GH Preview: Genie Francis Returning as Laura!


genie francis returning to general hospital 2018

Genie Francis will be returning home to General Hospital this fall as Laura! The actress was taken off contract earlier this year, resulting in an outpouring of fan support on social media, will return to set this September, telling TV Insider: “I’m headed to Maine for the next month and then, after that, I’m back at General Hospital. I’m looking forward to coming home and I am really excited about this new invigorating storyline they have for Laura — I look forward to the next chapter of this prolific and historic character.”

Visit: Grey’s Anatomy star and soap fan Chandra Wilson is returning to GH. Although she portrayed patient Tina Estrada on the ABC soap in 2014, Wilson will now play Dr. Linda Massey, a marriage and family therapist who will counsel Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Stella (Vernee Watson).

This week on General Hospital: Jason (Steve Burton) voices his concerns on Monday (August 6). Ava (Maura West) is inspired by Julian’s (William deVry) actions. Drew (Billy Miller) makes a grand gesture. Margaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson) makes an innocent play. Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) looks for answers. Jason meets with Margaux on Tuesday (August 7). Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) interest is piqued. Nelle (Chloe Lanier) taunts those around her. Scotty (Kin Shriner) does his best to reason with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva). Griffin (Matt Cohen) is moved by Ava’s concern for Kiki (Hayley Erin).

On Wednesday (August 8), Finn (Michael Easton) refuses to help. Kiki prepares for her trial. Julian is grateful. Scotty confides in Franco (Roger Howarth). Drew overhears an important conversation. Franco makes matters worse on Thursday (August 9). Sonny’s day is bittersweet. Jordan takes the initiative. Curtis (Donnell Turner) is surprised.

Franco makes a dramatic move on Friday (August 10). Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is conflicted. Ava forces Scotty’s hand. Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) apologizes. Oscar (Garren Stitt) looks to Drew for advice.

Coming up in Port Charles during the week of August 13:

  • Elizabeth is horrified.
  • Kiki is on edge.
  • Sonny gets an unexpected visit.
  • Michael’s (Chad Duel) emotions get the best of him.
  • Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) voices her concerns.

General Hospital airs weekdays on City and ABC. Canadian viewers can catch up on demand, on the City TV app and on


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