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 / ... (1,753 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,292 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,245 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,216 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,076 episodes, 1996-2014)
Julie Marie Berman ...
 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,037 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (983 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (960 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (917 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (858 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (841 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (806 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (762 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (712 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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Runtime:

(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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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 »

Quotes

Faith Rosco: Oh, Justus, Justus, I need a lawyer.
Justice Ward: Look, I'm here to represent Mr. Morgan and Mr.corinthos.
Faith Rosco: Oh, Justus, please? For old times' sake?
Justice Ward: I can't do it. My hands are tied. It's a conflict of interest.
Faith Rosco: I knew you wanted me out of your life. I just didn't think you were going to let me die to see it happen.
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General Hospital Is a great show!
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch General Hospital all the time, and i must say, it is the best the ever! It is a SoapOpera, but, i think even men will enjoy it. (I say that because men do watch it, but mostly women) There is just enough action to keep the men interested, and enough passion to keep the women. The show is just a good show, point blank! Its plots are amazing, you never know what will happen next. Also, the characters are written to a Tee, so you fall inlove with them, and end up picking favorites, and picking those you don't like! Some people say the show is not good anymore, but i disagree. If you were to of watched back in the day, it had a much different feeling, now, mob families rule Port Charles (where General Hospital is located) But, story lines don't just center around that. If you decide to give GH a try, some characters you should look for are Edward, Monica, Alan, Luke, Tracy, Bobbie, Leslie and Audry. They are have been on the show for a long time. This show is my opinion, out of a 1-worst, 10-Best, id give it a 9. It is always keeps me entertained, but, nothing is perfect, even General Hospital!


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