Y&R's Phelps on Steve Burton Get: "Steve Loved The Idea of Playing a Character Very Different From Jason Morgan"By Jillian Bowe on January 14, 2013
The Young and the Restless' executive producer Jill Farren Phelps finally broke her silence on scooping up General Hospital fan favorite Steve Burton. Phelps sat down with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan and spilled the tea on how she convinced Burton to join Y&R as Dylan McAvoy.
TV Guide Magazine: It's no shock Steve Burton is joining Y&R, given your relationship. But how'd you make the magic happen so soon?
Phelps: We didn't start talking seriously until about five weeks ago. We put out the character breakdown for Dylan McAvoy and we were seeing actors for the role. I just kept thinking how great Steve would be in the part but, at first, it was just a dream. I talked to his manager and we were able to make it work out so that Steve could continue to have the life he wants in Nashville. Plus, Steve loved the idea of playing a character very different from Jason Morgan. READ MORE
Daytime Confidential's been saying it, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan has said it. Now The New York Post is chiming in. The newspaper has named General Hospital as one of the Top 5 Shows to watch in 2013. According to the paper:
General Hospital” (Weekdays, 2 p.m., ABC) There isn’t a lot to be celebrating in the soap world, with the demise of so many stalwarts in the past five years. But those that remain — “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Days of Our Lives” and “General Hospital” — are all making concerted efforts to keep the remaining viewers tuning in.
The leader among them was “GH,” which pulled out every star from its swashbuckling 1980s lineup. They were right to do so: We saw the return of Finola Hughes’ former super-spy Anna Devane, proving that women over 40 are still leading lady material and re-affirming that the ridiculous plots that made soaps fun in the ’80s can still make daytime drama worthwhile. READ MORE
Who didn't see this coming? TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting former General Hospital star Steve Burton is returning to soaps, just not the one that made him a household name.
Ten years after her first stint on General Hospital, Meredith Vieira is back. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with the former co-host of The View and The Today Show to get the skinny on what her character Bree Flanders will be up to when she hits Port Charles on Dec. 14.
TV Guide Magazine: You were such a hoot as Bree. What's become of our girl?
Vieira: Well, she's no longer providing comfort to men! Lynn Herring returns to the show as Lucy Coe [also Friday] and it turns out Bree is her senior vp of marketing at CoeCoe Cosmetics. Sabrina and Felix are desperately trying to get a meeting with Lucy but first they have to go through me. [Laughs] But, really, not much has changed for Bree. Prostitution. Makeup. Hey, it's all sales.
Veteran soap star Mark Pinter is heading to Genoa City. TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting Pinter, best known as Grant Harrison on NBC's defunct soap Another World, has landed a juicy role on The Young and the Restless. According to the magazine, Pinter will play Marcus Wheeler, who is described as:
Since she first appeared on our TV screens, The Young and the Restless' Cricket Blair (Lauralee Bell) has been the ultimate good girl. That's all about to change, since the legal ace will soon swap spit with her ex-husband Paul (Doug Davidson), who just happens to be dating her BFF Nina (Tricia Cast)! TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with Bell to get the lowdown.
TV Guide Magazine: What triggers this?
Bell: Christine has basically thrown Paul a lifeline by finding the evidence that saves him from going to jail. She's freed him from this horrific chapter in his life and that's what provokes the kiss. This isn't some meaningless thing, though. Paul says, "I'm falling back in love with you." And Christine says, "I'm falling back in love with you, too. I want to give this a shot." Danny was the love of Cricket's young life. But Paul is her adult love. It's a serious, emotional reconnection. It could be a second chance for both of them.