General Hospital C&G News
Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring or day player roles? Are any well remembered or beloved stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join the General Hospital fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the ABC soap.
The week of March 9, 2020
The Britch is back. After a lengthy absence, Kelly Thiebaud resurfaces as Dr. Britt Westbourne, Dr. Obrecht’s (Kathleen Gati) daughter and Brad’s (Parry Shen) best friend, this week. The actress last appeared on the soap in 2017. Her return is being labeled as short term.
Also popping up for some key scenes, this week, is Vernee Watson as Stella Henry. Look for the character to interact with her TV nephew, Curtis (Donnell Turner).
Real Andrews bid farewell as Marcus Taggert, when his character succumbed to a bullet wound last week. Andrews returned to the soap in January after a 17-year absence.
General Hospital History
GH made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air.
The daytime drama outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households! From Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura’s (Genie Francis) gripping romance and wedding, to Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his mobster activities, GH knows how to please their viewers.
Bringing the Drama
More than five decades of gripping drama has kept the daytime sudser on the air as other soap operas were axed. It is one of only four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.