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Ron Carlivati
  • 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
  • Actor/Model Ryan Paevey Bringing New Meaning To Detective Work on ‘General Hospital’

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    David Khinda
    "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. READ MORE
  • ‘GH’ Scribe Denies Vincent Irizarry Recast Rumor That ‘Hurt’ Original Portrayer

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    Jon McKee Studio
    There’s a rumor going around that former “All My Children” star Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward) has been tapped to play the role of “General Hospital’s” Valentin Cassadine — a role former “AMC” star Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine) had been cast to play before the storyline was scrapped back in 2009. And when Borlenghi caught wind of the supposed recast, his online comments prompted “GH” headscribe, Ron Carlivati, to shed some news on the Irizarry casting rumor! READ MORE
  • BYE, BYE SPINELLI! Bradford Anderson and Emily Wilson Exiting ‘GH’

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    Howard Wise/JPI Studios
    An ABC representative confirms to Soap Opera Network that actors Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli) and Emily Wilson (Ellie Trout) will soon be departing "General Hospital." Per the rep, Anderson's last airdate as Damian Spinell is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, while an exact airdate is unknown for Wilson at this time. However, in its newest issue, Soap Opera Digest spoke with head writer Ron Carlivati, who said of Wilson's exit, "It's kind of hinged on Bradford's desire to move on. We had kind of hitched Ellie's wagon to Spinelli's star, so in the desire to want to give him... READ MORE
  • Tristan Rogers Reveals Last Film Date At ‘GH,’ First Film Date At ‘Y&R'; Actor Talks About New TVGN Documentary On Soaps

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    As previously reported, Tristan Rogers will soon be departing ABC's "General Hospital" after his most recent stint as Robert Scorpio comes to an end. With his pending return to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in the new year, Rogers recently announced on Twitter his final film date at "GH" and his first film date back at "Y&R." READ MORE
  • WGA Nominations: ‘Days of our Lives’, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The Young and the Restless’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation during the 2013 season for its annual Writers Guild Awards. In the category of Daytime Drama, NBC's "Days of our Lives," ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" are set to duke it out when the ceremony takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. READ MORE
  • Tristan Rogers Speaks Out on Abrupt ‘GH’ Exit and ‘Y&R’ Return

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    Sony Pictures Television
    With word that Tristan Rogers would be departing ABC's "General Hospital" and returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless," it was only a matter of time before fans heard from the actor himself on the abrupt change in status from one soap to the next. Said Rogers on Twitter of his "GH" experience, "I’d like to thank Frank and Ron for great storyline that kept Scorpio true to himself." On his "Y&R" return Rogers said, "I’m stoked on Colin’s return to #YR in 2014 and delighted to once again be a part... READ MORE
  • Tristan Rogers Leaving ‘General Hospital,’ Per Head Writer

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The return of Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) to "General Hospital" is short lived, it seems. According to head writer Ron Carlivati, the actor will be leaving the canvas in February. "I had no idea @tristanrogers was leaving. I found out last night. I now have 1 day to write him out of a big Feb Sweeps storyline," Carlivati tweeted earlier today. He added, "Meanwhile, you will see a lot of Robert between now and February! And please respect @tristanrogers and his decision. Thanks." READ MORE
  • Prospect Park Adds To ABC Lawsuit; Accuses Network of a Damaging ‘Mega Soap’ Scheme!

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    Get ready for your jaws to drop, because the battle over “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” just got a hell of a lot uglier! In addition to the lawsuit that Prospect Park launched against ABC this April for the alleged sabotage of the company’s efforts to move the two sudsers online, the plaintiff filed a new amended complaint today with more details regarding the alphabet network's alleged fraud and a claim that ABC schemed to create a “mega soap." And guess what? It all comes with a demand for more than $95 million in damages! READ MORE
  • Is Blackie Parrish (John Stamos) Blacklisted from ‘GH’?

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Earlier today a fan tweeted, "@JohnStamos @carlivatiron @valentinifrank #BringBlackieBack #GH," which attracted the attention of the intended parties, but the responses themselves were the least expected of all. Stamos, who portrayed Blackie Parrish on ABC's "General Hospital" in the 1980's replied to the tweet and said, "Sociopathic! You don't remember phone call in @valentinifrank office?" As confusing as the tweet appeared, it became less confusing when "GH" head writer Ron Carlivati responded to Stamos' tweet with, "Yes, I remember it well. But for some reason you seem determined to rewrite the narrative." READ MORE