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General Hospital

Weekdays 2:00 PM on ABC Premiered Apr 01, 1963 In Season



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General Hospital

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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 3/3/2015

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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 1985-1992, 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 (258)

  • Jason/Jake

    The new "Jason" is not good. He can't be replaced. Trying to make him connect to everyone and be so calm and sweet is not working. Not even close to the true Jason. Leave Jason gone!! HE WAS ONE OF A KIND!!
  • Whatever happened to....

    Believable story lines - granted, GH is a soap opera/daytime drama which requires some suspension of disbelief - ok, I get that. However, it has become a ridiculous compilation of half witted SNL type sketches. Bring back a hospital based show. Sonny is wearing thin. Luke needs a better SL or retire him. The kids are cute - but their dialogue and scenes are horrendous, they are kids for pete's sake - get rid of this idiotic love triangle between 8 and 9 year olds. As far as the gay angle - I couldn't care less - the world is changing, tv is changing, and scenes like those between Lucas and Brad are tame compared to what can be found on cable channels. At least give the gay characters something better to do than screw in every scene, and bring back Felix on a regular basis. Bring back Epiphany (without that goofy Milo). Give Diane more camera time. Scott looks like he'd rather be anywhere than on the show. It's true - you can't go home again - the days of Steve and Audrey, Jessie and Phil, Alan and Monica, and Luke and Laura are LONG GONE, but there are ample characters to develop with better story lines. Get it together writers.moreless
  • Someone Please

    Please tie the writers hands and eject them from ABC. Talk about horrendous writing - have the current writers ever heard of Medical, Law Enforcement or Legal CONSULTANTS? Have watched General Hospital since it was first on the Air. I don't know what this show is but in the last 3 years the writing as well as the acting has gone from bad to worse to Absolutely horrendous. Fire at least 30 - 40 actors, hire a new writing staff, or CANCEL this horrible show!!!moreless
  • Hello, Michael is a murderer too!

    I am almost there, almost to the point of not watching GH any longer. The writing has just gotten so bad. And the review below about the Gay scenes, I agree. I too have been watching for 40 years, but it just is so bad now. And the Michael thing, come on. Everyone in Port Charles would be calling him out for his own murder. This is just bad writing. You can write in good taste and write realistic story lines. Its no wonder all the soaps are disappearing.moreless
  • Gay Sex Not Helping

    I have been watching General Hospital since the first year it was televised. The romantic love scenes were tastefully depicted on the show. I could even endure the love scenes among the teenagers although I felt that with the huge young audience, it was not always a great idea.

    I am certainly not against gay relationships being shown on TV, but watching the two gay men on GH this week making out, was simply nauseating. The scene could have been handled more discreetly. It was not necessary to show all that lip sucking.

    The morals on this show have dropped to an all time low, and the ratings are sure to follow.


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    • The Brownstone
      Michael can not legally require Kiki and Morgan to leave without formally evicting them. That being said, I wonder who is actually...
    • john amos
      does anyone know if on today's show an actor named john amos was on the show. someone looks exactly like him but I checked the cas...
    • 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 ...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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