While this coming week, you’ll get a full five days of brand-new action and drama on General Hospital (GH), you’ll experience quite a drought the week after.
On August 29, 30, and 31, expect to see encore episodes of GH. Expect to see the emotional episodes aired earlier this year when Port Charles said goodbye to fallen cop Nathan in exquisitely produced, written, and acted hours.
Some fans wondered if this was due to extreme budget cuts at ABC, but network executive Nathan Varni assured this is normal and gave President Trump as the reason the soap was not pre-empted three days in a row last year.
Apparently, only a set number of episodes are produced per year and in 2017, the soap was interrupted constantly during the first six months of Trump’s presidency that GH got pushed to the next day, resulting in the same number of new episodes as per usual, but not the same number of encores aired.
Should we expect a big cliffhanger when GH doesn’t air new shows for five whole days (including the weekend)? With stories heating up for Nina (Michelle Stafford), Michael (Chad Duell), and Carly (Laura Wright), we guess we’ll have to tune in to find out.
General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.
You shouldn’t be worried, it’s been planned for months. Last yr we didn’t have to take additional encores because Trump interrupted the show so much. This year, with less interruptions, we needed to take some some extra days off based on the # of new eps we produce for you.
— Nathan Varni (@nathanvarni) August 17, 2018