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 (327)

    • After 25 years this is getting old.

      Being a fan of GH for twenty five years, I'm finding it very difficult to watch this show anymore. I realize and understand that soap operas are about living a fantasy through the soap stars, but there comes a point and time in which you feel as though your intelligence is being insulted. Jason comes back, and its taken almost two years to get his memory back or remember his wife Sam, yet when he thought Hayden was his wife, and what did Jason do? He moved in with Hayden right away. Jason now knows who he is, and knows that he has a wife, so wouldn't you move back into your home with them, and even if the writers wanted to prolong the fans misery, it would be for the sole purpose of regaining his memory. What human being wouldn't want his memory back, yet when Jason was going to marry Liz, and think oh well I really don't need my memory. Now this week crying, and whiny Liz child gets hit by a car again, and Liz feel at fault, and Sam is fighting a gas leak. Yet Jason feels guilty, but as a hit man, how could they make him such a wimp. A stone killer who kills at will, is now a wimp. Every time I read these posts, its always Jasam, yet the writers try to force Jason and Liz down everyone throat. Please do us all a favor writers, if you want Liz and Jason together, then just do it, and lose whatever fans that decide to leave. After 25 years I'm done watching.moreless
    • Lulu with A feeling...

      I know my opinion may be I have been a fan of GH for 42 not counting playpen hours and prenatal. I love the there a few of the 'younger' cast that need a boost in heart. I really am not thrilled with the current casting of find her line delivery consistently flat and just matter of factly. even the scenes with Laura, her well loved mother. The tears in the breakup just seemed pushed out. Please do are the only scenes me and a few friends are fast forwarding through. I am sure the actress would be well suited, even for other roles on the as Luke and Laura's beloved getting hard to swallow. The Spencer fans that are still not even in their 50s need to feel that same love for the offspring. Lucky was the wish Mr. Jackson would come back for a longer stint. being an old dude complaining on the my quota for most of the year. Still hanging on GHmoreless
    • Sam and old Jason! carly with new Jason!

      The former Jason is missing in GH! Part of me believes the old Jason will return in the future and current Jason will realize he is not "Jason" after all! And he will end up with carly for a short period! The chemistry between sam and the old Jason was unbeatable! Valerie got to go! Liz is a white trash! Morgan is a great actor but shouldn't wear wig! He should simply shave his head and not worry about losing his hair! What is up with men and wigs in this show? Patrick wore one and then Morgan and now Sam's Dad!!! Carly is a great actress!! Same goes for Tracy but she needs to upgrade her wardrobe!

    • Dante and Lulu

      I'm so mad that they are breaking up Dante and Lulu
    • What happened to general hospital

      First I hate Sam and always have. Yes they screwed Elizabeth up but can someone please remind Sam she was not always such an honest person. Jeez she kidnapped Jake when he was a baby. Also how can Ava get away all her crap give Avery back to Sonny. And last what happened to Nicholas and how stupid is he when it comes to that idiot he is with now. I have watched this show for 30 something years and I really don't want to anymore.moreless

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