General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Steve Burton’s return to the soap, presumably as Jason Morgan, is the first of many changes at the last ABC daytime drama. Will Jill Farren Phelps also be back soon? Burton and Phelps are fast friends and like working together and often,where one goes the other follows. Could this be happening again?
Jill came to The Young and The Restless in July 2012 after leaving General Hospital as Executive Producer. Just after Phelps left GH, Steve Burton turned in his resignation and walked away from the ABC soaper to follow his pal to CBS. Steve’s last scenes at GH were in October 2012 and by January 2013, he was with Jill at Y&R as Dylan McAvoy.
Jill was fired as Y&R’s executive producer a year ago and six months after her departure from the show, Steve was out the door as well. It seems that Jill and Steve are often together professionally since they became friends and with Steve Burton back at GH, it has some wondering if Frank Valentini needs to worry about his job security.
Is Jill coming back to General Hospital? If so, will she be the Executive Producer or in another role? Frank is famous for bringing in the show on budget so it might be hard to oust him, but you never know what ABC Daytime will do. There are increasing rumors that more actors will be exiting the show and that major shakeups are on the way.
One of those shakeups might be in the producer’s office. Since leaving Y&R, Jill has been at loose ends, so she would be available to come to General Hospital. Some General Hospital fans loved Jill’s reign at the ABC soap and others hated her tenure. But with Steve back at General Hospital and back in the role of Jason, there’s no telling what else is coming to the daytime drama.
Lately it seems there might be more drama behind the scenes than on our screens with Rebecca Budig’s firing as Hayden Barnes announced this week just before Steve’s reported return was confirmed. Other reports have been swirling of another major character exit this Fall on top of Budig’s departure this Summer, so it seems there will be less GH cast to love soon.
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