Set your DVR reminders for Saturday, April 6, General Hospital fans. That evening at 9 pm EST, Katie Couric will be hosting a special edition of newsmagazine 20/20 entitled: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish.
From the press release:
"To celebrate the pop icon’s Golden Anniversary, Katie Couric and “20/20” travel to the fictional town of Port Charles to experience first-hand the passion, intrigue and adventure that has made the daytime soap the longest running scripted drama currently on television. The hour-long special will feature interviews with fan favorites including Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield and numerous other cast members, as well as Executive Producer Frank Valentini. “20/20” goes behind the scenes and to offer a visitor’s guide to Port Charles and its residents, and to show how love in the afternoon has changed dramatically." READ MORE
Two-time Dancing With the Stars competitor Kelly Monaco dished about the show’s Season 16 premiere with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. The General Hospital star and Roberts talked about Ingo Rademacher’s contemporary performance, Zendaya Coleman’s top score, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough’s chemistry and the importance of family, like Wynonna Judd’s showing their support in the crowd. Check it out at ABC News.
General Hospital returnee and Dancing With The Stars contestant Ingo Rademacher is opening up about why he kept his return to Port Charles on the QT. Rademacher spoke with Extra while rehearsing for his debut on DWTS and explained,
"I had to keep it a secret for so long… I had to lie. It’s a nice little come back with Vanessa Marcil… the Jax and Brenda characters back together for a little bit. It was a great idea to bring the characters back for the 50th. It's quick but it's exciting."
Careful, Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco). Someone just may want your blood on General Hospital! A shocking murder happens in Port Charles and Rafe (Jimmy Deshler)—the son of Port Charles' Alison (Erin Hershey Presley)—is fingering top cop John McBain (Michael Easton) for the crime.
In an interview with TV Guide, General Hospital’s Frank Valentini dishes about his plans with Ron Carlivati for the ABC soap’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
TV Guide Magazine: What can we expect to see at the Ball?
Valentini: There will be some big story reveals over a few days. We're now doing the sketches for the set and costume designs, which are going to be really exciting. We'll have the characters sing and dance. We'll of course have (inaugural Dancing With the Stars champ) Kelly (Monaco, who plays Sam) dance. We might even bring (her DWTS partner) Val Chermkovskiy back.
Valentini also responds to questions about the possible guest returns of fan favorites, such as: Bobbie Spencer (Jackie Zeman), Audrey Hardy (Rachel Ames), Alan’s ghost (Stuart Damon), Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson), Nikolas (Tyler Christopher), Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) and Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner).