Rick checks back into General Hospital
Here's a blast from the past: "Jessie's Girl" rocker Rick Springfield returns to General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake on Dec. 2. Last seen in 1983, Noah returns for about four episodes to help Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) treat her ex-boyfriend Jason's (Steve Burton) brain damage. No doubt he'll also reminisce with Nurse Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) about their long-ago romance. “I guess there was a reason why they didn’t kill Noah off in the ‘80s," Springfield cracks. "This should be fun. I’m looking forward to it.”
General Hospital fans still are reeling from the news that Jennifer Bransford has been fired and replaced with Guiding Light star Laura Wright. So is Bransford, who had played Mafia minx Carly Corinthos Alcazar for less than five months before the ax fell quite suddenly. "It was definitely unexpected and surreal that they were recasting," she admits to TVGuide.com. "I only found out about a week and a half before my last day, which was [Sept. 9]. You'd have to ask the show why they made this choice.""Jennifer's casting in the role of Carly did not work out," a GH rep acknowledged without offering any specifics. "She is a consummate actress and she's good at what she does. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors."Two wildly popular actresses, Sarah Joy Brown and Tamara Braun, portrayed the tempestu
Did TVGuide.com call it or what? ABC is now officially confirming that Daytime Emmy winner Kimberly McCullough will return to General Hospital as Robin Scorpio. She first airs in the Oct. 12 episode, when Robin is summoned home from Paris for an emergency. Naturally she'll reconnect with old flame Jason (Steve Burton). "I am filled with eager anticipation to return to the role of Robin Scorpio," McCullough said in a statement. "It is so flattering to know that, after all these years, GH fans are still excited about Robin coming back to Port Charles. I can't wait to be back with my family again."
McCullough's daytime return comes as a surprise, albeit a pleasant one, considering her prime-time success. Since leaving GH, she's booked memorable gigs on series including Joan of Arcadia, The Shield, CSI and ER