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 28, 2020
Annie Abbott wrapped up her role as Florence Gray, the mysterious long term care patient and long lost mother of Cyrus (Jeff Kober) and Martin (Michael E. Knight). The actress may be remembered by fans of longtime NBC legal drama, LA Law, where she held down the recurring role of Judge Janice Neiman from 1986 to 1984. She made her final appearance on December 21.
Christopher May played Detective Talbot, the WSB agent who questioned Franco (Roger Howarth), Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) and Scott (Kin Shriner) about the missing Dr. Kirk (Christopher Cousins) in Geneva. Anne Beyer was by May’s side as a fellow WSB agent accompanying Talbot on the investigation.
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.