Updated: December 9.
"General Hospital" star Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) recently tweeted the specifics of when he's set to stop taping the show before returning to "The Young And The Restless" in early January next year. Rogers will finish taping his final episodes in Port Charles on Thursday December 19 before his holiday break in Australia.
Rogers' character, Robert Scorpio, just aided in the demise of arch enemy Cesar Faison (Anders Hove) with his former wife and colleague, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), after they escaped Cassadine Island. Stay tuned in coming weeks to see what's in store for Scorpio before he leaves.
In addition, Rogers also tweeted his support of Daytime television and asks everyone to be supportive of the genre.
I am passionate about daytime drama. Where ever I work. I want to do the best I can. So lets be bipartisan and support the genre.— tristanrogers (@tristanrogers) December 6, 2013
Original article: November 14.
Tristan Rogers who recently reprised his role as Robert Scorpio on "General Hospital" is leaving Port Charles soon. Head writer, Ron Carlivati, tweeted the fact and noted Scorpio would be written out of a big February sweeps storyline. Fans are assured that before then we will see a lot of Robert. Soap Opera Digest confirmed today that Rogers is returning to "The Young And The Restless" as Aussie crime lord, Colin Atkinson.
Rumors that Sean Kanan (A.J. Quartermaine) was fired were squelched recently by Kanan who tweeted:
Attention rumor mongers. Heading back next week.— Sean Kanan (@seankanan) November 6, 2013
In a recent TV Guide Magazine interview, Carlivati admits he had to write Laura (Genie Francis) off the show when her contract was over and that A.J.'s storyline cooled down when Robin (Kimberly McCullough) came back because her "return to Port Charles would be big and impact nearly every character." He questions the need to see characters "if they're not doing something crucial and interesting," and warns if viewers are watching a show just for a character or a couple, "you're putting yourself in a difficult situation…because you'll end up disappointed." About writing characters off the show, he does it 'because it's his job, not because he wants to'. Carlivati indicates that those who are not on contract "can pop in and out when we need them. It has allowed us to broaden our canvas of characters and pull from so many different eras of the show."
For more, read TV Guide's full interview.
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