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SNL's Vanessa Bayer Shows James Franco … The New GH Franco!

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If you missed that ever so cute tweet from Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer the other day, we have it for you here!  As viewers know former General Hospital guest star, James Franco (Ex-Franco) co-hosted this past Saturday’s episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

This past weekend, Vanessa tweeted a picture of her and James looking at Roger Howarth as the new Franco on GH!  Howarth became the new Franco after he could no longer play the character of Todd Manning due to the legal issues and dispute between ABC and Prospect Park.

Bayer tweeted, “Showing Franco the new Franco! @JamesFrancoTV @GeneralHospital #GHsuperfan”  And in a response, GH head writer Ron Carlivati tweeted back, “Hi, Vanessa. Please tell Mr. Franco he’s welcome back anytime to do the Battle of the Francos!”

So, what did you think of the image of Franco seeing Franco?  Would you like to see a story where James Franco returns to GH, and somehow there is a story arc between the two Francos?  Comment below!

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vinman
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vinman

Yeah more Franco vs. Franco
more CARtoons!

Tweets
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Tweets

Yes! I would love to see them both on there. Both are great actors! What a show it would be!

Harry
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Harry

Ha ha! Tweets, I am pretty sure Vinman was kidding.

Timmm
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Timmm

No thanks. Not a fan of James Franco and not a fan of Franco, the character. I wish Roger would have been attached to the Quartermaines or even the Spencers, somehow?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ive long said RH shouldve played Jimmy Lee’s son that wouldve tied him to the Qs…maybe there is still a chance of that happening…if we are suppose to believe the masks stories, why not have him think he is Franco when he really is a Q???

Timmm
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Timmm

I wanted Jimmy Lee and Celia back in the Q house for a long time. Yes Roger could be Jimmy’s son. If James Franco came back to wrap up that character it frees up Roger to be someone else and they could write a story to explain it pretty easily.

Nick D.
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Nick D.

Haha love the tweet and Ron’s response but the ONLY way I would accept a “battle of the Francos” is if Roger were revealed not as Franco but as…. Todd! Of course that would entail the end of the lawsuit.

In the meantime, the whole identity of the Franco character (between all the parentage retcons and the Howarth character switch) is convoluted enough without doing a Two Franco thing. Three Lukes is enough right now haha!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I think it’s great that General Hospital is getting exposure on SNL, but where’s the love for Days of our Lives? Maybe SNL…an NBC show…will do something big for DAYS’ 50th!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

They can do a sketch titled “Days of our Saturday Night Live(s)!

Nick D.
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Nick D.

I think this was the actress’ own idea/tweet, not SNL’s. However, I agree NBC should do all they can to promote DAYS!

Harry
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Harry

Well, it’s because Franco appeared on SNL and he’s played a character on GH.

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Franco is a cancer and so is the character of “Franco” on GH. It was not needed and now this poor show is STUCK with this horrible sociopath of a character. I am tired of his face even more so after he poked fun at the Sony breach (for a cheap laugh on SNL) while THOUSANDS of SSNs of employees past and present (not to mention those belonging to dependants of said employees), performance reviews, 401K and healthcare information, emails, home addresses, phone numbers, etc. is all up for grabs – his included. But when you make millions I guess… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Sure why not, we can just say Helene brainwashed nuFranco to think he was the real Franco and nuFranco could really be Jason and Billy Miller is really AJ. On this show identities are very flexible.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Mary SF! “identities are very flexible!” I actually love Roger’s Franco…I think he has more humanity than Sonny, Ava and Julian combined at this point. But if it had gone differently I think he would have made a great nuJason…and Billy a great AJ. (that’s of course only if my much-missed Sean Kanan couldn’t come back.)

su0000
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su0000

Now, that would be entertainment !!!
I would have a great time watching two Francos facing off..
That would be a great time..

James Franco would be a short stay so it would be over quickly, but fun!!
and-
the publicly for GH would be very beneficial, for all ..

(but– it will never happen.. only a dumbass would believe it would happen LOL ..

Harry
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Harry

In a word, no. I would not like to see two Francos. There’s enough of that going around.

su0000
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su0000

C’mon Harry..
It is not about seeing two Francos..
It is;
Roger Howarth and James Franco, the two facing off.. I can’t even imagine how earthshaking that would be !!!!!

Both are great stars/actors and for any soap to have two great ones as Roger and James in a story on screen, is phenomenal ..!!!

pinky
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pinky

Lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

You wouldnt see two Francos…RH would really be someone else…a Q?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hey jimh…maybe we’d find out Jason and Franco really were twins…and Roger’s Franco really is Jason (saved at Crichton and brainwashed to think he’s Franco)…then James Franco would be the real Franco…and Billy would be AJ. Hahahhahha…the hilarious but oh-so-sad truth is they could really pull this off! (if they wanted to but that’s in the what-if category James Franco came back for a stint.)

Aria
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Aria

RC should show Vanessa Bauer the love and invite her too she’s the one tweeting clout the 2 Franco’s and stop the butt kissing of James Franco!

Aria
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Aria

meant to say Vanessa bayer she’s the one tweeting n show her the love and stop being so desperate to get James Franco to do GH again, his buddies JFP & Stevie burton will play their bff card n have Franco guest star on y&r before he does GH agian work on showing genie Francis some love n let’s see Laura!

el
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el

Missing #Toddmanning #OLTL

Amy
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Amy

Cute and I’m all for it! I love James Franco. But GH had better think this one through and make sure they do it right without destroying the character!

su0000
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su0000

LOL
James Franco is way too busy to come to GH even for a week even for a day lol, not going to happen..
but-it would be great fun!!

pinky
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pinky

GH is a joke and the show is the worst show on tv.It should be canceled.

Harry
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Harry

As much as I belly ache about some GH stories, the last thing I want is for it be cancelled. And it has been more interesting lately.
I am still missing OLTL and AW. I missed AMC long before ABC pulled the plug on it because it bore no semblance to its former self.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Cute scene of her showing him Roger portraying Franco. I guess he doesn’t own a TV – lol. I don’t think James should re-appear on GH, but if he and/or SNL would invite Roger to do a skit – that would be the best!

brenda
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brenda

No.

Christy
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Christy

Please – No James Franco at GH! Once was too much! ug! Like him on the first Spiderman, hated him on GH.

Harry
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Harry

I watched a little bit today and James Franco’s mother was on. Watching her try to act was as painful as listening to Maxie’s vocal fry.

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Not wanting to post here, but wanted to let you guys know that Rick Springfield just announced he has joined season two of TRUE DETECTIVE.

bubba colvin
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bubba colvin

that be awesome? but who would let be real franco? i say you let james be the real deal franco and that Roger Howarth is really todd manning trying be franco or that france brain wash todd

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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