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Tristan Rogers Headed to Y&R! Ron Carlivati Tweets He Had No Idea Tristan Was Leaving GH!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Last night, Daytime Confidential broke the story that their sources have informed them that fan favorite Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH) is headed back to The Young and the Restless in the role of Colin Atkinson!  Rogers return is part of a major storyline planned for Jess Walton’s Jill!

The revelation that Rogers is exiting Port Charles, when he has been appearing on General Hospital as a part of Robin’s return storyline, shocked GH’s head writer Ron Carlivati, who took to Twitter last night and admitted, “Guys, I had no idea @tristanrogers was leaving.  I found out last night.  I now have 1 day to write him out of a big Feb Sweeps storyline.  Meanwhile, you will see a lot of Robert between now and February! And please respect @tristanrogers and his decision. Thanks. #GH

So, what do you think of Tristan departing Port Charles to head back to Genoa City?   Would you have preferred to see him on GH instead of Y&R?  Are you excited to hear about major story plans for Jess Walton and Tristan? Or, are you upset that Tristan will not be part of the GH canvas  in the near future? Weigh-in!

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I’m excited, I really liked him on Y&R and with Jill. Hopefully the writing for him will be better with MAB gone.

Not to mention hopefully the writing for him will be better than it was on GH.

it is better for him

no he is on now gh

I mention he was leaving under the Micheal/Morgan report…was he let go or did he not have a contract so he left 4 Y&R when the offer came…is this a long term return or not…maybe he can come back to GH in the future…maybe this is a sinister plot by CBS to create a mega soap and ruin GH…will abc sue cbs now because of this…sorry folks…i guess i read too much about PP insane lawsuit blaming ABC for their failure to keep their soaps afloat…lol

Meanwhile, Sabrina mentioned she has never seen a picture of her mother…later Tracy mentioned she always wished she had a daughter…is it possible Sabrina is Tracys daughter and a Quatimaine…maybe?

NO! Boring old Sparkle Pony could never be Traci’s daughter.

Well, that would be completely ridiculous given that she was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but that just makes it all the more likely to play out on screen the way GH works now. After all, we’re winding down on all the paternity stories so its time to start another one.

I still say… Ellie… man, was she HOT – her hair – the other day… when she was talking with Spinelli… and he re-assured her.. they were still together… and that it was Dianne who suggested that he and Maxie get married….

Ellie, the cute intellect… who has more to her… than meets the eye….

and yet… like oil and water… with Traci… meet me 1/2 way… I always say….

I think these two … as mother/daughter would be oodles of layers, FUN to unfold

I read in a spoiler that Sabrina may be Lily’s child with Sonny. Lily may not be dead; but, is alive and heading up her father’s business. That, I can’t see; but, I can see how she may be Sonny’s daughter.

GH is bugging me…Maxi accidentally caused the lab explosion, and everyone thought Robin died but she was kidnapped and her death was faked by Jerry Jax…how did he manage to pull it off…did he just happen to be lurking in the shadows when the explosion happen…he couldnt possibly know Maxi would accidentally cause the accident, and use the opportunity to kidnap Robin and fake her death, and how would he manage to get in and out of the lab and replace Robin with a different body that was burnt beyond recognition…are we suppose to believe Maxi just happen to cause the accident at the very moment Jax was planning to kidnap Robin…how would he just happen to have a burnt female body with him unless he really caused the explosion and not Maxi!!!

Well, it is make believe drama to entertain lol ..
and GH is very entertaining! 🙂

I thought the same thing as I was watching the playbacks of the lab explosion this past week. Like, how did Jerry, et, all know that was going to happen, have a corpse to replace Robin with, etc.

Yes, Patrick…i would like Ellie to be Tracis daughter…and hope its true…Traci mention she always wanted a daughter but earlier Sabrina mention she never seen her moms picture makes me wonder if they are hinting at a Traci/Sabrina mother pairing…

dmr hope your right…Sab is Sonnys and Lilys(didnt watch wen that character was on) but does Sonny really need another child…

While I am happy to see Tristan on my tv screen in any role, I am always partial to Robert Scorpio. He is the reason I started watching GH back in the 80’s. Obviously GH never put TR on contract so he has the right to go to Y&R if he so chooses but IMO that’s where the higher ups at ABC/GH screwed up. Sign him to a contract and cut the ridiculous Franco storyline or other deadweight that a majority of viewers aren’t interested in.

totally agree.. they should have these actors on contract.. what did the writers expect?

I also agree, Tristan Rogers will ALWAYS be Robert Scorpio to me. I understand that the actor is entitled to work where he pleases, but Robert without Anna, Robin and Luke, does not work to well for me. Not so thrilled with the blindside to GH either, does not sound fair to me, pushing the GH writers into a corner, but they will work it out just fine, I am sure. I do wish Tristan the very best though.

I agree too. Scorpio is cooler than the other side of the pillow. Franco is Tanko and Carly is about as appealing as a truffle snorting pig.

Hey! I love Franco and Carly and find then to be very appealing ..

Agree! Can’t stand Franco or Carly! Together or apart!

Yes, I’m sure the “shock” is not such a shock to RC. If an actor doesn’t have a contract, he has to find a way to make a living.
Love Tristan and his legacy character. Back to my premise: If you speak up your head will roll. Evidence: Tristan and Genie.

So sorry to hear. Robert Scorpio was always one of my favorite characters. I will miss him. But please Ron, don’t kill him off Maybe he can come back.

I couldn’t agree more. Why are they paying for characters like Franco (on contract) but not a ratings riser like TR is unforgiveable…..very disappointed in this and many other decisions made by tptb at GH.

Get rid of Franco & keep Scorpio!

Actors go where the stories are. Had GH used Tristan more he might have been inclined to turn them down. They story Y&R pitched must be pretty enticing.

He drove up the ratings for sure, now with him leaving I once again done with GH.

Sheesh Harry, with viewers (or now former viewers) like you, no wonder soaps are dying! Where are the fans that just love the whole show? Not one particular actor/character/couple? I feel in love with GH way back when Felicia was first introduced in the 80’s. Guess what, I feel found myself entranced by the whole show. Felicia left a couple of times, but I was hooked on the whole feeling of the show. I tried to get into other shows, but I knew GH was it for me. I can’t imagine abandoning it because an actor left. The show has now been on for 50+ years…of course some will choose to go…or not choose. Tristan has always been a loose cannon behind the scenes and this shows me he hasn’t matured in that regard. If he’s miffed he didn’t have a contract then too bad….I guess it worked out in his favor and he was able to shove it to Frank & Ron…just like Steve Burton did. ABC wouldn’t cave into his travel demands and he left…luckily bestie Jill Phelps just got her job at YR! I digress though. Don’t watch GH anymore…though it’s quite sad how fickle we’ve become.

The story Y&R pitched must be pretty enticing? Indeed, why would TR want to leave a storyline where he was in a coma for a year, then is locked in an underground lab for weeks one end.

Haha amen! I love Robert Scorpio, but honestly, the way all the writers have treated him over the years-on a day, off a year, on a week, off two years-what did they expect? I love that Ron says he now has “One day to write him out of a big February Sweeps story.” PLEASE! I love Ron and Frank (for the most part), but while I may have been born at night, I was not born LAST night! They were going to probably have him in what, two episodes in February to walk Robin down the aisle when she re-marries Patrick?

Anybody with half a brain knew he was just brought on because RC needed him for a little bit for the saint Robin to come back. I mean Holly was supposedly by his side seen any sightings of her? I hope they write good story for him over at Y&R they had a gold mine in him he fit the part perfectly and they blew it before.

I think he’s heading to CBS to get away from ABC. At least they know how to keep their soaps!!

HA! Have you forgotten that CBS decided to cancel Guiding Light and As The World Turns respectively after Proctor & Gamble said they wanted out of the soap business? CBS does not know how to keep its soaps!

Oh, did we forget how they canceled As The World Turns and Guiding Light???

CarolB is so clueless. She doesn’t even know what she’s talking about.

Yes ABC dislikes soaps. But CBS isn’t better. CBS is probably the one that influenced ABC to cancel AMC and OLTL with its own cancellation of GL anf ATWT.

Sad news!!! I am happy Tristan will have work… but I really wanted Robert Scorpio to be on our GH canvas for a long while. I understand he needs to go where the work is but… it’s a bummer for GH fans! I do watch Y&R and will enjoy seeing him again… but… I am wishing GH could do something to keep him on GH!!!

I have been a fan of Tristan since his early days on GH. Loved when they had him on the Y&R, but unfortunately, the writers at that time didn’t do his acting skills justice. Welcome back to Y&R Tristan. Hope the new writers don’t make you into too much of a bully 🙂

I get these shows have budgets but sign these people to contracts if you dont want them pulled out from under you. You cant blame the guy for going with whoever obviously wants him most.

Right and don’t hire all these new actors–the OLTL 3 really aren’t necessary and they aren’t working. Sabrina the Sparkle Pony and Ava are also incredibly boring. Give Sonny the heave ho–he’s so done.

I’m totally upset. I wish they could have secured him in some way then we wouldn’t be going through this. My greatest fear has finally happen…Y&R got him just when he was finally back on GH…ooh, this really hurt..

Had Ron not put Tristan’s character away for winter storage while in the midst of a very exciting storyline, not only would Ron have more than one day to write for him for February sweeps, TR most likely would not have left. It was clear TR was enjoying playing the hell out of Robert Scorpio and doing an amazing job of it. Then Ron takes him off the canvas just as the storyline is about to climax. This has not only been frustrating for viewers, it’s got to be frustrating for the actors involved. TR’s leaving is on Ron Carvilati. No, not excited about his playing Colin on Y&R. TR is a gifted actor, but his best role is playing Robert Scorpio, the coolest superspy ever.

I second that!

Harry, I’m with you.

Tristan Rogers is Robert Scorpio. I am so disappointed that he is leaving GH. I really wanted to watch the reunited Scorpio family. I was also hoping for a Robert/Anna reunion down the line. Just hope he’s back someday soon!

I agree Susan! Very disappointing! I hope Ron Carlivati can throw together a meaningful departure given the lack of time to prepare. I think Y&R should have given GH more of a heads up before they snatched Tristan away. It’d be nice to see a little common courtesy between the soaps that are left. Competing networks or not, the whole genre is still in survival mode and they are in that boat together.

Why would Y&R need to give GH a heads up? Presumably Tristan could have done so. Obviously he did not feel so compelled. The way actors are treated on GH (no contracts for those who have been on the canvas for years, but all the OLTL’rs and all the new RC creations do get contracts) I wouldn’t blame every one of them for trying to go somewhere else. Much as I love Robert Scorpio – and I absolutely do, there is a part of me that thinks this is a good thing because it is one less thing keeping me tied to a show that is less and less the show I knew and loved every single day. And I would like to not care about it at all when I finally decide to pull the plug.

Well, maybe they should have signed him to a contract.

It is possible that Tristan did not want to be held with a contract..

Tristan moves around, yah know.. 🙂

That is true.

It is true that Tristan’s persona just screams “free agent!” No doubt that only adds to his considerable charms, but I cannot believe he would have turned down a fab offer to continue his star-making role of Robert Scorpio for the foreseeable future….GH was simply outbid, or did they even bother to make an offer????

I agree. Screw the writers at GH for not securing TR and for back burning Robert Scorpio.

Um, the writers have nothing to do with the budget. They are told who they can and cannot use, and how much.

Chaz, ya think? So do I. How insulting to bring in all the newbies and leave the legacy characters—one so beloved as Scorpio–out in the cold.
It’s obvious that RC is writing for HIMSELF, not for the characters or the loyal views.
What a fiasco! What a farce!

I’m sure the “diehard” GH fans will blame Ron & Frank, since they blame them for everything!! “Laura wasn’t on the show today. It’s their fault.” “Aj wasn’t on the show today. It’s their fault.” “Liz wasn’t on the show today. It’s their fault.” “It rained today. It’s their fault.” “I got fired today for blogging about GH. It’s their fault.” (But NEVER credit Ron & Frank with SAVING GH from cancellation!!)

Could not have said it better myself. They also blame them for this whole Prospect Park suing ABC.

Why would anyone blame Frank and Ron for a lawsuit where they were pretty much in control of all the contract provisions that were presumably ignored? I’m sure they’re both completely innocent and uninvolved! Even if ABC wins they will spend millions defending it. I’m sure that is part of the budget issues at GH.

You r so right…i always said if it werent for Frank and Ron GH wouldve been cancelled months ago…we all should be grateful there are at least 4 soaps on the air!!!

They did not save GH from cancellation. And yes, we blame them for taking characters off the canvas while they are in the middle of an exciting storyline. It’s choppy disruptive writing–Ron cannot multitask to save his life.

Actors can only appear in so many episodes and some have other obligations…thats why they are not shown all the time…ratings have risen because of Frank and Ron which indeed saved the show from cancellation…if they not come to GH and the ratings stayed low GH wouldve long been gone…so they did save the show!!!


It today’s bleak economic times, lets say Harry the Executive Producer and Harry the Head Writer multi-task, keep the budget to a bare minimum (no more 80s money baby!), and come up with exciting stories to get people back to watching a 50+ year old soap. Frank and Ron have done this in spades. Your choice not to believe how much they have helped the show stay on the air. I had to witness, actually not witness since I couldn’t bare to watch anymore, how much Jill Phelps and Bob Guza decimated the once & mighty GH for a full decade. They were given ample time to kill off beloved several beloved characters, rewrite GH history (Hello Rick!), make it into a daytime off the Sopranos with a new mobster practically every month…did I also mention how dark and depressing the show got? Frank & Ron have given us suspense, humor, family, mystery, campiness, reality, and the Nurses Ball! Tristan Rogers is cantankerous at best. I love him as Robert Scorpio. I respect him wanting to work. I just don’t respect how he went about this. Blame Ron and I’m sure you’ll come up with some other worldly disasters that he could have written…oh, that’s right, he can’t multi-task to save his life.

I see your point, though the rain comment was a bit out there, LOL. Frank and Ron did save GH, though, and as for A.J., Liz and Laura, RC did an interview and explained that A.J.’s trial will be starting soon (it got delayed because of Robin’s return), Liz will be coming up in a story soon too, and Laura has been written off the show due to Genie Francis’ other obligations/scheduling conflicts.

I am in total agreement. Yes, I would love to see my faves (Robert, Anna, Laura, et al) everyday, but, it’s just not possible. The soap industry of old is gone. Big contracts, big salaries, big overhead, are a thing of the past. The only way GH can be cost effective AND give us our beloved characters is to create these short-term opportunities. I would rather have my faves in bits and bites than watch them languish to backburner hell, relegated to dispensing coffee and advice. A character like Robert Scorpio can easily be sent on assignment for the WSB at a moments notice, giving him the opportunity to surface again. In exchange, maybe we get a short term appearance from Sean Donnelly or Frisco in Robert’s stead. Just my thoughts.

“…I would rather have my faves in bits and bites than watch them languish to backburner hell, relegated to dispensing coffee and advice.”

Thank the gods… as it were… that the writing… for GH and DAYS… has been incredible…

well said, Joe.

Not buying it, Joe. They can give our faves a CONTRACT. And cut out the fluff.
But it THEIR show, not ours, the viewers. Painfully obvious.

They haven’t save the show. They are ruining it with their mild version of the Sapranos and don’t hold your breath. The show still might be one the way out sooner or later.

Correction: The Sopranos

What a ratings ploy. Never watched anything but ABC soaps anyway. Not about to start watching something just because they took on an actor!

They didn’t take anything.

TR wasn’t on contract. He was OFFERED a role, and he ACCEPTED it.

If he really was that important to this show whose cast is sooooo bloated, they could have kept him with a contract.

Well I am surprise he would want to go back considering how shabby they dismissed him from the role when he was last there. However for the character Jill, Colin was her perfect match and I loved the chemistry between the two, so I am glad they are bringing him back. But a lot of GH fans are going to be disappointed with the news.

“.. However for the character Jill, Colin was her perfect match”

ditto…. I really liked this pair… then came Genevieve… too bad she isn’t back…

Genie Francis’ Genevieve.. was kicking in to high gear… and she across the canvas… was riveting… not any thing… like GH’ Laura.

man… say Genevieve, did come back…

Genie Francis would actually…. make… Victor and Jack, interesting

Happy for Jess Walton…. Jill deserves this

Patrick I usually agree with you on everything but as much as I like GF the character Genevieve was gosh awful and GF at times was over the top!

How I Feel About it! I am heartbroken. However totally respect and love Tristan and his decision. If GH is not going to use him and someone else is offering then he must do what is best for him and his family. Tristan returned in October and GH has received the highest ratings in years and they barely used him. GH Loss is now Y&R Gain and obviously JFP has been paying attention to Y&R ratings going down and GH ratings increased because of Tristan return and he went after the GOLD!

Yep, and now I, and so many others, are going to tune out. I can’t stand Franco, Carly, Kiki , Sonny, and Sabrina the Sparkle Pony.

Nobody is going to tune out because of a rarely seen character/Tristan leaving..

And I a many others love Franco and like him with Carly.. 🙂

I’m disappointed that he’s leaving GH !

It sounds to me like Y&R offered Tristan Rogers something he couldn’t refuse-maybe a contract? Little bit more long term? I watch Y&R, so I know the character he’ll be playing: a fun, not-so-nice guy. I can live with that, and I’ll never be angry at those who weigh options and chooses the ones that work for them.

Pardon me. Choose the ones that work for them.

I am a fan of Tristan and Y@R. So yea!!!

He’s better as Robert Scorpio. The Y & R character does not do him justice.

Very ture..
Perhaps the pay and perks he was offered from CBS is better than ABC offerings..

The world of soaps has more going on behind the scenes than in front of the camera !

ive tried to watch Y&R.. a few times once when Genis Francis was there.. then again when Steve Burton wen there.. but I just cant get into it.. Good Luck to Tristan.. will miss him.. wish GH would have given him more story and incentive to stay.

I am a big GH following going back 50 years ago. I am so tired of losing people or characters I love, Robin, Jason, Robert, who is next. U get attached to the characters

Robin, Jason, Robert, all left on their own ..

Roanne, me too.

I’m so sad he is leaving GH. He will be sorely missed

Y and R quit stealing our characters

Most YR fans really don’t want them. Or Phelps.

Haha, don’t blame the Y&R fans.

Very upset, but very happy for Tristan. He shines wherever he goes. An actor has to go where work is guaranteed. Obviously there was no guarantee that was provided past January by ABCD/GH. That’s what contracts are for 🙂 ABCD/GH seems to have no problem giving those out to others

I’m excited! Tristan Rogers is a phenomenal actor and I liked his pairing with Jill. Now that MAB is gone, hopefully the writing will be much better for him.

And hopefully, his return will set the stage for Genie Francis coming back as Genevieve! I’ve missed them both on Y&R the past year. Yes, they’ve been doing a really great job on GH where they both started out, but I think they worked really well as enemies/scorned lovers on Y&R.

As well, the possibility of Francis’ return posed a thought for a storyline in my mind:

Let’s say Cynthia Watros’ new character, Kelly, sticks around town for a while and develops a romance with Jack. Then, we find out later that Kelly is actually Genevieve’s daughter, Samantha, who didn’t really die when she was shot by Cane’s twin, Caleb. The show could say that Genevieve was trying to protect Samantha from Colin and didn’t want her to turn out to be a part of the mob like he was, so she faked her death and Samantha got plastic surgery to look completely different (remember, Samantha had brown hair when they showed her in flashbacks, and she was much younger) and assume a new identity as Kelly, a teacher.

Jack would be shocked, and so would Colin, knowing his daughter is alive. Plus it would give Cane something to do other than call Lily “sexy” all the time. As well, this would benefit Cynthia, because she is a great actress, too great to waste on a short story arc. This would give her a real purpose to stay on the show and pave the way for Francis returning.

I realize Cynthia & Genie are close in age, but Cynthia looks much younger than Genie does, and it could be plausible for her to be Genevieve’s daughter. Just a thought, but I think it would play out quite nicely to have all these powerhouse actors/actresses in a storyline together.

‘this’ is one of the ‘funnest posts: in a long time… and Delia notwithstanding – Y&R is a HOT mess.. and HOT, I mean.. the Cast…

I too… hope the writing this time around… is even better… Jill and Colin… are primed, gassed, and ready: waiting in the wings.. to take OVER… (move aside victor and nikki) yawn.

this would heighten the Chancellor clan… and Neil’ clan via Cane.

i’ll say one more time… and not the last… for so many reasons… as you so eloquently stated.. and better than… how imperative and crucial it would be to return Genie Francis’ Genevieve… back… GF acted her ass off… REEL’ing layers of Genie Francis… jeez louise.. she made you totally forget she was gh’ Laura.

for the life of me… why it should be said… I’m over them… but… Genie Francis’ Genevieve… would make lackluster and losing steam… Victor and Jack, interesting

you have so much talent… here

Tristan Rogers
Jess Walton
Genie Francis… one can hope

Cynthia Watros

Heck… why not pair Neil with Kelly… if not… bring back Eileen Davidson for Neil… they were smoking HOT through the roof.

altho… if the pairing with Jack works.. i’m all for it.. the last Abbott must have his day

you know.. i’m so over: the premise that it’s the Victor (Newmans’) show.
there are no more Abbotts… sorry Billy.. you are a stand-alone act… with Adam.

Just Jack has become just that… without phyllis, sharon… who’s on the canvas for him? Nikki? god… what a projection to deal with. heck… let him fall of the wagon.. and get Nikki ensconsed with… fall of the wagon… real from the gut… problems are… it’s real world.

your storyline idea.. to involve Cynthia Watros this way.. is stellar.. amazing way to involve intelligent actors… give them the meat and potatoes… and drive home… how talented this could all be

“…This would give her a real purpose to stay on the show and pave the way for Francis returning.”

fans be damned… yet… year in and year out… decades plus… like we have no minds of our own… tune in network production… fans are attuned to the streamlining of character development… and history. we are the connection to chemistry with what works for characters intertwining within each Serial.

As soon as I heard Cynthia was coming to the show I let my mind wander about possible story ideas and ties to the canvas her character could have. I think a romance with Jack would be amazing because he needs a new love interest and Kelly needs to stop screwing around with Billy. Plus, Cynthia Watros and Peter Bergman could have such great chemistry between them. And wouldn’t it just twist the knife in Jack’s back to fall in love with Kelly, and then have it turn out she’s Genevieve’s daughter?! Oh, the story possibilities… Colin would go through the roof and Jack would be heartbroken again, and maybe relapse, which would give Bergman some great material that may just garner him an Emmy! As I said, the possibilities are endless here… though I doubt any of it will play out, I can still dream

Seems Rogers had a better deal offered from Y&R than GH.

Can we drop the term “megasoap?” I am not fond of it.

I like GH but actors/characters come and go so quickly and the fanfare is sometimes short-lived. Part of the joy in serial drama is the investment we have. I want to see my favorites with regularity. Sad the economics of the business does not accommodate that common desire. That said, Rogers and Walton were very good together in Y&R. This also give the Cane character more to do, more with whom to interact.

Well I wish him well at Y&R, but he will always be Robert Scorpio to me. It’s a shame he can’t do both soaps. I did not like the Colin character at all on Y&R and I don’t think Tristan and Jess Walton had any chemistry.

Great….. ;(
This is Jill Farren Phelps’s move…I only hope Valentini fires back…Hmm Wonder if Dawn can come back??

It has nothing to with ABC or RC or anyone other than Tristan himself..
Tristan wanted to go back to Y&R, his choice to do so..
It is a choice Tristan made , no one is at fault or in blame..
Y&R is where Tristan wants to be, for now..
(he moves around, a lot) we’ll see him back on GH at sometime..
His stay at Y&R is for a story, not long term, from what I’ve read..

I agree…its the actors choice here!!!

That’s what I read too. So, hopefully that’s what happens. He goes back for the story then when it’s finished he goes back to GH. It will happen.

The only thing really exciting about GH these days is Robert Scorpio and the Scorpio family. Without him, I will go back to watching half-heartedly.

Okay, so bring back Genie Francis as Laura! Now that there is room, lol I know wishful thinking…wouldn’t mind seeing Alex Devane pop up either… Now that AMC isn’t coming back, maybe they can do that!

This is a real shame. If GH wanted him for February sweeps, then they should have negotiated that as part of his appearances. Frank’s model of having lots of actors not on contract that come and go can backfire. Tristan Rogers clearly got a better offer, with what I suspect is a very good storyline, from Y&R. He enjoys playing Colin who is quite different than Scorpio and is without all the baggage that goes along with playing such an iconic, beloved character as Robert. I doubt there was any kind of major falling out, just simply that Frank/ABC didn’t offer him a contract, and Y&R, seeing that GH’s ratings are overtaking Y&R in the key demographics saw an opportunity to neutralize a player on the GH canvas that has been contributing to that rise. No complete Scorpio family during sweeps. The three of them together is a big draw. Prior to this Y&R had not shown any interest in Colin, and Jess Walton had even gone on recurring status. The characters of Robert Scorpio and his family were seen by millions and millions of viewers in the 80s and have huge strategic value. Those viewers back then were so young, that they’re still young and under age 50. Taking over the 18-48 demographic is close to being a reality. Perhaps even Y&R may have been feeling the heat. Ron should not be blamed for this. The contract actors come first and he is not responsible for who is on contract. Tristan Rogers has expressed concern in the past that it’s difficult to write for a character like Scorpio because he is so heroic there comes a point that it becomes impossible to satisfy viewers expectations, hence his enjoyment in playing Colin. The last writer who tackled Scorpio well was Sri Rao who did so by deconstructing Robert in an excellent cancer storyline. Rao has been complementary of Scorpio’s appearances, and although the character may not be on as much as we would like, what we have seen has been pretty good. Ron’s been attentive to the Scorpio history and I appreciate it. Lack of airtime can be said of almost all of the characters right now because the cast is so huge. Personally, I think this is a disaster for Frank coming on the heels of Genie Francis leaving and the looming PP lawsuit which saddled him with three actors that had no characters, but still had minimums to meet. I have not heard anything about Tristan Rogers actually signing a long term contract with Y&R, so if Frank wanted to turn around the situation, he should sign him to a contract now to get him back as soon as any obligation with Y&R ends if there is one. Frank could be in a position to do this as his strong and increasing ratings in the under 50 bracket may give him some leverage with ABC. Right now GH is averaging up the ratings making it the number 1 rated network in daytime. He can even use the controversy as additional publicity to add to the ratings. A kind of soap behind the soap PR due to GH’s resurgence. Scorpio, and Tristan Rogers, will be greatly missed.

Bottom line, is Y&R made TR a offer he couldn’t refuse and GH was content to just keep toying around with him, not really securing him on GH. More power to him for doing the smart thing and taking the better deal. Enough said.

Tristan Rogers… is making a smart move…

he… unlike Luke… who still likes traipsing around the make believe globe… globetrotting… their youth…. LOL… still hot to trotting… as WSB… supercharged heros…

Tristin Rogers’ – Colin… is in a sexy sensual, adult drama… romancing Jess Walton’ Jill…. what better way to further along.. a story for him… that already works…

I hope for Y&R that this couple… reigns….

they are already better than bore Victor and has no mind of her own Nikki

Well, he’s always been a favorite of mine. Sorry to hear we won’t see the story we were supposed to with him at GH, but … now I may have to hop on over to Y and R!

TR will always be Robert Scorpio to me as well…I am disappointed he isn’t staying… Gh dropped the ball on that. They should have signed him to keep him, Now Y&R was smart to swoop in and sign TR.. What a shame. So much sl potential lost…

I just said the same thing. He has been wanting a long term contract for a long
time. Now he is gone. He is the only reason I watch GH. I will never watch it
unless they bring Scorpio back which is probably too late.

I would like Genevive back as well just don’t make her so campy this time. The show is in serious need of a good villain!!!

I was wondering if this was a case of Phelps-style revenge vis-à-vis Cartini swiping Marcy Rylan after Y&R fired her–but that role was quickly filled by a friend of Jill. Phelps can’t be trusted, and soap fans know that. I have stopped watching Y&R in the wake of Delia’s senseless death, but I highly doubt fans being offered anything other than bread crumbs. Jess Walton is the show’s best actress but older than the type of woman Phelps usually prefers.

Well if the “Cartini-swiping” of Rylan is an issue for JFP, then she should have no need for revenge….she can simply derive immense pleasure from the fact that the “NuLuLu” recast has been an epic failure…..and it only has gone from bad to worse! As “ShrewLu” Rylan is now just downright unlikeable and unwatchable!!!!

Isn’t he Cane father?

He could go!!!!!

Anna has Duke now!!!

he’s not on contract at GH doubt if they were going to put him on contract n i doubt he will be on contract at Y&R, so he’ll be gone again for a while but hopefully return for another caper/adventure.

I do not believe that TR wants contracts, he likes to move around ..
He left GH for Y&R because he could, no contract to bind him, he did not even inform FV or RC that he was leaving, he simply up and left LOL
As you, I do not believe that TR has a contract with Y&R, either,,
I think giving closure to his left behind Y&R story intrigued him, he wanted to do it, and he did, because he could 🙂

recast robert scorpio please. tristan is a jerk for leaving.

Though he will be missed GH will survive. They have many more talented actors on the canvas, the loss of one won’t kill them.

I am very very disappointed that Robert will be gone. I was so looking forward to Anna and Robert rescueing Robin,. The super spys are locked up by a dying scum bag? that should have told us Frank doesn’t care. Scorpios story brought the ratings up. Did tptb not see that. Do they think we can be brought back and will not turn the show off again? Think again. Except for this storyline I just dvr and FF most of it. Tristan is a person he gets hungry, he has bills and he needs to have a paycheck. .I do not blame him at all. . TPTB gave contracts to the OLTLers and large long ones. let FrankenRon watch them. I find all except Silas FF material along with the mobs. I have been enjoying the robin return, I understand Ratings and sweeps month do tiic?
No AJ , No genie Francis even with her daughter off the wall. maybe the 1.5 million they are paying AG has something to do with it?

I love TR as the super spy Robert Scorpio .. the best character ever! I don’t like the Colin character on Y&R at all = boring. I didn’t like that character at all, and I didn’t see much chemistry with anyone on Y&R. Tucker was a much better character. Hopefully, TR will be back some day? Maybe they can bring back Frisco now??

The writers should be put on recurring no contract status. That would fix budget problems. Let’s see how they like it.

I don’t watch GH so glad he’s returning to Y&R. Seems strange that someone in charge at GH doesn’t know the status of his actors. Guess he wasn’t under contract at GH and he will be at Y&R? Either way, looking forward to it. He can only HELP Y&R, which is in desperate need of help.

I love Tristan Rogers! He will always be Robert Scorpio to me! There seems to be a miscommunication with many of the Veterans brought back-Genie Francis, Tristan Rogers, and Jack Wagner. I would much rather see the veterans than a lot of the newcomers. Take Kristen Alderson, for example. As I was watching her in the scenes at Ava’s art gallery and then on the pier when Michael was in the water, all I could think was that she was way out of her league. Ron keeps shoving her down our throats as Kiki. It’s like nails on a chalkboard for me. Would love to see her and nuMorgan head out of Port Charles. Take Carlos with you.

And Sabrina, too!!!! That “Bridezillapalooza” fashion farce the other day was just downright unbearable!!!!! Cannot wait for this nonsensical non-wedding to be null and voided…it’s about time!!!!!

I think he’ll be back on GH at some point. If I was him, I’d be enjoying the best of both world too ! Nothing wrong with surviving is there ? Actors have to work… and he’s got a good gig going on both shows. Bravo to him !

I’ll watch him wherever he goes. I think Y&R offered him more money. I am really excited for Jill to have a storyline again.

I am very upset with GH for failing to give him a regular contract. He will always be
Robert Scorpio. GH could have given him a contract a long time ago. I heard him
say in an interview he would like a long term contract. But now he is gone. I am
heartbroken. The producers of GH are fools. Bye Tristan Good Kuck

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Who Will Turn Out to Be Adam’s Father?

For weeks, General Hospital has been playing up the anxiousness, anxiety, pressures of a college student named Adam as played by Joshua Benard (the son of Maurice Benard) on the ABC daytime drama series.

Adam and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) have become friends, and along the way she seems to be attempting to put together the pieces of what is going on with this young man. In story, what we have learned as it seems that he is receiving unbelievable pressure from his mom and dad, to ensure he has the best grades in order to become a doctor.

On Wednesday’s episode, after receiving a 97 on his test in a do-over, he called his father.  We don’t hear the voice on the other line, only Adam’s.  Apparently, the father was not happy that Adam has to do a make up test, even though he received a high score.

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So, where is this all leading? Is Adam suffering from bipolar disorder or mental illness? Is he talking to anyone on the phone? Or, is he the son of a current character on the canvas, or a new or incoming villain?

Much speculation has been made that Adam might turn out to be the bio-son of Mr, Brennan (Charles Mesure), presumed to be the nefarious ‘Pikeman’. However, Adam had said that his parents were both doctors. Others are assuming he could turn out to be another child of Sonny Corinthos, but Sonny doesn’t know it, and he was raised by some over-achieving well-to-do parents.

Looks like next week, Josslyn and Trina (Tabyana Ali) may be on the case to try to figure out what is really going on with the guy.

So the questions become … do you think this will turn out to be just a random story featuring Joshua Benard? Do you think Adam till be tied-in more to the Port Charles canvas?  Is Joss spending too much time with Adam and and not enough time with Dex (Evan Hofer)?

In addition, Joshua just turned 19-years-old this week on December 5th.  Shout out to another year around the sun.

Share your theories on Adam. what you think is going on with him, and who could be his father, via the comment section. Now below, check out the scenes between Adam and Joss from Wednesday’s GH.

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Kimberly McCullough Shares Remembrance of the Late TV Legend Norman Lear on the Set of ‘One Day At a Time’

Television legend, Norman Lear passed away on Wednesday at the age of 101 years old. The comedy genius who created, wrote and produced some of the greatest sitcoms of all time died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Lear’s body of work included: All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, Sanford & Son, plus the soapy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin) has been working as a director in the television industry for years now and upon learning the news of Lear’s passing, shared a very touching moment via her Instagram that stayed with her through her directorial career. McCullough had been a director on the reboot of One Day at a Time that featured EGOT winner, Rita Moreno.

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McCullough expressed: “My hat goes off to your, sir Norman. What a wonderful life you lived. In my very first directing job, only 6 weeks after having a baby, I was feeling fragile and not quite ready to get back to work. On the set of One Day At A Time, you squeezed my chin and said ‘Look at you! A baby directing our show.’ It wasn’t condescending at all. In fact you seemed thrilled by how far we’d come in the industry, giving young women a seat at the table. I replied, ‘I’m not a baby. I just had a baby.”‘

McCullough added: “You gave me nod of approval saying, ‘Even better. You let me know if you need anything.’ That meant the world to me. Thank you for your service of the television industry, of our country and being a stand up human. #ripnormanlear”

In a previous post pictured with Norman Lear, Kimberly shared: “Thank you changing the world with your storytelling. Honored to say I’ve been able to work with you. One time I heard you say “but where is the HEART of the story?” I have a feeling you’ve asked that question a lot…”

The Lear family also put out this statement on the death of the iconic TV genius: “Thank you for the moving outpouring of love and support in honor of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather,” the Lear family said in a statement. “Norman lived a life of creativity, tenacity, and empathy. He deeply loved our country and spent a lifetime helping to preserve its founding ideals of justice and equality for all. Knowing and loving him has been the greatest of gifts. We ask for your understanding as we mourn privately in celebration of this remarkable human being.”

Tonight, across all network television, an in memoriam card will air at 8PM ET/PT to pay tribute to Lear and acknowledging his influence in the medium.

Share your thoughts on Kimberly’s touching tribute to Norman Lear and the passing of the TV legend via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What are Your First Impressions of Charles Mesure as ‘Mr. Brennan’?

There’s a new villain in town and things are about to get turned upside down for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) as General Hospital circles back around to the looming mysterious ‘Pikeman’ story and who was the target of the shooting at the Metro Court that put Curtis in a wheelchair.

Last Friday, and into yesterday’s Tuesday, December 5th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, viewers were introduced to “Mr. Brennan” who has to turn out to be the dastardly “Pikeman.”

If his portrayer looks familiar, actor Charles Mesure has appeared in numerous television series and film roles including: Once Upon a Time, CastleThe MentalistDesperate HousewivesBones and more. Mesure is also British-born, but moved to Australia when he was younger, accounting for the fabulous accent “Mr Brennan” has on GH.


In story on GH, as Sonny was telling “Mr. Brennan’s” minion, Hume that he would no longer run Pikeman’s shipments through his territory, the guy showed up at Kelly’s Diner with an ominous message for Carly (Laura Wright), although she doesn’t know it.

On Tuesday, in his room at the Metro Court, Brennan is upset that Sonny won’t work with him and tells Hume he plans to stay in Port Charles to make sure the shipments to Canada are ready to go. We also learn that apparently the head of the WSB has taken a leave of absence. Brennan reveals that being the director has its benefits. He then says he got rid of Frisco and he can work remotely and now things are falling into place.

Hume asks Brennan who the intended target is in all of this, and he says both Sonny and Anna. “Brennan’s” goal is to force Sonny’s hand to continue the shipments and more. Meanwhile, Curtis on the case as to who is behind his shooting and more.

So, what has been your impressions thus far of GH’s newest baddie as played by Charles Mesure? Let us know in the comment section below.

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