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General Hospital Comings and Goings: Big Return, Big Exit

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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 13, 2020

Is it the end of the road for Dr. Leisl Obrecht? Actress Kathleen Gati exits the soap, when Leisl, who Peter (Wes Ramsey) masterfully framed for his crimes, is shipped off to The Hague. However, rest assured that the character will be back and, hopefully, vindicated.

It’s been a while, but the Davis sisters will finally be back on the canvas together. Lexi Ainsworth returns as Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) daughter, Kristina Corinthos-Davis, this week. Look for the character to reunite with her sisters Sam (Kelly Monaco)and Molly (Haley Pullos).

Al Coronel has been playing Warden Alvarez, the ? at the Port Charles prison.

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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