BREAKING NEWS: Genie Francis Returns to General Hospital!



Amazing news, General Hospital fans! Genie Francis is returning to Port Charles as Laura Spencer for the soap's 50th Anniversary, according to EW.com.

Francis just closed a deal to reprise her role as Laura Spencer for the drama’s 50th anniversary this season. She’ll report to the sudser’s Studio City, Calif., set sometime later this month for a Feb. 11 debut, which is actually 50 days before the series’ April 1 anniversary.

It’s unclear how long Francis, a.k.a. Laura, will stick around Port Charles this time.


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CarlyCfan's picture
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. That's where she belongs!

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Amazing news indeed! I hope the writers do not botch up her return. It would be great to see Scott Baldwin, even for a brief turn.

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Im gonna assume GF will be around a while. I know she would perfer a contract & im sure Cartini will want her for the long-term

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YAY!!!!!!

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Well all be damned!! Talk about stealing CBS/YR's thunder LOL

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F I N A L L Y !

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Thanks the Soap GODS!

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My Soap life is nearly complete. Take that Y&R! Ya'll can have Steve! We got our Laura back!!!

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The only soap star I love more than Genie Francis is Susan Lucci. I've been waiting for this because GH, as Diva Jillian Bowe would say, is on FIYAH. I can't wait. I want to marry Frank Valentini and have his children. Smile

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As long as this creature doesn't return to Y&R (like, EVER) I'm a happy camper.

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I'm happy for Genie. I had high hopes when she joined Y&R but we the fans were already all too aware what a colossal train wreck Maria Bells writing was and skepticism has set in before she even joined.

Speaking of Y&R, JFP should be doing exactly what RC and FV are doing and bringing back old faves instead of populating the canvas with newbies no one knows. Why is no one paying attention to what that has done to GH's ratings?

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Glad to see she back on show that made her a house hold name.

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For all of us who love Genie, can anyone imagine how great this is going to be??? Im so happy for her.

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Well good for her. Although I hatred her on Y&R , I loved her as Laura on GH. I would flip over and watch if she actually has a story with Luke. The last time I went back she was in a coma, that was not interesting.

They must keep this going.....Can Y&R steal Tristan Rogers now?
Anna isn't into Scorpio, and Jill has some unfinished business with Colin. Wink

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soapbaby wrote:
Amazing news indeed! I hope the writers do not botch up her return. It would be great to see Scott Baldwin, even for a brief turn.

Awww that would be cute. I forgot all about Laura & Scotty's young romance. Now I remember-I hated her with Luke at first.

Now that these shows are getting back some of their original players they should use flashbacks more often.

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@Restless Fan: Hence Victoria Rowell is the equivalent return for Y&R.

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I hope she arrives with news that somehow Lulu IS able to carry a baby to term.

I'm really happy for all of Genie's and Laura's fans! This is certainly going to be an anniversary to remember!

Maybe they can get Lindsay Lohan to show up as Liz Taylor as Helena Cassadine! Wink

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@Jamey Giddens: Unlike Sony, ABC or whomever does not care how "difficult" Genie Francis is or what she said publicly about them in the past. They know when it is time to do what it do.

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See Luke you didn't even have to go on vacation:)

fab news!!

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Good for GH...and I hope it is as good for GF, who has not been shy in telling all how ill treated she has been by GH over the years.

Side Note: Interesting that GH was willing to bring her back after her bad mouthing them while CBS and Sony are STILL black balling VR...to the detriment of the show no less and ratings no less.

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@ER Writer! LMAO! Touché!

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I hope they bring back Stephen Nichols (Stephan) so he can go after Laura again. Geneivieve and Tucker was a no show. While they are at it bring back Nicholas and Jax. Maybe even Emily for heaven sake. And Bobbie while they're at it. And Roy DiLuca. Hell, bring them all back.

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luverica wrote:
The only soap star I love more than Genie Francis is Susan Lucci. I've been waiting for this because GH, as Diva Jillian Bowe would say, is on FIYAH. I can't wait. I want to marry Frank Valentini and have his children. Smile

Jack Wagner is All I Need now that Ms. Francis is back with Sean Kanan, Finola Hughes, and Tristan Rogers.
As for Mr. Valentini, the future bride line starts behind me.

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TV Gord wrote:
I hope she arrives with news that somehow Lulu IS able to carry a baby to term.

I'm really happy for all of Genie's and Laura's fans! This is certainly going to be an anniversary to remember!

Maybe they can get Lindsay Lohan to show up as Liz Taylor as Helena Cassadine! Wink

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TV Gord, comments like this are why, in true soap opera fashion, we are having a passionate love hate relationship of which you are unaware.

this is a love

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@Restless Fan your soo right! JFP listen up bring the old favs back to YR!
@david46208 I agree bring VR back and recast Lily!

To all the GH fans congrats! GH is the best and I'm hooked! Now I want to know from all the GHers fans. Monica, Tracy, Lucy, are on the show (Helena Luke fave pop up from time to time) you have some of the vets, and I'm all for the vets.

Do any of you die hard GH fans/ watchers want Kenny Shriner & Jackie Zeman Scottie & Bobbi to return back to the show? Those two seem to have been a staple and I think they should return as well too.

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david46208 wrote:
@Restless Fan: Hence Victoria Rowell is the equivalent return for Y&R.

This....there are no fan favorites for Y&R to bring back besides Victoria Rowell's Drucilla (and maybe Kimberlin Brown's Sheila). Unless they go back to the 80's and bring back the Brooks or Prentiss'...other than that...It's VR's Dru.

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AT LAST. Good riddance, Stone Cold-, welcome back, Luke's "Angel"! I just want L&L back together- as should be How about Laura carrying her own grandchild for Lulu & Dante? Now that's a much better storyline than Maxie as a surrogate! Things are getting better for GH!! This Golden Anniversary will be that, indeed!

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Christmas came late this year!! This is the best news. The Queen of Daytime is back where she belongs. Would be nice if DC put up a more flattering photo of Genie.

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1titanman wrote:
@Restless Fan your soo right! JFP listen up bring the old favs back to YR! @david46208 I agree bring VR back and recast Lily!

Unfortunately Sony/Y&R or whomever won't budge, appears to be too mired in backstage histrionics, personal vendettas and flat out grudges to push past the 'past' even if this means better storyline possibilities and higher ratings.

Speaking as an outsider to GH history, at least GH is trying to bring back as many of their most compelling characters as they can. Whether one personally likes VR or not, at the very least she played a compelling character--if Y&R cannot see that, well, I think they might be stuck at the ratings slump that they are currently in and they will have deserved it.

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Fire some of these newbies to make room in the budget for a longterm contract for Genie!