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 December 14, 2020
Asante Jones steps into the role of undercover agent Marcus Taggert on Thursday, December 17. It’s a temporary assignment, although the word is it will run for a few weeks. Jones’ previous credits include guest spots on the primetime series Shameless and Hawaii Five-0. He also had recurring roles on Scandal (as Reporter Martin) and Rosewood (as Detective Vernon).
Jones is subbing for Real Andrews, who has had to bow out for a few weeks for undisclosed reasons. However, he is expected to eventually resume the part. Andrews returned to General Hospital in January after a 17-year absence from the soap.
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.