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The wait is almost over for the premiere of the new ABC.com original series, "GH Now," hosted by "General Hospital's" Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis). The series, which brings fans closer to their favorite Port Charles denizens than ever before, is set to premiere on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app on Monday, January 12 with the first three of six episodes, reports TVLine.
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It's "General Hospital" like you've never seen before when Nancy Lee Grahn, who plays Alexis Davis on the soap, takes viewers behind the scenes of daytime's most dynamic soap opera via her new ABC.com series, "General Hospital Now," which the actress had been teasing on social media for several weeks.
Since it was announced earlier this month that Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") would officially be joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the contract role of Jason Morgan, previously portrayed by Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy, "Y&R") after months of rumors and speculation, the three time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor will finally show his face on the Wednesday, October 1 episode of the daytime drama series, it was revealed today by head writer Ron Carlivati and actress Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) on Twitter.
“The Young and the Restless” has cemented its spot as the number one daytime drama for the past 25 years with a record of outstanding decisions, and the sudser’s latest flawless move was the addition of Emmy-winning actress Gina Tognoni, who took over the role of Phyllis Summers (previously portrayed by Michelle Stafford, Nina Clay, “General Hospital”) this year. The Missouri native showed off her serious acting chops as “Guiding Light’s” Dinah Marler and “One Life to Live’s” Kelly Cramer, and now that Phyllis is finally out of her lengthy coma and headed back to Genoa City starting this week, Tognoni will be giving soap fans yet another dose of her powerhouse skills — but this time, as the feisty GC diva “Y&R” fans have loved since she hit the scene back in 1994!
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!
First aired earlier this week during the final segment of Tuesday's "Good Morning America," ABC is touting a summer of good times and good news on "General Hospital" with the return of Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), the potential relationship of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), the possible romantic reunions of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) and Silas Clay (Michael Easton) and Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford), which might not be a problem with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) growing ever closer.
Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Michael Baldwin on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" for the fifth time, Christian Jules Le Blanc, a native of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, goes into tonight's ceremony with a career total of nine nominations under his belt (the aforementioned five for lead actor and four for supporting actor) with three wins in 2005, 2007 and 2009 in the lead category.
As previously reported, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will air live exclusively on the internet for the first time on Sunday, June 22 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. While you get yourself prepared to watch daytime's biggest night online, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the presenter lineup for the telecast, which includes several of daytime's biggest names from soap operas, talk shows and game shows, among many other genres airing during the daypart.
Rumors of Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" have been out there almost as long as rumors of Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, "Y&R") joining the daytime drama series had been, but sometimes rumors turn out to have major truth to them, especially with Stafford recently joining the cast in the contract role of Nina Clay. Earlier this evening, TV Guide's Michael Logan tweeted, "Billy Miller. General Hospital. Done deal? This is what I'm hearing."
Famous for her red hair, Phyllis Summers on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is about to get a new face. As previously reported, Gina Tognoni ("Guiding Light," "One Life to Live") is set to take on the role previously portrayed by Michelle Stafford, who is now appearing on ABC's "General Hospital." For fans wondering if Tognoni will be bringing back the fiery red look, the actress recently tweeted a response using an interesting hair quote/factoid.
As previously reported, Michelle Stafford is returning to daytime on Tuesday, June 3 playing a new character on a soap not named "The Young and the Restless," where she played Phyllis Summers off and on for 16 years.In a newly released promo for ABC's "General Hospital," where she'll portray the contract role of Nina Clay, Stafford is seen in character proclaiming, "After 20 years, I'm back to reclaim my life. My family betrayed me, my husband deserted me, but love forgives all... or does it?"
Earlier this month fans got their first glimpse of Michelle Stafford on a daytime soap not named "The Young and the Restless." In a twist of fate, it was revealed that Stafford went from playing a comatose Phyllis Summers on "Y&R" last year to newly awakened coma patient Nina Clay on "GH."
Now that Michelle Stafford has signed on to portray the contract role of Nina Clay on ABC's "General Hospital," it was only a matter of time before CBS' "The Young and the Restless" opted to recast her Daytime Emmy Award winning role. Earlier this month the soap announced they were doing just that after putting out a casting call for the role, which was recently landed by soap veteran Gina Tognoni.

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