GENIE FRANCIS AND JON LINDSTROM RETURN TO "GH": As "General Hospital" gears up for its 50th anniversary celebration in April, two former stars are returning to the series. Genie Francis plans to reprise her memorable role as Laura Spencer starting on Monday, Feb. 11. Last November, Francis completed an 18-month stint as Genevieve on "Young and Restless." Her last appearance on "GH" was in 2008, when Laura left town, but her children remained in Port Charles.
Also coming back to town, after a much longer absence, is Jon Lindstrom, who portrayed Dr. Kevin Collins on and off since 1992. His character spent six years on the spinoff series "Port Charles," where Kevin's romantic interest was Lucy Coe, who is also back on "GH," again, played by Lynn Herring. Lindstrom was last seen on "General Hospital" in 2004, and then became the final actor to play Craig Montgomery on "As the World Turns."
Jan. 30 will also mark the first appearance of Steve Burton on "Y&R" as Avery's ex-husband, Dylan.
Sutton Foster's real-life brother, Hunter Foster, guest stars on "Bunheads" Monday, Jan. 28, playing Michelle's older brother, Scotty, who is close to his sister, but rarely stays in one place for long. Hunter, like his Tony award-winning sister, has enjoyed a successful career on Broadway.
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