Due to Ted King's emergency throat surgery this month, General Hospital was forced to temporarily recast the role of Mafia boss Lorenzo Alcazar. King's last airdate is March 22. Port Charles star Jay Pickett — who played paramedic-turned-vampire Frank Scanlon — then steps into Lorenzo's Gucci loafers for three episodes on March 23, 24 and 27. GH viewers can expect King to reprise his role (with a noticeably raspy voice) on March 28.
It's not uncustomary for GH to recast a front-burner hunk on medical leave. Last year Chris Beetem (ex-Jordan, As the World Turns) played Nikolas while Tyler Christopher recovered from a broken arm. For the talented Pickett, this temp job was a golden opportunity.
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General Hospital redhead Robin Christopher and her husband, Matt Crane (ex-Matt Cory, Another World), are expecting a baby girl in July. A show rep tells TVGuide.com that Christopher's impending maternity will be written into Skye's story line. Um, so much for ABC Daytime's evil conspiracy against pregnant soap stars. Yeah, I went there.