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Van Hughes to GH to help set up Kristen Alderson's stay in Port Charles!

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Reports are in that Van Hughes, who is currently on tour with the hit musical American Idiot is set to reprise the role of Cole Thornhart to help bring Kristen Alderson’s Starr Manning to General Hospital and the Port Charles canvas.

Alderson will make her GH debut the week of February 20. And the week of February 27th marks the arrivals into Port Chuck of Blair and Todd, played by Kassie DePaiva and Roger Howarth!

So how do you think they are going to explain Starr ending up in the mobster filled city? Why would Cole just leave her there, or would he?  Let us know, what you think new head writer, Ron Carlivati and his writing team may be setting up for the Llanview favorite on her new soap home!

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Jason Eldridge
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Jason Eldridge

I rather keep Starr with Cole then not with him at all. And what about Hope?

Jan
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Jan

AMEN!

Sarah
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Sarah

Well Cole is presumed dead, so if they thought someone was catching on to him being alive, they’d probably be on the move and leave LA. If it were me, I’d have Starr run into Dillon or Brook Lynn while in LA working on her music, and have one of them suggest Port Charles as a good place to lay low from the cops. I don’t think Cole would leave her, but they could be discovered by the cops, and Cole could be sent back to prison.

aria
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aria

i’m excited for anything that keeps GH going. Any buzz is better then none, and if sister soap OLTL can help them the better. For me is a win win situation as I am both a GH and OLTL fan. I don’t know where i fall in the percentage. i.e fan of both shows vs fan of only one or the other show. So, i’m sure there will be those who will hate it, those who don’t care and those who are looking foward to whats going to develop. Hopefully it will all be Great.

david
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david

Given ABC’s obsession with cutting costs to increase profits, GH fans needn’t worry that Van Hughes or any of the other OLTL cast will be in Port Charles any longer than is necessary to lure some OLTL fans to GH.

excited
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excited

maybe she is on “tour” and cole is with her and then he mysteriously disappears in PC
– then Blair and Todd come to help and then John goes undercover to find him? lol

Lisa Kane
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Lisa Kane

I don’t get it-Cole coming back on the convas but no Natalie for John? I thought GH wanted viewers. John and Natalie fans would come over for their story-RC should be picking the low hanging fruit-why worry about luring new viewers when you have an existing fan base looking for a reason to watch.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I am hoping that this storyline leads to many more actors coming from OLTL. ABC made a big mistake cancelling OLTL so right now I will take what I can get.

Diane
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Diane

I am glad to see any of my oltl people and it can only improve gh.

lou
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lou

Snore!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I never liked the character of, Cole. I don’t know why they didn’t just leave him to run off to his parents. I HATE the fact that the show was cancelled, but at least we get a small part of them on GH (which I am having a hard time getting into always found it boring). I will get hooked once my beloved OLTL characters make their appearance on GH. Thankful that I have that to look forward to after they took the only show I was dedicated to watching off the air for good.

Jan
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Jan

Terrible of those of any of you to put Cole down. Snore, dont watch.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I can see you’re young. Tantrum “don’t watch”…seriously?! Opinions were asked and people are giving them. There is always someone waiting to pounce and attack anyone who doesn’t share the same opinion as their own. If you don’t agree, write your opinion to the page owners instead of verbal attacks. Grow up!

andrea
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andrea

Her being on the show is dumb and Cole is even dumber. They should should of introduced her as a new character. Now we have to hear her whine about Cole…UGH!

Jan
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Jan

NO! You’re wrong. SOLE is way too cute to be kept apart.

Jan
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Jan

I’m SOOOOOO excited!

barbara t
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barbara t

at google news ,then I went to atv they said that cole and natalie are going to port charles,so it looks like john and nat will be together.still , Im missing one life to live,Im so lost at 2 oclock and the hour goes so slow which doesnt help,I watch dool at 1 ,so its at 2 that I feel so let down I want landview back ,maybe I should write more at that time to abc annoying them more then I already am now.I keep telling them the same thing over and over and I tell them to give… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I am mourning the loss with you.:'(

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I refuse to watch Revolution too. Too upset by it replacing OLTL. I am hoping it will make them notice a loss in viewers in that time frame. If all fans did the same, I would hope it could make a difference, but with everyone finding new jobs, I guess it’s hopeless now.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

ABC SID reported today that there are no plans to bring Melissa Archer to GH (yay!) – nothing against the actress, just no more Jolie, thank God! Now they can put him w/someone that actually shares chemistry w/him (KeMo?).

barbara t
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barbara t

I guess natalie is not going to port charles at that atv sight they said she was,to bad ,Im looking forward to ron carlivati s first episode day ,I hope that all the newbes will be let go because its boring,poor ethan the girl he is with ,I dont like her at all ,If I was in charge there are at least 7 people who i would give walking papers to,and if I was michaels mother I would kick him in the ass so hard there would be a indent mark reminding him who I am,what he did to carley… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

When does Ron Carlivati’s first episode air?

lynn malone
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lynn malone

I am soooo glad that Cole is coming to GH.

Amber
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Amber

The one thing that annoys me about soap operas is recasts. I wish it was Brandon. Not only do you grow to the character after so many years, but the actor who protrays that character. Sole scenes are weird without Brandon. Van is okay and all but it’s not the same. I’ll still watch because of my love for OLTL, it just won’t be the same. Still very curious to see how this is all going to play out with OLTL characters coming to PC. I almost wish they were all playing new, fresh characters.

Amber
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Amber

*Not only do you grow to LOVE the character after so many years,

Jared
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Jared

Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Here’s hoping for the Llanview takeover of GH. That’s the only way I’ll tune in. They cancelled the wrong show. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Heather
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Heather

They did not canceled the wrong show. One Life to Live had performed poorly for more than 5 years. It’s only after One Life to Live got the axe that it started to gain viewers and be ahead of General Hospital. The last 8 months of One Life to Live, as good as they were, do not make up for the awful ratings the show had for past few years.

I personally prefer One Life to Live over General Hospital. But, I’m also capable accepting the facts when I see them .

Jared
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Jared

Last time I checked, this is still America, and I have a right to my opinion.

Heather
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Heather

They did not canceled the wrong show. One Life to Live had performed poorly for more than 5 years. It’s only after One Life to Live got the axe that it started to gain viewers and be ahead of General Hospital. The last 8 months of One Life to Live, as good as they were, do not make up for the awful ratings the show had for past few years.

I personally prefer One Life to Live over General Hospital. But, I’m also capable accepting the facts when I see them .

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Hi Heather, I like your thoughts in your post and I see you converse with one of my favorite people on here. I absolutely love One Life To Life, and the show has been VERY GOOD long……….before the cancelation (notice) last year, so I dont agree withg you there, ” that it only got good after it got the axe that”. OLTL was EXCELLENT way back and (before) they brought Brenda back to GH and made a mockery out of that..! So it’s been more than the last” 8 months”, that it’s been good. BUT, I have to agree with… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

I didn’t say that One Life to Live wasn’t good before its last 8 months. I said that its ratings weren’t. There’s a difference.I never stopped enjoying OLTL. But its ratings in 2009 and 2010 didn’t left me any insurrance that OLTL would last very long, especially with the way CBS was canceling its soap operas at the time. If it was up to me One Life to Live would still be on the air as we speak. But, on the other hand, I find it wrong in every level for people to say that General Hospital should have canceled… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

either way ,they did cancel the wrong soap ,general hospital sucks Ive watched gh sine day1 ,and it has never been as bad as it is now,one life to live is class general hospital has been a killing field for a very long time ,I still wonder why I have stuck with it as long as I have,IM STILL WATCHING,Im hoping for a big change now with the new writers ,whether one live to live had lower ratings then gh which I dont believe becacuse the over 49 werent counted taping wasnt counted and soapnet was not counted,and ABC LIES,and… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

barbara t said

“whether one live to live had lower ratings then gh which I dont believe becacuse the over 49 werent counted taping wasnt counted and soapnet was not counted,and ABC LIES,and to believe that rating stuff ,well I dont buy it ”

But Barbara, if the over 49 years old and Soapnet viewers were not counted on One Life to Live’s ratings, that also means that they were not counted on General Hospital’s ratings as well.

barbara t
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barbara t

I just lost everything I just wrote ,yes I do believe abc lied about the ratings the only ratings that are counted are at the time the show is on ,live,not taped,not on soapnet,and the 49 year olds are not counted look at the ages of the groups the 49ers are not there Its 49 and under,and there are alot of us who believe the wrong show got tossed ,one life to live is far better soap than general hospital it has rich history general hospital doesnt have that, there history is slowly getting killed off by the mob.and they… Read more »

vikkye
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vikkye

i dont really care about cole i would love to see star n michael together!!

Scott
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Scott

I hope he doesn’t come… we don’t need more people from this cast.

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Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

Check out Erin’s Instagram gallery post below.

Then, share your congratulations and well-wishes for Adam and Erin via the comment section.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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