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 December 7, 2020
Get ready for a heavenly visit from a recently departed and much loved GH character. Max Gail is set to make a quick return as Mike Corbin, Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) late father.
Gail was recently spotted at the soap’s ABC Studios complex. Word is Mike will make an appearance to his only son, who’s embroiled in some serious turmoil courtesy of mob lord Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober), and still mourning the death of young Dev (Ashton Arbab).
Gail last aired in September — right after Mike’s memorial service. At the time, Sonny had a vision of his dad visiting him, as they made peace and said goodbye.
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.