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James Franco Returning to 'General Hospital'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 25th 2011 12:10PM
James FrancoJames Franco is returning to 'General Hospital,' news that leaves us wondering if this man ever sleeps.

According to TV Guide Magazine, Franco's upcoming arc is "longterm." The Oscar nominee returns Sept. 20 and could stick around for much of the fall. Along with 'General Hospital,' Franco is heading to Broadway opposite Nicole Kidman to star in a revival of 'Sweet Bird of Youth.'

Franco's character, the serial killer and performance artist Franco, will return to town just as Jason gets ready to marry Sam. An ABC representative told TV Guide that Franco's plan is twisted. Look for him to pull in Maxie Jones and Carly Jacks into his murderous plans.

The '127 Hours' actor has been playing Franco since November 2009.

Franco's return to 'GH' comes just as 'All My Children' wraps up on ABC. 'AMC' and 'One Life to Live' are heading online via a new deal between ABC and Prospect Park.

'GH' is still set to air on ABC, despite the announcement of Katie Couric's new daytime syndicated talk show.

Tell us: Are you excited for James Franco's return to 'General Hospital'?

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Andrea

Wow really! The Character Franco is great & even if he is there to boost ratings isn't that a good thing? Or do you want GH to be canceled also? Hell if anything i'm sick to death of anthony zachara. Get rid of him. Franco is much better & shakes things up. So happy to her he'll be around for most of fall. Yay!

July 28 2011 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Shirley

What wonderful news. I am so very happy that James Franco is returning to General Hosp. He is a terrific actor and his character is very scary and evil - but we love him. Can't wait to see him. This should also help General Hosp ratings go up which will be a good thing. We GH soap fans love you, James, and love the fact you are coming back to my favorite show!!!!! See you soon!!!!!

July 25 2011 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ilyssa

Sooo disappointed !!! I hope that Garin Wolf is just wrapping up this storyline once and for all!!! He is definitely by far the worse guest star to come to GH!!

July 25 2011 at 2:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Starky

I couldn't agree more! Franco's appearances on GH only serve to disrupt ongoing storylines. His so-called storyline is beyond ridiculous! Hopefully, this will be his farewell appearance - one can only hope...

July 25 2011 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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gwenshack

Amen. I'm so sick of him coming in to "boost ratings" and ruining everything that's happening with the real actors.

July 25 2011 at 11:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

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