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Ending the "is she coming back?" speculation, General Hospital co-head writer Robert Guza, Jr. had announced that the show does plan to bring Emily Quartermaine back to the canvas. And yes, the role will be recast.
(Brenda Barrett) will once again be leaving General Hospital. According to published reports, Marcil and executives at ABC were unable to come to terms on a new contract. Marcil returned to the fictional town of Port Charles last year after a four-year absence.
Veteran actor Jack Wagner has been signed to a contract with The Bold and the Beautiful. For much of the 80s and 90s, Wagner appeared on ABC's General Hospital as Frisco Jones.
In an usual move, a General Hospital performer that had been taken off contract has been bumped back up from recurring status. Long-time GH veteran John J. York
) has been given another long-term contract with the show.
After nearly twenty years as General Hospital's Felicia
, Kristina Wagner
has decided to call it quits. The actress has already made her final General Hospital appearance.
Contract talks between Coltin Scott
) and General Hospital have broken off and Scott will leave the show when his contract expires this summer.
After over a year break from General Hospital, Stephen Nichols
will return to the GH canvas this spring, thereby squashing rumors of his impending addition to the ATWT cast.
There are online murmurings that General Hospital may be recasting the role of Felicia Jones
in the near future.
It would appear at least on the surface that the rumors of Finola Hughes
' (Anna Devane
) impending exit from All My Children were right. A spokesperson for All My Children has confirmed that the actress will be leaving the show when her contract expires later this year.
A spokesperson for Guiding Light has now confirmed that Jordi Vilasuso
) will leave the show when his contract expires this summer. The role of Tony Santos will be recast with Coltin Scott.
) will exit from All My Children this fall. Online fans are now wondering if the actress will make a return to General Hospital.
ABC has now confirmed that Kelly Monaco
, Port Charles
) will be joining the cast of General Hospital. The actress has been touted as a possible recast for ATWT's Nikki Munson.
Fan-favorite Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine
) is headed back to Port Charles - and this time it's for more than just a few appearances. ABC has now confirmed that the Emmy-winning actress has been signed to a long-term contract with General Hospital.
After several months away from Pine Valley, Adam Chandler Jr. (played by ex-Lucky, Jacob Young) has returned home -- with a new look and a new attitude. But why did AMC head writer Megan McTavish opt to bring the character back to the canvas now? The scribe says that JR's return return is set to touch off a wave of new story.
Long-time General Hospital veteran, Anna Lee
) has been taken off contract. While being taken off contract usually equates to real-world terms of being fired, a spokesperson for ABC states that the actress will still be seen on a recurring basis.
As reported last month
by Soap Central, Anna Lee
) has been let go from General Hospital. Lee has played Lila, the matriarch of the venerable Quartermaine family, for the past 25 years. Lee's contract with General Hospital expires this month.
The days of Linda Dano
's (Gretel Rae Cummings
) ABC soap hopping are just about at an end. The veteran soap opera actress will exit One Life to Live in early 2004.