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 February 10, 2020
The Cassadine clan’s evil matriarch is headed back to Port Charles for a “visit” during February sweeps. Constance Towers is set to reprise her role as the late Helena Cassadine.
The character was killed off GH in 2016. She last appeared on the soap in August of 2019 in newly created flashback scenes. That scenario looks likely, again.
After a lengthy absence, Marc Anthony Samuel is set to make an appearance as nurse Felix DuBois. Samuel shared a selfie of himself at the show’s ABC studios, where he was back taping scenes. Samuel was last seen in July 2019, when Felix attended Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco’s (Roger Howarth) wedding.
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.