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Behind The Scenes At General Hospital With Laura Wright & Frank Valentini: GMA 40 For 40 Video Replay!

On Wednesday, as part of Good Morning America’s 40 hour live stream event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the popular ABC morning show, General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and executive producer Frank Valentini took GMA and viewers on a live inside glimpse of a day on the set of the legendary daytime drama series.

Wright and Valentini showing the audience aat home a real time looks at where the actors get glammed up, and how they head to the set, and more.  GMA’s 40 for 40 streamed live from the GH’s ABC Prospect studio where viewers saw the expansive wardrobe department,dressing room hallways, and the actual sets, thanks to the very in-the-know tour guides.

During the live stream, Valentini gave fans a first glimpse of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) Christmas tree, the step and repeat fot the upcoming “Nutcracker Gala”, while Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Emily Wilson (Ellie), Chad Duell (Michael),Bryan Craig (Morgan), Maura West (Ava) and Hayley Erin (Kiki) were popping up in different places throughout the live stream.

Watch Behind the Scenes At General Hospital after the jump! Let us know what little hints of things to come you might have seen in the background, as it sure looks like Christmas in Port Charles is well underway!


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Timmm
Timmm

WOW, what a treat! Usually you get a 2 minute blip of BTS stuff. Laura was great and the host who was on the split scene, Paula, seemed like she followed the show? Cool.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Pretyy cool LW shines at anything she does

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Good Morning America is such a poor excuse for a television show.It is actually a daily infomercial for ABC and Disney.I love Frank Valentini but this segment,due to the inept interviewers,is embarrassingly lame.

Timmm
Timmm

40 lame years! Seriously?

davlestev1
davlestev1

Right timmm..and the delay is in the relay audio. Or whatever it’s called .it happens on all news shows. .LW and FV aren’t use to that on a daily basis. .do got watch CNN or evening news worth audio delay. .I’ve seen it forever and is hard for even me to get used to seeing it

davlestev1
davlestev1

Do you watch. ..and with. .had to correct that sentence. .sorry for the DELAY LOL

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

THE CURRENT ITERATION BEARS LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE SHOW OF 40,30,20 OR 10 YEARS AGO.IT IS A HACK INFORMERCIAL FOR ABC AND DISNEY.

Timmm
Timmm

I see how passionate you are about this. I hope things turn around for you. ALL three networks have gone to a format where its like Entertainment Tonight with politics and floods mixed into the show. I see what your saying. It doesnt bother me. I get my serious news in the evenings and look forward to 60 minutes on Sundays.

aria
aria

that was awesome behind the scenes stuff, wow its amazing how they make everything look bigger on tv, like sonny’s place, metro court ect.. this was fun to see.

DYLAN
DYLAN

Laura Wright is so real and genuine. This was a treat. I especially love how she couldn’t even say fast enough “There’s Maura…she won this year’s EMMY!” You can’t fake stuff like that, and it was nice to see these people in their work environment. I wish we could see more stuff like this. It doesn’t ruin the magic of television, for me it enhances it. I just wish, as always, that Laura didn’t play such a loud, obnoxious, misogynistic mob moll character. Under the previous three incarnations, Carly was like nails on a chalkboard for me, but in the 10 years Laura has played her, the ONLY reason I don’t change the channel on the character Carly, is because of Laura.

Jonboy
Jonboy

You’re so right. The character is often annoying, but Wright is sooooo good.

AJ
AJ

Could the GMA anchor have been any more annoying? Laura was doing great and then Paula decides to be inquisitive with STUPID questions and a clear communication delay that made it very hard to have a real conversation. A good journalist should know when to keep their mouth shut. Clearly, this anchor is not a good journalist.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

correct

Melissa
Melissa

Loved this video! Laura did a great job with the tour! Too bad the audio was on delay. Could have done without the GMA host interrupting her!

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

I agree

Mister Media
Mister Media

ABC should capitalize on Laura Wright’s tremendous appeal and make her a View co-host or ongoing soap correspondent for GMA. She’s smart, funny and charming – highly watchable and entertaining! What a smile!! Long live GH!

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Why would you want to punish Ms Wright by putting her on that sinking ship called The View?She is too clever for that,I hope.Smart,funny,and charming are not welcome on the View.Stupid,sour and nasty are the currency there.

Patrick
Patrick

“Behind the Scenes” fascinate!

what a treat…

4 things…

argh! tearful ; seeing Liz wedding dress… that didn’t happen! it had better

“yes” I agree with LW’ Carly ; I love Nicholas bad boy ! sexy as ever

seeing Ellie in the dressing room! she’s downright the cutest

GREAT Job to all the behind the scenes CREW(s) all those magical sets

I love GH

Shay
Shay

Liz was the most breathtaking bride Port Charles has seen in many, many moons…..

fginaspy
fginaspy

This is as close to a TV drama set I am sure I am ever going to get. Laura and Frank did great on their commentary. The segment did not seem rushed. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Jake R
Jake R

The most amazing thing was that they went twenty minutes without an insipid commercial break. When does that ever happen?

I thought overall it was pretty good, something Katie Couric should have done three years ago when she did an afternoon tribute to GH and a Saturday night special. All they did then was show the hair and make up room.

The worst part was the delay between the GMA host on the East Coast and Laura and Frank on the West Coast. They could have done a better job of ironing out that little issue ahead of time.

I personally would love to know:
How many weeks out they shoot an ep before it airs? I think Frank mentioned they were six weeks out.

How much time passes between a script shooting and it being written?

How many eps do they shoot in one day? And are they full eps or just certain scenes while they have the actors? Are the writers still in NYC as they were with Ron Carlivati? Or have they relocated to LA?

And why can’t they play another song ever when they are in Kelly’s Diner or in the MetroCourt? Its the same two tracks over and over again.

Rodd
Rodd

That was an amazing treat! Thank you to all involved in making that happen ans putting this clip on the site, Michael!

Carolynn
Carolynn

That was so cool. Thank you and Happy Anniversary GMA

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On ‘Flashback Fridays’ To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

With the coronavirus changing our lives every today, and a return to production in the air for so many TV series, General Hospital will now air four new episodes a week to stretch out the remaining episodes they have banked before the COVID-10 pandemic forced soap opera production to come to a full work stoppage.

Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

Tomorrow on April 1st, will also mark GH’s 57th anniversary.

So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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