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WEDNESDAY ON GH: Billy Miller On General Hospital! Ron Carlivati Tweets: "Bruised. Battered. Billy. GH Jason His Story Continues …"

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On the Wednesday, October 1st episode of General Hospital, Billy Miller will finally be seen and revealed as the new Jason Morgan with the key Port Charles character’s new face!

The three-time Daytime Emmy winner who is now bringing his A-game to the ABC soap opera in the pivotal role once played by Daytime Emmy winner Steve Burton Now Dylan, Y&R) had Twitter all abuzz tonight from GH head writer Ron Carlivati, to former Y&R castmate and new GH castmate Michelle Stafford (Nina), and also Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis)!

For starters, Ron Carlivati tweeted: “Billy Miller may or may not appear in tomorrow’s episode of @GeneralHospital. By which I mean he will. #GH”  He followed that up with a tweet that previewed:  “Bruised. Battered. Billy. #GH #Jason #HisStoryContinues #Tomorrow

Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted: “I totally dig #BillyMiller who was on #YR and now on #gh who’s face is facable tomorrow on #gh.”

Michelle Stafford tweeted:  “TOMORROW IT’S MILLER TIME GUYS!!!!! #GH #BILLYMILLER #JASON

So, looking forward to seeing Billy’s face as nuJason?  Let us know!

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su0000
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su0000

Exciting, exciting, EXCITING!!!
I am soooo luvin this!!
The great Billy Miller once again on my screen !!
His portrayal of Jason will be unique and tailored to his talents ………. 🙂

General Hospital is Rockin !!! (hard rockin)

GH always has something or somebody new to bring new stories
GH never gets stagnate, it’s a rolling stone !!!!

luv ya Billy !!!!

Michael S
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Michael S

Can’t wait!

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

Will he be getting nuface or will they proceed with him always with the one he’s got and just suddenly replace old Jasons photos…or like i said Patrick will operate on Jason who will get plastic surgery and suffer from amnesia…Patrick will call him ‘Billy’ and move him into Drake home…Billy/Jason see’s Sam in Patricks arms and a flood of memories return…no one except maybe Monica believes who he is…months later Robin returns and reveals who Jason is…Jason becomes Jason Quartimaine MD, vowing to help others and never returning to his mob ways because it nearly cost him his chance… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I hope this will not be your scenario, (The part up to Robin reveals who Jason is) but I’m afraid you are right. The plastic surgery, amnesia, who am I, for months would hardly be worthy of what Michele Stafford called, “Miller Time” or anything exciting at all. “Who am I? Where I am? how did I get here?” for months would be fast forward time for me. I have never seen Billy Miller in any soap. I hope they will not do the obvious.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Great post, Lin.

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

I agree Lynn…i hope my guess is wrong and they reveal Jason soon but this is GH and this show is notoriuos for dragging storylines…like A.J.s for example!!!

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

Maybe its Liz who takes him home…

Laurie
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Laurie

Is that a spoiler? I was hoping Liz would take him to her art studio. Is that still there? Deja vu. Well he is going to have to hide if Helena’s looking for him.She wouldn’t know what he looks like though. Anyway, whatever they do will be insane and unexpected and will make no sense but it will be fun and keep us tuning in!

Laurie
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Laurie

Jim honey Patrick can’t work at the hospital right now. He has to be re-instated. Nina got him fired. That didn’t stop him from helping Liz today look at his x-ray or his file or something. Big hints in his prognosis too,

Connie
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Connie

take that haters, I hope you all eat your words. Steve Burtons Jason can be replaced.

Lin
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Lin

I agree. He left. He likes where he is. I don’t like how he lied to fans about why he was leaving, but I don’t blame him. I could see how playing Jason would get old. He did not have much of a range of things to do, wore the same clothes all the time, etc. He likes what he’s doing now. I feel he can be replaced. I just hope we’re not in for months of “Who am I? Where am I? Where was I? and plastic surgery so that no one knows who he is. Then Robin returns… Read more »

connie
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connie

Well the plastic surgery is coming. I just hope everyone finds out who he is before Steve decides to come back lol

Laurie
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Laurie

Yes there is no need to drag it out. Every show from now on needs to be as fun and fast-paced as today. Am I wishing too much? My belief is he will remove those bandages in about 2 weeks and will be having flashbacks of Jason soon. Jason who, I don’t know. I kinda am pulling for Jason Q and making so he can fall in love with whomever all over again. That would kind of be hard to imagine all of his old memories w/Sam and Liz and others being gone. I really love this though. Please kick… Read more »

J
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J

Steve Burton Didn’t Lie to the fans! He never wanted to leave GH, he simply wanted to work part tim hours so he could live in Tennesee with his family…his agent told GH, let’s make a new deal…and GH never did. So he left, and 6 months later was offered a chance at those part time hours on Y&R playing a great character, Dylan. Steve didn’t say all this when it happened because he didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus or make someone look bad at GH/ABC. Billy Miller is a great actor but GH offered him the… Read more »

harry
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harry

Who are the haters? I haven’t read one negative comment about Billy Miller. Everybody loves the guy so your aggressive admonishment makes no sense. I am really tired of the overuse and misuse of the word “hater.”

connie
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connie

First of all, I don’t normally use the word hater, because it sounds stupid but it fits this. It’s obvious you aren’t in any GH groups because the one I’m In on Facebook, they are seriously bashing BM because they swear Jason cannot be replaced.

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

I’ve grown to hate the word ‘hater’…lol

k/kay
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k/kay

@ j thanks for setting the record straight about SB . The bottom line is Fv & RC at that time were mostly interested in keeping the OLTLactors happy as like JFP likes to keep SB happy. I learned long ago all producers have actors they favor so I had to learn to deal with it.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, Su, the fact that Sonny is getting away with AJ’s murder is getting pretty stagnant for me. Carly should be beheaded right along with him….heads should roll all around…perhaps Jason (Billy the hottie) will be the hero—- wouldn’t that be a plot twist—-Jason turning on both Sonny and Carly for killing his brother. I am just as happy as you seeing Billy Miller again. I do not buy this lame excuse that it would hurt Michael sooooo much if he knew the truth. The fact is, Sonny is a coward…too afraid to man up and face the music which… Read more »

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

Its just nice to see the return of another Quartimaine…i want Jason, not part of the mob but is the one who takes Sonny down!!!

connie
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connie

From what I hear Liz gives him the name Jake. For now

CeeCee
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CeeCee

So then, Jason IS John Doe. Even with the bandages, he didn’t look unrecognizable. So, does that mean he has aready had plastic surgery? I guess the pieces to the puzzle will come together, eventually. ……..slooowly!

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

I wonder if she’ll take him home…new face and amnesia…but he’ll move around her house and know where things are…and Liz will wonder how he knows all this and so comfortable with her house then eventually figure out who he really is…strange they dont do fingerprints or dna to figure out his identity…just sayin!!!

J
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J

Let’s all Not Forget The “saint” known as AJ Quartermain nearly killed Jason with his drunk Driving, Kidnapped Michael and Kristina way back when and recently almost Choked Connie to death in Sonny’s Living Room, Pulled a gun on Connie about to kill her, and then went on to Choke out Ava when Sonny walked in and found him doing to her what he had done to another women(Connie). Now Sonny, believing that AJ had Murdered his Fiancé in cold blood, walks in and finds him attacking yet another women, what did you expect the mobster to do? He only… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you, J. Wow. I am so new to GH, I do not realize that there’s an entire history behind every character. I suppose I based my opinions on the last few months that AJ was on the GH stage. Obviously when you put it that way, I have a clearer view of AJ’s character or lack thereof. Why does he have such a positive following? Was he misunderstood by his parents? Did he battle alcoholism forever? In the end, he did try to connect with his son. I think everyone involved in any situation, as fiction is based on… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, again, J. I like reading your posts. You have a knack of putting things in perspective…as Timmm and rebecca do also.
I think Billy Miller will slip into the role of Jason with ease. He had no problem assuming the Billy Abbot character. Once he climbed aboard, It didn’t even phase me that he had replaced DT.. Thus, I am certain the Jason character will fit him like a glove. The transition will not be a big deal for him, IMO. He is THAT good.

Barb
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Barb

So exciIted to see Billy tackle the role of Jason. I expect nothing but excellence. 🙂

Mark
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Mark

Finally a reason to watch Gh!!’

jeremy
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jeremy

This is So EXCTING!!! Im going to have my four tv screens on lol 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

We GH fans are SO lucky to have this much talent on one show. cannot wait to see the Super Duper talented BM today!

Laurie
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Laurie

I agree but you may just be talking about BM. I am referring to some of the other cast mates. I think there are many talented actors on GH. A few duds too of course. Also if I compliment BM I”m not slamming Burton. I’m just having fun enjoying this fun show. BTW, BM has chemistry w/everyone I ever saw him hooked up with on Y&R. I feel that way about RH and KM on GH so I’m absolutely ready to see these actors mix and get on w/their “love in the afternoon”…. Also Mr. Fairman as I’ve said before,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes, too many actors not enough face time. I like these characters but Lucy is useless, Scott and Franco dont do anything, and Bobbie is rarely seen and she has two kids and grandchildren. No hard feeling but cut Bobbie, Lucy, Scott, and Lucas.

jonboy
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jonboy

I’ve given up trying to understand the things they do at GH. I’ve decided they just do what they do for ratings bumps. There are so many little-used actors/characters on GH—but they keep adding more. Since Stafford came aboard I think she has had more air time than anyone else. Loved her for years on YnR; not feeling her on GH. Phyllis was a multi dimensional and (dare I say it?)better written character. Billy Miller is (IMO) an okay actor, but I never got why some thought he was so great. I couldn’t stand the character of Jason and am… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

We may talk about the characters and their roles, good or bad….but, please can we not trash the soaps and the people who run them? I do not care who they are or how they write…I just salute them for bringing these shows to our screens. Of course Jason will not be the same. Billy is not Steve. His personality will rub off on Jason…that’s inevitable. One cannot blame Carlivati for that ! I hope nuJason will be Jason Morgan…so, if that is the case, he will definitely be different. Nina has had moderate air time. Plus, as a new… Read more »

harry
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harry

Cee Cee, I disagree. Last I heard, the second amendment is still alive and well. Moreover, Jonboy writing that Billy Miller is an “okay actor” and expressing his belief that Carlavati is not a very good writer hardly qualifies as trash talk. His criticism was rather tepid in my opinion–I have read harsher criticism and I have expressed harsher criticism myself. I happen to agree with Jonboy and share his trepidation as far as the writing is concerned. Finally, I never understood the notion of “raining on my parade.” If fans are so excited and happy about a story and… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oops. I meant to say, I hope nuJason will NOT be Jason Morgan. I hope he will revert to his original role as Jason Quartermaine. I have not been watching for long, but it seems that most fans would like to see JQ back. Same here…I am not into mobsters.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

CeeCee– I think you are being a bit unfair to jonboy. You really can’t have a serious discussion about characters, plots, etc, without including the writers who are writing the story. I mean you can’t discuss a Shakespeare play without including William Shakespeare in the discussion, so your logic they should be exempt from any comment doesn’t hold much weight if you honestly think about it. I agree there are at times too many personal attacks against the writers as people, instead of actually discussing and debating the style and decision making process of character development and plot– but that… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

It’s a matter of option, Harry…we’re good. I love our differences.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Mary, I did not intend to cause all this controversy. I am not malicious or intentionally infringing on people’s freedom of speech.
I will not drag this any longer. You have spoken your peace and I whole heartedly appreciate your soft tone….unlike some other’s. Some posters are brutal, as you well know.
I will not explain myself any longer, nor will I be put in that position.
Thank you Mary…I will tamp my phraseology in the future.
I apologize to Jonboy , which coincidentally, is my little nephew’s nickname. Sorry!!!!
I respond with respect to those who, such as yourself, Mary, reciprocate.

Timmm
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Timmm

BINGO! I compare this to rooting for your favorite sports team. Its okay to be mad or throw out suggestions but be thankful you have a sports team in your city and can basically watch them for free. Same with soaps, I am so grateful for Ron and Frank saving GH. GH was so close to being off the air and these two along with the other writers revived this historical gem!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Please, harry. You should not get so upset all the time. It’s not worth it…not healthy…bad for the blood pressure. Follow my advice and listen to HAPPY. I play it for my 5-year old when he gets cranky……really works.
You seem to take issue with me, Su, and now Connie….who will be next?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

CeeCee– just saw your reply to me– it is I you who needs to apologize to you if I made you think I was attacking your character or your motives. I am bit sensitive about free speech and some times I read things I become like a bull seeing a red flag and I need to charge— right up my soapbox ( no pun intended) and give my lecture on the topic. I thought you would know by my previous posts that I was making an intellectual point and you wouldn’t take my speech too personally. However since the moderator… Read more »

jonboy
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Freedom of speech is about all we have left….and even that seems to be dissipating. I stand by my post. And, without belaboring this thing, would like to just comment on one of CeeCee’s comments. No, I don’t want to be placed in the position of not watching. I’ve watching GH, off and on, for many, many years. It’s like a relationship, I suppose. You once loved it but now, not so much anymore. On one hand you want to step out of the relationship; on the other, you don’t. I want it to be better; not something I sit… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

luvin this!
Billy Miller is a very versatile actor..
He can be loving and humorous and he can be dangerously dark ..

I’m looking forward to see which why they will take him, whichever way Billy will go he will own it!!

(I do like the bad bad bad boys, however 🙂

CeeCee
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CeeCee

However, Harry. There’s a huge difference between expressing one’s opinion and attacking someone else’s. Jonboy is entitled to his, as I am to mine. I expressed my disagreement, but did not attack.

I love the expression DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE….use it all the time. Do you know the song HAPPY, by Pharrel Williams? I love it. ….Listen to it all the time. It calms me down.

su0000
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su0000

Herry is cool.. he’s my sugar daddy heh.. be nice to Harry !! … lol 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Also, I recommend “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO. I challenge you to listen to this song and not be happy and dancing around in your living room!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wow, Su…I won’t even touch that one…hmmm!

MARY
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MARY

2 yearsI can not wait so happy finally a NuJason been waiting 2 yrs now!!!

sandra ermilio
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sandra ermilio

great yes come jason

Ricardo
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Ricardo

I love Billy Miller. He is charming sexy, hot and a wonderful actor. Let the fire works begin. Billy Miller has won 3 daytime emmys as Billy Abbott on The Young and The Restless, I see a 4th emmy in the future for Billy Miller. He will be terrific as the new Jason Quartermaine.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Was it todays GH when we were supposed to see nuJason? I looked pretty close and did a rewind and I swear it looked more like Franco wrapped up than Billy M.

Seems like there are last minute changes because Franco one day has a clear shaven beard and the next it is out of control mess…all supposed to be in the same day… not sure how Patrick can perform 2 brain surgeries on him and not think “hmmm that’s odd” same scar tissue same place?

Either way still looking forward to billy M 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

It was Billy. Patrick was curious as he looked at the scans. If he had Jason’s old films next to John Doe’s he would probably figure it out.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, he should. But, if Sam is anywhere near Patrick, she will go into one of her lengthy monologue and befuddle his brain…lol.

rachie
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rachie

I quit watching Y&R a long time ago so I don’t know how Billy was on that show I do remember him from AMC and he seemed a good actor then I just hope they do something right and make the fans accept him because it is really hard to have a long time actor replaced. I don’t really want him to be a hit man anymore but making him totally different wont work either people liked that Jason was a mixture of bad a– and loving. As far as the plastic surgery that might have already been done at… Read more »

Kaffen
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Kaffen

Love the scene with his little boy….It was touching..

and love the scene with his Dr……

What s woman to do….

Silas or Jason………………

I love them both!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Today having Danny walk into Jason’s room and hold his hand was magical. Danny knows who is lying in the hospital bed! GREAT scene.

Real Deal
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Real Deal

It’s Miller Time in Port Charles! Finally, a real actor will be playing Jason.

Laurie
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Laurie

I’m really excited that we get to see NuJason’s face at the same time he does! He will be shocked he looks so different if he doesn’t have amnesia. I LOVE that he got mowed down by Ava. To me, that was Diane mowing Billy Abbott down (they were on Y&R at the same time). Still AMAZED Ava stopped & called Jordan for help. I thought that by having him get hit by a car, that would give him a reason to have facial surgery (plus The Cassadines won’t know what NuJason looks like) and have Liz get attached to… Read more »

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I knew je would be paired with Liz!!!! They are going to be the next golden couple

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, they will, Ghlover…at least, I hope so. They are both so beautiful !!!!. Besides, Liz deserves a solid relationship.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm. Oh, joy !! I love ELO. My favorite is DON’T BRING ME DOWN….and we do dance to it in our great room…..I am an oldies aficionada. My favorite band of all time is Queen…even post mortem, I still adore Freddy Mercury.
This is why, I wish Kristen/Kiki would sing on GH. She has a fantastic voice. Sadly, some of these talented actresses/a

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oops, sorry, Timmm…holding the baby with one arm and I accidentally sent.
I was saying that some actors and actresses who have such talent musically, should be given the opportunity to showcase their voices. Kassie DePaiva is also a great singer. I wish TPTB would incorporate musicality within some scenes.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Jonboy . I am so glad you decided to address me personally. It is quite annoying dealing with third parties, who think they need to interject their 2 cents worth of their opiniated selves. We all verbalize our opinions. Good or bad, I am not the only one. This is why this site is there. Thank goodness I will be going back to work and won’t have to put up with the know-it-alls of this world as much…once in a while. I always try to be respectful but there is a line that some people should not cross. Thank… Read more »

Breaking News

NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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