‘General Hospital’ Replaces Head Writers With Vets Patrick Mulcahey, Elizabeth Korte

General Hospital is making a big change in the writers room.

Co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor will be departing the daytime sudser that just took the top prize at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmys. Emmy-winning soap veterans Patrick Mulcahey and current GH script editor and historian, Elizabeth Korte, will assume the roles.

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Van Eatten and O’Conner are considered long-time respected members of GH family. Their contributions helped the ABC soap reach its recent 60th anniversary milestone.

A spokeswoman for the daytime drama declined comment.

In December, GH took the prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. It also racked up four Emmys in the acting categories (the late Sonya Eddy, Robert Gossett, Eden McCoy and Alley Mills) and another in the Outstanding Directing Team category.

Earlier this month, ABC aired a primetime special to celebrate the soap’s 60th anniversary. In addition to featuring cast members from throughout the years, it also revealed some huge news for fans: Steve Burton was returning to the soap to reprise his role as Jason Morgan in early 2024.

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