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 12/17/2014

Season 2014 : Episode 20141217

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AIRS ON 12/18/2014

Season 2014 : Episode 20141218

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 (244)

  • Angry

    The writing and story-lines are being dragged out too long. The absurd writing keeping Maxie and her child apart is appalling. Please don't let it be another damn sneak visit. This is painful to watch. Are they writing these soaps in hope that people will not watch so you can replace them with a cheaper to make banal talk show? Come on. Give us a reason to tune in.

  • Bored

    I am about to stop watching. These storylines are going on too long. I can go a month without watching and tune in and not have missed a thing.
  • Bored! Tired of Luke/Fluke

    This is taking wayyyyy to long. As a stay at home cancer patient, I want things to move along faster. Helena also needs to go away and new characters need to come on board. If you are going to stick with this "bring back characters" theme, then bring back Lucky. Since the name of the show is General Hospital, how about bringing in some new doctors. Please consider not dragging things out so long.moreless
  • Kill Sonny Corinthos

    I find Sonny Corinthos Completely repelling, He's not what he use to be,

    He is a tramp, How is it that Brenda is the love of his life, then Carly is the love of his life,

    Then Brenda is the love of his life again, Then Connie, then Carly, Who is it Sonny? who are you in love with? Your not in love, it's disgusting how you keep claiming you in love just so you can have a hot fling.

    and their is no chemistry, Sonny seeing you toggle women is disgust, at least just admit it's for sex.

    Your probably going to get back with Olivia when you done with Carly, then she we'll be the complete love of you like. This show is completely ridiculous, and Nina and her mother trying to still Ava jeromes baby? Has anyone heard of adoption? Nina has the money, This pathetic, it would be more understandable if the baby was born. If you hate Keke so much, Aka Ava Jeromes daughter, why the hell do you want to rise her kid? why don't you kill Ava's baby and adopt a new one,

  • Perspective

    I find it interesting that the main complaints so far on this page involve gay 3-ways, little kids acting like grown ups & Elizabeth's hair or Bobbie's about the EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE?

    What is going on with this show? Unfortunately, the mob has been around GH since at least the 1970's, but never this bad. I counted one 4 days of the 5 that week had shootings! That's INSANE! This is not The Soprano's! Not long ago Obrecht kidnapped a baby at knife-point then carried it around w/a gun for days! Too much! Sonny's knocking off people left or right or planning it, and it's so bad, the scenes are so corny, I laugh out loud. I actually believe we are supposed to laugh. Surely they aren't SERIOUS with all of this. Hitmen, hitmen getting mowed down in the park, no arrests. Hitmen blowing Jeromes door to pieces and killing all of his guards. Nobody heard a thing. Nobody else in the building called 911? Nope. Helena blowing people away in a hotel room, still nobody heard it. She just blinked and the body disappeared. I guess when super-spy Anna got back to her room (where Helena was) she doesn't see a wet spot in the carpet where a cleanup of blood would've taken MUCH VIOLENCE!!! It seems like the writers are letting out all of their childhood fantasies of playing cops and robbers. The mob blankets every story all of this almost and it's tooooo much!

    I actually like the writers. I think they are funny and fun, witty and sharp. But there is almost no balance with the bad or the crazy people and the good guys. There's almost more bad people on this show than good guys. Tell me, if they target demographic is 18-49 yr. old women, what women wants to see all this mob wars and all of their favorites getting caught in the crossfires and getting shot, ect. Then 1 week later they are all healed and never speak of it again. So what's the point with all of this?

    Sonny is a clown. A shell of who he used to be. Can't believe MB signed another contract. Surely he knows he's a joke!?

    The gay storyline doesn't bother me. Not sure how they got away with the 3-way talk at this point and time. The writer's always push boundaries. I have no problem with that, but when they cross the line and make good people bad, like such a turn-off. First she was a naive, sweet virgin nurse with a crush on Patrick, and a year later she just loses her mind and tries to kill a baby that hasn't been born yet. But it's okay, because the next week she felt bad. Nothing to see her. The baby didn't die yet, so she will just clock back in at GH with all of the other criminals running the Britt, Brad, Nina's physical therapist, Jake's orderly is working for Helena (please!), Franco is teaching art therapy, Sabrina's now a wannabe baby killer, but Patrick, a moral, upstanding super-skilled doctor gets fired from GH for having a bad thought for 5 seconds about something he never acted on. It just ran through his mind, so boom, he's fired! STOPPPPPPPP IT!!!

    The writers have talent and they did a good job at OLTL, but they need to get some romance in this show. They have all of these couples brewing, but not really. Almost none of these couples are together. They either have sex then fight and breakup, or just have sex, or want to date but have obstacles in their way. No happy people. Stop this. We want romance!!

    Still, it has it's moments. But it must have more human Human moments!!! Relationships, friendships...moreless

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