General Hospital: Night Shift

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Circus Performer Antonio Sabato Jr. Faces Death!

Antonio Sabato Jr. on Celebrity Circus

Antonio Sabato Jr. has quite the juggling act going on these days, balancing his derring-do as a Celebrity Circus performer (Wednesdays at 10 pm/ET, on NBC) with his return to Port Charles by way of SOAPnet's General Hospital: Night Shift. Sabato shared with us a look inside the two gigs, one utterly foreign and frightful, the other familiar and fun. TVGuide.com: Obviously there are a lot of reasons why to do Celebrity Circus, and reasons why not. How did you arrive at your own decision to give it a shot?                                    &nb read more

Tristan Rogers Checks Back into GH

Tristan Rogers by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage.com

General Hospital icon Tristan Rogers — absent from the show since 2006 — will headline the second season of SOAPnet's General Hospital: Night Shift as Robert Scorpio when the series returns next month. Don’t expect his usual bad-boy superspy antics, however. Scorpio will arrive with "a major health issue that’ll have him grappling with his mortality," says a rep for the GH spin-off.Robert's daughter, Robin (Kimberly McCullough), will be his physician. Sounds pretty damn dire, but Rogers is thrilled. "This’ll be a real departure wherever it's headed," he says. "Robert and Robin will finally get a chance to connect as adults. The last time he was in town he was too busy battling a killer virus, so he's never even dealt with her being HIV-positive." But he’s got way more than that to deal with now: Robin is pregnant. — Michael LoganRelated:• Antonio Sabato, Jr. Working the GH Night Shift• New Night Shift Promises Continuity with Original GH read more

Antonio Sabato, Jr. Working the GH Night Shift

Antonio Sabato Jr. by Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Things are about to get steamy — make that very steamy — in Port Charles. Antonio Sabato, Jr. has signed on to join General Hospital: Night Shift. SOAPnet reports Sabato — who began his acting career on daytime's GH — will reprise his role as Jagger Cates.SOAPnet recently renewed Night Shift for a second season and says Sabato will appear in all 13 episodes of the upcoming season, which kicks off next month.Jagger's return to Port Charles is sure to stir up some painful memories for Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), who's got Dr. Patrick Drake's (Jason Thompson) baby in the oven. Jagger's brother, Stone, was her first love and his death from AIDS shattered her life. Jagger also returns with his 5-year-old son, named for his late brother. — J.R. WhalenRelated:• Tristan Rogers Checks Back into GH• New Night Shift Promises Continuity with Original GH read more

Who Are Today's Sexiest Soap Stars?

TV Guide Network is looking to tally up and show off today's sexiest soap stars — both the chiseled, six-pack-toting fellas as well as the wavy-haired, born to come-hither femmes.Just to be clear, we are not looking for the prettiest or the most talented. We want sexy.Nominate your favorites here in comments. Just remember to spread the lust, giving kudos to both actors and actresses.Find out where your favorites landed when TV Guide Network counts down Soaps' Sexiest Stars on Sunday, July 13, at 8 pm/ET (the women) and Sunday, July 20, at 8 pm (the men). Ready... set... suggest! read more

New Night Shift Promises Continuity with Original GH

SOAPnet has picked up General Hospital: Night Shift for a second season to launch in July, after the General Hospital spin-off scored record ratings for the cabler in its first year.As for changes, Season 2 will not only be shot in high definition, it will feature continuity between Night Shift and the ABC mothership. (Good news for those who remember how the first time around, Jason was imprisoned during the "day" yet roaming about/playing hero at "night.") Characters from Night Shift's first season will return, along with new players and "legacy characters" from ABC's long-running daytime drama.Even more siginificant than the series attracting record numbers of viewers to SOAPnet was its No. 5 ranking among women 18-49 in all of basic cable for its timeslot, given the network's limited distribution. — J.R. WhalenRelated:• Tristan Rogers Checks Back into GH• Antonio Sabato, Jr. Working the GH Night Shift read more

The Joy of Sets: Walker, General Hospital & Other Guilty Pleasures

Walker, Texas Ranger: The Complete Fourth Season courtesy Paramount

OK, there've been a ton of releases lately that we need to discuss, because quite honestly, they are a hoot. And not just "funny, ha-ha" hoots, but also the kind that you see on the shelf and think "Oh. my god... I kind of want that!" So sit back, tell your shame to take the day off and get in with these guilty-in-the-first-degree pleasures of plastic!Walker, Texas Ranger — The Complete Fourth Season Come for the "Eyes of a Ranger" theme song, stay for the very special Christmas episode about an Old West Ranger who saved the day, then feast on the two-part season finale that gave us the Sons of Thunder spin-off. And never forget, when the Boogeyman goes to bed, he checks under his bed for Chuck Norris.Soul Food — The Complete 3rd Season Before Showtime ever got any attention for Weeds or The Tudors or even The L Word (which we [i[love), there was this stellar NAACP-lauded adaptation of the fabulous Vivica A. Fox-Nia Long flick. Filled with grand performances by Vanessa A.... read more

Host of View, GH: Night Shift Crew Super Soap Up

Nazanin Boniadi and Jason Thompson in GH: Night Shift by Adam Larkey/SOAPnet

New View cohost Sherri Shepherd has joined the lineup for the 12th-annual ABC Super Soap Weekend, to be held Nov. 10-11 at Disney-MGM Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The complete list of talent includes these stars from your fave ABC shows: All My ChildrenSusan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, David Canary, Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Thorsten Kaye, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Aiden Turner and Jacob YoungGeneral HospitalBradford Anderson, Julie Berman, Tyler Christopher, Josh Duhon, Sonya Eddy, Rebecca Herbst, Kimberly McCullough, Kelly Monaco and Laura WrightGeneral Hospital: Night ShiftNazanin Boniadi, Dominic Rains, and Kent King will join GH regulars Thompson, McCullough, Anderson, and EddyOne Life to LiveKristen Alderson, Kathy Brier, Brandon Buddy, Kamar de los Reyes, Kassie DePaiva, Michael Easton, Forbes March, Erika Slezak, Trevor St. John, Tika Sumpter and Bree Williamson read more

Style's Finola Hughes Takes a Look at New Orleans Saints

Finola Hughes, How Do I Look?

This Saturday at 9 pm/ET, Style Network's How Do I Look? marks 100 episodes by delivering some of its most heartwarming and life-changing makeovers to date. Visiting New Orleans, host Finola Hughes and her crew turn their attention to a trio of school teachers who long to have their selves "rebuilt" as their hurricane-torn city rises from the rubble. TVGuide.com invited Hughes to share a look at the very special episode. TVGuide.com: First of all, happy 100th episode....Hughes: Thank you very much! Thank you. TVGuide.com: How was the New Orleans idea presented to you? Hughes: The producers wanted to find something that was really worthy, where we could give back to someone. So we approached the schools in New Orleans and asked for teachers who they thought had a really great story. T read more

GH's Anna Is Too Busy to Get Busy with Noah

Finola Hughes and Rick Springfield by Adam Larkey/ABC

This Friday on General Hospital, Rick Springfield — for the first time in his two stints with the ABC sudser — will sing on screen, as doc Noah Drake tries to pass himself off as rocker doppelgänger Eli Love. The concert caps a storyline in which Noah and former superspy Anna Devane have grown rather... chummy, yet fans hungry for anything more will have to bide their time. "I really enjoyed working with Rick. He's a lot of fun, a nice, relaxed chilled guy," Finola Hughes, whose latest run as Anna wraps with the concert, tells TVGuide.com. "But we still have a lot of episodes of How Do I Look? [the Style Network show Hughes hosts] to do before the end of the year, and I'm still making jewelry for QVC, which takes up a great deal of my time." Interestingly, it was Hughes' and Springfield's respectively busy calendars that threw them together for this short-term tale. "I feel that’s why it works so well with Rick and I, because he's flying around in and out of tow... read more

Hospital Staff Too Tired to Carry On with Night Shift?

Kimberly McCullough and Jason Thompson courtesy SOAPnet

SOAPnet's first original scripted drama series, General Hospital: Night Shift, might seem a lock for a Season 2 renewal, seeing as how it led the cabler to record viewership in July and is besting the mothership's reruns by drawing some 915,000 viewers a week. Alas, the spin-off's very nature — General Hospital stars such as Steve Burton and Kimberly McCullough performing double-duty in standalone "after hours" storylines — is the biggest hurdle to its longevity, especially with GH's "light" summer production schedule nearing its end. "We didn't know what kind of physical and creative toll it would take on the GH team," ABC Daytime president Brian Frons tells TV Week. "While the GH numbers have been great, people are getting tired. So I have to figure out how to keep the energy in both programs."Shouldn't all that coffee from Sonny's highly lucrative and highly legal beans biz be able to keep the folks awake? read more

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