After the cancellation of Port Charles several cast members transferred to General Hospital as new characters and this show's storylines were forgotten. Ten years later in 2013 General Hospital at last addressed this show when Lynn Herring's Lucy Coe mistook Kelly Monaco's Sam McCall for Livvie Locke and Michael Easton's John McBain for Easton's Port Charles Vampire King Caleb Morley (attempting to stake him in the heart with a wood chair leg). The show also reintroduced Erin Hershey Presley's Allison and answered the question of Alison's pregnancy which was left on a cliffhanger when Port Charles was cancelled.
This was one of two proposed General Hospital spin-offs. After the cancellation of "The City", ABC reviewed two concepts for a GH sister show. "PC" was created by Wendy Riche, longtime executive producer of GH who won many Emmys for the show. However, Claire Labine, a former GH head-writer, also submitted a treatment to the network called "Heart and Soul." This spin-off centered around Ned and Lois Ashton, and took place in Brooklyn. The show would follow the lives of Lois' family and a black family also living in New York. However, Riche's treatment was ultimately chosen and first aired with a 2-hour Sunday night movie.
Lynne Herring and Wayne Northrop are married in real life and have worked together on screen before. Herring took a brief leave from her role of "Lucy" on GH to work on "Days of Our Lives," which starred Northrop as Roman Brady. The two also appeared as themselves in a movie of the week about Northrop's "Days" co-star Diedre Hall.