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559 March 25th, 2013 BREAKING NEWS: Easton, Howarth and Alderson To Head Back To GH in New Roles!

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The news that every soap fan of both General Hospital and One Life to Live has been waiting to hear an update on is finally unraveling significantly according to TV Guide Magazine’s  Michael Logan.   TVG is reporting that it looks as if Michael Easton, Roger Howarth, and Kristen Alderson, will all head back to General Hospital, BUT in different roles!

TVG related that multiple sources have revealed that the original One Life to Live stars will soon return to GH after being forced to vacate the show for several weeks because of the legal entanglement over who has the rights of the usage of the Llanview characters, since Prospect Park has been trying to keep the characters somehow on the new OLTL canvas for their online reboot. It appears now ABC is just going to change direction to get out of the legal conundrum as they want these actors back.  So fans of General Hospital fans will no longer see Easton as John McBain, Howarth as Todd Manning, or Alderson as Starr Manning.

According to the report, “ABC doesn’t want to risk any more legal entanglements with Prospect Park, which currently owns the rights to all OLTL characters, and the only way to do that is to have the three stars play characters that in no way resemble the current ones. Word is, GH head writer Ron Carlivati is devising some clever ways to work around the headache, even though John, Todd and Starr are now tightly woven into Port Charles society and all three are involved in blooming romances.”

GH nor ABC would confirm the development. However GH executive producer, Frank Valentini revealed, “I can’t really comment for legal reasons.  It’s not like I’m trying to keep a secret.  ABC  doesn’t want me to say anything.”

OLTL’s new head writer, Tom Racina stated,  “First it was, ‘Yes, we have these actors,’ then it was, ‘No, we don’t have them.’ I don’t know that any show has ever gone through this kind of thing before. It’s a very unique situation what with all these legal issues between the two parties but we came out of it very happily. You’ll see.”

OK soapers, what do you think?  Will you be open to Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson playing brand new characters on General Hospital?  What do you think of this development?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Dinah says:

    Damn, they belong on OLTL not on Gh

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    Jan replied

    Agree.

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    Sam replied

    PP has the rights to everything to do with OLTL, but these actors have a choice where to act. And IMO they chose wrong. IMO if they are so disloyal to OLTL fans and all the work they, and PP have done, not to return, I for one say they can stay away. This is typical behavior for RH who abandoned OLTL at least 4 times and went to ATWT. OLTL doesn’t need them. Bring back Trevor St John as the “real” Todd. By doing this Ron and Frank further screws up GH and disrespects the show’s history and the fans.

    marfa replied

    You got that right! This is not fair! GH is a horrible show, and that’s why I don’t watch it. I didn’t even watch when Roger and them went to it because it was so stupid.
    I don’t see how ABC can take our actors away from our show!

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    Evie replied

    The actors chose to return to GH. It is their decision. ABC isn’t at fault. The actors can work where they want. JMHO.

    Tarlyfan replied

    @marfa. you can’t force what is not there. All 3 actors wanted to stay with GH. Nobody can take any actor away. If anything, it was PP who forces these actors to stop working for a few weeks which is not fair to the actors. they need to make a living.

    kat replied

    First of all there was no OLTL when those actors were signed and PP had dropped their plans. Next the actors do not belong to OLTL exclusively. The actors are people with families who had been given a chance to have a job and gave OLTL fans a chance to see their favorites again. If you are talking characters that’s different…..take the characters and recast.

    MissBeth replied

    GH has a huge fan base that disagrees with you.
    When all the actors from OLTL lost their jobs I thought it was awesome that GH found a way to re employ a few of them.

    I for one am sad that all the story lines that these actors were woven into will now just abruptly end! I’m most sad for the end of the storyline that Starr was involved in, although all 3 actors who moved to GH had amazing story lines.

    I for one would love to see something worked out so they can all come back as the same characters. This is all uncharted territory, so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out!

    tklur replied

    they belong tono one!!!! not really sure if ANYONE gets this… up until 4 months ago there was no OLTL. it ended LAST YR. therefore the characters & the actors were free to go ANYWHERE. & THEY DID. Screw PP & the back & forth BS they did with ALL the fans & the actors who played these characters.can’t throw it away & then when someone else wants it claim it as yours… I hope PP gets taken to the cleaners with the lawsuits… YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT LLANDVIEW & PINE VALLEY ALONE IN THE 1ST PLACE.

    1loveabcsoap replied

    Let’s protest, boycott and write ABC and Frank and Ron.

    Please read my many suggestions below, Lynn A, posted March 25, 12:08pm.

    Christy replied

    well, I don’t agree with you… ABC has screwed up a few times, but they did it royally when they themselves put in writing that the peple they were leasing the rights of OLTL to the other company, sole rights to any characters. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.

    I have watched OLTL from the beginning, and GH from very early on (my mom must have had GH on when I was 3 or 4), cuz I remember Steve, Jessie, Phil from way back. When people would ask what my favorite tv show was, I’d answer OLTL. GH was 2nd place. But then ABC execs did the unthinkable and got rid of two great soaps and without making sure PP was actually going to go on with the show… I know there is a term for that , at least in real estate, something to the sale (or in this case leasing) is contingent on the sale of another property… you know what I mean. I thought it was great that ABC was able to keep some of the OLTL stars and characters, and yes it made a lot of OLTL fans into GH fans (me included). WIth the new writer and producer (also from OLTL) and the quicker pace, more story in the time frame, less dragging things out, mob stories not being #1 all the time, GH was actually a much better show because of getting the new blood from OLTL… including Todd, Star and John.

    I’ll watch Roger being Todd any day, no matter where is showing up. I don’t understand why OLTL can’t just have a different story line and we keep our storyline on GH. It’s not like they will have any crossovers, that is abundantly clear with GH having to give these actors new characters to play…

    It’s a shame, but I’ll keep watching. I can’t imagine Roger not being entertaining no matter who he is playing….

    Wondering how they end Todd & Star being on GH… so “todd ‘ will be back in llanview for a little while, so I wonder if he and star will have a plane accident, MIA or such… and John will just be out there somewhere on FBI assignment.

    guess we’ll all have to wait and watch both soaps to see how it all turns out.

    but my first reaction was ‘ahhhh, no.’ Really wanted them to keep the characters they’ve been playing. Can’t imagine Roger and Kristen not playing father/daughter anymore. It won’t be the same, but hopefully it won’t be as bad as we think it could be.

    On the other hand, for GH viewers, Jason was still on GH after he forgot who he was and became so different then he was before… and that worked out ok.

    AJ replied

    The actors can NOT work where they want to work, they are under contract to ABC. Roger Howarth obviously has a different contract than Easton and Alderson because he’s slated to do a month on OLTL before his GH return. When their contracts expire with ABC, then they can do what they want. Alderson said she didn’t want to comeback to OLTL online before it fnished it’s run on ABC, and Easton was one of the FIRST actors to sign up with Prospect Park before it failed to reboot the first time.

    Chris replied

    Does anyone here actually know anything about Intellectual property and contract law? There was and will always be a OLTL, it is owned by ABC under copyright law and leased to PP. Those rights never lapsed and so PP owns all the characters. GH must have their permission. The actors are a separate issue. They can sign where they choose, but must live up to the terms of their contract, which we don’t know. So, they might not want to go to OLTL or they might not be allowed to. But they do have a choice where to work and ABC has a choice to allow them to. They have made exceptions in the past. Actors frequently work on several projects simultaneously.

    Personally, I find RH, KA, and ME irritating. So if they don’t want to go back to OLTL, the heck with them. Many much better actors are making a sacrifice to come back. They seem to make a living for their families too.

    Lora replied

    TO: marfa This is about GH…Ur comment means zero if u do NOT watch GH get a grip!! I can NOT wait till Michael Easton IS back on General Hospital best show on! I know because “I” watch it!! :)

    dani replied

    I totally agree. Please take them off of GH and return them to OLTL. Ugghh. Otherwise, if you’re going to keep these 3 actors on, you might as well give them new identities as they have NO TIES to Port Charles!!!
    Think about writes of GH, they have no families anymore that will come and visit. You’re not going to see “Stars” mother, brothers, aunts or uncles. John will never have scenes on Gh with any family (Liam, Natalie, Michael McBain).
    It is BEST to scrap their OLTL ids and make them totall new people or send them packing to OLTL where they belong.

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    TRW replied

    Did you read? Thats what they are doing. New characters.

    Kelly replied

    First off, the “characters” are heading back to OLTL it’s the actors that are staying in GH. And quite frankly, you can’t blame them for wanting to stay on GH (a network show where they are getting paid mor money) for an online series that is a huge gamble especially given PP track record. I totally respect their decision.

    Tali replied

    They all are getting new identities that’s what it is saying. The characters belong on OLTL not gh. GH will have the actors but OLTL will have the characters Todd, Star and John-exactly like it should be!

    1loveabcsoap replied

    Send them packing where they belong. No knew id’s. Cause think about it, what “knew ” character has ties to Port Charles. The bottom line is WE fought for the return of OneLife and AMC because of these character’s, and to see them on another show is CRAZZZZZY!

    Send my many post belong and the long one posted under Lynn A for March 25th, 12:08pm.

    Let’s PROTEST, BOYCOTT and write ABC and Frank and Ron. This is not what we fought for.

    Where is Roger and Kristine’s loyality to their show, OneLife?

    Read post below

    Erin replied

    Uhhh…all along the OLTL fans have been screaming that the CHARACTERS belong to OL. Well okay – you get John, Todd and Starr back. Enjoy. However, the actors don’t have a contract with PP or OL and are free to pursue employment with anyone. They chose ABC ( and GH). Done. It’s called free enterprise.

    Dani replied

    Yes, I DID read. I was agreeing with someone who was defending the position of NEW IDENTITIES. There are people out there who do not want them to have new identities.
    For the record, I do not blame Michael, Roger and Kristen for wanting to stay on GH> I support them 100%. It is the fans that are crying about the new character’s they’ll play that are the issue. My point was that it is pointless to keep them known as Starr, John and Todd when they’ll have no past, family etc…. Ugghhh!!

    Lora replied

    To Dani um OL got their Chars back and GH kept the actors. And that is how it is. And I can NOT wait to see Michael Easton back on General Hospital. No matter “WHO” he is! Luvin it!!

    Dani replied

    YES I did read this and perhaps you’re all not reading the fact I was responding to those who did not want to see them play new characters!!!!!!!!
    My point was it is BETTER TO HAVE THEM PLAY NEW CHARACTERS so don’t complain about it. That was my point and what my response was given to. I’m HAPPY they are playing NEW characters since STarr, John and Todd wouldn’t have been able to have the OLTL visits from Blair, Tea or anyone else from OLTL.

    SO you need to read the WHOLE thread.

    jim replied

    Did you say that because you like them better there or because you dont watch OLTL and you dont like them at all? Otherwise there characters may belong there but not the actors.

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    Tarlyfan replied

    what’s the fuss? OLTL fans want the characters back, now they got their wishes. GH fans want the 3 actors, now they get their wishes. The actors wanted to stay with GH, and now they got their wishes too. This is a WIN-WIN-WIN situations for all parties involved. As a GH fan, I’m thrill to see all 3 actors back to GH canvas. Can’t wait for their new storylines to unfold during May sweep! :)

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    Pen replied

    I can’t wait to see what Ron does with this. It’s gonna be brilliant.

    Fay replied

    Yes, Pen, it’s going to be brilliant.

    Robin replied

    OLTL is where they should be the hell with ABC

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    Lora replied

    Pen I co-sign with u 100% I think Ron & Frank r brilliant and will be making history. I am a hugh GH fan & YES I want them back on GH.

    1loveabcsoap replied

    Let’s protest, boycott, and write ABC, and Frank and Ron. Please see my many post about it below, and especially the one under Lynn A’s name posted March 25th, at 12:08 pm.

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    Pen replied

    Boycott? Why? the characters are going back to OLTL; the actors stay at GH, where they want to stay and where they have contracts. Why would anyone boycott?

    Amc replied

    Protest for what? Just be gratefull Oltl is back at all ! Dont cause drama where it is not needed! Leave that four our shows

    Lora replied

    To 1loveabcsoap.. Boycott what?? You got what u wanted! Ur OL char back! GH got the actors. You don’t care about GH so why should they care about YOUR boycott…LOL Really??

    Alfred replied

    great that gh gets the people but sucks that they will be new characters. we are all used to current portrayals.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree I am so use to their present characters. It would be weird to me if or when they change their characters. My opinion I don’t like it very much.

    Darlene Ford replied

    Agree. This sucks. But, I will adjust to new actors playing Todd, McBain & Starr on One [More] Life To Live. (Someday, they’ll be together, again in Llanview.) I will NOT let this turn of events rob me of my joy at the Return of the Soap.

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    Mo replied

    I believe they’re under contract to ABC so they don’t really have a choice. Plus, I wonder if the contract is better with ABC than PP.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    PP was not allowed to offer them a contract as ABC put them under contract in despite of the Agreement between ABC and PP. So yea I agree they were not given a choice they were TOLD where they are going to work by ABC!!!

    Fay replied

    All 3 actors WANT to work at GH. Yes, they DID have a choice. If they had wanted to return to OLTL ABC would have released them . I don’t usually say anything good about ABC, but they were good enough to offer to release the actors from their GH contracts if they wanted to return to OLTL. All 3 wanted to stay on GH. And, yes, Mo , the contract is better with ABC than PP.
    PP did offer them a contract and all three said “No thanks” . That is what you call a choice.

    andrea replied

    Sounds like the actors didn’t want to go back to NY/Conn anyway…so it doesn’t matter. GH doesn’t need them but the writer wants these actors…so be it.

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    Janice replied

    I am glad they are coming back to GH but not as different characters. ME will not be the same if he is not John McBain and his chemistry with Sam will be different. This is sad. If they would have just left One Life to Live alone and not cancelled it, for the show that did not make it, then we would not be having this problem. ABC is wrong for this situation and for not working with Steve Burton and now he has left the show. OLTL needs to be put back on TV also, not on this computer website.

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    Janice replied

    Also we have watched Starr grow up and now she is going to be a totally different person. Not happy about it.

    Dinah replied

    After watching yesterday, god I hope they not going have ME back as Jason

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  2. ethel says:

    that’s not what i wanted to hear because i wanted the characters back – but it is what it is & if anybody can make this work it will be “cartini”! at least we have the actors back & they are all awesome in their craft.

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  3. Cindy says:

    Glad that they are staying on GH, but not sure how playing different characters is going to go over. Have to weigh in later on that one.

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    Ces replied

    I agree with you. Thrilled they will all be back on GH but different roles?? That’s stretching it, unless Todd decides to change his name and can still technically be Todd!! And John Mcbain can use an ‘alias’ name because he’s hiding from someone but still be John.. Starr? idk!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    That is called Copyright infringement! They can not be anything like Todd Starr or John! You GH fans screamed for them actors have fun with them! Makes ya mad that MOST of yous don’t understand Actors and Characters are not the same thing!

    Ces replied

    Um, I’m PRETTY SURE I know the difference between actors & characters. You’re trippin JolieFan! Psych…

    Cindy replied

    Excuse me, Joliefan! I do live in the real world and know the difference between fact and fiction, actors and the characters they play. Soaps are something I enjoy for entertainment. Sorry that our comments have seemed to hit a nerve!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Cindy and CES Unless I said your names Specifically then I was making a General comment that sticks to MOST like 99% of GH fans. They can not seem to grasp the difference between the actors and characters and keep talking about them like they are one person! Hence my comment!

    Janie replied

    Agree with you Cindy.

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    Lora replied

    And hey…a poll WAS taken..and 90% of GH fans said they WANT THEM BACK.. u got ur char GH got the actors. I will NOT watch PP anything..I WAS going to but all this is just crap. Forcing someone OFF their job..these are people NOT property!! The end. GH forever!

  4. louisa says:

    No! This is horrible news. We have seen time and time again where this did not work. Sarah Brown as Claudia Zacchara?

    Plus, Roger Howarth is so much better on OLTL. I love him, but I did not follow him to ATWT when he played a different character.

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    Tarlyfan replied

    I thought Sarah Brown was great as Claudia. Too bad RH wants to work at GH. Perhaps you should tune in and see what he can do at GH. His Todd at GH was so much better than at OLTL

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Let’s protest, boycott, and write ABC, and Frank and Ron.
    Please see my many post about it below, and especially the one under Lynn A’s name posted March 25th, at 12:08 pm

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    Aria replied

    Sarah brown was awesome as Claudia , what r u talking about??

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    AJ replied

    This is not Frank and Ron’s call, it’s ABC’s. Remember, Frank and Ron also signed on to PP during the 1st reboot, they were loyal to OLTL.. if it was their call, I have no doubt it wouldn’t have been an issue. It’s funny ABC is making all this fuss over something they deemed worthless.. now all the sudden they care about their soap opera properties.

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    Pen replied

    Well, keep in mind — there’s a new regime at ABC Daytime than the one that cancelled OLTL and AMC. A new regime that has shown evidence they value daytime drama.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I agree AJ…ABC is like a little spoiled kid that dis-guarded a toy and said they don’t want anything do with it anymore and then when someone else takes an interest in it the SPOILED ONE wants it back….ABC outta grow up!!

    Lora replied

    Totally DIFFERENT WRITERS…GUZA IS GONE… Frank & Ron can do this. And I can NOT wait for them to rock it!

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  5. Nancy says:

    When ME took a picture of Mcbains boots I knew something is not good. I cannot even begin to imagine these 3 not being their original characters. I love them so much and cannot wait to see what the heck is going to happen.

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  6. Maria says:

    I’m glad that GH has the actors back. I just hope it all works out them coming back as new characters. I will be watching for sure!:)

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    Heather replied

    I think it’s great.As actors they need to play different roles to expand their skills.Playing on character for to long makes it difficult for them to find other roles….So for their sakes I hope it works out!

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    susan M. replied

    I am glad they are back on GH! But as different characters I am not sure. What happens to Natalie & baby Liam & John’s brother? I guess a new character to play
    his role on the reboot of OLTL…..This is all weird situation . I liked Todd as Starr’s
    father & Blair as her mother. So use to seeing them as John,Todd, &Starr!
    I hope these new roles are as good as their present roles!

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  7. caroldee says:

    Maybe if there is a long long break between them returning it could work but boy..Starr and Todd that is a long shot… We supposed to just forget “ala..DALLAS” that nothing ever happened between these characters? Weird to say the least.. Gonna be strange indeed.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Of all ch character’s, GH and Frank and Ron is fighting for Starr and Todd, as you said, “what a long shot?”

    Let’s BOYCOTT, and PROTEST…….

    Write ABC and Frank and Ron. This is not what we fought for, to have our storylines we love, END with them as NEW CHARACTER’S!!!!

    This is BS! Let’s boycott GH after the 50th.

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    Pen replied

    Are you an idiot or something? that’s exactly WHAT THEY’RE DOING. They’re creating NEW CHARACTERS for the actors.

    Yeeeesh…

    Aria replied

    He’ll no

    Tarlyfan replied

    @1loveabcsoap. What are you boycotting for? You want the 3 actors to portray the 3 characters on OLTL? The actors themselves wanted to work for GH. Boycotting means you want GH to fire these 3 actors, leaving them out in the cold so they would have to coil back to OLTL with a 75% pay cut? Are you insane and heartless or what? Everybody needs to make a living. If you are a fan of these 3 actors in anyway, then you need to show your support for them and wish them luck. Get a grip, sista.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    TARLY you show me ONE article where all 3 actors say that they did not want to go to OLTL. ME was one of the first ones to sign up with PP. And if they wanted to work for ABC why not let them say it??
    Personally I could care less if the actors return or not and when them 3 are out of work again DUE TO ABC GIVING GH THE AX which they will, well I say TOO BAD for being STUPID and staying with a LYING BACKSTABBING company who screwed you before!

    Susan replied

    Joliefan Forever You need to realize PP failed the first time around to bring OLTL online. I read PP statement November 2011 In that statement PP said they were NOT bringing OLTL/AMC online after all. It was a done deal PP wasn’t bringing the soaps online. The next thing that occured was PP made a deal with GH to lease the 3 characters (ONLY THE CHARACTERS) for $$$$ The actors all signed contracts with ABC GH. PP at that time was dead in the water so to speak this is how all of this occured. PP then in January 2013 announces they will be bringing OLTL/AMC online after all. PP then wanted to work something out to share characters. The actors had the choice if they wanted to do crossover. ME has a family and they live in CA. ME’ s mgmt was the first to come out and say ME has no plans to return to OLTL. So that was RIGHT from his mgmt team. Fans should understand the man has a REAL wife and child to think about. I am sure ME didn’t want to leave them in CA to go to CT for a month at a time. WE also don’t know what else PP wanted from these actors. RH did agree to crossover his family still lives on East Coast. After RH was on OLTL taping more issues arose. Which one of the actresses from OLTL addressed that this was becoming more complicated. I think everyone needs to understand this situation nobody planned but in the end the actors should not be blamed for at all. Both KA and ME’s mgmt teams have spoken and said actors are happy on GH and want to continue to work on GH. PP has the characters back so it is time for everybody to stop bashing and move on.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    PP never said that they were NEVER bringing them back they said that even tho they could not go forward at that time due to financial backing falling thru and not being able to get the Guild contracts done that they were not giving up! ABC is the one that went to PP and ASKED them to use the characters ONLY IF the actors went with them, So PP agreed because they wanted the actors to be able to keep working while they got everything done, and an AGREEMENT was made between the 2 companies….So what they should not get paid for ABC using their characters but PP can pay them millions and a % of profits from the shows? When it was announced that OLTL was coming back they wanted their characters back and ABC made it so that lawyers had to get involved, and PP was LEGALLY given back the characters what does that say about ABC??….Then it went in to all of this….What you GH fans seem to ignore is the agreement that they have regarding these characters and more than likely actors, without a written agreement PP would not have had a Legal leg to stand on!
    I have been a BIG FAN of ME for well over 10 years even before he came to OLTL and I have never seen his “management Team” make comments or statements for him, that was always done by Michael or his PR person, and you GH fans should NOT speak for Michael and what he wants or doesn’t want or what he thinks after all he is the only one that really knows! Which actress Erica or Kassie since them 2 are the only ones that have done interviews since the announcement about them coming back…..I don’t blame the ACTORS I put the blame where it belongs ON ABC’S DOORSTEP! And again being Legally bound by contract to ABC does not mean they choose to stay on GH……

    Fay replied

    Joliefan, I’ve been a ME fan since he was on DAYS. I watched all three ABC soaps. I am still furious with ABC for canceling AMC & OLTL. I do not presume to speak for Michael. He spoke for himself on Twitter and on Facebook. He said he wants to stay at GH. That was his choice. He could have been released from his ABC contract, but he chose to stay. Lawyers got involved when the ACTORS told GH and ABC that they wanted to stay and that they preferred to keep playing the characters they were already playing.

  8. Rose says:

    I am really saddened that they will not be on OLTL. We all saw “Starr” grow up on that show, and I feel like she is deserting her true fans. John and Todd are who they are because of the fans, and I still feel that a compromise could have beern reached, As a matter of fact, from a previous update last week, I was under the impression that Todd was indeed coming back to OLTL. :-( Oh well the show will go on regardless, and we have lost and gained many charecters on all three of these soaps over the years, (including Todd/Victor Jr) and adjusted and stayed loyal. Even when the storylines needed life. I am very excited to see AMC and OLTL return!!!

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    brian replied

    So very true !

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  9. Rae Hopf says:

    I can’t imagine these 3 characters as someone else. It will seem so ridiculous especially when they were all involved in romances. It would have been better to take them back to Llanview.

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    Pen replied

    The characters ARE going back to Llanview. Only the actors–who have contracts with ABC/GH and WANT to stay there–are coming back as new characters.

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    Patrick replied

    I agree Rae! On character, maybe? Three ? NEVER! This is going to be confusing to viewers!

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    Pen replied

    Viewers are pretty smart. Much more so than conventional wisdom credits them. Why pre-judge before you know what will happen?

  10. Joanne says:

    That means they are GH forever? I kind of like the idea of them going back and forth between soaps, as they respective characters……..but I am not going to complain….just happy all the soaps are on……I think it’s hard to get used to them as different characters…as in the case with Jason on Y & R………and Jessie and Angie…could not watch them. Oh well.

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  11. jeanne says:

    SO STUPID !!

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  12. Jan says:

    It doesn’t make a bit of sense because they’ve already been playing their roles.
    Some one crapped up. I don’t care to see them on GH.

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  13. 10261991des says:

    I like them on the show..

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  14. tasneem says:

    Two words. Unbelivable crazy do the PP Producers think we are CRAZY. They are messing with ironic roles WTH

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    Tali replied

    The article says ABC decided to rewrite their characters because they wanted them on the screen sooner rather than later. Once again it’s ABC decision not PP.

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    Fay replied

    It is the ACTORS who decided they do NOT want to go to OLTL. PP has the rights to the CHARACTERS but not the rights to the ACTORS. As the actors decided they want on GH why not go ahead and get them back onscreen? The actors themselves want back at work on GH ASAP. It was the actors that decided it, not either ABC or PP.

    Tali replied

    ABC owns their contracts, PP owns the characters-are you saying that the actors dictate to ABC what they want to do? I don’t think so.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Tali!

    Fay replied

    Tali, yes ABC owns their contracts and ABC said if any one or all of the three actors wanted to return to OLTL they would release that actor/actors from contract. The actors themselves chose to keep their contract with ABC and stay on GH. NOWHERE DID I SAY THE ACTORS “DICTATED” TO ABC ANYTHING.
    ME & KA have both tweeted, and in Michael’s case, Facebooked that they want to return to work on set at GH as soon as possible.
    Don’t put words in this old woman’s mouth, kid.

    Tali replied

    Thanks Fay, I haven’t been called a kid for over 40 yrs!

    Pen replied

    I didn’t see the word “dictate” anywhere. But the actors do, indeed, have contracts with ABC, and indicated they’re perfectly happy to stay where they are. Prospect Park couldn’t force them to come back to OLTL, and certainly ABC/GH wasn’t going to do any such thing. So yeah…the actors were kind of the linchpin here. They didn’t dictate anything, but their preferences certainly were pivotal.

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  15. Rose says:

    Boooooo. Glad they are back but as different characters? How stupid. Poor writers, good luck with this challenge.

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    Pen replied

    They’re up to it. :) Wait and see.

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  16. k/kay says:

    How in the world are you going to do this. What a mess somebody is going to have to have a magic broom to make this work.

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    Mia replied

    @k/kay LMAO ITA I think it’s going to be a total flop. Not being negative, just realistic. Michael, Sam and Carly are going to meet those three again and what
    have ANOTHER instant connection or those three are going to have the SAME dialogue and say ” have we met before” or ” you look familar” Sam met TWO of Michael Easton’s characters and was connected to both of them. I hope the next time ME/KeMo DON’T pair up, it was soooo FORCED & PREDICTABLE last time. I KNEW exactly how their scenes were going to be played out , because RC/FV made them soo predictable and made Michael Easton way too dependent on KEMo for s/l and work. Sam hardly interacted w/ others. Majority of Sam scenes were w/ McBain. They were BETTER on PC, they wasn’t forced. on there They should test ME w/ others and years down the line (GAG) ME/KeMo can pair up. They should have them as friends the next time. I dont want another contrived forced ME/KeMo pairing. They NEED to pair ME w/ someone else. ME should expand his horizons and do a role that has doesn’t have anything to do w/ PC.

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  17. Irene says:

    I don’t necessarily think they are needed on GH. There are other characters/actors who fill everything. I watch both. oltl will always be my fav though

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  18. Robbyrob says:

    I love all the actors on GH. I’ll be interesting how GH pulls this off. I love Kristen with Chad Duell, Roger with Laura and Michael with Kelly. In fact Duell has sparked up quite a bit with having both Kristen and Sean Kanan in his orbit. Just think that these new characters wont have the baggage that their OLTL personas had. GH is in a very strong creative renaissance so I think this might work. If anything it’ll make us all tune in more to see if it works. PP should just give ABC the rights to the characters and be done. The new OLTL should concentrate on what they have especially if the GH transplants did NOT want to join the new reboot anyway.

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    Ces replied

    I couldn’t agree with you more!! Sucks that RH, ME and KA have no say in what show THEY want to be on — they obviously don’t want to be a part of the reboot. I’m sure they are thrilled to stay with GH but we’ll see how this plays out…

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    Tarlyfan replied

    ITA, Robbyrob. PP should have just given 3 characters to GH if the actors themselves do not want to go back to OLTL. Forcing the characters back, PP just ended up with 3 costumes, no less. Had they let them go, they could have once in a while bringing them back for a guest visit. Now they just lost those 3 forever. Good luck to PP!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    We Lost actors FYI Sweetheart Actors can be replaced! And they are being replaced because Todd Starr and John will be home on OLTL where they belong!

    Tarlyfan replied

    @Joliefan. Yes, the 3 characters are back to landview where they belong. No one could argue with you there. Are you jumping up and down, being so thrilled that your show got just the 3 costumes back but nothing more? I am thrilled that we got Roger Howarth and Michael Easton back on the GH canvas

    Again. Best of luck to PP trying to recast those characters sucessfully. I’m sure OLTL fans would embrace whoever is portraying those roles.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    It is called LLANVIEW not Landview! It’s so funny how you think that without ME KA OR RH that those characters are dead and can’t be used by PP! It’s called RECAST! So no we don;t have 3 costumes with nothing more! BTW From your other post where do you get that the actors took a 75% loss in pay with PP???? You talk a lot of crap and I’m sure you have nothing to back it up!

    David Jones replied

    PP should give ABC the right to the characters? If anything ABC should attempt to buy the characters back.

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    Pen replied

    They may have. PP doesn’t HAVE to sell.

    Fay replied

    David, actually ABC still OWNS both the shows OLTL, AMC and the characters for both shows. They only licensed the shows to PP. Maybe ABC did try to buy the rights to those three characters. Last I read PP planned to recast those roles. And speaking of ABC still owning the shows, OLTL, AMC, and only licensing them to PP, that license isn’t forever. It has an expiration date.

    Pen replied

    I thought that was the case, Fay, but I wasn’t sure.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Fay,
    Gee if ABC still owns those shows and characters then why would they have to try to buy the rights to something they own???
    ABC sold the rights to the shows and everything that comes with them to PP for MILLIONS because they don’t want the shows, If they own the shows still then why would they need PP’s PERMISSION to use those characters? And why would they have gone and ASKED to use them?……BTW PP owns the rights for 10 years…..

    Lora replied

    Clearly peeps Joliefan Forever will fight with any and everyone..I give up she will NEVER “get it” just sayin. Luv my GH & hoping everything works out for the “Best” for ME KA & RH they r living this NOT us. I wish nothing but happiness for all 3 of them. And I would be VERY happy to have them back as WHOEVER on GH.

    janie replied

    Robbyroy, I totally agree with you. PP should have lost all claim to the three actors when the deal fell through the first time. Even if they signed on with PP it didn’t happen and when offered a job at GH they took it. IMO PP is the one who is being unreasonable. They need to give the characters to ABC/GH.

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  19. Gillian says:

    AWESOME! So glad the actors are returning to the show that they want to work on! I will accept them in any role. I’m a fan of both OLTL and GH for over three decades and I find it a shame that the characters couldn’t crossover between both shows but from all I’ve read PP wanted to approve storylines of the 3 as well as Caleb and other Port Charles characters. If that is true, GH had no choice but to move forward. Is anyone else confused about RH- I read that he returned to OLTL so they wouldn’t recast Todd. I doubt he is actually Victor as that is a OLTL character unless he plays that on OLTL and then returns as someone brand new for GH. Time will tell. Just glad the actors are back. Oh, and please no hating – this is my opinion and I’m entitled to it.I’m a OLTL & GH viewer for over 30 years not a sheep as others have been called. Can’t wait to see what RC comes up with. More great stories to come.

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  20. Debbie Hamilton says:

    Personally I will be extremely grateful to see all this back and forth drama done and over with. I don’t know how Kristen, Michael or Roger’s characters are going to change; nor how the writers are going to do it. It all seems like a huge ball of wax.1
    1. How are they going to change it
    2.What about Sam and John’s beginning relationship?
    3. What about Starr and her Dad?
    4. Then there’s Starr and Michael??? How are they going to change all this without
    loosiung the audience? I am totally lost with this new invention; plus why all the secrecy
    from ABC. I think instead of “I Got A Secret”, ABC would be front and center with all
    of this. Just my opinion.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Whatever 3 characters they make them they can NOT resemble the OLTL characters in anyway like that ASS ME can not be a cop or CIA or FBI, RH can not be in the Newspaper game he can not have KA as a daughter and so on, so have fun ABC and GH with your new characters EPIC FAIL!!!!!!

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    Pen replied

    Thanks! We will!

    Kelly replied

    Sorry – but you are incorrect. GH can create the characters as they see fit and it will be up to PP to pursue legal action IF they think the characters closely resemble the same attributes. I can totally see Rogers character being a “businessman,” Michael’s character being a detective, and Kristen’s being pretty much similar to what she’s doing now. It amazes me how the fans are upset because the actors do not want to do an online show for less money. Unbelievable.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    How do you know they make less money Kelly? Are you the actors accountants? If not then you know nothing! And when PP sues GH for Copy right infringement you GH fans can try to spin that too! And I find it funny that their is not one article with all 3 of them saying that they did not want to return! Drink some more Koolaid sweetheart!

    Vicki replied

    Thorsten Kaye confirmed they are making less money in an interview with Carolyn hinsey. He said it was worth it to him because of the close proximity to his home.

    Deborah replied

    Joliefan,
    You seem to have so much anger…most of your posts I’ve read talks about “GH fans” with such disdain…what’s wrong?? It’s not that serious lol…it’s going to be okay…OLTL will be fine, GH will be fine and AMC…

    Lora replied

    Yes Joliefan I plan to enjoy every min of Michael Easton back on my GH and if anyone can do this…RON can!! Koodos to Ron & Frank who stopped all this. Screw it! They WILL rewrite them in as NEW chars. Thank u Ron & Frank!! Lets move on and enjoy the show..with Ron’s writing …what a show it will be!! I am so excited!

    Lora replied

    Yes Pen we GH fans will have a great time watchin ME, KA & RH on #GH :) Do u REALLY think this is ABC first RODEO?? NOT !!they have a thousand lawyers.. I am sure. So I am just gonna sit back and enjoy & be thankful for Frank, Ron & ABC for bring back all 3!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    It’s common sense that they make less money, However I do not believe it a 75% cut in pay like some GH fans would like you to believe, I give mad props to the actors that are in it because they love it not because of how much money they are making!

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    Vicki replied

    If it is “common sense” then why did you question Kelly about it? You’re so intent on disagreeing with every GH fan on here that y ou come across like a raging lunatic.

  21. Lynne says:

    As long as they come back I don’t care who they play they are all amazing!!!

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  22. Sean M says:

    If they can’t come back as their OLTL characters than forget them. Save the money for a big GH return. It’s bad enough when soaps do this for one character but for three, at the same time,No Thanks!

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    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    Well the Actors have a 3 year contract with ABC so I doubt they are gonna let them go.

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    Pen replied

    They’re coming back; reporting indicates as new characters. Fans want them back, and so does the network and so does the show. So they can finally come back to work.

    Justin replied

    AMEN! ABC should just let them be…tear up the contracts and move forward. Let them go back to OLTL. They have left town, so time for new blood. Too many out of work soap stars need a job. Bring back some of our favorites from As The World Turns. Carly needs a new man…bring Michael Park in to play another guy named Jack. Then we’d still have CarJack, just with a twist.

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  23. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS says:

    I’m happy to hear this!!!!!!!!

    I’m happy because I get to see Michael Easton(yeah)!!!!!!

    Now will he return as Caleb Morely or Stephen Clay? OR WOULD BE CAST AS A

    Cassidine?

    BUT I DONT CARE HOW RC WRITE IT!!!!!

    HE BETTER HAVE A LOVE CONNECTION TO MY GIRL SAM MCALL!!!

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    Ces replied

    haha, I agree!! Whoever Michael Easton comes back, I just want his character with Sam. Period!! Glad he’s staying on GH :) yeah!!!

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    Tali replied

    and no longer McBam-YAY!

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    Pen replied

    No, but more than likely they’re going to pair Easton and Monaco. Can’t blame them — that kind of chemistry is gold.

  24. Sandi Taylor says:

    IF they wanted to these shows could SHARE the actors, You can’t put them back on the show as someone else it is downright STUPID! Cartini can make it work if Propect Park and ABC get their heads out of their butts and think about the viewers rather than their pocketbooks. UGH! IF they are brought back as different characters I will boycott GH AND the ONLINE soaps. If they are going to pull crap like this, why not just make OLTL and AMC completely different shows with different characters, ignore the roots of it all and just give them the same names as the former shows. It’s BS and ABC as well as Prospect Park know it!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC is the one that caused all this! They should have abided by the contract between them and PP for these characters and actors! ABC bowing out just shows that they knew they were not going to win this! Sp quit blaming PP and go scream at ABC AND GH!
    BTW PP does not have to change anything about the SHOWS THEY BOUGHT THE RIGHTS TO!!!!

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    Abby replied

    Nothing to scream about. The actors get to work on GH and OLTL fans keep the characters. This is what everyone wanted. We should all be happy. Great job, ABC. Thanks for listening to the fans!! And honoring the actors who wanted to stay in Port Charles.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    You really think that ABC did this for you fans??? HAHAHAHAHA OMG now that is funny!!!

    Tarlyfan replied

    Well Sandi Taylor. Sharing between two shows is not going to work. It has to be permanent in one show, and guest stint on another but not sharing equally. Sharing equally means you’re asking for these characters to live double lives and worse, to be two timers. How do you expect Todd being shared between Carly and Blair unless you want him to be a cheater?! That’s just an example. sharing ain’t gonna work. ABC did the right thing by deciding to make the trio into new characters and get rid of the legal mess that PP has brought on.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC brought on the “Legal Mess” They bowed out because they COULD NOT WIN! If they could win they sure as hell would not have bowed down to a Production company!!! LAUGHABLE how gullible some gh fans are!!!

    Tarlyfan replied

    @Joliefan. Sorry, let me scratch that phrase “that PP has brought on”. The whole point here is,,,, sharing is a stupid idea. You obviously hasn’t thought this out yet, hanven’t you?! The actors have contract with GH so their home will be based in PC until the contract runs out. You want John to sleep with Sam in PC every night and then pays Nathalie in landview a visit with some sort of one night stand before he heads back to PC? Didn’t think so. Sharing just make those 3 characters nothing but cheaters. The characters need to stay in one show only. And you OLTL fans have won in this case, the characters remain in landview. Not sure why you guys are still bitter about this.

  25. Jan says:

    California move, did it. They aren’t packing up just for one half hour show.
    Well since THE REAL Cole aint there what does it matter .
    And John and Natalie’s story turned to bullchit.
    Thanks soap world just another GREAT lovestory crapped on.
    I’m boycotting Gh now and with watch OLTL and hope Natalie dogs nonigisting John’s
    memory. Find Liam a better daddy, again thanks soap world for the worse story written.

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    Tarlyfan replied

    I’m a big fan of RH since he came on GH. And was going to watch OLTL-2 on Hulu just to see what he would be doing. Now that RH will not be Todd, I’m not going to watch Hulu. so yeah, there will be boycott by both fanbases. :)

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    Tali replied

    There will be a John McBain just not played by Michael Easton!!

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    Gwen replied

    Can’t wait to see who he plays now on GH. The possibilities are endless. So excited!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Yes there will be Tali!!!

  26. Mary says:

    This is disappointing – I’m a fan of all of these characters on OLTL and GH. I think they made the transition into Port Charles appear seamless and the storylines are all working. It’s sad that the ‘powers that be’ can’t figure out a way to make it work for the actors and the audience. It really takes away from the new launch of OLTL, when it feels like they’re preventing the storylines from moving forward. I enjoy the crossover and think that both shows could benefit if they could work it out.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    This is going to do nothing for the launch of OLTL! Please OLTL still has the characters and they will be home on OLTL where they Belong!!! YAY THE REAL TODD IS COMING HOME TSJ!!!!!!

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    Marci replied

    I agree, how could they possibly play different characters on GH after they have played their original ones for almost a year! Come on TPTB, figure it out for the fans for a change, instead of the bank account!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    See that is just it FV & RC don’t care about you fans or what you want!!! No more Tarly, No more McBam (GAG) no more Starr and Michael! Enjoy the actors GH fans screamed and bitched about keeping! I can’t wait to see how long it is going to take GH fans to start screaming about the characters the 3 actors have become!

  27. Mark says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. K.R. says:

    It is trully awesome! Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini will make this work. I have every faith in them and the three wonderful actors we’ve fallen in love with on GH/PC. Excited to see how it all works out! :) ))

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    Ces replied

    ditto!

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    Pen replied

    I agree. Glad it’s over.

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  29. Buddy says:

    Now Trevor has to come back (hopefully please) at some point to OLTL 2.0 – or there will be no Todd at all unless they recast. Maybe it will turn out that he (Howarth) isn’t Todd or Victor but a 3rd brother with a different name? a clone? lol. That way he could keep the same personality.. Easton could come back as “Stephen Clay” who is maybe actually a psyco or could have some sort of redemption perhaps. Alderson could be easily recast on 2.0 and with a change of hair color a new GF for Michael. I would have rather seen some cross-overs instead of this and recasts. But if given the choice I think it is a small sacrifice to pay to get One Life back.

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    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    Hey Im an Actor thats been working in both LA and NYC and I have a few friends that do extra work on The Client List and from what they’ve told me TSJ is not very interested in doing OLTL 2.0. He’s been booking tons of work in Primetime and thats where he really wants to work. Not taking this for gospel because I heard it 2nd hand, but as an Actor I could totally believe it because EVERY actor wants to make it in Primetime.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Boy you really like to talk for EVERYONE don’t ya Travis? Every actor wants to make it to Primetime? Well maybe you do but you should not talk for EVERY actor! Trevor has already done PRIMETIME and Major Motion Pictures~! Trevor can book all the stuff he wants, working for PP gives him 5 weeks off other stuff! Do some research and stop listening to and spreading 2nd to 3rd hand Gossip!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    ****Trevor can book all the stuff he wants, with PP he has 5 weeks off to do other projects*******

    Pen replied

    It’s evident you know nothing about film or television, Joliefan. Five weeks is barely long enough to shoot an indie film, let alone a big budget. And if you’re a regular on a primetime series — sorry, but you aren’t going to take five weeks off to do a daytime serial. Travis has shown much more sense than your blathering. YOU might want to do some research yourself.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really Pen? Let’s see Trevor came on in May of 03 and played Todd Manning for 8 years and was still able to do all of this…..

    MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010), (Bobby Lake) – Dir: Wes Craven

    THE ART OF GETTING OVER IT (2008), (Cameron) – Independent – Dir: Dan Gauthier

    THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007), (CRI Team Leader) – Dir: Paul Greengrass

    THE KINGDOM (2007), (Earl Ripon) – Dir: Peter Berg

    DIRTY SEXY MONEY (Devlin George) (1 episode, 2007)

    HOPE & FAITH (Now & Zen…Kiley) (1 episode, 2006)

    JUST SHOOT ME (Episode: “A Beautiful Mind”, Cameron) – Guest Star – NBC

    And those are just a few….So how again could he not do other projects with 5 weeks off, When he was able to do those and more when he played Todd Manning for 8 years consistently…..

    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    Wow JolieFan I’ve now realized you dont read b4 shooting off at the mouth. If you would have read the actual comment, Pen said regular contract role. As a guest star of course you can shoot an episode, because primetime shows shoot anywhere from 8-10 days per episode. Pen said if you are a REGULAR on a show you can’t do that, which they are right. Please read before telling people what they meant. This is my business and no actor thats a regular on a PRIMETIME show can take 5 weeks off to shoot other things. And I’m not speaking for ALL ACTORS, but most actors want to be on a hit primetime show, and if you tell me I’m wrong then clearly you know nothing about this business. It’s not just about the actor. Every team, from Agent to manager wants their client to be as huge and popular as they can be. And please dont tell me to do research. My research is being around actual people in my Industry and field, not reading articles on the net. Please, half that research is being written by Press Agents putting SPIN on most of what you are reading.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really Mr Hollywood?? What Primetime show is Trevor a Regular on HUH? The client list is GUEST STARRING ROLES which he has done TWICE! You and Pen both need to learn to read, NO ONE said that TSJ is doing Primetime I SAID HE HAD DONE PRIMETIME! IDIOT! I was talking about Trevor if he comes back to OLTL to play Todd that he could still do other projects and showed that if he chooses to play Todd Manning for PP he will still be able to do other projects! and showed that he has DONE IT BEFORE!
    There you go again I don’t speak for ALL ACTORS BUT MOST ACTORS want to be in Prime time, contradict yourself much?? booyah!

    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    AGAIN, Im not speaking for ANYONE. Please read. I actually said Im not taking this for Gospel because I heard it 2nd hand. Please stop putting words in my mouth. I think you only read and hear what you want to hear. Or you just like going around starting BS with folks. I’ve pointed out TWICE, its my opinion. Take it for a grain of salt, I REALLY DONT CARE. But just stop saying I’m speaking for someone when I’m just relaying what I hear on sets and around folks that WORK IN MY INDUSTRY. And for the most part, most of what my inside friends(Casting Directors, Boom Operators, Agents, Grips) have relayed to me has always turned out to be true. So please dont come for me, because I dont know you, and really don’t care to engage in this type of Tomfoolery. I’m actually taking time out of my day to respond to nonsense and REDUCTIVE comments from the same person who cant seem to hear another opinion. And please get a grip, its just a Soap. I off to enjoy my beautiful NY day. Take care. xoxo

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    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    JolieFan why must everything be an argument??? Please calm the hell down. Its just an opinion. MY OPINION. And one that I’m very qualified to give. Also if you had actually read the comment and the point I was making, I wasnt saying that Trevor was on contract. Re read my comment and you will notice not once did I make that statement. If you actually took the time to read it instead of being on the defense and ready to battle, you would have seen we were just talking about tv show shooting schedules and the time it actually takes to shoot a show as a regular vs. being a guest star. That phrase WAS NOT ABOUT Trevor. You seem to need to be right. So I’m just going to tell you that everything you say is right because it’s very obvious you can’t fathom listening to someone else’s opinion. And I’m not Mr. Hollywood, just a hardworking actor that’s been lucky enough to constantly work in this business. So thanks for the comment. You made me smile. I’m going to disengage from this and arguing over a soap opera that I’m not on payroll for because I’m taking quality time out of my life to argue with someone that has no relation to me, my life, and my business. Have a blessed day.

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    Lora replied

    ROTFL Jolie Fan just wants to fight & DRAMA ITS OVER. Now can we just support OUR SHOWS, writers & actors and move on.?

  30. Jamie says:

    All I can say is UGH…..what a headache. I would like to see the characters AND the actors stay on GH. I know Cartini can work magic but I’m not convinced that I will be able to buy these actors as new characters now. We’ll see.

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  31. Rosanna says:

    Im happy they are staying with GH but not that as different characters, ABC has the money, why do they not fight them on this?? Ill say it again Prospect Park made a mistake in LOANING them to ABC if they had intentions of them bring back the soaps in which they did, did they really think the fans would say OK THEY CAN GO BACK TO OLTL??? Happy they will remain with GH but this is one mess that could have been avoided!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    OK roseanna if you loan someone something that means they can just keep your stuff? It doesn’t matter what the fans say…..ABC DID NOT ABIDE BY THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THEM AND PP so quit blaming PP!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    BTW Roseanna when you loan someone something it is common sense that the person would want the loaned property back!!

    Rachel replied

    Thankfully ABC did just what you said & did return the characters. We all knew that the Actors don’t belong to Prospect Park and have a choice to work where they want. I’m glad the actors are happy and am excited to see what happens next. Who will be the new Todd? If Trevor doesnt return, there will be a completely new Todd Manning in the mix. WOW. And what will Roger’s new character be on GH. Can’t wait to find out! The bad thing is that there won’t be any cross promotion between shows. That would have helped OLTL 2.0 but I’m sure Prospect apark considered this. They must be prepared and will certainly have another way to drum up viewership. Looking forward to April 29.

    Troy Turner replied

    everyone’s missing the point here-PP owns EVERYTHING OLTL-including the characters of Starr, Todd, and John, However-they DON’T own the actors playing those roles. Everyone will see Starr and co. on OLTL eventually, if this report is true (there’s much more here than everyone’s reporting). Just watch both shows already, the Llanview 3 may have to be recast-get over it

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    It’s the GH fans that can’t seem to grasp the concept that Todd Starr and John will not be seen on GH again! The actors will but NOT the characters!

    Pen replied

    No, Joliefan…we grasp it. And we’re fine with it. More than fine, actually; we’ll happily welcome the actors back. :)

    Rosanna replied

    what most are failing to comprehend is ABC L E A S E D!!! them so PP does not really own them, when the 10 yr lease is up ABC can choose not to renew it!!! and if your going to comment back learn to spell my name properly!! ABC is NOT the bad guy this time, its PP and when those investors drop off the top of a hat you will see all this for what it is, just a pathetic attempt to put something forward when they do not know how to!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    ROSANNA! BOUGHT THE RIGHTS IS NOT LEASING THEM! PP BOUGHT THE RIGHTS TO BOTH SHOWS AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH THEM!

  32. Rob says:

    TERRIBLE.

    The shortsightedness of Prospect Park could cost OLTL viewers.

    They are embarking on an ambitious “test”. If these shows work online they are missing the opportunity to crosspromote. All soaps have survived when major characters were killed off, left, etc. OLTL has been away long enough and has enough vets that if its going to be a success it will. They are ensuring that three of their most popular former stars never set fot in Llanview again. of the three, Ill give you Howarth is irreplaceable and from the sound of it Trevor St John has no interest in reprising his role. I do have a feeling they may have gotten him, or will get him, for a cameo. Just to resolve the cliffhanger. Having these characters go back and forth for story arcs would have been tremendous. It could lead to many great stories that would have only strengthened both OLTL and GH. Seems to me PP dropped the ball in a big way.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    WTF part of the A-C-T-O-R-S are going back to GH NOT the C-H-A-R-A-C-T-O-R-S……So no this does not affect OLTL. So many of you’s need to learn to read the actual articles instead of just the headlines, they could not do crossovers with characters because you can not show John in bed with Natalie one day and the next day or a week later he is in bed with Sam, the characters and story lines could not overlap on either show and that is exactly what would have happened Neither ABC nor PP could do crossovers……

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    jim replied

    Like what you said…i so agree

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    TRW replied

    ABC decided to do this, not PP. PP was willing to share.

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    rebecca replied

    Prospect Park didn’t drop the ball…ABC did. From what was reported in the past Prospect were okay with them going back and forth, if was ABC that wasn’t.

    Let’s not turn on Prospect Park. It was ABC that cancelled the shows, it was Prospect Park that allowed One Life To Live fans to have a piece of Llanview live on with GH until/if they were able to reboot the show.

    It is BUSINESS. For both parties…they’re not in business to make the viewer happy. They WANT the viewer to be happy so that it translates into profit…that is a given. Just like all businesses.

    Personally I would have liked the three actors to stay on GH…although I was a huge fan of OLTL and hope the reboot is good. I’m looking forward to it. But I got used to them on GH. With that said, two of the three didn’t want to go online with the reboot.

    Think it’s a crazy idea to give all three characters new identities…but I’m willing to play along and my curiosity is piqued. We shall see…

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    Troy Turner replied

    Why would this cost OLTL viewers? I know this sucks, but the characters get to return-that’s all I’ve been hearing from certain GH “fans” that they want the OLTL’ers to return. Actors can be recast, it’s part of life

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    Michelle replied

    I am exicted! I am disappointed they won’t be returning as their characters, BUT to have them back to GH, that is good enough for me!!!!! :) Can’t wait!

  33. Tali says:

    Glad OLTL keeps the characters – GH can have the actors. I will miss my very favorite Michael Easton AKA John McBain, but wish him luck on whatever he does. BRING ON OLTL!!!! YAY!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I’m with you Tali! Our characters are back! The other 3 can go to GH! Could care less and hell yea Bring on OLTL!!!

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    Tarlyfan replied

    me too. I’m glad GH can have the actors back.

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    Aria replied

    Us GH fan are glad to we want the actors, oltl can stop depending on GH and create their own magic, GH will be fine. And continue having a stellar cast. Good luck to OLTL .

    Joliefan Forever replied

    GH is the ones that DEPEND on OLTL fans to keep their show on the AIR Get it straight Aria! PP did not beg ABC to put them characters on their show! ABC went to them asking to use them characters!

    Nikki replied

    GH does not depend on OLTL viewers, they have their own. Did Frank and Ron bring along some OLTL fans by bringing over the characters of John, Todd, and Starr? Of course, but let’s not forget this show has been on the air for nearly fifty years and those characters didn’t show up until the beginning of last year.

  34. michele says:

    It’s all good..recast….it’s been done before and it will be done again,i THINK ALSO THEY ALL BELONG TO OLTL…but you know they could fine some great talent and we will get on board….

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    B.J. replied

    This is how I feel, because it seems to me RH is incapable of playing the original version of Todd anymore. This hyped up [GH] comedic version is very tiresome non-stop, so I think he will benefit from a new role. At least I hope so. It’s been stomach churning for me to watch this instant LOVE obsession of his for Carly.

    I’m looking forward to the changes at OLTL and so hope that TSJ and Ted King will come back.

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    Michelle replied

    I hope that TSJ comes back, but last I read he hasn’t been approached. I guess they won’t be addressing how Tomas/Alcazar look alike. Oh well.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ted King is on a Pilot show with Mark Consulous from AMC so he can’t return :(

  35. Llanviewer717 says:

    I haven’t watched GH in years but would imagine this is not welcome news to GH fans. After a year, I’m sure these characters have become part of the GH fabric and it seems silly to have these 3 faces suddenly show up as different people. As a OLTL fan, I feel the show can certainly do without these 3 characters. People leave town all the and life goes on. Does this mean OLTL will recast the roles? That doesn’t make sense. I don’t watch GH but am aware that those character’s lives have continued while they were in Port Charles. I guess we’re supposed to pretend the last year didn’t happen.

    What a mess. Once again, thank you to the short sighted, dark hearted power brokers at the alphabet network for creating yet another mess for the fans.

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    Ava replied

    Was a Michael Easton fan long before he was on OLTL and am glad he is staying on GH. The actor wanted to stay on GH. He has mad chemistry with Kelly Monaco that can’t be denied. I’m glad for this ending. GH can work with the actors without PP impeding on their creativity. If PP hadn’t made certain demands, the outcome would have been different but again ABC gets the blame.

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    Michelle replied

    I love how people think GH fans will be disappointed. I for one am thrilled, I too was a fan of ME before he came to OLTL/GH, I loved him as Tanner on DAYS back in the day. Watching Kristen grow up before our eyes as Starr, I think it’s great she gets to play someone new. I’m really excited, wish there was a date on their comeback. :)

    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC had no right to sign these actors to long term contracts knowing that was going to go against the agreement with PP. So really all of you GH fans need to quit trying to blame PP for something ABC created by thinking they could walk all over PP and they would just roll over! GUESS WHAT THEY WERE WRONG! Stop drinking the ABC KoolAid!

    Tali replied

    I think you’ve got the story reversed! PP can make all the demands they would have wanted to me they own OLTL characters. ABC didn’t want them that’s why they canceled OLTL, duh!

    Ava replied

    No, Tali. PP can’t make demands on GH characters like Sam and Caleb. They went too far. Read HNY for some of the demands made. They were trying to mess with characters that were NOT the OLTL three.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Actually it is only a headache for ABC not PP. Read the article with Kassie, PP is going by what happened last on OLTL, they are not following what GH did with these characters!! So all this GH crap is RC’s mess to clean up not ours HA!

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    Pen replied

    I think Ron’s got this covered. When all of this started, ABC offered to give the characters back right away; it was PP that said, “No, let’s share!” Ron and Frank already had a plan to transition the actors to new characters. So I don’t think this will be an issue.

    Ava replied

    I love what RC & FV have done with GH so there’s no headache for ABC. Cartini can be creative and so can the actors. Fresh roles or perhaps legendary characters. Maybe Kristen can play Serena Baldwin and Lynn Herring can stay in the mix? Roger can play some Quartermaine or Cassadine. Michael can play Lorenzo. Possibilities are endless. And Kassie tweeted to the show’s casting director about her new love interest – could be Todd or even someone else. Lots of possibilities. I think the fans of both shows need to be commended though. GH fans expressed interest in having the actors return even if different characters while OLTL fans said they wanted the characters not the actors. All of our comments paid off. They listened. More power to the fans!

    Tali replied

    So glad!

    Lora replied

    Well GH fans..I dunno know about ya’ll but I am NOT recalling a John, Starr or Todd on GH this past year…Do ya’ll ;) LOL NEVER HAPPENED SO WHAT MESS, is there for GH to clean up??

    Elizabeth replied

    The mess Joliefan is referring to I believe is the mess that they have to try to bring them back as 3 completely different characters. From reading these posts most General Hospital fans don’t want them coming back as different characters. I don’t think it is going to be easy for them to create likeable believable characters that the fans will accept, after them playing very popular characters.

  36. Liz says:

    Nightmare. One character swap – okay. But three. That’s too ridiculous.

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    k/kay replied

    Liz here is a thought if they wanted these actors on GH then they should not have cast them as the OLTL characters. I mean I guess they thought PP would never get their act together and get on the air.

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    Pen replied

    In fairness…PP almost didn’t.

    1loveabcsoap replied

    Let’s write, boycott, and protest. Let’s write Frank , Ron and abc. Please see my post about it below.

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    Aria replied

    Why the protest? Pp wants its characters back GH wants the actors and everyone gets what they want. The actors want be on GH not OLTL so I m game.

    Nikki replied

    1loveabcsoap, what is with you and the protests? Firstly, if you love ABC soaps, General Hospital is the last one remaining so why wouldn’t you just support it? Secondly, what exactly would you protest? There is nothing to protest here against ABC and certainly not Frank and Ron.

  37. Chaz says:

    Craziness. ABC cancels the show, has PP PAYNG for the rights to the characters and then won’t release their hold on them. Granted, PP does not have legal rights to the actors but I am sure a short term deal could have been worked out had everyone tried.

    I feel bad for the actors. They lose their jobs, relocate across the country and then get embroiled in this nonsense.

    If the roles are recast, people have to look at it from a business standpoint, not an emotional one. OLTL could try to bring back TSJ as Victor and that might help ease the disgruntled fans.

    I suppose Todd could have been a triplet, John have another long lost brother and Starr….hmmm….

    ABC seems to want to have it all…the actors, the characters and the money for the rights to the characters. Greedy & short sighted…just as they were when they initially canceled the two soaps.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Wonderful Post Chaz I could not agree more! Very well thought out post!

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    rebecca replied

    well said and agree.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Let’s boycott, and protest.

    Let’s write ABC and Frank and Ron. Please read all my reasonings on this page, and the lengthy one under Lynn A’s name.

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    Scott replied

    This is what is so funny about the people complaining about PP.It will really be funny when ABC cancels GH too and the actors will be back dealing with Prospect again.
    ABC Disney created the entire mess in the first place.

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    Michelle replied

    exactly…

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I agree Scott great post!!! And it will be funny epically because the GH fans that are blaming PP will be begging them to put GH on the air and after the rude ignorant comments I would hope they ((PP)) would decline!

    Lora replied

    Rumor has it.. Brion Frons set this in motion..he hated the soaps & pushed. I don’t think ABC “got” it till fans went bonkers. I think by that time damage & Frons getting rid of AMC & OL was in motion..sad I fought for OL so hard. FYI Brian Frons..was fired! And truly I would luv to see AMC & OL back on ABC. Fans DID get the raw end of the deal on this. BUT PP actions left very bad taste with me out of the gate. I just hope everyone enjoys their fav soap being back on. I really do wish you the best.

  38. GV says:

    This is ABC putting their spin on things! Have we all forgotten how ABC cancelled our shows in the first place?? They are the bad guys here, I don’t care how they spin it! They fail to mention that Prospect Park PAID ABC for the rights to the shows and also PAY them for the licensing so of course PP would have the legal rights to the characters, DUH! I for one am happy and excited to watch the new AMC and OLTL. I still support the boycott of ABC, they screwed the fans over in the first and I for one will not see them as anything but the bad guys.

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    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    Im not here 2 sing ABC Daytime praises. But I think you are also missing the fact that ABC then also paid licensing fees back to PP for these 3 characters and then had the 3 actors sign contracts with them. Lets be real, most people including me thought PP was DEAD. But they eventually got enough funding and you are right the characters do belong to them, but the actors dont want to do it. And its not because they dont care about OLTL, but the reality is they already moved, and they will only be working 5 weeks on, 5 weeks off. From a Financial point, I would stay at ABC as well. Because if they did take the job, move BACK to NYC and then this doesnt work out…..Its easy for us to dictate where these actors should be going, but in reality we dont pay their bills.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Don’t think for all Fans! Cause there are PLENTY of us that KNEW they were not dead and that PP was not giving up on bringing them back! And again If you think these actors are broke you are nuts! So stop with the oh financial difficulties! FUNNY ABC DID NOT CARE THAT THE ACTORS FROM AMC AND OLTL HAVE FAMILIES AND NEED TO PAY THEIR BILLS! AND WHO IS GOING TO PAY THEIR BILLS WHEN ABC GIVES GH THE AX!???

    Dee replied

    Well said I totally agree.

    Lora replied

    Can we just ALL get along!! LOL ur soaps R BACK!! YEAH!! Be happy. Can we just ALL agree to support our shows and KEEP THEM. Please. This fighting between all of us makes me very sad to see..at one time WE fought this together for the shows. And NOW we r only fighting each other. Not good for any of the shows.

    Callie replied

    Yes, ABC made the mistake of cancelling OLTL. With all due respect, the characters being on General Hospital allowed Llanview to be kept alive and with the increased popularity of GH, helped bring OLTL back to life. I was so excited to hear the three were going to Port Charles after losing OLTL. It is great that Prospect PP is able to now revive OLTL. Crossovers would have been great but I see where GH is coming from. The actors want to work there. This is the best option for all. Recast the three for OLTL and created other characters for the actors on GH. I have a feeling though that PP didn’t want this ending. Apparently they wanted to have creative control at GH with non OLTL characters and force non OLTL crossovers of GH characters like Sam. It seems like they may have overplayed their hand. Remember that for the new OLTL to succeed, it needs as many viewers as it can get. This might defeat that purpose. Time will tell. Ending the standoff is the best way to try to get viewers on board with PP. Many, like myself, love both shows. Hurting GH or the actors wasn’t the best way to garner support.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    GH did NOTHING to help bring back OLTL get that straight! PP Agreed to let them characters go to GH after ABC asked them to use the characters TO SAVE THEIR SHOW! And the thank you PP gets is them pulling their usual shady bullshit when it came to those actors and characters!! SCREW ABC!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    ” I have a feeling though that PP didn’t want this ending. Apparently they wanted to have creative control at GH with non OLTL characters and force non OLTL crossovers of GH characters like Sam. It seems like they may have overplayed their hand. Remember that for the new OLTL to succeed, it needs as many viewers as it can get. This might defeat that purpose. Time will tell. Ending the standoff is the best way to try to get viewers on board with PP. Many, like myself, love both shows. Hurting GH or the actors wasn’t the best way to garner support.”

    Can I have some of what your smoking!???

    Cassie replied

    Can you have what I’m smoking? Haha. Joliefan – I’m not smoking anything. It is called rational thought. You should try it.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Rational thought? Well yea I guess your right it is a rational thought for someone lacking KNOWLEDGE on the subject at hand!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    BRAVO GV!!! I still boycott ABC too!!! ABC are the bad guys! thought they could push around Jeff and Rich from PP and found out they couldn’t! BRING ON OLTL AND AMC!!!!!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    I am so happy you reminded people are the BAD GUYS are, ABC.

    Let’s boycott, protest, and write Ron and Frank. Please see all my post on this page., esp the one under Lynn A’s posted March 25, 12:08pm.

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    Tali replied

    Agreed GV!

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    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    JolieFan Im not here to speak for EVERY fan, I said most people. And when I say most people, I mean people like me and other industry types. In my Business when people usually say that a project is being put on hold Indefinitely, that usually means DEAD. And I completely feel ABC should have never canceled these 2 Iconic shows, but Im 2 busy in my life 2 be worried about boycotting a network based on 2 shows. To be honest they were taking the lead from 2 other Networks that already did it, and guess what those networks Survived and they felt they could do the same.

    Also you claim that everyone knew they weren’t dead. Well 2 the many actors that were attached to this project, they gave many statements that contradicts that statement. Most them moved on because even they too thought this was Dead. And at the end of the day these 3 actors owe nothing to us but themselves. All I’m saying is I’m tired of so called fans saying what these actors need to do. They only have to answer to themselves. And no they are not hurting for food, but you act as if you know what their bills are. YOU DONT.

    I was just giving an opinion, I’m not here to argue with someone I dont know on the yet. I have a casting in the morning, I have to go learn my lines.

  39. Ann Margret says:

    I wanted them to continue to be the characters they already are. Whether it be on General Hospital or One Life To Live or maybe sometimes both shows. I dont want to see their current characters recast , regardless of what soap they are on!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Please see my post below on this page. Let’s protest, write abc and write Fank and Ron. This is a horrible.

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    Dee replied

    You got your characters back why are u protesting?

    Lora replied

    Protest what??? U got ur char back…ME, KA & RH have THE RIGHT TO WORK WHEREVER THEY CHOOSE THIS IS AMERICA. STILL LAND OF THE FREE. No one know what situation these 3 r in. U r NOT walking in their shoes. Just sayin. Lets just support our shows & move on. We ALL want the same thing our shows! We have them lets be happy! Because the reboot almost did NOT happen but it did. Be thankful for what we have. I am GH fan 100% & will support GH in anyway that I can. Positive toward the future.

  40. Dorothy Brittingham says:

    WOW! I was wondering how they would (if they could) bring them back. I would’ve never guest new characters. I can’t wait to see this. I love it!

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    su0000 replied

    This will be exciting, for sure..
    I can’t wait to see how all this will be done..
    I do believe in the talents of FV & RC to pull this off !!
    I wonder how long the re-writing of the 3 will take?
    Seems FV and RC and team will have very little rest/sleep the next 2 months ..

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    Pen replied

    I think they’ve been working on this possibility for the PAST two months. ;) Wouldn’t you? Just in case it went one way or another?

    Lora replied

    Ron & Frank can and WILL do this. They got what it takes to keep GH rockin for another 50yrs!! I luv these writers

  41. El Rizzo says:

    I am so so sad by this, I was hoping for Natalie and John to be reunited…ME is John Mcbain…no one can fill that role but him!!! The other 2 do t bother me as much…I love Starr n Todd but…it’s not a big deal…I have not had rh as Todd for so long…I think I’m ver that and Starr well…GH already killed off her family so …I am really not interested at the moment.

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  42. kellie says:

    should be very interesting to see how this all works out . I do not care who they are as long I have Michel Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson on General Hospital. I think Prospect Park has been the one who has made this an issue. They belong to General Hospital.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    There would not have been an issue if ABC have abided by the agreement between them and PP for the USE of the characters!~

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    Pen replied

    ABC would have owned all the characters for OLTL back in December, darling…had they not granted an extension to PP. So in point of fact, ABC did PP a favor, and PP is acting a bit like a brat having a tantrum.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    WOULD HAVE is not OWNED which is what PP has OWNERSHIP, and don’t call me darling Thank you!! You can try to spin this anyway you want right down to it PP is the one that did ABC & GH a favor by letting them BORROW them characters when they did not have to! ABC is acting like the spoiled kid no one wants to play with!

    Pen replied

    *shrug* I’m not trying to spin anything. That’s what happened. Darling.

    Lora replied

    PP wanted ALL IN for creative control over these 3 while ON contract and on GH. I think Ron & Frank saying forget that we will bring them back as new char was the RIGHT ONE!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Since PP OWNS the characters yes they should have creative control over Characters they OWN! ABC has the 3 ACTORS on Contract NOT the characters…..BTW none of these decisions came from RC OR FV, everything comes down from the Top of ABC!

  43. tim says:

    No doubt that Howarth and Easton will have no trouble playing new characters,and it will be interesting to see Alderson in a different role.According to IMDB,Starr is the only role she has ever played.

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    Pen replied

    I agree. And it may not be such a bad thing for her to do that.

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  44. Cindy says:

    I think it’s dumb. If they are going to stay they should be the same characters. Otherwise, what’s the point? They would be better off using the budget to keep their own vets. They are the ones with a history to GH and who fans are invested in. They are the ones who helped make GH what it was in it’s heyday. Jack and Kristina Wagner, Genie Francis, Ian Buchanan, Lynn Herring and Jon Lindstrom just to name a few. JMHO

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Exactly! What’s the point if they are the same character’s?

    Let’s boycott. Let’s protest.

    Let’s write Frank, Ron and ABC, and protest like hell. Please read my comments and suggestions on this page, (esp) the one under Lynn A’s name posted at: March 25 at 12:08pm,

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    Mel replied

    Yes, please protest. The more talk the better for GH. ABC will see all the talk the show is generating and see it as a positive. Thanks!

    Pen replied

    Well…see, they’re actors. By dint of their craft, they play all kinds of different characters. It kinda goes with the territory.

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    Lora replied

    A lot of the vets came back ONLY to honor GH50. From my understanding and yes some of them I would luv to stay if they can. I have NO idea what other projects they may have to keep them from staying on GH?

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  45. Bruce says:

    I am not happy about this at all. I don’t like that all of a sudden these three are gonna be back, and pow, they are all three someone else. I mean seriously, what about the past year?? It was all for the fans of OLTL. Believing in te Cartini like I always have I started tuning in when they came over to GH. I’m gonna miss these three people at OLTL however maybe them being different characters on GH will allow them to be on both shows as the three we know and love on OLTL, and different people on GH. It’s understandable in the sense that the writers don’t have to write based on what other writers are writing. With Julie Marie Berman gone now, who I fell in love with while at GH, and after the 50th a lot of the key classics leaving I’m not sure Ill continue to watch. IF I do, it would be to watch Sabrina Santiago!! I love that character. Have to see how this plays out, but I am def ready for MY OLTL 4/29!!!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Please read all my responses to this Mess. (below on this page)

    Let’s boycott. protest, and write ABC and Frank and Ron, on GH.

    We the fans worked hard to bring back OneLife and to see our character’s on that show. This hurts us. We will never be able to see the story of the two Todd’s., amongst our investment of these character’s for so many years?

    And what about Krstiane and Roger’s SUPPOSELY loyality…………………..to their show?

    Bull~!

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    Aria replied

    Shut up already about a protest get a freaking life and leave GH alone, they don’t need the OLTL characters.

    Tali replied

    Agree!

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    Lora replied

    Ditto Aria & Tali we GH fans WILL BACK OUR SHOW..Don’t think we won’t and more of us to boycott PP so can WE JUST MOVE ON NOW.

  46. Georgia says:

    I am thrilled that Michael Easton will be back. I can’t wait to see how they develop his story. I will miss John because he has been the first man that has ever treated Sam with gentleness, kindness and understanding.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    John’s the only one I wanted to say because he FIT IN with GH, because his character is so different. On top of the fact that had had previously worked with Kelly Monaco.

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    Lora replied

    Yes hugh ME fan here I think he & KM r acting soul mates. Luv them 2gether. Can NOT wait for ME to be back on GH as _______? And I don’t care as who just bring him back!

  47. Angela says:

    I first would like to state that I am a 43 year fan of all abc soaps past and present before certain people start attacking me. When OLTL ended 14 months ago we all “hoped” that PP would get their act together and bring back the shows. There were no guarantees, just hope. So GH hired 3 actors and “borrowed” the characters. Then PP finally got it all together and then threw a temper tantrum and forced 3 people to stop working. Cartini worked their magic on GH and now they will once again. I have faith. True I would have loved for them to have worked it out that the characters could have stayed on GH but I give GH kudos for putting an end to this debacle and putting these 3 talented people back to work. In my opinion the writers at OLTL should focus less on these 3 and put their efforts into getting Trevor St. John to sign a contract.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    There was no getting their act together Angela! Financing fell threw due to no fault of their own and they were having a hard time finalizing the contracts with the Guilds (( a lot of ppl believe that ABC had a hand in that too)) ABC asked PP to LOAN them the characters along with the ACTORS that played them because they NEEDED our fans to save their show!! ABC KNEW their time with them characters was limited but they sign them to 3 year contracts knowing that PP can and WILL legally take back them characters at anytime! What tantrum did PP throw? They PAY MILLIONS TO ABC for those characters and ABC tried to play bug bully on the block and keep something that does not belong to them! If anyone acted like a child in this it is ABC!!

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    Pen replied

    Oh boo hoo. You’re ridiculous….LOL

    Nina replied

    I disagree. Ron and Frank wanted to employ actors they had worked with and wanted to make fans happy. Many OLTL viewers already watched GH. I don’t believe the OLTL crossovers saved GH. I think less mob storyline saved it. And returning favorites like Anna and Duke, Frisco and Felicia, Laura and Scotty, Lucy and Kevin. Great writing saved GH. Stories the audience loves. And soap viewers banding together. Young and the Restless saw an increase in viewers as did Bold and Beautiful. Fans came together and supported a genre that means so much to us. This is why OLTL and AMC will do well. Fans coming together to support the genre. :)

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Nina Ron and Frank had no say this was between ABC and PP…..

    Pen your just a doofus!

    Pen replied

    I’m wounded you think so.

  48. maggie lynch says:

    It’s a shame the parties couldn’t agree to play nice. Todd Manning was the BEST CHARACTER to hit General Hospital since Luke Spencer arrived. Here’s a question…Since Antioinette Patterson aka Skye Chandler Cudhay, Kinder, Davidson, Jacks Quartermaine has a history on all three, who OWNS her character!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC owns the character of Skye, remember at one time ABC owned all 3 shows! HOWEVER they do not OWN AMC & OLTL anymore PP does!

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    jim replied

    Found you…couldnt respond to your reply under my comments…knew you were going to say TSJ is Todd…thats y i put no reply had to say TJS is Todd just to see you print it…lmao!!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    LMFAO @ JIm! Ha I was waiting for your reply to that comment! Glad You laughed! :)

    1loveabcsoap replied

    ABC owns her character….

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  49. Rachel says:

    I personally don’t mind if Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson play different roles on GH, as long as they remain on the show :)

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    Tali replied

    I don’t either as long as OLTL kept their characters and the characters history, so I’m a happy camper.

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    Pen replied

    I think most viewers feel that way, Rachel. :) Very happy for the actors; this can’t have been an easy time for them. Now they can finally come back to work and we can welcome them home.

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    Tarlyfan replied

    agree. all GH fans are happy that their is no more strings attached with these 3 actors. ABC is not cutting their lost fast enough, IMO, need to bring them back to the studio this week

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  50. Lynn says:

    Well I was having issues watching them on GH and was jumping up and down when they left so I won’t watch GH now they feel wrong to me on GH when I’ve watched them for 10yrs on OL so after the 50th it’s bye to GH it was my least fav anyway I’m just p-ssed off on the whole thing I’m only supporting OL now

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Lynn:

    Let’s protest this. Let’s boycott. Join me in writing ABC, and Frank and Ron. We the fans fought hard for OneLife and to see the show come back with not ALL our favorite characters…….. when there are sooooooooooooooooo many soap opera actor’s out here that GH can employ, WHY would Frank and Ron take these core character’s from OneLife?

    This is wrong. I’m finish with GH and I have had 20 friends call my phone and tell me SOOooooooo are They! They are saying that their phones are ringing off the hook about this and their friends aren’t happy about it.

    Let’s boycott and protest.

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    Cassie replied

    You read incorrectly. OLTL has the characters. The actors chose to work on GH. So, you’re happy, right? The three characters will stay on OLTL. That is what you want, right?

    Pen replied

    What the hell are you talking about? You’re getting your characters back. The actors are under no obligation to return East and play them. Deal with it.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I still Boycott ABC LOL…..

    Bpj replied

    I couldn’t agree more!!

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    Lynn replied

    I just don’t know where to put my anger and disapointment, the actors? ABC? I don’t blame PP because they want what belongs to OLTL and those are 3 core characters that are important to OLTL….Do I blame ABC -yes they cxd OL in the first place and now they won’t release the actors if they want to go….jmo…the actors well they do have to do whats best for them but us OLTL fans were loyal to them for almost 10yrs can’t they give us at least the reboot like RH is???? It’s making me not want to even follow GH anymore.

    Troy Turner replied

    So, you’re going to punish GH over something they have nothing to do with? Typical GH fan with a sense of entitlement. Stop it

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    Lynn replied

    Just to be clear I was and am a OLTL fan first I had pretty much stopped watching GH only reason I even started again was because OL was cxd and then they butchered our OLTL characters and what little HEA endings we got on OLTL I found myself watching less and less….then the vanpire crap hit and I suddenly had 3ms worth on my DVR unwatched……I don’t think people are seeing this right…..ABC is hoarding these actors and PP wants the characters which is in PP’s rights but typical ABC won’t even release the actors long enough to do the reboot even if they choose to so many are saying the actors dont want to do OL well IMO this is just assumtion as we have not heard one word from the actors as they are under a gag order….lets say they want to do it…they have to have the almighty ABC’s permision to do the reboot so YES I am holding ABC responsible and punishing them its back to boycoting all ABC which is nothing new i’ve been doing it since they cxd OL only occationaly watching GH.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Lynn! Someone with a Brain and knows how to read more than just the headline!

    Fay replied

    Lynn, you say you believe it is assumption when people say the actors don’t want to do OLTL. I’m not assuming. Michael Easton said on Facebook and Twitter that he is staying in California and will return to GH when he is allowed to. Kristen tweeted she doesn’t want to return to OLTL. Her whole family is now settled in California and she loves it. If they’re under a gag order guess they’re in trouble.
    I wish Kristen would change her mind because I love the relationship Starr has with her mom.

  51. Kristy says:

    I HATE it!!! :( Everyone worked so hard to integrate the actors / characters in the GH s/l and it was done brilliantly! I Love these actors/characters! I would much rather see them as the characters I know and love!!! I hadn’t watched GH in years before my OLTL characters moved over. Now I love the show, but I’m invested in the s/ls as they are developing… BAD decision:(

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Let’s protest this. Write letters to Frank and Ron, and ABC.

    Read my post below.

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  52. jim says:

    ill wait and see how this works out but does this mean theyll never have to return to OLTL as Todd, Starr and John, and if not does this mean PP would have to recast Todd, Starr, and John if OLTL needs them in the future or will they just drop those characters for good? Somehow i feel both show are loosing out here. Joint custody of the characters and their storys could have benefit both shows. The genre almost died as it is and the idea is to save it, and messes like this could almost hurt it. Cant they just get along?

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    jim replied

    p.s. no reply has to say TSJ is Todd…im just asking a question!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hey Jim! PSSSST TSJ IS TODD LMAO! I hope that made ya Smile LOL

    su0000 replied

    PP has the rights to the characters, so they either have to drop the characters or recast them ..
    PP could use the Victor character , but so far, TSJ wants nothing to do with PP/online.
    PP needs to recast or dump them/Starr, McBain, Todd ..
    I believe PP will recast the 3 characters..

    TRW replied

    They will recast.

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    jim replied

    That does appear to be PP only solution now.

    1loveabcsoap replied

    Exactly. What a mess….. read my post below.

    Joint custody would of been lovely, for a few (not forever) but a few. They screw us up knowing we are one day awaiting the story of the two Todd’s,

    What, they going to offer TSJ back his role as Todd. If I were him, I would tell them to take it and shove it, after asking him to develop himself as Victor Jr, after 8 years of playing Todd, only to give it back to Roger when he decided he wanted to ‘ show back up’.

    We the viewers need to boycott GH, and write letters……… We want Tiodd, Starr and McBain on OneLife.

    Period!!!!

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    jim replied

    Im going to blame the whole mess on Brian Frons…he started this whole mess. Im addicted to GH and dont want to boycott them…the dieing genre needs our support…i dont want to hurt the shows ratings and give Frons the last laugh…i want to show that the jokes on him and have the last laugh.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    There was no developing Vic Jr! He was Vic Jr for what a couple of weeks before he was “Killed” Off! Hell YES he should and I think he is coming back to reprise his role of Todd Manning!

    Tarlyfan replied

    Well since PP is so hellbent on getting their 3 characters back, they got exactly that just that, the three costumes.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    WTF Is with you and the costumes! If you think that without these 3 actors the characters are empty shells or some crap? You need some serious help!

    Mary SF replied

    I think the actors are under contract with GH, so unless their contract allows them to work on other projects on their own time, I would imagine PP would have to recast those characters on their show. I doubt if PP would drop those characters because from what I understand they were very much part of the canvas on OLTL.

    As I said in my own post the trouble with sharing is these are two separate corporations and writing teams- to constantly have to work out plot points and character development of these three characters would be a nightmare. What if OLTL wants to do a major story line using the character John, but at the same time he is needed for a major story line over at GH– it just won’t fly in the long term. It is not ideal and a lot of fans will hate it, but GH is doing the sensible thing- bringing back the actors in new roles that have nothing to do with their old OLTL characters.

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    jim replied

    I was hoping they could play their original roles on OLTL, and different but similiar characters on GH like how Wally Kurth sometimes plays Justin on Days and Ned on GH which are on two different networks but then he is rarely seen on them and they are both filmed in California which makes a big difference. All 3 actors werent signed on to PP reboot originally so i feel they rather stay in California where they now live, and it is their decision which theyd prefer to do. Im just going to blame this whole mess on Brian Frons.

    jim replied

    GH should wait 6 months b4 bringing the actors back in new roles and OLTL shouldve just recast the characters from the start. The later would make it easier to adjust to new actors in the roles.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    But Jim they can’t do that think of the financial difficulties it would create for them POOR actors!! Eye roll and Sarcasm!

  53. Cheryl D. says:

    Glad they are staying on GH, I watched OLTL too and will be watching the online version. I really like the direction that GH has been going and l like having more characters NOT involved in the mob. So I’m glad they are staying, it will be interresting to see how the write them in to new roles. It’s a soap, we can believe anything after awhile…LOL

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  54. Lynn A says:

    Glad to have them on GH any way we can! It will be interesting to see what GH does with them!

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    Tali replied

    Maybe they’ll recast Michael Easton as Jason Morgan-would that satisfy Kelly monaco fans?

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    Pen replied

    Recasting him as Jason would be a waste of Easton’s talent, for one thing. And there is no reason for Jason to return; he’s dead and he’s much more entertaining that way.

    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    You know whAt it night satisfy us!!!!

    But RC knowcthe
    Fanbase will go crazy!!!

    Pen replied

    It was time for Jason to exit. That character had absolutely nowhere to go and almost sucked the life out of the show altogether. It’s been so much better since he’s been fish food.

  55. jon says:

    Just don’t understand why PP can’t give up the characters. The actors were out of a job a year ago and moved on. Does anybody really want to see McBain, Starr and mostly Todd played by different actors on OLTL?

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    Lynn replied

    What this means is that GH is keeping the actors and PP is getting the characters back. GH is making the actors new characters and PP will have to recast all three which really sucks for OLTL since those actors played those characters on OL for the better part of ten years…….this sucks for the reboot….and p-sses off alot and I mean alot of fans…now those that “want the actors anyway they can get them” on GH better becareful for what they ask for. Karma does come around…..I think both the actors and characters belong on OLTL I realise that you can’t make the actors leave to go to OLTL but who’s to say they don’t want to go and GH won’t let them…They havent got to speak.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Who cares if it is with Different actors, Destiny is a Different actor, Matthew is a Different actor, So what? They ((ME KA AND RH)) don’t want to be a part of this I say whatever and make sure you put all the money you make because you will need it when GH gets canned!!!

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    Tali replied

    YES! I do, I want Natalie Buchanan, John McBain and their son Liam to continue their story-PERIOD!! ABC sucks.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    And they will Tali! Just with a New John which I could care less I just love being able to say Welcome back JOLIE!!!

  56. Lynne says:

    That will be hard to see them as different characters since everybody is so used to seening them as Starr, John, Todd. I can’t imagine them being somebody else, but it should be interesting for sure.

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  57. Kimberly Magee -Slattery says:

    It’s good to hear that they will be returning to GH!! However, playing different characters is very interesting!!

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  58. dani says:

    Please be objective writers at GH. These 3 characters from OLTL are all talented. However, it was their background stories, lives, history that made them what they were when they appeared on the scene. We were all feeling sentimental about losing OLTL and now it’s back and they should be sent back to OLTL. Okay, I know it’s not that easy, they’re actors etc… However, it will be best (and yet make no sense) to give these actors completely different characters. If you even tried to fight to keep John, Star and Todd, you’re facing 3 characters with NO PAST!!! Somewhere in soap land or story writing, you need family, ex-wives/husbands, parents, events that occured etc… I for one loved these characters on OLTL and that is where they belong. Todd belongs with Viki, Blair, Tea, kids Sam and Jack, sister Tina etc… Ugghh cut your losses and release them back to OLTL.

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    Pen replied

    You’re confusing characters with actors. The characters ARE going back to OLTL. The actors are staying on GH. So Todd will be back with Sister Viki and Wifey Blair, Tea, and all the kids. Blow your nose and buck up.

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    Gillian replied

    I love you Pen!

    Lora replied

    LOL Pen u rock!! :)

    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC is like a Spoiled rotten Kid and even tho they are wrong for doing what they are doing it is going to bite them in the ass! It was Starr and Michael the fans liked, It was Tarly the fans liked, It was McBam the fans liked! ALL GONE BYE BYE BYE! Now go ahead bring them back and hook them up with Carly and Michael and Sam and shove those Insta loves RC is famous for down the throats of the Gh fans and see how the fans like that!

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    Pen replied

    Weren’t you the one screaming at the top of your lungs that you only wanted the characters back? Well, now you have them. So what are you bellyaching about?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Can you read? Cause I am really starting to doubt it! We got our characters back where in that post above did I say anything about wanting the actors????? No more Starr and Michael, NO more Tarly and NO more McBam is not saying anything about wanting the actors…..

    Pen replied

    Oh, you poor thing. I really am starting to feel some pity for you.

    Fay replied

    Joliefan, you’re missing the point about having the same actors with Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco and Chad Duell. They could call Michael Easton’s character Aidan O’Connor and Michael and Kelly would still have chemistry through the roof. The same applies for the other two couples. It is mixing the right actors that makes for great chemistry. On OLTL we were so lucky when Trevor St. John had great chemistry with Kassie DePaiva. I’ve seen it go the other way too.

  59. MK says:

    Send them back to OLTL, I would rather see the characters on GH, if not send them to OLTL. It was a one year experiment that work. PP you are screwing it up. GH, it is beyond belief to recreate new characters for actors known for the characters.

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  60. Rachel says:

    SHAME ON RON CARLIVATI AND FRANK VALENTINI!!!!! For shame! Buh bye GH!!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Jeffrey Anderson replied

    hee hee, I can’t believe when u said that. oh my!!! hee hee!!

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  61. Brenda says:

    Too confusing for fans to see actors switch characters. If they had done this in the first place then okay but now its too late.

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  62. Jody says:

    Not a comment, but rather a question….

    Someone has already posted a picture of Roger Howarth in a scene up in CT; we know he is there for 4 weeks at this point……is that it though?
    or is it possible, just possible, that he will be playing 2 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS on 2 diff soaps?

    Howarth is based on the East Coast; he was doing GH on the fly; i.e. going cross country when he had to tape……

    Thoughts anyone??

    The other 2 are going to be recast on OLTL; that is a given…….and that is the best thing for the actors, honestly……they both moved, with their families, and now how roots in L.A……

    I am in for this “soap within a soap” for awhile…..can’t wait to see how this pans out…

    But would LOVE to hear everyone’s opinions about Roger….

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    Tarlyfan replied

    no. Roger playing two characters means he has to work two jobs. the only way to physically do that is doing part times on both shows. I don’t want a part time lover for Carly LOL. He needs to stick to one show only. Glad that he’s coming to GH after the 4 weeks stint at OLTL. Though I would love it more if he comes back as Todd Manning but we all know only the actor can come back to the show, not the character since PP insists on keeping Todd Manning, the costume, in OLTL. Good luck to PP with that.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Your not to Bright are Ya Tarly??? You keep thinking that “Todd Manning” is still going to be on the show only his “clothes” are going back to OLTL! Boy are you in for a Surprise!

    Pen replied

    Evidently you have issues with reading comprehension. Tarly specifically said:

    “I would love it more if he comes back as Todd Manning but we all know only the actor can come back to the show, not the character.”

    It might help you, Joliefan, to take your meds as prescribed.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    First of all try reading all the posts TARLY is one of the GH fans that are convinced that the “costumes” for them 3 characters are going back to OLTL but everything else John Todd and Starr are staying on GH and she has said so more than once! So read everything or keep your idiot box shut!

  63. MikeT says:

    ABC and Prospect park need to work this out!!Love the characters of Todd,Starr and McBain played by these actors!!!

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  64. Judy A says:

    Hey if Dallas did it and said it was all a dream why not GH doing it and bringing them back as new characters. I enjoy GH now with all the story lines and them not being dragged out forever. It keeps the show moving. Hopefully they will keep bringing back the old characters after the anniversary show.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Because then everything associated with them and what happened will be undone, that means they would have to bring back Jason that ain’t happening! The whole S/L with Sam and Danny would not have happened. ABC screwed themselves on this I’m afraid!

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  65. Avidreader72 says:

    Crazy! RC has his work cut out for him if he is going to resolve this and make it believable for GH fans .Wouldn’t be nice if ABC and GH were allowed to use Starr, John and Todd without any changes in exchange for airing Prospect Parks new OLTL and AMC on the soapnet channel?

    On the plus side, this may make it possible for the new OLTL to have Starr, Todd and John back in Llanview (though played by different actors).

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  66. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS says:

    I think John will go back and be come :

    1. Caleb Morley, but I doubt RC will write that

    2. Stephen Clay (the deranged serial killer)?

    3.or would he be a Cassidine, he got the features he got the black hair

    but he needs to be a love intrest with Sam MCall!!

    BUT RC NEED TO WRITE A LOVE STORY WITH SAM

    THAT ‘S DIFFICULT, BUT I BELEIVE IN RC!!

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  67. jay says:

    this is crazy!!!!!! hope they come on as past characters…wow, this is insane..

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  68. Jeffrey Anderson says:

    I do like Micheal Easton still my favorite actor of all time is coming back to GH, the question is what’s character he will pay the major role? Better be another agent as good one than John McBain character.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    I wonder about it myself????? He could be a CASSADINE FAMILY FRIEND?

    REMEMBER SAM THINK SHE KNOWS JOHN MCBAIN!!!

    I WONDER IF SABRINA OR NICK WILL PLAY A PART IN IT TOO?

    I ‘M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CASSADINE STORY

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Can’t be! They can not be anything like Todd John and Starr!

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    Pen replied

    Sure they can. They just can’t have the same names or the exact histories. But similarities? Sure.

  69. Stephen Parker says:

    While I do not doubt the ingenuity and brilliance of Carlivati and Valentini, I feel that this whole situation became ridiculously complicated because of ABC’s continued greed and need for manipulation. Why couldn’t there have been a compromise with the actors being able to share their roles between the two programs? There are myriad avenues down which a writer can travel to weave plot twists but why did it become necessary to do so? Because of a network’s selfish legal spin. That’s the answer, plain and simple!

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    Tali replied

    Good post Stephen Parker!

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  70. HuggyBear says:

    This is fantastic news! Having the 3 actors come back w/o their OLTL baggage opens up a whole lot of possibilities. I was a fan of OLTL but they will be fine w/o them. I hated Todd Manning but loved RH so I am excited that he may play a character I’ll like now. ME is so much better on GH than he ever was on OLTL. And Starr has always been an annoying character to me. Can’t wait to see how/who they come back as.

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  71. HuggyBear says:

    Besides this is more than just about fictional characters. These actors are real people with real families. I don’t blame them at all for not giving up a secure job for the unknown. They moved across the country when PP didn’t deliver on their promises before. Why should they be forced to uproot their lives again for something that may not work out?

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    Pen replied

    A lot of people fail to understand this. It’s baffling to me.

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  72. David says:

    No one has said Todd, Starr and John as characters will not exist on OLTL as played by OTHER actors. Not that THAT will work but who knows???

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  73. Laura I. says:

    I think they should be able to stay on GH as the Todd, Starr and John. This is crazy that OLTL can try to take them back. Since they are the ones that went off the air, they should get new people to play different characters to fill the void of these 2 amazing actors. GH shouldn’t have to suffer from this issue.

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    Tali replied

    Why, ABC caused this in the first place?

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  74. k/kay says:

    I figured it out KA as the new Serena Baldwin, Roger Howarth as the new Tom Hardy and ME as the new JASON MORGAN. Sorry it was too tempting! lol

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  75. Iakovos says:

    First off! Stop hating on any daytime drama, PLEASE! That is how we lose them to the cancellation monster.

    Secondly, as fans, we have to make the best of an ugly situation. Moving the LTL characters to GH when there was no longer hope of a OLTL was a good move. It is one element that helped drive GH to success, a success that has led to a rebirth in interest and excitement among many of us for our stories. And hey, did you not follow all the ABC soaps from AMC to GH?

    Anyhow… Three actors we loved got to keep jobs and be on our screens. Hooray! Now, OK, OLTL 2.0 wants their characters back. Legally Prospect Park has the right. And OLTL people should be thrilled. And OLTL people get to see their actors return, even if only for a short time. That may ease into recasts or write-outs but at least we have something. These actors signed contracts with ABC/GH for their new jobs and parties are honored to fulfill them. I would suspect the actors may do better financially with GH, too. Don’t we want them to succeed?

    Yes, the cancellation of OLTL and the legal wrangling upset storylines all around. Starr lost Cole and Hope. McBain and Natalie grew apart. Todd and Blair did not become a couple again and he left his other children. Now they are out of Port Charles and back home to restore and relaunch OLTL 2,0. Soaps have tiered our patience with stories bizarre, outlandish, and just plain stupid. (Too many baby switches, dopplegangers, SORASes, and resurrections, people!) So…

    Ride it out, people, and see what happens. My wish is for resoution in Llanview for todd, Starr, and John, and those characters can continue foryears to come in whatever actors’ personages. My wish for the actors and GH is three vibrant exciting characters that challenge the actors and enhance and amp up the Port Charles landscape, particularly when the legacy actors and characters begin to fade after the anniversary hoopla.

    It is not perfect, but we are getting OLTL back (in new form, yes) and our actor faves continue working daytime.

    More wins than losses, I say.

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    Dee replied

    Love this post .

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  76. heidi says:

    Ok… so right or wrong… a decision has been made and we have to accept it. I am happy that the three actors will have jobs! I hope they are the jobs they wanted!!! I am truly happy for them!!!

    I trust that RC and FV will make it work and I am intriqued as to how they will do it. There are a multitude of possibilities! I would only hope that the vampire story-line does not come back. I would really like to see ME be cast as a far removed Cassadine or close family of the Cassadine’s. RH could easily be a different tycoon that buys Todd Manning’s holdings in PC and comes to work with them and gets right back into the Metro Court in the offices and the room and Carly and he have chemistry and they take it from there. KA could be a number of characters… even a missing Quartermaine heir.

    We know RH was at OLTL and the picture of him being hugged by Spidey Patrick J. Gibbons was absolutely adorable. I hope he gets to play both roles if he wants to and can. Same with ME and KA if they can play the OLTL characters too it’s a win win.

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  77. Tracey says:

    I am not sure how I feel about this as yet. I grew up with these shows 35 years plus and I have seen recasts over and over, that is a part of soaps. If these three actors wanted to leave OLTL etc, we would probably see them in different roles anyway. If any team can pull it off, RC and FV sure can. We soap fans are so lucky to have AMC and OLTL coming back, I don’t think we should be complaining so quickly until at least we see how it plays out. Just my 2 cents.

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  78. Peggy Johansen says:

    TERRIBLE IDEA!! I hate the way these writers think we will just except anything they dish out! If they can’t work out a deal, than get rid of the actors (for now) maybe down the road they can bring them back as new characters but I think it would be stupid to do it too fast!! I’m not at all happy with Prospect Park for causing so much of this problem either!!

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    Pen replied

    So you’d rather three actors would be out of work because you can’t have what you want? Wow. That’s really stupid.

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    Peggy Johansen replied

    That’s just the point, I’m NOT stupid and I won’t just take what they give me without question! I understand that soaps often ask us to believe the unbelievable in order to bring back characters or make story lines work but I don’t like it when they act like were so stupid we’ll just accept anything! As for the actors working or not, I’m sure they’ll be fine either way!! This is all just my opinion and I don’t expect everyone to agree with me but Pen, it’s just a television show and even if you don’t agree with me , I really don’t think it’s necessary to call me or my opinions names!!

    Pen replied

    I didn’t say YOU were stupid. I said suggesting they should be fired is stupid. Which it is. If that MAKES you feel stupid, then that’s not my problem.

    Peggy Johansen replied

    Wow Pen, you’re really kinda nasty! Oh well good luck with everything and I hope the shows and actors figure out a way to make this work so we can all continue to enjoy them!

    Pen replied

    I have no patience for crap like wishing that actors would lose their jobs simply because people don’t like what’s happened. It’s ridiculous, unfair, selfish, and insensitive.

    I, too, hope that everything works out, and I think it will. I wish people would focus on the positive aspects of this scenario. No, we didn’t all get what we want, but does that mean we should wish ill on the others? I’m just tired of seeing that.

  79. KateK says:

    I was always more of a OLTL fan then GH, but I watched both. I never cared much for Star, found hr annoying. But, on GH I think she is great. Same with John, like him so much better. Im thrilled there all coming back, but I want them to be their new couples. John with Sam, Star & Michael, & Todd & Carly.I dont care if they change their names, but I dont want their personalities changed.

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  80. Jodee says:

    It’s what should have happened from the beginning! I am disappointed RH’s Todd won’t be part of the reboot though.

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    Troy Turner replied

    He is already part of the reboot-shooting scenes in CT as we speak

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  81. Carol Bryan says:

    Regardless of which show, we have known them forever as the characters they played on OLTL and now on GH. Can’t something be done to keep their characters for both?

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  82. Ann says:

    Easton and Alderson did not agree to do OLTL anyway. The character names will go to OLTL. The actors, who loved working at GH, will get to stay there. They belong where they will be happiest. It will work out and soap lives will go on.

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    Pen replied

    It boggles me that people are having a hard time grasping what you just said.

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  83. Dbbie Augustine says:

    I see it like it is. This is not rea life guys. It is fiction I will be happy to get all 3 back as new players if they keep the history in tact. It will be interesting as Starr told Michael I will be back. Having saidthat if they are bring her back as a new charactor tey can still have her & Michael together. Look at on OLTL Macie & Michael. They killed off the guy she liked/l/loved & because of fans pushing for him to come back he did because Marie fell in love w/him agin. Now I’m not stating that thy do a repeat of this but tey were able o rk it w/him playin a new person.

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    Pen replied

    This is positive thinking…;)

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    Jovin replied

    You called har Macie….you called her Marie…LOL…her name was MARCIE!

  84. Jovin says:

    This is absurd! How many roles can Michael Easton play on one show? We just had the vampire/doppelganger thing and while that was a stretch, at least it was semi-rooteD in GH/PC history. These are three characters from OLTL, with whom many fans of GH are not yet emotionally invested in enough to accept them in different roles. Some of them just accepted (and some never did at all) these three as their original characters after a year. To do all this wrangling through legal hoops and expend creativity on devising roles for them is eenergy and money that could be spent on securing and keeping some of the vets the show has recently gotten back. Let Todd, Starr, and John go peacefully back to Llanview. It was nice to keep some of that show alive after it was cancelled, but now that it is back, it is no longer necessary for GH to do that. Michael and Starr became really cute and refreshing and watchable after the initial terrible storyline, so they will be mildly missed. John and Sam, mainly due to the performers‘ robotic, monotone acting styles, were deadly dull and never got off the ground as a couple. Todd and Carly, on the other hand, were over-written and over-acted as the greatest love story ever told, which was laughable at times and painful at others. Soap fans CAN accept anything, and we have proven that. That is when something is important enough or the fans demand it enough. For example, we have REPEATEDLY said we will accept ANY outlandish plot twist that brings back Alan, Georgie, Emily, and Jake back alive. Those are legacy characters that the audience loved for years. Sorry…no offense to three very talented actors…but fans have not expressed this type of love, adoration, or fanatical need to have these people on the show. Ron and Frank are completely missing the point here. They should peacefully let these characters and actors go.

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    Pen replied

    I respectfully disagree. Many others do as well. So it’s a good thing you’re not making the decisions. :)

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jason replied

    I have to disagree here. To say fans aren’t invested is false. Not ALL fans are invested in these three characters, but many fans ARE. Even though they’ve only been on the GH canvas for a year, many current GH fans were once OLTL fans. Which means they like (and are invested in) the characters/storylines as well.

    I’m more invested in Todd and Starr’s storylines than I am Rafe & Molly, or even Sonny & Kate/Connie. More time on a show doesn’t automatically mean you’re more important. It CAN mean that, but it doesn’t always.

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    Mia replied

    @Jovin I agree. How many roles can Michael Easton play on one show? He was better on OLTL. He was barely on the air and ONLY had Stphen Clay s/l and Sam & John were very dull and had the same dialogue ” we have a connection” BORING. Glad that’s over with. I prefer ME, KA, RH on OLTL sooooo much history. I just see the same pairings, nothing else really. Kemo/ME don’t really have chemistry anymore, they was sooooooo forced. if they had it, they wouldn’t have to force them. Todd chased after Carly for a year. Starr & Michael were a great couple. but need some drama, too lovey dovey. IMO

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    Jovin replied

    The thing I liked about Michael and Starr was that they WERE lovey-dovey and lacking in all the forced soap drama that separates happy couples for no reason. Soaps NEED to learn that constant misery is awful…we DO want happy couples! The ONLY people I have EVER heard utter the phrase “happy couples are boring” are lazy soap writers! Fans NEVER say that!

    Also, many of you responders missed my point. I like the OLTL transplants. I agree that many like them. I was just pointing out that for fans who do NOT avidly follow the behind-the-scenes action like all of us…they will be wildly confused. I think of my dad…who watches Young and the Restless. It is just a show he watches, he doesn’t know ANYTHING about the production. If three characters left, then the same actors showed up playing three completely different characters two months later, with no reason for the resemblance (evil twin, etc), he would be stumped and think it was stupid.

    I was saying that these characters are not organically from GH, and their value to the show, in the grand scheme of things, is limited at best. Todd and Starr are legacy OLTL characters. GH fans grew to accept and even like them, but there was no fervent outcry over their exits like there was when GH began dispatching beloved characters like Alan, Emily, Georgie, Tony, etc. GH has proven over the last several months that the vets of GH are who the viewers want to see. They have proven that the show can survive and THRIVE with little or no Sonny/mob stories. They have proven that successful crossovers between shows are possible.

    I just think the money, time, energy, and legal distress over these three actors/characters has not been beneficial to either show. Given a choice, I’d say that they belong on OLTL as their original characters. That said, however…it looks like that is not going to happen. I myself am perfectly willing to accept the three in new roles, as long as they add something to the canvas, enrich the story, and don’t insult our intelligence.

    I have heard rumblings of Kristen as Serena Baldwin…great…I’m on board. I have heard many rumours for Roger H…he could play anyone. This is a move that will effectively end any potential crossovers between the shows, if and when they all become Prospect Park property. I just think both parties PP and ABC were incredibly closed-minded, short-sighted, greedy, selfish, and stubborn, and they were not thinking of the fans…only of their own pride and refusal to compromise.

    I hope that clarifies what I meant in my post. :)

  85. Sophie says:

    YESSS!!! I AM SO THRILLED THAT MICHAEL EASTON STAYS ON GENERAL HOSPITAL! I hope it’s all true! That is all… :) Of course I would love to see him come back as John but if that’s not possible then so be it!!!! :) ) THANK YOU ABC! :)

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  86. Max says:

    How ridiculous we all want the Soaps to strive and having them return to OLTL to launch and then back as their same character on GL would have been right. Down the line we could have had some crossover which only helps both shows. Stupid move.

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  87. Stevie F says:

    This can’t be happening right now. Just Killing off these amazing characters? I know i speak for many when i say that I love these characters and as much as I love them on General Hospital, if they cant be Todd, Starr and John then I’d rather just have them back on the new one life to live. I just can’t see Roger and Kristen in a room together, even in the same city together, and not be todd and starr. I just can’t. This is the worst idea. i’m praying that this deal is recanted. It’s the history and the personalities of these characters that make us love these actors so much. Roger Howarth is Todd Manning. thats that. please dont take Todd Manning away from us. You can’t possibly bring these three back as new characters and expect the viewers to buy it. I can see if it was a character like trey mitchel for example, who was only on the show for some months. but we’re talking about Todd Manning, Starr Manning and John McBain. They have developed such a huge fan base over all these years. Please re- think this.

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  88. su0000 says:

    I see it as an exciting adventure!!
    Yes, I can see FV and RC working their magic to make this work out very well, and I can’t wait to see how it will be done..
    I am glad the 3 will remain on GH …
    The only bad thing/downside is the Bitch Whine and Moaner’s will drive me crazy with their constant complaining …
    The stars/people, do not want to be on OTL and are fighting not to be .. good for them.
    It would be terrible to be forced to do what you do not want to do or be out of a job..

    I hope it will work out well for them and that negative peoples will zip it until they know what and how all this will work out.. It will be an exciting adventure!!

    And no way on this earth do the 3 belong on OL or even GH, it is their personals lives and we should not try to run their lives, they have the right to their happiness anyway they can get it; they do not want to go on PP ..
    I believe FV and RC and team will make their transition into whatever/whomever will keep them employed and on GH, where they want to be.

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    Pen replied

    I think it’s going to be fantastic.

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    Gloria E replied

    Amen..I am glad I am not the only one who sees the complaining as part of the reason our other soaps were probably cancelled in the first place..

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  89. 1loveabcsoap says:

    What a MESS……………………….

    WHAT a MESS………………………………..

    What a Mess…………………………….

    Ok, if they were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO loyal to their One Life to Live Show, they would say NO……………………………. TO THEIR CHARACTERS being RECREATED for General Hospital.

    Therefore, it’s not about their LOVE for OneLife after all., BECAUSE if……………….. it were, they would say NO THANK YOU, and heard back to OneLife where they know we are awaiting the return of those character’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    For Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson, it’s about BEING ON T.V, verses the internet. And for Howarth it’s about self preservation, AS ALWAYS!!!

    As for Miicheal Easton, he has played on all 3 soaps, and he FITS in on GH because of his chemistry with Kelly Monaco, (Sam) and their prior working relationship on LOVING.

    However if they WERE ALL Soooo LOYAL TO THEIR OneLife character’s and the show, and the FANS……….. they would say NO THANK YOU and head back to Landview to please the fans who fought like cats and dogs for them and their show.

    As for head writer’s, Frank Valentini and Ron, SHAME……………………………… on them for breaking up two (2) core character’s of OneLife to bring to GH.

    This transfer of OneLife characters to GH was suppose to be to AID us vierwers who messed the characters of OneLife soooooo much. It was suppose to be TEMPORARY.

    This is F***ed up! Worst, we………………………. the fans will Never get to see the story of the two Todd’s play out. So much for LOYALITY to your show Roger and Kristiana. What about Todds history with Blair?

    Worst, we have to see Todds ugly face on GH. Core characters to GH were let go when OneLifer’s came……. Now room is being made to keep them.

    There is TOOOOOOOO many soap opera actor’s out here to EMPLOY, than to take Central characters from OneLife. Todd and Starr brings nothing to GH. John McBain is the only one that does. Carly and Michael can do without Todd and Starr.

    GO BACK TO ONE LIFE TO LIFE………Aren’t you soooooooooooooooo loyal to your show!!!!!!

    Phonies!!!!

    I will NEVER FORGIVE Frank and Ron.

    This is why Steve Burton pulled out.

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    Dee replied

    WOW they do not owe OLTL anything . They are under contract with ABC are u going to cover the cost to actors to break a legally binding contract ? There is a price or LOAYALTY!

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    Pen replied

    Loyal to what show? The one they actually HAVE A CONTRACT WITH? LOL…you’re an idiot and you just don’t listen.

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    Jovin replied

    Just some corrections:

    Frank Valentini is the Executive Producer, not the Head Writer.

    Not ONE single “core character” was let go from GH to accommodate any of the OLTL transplants. Over the past year, a vast number of core characters were brought back to GH, who existed quite nicely alongside the OLTL three.

    Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco were never on LOVING. They were on Port Charles.

    The transfer of the OLTL characters was not temporary as you say. They were all signed to LONG-TERM contracts. You were right in saying that it was designed to bring the characters to help OLTL fans, but it was also to draw them to GH. At the time they were hired, Prospect Park had publicly stated that they had given up on their efforts to revive AMC and OLTL. The actors ALL moved on.

    So those three actors signed long-term contracts and moved their whole lives and families across the country. Maybe they don’t want to live in Connecticut…maybe they love L.A. and love being on General Hospital. It has nothing to do with loyalty to One Life to Live. These are people with lives and families and they do what is best for them, not for the fans or a cancelled show they used to appear on.

    Steve Burton had NOTHING to do with any of this. He made a personal choice to leave the show. He is now comfortably employed as a NON-brain damaged, NON-murdering violent thug, NON-monotone person on Young and the Restless. Personally, I love Steve Burton as a person and as an actor, but I am glad he left General Hospital. He played the same scene ad nauseum for 16 years on GH…and it’s no wonder he wanted to leave.

    You assume a lot and accuse a lot…but I hope these corrections will make you understand the truth in these matters.

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  90. Tristan says:

    OK, GH gets to keep three wonderful actors! Since we all know what is really going on here, I am totally prepared to accept Howarth, Easton, and Alderson as “new” characters on GH. It is the actors who matter, not the characters’ names.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Actually it’s the character’s who matter, not the actors part. People have accepted TSJ as Todd and he won critical acclaim. The character of Starr is a no brainer to recast.

    So unlike U stated, it’s the character’s who matter, NOT the actor!

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    Pen replied

    I’m right there with you. :)

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  91. MIKE ZVIRBLIS says:

    The rights to this, and that, is proof what an absurd country we have here.

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  92. Rose says:

    Why can’t the soaps just share the characters as they live in Port Charles, but visit family and friends in Landview.

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    Pen replied

    They originally wanted to do that, Rose, but they couldn’t come to an agreement of terms. I think there’s a lot more to the story than we’re hearing at the moment. It’ll all come out eventually.

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  93. Philip Chase says:

    As long as Roger, Michael and Kristen are on either GH or nuOLTL I’ll be watching. I can even accept recasts in Llanview as well as new characters on GH. Let’s just get this action on the road and start whatever the end result is to be.

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  94. Angie says:

    I am personally happy to hear that Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson are returning to GH. I do know that Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson has never had NO intention on returning to the OLTL reboot since they didn’t work it out last year. Since they do have contracts with GH and having to move across the country, I can see why they were frustrated not being able to work. Please don’t bash me, because of my personal opinion. I am just relieved for Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson. I am sure that Cartini will work it out. Just happy and relieved that they will be returning back to GH.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Where is their loyality to OneLife? They have NONE!!!!

    Their gig on GH was suppose to be temporary and also a BANDADE for us viewers who missed the characters of OneLife so bad….

    I knew this was a bad idea when it was suggested. GH, abc or Frank and Ron never offered ONE……AMC cast member a stint on GH. It’s not fair, and it’s not fair to the cast of GH who lost their jobs because of these character’s……

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    Pen replied

    Why should they have any loyalty to OLTL? They don’t have a contract with them. They don’t work for Prospect Park. Nor do they want to. So deal with it.

    I find it pathetically hilarious that so many people are blaming ABC and the actors and forgetting how PP threw so many people under the bus the first time it failed. I don’t blame these three actors for wanting to stay right where they are.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC THREW THE ACTORS AND THE SHOWS UNDER THE BUS! PP SAVED THESE 2 ICONIC SHOWS! NOW STFU!!!

    Pen replied

    Again, I have as much right to express my thoughts as you do. My opinion happens to differ from yours, but that in no way means it’s any less valid. Have a good night. :)

    Jovin replied

    AGAIN…not ONE single GH actor lost a job to accommodate the OLTL transplants. Your memory is short, your information is false, and your ranting is annoying!

    Aria replied

    I agree !

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  95. moshane58 says:

    I’m just glad we didn’t loose them to another newtwork.We done lost to many.AMC has several move on to other soaps on a different network.PP’s delay on this has forced people to move on.Also it only being part time work I’m sure these three want full time jobs.they do have families to support.Hopefully PP will get these soaps back on a network and back to there glory.

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    Pen replied

    yes, and these actors very much wanted to stay at GH. They had already relocated to California; none of them wanted to uproot again.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really?? RH’s family still lives in NY, How do we know they very much wanted to stay on GH they were not given the opportunity by ABC to make their own choice! If ABC is soooooooooo sure of what the actors want why not let them out of their contracts and let them decide what show they wanted to do…….And the actors are BANNED from talking to the media by ABC, so you must be Kreskin to know things that have never been said!

    Pen replied

    …um, because RH negotiated a deal that brought him back to GH permanently after four weeks helping launch OLTL. That pretty much says to me that he wants to work in California. Not hard to figure out. And again; how do you know ABC didn’t offer to let the actors out of their contracts? Were you privy to those meetings? I think not.

    You don’t have to be Kreskin to figure this stuff out. Howarth negotiated a deal to stay on GH; Easton’s management stated he had no intention of going back to OLTL. Alderson has tweeted numerous times about looking forward to going back to work at GH. Ergo — all three of them clearly wanted to stay and chose to stay with their current employer. What’s difficult for you to understand here?

    Lastly, no…the actors aren’t banned from talking to the media. Alderson just did a radio interview the other day. Had no problem talking. She just couldn’t talk about this particular situation because of ongoing negotiations.

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    OLTL fan 4 life replied

    Many reports came out that the 3 signed 3 year contracts, that would make Roger under contract to ABC why would he have to negotiate his return to the show that owns his contract?
    How do you know ABC did? None of us know for sure but everything that has happened says they did not. I have never seen Michael’s Management make statements for him, it has always been him or his PR person. It is strange that he would not say anything to his legions of OLTL fans that watched him on OLTL for 10 years.
    They were put under a gag order by ABC. Alderson’s interview says it, “ongoing negotiations” is code for gag order.

  96. Gloria E says:

    I love Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson & especially roger Horwath on GH!..I think people should wait before making judgements about the new characters until they see what is going to be done..I am just glad they are staying..whether or not anyone wants to admit it or not those actors made an incredible difference to GH’s popularity….I know have been watching GH since it was in black & white (with my mom back then)..50 years ago..but when all the mob garbage started & continued I would fall asleep watching it. & really hated GH With RC & FV & all their creativity so far who knows the new characters might even be better..!!! give it a chance people..the only thing you can count on in life is change..as long as I have good soaps though I can escape from the rest of it..

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    Pen replied

    Ah, look. A sane voice in the wilderness.

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  97. Mary SF says:

    I don’t blame GH or ABC for just finding new roles for the actors they have under contract. If both shows were own by the same company, they could work together, but when they are own by different corporations that gets tricky. What if PP wants to do something with the character Todd that doesn’t fit with GH plans for him? It all well and good to say share characters and actors, but it really does become a headache for all the legalities and logistics of the whole thing.

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  98. maureen marshall says:

    I am just glad they are staying. These actors are valuable to GH.

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    Pen replied

    That they are.

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  99. Bill W says:

    Lose lose for fans of all three soaps. I casually watched OLTL on ABC, have never watched AMC, but am a fan of GH. Was planning on watching OLTL and AMC on Hulu, but now I’ll pass. Not only are we sacrificing these characters on GH, but we’re screwing them up for their OLTL fans as well, since they’ll either be dropped or re-cast. Shame on you, Prospect Park. Three fascinating characters thrown in the trash, for what?

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  100. Michelle says:

    Funny how GH fans were p*ssing and moaning about One Life characters invading Port Charles, now they all are p*ssed that they were taken away. And this is not Prospect Park’s fault. They loaned THEIR characters to GH and the GH executives knew that. They knew that PP was still trying to find a way to bring OLTL back and that if it happened, this situation would present itself.

    Now One Life can decide if they want to recast those roles or not and have those characters available to them, like they should be!

    Jmo.

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    Bill W replied

    It IS Prospect Park’s fault, Michelle. They could agree to use the actors/characters to LAUNCH their online ventures and then release them to General Hospital! Done. Yes, they lose their characters, but you keep them out there, WITH connections to the other shows. If these three actors were all the bullets they have in their gun, that spells bad news for OLTL. They have the RIGHT to do what they’re doing, but it would have been better for all parties involved to BORROW back their characters, and then send them back to Port Chuck.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ok Bill the next time you loan something to someone and want it back make sure you tell them that you are BORROWING YOUR stuff but will give it back to them as soon as your done! What A Joke!!!!

    ABC SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE AGREEMENT THEY HAD WITH PP FOR THESE CHARACTERS! SO IT IS ABC’S FAULT!!!

    Bill Wilson replied

    Well, Joliefan, after reading Michael’s follow-up article, I see that Prospect Park actually tried to do what I suggested, so I agree with you, PRESUMING the accuracy of PP’s position. I STILL say that, whether they’re in the right OR in the wrong, it’s in the BEST interest of ABC AND PP to allow these characters to continue in ONE location or another. It benefits both shows regardless. And this way, everybody loses.

    Pen replied

    ABC DID, you insipid moron. Back when this whole thing started, ABC was the one who said, “Ok, we’ll give the characters back and create new ones”. It was Prospect Park who said, “NO! Let’s SHARE!” then PP went over ABC’s head to Disney to get them to stop ABC from creating new characters.

    Disney said, “Go to the negotiating table”, and ABC did, dutifully. But the network originally WANTED to give the OLTL characters back.

    But evidently you’re too idiotic to actually employ critical and rational thinking.

    Bill Wilson replied

    Gee Pen,

    Why the hostility?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hey Bill,
    If you think about it there really is no way to do the crossovers, PP is not following what ReRon did with the GH characters, they are going by what happened the last day of OLTL, So as far as PP is concerned the stuff on GH with John Todd and Starr never happened, Example you can’t have “Todd” sitting in jail in llanview at noon and then have him in bed with Carly at 2pm, Ya see what I’m sayin?? It would also cause way to much chaos for both writing teams and IMHO it would take the writers focus from their respective shows by always having to keep another show in the back of their minds……They will be on One show OLTL, they will be recast but hey that is all right by me! :)

    Bill W replied

    Pen,
    Insipid moron? I’m merely stating that an equitable arrangement should have been made to keep the fans happy and ensure success for all three shows. But looking back on your previous posts, you seem to enjoy belittling people that don’t agree with you. So I’ll consider the source. Cheers!

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    Pen replied

    I wasn’t referring to you, Bill. I was referring to Joliefan. And I actually agree with you; I think it would have been much better had an arrangement been made; it would have been better all the way round.

  101. BTripp says:

    This is stupid. If they couldn’t get Roger Howarth back on OLTL then they should just let him stay as Todd on GH for now along with the other 2 characters. They can’t recast Todd again because it was obvious that the fans want Roger and Kassie together and not Kassie with another actor. Not even Trevor St John was really liked with Kassie when he was playing nu-Todd. As soon as Roger came back in 2011 then the magic of Todd and Blair was back. I can’t see Kristen Alderson playing anyone but Starr and why should we like her as anyone else? Some other boards are saying she could be Serena Baldwin. Then they will have to pretend that Starr was never with Michael.

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  102. Connie says:

    Once again the powers that be treating all of the fans as stupid idiots! When are they going to learn not to mess with us!

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  103. Amber says:

    Like to see how they pull this one off!! Why couldn’t they just do a crossover type of thing, so they could kind of still be on both shows. How are they going to do it when they where all in relationships?? I am sure it will work out. But it sure does frustrate me.

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  104. Pen says:

    I’m very glad the actors are finally coming back to work on GH; we’ll welcome them with open arms and be thrilled with whatever characters they play. Yes, we would have loved to have kept John, Starr, and Todd, but as far as it goes, most GH fans are pretty happy about this. Ron and Frank have got this, and they know how to make it work. Best of luck to OLTL; now we can all finally move on.

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  105. diane says:

    I can’t help but feel for the actors behind the characters. First their show gets cancelled, then,for all intents and purposes, the internet reboot falls through. They took a job to keep doing what theyloved. They made friends, relrelocated, got comfortable only to have the rug pulled out from under them. Now they , quite possibly, have to let of go of characters they created and lived with for so long. They are all professional and can pull it off, no doubt, but it has to be hard. I’d much rather see them as their current characters, but, I do love them on GH and I watched both shows. I hope the audience gives them a chance.

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    Pen replied

    That’s one of the nicest, most thoughtful posts I’ve seen about this whole situation all day.

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    Nikki replied

    Great post, Diane. :)

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  106. Sandra M says:

    This is so dumb, and childish on GH’s part. They were “lent” the characters. Now that they have to return the borrowed items, they are kicking and screaming and making Fans, as well as the actors, lives complicated for no reason. If GH would “Let go” of Michael, Roger & Kristen, then these 3 would either go back to OLTL or find new jobs. but NO, GH is insisting they should get to keep them? LMAO. I am a huge GH & OLTL fan, and those 3 belong back on OLTL. It was nice of GH to give them jobs, and let them continue their characters, but now they have to go back. Problem is when GH agreed, they really didn’t think OLTL/prospect park was going to pull off bringing our show back, so they never figured on what to do when time ran out. GH gave them beautiful exits, let them be…

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    Faith replied

    The actors are working where they want. You would rather have them fired? Boy. Show some compassion. ME & RH have families. I wouldn’t wish anyone out of work right now.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    The actors are working where they WANT? What happened to their loyalty to their show, OLTL that” they ” love so much and WE……………… fought SO DAMN hard for their show and their job.

    Yes they are working where they want……. they are working on TELEVISION in SUNNY CALIFORNIA

    Where is your concern for the actors who lost their jobs over at GH because these OneLife character’s were showing up and rotating in and out, and for those that remained. My dear, people at GH lost jobs since YOU wouldn’t want to wish that on anyone…….
    Steve Burton wasn’t happy about the amount of jobs losses over at GH.

    Alex replied

    What difference does it make if they want to work in California or elsewhere? It is the actors’ choice. They owe nothing to One Life to Live. More over, they owe nothing to you. I find it funny that people are attacking the actors and ABC when these same people said they wanted the characters back. You got what you wanted – your characters for your internet show. This is what you guys said you wanted when you were called out for not being able to differentiate between the actors and characters a while back. Celebrate having your new Todd, new John and new Starr. Show some class and wish the actors luck or not. Just know that we GH fans are thrilled to have the actors working on ABC. We are glad they love working for GH and for ABC. We will tune in ever my day to celebrate the awesome writing and production that is GH. Rant and rave if you want, we will still support our show. And we will enjoy it. And laugh at the irrationality spewing from this thread. It is absolutely incredible that OLTL fans got what they said they wanted and are still miserable. Speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Good for you Alex! BTW GH fans are the ones that can’t seem to differentiate between A-C-T-O-R & C-H-A-R-C-T-E-R. That’s right we have our characters and we will enjoy them, and you GH fans can have your 3 precious little actors there being shoved in front burner stories while GH cast members Except for Sam Carly and Michael are pushed in the background and when more and more articles come out about YET MORE actors leaving GH, You all can come on here and cry and wonder why, and then when ABC finally gives GH the AX all of you can come on here and boohoo and wonder why your show is gone!

    Alex replied

    So glad joliefan finally learned how to spell character, especially since it is in caps with dashes. Lol. I have always differentiated between actors and characters. Oh, and rest assured I will never boo-hoo here with you. Perhaps I should put that in caps? Or how about this – I will enjoy GH for as long as it lasts and will NEVER turn into a bitter troll. Isn’t it funny how you are still here, bellyaching that your show was cancelled and bemoaning how much ABC sucks? Pot meet kettle. Oh, BTW – I won’t respond to you again. You’re just not worth the time. :)

    Pen replied

    Er, no…all three actors wanted to stay at GH, in California. Not one fo them would have gone back to OLTL permanently. And why would they find new jobs when they like working at GH? That’s ludicrous. The actors have contracts with ABC, and they, like all of us, have bills to pay. And they love their jobs. That you think they should simply be fired because you don’t like the situation shows an incredible level of selfishness.

    OLTL is getting exactly what it said it wanted: the characters. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    Enjoy them.

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    Travis-Tyrell Thomas replied

    THANK YOU. At least there are a few post out there that get it. I’m starting to see why some folks think Soap Fans are CRAY CRAY. So many people are saying they should be fired, they should go here, go there. These are damn adults that don’t owe us anything but what is best for them. People are saying they are selfish, and Im like WHAT??? Taking the better paying job is what most of us usually want in our life, not sure why they cant want the same thing. I mean seriously people act as if these actors should take a project that’s only working 5 weeks on, 5 weeks off and they should be happy with that when someone is offering them 3 years of a sure thing. Wow I think some of these people need to be realistic. Plus they like where they work. I mean how would they like if they moved on to a better paying job, and someone told them to take a job making a fraction of the money and they wont be working year round. They wouldnt take it, but beause it’s a TV show they feel they have a right to dictate these actor’s lives. I’m still shaking my head at some of the stuff I read on here today. Complete CRAZINESS. But at least ur post made me smile.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    How do you know what they are getting paid???? Do you see their paychecks? Are you their accountant?? I don’t think so! BTW the VETS of BOTH AMC AND OLTL love the scheduling because they get to spend time with their families something they COULD NOT DO working the HECTIC network schedule!!!

    Pen replied

    Darling, you really are an idiot.

    Do you honestly think that being paid for an internet show, five weeks on, five weeks off, pays more than a network gig? Go take your Thorazine.

    Nikki replied

    Pen, your comments are incredible! :) lol.

    Pen replied

    Nikki, I simply have no patience for abuse and flagrant ignorance. I often have to edit myself before I hit “submit”…:)

    Nikki replied

    Pen, I sometimes have to do the same thing. :) Some of these people are just so blindly ignorant.

    Fay replied

    Joliefan, of course the OLTL vets love the schedule. Most of them are now retired and won’t be onscreen much except at the beginning.

    Fay replied

    Pen, I love your replies.

    Fay replied

    Sandra M. I am wondering if you truly understand the meaning of the words…..” The actors WANT to stay on GH” , ABC told them they would release them from their contract if they wanted to go to OLTL. Really, seriously, they’re not being held against their will. They like working at GH. They made a free will choice and you don’t like it.

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    Sandra M replied

    Fay – I am so glad we have someone on the inside that knows exactly what the actors want. awesome! If they want to stay on GH, thats fine, but their characters – which is what brought them to GH, (NOT THE ACTORS) do not get to stay. I am a huge fan of both GH and OLTL, and as I mentioned from the start, ABC is playing Hardball & are Pissed off because some other entity managed to bring back OLTL – which they assumed would never happen. The original deal was that the “characters, and the actors respectively”, were on “LOAN” to GH until they could get their footing. ABC was well aware of that, and so was GH. Now they (OLTL) stands, and they don’t want to hold up to their end of the bargain. Personally as a GH fan, I find it stupid to watch RH,ME or KA as anyone other then the characters they showed up in PC as. I’ve watched GH for 30 years, there is no reason for all this drama over these 3 actors. Maybe they should work on bringing Alan back, or Emily, instead of killing themselves over 3 that don’t even belong there – Whatever. My point is, I am so glad that you are our IN at ABC/GH and you know full well whats going on with their contracts, the actors, where they want to work and live. Thank you so much for clearing that all up. Gee, I was so confused. And to clarify for the rest of you, I understand they have families, and I’m happy that they are working, where ever it may be. During these times its horrible to be with out a job. As on OLTL fan, thank god we got our characters back, sorry. As a GH fan, There is a million good actors that need good jobs too, including the ones they let go over the years. They should clean up their backyard first before worry about the neighbors, GH will go on – with or without RH,ME & KA – they’ve done so before they will do it again. But again – Thank you!

    Sandra M replied

    You know what else is really funny? GH’s FV & RC are from OLTL. And any fan of BOTH shows (as I am) can tell that GH is being written as OLTL, Kate and her split personality – classic OLTL. For those of you who hate OLTL, keep in mind that he reason GH is still going is because of the FV & RC team (from OLTL) They are doing a fabulous job at GH and I wish them well, as I am sure many of you do. Bringing back all the old characters for the 50th, is great! I now think there is too many people in port charles, but I don’t think I want to part with any. I enjoy the flashbacks (which oltl was famous for) Overall they are doing a great job. Just don’t forget for one minute where they came from. I wonder if ABC is holding on to GH until after the 50th, and then decide they don’t get enough viewers and cancel GH. I wouldn’t put it past ABC – they are shady. Then what? in this world, no ones Job is secure anymore… or take for granted a long signed contract. If the story line dictates it, your gone, regardless of your “contract” status. I just don’t trust ABC

    Fay replied

    Sandra, dearie, you’re so welcome for the inside info on two of the actors wants. I haven’t a clue what RH wants. As for ME & KA, it is so easy to know. Just read what they say on Twitter, and for ME, Facebook as well. I’m glad we have someone on the inside at the network and can tell us exactly what the ABC executives are thinking. Thank you for sharing that. I’ve watched GH for 50 years, though for the first several years I could only see it on school holidays, and even then I only saw it a couple times a week. Too much fun stuff to do to stay inside and watch TV. I’ve watched OLTL since it began.
    You’re so right, FV & RC are putting OLTL stories on GH. You’re so right not to trust ABC, I hate them for canceling two of my soaps. I wouldn’t be surprised if after the 50th anniversary ABC announces it is canceling GH.
    It’s been nice chatting with you, Sandra. I’ll think of you when we are both again enjoying OLTL.

    Sandra M replied

    Fay – LOL. I wish I was on the inside! then it would be great. Nice chatting with you too

  107. mary says:

    I always love RW as Todd and I will watch him on GH or/OLTL. But He is Todd, Can’t he go back and forth. It will be interesting on what ABc does. good luck

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    He needs to go back to OneLife, but this knew thing is BS!

    Let’s start our protest, boycott, write Frank and Ron and ABC.

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  108. mary says:

    I think it is great that 2 companies are figthing are fighting over soap actors. A big change from last year. they should enjoy it.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Well that’s another perspective Mary. ( chuckled.)

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  109. Erin says:

    I am thrilled with this news. Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson are phenomenal actors capable of playing any role. The fact that Frank and Ron are running GH just makes the possibilities for story and characters development so much richer. The actors have already proven to have DYNAMIC chemistry with many of their co stars on GH. The idea and reality of ‘sharing’ the characters so OL (and PP) could benefit from the actors was fraught with hazards. I think in the long run there would have been even more legal skirmishes. Better to just cut the chord and move on which it looks like GH/ABC is going to do. Wise move! Everyone can now move forward and focus on building their audience & fan base and keeping the genre going strong.

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  110. lisa says:

    What a headache !!
    I’d rather see Todd (as played by Roger Howarth) stay on GH, John(as played by Michael Easton) and Starr (as played by Kristen Alderson) go back to OLTL ,but have Todd and Starr crisscross back and forth from time to time.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    An occasional crossover but the one that fits best with staying on GH is John because of his past and chemistry with Kelly Monoco (Sam). The other’s Tood & Starr could do an occasional crossover, until they faze OUT!

    Ley’s boycott, protest, write ABC and Frank and Ron.d

    What happened to Roger and Kristen being so loyal to OneLife. Nah, they just want to be on TV, verses the internet.

    Of all the OneLife character’s, those two were the main TWO, I didn’t want to see at GH, and I posted this last year when it was announced they were coming.

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    Nikki replied

    First off, they do not need to be “loyal” to nuOLTL. Secondly, Roger left OLTL when it was on-air, for a long period of time, so why are you shocked that he doesn’t want to return permanently to an internet show? These actors are doing what is best for their careers, their financial responsibilities, and their own satisfaction and that is how it should be.

  111. TMJ says:

    So John, Todd, and Starr disappear from Port Charles forever, while Sam, Carly, and Michael coincidentally become involved with look-a-likes? Meanwhile unrecognizable recasts of John, Todd, and Starr show up in Llanview with no interest in the people they left behind in Port Charles? ABC and Prospect park are seriously going to try to sell that scenario?

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    I know…. isn’t that some Sh**!

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    Sandra M replied

    exactly, see how dumb that sounds… not buying it!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    PP does not have to Sell anything! That is ABC’s fault and mess to clean up! Have Fun!!

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    Pen replied

    Actually, I think you’ll find that PP does indeed have its own snafus to deal with, darling. I’m not worried at all about GH.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really Pen? And what SNAFOO ((see how that is spelled)) does PP have to deal with, Casting 3 ppl for the roles of John Starr and Todd….

    I told you before dude and I’m not telling you again Don’t call me Darling!

    You should be worried about GH, Real worried!!

    Pen replied

    SNAFU = Situation Normal – All F*cked Up.

    See how that’s spelled? And I’ll make you a deal: you stop calling other people names on this board, and I’ll stop calling you darling.

    As for the snafus? PP has a boatload of bad PR to deal with, deserved or not. They’ve got to launch new shows in a brand new medium and make it a success pretty much out of the gate, or those shows won’t survive. The bad blood this situation has created has resulted in a pretty sticky widget for a new enterprise.

    GH, on the other hand, is up in viewership by 500,000 from 2012 and growing. The network is solidly behind it in support and promotion, and is about to have a 50th anniversary celebration. All things considered, I’m not very worried for them at all.

    You really should calm down. You’re going to start breaking out in hives.

    Jovin replied

    Pen is right. It is snafu.

    And Jolie…how do you know that Roger Howarth’s family is living in New York? Are you and his wife Cari good friends?

  112. Aaron says:

    It’s really disappointing to me that PP and ABC/GH could not work out a deal to keep the Todd, Starr, and John characters available to GH. Let’s be realists here, the PP online thing isn’t going to be a success. Leave the characters on network tv.

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  113. Georgia says:

    So many people seem to be mixing up the characters with the actors, characters get recast all the time. It would never had worked with sharing the actors because PP wanted control over the what was written on GH. We saw how that worked with John/Sam in their goodby scene. I accepted and loved TSJ when he came on as Todd so who knows the recast may be very successful. The actors have a right to whatever decision they make. Welcome back Michael Easton!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    They wanted control over what was written for the OLTL characters on GH and they sure as hell should have control because what they wrote for those characters would affect OLTL which ABC does not own! So ABC should dictate what is written for OLTL when it came to those characters but PP does not get the same Respect!
    Who the F cares anyways PP does NOT and IS NOT going by what GH did with them characters they are going by what happened the last day of OLTL, So like I said GH Is the one that has the mess to clean up, not PP!

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    Pen replied

    seems like you care an awful lot more than we do.

  114. GemmaG says:

    I know legally ABC owns the character, but Roger Howarth is the Todd Manning I’ve watched for almost 20 years. I hope he can be on both shows, or would want to be, as he can take any script and make an incredible scene. All younger actors improve around him, and I look forward to watching PP’s redo. But if he left GH, I’d stop watching!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Roger doesn’t make GH. Maurice, Steve, Tony Geary and ALL those Super Couples make General Hospital. So SEE YA!

    Roger didn’t even make OneLifeToLive. That show thrived and won emmy’s for many of the years that he was gone, including his portrayer so SEE YA!!!!

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    Mia replied

    @1loveabcsoap ITA I like Roger, but he doesn’t make GH, Maurice, Steve, Anthony Geary do. The vets & the Super Couples make GH.

  115. Annick says:

    Doing the happy dance!!!! Let em stay because on GH because no one deserve each other more than RC/FV and these overhyped, one note boring three actors of Howarth, Easton, & KA. OLTL is heading into a new era & do not need unwanted baggage of actors who IMO has brought OLTL down for years now. Hooray, this is great news for me!!!!

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  116. 1loveabcsoap says:

    So far, I know 100 people on my end working toward a protest, that’s going to end up as a boycott.

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    Pen replied

    More room for new fans who will support the show. :)

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    Nikki replied

    Exactly, Pen. I love these “protesters”, they’re so amusing.

  117. Aria says:

    I guess with this development the ties with GH & OLTL are severed, no reason for GH to mention llanview or any characters again . Oltl will be the looser in this scenario .

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Absolutely!

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  118. Tina Gray says:

    What a bunch of crap!!!! It looks as though I might be done with GH after the Nurses Ball. ABC. You still don’t get it!!!! Stop messing with our shows. You screwed with GH all these years – killing off wonderful characters and firing amazing actors – almost decimating the show. You tried to destroy AMC and OLTL and you’re still f@#$%^g with us. I guess you really want to get rid of GH and have Prospect Park take it over too, because OLTL fans will not be happy about this and GH fans will be more furious as we lose more and more of the GH characters. And don’t even try to deny it!!!!!

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    Nikki replied

    What are you talking about? This isn’t ABC’s fault and it surely is not GH’s fault. Since Frank and Ron have been at the helm, the show has done nothing but improve both ratings and quality wise.

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    Tina Gray replied

    Sorry Nikki. It certainly is ABC’s fault. I don’t know if you’re a fan of AMC or OLTL, but we have learned the hard way who and what ABC/Disney is. GH was on the chopping block, but because of the trouble that the Save our Soaps campaign caused them, they had no choice but to support it. However, ABC/Disney still wants the new AMC and OLTL to fail so they can say that they tried but it didn’t work – even though they stand to make money. I was there when the actors had found out that those pieces of garbage had pulled the rug out from udner them and told them to clean out their dressing rooms or their stuff would be thrown out. No humna being should ever have to feel that way or be treated that way. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Ron on several occasions and he is a writing genius. And clearly he works well with Frank. But don’t you find it insulting that they would have these actors return as different characters? And how are you going to feel when you start losing even more GH characters? Trust me, Nikki. ABC/Disney is not to be trusted.

    Nikki replied

    Actually I was a huge fan of OLTL and a fan of AMC as well so everything you’re saying is not news to me. I was an even bigger fan of Guiding Light and As the World Turns, so trust me, I know what cancelling the soaps does to all parties involved. GH was on the chopping block, which isn’t difficult to believe since it was run by bafoons at the time, but, no offense, Save Our Soaps campaign isn’t the only thing that saved it. A new head of daytime was brought on, a new team was brought into GH that raised it in both ratings and quality, and it showed ABC why it deserved to still be on the air. I agree that “no human bein should ever have to feel that way or be treated that way” but people are fired all the time in and out of this industry and they are getting their shows back, which is miraculous- GL and ATWT weren’t as lucky. I don’t find it insulting that they would have these actors return as different characters. I find it absurd that a deal could not be brokered so that they could return as their OLTL alters, but that didn’t happen and now Frank and Ron have to make up new characters to accommadate the actors’ returning. As for “ABC/Disney” is not to be trusted- they are a television netowrk, not a terrorist organization. There is a new head of the daytime division who has shown nothing but support for General Hospital. They pick up and drop shows all the time- as does any other network.

    Sandra M replied

    GH was and still is on the chopping block. And OLTL (ONE LIFE TO LIVE) writer/ep, FV & RC, is whats keeping GH above-float? I agree with Tina Gray. ABC can not be trusted! If ABC could not keep with the original deal, why should another “deal be brokered” to appease ABC.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge GH & OLTL fan.
    In a sense, Nikki, you say that “buffoons” were running GH at the time it was on the chopping block – correct? So then it is fair to say when OLTL was on the chopping block it was also run by buffoons? But that was RC & FV – So they are Buffoons? but because they are the new team on GH, they raised it in ratings & quality and showed ABC – they are no longer buffoons? I don’t get it. At the time OLTL was canceled, I believe it was doing quite well, actually even better then GH at the time. And guess what? Frank and Ron was the OLTL team. And you think ABC is perfectly innocent, and doesn’t deserve anyone’s anger, because they are a network and shows get picked up and canceled all the time? oh, OK. Since this is about opinions, I will agree to disagree.

  119. jim says:

    Brian Frons, PP, and GH all share the blame. Brian for canceling them in the first place, especially with OLTL on a creative high, and ratings going up. PP for originally saying the project was off making fans, actors and others believing the shows were dead. This is true. Tuc Watkins in a recent interview said he told fans the show was dead, and was suprised that it was coming back. And so was Erika Slezak…she signed up when PP originally announced the reboot so why would they have to ask her again if PP was still intending to bring it back? She obviously must have thought it was over otherwise why ask her again if she already agreed the first time.? Maybe i wont blame GH too much because they helped GHs ratings by bringing 3 OLTL characters to the show and many fans followed them there thinking, at no fault of their own, that their soarly missed OLTL was gone 4ever. Perhaps GH should have given the actors different characters in the first place, and then PP would have had to recast Todd, Starr, and John, and a lot of this mess could have been avoided. But then only PP was the only ones who really knew what they were planning to do, and should have made it more clearer in the beginning.

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    jim replied

    Even Micheal Fairmen had R.I.P next to OLTL&AMC long b4 we all knew it was on again so who wouldnt think those shows were dead? But hopefully soon the mess will be cleared up, we can move on and enjoy our shows.

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  120. Pam says:

    I’m s o happy Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson is staying on GH. PP and OLTL can go to hell. They belong on GH and that is where they are staying.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Wow!!!! U MUST NOT have been a OneLife fan……

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    Pam replied

    That’s right I’m Not a OLTL Fn. I hate it.

  121. marfa says:

    To tell you the truth, I’m sick to death of all three of the actors, and as far as I’m concerned, they can stay at GH. Just don’t try to come home again to OLTL, because you won’t ever again be accepted!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Exactly…….. They flew the coop to be on TV, neglecting the show they claim to love so much to bring it back on its feet to ratings success and hopefully back on air. They ain’t hurting for money for those people on here who speak of them NEEDING MONEY!!!!!

    U know who needs money, Prospect Park needs the ratings of us viewers WATCHING our favorite character’s on OneLife, so that advertiser’s will buy into their show.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I have to Agree Marfa!

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    Pen replied

    Yes, it’s true, the new shows need money. Which is why the actors had to take a pay cut. For which I can’t blame other actors for choosing not to return and stick with jobs that paid better and in which they were happier, and with whom they ACTUALLY HAVE A CONTRACT.

    That’s with whom they have their loyalty. That’s who they work for, and that’s where they want to stay. And they have every right to do so.

    Tina Gray replied

    I kind of agree, Marfa. But, as hurt as I am, I would probably accept them back. Same thing for Steve Burton. I’ll never watch him on Young and the Restless, but I would welcome him back to GH. I do admit though, I feel betrayed by all four of them.

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  122. Torrey says:

    I think this is yet another bad move made by ABC. I hope Prospect Park just recast the roles and move on. If they want to stay with GH that badly then let them. None of them are irreplaceable. Just let them go on their merry way, and we will do the same.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Torrey, where will we go on our merry way to? LOL

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  123. yummy says:

    The actors are obviously happy with this decision and that is what matters foremost. Can’t wait to see how it plays out. and I am beyond thrilled that Micheal Easton is staying on GH in some capacity.

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  124. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    And this is why bringing the characters to GH was the dumbest idea, because now it’s going to be the most disastrous and confusing thing to happen in soap history. It really is. It makes absolutely ZERO sense right now. I’m so confused and really want to say just end their contracts or BUY the characters from Prospect Park.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    ” bringing the characters to GH was the dumbest idea, because now it’s going to be the most disastrous and confusing thing to happen in soap history”.

    Now that’s………………………………….. a HUGE statement.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    A huge statement that I may and fully believe in.

  125. Nikki says:

    Unbelievable. I am so angry that “new” characters have to be thought up when Todd, Starr, and John were perfection on GH. I loved Todd and Carly, John was terrific with his history with Anna and his and Sam’s blossoming feelings. I’m beyond excited that the actors will remain, but it is just frustrating that we will have to go through new characters and new introductions. Also, I’m sorry but, I cannot stand this whole Prospect Park nonsense. I was a huge OLTL fan and a fan of AMC as well, but these historic soaps are now reduced to webisodes with all sorts of recasts and, especially in the case of AMC, tons of newbies! And there is nothing wrong with soaps online, look at successful ones such as Venice and The Bay, but AMC and OLTL are legacy soaps that should not be viewed on Hulu or bought on iTunes. I don’t blame Kristen (who was never going to sign originally), Michael (who originally signed with PP, but we all see the mess that became of that), and Roger for not going with nuOLTL when they can stay on television and on a show that is doing better and better each day. I also don’t believe that PP is as “generous” as they’re claiming to be in the article that follows this one. ABC may not be incredibly smart (canceling the two soaps in the first place proves that), but they are not stupid when it comes to business. Having a short crossover would have worked especially in their favor so it makes no sense that they would be the ones to put a stop to the plan. I believe PP created too many restrictions (we already know of the original plan with Howarth that he could not be seen on both shows, at the same day- pretty much putting a large roadblock in GH’s shooting and writing) and that is one of the reasons this could not be fixed. I wish to no avail that it would’ve been straightened out because I will miss these characters on General Hospital, but at least we will still have three terrific actors :)

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    Tarlyfan replied

    me too. I’m glad we’re having Roger back. I love the chemistry between him and Laura Wright. They are perfect for each other. Their love story is (or was) so touching

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    Nikki replied

    I completely agree. I was a huge fan of Trevor St. John’s version of Todd on OLTL, but I really fell in love with Roger’s Todd on GH, in part due to his amazing sotry and chemistry with Laura Wright. It was the first Carly pairing I have ever liked since her and Sonny. :/ It is a shame Todd won’t be back :*(, but at least we have Roger

    Tarlyfan replied

    @Nikki. I used to hate Carly but since Todd came along she has become a more likeable character to me. As a matter of fact, after their goodbye scenes last week, I’m a Carly’s fan :) Love love their scenes on Mar 18 and 19. It was so beautifully written and convincingly acted. LW and RH hit it out of the park on those scenes. Can’t wait to see RH’s character back romancing Carly.

    1loveabcsoap replied

    Although I don’t agree with them staying, I liked and enjoyed reading how U stated your position and opinion about it.

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    Nikki replied

    Thank you very much, 1loveabcsoap. I appreciate the compliment and you reading my post despite disagreeing with my opinion. :)

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well Nikki, those NEWBIES are not Newbies they are established characters on AMC that have been SORAS because of the 5 year leap. They are not stupid when it comes to Business? Did you really say that??? They cancelled 2 iconic shows and LOST A LOT OF ADVERTISING DOLLARS, Suffered massive viewer loss, Put on 2 shows that did nothing but cost them money, etc yea they are really smart when it comes to business HA LAUGHABLE!

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    Nikki replied

    Actually, as awful as it is to say, The Chew has done reasonably well for ABC, as has Katie. Also, you do realize that ABC isn’t just a soap network, right? They have other shows that have won them ratings, prestige, and money so, no, I do not think they are ignorant when it comes to business (the B does not need to be capitalized in your sentence, by the way). And I would take a look at the list of AMC characters if I were you. There are characters like AJ and Miranda that have been SORAS’d, but there are also new characters, who unless there are some unknown boys and girls, are definitely new.

  126. Andrew says:

    This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of …. I think both ABC and PP and the actors should get their heads out of their asses.

    Both shows will dig their heels in, blame the others and then cry foul when fans just want our shows back and tired of all the bullshit we’ve had to endure for the past two years.

    Has anyone told any of them that they are lucky to have a genre left to fight over after how it’s been gutted?

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  127. vikkye says:

    i cant believe the way some people react!!! first of all i watched both oltl n gh since i can remember i love both shows.. people need to realize that change does happen in every day life.. all 3 characters wanted to stay with gh instead of oltl so why are you so angry? if you want them on oltl o well they didn’t want to go back and im excited about the change i really enjoyed there old characters but u might like the new ones better!!! i also dont understand how a abc soap fan did not watch gh.. i grew up watch all 3 soaps on abc from 1-4 amc, oltl n gh.. when oltl went off the air i starting watching y&r n then b&b n i just fell in love they really are great shows the point is you have to give things a chance before judging!! i love my soaps n i know everything happens for a reason!! thank you :)

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    kelly replied

    Exactly what im saying but yours came out right! Its a soap opera! Things change!

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  128. Jason says:

    Why should I care about these “new” characters? The only reason I gave GH a chance was because of Starr/Todd.

    As to the actors’ “choosing” to stay with GH, it really wasn’t their choice…they had a contract.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Thank you Jason!!! They did not stay because of free will they are kinda held hostage by ABC with their contracts! If ABC is so confident that they wanted to stay on GH why not let them out of their contract and see which show they went to!

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    Pen replied

    You’re a riot. How do you know that ABC didn’t offer to let them out of their contracts? The actors aren’t being held hostage, sweetheart. They wanted to stay. Bugs the hell out of you, doesn’t it?

    Nikki replied

    The actors are not being “held hostage” as you say. Michael Easton had stated, after they were banned from being at GH, that he wanted to go back. Kristen was never going to be apart of nuOLTL because her and her family have made a life in LA. Roger has been very enthusiastic about GH and all the GH costars have made no secret they love working with him; he was only going to go for five weeks to nuOLTL so that he could return to GH. I’m sorry that you’re so upset that you feel compelled to use words such as “hostage”, but I would look at the facts first.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Choosing to stay on a show and being legally bound to a show are 2 different things…..

    Nikki replied

    Are you having a comprehension problem? Nothing they have said and nothing they have done would make anyone think that they did not want to be at General Hospital. Also, since these contracts seem to be of such great importance to you, have you looked over the contracts? Have you read them thoroughly or gotten any information about what is inside them? Because if you haven’t, you really shouldn’t talk about “legally bound”, on all soaps there are leeways in contracts for either the actor to leave or the show to terminate them. And, especialy in this case since they were using borrowed character rights, I’m assuming that they had things set up incase PP decided to bring the show back. If you are really a “Jolie” fan forever, shouldn’t you just be happy for Michael Easton who helped to give you a character and a soap pairing you loved for so many years? Just respect his decision and move on.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    contracts-
    Definition

    A voluntary, deliberate, and legally binding agreement between two or more competent parties creating an enforceable obligation to do, or to refrain from doing, a particular thing.. Contracts are usually written but may be spoken or implied, and generally have to do with employment, sale or lease, or tenancy.

    Here I will try to make it simple for you…..You have a contract with say a cake maker, you are legally bound to that contract until the obligations have been satisfied……Did you ever hear the saying “Iron Clad Contract”…….Your telling me that I don;t know what is in the contract between ME and ABC but you turn around and say that ALL contracts have leeways for actors to leave and the Networks the right to fire them, UM that is called a Job, you can leave a Job or YOUR BOSS can fire you, you don’t need a contract to do that! So I say again Legally bound is not the same as Choice!

    Nikki replied

    So you’re telling me that the ONLY reason Michael has expressed his joy of being on GH, the ONLY reason you see Kristen constantly rave about GH and her costars, the ONLY reason Roger was willing to commute to Conn. for five weeks so he could get back to GH, those are ALL because of some “iron clad contract”? Why won’t you just accept that contract or no contract, these actors LIKE being on GH, they LIKE working for Frank, Ron, and ABC, they LIKE retaining a paycheck that is not significantly cut, they LIKE working in LA.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Where did he EXPRESS THIS JOY? The only thing I have read from Micheal is about not knowing about going back to work which he did not express either GH or OLTL in that statement. The only Joy he expressed was being able to spend time with his daughter! If you run all over your job and bash the bosses and let it be known how mad you are with them, how long do you think you are going to keep your job and probably would have a Very hard time after finding work in said industry as word does get around!
    RH is commuting back and forth because HIS KIDS AND WIFE live in NY HELLO!!! And again why don’t you prove it! Boy it is great to know that it is all about the money with those actors! Eye Roll!!

  129. Phil says:

    I may be in the minority here, but I blame Prospect Park for this one! They have Roger Howarth back as Todd to start up. There is no need for him to stay there! Blair has moved on! At least in Port Charles he has Carly. Star is also not needed in Llanview. John is the tricky one, but let Natalie continue to be a witch and keep his baby! It really isn’t fair to fans who have invested in their stories on GH! PP needs to work out an agreement to release the rights of these three characters. Not to mention crossovers would really help to promote both shows anyway!

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    Nikki replied

    I could not agree more! Honestly, this is the best comment I’ve seen thus far.

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  130. kelly says:

    Oh people quit whining! They wouldnt have to be new characters if oltl and amc werent coming back! Them playing new characters i think will work out. GH IS GREAT and going strong! Watch the show then you can complain some. But if you dont watch the soap quit talking about it.

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    su0000 replied

    There is no stopping the BWM group/Bitch Whine and Moaners, they are also very unpleasant to be around..
    And they have no idea as to what is actually planed for the 3, they just need to complain and whine over everything before it is known what will happen ..

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    Pen replied

    I guess everybody needs a hobby.

    Shelby replied

    It is great how many soap fans have come together to support the industry. Yet, some have not. I think some on here just want GH cancelled the way their soaps were. It is sad but whatever. I prefer to remain positive. This is great for both shows. GH has a really creative team who will make this work and I’m really excited to see what happens next. And for those who say GH will be cancelled: it was supposed to be cancelled last year. We were on borrowed time. Fans know it. We’re happy it is still around and will support it until the end. That is what the actors and everyone behind the scenes are doing. We will watch and tweet and do what we need to to keep it on the air. Ron and Frank have been working magic. We will too.

  131. Skyla says:

    This is the stupidest thing that I’ve ever heard. GH knew these characters were on loan, at least John McBain & Todd Manning, as Starr was already being written out since KA was moving to LA before OLTL was cancelled. They should’ve wrote the stories accordingly so that it wouldn’t be hard to get them out. I don’t see why ABC/GH won’t just have the actors usher in OLTL on like for a story arc in the beginning & then just have them return to GH after. personally though, i’d only like KA to stay on as Starr on GH, John’s character has been ruined for me on GH & i’ve never been a fan of RH but that’s why they invented to fastforward button I suppose. Either way though this seems like a dumb solution, if it were one character I could see it but three & then I’m sure they’ll move them all into the same stories they were in before & fans are supposed to get invested in this new characters which will just be clones of old ones w/different name like Joe Mcwhatever, Tom Banning & daughter Sunshine??? gimme a break!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Skyla said: ” Joe Mcwhatever, Tom Banning & daughter Sunshine??? gimme a break”

    Hysterical….. U should be a comedian.

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    Nikki replied

    GH didn’t necessarily know these characters were “on loan” because while Prospect Park held the rights, PP didn’t do a damn thing until only a few months ago! Also, it is not ABC’s decision for the actors. I know for Michael Easton, it would probably be difficult to do a lengthy period of time on the east coast considering his family lives in L.A.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    If you actually think that GH RC & FV had no idea these characters were on loan from PP I have a bridge I’d like to sell you!! What PP did or did not do in the last year did not and DOES NOT Null and Void the fact that they OWN the characters and LENT said characters to GH and GH knew that all along! Nice try tho!

    Nikki replied

    Of course they knew that Prospect Park owned the LEGAL rights to the characters, but why should they have been timid with using the characters especially since, as I stated previously, PP showed no interest for MONTHS in AMC or OLTL?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    So they knew that PP owns the rights but they did not know they were on loan?? YEA OK! What does Timid have to do with anything?

    Skyla replied

    Actually Nikki, PP showed continued interest in bringing back the shows so GH/ABC did know these characters were on loan. Though their plans were diverted it was reported many times during the months between the first launch falling throght that PP were still taking measures to bring back both OLTL and AMC so yes, as I stated, they should’ve written accordingly, especially since it’s been a mixed bag w/viewers on the heavy handed use of the OLTL characters.

  132. S Pierce says:

    Well Todd already had a secret twin show up so it would be a real stretch for Starr and John to have secret twins. The writers are going to have a real challenge to put all three wonderful actors on the canvas as new characters. I definitely want to see how they do it.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    It’s stupid. Frank and Ron act like they are desparate. There are a dozen actresses like Kristian, she is not one of a kind. Her type comes a dime a dozen! Please!!!

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  133. jim says:

    After sleeping on i think both shows should drop all three characters, and move on. OLTL doesnt need all their characters back or it wont seem much like a reboot…more like a simple continuation, and GH changed Starr completely: they killed off boyfriend and daughter, and she was suppose to go to L.A. to pursue her singing career. However, her singing style fits more to High School Musical so maybe on OLTL she couldve been paired with Corbin B. and then when they have a crisis in their relationship they could burst into singing ‘We’re All In This Together’…?

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    Pen replied

    Oh, do you? Let me know when you’re in charge of Daytime Television and can decide to fire people.

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    jim replied

    it just a suggestion…i never said they should be fired them…i actually like all three characters but because of all the fuss over them i decided to be a little on the sarcastic side to prove a point. Its not like no one else ever made a suggestion on here!

    k/kay replied

    Jim I tend to think all of this bantering about three actors makes me think of the saying Much Ado About Nothing. I am as tired of this as the Steve Burton issue. I am watching right now because of the 50th after that we will see.

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    jim replied

    I agree…i moved on and cant wait to see the 50th and if they can continue to engage me after that.

  134. Patrick says:

    This is going to be a bust! Viewers can’t see three new characters! GH devotion to these actors is fantastic!

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    Mary SF replied

    It all depends what they do to make these three new characters different from the characters they use to play- the make up department can do wonderful things to alter a person’s appearance– they do it all the time in movies. Yet with budgets in mind, new hair style, color and wardrobe might be all that is needed– this could work– plus if viewers can put up with vampires, surely we can just accept these actors in new roles– it is a soap after all.

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  135. Anthony says:

    Another ignorant, stupid, selfish move. OLTL will not suffer greatly because the recast of a character is not always that big of a deal – I always loved Trevor St John as Todd over the Roger Howarth’s Todd. The John McBain character was annoying. The romances with him on OLTL were always unbelievable – who’d want him? Kristen grew up in the role of Starr – she will be missed. BUT THE DUMB part is how all of a sudden are we supposed to buy Roger, Michael and Kristen as different characters? It’s completely implausible. And who do we blame? ABC? If the nut jobs didn’t cancel OLTL int he first place, this wouldn’t be happening. As it is only Easton planned to stay with OLTL on the first reboot; Alderson and Howarth did not sign so those characters were going to have to recast anyway. The only folks who lose here are the soap fans and the genre.

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  136. jim says:

    Is this a daycare center or a message board for adults? The way these threads have been lately with everyone going back and forth with who is the better Todd or OLTL verses GH and all, cant we just find mutual ground instead of fighting like a bunch of immature 2nd grade brats. I thought the whole idea was to be happy GH was saved and AMC and OLTL were coming back? We can disagree without the name calling…y many of you sound as stupid as some of the things you complain about when you call someone idiot, stupid or whiney. There is a better way to explain y u disagree without the added nonsence. Maybe with some luck all soaps will cancelled but for now im going to sit back and enjoy them while i still have the chance.

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  137. gh#1 says:

    I have watched only ABC soaps for years. Many of my favorite soap stars have left my shows to do other things. That is their right. We as fans do not own them. I have never hopped from one soap to another just to follow actors no matter how much I liked them, because for me it’s about the characters and stories I’ve grown to love. It’s unfortunate that PP couldn’t follow through on their oringinal web versions of OLTL and AMC. If they had it would not have been possible for any of their characters to be moved to PC and no need for all this back and forth. No one can blame the actors for wanting to get back to work or ABC for giving them that opportunity. Remember, there was no guarantee that PP would ever get a deal together. Of the three ABC soaps General Hospital has always been my favorite, so I was apprehensive about the crossover. I didn’t want the writers trying to turn GH into OLTL. However I was thrilled that Roger Howarth (always Todd to me even when he was long gone) was coming over and I love him and Starr together. As for Michael E, I watched Port Charles when he played Caleb with Kelly Monaco and he has so much more chemistry with her than he ever had with John/Natalie. It will be strange seeing them portraying other characters and I will miss Todd, Starr, and John; but if that is what must be I will get used to it. And for those OLTL fans that think GH needed the OLTL characters/actors to “save it”, please remember how many times GH won the daytime Emmy for Best Daytime Drama and that it was the one ABC drama that didn’t get the axe.

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  138. Valerie LaBerge says:

    Last year Prospect Park failed the One Life To Live fans. I was SO heartbroken when OLTL was no longer a “possibility”. Then Frank and Ron came on board to General Hospital! Ron grew up watching GH with his sisters. He knew the history! Then came Todd, Starr and John along with a little of Blair and Tea — and mentions of Llanview — just enough to ease the pain of no more OLTL. The storylines were good. I want to see Roger, Michael and Kristen back on GH! This should be interesting! I am waiting to see Ron pull a Houdini!!!

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    Fay replied

    Valerie, one thing we know, it sure won’t be boring. :)

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    Valerie LaBerge replied

    I agree!

  139. angel says:

    It hurts to see our beloved actors gone from us. I understand but where is the loyalty to the soaps that helped you to grow. The fans that have supported you on OLTL for so many years how can you just abandon them? I like that we still have the characters and other actors can play the roles but it hard to see Nat without our John, and Blair without our Todd. We will survive but ABC is setting them up and they will want to come back when ABC cancels GH in the near future. But whatever, GH will lose a lot of fans now. I with the ABC protest but still I must support my OLTL family online.

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    Dee replied

    Entitlement is a bad thing. Micheal Easton got his start on Days of Our Lives then went on to tv shows and movies before he ended up on Port Charles which led to his OLTL gig. Roger Howarth has appeared on tv shows and movies besides OLTL like Loving and As The World Turns. Only Kristen Alderson has played the same character her whole career until now. Some OLTL fans very possessive of these actors to the point of selfishness. Some of you do not care that all three have moved to LA and that doing OLTL will be a pay cut and one helluva commute to Conn. These actors are doing what is best for them and and their families it does not mean they do not love their OLTL fans. Maybe some OLTL fans should show some appreciation to them for the time they were one OLTL and wish them well .

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    Nikki replied

    Dee, this is an amazing po and I could not agree more. Some OLTL fans have been complaining about these actors, saying it is “disloyal” and “wrong” for them to choose any other path besides this new, INTERNET version of OLTL. Kristen made it clear as soon as OLTL was cancelled that she wanted a change and to move to LA with her family. Michael moved with his family and has a young child to think of when considering his career and financial moves. Roger has always been grateful for his fans from all soaps, but he goes where there is a better opportunity for him to expand on his craft (much like he did when he left OLTL in 2002). While some fans are excited for OLTL to “come back”, it is returning online where money will be much tighter, not to mention it is being filmed across the country in Conn., as you mentioned. I agree with your point regarding selfishness. If you loved or liked this actor, respect them enough to let them make the best choices for them- not for you.

    Dee replied

    Nikki, Thanks and it’s good to see that someone else is rational where this situation is concerned. If the shoe were on the other foot and all three choose OLTL I would be disappointed but happy they did what was best for them. All this vitriol between the GH and OLTL fans needs to end. It’s over they did what was best for them and we all need to move on and enjoy our shows. I think it will work out for both GH and OLTL.

  140. Anita says:

    absolutely I’m so glad they’re coming back and I don’t care what character they play

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  141. Jason says:

    Roger Howarth (to ME) will always be Todd. He’s so good at being Todd that I don’t think I’d want to see him play a character that, “in no way resembles him” (as the article says). That means no quick wit, no sarcasm, no snappy comebacks, and no relationship with Starr. As a fan of both Roger AND Todd, I’m not happy about this new development. At all.

    Plus, I’m not a fan of erasing stories that went on for over a YEAR, just to get around things. It’s silly.

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  142. Mccaff says:

    Wow, change the character’s.
    I have watch OLTL and GH since the early 70′s
    I love both shows to this day but to change Todd, Star and John out to new Character’s
    not so sure about that. I dont think I could look at them the same way and how are they going to change them since they have already been on for themselves …?
    Ms Star has been on OLTL her whole life, it’s a shame she couldnt find it in her heart to go back and help them relaunch, shame on her.
    Not really liking her on GH anyway, he character got a bit to old for my taste.
    From what Ive read, Todd went back to help OLTL with the relaunch for 4 weeks and then will go back to GH
    I believe he DID make a deal with both sides so hopefully this will be true and he could go from one to the other if needed or wanted.

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  143. Myra says:

    Hi, would be a little disappointed. Like Starr and Michael together and Sam and John together. I could take or leave Carly and Todd. At least make Michael and Sam happy again they have lost so much in the past.
    Love watching the show. Keeps us on the edge of our seats.

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  144. Lora says:

    These ALL REAL PEOPLE!! And last time I checked America was a FREE Country! So the choice was up to the actors! The end. It’s OVER! They made their choice. I for one am behind GH, the writers & all 3 actors. They DID what was best FOR THEM. GET IT???

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  145. Lori Breslow says:

    I am a big fan of GH now, ever since Frank V, Ron C and the 3 actors came on board. I can’t imagine no more Todd Manning or John McBain, but I would love to see them come back. I don’t care if they are different characters. I think it would be GREAT to bring Michael Easton back as a DOCTOR. With Steve gone, and so many nurses…they really need another main character doctor. After all, the show is called GENERAL HOSPITAL. He would make an interesting psychiatrist. Roger could still be a media mogul, just re-name him. Kristen can be an aspiring singer, who meets Michael at the Haunted Starr….

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  146. janet says:

    We have beat this to death but, PP had a whole year and while they were doing their thing the ACTORs had to eat, pay rent and earn a paycheck. Did the ceo of PP offer to take the actors and their families home and take care of them while they waited.
    The characters belong to PP while they pay abc for them. The actors live in a free country and are free to do their own thing. Give the actors a break.some have moved all the way across country and I am sure they never thought PP would get it together. I think we should just watch the new life and hope it will keep going. I hope John comes back to GH and gets with Sam,who cares what name he uses he has already had three on GH,plus other shows. He doesn’t want to go back to Connecticut..He is an adult and he is definitely welcome to stay on GH. I have enjoyed him on the time he has been here.

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  147. Barb says:

    Whoever said the characters, “John, Todd and Star” belong to OLTL I believe are correct. PP doesn’t have to change the characters. Neither does GH. Why couldn’t they travel from one town to another?
    I want John and Natalie to get back together again so they can be a family and be with their son, Liam.

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