Will Blackie Parrish (John Stamos) and Dr. Jeff Webber (Richard Dean Anderson) be paying visits to the fictional town of Port Charles, New York? Returning General Hospital star Kin Shriner believes they will. In a new interview with TV Guide's Michael Logan, Shriner shares who, other than bad boy Scotty Baldwin, he thinks will come back for the sudser's 50th Anniversary. Said Shriner:
I'm sure Stamos will come back because he knows GH started his career. And, of course, Ricky Dean Anderson. We need to get MacGyver back in the mix! We're like an old family from the '80s and I think we'll always feel that way. I'd love to work with Stamos again. As Blackie, he was Paul Drake to my Perry Mason, my footman, my go-to guy. "Go find this out, Blackie!"
The New Normal guest star John Stamos recently visited the set of General Hospital and tweeted Instagram photos of himself with Kin Shriner (Scott). The former Blackie Parrish also tweeted a photo of himself with Genie Francis. About Shriner he wrote,
visiting my buddy kin shriner (scotty baldwin) at my old stomping grounds -GH.
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!
Welcome back Scotty Baldwin? Could Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) and Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner) be back in Port Charles at the same time? It's almost too much to hope, but it may be in the works. Former General Hospital star Billy Warlock (ex-AJ) shared the news Shriner is returning to Port Charles on Twitter.
In an interview with TV Guide, General Hospital’s Frank Valentini dishes about his plans with Ron Carlivati for the ABC soap’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
TV Guide Magazine: What can we expect to see at the Ball?
Valentini: There will be some big story reveals over a few days. We're now doing the sketches for the set and costume designs, which are going to be really exciting. We'll have the characters sing and dance. We'll of course have (inaugural Dancing With the Stars champ) Kelly (Monaco, who plays Sam) dance. We might even bring (her DWTS partner) Val Chermkovskiy back.
Valentini also responds to questions about the possible guest returns of fan favorites, such as: Bobbie Spencer (Jackie Zeman), Audrey Hardy (Rachel Ames), Alan’s ghost (Stuart Damon), Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson), Nikolas (Tyler Christopher), Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) and Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner).