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‘GH’ Ratings Continue To Soar

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:20 PM EDT
Whoever said soaps were dying sure didn’t have a reliable crystal ball: “General Hospital” is at it again with yet another week of climbing ratings! As the show’s 50th Anniversary continued through the week of April 8, the show saw an 18-month high in women ages 18-49, placing it in the number two spot in the demos and — you better believe it — generating the biggest year-to-year increase of any broadcast daytime program! Read on for the official press release containing more information regarding “GH’s” upsweep.

Sonny’s Son, Morgan, Headed Back to Port Charles!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:59 PM EDT
Message board posters circulated a rumor days ago that daytime newcomer Bryan Craig had been tapped to step into the role of “General Hospital’s” Morgan, and a rep for the show has now confirmed it’s true! And that means residents of Port Charles better watch out, because the reintegration of Sonny’s son onto the canvas is likely to be anything but smooth!
Shortly after news first broke that Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton would be returning to "General Hospital" as new characters, I tweeted, "Hearing Prospect Park won the character battle between it and ABC. More details on this matter forthcoming." Those details are now ready to be revealed!

Actress Exits ‘The Young and the Restless’

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Friday, April 12, 2013 3:35 AM EDT
A CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that actress Jhoanna Flores has completed her run as Adriana Stone on "The Young and the Restless" with her last airdate being Tuesday, April 9. The actress joined the series on January 4 as the onscreen sister of Ignaccio Serricchio's Alejandro “Alex” Chavez. The news was first reported by Daytime Confidential.
On Thursday, April 11, ABC's "General Hospital" announced that former "One Life to Live" stars Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr Manning), Michael Easton (ex-John McBain) and Roger Howarth (ex-Todd Manning) would be returning to the soap after more than two months had gone by since they last appeared at the Prospect Studios, where "GH" is filmed. According to sources, the actors will be portraying new characters. Now two of the three stars have taken to their respective social networks to respond to fans who've been dying to hear their take on things.
As previously reported, tomorrow, April 12, The Paley Center for Media will present a panel discussion with the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in honor of the soaps 50th anniversary. Also scheduled to join in are executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati.
Ever since word broke that “Desperate Housewives” creator, Marc Cherry, was working on “Devious Maids,” a series that stars “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane), fans have been chomping at the bit for more information and an airdate. Well wait no longer: The full cast, synopsis and premiere date for the Lifetime series has officially been released!