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57 Seasons, 5866 Episodes

Genre: Soaps / Drama / Soap

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General Hospital, the Emmy Award-Winning drama series hailed by critics as the 'The Greatest Soap Opera of All Time', recently celebrated 40 years of broadcasting. The program inspired Port Charles, the spin-off series that premiered in June 1997, and ended October 2003. GH has had lots of movie and tv stars (and those in the making) over the years such as Demi Moore, Jack Wagn more
...er, Vanessa Marcil, Elizabeth Taylor, Ricky Martin, Rick Springfield, John Stamos, among others, as well as other soap opera stars.General Hospital is the longest-running dramatic serial on the ABC Network, and is the longest-running daytime drama produced on the West Coast. In May of 2000, General Hospital made Daytime Emmy history as the only Daytime drama to ever receive the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama series a record seven times, marking the show's fifth win in six years (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000). It had also garnered the Emmy Award as Outstanding Daytime Drama Series in 1980-8
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William Wintersole, 'Young and the Restless' and 'General Hospital' Actor, Dies at 88

William Wintersole, best known for his 25-year-long portrayal of attorney Mitchell Sherman on “The Young and the Restless,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles due to complications from cancer, his daughter Tiffany Harmon announced on Facebook. He was 88. Wintersole, whose acting career spanned six decades, joined “The Young and the ... more Comments

Casting Bits: Matt Cedeno Joins 'The Originals,' 3 New Faces on 'HTGAWM' and More

The Originals, How to Get Away With Murder and New Girl are just a few of the latest television shows to add some new names to their rosters. Get all the details about new characters and who will be playing them in the latest casting roundup. Jonathan Silverman... more Comments

Rage Ratings Review: US Soaps - General Hospital and Days Of Our Lives still improving

Ratings Report for the Week of August 11-15, 2014 It was a good week for General Hospital and Days of our Lives with both shows gaining viewers. (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. The Young & the Restless 4,399,000 (-39,000/-112,000) 2. The Bold & the Beautiful 3,429,000 (-93,000/+47,000) 3. General Hospital 2,879,000 (+74,000/+336,000) 4. ... more Comments

Days Of Our Lives has a good week

Ratings Report for the Week of July 28 – August 1, 2014 Days Of Our Lives was the only soap which managed to pick up viewers this week but it was still down on the same period from last year. (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,381,000 (-140,000/-311,000) 2. B&B 3,447,000 (-66,000/-150,000) 3. GH 2,868,000 (-14,000/+427,000) 4. DAYS 2,356,000 (+70,000/-100,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.1/-.2) 2. B&... more Comments

Days Of Our Lives Improves

Ratings for the Week of July 14-18, 2014 It was a much better week for Days of our Lives with over 100,000 extra viewers tuning in. The show also showed an improvement on the same week from last year. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,536,000 (+58,000/-17,000) 2. B&B 3,577,000 (-110,000/-19,000) 3. GH 2,899,000 (+27,000/+382,... more Comments

General Hospital Still Improving

Ratings for the Week of July 7-11, 2014 All of the soaps except Days of our Lives were up on the previous week. General Hospital continues to have the biggest improvement on the same period from last year. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,478,000 (+157,000/-176,000) 2. B&B 3,687,000 (+238,000/+178,000) 3. GH 2,872,000 (+64,0... more Comments

Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney joins General Hospital

Alison Sweeney who played Sami Brady on Days of our Lives for the last twenty one years before leaving recently has signed up to rival show General Hospital. The fans of Days of our Lives though shouldn’t feel to bad though as Alison isn’t joining the cast of the rival show as she has been employed to work behind the scenes as a di... more Comments

'Y&R' Star Michelle Stafford Jumps to 'General Hospital'

Funny how life is on soap operas. Michelle Stafford left CBS' 'The Young and the Restless' last year with her long-time character, Phyllis Summers, in a coma. Now, the redhead actress returns to daytime TV on 'General Hospital' playing -- what else? -- comatose, Nina Clay. Oh, the irony. Stafford was rumoured to be joining the cast of ABC's top soap, but it wasn't confirmed un... more Comments

'General Hospital' Becomes the Latest Soap Opera to Be Renewed

Who says soap operas are dead? Well, almost everyone did two years ago, but with Deadline reporting that ABC's 'General Hospital' has been renewed for another season, it looks like daytime drama is thriving once again. The announcement follows the recent news that CBS' soaps, 'The Young & The Restless,' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful' have also been renewed, as well as NBC's ... more Comments

BTVGuide Bulletin: Mary Steenburgen Joins 'Justified,' 'Hannibal' Season 2 Teaser & More!

In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed: - Mary Steenburgen is coming to FX’s 'Justified' ! She joins the acclaimed series as Katherine Hale, “an enchanting Southern belle who was the wife of Wynn Duffy’s crime mentor.” Steenburgen is slated to recur for the rest of the season and will debut in Epis... more Comments

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