General Hospital

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  • TV-PG
  • 1963
  • 59 Seasons
  • 6.5  (4,668)

Still going strong after 49 seasons of romances, betrayals, and all manner of melodramatic mayhem, ABC's General Hospital is the longest-running television daytime drama currently on the air. The soap series, set in the fictional burg of Port Charles, New York, has expanded its universe over its more than four decades on the air to involve settings and characters far outside the realm of its titular hospital. What began as a daily series about the lives and loves of staff members at a large metropolitan medical facility gradually evolved into a multifaceted saga featuring dozens of colorful characters from all over Port Charles. Such is General Hospital's cultural cachet that some of its storylines have entered the popular consciousness of even non-soap viewers. The relationship of characters Luke and Laura Spencer, played by Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, became a TV touchstone and inspired daytime soap commentators to coin the term "supercouple." Though it began with a still-controversial rape scene, the courtship and marriage of Luke and Laura quickly became one of the series' most popular and enduring story threads, encompassing everything from mystery/adventure plots to psychotic episodes. Likely owing to its status as one of daytime television's most successful shows, General Hospital has seen more than its share of A-list guest stars over the years; everyone from James Franco to Leonard Nimoy to Sammy Davis, Jr. has dropped by Port Charles at various points in the series's lifetime. General Hospital also showcased the talents of several well-known celebrities before they were famous, including John Stamos, Ricky Martin, Demi Moore, and Star Wars star Mark Hamill. Though the heyday of soap operas has largely ended, and many of its television contemporaries have ended their runs, General Hospital remains a daytime TV staple. Having chalked up dozens of Daytime Emmy victories and generated a plethora of spin-offs, specials, and references on other shows, the series has firmly solidified its place in television history.

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Mon, September 13, 2021
311. Mon, September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021
Nina attempts to keep things at the Tan-O from getting worse. A common adversary provides Spencer and Nikolas a chance to bond.
Tue, September 14, 2021
312. Tue, September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021
Drew plots his escape plan. Sam and Dante have a fun time at the batting cages. Harmony and Alexis bond over their troubled pasts. Jax keeps his word. Josslyn confronts Spencer about his secret identity.
Wed, September 15, 2021
313. Wed, September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021
Sonny is horrified by what he sees at the Tan-O. Carly gets ready for her wedding. Britt can't help but worry about Obrecht. Spinelli offers congratulations to Jason. Ned tries to discuss Leo's developmental issues with Olivia.
Thu, September 16, 2021
314. Thu, September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021
Friends and family gather as Carly and Jason's wedding ceremony begins. The heads of the Five Families also arrive and connect with each other, making clear a plot is afoot. The situation at the Tan-O becomes desperate. A surprising return of an old friend changes everything. Maxie gets a call from Jax at an inopportune time.
Fri, September 17, 2021
315. Fri, September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021
Nina anxiously awaits word. Maxie makes sure the wedding remains on schedule. Brando steps in to take care of Gladys. Carly and Jason are ready to begin their life together. Novak and Buscema set their plan into action.
Mon, September 20, 2021
316. Mon, September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021
Nina tries to make sense of her actions; Chase drops off a gift for Monica, and Olivia is angry to learn that Ned has not been entirely honest with her. Meanwhile, Brando only wants what's best for his mom, and Maxie and Spinelli share a moment at the reception.
Tue, September 21, 2021
317. Tue, September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021
Valentin races to help Anna; Liz and Finn try to make sense of everything that's happened between them, and Chase and Brook Lynn grow closer. Meanwhile, Britt appreciates Austin's concern for Maxie, and Willow and Michael discuss their future.
Wed, September 22, 2021
318. Wed, September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021
Nina and Phyllis hash out their issues; Chase reconciles with Willow and Michael, and Cameron plays peacemaker between Josslyn and Spencer. Meanwhile, Trina's suspicions of Esme are confirmed, and Ava enlists Kristina's help with Charlie's Pub while she's out of town.
Thu, September 23, 2021
319. Thu, September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021
Britt heads to the boxing gym to blow off steam; Trina asks Cameron for help in exposing Esme, and Nina confides in Maxie. Meanwhile, Nikolas tries to make things right with Spencer, and Anna receives a chilling phone call.
Fri, September 24, 2021
320. Fri, September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021
Nikolas feels hopeful. Spencer has a change of heart. Esme tries to get closer to Josslyn. Maxie prepares for the worst. Britt receives alarming news.
Mon, September 27, 2021
321. Mon, September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021
Josslyn has incredible news to share with Brook Lynn. Obrecht loses her advantage. With new information in hand, Anna and Valentin take the next step in their investigation. Chase gives Finn some brotherly advice. Terry offers Liz her support.
Tue, September 28, 2021
322. Tue, September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021
Maxie encourages everyone to lead with compassion. Valentin takes advantage of a moment of liquid courage. Obrecht forms an unexpected alliance. Michael and Willow are closer than ever, delighting in parenting together. Drew grows impatient with his circumstances.
Wed, September 29, 2021
323. Wed, September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021
Trina gets Cameron to help her set her plan to expose Spencer in motion. Josslyn is mystified by what she sees at GH. Nikolas realizes there's only one way for Ava to be safe. Epiphany takes care of an old friend. Esme makes a bold move.
Thu, September 30, 2021
324. Thu, September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021
Monica worries what will happen now. Jax accepts his part of the blame. Alexis encourages Shawn to update her on Hayden's case. Ava surprises Kevin. Esme and Josslyn have a run in.
Fri, October 1, 2021
325. Fri, October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
Jax hosts Joss's friends for homecoming photos. Carly and Nina bond. Sam confronts Julian. Sonny gets a call about Cyrus. Nikolas is in denial.
Mon, October 4, 2021
326. Mon, October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021
Spencer shocks and disappoints Nikolas.
Tue, October 5, 2021
327. Tue, October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021
Valentin finds himself in an unexpected situation. Sam is comforted by Dante. Anna is surprised by what she finds at Chloe's bedside. Peter gives Victor an ultimatum. Curtis and Portia reconnect.
Wed, October 6, 2021
328. Wed, October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021
Brook Lynn apologizes to Austin. Maxie has a realization about one of her friendships. Sam and Dante grow closer. Anna seeks out Valentin. Victor makes a startling revelation.
Thu, October 7, 2021
329. Thu, October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
Sonny and Carly welcome an unexpected guest. Britt gives sound advice. Esme seeks out help from Cameron. Josslyn doubles down on her suspicions. Portia and Trina have a heart-to-heart.
Fri, October 8, 2021
330. Fri, October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021
Spencer is apologetic. Nina faces the costs to her relationships of what she's done. Josslyn and Cameron don't see eye to eye. Alexis admonishes Nikolas. Shawn talks to Jax about Hayden's investigation.
Mon, October 11, 2021
331. Mon, October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021
Spencer is apologetic. Nina faces the costs to her relationships of what she's done. Josslyn and Cameron don't see eye to eye. Alexis admonishes Nikolas. Shawn talks to Jax about Hayden's investigation.
Tue, October 12, 2021
332. Tue, October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021
Jax and Sonny forge an unlikely truce. Jason catches Carly about to do something she might regret. Brando and Sasha get interrupted by a visitor. Ava advises Nikolas, who is deeply troubled about Spencer. Shawn tells Alexis he'll stop investigating if she asks.
Wed, October 13, 2021
333. Wed, October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021
Sonny lays down the ground rules with Nina. Carly makes an unexpected choice. Austin tries to win Jason over. Brook Lynn takes things to the next level. Exasperated Britt isn't sure what to do next.
Thu, October 14, 2021
334. Thu, October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021
Sonny confronts Jason. Carly and Josslyn have a heart to heart. Trina's surprised by her feelings. Austin cautions Maxie. Britt weighs her options.
Fri, October 15, 2021
335. Fri, October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021
Sonny and Carly talk about the future. Spencer is forced to make a choice. Esme makes an emotional appeal to Nikolas. Britt seeks help from an unexpected source. Robert unearths a shocking discovery.
Mon, October 18, 2021
336. Mon, October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021
Curtis reveals more about his past to Portia. Spinelli confirms Jason's suspicions. Anna and Robert make a surprising decision. Sam and Dante are thwarted. Victor dictates malicious commands.
Tue, October 19, 2021
337. Tue, October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021
Anna comes to Valentin's aid. Sam and Dante make a discovery. Curtis and Portia are surreptitiously watched by a mysterious man. Nikolas and Ava celebrate at The Savoy. Jason and Britt learn disturbing news.
Wed, October 20, 2021
338. Wed, October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021
Nina seeks support from Curtis. Terry receives an surprising phone call. Finn and Liz have an awkward cross. Jason announces he's leaving town to help Britt. Olivia meets Ned for dinner.
Thu, October 21, 2021
339. Thu, October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021
Sonny connects with Spencer. An idea dawns on Nina. Willow voices her concerns about Michael. Monica advises Austin to make peace. Brook Lynn feels vindicated.
Fri, October 22, 2021
340. Fri, October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021
Joss and Cam arrive at Spencer's arraignment. Michael makes a bargain. Robert tries to get the truth from Victor. Anna is presented with a proposition. Jason and Britt arrive in Greece.
Mon, October 25, 2021
341. Mon, October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021
Jax makes an admission to Michael. Ava reminds Nina of the ace up her sleeve. Anna apologizes to Valentin. Maxie shares Brook Lynn's concerns. Sasha runs interference when Gladys ruffles feathers.
Tue, October 26, 2021
342. Tue, October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021
Sonny and Carly are concerned about Michael. Willow vents to Sasha. Brook Lynn confronts Gladys. Spencer ponders his prospects with Esme. Ned turns to Austin for advice.
Wed, October 27, 2021
343. Wed, October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021
Ava thinks about rejecting Sonny's offer for Charlie's. Carly catches Sonny in a warm moment with Avery. Nikolas has news for Alexis in prison. Molly and Shawn talk about his future. Portia encounters the mysterious man.
Thu, October 28, 2021
344. Thu, October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021
Portia and Curtis share their suspicions about the mysterious man. Sonny receives a surprising phone call. Carly thinks Nina always plays the victim. Willow and Michael have an honest conversation. Alexis makes an important decision.
Fri, October 29, 2021
345. Fri, October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021
Sasha and Maxie rebuke Gladys for going too far. Austin questions Maxie's relationships. Elizabeth cares for Valentin in the ICU. Finn expresses his regrets to Anna. Spencer is shocked by what he hears.
Description

Still going strong after 49 seasons of romances, betrayals, and all manner of melodramatic mayhem, ABC's General Hospital is the longest-running television daytime drama currently on the air. The soap series, set in the fictional burg of Port Charles, New York, has expanded its universe over its more than four decades on the air to involve settings and characters far outside the realm of its titular hospital. What began as a daily series about the lives and loves of staff members at a large metropolitan medical facility gradually evolved into a multifaceted saga featuring dozens of colorful characters from all over Port Charles.

Such is General Hospital's cultural cachet that some of its storylines have entered the popular consciousness of even non-soap viewers. The relationship of characters Luke and Laura Spencer, played by Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, became a TV touchstone and inspired daytime soap commentators to coin the term "supercouple." Though it began with a still-controversial rape scene, the courtship and marriage of Luke and Laura quickly became one of the series' most popular and enduring story threads, encompassing everything from mystery/adventure plots to psychotic episodes.

Likely owing to its status as one of daytime television's most successful shows, General Hospital has seen more than its share of A-list guest stars over the years; everyone from James Franco to Leonard Nimoy to Sammy Davis, Jr. has dropped by Port Charles at various points in the series's lifetime. General Hospital also showcased the talents of several well-known celebrities before they were famous, including John Stamos, Ricky Martin, Demi Moore, and Star Wars star Mark Hamill.

Though the heyday of soap operas has largely ended, and many of its television contemporaries have ended their runs, General Hospital remains a daytime TV staple. Having chalked up dozens of Daytime Emmy victories and generated a plethora of spin-offs, specials, and references on other shows, the series has firmly solidified its place in television history.

General Hospital is a series that is currently running and has 59 seasons (4857 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 1963.

Where to Watch General Hospital

General Hospital is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch General Hospital on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 1963
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (4,668)