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 April 6, 2020
Eden McCoy, who plays Josslyn Jacks, is tackling a new role — Young Carly. The actress will portray her character’s mother as a teenager in a special flashback episode airing Wednesday, April 8, that explores the acrimonious history between Carly and Nelle Benson. Taking on the role of Young Nelle is daytime newcomer Willa Rose.
Meanwhile, James Patrick Stuart and Cynthia Watros, who portray present day’s Valentin Cassadine and Nina Reeves, will play Frank and Virginia Benson, Carly’s adoptive parents.
Tajh Bellow reappears as TJ when his character is finally released by Cyrus’ (Jeff Kober) henchmen. TJ had been MIA since being kidnapped in March.
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.