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Antonio Sabato, Jr. checks in to General Hospital - Night Shift

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 18th 2008 11:24AM
SabatoSOAPnet has landed a big star to anchor the second season of General Hospital: Night Shift. As TV Squad mentioned previously, Antonio Sabato, Jr., who was rumored to be returning as Jagger Cates, has signed on the dotted line. When Night Shift returns to SOAPnet on Tuesday, July 22, the character of Jagger, played by Antonio Sabato, Jr. will be front and center.

Jagger Cates has not been involved in General Hospital since 1995, so presumably he's older and wiser. But since Antonio is still playing the role, he's going to definitely be as gorgeous as ever. Interestingly, if Antonio is booked, what's the likelihood that Steve Burton will be there as Jason?.

Jagger's storyline includes Stone Cates, but that's not the same Stone as before. Jagger's younger brother, Stone, died of AIDS. This Stone is Jagger's five year old son whom he's named for his little brother. When Robin Scorpio meets Jagger again, and learns about Stone, it will be highly emotional

Stone was the love of her life -- before Patrick Drake, who's her current love and the father of her unborn child. Stone also is the man who passed on his HIV to Robin. She's currently pregnant and handling the medical issues inherent with trying to have a baby when you're HIV positive.

Antonio started on General Hospital before graduating to Melrose Place. His last soap gig was on The Bold and the Beautiful as Dante Damiano. As for non-acting, he's currently appearing on NBC's Celebrity Circus.

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Karen

I am soooo Happy Antonio "Jagger" is bck. I have always loved him. WELCOME HOME ANTONIO!!! Hopefully for a long time to come. With Antonio bck I will not mind staying up late to watch Nite Shift...I'll sleep better

July 10 2008 at 2:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

I am sooooo Happy Antonio "Jagger" is back it has been to long I have always loved him, so much so I named my son after him..I can't wait for the 1st show. Hopefully he is bck for good. WELCOME HOME ANTONIO!!!!

July 10 2008 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danielle

Oh..I def might have to DVR this if Antonio is coming back!

June 18 2008 at 1:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy

Steve Burton has said he won't be acting on Night Shift because the schedule was too difficult for him last year. Supposedly he may be directing a couple episodes though.

I suspect that's why they felt they had to get someone of Jagger's stature in GH to get people to tune in.

June 18 2008 at 12:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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