Home Television Soap Cliffhanger Resolved: “General Hospital” Star Genie Francis Back on Contract after...

Here’s a happy ending, at least for now: soap star Genie Francis is on her way back to “General Hospital.” Francis, who’d been the star of the show on and off for 40 years, announced on air in January that she was leaving and would return in six weeks. In reality, the show had bumped her off contract to recurring status with no guarantees. So she left.

Nine months later, Francis has announced her return. Her agent tells me she’s back on contract. Good thing, too. Ratings for “GH” have been unsteady all year. At lot other actors have come and gone. Francis wil start taping in September, which means she’ll return for November sweeps. When she left the show, her character, Laura, had just married. When she returns she’ll find her husband has been locked up in a mental institution by his psychopathic twin brother.

This happens all the time!


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