Peter Reckell to GH?

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A comment was posted on another soap site that there's a rumor that Peter Reckell is going to play Valentin Cassadine on GH soon. Taking it as with a grain of salt, probably just "wishful casting." But I keep thinking of Stavros' comment that "rumors of our deaths have been greatly exaggerated."


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I'm not complaining, but how

I'm not complaining, but how is GH able to hire all these people?

Has ABC promised Ron and Frank an unlimited budget as long as they get the ratings up, like they did with Gloria Monty back in the day?

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May sweeps is coming up, so I

May sweeps is coming up, so I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some major stunt casting using favorite actors from other shows. Most soaps have failed creatively at this strategy but I have faith in Ron! If that's what is happening.

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Heard this one too! It's a

Heard this one too! It's a real doozy, and would be another great coup for GH.

However, I too am wondering how they can possibly afford all this. But obviously Frank is the master of putting funds in good use, so I'm sure he'll find a way.

I just hope this won't be stunt casting that lasts for two weeks. If he comes, he needs to be on for a while. It would be interesting to see him play a baddie! Laughing out loud

Imagine how awkward it would be if he has to share screen time with RKK, lol.

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That would be great for

That would be great for Peter.

But I actually have seen this fail time and time again (bringing a BIG soap name to ANOTHER soap). If the character isn't developed or relevant it ends up being a big disappointment.

Look at MAB's failures with all the big name ABC talent on Y and R.

And so far SB isn't getting much of a reception at Y and R under the new team.

It gets talked about, but in the end does nothing for the show or its ratings.

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pferrando, I don't think that

pferrando, I don't think that in the history of soaps there is even one documented example of hiring a big name from another soap translating into improved ratings for more than one or two episodes.

Those actors have a following as the characters they play. Nobody really wants them to play anything else.

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@Soaparmageddon: I would like

@Soaparmageddon: I would like to know where they are getting all the money too? Because all these constant returns of popular vets and casting announcements make you scratch your head about the economics at GH.

Side note: These damn commercials on the side and beneath postings are killing me. It's like they show up in 3 place n a single page.

Anyways... When Another World ended and they brought over several popular characters to As The World Turns there was no ratings spike. Nor have All of Y&R's castings under Maria Arena Bell.

Sometimes there are initial spikes in the ratings for a new few weeks but generally after that the ratings are based on more than one story and not a single actor unless they are fan favorites from the soap in question.

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There has to be some truth to

There has to be some truth to this. This was posted on GHH in the rumor section. It's just not dying...

Rumors are swirling that Peter Reckell, who recently left Days of Our Lives, where he played Bo Brady for decades, may be joining the cast of General Hospital. No word on who he might play, but he would make a good fit for the casting call of Sam's father. Supposedly, he tested with Finola Hughes. Stay tuned...

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That's fine with me. I say

That's fine with me. I say send RKK back to Salem as Bo.....he was HOTTTTT!!