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

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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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Caleb
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Caleb

Great idea! They should air some classic AMC and OLTL eps too… would be a much bigger draw than a recent ep of GH, I think. Who wouldn’t want to see an hour of Erica staring down a bear or getting married? 🙂 Hope they run with this!

Jimh
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Jimh

I wish

Giovanna Saponare
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Giovanna Saponare

Classic GH episodes are the way to go. And AMC or OLTL would be fantastic also.

Jacque
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Jacque

sounds like a great idea

Steve
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Steve

Even with “flashback Friday” I doubt they have enough new episodes to get to May 21.

Under best estimates (unlikely) they could be back taping on May 4 with new episodes airing the following week.

Hopefully they’ll reach deep into the vault to show some classic 80s and 90s episodes.

DMRR
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DMRR

Please air VINTAGE episodes, Luke & Laura, Sonny & Brenda, Frisco & Felicia, Stone, the Q’s. Do not replay the incessant drivel of Loud Mouth Laura Wright, her jobless, untalented boyfriend, or the Mob Squad.

rose
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rose

DMRR…add on some Helena and the Cassadine clan, Anna & Robert, maybe even the Jax’s family with evil Jerry. Wonder if they still have Monica and Ned and earlyLucy.

DMRR
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DMRR

& shouldn’t Kin Shriner do the intro for Gail’s episode?

bluerose55
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bluerose55

Ditto on vintage episodes!

DMRR
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DMRR

YES!!!

Satan
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Satan

Here’s the two things they really need to do: 1) Stop interrupting the show for Orange Imbecile Infomercials, especially the ones with literal crackhead pillow salesman virtually doing for Trump what Monica did for Bill. 2) Take down the paywall on ABC.com & Hulu and allow same-day or at the very least, next-day streaming of the episodes. This is not the time for Di$ney greed. CBS should do the same… putting their network shows under the “CBS All Access” (paid only) banner online was a big mistake. NBC, to their credit, has Days episodes available later in the same day,… Read more »

TVJeff
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TVJeff

GH can be watched on ABC.com for free. It’s just a week behind. If you’re watching on ABC.com, it doesn’t matter if you’re a week behind, does it?

Satan
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Satan

Well it does now… but maybe not so much if this drags out another month or so and they run out of new episodes.

Sunny
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Sunny

I completely agree Satan!

Satan
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Satan

One more request for the “flashback friday” episodes:

For the love of all that’s unholy, air some truly classic episodes.

In other words, stuff from BEFORE February 2012. .

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, stuff from BEFORE the mob took over and the show became Sonny Central (I’ll accept Labine-era Sonny material–though not all that happily–but nothing after that). That would qualify as “classic” in my book. Anything after that . . . not so much.

Su000
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Su000

BORING!!
If they want to do retro
then do retro, not year old stuff..
Go into the GH graveyard and show
how the greats of old
made GH become a 5 century soap..
I want to see what I’ve never seen before..
I want an antique GH …

Eric
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Eric

They should air episodes with Robin Mattson as Heather when they thought she killed Diana Taylor but it turned out that Heather’s mother did it. Heather tried to frame Anne for it. The whole thing about the Taylors having her and Jeff’s baby. Heather was so secretive and conniving. Loved that storyline.

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B&B’s Heather Tom Throws Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon

This year, saw the return of the annual ladies lunch were as is tradition, last year’s winner of the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, throws a luncheon for this year’s nominees.

The reigning women’s champ, now six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom (Katie) got this year’s nominees in the category together for a celebration which included: General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura), Finola Hughes (Anna), and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), along with B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

On Friday, both Francis and Grahn shared pics from the event on their social media accounts.  You can check them out below.

Then, take our poll below: Which actress do you hope takes home the gold next Friday night on the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS? Let us know via the comment section, as well.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Peter’s On Ice, But Is He “Dead” Dead?

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital provided more to the back-story of what Finn (Michael Easton) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) did with Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) body after Finn tussled with the guy and Peter fell down the stairwell and hitting his head on the wall, to his supposed death.

In story, Liz became worried when thinking back to how she suggested to Finn – and that they carried out –  putting Peter’s body in a freezer in the sub-basement of the hospital.

As she recalls their plot (to keep Peter’s body from being discovered until they have time to move him permanently), Anna  (Finola Hughes) is on the move of the hospital and uncovers a hidden service elevator that might just take her to the sub-basement, where she could discover Peter’s lifeless body.

But hold the phone! While we know it was revealed that Wes Ramsey departed GH, could it be that Anna could discover the freezer with no sign of Peter in it? Do you really think his reign of terror is over given that he is Cesar Faison’s bio-son?

Share your thoughts: Do you think Peter is really dead, or will the character come back to haunt everyone and try to get revenge on all who tried to stand in his way of Maxie and his child? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Sofia Mattsson Reveals Pregnancy

Well, the cat is out of the bag, sort of speak.  GH’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) took to her Instagram to finally reveal that she is pregnant in real-life!

That comes on the heels of General Hospital fans watching the story unfold on-screen where Sasha learned she was pregnant with Brando’s  (Johnny Wactor) child.

Mattsson shared a photo of herself with her baby bump expressing: “BIG things happening!! 🙈 So happy and excited to finally share this (almost ready to pop) bump with everyone!! 🥰❤️.Kept it a secret for a while to not spoil anything for GH viewers, but now that miss Sasha Gilmore’s pregnancy is in full force I can finally share that I’m so grateful to be sharing this pregnancy journey with her! ❤️”

Sofia is married to actor Thomas Payton.  This is the couple’s first child.

So, share your congrats to Sofia and Thomas for their baby on the way via the comment section below.

 

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