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GH Casting: March Madness Arrives

Friday, February 12, 2010 5:12 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC March is the month to watch ABC's "General Hosital" (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you've been following us on Twitter or checking back often on our website, you'll notice an influx of "General Hospital" casting news, in particular casting for the month of March. In addition to the previously reported biggies, you'll also find information on some of those characters we see deserve a mention as many of our favorite soap stars got their start portraying a minor…

Annie Ilonzeh Is Maya Ward on ABC’s ‘General Hospital’

Friday, February 12, 2010 2:22 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: AEF Talent Agency (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Ward family is returning to ABC's "General Hospital" and it's about time! It was announced yesterday that actress Annie Ilonzeh has been cast in the contract role of Maya Ward, the daughter of Faith Ward and niece of Justus Ward (last played by M'fundo Morrison). She is also the great grand-daughter of Edward Quartermaine (John Ingle). According to ABC, Maya will play heavily in the upcoming Quartermaine family…

Lisa Waltz To Play Mommy on ‘General Hospital’

Friday, February 12, 2010 1:39 PM ET | By Errol Lewis UPDATED: Friday, February 12, 2010 3:47 PM ET Photo: Sean Smith/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If getting a father wasn't enough, try getting a mother as well. ABC's "General Hospital" has cast actress Lisa Waltz to portray the role of Melissa Bauer, Kiefer's (Christian Alexander) mother starting next month on the drama series. Waltz joins Bradley Cole (ex-Jeffrey O'Neill), who we learned on Tuesday was joining the cast in the role of Carlton Bauer, Kiefer's father. Both…

Lindze Letherman Brings Georgie Back to ‘General Hospital’

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:28 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Georgie Jones may be dead, but that won't stop ABC's "General Hospital" from bringing the character back for a little nostalgia with an appearance by Lindze Letherman, who last played the role in December 2007. According to show sources, Letherman will return as ghost Georgie, who will try and help big-sis Maxie (Kirsten Storms) during a "special moment" for a number of episodes starting Friday,  March 26. With Maxie and…

Faces of Family Evil Return to ‘General Hospital’

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:25 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On today's episode of "General Hospital" look for the returns of Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) and Anthony Zacchara (Bruce Weitz), the two most powerful and evil members of their respective family empires. First up, Johnny (Brandon Barash) pays his father a visit with the intention of taking back the reins of the Zacchara family. What makes that confusing, at least to me, is that once Claudia (Sarah Joy Brown) married Sonny…

Bradley Cole Joining the Cast of ‘General Hospital’

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 8:44 PM ET | By Errol Lewis UPDATED: Friday, February 12, 2010 3:47 PM ET Photo: TeleNext Media (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Bradley Cole, best known for his role as Jeffrey O'Neill on the CBS daytime drama series “Guiding Light” is joining the cast of ABC’s "General Hospital" in the role of Carlton Bauer, Kiefer’s (Christian Alexander) father. UPDATE: The soap has renamed Cole's character to Warren Bauer according to ABC sources. According to ABC, the actor will make his debut sometime in March. His…

‘General Hospital’ To Debut New Opening Sequence

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:58 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As first reported on Soap Opera Network's Twitter page on Monday afternoon, ABC's "General Hospital" will debut its all-new opening sequence on Tuesday, February 23, the same day the soap celebrates its 12,000th episode. Initially, ABC insiders were unclear as to when the new opening would debut and could only tell us that it would be "soon," however, we have since learned that with the upcoming celebration, production on the opening…

Amber Tamblyn and James Franco Team Up ‘127 Hours’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital's" Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily Quartermaine) has signed on to star along-side James Franco (Franco) in the upcoming film "127 Hours" by "Slumdog Millionaire" Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle. The film is about Aron Ralston (Franco), a mountain climber who is forced to cut off his arm with a dull knife in order to save his life after being unable to free the lim from under a boulder. According to Deadline.com's Nikki Finke, Tamblyn will portray his girlfriend, whose…

General Hospital Celebrates Show 12,000

Monday, February 8, 2010 8:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Emmy Award Winning Daytime Drama “General Hospital” will celebrate its 12,000th show on the ABC Television Network. Debuting on April 1, 1963, “General Hospital” has tackled numerous social issue storylines including breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, sexual assault and heart disease. The series has launched the careers of some of today’s hottest stars including Demi Moore, Ricky Martin, Rick Springfield, Vanessa…

ABC/SOAPnet Salute ‘Broadway Cares’ 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 9:30 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Sunday, March 21, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet present the "6th Annual ABC Daytime & SOAPnet Saulte Broadway Cares" charity event from Broadway's historic Town Hall in New York City. The event will once again be hosted by "All My Children's" Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) with appearances by today's biggest and brightest stars from across the ABC Daytime lineup singing, dancing and providing pure…

GH Casting: Noteworthy Appearances

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:38 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: SOAPnet (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Dahlia Salem has extra baggage coming with her when she debuts as Federal Prosecutor Claire Walsh on Wednesday, February 24 on ABC's "General Hospital." Soap Opera Network has learned that actors John Burke and Dakin Matthews will be appearing that day as Everrett Dawson and Judge Carroll, respectively. According to sources, this episode kicks off a major turning point in the upcoming Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) story-arc…