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 4/17/2015

Season 2015 : Episode 20150417

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AIRS ON 4/20/2015

Season 2015 : Episode 20150420

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 (270)

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  • Writers watch this

    10
    Which one of them are gonna find out about Jakes hired wife, by going on the internet and see her picture since now two people now know the lawyer is on the dating site.... 4/13/15 See good, stopped from going that everything was moving and starting to look good, and then you blew it! taking use back to bringing Luke/Twin it go with this Luke thing, it is taking over the whole show time have had enough of on the show true to living . court/jail can steal, kill, destroy and get away with out on me?

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  • Let children be children

    1.0
    I really hate the storyline with these children (Spencer,Emma,Cameron and Jasmine). Let these children be children get rid of the ridiculous romance that these children are going through. Kids this age do not really act like this in real life.

    The crazy Luke storyline is getting old.

    Michael Corinthos Quartermaine is a jerk. There is no way he would get custody in any court.

    The fake Jake wife is also ridiculous. It would be so easy to find out who she really is. And for Elizabeth to fall right back into Ricks is so phony.moreless
  • Crap on a stick

    1.0
    I watched GH for many years with my mom. For a long time I was hooked on the storylines and the characters. Then Jason and Robin left and of course I was upset. So I decided to start watching other shows. Unfortunately, my mom still watches the show and I still see it every once in a while. And today I can see it for what it really is. Trash.



    The actors are absolutely horrible and can't act worth a damn. The storylines are absolutely ridiculous and unrealistic. And the actors get on my last nerve at how pathetic and unconvincing they are. It's sad, really. I personally can't stand that new girl that plays LuLu, how cutesy and wimpy of a girl she is. Ugh, just shut up already. Also, the dumb actress that plays Nina, what a freak, she looks like she has no idea what's she's doing and just drinks a whole lot of red bull or something. And that woman that plays Jordan? Is that her name? Anyways, I'm sick of her crazy hair and her "I'm so hot, I've got so many juicy secrets" attitude. It's creepy and I hate her ugly face. God, sorry I just can't stand these horrible actresses. I mean, it's sad because they aren't going to get any other decent offers or jobs down the road.



    But seriously? The storylines are just awful. Ava Jerome pregnant? Luke is crazy? What!? And of course the reused, someone's lying again about who are the actual parents of a baby! Wow, never heard that one before..



    Ok, so, I really did like this show at some point. But it's meant for idiotic housewives that can't think for themselves. It's a sad show, and I'm suprised they haven't cancelled it yet. It's repetitive, there are so many bad actors, and the writing is atrocious. Like shutup already, the show sucks. Alright, well I'm done. If you watch this show and get into it, you really are unintelligent. Let me suggest some other shows like Lost, Mad Men, The Office, or Parks and Recreation. All well written and don't include imaginable amd weird scenarios like the pitiful, sad, GH.

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