TVLine Items: General Hospital Star to Exit, The Office Scores NBA Legend and More!

General Hospital SpoilersGeneral Hospital will be short one Webber in the new year.

Suds vet Scott Reeves took to Twitter late Wednesday to announce his impending departure from the ABC soap.

“Hey guys, u know how much u mean 2 me and I wanted u 2 hear it from me,” he wrote. “I was let go from GH today and my last day should [be] in Feb sometime.”

Reeves — who also appeared on The Young and the Restless for the better part of a decade — has portrayed Port Charles-area doctor Steve Webber since 2009.

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The Office has tapped NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving to make a cameo in its farewell season. Per EW.com, the Hall of Famer will invest in Jim’s new sports-marketing firm.

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• Gail O’Grady (American Dreams, NYPD Blue) will guest-star on Castle‘s upcoming Real Housewives-esque installment, TVGuide.com reports.

• ABC is staying in business with John Leguizamo after passing on his Kings of Van Nuys pilot for a second time. The Alphabet Net is developing a half-hour star vehicle for the actor based on his life.

• Bunheads has cast leading lady Sutton Foster’s real-life brother, Hunter Foster, as her character Michelle’s sibling, ET Online reports. He’ll appear in multiple episodes, beginning with the Jan. 28 installment.

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• TV Land has officially renewed The Soul Man and The Exes for a second and third season, respectively, Deadline reports.

• VH1 has unveiled the premiere dates of its winter lineup. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Making Mr. Right, in which women pose as matchmakers and pull one over on unsuspecting men, debuts Jan. 6, following the Season 3 launch of Mob Wives; and a new cycle of Love & Hip Hop bows Jan. 7, paired with the freshman reality show Black Ink Crew. Meanwhile, Best Week Ever launches Jan. 18, leading into The Jenny McCarthy Show premiere.

• OWN has ordered two scripted series from Tyler Perry: a drama titled The Haves And The Have Nots, which follows an affluent family and its housekeeper, and Love Thy Neighbor, a diner-set comedy.

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15 Comments
  1. ollie says:

    yea for gail on castle hope her and gina have scenes together

  2. Daniela says:

    No big loss that Scott Reeves is leaving. His character was pretty dull right from the beginning. I hope they put Tristan Rogers on contract or finally bring back Genie Francis as Laura. She’s about to be the only one missing from this fantastic 80’s revival.

    • Rebecca says:

      Steven Lars is a schmuck, it’s about time.. Also don’t really care for Scott or Melissa Reeves at all. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    • Jason says:

      WHy are Holly, Frisco and Donnelly coming back?

      • Daniela says:

        Holly already had a comeback earlier this year. So I didn’t count her in. But would be excited to see her again. :-) Jack Wagner pretty much nixed the idea of coming back as Frisco and Donnelly – with wife Tiffany – would be another great thing next to Laura.

  3. Margaret says:

    That’s a major bummer about Scott reeves, he and Lisa (Olivia) were such a great on screen couple!!

  4. Jason says:

    Can you please not give spoilers in the headlines? At least not include the pictue of the GH star leaving? Maybe be a little more vague by just not showing the picture. That way people who want spoiler can click on it and people who don’t want to know can avoid.

  5. Renee says:

    It’s sad Scott Reeves lost his job right before Christmas. Sucks.

    • shari says:

      I agree thats sad and just b4 the holidays. wow thats actually gonna suck. seems like they are losing the good love stories with Jason and Sam and now whats Olivia gonna do sure hope that GH doesnt go off the air like amc and oltl

  6. Jared says:

    Really looking forward to VH1s Jenny McCarthy Show even though I haven’t really heard much about it.

  7. Thea Graham says:

    All these comments were made before, I assume, that the announcements concerning the 50th anniversary of GH was made public. I’ve seen almost ALL of the actors/actresses of note return at some point during the celebration of their 50th year on the air. That’s quite an accomplishment. I guess they couldn’t very well have “Jason” come back since he’d taken his role with Y&TR and also he’s DEAD. But A.J. is back. (In hindsight, almost all soaps have characters who have died at least ONCE and yet, they live again when ratings get low! )

    It has been a real TREAT to see all these characters return and frankly, I stopped watching this after the 80’s but returned for Laura’s “new wedding”, then stopped again until the 50th was announced. So GLAD to see her back. Now if she’d just get back with Luke, I’d be a happy camper. Tracy Elliot is FABULOUS, but she stands alone as a comedic actress, she doesn’t need Luke. And I am old school, I believe Luke still loves Laura and always will.

    Thea

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