13 items from 2012
NBC, which two years ago sought (yet failed) to reboot The Rockford Files and more recently sought (but failed) to breathe new life into The Munsters, next will take a crack at getting an update of Ironside rolling.
As reported by New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog, the Peacock network is putting into development a reboot of its late-’60s/early-’70s legal drama. Back in the day, the series starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a San Francisco police detective who, upon being paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet, leverages his way into a “special consultant” role at the Pd. »
- Team TVLine
Ingle is best known as Edward Quartermaine on Hospital, a role he has played since 1993. He also appeared on Big Love and The Drew Carey Show. Prior to his acting career, Ingle was a high school drama teacher. His students included David Schwimmer, Nicolas Cage and Albert Brooks, who remembered his former teacher on Twitter: ”R.I.P John Ingle. General Hospital star and my high school drama teacher. Wonderful guy.”
His wife, Grace-Lynn Martin, »
- Denise Warner
New York (AP) -- An actor who for two decades played a scheming patriarch on the daytime drama "General Hospital" has died in Los Angeles. ABC says John Ingle was 84.Ingle took over the role as the ruthless Edward Quartermaine in 1993 and made his final appearance in an episode airing last week. He died Sunday.In a career spanning more than 30 years he had acting credits in TV shows including "Days of Our Lives," "Big Love" and "The Drew Carey Show" and in films such as "Batman and Robin" and "Heathers."The native of Tulsa, Okla., was a graduate of Occidental College. He taught at Hollywood High School, UCLA and Beverly Hills High School.His wife of 57 years, Grace-Lynne Martin, died in February. He is survived by their five daughters.His "General Hospital" costars took to Twitter to pay their respects.Maurice Benard @MauriceBenardMBJohn Ingle was a class act, »
- tooFab Staff
General Hospital makes its move to its new timeslot on Monday, September 10, as the mass poisoning of Port Charles residents continues to take its toll. The time change is ushered in with plenty of action, stunts and location shooting.
Über-villain Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roché) has introduced a pathogen into the water supply and almost everyone in the city is poisoned. For a unique ransom, Jerry will deliver an antiserum within forty-eight hours before the entire city dies.
In an attempt to save the city (and himself) Todd bands together Port Charles’s wealthiest citizens to put up the $88+million dollar ransom. Todd (Roger Howarth), Sonny (Maurice Benard), Jax (Ingo Rademacher), Carly (Laura Wright) and Johnny (Brandon Barash) all gather at the docks to meet Jerry and pay the ransom. The odd alliance intentionally avoids telling the police about the plan so that Jerry’s “no cops” rule is enforced.
While they wait at a boatyard, »
- Melissa J L Smith Sciuto
On Monday Sept. 10, ABC’s General Hospital will move up an hour to the 2 p.m. timeslot — to accommodate the new Katie Couric show, Katie — and longtime star Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) couldn’t be more excited for the future. “Ron and Frank just keep everything interesting. The way these guys know how to keep stories going from one to the next to the next is unreal,” says Benard, who’s about to celebrate 20 years on the show and whose mob boss has often dominated story lines. “And they’ve been able to make this show into an ensemble. Which it’s never been. »
- Abby West
General Hospital: Week In Review, August 13-17, 2012. Impending Mayhem
General Hospital was rife with angst and the portent of mayhem during the week of August 13-17. Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Josslyn were admitted to General Hospital after Jerry (Sebastian Roche) injected them with a possible lethal substance. The attorney and little girl, both recovered from previous serious illness, were on the brink of death from the injection. Eventually, they began to recover.
Jerry’s latest plot against Port Charles residents is foreshadowed when it is revealed that the injections were a vaccination. With the assistance of Ewen (Nathin Butler) and Joe Jr., (Richard Steinmetz) Jerry plots to release germ warfare in the city, but the vaccination will save Alexis and Joss. If Jerry does not recover from his deteriorating health condition, he may end up in General Hospital along with his victims, soon.
One relationship dissolves while others evolve. »
- Melissa J L Smith Sciuto
General Hospital: Week In Review, August 6-10, 2012
General Hospital was a week of triangles August 6-10… John/Sam/Jason, Todd/Carly/Johnny Z, Elizabeth/Ewen/Jason, Alexis/Jerry/Jerry’s ego…
After Todd (Roger Howarth) sends a picture of John (Michael Easton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) kissing to Natalie, Clint files for a restraining order on Natalie’s behalf. As John and Natalie were never married, the restraining order prevents John from seeing Natalie and son, Liam. John lands in jail after he pummels Todd in front of Sam.
Sam retains her mother as counsel for John, and the women arrive at the Pcpd on the heels of John’s arrest. John is in hell, not from impending incarceration, but from being handcuffed in the chair next to Heather Webber. Death-and-destruction-Heather (Robin Mattson) is being transported back to the Ferncliff asylum, but not before taunting Sam and Alexis with »
- Melissa J L Smith Sciuto
Some may say the future of soaps seems grim — but the mood was anything but during General Hospital‘s showing at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Several key cast members — including Anthony Geary, Kelly Monaco, Nancy Lee Grahn and Laura Wright, to name a few — and executive producer Frank Valentini took the stage to discuss the future of the ABC sudser — which is nearing its 50th anniversary — as well as preview what’s ahead for all of your Port Charles (and Llanview!) faves.
Here are eight key takeaways from the panel discussion: »
- Megan Masters
Our forum posters are dedicated to the Daytime Emmy Awards. To predict the winners, they do just like the judges and watch all the episode submissions. Then they rank them. In the Best Actor race, they agree on the likely winner, as do our Experts -- Anthony Geary will pick up a record seventh award for his work on "General Hospital." Darnell Williams ("All My Children") and Geary's co-star Maurice Benard are jockeying for second place. Make Your Daytime Emmy Predix: Who Will Win Best Actor? Forecast top races. Compete against Experts! Make Your Predictions! Below is a sampling of their insightful commentary. Read their thorough analyses here. EmmyLoser: Geary is head and shoulders above the competition, and this is coming from someone who is not his biggest fan. Not only is his acting the best of the bunch, but he also has the longest reel, with the longest scenes, »
Real-life tragedy struck the home of "General Hospital" star Maurice Benard Monday -- TMZ has learned, a tiny fire broke out in the actor's home ... and several innocent stuffed animals met their demise.Law enforcement tells TMZ, the fire started in the bathroom at Maurice's Temecula, CA home around 10:30 Am after someone left a towel over a light fixture.Firefighters rushed to the scene and successfully extinguished the conflagration -- but not everyone made it out alive. »
- TMZ Staff
Three decades ago, Anthony Geary won his first Daytime Emmy for playing Luke Spencer on "General Hospital. Since then, he has racked up another five wins (1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008) and is tied with Erika Slezak and Justin Deas for the most victories at six each. All of our Experts expect him to break that tie this year as he claims a record seventh Best Actor award. So strong is the support for Geary, that he has odds of just 4 to 9 to prevail again on his 14th nomination. In second place is Darnell Williams, who won this award with his only previous bid in 1985 for his role as Jesse Hubbard on "All My Children." He had previously claimed the supporting Daytime Emmy in 1983 as part of the first African American supercouple on daytime TV. His character came back from the dead in 2008, remaining on the ABC sudser till it left the air last fall. »
Nominations for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, and ABC’s General Hospital leads the pack with 23 total nods.
The Young and the Restless and Sesame Street follow with 16 each, Days of Our Lives netted 15, and The Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children (R.I.P.) and One Life to Live (Never forget!) amassed 11 each.
And before we sample the roll call, one fun fact: Secret Circle beauty Shelley Hennig landed a nomination in the Younger Actress category, for her run as Days‘ Stephanie (a role she last played in April 2011).
The Daytime Emmy »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Daytime’s worlds-colliding moment continues today when Kassie DePaiva brings her One Life to Live character Blair Cramer to General Hospital. The Llanview diva, last seen on the Oltl finale in January, is heading to Port Charles because her daughter Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) was in a devastating car accident that appears to have killed Starr’s own child and boyfriend in an episode that aired last week.
“If you are a One Life to Live fan, you know that Blair is mama bear. Anything that her children needs, she is there,” says DePaiva. “When Blair arrives, she’s only aware of the car accident. »
- Abby West
13 items from 2012
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