Genie Francis is taking a summer hiatus from "General Hospital" but don't fret, she'll be back in the fall, and "there are some really great storylines planned."
Kimberly McCullough will reprise her role as Robin Scorpio on Friday, May 21 as part of the "General Hospital" on-air tribute to the late John Reilly who portrayed Sean Donely on the soap. She isn't the surprise guest, however.
ABC has scheduled the long-awaited special tribute episode of "General Hospital" dedicated to the late John Reilly (Sean Donely). Find out when to watch, who'll take part, and what to expect.
Get ready for the ultimate soap star reunion when veterans of ABC Daytime's "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" come together for a special one-night Broadway event to support those impacted by COVID-19.
"General Hospital" to re-air its 52nd-anniversary episode as part of its final "Flashback Friday" themed episode on Friday, May 22.
The final issues of ABC Soaps In Depth and CBS Soaps In Depth have hit the market. Get them while they last!
Re-live the beginning of the baby Michael saga on "General Hospital" as ABC airs another classic episode, this time from 1997.
CBS' "The Talk" announced today nominations for "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which is scheduled to take place on <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>. On <strong>Monday, May 2</strong>, the daytime show will host its fifth annual "After Party" with scheduled guests to be announced early Monday morning, May 2.
James Nigbor is out as Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason’s (Billy Miller) son Jake on "General Hospital." The 9-year-old made his final appearance on Monday, February 29, 2016. The role is reportedly being recast.
'General Hospital' Alum Julie Berman Upped from Recurring to Regular on Hulu series 'Casual'
"General Hospital" alum George Gaynes, who originated the role of mob boss Frank Smith and terrorized Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) in 1980, died February 15 in North Bend, Washington. He was 98.
As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2016/02/ron-carlivati-led-gh-wins-wga-award-for-daytime-drama">previously reported</a>, the "General Hospital" writing team consisting of former head writer <strong>Ron Carlivati</strong>, and writers <strong>Anna Theresa Cascio</strong>, <strong>Andrea Archer Compton</strong>, <strong>Suzanne Flynn</strong>, <strong>Kate Hall</strong>, <strong>Elizabeth Korte</strong>, <strong>Daniel James O’Connor</strong>,<strong> Elizabeth Page</strong>, <strong>Jean Passanante</strong>, <strong>Katherine Schock</strong>, <strong>Scott Sickles</strong> and<strong> Chris Van Etten</strong>, took home the Writers Guild Award on Saturday, February 13 in the category of Daytime Drama. The soap beat out CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," the only other series nominated in the category. At press time, Carlivati's acceptance speech was unavailable. That has since changed.
Congratulations are in order for former "General Hospital" head writer <strong>Ron Carlivati</strong>. The writer, along with his team consisting of <strong>Anna Theresa Cascio</strong>, <strong> Andrea Archer Compton</strong>, <strong> Suzanne Flynn</strong>, <strong> Kate Hall</strong>, <strong> Elizabeth Korte</strong>, <strong> Daniel James O’Connor</strong>,<strong> Elizabeth Page</strong>, <strong> Jean Passanante</strong>, <strong> Katherine Schock</strong>, <strong> Scott Sickles</strong> and<strong> Chris Van Etten</strong>, took home the WGA Award in the category of Daytime Drama for their writing work on the anniversary episode of the soap opera.
As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.
With news that <strong>Anthony Geary</strong> will soon be <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/anthony-geary-and-luke-spencer-departing-general-hospital">departing</a> ABC's "General Hospital," the soap's executive producer, <strong>Frank Valentini</strong>, has released a statement to the press thanking the actor for his storied career on the daytime soap and that the door is always open for a return to Port Charles.
While it had long been rumored, the day has finally come where fans will soon get ready to say goodbye to Luke Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital." In an <a href="http://www.tvinsider.com/article/1691/exclusive-anthony-geary-quits-general-hospital/" target="_blank">interview</a> with <em>TV Insider</em>'s <strong>Michael Logan</strong>, portrayer<strong> Anthony Geary</strong> explains why he chose the leave the series, what viewers might expect for Luke's final chapter, reuniting with <strong>Genie Francis</strong> (Laura Spencer) at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards, and again on screen in the coming weeks and months ahead, and much more.
The reunion of Luke and Laura Spencer on Sunday night's "Daytime Emmys" telecast appears to have been just a tease of what's to come on ABC's "General Hospital." The network announced today that <strong>Genie Francis</strong> will once again reprise her iconic role as the matriarch of the Spencer clan alongside eight time Emmy winner, <strong>Anthony Geary</strong>.
As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <b>Anthony Geary</b> as Luke Spencer and <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> as Patrick Drake, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Christian Le Blanc</strong> as Michael Baldwin and <strong>Billy Miller</strong> as Billy Abbott, respectively, on "The Young and the Restless."
When news first <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2012/08/the-tale-of-two-dukes-ian-buchanan-returns-to-abcs-general-hospital">hit the web</a> in August 2012 of Duke Lavery being very much alive on ABC's "General Hospital," it not only became a trending topic in the United States on Twitter, but also worldwide. Nearly three years later, it looks like the character will be <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/lets-discuss-this-week-in-digests-stuff-we-know-and-shouldnt-tell-you">heading back to the grave</a> as portrayer <strong>Ian Buchanan</strong> is said to have recently learned that the writers have plans to off the character once more. It would be a huge mistake on their part as it would defeat the entire purpose of resurrecting the character in the first place.
When history is re-created to tell a new tale on a daytime soap opera some of us can't help but groan at the mere thought, especially when history is mined by use of re-created flashback scenes. Sure, we love that stories continue day-to-day, but ultimately we don't expect it to truly have much impact in today's storied world. As "General Hospital" celebrated its 52nd anniversary earlier today, with re-created flashback scenes with several of its current cast playing yesterday's important characters, one can't help but be amazed at how far we've come in our quest for drama on screen, be it scripted or reality. The lack of shootouts, sex scenes, romantic triangles, catfights, or whatever passes for drama today, took a back seat to character driven story.