As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/11/confirmed-brandon-barash-returning-gh">previously reported</a>, <strong>Brandon Barash</strong> is reprising the role of Johnny Zacchara on ABC's "General Hospital" and it looks like he's set to mark his return this week when Johnny comes face to face with Sonny Corinthos (<strong>Maurice Benard</strong>), at least that's how it appears in the promo for this week's worth of episodes. "Wait. What? Johnny's back this week?!" <a href="https://twitter.com/BrandonBarash/status/539461586620911616" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tweeted</a> Barash shortly after the promo was released.
After a six-month absence, Daytime Emmy Award winner <strong>Anthony Geary</strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/11/video-newly-returned-tony-geary-surprised-gh-cast-crew">returned</a> to the set of ABC's "General Hospital" earlier this month to once again film scenes as Luke Spencer, and to hopefully finally conclude the story of just who Fluke (aka: Fake Luke) truly is. This week the day may finally come as the newly released promo (<a href="http://www.tvguide.com/News/Video-Anthony-Geary-General-Hospital-Return-1089307.aspx" target="_blank">published</a> on <em>TV Guide</em>) promises that the real Luke is back with a vengeance after being locked away by a brutal impostor.
Of all the things that have been said on the set of “General Hospital,” the recent “Tony’s Back!” takes the cake. And it’s a phrase that’s not only being said everywhere within the soap world, it’s what was written on the shirts of the “GH” cast and crew members who gathered to surprise <strong>Anthony Geary</strong> (Luke Spencer) as he finally returned to the soap after a long hiatus and recovery from back surgery!
Fans who've missed seeing <strong>Anthony Geary</strong> on ABC's "General Hospital" since the actor took his annual vacation are in luck: the actor will be back on air in the coming weeks, per executive producer <strong>Frank Valentini</strong>.
Ever heard the rumor that working on a soap opera is one of the toughest acting jobs out there? Well, according to some industry insiders like “Days of our Lives'” casting director Marnie Saitta, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester), “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary, and “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin), daytime gigs are some of the toughest jobs to land — and keep, as well!
Several weeks have gone by since the hit and run caused by an unidentified individual forced Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina's (Teresa Castillo) car to veer off the road, which resulted in Sabrina to prematurely gave birth to their son - Gabriel Drake Santiago, who has since died.
In the final segment of the Friday, May 30 episode of ABC's "General Hospital," the real Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) asked the question, "Who are you?" to the person who has been impersonating him for the past several months. To amp up the drama, fans were treated to a chilling scene in which somber music played in the background as Fluke (aka: Fake Luke) responded and said, "Who am I? That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? Who do I look like? You? Lucas Lorenzo Spencer? But you want to know who is behind the face. You want to know who's pulling the strings, doing the dance. You want to know whose big, buzzing brain is behind this genius plan. Let me tell you in the simplest possible terms. Wouldn't you like to know?" Fluke then winked at Luke.
Hallmark’s beloved talk show “Home & Family” has featured so many soap star guests, it’s a wonder it’s not up for Outstanding Drama Series in this year’s Daytime Emmy race. With everyone from “Days of our Lives’” Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) to the “Young and the Restless’” Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) dropping by, it’s pretty much par-for-par with Salem, Port Charles and Genoa City. Though, as former “Entertainment Tonight” personality and current “Home & Family” co-host Mark Steines would tell you, the set is anything but something you’d see on a typical daytime drama.
Some of daytime’s most popular stars are taking a break from their dramatic, twist-and-turn-filled storylines and grabbing the mic for an all-night fan-filled crooning session!
With soap operas having been on the air since “Guiding Light’s” television debut in 1952, one would think the world would know by now that soap operas aren’t the cheesy programs they’re often made out to be. But for some reason, the four remaining soaps on air — “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” — continue to be stereotyped, as do the slew of former soaps that used to exist and the actors who have or currently are appearing on them.
It’s been 23 years since Kristoff St. John stepped into the role of “The Young and the Restless’” Neil Winters, and since that time, the New York native has given countless interviews giving fans a detailed glimpse into the man he is when the cameras aren’t rolling. But despite all of the revealing material, there’s still a large part of St. John’s life that hasn’t been unearthed — until now! The actor has just finished completion of a horrifying documentary film detailing his family’s unsuccessful 1980s quest to find God in India, and Soap Opera Network spoke with him about the groundbreaking film and how the childhood experience shaped him as a human being. Read on to get the scoop as well as a few teases regarding Neil’s life, too!
It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and “The Young and the Restless” once again made a list of the top 10 most-searched television programs of the year, among popular series like “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” So why the complete 180 in daytime soap popularity?
The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” have a major milestone to smile about: The CBS sudser has officially marked its 25 year anniversary of being the number one rated soap opera on national television! In honor of the very special occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with longtime castmember Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who’s been with the show since 1978, to discuss the elements that have gone into keeping “Y&R” in the coveted top-notch position for so long.
As previously reported, tomorrow, April 12, The Paley Center for Media will present a panel discussion with the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in honor of the soaps 50th anniversary. Also scheduled to join in are executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati.
Missed the "20/20" special dedicated to ABC's "General Hospital"? ABCNews.com has uploaded the entire thing (broken into segments) for your viewing pleasure! If you prefer watching the entire thing straight through, ABC.com also uploaded the entire episode.
On Enation's YouTube page, band member Jonathan Jackson posted a heartfelt message to ABC's "General Hospital" as it celebrates its 50th year on television. The singer and actor, now portraying Avery Barkley on ABC's "Nashville," portrayed the Emmy Award winning role of Lucky Spencer on "GH" from 1993 to 2011 (with breaks in between).
ABC’s news program, “Good Morning America” was the latest show to feature a special segment on “General Hospital” in celebration of the sudser’s 50th Anniversary. And the resulting fun is a can’t-miss for die-hard fans!
In the 60th anniversary special double issue of TV Guide Magazine (April 8 - 21, 2013), ABC's "General Hospital" secured a four-page spread on its 50th anniversary, but Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) ultimately secured the biggest spotlight of them all. The dynamic duo, in their famous wedding shot compiled of past covers of TV Guide Magazine, received the back cover spot of the mag which features the hit shows from every decade since the publications launch including "I Love Lucy" (1950s), "Star Trek" (1960s), "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970s), "The Cosby Show" (1980s), "The Simpsons" (1990s) and "Lost" (2000s) on special collector's edition front cover copies of the celebratory issue.
“General Hospital’s” Luke and Laura won’t have to fret about their missing daughter for long: Lulu disappeared and has been off the canvas since Julie Marie Berman last aired on March 22, but now, her new portrayer, Emme Rylan, has announced when she’ll be hitting the screen!
On the Thursday, April 4 edition of "Katie," Katie Couric takes you behind the scenes of ABC's "General Hospital" as she prepares for her "GH" debut!