ABC's 'General Hospital' episode preempted, will air Wednesday instead

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The cast of "General Hospital' celebrating together the show's 60th anniversary.
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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The episode of "General Hospital" that was scheduled to air Tuesday has been preempted because of ABC News coverage of the arraignment of former President Donald Trump.

The pivotal episode will be presented on Wednesday at its normal time. (In New York, it airs at 3 p.m. weekdays.)

With more than 15,000 episodes and counting, "General Hospital" is the longest-running daytime drama in American TV history.

Recently, the cast of the ABC soap opera came together to celebrate the show's 60th anniversary. "General Hospital," which takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles, originally premiered on April 1, 1963.

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The 60th season holds extra and special meaning for many as episodes pay tribute to some of the show's veteran actors and actresses, including the late Sonya Eddy, who played head nurse Epiphany Johnson on the show.

The show's longevity is arguably exemplified by the generations of diverse cast members who have become part of the GH family.

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"General Hospital" normally airs Monday through Friday on ABC. You can also stream the most recent episodes on Hulu.