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General Hospital-related news from 2000
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2000 that focus on General Hospital or past and present GH performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

Steve Burton
January 2000
After nearly a decade in Port Charles, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) will bid farewell to the fictional town on January 17, 2000.
Kimberly McCullough
January 2000
According to published reports Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio) and Freddie Prinze Jr have ended their four-year relationship.
Sarah Brown
January 2000
The last twelve months have been crippling for General Hospital, as the ABC soap has lost some of its most talented younger actors. The exodus included Emmy winners Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer), Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio), and Steve Burton (Jason Morgan). Now, GH is faced with the possible loss of two-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown, who is rumored to be thinking of departing GH when her contract runs out in March.
Jacob Young
February 2000
The moment GH fans have anxiously awaited for nearly a year has finally arrived. Lucky Spencer finally returns to television screens across the country. Since Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky) first announced his impending departure early last year, the debate has been hot and heavy over how both his exit and return should be played out.
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March 2000
Actor John Colicos, General Hospital's Mikkos Cassadine, died Monday in Toronto at the age of 71.
Jonathan Jackson
March 2000
Jonathan Jackson has been officially cut from the unofficial list of Anakin Skywalkers. Why? Apparently too much publicity is not a good thing when it comes to Star Wars.
Linda Dano
March 2000
For those of you who have been following the bouncing storyline, Linda Dano (Rae Cummings) will be arriving in Port Charles (on the GH side) on March 31 and will stay through April 25. She will be spending time on GH's sister soap, Port Charloes, from April 15 through April 26th.
Robin Mattson
March 2000
Citing a "storyline dictated" reason for the departure, All My Children will ask its fans to bid farewell to Robin Mattson (ex-Heather Webber, GH) and Alexis Manta (Amanda) during the May Sweeps period.
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March 2000
It was quite a night for GH and all of the ABC soaps. General Hospital took five Soap Opera Digest Awards --- plus two GH alum also went home with awards.
Jacob Young
April 2000
That is the question on everyone's mind on Friday, as Luke and Laura are reunited with their son Lucky after a year apart. The search for Lucky culminates at a place from the Spencer's past - The Triple L Diner (once owned by Luke and Laura).
Stephen Nichols
April 2000
Just before the Soap Opera Digest awards, Stephen Nichols (Stefan Cassadine) participated in a very candid and charming pre-awards show chat in which he revealed the following insight on his character and teased a bit about his future.
Ingo Rademacher
April 2000
Straight from the horse's mouth: Ingo Rademacher will not renew his contract when it expires this summer. The announcement comes after months of speculation.
Finola Hughes
April 2000
The mystery of whether or not Alexandra Devane Marick and Anna Devane are really the same person has become a little clearer --- or fuzzier depending upon how you look at it. But this will be explained on All My Children, not GH.
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May 2000
Several General Hospital performers face uncertain futures with the show. Several stars reportedly want out for other projects and still others are apparently no longer needed by the show. Find out who's in, who's out, and who's caught somewhere in between.
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May 2000
Wednesday, May 17th's edition of General Hospital was dedicated to the memory of Kimberly Ann Robinson. She was 29.
Emmy
May 2000
When a General Hospital star's name is announced as the first Emmy recipient of the evening, you have to get a feeling that things are going to go pretty well.
Finola Hughes
June 2000
A private investigator and former co-chief of the Port Charles Police Department, Ms. Scorpio was declared legally dead after intelligence reports concluded she was on a boat when it exploded off the coast of Venezuela.
Steve Burton
June 2000
True enough, it was officially announced this past week that Emmy Award winning actor Steve Burton will be reprising the role of Jason Morgan on General Hospital for an initial period of six weeks. His first airdate will be Friday, August 25.
Ingo Rademacher
July 2000
Ingo Rademacher will join the ever-growing cast of Titans, a new primetime soap slated to debut on NBC this fall.
Robin Mattson
July 2000
Ever since the writers at All My Children so unceremoniously wrote her out of the show, Robin Mattson has been a wanted woman --- at least according the Internet rumors. The former General Hospital and AMC star is not, however, joining Passions.
Vanessa Marcil
August 2000
Ingo Rademacher's (Jax) final on-air appearance is slated for August 28th. But as Rademacher leaves, might the door be left open for the return of another well-liked character?
Patricia Healy
September 2000
Forget everything you've read in the tabloids. Patricia Healy was "not suicidal" after being dismissed from General Hospital in July.
Bob Guza Jr.
September 2000
Ingo Rademacher will join the ever-growing cast of Titans, a new primetime soap slated to debut on NBC this fall.
Maurice Benard
October 2000
With Ingo Rademacher already gone, many General Hospital fans are abuzz that the show may be losing more of its hunk factor.
Robert Guza Jr
October 2000
Though ABC has not officially acknowledged that General Hospital head writers Robert Guza Jr. and Meg Bennett are leaving the show, the network has already begun its search for their replacements.
Bobbie Eakes
October 2000
Officially, the word is "no comment," but sources close to ABC say that Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy, The Bold and the Beautiful) has been approached to join the cast of General Hospital.

Juan Saucedo
October 2000
Fans of Juan may be getting some bad news soon. It appears that rumors are circling that Michael Saucedo might be on his way out.
Sean Kanan
October 2000
Sean Kanan is returning to daytime television. The actor, who played General Hospital's AJ Quartermaine from 1993 to 1997, will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Juan Saucedo
November 2000
Rumors have been circulating that Michael Saucedo's (Juan) days on General Hospital may be numbered. Fans, however, don't really seem to care.
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November 2000
Michele Val Jean has been elevated to the position of head writer of General Hospital. She replaces Bob Guza, Jr. and Meg Bennett, who tendered their resignations this past summer and left their positions as co-head writers recently.
Brad Maule
November 2000
After 17 years, this could be the end of the line for Dr. Tony Jones.
Maurice Benard
November 2000
The status of several fan favorites remain in a certain amount of doubt as rumors swirls. soapcentra.com has gathered the latest news on the contract talks and presents them to you here to help you keep up to date on all that is going on.
Wendy Riche
November 2000
General Hospital's executive producer, Wendy Riche, has decided to end her tenure atop ABC's highest rated daytime drama at eight years. She will depart in January 2001.
Mary Beth Evans
December 2000
General Hospital and Days of our Lives veteran Mary Beth Evans will be returning to daytime television beginning December 26th.
Sarah Brown
December 2000
The status of several fan favorites remain in a certain amount of doubt as rumors swirls. Soap Opera Central's GH Online has gathered the latest news on the contract talks and presents them to you here to help you keep up to date on all that is going on.
Vanessa Marcil
December 2000
You've probably seen the tabloid and internet reports that Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) is ready to return to General Hospital. The reports are correct... to a point.
Bobbie Eakes
December 2000
In September, soapcentral.com reported that Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy Alexander, The Bold and the Beautiful) was reportedly ready to join the cast of General Hospital. Since that time, though, the rumor has faded away and it looked like the talk was nothing more than hype.
Steve Burton
December 2000
In what can only be called a change of heart, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) has decided to return to General Hospital.
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