TVLine Items: GH Adds ATWT Vet, Shooter Gets Premiere Date and More

Trent Dawson General Hospital

As the World Turns vet Trent Dawson will trade Oakdale for Port Charles this summer.

The actor has booked a recurring gig on General Hospital, TVLine has confirmed, playing Huxley, a mysterious Brit with questionable motives. He will make his GH debut on Monday, June 13.

Since wrapping his run as Henry Coleman on ATWT, Dawson has appeared on such series as Castle, NCIS and Homeland.

Soap Opera Digest first reported the news of Dawson’s casting.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* USA Network’s conspiracy thriller Shooter, starring Ryan Phillippe, will premiere Tuesday, July 19, at 10/9c, the cabler announced Thursday.

* Pro wrestler John Cena will host the 2016 ESPYs, airing Wednesday, July 13, at 8/7c on ABC.

* Jake Lacy (Girls, The Office) has joined I’m Dying Up Here, Showtime’s upcoming comedy series about the 1970s standup scene, as a series regular. He’ll play a comic who gained notoriety by blowing off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and is now trying to re-acclimate into the comedy scene following substance-abuse issues.

* The series premiere of Cinemax’s thriller Outcast will debut simultaneously in 61 countries via Facebook Live this Friday, May 20, at 10 pm Central European Time. Countries including the U.K., Italy, Spain, Poland, South Africa, Germany, Sweden and Turkey can view the episode.