Today, in the second part of a double-swap between General Hospital and Baby Daddy stars, actors from the ABC Family Comedy are heading to Port Charles for their close-ups. On Feb. 4, GH’s Kelly Monaco played a very exaggerated (and very funny) version of herself on Baby Daddy, and now Derek Theler (“Danny Wheeler”) and Melissa Peterman (“Bonnie Wheeler”) are visiting the soap. I spoke with Derek and Kelly last week and they revealed the biggest difference between shooting Baby Daddy and GH, is that soap operas — which have to hair a new hour of programming every day — work amazingly […]
A crossover episode is a win-win for TV fans. Not only do you get to see your favorite characters interacting with megawatt stars, but also you get to see your favorite celeb flexing his or her acting chops in another role. Baby Daddy and General Hospital have two upcoming crossover episodes (is that a double-crossover?). I spoke to Baby Daddy’s Derek Theler & General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco about the fun of visiting another show and how they become like foreign exchange students in their visits each other’s “strange lands.” The first crossover event airs Feb. 4, when Kelly Monaco (as […]
Fans have been speculating about this for awhile now, and today ABC has confirmed that daytime favorite Billy Miller will be joining the cast of General Hospital, taking over the role of Jason Morgan (previously played by Steve Burton until the character’s “death” in 2012). On the series, Jason Morgan had been presumed dead, but his body was never found, and a few weeks back, viewers saw what appeared to be Jason (or at least his arms) stirring awake from a cryogenic sleep. An ABC release promises that with Jason’s imminent return, “fans can look forward to an exciting new […]
Red-hot James Franco will be returning to ABC’s General Hospital later this month as performance artist Franco, to wreak havoc once again in Port Charles. Franco will appear on the Feb. 25 and Feb. 28 episodes of GH, which coincide with his Academy Awards co-hosting gig on Feb. 27 (also airing on ABC). By the time the Feb. 28 episode airs, Franco might be an Oscar winner, as he is nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in 127 Hours. _______________________ Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC
To celebrate the upcoming wedding of soap super-couple Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) on ABC’s General Hospital (the wedding story starts on Feb. 18 and continues the following week), ABC.com is presenting a weeklong event called “Watch with the General Hospital cast.” Each day from Feb. 21-25, while the show airs, a different cast member will engage in an online chat with, and answer questions for, fans. The talent will also give behind-the-scenes commentary of that day’s episode.
In July, ABC Daytime is launching a series of “What If” webisodes on abc.com and soapnet.com that answer the questions, “What would happen if two characters from different soap operas ran into each other? What would they say?” The 10-part series, which will also air in condensed versions on ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, includes popular characters from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital interacting with each other. The webisodes will be derivative of the characters and their unique past, but are not related to the current storylines. The interacting characters will include: * All My Children‘s […]
Golden Globe winner James Franco joins the cast of ABC’s General Hospital in the recurring role of Franco, a mysterious man who comes to Port Charles and will become intertwined with many other residents in town. His first airdate is in the Nov. 20 episode, as part of the climax of November sweeps. _____________________ Michael Yarish/ABC
Three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Jonathan Jackson is returning to General Hospital to reprise the role he created as a teenager — Lucky Spencer, son of legendary soap super-couple Luke and Laura. In his storyline, Lucky wants his former wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), to remarry him. But he doesn’t know that Elizabeth has strong feelings for her former brother-in-law (and Lucky’s brother), Nikolas Cassadine. When Luke (Anthony Geary) finds out what’s going on between Elizabeth and Nikolas, he must decide whether to tell Lucky the truth. “We are very excited to welcome Jonathan back to Port Charles,” says executive producer Jill […]
By RabbitEars Nominations for the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced yesterday. PBS led the way with 56 nominations, followed by ABC with 50, syndicated shows with 49, CBS with 30, NBC with 20, Nickelodeon with 13, Disney Channel with 10 and Food Network with 10. Several other networks followed with single-digit nominations. The awards ceremony, hosted by Vanessa Williams, will air August 30 on The CW.
NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, 21-time winner on the Sprint Cup Series competition, appears on next Wednesday’s (March 18) episode of ABC’s venerable soap opera General Hospital. In his storyline, Burton visits neighborhood tavern Jake’s, where he’s having a conversation about racing with bartender Coleman (Blake Gibbons) when Dr. Drake (Jason Thompson) arrives. Despite being a racecar enthusiast, somehow Drake does not recognize the driver of No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet. Then, according to the ABC release, “a comedic beat ensues.” Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, ABC will also be televising the final 11 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which Burton will be […]