Anthony Geary and Genie Francis
Daytime television's most famous couple of all time, Luke and Laura Spencer, are back in action on ABC's General Hospital, and the actors who have brought them to life for the past 35 years will reunite live on stage this Friday in Beverly Hills for a special Paley Center for Media panel discussion titled "General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward."
Anthony Geary, Jane Elliot
BJ's tragic death and heart transplant. Tracy Quartermaine looking on coldly as her father Edward appeared to suffer a heart attack. Sonny Corinthos watching in horror as his wife Lily was blown to bits in a mob hit. Single father Dr. Patrick Drake struggling to move on after the death of his HIV infected wife, Robin Scorpio. And Luke Spencer saving the world from the bloodthirsty Cassadines over and over again.
Nancy Lee Grahn, Kelly Monaco, Bradley Cole
Though April 1 marks General Hospital's actual 50th anniversary, the show's executive producer, Frank Valentini, and head writer Ron Carlivati, have been honoring the show's rich history ever since taking over the ABC soap opera one year ago this week. Their efforts have paid off in spades — with a serious rise in ratings and multiple award nominations. With old favorites like Finola Hughes (Anna), Ian Buchanan (Duke), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio), Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Lynn Herring (Lucy) and Robin Mattson (Heather) already back on the canvas, and Genie Francis (Laura) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) soon making their way back to Port Charles, what else could possibly be left for fans to look forward to as the actual anniversary date approaches? Turns out plenty. Valentini opens up about all he's cooking up to celebrate GH's golden jubilee this spring...
The Revolution was televised and nobody gave a damn. ABC's new daytime lifestyle show has been cancelled due to dismal ratings and will be gone by July. That's fab news for the network's landmark soap General Hospital which has won a stay of execution and will remain on the air into 2013.
It's time for that annual exercise in hopelessness, pointlessness and foolishness — predicting the Daytime Emmys! I mean, seriously, why do we bother? You can think you have good taste and know award-worthy talent when you see it. You can spend hours upon hours reviewing the reels that each of the nominees has submitted to the judges. And then it can all blow up in your face with three little words: Drew Tyler Bell. Yes, my little soap peeps, anyone can win at the Daytime Emmys (which air Sunday at 8/7c, on CBS). Anyone. So, with that in mind, here we go...
She said she'd only stick around a year and she damn well meant it. Emmy-winning diva Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo will conclude her current run as Brenda on General Hospital the week of July 18. The star gave TV Guide Magazine the scoop on her exit, what she really thinks about the way Brenda's return was written and the likelihood of coming back. You'll be surprised which character VGM wants Brenda to bed next!...
Vanessa Marcil and Elvis Martinez
General Hospital has devastated — okay, outraged — many of its viewers with the accidental hit-and-run death of four-year-old Jake Spencer, an unthinkable tragedy compounded by the revelation that Jake's killer was his own grandfather, Luke (Tony Geary). Now, thankfully, here's some good news on the Port Charles kiddie front: On April 5, heroine Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) will come ...
Here comes the bride! Emmy winner Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who's had multiple weddings to CSI: NY star Carmine Giovinazzo, is about to get hitched on General Hospital, too. The date: February 18 (though the ceremony and its shocking aftermath will air for a full six episodes).
Maurice Bernard, General Hospital
The most hotly-awaited General Hospital wedding since Luke tied the knot with Laura kicks off February 18 when mobster Sonny Corinthos — played by Maurice Benard — gets set to marry his dream girl Brenda Barrett. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning actor to get his take on this sprawling and (literally!) explosive six-episode event.
Will it finally happen this time? General Hospital heroine Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) — whose past wedding days have all been disasters — is scheduled to marry crime lord Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) on February 18. Right now things don't look so good for the duo. Sonny is being haunted by prophetic dreams that something will go heinously wrong at the ceremony. His venomous ex-wife Carly (Laura Wright) plans to ruin the big day by revealing that Brenda has a secret past — and a child — with Sonny's son Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). And supervillain The Balkan (Daniel Benzali) also intends to be a party pooper — he's all set to kidnap the bride. Despite all this, head writer Bob Guza assures us that vows will be exchanged...