In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Luke and Laura's original wedding, General Hospital's popular couple will tie the knot once again on the same date as their original anniversary, November 16, it was announced today by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. The original Luke and Laura wedding was seen by a record 30 million viewers and created a national pop-culture phenomenon.
In the November 16 episode, the love story continues for Luke and Laura's special day when the super couple recite their vows in front of family and friends. Their grown children, Lucky, Lulu and Laura's son, Nikolas, help to participate in the wedding party. The ceremony goes off without a hitch until evil Helena Cassadine once again shows up to cast a shadow on the celebration. Luke's current wife, Tracy Quartermaine, also has a trick up her sleeve that affects the outcome of the wedding. General Hospital's airs at 3:00 p.m., ET, 2:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Television Network and will air again on SOAPnet at 10:00 p.m.
Viewers will also have a chance to watch the original 1981 wedding on SOAPnet on Friday, November 24 during a five-hour marathon, Luke and Laura 25: Something Old, Something New from 7:00-11:00 p.m., ET, followed by an original one-hour special hosted by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, "Luke and Laura: The Love Story Revealed."
Recently awarded five Daytime Emmy Awards, including a record ninth win for Best Daytime Drama, General Hospital's celebrated 43 years of broadcasting on April 1, 2006, and is the longest-running dramatic serial on the ABC Television Network having aired its 11,000th episode earlier this year. General Hospital's consistently rates as one of the top-rated Daytime programs in Women 18-49.