BREAKING NEWS: Stuart Damon to As the World Turns!





According to a BREAKING NEWS report at Soap Opera Digest, Stuart Damon (Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital) is heading to As the World Turns. Fans were outraged when General Hospital killed off the long time actor during the Emmy-winning storyline of the Metro Court Hostage Crisis. Since Alan's onscreen death, Damon had popped in here and there as Alan's ghost. Really, he acted as his sister Tracy's (Jane Elliot) conscience.

This casting reunites Damon with former GH stars Jon Lindstrom (ex- Kevin Collins) and and Lynn Herring (ex-Lucy Coe). Stuart should first appear this September as a new character.


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SAY WHAT?!?!?!? Oh lord Chris Goutman's making it hard for me to get on him!!!

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Yay for him! But this breaks my heart because I was still holding out hope that GH would find a way to make him undead because Alan is still SOOO needed at GH. Sad

But that's wonderful!

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I hope he plays Henry's father!

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WTF
GH, you are killing me...
....next thing you know, we'll have Steve Burton play some long lost Snyder

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How can ATWT afford all these new people and what are they going to do with them? They have actors and characters they don't use now.

Looks like "stunt casting" to me, how is all this going to raise the ratings or improve the show when the writing is still god awful?

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I'm all for him to World Turn's, but why can't they cast him as a character already been on a show??? GC and JP are getting on my last nerve. And I thought they had "budget" problems.....

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good for him! I MISS ALAN Q!

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WTH
Did GH just lost it so many good actors they could use I thought it was the time for Alan ghost to show up and talk with jason.........
They really blow it they could have great S/I with Alan ghost and Jason..

Wish him all the lucky he deserve that .. Gh don't deserve him...

For GH sake they need to work to keep their actors and be careful that Steve won't leave them

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I'm happy to see Stuart working again BUT WTH is ATWT doing to itself. This show doesn't use the majority of its older characters, isn't writing good storylines for at least half of its younger or adult characters BUT they are bringing in all these outside actors who ATWT fans don't know or care about.

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Hmm... with all these recent additions to ATWT, I wonder if they'll get rid of some of the peripheral characters that aren't attached to anything. Sure, the show has recently showed some sign of improvement... but I think it's time to build on the small momentum and get rid of some deadweight (onscreen and off).

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ATWT is dying. It's fans DESERVE stories about Bob, Kim, Lisa, Tom Margo, they need the return of Andy, Chris, Tom's Vietnamese daughter, Andy's biracial daughter, a REAL story for Luke and Noah, the return of Martha Byrne, etc. NOT vets from other shows. I am being a hypocrite, because I gushed about Lynn herring, but this is becoming ridiculous. I adore Stuart, but he should be on the soap he helped make famous. GH should be honoring THEIR vets and ATWT should honor theres. This is why this industry is on life support.

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I could not of said it any better myself Jamey. I COMPLETELY agree with you.

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ABC Soaps In Depth just Tweeted:

Just got off the phone with Stuart Damon (ex-Alan, GH) about his exciting new role on #ATWT. Ironically, he's playing a Mafioso!

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This is getting ridiculous. I will only like this if it gives ATWT's vets a storyline. But that's not going to happen.

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I'm happy for Stuart Damon. Maybe this will pull in some dissatisfied GH viewers who have stopped watching soaps. There used to be 3 soaps that aired at 3PM Easatern Time. Now there's one.

I think all of the vets joining ATWT are on short contracts. Lynn Herring is only there for 6 to 8 weeks.

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OMG!!! WHAT AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!

Lucy and Alan over at ATWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I'll give this show a try!! Add ANOTHER CBS Soap to my YandR.....

Hear that Head Honcho's at ABC???? I'll repeat again: I'll give this show a try!!

ABC Daytime has been dead to me. So when they're scratching their numbskulls as to why the ratings are so low, look no further than at fans comments....

IDIOTS!
(GH FAN FROM 555-5555ish)

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Via SoapsinDepth's twitter: Just got off the phone with Stuart Damon (ex-Alan, GH) about his exciting new role on #ATWT. Ironically, he's playing a Mafioso!

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Yay for Stuart!! At least somebody realizes what a gem he is. I haven't been watching GH lately. Maybe it's time to start watching ATWT and totally abandon GH. Is there a beginner's course on ATWT that I can take?

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I hope ATWT uses him to his fullest. I wish he would be doing more comedy

Jamey
Maybe this will raise the ratings and CBS will renew it? Ok wishful thinking but it COULD happen

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Now if only they would involve Stuart's character with Lisa, and give fans the kind of stories they want to see. Instead, they're putting stars into short-term stories that wrap up in five weeks, so they can spend more time on all the men who adore Meg and can't get enough of her.

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So he's playing a mafioso? Lucky Gold and David Kreizman haven't even came over from GL yet and already starting the mob/mafia in Oakdale. Show's doomed for sure.

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Maybe he is love interst for Babs or Lisa? Coud anyone see him as John Dixon?

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Yea for Stuart! GH can suck on it! I'm watching ATWT!

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Excuse my ignorance, but what is a mafioso?

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Nice.

Pretty soon we'll see the rest of the over 40 cast signing on other soaps.

GH messed up, Stuart is a GH icon.

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They are paying the GL salaries for Stuart Damon. How the heck they get him? They should of just play the older vets on the show instead of getting of vets from other soaps. But I feel that it is just Barbara Bloom way to stick it to Frons and vise versa and if the s/l don't work, the fans isn't going to watch the show. I feel that this industry needs to fully wake up before they will be no soaps to watch.

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I love Stuart Damon as Alan Quartermaine on GH but I don't understand the reason that ATWT is bringing in all these vets from other shows when they should be focusing on vets from their show.

ATWT most likely has a year left and they should use that year to honor their history and not the histories of other shows.

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I'm going to have to agree with Jamey on this one. I love Stuart, Lynn, Judy Evans, Forbes March, etc., etc. etc. but why the hell don't they focus on who've they've got? They haven't written a decent storyline for ANY of the existing cast in the last year. The vets are practically non-existant. Half the cast props Meg. If Stuart is a love interest for Babs, Lucinda and/or Lisa and they fight it out for him, I might be able to get behind this. If this is just a here today, gone tomorrow thing, so what? Is this ATWT or As Port Charles Turns? If they want to cut the ATWT cast, please get rid of Meg, Paul, Dusty, and at this point, since his balls are in Meg's testacle lockbox, Damian can go, too. No more new characters until they write a decent storyline for the ones they've got!

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ATWT was an amazing show with amazing characters and actors and Stuart Damon, also, is amazing. He, however, is Alan and belongs on GH. It feels like executives are engaged in this ridiculous chess match with each other as opposed to helping each other save a dying genre. At one time I watched almost every soap (with help of vcr and remote control), now I only watch OLTL (barely).

Why are these people ignoring the talent still in their midsts. Write for Lisa, Lucinda, Kim, Bob, Emily, Susan, Barbara, bring Sierra home, bring back John Dixon. If I switch to ATWT, I do not recognize the show I never missed back in the 90s.

Writing for the veteran characters and actors who are part of the history and fabric of each separate soap opera honors and pleases fans, imo, more than playing red-rover.

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Maybe this will raise the ratings and CBS will renew it? Ok wishful thinking but it COULD happen
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Doubtful. ALL the CBS soaps are in trouble because of the licensing slashes. I really don't see ATWT lasting much more than six months after GL.