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‘General Hospital’: Primetime soap queen Donna Mills joins cast

Donna Mills joins cast of General Hospital this February.
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It looks like things are about to heat up in Port Charles very soon. Entertainment Weekly has just announced on Jan. 17 the addition of a new, yet familiar face on “General Hospital.” Donna Mills, who played Abby Ewing on the CBS drama “Knots Landing,” has been cast as a brand new character that may stir things up a bit.

Mills is best known for her role on the primetime CBS soap however, she got her start on the old daytime drama, “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” She went on to star in movies and various guest roles on TV shows through the years before she landed the juicy character of Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on “Knots Landing.” Her most recent stints have been on “GCB” and “Nip/Tuck.”

It seems that her new role on the ABC soap is being kept under wraps for now. Speculation is that the 73-year-old actress will have something to do with either the Silas Clay storyline or as Julian Jerome’s mother, or even his ‘dead’ sister, Olivia Jerome. Whichever character the writers have going for her, you can bet that she will play it well as always. She is set to appear sometime during February sweeps at the end of the month.

She is not the only familiar face that is appearing soon. Shirley Jones from “The Partridge Family” fame will also be showing up on “General Hospital” very soon. However, it sounds like Jones is only set for one episode in early February. She will come across a ‘suspicious gravedigger’ while visiting her husband’s grave.

These two legends being cast in the same month is just another reason to love the 50-year-old daytime drama. Things are about to become quite interesting in Port Charles.

What do you think of Donna Mills heading to “General Hospital?”