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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 April 20, 2020
Kelly Thiebaud wrapped up her comeback visit as Dr. Britt Westbourne, but it sounds like she’s itching to come back. In a Twitter post, she confirmed that her GH run was indeed over, but that things could change once production resumes. In fact, she encouraged fans to “harass” the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, and the show’s writers if they wanted to see more of her. Stay tuned…

Due to re-editing — GH has been reworking shows and inserting flashbacks to extend its stock of original episodes — Lexi Ainsworth’s return as Kristina-Corinthos Davis has been pushed back. It looks like the character will resurface in scenes with her TV sisters, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Molly (Haley Pullos), this week.

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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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