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 October 19, 2020
Primetime vet Gregory Harrison, best remembered for his role as Dr. George Alonzo ‘Gonzo’ Gates on Trapper John, M.D. is joining the GH fold. Harrison is taking over the role of Gregory Chase, Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father.
Harrison, who’s recently been appearing as Thomas O’Brien in Hallmark’s Chesapeake Shores, and has a soap past as Michael Sharpe in Falcon Crest, began filming on October 14 and is slated to begin airing in a few weeks.
James Read, who originated the role of Gregory in 2018, was unavailable to return to the show due to a scheduling conflict. He’s currently appearing on Days of Our Lives as Clyde Weston.
Devika Parikh has been portraying Ms. Madigan, the cosmetic buyer who met with the Deception crew, last week. If the actress looks familiar, it might be because she played Meredith’s attorney, Nancy Klein, on Grey’s Anatomy back in 2019.
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.