May 18th, 2010
04:39 PM ET

James Franco heading back to 'General Hospital'

If you didn’t get enough of James Franco the first time he made a cameo on daytime soap "General Hospital" – and really, who did? – then you’re in luck.

Franco will be back as his "bad boy performance artist" alter ego, also named Franco, on June 30, just as the summer storyline gets into high gear, according to a press release from ABC.

Franco is returning to take care of some “unfinished business,” where he’ll "take the citizens of Port Charles on a wild ride of mystery, music, murder and mayhem,” the release said.

"As the artist continues his obsessive vendetta against Jason (Steve Burton), enemies will be forced to work together, Jason and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) will pursue a tangled web of clues Franco has laid out, the hospital will be in peril, and in a chilling climax, the viewing audience will be treated to performance art the likes of which they’ve never seen before.” (They make it sound so thrilling, don’t they?)

The “Eat, Pray, Love” actor (he’ll be in that adaptation along with Julia Roberts), first made his appearance on the series last fall. The "General Hospital" crew has become like "a new family for me," Franco said.

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  1. Jon

    Well Becky if my mother-in-law would get a life and not watch them 24/7 when she comes to visit me I wouldn't. But apparently she's addicted to crap T.V.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Becky

    Then dont watch them Jon. You must or you would not know what to write!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. j morgan

    man..... f@*k Jeff goldbloom.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mike

    WEhat the f@@K?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jon

    Soaps are all crap. This week on *insert any soap oprea name here* Timmy dies but comes back to life when his brain is transplanted into Sara's body. David is still in a coma while his wife Tina tries to find out who's baby she has. Tina finally discovers it's an alien baby...blah blah blah. They're all crap.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sandy

    Soap acting is the toughest. A whole hour and lots of lines for the main actors five days a week. The big-time actors couldn't keep up, so don't knock the genre. It makes all the stars that visit better actors.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jellybean

    OK so let's recap....he is coming back...GREAT!
    One problem....Jason is in prison with ???

    Also...Franco is more bad ass than Helena...don't know how she's gonna go on being queen bee of horrible deeds with him around

    Wish Laura and Brenda would come back to make life more complicated 🙂 How about Stephan back from the dead

    May 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danni

      Rumor has it that Brenda will be returning in August and it does have something to do with Franco.

      June 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. shirley

    Can't make it in the big time guess not stay were you belong.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Head Diva In Charge

    Hey it's steady work, I won't knock it.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |

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