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NEWS AND INFORMATION!  Scoops and Spoilers Below

Daytime soap schedule during the holidays... Monday, December 25: GH will be pre-empted by basketball.
Friday, December 29: GH will air a new episode.
Monday, January 1: GH will be pre-empted by sports.

On August 7, 2017, Chris Van Etten joined Shelly Altman as GH's co-head writers.

Sign this petion to keep Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon) on the show! Also, make sure to email, call and write to GH to let them know that he should stay.


Emme Rylan (Lulu) and Don Money, her partner of 10 years, welcomed a baby girl named Dakota Rose on Monday, June 26, joining brothers Jackson, 7, and Levi, 5.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Risa Dorken (Amy) married Bo Clark in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Kimberly McCullough (Robin) gave birth to a baby boy named Otis on June 7, 2017. She, her partner, & dog Jack live in California's Ojai Valley.

Kodi Kitchen (ex-Maggie) and her husband, Hollywood producer Jon Berg, welcomed their first child on June 6, 2017, a baby girl named Lola Charlotte Berg.

Headwriter Jean Passanante is leaving GH at the end of July.

Kirsten Storms has been on a leave of absence since March due to severe depression but will return to GH soon as Maxie Jones.

Sign this petition to keepWilliam deVry (Julian) on the show! UPDATE: He's back! Yay!

From SOD: An inside source at GH confirms to Digest that Jennifer Bassey is heading to Port Charles. The actress is best known for her ALL MY CHILDREN work as sultry Marian Chandler, a role she played from 1983-85 and 1995-2003 and reprised in 2009 and 2011.

At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress:
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor:
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)

At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The Bay)
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, was live-streamed at Facebook Live & Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Click here for the list of nominees.

Peter Hansen, who played Lee Baldwin from 1965 to 2004, died on April 9, 2017, at the age of 95.

Haley Pullos (Molly) fell and broke her left arm on March 23, 2017. She said, "I was walking down the street, tripped over my own feet and fell backwards. I reached my hand out to break my fall but instead I broke both the bones in my forearm. Yes, I really am that klutzy."

General Hospital was the only show nominated for a Writers Guild Award in the Daytime Drama category for 2016 and took home the trophy on February 19, 2017. GH writers Shelly Altman, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O'Connor, Jean Passanante, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten, & Christopher Whitesell all shared in the WGA award.

Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) launched a guide for losing weight and becoming fit at The online program offers tips, recipes and products to purchase to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. There's also a VIP Club to join that offers more benefits, such as weekly webinars with Burton and other fitness celebrities.

If you loved AMC and/or OLTL and would like to see them back, please show your support to ABC & Hulu. Right now, they are considering airing vintage episodes & incorporating some characters into GH. Click here to find out how you can help make that happen!

Barbara Tarbuck, who played Jax's mother, Lady Jane Jacks, on GH on and off for 14 years beginning in 1996, passed away on December 27 at the age of 74 from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease of the brain.

Robb Derringer (ex-Kyle) & DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba became engaged on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the site of their first date, a secluded beach cove along the California coast. Read more here.

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Derk Cheetwood (Max, GH) have launched a new business called where people can sign up for audio coaching lessons, learn how to avoid common mistakes, and become working and thriving actors in Hollywood.

Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B; ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead, CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years.

Set to the tune of "Mad Love" by JoJo, the sleek 30-second GH Winter Romance promo showcases Sonny & Carly (played by Maurice Benard & Laura Wright), as well as Elizabeth and Franco (Rebecca Herbst & Roger Howarth), with a forlorn Griffin (Matt Cohen) as odd man out. Also featured are Nelle/Michael (Chloe Lanier & Chad Duell), Jordan/Curtis/André (Vinessa Antoine, Donnell Turner, & Anthony Montgomery), Maxie/Nathan (Kirsten Storms & Ryan Paevey), and Kiki/Dillon (Hayley Erin & Robert Palmer Watkins).

Enjoy the new GH Merry Christmas Happy Holidays Cast Video!

Queen Elizabeth II & Emma Samms (ex-Holly)On October 25, 2016, Emma Samms (ex-Holly) was appointed MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London for her work with the Starlight Children's Foundation that she co-founded, bringing happiness to seriously ill children.

Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa) is engaged to Richie Keen. Their wedding is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Santa Ynez, CA.

Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel), 44, revealed on November 16, 2016, that he is engaged to Jwan Yosef, a 32-year-old Syrian conceptual artist. Ricky nervously proposed on his knees with engagement rings. He has 8-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino.

Writer Claire Labine died on November 10, 2016 at 82 years of age. She created Ryan's Hope as well as many beautiful stories for GH, OLTL, & GL.

On October 28, 2016, Sean Kanan (Deacon, B&B/Y&R; ex-AJ, GH) received the 400th star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame located in front of the restaurant, Eigh4Nine, in Palm Springs, CA. He turned 50 on November 2.

Watch Full GH Episodes Online on, GH-HD-Blogspot,,, Daily Motion, & YouTube.

Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R), hosts a podcast " Single Mom A Go-Go" on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET, featuring Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R).

Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell, GH; ex-Carmen Mesta, Y&R), 38, who plays Maria Baez on the CBS hit "Blue Bloods" gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Violet Rae, on Sunday, May 29, 2016. It is rumored that her ex-husband, Nathan Lavezoli, always wanted children, and they're now back together.

Finola Hughes (Anna) is directing the TV series "Cypress Bayou" -- a small Louisiana town of ancient beings, dark forces, voodoo and other magic -- starring Chase Coleman (ex-Garrett, OLTL). Watch the trailer!

Siri Pinter is Mark Pinter's (ex-Agent Rayner) daughter by his first wife. She's married to NBC's Carson Daly and has a food blog at

Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), with a little help from his friends, released a cover of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" on January 22, 2016.

Watch an extended cut from ABC with never-before-seen footage of Robin and Patrick's wedding episode of January 7 with a special introduction by Finola Hughes (Anna).

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky) have teamed up to open a family-friendly restaurant called "Jack and Jameson's Smokehouse" with great barbecue and world-class music at 509 Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN near Nashville.

Enjoy a little tune with Maurice Benard (Sonny) and his teen daughter, Cassidy, who's a bit embarrassed.

On January 3, Kimberly McCullough (Robin) posted her 2015 Year-End Wrap Up about her best & worst times in which she shares her successes, physical ailments, and sadly a tragic miscarriage of a baby girl at 22 weeks. Our hearts break with her.

Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante are GH's co-head writers starting August 10, 2015, replacing Ron Carlivati. Altman previously worked on One Life to Live, Another World, and Y&R, as well as GH. Passanante was head writer and co-head writer for several daytime dramas, including Y&R, AMC, and ATWT.

Watch Tony Geary on ABC's Nightline on 7/22/15!

Great interview with Tony Geary about leaving the show!

Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) has written the graphic novel "Credence: Lose This Skin." Check out the trailer here!

GH Scoops/Spoilers

By Mandy

SOD 1/29/18

The Hunt For Faison!
Multiple people are desperate to get to Cesar Faison - ideally, before he gets to them - in a dramatic week! For his newly discovered son, Nathan, tracking down Faison isn’t just about the law. On the other side of the law, Jason and Sonny have been at work on their own plan to lure Faison out of hiding, and Jason is eager to question the man who left him presumed dead back in 2012. Anna gets wise to the email contact Jason and Sonny have made with “P.K. Sinclair”, who they suspect is actually Faison’s other son. Sinclair proposes an in-person meeting - which all parties realize could be a trap - and the unlikely allies agree to work together. Jason insists on meeting with him, and agrees that Anna can come.

*Early Editions*
Anna loses her cool.
Nathan pledges his love to Maxie.
Valentin cautions Nina.
Carly gets a history lesson.
Sam sets herself up.

*Ratings for 12/25: 1.9
Anders Hove returns this week as Cesar Faison!
Megan Ward has wrapped up her visit as the late Connie Falconeri.
Vinessa Antoine (Jordan Ashford) has signed a new contract!
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) has renewed his contract!

*Hot Plots Preview - Sam And Drew Say “I Do”*
Divorce from Jason in hand, Sam quickly gives her hand in marriage to Drew. Sam’s eagerness to make their marriage legal means a lot to Drew. Sam wants to make a very clear statement, so after the wedding, she will be known as Samantha Cain.

*1st Look*
Carly chats with mom Bobbie.
Laura and Lulu share an unhappy moment.

Anna pleads with Sonny on 1/22, while Jordan is concerned and Laura updates Lulu.
Lulu is frustrated on 1/23, while Peter is cautious and Obrecht faces her fears.
Jason makes a declaration on 1/24, while Nathan takes a break and Kim shares good news.
Finn is grateful on 1/25, while Amy makes a grand gesture.

*What Will Happen*
Jason and Sonny arrive in the nick of time.
Carly appears useful.
Finn gets in deeper.
Laura Wright (Carly) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 1/22/18

Preview: All About Ava!
On 1/17, a special episode focused on Ava will air as she undergoes surgery to heal her remaining facial scars.

*Early Editions*
Ned feels confident.
Jason receives a visit from an old friend.
Anna has nothing to offer.
Kiki is betrayed.
Peter gets in the way.

*Ratings for 12/18: 1.9
Greg Evigan debuted on 1/9 as Jim Harvey, Charles Street’s would-be real estate developer.

*1st Look*
Ned chats with Harvey.
Laura gets a concerning call.
Kiki, Molly, TJ and Julian listen carefully.

Jason gets one step closer to the truth on 1/15, while Maxie is desperate and Anna grows more frustrated.
Michael seeks out Nelle for answers on 1/16, while Jason grows impatient and Josslyn gets the support she needs.
Julian offers his support on 1/17, while Sonny receives a mysterious text message and Kiki is a bundle of nerves.
Maxie tries not to worry on 1/18, while Franco is caught off-guard and Ned tries to convince Alexis to help him.

*What Will Happen*
Jason leans on an unlikely ally.
Anna receives a surprise visit.
Obrecht grows desperate.

SOD 1/15/18

Sam to Jason: “I Want A Divorce”
Sam has committed to a future with Drew, but something major is standing in their way: She’s still married to Jason. Drew is happy to oblige Sam’s request that they tie the knot right away. Sam tells Drew that she hopes their union will send a message to meddling Carly, who has been pushing her in Jason’s direction. Sam discovers that her marriage to Jason is still binding when she and Drew attempt to procure a license for their own ceremony, so she quickly goes to Jason to ask for a divorce. Sam seeks Alexis’s help in expediting the split. When Jason breaks the news of Sam’s request to Carly, the would-be “JaSam” matchmaker is undeterred. Drew, meanwhile, remains in the dark about the kiss Jason and Sam shared on New Year’s Eve.

*Early Editions*
Ava looks to the future.
Peter comes to Lulu’s defense.
Kim is irate.
Laura gets an upsetting call.
Julian confronts Sonny.

*Ratings for 12/11: ​2.0
Jessica Tuck is out as Cassandra Pearce, who is comatose and was sent off to a WSB medical facility.
Darren Dupree Washington is out as Erich, Cassandra’s shady side-kick.
*Hot Plots Preview - Nathan’s Paternity Shocker*
Nathan is rocked when Obrecht finally spills that Cesar Faison is his biological father, even though he never fully believed that Victor Cassadine was. Nathan has a hard time processing the reveal. Nathan resolves to track Faison down. His quest will dovetail with investigative reporter Lulu’s efforts to suss out Faison’s location. But when the two team up, it could cause issues with Dante.

*1st Look*
Sonny and Jason have a serious talk with Anna.

Jordan offers a welcome relief on 1/8, while Anna is shocked and Maxie makes a request.
Molly busts Alexis on 1/9, while Laura and Liz bond and Michael is displeased.
Franco tries to reconcile his past on 1/10, while Laura shares her news with Kevin and Ned is optimistic.
Curtis is honored on 1/11, while Sonny is curious and Maxie has a horrible nightmare.

*What Will Happen*
Jason follows through on a promise.
Oscar looks to Drew for guidance.
Carly agrees to compromise.
Chloe Lanier (Nelle) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 1/8/18

Drew Finds Sam And Jason Together!
Sam didn’t intend to ring in the new year with Jason, but thanks to Carly, she did - and Drew is far from thrilled when he catches up to them. Jason and Sam’s time together leaves her in a tight spot, causing her to examine what she really feels and wants for the future. Jason isn’t looking to take advantage of her confusion. Drew, who had been deliberately waylaid by Carly, finally makes it to The Haunted Star - only to find Jason and Sam together. He is a little caught off-guard by how he finds them. Sam blames their predicament on Carly, which Drew easily accepts. The only question in his mind is, did Carly’s plan work? Drew notes the presence of two props key to Sam/Jason lore: Tequila and Dominoes. Sam decides to omit a few key details of her evening when she recaps it to Drew.

*Early Editions*
Sam calls Jason.
Laura has big news.
Franco has a disturbing run-in.
Curtis is humbled.
Lulu is too late.

*Ratings for 12/4: 2.1

Bradford Anderson is back this week as Damian Spinelli, who hopes to figure out who kidnapped Jason.

Shari Belafonte ends her run as Janice Lomax, who has stepped down as Mayor of Port Charles.

*Hot Plots Preview - Ned vs. Laura For Mayor?*
Ned quits ELQ after a squabble with Michael. Olivia then proposes that Ned run in the special mayoral election. Unbeknownst to Ned, another newlywed has the same bright idea for his own spouse. Kevin listens to Laura talk about her passion for Port Charles and tells her that she should run for mayor.

Anna is in a bind on 1/2, while Nina grows anxious and Sonny reaffirms his love.
Jordan tracks Anna down on 1/3, while Franco’s confusion grows and Ned and Michael meet.
Anna pays a visit to the ICU on 1/4, while Amy hopes to have good news for Nathan and Lulu’s attempts fall flat.

*What Will Happen:
Nathan jumps to conclusions.
Carly is forced to face the music.
Nelle is nervous about her first day.

SOD 1/1/18

Carly Plays Matchmaker For Sam And Jason!
Unable to sit on the sidelines where her pals’ relationship is concerned, Carly resorts to trickery to ensure that Sam kicks off her 2018 in the company of Jason. Carly takes action when a glum Jason announces that he’s leaving Port Charles. When Sonny finds out what his wife is up to, he is far from thrilled.

*Early Editions*
Obrecht grows anxious.
Cassandra has the upper hand.
Liz is stunned.
Jordan and Dante take a hard look at the facts.

*Ratings for 11/27: 2.0

Denise Alexander has wrapped up her visit as Lesley Webber.

*Hot Plots Preview – Cassandra In The Crosshairs*
Cassandra accelerates her plan to get her new drug into production, unaware that “accomplice” Finn is stepping up his own efforts to bring her down. Anna gives Finn a bug to plant in Cassandra’s phone, hoping to identify the location of her clandestine warehouse. But just when it looks like Anna will triumph, Cassandra’s true colors come out and things unravel quickly.

*1st Look*
Nina and Valentin feel the love with Charlotte.
Amy runs into Maxie.

Sonny shares his regrets on 12/26, while Sam seeks Kim’s help and Anna urges Finn to learn self-defense.
Ava worries she overstepped on 12/27, while Maxie corners Amy and Obrecht makes a confession.
Lulu is excited about her future on 12/28, while Monica examines Nelle and Michael tries to clear the air.

*2018 Preview*
Sam may have to rethink the decision she’s made to marry Drew. Meanwhile, Jason and Sonny are determined to find out who took Jason back in 2012 and why. Drew explores his past, but he might dig up something he doesn’t want to know. Family matters will shake up the Corinthos family. Franco’s ability to feel worthy of Liz will be sorely tested. Franco and Jake’s relationship is a cause of concern for Jason. Circumstances will put Alexis in Julian’s orbit, despite her efforts to stay away. Griffin presents Ava with a surprise, and it might be a game-changer for both of them. Finn and Anna will finally recognize the sexual tension that has been building between them. Nina and Valentin’s relationship will be shaken up by the pursuit of Cassandra and the desire to stop her from spreading lethal drugs. Kim holds the key to information that could prove useful to Drew. Lomax’s downfall has consequences, including other secrets being uncovered. Curtis and Jordan will discover a mystery about Port Charles. Laura, with Kevin’s encouragement, shakes up Port Charles with her big decision. Will her pregnancy bring Nelle and Michael closer together? Nathan’s true paternity will be a big issue and he will finally get an answer. Lulu stumbles upon a possible career-making story, but Dante worries about her safety and the safety of others. Ned will embark on a new career path, with Olivia’s help and support. Kiki will try to balance out the good news and bad news she receives in the new year.

*What Will Happen:
Sam runs into Jason.
Jason voices his regrets.
Drew’s car breaks down.

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