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 January 20, 2020
Nicolas Bechtel reprises his role as Spencer Cassadine this week. Look for his character to reunite with his father Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), who had been presumed dead for three years, in some powerful scenes.
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Real Andrews is back as Detective Marcus Taggert, mobster Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) longtime nemesis. He made a surprise appearance on the soap’s Friday, January 17 episode. Andrews originated the character back in 1996 and departed in 2003.
Also, Dan Buran is playing Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) sleazy producer, Linc. He made his debut, last week. True Blood fans might recognize the actor. He played Marcus Bozeman on the primetime series in 2011.
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.