Ain't he supposed to be dead? TV Guide Magazine can exclusively report that Chris Robinson has been added to the list of General Hospital greats returning for the soap's 50th anniversary.
The veteran actor, who played heartthrob doc Rick Webber, rocked the '70s and '80s as part of the sizzling Rick-Monica-Alan-Lesley quadrangle. In 2002, the writers suddenly villainized Rick and the character was killed, seemingly by his stepdaughter Laura (Genie Francis), though the real killer turned out to be Scotty (Kin Shriner). But that hot mess won't stop Robinson from hitting the air April 1 in scenes with Rick's former love Monica (Leslie Charleson). Just how GH will pull off the trick is hush-hush.
"I could never have predicted I'd be rejoining the group but I guess anything is possible on a soap, even when you've been dead 10 years!" says Robinson, who was working in Arizona (where he now lives) on the western film The Forsaken when ABC paged him to return. "I looked pretty scruffy when I showed up at GH," he says. "I had long hair and a flavor saver on my chin because of the movie, so they tried to clean me up. They wanted me to look as much like Rick as possible, so they bring out this old photo they found in the files. It was me 35 years ago before I was cast on GH! I said, 'You want me to look like that?'"
Nothing but the best for Nikki Newman! The much-married heroine of The Young and the Restless is hiring The Bold and the Beautiful's Eric Forrester — played by John McCook — to design a bridal gown for her fourth wedding to the dastardly Victor Newman. And that'll have McCook crossing over to Y&R to make a guest appearance at the ceremony (March 18-19 on CBS). TV Guide Magazine spoke with the veteran actor about his trip to Genoa City and, of course, what it's like to suddenly be the biggest slut on B&B!
Rick Springfield is checking back into General Hospital, and this time he's bringing someone very special with him — his son!
The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who played Dr. Noah Drake from 1981 to 1983 and 2005 to 2008, will appear in multiple episodes of the ABC daytime soap this April and will be joined by...
Robert Scott Wilson
Actor and model Robert Scott Wilson is joining the online reboot of All My Children as Opal Cortlandt's (Jill Larson) youngest son, Pete, The Online Network announced Monday.
There's something about a man in uniform. That slow, simmering attraction between Bunheads widow Michelle (Sutton Foster) and surfer dude Godot (Nathan Parsons) officially gets hot in Monday's episode (9/8c, ABC Family) — hot enough to brings in the hooks and ladders.
"So far we've only seen Michelle and Godot making out and trading barbs but things take a turn when there's a wild fire and he shows up in full firefighter gear," says Parsons. "She has no idea he's a volunteer with the Paradise fire department and really likes what she sees. In fact, that uniform works so well I'm thinking of getting one in real life!"
John Stamos and Jeff Probst
Is John Stamos headed back to General Hospital for the soap's upcoming 50th anniversary? Execs are the ABC soap are mum on the matter but the star himself will spill the very juicy beans on the Monday, Feb. 18 episode of The Jeff Probst Show — and TV Guide Magazine has the exclusive clip!
During a sit-down with...
Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden
First the good news: She's not dying. Now the bad news: Nikki Newman, the divalicious socialite played by Melody Thomas Scott on The Young and the Restless, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The devastating development was revealed in the Feb. 14 episode of the CBS soap (geez, Happy Valentine's Day, Nik!) and TV Guide Magazine scored an exclusive chat with Thomas Scott to get more scoop. What does she really think of this plot twist?