How many shows can make this declaration?! 15,000 (and counting) episodes created for one television show is almost unheard of.
General Hospital news reports revealed the cast and crew is celebrating their 15,000th episode of iconic soap opera, General Hospital. The tribute episode will air on June 20th, featuring Genie Francis as Laura Spencer Collins.
GH news reports reveal Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, along with General Hospital’s two longest running contract actors, Maurice Benard and Genie Francis, shared some inside scoop with ABC7 Entertainment Reporter, George Pennacchio, surrounding the special June 20th episode.
When speaking with Pennacchio regarding the remarkable longevity of GH, Francis disclosed, “Well, I don’t think anybody can believe that it’s been on this long. It’s quite an accomplishment, isn’t it? And it’s gone through different generations of people, Genie continued, “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.”
Frank Valentini have reporter, George Pennacchio some inside details regarding the 15,000th episode. He hinted, “It’ll be happy, sad, dark, scary, fun, thrilling and exciting, but most importantly it has almost every single cast member in it,” revealed Valentini.
The cast of GH has celebrated many milestones over the year, having Benard and Francis around for most; more than others. When asked about all those calories taken in from celebratory cake consumption, Maurice answered, laughing, “The truth of the matter is I don’t even touch the cake cause I’m real disciplined.”
General Hospital spoilers indicate the June 20th episode will focus on Laura Collins when some political drama brews in the air. Although the show’s focus will surround Laura, Valentini reveals that every single cast member will be featured in this very special episode.
After spotting Port Charles villain, Jeff Kober as Cyrus Renault, in a recent cast photo promoting the 15,000th episode, General Hospital rumors began surrounded the possibility of Kober’s return as Sonny Corinthos’s enemy, Cyrus.
The special upcoming episode was originally scheduled to air on June 17th but has since been moved to June 20th. Do NOT miss this iconic tribute to General Hospital, on it’s 15,000th show! What an accomplishment!
When: Monday, June 20th at 2PM Eastern
Where: ABC Network
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