General Hospital

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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 7/11/2014

Season 2014 : Episode 20140711

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Season 2014 : Episode 20140714

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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  • oh bull

    10
    get rid of new LuLu she just don't jive with dante hurry up and get luke back fun to watch lil spencer
  • My summary

    7.5
    I have been watching GH since . (the 70's) and have, more often than not, been entertained by the writing, character portrayals ,etc.. I've read the comments below and though I agree with some of them, I disagree with others. I'd like to respond to as many as I can so here goes... I think Luke Spencer's character is dreadful and oh, writers and producers, please hear TIME TO WRAP IT UP!!! Next are the agree that as children they should not be involving themselves in adult, crushes, dating, kinds of things. Maybe one or 2 mentions of the boys having crushes on Emma, but they really are too young. I think you as writers you can be so more creative than this. The new am blown away by this amazing, gorgeous, gifted little is a rare love the former Lulu and I hope she has success in whatever she is doing, truly, but you have certainly picked a winner here in my book. A replacement does not have to be an exact replica, but someone who resembles the character enough and then brings to the table a fresh new set of just my opinion : ) OHHHHHHH Dr really is out of the ordinary and something I think we can all just give a thumbs down Does she really get off scott-free and still remain chief?BIG BLUNDER! I have gone from really disliking Brit (ok almost hating, I hate to hate) to almost liking not with Nikolas. I would like to see Nikolas with Elizabeth as in . Then there's the issue of GH pushing know, I am a woman of faith and yes this bothers me. I am alone when watching GH, I understand the frustration of the many who have commented about this on this page. We cannot escape it, it is everywhere. I have 2 daughters who have taught me that to be intolerant is not something Jesus would i understand that you don't have or you don't want to sit there and watch it. There is more that I would like to add, but the puppy I'm not sure what entering a score with my review is all that how I would score the show? All in all I love GH. 7.5moreless
  • Brain dead writers

    10
    Have the writers, directors, casting directors, etc. etc. all gone brain dead? I have been watching this show for over 30 years and have at times been less then happy with the plots but the past year or so it has gotten so bad it's laughable! Greatest character ever,now a really evil bad guy!!! OMG what a BAD idea!! Then a really evil person (plus being a really bad actress with one of the worse accents I've ever heard) they appear to be trying to make into a GOOD GUY! Really! Not to mention that they have already done that with her daughter Brit (the britch). And how STUPID do they think we are that either one of them could actually get way with all the crimes they've committed? Come on you guys! A soap opera is one thing but COMPLETE lack of believability is something else! Who is writing this DRIVEL? And I've heard something about a different actor to play the part of Jason! Are you kidding me!!! That would be like someone else playing the part of Luke Spencer or Laura or Sonny! And while we're on the subject. OMG! The actress that now plays Lulu! I've never seen a more terrible replacement,used to love the old Lulu but the girl that plays her now, no matter how much I try, cannot stand her!! Not to mention the fact that the script they are writing for her does not even come close to resembling the old (real) Lulu character. Lulu was strong and smart, not whiny, stupid and weak! I still watch it in hopes they will fire the brain dead writers they are using and start doing better, but I have just about given up on GH! Thank goodness for recording, I can fast forward thru all this crap!moreless
  • ELIZABETH'S HAIR A DISASTER!

    3.0
    I can't call it a hair 'style' as it looks like she took the curlers out before the hair was totally dry and then didn't run even run a comb through it. What gives? I agree that Spencer and Luke are now totally, overboard obnoxious.
  • STOP MAKING KIDS ACT LIKE GROWNUPS

    9.0
    The children are being tapped to do this "love triangle" thing. It's unbelievable that they are acting like adults. I know these kids are very talented, I can see, but can't you just make them into normal kids. Bullying is a hot topic nowadays. Kids being lured into prostitution and taking/selling drugs and who is the culprit behind it. GH should tap on stories of kids being "bullied" in school, and finding out who the culprit behind the bullying and how the parents can help to stop one of their kids from commiting suicide. Well since Luke has become a bad guy getting drugs shipped into Port Charles, I hope you can continue a storyline wherein one of the kids was lured into the drug dealing scene. I know who can be excellent for that role is Spencer since he already has a run in with Luke.moreless
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    • 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 ...
      12/09/13
      2
    • 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...
      04/27/13
      6
    • 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...
      04/03/13
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    • Tracy needs a new man
      Tracy is far too awesome to always be waiting around for Luke sloppy seconds, soon to be thirds when Laura comes back to town. The...
      01/29/13
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      Today's episode had a shocker that the person who says was Duke Lavery isn't, courtesy of Robin cause he didn`t remember the first...
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    high stake situations, Medical, Love & Romance, Family Dramas, for women