General Hospital C&G News
Who’s coming and who’s going from General Hospital (GH)? 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 January 25, 2021
Two popular vets are set to make appearances, this week. Jacklyn Zeman will pop back in as Bobbie Spencer. She’ll interact with her TV daughter, Laura Wright, who portrays Carly Corinthos.
Lynn Herring is also back on the scene as Lucy Coe on Friday, January 29. Her character will also share scenes with Wright’s Carly.
Joyce Guy and Rif Hutton have been portraying Phyllis and Lenny Caulfield, the couple helping Sonny (Maurice Benard). Guy previously appeared on the soap in 2020, when her character was revealed as Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) former caretaker at Creighton Clark. She’s also previously appeared on Sunset Beach as Mrs. Moreau and on Days of our Lives as Mrs. McTavish. Also, Anthony Molinari played Walter, the robber who tried to rip off Lenny’s bar.
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.