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 March 2, 2020
Brook Kerr, remembered as Whitney Russell on Passions, is joining the soap as a new doctor at General Hospital. She’ll make her debut on Thursday, March 5.
While the character Kerr will be playing is being kept under wraps, some have speculated that it could be Trina’s (Sydney Mikayla) often mentioned but yet-to-be-seen mother. The character’s father, Marcus Taggert (Real Andrews), recently returned town, which would round out her parental unit.
Since her stint on Passions, Kerr has done a number of nighttime guest spots, including appearing on True Blood, NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-O.
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.