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ABC announced that the special tribute episode of “General Hospital,” which will celebrate actor John Reilly, will air on May 21.
The episode features “General Hospital” fan-favorites Kristina Wagner, John J. York, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom reprising their respective roles as Felicia Scorpio, Malcolm “Mac” Scorpio, Anna Devane, Laura Collins and Kevin Collins.
While mourning the death of World Security Bureau agent Sean Donely (formerly played by Reilly), the characters are pulled into a mystery involving his daughter, Annie, played by the late actor’s daughter Caitlin Reilly.
John Reilly, who died in January 2021, played Sean Donely on “General Hospital” from 1984 to 1994 and returned for the show’s 50th anniversary along with one episode of the spin-off series, “General Hospital: Night Shift.”
“John Reilly was an incredible actor and a large part of the 58-plus-year legacy that is ‘GH,’” executive producer Frank Valentini said in a statement. “This episode is meant to honor him and his contribution to the show’s rich history. With so many fan favorites returning, new and longtime viewers will enjoy it. We had a lot of fun filming and I am grateful that we were also able to include his daughter. Viewers will hopefully also enjoy one more surprise return — it is just too amazing to spoil.”
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Roger Daltrey and Moneybagg Yo will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kyla-Drew and The Flaming Lips will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Anthony Mackie and Terry Gross will appear on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”; Anna Kendrick, Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”; “The Late Late Show With James Corden” will feature Pete Buttigieg and Jordan McGraw, and Keke Palmer will be on “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.”