General Hospital

Weekdays 2:00 PM on ABC Premiered Apr 01, 1963 In Season



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General Hospital, the multi Emmy Award-Winning drama series hailed by critics as the 'The Greatest Soap Opera of All Time', will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting in 2013. The tradition of passion, intrigue, and adventure takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles, set in upstate New York. The glamour and excitement of those who have come to find their destinies in this familiar seaport town intertwine with the lives, loves, and fortunes of beloved, well-known faces. And, as always, love and danger continue to abound whether on the docks, in the ER, at brownstones, or trespassing on Quartermaine property with contemporary story lines and unforgettable characters. In the past several years, General Hospital has been praised by national organizations for elevating the public awareness of several important social issues. It has received three SHINE awards for its continued contribution to the awareness of sexual responsibility. The Ryan White Foundation presented its 1996 Ryan's Angels Award to "General Hospital" for the moving and thorough examination of HIV/AIDS through the characters of Robin, Stone, and the Nurses' Ball. The show was further honored by the American Red Cross for its HIV/AIDS-related storylines. Several other prestigious awards have been bestowed upon "General Hospital" for confronting sexual child abuse, organ donation, and other social issues as well. The program inspired Port Charles, the spin-off series that premiered in June 1997, and ended October 2003. In 2007 the 3rd spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift premiered which revolves around the interns and the doctors working the night shift at the hospital and ended October 2008. GH has had lots of movie and tv stars (and those in the making) over the years such as Demi Moore, Jack Wagner, Vanessa Marcil, Elizabeth Taylor, Ricky Martin, Rick Springfield, John Stamos, among others, as well as other soap opera stars. General Hospital is the longest-running dramatic serial on the ABC Network, and is the longest-running daytime drama produced on the West Coast. In May of 2000, General Hospital made Daytime Emmy history as the only Daytime drama to ever receive the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama series a record seven times, marking the show's fifth win in six years (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000). It had also garnered the Emmy Award as Outstanding Daytime Drama Series in 1980-81 and 1983-84. In the 40th Anniversary Special Edition of TV Guide, General Hospital was hailed as the "All-Time Best Daytime Soap." General Hospital was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. General Hospital currently airs Monday-Friday (2:00-3:00 p.m., ET; & 1:00-2:00 p.m., PT) on the ABC Television Network. GH also reruns current episodes at 10pm, 3am, and 10am-as well as a weekend marathon on SOAPnet, the 24 hour Soap Opera Network.


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Anthony Geary

Anthony Geary

Luke Spencer (1978-1983, 1984, 1993-) / Bill Eckert (1991-1993)

Jane Elliot

Jane Elliot

Tracy Quartermaine (1978-1980, 1989-1993, 1996, 2003-)

John J. York

John J. York

Mac Scorpio (1991-) / James Meadows (1997-1998)

Finola Hughes

Finola Hughes

Anna Devane (contract 1985-1992, 2012-, recurring 1995, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008)/Anna Devane (contract 1985-1991, 2012-, recurring 1995, 2006-2008, 2012)

Maurice Benard

Maurice Benard

Sonny Corinthos (1993-1997, 1998-)

Sean Kanan

Sean Kanan

A.J. Quartermaine [3] (1993-1997, 2012-2014)

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Fan Reviews (302)

  • Please put your clothes back on Mr. Jerome

    He may think he has the body of Adonis, but he is just the average joe. He needs to stop paradeing around like he is all that because he isn't. He actually turns my stomach when he goes around without clothes on. Alexis may like it, but many of us do not.
  • Really?!?!

    Ava must die, Kiki needs to be replaced, Jason needs discovering, and Morgan needs help (aka medication). Rick will more than likely be around for a while but thankfully Madeline will now go away (and hopefully never return). I really feel that the new writers will take the storylines in a different direction, and maybe one that will not insult their audiences intelligence with ridiculous and unbelieveable storylines.


    I have patiently watched the last few weeks with the hope that the new writers would take the previously ridiculous storylines in a new direction, and while I see some light at the end of the tunnel I also know nothing will change overnight. Ava flat out needs to die because Sonny would never had let her live this long after murdering someone so close to him. Sam and Jason are finding their way back to one another, they are just taking the side road instead of the freeway. Besides, it really would not be a soap if things were not made messy, which is why I believe all will come to a head at Jason and Liz's wedding. Patrick's proposal was ill timed but again part of the drama of a long awaited reunion. What if Patrick and Sam fly off for a quiet quick wedding only to return to learn Jake is Jason, but now she is married to Patrick. I'm just saying?!?!?!...

    Dante needs to come clean to Lulu and Valerie needs to go keep Madeline company (somewhere else). I like the Nathan/Maxie storyline and would love to see those two move to the next stage in their relationship. Christina needs to find something else to do elsewhere and Alexis needs to stop acting like Ross Perot (she's in, she's out), and make a decision. Personally, I like her and Julian together. Speaking of Julian, I would like to see Sonny and him become close, especially after Sonny learns he did not attempt to kill him. Regardless of fan comments it is apparent the new writers have an agenda. Let us just hope they do not insult our intelligence as the formers writers (and we know what happened to them).

  • Elizabeth

    I have been watching General Hospital for as long as I can remember (since 1978). There's ALWAYS that character, or two, that you love to hate. But, especially with this Jason Morgan storyline, I simply cannot stand Elizabeth Webber!! What kind of person would keep someone away from everyone else that loves and needs them, just because she thinks what she wants is more important than his family and friends, even his wife and child!! What a disgusting character!!

    I've always felt that Elizabeth was a bit spoiled and self-centered, but this is above and beyond reasonable actions.moreless
  • Jason Morgan Character

    I am confused as to why they would bring back such an important character and make such a mess out of it. Jason and Sam Morgan are one of the most beloved couples in daytime. I know that there are new writers - so why does the storyline seem to be headed in the same direction as the previous writer. I see chemistry there between Jake & Sam. Liz is not his true Love & the writers should be true to the character. They want to know why their ratings are low.moreless
  • seriously that's your problem?

    Find it funny that dgrieco13 has an issue with the gay storyline yet no issue with kiddie romance story. Or the fact that luke raped laura and they soon became the greatest couple on a soap opera, like todd and Blair manning, he was in on the gang rape of Marty yet all is forgiven because in the end both ended in romance and what can get people to forget a horrible event than a good romance. I stopped watching soap opera's all together when I found about these couples background. Not to mention soap opera's tend to repeat the same story.moreless

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    high stake situations, Medical, Love & Romance, Family Dramas, for women