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General Hospital spoilers: Sonny gets a shock, Kim and Julian get closer

Right now Switzerland is the place to be for Port Charles residents, because hey, who wants to be in snowy New York when you can be in balmy Bern, right? On Wednesday viewers saw mama bear Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) try to speak sense into her lovesick daughter Sam (Kelly Monaco), who wasn’t buying any of it. Before the show ended Sam was surprising Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and Jason (Steve Burton) while wily Alexis made plans to get her and Sam’s kids out of harm’s way via some one-way tickets. Sam won’t like this when she finds out, but Alexis […]

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General Hospital spoilers: Someone tries to come between Sam and Jason; Is Courtney coming back to Port Charles?

Here’s our General Hospital Spoilers for Tuesday April 17, 2018! Last week Carly continued to see and hear what she wanted (courtesy of sneaky Nelle) leading her to an unpleasant showdown in the graveyard on Monday. Also kicking off the week, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) continued to flirt in Switzerland, which leads us to their drama on Tuesday: When JaSam learn that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) is in jail instead of sleuthing, the duo makes plans to save their wayward friend. But before that can happen one of the love birds gets cold feet. Could this be an […]

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General Hospital: 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 4/16/18)

Last season, once again, ABC didn't announce if General Hospital would return for another year. They haven't cancelled the show either so, as long as it stays on the air, perhaps no news is good news. Will Gh survive to see a 56th season (2018-19)? How will it do in the ratings? Stay tuned.Debuting on April 1st of 1963, General Hospital revolves around the loves, lives, and deaths of the people of Port Charles, New York. The current season's cast includes Vinessa Antoine, Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Matt Cohen, William deVry, Chad Duell, Michael Easton, Hayley Erin, Genie Francis, Nancy Lee Grahn, Rebecca Herbst, Roger Howarth, Finola Hughes, Chloe Lanier, Lisa LoCicero, Billy Miller, Kelly Monaco, Anthony Montgomery, Ryan Paevey, Emme Rylan, Michelle Stafford, Kirsten Storms, Donnell Turner, Robert Palmer Watkins, Maura West, Laura Wright, and Dominic Zamprogna.Read More…
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General Hospital Review: An Unexpected Visitor

Friends, I'm immensely relieved to report that, finally, Franco's ordeal is over. Or mostly is, at least.

Following last Friday's cliffhanger, the Franco/Jim Harvey confrontation was resolved within the first two episodes of this week.

As expected, the showdown between Franco and Jim confirmed what we'd all long expected: Jim was a sexual predator, and he'd abused Franco as a kid.

Obviously, this is a heartbreaking and awful reveal. However, I still think the writers dragged it out far past the point of interest. It felt like this story was never going to end after a while.

That said, once it did end, it ended really well.

I mentioned in last week's review that I foresaw Franco killing Harvey, condemning us all to a drawn out murder trial in which Franco would inevitably be let off the hook when the dead man's past crimes were revealed.

Amazingly, we were spared all that.
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Preview Tristan Rogers' Return to General Hospital!

Longtime fans are excited because Tristan Rogers is returning to General Hospital as Robert Scorpio for another visit! The beloved character makes his return in the Friday, April 13, episode when Robert surprises Anna and Jason at their hotel in Switzerland. Get a sneak peak at his return courtesy of this exclusive video from our friends over at TV Line, and then be sure not to miss this episode or the following ones to see how Robert impacts the search for Henrik Faison! After ABC executive Nathan Varni spoke about wanting to bring back the fan favorite to the soap, the actor confirmed the news himself on Twitter. “So there you have it from Nathan himself,” Rogers revealed. “I’m coming back. Start work on March 19.” And then one day later, Gh executive producer Frank Valentini shared a backstage snap of Rogers with Maurice Benard (Sonny) captioned: "Two legends in one building!
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Yes, That Was Greg Evigan Playing Jim Harvey on General Hospital!

Viewers of General Hospital were taken by surprise when they tuned in to watch the Dec. 3 episode and saw a very familiar face — Greg Evigan was playing Jim Harvey, the head of Niagara Equities. The land developer was initially looking to set up a construction project in Port Charles, but his secret plans — as well as his mysterious past connection to Franco and Drew — made him a major player on the soap! Evigan will be immediately recognizable to television viewers from his role as Billie Joe McKay (opposite a chimpanzee!) in the ‘70s series B.J. And The Bear as well as Joey Harris on the popular ‘80s sitcom My Two Dads opposite Paul Reiser. He also starred in the series P.S. I Luv You and Tek War as well as appearing in other primetime shows like Dallas, Touched By An Angel, and Jag. His most recent TV acting role
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General Hospital Spoilers 4/10/18 — Was Drew Too Late to Save Franco?

The future is uncertain in these General Hospital spoilers. Lulu makes a deal with the devil, Maxie is stunned by Peter’s revelation, Sonny and Jason worry about Carly’s “haunting,” and Liz fears the worst as Drew tries to revive Franco! At the Metro Court, Alexis looks on as Finn confronts Anna. “Why did you act like you won the lottery when I told you about Faison’s lighter?” Will Anna continue to keep Finn in the dark? And will she also continue to push him towards Alexis, sacrificing her own happiness in the process? Meanwhile, Lulu pays Valentin a visit to announce: “I want to take you up on your offer.” Just what kind of a mess is she getting herself into this time? In his office at Aurora Media, Peter finds himself facing the music with Maxie. “How long have you been keeping this from me?” she wonders.
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Chad Duell Wants to Be on Dancing With The Stars (Exclusive)

Starring as Michael Corinthos on General Hospital isn’t enough for Chad Duell, who admits that he wants to follow in the fancy footsteps of a couple of his castmates and compete on Dancing With The Stars! As a teenager, Duell dreamed of being an actor, although it took an encounter with Tom Cruise to inspire that particular goal — specifically a screening of his 2001 film Vanilla Sky! “After I watched it, the idea of acting came into my head,” he confided to Soaps In Depth. “It sounds funny to say it, but there was something about that movie. Tom Cruise actually did it for me. I liked his passion and raw energy. Something just came over me like, ‘I have to do this!’ It was the weirdest sensation of having what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life rush over me.” Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky.
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Watch General Hospital Star Bryan Craig in his New Movie, 'Ride'

Shortly after announcing his decision to leave General Hospital back in 2016, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) revealed that he was starring in a new movie called Ride, and now you can finally see it in the theater! The film is based on the true story of BMX champion John Buultjens, a teen who was on the road to ruin before being fostered by an interracial couple. The father, played by award-winning actor/rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, buys the young man his first bicycle which starts him on a path to success. (Photo Credit: Jim Warren) “World premiere of Ride at the Newport Beach Film Festival,” Craig shared on Instagram. “We will be in competition and also a featured spotlight Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. You can purchase tickets at the website. See you there!” Click here for more information about the screening and to buy tickets for yourself. And check out
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When Sam Returns to General Hospital, She Shouldn't Pick Jason or Drew

One of the hottest storylines going on General Hospital right now is the love triangle between Jason, Sam, and Drew. The whole complicated mess got to be too much for Sam in the end and she left Port Charles to get her head together and figure out what she really wants. However, perhaps when she returns, she shouldn’t choose to be with Jason or Drew! Sam was thrilled when she learned that her late husband, Jason Morgan, had returned from the dead. Sure, he had a new face and lacked some of his memories, but they reconnected and built a life together, including having another child, their baby girl, Emily Scout. Jason even got out of the mob life with Sonny and purchased Aurora Media so they could live a safer, more comfortable existence. Unfortunately, all of that came crashing down when Jason came back from the dead — again!
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General Hospital Spoilers 4/4/18 — Carly Is Onto Nelle's Evil Scheme!

Secrets are being kept, and some of them could be deadly in these General Hospital spoilers! Franco is terrified to explore his past, Jason is convinced Anna is holding back, and Nelle’s scheme to turn Carly’s life upside down seems to already be working. In his art therapy room at the hospital, Franco seems to be having second thoughts about agreeing to Kevin’s suggestion he undergo hypnotherapy to recover his lost childhood memories. “What if I find out something that I don’t wanna find out?” he asks the doc. Can Kevin convince Franco that facing the past is the only way to bury it once and for all? Will Anna tell Jason what he needs to know? (Photo Credit: ABC) Looking for the truth about why he was kept a prisoner for years, Jason continues his investigation into Faison’s death. And having been told Anna
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General Hospital Spoilers 4/2/18 — Harvey Attacks Liz and Jake!

Port Charles is ready to explode this week in these General Hospital spoilers! Griffin confronts Peter with the truth, Nelle begins her plan to destroy Carly, and Liz and Jake find themselves in some serious danger! Griffin was shocked to get the test results that proved his suspicions that Peter August was really Henrik Faison, but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with the news. And while Anna would likely appreciate knowing that the son she’s been looking for is closer than she realizes, Griffin goes to the source, first. “You are the son of Cesar Faison!” the doc yells at Peter. Now that the secret is out, how far will Peter go to keep Griffin quiet? Nelle is ready to take her plan to gaslight Carly to the next level and has her rival's home wired so that when the young woman uses an app on her phone,
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General Hospital Review: Fifty-Five Years of Port Charles

Port Charles celebrated on Friday as General Hospital reached an incredible milestone – 55 years on the air!

While the final episode of the week was undoubtedly the best of the bunch, I'll try my best to be fair and discuss storylines that developed the other four days. Because, y'know, some stuff did happen outside of the nostalgia-filled one-night-only reopening of Luke's.

The Jason/Sam/Drew storyline followed up last week's incredible Dream confrontation with an equally fantastic (though less emotionally wrought) Jasam moment.

I could honestly care less about the actual Jason/Drew confrontation, which managed to make both of the men involved in this love triangle deeply unlikeable.

Can anyone explain why Jason is suddenly vehemently anti-Drew and thankful that Sam was staying away from him?

Related: Days of Our Lives Review: For Better or For Worse

Drew has literally done nothing wrong to Jason, other than dislike his twin
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Laura Wright Reveals the General Hospital Scenes She Submitted to the Daytime Emmys (Exclusive)

This year marks the fifth time that Laura Wright has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress at the Daytime Emmy Awards for playing Carly Corinthos on General Hospital (she took home the trophy in 2011), but the feeling of being up for daytime’s greatest honor never gets old! “It feels great,” she confided to Soaps In Depth. “I’m super excited.” The morning of March 21, when the nominations were announced, Wright had already been working and was home by 10 a.m. having breakfast with boyfriend Wes Ramsey (Peter) when Gh executive producer Frank Valentini called with the great news. “It was awesome, and of course Wesley was like, “I gotta go buy champagne!’” she recalled. “I was like, ‘Not yet,’ because Frank called me after 11. So we finished eating and cleaned up the kitchen. He poured me a glass of wine and read me The Fountainhead. We had a full
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Fans Worry Kelly Monaco is Leaving General Hospital

It's always one crisis after another for the characters on General Hospital, and once again, Sam has found herself in an impossible situation. Torn between Jason and Drew, the two men that she loves, it's enough to make anyone throw in the towel. In fact, some fans are actually wondering if this could be the end for the character and wondering is Kelly Monaco leaving Gh?! Thankfully, viewers shouldn’t be too concerned about Monaco exiting the role that she has played since 2003. While the actress hasn't always been the most active on social media, during a Twitter Q&A with fans, she declared: “I love playing Sam. Thank you all for your continued support.” Monaco’s first television role was on Baywatch, where she played Susan from 1997-98, and she joined the cast of Gh spinoff Port Charles as Livvie in 1999. When that soap was canceled in 2003, the actress
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Donnell Turner Was Caught in a General Hospital Twitter Fan War!

Soap fans are a notoriously passionate group, but some sub-groups can be extra-passionate. For instance, there are some General Hospital viewers who are so devoted to Jason Morgan that they decided to attack actor Donnell Turner online for a conversation his character, Curtis, had with Drew! In the March 26 episode, Curtis found Drew drinking his troubles away on the docks after he left Sam because she confessed she was still in love with Jason. He attempted to reassure his friend that his marriage wasn’t necessarily over, and that Jason could never compare to him. “There is no way that guy can make her happy,” he declared. “I mean, he drags around misery behind him like some kind of security blanket.” He also commented that Jason has the personality of concrete and never cracks a smile. And while this was just Curtis’ way of trying to lift Drew’s spirits,
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General Hospital Review: The End Of "Dream?"

Wowza – was the Drew/Sam scene that closed out Friday's episode a killer or what?

The incredibly emotional and wrenching scene was the epitome of what soaps are all about. Everything from the dialogue to the performances was extraordinary. Even if you don't particularly care for "Dream," I'm not sure how you could possibly remain unmoved by their last scenes of the week!

I was totally engrossed as Sam finally confessed the truth to Drew: that she still loves Jason and had even kissed him on New Year's Eve. It was devastating, heartbreaking, and played to perfection by both Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller.

The best soap performances are the ones that are raw and emotionally realistic. Kelly acted her heart out, but not in an over-the-top way. It truly felt as though I were watching a real-life break-up. She looked like she was in such deep pain.

On the other hand,
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The Twisted History of General Hospital's Betsy Frank

In the quest for the truth about his past, General Hospital’s Franco tried going to his birth parents, but they were no help. However, his adoptive mother, Betsy Frank, held the answers he sought. If you’re confused about Franco’s family lineage, don’t worry, you’re not alone! And if you’re thinking that Betsy didn't look the same as the first time she appeared on Gh, you’re right, because actress Deborah Strang took over the role! Nurse Elizabeth “Betsy” Frank was introduced in July of 2010 during the highly-publicized run of actor James Franco, who originated the role of the obsessive artist Franco on the soap. The role at the time was played by the actor’s real-life mother, Betsy Franco. The obsessed artist had stolen Lucky and Liz’s son, Aiden, from the hospital and tried to give the baby to her as a way
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2018 Daytime Emmy nominations predictions: Racetrack odds in 9 drama categories led by ‘Days of Our Lives’

The 2018 Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced live on Wednesday, March 21, on the CBS talk show “The Talk,” which itself is a reigning Emmy winner having claimed Best Entertainment Talk Show Host at the 2017 event. So who will make the cut? Scroll down for our full list of predictions in nine drama series categories, ranked in order of their racetrack odds, with the projected winners highlighted in gold.

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These racetrack odds are based on the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. That includes the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Daytime Emmy nominations and the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the nominations predictions from the last two years.
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‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘General Hospital’ will earn the most Daytime Emmy acting nominations and wins, according to our predictions

‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘General Hospital’ will earn the most Daytime Emmy acting nominations and wins, according to our predictions
Days of Our Lives” and “General Hospital” entered the Daytime Emmy race with the most acting pre-nominations, and they will end up with the most official acting bids when nominations are announced on Wednesday, March 21, live on CBS’s “The Talk.” That’s according to hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their forecasts in our predictions center thus far. Do you agree? Scroll down for our predictions by show with projected winners highlighted in gold.

An initial round of voting narrowed down the drama series acting categories to 10 pre-nominees apiece (this excludes Best Guest Performer, which doesn’t have a pre-nominations round). The pre-nominees for lead, supporting and younger acting categories then submitted performance reels up to 20 minutes in length to blue ribbon panels which decided the nominees and winners all in that one round of voting. So when the nominations are revealed the winners will already be known.
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