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Two weeks after leaving Days of our Lives, Louise Sorel will debut on Port Charles as Lifestyle Maven, Donatella Stewart. Sorel steps into the outrageous role of Donatella on March 10 as a General Hospital patient who's caught up in the tensions between nurses and management and creates some excitement of her own. Donatella is carelessly banged into a wall, loses her purse to Lucy, then loses her temper - all in her first episode! Tune in March 10th!
One of the few remaining original Port Charles cast members, Mitch Longley (Matt) will make his final on-air appearance later this month. He has chosen not to renew his contract with the show.
There are major changes in store for Port Charles. Not only will the show be getting a new batch of head writers, but the soap is taking a radical approach in developing its storylines that network executives hope will raise the show's sagging ratings.
If you're really attached to any Port Charles characters, you might be sitting on pins and needles over the next couple of weeks. During the course of the November Sweeps period, three --- count them --- three Port Charles characters will meet an untimely demise.
Kimberlin Brown's (Rachel) year-and-half on Port Charles came to an end on November 29th, the result of the climax of a sometimes-undefined storyline. The veteran soap actress admits a bit of disappointment over the run with the show.