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General Hospital-related news from 2012
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Kirsten Storms
January 2012
Kirsten Storms will return to General Hospital in February, according to a show spokesperson. The actress has been on medical leave from the ABC soap since September. Jen Lilley, who as been subbing for Storms, will air for about another month.
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January 2012
Several residents of Llanview, Pennsylvania, are about to set up shop in Port Charles. Four One Life to Live actors have been hired for a new storyline that will play out on General Hospital in the months ahead.
Emma Samms
January 2012
Emma Samms is headed back to General Hospital next month. The actress is the latest 1980s soap star -- following Finola Hughes and Tristan Rogers -- that is headed back to the ABC soap.
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January 2012
General Hospital's future is very much in a state of flux. Will the show continue on in daytime? Will it be canceled? No one knows for certain just yet, but there's a new wrinkle in the mix: the show could be moved to primetime.
Kirsten Storms
January 2012
Kirsten Storms will not return to General Hospital as previously announced. The actress, who has been sidelined for nearly five months, was expected to return to the role of Maxie in February. Jen Lilley will continue to play the role.
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January 2012
While rumors continue to circulate regarding General Hospital's future, the man who will ultimately make the decision to renew GH or pull the plug says that he hasn't made any decision just yet.
Kristen Alderson
January 2012
One Life to Live star Kristen Alderson will be setting up shop on General Hospital for the long haul. Alderson announced on Twitter that she has signed a long-term contract with ABC's last-remaining soap. She'll first air in February.
Rick Springfield
January 2012
Another familiar face will be headed back to Port Charles in the coming weeks: Rick Springfield will reprise the role of Noah Drake beginning in March. Springfield, also known for a successful music career, debuted on General Hospital in 1981.
Jack Wagner
February 2012
The Bold and the Beautiful has decided not to pick up an option in Jack Wagner's newly signed contract with the show, according to the actor's official web site. Fans are now wondering if the actor might rejoin General Hospital. Wagner joined B&B in 2003.
Robin Mattson
February 2012
Things in Port Charles may soon get a little crazy -- not that there's anything wrong with that. A General Hospital spokesperson confirms that Robin Mattson will reprise the role of Heather Webber this spring.
Jen Lilley
February 2012
Jen Lilley's stay in Port Charles has been a lot longer than anyone expected -- including her. Some General Hospital fans, however, have taken to writing nasty messages to the actress because she's filling in for an actress who is on medical leave.
Jack Wagner
February 2012
Since joining the world of soaps in 1983, Jack Wagner has seen his fair share of on-screen drama. Now, the General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful star is in for a whole new dramatic experience: he'll be ballroom dancing in the new season of Dancing With the Stars.
Kodi Kitchen
March 2012
While General Hospital is paddings its roster with familiar fan favorites, it has quietly trimmed one newcomer from its ranks. Kodi Kitchen is out as Maggie. Kitchen joined GH in November 2012.
Kristina Wagner
March 2012
Kristina Wagner will reprise the role of Felicia Jones this spring. Wagner originated the role of Felicia in 1984, and was last seen on-screen in January 2008.
Roger Howarth
March 2012
Roger Howarth has been signed to a long-term contract with General Hospital. The Emmy winner's One Life to Live alter ego, Todd Manning, will stick around Port Charles, where he'll go head-to-head with Sonny Corinthos.
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March 2012
In what may be seen as the ultimate irony, Katie Couric may be trying to save General Hospital -- the very show whose timeslot her yet-to-debut talk show wrestled away. A published report cites sources as saying that Couric isn't happy with the performance of the show that would be her lead-in.
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March 2012
A game of musical chairs has broken out at General Hospital. In addition to a truncated opening credits and new theme music, the soap has replaced its long-time music supervisor.
Rebecca Herbst
March 2012
Rebecca Herbst will be sticking around Port Charles for the foreseeable future. The actress has inked a new contract. A year ago, fans were outraged when it was announced that the long-time GH vet was going to be cut from the cast.
Tristan Rogers
March 2012
Tristan Rogers's Colin Atkinson will return to Genoa City in the weeks ahead, but it won't be a lengthy stay. The actor has stated that his brief return sets the stage for a longer return at a later date. Rogers joined Y&R in December 2010.
Christian Monzon
April 2012
Male model Christian Monzon has been cast as Eddue Cabrera, the husband of Delores Padilla. This will be Monzon's first daytime role, though he has done some primetime work. Monzon has also appeared in music videos with some of pop music's biggest names
Finola Hughes
April 2012
Finola Hughes' Anna Devane will be staying put in Port Charles for a while. Hughes, who returned to the show in February, has signed a contract with GH. Hughes originated the role of Anna in 1985, but also took the role to All My Children.
Florencia Lozano
April 2012
One Life to Live favorite Florencia Lozano is headed to General Hospital, according to a report. Lozano will portray her OLTL character, Téa Delgado. Lozano first appeared as Téa in 1997.
Sean Kanan
April 2012
Deacon Sharpe has been missing in action on The Bold and the Beautiful for quite some time; he's been shaking things up in The Young and the Restless' Genoa City. By May, however, actor Sean Kanan will move Deacon back to B&B. Kanan played A.J. Quartermaine on General Hospital.
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April 2012
Days of our Lives is undergoing something of another reboot. A week after the show replaced its head writing team, the show is preparing to trim its cast. Four stars -- Matthew Ashford, Sarah Brown, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon -- are all said to be in their way out.
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April 2012
ABC confirms that it has renewed General Hospital for another year. The network has canceled its low-rated lifestyle show, The Revolution, which replaced One Life to Live earlier this year. GH will mark its 50th anniversary in 2013.
Lindsey Morgan
April 2012
Kristina Davis will be headed back to Port Charles after a brief stint at Yale -- but when the character returns, a new actress will be playing the role. Newcomer Lindsey Morgan has been hired and will first air in May. Emmy nom Lexi Ainsworth previously appeared in the role.
Lexi Ainsworth
April 2012
Lexi Ainsworth has weighed in with her thoughts about General Hospital's decision to recast the role of Kristina Davis. Her on-screen mom, Nancy Lee Grahn, has also spoken up with her opinion about Ainsworth not returning to the show.
Brandon Barash
April 2012
Rumors have been floating around the Internet over the past few days, suggesting that Brandon Barash is leaving General Hospital. When the actor didn't know what to tell fans, the show's executive producer stepped in to explain things. Barash joined GH in 2007.
Jason Cook
May 2012
Jason Cook will exit his role as Matt Hunter next month, but the actor already has a full plate of future projects. The actor is involved in two web-based series, and is developing a short film. Cook joined GH in 2008 after a run on NBC's Days of our Lives.
Ian Buchanan
May 2012
Another Days of our Lives newcomer will exit the canvas this summer. Soap vet Ian Buchanan, who has played Ian since February, will be written out of the shown Buchanan has also appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and Port Charles.
Kassie DePaiva
June 2012
Blair Cramer will make another visit to Port Charles, New York. Emmy-nominated actress Kassie DePaiva will again reprise her One Life to Live role on General Hospital this summer.
Maurice Benard
June 2012
Firefighters battled a small blaze at the home of Maurice Benard. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Benard has played mobster Sonny Corinthos since 1993.
Richard Steinmetz
June 2012
Passions and Loving vet Richard Steinmetz will join the cast of General Hospital this summer. The show has not disclosed who he'll play, but fans are already buzzing about the possibilities.
Kirsten Storms
June 2012
Kirsten Storms may be returning to General Hospital in the near future. The actress, who has been sidelined for nearly ten months, was expected to return to the role of Maxie in February. Jen Lilley has been filling in.
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June 2012
ABC confirms that General Hospital will air an hour earlier this fall. The time change was brought about by the addition of Katie Couric's talk show and the cancellation of The Revolution. The change begins on September 10.
Kimberly McCullough
July 2012
Kimberly McCullough will exit her Emmy-winning role of Robin Scorpio to pursue her passion of directing. McCullough's exit had been rumored for several weeks, but a General Hospital rep has now confirmed the news. McCullough began on GH when she was just seven.
Krys Meyer
July 2012
Is General Hospital planning to recast the role of TJ? The show hasn't commented officially, but a recent casting call certainly seems to indicate that a recast is on the horizon.
Jen Lilley
July 2012
Jen Lilley has wrapped up her run as General Hospital's Maxie Jones. Lilley joined the show in September 2011 when a medical emergency forced Kirsten Storms to leave the show. In an emotional YouTube video, Lilley thanks fans for their support.
Greg Vaughan
August 2012
Eric Brady is headed back to Salem. The character, who hasn't been seen on-screen in more than a decade, will be back this fall with a new actor playing the part. General Hospital and The Young and the Restless vet Greg Vaughan has been tapped for the role.
Ingo Rademacher
August 2012
It's been over six months since Ingo Rademacher was last seen on-screen as General Hospital's Jax. The actor, however, has revealed that he'll be back on the ABC soap in the very near future. Rademacher debuted on GH in January 1996.
Vanessa Marcil
August 2012
Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo and her husband, Carmine, are ending their marriage of two years. It's been more than a year since the Emmy-winning actress last appeared on General Hospital.
Ian Buchanan
August 2012
General Hospital has promised that past favorites would return to the show -- and so far the show has delivered. Now, there is talk that Ian Buchanan might reprise the role of Duke Lavery. Buchanan was last seen on GH in 1989.
Steve Burton
August 2012
After more than two decades as a part of General Hospital, Steve Burton has announced that he's leaving the ABC soap -- something he's been thinking of doing for quite some time. Fans are wondering if the Emmy winner is headed to another soap, and what will happen to the actor's alter ego, Jason Morgan.
Steve Burton
August 2012
General Hospital stars are taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on Steve Burton's decision to leave General Hospital later this year. Their remarks echo those of fans: they're sad to see the actor go, but understand his desire to spend more time with his family.
Teresa Castillo
August 2012
General Hospital is adding a new resident to its roster. Soap newcomer Teresa Castillo will play the role of Sabrina beginning in mid-September.
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September 2012
General Hospital will air at a new time, beginning September 10. Fans can catch up on all of the Port Charles action one hour earlier. To mark the time change, GH stars will be talking to Twitter for special hour-long chats with fans.
Genie Francis
September 2012
After a little more than a year in Genoa City, Genie Francis will exit The Young and the Restless in the weeks ahead. The Emmy-winning former General Hospital has been let go. Now fans are wondering what might be next.
Sean Kanan
September 2012
Newlywed Sean Kanan and his wife, Michele, are expecting their first child together this spring. The pair was married earlier this summer. Kanan has appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Sunset Beach, and The Young and the Restless.
John Ingle
September 2012
The soap world is mourning the loss of John Ingle, who for nearly 20 years has been known as the patriarch of General Hospital's Quartermaine family. Ingle was 84.
John Ingle
September 2012
The soap world is mourning the death of John Ingle, who for nearly 20 years has been known as the patriarch of General Hospital's Quartermaine family. Ingle's former co-stars and friends have taken to social media to share their memories of Ingle.
Sean Kanan
September 2012
A familiar face is returning to General Hospital in October. Sean Kanan, who appeared on GH in the 1990s as A.J. Quartermaine, is rejoining the show -- but who will he play? Kanan has also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, Sunset Beach, and The Young and the Restless.
Kassie DePaiva
October 2012
Emmy-nominated One Life to Live star Kassie DePaiva will be making another appearance on General Hospital later this year. The news, first reported by a popular soap columnist, seems to indicate that DePaiva's stint could last more than just a few days. DePaiva made her debut as Blair on OLTL in 1993.
Ignacio Serricchio
October 2012
A former General Hospital bad boy is getting a chance to turn over a new leaf as a police officer on The Young and the Restless. Ignacio Serricchio played GH's Diego for four years, and he has also appeared in the web soap The Bay. Serricchio is expected to first air in December.
Antonio Sabato, Jr
October 2012
Former General Hospital hunk Antonio Sabato, Jr., has tied the knot. The actor didn't need a reality show to find the love of his life -- but that's not to say he didn't try that approach. In addition to his work on GH, Sabato also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.<
Vanessa Marcil
October 2012
Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo and her husband, Carmine, are ending their marriage of two years. It's been more than a year since the Emmy-winning actress last appeared on General Hospital.
Tristan Rogers
October 2012
Another General Hospital fave is headed back to Port Charles. Tristan Rogers will reprise the role of Robert Scorpio beginning in mid-November. Rogers first appeared on GH in 1980. Rogers has also appeared on The Young and the Restless.
Scott Clifton
October 2012
Last year, B&B's Scott Clifton picked up a long-overdue Emmy. In 2012, the actor has an even more important addition to his life: a new wife. Clifton and Nicole Lampson married earlier this month and then took off for Paris. Clifton has also appeared on One Life to Live and General Hospital.
Lynn Herring
November 2012
Lynn Herring will reprise the role of General Hospital's Lucy Coe this December. The GH fave will help with the planning of the Nurses Ball. Herring originated the role of Lucy in 1986, but hasn't been seen on-screen since 2004.
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November 2012
A cable channel will air a General Hospital marathon on Thanksgiving Day. The special block of five episodes will look at the Quartermaines and their Thankgiving "traditions."
Erik Valdez
November 2012
Newcomer Erik Valdez will exit General Hospital in the weeks ahead. The actor made his GH debut less than six months ago.
Senait Ashenafi
November 2012
Senait Ashenafi, who played General Hospital's Keesha Ward in the mid-to-late-1990s, was arrested in a Texas airport last weekend. The actress was charged with public intoxication.
Maurice Benard
December 2012
Maurice Benard will mark his 20th year as General Hospital's Sonny Corinthos in 2013, and the actor may be around for many more anniversaries. Benard recently renewed his contract with the ABC soap.
Aaron Refvem
December 2012
General Hospital has plans to introduce -- or perhaps reintroduce -- a teenage male to the canvas. The casting notice doesn't give too many hints, but that hasn't stopped fans from guessing.
Scott Reeves
December 2012
Scott Reeves will exit General Hospital in February, according to a social media post made by the actor. Reeves has played Steven Webber since 2009. Before joining GH, Reeves appeared on The Young and the Restless from 1991 to 2001.
Stephen Nichols
December 2012
Stephen Nichols has wrapped a three-year run on The Young and the Restless. The actor, who has played Tucker since 2010, has already taped his final scenes. Fans are now wondering if the actor will return to former roles on Days of our Lives or General Hospital.
Steve Burton
December 2012
General Hospital star Steve Burton is joining the cast of The Young and the Restless. The move is not entirely unexpected, but it may still leave some GH fans smarting. Burton appeared on GH for more than two decades.
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December 2012
Another year has come and gone, so it's time to reflect on the best of the past twelve months. In a special edition of Soap Central Live, we look back at the top moments, stories, and more of GH in 2012.
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December 2012
As we get ready to flip the calendar to a near year, it's time to take one last look back at the things we'd like to forget about the past year. It's a look at the worst storylines, characters, and more of 2012.
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