Who’s coming and who’s going from General Hospital (GH)? Are any of your favorite performers from yesteryear returning to the daytime drama, this week, or in the near future? Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring or day-player roles?
General Hospital C&G News
Are any well remembered or beloved stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join General Hospital fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the ABC soap.
The week of April 5, 2021
A familiar face is set to resurface in Port Charles. Sean Blakemore will be reprising his role as Shawn Butler, TJ’s (Tajh Bellows) biological father and Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) trusted henchman.
Blakemore played Shawn from 2011 to 2015 and again in 2016, winning a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his efforts in 2016. His character has been serving time in prison for the shooting of Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig), a crime he didn’t commit. The actor was last seen in the primetime OWN series, Greenleaf, portraying Phil.
Dan White has been paying Elijah Crowe, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) and Lenny’s (Rif Hutton) sketchy friend.
Please note that air dates may be subject to change.
General Hospital History
GH made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running soap is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running serial, 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 legendary Laura’s (Genie Francis) four decades on and off and back on as the show’s leading heroine, to Anna Devane’s (Finola Hughes) exploits, to Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his mobster activities, GH certainly knows how to please their viewers.
Bringing the Drama
More than five decades of gripping drama as well as love in the afternoon have kept this ABC daytime soap on the air and winning Daytime Emmys. It is one of four 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.