General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati (pictured above in center) joined the stars of their show in celebrating Paley Center’s "General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward" on April 12 in Los Angeles.
The interactive panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Will Keck, also featured a question and answer segment for fans. See more photos from Paley Center’s "General Hospital: Celebrating 50 years and Looking Forward" after the jump! READ MORE
Hopefully Laura Spencer (Genie Francis), Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) didn't book round trip tickets to Port Charles, because they aren't going anywhere! As for Bobbie Spencer, R.N. (Jackie Zeman), our favorite nightingale will soon exit PC, but could return.
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan got the deets from General Hospital scribe Ron Carlivati, who also revealed Brenda (Vanessa Marcil) will stick around through the end of the Michael/Brenda/Carly/Sonny arc. Carlivati also shared who else he had on his wish list, including John Stamos (ex-Blackie). Said Carlivati:
There has been a long series of miscommunications with John. I asked to have him at the ball — along with Demi Moore, Ricky Martin and a hugely ridiculous wish list — but then reality set in. We heard back that John was unavailable or uninterested. Then came word that he was indeed interested but at that point the Nurses Ball had been written. We tried to write in a cameo that had him in one episode of the ball, but it was never as simple as just having him play the drums. John said he wanted to do something more, something where he could really act, so I came up with an arc that had his character, Blackie, getting out of Pentonville Prison and having to adjust to life on the outside. But, at that point, John seemed to be committed to a lot of other projects so it's dead, at least for now. But I still have hope it will happen. We plan to keep celebrating our 50th anniversary all year and there are many more returns in the works. It certainly ain't over!
The Paley Center for Media is hosting General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward this Friday, April 12. The panel hosted by TV Guide Magazine’s William Keck, will feature GH head writer Ron Carlivati and executive producer Frank Valentini along side actors, Maurice Benard, Jane Elliot, Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Kimberly McCullough, Kelly Monaco, Kirsten Storms, Jason Thompson, Kristina Wagner, Laura Wright, and Jackie Zeman.
General Hospital's Kin Shriner, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco and Anthony Geary joined Head Writer Ron Carlivati and Executive Producer Frank Valentini to ring in the ABC soap's 50th anniversary at the New York Stock Exchange on April 1. See more photos from the occasion after the jump!
Katie Couric is rolling out the red carpet for General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. In addition to helming ABC's 20/20 special, General Hospital - The Real Soap Dish, Couric is hosting Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Kelly Monaco, Kin Shriner and Rick Springfield on her talk show this Thursday, April 4. READ MORE