Night Shift Relives GH Legacy

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Joining the second season of General Hospital: Night Shift, which debuts July 22 on SoapNet, are old General Hospital characters (referred to by SoapNet as “legacy characters”) Jagger Cates and Robert Scorpio, played by original actors Antonio Sabato Jr. and Tristan Rogers, respectively.

Rogers played the Aussie super agent on GH throughout the 1980s, and reprised the role briefly in a few episodes during a 2006 storyline. His appearance in Night Shift brings him into contact with the character played by Kimberly McCullough — Robin Scorpio, Robert’s daughter. Robert checks into the hospital with failing health, and he and Robin must learn to deal with each other as grown adults.

Sabato played super-stud Jagger Cates in the early ’90s. Jagger also has connections with Robin, who dated his brother Stone. Jagger is also dealing with growing emotionally as the father of his 5-year-old son (named Stone). Watch our blog in the next week for an interview with Antonio Sabato Jr. about Night Shift!

In other casting news, Billy Dee Williams, Jason Thompson and Sonya Eddy are returning. New to the cast are Adam Grimes as Dr. Kyle Julian, Carrie Southworth as Dr. Claire Simpson, Ethan Rains as Dr. Leo Julian (taking over for his real-life brother Dominic, who was unavailable for this season) and Azita Ghanizada as Dr. Saira Batra.

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