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General Hospital's new opening sequence revealed!

Today in celebration of the series 12,000 episode General Hospital will reveal its brand new opening sequence. It had been since August 2004 that a revised show open has been produced. For years, fans complained that the old sequence showed many “dead” characters and was so outdated. GH’s YouTube Channel gave viewers a sneak peek before today’s airshow, and here it is below. So what do you think of this new opening?  Is it a good revision or a bad one?  Not working for you, or do you love it?  Let us know!

VIDEO: GH New Opening Sequence

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Mark
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Mark

I’m all for any daytime drama’s opening credits that include the name of the performer who plays the role. OK OLTL & AMC, its time to follow GH’s (& Y&R’s) example and update your opening credits also.

MiamiAl
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MiamiAl

Jane Elliot is dazzling!

Jerry
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Jerry

I love it! Mark, BB also showcases the actors’ names too. AMC and OLTL need to follow suit. DAYS will probably never go that far, that hourglass is the show’s star, lol.

Christina
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Christina

I’m really disappointed with the new opening and would have gladly accepted 2 more years of the old one for a better one. Forget the fact that the order continues to show what GH really cares about since that has been a given since at least the last opening. -The editing is weird. -Half the cast…I’ll just say their best looks were NOT captured, which is a shame because it’s a good looking cast. -There is no continuity…some of the cast has REALLY close up face shots while the rest, for the most part, lucked out with more of a… Read more »

Natalie
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Natalie

I agree Nelson Aspen a serous cheesy disappointment. Can’t believe I waited this long for that lame attempt. Whoopee they added character/actor names and updated pics. Some of the backgrounds make zero sense example Michael and Kristina and Spinelli.

Sometimes I forget how seriously creatively bankrupt GH has become. Nice job Jill Farren Phelps and Brian Frons you reminded me.

Doe
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Doe

I’m not sure how I feel about the new opening. I think it really moves too fast because if you didn’t know the actors you have to really read fast to catch their names and the role they play. I do like the scenic views in the backround such as it is. But, they are trying to put too much in a short span of time. I did not see some of the actors that are prominent on the show and wonder how they determine who gets to be in the opening. What about Scott Reeves?……..

Michelle
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Michelle

To piggy-backon what Christina said, did anyone notice how loooong the shots of Sonny, Jason, Carly and Sam where, while I could hardly get a look at Kristina and Michael. Oh, and did I miss Morgan? And Yes, where is Scott Reeves?

linda egbert
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linda egbert

I LOVE THIS OPENING! I LOVE GENERAL HOSPITAL, AND IT WAS GREAT SEEING THIS NEW APPROACH TO GH. MY CO-WORKER JOAN AND I LOVE IT! (JOAN WANTED ME TO TELL YOU THAT ALSO) THANKS AGAIN FOR A BREATH OF FRESH AIR ON GH. LINDA EGBERT

Bryan
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Bryan

Doe, if you want to see an opening that goes by too fast, watch BB tomorrow. They just recently added a bunch of their newer contract players to the opening and it goes by like blinking an eye. It’s almost funny… compared to that one, this is a sedate, leisurely pace.

Rose
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Rose

I love it!

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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