The cast and crew of GENERAL HOSPITAL have returned to work after their summer break and are creating new drama for our amusement. Executive producer Frank Valentini tweeted a selfie he took outside the studio on July 26 with the caption, “Excited to be back with the GH cast and staff.”
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You’ll see that he specifically chose the spot directly in front of a memorial plaque celebrating the 25th anniversary of Luke and Laura’s renowned 2006 nuptials! And Finola Hughes (Anna) cheerfully added: “We are happy to be back!” when she retweeted her boss’ photo.
Every summer, GH goes on vacation for a few weeks to allow the cast and crew a chance to unwind and refuel. And everyone used their leisure time to have fun while on vacation.
Wes Ramsey (ex-Peter) and Laura Wright (Carly) shared a number of images from their wonderful family vacation to Colorado (which unfortunately ended with them catching COVID). Other celebrities, including Kelly Thiebaud (Britt), who spent some time with her new lover, also had several vacations in Europe.
On the same day Valentini tweeted about returning to the GH studio, Wright posted a photo of the pool where she was relaxing and getting better from COVID. She teased, “Just a couple more days of this until I go back to Port Charles.”
Just a couple more days of this before I head back to Port Charles pic.twitter.com/t6zxtqoc4B
— Laura Wright (@lldubs) July 26, 2022
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Many viewers aren’t even aware that the cast and crew have an extended vacation at the beginning of the summer because the drama keeps coming to them every weekday because they work so hard to shoot enough episodes. (Well, aside from those annoying news coverage preemptions…).
So be sure to keep watching because there is still plenty of drama to come with Trina’s trial going on, Esme planning with Ryan, Britt, and Cody fighting, Willow maintaining her secret from Michael, and Anna and Valentin finally giving in to passion.
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About General Hospital
On April 1, 1963, ABC Television broadcast the first episode of General Hospital. With 10 victories, it now holds the record for the most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.
The series was created by husband-and-wife soap opera writers Frank and Doris Hursley, and it was once titled Port Charles, New York in the late 1970s. The series was first set in a general hospital of an unknown municipality.
Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, the first supercouple, were created in 1978 thanks to Gloria Monty, who was hired as executive producer. The highest-rated hour in American soap opera history, their 1981 wedding attracted 30 million people and continues to do so. The current show’s lead writers are Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.
Guinness World Records lists the American daytime television drama General Hospital (often referred to as GH) as the longest-running drama currently in television production and the third-longest soap opera in American history, after Guiding Light.