TVLine Items: GH Brings Bobbie Back, OLTL Vet Joins Andy Samberg Pilot, AMC News and More

General Hospital is continuing its trip down nostalgia lane with the return of Bobbie Spencer.

Jackie Zeman took to Twitter Wednesday to announce her homecoming, gushing that she’s “so happy” to be invited back to the ABC soap.

Zeman is the latest in a long string of Port Charles-bound GH vets, including Genie Francis (Laura) and Kin Shriner (Scotty) — who debut in the coming weeks — Lynn Herring (Lucy), Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) and Jack Wagner (Frisco).

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• One Life to Live alumna Melissa Fumero has nabbed the female lead in Fox’s buzzy Andy Samberg comedy pilot, Deadline reports. From Parks and Recreation‘s Mike Schur and Dan Goor, the project revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City.

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• Dixie Martin might be on her way to Pine Valley. ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting that Cady McClain is set to reprise her fan-fave role in Prospect Park’s upcoming All My Children revival. No word yet on whether her on-screen other half Michael E. Knight will follow suit.

• Emmy winner Timothy Busfield (thirtysomething) has been tapped to guest-star in Revolution, reports, playing “a brilliant doctor” with a major secret.

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• MTV has renewed its Southern-set docu-series Buckwild for a second season.

• E! has ordered a reality show — tentatively titled The Wanted Life – starring The Wanted, a U.K. pop boy band now tackling life in Los Angeles.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (21)

  • Blackie is next

    Comment by sean – February 6, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She didn’t gush.

    Comment by Jan1 – February 6, 2013 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael E Knight has to return to AMC. Over the years, Tad had become the heart & soul of the show, even more so than Erica Kane IMHO. His battles with Adam Chandler were epic as was his love for his kids & desire to be a positive influence. It isn’t AMC without Tad in Pine Valley. I always thought that Tad & Dixie could be the next generation’s Joe & Ruth Martin, grounding the show, if given the chance.

    Comment by Gillian – February 6, 2013 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! I love Tad!

      Comment by Brittany – February 6, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If Tad and Dixie return, that’s pretty much all the incentive my mom will need to watch this new setup :D.Those two were classic together.

      Comment by Angela – February 6, 2013 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree

      Comment by Hannah – February 6, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So true but the way he was talking when the show ended I don’t know.

      Comment by Mick – February 6, 2013 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy about Bobbie’s return to GH. Was sick of Dixie years ago on AMC. I ff through all her scenes since her last return from the dead. I know they are only soaps but shouldn’t there be a limit on just how many times a charter can come back from the dead?

    Comment by Joanna – February 6, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thrilled that Bobbie is coming back to GH but I could care less about AMC and OLTL. Given all the unethical nonsense that Prospect Park has pulled over the OLTL actors on GH I will not be watching any PP show.

    Comment by Tracy – February 6, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow, I can’t believe people are boycotting PP. I got news for you, there are NOT the villains in this, ABC created this mess when they cancelled OLTL in the first place. To many people, myself included have worked to damn hard to get AMC and OLTL back and to hear any talk of a boycott is just infuriating to me!!

      Comment by Persephone D. Miles – February 6, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In what way are they “unethical”? They licensed the characters from ABC and paid good money for them. They are completely within their legal and moral rights. Why don’t you make an attempt to understand the meaning of the word “unethical” before you carelessly (and incorrectly) throw it around?

      Oh, right, you’re a soap opera watcher. I shouldn’t have expected so much.

      Comment by Miffy – February 6, 2013 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Miffy,
        If you think so little of soap opera watchers, why did you click in to the article?

        Comment by dmpenry – February 7, 2013 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Geez, next to sci fi fans soap fans are the worst. They waah-waah-waah’d back when abc nixed the two soaps and because it took longer to resurrect the shows(understandable btw considering the massive productions they are) now they’re crying and threatening boycotts because some characters have to go back to their original show. Ffs, there are a ton of fans of shows who wish they got this second chance. Get over it and be happy.

    Comment by Damian – February 6, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • To Damien
      Don’t mess with soap fans. We are very loyal and if anything disrupts our soap, we aren’t nice.

      To everyond else
      Yay for Bobbie! Now to make Georgie and Alan to bring back from the dead

      Comment by Jeannette – February 6, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s why most people think soap opera fans are dumb (not to mention lazy).

        Comment by Miffy – February 6, 2013 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bobbie!!! Dixie!!! Smiley faces all around!

    Comment by Nichole – February 6, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ill check out the Wanted reality show. can’t be any worse than Buckwild. I HATE Buckwild.

    Comment by Elyse – February 6, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very excited about the potential of Cady coming back as Dixie, she was one my favorite AMC characters. I hope this is the incentive for Michael to rejoin the cast.

    Comment by Scottyb – February 6, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No matter how often they kill that Dixwad, she keeps coming back. She’s like herpes.

    Comment by TV Gord – February 6, 2013 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Have really loved all the returns on GH, especially Frisco!!! Just get back Stamos and Springfield (again) and it will be a trifecta of perfection. As for “Bobbie”…meh…the plastic fantastic face of “Nurse Spencer” is really just too frightful to experience. Pass…….

    Comment by Shay – February 7, 2013 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Dr. Noah Drake and I’m in.

    Comment by Magically Suspicious – February 7, 2013 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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