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Michael Easton Announces “General Hospital” Return Date

After three go-rounds in Port Charles, he's back on set for a fourth. Michael Easton, who previously portrayed John McBain, Caleb Morley and Silas Clay, has returned to work at "General Hospital" and announced his first air date.

Ron Carlivati on WGA Win: ‘The Writer’ Is “A Badge of...

As previously reported, the "General Hospital" writing team consisting of former head writer Ron Carlivati, and writers Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the Writers Guild Award on Saturday, February 13 in the category of Daytime Drama. The soap beat out CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," the only other series nominated in the category. At press time, Carlivati's acceptance speech was unavailable. That has since changed.

BREAKING: Michael Easton Returning to ‘General Hospital’ in New Role

After teasing "huge news" on his Twitter page last week, "General Hospital" executive producer Frank Valentini revealed just a short time ago that actor Michael Easton (ex-Silas Clay; ex-John McBain) is returning to the daytime drama series in the weeks ahead.

‘GH’s’ Lynn Herring on Possible Return: ‘I Am Not Interested in...

Since being brought back to ABC's "General Hospital" in a recurring capacity in 2013, actress Lynn Herring has proven time and time again how viable her role as Lucy Coe is to the legacy of the daytime drama series, particularly in regards to the annual Nurses Ball event. Sadly, the soap hasn't provided the actress with enough story potential for her character, whose married so many men in Port Charles that she rivals only Pine Valley's Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) from "All My Children." Herring recently took to Facebook to share her desire to do more than an average day player appearance on the soap.

Offline Still Thwarts Online According to ABC Programming Executive

In the newest issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, on newsstands now, Nathan Varni, manager, current series, ABC Entertainment, reveals that despite all the fan chatter on message boards, Facebook, Twitter and the like, offline viewers of the network's "General Hospital" continues to thwart online viewers when it comes to storyline direction.

Jason Thompson Tapes Final Scenes at ‘General Hospital’

First, "Grey's Anatomy" lost Derek Shepherd. Now, Port Charles is losing their own resident McDreamy. After a decade as dashing Dr. Patrick Drake, Jason Thompson has taped his final scenes at "General Hospital."

Sneak Peek at ‘General Hospital’s’ Nutcracker Gala

Port Charles is getting ready to celebrate the holiday season in style – and with a few surprises. Here's a sneak peek at “General Hospital's” upcoming Nutcracker Gala, airing in December.

NEWS DUMP FRIDAY: Ron Carlivati OUT at GH! Altman and...

With 13 consecutive weeks of record low ratings in the key Women 18-49 sales demo, ABC announced today that it has decided to oust "General Hospital's" current head writer, Ron Carlivati, and replace him with newly appointed co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante. The duo, who will officially take over writing reins beginning Monday, August 10, previously served together in the same capacity at CBS' "The Young and the Restless" up until January of this year. They won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for their work on "Y&R" during their tenure.

‘GH’ EP on Geary’s Exit: ‘We Understand And Respect That This...

With news that Anthony Geary will soon be departing ABC's "General Hospital," the soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini, has released a statement to the press thanking the actor for his storied career on the daytime soap and that the door is always open for a return to Port Charles.

Anthony Geary and Luke Spencer Departing ‘General Hospital’

While it had long been rumored, the day has finally come where fans will soon get ready to say goodbye to Luke Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital." In an interview with TV Insider's Michael Logan, portrayer Anthony Geary explains why he chose the leave the series, what viewers might expect for Luke's final chapter, reuniting with Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards, and again on screen in the coming weeks and months ahead, and much more.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals ‘DAYS’ Debut Date

It's been months since it was announced that Ron Carlivati would be taking over head writing duties at "Days of our Lives" and we're finally just weeks away from seeing where he plans to take the folks of Salem.

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