BREAKING NEWS: Genie Francis AXED at The Young and The Restless!





The pink slips are a' coming over at The Young and The Restless. CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting Daytime Emmy winner Genie Francis has been given her walking papers. According to the magazine, Francis was let go for "budget reason", but I heard the daytime veteran's tenure on the show wasn't well-received by the brass at CBS and Sony.  


Memo to General Hospital showrunner Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati: Give Genie a call. Laura's needed over in Port Charles right about now!

 


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Genie Francis is a very talented actress with decades worth of incredible scenes on GH. Genie is an iconic actress and Laura is an iconic character. Genie Francis can more than carry any storyline at General Hospital. I have a strong feeling the return of Laura Spencer for the long haul is right around the corner, and very long over due.

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- Was Genie Francis' Genevieve a good character on Y&R? Not really.

- Does Phelps have a bad history with Francis? Yes.

- Do, I think that's the only reason she was fired? No.

It's clear the show needed some budget cuts, and she probably has one of the bigger salaries on the set. I am sure Phelps and Francis' past history had something to do with it, but she was an expendable character

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I have always liked GF. TV Gord is right, what exactly is Laura going to do on GH? Does Laura have a career? Is she going to reconnect with Luke? Is AG going to be thrilled at another round of original LnL since he was the one that wanted Ethan as Luke's son?

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Ugh. I really do not see what purpose she'd serve on GH. I've never been a Laura fan. Probably because I wasn't alive for the whole "Luke and Laura" thing. But all I've seen is the weak, crazy, victim Laura. I don't want that back.

FV/RC don't need to being back every vet purely for the sake of bring back a vet. Look at Felicia...today was the first time she's been on screen in how long? And you can't blame that on the Maxie de-casting because JL was around for a awhile after the marriage of convenience.

I'll grant that the return of Anna has worked out. I've actually enjoyed that...a little.

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Exactly right Christian Davis148. Bringing her back successfully depends on the writing. Would I like a sweeping return with a grand adventure? Sure, but current economics will play a big role as to how sweeping and grand any "adventure" would be. And Gord, ( Smile Waving back! Smile ), I don't think she'll be a wallflower nor do I think she'll prop L in a "lame" story. D&L's writing has had an upswing in the past few weeks and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that, should GF be involved, she'll play an integral part, one that enhances whatever the story requires. Ah yes, that's my dream. But it's also a dream that's tempered by an all too familiar sharpness that I've been disappointed before. Eyes wide open... Innocent

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I like the optimism being exhibited here! And Jillian's right! I think we're all waiting for The_Moustache!

tick tick tick tick tick tick...

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This makes sense. For the money she must rake in per episode, and her place on the show just don't match. Never cared for her or her character. Peace!

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Well, this is certainly a surprise...to no one!

Were there any viable characters actually created during the MAB regime??? I'm curious about this.

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General Hospital y'all can have her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't ever want to see that woman on a show of mines EVER AGAIN!!!

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thebookerman wrote:
- It's clear the show needed some budget cuts, and she probably has one of the bigger salaries on the set. I am sure Phelps and Francis' past history had something to do with it, but she was an expendable character

GF was not a Y&R vet. I hope Phelps get rid of all the "older vets from other shows" and brings back Jill Foster Fenmore Abbott.

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You do all realize that "the Others" that are going to be fired per this article aren't gonna be just MAB hires????? There are gonna be long-time VETS in there too!! Courtesy of Sony & CBS!

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What a FANTASTIC PHOTO of her!! WOW

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. She's useless on Y&R.

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Her first impressions cooked me in my eyes, knowing of her and history but not seeing her material made me to ask ...Why? She isn't Y&R type actress...give me Jess Walton and Jill she is worth all ABC soap vets rolled into ONE! To many ABC leftovers while many good Y&R vets languished in Marialand to long.

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She's needed back at GH although there is a surplus of great leading lady already there. But Ron and Frank know a bird in the hand when they see one. Now, get Laura AND Leslie back in Port Charles.

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Jill Phelps hated her on GH so I suspect she does on Y/R I'm not a bit surprised her first order of business is to be rid of Genie...she can come on home to GH. The triad of suck are gone maybe now she'll get a fair shake in writing.

I liked her character on the Y/R it was the writing that was way off for me when she first came on and yes she was campy then but ... I was so glad to see her I just overlooked it.

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Not the least surprising. I only feel bad Genie had to be fired by JFP yet again.

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Phelps taking over at Y&R probably was bad news for some. It is not like I know the woman but I am not impressed with her decisions and/or work.

As far as Laura on GH. Right now the show is on a roll. Maybe down the road. I have seen TG/GF in interviews. I am not sure if that ship has sailed. I just never look at Luke at this point as a love interest of anybody. I just don't see it.

But I think it would be cool to bring GF back to put Laura back together and made her a normal person. Writing her out the way they have always done is crazy. Literally I guess it is crazy. I would like to see Laura come back and lose the insane stuff. She could interact with her family. Putting Laura/Luke back together. GF looks so much younger than TG. Just sayin....

I think Laura would work if TG(Luke) decided to retire. He could be written out and GF could come back. She would have her kids on the show. Again just sayin....

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Every soap insider that this would happen regardless of what JFP said in interviews. And they were right. Still hoping her "none comment" on VR means that she wants her back.

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The character never really caught on and she played it over the top when she first came on. Jack and Gen could have been an interesting couple but that latest about a second. Hopefully they can refocus Cane and Lilly away from all the silly "peril" crap stories with Gen and Colin both back in Port Charles (hopefully).

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Now that JFP is on Y&R, I wouldn't be surprised if this was an inside move to get rid of GF! I would love to see her back on GH but NOT with Luke! I would love to see Tristan back as Robert Scorpio!!!

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Man what did Genie do to piss off Jill. First Jill replaces her on GH with a broom handle in a wig now this.

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While I consider Genie one of daytime's strongest actresses, her time on Y&R has been such a mixed bag..mostly because of the storyline. I support the decision to cut the character and hope it will mean Genie can go to GH in the future.

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According to Debbie Morgan's twitter she was also let go.

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Whoa! Angie on GH? (slap slap) STOP IT, Gord! STOP IT!!! Wink

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Who's to say that bringing Laura back means RC and FV have to recapture the magic of LnL?!? These two actors can play well off each other as a couple, or as a conflicting former couple. There is a lot wrong with the Luke and Laura of today, compared to the swept under the rug version we got in the 80's of a woman who fell for her rapist!

Luke spent their years together as a drunken womanizer, which is what Luke is. If we were to keep the Ethan/Holly story in tact [I say that with bitter on my tongue however], Laura having to confront the reality of a man who selfishly took her sexually, then pretty much lived a life where he was more "obsessed" with Laura than in love with her, could finally come to a head.

I see a lot of potential here to grow Laura from the frozen in time girl, to a woman having to face the reality of what the man she loves [or loved] is! RC and FV should look at this from a whole new perspective. Bring Laura back with a little piss and vinegar and drop the wallflower.

...and on a side note, that JFP, she really likes sticking to Genie Francis, doesnt she?!? There is NO love loss between these women!

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BTW, how can you be enough of a Debbi Morgan fan to follow her on Twitter and NOT know how she spells her name? :-/

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Are you sure you're following the real Debbi Morgan? I just searched for her on Twitter and I found a bunch of streams claiming to be her, but none had the check mark that proves it's her.

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It would be a good thing to cut our losses with Harmony. That's been painful to watch for far too long. I HOPE this rumor is true.

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Well Debbie Morgan just tweeted she just taped her last scene.