & RC are working with a shoestring ABC budget and doing a fantastic job! It’s not the 80s -90s anymore. Relax and enjoy the wild ride..

heidi
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heidi

I love so many chacracters on GH… too many to mention… but you are right give me a scene with Anna, Robert, Robin and any of the three or all with… Luke, Mac, Maxie, Tracy, Felicia, Patrick, Emma, Noah, Laura, Faison, Dr. O and Nik… and I have to choose those over any others… and I am a huge Carly and Spinelli fan… but to get Anna and Robert and Robin… well it is sheer perfection! The Scorpio’s, the Spencers, and the Quartermaines are that show for me!

Harry
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Harry

Johnny is right on the money here. And that awful Sabrina is about as silly and insipid as Sparkle Pony.

Patrick
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Patrick

In my mind… Colin is already an established character…

he went for it; his last visit to Genoa City… he sparked intrigue with Jill and Cane… I’ll miss Genevieve.

so… he’s smart to go where he’ll establish and plant roots and grow on another soap.

as Heidi said: as long as he comes back as Robert many more times before GH is sunsetted.

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely Patrick!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Why leave GH–when he already has an established, well-loved character?
(Yes, I know why: THEY DIDN’T GIVE HIM A CONTRACT, while giving out long-term contracts to select actors–and NOT the beloved ones! WHY???????????????????

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its the actors choice where he or she wants to work…sounds like Tristian felt limited playing Robert…well, he was at GH longer so of course his Y&R role is fresher with more story to explore…id rather he played Robert but he’s got to do what is best for him and i dont blame him…id do the same…hope they do give him what he wants and i wish him well…he’s been gone from GH b4 and can always return when his contract is up if he wants to and GH wants to bring him back unless Y&R keeps him. GH will… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Now that we are down to so few soaps… I wish the shows could work with these fan favorites and let them do both!!! It’s great for us fans… it’s great for the actors… it’s a win for the shows and it all seems so logical. I will keep hoping that Tristan comes back even if just for glimpses!!! Jim you are right… GH will on it and it will still be good… but with Tristan as Robert… it must be said well written Robert… GH becomes GREAT!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wish the same thing…letting them do both would please most fans…with only 4 soaps left i feel its wise that they try to support each other…and us fans should keep supporting our favorite soaps no matter if one storyline disappoints, or if a certain actor quits…if we dont continue to support the genre, these last 4 may end up cancelled and they’ll be gone forever. i used to watch as many as 8 to 12 soaps a day(flipped channels back and forth to do it and without a remote) and its difficult when one gets cancelled as it is… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So true!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Felt limited”? Tristan Rogers IS Robert Scorpio! Not limited! He could go on forever–just with ad-libs– as the character.

su0000
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su0000

I watch both Y&R and GH..
GH is by far the better soap..
Tristan seems happy to be back at y&R so good for him 🙂
I really wish he would take Robin with him..

I wonder how many others from GH that JFP is hoping to pull over to Y&R..
I also notice, at times, Y&R copying GH ..

su0000
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su0000

quote Tristan;
” We were supposed get those shows done by Oct. 31 but that hadn’t happened yet. I’m still working out those shows now. They added a few more, actually. I’ll be pretty much working up until the show goes dark. ””

(((( what did mean by ”until the show goes black”…??

Laura
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Laura

He could mean when the show goes dark for Thanks giving or Christmas break…I’m not sure which break he was referring to though Thanksgiving or Christmas.

heidi
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heidi

No dark for holiday time-off!!! They go dark for a few weeks this time of year… so the families have time for the holidays!

Johnny
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Johnny

From his point of view..he went where the contract was offered. No one can fault him for that. From where I sit…GH should be ashamed of themselves for letting him slip away. This show has so much dead weight clinging on…if they’d cut it loose…they could afford contract salaries. Dead weight…Sonny…Sean…Olivia… Felix..Brad…Franco…TJ…Taylor…the show has aseverely bloated cast and we don’t see some of the cast for weeks and months on end. Personally…the Colin/Cain storyline was a convoluted mess and no one had any idea who the character was or what the story should be. Was he a brutal mafia don?… Read more »

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

I agree actors should go where there’s work…guaranteed work…meaning a contract. I wish Rogers well in that regard. Based on his interview here, even GH was blindsided by his Rogers management. Rogers didn’t even finish filming what he was supposed to. By no means does anyone have to answer to me but I would have liked Rogers management or Rogers himself to ask GH directly if they had concrete plans for him. If not, then Rogers could move elsewhere. Yes, GH didn’t give him a contract now but he was OK with that going in. I think whatever work your… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Stuff planned”? Bah, humbug! Maybe one day of work.
To paraphrase, Tristan Rogers cannot live on his longtime fans (of Robert Scorpio character) alone; the man (actor) has to eat! He needs a contract.

emma
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emma

Of course he made the right choice, although Y&R is boring right now (in my honest opinion but with good stories it could change) as an actor he wants to be challenged..i TOTALLY UNDERSTAND him ! He can always come back later as Robert Scorpio on GH when he will have explore enough Colin on Y&R.

Beacon
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Beacon

Y&R is a sinking ship. GH is more exciting show right now.

Bart
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Bart

I f “Y & R”, in your own words, is ‘a sinking ship’, how come the ratings are at its highest, even higher than when MAB was in charge??

Ratings don’t lie, Beacon – I take it you are another member of the “I hate Jill Farren Phelps” tribe??

Joshua
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Joshua

From the sounds of things, he is sick and tired of playing Robert Scorpio, a role that made him a household name in the early 1980’s.

Anthony Geary Syndrome!

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree. the first thing… that comes to mind about Robert Scorpio… is WSB Agent… international intrigue and espionage. well… time flies…. we’re all that much richer for his character.. and yet… even he realizes it’s time to nest and settle in… and act his age it’s kinda like TRYing to write for Sonny…. I hope fans agree… Maurice Benard is not well versed and or written… for any thing other than a mob man…. same thing with Tristan Rogers’ Scorpio… he can smile and be animated, express his love for Robin… but… ultimately… if Scorpio were to remain in… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

i totally agree with you patrick – i could not have said it better my self…………….excellent post!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No more Emmys for Tony Geary–unless he is given a surefire storyline with Genie Francis and gets his mojo back as the real Luke Spencer, not this oh-so-pale imitation.

Laura
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Laura

I don’t think he’s sick and tired of playing Robert, he’s not around enough for that but I do believe he want to do something new and I know that Robert is GH really great hero and if he’s written even the slightest out of character viewers goes in an uproar. I can see how an actor would love playing a new character that they can do anything with out the worries of upsetting viewers. Colin is basically a fresh character and anything can go.. With Robert? They’ve to tread lightly to not to upset viewers. I liked Tristan as… Read more »

charlotte
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charlotte

He is kind of tired of this role..and for a good reason..what can you do about the ‘hero’ once he did everything a soap ‘hero’ can do ? Colin is more exiting for him because it is new, fresh and the character can go in lot’s of directions..It is only normal for actor Tristan to chose Colin over Robert for now..now it is up to Y&R to write something good for Colin..

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I agree. He’s not tired of the role of Robert Scorpio–you can see that in the twinkle in his eye! But I’ll bet he IS tired of not having a contract at GH.

lisa
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lisa

It will be interesting to have him back on Y&R as Colin.
I just hope they don’t kill him off as Robert on GH.

Laura
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Laura

I think that would be dumb…Why would they kill him off? Robert been in and out for years, He is a spy, he has the job that take him out of town at whim. He could be offered the head director job at the agency, something like on Homeland..He could go be with Holly, etc, etc..There’s plenty of ways to send Robert off without killing him..

alistaircrane
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alistaircrane

Tristan made a mistake. Colin is a horrible character, and the Y&R is a hot mess these days. Robert is his signature role, and I hope he returns to GH as soon as his contract expires. His leaving GH is ruining Robin’s return!

Harry
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Harry

I hate to admit it, but you’re right–Y&R is incredibly dull right now. Lilly, Cane, Vile Kyle, Summer and all these other characters whose names I forget because they are so damn boring are ruining the show. But had they given TR a contract, he would have stayed on GH. I can’t see him with Jill though.
He is amazing with Anna–those two are perfection together.

David
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David

Tristan will be back to GH,

louisa
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louisa

I just hope Frank and Ron get him back on contract at GH in a year. I love him and GH needs the entire Scorpio family!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Amen to that!

su0000
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su0000

Before Tristan went to GH he was with Y&R we just never seen him..
I was excited when it was announced that Tristan was returning to Y&R over an year back, but he was never used and was only seen for a few seconds on the phone..
Tristan was totally wasted at Y&R and then he went GH, now he’s back at Y&R, go figure..

charlotte
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charlotte

He was as much if not more wasted on GH..

Dee
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Dee

Its a shame that robert isnt sticking around gh. So many great story possibilities with so many exceptional acting partners. Theres no better bro duo than robert and luke. Plus the complicated relationship between robert and anna still has years of possibilities. The fans are being denied some amazing storiy possibilities with the departure of tristan rogers

charlotte
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charlotte

what great story possibilities ? Chasing AGAIN the supervilian of the month ? BEEN THERE DONE THAT ! I mean it just happened this week and last few months with the bunch of campy supervilains Faison, DrO, Jerry ect…Once every decade ok..but again and again and again..year after year after year zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

He did what any working actor did. He took a deal that’d better him in the outcome. It’s clear Y&R was offering something more that GH wasn’t, so I’m happy he’s returning. The Colin storyline was too unfinished.

I only hope this means Genie Francis is making a return. Genevieve is well missed, and I loved her character so much! So much more could be done with her.

Laura
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Laura

I totally agree that the Colin story with Jill and Cane was totally unfinished.

sus
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sus

I understand tptb predicament at GH with the finances… but how do they not understand having the core GH characters, the ones that actually raise the ratings.. the families the long term audience is invested in: Spencers, Scorpios, Q’s…. well the actors that play THOSE roles are the ones in need of a contract… not the newbies, or the OLTL imports. I wish Tristan all the best. I only watched YnR when Genie Francis was there, and enjoyed her and Mr. Rogers interactions.. but otherwise not invested in any characters over there and will not watch. Especially with JPF at… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, it’s the legacy characters that the viewers care about. And, you’re right; it’s when they return and/or have emotional storylines, like Robert and Anna reuniting with Robin, that the ratings rise.
TPTB are surely missing a chance for greater ratings by not putting Tristan and Genie under contract–and treating Genie with dignity–and a decent storyline that honors the character of Laura. Too bad!

Carly
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Carly

I watch both soaps and Y&R has become so dark with the killing off of another child especially after we just lost Catherine. I agree with Patrick …”the Colin/Cain storyline was a convoluted mess and no one had any idea who the character was or what the story should be.” Colin was a very evil person absolutely hated and despised by Cain. JFP came in then Colin and Genevive vanished ..funny now Colin is coming back now …. Bringing back Tucker would be more interesting ….
hope it works out for all …

Pari
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Pari

Congrats to him, he will always only be Robert Scorpio to me, but since those fools at GH won’t put him under contract I’m glad Y&R appreciates his awesome talent! Gh lost out on that one big time.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

kay
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kay

I grew up watching Scorpio on GH and return to GH anytime Robert shows back up. Valentini and Cartini missed the mark by not using Tristan as a part of a regular and ongoing storyline. He IS a fan favorite and lured me away to Y&R when he went there. So count me as a Colin fan, and one who can’t wait to see Jill and Colin in action.

Days Of Our Lives

Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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General Hospital

ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Welcomes Maurice Benard & Eric Braeden to His New Show, ‘Stephen A’s World’

This week, famed sports personality and icon, and recurring General Hospital star, Stephen A. Smith (Brick), has launched his new series on ESPN+ streaming service entitled Stephen A’s World  Smith also serves as the series executive producer through his production company SAS Productions.

On Thursday, January 14th, be on the lookout for two other icons to join Smith! That is when his two daytime favorites and friends; Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be his special guesst.  As soap fans know, Smith spoke at Braeden’s 40th anniversary milestone with Y&R and frequently shares scenes with Benard on GH.

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The weeknight series goes beyond the sports headlines to give the audience an authentic and unique understanding of the stories that matter with Smith’s style and entertainment perspective, including deep expertise and unparalleled relationships with some of the most influential figures in sports, entertainment, and more.  The 30-minute episodes will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night and available anytime on demand.

Smith said about Stephen A’s World: “This is definitely something new. Sure, it’ll be sports-related. I’ll never depart from that. But this is also a look inside MY world, beyond what you customarily see from me across all the other ESPN platforms. From talking to A-List guests, to bringing ‘Baby Stephen A’ into the mix, to asking the ‘Love Doctor’ to save a few relationships sports are actually compromising, you just never know what you’ll get from me day-to-day. It all depends on my mood. That’s Stephen A’s World in a nutshell. Putting the PLUS in ESPN+. And I can’t wait.”

Make sure to check out the conversations between Stephen, Maurice, and Eric tomorrow night and check out Stephen’s new show.  Let us know if you will be watching via the comment section below.

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