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192 December 26th, 2012 REPORT: IS GH Favorite Steve Burton About To Have New Gig On The Young and the Restless?

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Big report from TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan the morning after Christmas has Daytime Emmy winner and recently exited star of General Hospital, Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) signing a new deal to play a role on The Young and the Restless!

To many that news may not come as a surprise since it would re-team Burton with long time GH executive producer (who now helms Y&R) Jill Farren Phelps.  In addition, it has been no secret that Phelps and Burton are business partners and even working on a telenovela project together.

As soapers know, Burton left General Hospital three months ago to move to Nashville to relocate his wife and children for a life away from Hollywood and to become involved in new endeavors.   Now with this news of an impending arrival of Burton to Genoa City so soon after his departure from GH, it begs the question, was this plan in the works for awhile?

According to TVG, the report of Burton to Y&R is unconfirmed by CBS at this time. Whatever the case, if Burton is back on-screen on The Young and the Restless, who would you want him to play?  Weigh-in and let us know what you think of a decision by Burton to play a brand new part on the number one soap, as opposed to returning to GH?

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  1. k/kay says:

    Everbody I apolgize because I bought the story that he wanted to move his family out of LA. I guess you guys were right it was ego all along! More then likely he is the past love interest of Avery. Bye Bye Joshua Morrow & Michel Muhney’s air time.

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    Allison Kelley replied

    Me too. I bought it hook, line and sinker. But won’t watch Y&R, never liked it, never will. Disappointed he lied about it if its true. Tsk, tsk. Sam move on with John !!!

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    k/kay replied

    He will sink just like Genie Francis did once you are associated with a character as long as they both were thru no fault of their own no one accepts you as anyone else.

    Kelly replied

    I totally agree that Steve Burton is slapping GH in the face and the fans! I feel like he is helping trying to get it cancelled! He left for Y&R and wasn’t man enough to tell the truth , wonder what his friends over at GH think?

    Christine replied

    I bought it to k/kay.

    I can take Steve Burton, but please, for the love of all things holy, PLEASE NO JAMES FRANCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    k/kay replied

    Christine JFP is just arrogant enough to try to do it we may have MAB on steriods with JFP as EP, Lol

    leslie mar replied

    will loose all respect for him and will NEVER watch Y&R again even though I have watched it since episode number 1 in 72 or 3. I mean NEVER

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  2. Brian T says:

    What a slap in the face to GH fans! It won’t make me watch YR because GH is still 100 times better.

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    Teresa replied

    I agree, it feels like a slap in the face to GH fans. We were made to believe he was moving for his family so they could live the quiet life. If he’s moving to YR he’ll still be away from his family. I’m very disappointed and hurt.

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    skye replied

    and here i thought that he wanted to move to his house in the farm.
    i agree with you brian, its a slap in the face

    Allison Kelley replied

    Agreed. Feel like we’ve been played for fools. I won’t watch Y&R. Tried for a few years ago and never cared for it. Besides GH is just too good, even without him. It goes on with great s/l’s even though Jason and Sam are over. Maybe she can move on with John after all.

    susan M. replied

    I agree!!!

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    Betty replied

    Yup, since his secret leaked out for all the world to see, we now know that the TN story was NOT the reason he was quitting GH. It had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Misleading interview in SID/October. He’ll work in LA for Y&R but won’t work in LA for GH? Not happy. You mean he couldn’t at least wait until April and be on for the 50th? No chance of that now.

    Debbie replied

    This is like the ultimate betrayal. We have stuck with him through all the years. He would have been nothing without the General Hospital Fans, I am very disappointed in him. What does this teach his children? People who are very loyal to you mean nothing? I have lost all respect for him. Sad very sad.

  3. Rcraig says:

    Oh I am just laughing my butt off over this! What a crock. How can he possibly go to Y and R? Please dear lord don’t tell me they are going to bring that stupid mob crap here. He can’t play anything but that. They had better stock up on black tee shirts!

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    k/kay replied

    Rcraig ever since the voice Bill Bell died the show has gone down hill. JFP does this everywhere she goes. Before she is thru one of the ladies on this show will have a brutal attack that is what the woman lives for. She is perverted!

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    Mary SF replied

    I guess you don’t consider poor Diane Jenkins getting her skull bashed in by Nikki brutal? Nor Ricky drowning his fiancee or trying to slash Eden’s throat. What about Sharon being raped by Matt? Or Lauren being buried alive? The stripper chick getting her face burned? Or what Kevin did to poor Colleen? What about April Stevens getting beaten by her husband? Or Nikki having to kill her own father who was trying to rape her? My point- violence against women isn’t just the domain of one writer or producer- it has been a constant theme in this soap and others over the years. What I find upsetting is this woman (JFP) firing long time behind the scenes people right before Christmas- now that is just plain cold.

    k/kay replied

    I never said their was not violence before JFP just saying she does have a blood thirst for it ok chill I have not liked the stories since Bil Bell quit being the mastermind behind it and he made mistakes but he knew his characters!

    Mary SF replied

    I wasn’t upset. I just thought it a bit unfair to attack JFP’s character and call her perverted just because she has written story lines with violence in them, when so many other writers have done the same, including Bill Bell Sr. and those writers personal character were never attacked based on the stories they wrote. IMO, and the point I was trying to relay was her story lines may or may not reflect the kind of person she is, but her actions, such as firing long time employees before the holidays does.

    Mary SF replied

    Mary here again- as a long time viewer and fan of AW it bothered me that I couldn’t remember anything about Frankie’s death, so yesterday I went on YouTube and watched the clip to refresh my memory; I think it must have aired when I missed a number of shows due to an illness and death in my family because I would have remembered scenes like that. But you were right, they showed far more detail than needed to make their point, but no one could say watching those scenes were like watching paint dry. It is a sad reality that sex and violence sells. I guess we should be grateful that JFP didn’t employ the serial killer sl to get rid of characters she didn’t like in GC- not yet anyway.

    Phil replied

    I am new to GH, but I didn’t think Jason was always part of the mob

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    k/kay replied

    He wasn’t he was the good son he was going to become a doctor and wore a reindeer sweater at Christmas. Lol

    k/kay replied

    Mary I am still upset with her because of the brutal attack on Frankie Frame on Another World it was really awful and then the rape of Eden on Santa Barbara I just find it a little odd that is her choices. I know she is not the only one out there that does it but trust me if you ever saw the brutal murder of Frankie Frame it was way over the top for daytime.

    Phil replied

    I know k/kay posted on the wrong thread here, but lets not forget her worst decision ever…killing off Maureen Bauer on GL!

    k/kay replied

    Phil you were right I got cared away concerning JFP sorry it was suppose to be about Steve Burton. Just because I have some issues with her does not mean I need to go off subject. Thanks for politely calling me on it.

    Phil replied

    K/kay, no nono, I agree…I am not a JFP fan….I miss spoke, I meant you posted on the wrong comment not thread. I just wish FV would recast Jason now…how about Jeff Branson?

  4. Jeanne says:

    I’ll be VERY disappointed if Steve shows up on TY&R!! I doubt many other fans will appreciate it either. Instead of loving him at General Hospital, it now feels like he’s a traitor. :-)

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  5. CTwildheart says:

    If Steve Burton comes back on my television screen – then I want to see him as JASON MORGAN QUARTERMAINE!
    There was no reason for him to lie to all the fans if he really just wanted to work with JFP again on another show. I would not have liked to hear it – but I would have respected him. Now, maybe not so much…

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    susan replied

    i agree so disappointed in steve if this is true, he will never workout at y&r

    prime example genie francis, she was a waste of air time on y & r i love her but she needs to face it she will always be laura from gh and steve burton will always be JASON from GH!!!

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  6. Melissa says:

    As a huge Steve Burton fan, I will be extremely
    Dissappointed if this is true!! Means he
    Was not truthful about his exit from GH.IMO
    Thought he wanted time away and with
    his family which was understandable.
    Hope this is not true.Huge fan but
    won’t watch other soaps..

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    susan replied

    100% agree so disappointed if he wanted to work on a soap go back to gh where he his loved and missed

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  7. Mo says:

    I don’t think we need him on Y&R. It is insulting to GH fans that he said he wanted to move to Nashville and now looks like he’ll be back in LA. Did this just come up or was it in the works all along?

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    mcbam replied

    he has no loyalty….

    I say make Sam Mcall a mother again with John Mcbain baby….

    Daniel+Liam and another child

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    Tali Smith replied

    Hell no to that idea!! John McBain will have another child, but it will be with Natalie whenever she comes to GH!! She’ll bring with her a little red headed girl when she and Liam resurface!! Sam McCall can find someone else.

    mcbam replied

    Tali..RC and FV write what they want!!!

    again Sam and John will be the #1 couple…watch and see

    and if Melissa Archer comes back she will be in a triangle with

    Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco

    but if she don’t Sam can have baby with John Mcbain!

    and Liam will be calling Sam Mommy…ha ha!

    but you never no! it might be Val….I seen them at a

    New York vs Chicago…..

    I Hope she get pregant and they use the pregancey in the

    storyline….that’s my wish!

    Listen, I was biggest JasamFan but we know now…what Steve Burton

    intensions are..

    Allison Kelley replied

    GAWD I hope Nat the gnat doesn’t come to GH! Can’t stand her!! Much rather see Sam with John. Be a great s/l for them to get together. Then John will have a son to replace Liam. Screw Natalie.

    susan M. replied

    I agree with Tali Smith……….

    Ces replied

    I say no more babies – not like they do much on the show once the character has them. No more OLTLers either – I have no desire to see Natalie. They need to somehow get Sam & John to spend more time together or that spark will go away for good. Too many characters on GH and these two have taken a backseat so it’s time they take center stage again.

    terri replied

    I want John with Natalie ultimately but in the mean time bring on Natalie and put her with Johnny to make John jealous NOW that would be fun! Sam can be friends witrh John or a passing fancy Natalie is his fiery redhead.

    Betty replied

    If he would have been truthfull from the start of this, “I’m moving on” , etc. maybe fans would have understood that he’s looking for new challenges, but NO, he had to stick the TN sob story into it. It was uncalled for and hes the one that mishandled the whole thing and now fans are talking and he’s completely silent to his followers on Twitter.

  8. pink says:

    Nobody.Steve Burton is a bad actor who has no talent and his presence would downgrade the acting quality on Y & R.Plus GH is 100000 times better without him.

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    jos replied

    I so agree!!!

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  9. Mel says:

    Ha! I’ve been watching both for years. I switched to Y&R when they messed up Jason’s exit story on GH. So bring on Steve to Y&R if it’s true.

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  10. Angela says:

    This sucks! Is Phelps that pissed that GH is doing to well without her? As for Steve Burton I am no longer a fan if he lied to us the way he did. Wow what a freaking slap in the face to his fans. No one should start watching Y&R for him. He’s definitely not worth it. Nashville yeah right.

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    Beth replied

    It is called ego. He cannot handle the fact that FV and RC spread the story all over the canvas and NOT just on a couple. GH has not been this great in years, and this is from someone who celebrates 50 yrs on April1. SB stands behind is faith, and yet he does this. Like the saying goes actions speak louder than words. FINALLY, Genie Francis can come back as Laura and get the respect and story that a vet deserves. I said the day that Phelps was announced at YR that Genie’s days were numbered at YR. I HAD watched yr off and on throughout the yrs as it was my mom’s show. BUT when Phelps CRAP started showing, I quit recording it. I thought that SB was an ok actor, but he was not EVER Tony Geary, and will never be. My only hope is that when he wants to return to GH, after Phelps “works her magic” and is shown the door, TPTB say “very kindly”……….hahahahahahahaha.

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    Betty replied

    Yes, Jill gave him the perks he wanted and couldn’t get from FV. How about: a nice paycheck, control over his character, lots of vaca time for Port Chuck, the amount of taping days he likes, NO love scenes and probably no shirt removal either. I feel this deal was in the works when his contract was coming up for renewal.

  11. Debbie Harris says:

    I think it was pretty crappy for Steve B. to tell all the GH fans he was departing to move his family out of LA and then a mere 3 months later to take a job inLA!!! And with his good buddyJFP…sounds a bit fishy to me….bet this was all planned when he left GH!
    Feels like a slap in the face to all of us GH and Jason fans. Makes me sad…

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    Beth replied

    Tells you just how important his “money” is to him. If the fans do not like a character, eventually, the character meets an untimely end. And all the people that have been “a fool” over him, the way I, to this day, am over Tony Geary, should be very po’ed. I made the comment on the day he announced with “regret” that he was leaving to move his family, that he was leaving to go to YR. KARMA is going to bite him and all the true GH followers can get a good laugh. I was NEVER that taken with him. I really only enjoyed his scenes with Robin and Elizabeth. So to me, it was no big loss…..BUT when Genie Francis left GH shortly after THE wedding, I felt as though a family member had died; so I know how all the sb fans feel. So, I feel so so sorry for them in feeling the loss and feeling the slap in the face. Just remember that GH is on the upswing, and YR is slipping at a very regular pace.

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  12. Andy says:

    Fine with me! Y&R can have him. I’ve seen Muppets deliver performances with greater emotional range than Steve Burton, and Y&R is like watching paint dry, especially compared to GH these days where they treat every day like it’s “cliffhanger Friday.”

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    jos replied

    I so agree!!

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  13. Joel says:

    If this story is true, I don’t have much respect for Steve Burton. I thought moving his family to Nashville to experience a new life and do other projects there, despite his love for GH was noble and a brave thing to do. If he joins Y&R, despite his friendship with Jill, the reason he left GH makes no sense now because he’ll be back in LA. Perhaps he’ll be commuting, but if that’s the case, why couldn’t he commute for GH? Something’s rotten in Denmark here!

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    susan replied

    agree

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    Betty replied

    Steve made a big error in using his TN sob story as an excuse to QUIT GH. He wouldn’t work in LA for GH, but will work in LA for Y&R? I guess he thought his fans were a bunch of dummys since alot of them fell for Monavie, The 90 Day Challenge, etc.

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    k/kay replied

    Betty I have seen this mentioned before I guess I missed it what is Monavie the 90 day challenge some pyramid?

    k/kay replied

    Betty just looked it up heaven forbid I have a neighbor who comes up with more rich quick schemes and my mother in law is one of those people who falls for them they prey on the uniformed etc. Sad to hear he was touting this nonsense.

  14. Lew S. says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me it if happens. I think there is more to his departure from GH and I hope I am truly wrong with what I am thinking. If I am right, then my opinion of him will surely change.

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  15. Rod says:

    THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! Shows me he’s full of shit to his fans!!! I will not watch that BORING ass soap!!!

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  16. jon says:

    @pink & @Andy totally agree. Wooden actor. Dont miss him on GH and DON’T WANT HIM on my Y&R. I gave up on Y&R during the MAB reign and was hoping for an improvement with JFP. If this is her idea of improvement I’m abandoning ship once again.

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  17. robbyrob says:

    Everybody was praising Steve for his integrity. If he does move to Y&R, it just proves what a fake he is. All of his personal appearances weren’t just to meet his fans, it was to collect the paycheck. Then he decides to move his whole family to Nashville because of demons that parade around LA. If I was huge fan of Y&R, I’d be mighty upset that Phelps is continuing to hire her peeps. I’ve actually been watching a little bit of YR and fall asleep everytime Avery and Nick are on. Typical Phelps, YR is leaning towards mega dark & depressing. If Steve wants to work with Phelps that bad, then have at it. All I know, is that since Burton has left GH, that show has been able to fully shine the storyline light onto everyone.

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    Rcraig replied

    The only intrgrity and loyalty they have is to the almighty dollar! What did u all expect that he was going to give up the good life for Nashville? Ha ha jFP to ruin another soap. The only one left that she hasn’t screwed up is Days. Seone needs to retire the hag.

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  18. heidi says:

    Wow… people! I am a huge Steve Burton fan… and I love the Jason Morgan/Quartermaine character and would so like to see him return to my fave GH as either Morgan or Quartermaine!!!

    However… being his fan first… I am happy for Steve… that he gets a chance to play a new character and have a better work and living situation… assuming such.

    Steve would love to have you back at GH… but am happy you have work and hopefully get to stay based in TN. I will miss you and if it’s true it’s Y&R’s gain!!!

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    Beth replied

    one word…………………….REALLY???

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    heidi replied

    YES!

    Kim replied

    I have been hoping for this!! GH is unwatchable (with the exception of the Todd character and Sam/John story). I have been watching YR for years, approving of the cuts and hopeful that SB will be on very soon. Merry Christmas to me!!!

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  19. mike says:

    Steve Burton has not acted in a long time, he slept through his role on GH for years. Now maybe he could get a role that makes him shine again.

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    mcbam replied

    I hope he flops bigtime over there!

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  20. robbyrob says:

    Oh, and this is on top of that fact that GH is celebrating being on the air for 50 years in April 2013. I guess Steve doesn’t care about that. What an ego this guy has. I wonder if he’s upset that GH fired buddy/fellow bandmate Scott Reeves. Reading this ‘news story’ really and truly ticked me off. Of course, Steve has the right to do what he wants but I will never buy into anything he says or stands for ever again. BTW, I know this is a business but to have Phelps hire Steve, to me, is a slap in the face to GH. Can’t Phelps bring YR back to its glory without populating Genoa City with her friends? Thank goodness Phelps is out at GH. I haven’t enjoyed GH this much in a LONG time. Good riddance Steve!

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  21. Glen says:

    As a Y&R viewer, this news does NOT thrill me. I tolerated him on GH (barely) and was happy to see him leave. The show is soooooo much better without him and his insufferable Jason character. I just hope that Sony takes a firm hand and doesn’t allow JFP to make him the show’s “star” (UGH). The Y&R audience (not to mention its vets) will not be pleased.

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  22. Laurie McRae says:

    Wow! SO much Steve Burton negativity/hate going on here! I don’t see this as a “slap in the face” to his fans at all! I am a Steve Burton fan first; a GH fan second, so, if this “rumor” of him going to Y&R is true, I’m excited/happy for him & will support his decision all the way! He & JFP work(ed) well together! It simply sounds to me like JFP/Y&R were willing/able to offer him the “best of both worlds” that GH was not willing to negotiate; a role & contract that will allow him to “commute” from his home in TN. I haven’t watched Y&R since the days when Steve’s buddy Scott Reeves was on it…but it Steve does, in fact, go to Y&R, I’ll start watching Y&R again…& will continue to watch #GH as well!

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    I don’t think his going to another show is a slap in the face to GH fans, per se. I think his basic dishonesty about why he was leaving GH (assuming this story proves to be true) IS something people have a right to be upset about, and I think it does call his integrity into question.

    It’s a business, and people want to work for bosses they like and bosses whom they feel appreciate them; I think we all understand that. It’s possible he was just trying to be diplomatic about his reasons for leaving GH, but unfortunately people really took what he was saying to heart and believed it, and now he’s going to have that following him.

    I’m neutral. Unlike some on here, I do think he’s very talented, although I was tired of Jason years ago because of the writing, and I think Jason’s exit from Port Charles was a necessary part of steering the show away from mob/crime focus, which I think had run its course. I wish him well in his new endeavor. So far I’m not impressed with what JFP has done with Y&R, and I don’t think she’s made a dent in the ratings tumble yet (though it’s really too early to pass judgment on that; she’s only been there about three months). It could be that this will end up being a very short-term gig for him if JFP does not last.

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  23. mcbam says:

    Well Well……Steve Burton is going to YR……

    I wonder what is Kelly Monaco opinion?

    Is she giddy with happiness or a little bit peeved?

    I’ve seen her newest picture with Val 12/23/12

    I say when is she become a brand new Mother?

    Her and Val was at the New York Knicks and Chicago game….

    Hum……I wonder when they gonna have a baby?

    well back to Steve he’gonna be fine……I hope , well he do have

    JFP THERE….she’s a trip!

    Well can anybody say John Sam Daniel and Liam..

    a blened family….

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    Tali Smith replied

    No blended family for John McBain!!!
    He has his own.

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    susan M. replied

    Ditto!!!!!

    Bonnie replied

    I agree, and do not like Sam and John as a couple. This would be awful if Steve did this to his fans, and why relocate his family? He is scheduled to our with Port Chuck this year…so who knows what is up.

    If he does happen to go to Y and R, it should be a new character.

  24. Robert in Jersey City says:

    shady.

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  25. Eileen Hargis says:

    Filjs, those of us who know Steve know the move to Nashvillw is permanent. He will do a rile on Yorand R for his friend ans business partner, Jill for a short term only, money to squirrel away for the future. He will flt in, tape a bunch of episodes and fly home to Nashville, relax!

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  26. Eileen Hargis says:

    Make that fly in.

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  27. Doe says:

    I will believe it when I see it! Steve will finally have to show some acting, good looks or not, The Avery story can be the only place he can go now, I think. That is why Nick opened the jar in Avery’s drawer and found her exes dog tags. Later, when Avery was alone, she also looked at them. Somethimg or someone is arriving soon……

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  28. ann says:

    Steve and his ego couldn’t take not being the center of attention on GH anymore. What a self-absorbed phony.

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  29. Mary SF says:

    I started watching GH after he left, so I don’t know much about him. However, I do know actors often give reasons for leaving a show that might not have anything to do with the true reason for their leaving. He might have just been sick and tired of playing the same character day in and day out for x amount of years. He wouldn’t say that in public but it is a possibility or he did move for his family, but is doing a favor for a friend- and this character is a short term one. As a Y&R fan, I will reserve judgment until I see him on screen to decide on whether or not his presence is hurting or helping the show

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    Bonnie replied

    Welcome to a new GH fan!!

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  30. Elhu says:

    I guess only time will tell if it is true. Personally, if Steve Burton goes back to soaps, I would vote his return to GH, as I miss Steve/Jason’s presence. Although, if he does go to Y & R, maybe it is just to have a steady gig, while he is working on his other ventures, and possibly JFP, is making that opportunity available to him, since they are working on other projects together. At this point, we can all just speculate, time will tell . . . Happy Holidays to All !!!

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  31. Bethy says:

    If it keeps him and Jason Morgan away from GH, I am all for it. Let him and Phelps tank Y&R, I could care less, that soap is dull as dirt anyway.

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  32. Marisa says:

    JFP is clearly out of the loop. Steve Burton will not work on Y&R. I like Steve but the chemistry will not work for that show. It does not take a brain surgeon to figure that out. It is unbelievable this woman gets paid to do this work. She brought GH down and she will bring Y&R down. I feel sorry for the fans of Y&R. This woman has tunnel vision. Too bad for Steve. He left a solid position to follow this limited vision woman.

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    toscanti replied

    Me too!!!!! She is going to ruin the soap I have watched for years. Maybe MAB wasn;t so bad afterall.

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    Mary SF replied

    Okay- that’s the eggnog talking- MAB was that bad. JFP will change the show that is a certainity, as to she whether or not she will ruin it, unless Sony wants her too, I think they will pull the plug on her before letting that happen. On the other hand, if she is there to tank the show, which some have suggested, then she will be doing what she is paid to do. However I have a hard time believing the PTB want to tank the show as long as there is money to made from it. Okay, maybe I had bit too much eggnog too.

  33. DjLevel9 says:

    To be Fairly Honist here , Lrst step back a bit when the Producers Hired All The people to Play thease Roles On The Soaps they try em out one Place then Another, But when One Person become to Famillour In there part’s they Play,
    Doesn’t seem Fair to Bounce them Around it’s there Contract is up and there not getting the fan Mail and there work is Slipping and it’s showing then it’s time to Move On Other Producer’s From Other Soap’s Wen’t one one soap to Another keep dragging they Actors -Actress’s Over It’s Not right Look at How Many On the Y&R since this NEW PRODUCERS has been On look whats Happen in the Past few year’s since Phelps was On How Many Roles had to STOP How Many Parts Didn’t get to complete Roles and ending didn’t Play them out Stories Lines That Need To Be Told And Finished, I Mean Come On Enough’s Enough Who The hell Do you Think Your,
    Kidding
    We Know Soap Opera’s Are Fictional But the people whom Watch Them Arn’t That Gullable is This PRODUCER sent in To TANK this SOAP at this rate it’s gonna happen people I been watching this from Day in the 70′s ,
    LQQK , Stand’s To Reason When The Soap Opera “AWARDS” where Out Who SOAP , Was he Number One For many years ,
    It was A Creative team Of Writers who We’re Like Family to That Show That’s How Come it works you brake that Team That Bond apart and you Have Nothing.
    Look Ashley wen to another Soap Again Tracy Still doing some thing else she didn’t come Home to Abbot’s for Xmas this Year and this back Surgery Please One Dr Telling one another has a miricle and the Drug Dependance one day Jacks So Fine 1 Min Latter is like the Pain is there but Not One if the past few ep’s did show untill some one left and Cue Jack to shake is hands or So it’s Not Jacks Fault people Look really Closely at the acting it’s becomming to Phony And the Phylis Story Please Give it a rest

    we’ve Heard Enough,

    Give Avery A Chance to tell her’s or yea Blurp that one like it was a Dream In there Shower,

    They Brought Danny back Now He’s Gone again Michael Has been Tweeting us Over the Holiday’s

    What Happen To GINA Danny’s

    Sisters and there BIG CHRISTMAS EVE Special they did every year this Was Family Qaulity Time

    The really Rushed The Christmas Holidays in one 2 Shows

    This What I Mean The true fan’s Who Know Our Soap’s And What We Like
    We Know they Have Family’s And Personal Live’s Away from The Studios but hey Again Enough’s Enough- Writes The Stories Please PLAY Them Out Continue Them Don’t wait a few day’s before the Contract is and Kill them Out or Get Rid Of Them,
    I wanna See a Change In The Y&R BRING BACK OLD FAMILY VALUES that ment so Much Leave the Scandels Out Cause Most Of them Don’t Make Sence, this Fude thing With The ABBOT’S And The NEWMANS

    PLease GIVE it a Rest VICTOR Move On With NICKI is she’s the real Love of your Life then So Be it stop Bounceing her around Like a Yo-YO
    My Mother Said And I Agree With Stop Else She’s Comming to The Studio And Give the Producer’s the Three Stooges Slaps and Smarten up .

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    Mo replied

    If you want people to read your posts, I suggest you use PERIODS. Otherwise, your post is just a rambling diatribe and I gave up.

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  34. Tsuds says:

    It’s Business people!! Y and R cleaned house and now has a lot of salary money to pay him.. he could not refuse… Good for him! .. Maybe they have money left to swoon Sonny away from GH. We can push him over there.. tear up his new contract.. (Sorry, just not a fan of his).

    We need more OLTL back on GH….

    Prospect Park will not be successful! They are only in talks now due to many actors being out of work now for a year and their salaries have gone down.. There is no way that they will get enough people to pay to watch those two soaps or even one. …..Make sure all of you that pay for the membership will be able to get your money back if they don’t make it!

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    boes replied

    You’re no Madame Delphina so forgive me if I don’t pay much attention to your forecast of doom. Prospect Park very well may not make it, but whether they do or they don’t, the last thing any of us need is another voice expressing with such profundity opinions that have no more basis in fact than anyone else’s. It’s not only massively irritating, it makes the person expressing the opinion with such pomposity seem just a bit of a – you fill in the word.

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    Tsuds replied

    I liked your post.. but I am somewhat of a Madame Delphina… I love to be proven wrong and hope I am.. but it does not happen too much… I am old and wise at the age of 45…

    Tsuds replied

    I don’t come from the age group that all of us get a trophy when we played soccer.. some of us lost and some of us won.. we have some winners and some losers out there… .. it builds character…. Some times we all needs to face the bad news!

    boes replied

    I don’t come from that age group either – if, indeed, such an age group really exists and isn’t, instead, just an invention to invite dissension.

    But I also do not come from an age group or any other group that automatically believes bad news before it comes, or thinks that an immediate investment in negativity or pessimism is smart thinking.
    You have no more insight into the future than any of the rest of us.

    boes replied

    And, btw, I’m older than you by far – far enough to be your parent.

    45 isn’t old – and thank God that I have learned that what I thought was “wisdom” at 45 turned out to be nothing more than a bad bit of cheese.

    Tsuds replied

    My Soul is older than 45 :)

  35. GG says:

    I just think it’s hilarious. Not many actors are honest with whats really going on and who can blame them. Rabbid fans will be tearing them to shreds over thier personal decisions. GH hasnt been loyal to it’s employees, why should they be loyal back.

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  36. Aria says:

    I hope this news isn’t true, if it is then how disappointing, Steve Burton will loose me as a fan.

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  37. Laurie says:

    I was shocked myself to hear the news. But I was more shocked to hear all his fans get angry about it. I too will miss him on GH but he is a great actor, and if he wants to try to do anything else so be it. I send Steve my best wishes for him and support his choice, but can still say I will miss him. He hasnt even confirmed this yet too…so the fans have to wait to see what he has to say. It does amaze me how many soap fans across the net are quick to turn or judge an actor. I feel the soap fans are better than that. I thought.

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    heidi replied

    I totally agree! I am saddened about all the negativity. He is and always will be one of my favorites and I am happy he may have a chance to play a different character. I would love to have him back on GH as Jason, but he did it for 22 years… I can’t imagine doing the same job for 22 years… I am happy for whatever work and success he has.

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    Aria replied

    Fans have different expectations from actors on soaps, now if Steve Burton got a tv gig on primetime then you would hear a more supportive response but with actors especially if their popular like Steve is on GH then the loyalty is to the show n character . It does hurt when a popular actor leaves for a competing show. They are probably asking why is he more loyal to jfp then GH ? But all this could be premature news but the fact that its coming from TV guide well makes everyone feel betrayed if its true. I’ll support Steve if its a movie gig or primetime show but forget it if its y&r.

    Mo replied

    I understand the fans’ upset. He said he was leaving GH to move to Nashville. If he had said he was leaving because he wanted a job change or was tired of playing the character, there wouldn’t have been this much upset. But to say, I’m leaving GH to move and then to appearing to take a job on a competing show understandably causes anger. Fans think he lied to them. Hopefully he will make a statement if he is going to Y&R. Maybe he can spin that it was just too good a deal to give up or maybe he’s only going to be working a few days a week so he can commute to and fro Nashville. I know Tricia Cast lives in Nashville and is on Y&R. Granted, it’s very sporadic, but it can be done.

    It’s the impression that Steve lied to his fans that have them up in arms.

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    jos replied

    Are u kidding me, he is not a great actor.. He is egocentric, that does not proclaim a great actor.
    Meryl Streep, Joan Crawford thats a great actor,
    Steve Burton, not……! Robert Redford, hell even John Stamos is better than Steve Burton!

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  38. rusty says:

    Burton knows how beloved his character on GH is; if he returns to tv after telling his fans he left to move his family away and does not return to GH, that is certainly his prerogative, but I will no longer be a fan of his. I will not watch anything he is in – including the number one rated soap.

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  39. Leyla Mir says:

    Merry Christmas JaSammers! After months and months of goading, gloating and giggling, the truth finally comes out! Yessssssssssssss

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  40. susan M. says:

    Why couldn’t he have been honest about the whole thing?? We wouldn’t have liked it anyway but it would have been nice if he told the truth…,To me that is being two-faced..
    Talking at both ends of his mouth. I bet he knew all along what he was going to do. He didn’t have to be so secretative about it. The truth alway’s comes out, one way or another…………

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  41. JustSaying says:

    Damn! Y&R must really be in trouble if he’s coming to the show.

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  42. Ces says:

    If it’s true, it stinks that he said he was leaving the show to stay in TN, however, had he said he wanted to stretch his acting muscles – then I could understand wanting to take on another role; it’s what actors do.

    Just be honest about it though, ya know?

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  43. dionne says:

    I totally support Steve moving on from GH. The writers made Jason Morgan so one dimensional. Steve can act. He’s done projects outside of GH that have allowed him to showcase his true ability. I was so hoping Jason M. would hit his head and turn back into Jason Quartermaine just so he could show some true emotion. If he wants to go to Y& R more power to him. He’s been locked into that boring monotonous role for way too long. I’ll watch him. I’m already a fan of their show. There are only four of them left. I kinda watch them all. Bringing him on the canvass as Avery’s ex would be great. Why does Nick get all of the women? And I’m sorry but Joshua Morrow can’t act. I think Steve will be a great addition. This is his job. Wouldn’t you go work where you felt fulfilled?!?!

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  44. mcbam says:

    oops I mean Dec. 21st, she was at the game with Val……

    Jason is finished on GH,unless they recast him..

    Kelly M, is not losing any sleep over Steve Burton..

    Just give her McBain and a new baby…..I don’t care about

    him anymore or RH….let her go! I been tired of her ass!

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  45. BornSoapStar says:

    BEST SOAP NEWS IN YEARS! I have been a huge Steve Burton fan since he first appeared on GH, but I quit watching GH shortly before his departure. The character of Jason Morgan died in Mexico years ago as far as I’m concerned, and that is when I started watching Y&R. I’m thrilled Steve is coming to the show. I hope he is playing a new character with a storyline worth his talent. GH had him in the worse pairing ever and it showed in his performance. I don’t feel betrayed, this is a business and he has a family to look out for first and foremost. I hope he never returns to GH. Now I only wish JFP would find a way to hire away Rebecca Herbst too!

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    k/kay replied

    Back when they fired and then rehired RH their were rumors Y&R was wooing her for a Mac recast so like I said on another thread if GH is not going to use her bring her on. I had a friend who will go nameless who is in the business and said all soaps are dark during the Holidays as we all know so this may be nothing more then gossip about SB! That being said I could see him doing this role of the war vet from Avery’s past.

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  46. Andy says:

    If Steve Burton is unavailable and the GH production team feels a need to bring back the Jason Morgan character, they should feel free to recast the role. After all, how hard can it be to find a musclebound cipher in Los Angeles? Just go to The Abbey any weekend night.

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  47. MCBAM says:

    Jason (Steve)…..Did not die inMexico!!!!!!!!Sam was DAM GOOD PAIRING

    FAR AS I’M CONCERN!…..SHE(Herbst) can go over there with him!

    I never cared for here character!….neither one makes the show!

    SAM AND JASON WERE FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

    LET’S NOT START SAM VS LIZ WARS AGAIN!!!

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  48. Rodd says:

    Can somebody please hand me a sleeping tablet and wake me up when all this fuss is over. If he ends up on Y&R, so be it. The shame will be that most people won’t believe anything else he ever has to say. It won’t matter what the circomstances are. As for me, I wish him well whatever he does, but I won’t be following him to Y&R. My loyalities are with GH. Now please excuse me, I’m going to sleep. Yawn.

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  49. boes says:

    This is not a surprise on any level. SB’s statement about his reasons for leaving GH were transparent to begin with. And we shouldn’t forget that this is the same guy who sold fans on a power drink pyramide scheme not all that long ago, so him lying to the fans is nothing new. But even without that, so often actors aren’t allowed to state the “truth”, whatever it may be, when exiting a show or network if they want to work there some time in the future.

    Y&R is rapidly circling the drain, and hiring JFP to repair the damage done by MAB has proven to be a disaster. Her vision for soaps kills them dead most of the time, and if the show manages to survive, the damage she does to the core of the shows she works with can take years to undo.

    Casting SB on Y&R should be a red flag to JFP’s bosses that she lets her ego dictate her job, because SB has always been a limited talent, and the catering done to him on GH in the past 10 years has been disastrous to the tiny bit of talent he may at one time have possessed.

    He won’t add anything to the train wreck that Y&R currently is, but we can take heart that his mediocre talent can’t do it much more harm either.

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  50. MBmomof3 says:

    Hate to say I told you so, but….called this one before he left GH. Y&R can have him and hopefully in his new role he’ll show some interest. I like Y&R too, so I wish everyone the best. But Mr. Burton, you sir, treated your devoted fans like something you scraped off the bottom of your shoe and they deserved better. Liar. Or worse yet FOJ (Friends of Jill).

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  51. Rach says:

    Folks, I am on one hand thrilled & on the other just shaking my head. Soap fans haven’t changed & that’s comforting! However,as a TN resident can I give you some advice? When someone says they’re moving to TN & then they tweet pics, they’re moving to TN!

    As a lifelong resident, I know how wonderful it is here, & through property records, verified that he had purchased property here. Can’t blame him. So y’all can get over whatever problems you had with him, you have to admire someone who can sit back & enjoy the fruits of their labor!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    TN is beautiful and I never doubted he relocated his family there. I also never doubted he’d eventually end up on Y&R once JFP took over as EP. But, he still was B.S.ing his fans. He has a very loyal fanbase and I just feel this was pretty shady. Glad he’s gone from GH.

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  52. lizzing says:

    I understand he wanted a change but to go on another soap it’s hard to hear. Good luck all the best. Now I say we should get a new Steve since he is done with GH

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  53. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    The bigger irritation for me is that, as Steve Burton is a big big daytime star, he’s not going to work for cheap. Wasn’t JFP just pleading poverty/budget as her reason for axing Genie Francis, Debbi Morgan, et al.?

    This is the kind of maneuver that has given her such a bad reputation. She’ll hire Steve B. and give him lots of air time, and I don’t think the Y&R fans are clamoring for new characters; they’re clamoring for good stories for old, familiar favorites (which has been lacking for a while now).

    I guess we know now why Steven Nichols was shown the door. Geez.

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  54. Iakovos says:

    Soaps are part of show BUSINESS, friends. Look, maybe JFP made Burton a deal he could not refuse, allowing the use of a mob phrase. I wish fans could better accept recasts and changes on the storyboards. Soaps are like life and the stories and characters evolve or devolve. They come and go. I am tiring of resurrections. I am tiring of the refusal to recast (Jason on GH, Ridge on B&B) overriding the plot line. I am tiring of too many spoilers and news of comings and goings. I am tiring of a call for the same show we had 20 years ago. Good luck, Steve Burton, on Y&R. It surely must be a tough set with all the shifts and changes. I pray JFP and Josh do well for us. MAB dropped the ball. Would someone maybe refer to Bill Bell’s legacy of notes and ideas for guidance perhaps?

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    I don’t need the same show we had 20 years ago–but is it so wrong for me to want something that’s equally entertaining/engaging/absorbing, or at least close to it? Because let me tell you, I haven’t gotten much of that in the last 15-20 years, compared to what came before. If I take TPTB at their word that they had to “reinvent” the soaps, etc. etc. etc., can I at least complain about what a lousy, lackluster job they’ve done of it?

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    Beth replied

    I feel as though GH is leaps and bounds better today than it was one year ago. True GH followers know that they are leading up to the HUGE show on April 1st. Whatever RC writes will be enjoyable, especially to the veteran fans. The stories are so much more fast pace, who can not watch “Todd” and/or “Connie” and not laugh, And seeing the vets return are such a joy to us followers. One year ago I was saying that GH was gone, and since TPTB change, I have not felt that way. Burton went to YR where he knows his ego will be stroked because of his “friend”. But all the YR followers, get ready, there will be some actors there who’s egos will be damaged and will jump the ship as SB did. My entire thought is 1…bring on 50th anniversary show, will that be the Nurses’ Ball 2…How will they bring Laura back, 3…Is the return of Robin tied into the Anniversary Show/Nurses’ Ball and 4…What will Lucy do this year at the ball? Point being, there are more important things to worry about for GH followers than to worry about someone who has done as SB has to his fanbase. C-YA.

  55. Soapluv says:

    This is simple. Cartini trashed Steve’s character- obviously and intentionally from the day they arrived to prop Michael Easton’s character. They did such a thorough, transparent, disgusting job, Jason was completely unrecognizable by the time he was shot in the back and unceremoniously dumped in the harbor. Oh yeah and heretofore brilliant Bernie was the idiot who lured Jason to the docks. Right. So, Cartini got what they wanted, Steve quit, gave the politically correct and most used reason all professionals fall back on. Most fans should have clearly understood he was not retiring to a rocking chair on his porch in Tennessee at this point in his life, for crying out loud. He was in LA, hanging out with Franco, the next week.

    Anyone who knows anything about Steve Burton knows he is extremely wealthy and certainly doesn’t have to worry about his family after many, many multimillion dollar paydays in and out of GH. So he’s clearly making a choice to go to Y&R and I hope they accept him and he raises their ratings for Jill and I hope he gets the last laugh.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    If “trashing” a character refers to attempting to give him additional dimensions (something their predecessors never saw it as necessary to do) to fit with the refocusing of the show away from being quite so mob-centric (which I understand was what ABC wanted, after the ratings started tanking in 2011, and has directed them to do), then I guess Carlivati and Valentini are guilty of trashing the character. I know many people do not agree (though many others do), but I found Jason at least marginally interesting for the first time in ages. I think Jason’s exit from the canvas has aided the (very necessary) transition away from so much mob and thus has been overall a positive for the show, but I do think it would have been possible for Jason to stick around and remain viable had SB wanted to stay. If you want to blame Carlivati/Valentini for attempting to refocus Jason in a way that enabled the character to work on a less mob-dominated version of GH, then I guess that’s your right, but I think they actually deserve credit for trying to retain a very popular character/actor and find a way to make it work within a very changed show.

    If he wanted to be politically correct/diplomatic and still leave the door open for another soap job, SB could have opted for some version of the often-used “I’ve been playing this same character for two decades, and I think it’s just the right time to leave and find some new challenges, though I’ll always be grateful to GH and to the fans,” etc. etc. etc. That would have accomplished the same thing and yet left his fans feeling less misled when one of those new challenges involved a different role on another soap. If he’s in a pickle with many of his fans now, I’d have to say it’s a pickle of his own creation. (I do think some kind of a statement from him announcing that he just couldn’t resist the acting opportunity that Y&R was offering him so that he changed his mind about retiring, etc., will go a long way toward mollifying the fans. As you pointed out, he’s so wealthy he never has to work again if he doesn’t want to, so it’s going to have to be couched in some other terms than money.)

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    rebecca replied

    he did say that, almost verbatim…in interviews and on Twitter.

    rebecca replied

    to clairify my statementk…he did say he’d been wanting to make a change for quite a while…that 22 years was a long time to play the same character…and that he was appreciative of GH and the cast.

    if you “fans” like him so much read his words…whether in interviews or as said on his Twitter account. He has wanted to leave GH for a while and he did. Period. His business…literally and figuratively.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Rebecca–I’ll take your word for it that he said that (and I wasn’t aware of it, so thank you). I guess my point is, he apparently didn’t leave it at that, he must have said more, because he definitely led people to believe that when he said “change,” he meant he was done with soaps (and possibly with California). Too many people had that impression for it to have been just a few people reading into it what they wanted to believe. So if people feel betrayed, it’s a situation he created. That’s my sole point. (And I should probably go back and pull up the interviews and reread them, because I didn’t pay careful attention; his departure was no surprise at all to me.)

    I think he has every right to make whatever decisions he feels are best for him. I also think he has to take responsibility for what he says, what it leads people to believe, and how they react when he seems to behave differently from what he led them to believe.

    Brenda replied

    SB fans need to understand there are contracts that actors sign that prevent them from saying things until they are legally able to do so. With GH possibly being canceled in 2013 he did what he needed to do to support his family. I’m looking forward to seeing him on Y&R.

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    Beth replied

    Glad you are looking forward to his YR scenes. Do not think you will be so pleased when he causes your favorites time on screen to disappear and one or two to leave. And it will happen, have been watching soaps for too long, seen it time and time again. Michael, not Fairman……………..great post.

    Brenda replied

    I’m not worried Beth. I have watched Y&R since the late 1970s with my mom and have seen many characters come and go and I still watch.

  56. vikkye says:

    people come on, give the guy a break, maybe he just changed his mind! i started watching y& r lady yea r n it is fantastic, but I also love and still watch my GH.. I’m actually excited to see steve burton trying something new, he is a great actor and will do well wherever he goes!

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  57. Chaz says:

    Oh, well…….if he is coming to Y&R it will just mean I have more time for other things since I DVR the show. I can just fast forward through his scenes just like I did when he was on GH. Unless there is some deep hidden well of talent inside him that NONE of the writers of GH were ever able to bring out his Y&R character will be as one dimensional and boring as Jason.

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  58. Beacon says:

    I have to wonder if Steve was disenchanted with the changes at GH – notably the influx of OLTL characters – and the show becoming an ensemble instead of focusing around his and Maurice Benard’s characters.

    Perhaps he didn’t like two gay guys taking the helm at GH and controlling his character? Who knows?

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    Joshua replied

    Thanks for saying what everybody else is avoiding discussing. Scott Reeves — who is married to Chick-Fil-A loving homophobe Melissa Reeves — also didn’t approve of “General Hospital” being helmed by two gay men. I say “GH” is far better without Burton and Reeves. Too bad other soaps will take them on. Maybe Patricia Mauceri will join “Y&R” next?

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    Nikki replied

    Joshua and Beacon, I completely agree. I believe Burton wasn’t a fan of the ensemble atmosphere that has been created, instead of his character being on screen 24/7, unlike Maurice Bernard who has supported the change. Joshua, I agree GH does not need the two actors and I have wondered, myself, about Reeves’ prejudice on sexuality. I think you both ake excellent points.

  59. mary says:

    Good riddance, I was not unhappy when he left GH and now GH can recast Jason if they want.

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  60. ashlee says:

    Why is everyone so down on Steve Burton??? Wow…everyone sure stocked up on Hatorade over the holidays!! He left GH because he wanted to move on. I was glad he left not because i dislike him, or his acting…he is an Emmy winner…but because I despised how the writers took a viable legacy character and turned him into a brain damaged emotionless murdering thug. He probably got tired of playing the same old crap! I could easily see him as a recast for Adam. I worry that if they write him in as a nobody with only past ties to Avery the role will not be well received. JFP has made that mistake countless times, notably with daytime royalty Marcy Walker (Tangie on GL), and with Jensen Buchanan (Melissa on GH). Give him ties to the Abbotts, make him Jacks cousin. Or make Danny Romalottis brother or Gina‘s son. Tie him in favourably with fan favourites and cast him as a HERO, and he could energize the show. Dont hate on the guy for accepting a job!! Everyone needs to work. He has had months to rest and reevaluate and spend time with his family…maybe he just wants to get back to work.

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    k/kay replied

    I think Ashlee from what I am hearing he is the ex of Avery thought to be dead I personally do not care that he took another job I like the actor but never cared for Jason. His big mistake in fan’s minds was they felt they were lied to well hello that happens every day by politicians in this country! In interviiews after RC &FV took over he did not like the direction his character was going whatever I hope he gets to prove he can do something besides point a gun and be judgemental totally non feeling etc. I am all open for some new blood in his age bracket ! I for one hope it works it will totally depend on the writing as I have said before GF did not gel because she was an ill conceived character hopefully that will not be the case here. I did hear they had to order lots of black t-shirts! Lol!

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  61. Beth says:

    Never doubted he was staying n Nashville…… but you “said” a mouthful when you “typed” “his friend ans business partner”.

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  62. robert says:

    I’m all for it, if he gets a good story.

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  63. Nikki says:

    I was never a huge Jason fan, but why the hell Steve Burton would pick Y&R over GH is beyond me! GH is so damn good right now and Y&R is just sinking lower and lower in quality. I just find it disappointing that he’d rather go to a soap because he’s pals with a woman who is running the soap into the ground, rather than stay with a soap rising and flourishing.

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    Beth replied

    You answered your own question. Three words…….Jill Farren Phelps.

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    Nikki replied

    Well Y&R will be on the brink of cancellation by the end of next year for sure.

  64. Sandy says:

    So disappointed, it sucks! I hope they replace him on GH!!!!

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  65. Tara says:

    I say…. Go for it Steve Burton… I hope his good friend Rebecca Herbst follows…..
    Now… How many of these comments are from actual living people? We all know those rabid fans of Jasam are not many in numbers… If they were we would of had better than a 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 ratings for the agenda couple. Also the most advetised wedding ever on a soap would of brought in higher than a 1.9. I don’t blame Steve Burton at all. They have ruined every character on the show and changed their history with no valid reasons. Just 2 men that are pissed off that their OLTL was cancelled and decided to ruin GH. How long after they bring back old characters do you think they will even last? I say BYE to GH and Hello Y&R. Way to go Steve Burton… All your real fans will be there to support you. And when I say real … I mean real living people not these fake comments.

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    BornSoapStar replied

    Love this post! ICAM.

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    Nikki replied

    Ruin GH, are you kidding me? General Hospital has done nothing but rise both in ratings and quality since Frank and Ron took over. For once in a long time, the show was no longer “how much screen time can Jason and Sonny get?”, it is BALANCED. It has seasoned GH vets on the front burner, it’s bringing back beloved GH hisotry like the Nurse’s Ball, and it’s turning out intricate, interesting storylines like a soap opera should! I think Steve was just pissed he was no longer front and center 24/7, but don’t worry, with a moron like JFP at the helm again, he will be on Y&R.

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    Tara replied

    A moron? Really…… GH had way higher ratings than a measley 2.0 when JFP was there… Bringing back vets that have been long gone, only works for soo long.. Steve Burton deserved to be front and center . He can actually act. It was when they had to drag him and dumb him to down to be in scenes with someone that could not act is when he became stagnant.

    Nikki replied

    Actually, Tara, when Phelps was at GH’s helm last year, the show took a nose dive in ratings. Also, since Frank and Ron have come on as showrunners, GH is now #1 in the important 18-49 demographic. Also, bringing on vets, brings back more fans, and if you’re insinuating that those vets cannot act- I’d like to point you to Finola Hughes, Jane Elliot, Ian Buchannan, and Robin Mattson who all gave knock out performances, not only in the past, but in 2012 as well. Steve Burton is a decent actor, but he is hardly the best that General Hospital has and he won’t be the best over at Y&R either.

  66. Giovanni says:

    I am sooooooo glad Steve Burton is going to Y&R… I sooo hope it’s true…
    Tornados, reminds me of RC and FV. They came in without much warning, destroyed everything in their paths, people’s hopes, dreams, beliefs, and then acted as if they had done nothing wrong and shouldn’t be blamed. Two men ticked their OLTL was cancelled and decided to wreck havoc on GH. Acted like they actually knew the history of the characters on GH. Had a 20 year vet shot in the back and fall into the harbor giving him a send off like a day player. Neither one deserves to work anywhere in Soaps let alone any show. Had characters doing things they never would do and when questioned the head writer blocked viewers instead of being a real man and answering truthfully. Making fan favorites pimp ex hookers that have brought bad karma to Disney and ABC that can’t act let alone pronounce words correctly. All because a rabid fanbase that clearly has no numbers had a contest who could write as many emails of fake people to Vicki Dummer. If TPTB or anyone at ABC even cared about General Hospital they would have done their math and noticed that all these fake emails to Vicki Dummer didn’t add up to ratings. All they got before all this was 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and let’s not forget advertising dollars for a wedding that only brought in a rating of 1.9. But… Hey let’s give back a baby to a not well received character and Actress and ruin the fan favorite characters and actors and actresses. Has Vicki Dummer ever even watched GH? Does she even know the history? They will let anyone be in charge. I say go Steve Burton… You go Boy… Go to Y&R and enjoy yourself. You deserve to be able to work somewhere where people will actually care about you and the character they make for you. Not have to deal with all this agenda crap because someone has a hard on for hookers and wants to give them a spot on a show where they think people will watch and not care if they can act or not.

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    BornSoapStar replied

    LOL! Love this post too!

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    k/kay replied

    Giovanni you are on fire! Now tell us what you really think! Lol

  67. Grace says:

    I feel as many of you do… I feel betrayed. Is it because he ahs “other business ventures” with Jill Phelps that this deal was made? Did he miss her so much at GH he decided to follow her over to Y&R? I don’t watch Y&R but it seems that they ahve pretty much sucked and tanked during 2012. Coincidence since JP took over?

    Was it all BS? I want to raise my family in TN where it is a simple way of life? Give me a BREAK!!! Are we REALLY to believe that #Cartini wouldn’t have worked out some sort of a schedule with Steve? Please, Tony Geary (who I love) and Ingo (who I adore and miss so much) had LONG ass breaks in their contracts!!! Tony leaves for 10 weeks every year! Something could have been worked out. Look what they are doing for Kimberly M? Ridiculous!!!

    I don’t watch Y&R, and even though I have loved SB for years, I WILL NOT be following him over to Y&R. As far as I am concerned this is all just a HUGE slap in the face to the fans.

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    Giovanni replied

    Why is it a slap in the face? Because he won’t come back to GH to be dumbed down more to act with Kemo? If you have watched GH since Burton came on thru the years he was a great actor. Going from the golden boy Jason Quartermaine to The borg Jason Morgan was incredible he did a fantastic job. It was when Brian Frons brought on his pet that surely couldn’t act was when the character took a nose dive to be able to be in a scene with this god awful actress. Apparently after years of having to go to the green room for her to learn her little lines it got tiring. He has a right to go work wherever he wants. He doesn’t owe you or anyone else anything. When you have worked on one show for 21 years and they have dumbed down your character to making shell necklaces and following some idiot around like a dog on a leash, killing children just to try and make a couple work, it gets tiring I’m sure. What you have worked for to be shot to hell, just so a pet can ride on his coattails because they can’t stand on their own. He has an emmy… can Kemo say the same? Get over it already Jasam is DEAD in the water… Thanks to the soap gods for at least giving the viewers that.

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    Grace replied

    This is why the world goes around, your opinion, my opinion etc. I do agree with the dumbing down of the character and do wish #Cartini had the time to take ‘Jason’ in a different direction. But I did not ONCE mention Kelly or Jasam, so please, don’t assume that is why I was saddened by his exit or why I want him to return. Kelly may not have an Emmy, but she was at least nominated once. He of course has the right to do whatever he wants with his life, like we all do. It just seems there was this big hoopla over why he was leaving and moving the family to TN for a life outside of LALA Land. Just seems odd timing to me that he is already back at work in LA LA Land leaving the family for what one would predict would be chunks of time. In interviews he talked about venturing outside of Daytime, the restaurants, writting, movies…. but here he is back in Daytime. It just all seems a bit off to me, that’s all, just “off”.

    I will not watch Y&R because Steve is joining the show, I don’t like Y&R, never have. Used to watch many years back and even then, wasn’t all that thrilled. Look, I am not one off these folks who stopped watching ABC because of the AMC & OLTL debacle. Most shows I watch in Primetime are on ABC, so I am not an “extreme” person. It just to me feels like a slight to the GH fans. Maybe if he was gone from Daytime longer than 3 months it wouldn’t feel like that…. but to me, it does.

    Betty replied

    What is hating Kelly Monaco have to do with Burton leaving. You hate the chick, who gives a hoot what you think. This topic is about Burton not Kelly Monaco. I agree wtih Grace. He mislead his fans into thinking TN was the reason for his quitting GH and they have a right to complain and have a right to ask questions and get answers. IMO opinion he has handled this badly right from the beginning that’s why peeps are commenting. Fan friendly Steve owes his fans nothing? Wanna bet?

  68. Elhu says:

    I am a long time GH fan, and would much rather see Jason/Steve Burton on GH again, as I miss his presence, but let’s not forget that this is a “job” for him, and just like we are all entitled to decide what career moves are best for us and our families, he can also do the same. I am sure there is more to his making this decision than any of us know, and I am also sure that he did not make this decision lightly, since GH has been fruitful for him, for the better part of 21 years. I also do not think he had any intention of hurting any of his fans, and maybe he was “asked” not to mention his move to Y&R for a period of time that he had to honor. Who knows, maybe part of his contract with Y&R includes his being able to take long vacations (like Anthony Geary does on GH), which will allow him to spend that additonal time with his family in Tennessee, and maybe that was something that might not have been an option on GH. Any of this can and probably is true. I am not a Y & R fan, and have never been, and again, I would much rather see Jason/Steve Burton on GH, but if that is not an option “right now” rather than not see him at all, I am okay with seeing him on Y&R. You never know, he just may come back to GH some time in the future. Either way, Steve Burton, just like all of us, is entitled to do what is best for himself and his family.

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    heidi replied

    Thank you for saying this so well! Agree completely! There is so much we don’t know and I like Steve Burton and I know that he likes the time he spent at GH with his friends and playing Jason…. but it was 21 years and OMG… he deserves to have a chance to do something else! He didn’t do any of this to hurt his fans! I love him as Jason and GH is the best and I would love him back! Especially coming back as Jason Quartermaine would be a blast! However this has to be his decision. I haven’t heard anyone spculate that by having Steve leave for a period of time has opened up the option to allow us to see more characters from the past and maybe that was a consideration… with the 50th anniversary. Maybe Y&R is a short gig for him and the plan is to come back in 2013. We don’t know… but all the negativity towards SB is so old…. give it up! New Years Resolution… be happy any and all of our soap actresses and actors have WORK… whereever and however they do!!!

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    Elhu replied

    Thanks Heidi, and I agree with all you said as well. We really do need to be happy that the soap stars we all enjoy on a regular basis have work, and the genre we all watch is still hanging in there, and hopefully making a comeback. Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

  69. David says:

    For whatever reasons he left GH, and now he will be on YR. For his fans, I understand their collective disappointment. I started watching GH again when I saw ads stating that Laura was leaving for the last time. Since then I have been a regular GH fan, and JFP ran that show as a daytime Sopranos with three characters. He had a good run. He was alright, not one of my favorites. Now GH is on fire.

    YR is not good anymore. JFP and the writing team have been fumbling. YR had the best actors — all of them have been given the door. It was about trimming the budget but the writing has NOT improved. Noah is better than Summer. Jaime and Fenn are even better. Three hunks are hired. And another good actor is axed. Marcy is back. Now Steve will be on the scene. But without good writing, what can Steve do, that Genie Francis or the others could not do? Good luck Steve. Let’s see what happens?

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    I have to agree about being disappointed (so far–it’s still fairly early) with the JFP-Griffith reboot of Y&R. Griffith is, I think, a talented headwriter–so I’m wondering what gives.

    I don’t have much faith in the reboot because although JFP often makes some smart moves and does have some sensible instincts/ideas, it’s usually at least 50-50 smart-stupid and sometimes worse than that; she can’t seem to get out of her own way. MAB needed to go, but if JFP was the best replacement they could come up with, oy vey.

    As for Mr. Burton specifically–as somebody above noted, one of JFP’s consistent mistakes in the past has been bringing on talented performers and putting them in the wrong roles (e.g., Tim Gibbs as Kevin on OLTL) and/or not fleshing out their characters properly and giving them long-term potential (e.g., Marcy Walker as Tangie on Guiding Light). This is a particularly bad problem to have in this case, because MAB had it (even worse), and Y&R viewers have just been through several years of poorly conceived characters played by top daytime talents. Let’s see if JFP has learned anything.

    By the way, if this rumor turns out to be true, and she’s got money enough to hire Steve Burton, then I go back to my original thought about the recent cast cuts: she and Griffith should have made more of an effort to reshape the characters being played by Genie Francis, Debbi Morgan, Jennifer Landon, and Steve Nichols, before shipping them out as hopeless. Budget issues were the reason that was given, but clearly there’s a budget for name talent, so they should have worked with what they had a little more before giving up. It might not have worked, but they didn’t even try.

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    Giovanni replied

    Y&R is not good? Their ratings far exceed anything GH has done in a loooong time. GH can’t hold a candle to those ratings or the amount of viewers that watch.

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    Nikki replied

    Do you even look at ratings? GH is #1 in the MAIN demographic of 18-49. Plus, after Jill Farren Phelps ass was booted from it (now at Y&R- so comforting), their ratings have been rising, while Y&R’s has been on a decline. Are they still #1 overall? Yes, but certainly not in quality.

  70. Betty says:

    After I read the interview Steve did with SID in October, I knew this would come back and bite him in the butt. And it did. His comments made it seem TN was the reason behind leaving GH. Not true. I think this deal with Jill was in the works for some time and that’s why he left GH. TN had nothing to do with it. Jill gave him what he wanted because FV wouldn’t. He could not work in LA for GH any longer, but he’ll be back working in LA for Y&R? Not happy he couldn’t stick around for the 50th. Not happy there is no more Jasam (if you are Jasam fan) Since Steve has now gone to a competitor, I see no reason GH cannot recast Jason with a sexy, willing to do shirtless love scenes actor. I see Steve is silent on Twitter since his little secret came out for all to see. Sooner or later he will have to answer questions about his decision to go to Y&R and why, if he wants to hold onto the fans that shell out bucks to see him in person. If he would have been more honest, he wouldn’t be looking like a jerk right now.

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    Giovanni replied

    I don’t see this as biting him in the butt at all.He doesn’t have to answer to you or anyone. GH ruined his character he moved on… Get over it.

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    Betty replied

    You are wrong, He DOES have to answer to his fans because they will be asking him at the Port Chuck concerts in Feb. The ones who shelled out $250 a ticket BEFORE he quit GH to go to Y&R. They are gonna want to know when he was offered the gig at CBS and why he took it. I can just see it now…..on stage telling his devoted fans: :I don’t owe you an answer and it’s none of your business” Sooner or later he will have to answer to his fans on Twitter, some of whom he knows personally. How about the fans that bought into Monavie, the 90 day challenge, Crust Pizze and The Beer Market. I advise him to do another interview this time in CBS SoapsIndepth. Call it “Setting the record straight, Part 2″ Because Part 1 in ABC SoapsIndepth he led fans to believe he was leaving because of TN. TN had nothing to do with him leavng GH. Maybe he can clear up the misconceptions.

    Giovanni replied

    So….. Betty… Are you saying just because people bought monavie and went to see his concerts and talk to him on twitter he actually owes them answers? Gee… So I guess his fans did this ONLY because he was on GH? I thought his fans (including me) did those things because WE liked him. NOT because he was on GH… Wow.. No words to describe on how you or anyone else thinks this. Iam a fan NO MATTER where he is or what he does. He DID move his family to TN, that wasn’t a lie and the FACT that he did NOT want his children to grow up in LA was true as all. The ONLY thing he didn’t say was he didn’t want to stay at GH anymore. What did you expect him to say? “Uhhh gee fans… I hate GH and what they did to my character. I was dumbed down and made pearl necklaces for a month while I followed some chick around on screen like I was a dog. Oh yea… after 20 plus years…. They killed me off like a DAY PLAYER!!!” He doesn’t owe you or anyone crap.

  71. Joshua says:

    The guy phoned in his “performances” as Jason Morgan for at least a dozen years.

    “Young and the Restless” keeps getting worse and worse each day.

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  72. tom says:

    People are frakin cray-cray. I’m sure steve is doing what’s best for his family and himself. Actors move on to other projects all the time and true fans follow. I also believe Nashville has airports with airplanes.

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    Betty replied

    You ain’t getting it. He mislead fans by stating TN was the reason behing him leaving GH. TN had nothing to do with him leaving. Fans, from reading the SID interview, believed he did not want to work in LA anymore. He’s back working in LA anyway. All he had to do was say he was moving on insteaad of this phony TN stuff. He didn’t in that interview. He caused controversy, fans are talking.

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    Giovanni replied

    What did you expect him to say? I mean really… The bottomline is he wanted out of GH period. He did move his family to TN. He really doesn’t owe anyone any explanation. He left end of story. Get over it already.

    Nikki replied

    His airdate is January 29th, so he’s obviously known for some time that he was going to Y&R. He DOES owe fans an explanation because they’re FANS. They’re the reason he was on GH as long as he was, why people pay over 200 dollars to attend “Port Chuck” concerts, etc. So for him to say that TN was the reason for his departure from GH is bull.

    Tom replied

    Yeah because no one in the Soap World is allowed to change their minds. Since we don’t live in Steve’s head we don’t know when he and his Wife decided on TN as their new home and the main reason for leaving GH. Interviews are edited so we don’t know how much info we didn’t recieve. Steve’s first obligation is to his family not a bunch of fans who live in La-La land.

    Nikki replied

    His twitter account isn’t edited. He has stated his reason was to move to Nashville, live a more normal life for awhile. He also did MULTIPLE interviews on it. And La La land? Really? So people who expect an explaination from a guy who they buy stuff because, go to things because, and watch because, of him, are crazy to expect a little honesty from the man? People in show business are only there because of their fans so, yes, Steve should give his fans an explaination of why, just a few months after he left GH, he went to another soap (with a woman who he has been buddy-buddy with).

  73. peg says:

    that is just terrible he should be on gh i dont think i believe i hope its not true

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    Giovanni replied

    Actors leave shows all the time. If you are a fan you will follow him anywhere.

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    Mary SF replied

    Sometimes soap actors play their characters for so long that some fans cannot picture them anywhere else. But I agree with you, if you are a fan of the actor rather than the character you should want to see them succeed in anything they do. SB doesn’t have to play Jason for the character to be alive. Recasting is often the best option. For example, I used to love TL as Jack on Y&R and couldn’t picture anyone else in the role, then PB took it over and now I can’t picture anyone but him. Actors may leave but the character doesn’t have to end with the actor departure.

  74. Sharon says:

    I agree with you Betty. I spent $250 for a Port Charles concert last year. I will not do it this year. He has promoted a lot of stuff and we brought into it. It’s OK if he wanted to leave GH, people leave/quit jobs all the time. All I am saying is that he should have been honest with all of his fans who supported him through the years. If this is a rumor, I apolige to Steve but if it is true, I am very disappointed. I will continue to watch GH with or with out him. Remember: there’s more to GH than Jason Q. Morgan.

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  75. Sharon says:

    I apologize for spelling apologize wrong. I was on a roll and didn’t want to lose my train of thought.

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  76. Christy says:

    well, he fooled me too! thought he was out of the soap biz for good…. well at least a lot longer than 3 mos and then go to a competitor! ha!

    well, I won’t be watching him. Think I only checked out Y&R when it first started, way back when, just long enough to hear the theme music was from an olympian (isn’t it Nadia’s Theme?) and the characters had odd names, like Snapper. te he he

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  77. Joshua says:

    Sadly Jill Farren Phelps will shove the bloated mobster down our throats day in, day out just like she did with him on “General Hospital” for a dozen years.

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  78. Carly says:

    GH is the best it has been in years! I can’t wait to watch it everyday!

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    Nikki replied

    AGREED!

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  79. Betty says:

    To all you peeps who say Steve does not owe his fans a thing and It’s none of their business. Port Chuck concerts are coming up in Feb. So I guess when he gets up on that stage and also goes from table to table, he’s gonna say “I owe you no explanation, none of your business” Yea, right. Not gonna happen. He will have to give some answers from the curious GH fans of why he left, when it was offered and why he took it? You don’t think his GH fans are going to ask? And if he clams up and says nothing, how well is that going to go over with his GH fans that just paid $250 to see and talk to him?

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  80. lolagene57 says:

    I’m interested in Young & Restless

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  81. Sharon says:

    GH ROCKS….and that’s all there is to it.
    According to the New York Post General Hospital is one of the top five shows to watch in 2013. Check out the article dated December 29, 2012. Google it and see the other shows they are up there with. They are highly rated shows. Congrats GH!!!

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  82. Jan says:

    Yes a cute answer to why he was saying good bye. Too neat with a bow.

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    terri buckner replied

    whatever steve burton decides to do, it is his decision. Hope he finds happiness in his newest role on y&r. I am a big fan of both soaps. if he did know he was going to be on y &r, he should have been honest with fans in my opinion. But also realize his life and decisions are his alone and fans need to respect that. Good luck steve.

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  83. GH Fan says:

    I am so disappointed and sad that Steve lied and mislead all his GH fans! He clearly said the main reason he was leaving GH was to relocate to TN and to not have to communte to LA all the time. Now he’s doing the SAME thing with Y&R!! I have no problem with him leaving, change is good, but BE HONEST ABOUT IT! Don’t lie to our faces, he had this planned with JFP for a long time. What a slap in the face! Thanks Steve, I was a loyal fan for years, no more. As a matter of fact, GH is great now and better without you. Bring on Sam/John, they have more chemistry anyway!

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    jos replied

    He can darken, restyle or wear a barrel, it won’t matter, since his debut on Y & R , he is still the same character, trying to deflect Jason, but his body language , movement , eye contact are too similar to Jason, especially with Avery , lame no chemistry whatsoever!
    He needs to to take coaching from Tom Hanks, Anthony Geary, ect
    then maybe he will show his talent. But i doubt it.
    All the roles I have seen him in are stereotyped period… even his voice, just because the camera likes to photograph you that does not constitute a good actor, he is mediocre at best….!

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    GH Fan replied

    So true, well said!!

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