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It may be about two weeks late, but General Hospital fans have been given a belated Christmas miracle. General Hospital execs have done an about face and decided not to release John Ingle
) from the show.
As first reported by soap
month, General Hospital newcomer Lane Davies
) will exit General Hospital sometime in early 2004. ABC has now confirmed the actor's departure.
Nearly a year after her surprising and unheralded exit from General Hospital, Kristina Wagner
) is headed back to Port Charles.
With the sudden and unexpected departure of John Ingle
) from General Hospital, the show's casting department has hurriedly cast veteran performer Jed Allan as the new patriarch of the Quartermaine family.
Despite what you may have read elsewhere on the Internet, Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio
) is not
returning to General Hospital.
When General Hospital co-head writer Charles Pratt, Jr. revealed last month that the character of Lois Cerullo
would soon be returning to Port Charles, many GH viewers had high hopes that Rena Sofer would return to reprise her Emmy winning role.
General Hospital insiders are hinting that the show wants to bring back a fan favorite character from its recent past. Exactly which character isn't known, but that hasn't stopped some fans from speculating.
According to network sources, Megan McTavish has inked a deal that will allow her to continue on as head writer of All My Children. McTavish served previously as head writer of General Hospital from 2001 to 2002.
Three-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Brown will join the cast of As the World Turns this summer in a new created role. Brown is best known for her work as Caroline "Carly" Benson Corinthos
on the ABC soap General Hospital. She joined the show in April 1996 before exiting the role five years later.
), an actress whose acting career spanned 70 years, died Friday, May 14th. Lee had been ailing for the past several months and died at her home near Beverly Hills with son Jeffrey Byron, 48, by her side. She was 91.
The soap world has lost another of its stars. 52-year-old Gerald Anthony (ex-Marco Dane, One Life to Live and General Hospital
) died on May 28, 2004. The details of his death were not released.
Former General Hospital
star Kin Shriner
) will join the cast of The Young and the Restless later this summer. The move puts an end to what turned out to be a pretty intense battle by several shows to snag the actor.
Mary Beth Evans appears to have had a change of heart about setting up shop in One Life to Live
's Llanview. Just two weeks after the announcement that the veteran soap star was going to appear on the ABC soap comes words that Evans will remain in place on CBS's As the World Turns.
His addition to cast was part of what many media outlets called a "raiding" of former ABC talent by CBS execs, but without much story for his character, General Hospital
's Réal Andrews
) has been let go from As the World Turns.
Though an ABC spokesperson declined comment, whispers are getting louder in some General Hospital circles that three of the show's veteran performers are on their way out the door.
Could General Hospital's Aussie heartthrob be headed out of Port Charles? No one's saying, but in a recent interview, Ingo Rademacher
) hinted that he'd gladly trade in the hustle and bustle of his Hollywood life for relaxing time on a ranch Down Under.
After months of speculation and countless rumors, a spokesperson for General Hospital has confirmed that Emmy winner Maurice Benard
) has re-signed with the show.
's (Heather Webber
) short-term run on ABC's General Hospital has come to and end. According to a show spokesperson, the actress is slated to tape her final episode later this month.