'General Hospital' actors Laura Wright and Steve Burton lighting a candle in a scene from 'GH'
Laura Wright and Steve Burton on ‘General Hospital’ | Scott Kirkland/ABC via Getty Images

General Hospital is an ABC daytime soap opera following the drama of the fictional Port Charles, New York, home to a large hospital and an underground crime scene.

General Hospital holds the Guinness World Record for longest-running daytime soap opera, having run from 1963 to the present day.


Premiere: April 1, 1963
Genres: Daytime soap opera, drama
Where to Watch: Hulu, ABC.com
Top Current Cast: Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Kelly Monaco, and Rebecca Herbst.
Spinoffs: Port Charles and General Hospital: Night Shift 


Featured Articles:

‘General Hospital’: Stars Reveal Their Thoughts on Love Scenes


‘General Hospital’: Josh Swickard Said Filming Chase’s Sick Scenes Left Him Feeling Like He’d ‘Been Hit By a Truck’


‘General Hospital’ Star Maurice Benard Almost Quit the Show


Elizabeth Taylor Once Personally Requested a ‘General Hospital’ Cameo


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