‘General Hospital’: Former Star Vinessa Antoine’s New Show Picked up by BET+ for U.S. Viewers

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘General Hospital’: Former Star Vinessa Antoine’s New Show Picked up by BET+ for U.S. Viewers

General Hospital fan favourite Vinessa Antoine will quickly be seen once more on American tv! The former cleaning soap star, who’s the lead of CBC’s Diggstown, has revealed that the present shall be airing on BET+ within the United States quickly.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Actress Vinessa Antoine attends Soap Opera Digest Celebrates 40th Anniversary at The Argyle on February 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)

Vinessa Antoine starred as Jordan Ashford on the cleaning soap

As the primary actress to portrayed Jordan Ashford, she first appeared on the present within the function on March 14, 2014. She performed the character till September 2018.

After being solid within the lead function for a primetime drama sequence in Canada, the place she is from, Antoine stated she left General Hospital after the present opted to recast the function as an alternative of letting her seem on each initiatives. When Antoine left, Briana Nicole Henry quickly debuted because the recast. Henry is a number of years youthful than Antoine and is identical age as Tequan Richmond, who’s essentially the most notable and recognizable actor to play Jordan’s son, TJ.

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At the time of Antonie’s exit, ABC instructed Soap Opera Digest, “Vinessa Antoine exercised her pilot out and is choosing to leave the show. While we are incredibly sad to see an actress of her caliber go, we feel that the character of Jordan Ashford is too important to lose and will be recasting the role.”

Jordan, nonetheless, disputes this declare, saying in a current interview. “Yeah…no. That was not [the case]. I thought that I would get to stay,” she instructed The TV Watercooler. It was fairly a shocker for me. I by no means deliberate to depart the present. I hoped to get to do what the opposite actors get to do…go on a bit sabbatical. I knew that we had been solely going to be gone for the summer season, so I assumed possibly my character may go away on an undercover mission or fall right into a coma. But they’d different plans, which was out of my management.

She’s made historical past because the star of ‘Diggstown’

With her new sequence Diggstown, Antoine wrote Canadian tv historical past along with her function because the lead of the present. The sequence marks the primary time {that a} black lady has headlined a drama sequence within the nation.

Antoine introduced on Twitter that the present was coming to the United States, revealing that the U.S. rights had been picked up by BET+.

Speaking in regards to the present in her interview with The TV Watercooler, she stated, “There were two aspects [at the time]. I loved that she was a surfer. I hadn’t really seen a lot of lawyers who surfed on TV before. Especially black women. So that was kind of cool. The second was that I was really interested in telling stories from that narrative of a black woman who lived in Canada. We hadn’t really seen that before. Especially one from Nova Scotia.”

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Diggstown doesn’t have an official premiere date at BET+ but.

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