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It’s been merely a hot rumor for several months, but yesterday, whispers that Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) will be taking over the role of “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan became official. Fans seem quite supportive of the casting announcement, but what about his future soapmates? Seems some are quite ecstatic, as well!
During the Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna "General Hospital" Fan Club Weekend event earlier this month, Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) stopped by and started a revolution when he began chanting, "Free Carlos!" Looks like the show heard him loud and clear as he's set to appear on the Friday, August 29 episode, per a preview clip aired at the end of today's episode. In it, Carlos is visited in prison by Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), who reveals that she knows who was responsible for the accident that killed her son with Patrick (Thompson).In an interview with Soap Opera Digest in its newest issue, on sale tomorrow, Parise tells the publication it was a great day when he got the call to return. "I was excited. I felt like a boxer in training who gets the word that there’s a fight coming up!"

Daytime Soaps Taking a Rest on Labor Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:33 PM EDT
With the final days of summer upon us, many across the nation are gearing up to head to the beach or have one last BBQ before returning to the office or school to tackle responsibilities of the mind next week, with Labor Day being the official holiday of rest for the working class in America. Unfortunately, for those staying home on Monday, September 1, in order to catch up on their favorite soaps, you'll either be seeing a repeat of "General Hospital" on ABC or no soaps at all on CBS and NBC.

Alison Sweeney Set For ‘DAYS’ Return!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:05 PM EDT
Since it was first announced that Alison Sweeney would be departing NBC's "Days of our Lives" after more than 22 years portraying Sami Brady on the daytime soap opera, Sweeney has made it clear that she'd always welcome a return visit to Salem when the timing is right. Well, she's back!
Since joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the recurring role of Spencer Cassadine last year, 8-year-old Nicolas Bechtel has literally stolen the spotlight from some of the veteran cast with his one liners and spot on delivery. Will he do the same when he appears on FOX's newest comedy "Red Band Society" this fall? Earlier this week Bechtel tweeted, "Atlanta has been great. Working on @RedBandSociety was awesome. Almost time to head back to LA." Since then fans have wondered what role he'll end up playing on the Steven Spielberg executive produced series and Soap Opera Network has the scoop!
Last week "General Hospital" executive producer Frank Valentini revealed that there will be plenty of villains hanging around the denizens of Port Charles this fall and he wasn't kidding. While a show rep issued a "no comment" when contacted by Soap Opera Network, actress Robin Mattson announced on her Facebook page yesterday that she is returning to the daytime soap as Heather Webber in the near future. "Heather is returning to GH soon!" read Mattson's Facebook posting. Fans last saw Heather in February, when she was carted off to jail.
Sebastian Roche experienced quite a lot of excitement as “General Hospital’s” Jerry Jax, but even his Port Charles stint couldn’t have prepared him for his latest ride: The French/Scottish actor will be starring opposite Liam Neeson in Universal Picture’s latest thriller, “A Walk Among the Tombstones!”