May 16, 2022

‘General Hospital’ celebrates TV milestone few achieve: Making 15,000 episodes over 59 years

HOLLYWOOD — The solid and crew of the daytime drama “General Hospital” are busy taking pictures…hearken to this…their 15,000th episode! They’ve certain been by way of lots for the reason that present first hit daytime tv again in 1963.

“General Hospital” has been entertaining cleaning soap followers for a very long time now. After all, issues have been very totally different again in 1963.

“I don’t think anybody can believe that it’s been around this long. It’s quite an accomplishment, isn’t it?” stated Genie Francis, who performs Laura Collins. “And it’s gone through different generations of people.”

Francis has performed the favored character of Laura since she was an adolescent. Now, she is the mayor of the fictional Port Charles.

“I’m very happy with how the character has grown and changed. In the beginning, of course, she was very, very vulnerable. And now I focus much more on her strength,” stated Francis.

We have seen “General Hospital” age together with us…totally different opens…totally different music…totally different characters…however drama has all the time been a staple. Episode 15,000 will deal with Francis’ character…and it seems like a great one!

“It’ll be happy. It’ll be sad. It’ll be dark. It’ll be scary. It’ll be fun. It’ll be thrilling. It’ll be exciting. But most importantly, it has almost every single cast member in it,” stated govt producer Frank Valentini.

They usually confirmed up for the normal celebratory cake! We have been right here loads of occasions up to now…however applauding 15,000 episodes is actually one thing particular.

Maurice Benard, who performs Sonny Corinthos, allow us to in on slightly secret relating to these caloric celebrations.

“Well, you know, the truth of the matter is I don’t even touch the cake because I’m real disciplined,” laughed Benard.

The cake is a candy reminder that “General Hospital” is on its solution to celebrating one other milestone subsequent yr when the present turns 60 years outdated. We’ll see the 15,000 episode airing on June 17.