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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.
As first reported by Soap Opera Network, actor Marc Anthony Samuel has confirmed that he's now recurring on ABC's "General Hospital" as Felix DuBois after being bumped from contract status. "Hey fans, thanks for the support. 'GH' is just a small part of a great and ongoing journey. Onward and upward!" wrote Samuel on his Twitter page. "To be clear guys, I'm recurring. Not on contract though," he continued.
With photography by Brad Everett Young, several of daytime's hottest young stars including "General Hospital's" Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Chad Duell (Michael), Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) and Ian Buchanan (Duke), "Days of our Lives'" Brendan Coughlin (T), Allison Paige (Bev), Guy Wilson (Will), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Billy Flynn (Chad), Casey Moss (JJ) and Kevin Riggin (Rory), and "The Young and the Restless'" Camryn Grimes (Mariah), along with stars from "Baby Daddy" (Derek Theleer), "Teen Wolf" (Stephen Lunsford) and "Power Rangers," have taken part in the Dream Loud campaign that hopes to bring music and the arts programs back into schools. "Port Charles" alum Brian Gaskill is also featured in the campaign, among countless others.
On today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," the tradition of the Nurses Ball continues with yet another male stripstease. Like last year, Milo (Drew Cheetwood) once again led some of the show's hottest men, or "Magic Milo and the Magic Wands" as Lucy (Lynn Herring) excitedly referred them as, in a dance routine choreographed to AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." While there was some stiff competition amongst the characters in terms of who had the better stripper pose, the ladies in attendance sure had a good time either way as evidenced by Felicia (Kristina Wagner) chanting, "What a waist. What a chest. What an ass," after an annoyed Levi (Zachary Garred) commented, "This is so tacky. Does a charity really need this? What a waste."

ABC Previews Valentine’s Day on ‘General Hospital’

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:42 PM EDT
ABC's "General Hospital" will celebrate romance in style on Valentine's Day as viewers will be treated to the reconciliation of Dante and Lulu Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna and Emme Rylan), the potential hookup of Felix and Lucas (Marc Anthony Samuel and Ryan Carnes), an adventure for Nikolas and Britt (Tyler Christopher and Kelly Thiebaud), a turning point in Molly's relationship with TJ (Haley Pullos and Tequan Richmond) and Ava and Morgan (Maura West and Bryan Craig) spend a secret night of passion together. Of course, what would a night of romance be without the possibility of a paternity test reveal? Liz (Rebecca Herbst) is on a mission to take down Britt!
If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital" you saw two huge reveals for the character of Brad Cooper, portrayed by actor Parry Shen. In one, it was revealed that Brad and Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) slept together after drowning their sorrows at the Floating Rib bar. In the other, it was revealed that Brad's real father is Kim Wu from the 1980's Asian Quarter storyline, which is famously remembered in flashbacks when a young Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) runs to the awaiting arms of her mother Anna Devanne (Finola Hughes). In fact, the scenes were recently aired when Robin once again reunited with her mother last year. In light of all the action and the drama, Soap Opera Network spoke with Shen about the huge storyline twists and turns that the soap was able to keep secret right up to the conclusion of today's episode.
There have been a slew of stories celebrating soap operas’ recent turnaround in the ratings game as of late, but it’s an unexpected trend worth repeating: Soaps are back, baby! And “General Hospital,” which was marching toward an ABC death similar to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” is doing particularly well. Soap Opera Network sat down with the sudser’s very own William DeVry (Julian Jerome), who discussed some particulars of why “GH” is on such an upswing. And while he was at it, he revealed some details on what’s to come in Julian’s life, as well!