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WATCH: GH 50 Promos! Ron Carlivati Tweets: "Our Nurses Have Balls" & "When You're About To Turn 50…"

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If these two brand new ABC promos don’t do the trick, nothing will!  General Hospital has revealed two of their biggest promos in the history of the show, which teases the long awaited Nurses’ Ball, which promises to be a night of drama, and a night of song and dance!

But while the Nurses’ Ball plays out, so will the exciting story of Luke and Laura on the hunt for their MIA daugther, Lulu and whom does it looks like the duo will cross paths with?  (SPOILER ALERT) Well, if you look at the promo, it’s none other than Helena Cassadine!  Will Dante and Anna get to Lulu on time?  Is this the ultimate Cassadine plan?

General Hospital’s head writer, Ron Carlivati led the charge this morning teasing the new GH 50th anniversary promos by tweeting first, “Our Nurses Have Ball” with a link to the first promo, followed by “When You’re About to Turn 50 …” with a link to the second promo, whose tag line is “Get Ready for a Wild Ride!”

Now after the jump, take a look at the previews of for General Hospital’s 50th, and oh yes, there is some Sonny/Brenda stuff going on too!  Let us know your thoughts,  and what you are looking forward to seeing play out the most, as GH rings in their historic golden anniversary!

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Absolutely LOVE what appears to be coming!!! It truly is must see TV!!! Knocking the 50th out of the park GH!!! Just wish the shows were longer!!!

Forgot to say I am looking forward to all of the stories to play out… can’t pick just one… they are all too good!!! It’s a balance of wild, crazy, fun, and emotion packed drama with twists of fun along for the ride!!! Well done!!!

Has anybody thought what this show is going to look like after the Anniversary week and the Nurse’s Ball? Do we just lose all of the past cast and the storylines settle down or does it go on for the whole month of April? Michael do you know anything? Not sure I want spoilers but have you heard is GH celebrating all of April or just the first week around the April 1st Anniversay? Hope they stagger the departures over days, weeks or never…

Thanks for the reply about my April fools day spoof! Sometimes i like to see a little humor in these threads to compenstate for all the rudeness and other negative stuff we sometimes read here. As for what i read from what youve asked…ive heared some vets are staying while some are just here for short story arcs. i did read the actress on her facebook claim she is leaving the show; let go? I hope RC has others good stuff planned after the nurses ball because after that and all the hoopla surrounding the vets return, anything else doesnt seem possible to generate as much publicity. Hopefully, RC will continue to write exciting stories, for the characters who remain, to keep us loyal fans engaged so the ratings will stay up and help keep GH on the air for many more years to come.

Agreed… we need more humor and light hearted posts… this is TV. What actress might have been let go? I trust that RC will have great stories to come just hope they transition people off over time and not all within a week or so.

Do you mean Lindsay/Christina?

I agree Heidi! Yeah, gotta wonder who will be on the show and who will be leaving after the 50th ?? They definitely can’t keep up with this pace of having that many cast members on the show — even though I love seeing past faves!

Thanks and agree!

Yes…i meant kristina…i thought i added her name…but somehow it didnt show up? thanks

‘Im soooooo excited…that i just cant hide it!’ Yes, ive been playing my Pointer Sisters record. And for those fans not coming to the party, the celebration will go on without you!

If i was writing GH ida done a special April 1st episode with mostly Sonny and the mob, the return of the Balkin, and feature Brenda in every scene. The last ten minutes we would see Patrick getting married to Sabrina with little Emma exclaiming ‘Sabrina, your the best mommie ever!’ Then cut to the Drake home Pactric would tell Sabrina he never loved a woman as much as he loves her as he throws pictures of Robin and other mementos of her in a large box marked Goodwill donations. And as Patrick and Sabrina are about to kiss passionately, Robin jumps out of the Goodwill box and along with Patrick and Sabrina yells ‘APRIL FOOLS!’ to the viewing audience! Id b lmao!!!

Again… very imaginative and hilarious!!! That would be a total spoof for Fools Day!!! Thanks for that!

this looks amazing micheal,,thank you for posting

Can not wait, looks like it will be filled with lots of drama, excitement and fun at the same time!!!!

Knew Helena would be back, and I also would not be surprised if somehow Stefan is involved in this storyline with Luke and Laura as well.

I know, I believe so .. he is definitely coming back. It makes the most sense, especially after today’s episode with the guy they caught killing himself. (Sorry for the spoiler alert) — I smell a serious Cassadine curse coming along! Great work RC & FV, GH is unstoppable minus the mess that PP tried with Starr, Todd, & John we will survive!!

Btw this is my first time EVER posting on here, hope you guys take it easy with me 🙂

Welcome EJP!!!! Everyone is entitled to their opinions here, and it is a great way to see things from others perspectives also. We will see soon enough, if we are right about Stefan.

The promos look awesome, it’s so exiting cant wait for the nurses ball.

I am loving this show right now but just saw a very disgusting scene. With the embarrassment of riches the show currently has with its vets, WHY are they wasting airtime on Felix at all, and by extension…Felix‘s crush on Milo???? And why are they using an innocent child to prop this filth up? Little Emma just cheerfully chirped to TJ “No silly, Felix likes boys.“ Then Molly says “maybe he is gay and doesnt know it“ Haley Pullos is a child too. Why is this show using young children to push the gay agenda?? It is disturbing and disgusting! Get that crap off the screen and get back to the heart and soul of the show with characters and couples we care about.

It is not an “agenda,” it is a storyline the message of which, perhaps, might be tolerance. Perhaps you can acquire some. If not, since gays and straights post here, take the hate elsewhere. The world is changing, my dear. A majority of Americans now support gay rights, which rights include loving who one wants to love. GH is only reflecting the changing attitudes of Americans, kind of like, some years ago, when soaps had interracial couples to acknowledge that that taboo had been overcome.

You have a right to your opinion, but to cloak it in hate speech is not the way to express it. Some posters are gay — I’ll bet that many of us here support gay rights — and your venom is not appropriate to this website.

I didnt hear any venom or hate speech in this post. This person was expressing an opinion which is perfectly within his/her rights. You don‘t have to agree with it but to accuse them of hate speech, venom, and intolerance is a bit radical. I happen to agree with him/her on many levels. Mostly though, that the character of Felix is a major waste of precious airtime with all of the awesome veterans back on the canvas. If you can list ONE purpose that the character serves, other than being an effeminate, shallow, token gay driven by lust for hunky men, I would like to hear it.

thanks tristan… i liken it too….

an every day…. “normal” response… in that… it’s how we all should consider, being.

Leave the gay bashing to urself Jovan…and yes, what u wrote is considered gay bashing. Most of those who bash gays are closeted gays themselves…just sayin… Go away.

lil’ Emma… probably shouldn’t have said those things…. as hip and in the know as she is smart.

as for Molly… i think that was fine…

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Jovin… give us ALL a break…. seriously…. GH wasn’t “pandering” to anyone… or ANY thing?

Ashlee ? Honestly… pull that foot/shoe outa you know what…. your mouth. You do what you do so unintelligibly.

I am 50 this year, too. GH has esactly four months one me. I may use for myself the tag line “When you’re about to turn 50, this no time to hold back.”

I have never been so excited about daytime drama in my 40 years of watching. And today Y&R is 40!

And AMC and OLTL are soon back from the dead!

Oh, how I miss my ATWT though.

Congrats to GH on turning 50! What a milestone and the show has never looked so good! I’m so excited for the Nurse’s Ball! Can wait for the tributes to Amy and Jessie! Looking forward to see Lucy in her full ball regalia! Can’t wait to see more from past faves like Anna, Duke, Bobbie, Leslie et al and am thrilled that the Ice Princess storyline will be revisited. Frank and Ron have done a great job bringing the romance and suspense back to GH. Thank you to all involved for an awesome celebration.

Britt’s mother is so vicious & has no feelings or emotions at all! Luke & Laura together
looking for their daughter together! Robin needs to appear at the nurses ball ASAP!
Everything would explode ! The shock on everyone’s faces seeing Robin is alive!
Robert Scorpio knows she is alive but he is still in a coma….

Lindsey Morgan (aka FauxTina) is out!!!! There IS a God!!!

Can’t wait! It’s going to be exciting!!!

Promos look great!! Can’t wait to watch! 🙂

Love Stefan/Laura – SN/GF chemistry is magical. So over L/L & L/S. GF needs to go back to blonde as she looks too old with the darker hair and AG looks so much older then her every time I see them together he looks more like her grandfather more and more.Please save Genie from this mess of recycling the L/L/S triangle that’s older then time itself. Laura needs a real man and he’s Stefan Cassadine,together they can run the Cassadine empire with Nikolas at there side. Now that would have me watching. So sick of it being always about Luke,Laura needs to shine on her own!

Wow!

thank you.

they need to re-write this stuff immediately…. it’s the same ole same old… regurge… if you will….. they’re TOO old… and i mean this in a common sense. Oye! 100% agree about Luke…

this stuff in the hospital… with them making phone calls… ie: Nicholas has been shot… ???? that was poor writing…. and acting…

Stefan, is the answer to Genie Francis’ Laura.

Sexy… dark… electric… would give Laura… a big foundation… for being in Port CHarles…

it can’t be about “Luke and Laura”….

believe you me… i’m happy that these two characters are on GH.

forgot to add… altho… i’ve posted this before.

watching Genie Francis on Y&R as Genevieve… PROVED HER ACTING CHOPS & TALENT.

sorry about the caps some times… it’s just that… imo… they’re already wasting her debut… return.

I have tears just watching these promos 😉 General Hospital is finaly back to its former (pre- Guza and Jill) glory! Thank you Ron and Frank. You are truly my heroes

gh is really old yet it still has no core families who are African american and Latino american and Asian american. gh has obviously failed w/ the aspect of racial diversity. Majority of hollywood tv shows don’t have racially diverse casts and personalities. Yet racially diverse tv shows are successful. A lot of day talk shows w/ only white hosts have been axed like blanderson cooper’s flop day talk show. Yet “the talk” is one of the higher rated day talk shows and it is the most racially diverse. Night soap scandal’s 18-49 demo is only .1 less than idol w/c is still fox’s number 1 show. The spoof real husbands of hollywood’s 18-49 demo makes it the number 1 cable sitcom. The cast of that sitcom is majority black. The ratings of conservative fox news have even quadrupled rachel maddow’s loser ratings on msnbc. Giggles! All msnbc does is create their low rated left wing answer to fox news. One of the highest rated cable news tv shows is “the five” from fox. msnbc creates their answer to “the five” w/ msnbc’s “the cycle” w/c is a flop. Univision telenovela “i’m eva” is higher rated than the tv shows from abc and fox and nbc and cbs that are its direct competition. The Bible is obviously a hit. There would be more tv shows w/ racial diversity and conservative tv shows and religious themed tv shows if hollywood was primarily abt making money. But those tv shows are not the norm for hollywood bec majority of hollywood is hateful towards conservative and religious tv shows. While tolerant hollywood is obviously uncomfortable w/ more racial diversity and prefers lgbt chars who are majority white. Yet there are more African americans and Latin americans and Asian americans compared to lgbt people. That’s hollywood’s kind of tolerance.

Love it.. I watch at 10:00pm on-line so not interrupted and with no commercials to distract/break the drama mood..
the only way to watch to a soap, on-line, and it is only 36 mins or less run to watch, too..

Awesome promos cannot wait for these episodes.

Wow- I didn’t realize that Marcil was coming back. Awesome. This show has NEVER been better.

I think the hoopla will die down after the Nurses Ball, and the vets brought back will slowly dissapoear. Jack Wagner was only contracted for 10 episodes, it seems like it has been more now. I think that Genie might stick around for a while, if they write her stronger. I would like to see her and Connie/Kate work together and handling Crimson. As for Stefan he was the nicier ofr the Cassaines, so he would not be a surprise return. Would love to see Victor return with Thaoo playing him again. We also got a hint about Lucas Jones, maybe he will come to PC and meet Felix, who I like as a friend for Sabrina, and a litte comic reliet.

GH will stay the best soap on tv as it always has been! Happy 50th Anniversary General Hospital

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Daytime Emmy Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon; The Tradition Continues

On Sunday, it was Mishael Morgan’s (Amanda Sinclair, The Young and the Restless) turn to host the annual Lead Actress nominee luncheon, for this year’s talented woman who are going for gold at the upcoming 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night, December 15th on CBS.

Morgan took home the Daytime Emmy in this category in 2022 becoming the first Black actress in the now 50-year history to ever win it. In a tradition that was started by four-time Daytime Emmy winner Susan Flannery (Ex-Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful), the winning actress from the previous year has to pick up the tab, choose a restaurant and host a fun afternoon gathering for this year’s crop of nominees.

Attending the festivities were 2023 Lead Actress nominees: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Sharon Case (Sharon, The Young and the Restless) Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful).

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Taking to her Instagram, Melissa Claire Egan shared: “To be nominated alongside this incredibly talented group of women is a TRUE HONOR!!! Thank you to last years winner, the fabulous Mishael Morgan for hosting an epic Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon today. It’s so nice that they all offered to give me their Emmy if they win!!”

Michelle Stafford took to her Instagram and expressed: “Lead Actress Brunch. This is a real honor. I’m truly honored to be in a group with all of these incredible women. I’ve loved them all for a very long time. We are all so grateful to be working on our shows… to be working in general, as actors. What a spectacular group of women. Mishael (Last years winner) put together a brunch that was BEYOND spectacular with gift bags even!! I mean Mishael, you are an absolute class act. Thank you for the beautiful day 🧡”

Finola Hughes posted her sentiments as well, “Yesterday was the leading ladies lunch for the Emmy’s. It’s a tradition started by the inimitable Susan Flannery. (The previous years winner throws a luncheon for the nominees). Yesterday was a very special lunch. Mishael Morgan raised the bar! The conversation was at once light hearted and deep. This was an amazing group of women, supportive, funny and caring. Thank you all for a brilliant few hours 💕 🌸 ✨”

Posting on their Instagram Stories were Michelle Stafford who gave us a little more behind the scenes of the luncheon, where Mishael also handed out a gift bag to each of the ladies, and Sharon Case who accompanied her photos with the tune “This One’s For the Girls” by Martina McBride.

So, looking forward to seeing which of these talented actresses takes home the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy on December 15th? What do you think about how the tradition has been handed down for many years that the luncheon carries on? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom Shares Heartfelt Message to Mark His 30-Year Anniversary as Dr. Kevin Collins

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since back on December 3rd, 1993, when General Hospital viewers got the shock of their lives as the ABC soap opera introduced the psychiatrist twin brother of serial killer, Ryan Chamberlain, in the form of Dr. Kevin Collins.

For soap fans that meant we got to see even more of one of the finest actors ever to appear in the genre in Jon Lindstrom. The talented actor started on GH a year and half earlier in June of 1992 as Ryan.

Fast-forward to 2023 and Lindstrom is in the running for this year’s Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series when the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are given out in less than two weeks on Friday night, December 15th on CBS. Could an Emmy on his 30th year playing Kevin and Ryan be in the cards? Stay tuned.

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It has been well-documented that former GH creatives Wendy Riche (ex-EP), Claire Labine (ex-head writer) and Michelle Val Jean (ex-writer) were all instrumental in keeping Jon in Port Charles with a second role as Kevin, when he could have headed to As the World Turns at the time to play the role of Damian Grimaldi, that eventually went to Paolo Seganti.

Taking to his Instagram on Sunday to acknowledge this special milestone, Jon shared via video message, “I woke up this morning to see that today December 3rd, marks 30 years since I debuted as Dr. Kevin Collins on General Hospital. I knew that it had been a long time, but 30 years since the doppelgänger to Dr. Ryan Chamberlain was introduced. It really is remarkable. It’s been a great ride, a great run. it’s like an entire career right there. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s just been great.”

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Lindstrom paid tribute to those who helped create Kevin, expressing, “I have a lot of people to thank about that, let alone people like Wendy Riche and the brass at ABC at the time … Claire Labine who was writing the show back, but Michelle Val Jean was really was the one who I had the pleasure of working with to develop and bring to life Kevin Collins. She’s still a great friend today. So, there’s been a lot of blessings around this for me, and don’t think, I don’t know it. I pretty much drop to my knees every day in gratitude. Thank you world for supporting Dr. Kevin Collins and Ryan Chamberlain, for that matter. I’ll do it as long as they’ll have me.”

Accompanying his video, Jon wrote: “So grateful today for my 30 years of ‘Kevin Collins’ (and ‘Ryan Chamberlain’) on General Hospital, and for the wonderful journey my life has been, for my friends, my the family and incredible opportunities I’ve had. Hope you all have much to be grateful for.”

Share your congrats and well-wishes to Jon for 30 years as GH’s Dr. Kevin Collins via the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Are You For or Against Kristina Being the Surrogate for TJ & Molly’s Baby Knowing the Storyline Implications Down the Road?

As many GH viewers have predicted, things have swung back around to Kristina (Kate Mansi) seemingly being the most viable option in Molly’s (Kristen Vaganos) mind to carry her and TJ’s (Tajh Bellow) baby as their surrogate.

If you recall, Kristina offered a few months back and was shut down by Molly, and then TJ, as the couple then went looking through agencies to find a surrogate to carry their baby to term. The surrogate they found, Andrea, told TJ she lost the baby in a miscarriage, which was confirmed by a doctor at Mercy Hospital, and she won’t go through trying to have a baby again. Leaving the couple devastated. But, is her story suspicious?

Last week on General Hospital, Molly was overwhelmed when having to look through a file to start the process of finding a surrogate and identifying the right candidate all over again and it brought her to tears. Kristina found her in the park, and that led the two to have a heart-to-heart conversation. While the two sisters have come to an agreement, now it comes to convincing TJ that this is the right move.

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However, fans of the show can see how complex this will be for everyone down the line. If Kristina’s relationship with Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) moves further down the line, will she be so willing to give her sister the baby? Could there be an ugly court battle for the little one between two moms vs. TJ and Molly?  Will Kristina having their child, bring TJ and Kristina actually closer together, and cause rifts in Molly’s relationship with her man and her sister? What does the long-running soap opera have in store in the storyline by making Kristina the ultimate surrogate? Or, could Kristina lose the baby, only to find out that Andrea, the original surrogate has TJ and Molly’s child? So many possibilities.

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Soap Opera Digest spoke to Kristen Vaganos on where Molly’s head is at with the situation. Vaganos shared, “I think there’s a little bit of desperation there, wanting to take a route that might be more trustworthy. (Surrogacy is) such a hard process to put trust and hope into because anything can happen. And Molly is a control freak! She wants to control as much as she can, so having a relative involved is, I think, comforting in a way.”

In terms of how Molly will re-approach TJ with Kristina being the prospective surrogate, Vaganos added, “Molly knows that it’s going to be an uphill battle, convincing him. Kristina’s track record with TJ is what it is. But it’s another leap of faith that Molly wants to take, and she just wants TJ to be on board with her. Plus, I think that TJ will really trust Molly’s opinion because Molly knows her better than anybody, and Molly would be the first person to doubt Kristina, to make sure to double-check her work. So if Molly says that she really feels strongly about this and thinks it’s the right decision, I think that’ll go a long way. I think TJ will take that to heart. But unless he’s on board with it, too, it’s a nonstarter.”

So, how do you see this playing out and what do you want to see? Are you in favor of Kristina being the surrogate for Molly and TJ’s baby? Are you for or against it, and what it could mean for long-term story implications? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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