ABC soap fans can breathe a momentary sigh of relief. The Mouse House has officially announced plans to move General Hospital to 2 pm EST. In a decidely modern twist, the news was broken on GH's Facebook page. See the statement below:
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.
As previously reported, Katie Couric's upcoming, syndicated talk show, Katie, will inherit GH's current timeslot on ABC-owned and operated stations this fall. Congrats to the cast and crew of General Hospital—led by showrunner Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati—on the Herculean effort they've put forth these past few months to turn this soap opera around. I'm certainly impressed with the changes, and from what I hear, so are the two people who really count — Anne Sweeney and Vicki Dummer!