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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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  • 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 (334)

    • Too Disjointed

      I have been a an for years. I find recent shows disjointed; each segment seems to go from one situation to the other like the final segment of daily show usually does. Spend some time with each group of characters to develop interest in story lines. Do not drag out situations so long. I find that this is a recent

      Phenomena for . Probably the "new writers" ANNOYING!
    • New writers are awful

      I realize that to watch a soap , one must suspend disbelief but these are some of the worst story lines I have ever seen on this show. Do the writers think that to bring back old characters is enough? There is no depth to the stories. As much as I may like the actors involved, Hayden and Nicolas are just a ridiculous couple. Why are we spending so much time on Tracey's demise? I loved her as a comedic character but this is just not in a good convinced myself to stop watching since I just realized that the show is imploding.moreless
    • the story with sonny daughter

      why is it that the show pick sonny daughter to be in love with a woman? i just don't understand that she is to young to be trying to explored herself with the same sex. why her it like watching my young daughter with another woman? what is the reason to have another gay character on the show? it bad enough watching two grown-men kissing which i would turn when they are together specially if the are in bed but come on let the girl be in love with a man. hate the story linemoreless
    • GH writers need to be fired

      I was so excited when the new writers started. I had such high hopes for my only soap left on ABC. I started watching soaps very young, about 11, I'm now 46. My mom is a soap fan and she has also been watching them pretty much from the beginning. She is almost 70. We both watch GH every day. We love the show and the cast. But, what in the world are these writers thinking? Who wants to wait a year for a storyline to get to the point of the story! Such as the current storyline of Hayden or the Jason storyline. Its just not worth watching when storylines drag out. It ruins the story and the characters. The storyline of Jason took so long that it was stale before the conclusion. Same with the Hayden storyline. I love Rebecca, I use to watch her on AMC. But her character on GH makes me feel bad for her. Her storyline is also stale and still almost a year later, we still don't know anything about Hayden, really? Is it gonna take a whole year to find out whats wrong with Tracy and Jake? What about the way they treat Micheal Easton? How many characters has he played, also stale. Should have kept him as Caleb. I don't want my only soap left to go off air! Please do something with these writers! Make the storylines shorter, maybe 6 months at the most. Who wants to wait a year or longer to find out who the characters are and the purpose of them being on the show. What about the characters that just disapear, like TJ and Rosalie? Speaking of Rosalie, what happen with her storyline with Brad? Are we suppose to forget that they are married? So now we also have unfinished storylines! Why have a storyline if we don't get to see it happen? Like with Molly losing her virginity to the never seen TJ ? What was the point of that? Come on ABC! Fire the writers if thats what you have to do. They are running my only soap left into the ground! These actors and actresses deserve better!moreless
    • New writers ruined GH

      After many many years of being a devoted fan I can't bring myself to watch anymore. Stupid boring story lines. Is Paul Hornsby a bad guy or a good guy? The writers must think the fans are really stupid. This will be the next soap to go. Show must bring back the old writers or get better ones before the show is gone for good.

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