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Rogers, Sabato sign up for 'Night Shift'

June 30, 2008 at 9:07 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Tristan Rogers and Antonio Sabato Jr. have joined the cast of the SOAPnet series "General Hospital: Night Shift," Disney ABC Television Group said Monday.

The actors are to reprise their respective roles of Robert Scorpio and Jagger Cates, which they originated on "General Hospital," in the second season of "Night Shift."

"Night Shift" regulars Billy Dee Williams, Kimberly Mccullough, Jason Thompson and Sonya Eddy also are to return for the spinoff's sophomore season, announced Brian Frons, president of daytime for the Disney ABC Television Group.

The Season 2 premiere is to air July 22 on SOAPnet.

"It is very exciting to kick off the second season with casting two accomplished actors who will undoubtedly bring their A-game to the series," Frons said in a statement. "Because of their own histories with the original top-rated show, the audience will be able to immediately connect with them and their characters' upcoming storylines."

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