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89 September 13th, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Genie Francis OUT at The Young and the Restless!

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Here we go!  The pink-slips are coming over at The Young and the Restless and it looks like one of the first casualties is none other than daytime icon Genie Francis (Genevieve Atkinson)! According to CBS Soaps In Depth today, they have learned that Genie has been let-go and the Daytime Emmy winner was informed that budget cuts were the reason!  Rumblings are also fast and furious that there will be more Y&R talent exiting the series soon!

Now as far as Francis, this could potentially pave the way, if Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati were interested, in bringing Genie back to GH as Laura. However in late July at the GH TCA Panel, when asked about a return for Francis to her original soap home, Valentini commented,   “I would just say that there is rich history that General Hospital has and there are many wonderful characters on the show right now, and in addition some people we are interested in bringing back. At this point unfortunately contracts forbid us to talk about things like that, but all I will say is we are big fans of Genie, I wish her the best, but I think we are pretty solid right now.”

So soapers, what do you think about the decision to let-go of Francis from Y&R? Are you happy about the move? Many have been critical of Francis as Genevieve.   Now, do you want her to come to GH, even though up to this point she has had no interest in playing Laura again as well?  Perhaps the new regime change could fix that in Port Charles?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Scott says:

    I LOVED Genie as Genevieve was she was a schemer, but MAB ruined that. If she went back to GH, I’d watch, but I much prefer her on Y&R.

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  2. Dan says:

    Frank needs to bring Genie Francis back to GH ASAP! It’s where she belongs. It never felt right seeing her playing another character on Y/R. She’s always gonna be Laura. And imagine bringing Laura back now with all that’s gone on between Luke and Anna. Talk about some rich history, and a story that pretty much writes itself.

    Make it happen, Frank!

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    Iakovos replied

    I am disappointed for I thought Genie Francis added something to Y&R. Sadly, she was quickly saddled with all that is-he-or-isn’t-he Cane story and her ex-husband battling with Tristan Rogers was short lived. And then she was only another player in the endless and boring corporate takeover snooefest among Newman, J’abot and Beauty of Nature. Again for Y&R, star players, earthbound writing and plotting.

    I expect more to fall, too, and new characters to come to town. I pray for a strong solid compelling reboot.

    Now I could really go for Genie Francis’s return to GH as Laura, hopefully a stronger Laura. I liked the maternal nature of the character, something Lulu could use right now!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Ditto. I would like to see her return to GH for the 50th anniversary & the birth of Lulu’s baby. But, I want Laura back before the old regime turned her into a catotnic mess. Hated that storyline.

    Remedy replied

    Well the rumors are true we all knew that was first Genie out wth JFP at the helm. We will soon see her fav Steve Burton and MB and LW over there cause they want the spotlight and FV wasnt going to give it to them thank god! I say let the trio of suck LW, MB, SB go to Y&R and tank it like they almost did GH. Bring back Genie and join a cast that wants to share te spotlight.

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    Lynn A replied

    You do know that the actors don’t write the stories, right? How you could say that the actors want to be in the spotlight because of what a storyline dictates, tells me you have no clue how a show is written and run.

    Remedy replied

    Yeah get back to me when you see SB over there with JFPs and MB leaves GH. Tells me you haven’t been watching the same GH as me. I have seen the same three characters/actors in all stories and most of the airtime.

    Remedy replied

    It also tells me you have no clue how much pull an actor has to their story. Especially those three who were JFPs and Guzas favorites.

    susan replied

    lynn i do not agree with you at all GH is AG,MB, and big big loss of SB
    i love gh and the trio you say suck, just your opinion not the rest of GH
    fans sorry!! but genie francis never fit the role at y and r period.

    Remedy replied

    Susan I agree on AG. But MB SB and LW do suck. Im not saying all GH fans but apparently many do cause the rating of the past reflect that they were last in the runnings and still are although its getting better but when the trio were in every story and focused on the majority of the show and the “mob element” GH sucked. If you want to pull the emmy card that is only because of AG’s story of Jake’s death. SB’s departure is just a hissy fit. Believe me I have no doubt he is going to Y&R. Good Bye I say the longer they drag is exit out the longer he overshadows the rest of the cast great work turning this soap around Genie may not be a good fit for Y&R but JFP loved giving her the pink slip just like all the middle age talented women she is envious of. To make room for her fav SB.

  3. Tracy says:

    A HUGE “yes!!!” Bring Genie (Laura) Bach to GH!! BUT, as Genie has said herself – bring her back as a stronger & stable woman. I’ve been waiting forever for Lulu to introduce her mom to the love of her life. And of course bringing Laura into the Luke, Anna, Tracy triangle would be awesome to watch. In my opinion, THIS is the most exciting news for GH ever!

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    Christine replied

    I agree with you, Tracy.

    I also think Genevieve had potential, but they wasted it.

    Now that JFP and Frons are not ruining GH, “Laura” can be written as a strong woman. I can see so much potential now that Lulu is married and possibly having some sort of problem with being pregnant or fertility or whatever. SHE NEEDS HER MOM as most women do.

    Hopefully the comments Carlivati made were being coy – maybe he KNEW this would happen and has plans to call her back (crossing fingers).

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  4. Scott says:

    so sick of them firing so many great actors ,and getting rid of the best ones….

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    su0000 replied

    The stars get get a x3 pay check in comparison to others in the soap.
    so, when it comes to budget cuts, as it is said why the letting go of GF, they will be the first to go..
    Letting one star go is dollars back in their pockets.

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  5. Susan says:

    This doesn’t surprise me. This is JFP’s motus operandi. She hates writing for characters over a certain age.

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    Rcraig replied

    So freakin true. After she sets done ruining yr she needs to go over to fool. Then she can be remembered a the beotch that ruined the soap world! So knew this was going to happen

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    Jill replied

    I agree. I’m not surprised that JFP did this. If she don’t like you, she will get rid of you. What I don’t understand is she did an interview with TVGuide saying how she and Genie had a talk and what a great actress she is, and now she is fired? I was looking forward to the storyline that Genie was going to be doing and now that is gone. I don’t want to see someone else plan Gen. She made the character her own. Her fans will support her no matter what she does. But, I hope she comes back to GH. Would love to see Luke and Laura back together where they belong.

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  6. kay/kay says:

    She is not going to GH FV said so more or less in an interview with SOD. It was not her fault another miscast by MAB she was too young for Cane’s mother. Oh, JFP does not mess around I guess she does carry grudges trust me Genie knew this was coming she has a business her husband has work she will do fine. Trust me all the charaters MAB brought on will be gone.

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    Beth replied

    This was a no brainer. For some reason Jill F Phelps does not like Genie Francis. She refused to bring Genie “home”, it was just a matter of time before she relieved her of her YnR duties. Seems like JFP has a bit of the jealousy bug eatting at her. I have felt this for years. There was ABSOLUTELY no reason NOT to be given a contract when she returned, AND WON AN EMMY. Go to YouTube and listen to her acceptance speech. Something like..I have been waiting for this for thirty years. But still no recognition from GH “bigwigs”. Genie Fancis is a class act and wherever she lands it will be once again be GH loss. What a great day it would be, if she does return. We can all dream. And JFP better be really careful. The way she focuses on one character and neglects others, she is under a different unbrella now…….would hate it if she backs herself into a corner. NOT. I am so relieved that she is no longer in charge of GH and look how much better OUR show is. Lets all say a little prayer that “Laura” comes home.

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    MK replied

    Don’t look for her to be a Days, she hated Days!

  7. Jeffrey says:

    Wow.that was huge news!!!! We want her back to GH before 50th Anniversay next year.. I know steve Burton left out and Jack Wagner might back for sure..HECK who know. let’s God lead the way for GF. let’s pray for her might get her old job back at GH and be with Luke,Lulu minus Lucky.

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  8. Debbie Harris says:

    I think it would be Great if Genie Francis reprised her role as Laura on GH providing there is a really good storyline to go with her return. I would not want to see her come back just to be a background character like Kristina Wagner’s Felicia has been.

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  9. LisaZee says:

    I want Genie back as Laura!

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    susan replied

    i say bring laura back and brenda for sonny we need a sonny/brenda reunion
    for good old time romance in the afternoon since abc screwed up and axed
    amc and oltl

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  10. LisaZee says:

    They can always bring back anybody and everybody else but there is always an excuse when it comes to Genie/Laura.

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  11. Sal Piscioneri says:

    I wish FV & RC will rethink Genie now that things have changed @YnR she can shake up whole lot between Anna, Tracy, Luke and be of help to Lulu n Dante’………….bring our Laura back please……………..

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  12. Rona says:

    Her Y&R character wasn’t developed well. Now, it just looks like they had to do something with her by sending her to look for Victor.

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  13. Ces says:

    It didn’t take JFP long did it? Come back to GH Genie!!! You’re always welcome in PC =)

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  14. JustSaying says:

    Budget reasons… So does that mean that they will re-sign Christel Khalil?

    Doubtful.

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    Liz replied

    People do get fired of budget reasons. I know it’s apparently hard to believe that but it happens.

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  15. heidi says:

    It would be wonderful to have Laura back and for the 50th year it would be very appropriate!!! She must come back as a strong loving mother and not what they have done to her in the past. She is a very talented lady and GH could benefit greatly from her return… and isn’t that what everyone… including TPTB should want? Agree with the comment that when they bring her back that she doesn’t get sidelined forever like Felicia and Mac. She needs to be in the ensemble like everyone else! If GH doesn’t bring her back when the contractural issues are non-issues… they are crazy!!!

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  16. MemphisBelle says:

    GH has a full cast now, in fact, they can get rid of a few characters and still have enough cast to tell the story. Great way to save money so they can keep the major players happy.
    Not a fan of Genevieve – I just started watching Y&R again after a year or two. The character won’t be missed. There was no chemistry with any of the actors she played with.

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  17. Michael S says:

    Frank and Ron would be fools not to capitalize on this opportunity to secure Genie even if they push out her start date until next year. Genie needs to be on our screens again for GH’s 50th celebration!

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    su0000 replied

    there needs to be the money to bring GF on, and GH is full up and oa tight regulated buddget..
    Y&R cut her for budget reason, I do doubt GH will take on the debt of paying her, not at this point in time.
    It is not always about what fans or FV/RC wants, it is about business and budgets.

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  18. Derrick says:

    Really not surprised!

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  19. kristi says:

    I loved Genie as Genevieve and thought Genie did an amazing job in this role. Genevieve was such an interesting character and so multidimenional. I loved watching Genie in this role ! I can’t believe they would fire such a talented actress and keep some of the untalented ones. Maybe, that is why soaps are dying because they get rid of all the talented actors and keep the others. I will miss Genie in this role and I actually grew to love “Genevieve” more than “Laura” !!

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  20. ricardo says:

    genie francis will not come back to general hospital. i would love to see her back myself as laura spencer but i don’t think she wants to go back to general hospital. especially the way they wrote laura weak writing. they will do the same thing. maybe days of our lives will call genie again. i loved her as diana coville.

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    MK replied

    genie hated DAYS

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    Robert in Jersey City. replied

    those writers are as gone as All My Children……Frank wont muck up Laura this time.

  21. Tori says:

    I love Genie and GenV. She’s one of the few layered,unpredictable and interesting people they have on the show so I have to say it makes me sick to hear they fired her. Their was so much potential for her character. Was looking forward to her and SN getting a storyline about their past and Jess Walton and Gen were great together. I’m at a lose for words and only started watching Y&R because of Genie being on it. When she goes,I’m leaving and won’t watch this loser of a show again!

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    Christine replied

    I don’t think they were ever going to explore Tucker and Genevieve – just like we are still waiting to find out the big secret behind the breakup of Noah and Eden.

    They moved Sharon into Tucker’s universe. So Genevieve is left twisting in the wind.

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  22. Mary says:

    I am not a viewer of GH so I never had problem with Genie Francis playing a different character. The problem I had was the writers were all over the map with trying to figure out who this character was. First she was crazy trying to kill her ex husband, then she was a strong confident woman finding love with Jack, then she was a backstabbing, money hungry,power seeking mogul and now this lacky doing the dirty work for powerful men. If I was playing that role I think I would be relieved to be let go and pursue better roles. I wish her nothing but the best and if GH can use her talents better than YR than she should go for it.

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  23. LJ says:

    Genie is hardly a diverse actress and her character on YR was boring. She will always be Laura, she might as well accept it.

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  24. susan M. says:

    I liked her Hallmark movies she made….It would be nice to see her on GH again..Would Luke choose Laura over Anna?????????????????? But it doesn’t look like that will happen…………………….

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  25. Robert in Jersey City. says:

    I really enjoyed Genie Francis on Y&R. It wasn’t Laura on that show and I was impressed. (sssh) I watched Laura find the gold in 1983, I never thought I could see her as someone else. She was good.

    Now, JFP called her fat and wouldn’t let her back on GH past the reunion thing a few years back, so this is no surprise.

    GH MUST MUST MUST bring her back to the new fabulous GH. Even for a short time. A Laura/Scotty/Heather story? YUP!

    Y&R belongs to Jill and Catherine anyway. GH belongs to Laura. Too many icons jammed on one show. There’s gonna be room on B&B for a matriarch. Lucinda Walsh to B&B! That would be HOT! Viki to Days? Trevor St. John to B&B.

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  26. Tom says:

    Genie Francis is amazing–but it seems that only soap fans TRULY appreciate her rather than the behind the scenes people. Oh well. I’d watch GH again if Laura came back.

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  27. Linda says:

    I think FV and RC spoke the way they did because they couldn’t talk to Genie while she was part of Y&R. Let’s hope they bring Laura home where she belongs!

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    Mary Fergen replied

    Come back to GH, Genie!!!!

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    Jill replied

    I agree. I loved her on Y&R. But, I do want her back on GH. She will always be Laura. I want to see Luke and Laura back together. But, I don’t want it to be easy. I don’t want to automatically. I want them to work their way back to each other. I want to see the Luke and Laura love on my screen again.

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  28. KristyLove says:

    I loved her as Genevut i aieve, and will miss her on Y&R, but I am a huge GH fan too!!

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  29. ricardo says:

    recast laura spencer on general hospital. trust me genie does not want to go back to general hospital. she enjoyed her stay on days of our lives. please come back as diana coville genie.

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    aria replied

    um no!

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    EventsDiva replied

    Would love to see Genie return as Diana Colville before going back to GH. Her chemistry with Drake Hogestyn was off the charts,their romance was so real and believeable. I hated when she left Days. She hated being a prop for TG on GH and he looks old enough to be her grandfather. Genie deserves so much better then this garbage treatment!

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    Dange replied

    OMG, I would be so happy to see Genie on DOOL. She and Drake (as Diana and RoJohn) made a really great (can’t find the right word – let’s say – organic ) soap supercouple and were incredible funny as well. However, her comments on “her stay on Days” were contradictory. In 2001 she open expressed her disappointment about what she did on Days, but in an interview (from 2011) she told that only the first half of the year was rather complicated but then everything was going funny and said some nice words about Drake once again.

    Michael replied

    Recasting Laura would be soap opera suicide for General Hospital.

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  30. Sassy says:

    Ron and Frank need to be on the phone with Genie and Tristan agents..This is the perfect time to bring back Robert and Laura….As a couple!! Yea, that would have smoke pouring out of Luke’s ears. He can’t seems to keep his paws off Robert’s great loves , now it’s time for him to watch Robert romance his old friend….Laura

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    Lisa replied

    Ha, ha, ha! Now that would be funny indeed. The biggest ripoff was when TPTB made Ethan Luke’s son and not Robert’s! So unfair to one of the best supercouples ever…Robert & Holly. Luke is supposedly off looking for the three of them. Why can’t TPTB show that instead of this crap with Trey/Kristina/Joe and Kate? Bleah!

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  31. Debbie McClendon says:

    I have always loved Genie Frances and would love to see her return back home to Port Charles. It’s where she belongs.

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  32. Benjaman says:

    So sad for Genie. Once again Y&R brought a talent on and then didn’t know what to do with her. This show will forever be about the same characters and all the rest are there to temporarily orbit them. As a veteran of daytime Genie deserved better treatment. I hope she doesn’t stay away from our screens for long.

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  33. Christine says:

    As much as I like Genie Francis, I am hoping this means that “budget cuts” will be for keeping the likes of Y&R VETERANS – those faces we have seen for years and years (and you know who I am talking about). :-)

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  34. Sue says:

    Definitely want Genie back in her signature role of Laura Spencer!!!

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  35. Jared says:

    First of all, Genie is a stunningly beautiful and talented woman/actress, who deserves so much better than the misfortune of portraying one of MAB’s misguided character creations. I hope that RC/FV Dream Team snatch this jewel of daytime quickly. I’m sure they can appreciate her and write for her story that she deserves.

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  36. Blake says:

    Genie needs to go back to GH, seems everyone agrees.

    And Jill knows how to clean up Y&R, she’s doing it one character at a time.

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  37. Barbara from Atlanta says:

    I don’t have an opinion about Genie Francis but didn’t care for Genevieve. The character was poorly written and, as the mother of another character with only a “slim” connection to the show, the loss of the character really means nothing to Y&R. I’d like to think this had nothing to do with a purported bad history between the new producer and Francis. The character was just extraneous.

    Jeanne Cooper herself said in the video interview on this website that Y&R had too many extraneous characters and that the show needed to get back to the basics. Genevieve would have been one of my first choices to remove from the show. If the new crew knows what they are doing and are serious about improving Y&R, they would follow what Cooper correctly said and “clean house” of the unnecessary characters. Genevieve was a good start. Now, I hope they decide to jettison other “dead wood” — Cane, Sarge, Yo-Harmony, Murphy, Eden, Ronan, and Avery. Heck, I could even understand ditching Adam and Chelsea.

    It made no sense to send Jill Foster (sorry, still can’t bring myself to call her Fenmore) packing and keep these people. The show needs to refocus on the its core: The Abbotts followed by the Newmans and Kay’s crew (very few of them, including Kay, are Chancellors). Give these people decent, original storylines and the show might stand a chance.

    Nothing against Genie Francis but Y&R really wasn’t her “game.”

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  38. Glen says:

    Would love to see GF return to GH. BTW, Marcy Rylan (Abbie) has apparently also been let go. She just announced it on Twitter.

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  39. kay/kay says:

    Well do not want to be a wet blanket but I will be on 9/11/12 we had an attack again against americans so I really could give a flying shit if a soap actress lost their job. We were attacked at an American Embassy and our President was dancing in the streets with Beyonce. And please save your attacks this will be the last time I post I am disgusted beyond words..

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  40. randy says:

    genie and now em rylan…abby newman,,,how sad 2 of the best actresseson y and r,,i feel bad for genie she did amazing work with the scripts she was handed only to be repaid by the ax,,i havelost all respect for this show and itsso called team…today it got removed from my pvr…jfp says it is not personal,,,but then why not try to write a good storyline for an amazing actress like genie..all i can say to jfp thnx for puttin the final nail in the coffin,,to bad ive ben a fatefull viewer since its debut,, but enough is enough

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  41. RJ4 says:

    Would love to see a her come back to GH as Laura and have a Luke and Laura reunion! Feeling very nostalgic lately, and I may be old school, but missing the old ‘ Golden Days’ of soaps when I was in high school and College. Would still love to see some of that romance, and intrigue return for a bit anyway…

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    Trammell replied

    YES!

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  42. Nikki says:

    THANK YOU Y&R! I am not a fan of Genie Francis, especially not of her portrayl and role on Y&R. I much rather have a new character like this let go as opposed to Y&R vets. I’m sure that despite what Frank said at the press panel, GH will snatch her up if budget permits, however, I much rather have Robert and a few others return before her.

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    Lisa replied

    I agree with you. GH is really missing a ratings bonanza by not showing Robert and Holly trying to rescue “their” son Ethan from the evil Helena Cassadine. They teased us a couple of weeks ago when Luke finally told Anna that Ethan is really his son with Holly. Robert & Holly were one of the best supercouples GH ever had…and not to use Emma and Tristan’s magic again is so foolish.

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  43. aria says:

    wow, JFP cant even hide her dislike for FRANCIS, this is so unfair overall, but hopefully Francis can return to GH, Laura has heart, and soul, and maybe to francis this is weak, but to me Laura doesn’t come across that way. Laura has a son whose a billionaire, she should come back helping him run his business, and more of a career women. either way, laura rocks.

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  44. LLATWTF says:

    I’d love to see Laura return to GH! GH could really use some more focus on GH characters. Maybe Lesley could return too? I know, that’s too much to ask.

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  45. Andy Gard says:

    This is a shockingly stupid decision on the part of Y&R, and any show that snatches up this supremely talented and telegenic actress will be lucky to have her!

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  46. kalamaty says:

    I honestly didn’t care for the character at first, but she has really grown on me; especially in these last several weeks. Genie will be fine, everyone. It was a lot of fun to see her on my favorite show, though, and I will miss seeing her.

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  47. Troy Turner says:

    Though I would love to see Genie return to GH-IF she does, be afraid, be VERY afraid…

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  48. Trammell says:

    Maybe a Jill issue? They never seemed to get along much.

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  49. nancy dillingham says:

    I know Genie must be sad–and frustrated at the timing of this “firing.” I really hope that TPTB will be smart enough to beg, if that have to, and bring Genie Francis back to GH. We loyal fans have hoped for her return for so long–and Genie has said repeatedly she would be willing to come back. For some reason, they have turned a deaf ear before, but what better time to bring “Laura” back? Lulu needs her now that she is pregnant–and Luke needs her–and loves her–now, even though he and Anna are involved. He can be friends with Anna–as can Laura–and Duke and Anna can have a big romance along with L and L. And watch the ratings soar! What a whopper of a story for the 50th anniversary celebration in April 2013.

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  50. lisa says:

    I would be thrilled if Genie made a return to GH as Laura.
    But as she said on the Oprah show -she didn’t want to play a victim role.
    So if a possibility exits for Genie to return ….please don’t make her the perpetual vic again.

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  51. SZima says:

    As much as I like Genie, what exactly would Laura come back for?

    Luke has moved on, Lulu is an adult and married, Lucky is gone, everyone else has moved on.

    There are already three women pining over Luke for some unfathomable reason, we sure don’t need another.

    So what purpose would the character serve?

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  52. Logan says:

    What a useless character

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  53. Peaches says:

    I did not like Genevieve acting, I’m glad she’s gone.

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  54. Charles says:

    The reality of daytime.Y&R…did not write nor did they create a community storyline that would sustain her talent and her acting gifts, her scenes with Jess Walton were golden. She was not a victim, and probably won’t go back ho GH, that show is a mess. (Too many mob related love triangles), the central core family has been pushed (to East India ????????) I digress, but they have egg on their face once again for taking a soap icon, Ms Francis, and having very other talented people and not using that talent to their full potential. There are a host of people there with nothing to do……..it does also does say to me that. the executives have gotten their scissors out and JFP is searching for creativity, or she is confused, and that we wil embrace change, and a new story, of the flaws and brain waves of the core people, I.e. Sharon, turning to the dark side. ALREADY!!!!!!!This is not story telling at its finest, Victor N…becoming a champion of dock workers?? I want him back in Geona City….GH People get over the LUKE /Laura!!!!!!Ms.Francis is a star, this to shall pass, I had and have forgotten that she wad even on Days …forever an Icon is she.

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  55. Lisa says:

    I definitely want to see Genie back as Laura, especially now that Lulu, her daughter, is planning on making Laura a grandma! It would be the perfect time for her return.

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  56. David says:

    Genie was done wrong. She was good and did her best with poorly written scripts. Marci’s firing was beyond the pail; she is much better than others who survived this round of cuts.

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  57. JOANNE says:

    GH would be CRAZY not to bring Genie back, Luke just does not seem right with any of the other characters, Luke and Laura had a awesome love that we watched and loved for many years their is so much chemistry between them that you can’t help but to watch. Please bring Genie back . (BEATS THE MOB PRINCESS KRISTINA AND TREY.

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  58. debrunette says:

    Bring back Laura. Great for fans, great for ratings! A win win for everyone! GH is not the same without her.

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  59. JOHN FERRIE says:

    GENERAL HOSPITAL WAS ALMOST CANCELLED.GENIE LEAVING Y&R SHOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR GH.LAURA IS THE MOST POPULAR CHARACTER ON DAYTIME TV EVER.FRANK VALENTINI IS CRAZY IF HE THINKS BRINGING BACK ANYONE ELSE WILL GIVE THE SHOW THE RATINGS GENIE FRANCIS WILL,THEN HE HAS NOT DONE HI HOMEWORK.I WOULD ALREADY WOULD BE MAKING OUT A LONG TERM CONTRACT WITH GENIE.THIS IS WHAT THE FANS WERE HOPING FOR,BUT DID’NT THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE.I THINK IT IS HARD FOR PEOPLE TO ACCEPT GENIE IN ANY OTHER ROLE BECAUSE THEY LOVE LAURA SO MUCH.OVER 30 YEARS AND HER GH FANS STILL LOVE LAURA.TO ME THAT IS A COMPLIMENT TO GENIE WHO MADE THE CHARACTER SO BELOVED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE!GH WANTS RATING BRING BACK LAURA AND DO IT IN HUGE FASION,JUST LIKE GLORIA MONTI WOULD DO IT BIG!

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  60. Mary says:

    I am a big fan of the whole luke and laura phase so I hope genie comes back to stay and luke and laura can happen again

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