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)


    Fan Reviews (341)

    • Enough with the gay thing

      It was one thing to have the guys but now the parker/kristina thing, it feels like I am having the gay thing crammed down my throat, I know I am only one person but if it continues then I am done with General Hopsital. I watch a show to enjoy it and watching that is NOT enjoyment!!!
    • Going too far

      Too many social issues on GH. Breastfeeding in public. That was so poorly handled and lame. The dialogue seemed forced and unnatural. The only interesting part to see was that Shari Belafonte is still around. Pretty soon everyone will be gay or bi. The Parker/Kristina episodes are really going to far. But I'm sure the actresses love it because it "challenges me as an always say that. Everyone boycotted the only department store because someone wasn't attended to a department store? Get real. I remember when GH was about love and mystery. Now every chance they get, they throw in the latest social issue... and be careful which side you're on.moreless
    • Been watching way too long

      I just turned my series recording off for General Hospital. I've been fast-forwarding through the shows so much lately it just doesn't seem like a good match. I'm really sorry but I just don't believe all this "experimenting" bs and I don't relate to that subject. Based on television and movies, you make it look like most people are homosexual. I'm sure most of the viewership is but I'm not one of them and I just don't enjoy those story lines. Watching two men in the sack was bad enough but now having to watch a young lady and an older woman has put me off this show totally. There are other reasons like such ridiculous stories now. Boring!!! Goodbye.moreless
    • Please fire the writers!

      First we have Nick shooting Hayden to keep his

      Iie Going then he marries her finds out she stole diamonds and is over her. Tries to set her up with his murder. Please she is 100 lbs at most she threw him out a window. Then he steals diamonds and plans to live on them. Brings his 10 year old kid in the mix plans on him joining him ya like no one is going to look for Spenser. Then u drag all to island and bore us to tears. No romance for Jasam. Ugh bout ready to quit.moreless
    • good script writing with more complex subject matter !!! plEEEEZZZZZ ! ! !

      every day i hate myself for watching this show . some one like valentini or whatever his name was; come save this pathetic show. fire these morons who love 4 and 5 word sentences and longer brooding ends to scenes. visuals are not what keep fans. these actors and actresses deserve so much better. oops, i checked and i think it was Ron Carlivati that wrote more interesting dialogue and funnier scenarios , and all round better scripts. if it was valentini and he is sitting back producing this crap when he could help the show with better writing, then shame on him. but something needs to change fast.moreless

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