HomeTVGeneral HospitalThere’s a New Threat on General Hospital (PROMO) Luke Kerr July 30, 2013 41 Comments Port Charles residents have faced many ominous foes over the decades, but a new threat hits town this week in the form of soap alum William deVry. Whose lives will he shake up? Watch this week’s General Hospital promo after the jump! 41 Responses luverica July 30, 2013 Unless this guy can cause Sonny Soprano-Light some real misery rather than be another punching bag for him and his thug sidekick, then I personally don’t give a damn. I wish Ron C. would write a good ass whipping for Sonny. Log in to Reply 80srockfan July 30, 2013 Sam’s Daddy Still Take Stephen Nichols back over anybody Log in to Reply Yoryla July 30, 2013 Sorry, not interested in this in the least. I don’t know what the attraction to this actor is for some, I thought he was awful as Storm on B&B. Bland and disinteresting. I certainly don’t see why him of all people was to be hired to an already bloated cast on GH, and I sure as the heck wouldn’t ever believe HIM to be Sam’s father. I pray to the Soap Jesus’s they won’t even try to go there. Log in to Reply sponge89 July 30, 2013 I am guessing he will end up being Sam’s Father. Log in to Reply Cornfed July 30, 2013 Oh God, this new, unneeded character also wears skinny jeans and pointy shoes like Franco? Isn’t ONE enuf? Or did they feel the need to cram RoHo into this promo? *eyeroll* Log in to Reply CrazyDaisy July 30, 2013 Does Kiki have to be in every promo and in every story? If this guy could take that character out, I’d finally be interested in a story that focused on Sonny. Log in to Reply liason4real July 30, 2013 William deVry is the same age as ME and SK, so there is no way in hell that anyone can seriously buy any of these men playing Sam/KeMo’s father. I thought Alexis was dating a boy at another boarding school and became pregnant? Log in to Reply mitch6225 July 30, 2013 I for one am looking forward to William DeVry’s return to daytime! Wil always delivers and “knocks it out of the ballpark”. Give him and his character a chance before you go knocking him! Log in to Reply LauraWrightCrazy July 30, 2013 [quote=mitch6225]I for one am looking forward to William DeVry’s return to daytime! Wil always delivers and “knocks it out of the ballpark”. Give him and his character a chance before you go knocking him![/quote] I’m with you, mitch.. excited to have him! Log in to Reply svexsal July 30, 2013 How many times can I roll my eyes and how hard can I roll them? Are they even trying? Didn’t he have a “New, unknown enemy” last summer? And the year before that? It’s getting sort of farfetched at this point. Well, as farfetched as it can get for a soap… Log in to Reply TV Gord July 30, 2013 [quote=liason4real]William deVry is the same age as ME and SK, so there is no way in hell that anyone can seriously buy any of these men playing Sam/KeMo’s father. I thought Alexis was dating a boy at another boarding school and became pregnant?[/quote] How many times do people need to be shown that the actor’s actual age has nothing to do with the age of the character they are portraying? Log in to Reply FoxyMegan July 30, 2013 [quote=mitch6225]I for one am looking forward to William DeVry’s return to daytime! Wil always delivers and “knocks it out of the ballpark”. Give him and his character a chance before you go knocking him![/quote] I agree. I remember his chilling performances on AMC and look forward to seeing what he does here. (Of course, several members of the predictably loud and obnoxious GHC have already trashed his character and storyline without seeing any more than this :15 promo.) Log in to Reply FoxyMegan July 30, 2013 [quote=TV Gord]How many times do people need to be shown that the actor’s actual age has nothing to do with the age of the character they are portraying?[/quote] So true! Remember when Di Henry (Kelli Giddish) joined AMC and pretended to be Dixie? She was supposed to be JR’s mother come back to life, and most everyone in Pine Valley bought it, even though Jacob Young (JR) was actually several months OLDER than Kelli. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 30, 2013 I remember!!! It made me an instant fan of Giddish, and I have followed her almost everywhere she has gone since! (I say ‘almost’ because I can’t sit through the L&O shows. Boring procedurals!) Log in to Reply liason4real July 30, 2013 There are lots of out of work actors near Alexis/NLG’s age and you’re telling me that the show couldn’t find one to play Sam’s Daddy? Log in to Reply Cornfed July 30, 2013 Right now i think Y/R is crap, but slightly better than MAB’s version. Does that make me a member of the YRH club too? I don’t know this Devry actor AT ALL, but he does seem too young. I don’t know his age in relation to Sebastian whats his face tho, i’m assuming he’s 10 years older than ME/SK/WD? As for “trashing characters and stories”, weren’t all the “haters” on here correct that Franco would be sick and be a donor for Danny? What? I can’t hear you…. Log in to Reply pferrando July 30, 2013 I don’t watch GH, but keep up with the posts. Why do these newer EP/writers think a constant flow of new characters is at all what loyal viewers want? Log in to Reply Cornfed July 30, 2013 Pferrando, there was a big debate a while back re: HW royalties for new characters created. Tony Geary referenced it to Michael Logan a while back. So then a tiff started on whether or not HW’s do get compensated for every new character they create. The consensus was that it depends on that HW’s contract. Doug Marland supposedly had it in his contract. Not sure about any others. This related to Ron C. and why the influx of new characters… Are fans more pissed about recasts on Y/R, or new characters? I guess she’s only recast 3 roles so far, correct? (Well, including Phyllis it will be 4 very soon!) Log in to Reply maxsmom July 30, 2013 TVGord-you must be tired in chasing the very busy Ms. Giddish since she left AMC. I love procedurals, have watched all of the Law and Orders from day 1. I have even added the Canadian shows Rookie Blue(again from day 1) and this season’s new show Motive. I prefer Rookie Blue because it’s more soapy than Motive and if I can have my procedural wrapped in a soap, I am a happy girl. Log in to Reply tealita July 30, 2013 [quote=liason4real]There are lots of out of work actors near Alexis/NLG’s age and you’re telling me that the show couldn’t find one to play Sam’s Daddy?[/quote] I agree with you. Sure, not every actor looks his or her age, but asking these kind of questions is not out of bounds. I don’t know who Sam’s father is, but I hoped for someone dark-looking, and about Alex’s age or a little older. Log in to Reply maxsmom July 30, 2013 IOWAHAWKEYE-the tony geary/michael logan story also popped into my head while watching the preview. I don’t think that Carlivati is creating characters for money, I think he’s doing it for the potential glory but he has a bad track record that he brought over from OneLife ie. both Gigi and Stacy Morasco, the Ford brothers, teenage Jessica etc. etc. I can be tough on Carlivati while allowing Valentini to skate but the next great character RC creates will be his 1st. Log in to Reply Cornfed July 31, 2013 ROTF Maxmom, no kidding! I think subtlety can play a part as well. No anvils or propping! I liked Dani’s love interest (Lenny Platt) on OLTL, but he became limited after a certain point, and they REALLY underwrote the mother character (Jessica Leccia). James Ford — God that actor playing him was annoying, so was the character! Ford #1 was great until he became a slobbery mush over Messica, YEESH! Log in to Reply twb6yz July 31, 2013 I don’t see him as Sam’s father. Alexis slept with someone older than she was by several years. Nancy Lee Grahn is 10 years older than William deVry and looks older. He’s only 7 years older then Kelly Monaco. He’s closer in age to Kelly than he is to Nancy. Log in to Reply pjc722 July 31, 2013 If William DeVry turns out to be a good character with substance to his story and not just a cartoon villian who will be sought after by the cops the moment he shows up on anyone’s doorstep while Sonny pulls out his lil pistol to threaten him while Dante looks the other way, I could be enticed to watch GH again. I think DeVry is one HOT sexy man and only better as age gets bigger! I sort of agree though with many people on here about his actual age being bad if they say he is Sam’s dad. There comes a time when soaps have to stop playing us for fools and start at least hiring actors who look the age and the part… even if they are only 10 years older than their 35 yr old child. Another reason why soaps are jokes to so many besides those of us watching the program. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott July 31, 2013 Oh God! Yes, Kelli playing Di on AMC! I remember. Log in to Reply FloridaDreamin July 31, 2013 After today’s episode I had a random thought. What if the baby Britt is carrying isn’t Lantes like everyone is assuming and is actually hers with this guy? Not sure how that would play out since this character is more than likely Ava’s brother and will be thrown into stories with Sonny–neither of which are involved in that storyline. Maybe I’m just hoping to be shocked or at least a little surprised with a storyline instead of being able to predict how one will play out 90% of the time… Log in to Reply TV Gord July 31, 2013 [quote=maxsmom]TVGord-you must be tired in chasing the very busy Ms. Giddish since she left AMC.[/quote] LOL! I never tire of following beautiful and talented women! I hope that doesn’t come off as creepy as it reads. That’s not the way I meant it. I don’t hate all procedurals. I’m not fond of the ones that are slim on the personal lives of the characters, which L&O always seemed to be to me. I do enjoy Rookie Blue and Motive and many others. I loved Kelli on Past Life and Chase and her guest appearances on The Good Wife and Damages (God, I loved Damages!!!). L&O: SVU has always been a show I avoided because of the disturbing subject matter, but I’m happy to see her on a show where others can appreciate her talents. I hope it’s a show that will someday springboard her to something I can watch. She’s an amazing talent…and yes, she is sexy as all get out! She even made a silk purse out of the sow’s ear of a character she was handed on AMC. Veering (unpredictably back on topic) back to William deVry, I think he could do the same for himself on GH. While I don’t think he’s as sexy as Kelli ;-), I do appreciate that he has the talent to make bad characters very compelling (and I never thought I would say that about an actor who played someone who raped Bianca Montgomery, a storyline I loathed but came to understand over time)! Log in to Reply tealita July 31, 2013 [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]Oh God, this new, unneeded character also wears skinny jeans and pointy shoes like Franco[/quote] Do men care how big their feet look? Skinny jeans & wingtips make men’s feet look humongous. At least the men on GH aren’t cuffing their skinnies up & wearing their wingtips with no socks! Log in to Reply TV Gord July 31, 2013 [quote=tealita]Do men care how big their feet look? Skinny jeans & wingtips make men’s feet look humongous.[/quote] Mental note: get skinny jeans and wingtips! LOL! Log in to Reply tealita July 31, 2013 ^^Good one, Gord. LOL! :bigsmile: Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin July 31, 2013 you know what they say about big feet Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens July 31, 2013 Head writers do not get paid for new characters. That is a myth. Every writer in soaps, and I know dozens, laughs about that. It’s right up there with Phyllis Diller is Erica Kane’s mama. Head writers get paid a salary plus for long story projections. Log in to Reply tealita July 31, 2013 [quote=EricasEvilTwin]you know what they say about big feet ;)[/quote] I thought that was thumbs! :bigsmile: Log in to Reply TV Gord July 31, 2013 [quote=Jamey Giddens]Head writers do not get paid for new characters. That is a myth. Every writer in soaps, and I know dozens, laughs about that. It’s right up there with Phyllis Diller is Erica Kane’s mama. Head writers get paid a salary plus for long story projections.[/quote] Thanks, Jamey! Unfortunately, what was a sly wink to the audience from Geary in that TV Guide interview will probably haunt us forever. :-O As for the other myth (about feet), I once lost a ton of weight, and although I went down two shoe sizes, I was still glad to be able to look down and see my, um, feet again! Log in to Reply Cornfed July 31, 2013 [quote=TV Gord][quote=tealita]Do men care how big their feet look? Skinny jeans & wingtips make men’s feet look humongous.[/quote] Mental note: get skinny jeans and wingtips! LOL! :-D[/quote] TV Gord, all your posts were hilarious,i enjoyed them. Must be the Canadian air? I gotta admit, Devry looks MUCH MUCH better on tv than in the pic they posted with the news he was coming to GH — quite shockingly so. He is hot enuf to be a brother to Ava, but again, not old or credible enuf to be Sam’s father. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens July 31, 2013 @TVGord, yeah, it’s totally not true. the Writers Guild of America publishes the Minimum Basic Agreement. It shows clearly what daytime head writers get paid for. I bet the confusion comes in because head writers can get paid separately for new long term story projections and those often include new characters. But this whole thing of them getting paid for every new character and earning residuals off of them is complete nonsense and absolutely not true. With the revolving door of head writers that comes through this industry, there’s no way the soap factories would allow that many people to be earning cuts of their intellectual property. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 31, 2013 Thanks, IOWAHAWKEYE! The sentiment is mutual! Log in to Reply Yoryla July 31, 2013 Gord – :bigsmile: :bigsmile: Lovin’ on your comments Log in to Reply TV Gord August 1, 2013 :beer: Same to you, Yoryla! Too bad I’m such an asshole, eh? Log in to Reply Yoryla August 1, 2013 Well – if you are, you’re just the type I like! Log in to Reply louilou86 August 2, 2013 I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with this. I don’t think he’s Sam’s father, I think he’s her brother. he’s too young to be Julian Jerome. I think he’s Julian’s son. I’m excited!! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.