In 2014, the stakes will be raised on ABC’s “General Hospital,” or at least that’s what a newly released promo from the network tells you to expect in regards to the ongoing drama surrounding the return of Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough), the rivalry between Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) and Ava Jerome (Maura West), and the Mob War that now involves Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly’s son, Morgan (Bryan Craig).
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host the 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build, where fans of the daytime soap opera get an opportunity to spend a day building a home with several of their favorite cast members. The event, which is part of Habitat’s entertainment partnership program, was started up by “General Hospital’s” Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny Zacchara) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) in 2009 as a way to reward fans for their loyalty to the show, while at the same time doing a good deed.
Beginning with its annual Kick Off Cocktail Party on Thursday, July 31, and running through Monday, August 4, 2014, the official “General Hospital” Fan Club has announced plans for the 2014 Fan Club Weekend, taking place once again at the Sportmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA.
While no specific actor events have been announced at this time, the fan club did note that it is bringing back the popular ”Blast from the Past” cast event, which began this year as part of the 50th anniversary celebration for the daytime drama series. The event will take place on Sunday, August 3. One day earlier, the main cast event, which comprises of a luncheon for fans just before “GH’s” current cast members join in the fun for an hour long Q&A, includes autograph signing and pictures with the stars of “GH.”
Tickets for all three events go on sale on Monday, January 13, 2014 with purchasing available online at that time via ghfanclub.com.
To recap, the current event schedule is as follows:
Whether it’s parties or church events or cooking (oh my!), shopping or wrapping or snow shoveling (oh why?), the stars of “General Hospital” and “Days of our Lives” will be quite busy this holiday season! But don’t worry: Before the casts took off for their fun-filled Christmas break, Soap Opera Network managed to catch a few actors and get the scoop on how they plan to spend their holiday vacays!
With the impending debut of Ryan Paevey on Monday, December 30 in the contract role of Detective Nathan West on ABC’s “General Hospital,” many have noted that they’ve seen “that guy” before and if you’re one of the millions of users that watched Christina Aguilera‘s “Your Body” music video on YouTube last year, you’re definitely on the right track. In the video, which shows Aguilera taking control against a male dominated society, Paevey is spotted flirting with the singer while they play a game of pool before heading to the bathroom for a little fun, but instead turns into something blue!
Set to the tune “Too Darn Hot (RAC Mix)” by Ella Fitzgerald, OWN has released a new teaser trailer for season 2 of “Tyler Parry’s The Haves and the Have Nots,” starring former “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson). Set to premiere Tuesday, January 7, 2014, the addictive primetime soap opera brings viewers back to Savannah, Georgia and the complicated dynamics between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the friends and enemies they surround themselves by. The series also stars John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Crystal Fox, Eva Tamargo (ex-Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald, “Passions”), Angela Robinson, Peter Parros (ex-Ben Harris, “As The World Turns”; ex-Ben Price, “One Life to Live”), Gavin Houston (ex-Remy Boudreau, “Guiding Light”; ex-Sly Thomas, “General Hospital”), Aaron O’Connell, Tyler Lepley and Jaclyn Betham.
With just 10 days to go before it goes dark for good, one piece of several puzzles surrounding the end of SOAPnet was where some of the shows currently airing on the cable network would land once it said goodbye. In a press release, Pivot announced earlier this week that it has landed the rebroadcast airing rights to “Veronica Mars,” which joined the SOAPnet lineup in March 2012. In announcing its agreement with Warner Bros. Television, producers of the series, the network also announced that it has picked up rerun rights to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which starred former “All My Children” actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart), as well. “Mars” starred Kristen Bell in the title role.
As previously reported, Ryan Carnes is set to reprise his role of Lucas Jones on ABC’s “General Hospital” in the coming weeks, but now we know when! A rep for the drama series informs Soap Opera Network that Carnes’ first airdate is scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2014, which for those counting is episode #12974.
As a result of a national network preemption on Friday, December 20, Carnes’ debut was pushed back a day (originally he was to begin airing on Thursday, January 16, if indications from his Twitter feed are to be believed). In a tweet on Wednesday, December 11, the actor posted a photo of his first script (episode #12974) along with a message that read, “First day back in Port Charles. ‘Twas a good day. Thanks @JackieZeman & @valentinifrank!” Two days later, he published another script (episode #12975) along with the message, “Workin’.” The latter script listed airdate as 1/17/14.
“General Hospital” head writer Ron Carlivati tweeted about a newcomer hitting Port Charles and now Soap Opera Network has the details! Per a rep for the show, actor/model Ryan Paevey is joining the cast of the soap in the contract role of Nathan West, a detective working for the Port Charles Police Department.
Originally scheduled to debut on the Friday, December 27 episode in scenes alongside Kirsten Storms‘ Maxie Jones, Paevey will instead make his debut on Monday, December 30 as a result of the Friday, December 20 national preemption by President Obama.
In his tweet, Carlivati said, “Look who’s coming to Port Charles…,” which was accompanied by a posed professional photo of Paevey. The writer subsequently tweeted, ”To those who were asking me about this guy, google Ryan Paevey. #Enjoy.”
Enjoy they shall!
Due to a White House press conference, ABC’s “General Hospital” will be preempted today, December 20, 2013. As a result, episodes will be pushed back and today’s previously scheduled original will instead air on Monday, December 23. In a statement, ABC says, “We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you’ll tune in Monday for a fantastic episode!”
Despite the push back, “GH” will still air a rebroadcast of the December 2, 2013 episode on Tuesday, December 24. The show will be preempted again on Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25), while new episodes are still scheduled to air on Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27. The soap won’t sync up with its original airing schedule for a number of weeks.