Who’s coming and who’s going from General Hospital (GH)?
Are any of your favorite performers from yesteryear returning to the daytime drama, this week, or in the not too far off future? 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.
General Hospital Comings and Goings
Cameron Mathison, remembered as Ryan Lavery on All My Children from 1998 to 2011, is heading back to daytime; specifically, GH. The actor, who currently serves as co-host on Home and Family, will be wrapping his run on the Hallmark Channel talk show when it concludes in August. Details regarding his upcoming role on the soap are being kept hush-hush.
Sydney Walsh is playing Maggie, Alexis’ (Nancy Lee Grahn) cellmate at Pentonville prison. The actress previously played Judge Delores Anderson on The Young and the Restless back in 2010.
Please note that 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 soap is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running serial, 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 legendary Laura’s (Genie Francis) four decades on and off and back on as the show’s leading heroine, to Anna Devane’s (Finola Hughes) exploits, to Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his mobster activities, GH certainly knows how to please their viewers.
Bringing the Drama
More than five decades of gripping drama as well as love in the afternoon have kept this ABC daytime soap on the air and winning Daytime Emmys. It is one of four 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.