General Hospital Ins and Outs and Summer Recast!

There will be a lot of characters walking in and out of Port Charles this Summer on General Hospital. General Hospital Blog has previously reported that Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) is OUT, and it doesn’t look like he will be returning. Sean Blakemore is also on his way out at GH as Sonny’s enforcer, Shawn Butler. In the midst of his legal troubles, and baby mama drama with Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), Shawn will be leaving Port Charles, will he take his son TJ with him?

Finola Hughes will be off for the Summer as Anna Devane will leave Port Charles since the death of Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan). Ian Buchanan has been out at GH since early May.

Lisa LoCicero will be on maternity leave for the majority of this Summer. Olivia and Ned will exit PC, as Wally Kurth has landed a role on Days of Our Lives.

Tony Geary is set to return to GH this Summer so that Luke Spencer can say goodbye to his loved ones in Port Charles. Geary is retiring for good, but we have good news that has confirmed Genie Francis will return as Laura Spencer for Geary’s exit. GH rumors have speculated that more GH alum will be returning to the canvas for Luke’s big goodbye. Jonathan Jackson who has played Lucky Spencer on GH, is currently on ABC’s Nashville. While Nashville is on Summer hiatus, it is highly possible that we will see Lucky return to Port Charles to see his dad, Luke, off.

General Hospital rumors have teased with one particular possibility for quite a while. Fans have been up in arms when it comes to Robin Scorpio Drake. Some want her back, some want her to stay gone, and others are willing to accept a recast. Although a recast of a fan favorite has been done in the past (Billy Miller taking Stave Burton’s place as Jason Morgan), it’s highly unlikely that Kimberly McCullough, who originated the character Robin will be recast. McCullough’s status with General Hospital remains unknown. However, there are a couple other possibilities for a Summer recast. Some claim that bringing Liz Webber’s sister, Sarah back to Port Charles is in the works, and since ABC’s fan February contest, social media has been buzzing that Serena Baldwin will make a return.

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

General Hospital News: Rebecca Budig, GH’s New Robin Scorpio Drake?

Early this month General Hospital Blog reported that All My Children Alum, Rebecca Budig, (Greenlee Smythe) would be joining the cast of General Hospital. Loyal ABC soap fans went wild with this exciting news, as they celebrated the news of this casting decision.

When AMC went off the air, there was much disappointment and fans felt the loss of both AMC and OLTL. OLTL fans were fortunate to be able to catch their favorite stars (Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton) join the cast of General Hospital. Now that Rebecca will be joining GH, AMC fans have something to celebrate.

However this good news does not come without controversy. New General Hospital rumors have been circulating in regard to who Budig will be playing when she arrives in Port Charles. After Executive Producer, Frank Valentini tweeted that Budig will join GH in a “killer new role” most fans took those words literally, and speculated that she would be playing another GH villain. Now that the dust has settled and fans have gotten used to the news of her coming to PC, it can’t help but to cross everyone’s minds…

GH rumor has it that Rebecca Budig will be replacing Kimberly McCullough as the icon Robin Scorpio Drake. McCullough joined General Hospital at the age of 7, beginning in 1985. Recently, the actress has come and gone in her role as Robin to pursue her directing career. The executives at GH have always left the opportunity open for McCullough to return to the show as long as it was feasible to writer her into the script. Kimberly McCullough has been GH’s sweetheart for decades, and the thought of a Robin recast to fans has been very difficult to take it.

Could these rumors be true? Do you think that the crew over at ABC and General Hospital would recast such a role as the legendary Robin Scorpio Drake? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.