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  • Rick Hearst on Soap Return: ‘Get Ready for a Great Ride’

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    Adam Larkey/ABC
    Yesterday, it was announced that veteran soap actor Rick Hearst would be returning to ABC's "General Hospital" for the first time since 2009 as his character Ric Lansing. Hearst is scheduled to first air on Monday February 24, but isn't expected to speak until Tuesday, February 25, according to ABC Soaps In Depth. In honor of his grand return, the actor took to Twitter to thank the fans, "GH" executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati for making it all happen. READ MORE
  • Finola Hughes on Upcoming ‘GH’ Mob Drama: ‘There’s Going to Be a Showdown!’

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios
    There’s so much excitement happening over at “General Hospital,” it’s tough to keep up! And when Soap Opera Network recently spoke with actress Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), she teased that the strong, layered storylines fans have been enjoying as of late will continue to pack a punch throughout 2014. But just what will this year have in store for the lovely lady? Read on to find out! READ MORE
  • William deVry On ‘GH’s’ Success: ‘It’s Survival of the Fittest!’

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios
    There have been a slew of stories celebrating soap operas’ recent turnaround in the ratings game as of late, but it’s an unexpected trend worth repeating: Soaps are back, baby! And “General Hospital,” which was marching toward an ABC death similar to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” is doing particularly well. Soap Opera Network sat down with the sudser’s very own William DeVry (Julian Jerome), who discussed some particulars of why “GH” is on such an upswing. And while he was at it, he revealed some details on what’s to come in Julian’s life, as well! READ MORE
  • Dominic Zamprogna on ‘GH’ Baby Drama: ‘Just When You Think It’s Going to Be Concluded, It Won’t Be!’

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios
    As “General Hospital’s” executive producer, Frank Valentini, recently revealed to Soap Opera Network, the next few months of the iconic soap opera are going to be filled with can’t-miss-television. And Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) says that part of the excitement to come will definitely include some twists and turns in the complicated baby situation his alter ego is caught in with Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) and Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan). READ MORE
  • Soap Secrets Revealed: ‘GH’s’ Anthony Geary, ‘B&B’s’ John McCook, ‘DAYS’ Casting Director and More Discuss 2013’s Resurgence of The Soaps!

    It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and... READ MORE
  • Ilene Kristen Returning to ‘GH’

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    As first reported by Soap Opera Digest, Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy Balsom, "One Life to Live") will again be reprising her "Ryan's Hope" role of Delia Ryan on ABC's "General Hospital." READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Executive Producer Frank Valentini Teases Plans For Show’s 13,000th Episode and February Sweeps!

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    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
    Anyone who’s been watching “General Hospital” as of late knows that the iconic sudser is seriously on fire — and from what we can tell, the flames don’t look as if they’ll die down any time soon! In fact, when Soap Opera Network caught up with executive producer Frank Valentini at this month’s Television Critics Association event at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California, he revealed that fans haven’t seen anything yet! Read on for the scoop on what’s to come in the weeks ahead, how interaction with the network heads has helped with the soap’s recent success and... READ MORE
  • ON THE RECORD: ‘GH’s’ Kimberly McCullough Says Upcoming Exit Is ‘Not On Good Terms!’

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    Todd Wawrychuk/ABC
    Fans of “General Hospital’s” Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) have no doubt been thrilled to see the actress front and center on the canvas as of late, but the sad cat has officially been let out of the bag: She’ll soon be departing Port Charles! But just how will Anna’s (Finola Hughes) daughter be exiting the canvas? Read on to find out! READ MORE
  • ABC Releases Photo of ‘Grey’s’ Star On ‘GH’ Set In Honor of Upcoming Soap Opera Appearance

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    ABC
    As previously reported, "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) will be appearing on ABC's "General Hospital" in scenes alongside Jon Lindstrom's Kevin Collins on Thursday, January 29 (previously scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 before a national preemption occurred on Friday, December 20, 2013). In honor of her upcoming appearance, the show released an image of the actress on set posing with "GH" executive producer Frank Valentini and actor Roger Howarth (Franco). READ MORE
  • ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Headed to ‘GH’

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    Bob D'Amico/ABC
    It looks like “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson and hospitals are a match made in heaven: She’s temporarily taking a break from her Seattle hospital and visiting “GH’s” Port Charles! READ MORE