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 7/31/2015

Season 2015 : Episode 20150731

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AIRS ON 8/3/2015

Season 2015 : Episode 20150803

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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Fan Reviews (291)

  • Awful makeup

    What on earth is going on in the makeup department at GH?! I completely understand the idea of shading around facial features, etc. but Bobby & Madeline looked ridiculous on July 24th's episode. Their faces looked dirty, especially around their noses.
  • getting over general hospital

    To be honest I am tired of watching this I have been watching general hospital since 89, and thus use to be my favorite soap it's getting boring and the story lines are getting on my nerves why won't u finally reveal to everyone that Jake is jason morgan and Liz and Nicolas has known come on with it let him get to know the son he has with sam, the one they always wanted and let Liz be a miserable bitch alone for keeping him away from Danny this is starting to get ridiculousmoreless
  • GH Has it become the " cougar platform"??

    Between the AVA and Morgan scenes with Ava putting her sexual needs above her children then wanting visitation,, And the Madeleine and Rick scenes with Madeline climbing all over Rick. Ick!! I would have to ask, Has GH has become a platform for Cougars nationwide? I've been on this kick lately after watching the Bold And The Beautiful become a platform for transgenders nationwide. Don't get me wrong I'm not so old fashioned that I would judge someone over their sexual orientation. Yet, like many families in this nation it is the older viewers that pass their love for soap operas to the younger viewers. I find that instead of allowing my granddaughter to watch the shows with me that I have to fast forward through these scenes that are inappropriate for younger teenagers. Plus its not romantic or enjoyable. Has it become impossible for us to pass on the love of soap operas to the younger generation? Maybe so. To the writers and producers I suggest these open minded ideas , not so good. Rethink what you're writing and how we view it as a natiion. Some of us are still a little old fashioned. Lol. We may not be so open minded to everything Hollywood. You might think your minds more involved. Yet it's good to respect our values and traditions. The question is, Do you want the younger generation thinking "Icky gross" or look "sweet romance"??moreless
  • Enough of Ava!

    I have had enough of Ava. This new storyline is ridiculous and is only dragging out the inevitable - Ava needs to just die and never come back. To have her come back pretending to be a long lost daughter is an insult to fans of the show. Writers, if you cannot exercise a little creative intelligence, please don't insult our intelligence by continuing with this, again, ridiculous storyline. Having said that, I love where you are going with Nicholas, just please do not let him stray too far from the good man we know and love him to be.

    7/23/2015 - Update: evidently the writers are going to continue with this ridiculous Ava/sister storyline. I guess if we started an 'I Hate Ava Fan Club' it might help them to drop this storyline for one more intellectually thought provoking. As much as I hate the Ava storyline I love where Nicholas is heading. It will be interesting to see how far he will go but still maintain he is nothing like his grandmother. And, what about little Jacob?!?! Do you think he may have seen Jason while on the island and that is why he is so drawn to him? Or, could little Jacob be the one to tell Fake Jake he is really Jason? Now that would be a good storyline.moreless
  • Please stop

    I have been watching this show for over 25 years, but have been upset with the way the storyline is going! First of all, the whole Jason and Liz thing is upsetting! It has ruined Lizs character, she used to be one of the most decent and loyal to everyone and now she is all of the sudden one of the worst characters besides Nicholas! Nicholas was always a good man as well an now look at him! We all know that Jason does not belong with Elizabeth! And the Kiki thing is terrible! Oh and coming from a hair stylist.... Please please please do something with Kikis hair already! Come on Ron Carlivatimoreless

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