Michael Muhney Coming To General Hospital As New Jason Morgan: Recast After The Young and the Restless Firing

Michael Muhney Coming To General Hospital As New Jason Morgan: Recast After The Young and the Restless Firing

The tangled web of soap drama just keeps getting more intertwined by the day it seems. In case you have absolutely no clue what I’m referring to, let me catch you up with some cliff notes. Michael Muhney is an extremely talented and equally popular actor that was fired from The Young and the Restless last month amid allegations of sexual harassment. At this point nothing has ever been confirmed, no charges were brought and in fact the powers-that-be sat on the allegations for months before even firing Muhney, leading some to think that even they weren’t believing the claims.

Jill Farren Phelps is the executive producer of Y&R and responsible for his firing. She is considered to be a Dr. Death of soaps and has been responsible for running several shows into cancellation. She left General Hospital before coming to Y&R and brought with her a few pet actors while ignoring Y&R’s rich history. Steve Burton portrayed Jason Morgan on GGH for 20 years before following Phelps out the door. The thing is, he appeared to do it in a shady way which pissed off the GH fans and his addition to the Y&R cast at the cost of some of their favorite actors also pissed of Y&R’s most loyal fans. There has been a slow burn of complaints and general unhappiness amongst the fans that totally boiled over when Muhney was fired. Suddenly they realized that the whole canvas of their beloved show had changed under Phelps’ rule and a mass exodus of lifetime viewers has slowly but surely begun.

A month after his firing Muhney needs to move on. He has children to feed and is in a position where if he is innocent, then he can’t allow vicious allegations to ruin his career. Someone will take a chance on him, especially if this whole experience has humbled him as much as I suspect it has. We told you yesterday that there was insider talk about Muhney jumping to GH which seems a perfect fit. Port Charles is knee deep in mob life and the underworld and it’s a story that would benefit from Muhney’s acting abilities. Plus I’m pretty sure that GH wouldn’t mind stealing all of Muhney’s fans away from CBS. If you have paid attention to this unfolding drama then you already know it would likely provide a nifty ratings boost.

The latest rumblings have Muhney quite possibly being brought in as a recast for Jason Morgan. Let’s be clear here if it happened it would mean that Jill and the actor who previously plaid Jason jumped over to Y&R only to watch the fans’ heads spin in outrage as they figured out the best way to boycott CBS and make their voices count. Their treatment of Muhney was the catalyst for all of that and now the actor may waltz onto GH’s sound stage and probably put a fabulous spin on an already established character? That sounds like a perfect plan across the board if you’re really trying to stick it to all things CBS, Y&R and Dr. Death, doesn’t it?

GH fans have been split down the middle about Jason being recast but he has been off the canvas for about a year now and let’s be real – bringing him back is probably a better bet then creating a new character. It would give Muhney a multitude of established relationships and 20 years worth of history to delve into and you know that he would emerge a fast fan favorite on GH.

What are your thoughts? It’s a pretty sure bet that these conversations really are taking place but should Muhney make the switch to fictional mob life? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!



  • http://www.celebrityviplounge.com/ Danity Donnaly

    Moving on isn’t a bad thing

  • Angel 2009

    Great opportunity for Muhney but I’m really not liking it . . . time will tell.

  • RedRiver38

    General Hospital would gain a huge fanbase that will flock to the show to follow Muhney. He’s a great actor. Hope it pans out if he wants to go over to ABC.

  • Lynne Stanton

    Would be awesome to see him again and see Y&R go downhill.

    • Linda Simpson

      Sure would ! Maybe Y&R gave Michael a blessing in disguise.

  • No.Mo.B.O.

    Oh, I’m definitely, most assuredly in Port Charles if Michael Muhney is!

  • Linda Simpson

    If Michael is in, then I am in !! Yahooooo !!!!!

  • Barbara Rhyne

    Wherever Michael walks we will walk with him..TEAM MUHNEY

    • Christy Hurst

      Love your comment!!

    • cm

      Agree

  • Shirley Pfeiffer Kilgore

    If this is what Michael wants we will ALL follow! He is an amazing actor..#TeamMuhney!!

  • Martina

    GH’s canvas of characters is really crowded right now, so bringing back Jason would fill a void, not add to the canvas, and if anyone can run with the character it is MM!!!

  • Naomi Tietz

    Y & R has been bad for a year and I’ve watched from beginning but cannot take it anymore. I think I will move over and watch GH again, go MM!

  • anne vimislik

    MM would be fabulous as Jason Morgan more than fabulous cuse he got chops

  • anne vimislik

    MICHEAL would be fabolois as Jason Morgan more than Fabolous because he has chops

  • Paula

    It would give me great satisfaction to see everything JFP/CBS/Sony has done to Y&R backfire as fans migrate to GH with MM. I would definitely go with him and support GH becoming the No. 1 soap.

  • http://sojustlikethat.wordpress.com/ omg

    If MM ended up on GH… I would be watching! (In fact, I’ve already started watching occasionally, for when I quit watching Y&R)

  • xy&rfan

    Whereever MM goes there is a huge fan base that will follow. As of 1/30 @ 1;31 PM it will be the final scenes for MM on Y&R and the final scenes for many previously loyal Y&R fans for the show. You can’t treat your viewers and someone they highly respect poorly and expect them to stay. Enough abuse Y&R and cast/CBS/Sony to the fans! You’ll see w/you’re declining ratings how you underestimated us. Watch and listen to that clock ticking away….

  • selenna

    Yes I will watch gh if michael m is on it and leave young and the restless alone he is the best

  • Sheila Lynn Parker

    i would rather see billy miller as jason or as any character on GH

  • Sheila Lynn Parker

    but i wouldnt mind him as another character if he was to come over to GH

  • eclipse70

    I’ve been a Y&R viewer forever. I have never watched GH, but if MM goes there, so will I. He is extremely talented.

  • Wanda McCormick

    I would be all for it. And what better character to play but Jason Morgan!

  • Lee

    I think we ALL know Sheryl didn’t actually mean that SB OWNED the role, we all know that. Don’t be combative just because you disagree. For all intents and purposes, SB does own the role, meaning no one else could possibly take over. In many scenarios recasts do not pan out and the character goes down the tubes because the actor doesn’t fit as well as the previous actor.

  • Susan Cange

    I would juove o see Michael muhney to play Jason. I lwy thought that Michael would be good with a character connected to a strngcharacter like sonny or the dimeras on days.

  • DonnaM

    With all due respect, as long as the “allegations” remain internet gossip, he has nothing to clear up. Also, if they get rid of every actor or actress who misbehaves, we the fans will have precious little to watch.

  • SoapLover

    I think it is a fabulous idea for Michael to join the cast of GH, especially as Jason. Michael is a magnificent actor who brings depth, complexity, and richness to his characters-the perfect combination for a new Jason on GH! I adore Steve Burton but think it’s about time the hole he left on GH be filled. Michael is perfect to fill that.

  • BYE Y&R

    I have watched Y&R for over 30 years, I have already dropped the show but miss my “drama”. I will turn on General Hospital the minute that I hear Michael has been cast. Give me the day and time, I will be there!

  • Barbara Dyer Channell

    Please! Please! Bring him back! It took me a while to see how good he was! He came in and took the role over with a gay scene the other actor didn’t want to do! He’s stood up to Eric Braden/Victor! He finally gets back with Chelsea and the hammer comes down on him! Eric says he has had nothing to do with it! But, I don’t believe it! I would love to see him as Jason! I’ve never been a big Jason fan. Steve Burton is such a flat actor to me. I didn’t like him on either show! I would LOVE it! A BIG slap in the face to the whole Y & R cast and Jill! Bring him on! The sooner the better! (Except the actress who plays Sharon. She’s the only one who stood by him! I now like her more!)

  • Crystal Knud

    I don’t want Steve Burton back but I also do not think this MIchael guy would make a very good Jason.

  • Julia

    Please bring Michael Muhney to GH!! He really is a wonderful actor!! He would make a great Jason Morgan and I had said that b

  • cm

    Agree with you

  • cm

    Ditto