Port Charles is bringing back Mayor Janice Lomax, but she has a new face. Shari Belafonte has joined “General Hospital” and takes over the role from Saidah Arrika Ekulona. Belafonte will first air Tuesday January 19. Viewers may recall that Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) helped Mayor Lomax steal the election from Felicia Jones (Kristina Wagner).

Belafonte is the daughter of singer Harry Belafonte and is also married to Sam Behrens (ex-Jake Meyer; Gregory Richards, “Sunset Beach”). Belafonte is known for such shows as “Hotel” and “Beyond Reality.”

Read about Tristan Rogers’ return to General Hospital.

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-Dustin Cushman