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 17, 2021
The soap’s long-awaited tribute to the late John Reilly, who portrayed WSB agent Sean Donely, airs Friday, May 21. Look for Kristina Wagner and Kimberly McCullough to return as Felicia Jones and Robin Scorpio-Drake, respectively, to attend Sean’s funeral. Also on hand for the sad event will be Caitlin Reilly, Tik Tok star and John Reilly’s real-life daughter, portraying Sean’s daughter Annie Donely.
Former Guiding Light star Kimberly J. Brown’s mystery role on the soap has been revealed. She’s playing the fake Chloe Jennings, the nurse Peter hired to care for and spy on his pregnant baby mama, Maxie (Kirsten Storms).
Carolyn Hennesy is back as cutthroat attorney Diane Miller on Tuesday, May 18. She’ll interact with Laura Wright’s Carly.
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.