General Hospital

General Hospital Comings and Goings: Huge Return, Shocking Exits

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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 November 2, 2020

It’s a week of good news, bad news. The long-missing Genie Francis, who’s been off the canvas as Laura Collins since August, will be heading back to the soap soon. The actress will reappear during November sweeps when Laura resurfaces and immediately goes back to work trying to take down mobster Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

Meanwhile, rumor has it that two prominent stars — William deVry, who plays Julian Jerome, and Emme Rylan, who portrays Lulu Spencer Falconeri — are exiting the soap. However, neither actor nor the show has confirmed their departures.

Although de Vry’s kept relatively mum on social media, castmates have been making comments that suggest his exit is imminent. As for Rylan, she has not addressed her status with the show, saying only that “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff.” But she has reported that she and her family are packing up their home and moving out of Los Angeles.

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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