TV Guide Interview with General Hospital’s Geary, Elliot, and Shriner

In an interview with TV Guide, three great General Hospital icons, Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), and Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) talk about old memories, making new ones, the good and the bad, and the writers and cast throughout the years.

From the mess GH was just about a year ago, to the revival thanks to Frank and Ron, these three tell us what has worked and what hasn’t for this amazing show. They give praises to the current regime and express gratitude for the current success of General Hospital.

Check it out by clicking here.

General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary and Nurses Ball Plans

A TV Guide Magazine post spills details of the big events. General Hospital’s Nurses Ball and the 50th anniversary are events that you will not want to miss. The wheels have been in motion for months and we have seen favorite characters return and old flames rekindle.

From Mac, Felicia, and Frisco, to Anna and Duke, and Luke and Laura, the last few months have been a blast from the General Hospital past. There is more of that to come as Rick Springfield returns as Dr, Noah Drake. He will be performing his hit song, “Jessie’s Girl” at the Nurses Ball. Kelly Monaco will be showing her amazing dance talents acquired from starring on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She will be accompanied by dance professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy, brother of Kelly’s dance partner, Val Chmervokskiy. Val is currently busy working on the latest season of DWTS with his new partner, Zendaya Coleman. Meanwhile, Patrick (Jason Thompson) just might fall for Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) when he sees her true beauty emerge at the Nurses Ball. Will the return of Robin complicate things and create a new love triangle? Ron Carlivati states, “This would in so many ways be the ideal time for Robin to walk through the door, “it would be a total game-changer but, while I’m promising a whole lot of surprises at the Nurses Ball, I’m not promising what they’ll be.” With this cryptic message from Ron, it only gets fan’s heads spinning with excitement even faster. The return of Robin would be about the biggest thing to happen to GH’s 50th and the Nurses Ball. After all, the ball is to honor AIDS patients and Dr. Scorpio herself.

What would be a Nurses Ball without the lovely Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) hosting the event? Lynn mentions that she, Finola Hughes (Anna DeVane), and Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones), have picked up right where they left off some 25-30 years ago.

Since the return of Laura Spencer (Genie Francis), Luke and Laura have been yet another iconic blast from the past. Although we have been fortunate to keep Luke throughout the years, having both parties to the super couple make for some exciting and adventurous stories. During the Nurses Ball celebration, Luke and Laura will be off trying to find their daughter Lulu after she is kidnapped. Luke and Laura will run into the ever-so-evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) in their quest to save their daughter. Anthony Geary expresses his feelings about these nostalgic story lines GH is pulling out and bringing to light once again. He says, “These episodes are pure nostalgia — the kind of high-stakes, high-energy, really well-conceived plotting that’s reminiscent of the Luke and Laura glory days.”

It’s quite obvious that not only the fans, but the actors, cast, and crew are just as excited about this 50th celebration. Putting their whole heart and soul into this with a lot of extremely hard work and dedication.

Here is an amazing quote of dedication and inspiration from long time GH fan himself, Ron Carlivati, “We couldn’t celebrate the 50th without another epic Luke and Laura adventure. They’re no longer a couple, and they may never again be a couple, but their love for each other — like GH itself — is still going strong.” Priceless!

The Nurses Ball will air April 5th, 8th, and 9th.

Congratulations General Hospital!



General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary 20/20 Special!

Kelly Monaco Tweeted today that she just finished being  interviewed for 20/20 for a special on General Hospital’s 50th anniversary. She used hashtags like #honored and #proud to describe how she felt about the experience. I am honestly moved to tears at how far this show has come. It’s really great to see the actors take pride in what they do, and value and love General Hospital as much as the fans. There isn’t any news on who else will be interviewed for the special, or when the special will be aired. I am assuming it will be coming up soon as we approach GH’s 50th on April 1st, 2013.

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Vanessa Marcil and Ingo Rademacher Returning to GH for 50th Anniversary

Soap Opera Digest reports via Facebook that Vanessa Marcil (Brenda) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax) will be returning for General Hospital’s 50th anniversary, and will arrive in Port Charles before April 1st.  Ingo’s role as Jax will be brief as he will have his dancing shoes on for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Vanessa states that she likes Frank Valentini (Executive Producer), and is excited and honored that she is able to come in and out of the show.

This is such exciting news and I cannot wait to see these two fan favorites back in Port Charles.

Will GH’s Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) Returns for The Nurses Ball?

Nancy Lee Grahn (GH’s Alexis Davis) tweeted that she was happy to see her TV nephew, Nikolas Cassadine, played by Tyler Christopher at General Hospital. There has been talk of having Nikolas return to Port Charles for the revival of The Nurses Ball and for General Hospital’s big 50th anniversary. With Nancy’s tweet we now have more reason to believe that it is more than just a rumor.


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One Year Without Robin Scorpio

“I can’t believe it’s been a year without you.” Anna said to herself about her daughter Robin. Earlier in the week we saw Patrick reflect on the loss of his wife and Mother of his child. It has been a whole year since Robin Scorpio has left behind her friends and loved ones. In between, we have seen her come and go as we know she is being held captive by Cesar Faison. Still, her husband, parents, child, and friends do not know she is alive. General Hospital’s 50th anniversary is coming up this April 1st, 2013. We have been prepared that there are going to be many surprises waiting for us. Some of these surprises we already know about, such as Rick Springfield’s return as Dr. Noah Drake, Jackie Zeman reprising her role as Bobbi Spencer, etc. Some surprises we have already scene, including Jack Wagner as Frisco Jones, Scotty Baldwin played by Kin Shriner, Laura Spencer played by Genie Francis, and more. Could General Hospital be saving the biggest for last? Will Robin Scorpio returning for GH’s 50th and The Nurses Ball?


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Michael Fairman Interviews Steve Burton

This Michael Fairman interview with Steve Burton is absolutely amazing. All the questions the fans have been asking since Steve left General Hospital have finally been answered. Many fans are disgruntled, confused, and even angry at what they THINK the facts are related to the entire situation. From Steve leaving GH to move to Tennessee, to then returning to soaps by joining The Young and The Restless, to the way Jason was written off; fans thought the worst of Steve and/or ABC. I sure hope ALL General Hospital and Steve Burton fans read this interview.
The rumors about Steve plotting to go to Y&R all along, or the executives at GH not offering Burton a compromise are untrue. Steve Burton also explains that Jason’s send off was due to lack of time. Time was running out and the writing team had to come up with something. It would be really great to stop reading such negativity from fans who think Steve was untruthful or that ABC just didn’t care enough to keep him. That is entirely not the case. In the interview, Michael asks Steve about the day he left. Steve explains how difficult it was emotionally and mentions that it was very hard on Maurice Benard (Sonny). This actually brought tears to my eyes. He also mentioned that it was very difficult leaving Kelly Monaco Sam), and that it is still weird not being able to see her everyday.
Michael Fairman also asked Steve if there were plans for Jason’s return to GH for the anniversary show. Steve Burton expressed that he would love to come back for the 50th, but since he is now on CBS he is not sure if that will be allowed. All this being out it the open, I hope fans and Steve Burton have closure now in regards to what really happened during and after the time of his exit. After all thins said and done, Steve did what was best for his family and his life.

Click here for the full interview by Michael Fairman.

The Return of Audrey Hardy (Rachel Ames)

There is more excited news to share regarding the return if yet another General Hospital vet.Rachel Ames, who originated the role of Audrey Hardy in 1964 is returning to the canvas. In an interview on the show KATIE, Genie Francis revealed that Ames will be returning to General Hospital on March 26th, 2013. Ames’ character Audrey Hardy was last on screen in 2009. I am sure Elizabeth will be happy to see Gram next month! This is going to be one exciting 50th anniversary for GH.