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General Hospital-related news from 2013
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Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2013 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.


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Dominic Zamprogna
January 2013
General Hospital star Dominic Zamprogna's family has grown again. The actor and his wife are the proud parents of baby number two.
Steve Burton
January 2013
Former General Hospital star Steve Burton has officially confirmed his addition to the cast of The Young and the Restless. Burton also explained his reasons for returning to daytime, just a few months after announcing he needed a break. Burton appeared on GH for 21 years.
Genie Francis
January 2013
Genie Francis will reprise the role of Laura Spencer on ABC's General Hospital next month. The actress was wooed back by executive producer Frank Valentini, who promised "nice stuff" for Francis to play. Francis debuted on GH in 1976, but has been off-screen since 2008.
Jon Lindstrom
January 2013
General Hospital continues to revisit stories involving characters from its past. In the latest casting move, Jon Lindstrom has been tapped to reprise the role of Kevin Collins, a role he played on both GH and its spinoff, Port Charles.
Kin Shriner
January 2013
Kin Shriner will return to General Hospital as the show continues to pay tribute to nearly 50 years on broadcast television. Shriner made his first appearance as Scott Baldwin in 1977.
Jack Wagner
January 2013
Kin Shriner will return to General Hospital as the show continues to pay tribute to nearly 50 years on broadcast television. Shriner made his first appearance as Scott Baldwin in 1977.
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January 2013
There's a new girl in town -- or at least there will be this spring. General Hospital is casting the role of a still-unnamed 20something blonde.
Michael Easton
February 2013
Michael Easton will be exiting General Hospital, and it is unclear when the actor will return. Legal issues over the rights to the character of John McBain, Starr Manning, and Todd Manning have the status of GH's One Life to Live transplants in doubt.
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February 2013
Long-time One Life to Live favorite Kassie DePaiva is headed back to Llanview -- and she says OLTL's return would not have been possible had it not been for the fans. DePaiva assumed the role of Blair Cramer in 1993.
Jackie Zeman
February 2013
Another General Hospital favorite is headed back to the screen. Jackie Zeman, who created the role of Bobbie Spencer in 1977, has confirmed that she's been asked back to the show. Zeman was last seen on-screen in 2010.
Roger Howarth
February 2013
Roger Howarth's Todd Manning is headed home to Llanview -- at least for a little while. The Emmy-winning actor first appeared as Todd in 1992, and has been playing Todd on General Hospital for the past year.
Rachel Ames
February 2013
General Hospital's original leading lady, Rachel Ames, will reprise her role as Audrey Hardy in March. Ames made her first GH appearance in 1964, and was last seen on-screen in 2009.
Melissa Ordway
February 2013
Genoa City won't be without Abby Newman for long: The Young and the Restless has cast Melissa Ordway as its new Abby. As previously reported, Emme Rylan has left the show to take on a role on ABC's General Hospital.
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February 2013
People magazine has put together a special collectors' edition of its weekly magazine to celebrate the 50th anniversary of General Hospital. The special issue will feature photos, stories, and more.
Julie Berman
February 2013
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner Julie Berman will exit General Hospital later this year. The actress filmed her final scenes earlier this week. Berman joined GH as Lulu Spencer in 2005.
Ingo Rademacher
February 2013
Ingo Rademacher will be putting his best foot forward as a contestant on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Rademacher debuted on GH in January 1996.
Rick Springfield
February 2013
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 April. Springfield, also known for a successful music career, debuted on General Hospital in 1981.
Kelly Thiebaud
March 2013
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 April. Springfield, also known for a successful music career, debuted on General Hospital in 1981.
Richard Simmons
March 2013
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 April. Springfield, also known for a successful music career, debuted on General Hospital in 1981.
Brandon Barash
March 2013
It looks like General Hospital fans have seen the last of the Zacharra family. Brandon Barash announced via Twitter that he's exiting the show he's called home since 2007.
Ingo Rademacher
March 2013
General Hospital will welcome Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jacks) and Emmy winner Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett) back to the show in the weeks ahead, as the show apparently prepares to revisit one of its epic love triangles.
Marcy Rylan
March 2013
General Hospital has cast The Young and the Restless and Guiding Light vet Emme Rylan in the role of Lulu Spencer. Rylan assumes the role from two-time Emmy winner Julie Berman, who announced last week that she'd decided to leave the show.
Melissa Ordway
March 2013
Genoa City won't be without Abby Newman for long: The Young and the Restless has cast Melissa Ordway as its new Abby. As previously reported, Emme Rylan has left the show to take on a role on ABC's General Hospital.
Chris Robinson
March 2013
General Hospital will revisit one of its more controversial stories as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Chris Robinson will reprise the role of Rick Webber, a character whose death more than a decade ago left many fans unhappy.
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March 2013
General Hospital will be featured in a special edition of ABC's 20/20. The episode coincides with GH's 50th anniversary, and will offer a behind-the-scenes look at life in Port Charles.
Jack Wagner
March 2013
Jack Wagner is returning to primetime. The General Hospital star has landed a role in a new Nick at Nite sitcom. Wagner first appeared on GH in 1984.
Brandon Barash
March 2013
Brandon Barash has scored his first post-General Hospital gig. It's a primetime role that could be very, um, revealing.
OLTL Three
March 2013
General Hospital may be preparing to rewrite some recent history. The network's ongoing legal dispute over three transplanted One Life to Live characters has reportedly come to an end -- and GH is prepared to create three new roles for the actors affected by the spat.
Lindsey Morgan
March 2013
Lindsey Morgan will be exiting the role of Kristina Davis on General Hospital. Morgan joined the ABC soap in May 2012. A final airdate has yet to be announced.
Finola Hughes
April 2013
Lights, cameras, action! General Hospital's Finola Hughes has made her feature motion picture directing debut with The Bet, and it's a sure thing that her loyal fan following will want to seek out this independent feature.
Jen Lilley
April 2013
Days of our Lives has hired actress Jen Lilley. Lilley filled in for former DAYS star Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones on General Hospital. Could Lilley now be assuming Storms' old role on DAYS?
OLTL Three
April 2013
ABC has confirmed that Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton, and Roger Howarth will return to General Hospital next month -- but they will not be playing their former One Life to Live roles.
April 2013
Morgan Corinthos is headed back to Port Charles -- just in time for May Sweeps. The role has been recast and 'aged' to help facilitate additional storylines.
Rena Sofer
May 2013
The Bold and the Beautiful has hired Emmy winner Rena Sofer to play the mother of another recent hire, Darin Brooks. Sofer has previously appeared on Another World, General Hospital, and Loving.
Bradford Anderson
May 2013
Four-time Daytime Emmy nominee Bradford Anderson is no longer on contract with General Hospital. The actor announced the change on Twitter. Anderson has been a part of the GH cast since November 2006.
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May 2013
The stars will once again be joining soapcentral.com on Emmy Night to help bring fans an inside look at the big awards show. General Hospital's Haley Pullos and Days of our Lives' Chrishell Stause will join Dan J Kroll for interviews, fashion, and behind-the-scenes stories.
Stephen Nichols
June 2013
The Young and the Restless is rumored to be considering a recast for the role of Tucker McCall. The role had previously been played by Emmy-nominated actor Stephen Nichols, known for roles on Days of our Lives and General Hospital.
June 2013
One of General Hospital's baddest villains has found a little zen. Roger Howarth has landed a recurring role on the Showtime series Californication. Howarth currently appears as GH's Franco, and as Todd Manning on One Life to Live.
June 2013
40th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: Scott Clifton and Billy Miller shared the Supporting Actor win, while Julie Berman her first Supporting Actress win after leaving General Hospital at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards.
June 2013
General Hospital is about to alter the course of its storytelling. Kelly Sullivan, who has been featured prominently as Connie Falconeri for more than a year, has been let go. Sullivan joined GH in 2011.
July 2013
Natalia Livingston has joined the cast of the new soap-within-a-soap series Tainted Dreams. Livingston, who is best known for her Emmy-winning role as Emily Quartermaine, has also appeared on Days of our Lives.
July 2013
Emmy nominee William deVry has been cast in a newly created role on General Hospital. The actor previously appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Port Charles.
July 2013
A Twitter post comparing Days of our Lives' Theresa with General Hospital's Maxie created a whirlwind of controversy. The social media firestorm involved Jen Lilley, Kirsten Storms, and their fans.
July 2013
Michael Easton has opened up about the dispute that resulted in him having to take on a new alter ego on General Hospital. The actor is also unveiling his newest graphic novel.
July 2013
Richard Simmons is headed back to General Hospital. The Sweatin' To The Oldies creator last appeared earlier this year. He was a GH regular in the early 1980s.
July 2013
Bo Brady could have been heading home to Salem, but the return trip has been put on hold. Emmy nominee Peter Reckell took to social media to confirm his non-return and to also quash rumors that he'd landed another daytime gig.
August 2013
Former General Hospital star Chris Robinson invested big in an effort to pay for his kids' education. That investment, like many others, didn't work out. Robinson didn't lose his money in the stock market -- he lost it on Beanie Babies.
August 2013
ABC is releasing Maine Squeeze, the second novel by the fictional Molly Lansing-Davis -- but the first to have her name on the cover. The book is available as an e-book.
August 2013
Lifetime's primetime soap Devious Maids has been cleaning up in the ratings -- and now the series has been rewarded with a second season. Former GH star Brianna Brown co-stars in the series. Devious Maids airs Sundays at 10pm ET/9pm CT.
August 2013
The secret is out: Kirsten Storms and her former General Hospital co-star, Brandon Barash, are married. But that's not the only secret that they've been keeping. The pair will also be first-time parents!
August 2013
Kimberly McCullough is headed back to General Hospital. The Emmy winner exited her full-time role on GH in 2012 but has appeared in short-term story since that time. McCullough began on GH in 1985 when she was just seven.
August 2013
The Young and the Restless has pruned one of its newest members from its roster. Erin Chambers is out as Melanie. Chambers previously appeared as Siobhan on ABC's General Hospital.
September 2013
Emmy winner Jacob Young's family has a new member. Jacob and his wife are the parents of a baby girl.
August 2013
The Young and Restless has hired two daytime veterans to helm its writing team. Emmy winners Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman will serve as co-head writers, replacing the recently ousted Josh Griffith. Griffith had served as head writer since July 2012.
August 2013
A newcomer's arrival will cause some trouble for the residents of Port Charles, most notably Sabrina Santiago. Jeffrey Vincent Parise has been cast as a man from Sabrina's past -- but the character will also have ties to other General Hospital characters.
September 2013
General Hospital's Felix is getting a new little sister. But his family isn't growing -- the ABC soap has chosen to recast the role previously played by Samantha Logan.
September 2013
After years of declining ratings, General Hospital fans have reason to celebrate: the show's ratings are at their highest levels in quite some time. One of last week's episodes was one the most-watched in two years.
September 2013
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner Martha Byrne is headed to primetime. The actress has landed a role on a new NBC primetime drama.
September 2013
Former General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton and Jonathan Jackson have partnered on a new song that will appear in the September 23 episode of The Young and the Restless. The song will also be available for purchase on iTunes.
September 2013
The General Facebook page hit a milestone -- and stars of the ABC soap made a video to say, 'Thank you.'
September 2013
The Young and the Restless apparently made director Francis Ford Coppola an offer he couldn't refuse, and the Oscar winner spent some time on the set of the CBS soap.
October 2013
Days of our Lives and General Hospital starlet Jen Lilley will appear alongside Oscar winner Robin Williams and Daytime Emmy winner Sarah Michelle Gellar on CBS's new primetime show The Crazy Ones.
October 2013
Former General Hospital star Amber Tamblyn has been hired as a series regular on CBS's hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men.
October 2013
It's been 12 years since Juan Santiago last appeared in Port Charles, but now ABC has confirmed that actor Michael Saucedo is headed back to General Hospital.
October 2013
Jackie Zeman will make another round of appearances on General Hospital. Zeman, who first appeared as Bobbie Spencer in 1977, was last seen on-screen in April.
November 2013
General Hospital is looking to add a new face to its roster. The ABC soap is casting the role of a charming, unnamed bad boy -- but who might he be?
November 2013
Television's only all-soaps channel, SOAPnet, will sign off for good at the end of the year. The Walt Disney Company first announced in 2010 its plans to shutter the channel.
November 2013
Emmy-winning General Hospital vet Jonathan Jackson has been signed to a solo record deal. Jackson can currently be seen acting and singing on ABC's Nashville, and he also fronts the rock group Enation.
November 2013
Tristan Rogers is exiting ABC's General Hospital and headed back to CBS's The Young and the Restless. The casting change caught fans and at least one behind-the-scenes executive by surprise. Rogers made his first GH appearance in 1980.
December 2013
Fan favorite Bradford Anderson has confirmed that he's exited his role as General Hospital's Damian Spinelli. Anderson has been a part of the GH cast since November 2006.
December 2013
Primetime will meet daytime when Grey's Anatomy star, Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey), heads to Port Charles to visit General Hospital.
December 2013
Everything's coming up baby for actress Teresa Castillo. The General Hospital star is pregnant in real life, and her Port Charles alter ego, Sabrina, is also expecting a little bundle of joy.
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