Is ‘General Hospital’ Being Canceled?

General Hospital fans are concerned the soap won’t survive the COVID hiatus and GH may be canceled indefinitely once the lockdown is over. Lately, there’s lots of chatter going around about whether or not the ABC sudser will resume shooting. So, here’s the latest on the soap’s status and

General Hospital Re-Runs Take Over

Currently, GH is in reruns and people are starting to worry it might not come back. Of course, it’s nice to take a trip down memory lane and relive some awesome moments of General Hospital history. Especially, the Nurses Ball episodes that are currently on the air.

No doubt, there were some spectacular and dramatic moments on GH. And, it may be enough to keep viewers happy – for the moment. However, the repeat episodes are starting to cause a stir amongst fans because they fear this could be the end of General Hospital all together.

It was tough enough for fans to ensure “new” episodes crammed full of old footage to try and stave off re-runs. Now we’re neck-deep in “real” re-runs with no end in sight. Could this quarantine lockdown hit soaps as hard as the mid-90s OJ Simpson trial did? It’s a valid concern.

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GH Fans Worry This is the End

General Hospital viewers aren’t sure what to think right now. At this point, it’s unclear when it will be safe enough for the GH actors to return to work. So, we may be without new episodes for quite some time. No doubt, folks worry the network might decide to cancel the soap.

Ratings are on the decline as well, steadily dropping over the last four weeks. Some General Hospital followers choose to remain positive while others are sure this is the end of the sudser. Hopefully, GH will remain on the air because there is still so much left to finish.

As of now, there’s renewal notices for the other three soaps, but not General Hospital. However, that’s not unusual as GH often doesn’t make a splashy big announcement. Also, both the CBS soaps, Bold and Y&R, aim to resume shooting new episodes as early as next month. But, GH still hasn’t released any info on a return to filming.

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Too Much Story to Tell on General Hospital

GH cliffhangers left so much juicy drama that it will be a huge letdown if there was no closure. Of course, there’s the mystery of Nina Reeves’ (Cynthia Watros) daughter. Surely, it looks like it’s Nelle Hayes (Chloe Lanier) but there may be a twist ahead and it could be Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) instead.

Then, there’s Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his ailing father Mike Corbin (Max Gail) on General Hospital. Not to mention Maxie Jones’ (Kirsten Storms) possible pregnancy and other twists and turns. So, people are sure to be let down if this is the end. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if the soap can bounce back from this lockdown.

For now, there’s no confirmation on whether General Hospital is renewed or canceled. And fans must make do with classic episodes starting with a several week run of Nurses Ball episodes. We’ll update you as soon as we can confirm GH’s renewal status and when they might resume shooting.

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