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Over the past year, the changes to Port Charles have become legendary. From the show's new opening to its new storytelling format to its performers -- just about everything on the show is new. These changes were definitely reflected in the Dankies nominations.
It was expected that newcomer Thorsten Kaye (Ian Thornhart) would be a formidable threat to Port Charles veterans in this year's Port Charles Online Awards, also known as the Dankies. After all, the actor earned five Dankies nominations. The threat, however, never materialized as the veterans proved that they've still got what it takes.
For a while, Port Charles appeared to be in critical condition. Along came the show's new 12-week story arc and the show got a much-needed boost. On April 20th, Port Charles reached a milestone; it taped its 1,000th episode.
Not only did the show not receive any acting nominations, but Port Charles was also shut out of the soap-related technical Emmys as well. The show did earn one nomination in the Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design.
ABC has now confirmed a report that first appeared on Soap Opera Central in June: Emmy winner Charles Keating (ex-Carl Hutchins, Another World) will be joining the cast of Port Charles later this summer.
Vampires will once again be roaming the streets of Port Charles, New York. Thanks to the magic of cable television, the show's "Tainted Love" story arc will once again be hitting the airwaves.
For the past year, Port Charles has been experimenting with 13-week story arcs. Back in December 2000, PC debuted its first book, "Fate." The book was broken down into three different chapters "Desire," "Deception" and "Destiny."
ABC has given its final answering regarding the future of Port Charles on the network. As rumors of the General Hospital spinoff's demise continue to be documented in trade magazines, the network has announced that PC has been renewed for two more years.
It's been on year since Port Charles changed gear and revolutionized the way that its storylines unfold. And in that year, the changes have sparked renewed interest in the show - and the Soap Opera Central Awards balloting clearly shows that.
Like four of its predecessors, "Secrets," will be accompanied by a musical theme. This time Madonna does the honors with her 1994 hit "Secret," from her "Bedtime Stories" album. Madonna is by far the most prominent artist to have had their music featured in PC's storyarc format.
Though he's appeared in Port Charles in the past two books, Brian Gaskill (Rafe) has only appeared on a recurring basis. With his Christmas mission completed, Gaskill's character was to have made his final appearance in the "Miracles Happen" storyarc. Now, however, comes word that viewers will be seeing more of Gaskill.