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General Hospital Comings and Goings: A Fan Fave Takes A Longer Break

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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 May 3, 2021

Kelly Thiebaud is heading off the canvas as Britt Westbourne, when her character goes missing, this week. But don’t worry, it’s only temporary.

The storyline twist was set in motion and Thiebaud got a two-week break from the show. She was all set to return but received a false positive COVID-19 test, and, due to protocol, had to stop working for 10 more days. Rather than recast Britt, the soap opted to push Thiebaud’s scenes until she could resume filming.

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Stephen A. Smith is back as Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) security expert, Brick. Look for the character to help Carly (Laura Wright) transport Jason (Steve Burton) to safety. Smith last appeared on the soap this past week when Carly spoke with him about putting her plot in motion and he got to meet Mayor Laura Collins (Genie Francis).

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.

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