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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AIRED ON 11/25/2015

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

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 (313)

  • bad writers now

    I'm so sick and tired of the writers of General Hospital. I'm so tired of Liz, I've gotten to the point where I haven't watched the show in two weeks because the sight of Liz makes me physically sick. I will not spend another second watching all of this horrible stuff happening to Sam while Liz is getting all of the good. I'm so tired of Liz being seen as a saint. It makes me throw up a little every time I think of where the writers are going with the show. I really cant stand Valerie either, she is an ugly, pig faced, awful person. No one in their right mind would pick her over Lulu. I will not watch another episode until I get a little hope that things will turn out okay for Sam and Jason as well as Lulu and Dante.moreless
  • The worst reveal ever

    The reveal was the most anti-climactic, lack luster reveal in daytime history. This new Jason was a very poor choice. Even with his new personality, implies he should at least have a personality. He's dry toast.

    I can't stomach Elizabeth's sappy sweetness and someone give her a drink of water. Listening to sticky cotten mouth deliver lines, is like nails on a chalk board.

    Patrick and Samantha, never bought it. No chemistry at all.

    Let me reiterate, the new Jason sucks in this role. He's not the right actor for it.

    Drive him and Elizabeth off a cliff. And have a NEW new Jason show up and it be a power house show again. I've been watching for 30 yrs. its the only Soap I watch. it's turning into a snooze.moreless
  • Not true to reality

    I am getting tired of Elizabeth getting away with so much under handed stuff. It's time she be exposed for the sneeky, skank, that she is. She needs to get a beat down from Sam or Carley for her deceit in the Jason affair. You want us to identify and connect with this show, we try to make it real, however in reality she would get her ass whipped.

    Millie -- a fan for 25 yearsmoreless
  • Not happy

    Valerie- she is gorgeous and she has been made out to be the bad guy from the door making fans dislike her without giving her a chance. I don't like that.

    Jason- if you're going to write about how Sam can't get Jason out of her head- you recast Jason and take a year to reveal him- Why would you not reunite them and why would you not write about him getting his memories back? You're making the fans mad and ratings will go down if you don't reunite them soon. Not 6 months to a year from now but this year!

    The writers need to take the time and visit some of the gh fan pages on Facebook. If there is not a Jason and Sam reunion, fans are going to leave. Simple because it makes no sense to bring him back and make us wait a year for you to keep him with the Jake personality that's attached to Liz.

  • Fish and LONGGGG Story Lines begin to smell if they are drawn out too long~~~~

    They are dragging out the Jason reveal too long! Also, Carly's had too many blunders with the car wreck scene that prevents her from calling . It was a bit of overkill and made it less realistic. I thought she did an amazing job with her acting when it shows her finally getting the DNA that indicates it is really Jake! Kudos to her for that performance. It was a very realistic response and she played it so well. The car wreck and blunder after blunder she did a good job on that but you put too many blunders into that scene for it to be realistic. Overkill, so to speak. Friday, Jake needs to know he's Jason. People are getting sick of waiting because the story lines for Sam and Patrick and for Jake are getting too corny. Everyone LOVES a deep, unending romance and it will be fun watching Jason and Sam find that again. They were just made for each other with their personalities and poor Patrick is just not the Sam type. Bad paring for her other love have been someone else or even a stranger. Also, don't like the Ava story line. It's getting or has been too corny too. GH needs to get back to having more realistic story lines. I don't know if the writers are trying too hard or if they have simply ran out of stories but the current stories are simply too phoney. They did a good job of not letting us know if Sonny would make it or not. Just long enough with the not knowing. Any longer and it would have been like a bad written soap opera acted out. LOL Also, Lulu is doing over acting with her lines. They are too straight forward. Don't the writers realize for a love like she and Dante had to end like this would make her confused and she would not want to be confronting him over and over right now. She should be withdrawn and wanting to bury her head under the least for a couple of days. Then it's still TOO aggressive of her to have her mind made up. I mean, she loved him so very much. It's not so cut and dry about ending it with him because you can't turn your love off. It's still there, you just so hurt you want it to be a bad dream! hang onto a little story for too this Jake discovering who he really is. When those stories go on too long, people begin to lose interest because they are there rooting for the lovers to KNOW. When you keep letting them down, they start to lose interest because the story become too unreal. Too many blunders to prevent or slow down the reveal make it appear like the old soaps and you think you suddenly hear that organ Thanks for allowing me my opinion! ;)


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