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MONDAY GH's 50th Anniversary! Roll Out The Red Carpet For A Once In A Lifetime Event!

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Monday, April 1st marks the 50th anniversary of ABC’s General Hospital, and with lots of drama, fun, and surprises in store as the celebration culminates with The Nurses’ Ball which begins this week, and concludes the following week with special not-to-be missed episodes!

In a brand new promo from ABC to get this party started right, General Hospital is rolling out the red carpet, not only for its fictional characters of the town of Port Charles, but for you, the fans who kept the show on the air for 5 decades!

So as the promo relates, get ready for “a once in a lifetime event,” with the return of the long-awaited Nurses’ Ball! Check out Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Teresa Castillo, Jason Thompson, Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright, Maurice Benard, Rick Springfield, Jane Elliot, Jack Wagner, Bradford Anderson, Kelly Monaco and more,  in these quick clips to get you ready for the celebration!

Watch the GH 50 anniversary promo after the jump, and let us know if you will be with GH all week long and next to help celebrate the milestone? And, what are you looking forward to seeing most at The Nurses’ Ball?

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heidi
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heidi

This is so exciting!!! Love it!!! Love GH!!! Happy 50th!!!

jim
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jim

Unless Helene has some reason to kidnap me, of course ill be there! Ive been waiting what seems like 50 years! lol!! And i look forward to it all!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

What most I am looking for at The Nurses Ball is seeing Robin walk in and see Patrick kissing Sabrina! And let the fireworks begin! Luke & Laura find LuLu! And realize they both belong together! Seeing Rick Springfield Rock N Roll! I saw Rick Springfield years ago in person at Radio City Music Hall! Really enjoyed the show and he was wearing his black pants that had zippers on the side of each leg! Nikos comes out of his Coma & so does Robert Scorpio! Happy 50th GENERAL HOSPITAL! And many more! I will be glued to my t.v.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I hope those are not spoilers- there are spoil free people who do not want to read/know what will happen..
If they truly are spoilers you have ruined the awaited for suspenseful surprises for numerous of spoil free fans 🙂

(I am a spoiler free fan)

susan M.
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susan M.

It is just my opinion. This is what I would like to happen.

dee
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dee

Rick Springfield Rocks! Still touring and still making music..

Christy
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Christy

oh yes! I saw him in concert in 2006. It was fantastic. He got up and walked thru the crowd using the armrests to walk on and we helped to support him… some even caught him (on the butt!) when he started to lose balance. What fun, huh? te he he

Girls still threw panties on the stage for him. Funny! and he did the strum the guitar with a bouquet of roses, which shreds them and they go everywhere. But yeah, that was a great concert, even better cuz it was a round rotating stage and smaller venue.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Can’t wait to watch it!! Here’s to Another 50 Great years for General Hospital!!!

Alyson
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Alyson

Carly and Sonny going together, yay! CarSon<3

su0000
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su0000

WOW! Sabrina was beautiful!!! lucky Patrick!

ahh gonna luv the GH Chippendale’s 😉

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I am so there!!!!! Happy 50th, GH!

Elhu
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Elhu

I will absolutely be tuning in for this major milestone not only in GH’s history, but in the history of this wonderful genre. I am sooooo proud of all those that have worked sooooo hard at GH both in front of and behind the cameras to even make it to this landmark event, especially since just one year ago, we did not even know if GH had a future to look forward to. I cannot wait to see how everything plays out, and I am sure we will not be disappointed. I look forward to everything. Happy 50th GH, and… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

General Hospital, back from the dead..!!!!

It is biggest ‘bringing back from the dead ‘ soap story in soap opera history !!!

jimh
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jimh

Actually Days killed off half its cast several years ago and then later brought back all of them which most of us thought wouldnt happen…so i have to say they did it first, even though it seemed to have been their plan all along. Im excited GH is doing it!!!

ces
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ces

Can’t wait!!! Loved the ad for it!! Sabrina looked pretty and yeah a kissss!!!
Seeing Rick Springfield perform – oh yeah 🙂 Happy 50th GH!

Brett
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Brett

I wish they hadn’t shown Sabrina in the promo, seeing her looking amazing was one of the things I was looking forward to!

I will watch all week, but then again, I always do!

30yearGHFan
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30yearGHFan

Congrats GH. Loving it all

BUT WHERE IS ROBERT SCORPIO?????

Alley
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Alley

Happy 50th, GH. You’ve been a part of my life since I was a teenager. Thanks for the memories, and here’s to 50 more years!

Rodd
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Rodd

But of course, I’ll be there. It’s bound to be an event no one in their right mind would want to miss.

Emily
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Emily

Congrat! Happy 50th General Hospital. Love your show.I have been watching this show forever, I am now 63 years old. Love everyone on the show. Miss Bobbie Spencer, hopefully Bobbi can come back full time. Sorry to see Jason go, Edward, Lila, Georgie, RIP.

JR
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JR

The Duke & Anna Tango! #GH50

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

ooh, I can’t wait.

Charles E.
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Charles E.

I am hoping that the long-suffering A.J. FINALLY finds happiness with Elizabeth, and wonder what they will do at the NB. I’m crossing my fingers for a real L&L reconciliation, and Jax & Brenda return to town married (as it should have been from the get-go). As to Sabrina, I can’t accept her with Patrick knowing Robin is still alive- she’s better off with Milo. Bobbie’s been throwing hints about her son Lucas looking for Mr. Right- could it be Felix DuBois? And will someone PLEASE give Monica a man?? It would be great if Alan were actually alive and… Read more »

Teresa
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Teresa

Cannot wait! Congrats GH and here’s to another 50 years of love in the afternoon.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

can’t wait. Looks very interesting.

k/kay
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k/kay

Congratulations GH 50 years wow!

Matt
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Matt

I’ve been watching GH (and all the ABC soaps, RIP) since I had a babysitter who watched them all. She had to take me to the dentist one day and the Muzak in the waiting room was the song playing when Luke raped Laura at the disco. of course, I said his out loud which embarrassed my poor babysitter to have people thinking she was letting a child watch such things!

Cartini
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Cartini

I want the NB to be the start of Nicholas and Sabrina !

L.o.v.i.n.g.
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L.o.v.i.n.g.

Oh yes! They would be so amazing!! Team Sabrolas Cassadine 🙂

Michael
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Michael

Loved today’s episode- especially the prolonged scene between Laura Wright and Jackie Zeman. Love, love, love Zeman- and it was great to see these two pros together. If I’m not mistaken, it is probably the first time Zeman and Wright have had a long scene together. I really hope they keep Zeman after the anniversary episodes- she’s still fantastic! Is there a Frank/Ron fan club somewhere? They have not only saved this soap, but made it “fun to watch” again.

heidi
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heidi

Just watched Monday’s episode and loved it!!! It was great! Can’t wait to see Tuesday’s show!!! Can’t wait to see who was under the burlap sack! Congratulations GH!!! You are the BEST!!!

Breaking News

Dominic Zamprogna On His Return To General Hospital: “So Great To Be Back With My Family!!”

The big surprise on Monday’s General Hospital in its first episode back amid the coronavirus pandemic, featured in it none other than Dominic Zamprogna and his return to the show as Dante Falconeri.

In it, viewers see Dante still struggling from his PTSD while at a WSB facility in Geneva, Switzerland at the top of the episode.

We later see Dante writing a letter to his mother, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero), that he just saves and tucks at the end of his bed, never meaning he as he says to send it, in order to keep his family and loved ones safe from him.

Zamprogna was last seen on GH back in March of 2019.  Dominic originated the role of Dante back in 2009 and had stayed with the series for 9 years before deciding to previously exit the show.  Over the last several months, Dominic has been public about wanting the opportunity to work with his GH co-stars again and how he missed them,

After today’s episode of GH aired, the series Twitter account, tweeted: “Welcome Home” to which the actor expressed: “Thank you!! So great to be back with my family!!”

This sets the stage for Dante to get well, head back to Port Charles, only to find the love of his life Lulu (Emme Rylan), involved with another man, Dustin (Mark Lawson), or who knows what else may be on the horizon.

So, what do you think will happen next for Dante? Glad Dominic is back on GH? Comment below.

 

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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General Hospital

Exec Prod Frank Valentini On GH’s Return with New Episodes: “There is a Bang and a Surprise and a Twist”

Monday, General Hospital will finally be airing a new episode – the first in months due to COVID-19 – which had previously shut down production of the show.  Now with safety protocols in place, GH will become the first ABC network show back on TV with original installments.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini spoke to ABC 7 Los Angeles’ entertainment guru George Pennacchio on the legacy soap opera’s return and picking up the story where things left off.

Valentini offered up for Monday’s episode: “The very first few seconds of the show, I think, will blow a lot of the audience’s mind because there’s a big surprise that we inserted in.”

Meanwhile, viewers know that their is a major custody case going on for Wiley/Jonah, and that Mike’s (Max Gail) battle with Alzheimer’s could wrap in the coming months if the story continues as it had before the shut down.

However, Valentini shared that fans have some very exciting things to look forward to on GH: “There is a bang and a surprise and a twist and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

In addition, Pennacchio reports that the GH Nurses’ Ball will return sometime in August, which usually airs in May, but didn’t, because of COVID-19 this past spring.

As to how GH will handle the love scenes, the kisses, and the intimate moments between characters which are a staple of the genre during the health crisis, Frank expressed:”Physical intimacy is limited.  We’re going to leave a lot more to the imagination.”

So, what surprises do you think are in store as previewed by Valentini when GH returns with new episodes? Comment below.

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