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Tyler Christopher on Status with General Hospital: "I'll Still Be Hanging Around Port Charles!"

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Great news for Nikolas Cassadine and General Hospital fans!  While Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) awaits news to see if his ABC Family series, The Lying Game gets a renewal pick-up this summer, the talented actor let his fans and followers know via his Twitter account that he is going to stick around Port Charles for now!

Tyler first tweeted on the status of The Lying Game, “So not ideal news for #thelyinggame as it appears that a decision won’t be made until mid summer. Thanks for all your support.”  He then followed that up with another tweet relating, “In the meantime, I’ll still be hanging around #portcharles!

With Tyler still available to film new episodes of General Hospital, could this mean there is a major triangle ahead for A.J./Liz/Nikolas?  Will we then get to see more scenes between Tyler and his on-screen mom, Genie Francis as Laura?  Will more Cassadine drama continue to unfold? 

Let us know your thoughts on how GH should utilize Tyler Christopher in story!

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ricardo
ricardo

Tyler is a very good actor. i have noticed tyler has been working out. he is buff. yummy yummy tyler. you are hot hot. lol.

Margot
Margot

He is indeed lol!

gloria
gloria

He is one gorgeous man. I could not take my eyes off of him shirtless in the hospital the other day. Lord. Keep him around! Get him a good love interest!

Patrick
Patrick

even his name is hot… suits him…. Tyler.

this summer should be good…. Liz / AJ / Nicholas!

Erick
Erick

I have always loved his dynamic with Tony Geary (Luke), so I hope there’s more of that. Used to be hatred, now it’s some kind of respect and Luke even smiled at him when he walked in a couple weeks ago.

TarlyFan
TarlyFan

anybody know exactly WHEN Luke has warmed up toward Nik? I know he used to loathe Nik but don’t recall when and why he warms up to Nik.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I don’t remember the “why,” but I think I remember the “when”–it was when the other actor (Colton something/Steve Martines) was playing Nicholas for those few years when Tyler took a break. It might have had to do with when Stavros was around the last time, in 2001 or so. I just remember scenes with the two of them (Luke and interim-Nik) having to work together on some “adventure” or other and deciding they sort of liked each other after all.

Unless, of course, they rewrote that later and put the hostility back into the relations; I stopped paying careful attention to that kind of thing during the JFP years.

How did Luke react to the Nik-Elizabeth affair? I remember a scene in which he told Lucky if somebody needed to be shot, let him be the one to do it, but I took that as his wanting to spare Lucky a trial and prison rather than any real animosity toward either Nik or Liz. Other than that I don’t remember much about Luke’s reaction.

Cathy
Cathy

Love The Lying Game n do hope it gets renewed but ❤❤ the possibilities of Tyler aka Nicholas hanging around…now if we can get his good friend Kimberly aka Robin back I would be a happy camper❤❤❤

Margot
Margot

So would I. Just saying.

ricardo
ricardo

I’m so happy that tyler is staying for now at general hospital. i hope vanessa marcil stays. they should offer vanessa a contract. she is so pretty.

Ces
Ces

I think Vanessa should stick around too!

TarlyFan
TarlyFan

no, I hope Brenda is gone. I used to love Brenda and Jax but the way she pinned over Sonny, I’d wish she would just leave town pronto and never come back.

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

Very happy to hear the good news about Tyler,even though I like the lying game too. He is a great actor and I love seeing him on any show but, on GH he is very special . I can’t wait to see what storyline they wrote for his character. Thank you Michael for all your wonderful articles. Have a great weekend.

10261991des
10261991des

Now Thats What I’m Talking About!!! Love Him!!

Rosanne A
Rosanne A

I’m thrilled beyond belief– love lying game but live him more as Nikolas

Heidi
Heidi

LOVE Nicholas and Emily!!

TarlyFan
TarlyFan

I’m a NEM fan too. Wish they would have brought her back alive instead. They were so amazing together.

gailm
gailm

I want Nicholas to stick around and woo Elizabeth, but I want Jason Back..

andrea
andrea

SCREW Jason!!!!!

Elhu
Elhu

GREAT NEWS !!!!! I adore Tyler Christopher/Nikolas, and am thrilled to have him “still hanging around Port Charles”. One of my favorite characters on the show. Always was and always will be!!!!

Mary
Mary

So happy to see Tyler back!!! I always loved him! He was always my favorite! Wish they could find a love interest for him to rival his love Emily!! Elizabeth doesn’t cut it!! I don’t like them together…no spark! I agree Jason needs to come back! GH needs to woo Steve Burton back!!! Cut some of these ridiculous characters salaries and pay Steve…..He was the show!! Miss Sam and Jason and now the baby….

ricardo
ricardo

Recast jason quartermaine now. steve burton will never come back.

iakovos
iakovos

i think that OLTL actor who was mcbain should be recast as jason.

jimh
jimh

That was once one of my suggestions too…this way they could still pair him with Sam…i wonder if any of the three will stay with the show or if they even signed a new contract…seems the old contracts should be void now that they arent continuing their former characters on GH?

TarlyFan
TarlyFan

no, don’t recast Jason. SB has been playing the role for too long that I don’t think it would be a good idea to recast Jason. If SB ever comes back, I hope Jason will forget about his past as Jason Morgan,,, and becomes Jason Quartermaine again. We have had enough of the mob for the last decade plus. No more mob please.

Pen
Pen

The contracts were with the actors, not the characters. So there’s no reason they would be voided, even if anyone had wanted such a thing.

PHD
PHD

Tyler Christopher is sooooo handsome. What a great body! I’m very happy to hear he’ll be hanging around Port Charles for a while.
Please try to get Jason/Steve Burton back. I miss him, and there is definitely something lacking without him.

Carol
Carol

I am so glad he is staying…. at least for awhile. Wish he was going to stay on forever. He is looking so handsome… and it would make a good triangle love story. Love him with Liz.

aria
aria

what ever they do just keep him with his shirt off, omg did you see that body? delicious, if i was liz, i would of jump his bone right there. but seriously, Tyler is a great actor and i hope he sticks around at GH.

kim
kim

In the picture he kind of looks like Clark Kent…when on the show with his shirt off…he’s SUPERMAN!

Ces
Ces

lol!!! Right?? AJ or Tyler… 🙂 She’s suddenly a very lucky girl!

Patrick
Patrick

this is going to be ONE “HOT” summer story-line.

and i couldn’t be more happier….

I swear… Liz looks so relaxed and comfortable with Nicholas….

and! She’s GOOD w/AJ.

this trio should smolder and burn up our screens….

it’s about time… for another good love story… romance..

and! I’ll say it now…. Emme Rylan IS Lulu…. in fact.. she has that sexy vibe going… as well…..

i’ll always LOVE her best as Lizzie Spaulding…. w/Beth on Guiding Light!

so…

Liz – Nicholas – AJ

nuLulu n/Dante.

Ces
Ces

Loving the Nicholas/Liz/AJ potential but she put the kabosh on
him yesterday … somehow I don’t think AJ is done though.

Nicholas/Tyler Christopher is just smoldering and I love the tie to
Tracy now to further tick AJ off

I still don’t like Emme Rylan as Lulu, she reminds me a of Siamese Cat; not that I liked Julie Berman’s version either. We’ll see..the jury is still out
on this.

I really wish Milo would go away though. Am I the only one that
does NOT find him remotely attractive?

christina
christina

So excited. Luv having tyler n his character back. They need to put him back on contract

Taescharmed
Taescharmed

I hope that Tyler can stay and I hope also do The Lying Game. What will be will be. I don’t watch TLG but I don’t wish him out of a job. I am so happy to hear that Genie, Kin, and Lynn are staying around and that Jacklyn will be back. I think she should come back for good!!

Laurie Raulino
Laurie Raulino

Definately need to have Tyler and Genie on for more story lines. They are the best actor’s and a big part of GH! Maybe have Tyler try to go back with Elizabeth!

Louella
Louella

I watch lying game I love him on both but I love him more on gh

jimh
jimh

Why cant he do both shows if the Lying Game gets picked up? GH can always work around his schedule? Its been done with soap stars b4!

merv
merv

Welcome Nicolas! Would live to see him and Carly together! I’m tired of Liz!

heidi
heidi

Love Tyler!!! Was hoping you would get to speak with him on the red carpet at the Paley Center… Michael!

I love The Lying Game and have watched it because of Tyler! I hope it gets renewed and he can work on both GH and The Lying Game! I would like to see him stop or cease the Liz and AJ relationship… I just don’t like Liz with AJ… would much prefer her with Nikolas… if he would stay for awhile and not leave her so fast!

Tyler is looking so great and he’s so fun to have around. Would love more time with Genie and him… would love him being there for Lulu. Would love to see him hook up Tracy against AJ to get Pickle Lila and ELQ back on track… that would be a great storyline! I am just glad he’s back for now and I hope they use him well!!!

Ces
Ces

Love Tyler and hope he gets a contract!!

Glen
Glen

First of all, very happy that TC will be staying with GH (hopefully, even if LG gets a pick-up, he can figure out a way to do both). Secondly, I wouldn’t mind seeing Nik/Liz revisited, but only if it’s done properly this time. No demonizing the characters for the purpose of turning the audience against them (yes, I’m referring to you, Mr. Guza…Ugh). I’d also like to see Nik get involved in the ELQ s/l, and a new Cassadine mystery would be great. There are so many ways for RC to utilize the character. Can’t wait to see what happens.

KLJinTN
KLJinTN

The question was how should GH use TC so how this got to be about Jason I have no idea. Some people just can’t let Steve Burton go. I love him to, so I watch him on Y&R. Glad his character is gone. Now on to the important topic.

Tyler’s Nikolas has so many story possibilities. First, I want he and Elizabeth to have a chance to see if what they had together before was just chemistry, and boy did they ever have chemistry, or was it the beginning of something more. So I say YES to Liz and Nikolas. Lucky is a non-factor. He hasn’t even called to check on his son in over a year and instead has chosen to go take care of orphans in Africa. Liz has spent the best part of her life trying to pay Lucky back for saving her as a teenager. I say let it go. Emily is gone. I think the fact that we saw her ghost says it all. She died in 2007, that was 6 years ago. Nikolas should be allowed to move on too. I want them raising their boys together. As the defacto head of the Cassadine family, Nikolas can be involved in plenty of stories. I would love to see him invest in ELQ, maybe helping Tracy out, so that he and AJ would be rivals not only for Liz’s affection but in the business world. Nikolas also needs to get back on the board of the hospital soon b/c that place has serious security issues. Anyone can walk in to the lab and use it for any reason, even change a paternity test. Someone needs to work on GH security. LOL

miawing
miawing

Wow Great news. TC is my favorite on GH. Prince Nikolas has chosen a great time to return to Port Charles!

Donna
Donna

Love him. Hope he stays. We miss Jason, so having Nikolus back will be great!

Charles E.
Charles E.

As an A.J. supporter I’m disappointed Nuikolas is staying as he has apparently forgotten the damage he caused the last time he and Elizabeth got together. Besides, she brings out the best in A.J., and I want to see their romance as a story of two people seeking redemption from the outside world while seeking out each other. A.J. and Elizabeth have a lot more in common than Nikolas and Elizabeth: they both grew up within their families as the resident ‘black sheep”, forever being outshone by their siblings and also having a history of bad luck in relationships, and both also are capable of self-destructive behavior that has led to heartache for themselves and others. As kindred souls, A.J. andv Elizabeth can help each other and something wonderful can result!

Theresa
Theresa

yay!!! so happy they are having him stick around!! thank you GH!

Josie Stephens
Josie Stephens

Thats good news! I would love to see him stay!!! now lets get him and Elizabeth back together again pleez!!!

Millie
Millie

Who is that in the photo? Sure doesn’t look like the Christopher Tyler I know!

Jj
Jj

I started watching again for the Nurses Ball and am a long time GH fan. However, the Cassadines and Corinthos are concentrated on way too much. I hope they can get some of that mid to late 90’s stuff back. I loved Lucy and Kevin with Mac and Felicia back then, great comedy with those four. Hopefully, the producers and writers can tap back into that and don’t get suckered into the Frisco fan’s revolt and bring his character back again. A character, I might add, that I loved back in the day, so I am not bashing him. Sorry Frisco fans. Hope all your boo boo’s have healed.

Jean Marie
Jean Marie

keep him stay stay stay plus he lost weight and looks great–slick

Lia
Lia

I am thrilled he’s sticking around, because I cannot wait to see if Liz chooses Nikolas or AJ. Either way, it’s going to be an awesome triangle.

Susan R
Susan R

I am a very happy viewer now that Tyler is back! I loved him as a partner for Liz in their past relationship and was very sorry that they broke up. I hope he sticks around for a long time and I certainly hope he and Liz stay as a couple. It will be really interesting to see AJ and Nicholas battle it out. I also enjoy watching the relationship between Nicholas and Laura. Luke needs to get over his animosity toward him. Looking forward to all the storylines involving Nicholas.

Terri
Terri

I am so excited he is staying around, I absolutely LOVE him! He is the best looking man I know!

gh#1
gh#1

Hope Nik stays around a long time. Love him and Liz together. They have great chemistry and they are bonded by their past and long time friendship. Just glad they no longer have to worry about cheating on Lucky. That was just wrong, especially when JJ was playing Lucky. Liz and AJ just don’t do it for me. Feels like Liz is just trying to hang on to a piece of Jason. Add to all that, Liz and Nik are just so pretty together. (Too bad soap stars never get considered for the cover of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue. Miss Paltrow and Mr. Whoever move over and make way for some real beauties!) Also excited to see Nic interact with his mom and LuLu and , of course, with Luke (LOL).

melissa deneau
melissa deneau

love him i am so glad when will they show him around walking in port charles he,s in the bed all the time so is he in love with elizebeth or is emily coming back from the dead

Ree
Ree

Nick and Liz forever! love those two together, glad he is staying for a while.

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On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

Portions of Thursday’s all-new episode can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

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On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The torrid love story between Sonny Corinthos and Carly has been going strong for over two decades.  Now the ABC app and ABC.com are offering up a collection of memorable episodes and pivotal moments between the duo.

However, this collection features three powerhouse actresses who have played the role of Carly: Sarah Joy Brown, Tamara Braun, and the current Carly, Laura Wright.

GH and ABC have released these episodes for viewing to coincide with Maurice Benard’s 25th year on the daytime drama series and a very special anniversary episode airing today on Monday, November 12th.

With the Sonny & Carly Collection, fans will be able to access 20 episodes from Sonny and Carly’s explosive and tumultuous 20-year relationship, chronologically.  Some of the episodes include: Jason is shot in an ambush. Sonny and Carly remarry, even though she is involved with Jax, Sonny confesses to Carly that he shot AJ, Sonny and Carly admit their feelings, and more

The Sonn and Carly collection is available now through February 12th and all 20 episodes are available for viewers with no sign in required at abc.com/sonnyandcarly  and on the ABC app.

The ABC app is available in the App Store, ABC.comAmazon AppstoreGoogle Play and on most connected TV devices.

Check out the Sonny & Carly Collection, and then let us know which was your favorite episode of the bunch via the comment section below!

 

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