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!
Forget The Sopranos; the new cable hit General Hospital appears to be aping is The Walking Dead! TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan is reporting Chris Robinson is returning as Dr. Rick Webber, just in time for the sudser's 50th Anniversary.
Fans will recall Rick died in 2002, with his stepdaughter Laura (Genie Francis) believing she'd done the deed. As it turned out, it was ex-hubby Scotty (Kin Shriner) who ended the life of the man Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Lesley (Denise Alexander) spent the late 70's and early 80's fighting over. According to Robinson:
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!
More and more General Hospital vets are continuing to head back to Port Charles. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan confirmed Kin Shriner (Scotty) will return to the fictional burg on the heels of ex-wife Laura's (Genie Francis) arrival. What exactly will the former special prosecutor be up to, and how will PC's bad boy Luke (Anthony Geary) react to his return? Shriner revealed:
TV Guide Magazine: There are so many story possibilities for bad-boy Scotty. So many dames!
Shriner: There are four or five girls in that town that are ripe for some more Scotty action. Lucy has unfinished business with me, and there's Crazy Heather, Tracy Quartermaine, Anna Devane. He was involved with all of them. And then Laura, of course. I don't know what they've got planned for me. It's very hush-hush-sweet-charlotte down there at ABC these days. Back in the old days we didn't have all this texting and googling and tweeting to spoil storylines but, still, at the Luke and Laura wedding, [exec producer] Gloria Monty kept me locked in a trailer so the secret wouldn't get out that Scotty was there to catch the bouquet. So, really, nothing's changed!
TV Guide Magazine: Nothing indeed. Despite all the secrecy, there's one thing certain about Scotty's return — Luke Spencer won't like it one damn bit!
Shriner: Yeah, I don't think he'll be throwing Scotty a party. If my character showed up and was involved with Laura it would really chap Luke's hide. He would want to try and win her back, even if he has moved on with his life. This competition between them goes back 35 years so Ron has so much story to pull from. We thought the '80s at GH were wild, well, this could be even wilder. I start shooting next Tuesday [Jan. 22]. I can't wait to get my grubby hands on that script!