“General Hospital” fans, who may be growing tired of watching reruns, will be thrilled to know that the ABC daytime series has set a target date to resume filming for new episodes.

ABC shut down production of the soap opera in March amid the coronavirus pandemic and ran out of new episodes toward the end of May. However, it looks like the stars may return to set sometime this month.

Deadline reported that ABC is looking at the week of July 20 to resume taping new episodes of “GH.” Reports of the network’s plan come after the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” had to delay their targeted production date of July 6 to the week of July 13.

The “Y&R” scheduled production date comes after another soap on the same network was forced to slightly delay filming after they received multiple false-positive COVID-19 results.

In June, a rep for “The Bold and the Beautiful” told The Hollywood Reporter that they had to change the medical lab that was analyzing samples from the cast and crew because it “produced several false positives and many inconclusive results.”

“We have not had, nor do we have, any positive COVID-19 cases and are not ‘shut down,’ but we needed the additional time to ensure our testing protocols were at the highest standards.” the spokesperson said at the time. 

“We were planning on returning to production today but needed the day to get requested information to the Health Department regarding the resolved testing issues.”

While viewers may be excited about new “General Hospital” episodes, there’s no word on when they will be able to watch them on TV. It is also unclear which actors will be returning to set first and which storylines will be getting optimal air time. 

Earlier this month, Max Gail, who plays Mike Corbin on the daytime series, told SoapHub that he will be the last cast member to return to set because his age puts his at a higher risk of getting severely ill from the virus.

Gail revealed that he will return to finish up his character’s storyline, but Executive producer Frank Valentini wants to be able to guarantee his safety before the 77-year-old comes back to the set.

“[Frank] said, ‘Our intention at this point is to do everything we were going to do,’” Gail revealed.

“General Hospital” airs weekdays at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC.

General Hospital Michael (Chad Duell) and Willow (Katelyn Macmullen) are concerned about Wiley’s (Erik and Theo Olson) safety on “General Hospital.” Photo: ABC