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General Hospital-related news from 2002
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Here are some of the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2002 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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Despite a statement by a General Hospital spokesperson last month to the contrary, Soap Central has learned that Elizabeth's sister, Sarah Weber
, will be returning to Port Charles.
Former head writer Michele Val Jean has returned to the General Hospital writing team as a script writer.
For the second consecutive year, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) was the most-honored performer in the General Hospital edition of the Soap Central awards.
In a stunning turn of events, eight-year General Hospital veteran Robyn Richards (Maxie Jones) has been let go.
The rumors have been swirling for months -- whether they were right all along or just a case of coincidence and wishful thinking by dissatisfied fans remains to be seen. Megan McTavish has stepped down as head writer of General Hospital.
Set the VCRs, GH fans.
General Hospital will air its 10,000th episode on Wednesday, April 17th. The episode will feature many special flashbacks.
Though details are still sketchy, an ABC spokesperson has confirmed that the Nurses Ball will not be shown on-air this year.
With a new writing regime in place at General Hospital, shakeups to the cast were inevitable. Now, in the first batch of changes, two newcomers are out and one veteran actress is making a much anticipated return.
Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) has signed a new contract with The Bold and the Beautiful. The signing effectively scuttles talk that the actor's stint on the show was coming to an end with the rumored impending demise of his character.
As previously reported by Soap Central. Sarah Laine (Sarah Webber
) has been let go from General Hospital. The actress joined the cast of General Hospital in January.
Robyn Richards (ex-Maxie Jones) will return to General Hospital later this summer. Richards, who originated the role of Maxie in 1993, was dismissed earlier this year when the show decided to age Maxie. In March
, Richards was replaced by Danica Stewart.
The Internet rumblings that A Martinez (Roy DiLucca) will be exiting General Hospital when his contact expires in September are apparently true. The actor has announced plans to leave daytime... eventually.
Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) will exit General Hospital later this year. The announcement comes on the heels of weeks' worth of speculation about the actress' future with the show.
ABC Daytime has announced that Brian Scott Frons will succeed Angela Shapiro as President of ABC Daytime.
If you listen to Internet chatter, you might believe that half of the male cast of The Bold and the Beautiful has been let go. Soap Central, however, has done some digging and has been able to uncover which of the rumors are true and which are nothing more than idle chatter.
Online rumors continue to question Finola Hughes' (Anna Devane) future with All My Children.
Don Chastain (ex-Tom Baldwin) passed away on August 9th after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 66.
ABC has now confirmed that Genie Francis
) is leaving the show. The confirmation comes two weeks after Soap Central first reported that the actress would be exiting the show - but some three months after rumblings first appeared on the Internet.
According to inside sources, General Hospital is looking to bring Emily Quartermaine
back to the canvas.
Soap Central has learned that Ian Buchanan (ex-James Warwick, The Bold and the Beautiful
; ex Duke Lavery, General Hospital
) will be joining the cast of Port Charles in the show's ninth book, which is currently being filmed.
According to internet chatter, Marisa Ramirez (Gia Campbell) will be exiting General Hospital when her contract expires - or possibly sooner.
Lane Davies, a veteran of both daytime and primetime television, will be joining the cast of General Hospital later this year in the contract role of Cameron.
General Hospital is look to add at least two characters to its canvas. According to insiders, the show is looking to cast the roles of "Enrique," a 25-year-old Latino heartthrob and "Summer," a 20something blonde who could be a love interest for Luke.
Two months following a Soap Central report that Marisa Ramirez
) would be exiting General Hospital comes official word that the actress will leave the show next month. The role of Gia will be recast.
As first reported by Soap Central in August
, General Hospital is moving forward with plans to bring back Emily Quartermaine
- and the role will be recast.
Silver screen veteran Gloria Stuart will make a special New Year's Eve guest appearance on General Hospital.
Though it had been rumored for several weeks, ABC has now confirmed reports that Emmy winner Jacob Young
; ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) is leaving General Hospital. A spokesperson for the show states that the role will be recast.