General Hospital Suspends Production — Plus: This Week’s Preview


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PRODUCTION SHUT DOWN: ABC has shut down production of General Hospital beginning Monday, March 16, along with a number of other programs due to concerns over the spreading of coronavirus. Deadline was the first to report the news. So far GH is the first soap to have its production suspended. It is likely that the other three will follow but nothing has been released by NBC, CBS or Sony Pictures Television. As of March 13, General Hospital should have about several weeks of episodes produced.

This week on General Hospital: Sonny (Maurice Benard) stays true to his word on Monday (March 16). Jason (Steve Burton) is on high alert. Josslyn (Eden McCoy) is miserable. Ava (Maura West) has big plans.

On Tuesday (March 17). Jason is wary. Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) tells Sam (Kelly Monaco) to back off. Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) changes the conversation. Laura (Genie Francis) crosses Josslyn. Michael (Chad Duel) plays with Wiley.

Trina (Sidney Mikayla) is full of blame on Wednesday (March 18). Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) trade barbs. Jordan feels pressured. Sasha (Sofia Mattson) has an idea. Ned (Wally Kurth) works his magic at ELQ.

On Thursday (March 19), Anna (Finola Hughes) blames Jason. Brando (Johnny Wactor) is worried. Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) gets some unsolicited advice. Carly (Laura Wright) and Jax (Indo Rachemacher) discuss Josslyn’s future. Nina (Cynthia Watros) stands firm.

Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) has it out with Lulu. Lucy (Lynn Herring) has an interesting proposal. Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) considers his next move. Spinelli is fuming. Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) attempts to clear the air.

Here’s what’s coming up in Port Charles during the week of March 23:

  • Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) tears into Nikolas (Marcus Coloma).
  • Curtis (Donnell Turner) confronts Jordan.
  • Monica (Leslie Charleson) gives Michael advice.
  • Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is furious with Sam.
  • Nikolas surprises Ava.

Exclusive Interview: Check out our interview with former General Hospital star Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan) where she discusses the conversation about race that is being explored in her CBC series Diggstown, her ext from GH and if daytime could ever become truly inclusive.

General Hospital airs weekdays on Citytv and ABC. Canadian viewers can catch up on demand, on the CityTV app and on


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