General Hospital (1963– )

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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... See full summary »

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,780 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,303 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,265 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,239 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,085 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,037 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,003 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (975 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (918 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (866 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (845 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (819 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (763 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (729 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Hospital general  »

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

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show debuted in 1963 but by 1978 ratings for the show had dipped so low that the network considered cancelling it. Producer Gloria Monty came aboard as producer, made the show the #1 show on daytime TV and literally saved it. See more »

Quotes

Luke Spencer: You deserve the best of me. Which ain't saying a hell of a lot.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Hey! That's good enough for me. And you know what? I am so glad that you're not perfect, because guess what - I'm not perfect, either.
Luke Spencer: I didn't know that.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Oh, I love it when you lie.
Luke Spencer: Do you? You better be careful what you ask for. You know, lying is my strongest, most consistent personality trait.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: No, it's not. You know, you have been nothing but honest with me form the beginning - and sometimes brutally so - but I got to say that ...
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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