General Hospital

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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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AIRED ON 3/25/2014

Season 51 : Episode 245

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-)

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  • Elizabeth Shot

    9.0
    I have been only watching this for about 8 months, have really gotten into this show. The people on the show are very good. Really like Britt, really don't like Elizabeth, she was shot in today epsiode I was glad she was, Maybe now she should stay out a everyone business. I hope Nicolas and Britt try to work it out.
  • GH fan

    7.0
    I've been a fan of GH since the 1970's. I must admit, there have been storylines which had me tune out for awhile. But I am enjoying GH in recent years. This is due to the hiring of Frank Valentini (Producer) and Ron Carlivati (Writer). They are not only clever, but have brought back favorite characters from the past. Some of these characters were "let go" from GH by former Producers. Frank and Ron were fans of GH long before they were part of the GH staff--so they understand the history.

    The ratings have not been this high for years.

    The only issue which frustrates me with the show is that some characters disappear for a week or two.

    I think the "character process" they are using is "when needed"-----only use characters if the storyline permits. Sometimes, we might not see Luke or Lucy for two weeks.



    But----GH was on the verge of cancellation before Frank and Ron came aboard. So I do give them congrats for that.

    I do respect all these opinions. There were times when I was not happy with the showmoreless
  • Bye Bye GH: More Time for Service!

    1.0
    Never knew how much I allowed GH to take up my valuable time to serve others! It took my taking an overall look at what the writers of the soap opera were promoting! No traditional marriages working out! No Patrick and Robin; No Lulu and Dante; No Sam and Jason! Only continual sexual perversion to include a son sleeping with his wife's mother! Gay life as normal and teaching Emma that this is okay! Stigma toward the mentally ill and psychopaths:. giving the audience TOO MUCH of poor actresses like Heather Webber and Dr. O as the head of what??? The writers are outside their minds! Long for TV artists like Jason, Robin, and Lucky! Who knows the real reason they fled and escaped this madness!moreless
  • BYE-BYE GH!

    7.0
    I have to agree with the previous comment. I am also saying goodbye to GH for good which at this time is very easy to do since the story line is not so interesting. If people want to see more Gay inter-action on TV then I think there should be some shows just for that type of behavior and that it should be on cable but please don't think that most of the population wants to see it on everyday TV. Men kissing men and women kissing women is not what the majority population wants to see.moreless
  • general hospital

    6.0
    What is happening to everyones hair on general hospital?? Raeph his hair looks so ugly and now luke what is with the side sweep like 1940s hairstylist stop what your doing!!!
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    • Michael and Kiki
      I watched yesterdays episode of General Hospital, and noticed at the end that Silas and Ava know each other, that got me thinking ...
      12/09/13
      2
    • The Original Cast of "General Hospital"
      Here's a list of characters who were part of the original cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL, when it premiered on April 1, 1963:Steve Hardy...
      04/27/13
      6
    • Katie Couric celebrates GH 50
      Thought I'd let you all know about this, if you haven't seen the commercials already... Katie makes a cameo on GH, then devotes he...
      04/03/13
      1
    • Tracy needs a new man
      Tracy is far too awesome to always be waiting around for Luke sloppy seconds, soon to be thirds when Laura comes back to town. The...
      01/29/13
      1
    • Who is "Duke Lavery"?
      Today's episode had a shocker that the person who says was Duke Lavery isn't, courtesy of Robin cause he didn`t remember the first...
      01/28/13
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    high stake situations, Medical, Love & Romance, Family Dramas, for women