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  • 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
  • ‘General Hospital’ Head Writer Reveals Ilene Kristen’s Renewed Role on ABC

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As previously reported, Ilene Kristen is returning to daytime television courtesy of ABC's "General Hospital" - the actress debuts today. While ABC wouldn't necessarily confirm which character Kristen would be playing - Delia Reid from "Ryan's Hope" or even Roxy Balsom on "One Life to Live" - when pressed for comment by Soap Opera Network on Friday, "GH" head writer, Ron Carlivati, spilled the beans over the weekend via Twitter. READ MORE
  • Saucedo Breaks Silence on ‘GH’ Return

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Last night on Twitter, Michael Saucedo thanked his fans for all their well wishes on word that he's set to reprise his role of Juan Santiago on ABC's "General Hospital" (see full message below). When we first reported the news a few days ago, we stated that Juan would show up on screen in the coming months. Per Saucedo, fans can expect to see the character return "sooner than later." According to sources, Juan may be arriving back in town just in time for November sweeps. What can viewers expect when Juan sees his adopted cousin Sabrina (Teresa Castillo)... READ MORE
  • ‘GH’s’ Independence Day Repeat Brings Viewers Back to March; Head Writer Promotes Fireworks

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As has been the case for the last several years, ABC will be airing a re-run of "General Hospital" on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4). The episode scheduled to air is the Wednesday, March 27, 2013 episode (#12,773), which found an injured Nikolas injected by Luke as he prepares to search for Lulu on the missing Haunted Star with Dante and Anna’s help. Laura arrives in time to join Luke on the adventure. Meanwhile, Carly debuts the Metrocourt Ballroom to Lucy and Sabrina and Felix find themselves in a tiff as they prepare for the Nurses Ball. Alexis and... READ MORE
  • Twitter Hoax Raises, Then Dashes Hopes for ‘GH’ Fans

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Proving you can't believe everything you read or see tweeted, earlier this evening a Twitter posting said to be by John Reilly, who portrayed Shawn --- on ABC's "General Hospital" from --- , stated the actor would be returning to the soap after nearly a 20 year absence. The tweet raised the hopes of many fans of the soap only to have those hopes get dashed not too longer afterward. A spokesperson for the soap confirms to Soap Opera Network that the tweet was not by Reilly and that the handle is a fake. "Not the real John... READ MORE
  • EMMYS: ON THE RED CARPET Interview with Ron Carlivati (Includes Spoilerish Deets)

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    “General Hospital” Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, chats with Soap Opera Network on his double nominations for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team (both "GH" and "One Life to Live" were nominated), teases what's to come with Michael (Chad Duell), Kiki (Kristen Alderson) and Morgan (Bryan Craig), and much more. READ MORE
  • THIS WEEK: ‘General Hospital’ Executive Producer and Head Writer Tease Multiple Surprises

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With no original episode of "General Hospital" airing on Monday, May 27 (a re-run of the Tuesday, April 2 50th anniversary episode will air instead), the soaps executive producer and head writer, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, respectively, are teasing multiple surprises in store next week on the soap beginning with the Tuesday, May 28 episode. READ MORE
  • NEW FEATURE: Tweet This, Tweet That

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    Soap Opera Network
    Not on twitter? Can't figure it out? Or just didn't have time to keep up today? That's alright, our Tweet This, Tweet That will get you all caught up in the Soap Twitterverse! Funny, sad, news worthy or not, if we think it is worth sharing we'll have them all in our daily Tweet Cap! READ MORE
  • Gimme Shelter: Llanview Transitions Back to Life

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    When "One Life to Live" went off the air just over a year ago it was my favorite daily drama and it had been for quite some time. So, while the show’s ratings were rising, it was quite a shock to learn it had been canceled in 2011. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous with the series coming back, but this time without executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati. READ MORE
  • Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Gives Last Bout of Love for ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With the ABC version of "One Life to Live" now a thing of the past, and with it airing only 9 episodes during the 2012 eligibility year, one would think that the show would not have received any Daytime Emmy Award love. While the show only received 3 nominations for its ABC incarnation, 3 noms is just great. READ MORE