General Hospital News And Spoilers: Laura Wright Weighs In On The Longevity And Legacy Of ‘General Hospital’ Are Soap Days Numbered?

General Hospital news and spoilers have reported the 59 year old daytime drama has filmed it’s 15,000 episode. Previously the tribute episode was set to air on June 17th, it was then pushed back to June 20th, and now, due to news coverage in GH’s time slot, the celebratory episode will air on June 21st.

When General Hospital fans reflect on their favorite soap opera, they can’t help to think of some key players such as Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura Spencer (Genie Francis), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright), along with Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), The Quartermaine and Cassadine families, and so many more.

General Hospital news reveals discussions from a recent interview with Daytime Emmy winner and 7 time nominee, Laura Wright as General Hospital’s leading lady, Carly Corinthos.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Cleveland.com has acquired some inside information in Laura Wright’s take on the longevity and legacy of this iconic American soap opera. When asked to explain her take on GH’s impressive longevity, Wright explained, “It’s the fans and their love for the show. We’re really here because of them and their love for the characters, the stories and, gosh, the history.”

As a proud fan myself since the mid 1990’s, I feel honored and appreciated at the credit Laura has bestowed upon the fans.

When it comes to taking the risk, and “going there” regarding bold, realistic, raw, and controversial story lines, Laura feels the risk isn’t a threat [because], “those are stories that should be told. So, I don’t find it risky. I find it current and true to humanity. We’re just telling people’s stories. I don’t know if it’s risky to tell the Alzheimer’s story or the transgender story because we are reflecting people in the world today and I think that’s important.”

Are the days of soap operas numbered?

It’s true that General Hospital is one of only 4 remaining soaps on television, and the only daytime drama left on ABC after the cancellation of All My Children and One Life To Live back in the earlier 2000s. However, Laura has a bright outlook when faced with the question of whether or not she finds the days are numbered for the soap genre. Wright explains, “I think the future of daytime is strong with all the different platforms you can watch the show on. The fans love that they can get us anytime, whether it be on ABC or Hulu.” Thank God for all of that!

Carly Corinthos: Wife, Mother, Strong, Capable, and a true force to be reckoned with, all while loving to her fullest ability!

Laura Wright touches on her feelings for her character Carly, and what it’s like playing this passionate, strong, intense, and loving woman. When named a “force of nature,” Laura agreed. She went on to describe Carly. She said, “First of all, thank you. I agree, she is a force of nature. It’s amazing and exhausting to be Carly depending on the day because I’m also Laura and she has her life. It’s really interesting, the difference between playing in Carly’s world and being in Laura’s world. But it’s super fun and I love doing it. One of our writers explained Carly as the woman that everybody wants to be friends with and I was like, oh my God, I love that. It’s so true.”

General Hospital spoilers and reveal Laura has spilled the tea on what is ahead for Carly this Summer. She admits that many changes are in store for her character, and her developing relationship with Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison) is just the beginning.

Ultimately, Laura tells die hard fans exactly what they want to hear when asked about diving into another 15,000 episodes. She declared, “Hell yeah. Bring it on.”

Here’s to General Hospital’s 15,000 episodes and 15,000+ more!

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General Hospital Spoilers: GH Features ‘Laura Collins’ In Special 15,000th Episode, Genie, Maurice, And Frank Valentini Give Inside Look

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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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General Hospital Spoilers: Ava Comes Looking For Nikolas In Good Faith While Nikolas Falls For Esme’s Trap

Ava Jerome (Maura West) has been holding onto hope that her husband Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) would wake up and realize it’s time to out her first.

General Hospital recaps remind us that Ava was feeling down and out about the outlook of her marriage. After a conversation with her mother-in-law, Laura Spencer Collins (Genie Francis), Ava started looking at the bright side when it comes to Nikolas. Laura reminded her that despite her son’s pride getting in the way, he still loves Ava and wants what’s best for her and her daughter, Avery Corinthos. This lead to Ava’s next action.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Ava has been inspired to head back to Wyndemere to have a heart to head with Nikolas.

GH previews indicate that Ava runs into Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) hook her return home, asking him if he has seen his father. Spencer too is looking for someone. He wonders where Esme is, sending a text asking her whereabouts. Little do Ava and Spencer know, Nik and Esme just finished having sex.

Esme has accomplished her goal- she has successfully come between Nik and Ava. GH rumors hint that Esme is about to make her daddy very proud.

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General Hospital Spoilers: Nikolas Oversteps Sonny’s Personal Space And Things Escalate Quickly

Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) seems to forget who exactly is the man with all the power in Port Charles. Although the a powerful Prince himself, can Nikolas hold is own when up against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard)?

General Hospital spoilers reveal Nikolas oversteps boundaries, grabbing Sonny by the shoulder to get his attention. One thing g leads to another and the two are in a full on physical squabble right in front of Laura Spencer’s (Genie Francis) eyes.

General Hospital previews indicate that Laura witnesses her son, Nikolas and dear friend, Sonny, get into it like high school boys out on school grounds.

Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl) is the common factor in the dispute between these two men who have been linked ever since Nikolas married Sonny’s sister, Courtney Matthews (Alicia Leigh Willis). Nik and Courtney’s son Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) has always looked up to his Uncle Sonny, until Esme came between them. Now that Spencer knows the truth about Esme, hopefully Spence can eventually mend what’s broken between them.

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General Hospital Spoilers: Anna Gets Some Eye Opening Information

Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) is trying to figure out anything she can about Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

General Hospital spoilers and previews reveal Anna is ready to listen when Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) tells her about a recent discovery.

I’m recent General Hospital previews, Sam goes over what she has discovered when Anna drops by. Anna will be all eat, getting her closer to figuring out exactly what Victor has planned.

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General Hospital News And Spoilers: GH’s Jon Lindstrom Reveals Secret Show

Often times members of the cast of General Hospital have hidden talents and have bigger identities than their roles on daytime tv.

It isn’t uncommon to learn of side projects taken on by actors. When he isn’t playing the role of Dr. Kevin Collins and his evil twin Ryan Chamberlain, General Hospital news and spoilers reveal GH star Jon Lindstrom announced he is working on a project with an Oscar winner. He calls the project a “secret show,” while expressing his excitement to be honored for his current work opportunities.

In a recent Instagram post, Lindstrom captioned his selfies, “Today I am working with an Oscar winner. #Grateful #MakingMovies #LiveYourDreams #Oscar #SecretShow

Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Genie Franco’s Celebrates Impressive Milestone

General Hospital icon Genie Francis made a household name out of her iconic character Laura Spencer.

Alone Laura and her portrayer Genie are a force on screen, and with the compliments of her co-star Tony Geary, Luke and Laura become the biggest names in television.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal Genie celebrated 45 years with the ABC daytime drama, General Hospital.

Genie Francis joined the cast of the iconic soap opera on February 8th 1977. Francis helped make GH what it is today, paving the way for daytime drama adventures in life and love.

General Hospital Blog is so grateful for Genie’s work, bringing life to a legendary role, keeping GH fans coming back for more, day after day, year after year, and decade after decade. Thank You, Genie!

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General Hospital Spoilers: Jennifer Smith Plays Major Role In Sonny’s Darkest Hours

Tension in the mob world of Port Charles is heating up just as Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is at his most vulnerable state.

General Hospital spoilers revealed Luke Spencer’s (Tony Geary) memorial would bring surprises. Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) made her appearance from beyond the grave, but who showed up next sip set the state for future trouble in PC.

General Hospital previews indicate that Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) is struggling to figure out why, big time mobster, Frank Smith’s daughter, Jennifer Smith (Holly Gagnier) shower up after all these years.

General Hospital spoilers and rumors hint that Jennifer shows up at the worst time, when Sonny is most vulnerable. Sonny is distracted by his love triangle with Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros). Sonny’s mental health is declining since he let his prescription run out.

General Hospital rumors claim that Jennifer’s main focus will be on taking over territory to avenge her late father, Frank. That focus will point straight to Sonny Corinthos, kicking him while he’s down. GH rumors suggest that Sonny is headed toward his darkest hours as everything falls apart around him.

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General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Gives Insight On Luke’s “Death,” Finola Hughes, Tristan Rogers Weigh In

General Hospital fans didn’t expect Tracy Quartermaine’s (Jane Elliot) return to have such the impact as it did. Tracy came as the bearer of bad news. Unbelievable news. In fact, it’s so unbelievable that… 😉

General Hospital spoilers reveal Genie Francis, portrayer of the legendary Laura Spencer, and half of the iconic duo, Luke and Laura, speaks out on the current storyline involving the death of a legend.

Is Luke Spencer really dead?

General Hospital news reports confirm that GH’s Genie Francis has opened up about the alleged, off-screen death of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary). In a recent interview, Genie admitted that she too is just as clueless (and hopefully) as the fans when it comes to believing whether he is really gone or how. Genie revealed, “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback,” she confessed, “and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.” Genie also told an ABC reporter, “George, no one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

General Hospital spoilers reveal that Genie the only one thrown for a loop and is hopeful the writers have a truck up their sleeves with this one. Finola Hughes, Jackie Zeman and Tristan Rogers all agree. Hughes says,“I really want there to be some kind of mystery as to how this happened,” she disclosed, “what happened to Luke, and if we can investigate that, all of us, that would be perfect.” Another costar who has been down for the ride since day one, Tristan Rogers, expressed is disbelief as well. Rogers added. “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn that’s about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

Co-star and friend, Jackie Zeman (Bobbi Spencer) doesn’t wanna believe that her tv brother is gone. She’s holding out hope that this accident is just a decoy for a bigger story- involving a very much alive Luke.

If General Hospital rumors prove to be true, GH fans will rest a bit easier with a sigh of relief that Luke is still alive. Here’s to hoping!

Don’t miss Luke’s memorial episode!

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General Hospital Spoilers: Luke’s Memorial Will Be An Event You Don’t Want To Miss

When General Hospital spoilers revealed the latest GH comings and goings reports fans were happy to learn that Jane Elliot would be stepping out of retirement to make another appearance on General Hospital. What GH didn’t expect was Tracy Quartermaine’s news.

General Hospital news reports confirm an upcoming episode of General Hospital, focusing on Luke Spencer. General Hospital spoilers reveal Luke’s memorial will take place on Friday, January 21st, in a special episode honoring the legendary character.

General Hospital rumors claim the age-old rule in soaps applies in this storyline… there is always a chance of a return when there isn’t a body. Like the current situation with Luke, fans want to believe that he isn’t dead. Since there has been no proof, GH fans are reluctant to accept that the iconic role and life of Luke Spencer has been cut short.

Anthony Geary was introduced to the soap opera in 1978. His popularity spread like whole fire. Fast forward over four decades later and it’s safe to say Geary’s portrayal of Luke left fans wanting more. Anthony would go in to work alongside Genie Francis as Laura Wright, and Kin Shriner as Scotty Baldwin. General Hospital news reports confirmed Shriner’s recent exit from GH, perhaps Geary has followed suit.

Fans hold our hope that General Hospital spoilers and rumors regarding a surprise guest at Luke’s memorial will actually be Luke himself!

What do you think? Are we really saying goodbye to Lucas Lorenzo Spencer?

Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.