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New General Hospital Opening Title Sequence To Debut In July!

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Looks like with the new additions to the cast of General Hospital over the past year, and a decision to freshen up the opening of the ABC soap opera, On-Air On-Soaps confirmed through a GH representative today that the series will debut its new opening title sequence in early July!

Nathan Varni, who is Manager Current Series for ABC General Hospital also tweeted upon fans inquiries, “We have multiple openings rolling out, showcasing our talented cast.”

According to Varni, it was General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini who was in charge of the efforts to bring the new vision of the openings to life!

So, how would you like to see the new opening sequences look? Who would you like to see included?  Everyone on the canvas ?  Let us know your creative thoughts!

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Janet
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Janet

Dante, Patrick & Nathan

candy
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candy

why isn’t felix included in the new openings? no gay people in the openings and you have an openly gay writer. now that is strange.

Tammy Kreiss
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Tammy Kreiss

Yay!!!

steven cates
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steven cates

Lets get. Maura West in there!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maura is already in the credits, but I’m sure she’ll be in them when new ones roll around. She is under contract with the series.

Mike Fox
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Mike Fox

Those sequences from I’d say 2009 and up to 2012 with the siren flashes were hot sexy and fun. But they won’t be back I guess. I also liked the one life to live sequences from the late 90s up to 2012. Also my first time posting here:) Been a fan of the website for year and a half so thought it was time:)

Anthony
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Anthony

Welcome. Now you can regularly comment/vent like the rest of us! I, too, enjoyed the openings you mentioned for GH and OLTL. I’m still missing OLTL. Personally I’d like to see the GH opening credits “slow down” a bit. Seems too rushed to me.

Matthew
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Matthew

Yeah, show us the entire cast including major recurring players! We promise we won’t get bored and tune out or get upset that we won’t have the extra 60 seconds of “scene” time. The excuses they gave for chopping the opening sequence down to nothing in the first place were riduculous! Personally, I enjoy a good theme at the beginning and it gets me excited about the show. I miss the dramatic lead up that they did way back, that haunting, rolling, thump that played over the end of the scene before the opening sequence began… That was cool and… Read more »

Mike Fox
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Mike Fox

Thanks I look forward to it:) yea I still miss one live a lot and I actually was looking forward to the two soaps to work all that drama out. So that they could at least tell a finished product of the mystery of what the hell was really going on there in lanview after the black out and the two Todd’s story. Todd Blair Carly tomas John star tea all fit in nice there in port Chuck too. Poor story got stuck in our minds forever now. But yes the music is important and I hope they at least… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Kassie DePaiva makes her DAYS debut as Eve this Wednesday!!!

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

I dont want beauty shots. I want action romance intensity

Kathie Simmons
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Kathie Simmons

Than you are not looking at GH!There is no romance on GH, just two people thrown together.

su0000
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su0000

Frank Valentini is always moving forward and giving GH its’ best..
Looking forward to the new openings!1

Some will love it and some will hate it..
So, Frank Valentini will do what is best for GH .. 🙂

”you can please some of the people some of the time but you can’t please all the people all the time”

harry
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harry

“Fool me once, shame on you, fool me again……….uh, I won’t get fooled again

tim
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tim

I’d like to see some of the recurring cast added to the rotation,such as Ian Buchanan,Sonya Eddy,Kathleen Gati,Lynn Herring,Haley Pullos,and Kin Shriner,among others.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Recurring don’t get credit in the opening credits, only contract cast do.

Micante
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Micante

Spencer

Vickister
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Vickister

ITA a few second and include more.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Nancy Lee And Jane and Laura and Emme. Peavy, Bryan, Maurice and William

harry
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harry

When did NLG fall in love with her own cleavage? It seems that every day she takes her girls out to play. This isn’t wardrobe’s fault either as the actress is frequently seen off set with that horizontal crack. I think NLG’s bra needs to get an Emmy nod for best supporting actress in a drama series.

Tricia
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Tricia

Love this! I want to see Julian with Alexis, Lucas, Felix and Nathan in the opening credits

Vickister
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Vickister

I think.you covered them Tricia

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

More of Nathan with Maxie!

pumpkanpie
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pumpkanpie

Only the main characters … especially the legacy characters that we have loved for a long time!

Kathie Simmons
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Kathie Simmons

They seem to be the must boring characters.That some of you loved for a long time, don’t everyone love them.Simply because they have done nothing.Lets see Jaxon and Jakob (the Daniels)in the credit.

Jill
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Jill

Want to see Genie Francis in it.

harry
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harry

Me too, Jill. It would have been nice to have Laura around while Fluke was acting like such a transparent sociopath.
Luke’s angel would have known that Luke was as faux as a knock off Coach bag.

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, Harry. So would have Scorpio, Lucky, Nathan, Holly, etc….how convenient none of these folks are around to notice anything is awry with this malevolent miscreant. For now all we have is clueless, lovestruck Tracy, babycrazy Lulu who cannot be bothered enough to notice her father is not in reality her father or the astonishingly and increasingly thick Anna who has been in a fog for far too long on a number of really important matters. Even the usually suspicious Sonny “Tortelli” has been oddly blind to picking up on his old friend’s strange behavior. It all really beggars… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

Bring back Faces of the Heart opening.

Tom
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Tom

+1

Still one of the greatest openings of all time.

Evan
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Evan

I couldn’t agree more, would love to see “Faces of the Heart” return updated with the current cast. That was an iconic soap opera opening.

Dave
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Dave

Definitely agree!

Walter Ian Kaye
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Walter Ian Kaye

It will be nice to not have to squint to see the tiny faces in the back lol

A Baptiste
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A Baptiste

I thought Ilene Kristen got gypped when OLTL took her off contract and out of the title sequences, since others are mentioning recurring folks, I pray she will become “much more recurring” on GH and will be in the new opening-s. And dare I say, I enjoy glam shots, actor’s posing…it’s just plain “retro” fun to see our stars like this. This is a vote for the soaps, so happy with this story, in “general!”

Vickister
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Vickister

She is coming back ,not sure of h ok w long , posted in fb n tweet

KM
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KM

Glad to see this. I miss having that delineation between the contract actors and recurring. With the cast being so large it can sometimes be hard to tell who you’re supposed to invest in and who’s just there for the latest plot point. The current openings just includes a handful of pets in group shots with no real correlation to their importance to the canvas and in some cases even to each other. I mean, Patrick/Maxie/Silas/Sam? How often do they actually interact? Almost never? I’d include all the contract characters in the opening as has always been the custom. If… Read more »

Frances Varela- Gomez
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Frances Varela- Gomez

I was hoping for a gentleman closing credit again. I was appreciated Anthony Geary add to the end.

Natalie
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Natalie

I agree! Loved the men in tuxes at the end! Classy and sexy!

Cathy
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Cathy

Want to see Robin, Kimberly McCullough added to opening. She always said GH is and will always be a big part of her life and she is a big part of GH and our lives. She is GH present and history.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Is there room for all of them…lol…can they do a big box like Hollywood Squares or Brady Bunch with 100 windows for the cast(sarcasm)…lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

lol! you do crack me up jimh… 😉

leesh12
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leesh12

The reason they got rid of the Faces of the Heart opening because it allowed them to add 2 minutes on to the show. That might not seem like a lot but when you add it up for the course of the year…thats a lot of time.

And I would like to see Kelly Theibaud, Teresa Castillo, Marc Anthony Samuel, Sonya Eddy, Bryan Craig, and The love triangle of Spencer, Emma, and Cameron

mike
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mike

It would be nice to see the faces of the actors. The current open flashes too quickly.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Hopefully they bring the last opening back, but with the “Faces Of the Heart” theme instead. This short opening is too out-dated and boring.

kathleen johnson
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kathleen johnson

Would love to see sonny nathan and Anna and duke and maxi on the new sequences maybe bigger not small and the ones from the 9os were the best no beauty shots remember one from 9os where Luke was jumping off boat think with Robert before it exploded would be nice to have action shots

Timmm
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Timmm

Hopefully they will put the characters name under the picture so we can remember their names since we dont see characters for weeks on end!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL…or they can scramble them and make it a game show”

For 100 points…who is that lovable, zany actress/character who loves two men…

And for the win…which character did we kill off this week???

Loveamystery
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Loveamystery

Veterans of GH front and center. Highlight GH not the watered down version.

Rod
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Rod

The entire cast

lovescalebmorley
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lovescalebmorley

Definitely need to see Maura West and Ryan Paevey & let’s see the kids – Spencer, Cameron & Emma. Can we get a more memorable theme song?

amy
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amy

I loved the old hospital shot with the sirens!!!!

Rodd
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Rodd

I like to see all the cast represented. I know it’ expensive but I think these people are clever enough to find a way to put actors in and take them out when they leave without breaking the bank.

Looking forward to seeing what they do.

Shay
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Shay

Dr. O. and her gorgeous “kinder!”

VIKKYE
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VIKKYE

i miss the old beginning with everyone showed

jk
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jk

love the music, please don’t change the music

Charday
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Charday

I’d like to see some of the current “hot” characters in the opening–whether contract or not–like Britt, Dr. O, Spencer, Sabrina, and some of the long-termers like Monica Q, Lucy, etc.

SW
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SW

Faces of the heart!! Classic, lovely, and perfect!!! Still miss it!

Kathie Simmons
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Kathie Simmons

GH people thats on contract, than the others and also the kids including the babies,toddlers and kids.

tracey
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tracey

I would love to see all the kids too

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Personally I would do away with the openings of all the soaps– they are so short anyway are they really necessary? I think most people know what show they are watching—-But if I were going to do an opening I would open the show with a teaser, show a brief clip from that day’s show, with a voice over saying, Today on General Hospital– fill in the blank- stay tuned and then go to commercial. Or better yet, do a recap, and say yesterday on General Hospital– because on GH the first scenes are all repeats of the day’s before… Read more »

harry
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harry

Mary, it’s all packaging at this point.

Andrew
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Andrew

Have hated the space age theme since it debuted last year and not liked the trio of pics in the boxes. It’s also so dark, more like what the opening to “The Edge of Night” would be if it were still on.

“Faces of the Heart”, flashes of the characters (and various openings so everyone who is on canvas would be seen at one point or another). No group shots, they become old fast since there are always people leaving the cast.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Why have any cast members at all? I say do like Days of Our Lives and have one big picture representing GH. It could be the picture of the hospital itself and flash the title on the screen. Let’s just call it a day already.

DavidEvanSmith
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DavidEvanSmith

This topic is RIGHT in my wheelhouse… I love me some opening credits! I’m gonna stick to motion shots of all current contract characters. Something in the vein of Faces of the Hearts, but less of the red background and more like the red/blue siren background of the 2003-2009 opening. I found a way to include Recurring characters by them sharing group shots. Contract characters (except for Britt and Mac) are featured in solo shots. Managed to feature 39 characters in five versions, with a few duplicates across versions. Featured twice: Sonny, Alexis, Patrick, Dante, Franco, Carly, Ava, Luke, Nathan.… Read more »

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Wow, no Monica. Nathan should be replaced by her on version D.

TJ, but no Rafe. Rafe is technically a legacy character from the other show “Port Charles”. I think he belongs there.

Emma should really be with Patrick for family purposes. It would be a group photo of them.

Franco should not be on the All Stars. Tracy should be. Even Mac would be a better All Star.

DavidEvanSmith
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DavidEvanSmith

Fair notes. I was trying to keep recurring characters isolated to group shots and contracts to solo shots. Exception was Mac/Felicia because Mac is on contract but is utilized like a recurring/background player and has been since probably 1999. I think his last actual storyline was when Felicia cheated on him with Luke and their marriage fell apart. Originally I had Britt and Obrecht as separate shots, but combining them made room for a Lucas/Brad shot, so I made an exception there as well. Emma/Patrick would make total sense, but violates the pattern I was trying to create. But the… Read more »

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I see what you were going for in version C. And I like the new all-stars.

Rafe is tricky though. He’s legacy but recurring. I have to think about that one.

Dave
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Dave

Great pics especially with the new Version E. You did forget one more, Jordan! She could be featured with Shawn.

Double Z
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Double Z

In the end…who cares

jared
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jared

I really hope they bring the 90’s/early 00’s “Faces of the Heart” back in an updated format. The music is beautiful and ingeniously updated the original GH theme.

Dave
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Dave

What happened to the updated opening?!! Maybe it will start First of August instead of first of July?!?

phil
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phil

They just added faces to the current opening. This article was misleading!

Marc
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Marc

Totally agree with you. I was very disappointed!

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Sonny and Nina arrive at GH, and Britt shows them to an examining room. Nina wants to make sure he’s OK, before she exits, but Sonny wants to make sure he did not injure her wrists. Nina says she is OK, but you could tell she is emotional from the entire encounter she went through with Sonny.

Maurice Benard took to Twitter within the last 24 hours stating about the storyline which is throwing Sonny’s love life in turmoil and working opposite both Laura Wright (Carly) and Cynthia Watros: “I go where ever it is best for the show and fortunately right now this story is doing well, even better than well, now you may not want to hear that. You already know I love Laura and Cynthia. I keep saying this is between history and change, I think after 20 years change is good.”

So, what did you think of the scenes between Nina and Sonny? Do you agree with us that Nina seeing Sonny having a manic episode will draw them closer together? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

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Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

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