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Wes Ramsey Joins General Hospital!

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More intriguing casting news this week from General Hospital! 

Wes Ramsey has been cast in the newly created role of Peter August.

Ramsey, who is known to soap audiences for his role as Sam on Guiding Light, as well as Days of our Lives and on the digital drama series, Venice, will begin appearing on the ABC soap in a key November sweeps storyline.

Look for Ramsey to show up on the November 14th episode.

As fans have witnessed over the last several months on social media, Wes is currently dating GH’s Laura Wright (Carly).  Will Carly and Peter cross paths in story?

The talented actor took to his Twitter feed after TV Line exclusively revealed the casting news today stating: “An exciting new chapter!!!”, and “So thrilled to finally be able to share this!!! Port Charles is a dream come true!!! #grateful

So, what do you think of Wes joining GH? What type of character will he play, and who do you think he will be linked with in story? Comment below.

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Jimh
Jimh

Who cares anymore…come on GH…where is Empthany? Alice?..Lucas , Brad and Felix…why get rid of Dylan and Hayden?..lets see more of Laura and Kevin…’loved it when laura had a gun and taunted Valentin!!!…well, at least its GL and not a former OLTL actor-lol

rose
rose

Jimh…I have come to the conclusion it is GH in name only.

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Well said, Jimh. GH should have a revolving door out front. Sadly for the good ones they unwisely let go and for the new ones that dock for a while. It’s ridiculous.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

I won’t pretend to claim I watched every epi of GL but I couldn’t remember him. There’s a reason. Both wiki and IMDB have him at less than ten episodes. Blink much?

I wish every actor well. So I’ll do the same hear. But it’s not the return of Tom Pelphrey, is it?

blake
blake

I wish Tom Pelphrey was on a soap again. He’s too talented and handsome not to be.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Sam was Olivia Spencer’s brother. I think he was on GL for more than ten episodes.

Jovin
Jovin

No. He played Olivia’s brother for almost 2 years and returned for guest spots too. This is going back 17 years, mind you. I like him as an actor. I had NO idea whatsoever that he was dating Wright!! Viewers have spoken…..they do not like short term stunt casting that goes nowhere. Why not look at the canvas, and see some holes that need filled, and THEN bring in some of these bigger name actors? For instance, Lucky is gone. This actor is in that age range. Lucky is a character viewers WANT to see, and is a character that CAN be successfully recast. Same with Nikolas.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

IMDB is wrong (as it often is, unfortunately, in regard to soaps–and it wasn’t that way in the early days, so I don’t know what happened). WR played Sam, Olivia’s younger brother, for about two years, on contract, circa 2000. It was when Claire Labine was the head writer. Sam was part of the teen set at the time and involved in a triangle with Marah and Tony. After GL, he did some independent movies but then sort of disappeared (or maybe I wasn’t paying attention to the right sources of information), other than Crystal Chappell’s web soap Venice.

He’s one of the better actors to have passed through GL’s revolving doors through the years. For me, it’s actually better than the return of Pelphrey, who never made that much of an impression on me, but I acknowledge I’m very much in the minority on that. (I just never saw whatever it was that made people rave about him, not on GL, and not in his brief time on ATWT at the end, either, though nobody deserves to be judged by ATWT’s last couple of years.)

(On that note: anybody know what Mr. Pelphrey has been up to? I did expect to see him on nighttime TV or in movies based on how strongly people reacted to him, but he too seems to have disappeared.)

I wish Ramsey were on a more interesting show than GH is to me right now, but I’m glad he’s getting work and is back in daytime, and there’s always the possibility GH will get new headwriters (though I guess it’s always going to be the Sonny and Carly Hour, regardless of headwriter/executive producer, as ABC seems to be sold on that concept).

I thought Laura Wright was married, but maybe I misunderstood that, or maybe she was and isn’t any longer.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Ack, the kids. Never pay much attention.

Thanks for the memory jog.

Jovin
Jovin

Laura was married for many many years. I believe she divorced in 15 or 16. Regarding your comment of them being “sold on the concept”….I totally agree, and isn’t it sad? I am loving the show actually right now, even though it has actually come full circle back to the Guza/Phelps vision of the Sonny/Carly/Brain Damaged Murderer Jason. I don’t get it. Fans have LOUDLY proclaimed their dislike and disdain for that version of GH. Message boards are there for people to read, and you can’t tell me that the powers that be don’t read them, so WHY is the show steadfastly marching to the same drum? Will Sonny EVER pay for a crime? Any crime? Will Jason ever get his moment to be furious at Sonny? Sonny ruined his life as he knew it!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Wes Ramsey was a contract player for several years on GL and on way, way more than 10 episodes. Wiki and IMDB are flat-out wrong. He played good guy Sam, an aspiring journalist who worked at the local newspaper with Holly. He was the younger brother of Olivia (Crystal Chappell) and tried unsuccessfully to keep her on the straight and narrow. He was in a love triangle with Marah (Reva’s daughter) and bad-boy Tony (Jordi Vilasuso). Marah, of course, went for the bad boy and broke his heart. He’s a fine actor, very likable and watchable.

k/kay
k/kay

I tell you old Frankie runs actors thru their like I was a kid again at a cattle auction !!!!

JK
JK

I AGREE…WHO NEXT??? INSTEAD OF A GREAT STORY LINE FOR GOOD ACTORS,,,,FINISH THEIR STORY, MOVE THEM OUT AND HIRE NEW???????

su0000
su0000

Never seen or heard of the guy..
but! he has a great body so I’m fine with him..

I like new characters.. they always bring secrets and new stories and change things up.

the recent characters added seem to be short stay..

Matrice Carmack
Matrice Carmack

noooo Sonny and Carly must stay together. this guy will ruin things!!

Celia
Celia

Hey, su,
Never heard of him either…I looked him up. What a hunk!! He looks sooo young!!
There’s a picture of him with LW. I thought he was her son. HaHa……not that much age difference; but, he does not look his age. Very youthful appearance; comparatively speaking, that is.

aria
aria

maybe he will car pool to work w/ laura, he’s a cutie, welcome to GH.

blake
blake

I had no idea Wes Ramsey was dating Laura Wright. Interesting since they were on Guiding Light together like 15 years ago (geez!) when his character Sam was interested in her character Cassie’s niece Marah.

Suzie rm
Suzie rm

Another new character? Don’t care. Where are the lovely Laura and Kevin? Where are Bobbie, Mac, Scotty, Felicia, Lucy, Monica, Brad, lucas, Molly, TJ????
Characters disappear for weeks or months at a time.

brian
brian

people tend to do that in real life as well…….

Satan
Satan

I read a rumor elsewhere that they might be bringing this guy on as a Nikolas recast, in an attempt to redeem Val the Bastard from being a murderer.

Considering Claudette – the other person Val was said to have murdered – is also rumored to be returning, this would be consistent.

Perhaps both of them were stashed in the Russian clinic, since we know Val has some influence there…… and even if this guy is not a Nikolas recast (I don’t think they should bother with the character until Tyler is available) he might be involved with the clinic anyway, since the story there is probably far from over.

Rhonda
Rhonda

He’s gorgeous, sexy and talented but GH already has too many men. We have two Jasons and only one Sam. Lizzy is with Franco and so one of those three men will be the odd one out.
Amy’s brother is coming to the canvas, Tamara Braun is coming back as Oscar’s mum and Brie Williamson is coming back as Claudette.

Timmm
Timmm

“General Whosepital?”

Patrick
Patrick

whoo whoo

thank you

Maca
Maca

He was ok on gl but the writing was dumb at that point. Where is tom pelphrey? He was so good on gl!!

Matrice Carmack
Matrice Carmack

nooooo dont bring him in to messs Carly and Sonny up.
oit for it

Sue M.
Sue M.

Don’t need any new faces on GH!!! We have good actors on now and do not need newbies…

Rodd
Rodd

I loved him on GL and everything else I have seen him in! I hope he isn’t going to be a wedge for Sonny and Carly. I wouldn’t mind him being a Nicolas recast, since I think that character is sorely needed in PC, but I also liked Nick Suble (sp?) when he finished out Nic’s story line. Hope Wes’ character is on for more than a month and isn’t involved with the Russian clinic.

That being said, I have the feeling that GH is the show where out-of-work actors apply for bit-parts just so they qualify for their cards and insurance. They made such a big stink about the girl who played Jenna on AW being on and I think it was an Under 5 part for one day. Jimmy DePaiva’s role has developed slowly, the way a new role should.

Again, I miss the MIA characters like Epiphany, Felix, Lucas, Brad, Max, Milo, and Alice. I’d rather see story for them than newbies. Some day, I hope TPTB listen!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I’m thinking he may be Oscar’s father…Tamara Braun probably his mom…both will come in contact with Sonny and Carly.

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Sonny & Carly Week Of Encore Episodes On Tap For General Hospital

A Carson bonanza is on its way for the week of June 15th -19th when ABCs General Hospital rebroadcasts five pivotal moments in the love story and perils of Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright).

The episodes date back to 2007 through 2016.  One of the emotional highlights is when the duo start to have major marital issue over the loss of their son, Morgan (Bryan Craig).

GH is currently still in COVID-19 production shutdown mode and this week is continuing to airs its encore presentations of the some of the Best of the Nurses Ball episodes.

Here’s what to look forward to for CarSon week:

Monday, June 15 : Sonny and Carly re-declare their love during the Metro Court hostage crisis. (originally aired 2/7/2007)

Tuesday, June 16: Sonny has gone off his meds and begins to spiral. Carly convinces him to resume taking the lithium. (originally aired 9/24/2013)

Wednesday, June 17:  Sonny is in critical condition after being shot. Sitting vigil in the hospital chapel, Carly reads the vows he wrote for her, and remembers their ups and downs. (originally aired 9/14/2015)

Thursday, June 18:  Sonny and Carly get married in the GH chapel.  (originally aired 10/15/2015)

Friday, June 19:  Grieving for Morgan, Carly blames Sonny for their son’s death. (originally aired 10/12/2016)

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So are you looking forward to seeing some of the episodes chosen featuring Maurice Benard and Laura Wright? Comment below.

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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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The Best of the GH Nurses’ Ball Continues; Which Is Your Favorite Musical Performance?

As part of its encore presentations, General Hospital is entering into its second week of Nurses’ Ball episodes.

Since the show is currently not in production and ran out of original episodes, viewers are getting to see all the glitz, the performances and the drama that makes the annual ball (which usually airs in May) so fun to watch.

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Look for memorable moments this week from James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin) when he performed Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes” and Josh Swickard’s (Chase) rendition of Portugal the Man’s hit, “Feel It Still” among others.

Here is a rundown of episodes this week to make sure to catch!

Monday, June 1, 2020 Episode 13565 (OAD: 5/25/16)
Franco gives Jake a helping hand. Carly blackmails Ava. Nikolas stops Hayden from talking to Jordan. Musical performances include: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee performed by Emma Scorpio-Drake and Eddie Maine, This Changes Everything by Chris Ryan performed by Jake Spencer and Franco Baldwin; a striptease to Demon in Disguise performed by Magic Milo and the Magic Wands -(Felix DuBois, Dillon Quartermaine, Griffin Munro, Curtis Ashford and Milo Giambetti).

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Episode 13812 (OAD: 5/23/17)
Jake shows Emma and Charlotte the Chimera canister that was sent to him. Jason finds Anna’s Chimera necklace on the floor. Sonny has Morgan’s medication

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Jake is scared when he sees the Chimera symbol on Anna’s necklace. Valentin tells Anna he sold the Chimera to Helena Cassadine. Michael visits Nelle in the hospital. Musical Performances include: Sara Bareillies’ Brave performed by Emma Scorpio-Drake, Amy Driscoll, Kristina Corinthos-Davis and Valerie Spencer, And So It Goes On by Billy Joel performed by Valentin Cassadine and It’s Not Over Yet performed by Josslyn Jacks.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Episode 13814 (OAD: 5/25/17)
Sonny and Carly learn that Ava switched Morgan’s pills. Nina takes Valentin back. Anna tells Jason she is looking for a bio-toxin known as the Chimera. Jake sees Helena order him to do his magic trick, featuring the Chimera. Musical Performances include: Faith by George Michaels performed by Ned Quartermaine & Olivia Falconeri, Modern Love by David Bowie performed by Dillon Quartermaine & Kiki Jerome and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen performed by Epiphany Johnson, Felix DuBois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll and Deanna.

Friday, June 5, 2020 Episode 14509 (OAD: 5/17/18)
Curtis proposes to Jordan. Alexis overhears Finn tell Anna he hasn’t stopped caring for her. Sam finds Faison’s lighter in Peter’s office. Musical performances include: Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone performed by GH Nurses’ – Epiphany Johnson, Felix Dubois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll & Deanna and Feel It Still by Portugal The Man performed by Harrison Chase.

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So, with this being week two of previous Nurses’ Ball episodes being rebroadcast on ABC, what has been your favorite musical performance of all-time in the ball?

Check out this week’s promo from GH below, and Josh and James’ performances that will also air again this week.  Then, l

et us know your thoughts via the comment section,

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