DC #686: Steve Burton Quits General Hospital

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura discuss the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

Steve Burton has decided to quit General Hospital after 21 years. What impact will his departure have on the soap?  Frank Valentini promised a “huge” surprise and delivered to fans the return of Ian Buchanan as Duke Lavery. Find out what the DC gang thinks of his return. Florencia Lozano returns to GH on September 7.

Could Sean Kanan be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful? Is Peter Reckell under consideration for the role of Ridge Forrester?

Will and Gabi had sex on Days of our Lives. Nick gets out of prison and returns to Salem. Sonny is beaten by T. Stefano is alive and EJ is free to roam Salem.

The Young and the Restless casts Robert Adamson as Noah Newman. Jill Farren Phelps wants The Young and the Restless to be more alluring and compelling.  Should the CBS soap still be negotiating with Christel Khalil?  Tucker has a master plan for Sharon.

All this and much more on today’s show!


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    Luke Kerr

    There appears to be an issue one one of the players specifically. You should still be able to listen via iTunes or the second browser based player. I’ve removed the player in question.

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    It worked fine for me. Listen to the entire podcast. Great show!!!!

    I agree with Jamey about Christel Khalil. After reading that she thought she was worth it I thought that I wouldn’t put up with her.
    And Jamey is right. This show fired Don Diamont, they recast Eileen Davidson in the 80s. They did the same to Terry Laster.
    What does a 24-year old actress think she is worth to the show that has a history of almost 40 years? Don’t get it.
    It once again proves that Y&R is filled up with egomaniacs who must be terrible to work with.

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    I agree that GH does need to beef up there cast in Jason’s age level (I wouldn’t technically call him young adult lol) I think for too many years they put all there eggs in Jason and Sonny’s basket and now thankfully they do have John and Patrick but they need to add more characters in that age group.

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    Jillian tell me did MAB dream of Sony/CBS firing her ass when she was laying on her 1000 thread count egyptian cotton sheets?

    DC podcast A+ over here, and Luke was off the chain again… Ok Luke you reading that blacktail magazine again- LOL

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    Honestly, the drama always was high & messy w\Y&R from the get-go..Brenda D. is writing a “tell all book” about her time at Y&R stating Bill Bell made advances toward her…PLEASE! I have read many back stage turmoil, but the key was Bill he didn’t play around and you could be replaced if you wanted to work on the #1 daytime show! ;) The actor’s ego was in check and Bill was the HW and HE wrote stories for his characters and keeping them within his vision he created including Eric B. MTS, etc.

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    @Jamey Giddens!!!! Jill cleared up the rumors in her interview that they were not recasting Devon… and I doubt Bryton has any demands considering he barely gets story… that’s probably the only demand he has and should have, to give him a damn story!!!! I completely agree about Crystal Khalil!!!

    When it comes to GH… I honestly don’t care about Steve Burton, though my little sister is about to have a heart attack… Kristina is growing on me… and I can’t wait to see the fall out at Sonny and Kate’s wedding!!! I am still pushing for Shawn and Carly to get back together!!!

    I’m happy what they did with the Days bullying storyline… they didn’t go too far or brutal, and Sonny got revenge!!! However, I want Gabi to accidentally shoot Rafe in the neck, he dies and she goes to prison!!!

    I have no opinion on B&B right now LoL

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    Maybe because Luke appears to be so mild mannered but…when he goes OFF, it is so entertaining! That Ian Buchanan thing…LOL. Wasn’t he also on B&B at one time too?

    Now that harlee490 mentioned Brenda Dickson…just out of curiosity I Googled her and found her website…WOW. Talk about an incoherent rant! But it was intriguing, especially when she began by saying that she can now finally get her truth out, now that Y&R has been cancelled! Cancelled? That’s news to 99% of the soap viewing public. But I do see that Y&R has had drama behind the scenes for decades but it seemed that Bill Bell knew how to tamp down on the foolishness and quell actor’s egos while still getting the best from them.

    Jillian saying one of my father’s favorite quotes “One monkey don’t stop no show”. I wonder if JFP will be repeating this in her talk with the cast of Y&R, because she should (*coughs* Eric Braeden).

    Jamey is crackin’ me up talking about all the actors using their daytime job as a side gig (although I wouldn’t blame Kristoff St. John if he did because as Chris Tucker might say “…he ain’t got sh*t to do!”)

    Cheer up, Reagan. Maybe a very sexy hunky replacement will land on the show (I hear Carlivati and co. are known for that) and shirtless. Love how Reagan sighs right before she gives her opinion on B&B. Every time (LOL).

    And I loved Gillie, Hamp, Kat and David on GL. Not just the Black characters, Nadine, Harley, Gus…the dialogue on that show at that time was terrific, it was so good, some of those scenes were comparable to a 1 Act Play.

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    Thanks so much for this podcast!
    I’m really sad about Steve Burton leaving too and I’m a newer viewer who used to really dislike Jason. In my opinion, they don’t really have a leading man without Jason, since they’ve downplayed Sonny’s role a bit. Ron’s going to have to come up with some really creative writing to put a new character in the forefront.

    I really like Jillian’s idea of bringing Lindsay Hartley back. She had *amazing* chemistry with E.J. and if we can’t have Will/E.J. we should at least geat E.J/Arianna.
    I kind of like the idea of Gabi being hooked up with Nick. The only time I really like her is when she’s evil.

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    B&B sorry but I’m not in that demo group to listen to Hopes’ sex life or this Liam / Steffy thing its been done to death and they are repeating the same dialog but their ratings prove their audience loves this story that has been just a repeat of years and years of Dope’s love life.

    I agree as popular as Jason is he was a lot that was wrong with GH during Frons’ Guzaland….also these vets that return are just guest appearances so its nice to seem them then they are gone… just disappear with no explanation although she was on nearly every day…e.g. where is Heather? Where is Felicia..? Mac just poof…gone…Is Anna returning to her job as head of PCPD?

    John is heading up the investigation re: the pathogen storyline so?

    As for Jill the show killah …. I won’t watch (Y/R)anything she’s part of sorry can’t stand her. I’m half way out of this show anyway.

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