First the news was announced he would be guesting on General Hospital, now comes word Spiderman bad boy James Franco will be hopping aboard 30 Rock as well. Franco has reportedly signed on to guest star on the Tina Fey-helmed comedy series, in which he will reportedly play himself.


Golden Globe-winning actor James Franco will shortly be appearing in a story arch on the daytime soap opera General Hospital, but his TV hopping won’t end there. Franco will also reportedly be stopping by the hit NBC comedy 30 Rock for a guest appearance. Franco will play himself on the show and will apparently engage in a staged romantic relationship with Jenna (Jane Krakowski).”

Tina Fey hinted at the storyline at the Emmys last year, telling Entertainment Weekly: “[Jenna gets] into a high-profile relationship with a movie star that is arranged by their agents.”

Franco will reportedly beginning filming for 30 Rock this week. NBC has declined to comment about the storyline.  James Franco is just the latest in a long list of hot celebrities to guest star on the show, including Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin – the just announced upcoming co-host of next year’s Oscars.

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