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 23, 2020
A recent Instagram photo of Kristen Alderson standing outside the GH studio complex had fans wondering if she might be returning to the ABC soap. Alderson played two characters on the show. In 2012, she briefly brought her former One Life to Live alter ego, Starr Manning, to Port Charles. Then, in 2013, she originated the role of Kiki Jerome, until choosing leave daytime in 2015.
Alderson, however, quickly clarified things, saying, “Got to visit my old job & catch up with Frank (my boss of many many years) and No, I didn’t film anything haha.”
Meanwhile, another actor is returning to the soap. After a lengthy absence, Marc Anthony Samuel reprises his role as General Hospital nurse, Felix DuBois. Look for Samuel to share scenes with another recent returnee, Kelly Thiebaud, when longtime adversaries Felix and Britt have a reunion.
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.