Hold on to your seats, fans, it looks like a diabolical villain is returning to As The World Turns this summer! Soaps.com has learned that John James will reprise the role of Dr. Rick Decker starting in July!

When we last saw Dr. Decker, he was committed to a mental institution after a murderous spree that included the deaths of Nurse Krebbs, Dr. Gordon and reporter Jeffrey Starr.