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 3, 2020
Maurice Benard’s Sonny has a new nemesis. Jeff Kober is playing Cyrus Renault, the Pentonville inmate who’s challenging the Port Charles coffee importer/mobster’s turf. Primetime audiences will likely recognize Renault from his gigs on Sons of Anarchy (as Jacob Hale, Jr., 2009-2013) and NCIS: Los Angeles (as Harris Keane, 2017-2018).
Ryan Carnes, who’s been off the canvas since the comatose Lucas Jones was moved to a long-term care facility, is back. Look for the character to finally wake up.
Brooklyn Rae Silzer is back for some episodes as Emma Scorpio-Drake, once again paying a visit to her grandmother Anna (Finola Hughes). Please note that due to continuing impeachment coverage, air dates may be subject to change.
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.