GH Is Moving On Up

This fall, you can get your General Hospital fix a little earlier. Starting in September, the soap opera will air at 2 p.m. ET /1 p.m. PT/CT. It will occupy the time slot previously held by former lead-in One Life to Live.

Anthony Geary

After winning big at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital is making a drastic change. ABC is giving the long-running soap the boot — to 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/PT.

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The drama currently airs at 3 p.m. in most East Coast markets, and 2 p.m. on the West Coast. Now, it'll run an hour earlier on both.

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The news was initially announced Tuesday on GH's Facebook page:

Happy Tuesday GH Fans!

We’re letting you know first - beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, we’re moving into our new time slot at 2:00 p.m. ET|1:00 p.m. PT|CT on ABC. You'll be able to catch all the intrigue and excitement of Port Charles one hour earlier! We equally excited about General Hospital's 50th anniversary on ABC next year.

Share this news with your friends and family and make sure to tune in to General Hospital every day.

The network followed the post with an official press release confirming the move. The decision to bump General Hospital to 2 p.m./1 p.m. factors into ABC's revamped fall schedule, which will feature Katie Couric's upcoming talk show Katie.

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General Hospital is executive-produced by Frank Valentini, and penned by head writer Ron Carlivati. The duo previously led the now-defunct soap One Life To Live, which went off the air in January. Since they took over, GH has experienced a complete overhaul in story and tone.

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What do you think of General Hospital's big move?

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Comments on "ABC's General Hospital does the time warp"

jcvr4life October 04, 2012 | 12:58 PM

I am just so very hurt. There was a feeling of mourning when I heard general was moving the time. I still feel that way. I don't get to watch anymore. I don't have the fancy feature of recording. It was fine the way it was. A couple of nights ago I happened to catch it. a t 1a.m. just. by chance from beginning to end. I would swear that was I was ecstatic! May this continue please??? Sad in Pa.

Kristy September 12, 2012 | 6:56 AM

Bad news as I watched this between 5 and 6 at night and it now is on between 4 and five pm i am not home from work then now miss the show NOT HAPPY

Farrell Fanning August 27, 2012 | 3:58 PM

wht all of a sudden, after all these years?

Lee August 09, 2012 | 10:22 AM

So glad that its moving to a new time, this means that I will get to watch all of General Hospital on my break. Yaaaaaaaaaa!

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