RELATED STORIES On the veritable eve of ABC’s General Hospital returning with its initial fresh episodes in 10 weeks comes word that the personality of Sam will quickly, if momentarily, look various.
As reported by Daytime Confidential, Passions alum Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa) was tapped to fill in as Sam, changing long time cast participant Kelly Monaco in the role.
“Some large footwear to fill … precious too,” Hartley shared on Twitter. “I hope you delight in seeing Sam as much as I have delighted in playing her, briefly ❤”
Why the short-term switcheroo? Monaco’s mother fielded that shedding question on Twitter, as soon as GH fans got to stressing.
“Kelly is wonderful as well as should be back on set Monday,” Carmina Monaco assured, discussing that Kelly was sidelined by a 14-day quarantine after running into a breathing issue with her mask on her very first day back on the soap’s set. But after 3 COVID tests that all showed up negative, “I ‘d say she is better than excellent,” Carmina claimed. “Thank you for every one of the love”
ABC lately introduced that General Hospital will certainly be back on the air with new episodes beginning Monday, Aug. 3, having resumed production after a four-month coronavirus-imposed shutdown.
GH will be the second of broadcast TV’s 4 daytime dramatization to come back on the air with brand-new episodes, adhering to CBS’ The Bold as well as the Beautiful, which returned with originals on July 21.
A return date for The Young and also the Restless, which has been back in production for a week, continues to be TBD. NBC’s Days of Our Lives — presently in the throes of a mass cast exodus — will head back to the workshop in September without any lapse in fresh product (the show took advantage of having eight months of episodes banked when production was stopped in March).