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 2, 2019
Rebecca Budig wrapped up her latest stint as Hayden Barnes. The actress, who resurrected her role as Finn’s (Michael Easton) ex and baby mama in July, skipped Port Charles after Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) orchestrated things to make her character realize she was in serious danger. Jophielle Love, however, will remain on the canvas as Violet Finn, Hayden’s daughter.
After a two-month absence, Lexi Ainsworth is back on the scene, this week, as Kristina Davis Corinthos, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Alexis’ (Nancy Lee Grahn) daughter. She had not aired since September.
Please note that due to coverage of the impeachment hearings, 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 then 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.