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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 285 wins & 578 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,506 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,986 episodes, 1991-2020
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,913 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,889 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,858 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,592 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,224 episodes, 2005-2020
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,155 episodes, 1996-2020
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,132 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,131 episodes, 2005-2016
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,077 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,051 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 1,007 episodes, 2006-2019
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Storyline

Events in this daytime drama are centred in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. Ongoing plots are centred around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company ELQ), and some sort of international intrigue involving former agents of the WSB (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke and Laura's wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 noticeably, 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

Luke Spencer: I may be taller, but you're my hero.
Lucky Spencer: How much longer you think you can keep that taller thing going?
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Emily
Written and Performed by Dave Koz
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User Reviews

General Hospital Is a great show!
24 January 2006 | by JBurdSee 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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