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19 March 21st, 2011 Tyler Christopher confirmed OUT at GH!

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The reports over the weekend were indeed true. General Hospital has let-go of Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine).

The pink slip to Tyler is not a total surprise. First, cost cutting measures at GH, and secondly, he has a recurring role in the new ABC Family primetime series set to debut on August 15th, The Lying Game, helmed by Chuck Pratt.  Christopher told ABC Soaps In DepthYes, it’s true,” about his being let-go on Friday. No final airdate for Tyler as Nikolas has been announced, but he said to be expected to leave the series within the next few weeks.

According to SID, “The actor’s contract was up in June, and Friday would have marked the beginning of the last 13-week cycle period in his current deal — and the time at which ABC would have had to notify him if they would be offering a new contract or not.  The actor also told In Depth just last month that he was on the fence about renewing his GH contract, but was even open to doing both series. ”

We wish Tyler all the best! So how do you think GH should write out the character Nikolas Cassadine? Let us know!

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  1. Brian T says:

    This is fine because he already has another show lined up. He will do just great in primetime. Good luck Tyler!

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    Debbie replied

    Brian, according to Tyler he has no idea how he’ll be involved so he doesn’t really have a show lined up. I hope it turns out great for him because he’s now off a sinking ship and sadly TPTB are the ones sinking it — not the fans.

    At least I now can remove GH from my DVR. Maybe I’ll video tape it and send it to Frons LOL

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  2. Denise Robinson says:

    Good luck to him on his new role in a primetime show.

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  3. kay killgore says:

    Good Luck! Get out of that place while the getting is good, I predict GH will go down in flames before too long! After this week I have dropped it from my DVR!

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    Debbie replied

    I did to Kay. This was the last straw for this viewer.

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  4. mrsbeeswax says:

    RECAST… Nicholas is a great character , if Tyler is moving on to bigger and better things then give us another hottie to look at !!!

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    Debbie replied

    I know GH isn’t ran by the brightest. But you don’t fire a beloved Vet who wanted to stay and then recast him with a low budget version. Then again I’m no longer watching.

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  5. Chris says:

    I think Tyler should a scene like the one in “Tootsie” where he is supposed to do a script but then goes off on his own thing and yells “Your Fired” to whoever does the firing over at GH! I am so sick of seeing characters we love & that have potential go..meanwhile newbies that we could care less about get contracts!I wish Tyler all the best & hope that my favorite show has the sense to watch old episodes & see what has gone & is missing!!

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  6. ROYAL REED says:

    I think they should let him leave town with Brooklyn or recast the role. I love him with Brooklyn

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  7. janet says:

    wishing him the best….so sorry to see TPTB seem to have to bring in all new characters and write out our faves to cut costs….I for one have stopped watching GH as the storylines for my faves have gotten to where I don’t care anymore.

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    Debbie replied

    Janet,

    I agree. You need to introduce new characters now and then but not so many at once and then fire loved vets. Now we have no Cassadines. The show is nothing more than a low rent version of the Sopranos. They wouldn’t have budget concerns if they didn’t waste millions on Vanessa returning and promoting her. It was a flop.

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    janet replied

    I agree about wasting the $$$ on Vanessa…storyline is horrible….almost said same dialogue each day and it was boring….did not believe that watching Sonny and Brenda would be painful to watch.
    A character on any show should be able to interact with many other characters for good story lines but there has been very few people to work with Brenda and as I said before….nothing interesting.

  8. Debbie says:

    NOOOO it can’t be true. I heard he wanted to stay and the Lying Game had nothing to do with GH firing him. So we lose another long time vet. I’m tired of the show focusing on the same 5 characters. Do we really need to see Dante 5 days a week. I’m tired of so many new characters on the show at once. We want BALANCE and good storytelling. oh wait Guza doesn’t know how to do that.

    The only good think about firing Tyler Christopher is that I don’t have to watch the show. I took it off my DVR. I sick of how they disrepect long time fans of the show.

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  9. kitty33 says:

    saveing abc three soaps is not about buget cuts on cast pay check or fireing magor cast to save money to save the soaps from cancelation, IT”S BRIAN FRONS’. ABC
    HAS TO FIRE FRONS IF THEY WANT TO SAVE AMC, FROM CANCELATION, OLTL FROM SINKING ANY FURTHER AND GH. ABC HAS NO OTHER CHOICE. ABC HAS TO SEND GUZA OUT WITH FRONS TO ALSO SAVE GH. frons is the whole picture here and problem and unless abc fires frons, all three abc soaps amc,oltl and gh will wind up being canceld. ken corday owner of nbc days canned frons after almost running days in to the ground. when is abc ever going to wake up and see it’s frons? more likely
    NEVER. it’s sad and a real shame that abc network cant open there eyes to realize that frons is there real AND WHOLE PICTURE to the networks problom of rateings on amc sunk in to the ground with oltl and gh next.

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  10. Rosana says:

    All good things come to an end. I will miss him.

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  11. Louise Zontek says:

    ABC/GH are you reading what viewers, or maybe I should say former viewers, are saying about Tyler Christopher? Keep this talented actor on GH and do some weeding out in other areas. As a fellow poster said, that should cover Tyler’s paycheck if that’s your reason for firing him!! He’s a loved character – well maybe you love Nikolas or hate him – in either case people want the character to stay. LISTEN and WAKE UP to what your viewers want.

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  12. Louise Zontek says:

    Watching Nikolas Cassadine yesterday (yes,he was actually on for more than a minute) just confirms how much his character needs to stay on GH. Tyler Christopher is so underused these days and it’s an insult to his talent. ABC/GH do what you have to do to keep him.

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  13. Candijrose says:

    General Hospital needs to start looking at the poor quality of writing and stop letting go extremely talented actors like Tyler Christopher. Not having a Cassadine on the show is rediculous , its a family that General Hospital is based upon. They have already gotten rid of all the Quartermaines. I have been watching the show since the Luke and Laura days. If things continue like this there will be one less show for me to TIVO in my house. You heard the fans and saved Rebecca Herbst, now step up and save Tyler. Save money and get rid of some of the writers!!!!

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  14. Connie Ramos says:

    I’ve watched GH for 46 years. The writers have a bad habit of trying to play to the younger people and they forget that it’s the rest of the age groups that have the staying power. Tyler Christopher is a valued part of the GH cast. The Lisa’s and the Quartermaine granddaughter and some of the other newer cast members don’t really have any kind of a lasting story to tell. Give Tracy, Mac, Alexas, Mr. Quartermaine and some of the other original cast members more air time. This nonsense with Lisa is a waste of time. The story with Lucky, Elizabeth and Jason is wonderful. Sonny and Brenda have become so boring it’s mind-numbing. Sonny is no more a mob boss than my cat! He whines and pouts and moons over Brenda and shows no backbone. Jason is more of a mob boss than Sonny. Brenda hasn’t brought anything substantial to the screen other than talking over everybody that she doesn’t want to listen to. Please keep Tyler Christopher. The writers need to start using their imagination. There’s lots of story out there for Niclolas, they just need to start using their heads!

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