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 9, 2019
Two actors’ short, but sweet returns have wrapped up. Matt Cohen has exited Port Charles again as Dr. Griffin Munro, after consulting on Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) medical case. Cohen, of course, has a regular gig as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight.
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Vernee Watson has also departed as Stella Henry, as her character heads back to London to spend time with a recently-discovered cousin. Watson has a primetime role on the CBS sitcom Bob Loves Abishola.
Meanwhile, Lynn Herring is heading back to the soap for another stint as Lucy Coe in January. Herring last aired in late October, when her realtor character was helping Peter (Wes Ramsey) look for a condo.
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.