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WATCH: The Late Gerald Gordon As Dr. Nick Bellini Get Into A Hospital Brawl On RETRO TV's Preview Of THE DOCTORS!

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Oh, how we love this clip from Retro TV’s upcoming relaunch of NBC’s classic soap opera The Doctors! 

Last week, Retro TV posted on their facebook page this teaser from the soap that featured James Pritchett (Dr. Matt Powers) and Elizabeth Hubbard (Althea Davis)  at the epicenter of it, but also featured the hot tempered and sexy Dr. Nick Bellini played by the late Gerald Gordon.  Gordon would later appear on General Hospital as Dr. Mark Dante!

In this classic clip from The Doctors, watch as the “Brotherhood of Healing” takes a drastic turn when Dr. Bellini has at it out with another doc in a hospital clinic office!  So much for the brotherhood!  It’s campy, cheesy, and just what the doctor ordered!

Watch it after the jump! Then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing The Doctors again, and if you remember Gerald Gordon as Nick Bellini who fell in love with Althea Davis played by Elizabeth Hubbard!

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Sandy
Sandy

Hilarious! Love the dramatic music!

JeffyJC
JeffyJC

Someone in the comments said the other Doctor he is fighting with is actor Terry Kiser who played Dr John Rice 1967-69. The video looks good like it was remastered

Robert
Robert

Love it Can’t wait for this to air every day. This is a real classic soap opera.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I thought i had retro but its retroplex…so i wont get to watch…dang…from the late 60s to late 70s this was one great hospital drama…the way a soap about a hosptial should be: great characters like Liz who took an experimental drug and nearly died when she almost fell off a hospital ledge…playboy Steve in his early years and married the neurotic Dr. Karen Werner, little Greta who became a bad seed child after being bitten by an infected rabbit, singer Lauri James who became a nurse because of fear of performing in public, the villians Dr. John Morrison and Dr. Ann Larimer…and Steves mother Mona, couples Matt and Maggie, Althea and Nick, Steve and Carolee, Toni and Mike, the often troubled son of Matt, and in the late 70s the Dancy family whose matriach Virgina died tragically along with Tom Carrol at a club fire during Sara and Mikes wedding reception at club forgot the name!!! Unfortunately this shows time slot changed, cast changes, production changes behind the scenes and not very interesting storylines cost the show viewers and it was cancelled…i came back to see it during its final year and wrote the show a story idea involving many cast members that they liked and told me so but added it was too late, informing me the show had been cancelled!!!

Omar
Omar

Wow..Maybe you should write a letter to GH, because they really need new and fresh ideas for decent and entertaining story lines..and Y&R which I finally stop watching. I will look for The Doctors on Retro’s.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Jimh(leave it to beaver) if you have retro tv as an OTA station as most markets do then just get a converter box and use another tv to watch. That’s what i’m going to do because TimeWarner dropped the station.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I love a staged fight, especially the kind that doesn’t require furniture to be knocked over. lol

elm1951
elm1951

i wish i had retro tv in my area…………………….:(

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I have a digital antenna attached to my TV in my bedroom, otherwise I would be SOL with Time Warner.

KateA
KateA

Wish they would create an app so everyone could watch. They really need to put it online. I would pay to watch it!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I don’t think retrotv are allowed to put The Doctors online. Online media is not in their contract .

Pendylove
Pendylove

I’m thrilled to see The Doctors make a come-back! Won’t miss it!

Patricio
Patricio

My only regret is my dear Mother and Aunt Annie are not here to watch this. It was the background of their lives as they raised my siblings and me! How they loved the show.

They don’t make ’em like that anymore!

Good Luck !!!!

Veronica
Veronica

Now if only they could rerun Another World….

Joanne Gill
Joanne Gill

Thank you for the clip of Nick Bellini, I used to visit him regularly on the set of the Doctors in the 1970’s please show more clips of him. I miss him and loved him so much. Thank you

Joanne Gill
Joanne Gill

Gerald Gordon was a wonderful person

Barbara
Barbara

When I was in 7th grade we took a tour of the NBC studio in in NYC. I saw Gerald Gordon in the lab. He waved to me and looked as if I recognized him. Will never forget that day.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir ‘Nothing General About It’ Goes Nationwide Today

Today is the day! After months of fans eagerly awaiting the nationwide release of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) moving and insightful memoir, it’s finally available in book stores and online everywhere.

According to the publisher HarperCollins: The memoir Nothing General About It, looks back to Maurice’s youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.  A shocking, riveting, and utterly candid memoir of love, adversity, and ultimately hope, Nothing General About It offers insights and advice for everyone trying to cope with mental illness, and is a motivational story that offers lessons in perseverance—of the importance of believing in and fighting for yourself through the darkest times.  Nothing General About It includes a 16-page insert featuring approximately 50 photographs.”

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Benard posted on his Instagram on Tuesday the following message to all: “I’m so proud to have done something I would’ve never imagined I could do. The kid who barely graduated from high school, less likely to succeed. I want to thank everybody in the book, My mom and dad my brother General Hospital,Sue black all my friends and of course my wife Paula. To the great team Harper Collins for believing in me and working incredibly hard. There still working incredibly hard during these times. What a ride!!!”

So will you be checking out Nothing General About It and showing your love and support for Maurice? Comment below.

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Popstar! TV! Serves Up A Twist For Daytime Emmy Digital Drama Series Competition With ‘Evil Touch’ & ‘Death Squad’

This year the 47th annual Daytime Emmys competition features a crowded and mostly dramatic field of contenders in the burgeoning Outstanding Digital Drama Series category.  Over the years, this category has featured digital series that feature notable stars past or present from your favorite daytime dramas over the years from The Bay to After Forever.

Now comes two offerings and contenders from Associated Television International that are certainly not the usual suspects one would come to expect when voting for the different series in the running … for they have a significant horror-genre, superhero, or even one might say CW-type series bent to them. Both series have made it through into the Daytime Emmy blue ribbon round of voting.

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Both Evil Touch and Death Squad are the series that are competing in the Outstanding Digital Drama Series and Outstanding Directing Team for a Digital Drama Series categories.  The shows both are seen exclusively on Popstar! TV – the only independent digital network producing original dramas.

But wait! When delving into the cast of Evil Touch we found some familiar faces to daytime!  Featured in it are: Daniel Covin (Ex-Hunter – Prospect Park’s All My Children reboot), Alicia Leigh Willis (Ex- Courtney, General Hospital, and Erik Fellows (Ex- Days and currently Damian in The Bay ).

Evil Touch is a horror -genre fish-out-of-water story with a demonic possession angle. It begins with a group of students from a small American college on a religious studies tour with their professor when they become stranded in the middle of nowhere. Seeking help in the village, they soon discover that there is something very strange and menacing about this place and its inhabitants. Before they know it, they find themselves captives and they learn that the villagers aren’t the only threat.

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As for Death Squad that is in-line with some of the recent popular zombie series  ( i.e. Walking Dead) that have become so popular these days.  In it, members of a team of private contractors, all former soldiers who served together in Iraq are hired by a shadowy businessman to go into a former Soviet bio-weapons lab that has been re-purposed for advanced research and development. The team has few details when they enter the facility and begin searching for the lead scientist. Viewers quickly learn that something went very wrong in the lab, and as it turns out, it’s biggest threat is that most of the lab workers have been turned into the living dead.

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Clearly, these two shows are vastly different from the love stories, familial dramas and relationship-driven types of fare that often compete in the digital drama categories at the Daytime Emmys.  Since they both have made into the blue-ribbon round; is it further proof that daytime and digital television is getting on-board with the horror genre, too?

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So, will there be a spot for some seat-jumping, horror-filled, adventure type of series when the nominations are revealed for the 47th annual Daytime Emmys?  (As fans know, the Daytime Emmys originally scheduled for June have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NATAS has said that is currently exploring options for this year as how to and when they might present the awards.  As for when the nominations will be announced, we will bring you the updated information once it has become available as judging is currently underway.)

Now below, check out episode 3 of Evil Touch and Death Squad and then let us know via the comment section below what you thought of them.

 

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Nick Cannon Daytime Talker Set To Premiere On September 21

More talk shows are coming daytime viewers way come the fall with the announcement of the premiere date for The Masked Singer host, Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show, titled aptly, Nick Cannon.

The company behind the upcoming nationally syndicated series, Debmar-Mercury, says the new show will bow on September 21 and has been cleared in more than 90% of markets in the United States.

According to Deadline: “Cannon’s production company, Ncredible Entertainment, and Debmar-Mercury will co-produce the talker featuring his take on the latest in trending pop culture stories and celebrity interviews.”

Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, said,  “Our great station partners are hungry for a rising, versatile and dynamic talent like Nick. His light-hearted style quickly wins over viewers and gives them a much-needed escape from the world.  We’ve been asked why we skipped doing test shows and explained there was no need. It’s obvious to anyone who watched Nick guest host for Wendy Williams last year how much he loves daytime talk and, based on the reaction of fans, how much they love him.”

Cannon added: “It’s been thrilling going through this process, and to see the widespread support that the show has received and the milestones we’ve achieved is mind blowing, We’re gearing up to deliver a must-see show and I’m looking forward to coming to you on your TV this fall.”

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So, what do you think about Nick Cannon’s new daytime talker coming your way in the fall? Comment below.

 

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