Save these dates, General Hospital fans: Tristan Rogers resurfaces as Robert Scorpio this Thursday, April 13. Dynasty diva Emma Samms pops up again as his ex-squeeze Holly Sutton on May 1. And Finola Hughes returns as the elusive Anna Devane Scorpio on May 12.
By the way, GH is now officially confirming Finola's comeback, which TVGuide.com first reported last week — even if a certain other soapy site did post a "Finola Returns!" report right after mine went online, lamely trying to pass off my scoop as their own. But I digress....
GH says we should expect Anna to literally "drop in" while Luke and Robert are on the run from the law during another trip to the fictional Maarkam Islands.
"I am very excited to be reprising
CBS (yes, CBS) has announced a May 2 airdate for Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, in which cast members from ABC's '80s sudser reminisce about the good ol' days. Among those slated to appear are John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson and Pamela Sue Martin, who will be swapped out halfway through the hour with Emma Samms. For more, check out today's Soaps News.
Scoop! After months of speculation, TVGuide.com has confirmation from an extremely reliable source that Finola Hughes is returning to General Hospital for at least a week or two in May sweeps. See? I told you all not to give up.
Since Tristan Rogers
and Emma Samms
reprised their classic roles as Robert Scorpio and Holly Sutton Scorpio in February, GH
fans have been asking about Robert's other
wife, Anna Devane Scorpio. Nice to finally know that all Luke's old pals will be reuniting in May
! Since it's all being kept fairly hush hush, the ABC soap's rep had no comment.
Thanks to all the returning favorites from its '80s heyday, General Hospital enjoyed a sweet ratings boost during February sweeps. Naturally, the ABC sudser is hatching plans for fans to see much more of Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) and Emma Samms (Holly Sutton). As GH co-head writer Bob Guza recently told the New York Times: "I'm going to put Luke, Robert and Holly all in a sleeping bag on a mountain. One sleeping bag! Not coincidentally, [this will happen during] May sweeps."
It's easy to grouse about the annual Daytime Emmy nominations: "One Life to Live's Robin Strasser was robbed! Why is Passions treated like the stepchild of soaps? And who voted for that so-so star(let)?" But nobody could object to the outstanding-lead-actor nod for General Hospital's talented Anthony Geary. In this exclusive interview, TVGuide.com asks the most recognizable man in daytime TV about Emmy, the return of Holly and Robert Scorpio, and those endless Genie Francis rumors.
TVGuide.com: Congrats on your eighth Emmy nom! You've won four times. Are you still surprised at this point?
Anthony Geary: Thank you. I'm always surprised.
TVGuide.com: What did you submit for your prenomination reel?
Geary: I used the