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
Matt Cohen is back as Dr. Griffin Munro, albeit only for a short stint. The actor, who left GH in early 2019, returns when his neurologist character is called in to consult on a pressing case: Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) condition and medically-induced coma.
Expect to see Cohen interact with a few characters, including his old love Ava (Maura West) and, most likely, Anna (Finola Hughes).
Rumors about Parry Shen leaving the soap as Brad Cooper have proven not to be true. After another outlet wrongly announced he was being written off GH, Shen played along and went so far as to thank GH “for seven great years.” However, it turns out he’s staying put on the soap.
Michelle Argyris wrapped up her run as Kendra Lennon, aka Kendra Bauer — the late Keifer’s (Christian Alexander) sister, on December 3. The character met her demise during a car crash while attempting to run over Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).
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.