Although Roger Howarth recently booked a part on The CW's new hit THE FLASH, it looks like his GENERAL HOSPITAL alter ego, Franco, won't be going anywhere! The soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini, says that everyone at the show was "thrilled for Roger and this opportunity." As for how the actor would juggle both, the exec explains that "the timing for this role worked out so that he can shoot during our current GH hiatus." Meanwhile, get ready for the social event of the season as next week, the countdown to Franco and Carly's wedding kicks into high gear!
For the GENERAL HOSPITAL fans wondering when Luke would be returning, we've got some good news for you! Executive producer Frank Valentini shared at an ABC press junket held earlier today that "fans will finally get to see Anthony Geary back on air for November sweeps!"
Of course, that just means the actor is back from his sabbatical following back surgery. He'll mostly likely be playing "Fluke" for a while with the real Luke following eventually. Are you excited to see Geary back on air? How would you like to see the story conclude? Sound off in the comments!
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Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL's Lindze Letherman (ex-Georgie), who married Adam Etchegoyen this past Saturday, October 18! The couple tied the knot at Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara, CA in a lovely ceremony. Click here to check out a couple photos of the newlyweds! Best wishes to them both!
Roger Howarth (Franco, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has landed a recurring role on the new CW primetime series THE FLASH! According to Deadline, Howarth will be playing Mason Bridge, a reporter who will no doubt stir up some trouble when he begins investigating Dr. Wells, who is mentoring Barry Allen/The Flash, but also has a secret agenda of his own. Wells has been known to off people who get in his way, so here's hoping Howarth's character can avoid that same fate! We'll let you know as soon as an airdate for his first appearance is available.
It's safe to say that it was Crazy Lady Friday on GENERAL HOSPITAL! In one corner of Port Charles, we had Nina going off the rails with Momma Madeline, giving her the impression that she was about to be snapped in half like a twig! On the other end of town, the institutionalized Heather laid into Franco with "you never call, you never write" guilt. Little did either mother know that the children they brought into the world were going to make them offers they dare not refuse!
Franco went to Ferncliff prepared to sweet talk Heather into doing some dirty work for him. He endured her endless barrage of insults about being a bad son and feeling as if he sacrificed her on the altar of Carly. Aware that he was dealing with a woman who was "two sandwiches short of a picnic," he brought with him the perfect bribe -- a Kelly's BLT.
Heather enjoyed two healthy bites before choking on it when he mentioned he was marrying Carly. "You're breaking my heart with your stupidity," she said. He was there to tell her she was right about Carly all along. She cheated on him with Sonny and he was prepared to punish her by settling the score. "Momma dear, that's where you come in," he said. Heather lit up like a Christmas tree just thinking about putting Carly out of her misery! Little did they know, Heather was the first person that came to mind when Sonny was looking for a fall guy in his plan to kill Franco!
Madeline tried desperately to get Nathan on the phone to warn him about just how dangerous Nina really was. As she was wrapping up a message for him, there was an anxious knock on the apartment door. When she opened it, there stood Nina. Nina looked confused and Madeline, she looked scared to death! It was the first time they had spoken or seen each other since Nina woke from the two-decade coma that her mother put her in.
Madeline tried to explain what happened all those years ago. She apologized profusely, asking her daughter what she could do to fix their relationship. Like an off-the-charts crazy person, Nina shouted, "Repent! Repent! Repent!" Slowly putting the chain on the door, Nina told Madeline about The List. She grabbed a pair of antlers off the wall and went after her! Petrified, Madeline begged her to forgive and forget. "I would do anything, anything to make things right, but I can't give you a baby," Madeline shook. Nina calmed as an idea popped in her head, one that involved her mother... and Ava Jerome!
Sabrina panicked about the meds she gave Ava to induce early labor and feared the consequence it would have on the unborn baby. She realized that what she did was criminal and she wanted to clear her conscience by turning herself into the cops. When the opportunity came and went to confess to Nathan, she, at the very least, tried to make things right for someone else -- Carlos. "The truth is," she told Michael, "Carlos didn't kill A.J. Quartermaine."
Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Michael learns the surprising truth, Nina gets a partner in crime and Sonny moves forward with the sting. Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) would like to invite you to a special Hollywood reading of the script of a new television pilot, featuring a plethora of familiar Port Charles faces!
Written by McCullough and produced by Christopher, Hey Day is a satirical look at the debaucherous on- and off-screen world of the daytime drama DOCTORS OF ROMANCE. And not only was the premise inspired by GH, but the actors roped in some current and former castmates to participate in the reading, including Lexi Ainsworth (ex-Kristina), Finola Hughes (Anna), Linda Elena Tovar (Rosalie), Ian Buchanan (Duke) and Ronnie Marmo (ex-Ronnie). ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Bree Williamson (Jessica) is also joining in on the fun as are special guests Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma, GH).
The reading is being held on Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Theater 68 in the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA, and it will include a 30-minute Q&A after the reading with the cast. There are only a limited number of tickets available to the public, and you can purchase them and get more information about the event by clicking here!
Congratulations to ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey), who is now engaged to marry girlfriend Sasha Nicole Clements. People Magazine is reporting that the young actor proposed to her on Wednesday, October 15, in front of Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World. Right before the park's fireworks began, Bleu popped the question with a ring he'd put in a glass slipper. How romantic! Best wishes to the happy couple, who seem poised to live happily ever after!
Whoops! The story we ran about GENERAL HOSPITAL's William deVry (Julian) in the current issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, on sale now, contains a misprint!
In the heartwarming tale of the actor's efforts to raise money to rescue an injured and ailing pit bull named Jake, we printed that everyone involved was able to raise $1,310 to help the animal. But in actuality, it was $13,010, which is an even more impressive sum!
We apologize for the error, and commend everyone for helping Jake start a new life with his new family!