Connect with us

General Hospital

67

Tyler Christopher Addresses GH Exit: "You're The Best Fans In The World. I Will Miss U!"

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

It’s been confirmed to On-Air On-Soaps via a GH rep, and now Tyler Christopher himself took to Twitter to address his legions of fans following yesterday’s breaking news that he has indeed vacated his 2o-year-role as Nikolas Cassadine.

Christopher, who left the show back in June and was temporarily replaced by Nick Stabile, was in lenghy contract talks with the series that fell apart. Thus Tyler will not be returning to the daytime drama that made him soap-famous.

Late Wednesday night, Tyler put out a touching ‘thank you’ tweet to his fans for their continued support and well-wishes, stating: “Thank u all for your kind words. You’re the best fans in the world. I will miss u! #whatarun”

And what a run it was! Tyler completed his tenure with GH with a Daytime Emmy as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series earlier this year in late April.

As to what GH plans to do with the role of Nikolas remains to be seen.  Will they leave the character off the canvas for the forseeable future since he is believed-to-be-dead? Will Nick Stabile come back as a permanent replacement?  Several questions yet to be answered from the ABC soap.

For now, let us know your thoughts on Tyler’s heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the fans in the comment section below. and what you hope GH does with the character of Nikolas moving forward?

Leave a comment | 67 Comments
Advertisement

67

avatar
48 Comment threads
19 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
54 Comment authors
AngelaEdna Graterolenancy dillinghamjaybird369Patricia Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Guest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Id rather Nick Stabille come back as AJ…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Guest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Lulu wants another child-she can raise Spencer…

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

that’s a great idea… and/or it would be refreshing to see Laura and Kevin raising her grandson

what are the odds of that one embryo taking ?

we’ve got to have another spencer…. wink wink … why bother with Luke

Anne
Guest
Anne

Bring back Nick Stabile immediately. Sad to bid Tyler farewell.

ppage
Guest
ppage

Agreed, he breathed new life into the role. One of the few temporary replacements I loved instantly. They need to grab him. I think he could do well with Nick Bechtel, aka Spencer, and we know he has great rapport with Ava…..Frankly, it would be nice to see Ava (and the actress) paired with a real man.

Sigrid :)
Guest
Sigrid :)

This is sad…….. I was looking forward to him returning to the show. I have been a fan of his from the beginning. 🙁

Phyliss Wood
Guest
Phyliss Wood

me too.. So many of us have been awaiting his return for Sept. ,and now to hear that the people over at GH could not negotiate with him on his contract is horrible.. He has been a part of GH .. Nicholas Cassadine forever it seems , and is one of our beloved legacy actors.. I am extremely upset … They need to find a way to get him back . what are they thinking, .. WHAT ARE THESE WRITERS TRYING TO DO TO OUR BELOVED GH, AND ALL OUR BELOVED ACTORS.. SERIOUSLY

Lois
Guest
Lois

If I have my wish, Stabile will be back taping already and it will be announced of his return!

Michael
Guest
Michael

So he wins the biggest accolade an actor can win (in April) and two months later, walks because he feels he deserves more money for winning that trophy.

Typical of some of these actors. School teachers are struggling to make $40,000 a year, while these guys quit their shows if they don’t get $40,000 per episode.

elm1951
Guest
elm1951

omg!!! i feel the exact same way – that emmy went to his head!

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Does put it in perspective. The first year I taught, the principal handed me the check, patted me on the back and said: “Don’t spend it all in one place.”

The check was for $380 for a month of teaching Language Arts and NC History to 7th graders! Try it sometime! 🙂

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

Nancy, my dear…your head is in the RIGHT place!!!!! And, I SALUTE YOU!!!!! RIGHT ON, NANCY!!!!!!

Have a good one, Nancy.

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

Michael…not only do I agree with you, as far as I’m concerned, a BUNCH of actors and actresses (in the entertainment industry, in general) and their EGOS are W-A-Y TOO OUT OF CONTROL!!!!! Bottom Line Here: The ‘bunch’ all each need a SERIOUS REALITY CHECK!!!!!

Have a good one, Michael.

PF
Guest
PF

I’m so torn about this. Part of me is deeply disappointed because I’m such a huge fan of Tyler’s, but another part is grateful that he will no longer have to try to justify Jelly’s moronic, destructive writing. Thanks to this current regime, GH is truly horrible right now, and all indications are that it’s only going to get worse. And if the show actually recasts Nikolas, this viewer will be tuning out (just as I did in the early 2000s). Tyler’s Nikolas is the only version I care to watch.

Lin
Guest
Lin

This is really too bad. he was excellent in the role, and Nicolas has relationships with so many on the show.
I hope they do not kill off Nicholas “for real.” I also did not like his replacement. No offense to Nick Stabile. I’d like to see Nicholas eventually return to his old personalty and be played by someone a little more enthusiastic, for want of a better word than Mr. Stabile, and someone, quite frankly, better looking. Since he’s Laura’s son, I’d like him to come back. And of course eventually Tyler Christopher may return.

BTripp
Guest
BTripp

Nick Stabile please!

Marie
Guest
Marie

Bring back Nick Stabile, we was wonderful. Sad to say I rather have him in the role.

nancy
Guest
nancy

Sorry to see Tyler leave and what is GH thinking letting him go. The guy just won an emmy in April. If it’s really money I can think of a few places GH could get some

Angela
Guest
Angela

No please gh bring nick back we miss him

Trudy
Guest
Trudy

Ten thousand up votes!

KansasGuest
Guest
KansasGuest

What is unfortunate is that he & Nicholas Bechtel were shorted on having a special exit scene written just for them, along with saying a real goodbye to Genie Francis. TC participated in the GH Fan Weekend back in August. So, I think he was expecting to return. He even said as much back then. Good luck to him!

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

From what I read he’s still going to be appearing in whichever fan events he already committed to.

Jenny
Guest
Jenny

This is terrible news for GH. I was really looking forward to Tyler’s return and seeing him work with Genie Francis again. I hope they leave the character ‘dead’ until Tyler can revive him. Stabile was passable but there are too many recasts and soap opera refugees. We need more people who make the show feel like General HOspital, not this super soap of fine actors but — who cares. GH would do well to bring back Tristan Rogers and Wally Kurth full time. They were stupid not to pick up Greg Vaughan when he got let go by Days.

Trudy
Guest
Trudy

Great post. Tristan and Wally should be on contract, along with Lexi Ainsworth and Haley Pullos.

Tyler is the only Nik for me. I tune into GH to see Liz, Anna, Laura and NIk. I really hope ABC brings him back and dumps Frank V, Nathan V, and Jelly.

Melissa
Guest
Melissa

Hating that GH couldn’t work out a contract with Tyler. Such a bloated cast yet they couldn’t afford to give a long-time and popular actor what he wanted (and probably deserved).

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Yes, couldn’t they let some of the “newer” cast members go and hang on to the legacy ones?

Sandy
Guest
Sandy

Aw Tyler, good luck but you will be missed.

Celia
Guest
Celia

Yippee-yippee-ki-yay. Bring Stabile on board!!!!!!!

Debbie Harris
Guest
Debbie Harris

I will really miss his interactions with his son Spencer. And those with his Mom Laura and sister Lulu.

Dawn
Guest
Dawn

I love Tyler I would leave it open for him to come back or make appearances

Rodd
Guest
Rodd

Wishing him well in his future endeavors. Thank you for all you did on GH! I enjoyed it.

ScoobyDum72
Guest
ScoobyDum72

he’ll be back someday I bet. Maybe when the EP changes to one that will give him a better deal. In real life, if you ask for a raise and don’t get it…it’s a signal to move on. I’m sure he felt that since he had won that award that added prestige to the show, he deserved to be compensated. Which is a strong argument. Valentini keeps a tight grip on the budge so the show stays on the air. There are only so many pieces of the pie to give away…

Trudy
Guest
Trudy

Frank V could have paid Tyler what he is worth easily if he would just stop hiring so many actors from dead soaps, most of whom are playing characters that have nothing to do with GH core families and who still feel like outsiders.

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Amen and Amen!

Carol
Guest
Carol

Sorry to see TC leave, however, I thought Nick Stabile was great in the role. I’d like to see him offered the part permanently.

Hayjay
Guest
Hayjay

Morgan, Sabrina, Tyler. Anyone else leaving? The canvas is clearing out and (to me) focusing on new characters with no or last minute ties to historical characters. I hope they hold off on recasting Nic though.

k/kay
Guest
k/kay

I think he is going to be happy negotiations fell thru saw a picture of him in a scene with this movie he is doing looking fit looks great in a cowboy hat! All the best TC!

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Hey k/kay, think I read that he has made one independent film and is working on another.

damien
Guest
damien

he d make a hot adam on y n r!
bring morgan who s leaving gh over too as kyle!

Sissy
Guest
Sissy

I’m VERY disappointed that they couldn’t work it out for him to come back!

Lee
Guest
Lee

I really hate he is leaving! I didn’t really like his temporary replacement. Find a different actor to play the role and someone who looks like Tyler (handsome) and has same build and height.

Patty
Guest
Patty

i wish him.the best will.miss him but hope the nick stable will come back liv him with ava!!

Patricio
Guest
Patricio

This talented actor has always had his eye on a primetime gig or a movie career. Being Laura’s son should keep the character of Prince Cassidine around.

This should also loosen some change to hire other talented actors.

Mary SF
Guest
Mary SF

Every actor says their fans are the best fans– LOL– but I guess what else can they say- it was gracious of him to acknowledge the role his fans had in his tenure at GH–

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

And his acceptance speech at the Emmys was one of the most heartfelt and humble ones that I’ve ever heard.

Bill
Guest
Bill

Frequently amazed by the support and acclaim of Christopher. I’ve found him to be extremely deadpan and one-note throughout his two decades of service. He has the same expression and delivery for every emotion. Sayonara.

ppage
Guest
ppage

Nick Stabile was fantastic in the role. If TPTB are smart they’ll snatch him up!

Aria
Guest
Aria

I think nick stabile is being tacky going on Twitter saying he’s available, I’m not one of the fans who think he did a good job, I rather Tyler come back and since he’s not let the character take a break for now since he’s already considered to be dead, let’s move on with other storylines and let time be a factor . After all, they could go back to negotiate down the line, nothing is written in stone, as for nick stabile, your no prince Nicolas, so stay away..

nellie
Guest
nellie

Another stupid move by ABC.

Charday
Guest
Charday

Not real smart of him to leave the show, whatever the contract negotiations were. A tiny minority of Hollywood actors are on contract on a network tv show.

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

So true.

Linda
Guest
Linda

good luck Tyler. You were great as Nick.

Blue
Guest
Blue

Nick Stable needs to come back as Nicholas. He was fabulous in the role and had chemistry with Maura West who plays Ava Jerome!

Jason Loves GH
Guest
Jason Loves GH

Peace out, dude! You’ve cleared the way for Nick Stabile to return. He injected new life into Nikolas Cassadine and I want to see him back on my screen yesterday!

Michele
Guest
Michele

I hope nick stabile comes back. Him and Ava played well together.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

I am literally gobsmacked… ire here

GH / Disney / ABC let go one of the best staples and qualities about Port Charles

be still my heart… he has a sense of his own being

he did not relent .. he was that striking and caused affect

je ne sais quoi : smoldering

The Cassadine Empire is forever lost…. so is GH

Nancy
Guest
Nancy

I would love to see Nick Stabile come back since it seems that he would appreciate playing the role. Another soap actor leaving, thinking he’s going to be offered big roles somewhere else. I guarantee he will end up on some stupid sci-fi movies like the rest of those actors who thought they would make it big.

Vet from the Get (abc soaps)
Guest
Vet from the Get (abc soaps)

I loved Tyler when he did his first round at GH (no puns intended) and his name was Tyler Baker back then. He breathed life into the show, and made Nikolas his own, and he was well written for. Then he left after 3 years and came back about 4 years later for another 8 years plus as Nik and also Connor Bishop. He had great chemistry with his peers. Then came the deconstruction of the Nik character when they had him bed his beloved brother’s Elizabeth. I’ts one thing to develop all aspects of a character i.e the light… Read more »

jeanine girard
Guest
jeanine girard

I’m on board the Nick Stabile train!! Talk about jumping right in when he was substituting in the role! This guy lit up the screen! And I’m usually pretty jaded, LOL!
Some one in the above comments (sorry don’t recall who) had an idea for TC to be the next Adam on Y & R. Love that suggestion! Sounds like a Win/Win to me!

toscanti
Guest
toscanti

No offense, TC is No Adam Newman. He doesn’t even compare to Michael Muhney or Justin Hartley. I personally felt Nick Stabile was great in the role of Nicholas. Wish Tyler all the luck with his future roles.

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

toscanti…I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!!! Tyler Christopher is N-O Adam Newman…PERIOD!!!!! NO, NO AND MORE N-O!!!!!!

Have a good one.

robbie
Guest
robbie

No need to bring back the character at this time (cast bloated), but would love Stabile to come back, if Nik comes back from the dead

Kent
Guest
Kent

Tyler seems to be trying to make it in movies & primetime again. He’s left and tried a few times before. Maybe with the Emmy win, he feels it will help him get more auditions for bigger roles. Glad to see him go. I still am pissy(yes, years later) that he ruined the Robin/Nikolas reunion. You know when Nik finds Robin in the lab. He slept walked through that whole scene.

Daisy Day
Guest
Daisy Day

I will miss him! One of the reasons I watched GH. Tyler Christopher was Prince Cassadine! I’m hoping he will return.

Patricia
Guest
Patricia

Christopher was great as Nicholas, but I need to admit that I really loved Nick Sabile with Maura West !! They had great chemistry. He’s a more mature Nicholas. Hopefully, he will take over the role .

Edna Graterole
Guest
Edna Graterole

I don’t believe anyone else can replace him. He is the true Nick!

Angela
Guest
Angela

Please abc and general hospital bring Tyler Christopher back to gh please the fans want him on gh and miss him he is a good actor on gh .

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Will Happen When Port Charles Finds Out What Happened to Jason? (PROMO)

This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for the news of Jason (Steve Burton) being buried under the rubble in the cave explosion on Cassadine Island to have a ripple effect for his family and loved ones.

In the latest promo, Drew (Cameron Mathison) looks to deliver that news to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and her new beau, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Then, Anna (Finola Hughes) delivers Jason’s fate to Sonny (Maurice Benard) as food goes a-flying! Finally, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) has the task to report to Carly (Laura Wright) what happened to Carly’s bestie and almost husband!

How will Carly get through losing Jason and as she gets closer to the truth that Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Sonny had a romantic past and lingering feelings for each other, while the two were in Nixon Falls?  Will it all be too much for her to bear?

What will happen with Sam, now that Jason is gone, Drew is back ,and she is a new relationship with Dante?

Then, who will become Sonny’s hitman with no Jason around?  These are major questions left to be answered with the departure of the character of Jason from the GH canvas.

So, let us know what you think the fallout will be when Jason’s loved ones learn what happened to him? Do you think GH plans to recast the role, given that the pandemic is not going away anytime soon? Let us now via the comment section, but first check out ‘said’ ABC promo below.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

Photo: Podcast One

Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Steve Burton (@1steveburton)

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati talks with Michael Fairman on the creation and the making of the limited-series “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem” currently streaming on Peacock. Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Ted King as Jack

The Bold and the Beautiful

Airdates:11-16/17-2021

Advertisement

Popular