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Marcus Coloma Opens up About Taking Over as Nikolas on General Hospital (Exclusive)

Shhh… Much like General Hospital’s Nikolas, Marcus Coloma spent his first days in Port Charles in hiding. “A lot of the cast didn’t know who I was, so I was kind of sneaking around the dressing rooms and hair and makeup” departments, he told Soaps In Depth. “People glanced at me but didn’t really know who I was. Then, slowly, as the weeks rolled out, there were rumors about who I was and what I was doing there. It was pretty funny, because it was definitely life mirroring art.” With Nikolas’ return from the dead shrouded in secrecy, “I literally was not able to talk about this to anyone,” revealed the actor. “My mom found out when the mask came off — and she was a fan of Luke and Laura! I knew she would flip her lid. She’ll watch anything I’m in, obviously, but it
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What Happened to Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital

Now that Nikolas Cassadine is back on General Hospital, some might need or want a refresher on the character's twisted history. Nikolas was introduced in 1996 with Tyler Christopher originating the character, and in 1999, Colton Scott took over. Christopher returned to the role in 2003 and played the character up until his exit in 2016, with actor Nick Stabile taking over briefly to usher Nikolas off the canvas. There was also a handful of episodes in December of 2005 when Chris Beetem took over the role while Christopher underwent surgery on his broken arm. Although Nik was presumed dead, there was no body, and sure enough, he returned very much alive and played by Marcus Coloma! Nikolas first arrived in Port Charles as a teenager to donate his bone marrow to save his sister, Lulu Spencer. Although he and brother Lucky Spencer started off butting heads, the siblings eventually bonded. Nikolas’ world was turned
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‘General Hospital’ Unveils New Nikolas Cassadine – It’s Marcus Coloma

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‘General Hospital’ Unveils New Nikolas Cassadine – It’s Marcus Coloma
Marcus Coloma was revealed today as the new ‘Nikolas Cassadine’ on ABC’s General Hospital.

The role was unveiled after much speculation on whether Nikolas Cassadine was still alive. Today, he returned to Port Charles and appears to be the one who took Cassandra Pierce all those months ago, and has been following Ava Jerome.

Coloma is best known for his starring role in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua film franchise for Walt Disney Pictures. Last season, he wrapped the Fox pilot Adam & Eve from writer Jon Beckerman, and previously starred in the False Profits pilot for ABC.

Coloma also recurred as ‘Father Jonas Alcaraz’ on TNT’s Major Crimes. His TV credits include Lucifer, The Mentalist, The Client List, South Beach, Drop Dead Diva, Psycho Girlfriend, Make It Or Break It, Lincoln Heights, Point Pleasant and One Tree Hill.

The role of ‘Nikolas’ was originated by actor Tyler Christopher in
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Days of Our Lives: 2018-19 Season Ratings (updated 10/8/19)

Last year, Days of Our Lives was (once again) the lowest-rated of the four remaining network soap operas. It seemed very possible that it could be cancelled by NBC but the network renewed Days in March 2018. Will it be renewed for season 55 for the 2019-20 broadcast season or, is this venerable soap truly in its final days? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

Premiering on November 8th of 1965, Days of Our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. It revolves around the members of the Brady, Horton, and Dimera families -- along with their friends, enemies, and lovers. Castmembers include Lucas Adams, Lamon Archey, Camila Banus, Nadia Bjorlin, Tyler Christopher, Kassie DePaiva, Mary Beth Evans, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Olivia Rose Keegan, Victoria Konefal, Lauren Koslow, Eric Martsolf, Chandler Massey,
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Happy Birthday to Brandon Barash — See His Cutest Moments With His Daughter, Harper!

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Brandon Barash! After studying acting at the University of Southern California, he broke into show business with roles on the primetime series The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, and 24 before joining the cast of Gh in 2007 as bad boy Johnny Zacchara. Although Barash left Gh in 2013, he has returned for a few short stints here and there, but then found himself taking over for fellow Gh alum Tyler Christopher as Stefan Dimera over on NBC sudser Days Of Our Lives. He has also appeared in the recurring role of Detective Robby Oderno in Major Crimes and played Thomas Calabro in The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. (Photo Credit: Steven Bergman) Barash is also a talented musician and plays in the band Port Chuck, which also includes fellow Gh alums Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Scott Reeves (ex-Steven), and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli). In real life,
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Stefan O. Dimera on Days Of Our Lives — Everything You Need to Know

The character of Stefan O. Dimera on Days Of Our Lives arrived with a bang in December of 2017 just in time for the New Year. Now, this isn’t the classic villain, Stefano Dimera, who was played by the late Joseph Mascolo — this is his son, Stefan, originally played by popular Daytime Emmy Award winner Tyler Christopher. However, after just over a year in the role, he was replaced by another General Hospital alum, Brandon Barash, in March of 2019. But now it looks like the character is going out with a bang as well! Stefan Octavius Dimera first appeared on Dec. 29, 2017, and it was revealed that he is the previously-unknown child of Vivian Alamain and Stefano Dimera. He was conceived when Stefano was posing as Rudolpho Meradi and seduced Vivian to steal her ruby. Although Viv’s manservant, Ivan, told her the baby was stillborn, the infant was spirited away.
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What Happened to Cassandra on General Hospital

Daytime vet Jessica Tuck was excited to return to soaps as the evil Casandra Pierce on General Hospital back in September of 2017, and the villainess has continued to pop up again and again like a bad penny! “Soaps are where I started,” she confided to Soaps In Depth when she joined the cast of Gh, “so it always feels like coming home. Especially in this case because executive producer Frank Valentini and I basically started together. On One Life To Live, he was a production assistant when I was first starting. Coming back and being able to work with Frank, it’s a privilege. It’s so much fun.” Cassandra was a hypochondriac from whom Anna Devane wanted information about Valentin Cassadine, and she used Finn to act as her doctor to run tests and keep her busy while she investigated. However, Cassandra was more dangerous than they had anticipated,
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To Helena and back: Constance Towers returns to ‘General Hospital’ as evil Cassadine matriarch

To Helena and back: Constance Towers returns to ‘General Hospital’ as evil Cassadine matriarch
There’s just no escaping Helena Cassadine, the villainous “General Hospital” matriarch who has wreaked havoc in Port Charles for decades. Our sister site TVLine has now reported that actress Constance Towers is on her way back to the show for a big reveal in a major storyline.

TVLine’s scoop indicates that Helena will show up in a flashback to the time cult leader Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and Drew (Billy Miller) spent in Afghanistan. But no word yet on who is having the flashback, what exactly is being learned, and who the information is being revealed to. We’ll find out when Towers’s appearance airs on Monday, August 19.

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Helena has been a dastardly presence on “Gh” off-and-on since the 1980s. The role was originated by the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, who cursed supercouple Luke and Laura (Anthony Geary
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Chelsea on General Hospital — Everything You Need to Know

Ava didn't have much luck with Sibley Gamble but there's a new psychic on General Hospital who might just have better skills! Chelsea Lambas made her debut in the July 26 episode, and she could have some important information for the residents of Port Charles. "What does Chelsea see in Franco's future?" mused ABC exec Nathan Varni when he teased the character's introduction on Twitter. Chelsea was first seen in the hospital corridor when she ran into Franco and passed along a message from Kiki congratulating him on finding happiness. When he asked about the other psychic's cryptic message that he soon may not feel himself, Chelsea couldn't elaborate, but had a flash where she heard a car racing and urged him not to take that drive. She then met with Ava Jerome at The Metro Court and let her know that Kiki is angry with her and wants her mother to leave her alone.
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General Hospital Spoilers — Ava Confronts Ryan!

The past won't stay buried in these General Hospital spoilers! Stella has a long-lost relative out there somewhere, Sasha and Michael's honeymoon period could come to a screeching halt, and Ava confronts her demons… well, one in particular: Ryan! After taking a DNA ancestry test, Stella learned that she has a relative in Port Charles, but has been reluctant to pursue the matter any further. Sitting down with Curtis and Jordan at The Metro Court, Stella warns them to stop pushing. "I do not have some secret love child roaming around!" she insists. Will Curtis decide to investigate himself, and what might he find? Summer is getting hotter as Michael and Sasha continue their steamy relationship. "You're amazing," he tells her in bed after they've finished making love. She smiles back: "You, too." However, a couple secrets could blow their happiness to smithereens. Will it be Sasha's true identity or
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Billy Miller Says Goodbye to General Hospital

Rumors have been flying around the internet recently but now they have been confirmed: Billy Miller (Drew) is leaving General Hospital. Although the actor is a private person and does not post on social media, his agent, Marnie Sparer, shared a brief video of some balloons and going-away presents along with a glimpse at a message that Miller wrote to his fans. Officially. Billy. Miller. .....#Gh #GH56 pic.twitter.com/0U6CxbNHKe— Marnie Sparer (@TalktoMarn) July 29, 2019 "Hello Friends," he shared. "With a slight air of sadness, it is time to ponder what 'Goodbye' means. However, instead of dwelling on what is gone and sure to be missed, there is another way. Maybe our goodbye is really a remembrance of love felt, an appreciation for lives shared, and the lifelong reminisces that come from embraces given and received. Maybe our goodbye is an earnest hope for the brightest path forward for us all.
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General Hospital Readers' Poll — Do You Want Nikolas to Return?

Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our General Hospital Readers' Poll. Cast your vote for the question below, and then in the comments section of this article, feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Q: Would you like to see Nikolas return from the dead? Click here to vote online! Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, August 1, and please, only one vote per person! To vote for your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on an ABC, CBS or NBC soap, please mail your choices to: ABC Readers' Poll, c/o Soaps In Depth 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage! Votes For Actors,
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General Hospital Spoilers 7/25/19 — Jason Wants the Truth From Carly

Editor's Note: Due to the televised news coverage of the Robert Mueller testimony, the July 24 episode was preempted and will instead air on July 25. Who can you trust in these General Hospital spoilers? Jax has a proposition for Nina, Cam makes a confession to Josslyn, Chase and Finn continue to butt heads, Robert has a promise for Sonny, and Jason urges Carly to open up to him. At the Crimson offices, Jax extends an invitation to Nina… and her fiancé. "Let me take you and Valentin out to dinner," he offers. Nina looks a little suspicious, so will she agree to the invite? Perhaps she could use the opportunity to dig around to find out what Jax is really up to! Dev was there to comfort Josslyn when she went to the footbridge to find all of the locks gone, including the one she and Oscar had left there. And
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What Happened to Rocco Falconeri on General Hospital

Kids grow up so fast these days it can be hard to keep track. Rocco Falconeri on General Hospital had a bit of a growth spurt that left some viewers a little confused. The kid's origins were also quite complicated, so let us break it all down for you. Rocco was born in September of 2013, and was played by a series of twins until 2016 when Mason Tannous debuted in the role. In April of 2017, Rocco was SORASed a bit more when O'Neill Monahan took over as Rocco. The young actor might be familiar to some from his recurring roles in comedy sketches on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Dr. Britt Westbourne claimed to be pregnant with Dr. Patrick Drake's baby, but it turned out she had implanted herself with Dante Falconeri and Lulu Falconeri's stolen embryo. Although Britt attempted to raise Baby Ben herself, Lulu grew suspicious that the infant was
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Mark Lawson Returns to General Hospital as Dustin

Some ABC Daytime fans recognized Dustin Phillips, Lulu's date in the July 9 episode of General Hospital, because they remember actor Mark Lawson from One Life To Live, where he played Brody from 2008 to 2012. It seemed unusual that the soap would hire such a charming and talented actor for a simple one-off role, and now the suspicions have been prove right as TV Insider broke the news that Lawson will be back on Gh starting with the episode airing on Tuesday, July 23! "It was really hard not to talk about it," he admitted to the site, "but I hope the surprise was worth it!" The day following his first appearance in Port Charles, the actor took to social media to thank everyone who responded so positively to his return to daytime. "Good morning!" he said. "I just wanted to send out a little post of gratitude to everyone who tuned in,
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General Hospital Spoilers — Nelle Has a Confession for Michael!

Two separate babies are at the center of the drama in these General Hospital spoilers, but while the truth about one baby could mean heartbreak for one couple, the truth about the other one could turn all of Port Charles upside down! Ever since the doctor's appointment where they learned that their baby had been diagnosed with spina bifida, Sonny and Carly have been walking on eggshells, concerned about their unborn child. At that time, it was too soon to tell just how serious the condition might be, but now they're back for more information. "What's the verdict?" Sonny asks the doctor. Carly wonders: "How serious is the baby's condition?" Are Carly and Sonny ready for the truth? (Photo Credit: ABC) But it's little Baby Wiley who could blow the entire town apart when the truth about his identity comes out. Willow still believes the tot to be the child she had with Shiloh,
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Days of Our Lives Spoiler Photos: An Action Packed Week in Salem

It's going to be an action-packed week in Salem!

The Days of Our Lives spoiler video shows Susan pulling a gun on faux Susan, Rex attacking Xander, and Stefan and Gabi asking someone to marry them while Jack demands a divorce from an angry Eve.

It also shows Claire stabbing Tripp in the back, though the official NBC photos suggest this is a dream (hopefully!)

There is also plenty of plotting and planning going on, as NBC has released photos stating that Gabi and Stefan strategize to defeat "Nicole", Xander makes Kristen grovel, "Nicole" shares her plans with Brady, and more!

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Soaps In Depth Podcast – Thomas Must Be Stopped!

Join Soaps In Depth editors — and lifelong soap fans — Richard Simms and Charlie Mason as they dish about everything that’s right and wrong with daytime dramas in the all-new Soaps In Depth Podcast! Every week, these two offer their uncensored opinions on current storylines, praise outstanding performances, discuss the latest news, and tease what’s coming up next on all your favorite shows. This week, Richard and Charlie call into question Hope’s decision to run down the aisle with The Bold & The Beautiful’s Thomas. Has the master manipulator gone too far? Plus, we take a look at two things soap fans insist they want… even if those two things don't make sense in the same universe! Don’t miss out on all the fun — Click here to download and listen to the Soaps In Depth Podcast now or you can also find it on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play,
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Eden McCoy Reveals the Emotional Toll Her Gh Storyline Took on Her (Exclusive)

Last year, all Eden McCoy (Josslyn) wanted was to get into some heavy, heartbreaking storylines on General Hospital. “It’s funny, because you always want what you don’t have,” the teenager chuckled to Soaps In Depth. “I wanted to dive into something dramatic. Then when I had to cry for the first time, I remember I was so taken back by it — and I had no idea what was coming!” The effects of the emotional story stuck with McCoy even when she wasn’t on set. “One week, I had to go to work right after school every day and knew Joss was going to be in a dark emotional place, so I just stayed in the dark place. That kind of sucked!” she sighed. “Now I’m like, ‘Why can’t I have one scene that doesn’t leave me depressed for a week?’” While the storyline was emotionally taxing,
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Is Nikolas Returning to General Hospital? — Tyler Christopher Speaks Out

There have been so many mentions of Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital that some viewers are wondering if the soap is hinting at the return of the fan-fave character. The character was originated by actor Tyler Christopher in 1996, and many are hoping that now that he's no longer playing Stefan on Days Of Our Lives, he's free to return to Port Charles. "You all are very sweet to be so loyal as you always are," Christopher tweeted in response to the fan response. "I know they are talking about Nikolas as of late. I've always said I would never close that door from my side. I just want to thank you all for always rooting for me and the character. I grew up with him as many of you have." In fact, just a couple days earlier, on June 15, the actor retweeted a Gh fan account that shared some screenshots
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