UPDATE: SOAPnet to Air 50 Hour Marathon Preceding 50th Anniversary Episode of ‘General Hospital’; Network Airs First Episode Ever Broadcast

Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney/ABC Television Group

UPDATE 9:04 PM ET: Due to a national preemption on ABC today, “” will likely air its 50th anniversary episode on Tuesday, April 2 instead.

PREVIOUS: Beginning Friday, March 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and running through Monday, April 1 at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Sunday night/Monday morning), will be airing a 50-hour marathon of 50 classic episodes from the 50 years of ABC’s “General Hospital.” The marathon is kicked off with the very first episode of the drama series, which aired on April 1, 1963. The unprecedented event leads into the special anniversary episode of “GH,” which airs Monday, April 1 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET/1:00-2:00 PM PT/CT on ABC and 9:00 PM ET/PT on SOAPnet. The cable network will air an encore of the episode at 12:00 AM ET/PT (Monday night/Tuesday morning). Episodes from every decade the show has been on the air will be featured.


The marathon will include “your favorite characters, couples and storylines with such themes as romance (Luke & Laura’s wedding, Frisco & Felicia’s wedding, Luke & Laura’s dance at Wyndham’s, Lucky & Liz’s first kiss), heartbreak (Stone dies, Sonny leaves Brenda at the altar, BJ dies/Maxie’s heart transplant), action-adventure (Ice Princess, the Hostage Crisis, the Hotel Fire,) and shocking bombshells (Elizabeth finds Carly in the panic room, AJ discovers he’s Michael’s father, Jason’s car accident) plus many more surprises and appearances by fan favorites ( as Helena Cassadine, John Stamos as Blackie, as Miguel, as Noah). It is an extraordinary marathon, 50 years in the making,” read a press release issued to Soap Opera Network.

 SOAPnet Promo

  • wordygirl

    Any chance of releasing this on a dvd?

  • Cathy

    Something very wrong when a GH VET Kimberly McCullough who plays Robin since a child is not in promo. Instead they have her husband with a character on less than SIX months and that was not romance like Robin and Patrick had romance and a LOVE story. Not what I would call appropriate for history for GH 50 anniversary.

  • [email protected]

    Love all my children& one live to. Live , watched for years 40 of them

  • Kels

    Is the marathon anywhere else? My cable doesn’t offer soapnet DVD or pay per view

  • lej

    Is there anywhere to watch the marathon if your cable company no longer has Soapnet? Like online somewhere?

  • Can they run the Marathon Again? Many of us Missed it?

  • guest

    check out youtube