Connect with us

General Hospital

50

Tyler Christopher Clarifies While Not Official Yet, He Thinks His GH Return Will Be September!

Courtesy/ABC

Courtesy/ABC

This afternoon at the GHFCW weekend event with Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Rebecca Budig (Hayden), the reigning Daytime Emmy-winning actor for Outstanding Lead Actor informed the crowd that he will be returning to General Hospital.

While other soap opera outlets including On-Air On-Soaps first received reports coming out of the event that Tyler would return in September, the actor sent out a follow up tweet to clarify what he said during the fan event and to make sure the media and his passionate fans were all on the same page with him. Tyler related via a tweet:  “Slow down every1 I said I THINK Sept. will b my return 2 #GH. Nothing official yet. Thanks for all the love 2day though.”

The popular star left GH back in June citing “personal reasons”, and was temporily replaced by Nick Stabile since Nikolas’ storyline was front burner. Stabile held down the fort, and then in a recent episodes Nikolas was shot, crashed through a glass window and fell off a balcony on Cassadine Island, thanks to Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart).  That signaled the end of Stabile’s run as the dark prince.
So, happy about the news of an imminent return by Tyler Christopher?  Glad he clarified the situation for all? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Leave a comment | 50 Comments
Advertisement

50

avatar
22 Comment threads
28 Thread replies
2 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
39 Comment authors
SatanKittyLINDA ZELENSKYRebecca1Patrick Recent comment authors
newest oldest
DropOut
Guest
DropOut

Missed Tyler so much! I hope he comes back asap.

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Would like to have had more clarification as to just why he left/was absent. If it’s “contract troubles,” why not just say so? If the “personal reason” is illness (his or a family member) why not just say so. This nebulous reason just leave us wondering, speculating, etc.

clh
Guest
clh

Why is it anybody’s business? Just because they have a job as an actor doesn’t mean they have no right to privacy.

Rita
Guest
Rita

I know from looking at his Facebook account page that his mother died a few months ago. That could certainly qualify for wanting/needing time off.

Drake
Guest
Drake

I certainly wouldn’t feel compelled to tell a stranger the intimate details of my life. It’s not our business. His job is to entertain as he’s done wonderfully for many years. Beyond that, no explanation is needed.

curacaoman
Guest
curacaoman

I am afraid of the kind of story that will explain his long absence. I do not trust the current regime. They have the Reverse Midas Touch, everything they touch turns to kaka!

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

That’s what I was thinking-not that I don’t believe the actor is entitled to his privacy (as intimated by Clh’s rely to my post). I just think it is ominous when TBTB are less than transparent about THEIR comments. Why the secrecy? I’m with you–long story short–“I do not trust the curent regime.”

su0000
Guest
su0000

yeah know..
I like Nick Stabile as Nikolas, I really do..
I will miss him..
However;
I am happy Tyler is returning, it’s rightful…
A bit of bitter sweet …

((I really really like the Maxie substitute, too .. much better, actually)

conniemac
Guest
conniemac

Su, I actually agree with you!! Who knew!! Well, at least 95 % anyway. I thought Nick did a great job; however, nobody can replace Tyler Christopher. And as for Molly Burnett, I absolutely love her in this role. If Kirsten Storms had never played it, I would say Molly owns it. But in my heart, there can only be one Maxie Jones and nobody does it better than Kirsten Storms.

I am glad they were able to come up with two great replacements. Makes the absence a lot easier to tolerate.

rebecca1
Guest
rebecca1

I like her too…but she’s so different in demeanor that it’s like watching a different character. She actually looks very good with Nathan and Griffin. But I like Kirsten so much….problem is some understudies take so long to get used to or we never do…but Nick and Molly caught on quickly. They should find a place for them all!

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

“if” any – one – should be eating crow… and foot come forward in my defense… ie: Molly Burnett she has been on “DAYS” three times her original debut… which… I did not mind at all… she came she rang she did she made two returns after her original debut I could not stand her last two returns in my defense… I’m certain all three times.. she’s been @DAYS… have been with THREE differing writing “teams” so their you have it I am stunned by her rebirth … @GH if GH wanted to take “Maxie” in a whole nother arena…… Read more »

James R. Poissant
Guest
James R. Poissant

It’s about time!!!

Lauren
Guest
Lauren

Ecstatic! The sooner the better!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Guest
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I would rather Nick Stabile assume the role of Nikolas Cassadine, permanently. He suited the role much more and has a better chemistry as the character than Tyler has.

clh
Guest
clh

Totally disagree. Tyler is Nikolas and always will be. Yes Nick has great chemistry with Ava but she doesn’t belong in this story at all it would make zero sense that her and Nikolas would pair up for any reason.

He never seemed like Nikolas to me at all and just seemed like a new character in a story with Ava. If they brought him on as an interest for Ava that would be great, but he’s not Nikolas and definitely not a Cassadine

vinee
Guest
vinee

Nick should be added to the canus,as he is a better actor than some regulars.

vinee
Guest
vinee

I should lear to spell canvas.

Dan
Guest
Dan

I couldn’t disagree more. Nick Stabile did an admirable job, but I never bought him in the role. It never clicked for me. It was too forced. Maybe they’ll find another role for him on the show. Tyler is the best and only Nikolas Cassadine, and has owned the character for almost 20 years. He and Maura West had undeniable chemistry in the few scenes they shared together, before he left the show, so I look forward to them hopefully picking up with that.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

this “forced” relationship with Hayden is a bust

it had all the steam required.. “when” they first met… pent up desires

the writers did way too much “war of the roses” over money

bye bye Hayden… the romance has dulled

it’s now Nicholas and Ava turn

it would be a magnanimous decision to let the characters of Ava and Nicholas be.

and, YES, the bigger reason is it gets Maura West OUT of anything Carly and Sonny.

imagine how high brow and elevated these two would reign supreme

Nicholas / Ava / Spencer / Kiki / Avery

IT

Shay
Guest
Shay

Agreed, Scott! Tyler well-served the role of Prince Nicky for many years, but over the last 12 months or so, I just wasn’t feeling him as the formerly good Cassadine gone bad. Nick Stabile captured that essence far better, and given he successfully settled into the character fairly quickly, it wouldn’t have gone amiss to keep him.

Celia
Guest
Celia

Say it again, Shaybelle. I know everyone will resent me for saying it, but Nick Stabile conquered that ” princely”, unassuming demeanor and hauteur so intrinsically aristocratic like sweet, sweet creme on a crepe. Was he born to the role?
Nick Stabile has a refined aura about him. I am not into barrel-chested, oafish men…..I will definitely miss that quiet charm of his.

Shay
Guest
Shay

I hear you, CeeCeeGirl!!! I like that sort of silent mystique/cool aloofness in my aristos, too!!! Don’t get me wrong, even though TC was never personally my “cup of tea”—-Shades of Helena there…..no pun intended!—he portrayed his character in an oh-so-polite/good prince manner through the years, and I appreciated his efforts. But once he surrendered to the darkness in his bloodline and began behaving like a real Cassadine, I just didn’t find his Nik either palatable or believable….he suddenly became an inelegant slob! Not so with Stabile…..he nailed that insouciant royal aura with skilled subtlety and an innate sense of… Read more »

robbie
Guest
robbie

Completely agree! Nick nailed it

Edythe Edwards
Guest
Edythe Edwards

Really miss Tyler on GH. I was hoping he would soon be found wandering around the island or hidden on the plane that Jason incredibly could fly. Come back soon Tyler.

Soapnexis
Guest
Soapnexis

Happy he should be back . Falling out of a window so high up twice on 2 different continents will be a mighty hard act to pull off!

davllestev1
Guest
davllestev1

This time with a BULLET… so Valentin must have him healing in one of their deep freeze cryo chambers. .otherwise he’s stiff as a board in some very thick hedges. .or they’ll find an outline of his body and a deep hole in the earth like loony toons ..I swear they should put a diving board over a cliff for characters to practice how to survive a fall from great heights. ..I bet there’s a hidden one on Cassidine island. ..YEESH!!!

john
Guest
john

Still have to wait another month.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

it reads to me… he starts shooting on the set , in September

so ??? would his scenes show up… on our telees ? mid October, 2016

Charday
Guest
Charday

Can’t wait to see him back on GH. Wonder if they’re give him a new outfit to wear? He always wears those grey pants and dark purple shirt.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

LOL

what about Sonny “Saturday night fever” suits

Becky
Guest
Becky

Glad to know when you’re returning Tyler…. I love you and dislike you at times, but no one can play Nicholas like Tyler Christopher… I just wish that you would leave Jasam alone so they can get on with their lives, I’m sure there are other problems are ahead for them, because that’s how soaps work, so on that note Welcome Home where you belong.

Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

Let’s just hope that Nikolas being back on canvas will mean that idiot Jordan can drop her weekly arrest warrant on Jason. ..or maybe not since did leave her “jurisdiction”. Ha! Her jurisdiction shouldn’t go any further than the local nail salon. Now I guess it’ll be Franco’s turn for every OTHER crime in town. I don’t see the Tyler/Maura chemistry myself yet, but I’m willing to give it a bit more time.

Timmm
Guest
Timmm

Jordan couldn’t be a mall cop!

Shay
Guest
Shay

Oh, Timmm, that was a good one!

Linda
Guest
Linda

Both are good actors but I am used to Tyler and hope he returns asap.

Dan
Guest
Dan

Great news, love Tyler! Hope he signed a new contract or whatever the hold up was, and we’ll be seeing him on GH for years to come. He’s the only Nikolas Cassadine, anyone else is just trying to fill his shoes.

j9
Guest
j9

Doggone it! I really liked Nick S. when he was on our screens! I would love for them to find a role for this guy with so much to offer!

Timmm
Guest
Timmm

Trim the fat and bring Stabile back as AJ Q.!

Sissy
Guest
Sissy

I’m very excited for Tyer’s return! NS did a great job filling in and I agree he would be awesome as AJ!

Gin
Guest
Gin

Really missed Tyler as Nik. Couldn’t get into the Cassadine story without Tyler in the role.

Beverly
Guest
Beverly

When I saw Tyler in April @ the Atlanta Soap Opera fantasy weekend,He stated that nobody would be leaving GH. I guess this really was not planned. I am glad u are returning. You are Nikolas. I thank Nick for holding down the fiort. Hope too se u soon

Harry
Guest
Harry

The actor who replaced him is owed a debt of gratitude–he was so good at keeping the story going while fleshing out this character as his own. He was really good ,and I think we should all applaud him loudly. That said, yes, of course Tyler is greatly missed. I am happy to know that he may not return to the screen until September comes (as Green Day sings, “Wake me up when September comes”). Because every time there is crack in the background and the characters wonder who it is, I will know that it’s always going to be… Read more »

Omar
Guest
Omar

Agree all around Harry in everything you posted, especially how BORRRINGGG Jason and Sam are.

Sam was always one of my favorite female character but ever since she was paired with Jason, it has just been snoozefest galore..There is no acting chemistry between the two actors..When Billy’s Jason was with Rebecca’s Elizabeth, chemistry was oozing even with a dull storyline

Sam needs a Jasonless storyline and maybe Jason and Elizabeth can be pair up with a reborn psycho Franco as a love triangle.

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

I never get the actor is “owed a debt of gratitude” thing. He or she isn’t doing anyone a favor…they’re thrilled that they’re getting paid to do a craft the love! They’re actors…and I bet when they get the call they’re thrilled. With that said, Nick Stabile is quite the looker/charmer and I enjoyed his more playful Nicolas…though that’s not who Nicloas is at the present time. That’s another thing that’s strange to me.nehen an actor takes on a role…he or she is taking on a character…a fictional person whom the writer has created. So, unless the writer wants to… Read more »

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

when, not nehen…Jason, not Jadon…

Timmm
Guest
Timmm

Tyler will be back in the FAll. That exotic sweetie who assisted Kevin with antibiotic s will nurse Nick back to health and be his new love!

Elhu
Guest
Elhu

So glad Tyler will be returning, and fairly soon. He was sorely missed!

LINDA ZELENSKY
Guest
LINDA ZELENSKY

Tyler Christopher also known as Nicholas you must come back to GH you are the reason I watch GH. You are awesome one of my favorite actors on all my Soaps . Spencer and Laura needs you back as well.

Kitty
Guest
Kitty

I told you all he was coming back and you told me I was wrong! I guess you believe me Now!

Satan
Guest
Satan

Check the dates, Kitty. This article is from 2016.

Though everything in the recent GH storyline certainly suggests a Nikolas comeback, there has been no official confirmation from TC or anybody else…. YET.

General Hospital

Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Kate Grahn, Nancy’s daughter took to social media within the last few hours since we posted this story to share a video on how thankful she and her mom are to GH fans and Nancy’s time on the show which afforded her the ability to have and raise Kate.  Check that out below.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

Courtesy/ABC

After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

GH’s Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) chats with Michael Fairman about Britt being on the run with Jason, their burgeoning romance, working with Steve Burton and her other co-star and Britt’s diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease. .Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Laura Wright as Carly

General Hospital

Airdates: 9-9/10- 2021

Advertisement

Popular