General Hospital vet Rick Springfield is set to reprise his role as Dr. Noah Drake for a handful of episodes this March, EW.com reports. Now, let us all hope he’s not back to console his son, Patrick, after Robin’s possible (and all-too-tragic) death. (Sob!)
Meanwhile, a handful of other familiar faces are about to pop up in Port Charles, and we’ve got a breakdown of their respective debut dates. Finola Hughes (Anna) reappears the week of Feb. 13, while Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms (Robert and Holly, respectively) return around Feb. 27.
The former One Life to Live stars joining the soap will trickle in separately, with Kristen Alderson (Starr) dropping in the week of Feb. 20, Roger Howarth and Kassie DePaiva (Todd and Blair) debuting around Feb. 27 and Michael Easton (John McBain) beginning his run sometime in March.
GH star Jason Thompson (the aforementioned Patrick) has also landed a gig on Castle‘s fairytale-themed episode, GMMR.com reports, playing the husband of a woman dressed as Snow White at the time of her murder.
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• Arrested Development co-exec producer Dean Lorey took to his blog Monday with some fun news about the series’ upcoming revival on Netflix. “We’re really doing this thing,” he wrote. “The original cast is back. There are offices and parking spaces. We’re shooting this year.” For now, “the schedule is being kept under wraps,” but reports have the comedy debuting new episodes in 2013.
• John Stamos is in talks to star opposite T.J. Miller in the Fox comedy pilot, Little Brother, Deadline reports. The project, from Everybody Loves Raymond scribe Mike Royce, centers on a man who discovers he has an ex-con for a half-brother.
• Vivica A. Fox has landed a guest spot on Raising Hope, EW.com reports, playing a fiery church-goer who runs against Garret Dillahunt’s Burt in a local congregation election.
• Oh, Lord — literally! TLC has picked up Preacher Wives, a docu-series from the producers of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Per EW.com, the show centers on strong-willed southern women in religious leadership positions.
• ABC is adapting the 1978 Judith Krantz novel Scruples as a possible drama series, with the author’s son, Tony, and actress Natalie Portman serving as executive producers.
• Last Friday’s premiere of Discovery Channel’s Bering Sea Gold was watched by 3.66 million total viewers, making it the most-watched series debut in the cabler’s history. It also set highs for Discovery in several key demos.
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