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 27, 2020
Anna (Finola Hughes) is going to be a happy woman. She’s getting another visit from her granddaughter. Brooklyn Rae Silzer is returning to the soap as Emma Scorpio-Drake. Look for the character to pop back into Port Charles to visit her grandmother.
Silzer, who debuted in the role in 2011, last appeared on the soap in 2018, when Emma paid Anna a Christmas visit. She’s slated to begin airing in February.
Johnny Wactor is set to make his daytime debut as Brando Corbin, the son Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs) claimed was dead. Wactor’s primetime credits include roles in the TV series Army Wives, Siberia and Hollywood Girl.
Nicolas Bechtel wrapped up his super quick stint as Spencer Cassadine. The actor was in and out all in the same week. Please note that due to continuing impeachment coverage, air dates may be subject to change. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.
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.