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 3/27/2015

Season 2015 : Episode 20150327

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Season 2015 : Episode 20150330

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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  • Lots of tidbits!

    8.5
    PLEASE let Carly figure out this Hayden/Ric story arc quickly. I would enjoy Jake/Jason and Elizabeth getting together finally. I know there's the Liz haters, but I adore her. And I've always wanted her to be with Jason, and hoped that would have happened when they had baby Jake. Maxie/Spinelli/Nathan, move on with it. You finally had Maxie has a stand up, confident head on straight woman and now she's right back where she was? Honestly I don't care who she picks, but move on with it already. Decide, and move forward. Luke, I understand Anthony is retiring, or is the rumor, so I will enjoy seeing this storyline not take up SO much of daily play. But for a person who has starred on the show for 30 years, I think we all need to take a step back as fans and give the man his shining spot and go out with a bang! The gay stuff someone else was griping about, it's 2015. Get the H over it. Lucas and his bf barely have any screen time, so shut it. If you're so offended by it, go watch something else bc there are plenty enough fans of the show that one person changing the channel won't matter. In fact, GH has probably gained MORE fans by showing some good actual relationships with these guys. Michael, interesting to see him have such vengeance, and I hope it bites him in the butt. He needs a good knocking down off of his high horse. The whole Jordan/mob thing, I honestly am not paying much attention to that. I usually just FF through those, but it would be nice for Jordan to finally be able to come clean to her son. She keeps saying for the past years on the show.moreless
  • ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!

    8.0
    Get on with the STORY LINES, everything is going so slow and it getting no where fast.

    You have hinted to COUPLES getting back together, NOT HAPPENING. Are you really

    going to have LUKE/FLUKE go on the run again, get on with the family secrets. Your writers

    need some help they appear to be stuck, and cannot get on with soap moving forward.

    Are SAMANTHA & JASON ever going to be reunited, so they can raise DANNY. Just get rid

    of ELIZABETH, she is always butting in to everybody's business, and taking someone else's man.

    I couldn't stand Elizabeth with Jason then, and especially now. Elizabeth whines to much!!!!!!!!

    Also have been a fan for over 30 years!!!!!!

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  • Bad hair

    6.0
    I've been watching GH for years and I've been a stylist for 20yrs. For the last week or so the color on some of the characters has been awful!!! I'm not sure if you have a colorist on staff but you need to fire them and hire someone who knows what they are doing.

    Kristen
  • Sick of Patrick and Nicholas

    6.5
    How could Patrick pretend he loves Sam and know that Jason is Jake. and Nicholas after what happened to his son, how could he sit there knowing. After fluke/Luke ugh
  • Children

    6.5
    I've been watching for years an ive been wondering why is it that all the kids born on general hospital have all grown up except camon he's still a kid an dating Emma really Morgan even joselin grew up an camon still a kid really
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    Drama

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