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General Hospital-related news from 2006
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 2006 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.

What was the biggest GH news story of 2006?
 DEC: GH makes decision to kill off Stuart Damon's Alan in 2007.   44% 
 JUN: Genie Francis to return for Luke and Laura's 25th anniversary.   38% 
 NOV: GH marks 25th wedding anniversary of Luke and Laura.   7% 
 JAN: Tristan Rogers to return to GH after 14-year absence.   5% 
 MAR: John Ingle set to reprise role of Edward Quartermaine.   1% 
 APR: Finola Hughes to return as GH's Anna Devane.   1% 
 JAN: Alicia Leigh Willis announces plans to exit GH.   1% 
 APR: Legendary writer Gloria Monty dies.   1% 
 Other   1% 
 JAN: Kari Wuhrer files discrimination suit against ABC.   1% 
 JAN: Emma Samms is latest legacy star to return to GH.   1% 
 MAY: Rademacher, ABC reach last-minute deal; No Jax recast.   0% 

   
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January 2006
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, Adrianne Leon (Brook Lynn Ashton) has been released from her contract by ABC. The move allows her to join the cast of the top-rated CBS soap, The Young and the Restless.
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January 2006
With Alicia Leigh Willis (Courtney Matthews) having taped her final General Hospital scenes last month, the countdown to the actress' final appearance is winding down. The fate of her on-screen persona, however, remains very much up in the air.
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January 2006
Get set for another blast from the past, GH fans! Award-winning actor Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) will return to General Hospital later this month after a nearly 14-year absence from the show. His return comes just as the February Sweeps period gets underway.
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January 2006
Actress Kari Wuhrer (ex-Reese Marshall) has filed a lawsuit against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc ("ABC"), accusing the network of having fired her from her role on General Hospital after she revealed that she had become pregnant. The lawsuit also contends that ABC fabricated fan feedback in order to justify its decision to release her from her contract.
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January 2006
ABC is once again turning back the General Hospital clock as another wildly popular character from the 1980s returns to Port Charles next month. Award-winning actress Emma Samms returns to reprise the role of Holly Sutton Scorpio beginning in late-February.
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February 2006
Emma Samms' (Holly Sutton) whirlwind return to General Hospital has concluded. It seems like it's been only a matter of a few days since her first on-screen appearance, but now comes word that the actress has already taped her final scenes for the ABC soap.
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March 2006
Former General Hospital star Amy Grabow (Rachel Adair) will star opposite Cheryl Ladd in the Hallmark Channel original movie "Though None Go With Me."
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March 2006
Former General Hospital star John Ingle (ex-Edward Quartermaine) will be returning to the show this spring. The casting move will bring the actor back to the ABC after a two-year break in which he starred on the NBC soap Days of our Lives.
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March 2006
General Hospital star Ted King (Lorenzo Alcazar) is recuperating for what is being called "emergency throat surgery." Though the actor was forced to miss a handful of episodes, a show spokesperson reports that King is already back at work.
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March 2006
Rumors persist that Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) will be returning to General Hospital later this year. The rumors have been compounded by the show's decision to have Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) return later this month.
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March 2006
Rumors are once again circulating that Aussie heartthrob Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks) is planning a departure from General Hospital. While the news may be hard for General Hospital fans to hear, it will come as no surprise to soapcentral.com readers: soapcentral.com first reported on Rademacher's plan to exit the show in September 2004.
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April 2006
Storied General Hospital executive producer Gloria Monty has lost her battle with cancer. Monty died Thursday, March 30th in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 84.
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April 2006
The rumors can finally be put to bed: Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) will be returning to General Hospital next month. And her return, while still unconfirmed by ABC, will be part of a wild May Sweeps period that will have three of the show's most popular veterans returning to Port Charles.
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April 2006
Former General Hospital star Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell) has joined the cast of CBS' The Young and the Restless. The actress has already taped her first scenes and will start airing next month.
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April 2006
For many years the Outstanding Lead Actor category has been a veritable who's who of daytime television. This year, discounting vacation time away from their shows or time spent off-contract, the five nominees in the category have tallied a stunning 80 years spent on the soaps. Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, General Hospital) leads the pack with 28 years, having first joined General Hospital in 1978. He is followed closely behind by Guiding Light's Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis), who surprisingly picked up just his second Daytime Emmy nomination in this, his 25th year with the CBS soap.
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May 2006
Despite reports to the contrary, Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) may not be leaving General Hospital later this year after all. But depending upon how you look at it, this may or may not be good news for the actor - and his fans.
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May 2006
Despite all the buzz to the contrary, Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks) and ABC have reached a deal that will extend the Aussie actor's stay on General Hospital.
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June 2006
As reported last month by soapcentral.com, Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) will be sticking around General Hospital. The actor had high hopes that a pilot he had filmed would be picked up for the fall television season. It was not, and Christopher's attention returned to his work on General Hospital.
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June 2006
Though an official announcement from ABC will not be made until tomorrow, soapcentral.com has learned that Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) will return to General Hospital later this year - just in time to help the show celebrate the 25th anniversary of daytime television's most-watched event: Luke and Laura's wedding. The wedding, which aired in November 1981, was watched by 30 million people.
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August 2006
Last year, Ben Hogestyn made a bold decision last year to tackle the role of a gay teen on ABC's General Hospital. Now the actor has made a Bold move: he has inked a contract to appear on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
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September 2006
Rumors continue to spread regarding the future of Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall) with General Hospital. The actress' contract is set to expire later this year and some fans are concerned that in this age of budget slashing, Monaco may be a casualty of the network's belt tightening.
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October 2006
When Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) returns to television screens across the country this week, fans will get their first glance of the actress in over four years. However, away from General Hospital, Francis has kept busy raising two children and starting a new business.
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November 2006
For several weeks now, fans of Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall) have been waiting to find out if the actress would renew her contract with General Hospital or dance away with the hopes of striking gold in primetime. Now, soapcentral.com can report that there is good news - and bad news.
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December 2006
General Hospital appears poised to continue bringing back its beloved veteran performers well into the New Year. Hot on the heels of returns by Genie Francis, Rick Springfield and Finola Hughes comes confirmation that Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) will return to the show just in time for the February Sweeps.
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December 2006
After 30 years with General Hospital, Stuart Damon (Alan Quartermaine) will be exiting the show in early 2007. With the stunning news that the actor is out comes the prerequisite gossip and off-the-wall tales of how and why the actor was let go. Yes, the award-winning actor was fired.
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