General Hospital (1963– )

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,854 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,615 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,356 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,328 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,311 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,135 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,066 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,062 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,041 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,008 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (946 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (878 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (869 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (865 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (780 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (775 episodes, 2007-2015)
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

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(1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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When ABC canceled All My Children and One Life to Live and replaced them with the lifestyle shows The Chew and The Revolution, General Hospital was left as the remaining daytime drama on the network. There was speculation that it would be canceled to make room for Katie Courics' new talk show. However The Revolution was a critical and ratings failure, while General Hospitals ratings improved noticeable, which has been credited to former One Life executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati who took on the respective duties at GH after One Lifes' cancellation. Th Revolution was canceled a few months after its' debut and replaced by an afternoon addition of Good Morning America for the remainder of summer 2012. In the fall GH took over its' time slot and Katie (2012) took over the time slot GH had previously had. See more »

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Courtney Matthews: I shot Brian in the back, Carly, and walked away. I didn't even check on him. What if he's dead?
Carly Corinthos: OK, you saved your husband's life tonight.
Courtney Matthews: OK, so that's how it works - kill or be killed? I just did the very thing that scares me the most about Jason.
Carly Corinthos: Didn't you shoot Coleman once?
Courtney Matthews: God, are you kidding me? that was self-defense. This was completely different. I wasn't corned, I wasn't being stalked. I didn't think, I just pulled the trigger.
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Butcher Jill Farren Phelps does it again!
6 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, and One Life to Live, the Soap Butcher Jill Farren Phelps has placed her friends in high position often ruining such high quality shows. When I was watching Guiding Light, it was at its peak in 1991. They fired the producer and replaced them with Butcher Phelps. She drove Beverlee McKinsey away by overworking her to death. She killed off beloved Ellen Parker's character Maureen. So Parker won an Emmy but the loss was much worse for the audience. On Another World, she killed off Alice Barrett Mitchell's beloved Mary Frances Frame Winthrop in a ridiculous storyline. On One Life to Live, I could only imagine what she did to that show which took years recover. Now she is ruining General Hospital by driving the great John Ingle away to Days Of Our Lives where he received a contract role. I feel sorry and sympathy for Jed Allan because he has a tough act to follow. The Quartermaines used to be the funnest family on television completely. She drove the great Dame Anna Lee away right before her death. Now Kristina Malandro Wagner refuses to return unless she gets a contract for playing Felicia Jones. Why aren't the veterans of this getting the short end of the stick? I bet Gloria Monty is livid over the show getting Best Drama Emmy under Phelps. I know Monty's heart was always in the right place with this show and her last time around wasn't successful as the Luke & Laura days but still, I know Butcher Phelps track record with soaps. Nobody in the real workplace would allow somebody whose cost so much damage to so many people. I am glad that Robin Strasser is speaking against Phelps' known favoritism for certain actors. I am going to single them out now on General Hospital because it would be unfair. But I know after 25 years of watching soaps, I could do a better job to satisfy both fans and the cast and crew. I am sorry but Phelps is just a Soap Opera Butcher to me. I know Guiding Light was great at the time but she made terrible decisions which cost fans. Now Guiding Light might be up for cancellation! the cast and crew took a pay cut to keep the show afloat. Remember Another World! Phelps was there before she jumped ship to One Life To Live. What goes on behind the scenes must be more fascinating than on screen. Guiding Light and Another World were creations of another daytime diva or queen Irna Phillips who would be turning over in her grave if she knew what this woman has done to her children.

Now Phelps is killing off Alan Quartermaine who has been played faithfully by Stuart Damon for 30 years. I'm concerned that she is going to lose one of the show's best attributes, the Quartermaine Family. She and the network practically drove Anna Lee out over a contract dispute. Even with John Ingle's welcome return, the shadow over the show is still different. I don't blame cast members like Leslie Charleson and others for being so vocal about Damon's departure. It's as shocking as it comes. This is what you get when you have somebody like Phelps at the helm.


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