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Vicki Dummer
  • ‘General Hospital’ Executive Producer Frank Valentini Teases Plans For Show’s 13,000th Episode and February Sweeps!

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    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
    Anyone who’s been watching “General Hospital” as of late knows that the iconic sudser is seriously on fire — and from what we can tell, the flames don’t look as if they’ll die down any time soon! In fact, when Soap Opera Network caught up with executive producer Frank Valentini at this month’s Television Critics Association event at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California, he revealed that fans haven’t seen anything yet! Read on for the scoop on what’s to come in the weeks ahead, how interaction with the network heads has helped with the soap’s recent success and what to expect for the long haul when it comes to everything Port Charles!
  • Lisa Hackner Named EVP, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Lisa Hackner has been named Executive Vice President, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, with whom she will report. Hackner will be responsible for first-run development and production.
  • Just As ‘General Hospital’ Turns 50, Soap Celebrates With Best Ratings In Five Years

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    In a report by Variety, Michael Maloney talks with "General Hospital's" leading man, Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), who explains that the renewed success of the soap can be directly credited to its head writer and executive producer.