General Hospital spoilers and rumors hint the ABC soap is considering some big cast changes to counteract the disappointing ratings that have GH in a slump worse than the one that caused the alphabet network to fire Ron Carlivati. With ratings this bad, heads could roll including “Jelly,” the co-head writing team of Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman. Rumor has it GH is considering eight new roles to try and pull up their sagging ratings. Here’s a look at who might be coming to Port Charles.
Eight Characters Rumored for Casting or Recasting
A member of the Facebook group General Hospital Discussion claimed inside information and posted a General Hospital spoilers list she says is a “current listing of characters that are being discussed for a casting call or already have been interviewing for [a role].”
On the juicy list of characters are several with legacy last names that might tickle fans’ fancies enough to get them to tune back in if they’ve abandoned the ABC soap. Some of the last names on the list include Spencer, Baldwin, Webber and Ashton. There are also two characters on the list that are generic and nameless, so they will come and go as bit players.
However, what makes this more exciting is that one of these roles was hinted at by Daytime Confidential‘s Jamey Giddens on the most recent DC podcast. Giddens is a trusted source for General Hospital spoilers and soap scoops and hinted that Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) would get a love interest from a “family everyone adores.”
Two Spencer Recasts Rumored
The General Hospital spoiler about two Spencer recasts is quite exciting. It doesn’t seem likely that GH will ever win back Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer given his success on prime-time hit Nashville plus his music and restaurant ventures that keep him tied to the Tennessee city. It’s a perfect time for Lucky to show back up in Port Charles given all the drama with Jake Spencer (Hudson West).
However, it’s the other rumored Spencer recast that offers the biggest General Hospital spoilers bang. GH rumor has it Cameron Spencer (currently played by Michael Leone) will be hit with soap opera rapid aging syndrome (SORAS) to make him a teen and the love interest of Joss. The Spencers are a family everyone adores, so this could tie back to Jamey Giddens’ rumor.
Cam was born in May 2004 while Josslyn was born in November 2009. Since Josslyn’s SORAS puts her as a young teen, Cameron could easily be aged up to match Josslyn to explore the love interest. There was a casting call leaked a while back for a kid named Noah that Joss meets at the stables. However, usually actors are not told the actual character name they’re reading for, so it could be a Cam recast.
Two Webber Recasts Coming?
Two more names hinted at with these General Hospital casting spoilers are Webbers. Both Jeff Webber (formerly Richard Dean Anderson) and Steve Webber (formerly Scott Reeves) are on the list of possible recasts. Given the GH spoilers that Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig) will have a problematic pregnancy and the big rumor that Michael Easton might exit GH, Hayden can use some family support.
Hayden has a sister Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), but she’s never met biological dad Jeff or half-brother Steve. Bringing in the rest of the Webber clan for a story arc would be a welcome treat for General Hospital legacy fans particularly since Audrey Hardy (Rachel Ames), at age 87, probably won’t be back to GH for any family bonding although Grams is name dropped now and then.
Two Babes Coming to Port Charles?
Bear in mind these General Hospital casting rumors are just that – rumors. There seems to be little doubt that GH showrunners are brainstorming ways to get ratings up out of their downward spiral, but none, a few, or perhaps several of these names might be in the recast works. Two chick names that made the list are daughters of Port Charles legacy characters that would be welcome additions.
General Hospital spoilers hint Serena Baldwin (formerly Carly Schroeder), and Brook Lynn Ashton (formerly Adrianna Léon) might come back to town. It’s been since 2011 since we’ve seen Brook Lynn and Serena hasn’t been around for a decade. With Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) getting hitched this summer, it seems likely his daughter would show for the event, and Serena’s potential return is always a hot topic.
Two Random Roles Also Made the List – Plus Curtis’ Mom Arrives!
Among these more exciting General Hospital spoilers and casting rumors are two random roles that are likely just bit players. One role is an old friend from Bensonhurst, so a sound guess on that might be a pal of Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) that rolls into Port Charles to be her maid of honor for the big summer wedding at the Q mansion. The other role is a female doctor in a supporting role.
One firm General Hospital spoilers on casting is that the incredible Vernee Watson blows into Port Charles next week, says Soaps She Knows, as Curtis Ashford’s (Donnell Turner) fiery mama. No doubt Mrs. Ashford won’t have anything nice to say to serial cheater Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine) who did one son dirty and now has her claws into Curtis. Plus, there’s the TJ Ashford (Tequan Richmond) paternity issue that Grandma Ashford might not know yet. That could be explosive.
Which characters on the potential General Hospital spoilers casting list do you hope to see come to Port Charles? We’ll know more soon whether these rumors turn to facts from upcoming General Hospital spoilers.
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