TVLine Items: GH's Holly Returns, ESPYS Honor Caitlyn Jenner and More

Emma Samms General Hospital

Before Luke Spencer puts Port Charles in his rearview mirror, he’ll encounter a former flame.

Emma Samms, whose Holly Sutton-Scorpio was once involved in a love triangle with Luke and Robert Scorpio, will reprise her General Hospital role ahead of Anthony Geary’s departure.

Executive producer Frank Valentini announced the news Monday via Twitter.

Samms last appeared on the show in Aug. 2013, as Holly searched for Jerry Jacks and his cure for polonium poisoning. No word yet on what will bring Holly back to town this time.

As previously reported, Genie Francis will return as Laura on Friday, June 5.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* ESPN announced Monday that Caitlyn Jenner — who was formally introduced on the cover of Vanity Fair — will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs, airing July 15 at 8/7c on ABC.

* Psych creator Steve Franks has signed on as showrunner for Rush Hour, CBS’ midseason adaptation of the movie franchise. Franks will oversee the drama and exec-produce alongside Cougar Town‘s Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick.

* Chris Warren, Jr. (High School Musical) will recur on The Fosters‘ upcoming third season, bowing June 8 at 8/7c. Per The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play Ty, a young man who has aged out of the foster system and becomes separated from his younger brother.

* Netflix has moved up the release of Pretty Little Liars Season 5 from June 10 to Tuesday, June 2 — aka tomorrow, aka the day of the Season 6 premiere.

* Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 9/8c on El Rey Network.

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  1. “Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 9/8c on El Rey Network.” Cool.

  2. aph1976 says:

    I’m not surprised by Emma Samms coming back to GH as Holly before Luke leaves for good.Plus i’m also wondering if this will lead to Ethan coming back because he is Luke and Holly’s son.

    • BrightLight says:

      I really hope Ethan comes back too even if it’s just for one episode. There’s the rumor that a certain other character is coming back for Luke’s goodbye, so I’d love to see NP show up too. (I’d rather not post a spumor that I haven’t seen confirmed yet.)

    • hud says:

      Faithful viewer for 25 yrs. Lost interest when characters started to reappear for no real reason. Some times people go and should be left gone. Retelling old story lines is just plain sad. I often wonder what demographic ABC is after with this show. Last I watched seemed well suited for Nick@Night.

  3. Joni says:

    Can Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) come back too? Pretty please!!

  4. Abe Froman says:

    GH has mishandled so many of these big returns, I’m sure Emma’s will be no different. Again.

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    The creator of Psych is now the show runner of Rush Hour on CBS? Really hope the TV version of the movie franchise that starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker won’t last that long at least three episodes tops when it premieres mid-season.

    • Tom says:

      That’s nice. I also wish for hundreds of people to lose their jobs because I disagree with them creatively.