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General Hospital Comings and Goings: An Absolutely Shocking Return

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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 February 15, 2021
Get ready for a blast from the past; specifically, Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) past. Chad Brannon, who portrayed Zander Smith from 2000 to 2004, was on set taping February 12. His scenes are slated to air in March.

Zander was killed off the soap in 2004. However, Brannon returned to GH for one episode in 2009 as a character named Aaron. There’s no word as to whom he’ll officially be playing, but it’s likely as Zander’s ghost. Remember the character is the biological father of Elizabeth’s son, Cameron (William Lipton).

Due to last week’s preemptions, Lexi Ainsworth’s return as Kristina Corinthos-Davis has been pushed to Wednesday, February 17.

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Tatum Shank has been playing Ralph Finchley, the state trooper who picked up Sonny/“Mike” (Maurice Benard).

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.

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