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725 March 25th, 2013 The Other Side Of The Story: Prospect Park Tried To Work Deal To Share Characters With GH To No Avail!

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While the news broke early this morning that Michael Easton (John), Kristen Alderson (Starr), and Roger Howarth (Roger) will all now be returning to General Hospital, but in new roles, it’s important to remember the back-story, and to understand some of the reported behind the scenes deal-structure attempts between Prospect Park and ABC, which now gives disappointing news for One Life to Live fans, and in many ways General Hospital fans! (Since the actors can no longer play, John, Starr, or Todd).

It is important to note, that according to a piece today at EW.com, who spoke to an insider close to the situation, “Prospect Park tried to work out a deal to share the characters, to no avail.” According to one high-level executive familiar with the negotiations, Prospect only needed Alderson to work one week on OLTL and then she could return to GH. It wanted Easton for up to four weeks before he would be free to return to Port Charles, as well.”

For soap fans, let’s recall that ABC canceled both soaps in a devastating move in 2011 and licensed the shows to Prospect Park, which in turn means if the One Life and AMC reboots work online ABC stands to make a profit!  So why then wouldn’t ABC just be willing to do the character crossovers for the limited time with Prospect Park, who attempted to work a deal out for the good of both entities?  

This was also related via EW.com today when they posted, “It’s unfortunate that ABC and Prospect couldn’t come up with a mutually beneficial deal to share the characters, since ABC stands to profit from OLTL and AMC should they succeed online. Besides the $8.5 million it makes from Prospect annually in license fees, ABC is set to earn a cut of Prospect’s profits (should there be any), according to high-level source.”

What is all the more puzzling to this picture is that Prospect Park has done an incredible job of getting the shows back on their feet, while bringing back much of the core original cast members of both shows that were available to them, obtaining new studio space, building brand new sets, and hiring some of the best production talent familiar with the brand of AMC and OLTL, and writers familiar with the shows themselves, to ensure the audience will be satisfied and happy.  And, without Prospect Park’s efforts of finding an online home for Llanview and Pine Valley, the audience who fought to have their shows back would have no where to watch them or even seem new episodes!

On-Air On-Soaps recently visited the new studios and spoke with cast members from both shows, who are thrilled and delighted to be back to work, and in awe of just how respectful Prospect Park’s head-honchos Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank have treated them.  Kwatinetz and his team have been hard at work firing on all-cylinders to get the shows back to the fans as quickly as possible, while keeping the quality that soap fans have come to expect and even raising the bar higher!

One more note of this picture that should also not be ignored: As it stands Prospect Park, as of this writing, cannot even use the original URL’s www.allmychildren.com or www.onelifetolive.com to build and house the shows official websites to help market their programs, because according to EW.com, “ABC hasn’t released them. Anyone who tries to access them is immediately sent to ABC’s daytime hub.”

So One Life to Live and General Hospital fans there are a few questions for you over this conundrum:  After reviewing the comments from EW.com, do you think ABC played fair here with Prospect Park in regards to the actors and characters in question?  Or, do you think that ABC  may have worked against Prospect Park’s efforts by now locking up Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson to play new characters on GH?  Do you think that having the three popular actors on the ABC soap is the place you would like to see them most, even if they can’t play the characters you have come to love?  Do you feel that Prospect Park did everything they could to help bring back the shows you asked for?  It would appear that they have been working tirelessly to bring them back to life.   Let us know your thoughts!

 

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  1. Ryan says:

    This is beyond stupid. They should have found some middle ground.

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    Jamie replied

    Lol…. Well put and agreed!

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    Julie replied

    I agree too. This is incredibly stupid!

    Carly replied

    I am uphauled by ABC. This is the most ridiculous crap I’ve heard. The only one of them that could pull off another character is Michael/John. Kristen will ALWAYS be Starr an Roger will ALWAYS be Todd. So what is GH gonna do, make us believe that Starr and Todd have more twins…..(good grief people) These are characters I’ve loved since the beginning of their careers. It is just foolish and stupid!

    Barbie616 replied

    I think that ABC knows that a stupid mistake has been made by one of their own by cancelling OLTL and AMC. And now they don’t want to help out Prospect Park in any way. They are probably hoping that PP will fail. But I really think that GH has stuck their foot in it again, because putting those 3 characters who have been on TV for so long in the same roles is going to backfire and not in a good way for ABC. It should be interesting to see what happens here.

    ABC : you are schmucks.

    sharon replied

    I think ABC SHOT THEMSELVES in the foot cancelling these shows, the line up they offer me other than GH and DWTS is all I watch on that crap network, I think they would be quite happ to see GH fail and put another talk or cooking show on…I miss them and now I guess I have to pay to see them, they could have been grown up about it..how can these actors be something else now with the story line they had?

    wilda replied

    Change Todd to Tad and Starr to Moon, John to Jim, we will get used to it

    mary replied

    I want RH as Todd. If we could get OLTL back, we can get RW back as Todd. what do we have to do?

    Lori replied

    This is beyond stupid… Really ABC??? Your that f–in greedy that you cant share the characters???? REALLLY??????? How totally messed up is that… 8.5 million.. plus earning P.P earnings from the internet.. GREEDY @55HOLES! Telling you this now, I will no longer watch anything dealing with ABC after this is all said and done. Who is Starr? KRISTEN… There is no John with out Mike and Todd with out Roger… and no me watching ABC. Got to love General Hospital the past year.. only watched because of OLTL stars. So no… I dont think they played fair at all.. and to P.P.. thank you for all you have done to get OLTL and AMC back on!!!!!!1

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    Britt replied

    I completely agree with you. I think they should have shared characters!! Star and Michael were so great together too and now she isn’t going to be Star at all -_- I have lost complete interest in watching OLTL now; it will never be the same!!

    Susan replied

    Some people are missing a HUGE part of this the ACTORS are only signed with ABC GH. Important to realize when PP worked the deal with GH for the 3 characters it was AFTER PP announced they would NOT be bringing OLTL online. That was at the end of 2011. Now it is 2013 and PP now is able to bring OLTL online. PP has rights to the characters ONLY the ACTORS have rights here people they have NO obligation to sign and do a crossover for PP. ABC GH can NOT force these actors to do a crossover. GH is taped in CA this online thing is taped in CT.I don’t blame the actors for not wanting to do this and I back them 100%. What was left out of this article RH/Todd did agree to do crossover and taped scenes for the online OLTL and that quickly turned into another hot mess. PP is the one that took legal action and ordered all 3 actors off the GH set on February 8th. I am glad and proud that ABC GH finally said enough is enough. I am proud of ABC GH for sticking up for the actors and doing what needs to be done so all 3 actors can return to work. PP has their characters and it is time for all to move on.

    Ann replied

    I agree wholeheartedly with Susan! Bravo Susan for saying everything I would have said.

    Carly2 replied

    I so agree that ABC/Disney dropped the ball. They are the ones that suck . Prospect Place as Hoover tried to help us the fans………………………………

    Marisa replied

    Let’s face it ABC is sooo stupid. It is clear to me they have no idea what the daytime viewer wants to watch on TV!!!!! These are the people who thought The Revolution , The Chew, and Katie could replace the soaps. These show are utter crap! They are total snore fests!!! It would be in ABC’s best interest to promote GH and support Prospect Park because let’s face it all of the replacement show will be canceled.

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    Susan replied

    Just an FYI the man that was behind getting the two soaps cancelled on ABC and replacing them WAS FIRED. So clearly ABCD realized this was a huge mistake. They fired him right away. Don’t take my word for it look into it this was written about all over the place.

    Maura replied

    I agree it’s incredibly stupid. Personally I don’t like Alderson or Howarth on GH. Easton I can see staying.. ABC probably hates that this is working out but that was their mistake that fated day in 2011. As for PP if you are going to bring a fatherly figure on for Jack and Sam, please get TSJ to agree to occasional appearances as Victor. He IS Sam’s dad and the only dad Jack would accept anyway. Please do not give me a third Todd or 2nd Victor.. Geez what a mess ABC

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    Jessica replied

    Maura, you summed it up very well, and expressed my thoughts exactly. I agree with 100% of your post.

    Barb replied

    I am really upset by this…these characters have been John, Todd and Starr since forever. Can’t see then as anyone else.
    Prospect Park should just buy out their GH contract and put them back on OLTL cuz if it weren’t for ABC saying it was too costly to produce the shows, they would have never had to leave,
    I say put them back on OLTL as these faces on GH won’t be the same as another character.

    Debbie replied

    ABC definitely know that they have committed the biggest blunder by cancelling the two shows. They are being plain stupid. They just cannot accept the fact that Prospect Park has succeeded in bringing back the shows. After all the publicity and the fight by all the fans to bring back the shows, ABC would have realized what a grave mistake they have made. Welcome back OLTL… hope it will air in my country. I will be really disappointed if it does not. I often travelled to NY just to meet the characters of OLTL. They are very special to me…

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    Jody V replied

    I think this is unfair. Why should they play different characters on GH? When we all love them as they are. If that would be the case, I would rather see them on OLTL as their selves. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. ABC cancelled the shows so why should they get any say or any part of the finances?

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    Troy Turner replied

    Because intellectual property, like it or not, is a legitimate claim. PP, while getting the right to air new episodes, is “leasing” the characters that ABC already established. PP “owns” everything OLTL-they have the “characters” of Starr, Todd, and John back-that’s what should be important. Actors can be recast. The bottom line is, do you want OLTL (or GH for that matter) to survive and thrive-or are you just selfish and in this for one character or couple? The choice is yours. I never said this was fair, but if you TRULY want OLTL back-you MUST accept where things stand right now

    Deb Leigh replied

    The only reason I started watching GH again was because my OLTL characters were there after the cancellation of OLTL. After the 50th anniversary is done for GH, I will stop watching and just enjoy the reboot of OLTL.

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    Troy Turner replied

    So, you’re going to punish GH over something they had nothing to do with? Stupid and selfish. Stop it.

    David replied

    GH is not to blame in this at all. ABC and Prospect Park as well as the actors themselves. While Howarth agreed to do OLTL for 4 weeks the actress who plays Starr had bough a new home and relocated to LA where GH Tapes. I believe her and Easton both did not want to travel back and forth to the east coast. So you can blame your beloved actors and actresses of these characters, as well as ABC and Prospect Park for not working out a deal beneficial to everyone!

    chris replied

    Deb I agree with you 100%. I watched GH back in the day (luke,laura,ice princess) and then it got very boring with “mob stuff”. I have always been a OLTL fan and went back to GH (after many years) because my OLTL characters were on there. I actually enjoyed GH, but after the nurses ball Im done with GH, the story lines are horrible. Thats why Im going to stop watching GH!!!
    If I have to hear “pickle Lila” one more time…ugh

    MEG replied

    I WANT TSJ BACK ,I ONLY STARTED WATCHING GH B/C I WAS HOPING VICTOR WOULD COME TO PC LOOKING FOR TODD,ALTHOUGH RON N FRANK HAVE MADE IT A MUCH BETTER SHOW THAN IT WAS FOR YEARS..BUT I STILL WANT OLTL MORE ,NO ONE ON GH HAS CAUGHT MY HEART ,I WISH KA COULD HAVE RETURNED TO OLTL ,I KNOW SHE STILL TRAVELS BACK AND FORTH ,THE ALDERSONS STILL HAVE THEIR HOME IN PA ,B/C DAD STILL WORKS THERE.I’DLIKE ME BACK BUT I’LL DON’T CARE IF RH STAYS, IF HES GOING TO PLAY HIM LIKE THE SHMUCK HES BEEN PLAYING HIM ON GH

    Carly2 replied

    They had everything to do with this!! They canceled these soaps

    Joanne replied

    First off I think it sucks that they would come back as different characters, John has to play John for Sam Roger has to play Todd for Carly amd Starr for michael. different charcters for gh no way the ratings have been up for months know you guys need too get it together. you did a great job on bringing back one life to live and all my children which I will watch but gh is the one I am addicted too. been watch for 22 years. also you should have made a deal with Katie she is on twice a day and thats not fare you should have put one of the soaps in one of those slots so yes you made a very bad mistake. I think you should have put the one with the highest ratings back on abc and the one with the lowest on the internet, take katie off its not fare she gets two time slots.

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    Beth replied

    I read in the magazine soaps in depth that Michael Easton is not going back to One Life To Live and really likes being on General Hospital, I just hope that he stays on GH too!!!!!!!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Did Michael say this? Or was it one of those comments made by an ABC spokesman? And gee the article was in a Magazine that is owned By ABC, Funny you never see articles with MICHAEL himself saying that he did not want to come…..

    Fay replied

    Joliefan Forever, Michael did say that himself. He said he IS staying with GH. He said he is not going back to OLTL. It was not some spokesperson. It was Michael. He and his family live in California, his home state. He and his wife have a small daughter. OLTL tapes in Connecticut. He didn’t want to be away from family to commute. And he LOVES working on GH. Michael said that during the time he can’t be on GH he will be spending precious time with his little girl. He put this on Twitter and on Facebook himself.

    Ann replied

    Another reason why I boycott ABC!!!! The network is hurting, lets be real. I can’t wait to watch All My Children and One Life to Live online!!!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I boycott ABC & Disney. I already watched my soaps online so I am looking forward to the OLTL & AMC no matter how much ABC is determined to screw a lifelong fan.

    Carly2 replied

    I can not wait to se One Life to Live !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jeanie replied

    Why should ABC start making smart decisions now? They have never shown an inclination to do the smart thing. Their bottom line, today, is what matters most to them. They would rather have their balance sheets show a profit today than to think long term strategically. Too bad. Once again everyone gets short changed.

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    bebe replied

    This makes me loathe ABC even more. I hope their network goes down down down. GH is the only show of theirs that I will watch.

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    Carly2 replied

    Me too

    Tennent replied

    I honestly think PP is lying thru their teeth! They are the ones that messed up by cancelling the reboots in the first place, and the actors decided to move on, as they should have. ABC now has contracts with the actors and PP decided they wanted them back, well too bad!!

    And for PP wanting control of the characters even when they’re on GH?! That’s total BS! I miss my beloved OLTL more than anything, but I am so beyond sick of all this garbage, I probably won’t even watch.

    PP needs to give the 3 characters up and get over it!! This not the way to try to launch a new site and new shows, without the support of ABC or the fans!!

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    Laurie replied

    Agreed, Tennent!

    Joyce replied

    I know that if I was an actor or actress I would rather be on TV than the internet.

    Just saying….

    Carly2 replied

    No they have bought the rights and they are theirs!! \They are trying to give us back our soaps, ABC/ Disney tried to delete our soaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ScottyHouston replied

    My partner and I just wrote VERY nasty notes to ABC and said pull it together and cooperate or we’re pulling the plug on ABC altogether! We’ve been trying to get all our friends to do the same! So ridiculous that ABC is being such a-holes about it! Sort of disrespects the actors and the characters after all the amazing work they’ve all done for many years!

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    Tamara replied

    Totally ignorant rules! Explain to everyone why Sky Chandler got to keep her role in AMC, OLTL, and GH? In the past there has been a few that crossed over with the same character names and roles for a short time. Keep the roles open for the future stories ABC!!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    At that time ABC owned all the 3 shows that is why they were able to pull that off with Skye…..

    Keith replied

    ABC needs to keep Todd, Starr and John on General Hospital. I do not want them to play other characters. If Prospect Park does not let the characters go to GH, I will NOT watch OLTL. OLTL will get along fine without those characters. General Hospital has improved 100% with the new regime.

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    Barbara t loves One life to live replied

    Todd, Starr, and John are characters that belong on One Life To Live, that is Where they got started, This has nothing to do with PP, Abc should never have messed with the soaps in the first place, and they brought over Todd, Starr, and John to bring over the OLTL fans, I have watched GH for 50 years so I am a fan and not taking sides here, But put blame where it belongs and that is that ABC are the ones who played Head games with the fans for AMC and OLTL and they were also going to get rid of GH, for a long time, and now they are responsible for this mess, they should share the Characters and shut up because they don’t know a dam thing about pleasing the millions of soap fans that were sticking by them like I did for 50 years watching only their soaps.

    Keith replied

    We all need to pull together and save the soaps. It is pointless pointing fingers at anyone. OLTL will get along fine without John, Starr and Todd. These 3 characters have made GH the best soap on teleivison. Just let GH have them. Please stop being negative. I have watched GH for 40 years and I watched OLTL and AMC. Enjoy GH and plan to enjoy OLTL and AMC!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Sorry Keith but it is you GH fans that are always saying things like this…….”We all need to pull together and save the soaps. It is pointless pointing fingers at anyone. OLTL will get along fine without John, Starr and Todd. These 3 characters have made GH the best soap on teleivison. Just let GH have them”
    When what you GH fans really mean is Let us have YOUR characters to SAVE our show! GH survived for 50 years without them characters and I’m sure PLENTY of GH fans would DISAGREE with you that “Todd”, “John”, & “Starr” have made GH the best soap on TV and so do the ratings…….Since GH is in 3rd in every bracket!
    Sorry but some GH fans are just beyond greedy, it is not PP job to keep your show on the air that is ABC and GH’s Problem!

    Lori replied

    Why should Prospect Park be expected to let go three of their integral characters for their own soap? These characters are OLTL characters. They are not GH characters. Funny that the GH fans are upset because the addition of these three are what brought the ratings up on a dying GH show. GH was a soap centered around the hospital. Who knows why this all changed, and then became more mob-related (maybe so they can have more patients in said hospital??) but the addition of these three was only to breath new life into a dying soap that seems to have lost it’s direction. Let the characters live on with their original heritage and families and let GH create and develop their own characters to improve the show. The addition of the OLTL three were a crutch to draw a larger audience to improve the ratings. Now that they’ve improved, start adding new ones that fit in the theme of that particular show.

    Christy replied

    I think Lori seems to be the most logical one here. That made perfect sense Lori. Kudos to you for keeping your head around all of this mess. ABC drew first blood when they cancelled our soaps. It is not Prospect Park’s fault that the WGA and SAG did not want to cooperate with them. But now that General Hospital has raised in the ratings and the fans have been heard SAG and WGA are singing a different tune and are finally cooperating and that is why Prospect Park is able to bring our soaps back. ABC is the one that is not cooperating and never has. They are the big bullies in the school yard.

    Keith replied

    I never knew there was a war going on between GH fans and OLTL fans!!! It’s a shame. I watch and enjoy both soaps. I think GH should keep the characters of Todd, Starr and John. We should all be behind all of the soaps.

    Tom replied

    ABC couldn’t find middle ground at Sterling Bridge in Scotland! With that being said, it seems only fair that they should suffer the same fate as the English soldiers who tried to hold back the oncoming storm that came in the form of Sir William Wallace and hundreds, if not thousands, of his countrymen. Soap fans, something wicked this way comes. Cry ‘HAVOC!’ and let slip the dogs of war!

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    Patty replied

    first of all; they ruined our soaps. period. I no longer watch GH because i am BORED…Star, John and Todd brought such a dynamic to GH and the story lines were intergrated so well and had such potential…as for OLTL I miss the show and wish they would just combine the two already….what a SHOW that would be……alas. I dont understand how they are going to bring star back as diff charachter? or John? so disappointed in the whole FIASCO

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    mary replied

    Tell both companies to get their legal heads out of their butts and bring RW back as Todd.

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    Cherie replied

    Two sides to every story and then there is the truth. you did a good job at telling PP side. Your side sounds as bias as ABC. I think you wrote this at the request of PP. so whatevs.

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    Tracey replied

    I agree that this is sooo stupid!!! If they have to change the names of the characters, not the characters themselves, then just do that. Someone suggested that. That way we can have our favorites 3 characters back, with slightly different names. The fans will adapt to that. But totally NEW characters, wow, that’s going to be much, much harder to take. I personally don’t like the idea, but I also don’t want to lose this characters or the actors that play them.

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    LilSis replied

    Well the new characters are awful. Seriously…Kiki as a long-lost Quartemaine heir who shows up romantically hooked up to Michael’s brother Morgan – who BTW has been MIA from the show supposedly in military school since he was like 10 yrs old and now comes back to GH as a grown gambling teenager who met this Kiki online. I don’t like it one bit! Worse yet – who the hell is this Todd look alike? With the ugliest dyed blond hair – not willing to disclose who he is to anyone in Port Charles, but obviously has a devious plan to hurt a lot of people. Dr. Clay is a little more believable but still just as creepy as his brother – obviously the ABC writers didn’t have enough time to think through the development of these new characters – but luckily the actors have a enough talent to work with what they have been given and make the characters believable.

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  2. James says:

    What a debacle. So Easton and Alderson would go to PP for 1 and 4 weeks and then come back to GH as McBain and Starr or would they have to be new characters anyway? If it’s the former I don’t know why they wouldn’t do it. I do agree the characters belong to PP fair and square, but not sure why they would not allow GH to use them if the actors wanted to stay there. If it’s not on the page it’s not on the stage. Regardless of what characters either show has it will come down to the writing anyway. I think PP should let GH keep the OLTL characters b/c the actors clearly wish to remain on GH. I think it would be a disaster for GH to write 3 new characters when there is such a broad canvas right now. It’s just not needed and not a good creative move for GH and at the end of the day it’s GH as a whole that matters.

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    Jewell replied

    It’s not Prospect, it’s stupid ABC.. Prospect has said in another interview they were willing to share the characters, they wanted those three to relaunch OLTL.

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    Carly2 replied

    Yeah good for you !!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    So PP should save GH yet again by giving them our characters! NAH! It is time that ABC gets themselves out of the shit they create!

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    Jeffrey Anderson replied

    I agree with you.. Like I said myself.. it’s not gonna work out between OTOL/GH can’t have both way for 3 greatest actors from original OTOL and they sent them to GH from last year from this month.
    if they don;t work out with them,then they can have 3 actors and their characters back to GH.. I might figure it’s gonna happens for future of OTOL’s 3 actors’ put their fates.

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    I agree with all of you. What an mess! ABC makes the mess, leaves Prospect Park to clean it up, and then blames them when it can’t be done.

    Jan replied

    Couldn’t have said it better !! ABC made their bed so let them lie in it.

    Carly2 replied

    So very true ABC sucks big time and so does the Mouse

    Lin replied

    They would have been allowed to play McBain and Starr. I think an agreement had already been made to do this with Roger Howarth and I think ABC renegged. Prospect is bending over backwards.

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    Lisa replied

    Besides GH, I wont watch anything on ABC anymore. Am I understanding this right and that these 3 actors can go back to GH but they have to become a different character to do so? That seems so stupid but if it is the case then fine, turn todd into his twin Victor and he can pretty much play himself. John can come back as the vampire, or the rock star, or some long lost twin since he and Sam seem to know each other…..Star can find out she was switched at birth and is really someone else and she can just go back to playing herself and todd/victor will still have a connection……or they can just stay on PP?

    Susan replied

    WHY do people think the actors can be forced into do something they don’t want to do? All three actors have signed contracts with ABC GH ONLY they CAN NOT be forced by ABC GH to do crossover. I am shocked at how so many are ignoring the fact that GH is in CA and this online thing is in CT. Not to mention you need to realize if the actor says yes they have to sign something to agree to do this for PP. THIS is way beyond just run over tape a few scenes and run back to GH. I think people need to realize the ones that didn’t deserve this hot mess were the actors. I am just relieved for the actors. They have the right to work where they have signed contracts to work. It was PP that took legal action and ordered all 3 actors of the GH set this was back on February 8th. I am glad that ABC GH said enough is enough. These actors deserve to be able to return to work. Obviously after RH/Todd did crossover and it was another big hot mess. It was time for ABC GH to move this on so the GH and the actors could move on. PP has their characters back time for all to move on.

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    Stephen Parker replied

    Not certain I concur with your logic but I see what you’re saying. But since none of us commenting here were at any of the meetings and were not flies on the wall for all the negotiations we don’t know conclusive details. I still believe there were (and are) other alternatives. Actors may have been coerced, not forced, by having scenarios presented that initially appeared desirable but may have later proved to abolish a wider range of options. Nothing in the limitless realm of creative writing renders just about any plot twist impossible but taking characters established in key identities and reconfiguring them as totally new personalities within the same setting, just to satisfy a network’s protocol, cannot easily be justified no matter how one spins events. People do commute long distance and one might think there would be allegiance and loyalty to an iconic character developed solely by a particular actor whom the fans have come to regard as synonymous with said character. Besides, as far as choice is concerned, would any of the three actors in question have decided to uproot their classic roles if the network had not axed ONE LIFE TO LIVE in the first place?

    Lynd replied

    I can understand that Kristen (Star), Roger (Todd), and Michael (John) are all living in CA. now and therefore want to continue to work on GH, instead of going all the way to CT. to work on OLTL. To go to CT. and work on OLTL again, they would have to uproot their family yet again, sell their homes in CA. and buy new homes again in CT. It is a lot for the actors. But what I don’t get, is why was it such an ordeal for the 3 to at least go back to OLTL for a few weeks to relaunch OLTL, and to tie up any loose ends with their characters, and then they could go back to GH. I can’t imagine that the 3 actors would not have been OK with that. So why wouldn’t ABC/GH be willing to let the actors go for a few weeks? It would be a much easier solution in the longrun. So since ABC/GH did not want to play nice, I guess they have now pissed off PP/OLTL, and now they are telling ABC/GH if thats how you want to be, well then you can’t use “OUR” characters! OYE! Looks like we the fans lose as usual! This should have been win win for everybody!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Stephen Parker AWESOME post, Enjoyed reading it….

    Lynd,
    RH’s Residence and family are still in NY,
    Actors MOVE all the time, to do shows or movies or what have you, it amazes me that some “fans” actually think it is some major burden on these actors to move….How do you know that Michael sold his house in NY? Maybe they are renting it out. Point is none of us really know and should make assumptions just because they are still in CA…..

    Jan replied

    Yes there really is no one to blame but ABC Disney. They sold the rights and Prospect Park owns all of All My Children and One Life to Live. The actors are not to blame and they will stretch their wings playing other characters. Years ago the actress that plays Bobbie Spencer left One Life to Live one day and literally walked out of the elevator as Bobby Spencer the next.

    AJ replied

    As a OLTL fan, I started watching GH because of the OLTL characters ‘living on’.. but I have to admit it eventually turned me off.. they have no history with anybody, but each other. GH doesn’t need to add characters from other shows, they need to bring back/keep their core/legacy characters. I watch GH now to see AJ back..and Lucy..Laura..Scott, which is the biggest mistake GH has made over the years, writing off their core/legacy characters and replacing them with new, younger characters that nobody cares about.

    In my estimation, the show should revolve around your core characters and anybody new is brought in a support role, until that new character proves popular enough to become a core character. Bring in a new character that’s unfamilar to the audience, therefore no emotional attachment, without a history and trying to make them the focus of a storyline is ridiculous. I know every soap tries to do a teen-focused storyline for the summer, but other than that.. keep your core characters around and your show will be/stay successful.

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  3. Raymond says:

    No matter what I will continue to watch GH and I will also watch the reboot of OLTL.

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    ChristySinTX replied

    the only reason I watched GH was to watch Todd, Starr and McBain. But, now, I won’t watch them knowing they won’t be the characters I missed from OLTL. I am not vested in GH at all… Never have been. It was only AMC and OLTL

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    Arielle replied

    I’m with you Christy…I only watched GH because of John McBain, Starr and Todd…if GH is now responsible for us losing the characters completely because they wouldn’t share them for a short time…that’s REALLY low. Just goes to show that ABC is still a bunch of scumbags. I’ll stop watching GH as soon as those characters I cared about are gone. I couldn’t care less about Sonny and Kate and that ridiculous (and badly done…CONNIE is the damned alter, for crying out loud) D.I.D. storyline, nor do I care about all these other old characters they’re bringing back like crazy Lucy and Nicholas, etc. I always thought GH was the worst of the three shows, and I still do. Once I get the two better shows back, and the only people I care about in Port Charles are gone…I’m DONE with ABC, for good this time! :(

    cheryl replied

    I boycotted ABC and didnt watch GH, because of the AMC and OLTL decision.I chose not to watch any ABC shows and I havent lost any sleep missing GH. I have watched those shows since 1973 during my High School career and raising my 4 children and taped shows on the 8 tracks and then dvr when I couldnt watch. My dedication to my beloved shows were undying..until ABC made this decision..I havent missed GH at all, but I am looking forward to watching HULU..cant wait..

    Janice replied

    I’m with you. Probably won’t watch anymore.
    Didn’t watch before they joined and only started because of them, It’s been difficult trying to figure out who is who, having to Wikipedia to find out, but I think I’m done and I have a feeling the GH’s ratings will begin to drop again….even after all the support and increased fan base they got from OLTL viewers and all those that boycotted ABC save for GH. Hmmmph!!!

    I wonder how the actors feel about changing characters and how stupid is that?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Thats a good question Janice and I’m sure ABC will make sure we never hear from them about it……

    David replied

    Now at least when the ratings continue to remain good for GH we don’t have to listen to the OLTL fans claim that their characters are the reason for the increase. If you look at the ratings increases they are up when GH veterans have returned such as Anna, Laura, Lucy, etc. The numbers were not up that much for the OLTL characters just will do just fine!

    Ann replied

    Changes is good. I am sure the actors will embrace the changes and will come back to GH ready to work with enthusiasm. They will now be free to move on with new GH stories.

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    AJ replied

    Arielle, D.I.D. is obviously a rip-off from OLTL.. very original. Speaking of alters, on OLTL.. I wish Jessica was the alter, and Tess was real.

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  4. Debbie says:

    I believe that they wanted more than just a few weeks from these actors …maybe creative control?

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    Nikki replied

    That is what I think, as well. I don’t believe PP were as reasonable as they are suggesting.

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    BrookenAdamChandler replied

    How is wanting to creative control over THEIR characters not being ‘reasonable?’ Apparently Frank and Ron don’t know what the terms ‘lease’ and ‘contract’ mean. PP lent them the characters for a years – they didn’t GIVE them the characters. And Frank and Ron are just mad now they had to uphold the contract so now it’s the poor actors and we’ll keep you as different characters. Never mind they don’t have any ‘budget’ for GH actors and treat the GH cast as an afterthought. These two should be booted from helming any show. And PP NEVER should’ve leased the characters to them in the first place. Don’t see AMC having this trouble.

    Bottomline PP aren’t at fault here or the ‘wrongdoers.’ That would be ABC, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati. Using a 50 yrs crowning soap such as GH to carry out their temper tantrums.

    rebecca replied

    If it wasn’t for Prospect Park you wouldn’t have OLTL or AMC returning. I don’t blame them for anything. They paid good money for these shows which includes ALL the characters…they, according to this and other articles were still willing to share the characters…it was and is ABC that has been beyond greedy, unreasonable and unmovable. Blame ABC entirely.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I agree BrookeAdamChandler! LOVE THE NAME BTW :)

    Tarlyfan replied

    ITA. Sharing sounds like a simple word but it is much more difficult to carry out than it seems, especially in the soap world. Each show more than likely wants to take their characters in its own direction. Take Todd for example. OLTL will probably want him to relentlessly obsessed with Blair whereas GH would want Todd to wholeheartedly and tenderly loves Carly. How would sharing be possible in this case? Make Todd sleeps with Blair while he’s in landview and then back sleeping with Carly when he’s in PC?!! All fans will end up hating Todd, period. The whole “sharing” concept is absurd if not outright stupid! Since OLTL owns the characters, more than likely, they want control of the characters. As a GH’s fan, I don’t want our characters of Sam, Carly, and Michael becoming the under dogs who would just take whatever bones OLTL decides to throw our way. Glad that ABC decides to cut our lost and move on with new characters where they can have total creative control over.

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Um, Tarly? Clever name! Ahem. Real Todd fans already despise him on GH because that man is not Todd Manning. And Carly just takes away his mystique and complexity. I don’t get the Carly obsession and I really don’t see the mannish Laura Wright as being remotely appealing or attractive. When Todd lurks in her shade, he just withers. You don’t know Todd.

    Jewell replied

    No, Prospect Park had said they just wanted the actors to relaunch OLTL.. They tape four weeks then have four weeks off, they said they were willing to share the characters. I don’t know why ABC is being difficult about it..

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    Troy Turner replied

    No, this is clearly PP’s doing. PP owns the characters, and that’s fine, but they DO NOT own the actors attached to them. Actors can be recast-what’s so difficult for people to understand about that?

  5. Sound says:

    I haven’t watched OLTL in 20 years, so I didn’t care about the characters as such. Roger and Michael are good actors, so I’m sure as long as the new characters are well written they will be able to sell it. I didn’t care for the character of Starr and glad we don’t have to hear her whine anymore. I hope the character they have planned for Kristen is better.

    BTW…didn’t PP say that the characters could cross over to but only when they weren’t airing on their shows. That would be a logistic nightmare for writers and schedulers and cross your fingers there wasn’t a preemption. I think ABC made the best decision.

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    AJ replied

    After ABC SPAT in the faces of every soap fan and proclaimed the genre dead.. can’t understand how anyone could side with ABC or be sympathetic to anything they do.

    ABC leased these characters away, now they don’t want to share with the people they leased them too? I have no sympathy for ABC.. I how the entire network collapses after how they tried to single-handly kill the soap opera genre.

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    SADOLTLFAN replied

    Seriously. I’m supposed to feel gratitude for the scavengers who picked the bones of the show they killed off and then feel bad that the company who paid mega bucks for the rights to keep OLTL alive want everything they paid for? Uh uh.

    Jewell replied

    I agree AJ. and not once did ABC thank the fans for the years they watched the soaps. There is a reason why The Young and The Restless has been #1 for 24 years. CBS cares, go on Twitter CBS Daytime is on there and they are interactive with the fans.

    Ginny replied

    I would love to see ABC go under! No longer watch it and can’t say i miss it!

    Jan replied

    Amen!!!!!

    Kindred replied

    The cross over and airing thing has more to do with contractual and online content exclusivity that’s not exactly all PP’s fault or issue and working in the field that wouldn’t be such a logistical nightmare and can be worked around. I work on several productions and we shoot episodes out of order all the time with cast that are available to us. ABC didn’t make the best decision when they canceled OLTL (which btw had better ratings than GH in it’s last 9 months) or AMC and haven’t here again. Can’t wait until ABC unveils that it will indeed cancel GH after it’s milked all it can from the 50th anniversary (yeah that’s the only reason why the show is still on while the other two were cancelled). PP should get ready now and get their licensing in order so they can have GH too. I can’t wait to see what PP has in store for us because at least they did something that hasn’t been done in daytime before. They rebooted and resurrected not just one but two daytimes soaps that were cancelled!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Bravo Kindred! Great post! Could not agree more!!!

    Jan replied

    I so agree with you!! And after they cancel General Hospital I will block ABC on my Dish network as I have already done with the Disney Channels.

  6. Ann says:

    I applaud especially Easton and Alderson for sticking to their beliefs not to do PP. They did what they felt was best for them. There is much more to it than what was reported. They know what did and did not go on in negotiations.

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    c l h replied

    It really doesn’t have anything to do with their beliefs. ABC holds their contracts and they know if they break the contract they will be sued.

    ABC is again trying to show us, the fans, that they control who and what we watch. They will not be happy until they cancel GH too. I’m sure there is a little bit of “Oh, GH is only doing well because we gave you three a job, If you go we will probably have to cancel GH” on ABCs part.

    ABC has shown over and over again that they could care less about the viewers and can’t be trusted. To believe anything they say to the viewers after everything they have done, would be ridiculous.

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    Jewell replied

    I agree 100% I also noticed how Y&R is getting so much publicity for their 40th Anniversary yet GH isn’t and they will be having their 50th next week, and I remember oh GH is on ABC they could care less about the soaps. The producer of CBS is active with Y&R and the fans.. They have people that work for Y&R that care about soaps in this is why it has been #1 for 24 years..

    Joliefan Forever replied

    BRAVO! Someone that sees it clearly!!!!

    MBmomof3 replied

    Agreed. another reason for me to hate ABC.

    Marconious replied

    ABC SUCKS!

    mindbloggler replied

    it’s not that the actors didn’t want to work for PP for a week or 4 weeks, it’s that ABC wouldn’t allow the actors to since they are under contract. PP just wanted the actors to reprise the roles of their characters that originated on OLTL for a short time to help relaunch the show. After they were done on OLTL, PP was going to allow ABC to continue using the rights of the characters that belong to OLTL.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hi Mindblogger! PP did the right thing it is not their job to keep saving GH at the sacrifice of our show and characters! I’m over the moon that Todd John and Starr are coming home where they belong!

    Lin replied

    Their contract with ABC is null and void once PP started up OLTL because PP owns the rights to the characters. ABC is not holding them to the contract. But ABC efused to go along with Prospect Parks terms or negotiate farther. I wish they could settle this as I love Todd and Starr on GH, it would be win win- if that’s what the actors want to do.

    SADOLTLFAN replied

    I’m happy. I’m grateful we will never see them in the roles that made them matter again. Good riddance.

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    David replied

    I agree ALderson and Easton refused to go to PP. Can you blame them after PP was going to relaunch a year ago and never did. Easton and ALderson moved to the west coast. Bought homes there. Why would they want to go back to Prospect Park. For all anyone knows PP could last a few months and go under. All you OLTL people think you should have your butts kissed gets old. As I said previously the OLTL characters were not what brought the GH ratings up. IT Was brining back GH read that again GH veterans. I for one am glad we will not be seeing OLTL characters on the show. The show is General Hospital not One Life to Live

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    Ann replied

    I respect and give my support to. Easton and Alderson for doing what is best for them and their families. Also Roger who did decide to do it but will be back to GH! For once how about thinking of the actors and what they want. They know exactly why they made the decisions they did. Much more went on than we will never know. It is a done deal. Time moves on and they will be back to GH with enthusiasm for their new characters!

    Lin replied

    I don’t blame the actors and was mad at PP but now know they did not have the money and could not get the backing back then. But due to all the continued fan support, they now are able to start up.

  7. Bruce says:

    Don’t like them coming back as new characters!! :@

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    Phyllis replied

    I so Agree!

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    Ellen replied

    ME EITHER!!! ME,KA,RH are the original actors and have made these characters their own!! speaking for myself,I think it is going to be difficult to look at these actors and NOT see John,Starr and Todd!!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Another stupid move by ABC.

    SADOLTLFAN replied

    Um no. The characters are not their own. They were created by OLTL for OLTL and belong to OLTL. A few months on GH doesn’t change anything. The actors can be new characters just as the should have been in the first place.

    Denise replied

    I agree too….

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    Robert C replied

    I think the actors involved should go to GH or One Live to Live which ever show that they want to be on as their characters.This is a stupid move by Prospect Park in trying to force them on to One Life To Live.

  8. Tali says:

    WOW, Interesting! I truly believe ABC sucks and only watched GH because of the OLTL crossovers, which I soon quit watching after they destroyed the characters history and wrote them the way they would never act. I’m watching GH now for its 50th anniversary but will quit unless Robin comes back to the canvas. I love Michael Easton as John McBain but he alone will not be enough to watch GH, I want OLTL and watch the continuence of my favorite story of Natalie Buchanan and John McBain even if he has to be recast. Can’t wait for OLTL and “JOLIE”! ABC hasn’t changed since they canceled OLTL – That’s no problem it will be quiet on my tv.

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    nancylp300 replied

    Yep, I only watched for the crossovers too. ABC should have been helping PP in anyway possible since they stand to make a lot of money if they’re successful. I think ABC and even Cartini behaved like spoiled children and I am done with them. PP got their characters back that was the most important thing and ABC/GH can kick rocks for all I care.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Tali and Nancylp300 I agree completely with you two!

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    I think Todd will end up disappearing. Anna Devane will discover him in that great dark abyss which is called Carly’s ass.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Can’t find Todd on GH he is not going to be there only RH will be there!!

    Jewell replied

    LOL..hahaha

    Lin replied

    Tali-Just wanted to let you know it was Robin’s (kimberly McCullough’s) choice to leave GH. Her dream is to work full time as a director. She is not on GH by her choice. I don’t want a minute of Robin here and a minute there indefinitely while Kimberly seeks her dream. I think they should (much as it saddens me) replace Kimberly so we can have Robin back. I wish Kimberly all the luck in the world.

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    CTwildheart replied

    I understand your sentiments Lin…but many fans (myself included) would have a VERY hard time accepting anyone else in Robin’s shoes. It would be different if she hadn’t played this role since she was 5 or so…I will take the few minutes here and few minutes there.
    I also wish Kimberly all the luck in the world.

    Lin replied

    Wildheart, I totally understand and feel the same way about Kimberly. But if her dream is not to act but to direct, I’d rather have someone as Robin that see robin once in a while. If Kimberly ever wanted to come back, I think they would let her, and fire the new person. But having no Robin is worse. You can’t be a full time actress on a show and a director, especially a new director. To think of Robin as a captive for years and years is very upsetting. But I agree, if it were for any other reason, I would never accept anyone else as robin. But this is Kim’s choice.

    Jan replied

    Actually they should have made the actress that plays Sabrina the new Robin . I would love to have Kimberly back but knowing she isn’t coming back full time , the part should be recast.

    Lin replied

    Jan, that would have been great- I think the actress who plays Sabrina might have made a good Robin??

  9. Jennifer says:

    I am disappointed that they (ABC) couldnt come to turns and just share the characters. I hate that they won’t be back on OLTL. That is where STARR grew up, and TBH, I don’t watch GH.

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    Ann replied

    Now each show can get on with its own stories and business.

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  10. Ann says:

    I absolutely am ecstatic to have them return to GH!

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Those damn rat bastards at ABC! They pull this ass face crap and then try to make Prospects look like the bad guys. F them and that big ass horse named Carly they road in on.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    hahaha love it Lisa!!!

    Tarlyfan replied

    wow the vulgar language. lack of education much?!!

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    And this comes from someone who calls themselves a Tarly Fan? Freud says that the first sign of intelligence is a sense of humor. Looking at you, Tarly, I would just say, OPPS! I hope you have a pretty face.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    LMAO @ Lisa!!!!!

  11. Chrissy says:

    Abc is HORRIBLE! I cant believe whats going down with all this! They shoukd of shared them for the little time that they would of had to and let the actors continue in the roles that so many have come to love! Something is very wrong here and abc SHOULD NOT make any profut off of this!

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    mari r.r.em replied

    how can the actors come back to gh as diffreent chara
    cters?/seems stupid

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    susan M. replied

    It will be deinetely weird as different charcters in my opinion.

  12. Liz says:

    Seems as though ABC is intimidated by this type of viewer competition. Why else would they damage GH by abruptly ending storylines/couples when it wasn’t necessary? ABC is going to go the way of the 8 track tape and they only have themselves to blame.

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  13. c l h says:

    ABC just can’t allow it’s former daytime viewers to be happy can they? This is just sour grapes on their part. They cancelled the soaps to begin with and can’t stand the fact that someone else can make them work. The two soaps have received more advertising by a company that doesn’t even have them on air yet, than they did the entire time they were on ABC.

    I liked the Todd Carly teaming but not at the expense of losing the character. The whole reason this worked to begin with is how similar their histories are as far as their personalities go and how they are their own worst enemies.Was never a fan of Michael and Starr, nor Sam and John (that pairing lost it’s magic for me even before Port Charles went off air).

    The three need to be back on OLTL. I was willing to have a short term return of Todd to the OLTL canvas in order to address him moving to Port Charles. I have boycotted ABC (with the exception of GH) since the two soaps were cancelled, and ABC is making it very difficult for me to even continue watching that due to their continued total disregard for their audience past, present, and future.

    ABC, like Todd and Carly, are their own worst enemy.

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  14. El Rizzo says:

    My loyalty is to Amc and OLTL… I only started watching GH to get my soap fix and see the OLTL characters. When AMC and OLTL are back with or without these three I will be watching because we fought too hard for this! I’ll just hope somewhere along the way everyone goes back where they belong. That’s one thing I’ve learned watching soaps for most of my life…there’s always hope!

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    ChristySinTX replied

    me too! Glad I”m not the only one that started watching GH to see the OLTL characters. I find the story telling on GH to be a redo of much of OLTL days….. :(

    I fast forward through all the scenes of GH except for the OLTL characters. Guess I can delete GH off my DVR list now. YEAH

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  15. Judy B says:

    ABC screws the fans over again!

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    AJ replied

    Here, here.

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  16. GH3 Fan says:

    Prospect Park is certainly not respectful to the Actors is it? Kristen refused to work for them for a week, Michael refused to work with them for four. They sound bitter. But of course they won’t say what demands they made of ABC, right, or what money they would have made If the characters remained on GH. I haven’t respected PP’s handling of this matter. After hearing them blame the actors in this passive agressove way, I’m done with the reboot of One Life. Is PP trying to chase away viewers? Of so, job well done.

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    mindbloggler replied

    it’s not that the actors didn’t want to work for PP for a week or 4 weeks, it’s that ABC wouldn’t allow the actors to since they are under contract. PP just wanted the actors to reprise the roles of their characters that originated on OLTL for a short time to help relaunch the show. After they were done on OLTL, PP was going to allow ABC to continue using the rights of the characters.

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    Ava replied

    You make no sense. If ABC wouldn’t allow Michael and Kristen to work on OLTL then why is Roger doing it? ABC didn’t ban them, the actors didn’t want to.

    Christy replied

    Unfortunately, the actors do not have a say in this. If Prospect Park owns the rights to the characters then they have every right to want those characters back for the relaunch, whether the actors want to or not. It was ABC that didn’t want them too.

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    You aren’t getting it–Prospect Park tried to save these shows, they own these characters. ABC killed off these shows and now they want the very characters they tried to kill back. Besides Todd is horrid on GH–he cow tails to the great big butt attached to that beast named Carly.

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    dizfreak replied

    I’m not Lisa…you are so ignorant!!! There are two sides to every story as is the title of this piece and you were not in the room for the negotiations so shut your pie hole!

    Liz replied

    Hello Barney, see you showed up on this article as well speaking ill of Laura Wright’s body again.

    Tarlyfan replied

    I assume this I’m Not Lisa person is a Blair’s fan?!! I guess KDP is very proud to have a fan like you :)

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Who is Blair and who is Barney? And why are you people so angry? Get a grip, Why are fans of Carly always so obsessed and fanatical?

    Troy Turner replied

    As much credit should be given to PP for ressurecting OLTL, they are being the hardasses here. They own the characters, but not the actors attached to them. I don’t believe for a second that they were willing to share the actors. I WILL continue to support both shows, though

    AJ replied

    I can’t believe anyone that considers themself a soap fan has the nerve to defend ABC.. the people who want to get rid of all soap operas and replace it with cheap, reality shows. Does the fact that GH is on a year-to-year renewal basis mean anything? After their 50th anniversary, ABC will once again try to get rid of the show, despite the brilliant job the former OLTL staff is doing.

    Prospect Park didn’t release the story, this was reported by EW.com. I’m surprised find it unthinkable to think that ABC would be unreasonable.

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Yep, ABC did this, not Prospect Park. I wish some folks would do their homework. ABC cancelled OLTL and now they are becoming greedy about the very soap they cancelled.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Look you and ABC can try to spin this anyway you want at the end of the day ABC is responsible for all of this!

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    GHFF1 replied

    Sorry, but I don’t believe for a solid second that PP is the innocent wronged party. Not by a long shot. While not a lot has come out about the behind the scenes negotiations, I do know that ABC/GH had valid, legal and signed contracts for the three actors. I do know that RH nor KA ever expressed any desire to appear on the OLTL reboot. ME is the ONLYY one who signed a contract, a contract that was null and void after the deal fell through. And now it would appear he is no longer interested. So the only question now was in the characters — not the actors. PP already knew that RH/KA was not interested. So if PP was so totally innocent in this, why are they being so bitter about the ACTORS? They still have the characters. The second thing that makes me go “hummmm” is this. The online reboot is supposed to gear toward teenagers and 20′somethings. That’s the audience. So why did PP allegedly want the prominent actor from that age group the shortest amount of time? Oh, no, PP is trying to put a pretty spin on their side, but they are certainly not innocent.

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    Troy Turner replied

    Thank you for putting this so well

    AJ replied

    PP isn’t innocent in what? They are PAYING ABC millions of dollars for the rights and intellectual property for OLTL. PP seemed fine with them on GH, and preferred that to re-casting JMcB and Starr. Hard to see how PP is considered ‘bitter’ or ‘unreasonable’.. when they are allowing ABC to use something they are paying ABC for.

    Roger Howarth has it written into his GH contract that he can do OLTL stuff, that’s why he’s able to appear on OLTL then go back to GH, and get around all this stuff. I don’t believe Alderson or Easton have that in their contract, therefore they can’t go off and do OLTL like Howarth can. Nobody can say for sure if Alderson and Easton don’t want to do OLTL, they haven’t said so and even if they did, the can’t because they’re contractually obligated to ABC only.

    Nobody knows what PP demanded, we can only speculate at this point.. but from a legal standpoint, they are paying for it.. so it’s theirs to control. If ABC was so worried about controlling OLTL characters.. they should have NEVER CANCELLED THE SHOW.

  17. shelle dale says:

    The characters are off general hospital. THIS IS THE GREATEST NEWS EVER. They did not belong to them in the first place. They belong on One Life to Live. I am very glad that RH is on OLTL right now. I really want Prospect Park to suceed and for this to be big and i watch faithfully and pay pay pay after all i work and oltl is what i look forward to after a long day at work. I am beyond excited. Sorry if roger feels he needs to leave oltl for a new unknown character then ……… does not make sense to me but to each his own. They will survive without him. I don’t watch GH only watched the livers were their. NOW I CAN FOCUS ON MY OWN SHOW. OLTL ROCKS — can’t wait to see Blair and Vicki and Dorian in action again
    I HOPE THEY ARE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS FOR PIONEERING SOAPS ON THE WEB. WATCH OLTL.

    abc are acting like babies who lost their fav toy IT’S NOT YOURS GIVE IT BACK ALREADY and move with your own GH CHARACTERS. THERE IS LOTS OF THEM YOU CAN USE SO USE THEM AND FORGET THOSE 3

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    Crystal replied

    OLTL may be able to survive without RH but it’s unlikely that they will be able to successfully recast the character for a second time. Todd’s an iconic character, not just anyone can play him. RH probably chose the unknown character over OLTL because he’s likely going to get paid more working for a network than working on a web series.

    Whoever owns PP clearly have no clue to run a business. They never should have given GH permission to use the OLTL characters if they wanted them back when the web series launched or at least made sure before them permission that the actors would be willing to do both shows since ABC can’t agree to share characters if KA, RH and ME don’t want to make guest appearances on the web series. I won’t be surprised if OLTL 2.0 is a flop.

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    jim replied

    i agree Crystal…the three actors originally didnt agree to do the reboot so why would PP agree to loan the characters knowing this? Because they were unprofessional. ABC made a mistake cancelling the soaps but at least tried to make up for it by bringing OLTL regime and the 3 chacters/actors to GH, otherwise why wouldnt they just cancel it. These actors reprised their roles on GH because they moved to California and like most of us thought the reboot was dead. Im sure they wouldve played other characters had PP made it more clear to all what they were doing in the first place I havent totally 4given ABC but im also grateful that they saved GH. I like GH a lot now but i dont know if ill feel the same about OLTL til i see it…the storys got to engage me…hopefully it will…i want all soaps to survive no matter where i view them.

    Rita replied

    Actors on the soaps change a lot, but the characters stay the same unless they kill them off (even dead characters rise on soaps). It takes a while to get used to a new actor, but usually they come to own the character and we get used to them. I just don’t know how ABC is going to change the characters and use these 3. It will be interesting! I have been watching these shows for over 40 years, and think this is awful, and blame ABC!!!!

    SADOLTLFAN replied

    ME originally agreed to go to Prospect Park. As did Frank and Ron. Their sense of loyalty is questionable at best.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Good Crystal and the next time you loan someone something remember them words THEY DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE IT BACK! For a Company that does not know how to run a business they produce the EXTREMELY popular Royal Pains on USA Network but I guess USA is just stupid right Crystal? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS? YOU DON’T! Good and I will LAUGH UNCONTROLLABLY when ABC announces the Cancellation of GH!

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Careful for what you wish for Crystal, because if Prospect Park fails, that could very well mean GH will too when it is also cancelled by ABC. How can you ignore all the signs? All the comebacks of veterans occurring simultaneously? GH is starting its swan song, sweet heart, get with the program. And yes, ABC are bastard people–sorry that offends people, but it’s the truth.

    ABC SUCKS replied

    SADOLTLFAN, what were they going to do? Before OLTL’s filming even wrapped, the Prospect Park deal seemed dead. Heck, it was rather shocking three months ago when the news broke that the deal wasn’t dead. They looked looked out for their own careers at the time, as they should have. Now they’re under contract, they simply can’t just tell ABC to screw it.

    ABC sucks and I won’t be watching GH once Star, Todd, and McBain move back to Llanview.

    Lin replied

    OLTL survived for years without RH. Not that I wouldn’t like him back on OLTL, but he doesn’t want to be there.

    AJ replied

    jim,

    you are aware that Valentini/Carlvarti were hired to give GH a fitting send off.. not save the show, originally. GH was chosen over the higher rated OLTL to stay on ABC because it was near it’s 50th, it’s just reached it.. the end is near. Don’t wanna be a party-pooper.. just giving the facts.

    Tina replied

    The thing is their CHARATERS are going back where they belong…but THE ACTORS are staying with GH.

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  18. kerry says:

    this whole mess is abc fault in the 1st place we should stil have all 3 shows on tv but they decided to cancel amc oltl now they want to hold hostage the character they were so eager to throw away w the rest of the cast . I personally think prospect partk did more than they needed to in offering to share the characters. im behind pp a hundred percent in this one not just csue they revived the shows but they are paying lots of money for ALL characters from amc n oltl so I have zero tolerance for abc in this one. and I don’t want to re invest in 3 new characters on gh so that ME RH N KA can stay I realize its not of their doing ut sometimes t hins happen and im thrilled to be getting oltl n amc back just wish I could have all of oltl.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Nice Post kerry!!!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    ABC won’t be announcing any cancellation of GH

    Joliefan Forever replied

    “ABC won’t be announcing any cancellation of GH”

    You keep thinking that! HA!

    Chris replied

    I’m finallly going to wash my hands of ABC!!!!!! And I’m a Nielson house- take that idiots @ ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Nancy says:

    I only started watching GH again because of Starr, John and Todd. I guess this means bye bye GH again.

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    mari r.r.em replied

    eaxtly!! i did the same!!

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Wait, you mean you people are riveted by Sabrina? Ron’s new toy? My God, she is a fascinating and complex creature. Why, when she’s on I feel this uncontrollable need to, well, clean the toilet.

    Ronini replied

    I am watching GH for the first time in years. Never was a RH fan or ME. They have developed into fully realized characters on GH and I am enjoying their story lines. I can not watch the mumbling mobster and his harem again after having such a variety of stories to follow. This 50 year hoopla will die down and the show cancelled.

    No one thinks about the actors who would be flying back and forth since GH is filmed in CA and The other show in CT. The wear and tear would be as tiring as the six month vacations of Tony Geary.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Funny! ” As the 6 month vacations of Tony Geary”.

    Well he has earned the right. It’s not quite 6 months. Just 3, but I get your point.

  20. Mary Fergen says:

    ABC/D is run by ignorant and greedy creeps! They STILL have to mess with our soaps! Why could they not have shared the actors, and let them continue portaying the roles that are so beloved by the fans? What a bunch of jerks!

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    mari r.r.em replied

    agreed

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Because they think that if they still have RH KA AND ME that all the OLTL fans will stay and their Ratings won’t tank! They are desperate to keep these actors in the hopes that the FANS FROM OLTL that saved their show will stay and I have to say HAHAHAHA I don’t think it is going to work ABC/Disney!

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    Tina replied

    That’s where their WRONG!! Many of us OLTL fans ONLY came over to GH to watch OUR characters on GH. I have UNLIKED GH from my Facebook page I have now seen many more are doing.

    GH fans have FAILED TO REMEBER that ABC THEMELVES have said that THEY want out of producing soaps.. and that also includes General Hospital. I don’t see GH sticking around much longer. Plus it has just got to be killing their budget having all the old botoxed old timers back.

    Get the word out that to watch both OLTL & AMC IS FREE!!! Basic HULU is FREE on a computer, BUT if you only have access to the internet on your Ipad or Tablet or phone then YES you will need Hulu PLUS which is pay and $7.99. and the episodes can also be bought on ITunes . It all starts April 29th on HULU. { Where do GHers think their soap will be going when ABC cans it? To the WEB as it will be cheaper to produce}

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Tina,
    Great post! Old Botoxed Old timers LMAO! I agree that GH fans are ignoring them saying it, they also “forget” that FV said that him and RC were brought on to Write out GH with Dignity…..I’ll give it til the begining of fall and then we will see the headline ” ABC Cancelling last surviving Soap General Hospital”!
    I Know I’m spreading the word like Wildfire LOL

  21. lisa says:

    I am looking forward to seeing Roger,Michael and Kristen back at GH,but not so much as new characters.
    I mean Roger has played Todd Manning since he was 25 years old – yes he took several breaks and even went to ATWT to play a different character and was replaced in the role he originated on OLTL.
    Kristen was on OLTL from the time she was – what 6 ?
    Michael Has placed the same character on OLTL since 2003.
    These are the actors/characters we are familiar with.
    I just have a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.
    I feel very disappointed.

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    lisa replied

    I meant played the same character. LOL !

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    LOL Nice catch! LOL

    Lin replied

    I agree. Having them play new characters is stupid. I think both sides should negotiate and come to a better agreement.

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  22. Cheryl says:

    My heart feels broken over this news. To me it’s pretty simple, ABC sucks. They brutally cancelled the shows and now it feels like sabotage. They want all or nothing, and I think that is an accurate assessment, given that they knew going into this that the OL characters were on LOAN. So now we either have recasts for three important OLTL charactes, or we have to say goodbye to them completely. Both options are horrible.

    To RH, ME and KA. You are already missed. Good luck in your future roles. With ABC at your back, I really mean that. :(

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    Rita replied

    I agree Cheryl, I will miss them too, but we will get used to the new actors on OLTL, and if we miss seeing them, we can watch GH. I just wish it wasn’t on ABC.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great Post Cheryl! One I don’t think they will get rid of them, because Todd is our resident bad boy, Jolie just got back together, and With Starr coming back and Kassie said that they are not going by what happened on GH with them 3 characters they are going by the last day of OLTL, they could actually bring back Cole and Hope, they only “died” on GH not OLTL!

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  23. tazzy says:

    Nothing ever changes. Shame on ABC!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    agree!!!

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  24. dogster says:

    ME, KA, RH are pure OLTL character’s. This is not Dallas and not a dream taking place, in a shower. I am done with GH, once the reboots kick off and I give Kudos to RH, for working with the reboot. I think, ABC, is playing their games and still firmly believe that GH, is nearing the end of their run, so where will they go then. This was dual checks! RH, only smart one, in the bunch and to think that ME was one of the first to sign with PP. I think, the entire thing, is insane and they will always be Todd, Starr and John, to me, bu then, I’m done. Come on April 29. This ABC pulling their tricks and if anyone trusts them, at this point, I’ve nothing to say

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    Rita replied

    I would have thought KA would like to be around the family she grew up with — that’s what she said — they were like family to her! I guess money is more important, or ABC is pulling the strings!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Agreed!!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Agree’d what? Agree’d that KA wanted to stay with the family she grew up with? Or agree they should go back to OneLife?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Agreed with the ORIGINAL POSTER!

  25. Laurie McRae says:

    ABC/GH has made some really STUPID casting decisions over the years, i.e. bringing characters back as their doppelgangers, long lost relatives, etc, but this takes the cake. Bending over backwards to keep 3 actors from another Soap, which they can & should go back to, by recasting them as different characters is laughable. GH is a joke these days & this re-casting decision is the punchline.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great Post!

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    But I thought you are for the actor’s staying on GH as new character’s? Which one is it, because Ur agreeing but I read that you were for them staying on GH?

  26. Cristy says:

    It doesn’t sit well with this viewer. I think there is more to the story. If it was simple as Alderson doing one week and Easton doing four, then I don’t see why it didn’t happen.

    GH will have a tough timing selling 3 brand new characters for these actors. As for PP, I’m glad that they got the two soaps back up but I’m not as enthused to watch them as I was before all this drama.

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  27. Kelly says:

    I doubt very highly that this entire deal fell apart because PP only wanted the actors for 4 weeks tops. That doesn’t make any sense at all and I doubt Frank and company would give up those characters on GH if that were the case. I’m not buying it. Given PP track record for screwing things up, I’m sure they were impossible to deal with and yet again, the fans are made to suffer.

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    mindbloggler replied

    no ABC is the one who didn’t allow this deal to happen. They rather not have the characters at all than letting PP borrow their actors for a couple of weeks.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hey Mindblogger I agree and it was alright for PP to loan them the characters for a year! ABC is the greedy little kid that always plays alone because he does not know how to share and play with others!!

    aria replied

    good point kelly, what a mess, everyone is going to try an spin this their way, but at the end of the day, none of us will really know whats going on.

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    Dee replied

    There is rumor going around that PP wanted creative control of one of the characters and they what GH crossovers as well. I heard the GH crossover thing more than once.

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    Tina replied

    Why shouldn’t PP want control over the characters THEY paid for ? Look at what ABC did to two of OLTLs characters..killing off Cole and Hope. If I were PP I’d want some safe guards in place too.

    AJ replied

    You mean PP “screwing” up is making the fans suffer.. but ABC cancelling the soaps in the first place, wasn’t making fans suffer????

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  28. Mike Dubin says:

    I think the actual story is somewhere in the middle. ABC is not known to do things that make actual sense, and PP is not innocent in this either. Although I am happy they brought the shows back, prior to this they were doing some unsavory things.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    What unsavory things were they doing? Or did you just drink more of the ABC Koolaid?

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  29. Jan says:

    How do you rewrite them as other characters when fans have seen them as none other than what they have been playing? You scrap Micheal and Starr ‘s love story which is nothing like what she had with Cole? You use John as Caleb instead and where does Sam fit since you wrote she’s NOT he’s dead wife?
    You better rely on the MOB to just shoot ALL three and start all over.

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    Rita replied

    This is going to be very interesting to see how ABC does the change. I agree, Jan, it is a real mess. I have watched all 3 shows, and think it will be easier for PP to recast the actors and have them be accepted (in time) than for ABC to use the actors as new characters — time will tell!

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    AJ replied

    Seeing as ABC is out of the ‘soap’ business, if I’m PP I just wait until GH is cancelled and hire those actors back. RH just did 4 weeks and seems up for a return, in some form.. Easton was one of the original first 5 actors to sign up for PP in 2011.. I don’t think Alderson is coming back, but they did just sign that Jessie girl(who’s a singer), but won’t say who she’s playing(STARR). The writing is on the wall for GH, now it’s the waiting game.

  30. Torrey says:

    Of course ABC didn’t play fair. Everyone is ganging up on Prospect Park, but ABC is the one to blame in this whole mess. They made a big mistake by canceling the shows, to begin with, now with the success Prospect Park is having with reviving these two iconic shows, ABC is still playing hard ball, even though they stand to profit from the online reboot. I think this will come back to bite ABC in the butt….Oh well, as of April 29th 2013, I’m done with GH & will be focusing all of my energies on AMC & OLTL

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Agreed Torrey!!

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  31. Cathy says:

    I think the whole mess is a crying shame. ABC cancelled these shows without a second thought, but now they want to continue to control some of One Life’s most popular characters. PP did not have to allow GH to use any OL characters at all, but they did so so these actors could continue in their roles & so the spirit of Llanview could be kept alive while they worked on logistics for a quality reboot. Certainly the actors are free to do what they want with their lives & careers, but it appears that Howarth at least, was willing to work something out. But the egos at ABC know no bounds. Stupid move & as usual, it is the fans all around who lose the most. What a shame that Howarth was gone from this iconic role for 8 years & was only allowed to reprise it on the show that made him famous for just a handful of months. SMH.

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  32. Debra Bardani says:

    ABC/Disney knows that they made a mistake canceling these shows. They will never admit it. I personally am glad that these actors found a new home with GH. I know in my heart that the new OLTL will rock with or without these actors.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ditto!!

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  33. OLTLfan says:

    ABC has screwed the OLTL fans from the beginning, and this is no different. While I believe the actors should be on their originating show, as a fan, I would be happy to share them with GH occasionally. Prospect Park is working in the interest of the fans, and ABC is fighting them (and us) at every turn. This is why I boycott them, and have no intention of stopping.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Here Here! Great post!!!

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  34. Jan says:

    Oh there are always 3 sides to story.

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  35. Amber says:

    I have always watched OLTL and GH. Love both shows. so when OLTL was canceled and they brought the characters to GH I was one Happy girl. But you can’t have Star and Todd on OLTL and have other Actors playing them………. and you also you cant have the Actors on GH and not be Star and Todd!!! That is who they are. In the soap world Roger Howarth and kristen Alderson are STAR and Todd.

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    AJ replied

    would it be creepy if Roger Howarth and Kirsten Alderson in their new roles were love interests?????

    YES!!!

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    mari r.r.em replied

    ewwwww..

    Tina replied

    “who they are. In the soap world Roger Howarth and kristen Alderson are STAR and Todd.”

    And THATS the bigger problem for them as THATS how you get type cast as an actor and turned down for bigger roles as your only known for playing one part.

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  36. Marci says:

    Once again ABC screws over its soap fans. If Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, and Roger Howarth can’t come back as their original characters, then they shouldn’t bring them back at all. It would be too confusing. On OLTL, Starr was leaving town anyway, so why should she go back to Llanview now. Keep her in PC and let her continue her relationship with Michael Corinthos. Beginning now to like McBain with Sam, who needs to move on after Jason’s death. Kind of ambivalent about Todd, though. He could come or go, not sure if he is right for Carly. Come on ABC, do the right thing by the fans for a change.

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  37. mike says:

    Network “Suits” don’t have a clue. Sharing would have been good for both GH and OLTL. Prospect Park seems to be doing everything right in regard to the shows, ABC never has.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Thumbs up!

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  38. Katie says:

    The plot thickens ;)

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  39. Ann Freeman says:

    no that sucks….. all three of them need to go back to one life to life or do both love my Starr

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    mari r.r.em replied

    me too

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  40. CTwildheart says:

    At this point…while PP was disappointing with their first attempt, ABC/D has already shown they are not to be trusted. They didn’t play fair with the cast and crew of AMC, said one thing – did another. I will put what faith I have left in Prospect Park 100 times over before I will trust ABC/D again.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Me too CT!

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    Tina replied

    Yes, then they did the very same thing with OLTL. GHers should take note as ABC DID say they want out of the soap business.

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    CTwildheart replied

    Well, almost Tina. ABC/D did not make OLTL cast and crew move across the country before they cancelled them.
    But ABC/D sucks either way!

  41. Joliefan Forever says:

    ALL GH FANS NEED TO READ THIS BEFORE YOU RUN OFF WITH YOUR MOUTHS AND BLAME PP FOR SOMETHING THEY DID NOT START! ABC ACTS LIKE A SPOILED LITTLE KID AND THAT IS DISGUSTING!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC is useless and they should be ashamed for acting like a kid that is not getting their way! I am Glad that Michael put up this article because way to many GH fans are blaming PP for something that was caused by ABC and their childish behavior!

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    kerry replied

    totally agree wu joliefan abc started this n now they want keep the characters unbelievable n fans react wo knowing all the facts but to me its common snese pp all of em n didn’t even have to share if they didn’t want o n now abc fleses their ‘muscle n screws oltl over.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Because ABC thinks it can do whatever it wants and get away with it! AND THEY CAN’T!

    I'm Not Lisa replied

    I agree Joliefan and Kerry, and the good news is that a majority of the fans seem to agree as well.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Yes they do! I can’t wait to see them back in Llanview I just want to know who they have in Mind for a recast for John McBain…..

    Troy Turner replied

    Oh please, Jolie, you have no clue to what you’re talking about-PP is the one that’s being greedy here. Kris, Michael, and Roger have legal, binding and signed contracts with ABC-deal with it. OLTL allegedly has their characters back-deal with it.. And by the way, ABC is NOT going to cancel GH-they can’t afford to. Quit screaming and crying like a three-year old-OLTL is back, be happy

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    And what you GH fans need to understand is that there was an AGREEMENT between ABC and PP for the use of the characters in the very beginning long before the contract signing of these actors, and that is the agreement that they wanted ABC to hold up to their end of the agreement and they didn’t and that is why all this is happening. You wanna believe the lies ABC tells you go right ahead. OH BTW we OLTL and AMC fans said the same thing oh they are not going to cancel our show they can not afford to and you seen what happened. There is a Reason why ABC is the only network out of the 3 big ones that have their soap on a year to year Renewal…….Keep that in mind while you keep saying oh they won’t cancel GH!

  42. Anna says:

    I understand that Prospect Park has paid to license the characters the the issue I have with PP is that they were the one who stated over a year ago that the two soaps would not go online after the had first stated they will. At that time they led everyone, fans, actors, writers, production staff to believe it was over. People moved on. Not all the characters are coming back…Why…Because the actors have moved on. It seems that only characters that are coming back are the characters of actors who did not find other work. ME, RH, and KA found other work on GH. Just because it is a soap and own by ABC doesn’t make the situation any different the any of the other actors, who found work, situations. Bottom line here is the GH fans and actors have been pulled and tugged based on what PP says they are going to do and then what they are not going to do to be pulled and tugged AGAIN by what the now say they are going to do and I for one am sick and tired of it. I could care less who is to blame at this point. All I want is the issue solved, the characters back on GH so that storylines on GH can continue as they have been. That is what any fan of any show they have been watching for the past year would want.

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    ghfan4evr replied

    Hi Anna,
    We do need to try to remember that while we though it was over, PP did state that things could change if funding and union issues changed and that is exactly what ended up happening. PP parks was willing to share the characters it is ABC that is unwilling to cooperate.

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    Jesse replied

    ITA I think its kind of vindictive on PP’s part to pull this name game crap, and if PP would have stuck to its word in the first place this wouldnt be an issue at all. They pulled out instead and because of that they should be the ones giving leeway with the actors. The actors did what they had to do, and I feel its almost like PP is punishing not only ABC but the actors themselves for not wanting to get involved. First moving to the internet is risky anyways, but when they start playing games like oh you cant have the names if we dont get the actors, thats just bitter and vindictive IMO

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    AJ replied

    PP is paying ABC for the rights to those characters.. it’s like if you bought something from somebody, then the person you bought it from asked to borrow it, not return or re-emburse you for doing so.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    They are never going to get it they have listened to ABC the KING of ALL LIARS for far to long!

    Patricia replied

    problem is these characters are NOT GH characters they are owned by PP. Yes the three actors found other work BUT they found it as the same characters THAT ARE OWNED by PP. GH and abc knew this when they brought them into the gh mix. What should have been done from the get go was the three should have been brought in as TOTALLY new characters but ABC got greedy and thought it could cash in on these characters popularity. Once again abc in its greediness thought Little ole pp willl never make a go of it. WELL WHO’S SUPRISED NOW!!! I am a GH AND OLTL fan and i DO NOT want the three on GH again i want them back on OLTL where they have family and they are LEGACY characters not on GH so frank and ron can ruin todd manning and have him ooc and john can forget he has a child with natalie in llanview. I want MY STORIES ON OLTL continued WITH these three characters and it would be a plus if the same actors played them.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Patricia!!!!

  43. Kimberly says:

    Once again ABC does the unthinkable.

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  44. Carlene says:

    ABC is a greedy well oiled machine with a team of high priced lawyers. I’m disgusted that they would even get a dime from Prospect Park’s possible profits! ABC cancelled OLTL & AMC which took away so many jobs (800 actors & production people,I read somewhere). Why would anyone think ABC would be fair on negotiating?! GH can keep Roger, Kristen, & Michael, OLTL will survive & thrive without them. Good riddance. Bring back Trevor as Victor Lord, Jr. and all will be grand. OLTL has enough of the wonderful old cast that those 3 won’t be missed. By the way, I still haven’t watched a second of ABC since the end of OLTL and will continue to do so. ABC proved once again I made the right decision

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    MEG replied

    I AGREE!!!1

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  45. Heather says:

    Oh my god!!!!!! This is so unfair. ABC is just stupid. This is why I don’t watch anything on this network anymore. Prospect Park listened to us fans when ABC wouldn’t. Hey knew that this fan base would not die and they never gave up on us to deliver our soaps back!!!! I do not like to see any of the three actors in a different role and anyone else playing there roles on OLTL is going to suck. ABC should of left these characters only when they decided to not give a crap about what the fans of the show wanted. They made us watch them in stupid story lines on GH instead of just letting us think they all lived happily everafter. Now we have to deal with someone else playing the roles if PP decides to go that route. ABC will just never learn to do something for there loyal viewers of many many many years. This is why thier crap reality shows suck. It’s always .about money to these people and they are just greedy. They probably thought PP would not succeed but PP knew that if they fought the fans will come and we are behind them 100%. ABC just makes me sick.

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  46. Elhu says:

    A very unique situation for sure, and as a long time GH and OLTL fan, I would have loved to have seen them do a time on OLTL to jumpstart the characters there and then return to GH, but it boils down to the three individuals who play these roles, and how they were caught in the middle of all of the political hoopla, and ultimately they deserve to do what is best for them and their families, and clearly they all want to stay with GH, which I understand and respect. I look forward to seeing how the new characters fit into the GH canvas (and if they will all get together with Carly, Sam and Michael, – which I hope), and how OLTL will handle Todd, John and Starr, but most importantly, I am happy that three great actors and fan favorites will now be back to work again!!!!

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  47. Nicole Gideon says:

    I feel that, although ABC made the mistake cancelling AMC and OLTL, these actors needed to move on with their lives, which they did. Each of these actors brought a lot to the table for General Hospital and as a fan of this soap for 30 years, I did not want to see them go. I feel it is unfair of P.P. to expect and fight for these people a year later and because of this issue I have no desire to tune in for the reboot of each show, which by the way I had always watched as well. If this company is truly looking out for the daytime community, they should of left these characters alone to let them keep bring the success they have to General Hospital. I look forward to the new characters and what surprises General Hospital will provide for their viewers in this unfortunate situation.

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    Dee replied

    ITA

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    “they should of left these characters alone to let them keep bring the success they have to General Hospital.”………….There it is right there THE SUCCESS they have brought to GH. What’s the matter afraid if they all go so will your precious GH???? If GH is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Great why do they need 3 characters from another show to keep it from being AXED????

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    aria replied

    somebody is full of you know what!

  48. ghfan4evr says:

    ABC will never learn!!!

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  49. Rita says:

    I can’t blame PP for wanting their characters back, since they paid for them. I think it is a shame that they couldn’t work it out to share. We may never know the truth about why this has happened and who is really at fault! When ABC cancelled AMC and OLTL, we (as fans) were very upset at ABC, and most refused to watch the replacement shows, which I’m sure didn’t make ABC very happy (Oh, well). We did however, support GH and were very glad they chose to keep some of our characters alive, although many of the GH fans didn’t want the characters. Now, some of those same people say they are ours now and you can’t have them back, they like us better and their jobs are more secure. Are they, who knows! I watched all 3 shows, and will continue, but I still don’t trust ABC! Good Luck PP, and Thank You!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well you can say that we may never know the truth. I all ready know the truth see PP never lied to the FANS ABOUT ANYTHING! When Funding fell threw they told us and told us they were not giving up on bringing them back and they did not! They have kept us in the loop every step of the way……ABC HAS DONE NOTHING BUT LIE FOR YEARS AND FOR THOSE FACTS, PP HAS EARNED MY TRUST THAT THEY ARE NOT LYING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED!

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    Troy Turner replied

    Oh please-PP is not innocent in this thing at all-they had no right trying to force Kris, Michael and Roger to violate the contracts they signed with ABC. I’ll support PP because I want AMC and OLTL back, but their behavior in this has been shameful

    Joliefan Forever replied

    How could they force them to do anything? You can’t force someone to do something with out holding a gun to their head and I don;t think they did that! Do you really think that they do not know about contracts? Do you think this is the only show they have ever produced? Well it’s not I am sure they know exactly what a contract means…….What they did was try to get ABC to hold up to their end of the deal to the ORIGINAL AGREEMENT per these characters and actors. ABC is the one that caused this mess not PP.

    Troy Turner replied

    It’s a pity that you have no clue as to what you’re talking about

  50. Kim A says:

    I think it’s all gonna come back to bite ABC in the butt. Sounds like they’re DESPERATELY trying to hang on to the “characters” (actors) who have given GH new life! GH fans have NOT held back their feelings about having OLTL characters/actors on GH, so, ABC THINKS that by keeping them, thanks to the rise in ratings when they came on the show, it’s going to be in their favor. However, I have a feeling a lot of OLTL fans are not going to be pleased about watching GH anymore once the OLTL3 are no longer OLTL characters.

    In my opinion, those 3 are such an integral part of the OLTL storylines, they truly “belong” to OLTL and its fans. That’s just the way I see it. ABC should get off their high horse and give them back to OLTL. Perhaps they see “success” in the online future and just don’t want to play nice!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Bravo Kim A!

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  51. Telina says:

    I think that what ABC is doing is a crock! I think they now realize what a mistake they made in canceling OLTL and AMC and are being sore losers!! I want to see Michael Easton as John McBain, Kristen Alderson as Starr Manning, and Roger Howarth as Todd Manning! Really ABC, really?!?! Couldn’t work with PP for a few weeks? Seems to me that PP had a pretty sweet deal that let everyone involved win. But then I guess ABC didn’t like that PP had the better idea again so they vetoed it. Sound a little childish? Apparently the execs at ABC are.

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    Lee replied

    Agree!

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  52. B.J. says:

    I felt confident that PP did everything they could to share the characters before reading this. What did ABC have to lose, they had already trashed OLTL?

    I so hate to read that ABC will profit in ANY WAY… if PP succeeds and I certainly hope it will.

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  53. Sandra M says:

    I think ABC/GH is being quite childish. They never expected PP to get OLTL back on air (or internet) so when they made the deal for the crossover in the beginning, they never thought they would run into the problem of having to return the characters/actors to OLTL. Now that ABC/GH has to return the “borrowed items” they are throwing hissy fits. Who’s going to suffer? We are. (the fans) Who wants to see Roger Howarth on GH as someone other then Todd? Or Starr, how do you explain Michael was in love with Starr, but she went to Los Angeles, and a new girl came to town (who looks like Starr) and now he’s in love with her. Sure. Ok, Are we supposed to buy this??? And John, Sam goes from one man to the next before the graves are cold and this would be ok? It is selfish of GH to want to keep these characters and the actors. GH, should have gracefully let the actors go when PP started the reboot, and none of this silly legal BS would be going on. The actors would have been free to return to OLTL or get other jobs. It is selfish of every fan to “want” them back on GH. All the Fans who cried to OLTL back, now they get it back and 3 main characters (needed) fans are saying is “ok” to keep on GH? where do you make sense?? (besides all those who cried they want their shows, but refuse to support them by joining Hulu Plus and paying the big eight bucks a month… But your a great fan. Keep voicing your opinions. Just don’t support it. That’s great!) And, the best is those who complain, when Hulu is free (if you watch it on the computer) I love those fans who “wont watch because it’s on the internet” Boo-Hoo. To all of those who complained about ABC dropping our shows… But don’t do anything to show ABC what a mistake they made. Thats my opinion….

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    Lynne Casey replied

    I think we All need to get together with this. i agree with you.

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    Kalena replied

    Very well said. I couldn’t more with everything you said. Roger Howarth has been Todd Manning to me since I can remember and now he is suppossed to leave, and come back as some new person that is going to look just like Todd and fall in love with Carly. Why?!?

    These actions from ABC make it clear that they wanted AMC and OLTL to stay dead and buried. I feel so bad for the actors who have made new homes for themselves and now are being jerked around.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ditto!!!

    Patricia replied

    Great post i totally agree with you!

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  54. Lee says:

    ABC should have traded the URL’S to Prospect Park for the characters of John
    Todd and Starr . I think ABC is bitter because there ratings are so
    Low with the replacements of The Chew and Katie. They (ABC) are
    losing money.

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  55. GB says:

    both sides are trying to make the other side look petty – my feeling is that way more went on than we know so far.

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    aria replied

    agree.

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    Troy Turner replied

    absolutely-I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this, either

  56. Annie says:

    ABC is making MILLIONS off this deal through licensing. Prospect Park played fair and square. They licensed the OLTL franchise, including the character names. Prospect Park never gave up the dream, and are bringing back two awesome soaps. My feeling is both AMC and OLTL will be better, now that they are out from under ABC’s claws. GH needs to support the genre. No more bickering. It is their fault in the first place.
    I can’t wait for OLTL. I CAN’T WAIT!

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  57. roxie says:

    I didn’t like the whole cancellation , and if they don’t want to share well…..the show will be just fine without those three. I don’t watch GH haven’t for many years, but I will always watch OLTL. Hope the show does GREAT on line.

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  58. mika says:

    I have come to love what these actors bring to GH. I look forward to seeign them excel there.

    I trust the writers to make it work for fans.

    Roger has been working at OLTL. Was that not enough? What else are they asking for?

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    Troy Turner replied

    PP wanted to try and force all 3 to come back with the characters. They have every right to do what they wish with the characters-but they DO NOT have say over the actors playing them…

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  59. Teresa in CA says:

    All I know is that OLTL will not be the same w/o John and Natalie, as well as Todd and Starr. I hope PP doesn’t recast the roles as that would be pouring more salt into the wound.

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    Rita replied

    Teresa, I don’t know how long you have watched OLTL, but they have changed actors a lot, it just takes time to get used to them. When they changed Clint to Jerry VerDorn, I was upset, but now he owns that character, and I love the way he plays the part. They will still have a John, just a different actor, and hopefully it won’t take long until he owns it!

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    Teresa in CA replied

    There is a BIG difference between replacing an actor due to illness or death (Clint Ritchie to Jerry VanDorn) and doing it because some big wig TV person couldn’t work something out with long term actors WHO WANTED TO CONTINUE THE ROLES THEY HAD BEEN PLAYING FOR YEARS. And for the record, I have been watching OLTL since November 1992, and have seen plenty of people replace other actors. Most of the time, yes, I learned to deal with it. It doesn’t mean I can’t be disappointed for 3 of my favorite daytime actors. ABC was the one who shot themselves in the foot to begin with, by canceling OLTL and AMC in the first place.

    Troy Turner replied

    Teresa,

    Michael, Kris, and Roger don’t WANT to return for the reboot-Roger is shooting up there now just to be nice-but PP dropped the bomb here by trying to force Kris and Michael off the GH set-they have the rights to the characters of Starr and John, that should have been enough

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Correction **** PP could NOT tell ABC that those actors could not work*****

  60. Patty says:

    ABC screws with the fans once again!!!!! This is beyond silly & stupid!! John, Starr & Todd have done a fabulous, seamless job moving to Port Charles. It’s been huge success for ABC…….now ABC should share!!! Obviously when ABC moved the 2 cancelled soaps to LA, the actors moved as well. So does ABC think they have them trapped?? Their lives are in LA now, I get that, but traveling coast to coast now and then is doable. Sharing would be smart….and we know ABC isn’t! As far as “renaming” the characters…..much more incredible things have happened on Soaps….this would be mild, but they will be John, Starr and Todd always, to me. So OLTL now and then in original characters & then off to LA & GH to be new people?!?! OMG! ABC……STOP IT!!

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    Cathy replied

    do you realize that Roger Howarth never moved to LA? His residence & family remain in New York.

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  61. Angela says:

    I don’t ever think we will know the truth. It doesn’t make sense abc let Roger Howarth go back to film 4 weeks but they wouldn’t let the other 2? We are still not getting the whole story here and probably never will.

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    Rita replied

    You are probably right Angela, it is probably one of their little games to get the fans interested, but many are ready to quit one show or the other. Personally, I still intend to watch both, but wish the games would stop!!! We don’t know what is going on, only what they want us to believe.

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    NCGirl replied

    It makes perfect sense. KA and ME signed 3-year contracts. RH signed a 1-year contract which was up this month. GH and ABC couldn’t tell him what to do like they could the other 2.

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    AJ replied

    If Howarth is off contract, hopefully he works he’s able to work out a contract with ABC AND PP.. where he can be on both shows.. do a month on one, then do a month on the other. With Howarth based on the east coast, seemed like he’d want to work close to home.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Where did u hear that RH signed a one year contract? It has been reported that all 3 signed 3 year contracts…….

    NCGirl replied

    It was stated from the beginning that RH was only signing for one year because his family was and still is based on the east coast. He did not move to California and does not want to. ME and KA on the other hand both picked up their families and moved from NY to LA.

    Roger’s contract is up this month. Most likely he has or will re-sign with GH, but he was in a better position to negotiate and be able to do OLTL now, because of that.

    I don’t know whether ABC is pulling rank and not allowing ME and KA to do a stint on OLTL, or whether they just have no interest. ABC/GH could’ve certainly said “NO!”

    With RH off contract, and ABC/GH desperately wanting to re-sign him, they pretty much had no say-so in telling him what to do. RH holds the cards in negotiations with ABC/GH. They need him more than he needs them, and everyone knows it. He always has the fallback to go to OLTL, ABC/GH doesn’t have another RH/Todd to fill his shoes if he tells them to kick rocks.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    NCGirl it was reported that ALL 3 actors signed 3 year contracts and RH was supposedly the first one that signed on the dotted line for the 3 years, Not a One year 3 year contract with ABC! PP and OLTL is not a flop house for GH rejects!

  62. Robert says:

    Hmm, I smell a fish in the water. I betcha this is a ploy by both parties to generate more interest in both shows and like our government waiting till the last minute to avert the fiscal cliff…eurecka a deal has been worked out! It will work out, both companies need it too! Sorry but how the hell do characters suddenly BECOME someone else??? Ron is great at writing but even that is asking a lot of soap fans!!!!

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    Rita replied

    EXACTLY!!!!! You have taken the words right out of my mouth Robert! I just hope it doesn’t backfire on them.

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  63. Darlene says:

    I for one can say I am auper .happy with this news. I wish everyone involved at prospect park the best of luck with their re-boots, but I truly belive that the future of our beloved daytime is on network tv & not the internet. So it is in our best interest to support the shows, characters & actors in the decisions that make the most sense for them.

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Darlene, you are the person who said that sound will never take the place of talkies. Get with the program–soaps are dying on the vine of the networks.

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    AJ replied

    Darlene, you are going to be very disappointed because network tv might not make it. In 5 years, TV watching will be done on the internet.. we are seeing it in it’s infancy with TOLN, but also Hulu and Netflix. Netflix is producing original high-quality programming.

    There’s a reason cable TV companies also offer internet, because it’ll be that easier to streamline their TV operations into internet TV. Your remote control won’t have buttons in 5 years either, it’ll look like an ipad, because you’ll have to use it to write in the URL of the show you want to watch.

  64. Julie says:

    These actors moved across the country. Relocated themselves and their families for a job. Shouldn’t it be the actors choice. Consider the costs of traveling back and forth and time spent away from families. Who cares what show they pick, they are employees. It isn’t show against show. It is individuals working for a living. Where do they want to be? That’s the question.

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    Cathy replied

    Roger Howarth did not move.

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    MEG replied

    AND KRISTEN FAMILY STILL HAVE THEIR HOME IN PHILLY ,WHERE HER DAD WORKS ,

    NCGirl replied

    It is the actors choice if they want to stay with GH. They just can’t take OLTL characters with them. Those characters belong to OLTL and PP paid for them.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    How is it their CHOICE? ABC has them LOCKED down with these contracts and since ABC won’t ALLOW the ACTORS to speak to the media, we only have their word for it and we all know what ABC’s word is worth! NADA! IT would only have been there choice if they had been let out of their contracts and was ALLOWED to decide what show they wanted to be on. ABC did not do that, and that doesn’t make you think why???

    NCGirl replied

    Based on the fact that neither KA nor RH signed with PP, but instead with GH? Based on the fact that both ME and KA signed for 3 years with ABC, as well as packing up their lives and families and selling their homes to move across the country?

    Do you think for a minute if KA and ME were given a way out of GH, that they would turn around and move their lives and families back east again, to do OLTL instead? Because I sure don’t.

    OLTL fan 4 Life replied

    NCGirl, KA has said from the start that she did not want to go back full time but had no problem going back for the launch. ME also signed up the first time with PP, you don’t know if ME would have gone back the only one that knows that is ME himself.

  65. MEG says:

    ABC HAS DONE IT AGAIN. ! THEY SUCK ,I HOPE KARMA BITES THIER BUTT !.!!THE BEST TO PP

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    Lynne Casey replied

    I Agree with you.

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  66. Phyllis says:

    I just can not see the three! ME, RA, KH as different characters, I loved Todd and Carly as well as Starr and Michael, John and Natalie, they will always be the characters that played them. At least to me…..

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    Well, I once loved Todd. And really after being tortured while in captivity for 8 years would you really wish the likes of that Carly Creature on him? He’s suffered enough!

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    Patricia replied

    HAHAHAHA I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!

    Tali replied

    LOL! Agreed I’m not Lisa!

  67. MEG says:

    PP PLEASE BRING BACK TREVOR ST JOHN.

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    Alice replied

    I love Trevor St John as Todd. He worked so well with Florencia Lozano (Tea). Forget Roger Howarth; his comeback right before ABC canceled OLTL was a joke even though that was mostly the fault of the writing.

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    AJ replied

    TSJ was never really Todd, he was Victor pretending to be Todd.. Howarth is the one and ONLY Todd.

    Alice replied

    That’s right. I had forgotten about that. When Roger Howarth returned that last time, I had hoped that he would turn out to be Victor instead. I’ve watched AMC since I was a teen during the Greg, Jenny, Tad, Angie, Jesse days it only got into OLTL when Trevor came on, so I am partial to him even though it was RH who defined the character.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Sorry AJ but that is wrong and I am confident that 2 Todd story line will reveal what OLTL fans have known all along is that RH is Vic Jr and TSJ is the one and only Todd Manning! What do you think they are going to do not use the character of Todd Manning because RH is on GH? Think again!

  68. Jeri Skeens says:

    Since PP only wanted them for a short period of time, ABC should have gone along with the cross over. It makes since to see them go back to Llanview finish up what they need for the story lines and then go back to Port Charles if that is where they want to be. It would be easier on General Hospital story line if they shared them instead of taking them off and bringing them back as different characters. It does not look like ABC is ready to be professional. To bad I really like these actors playing these characters but ABC has to mess it up. I wish these actors the best and also Prospect Park all the best. I appreciate their efforts.

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  69. Donna0810 says:

    IF PP reboot of the shows had gone off as originally scheduled there wouldn’t be a question as the characters would be on the reboot. The fact that it took over a year longer left people with having to find work. The fact that GH was able to give some of these fine actors a job is wonderful. Let the actors have their character names and move on. After all who is this all for if not for the fans. PP suck it up and let them have the characters.

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    Rita replied

    This was something new for PP Donna, and they didn’t realize how long it takes to get everything up and going. ABC gave them too small of a window, and they just couldn’t get it done in that time frame. I’m just glad that PP stayed at it and finally got their duckies in a row, and I’m ready to watch some OLTL!!!!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Me too Rita great Post!!!!!

    Chaz replied

    Would YOU pay for something and then not want access to it? That’s what it boils down to in this case. PP is PAYING ABC for the character rights. If ABC said, Fine, stop paying for the rights to Todd, Starr & John I am would guess PP would have relented. Makes no sense to pay for something you cannot use. The characters are not the actors and so PP has no claim on them but as usual, ABC is got its greedy hand out and thinks they are omnipotent in all things daytime.

    PP could have denied ABC the right to use the characters on GH. They took a risk by allowing the characters to be brought to GH. They lost. But, still think they have the better position here. As much as we, the viewers may dislike it, PP can recast the roles,

    Overall, it was a risk both sides took and both sides are ultimately losing out in one way or another.

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  70. Darlene Ford says:

    Jolie & TnB were my 2 favorite pairings…EVER! But I’m already over it. Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE! And can’t WAIT to re-embrace ALL MY CHILDREN!

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    Tali replied

    With you Darlene!

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  71. susan gresham says:

    Why would the two shows not do right by the fans and also the much loved characters? I have been watching for 50yrs and I may be about ready to retire!

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  72. Linda says:

    Now I know what that sharp pain in my back was today, ABC/D twisting the knife again! ABC/D is going after GH it seems. Stupid! Plain stupid!

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  73. Nancy says:

    Once again, and this is nothing new, ABC is the problem. They are always the problem and whoever really runs this horrible network, needs to be fired. This is a network of terrible decisions, horrible programming and putting new shows in time periods where they know they would fail. How will they ever in a million years get any viewers back? They said that we wanted information programming in daytime. Well no one watched the Revolution and if it wasn’t for GH, Katie would be a failure. I guess they know everything. I love these 3 and all they are are puppets on ABC’s strings. I just hope they are happy. I will never be able to see another Starr.

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    Lynne Casey replied

    I Agree with you

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great Post Nancy!

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    I concur–great post. I am also happy to see that your opinion is the majority.

  74. Emily says:

    Ughhh…Not much has changed w/ABC, still don’t respect soap fans:( I have arrows pointed ABC’s way. I totally blame them.

    I find the deal that PP tried to cut w/ME and KA plausible since RH has the 4 week deal and he’s returning to GH, so not hard to believe they wanted similar w/ME and KA. I think by those short stints, they just wanted to tie up loose ends and bring closure to their OLTL ties. Funny how they dropped AMC/OLTL like hot potatoes but are fighting to keep the 3 actors. Big’ol hypocrites.

    I’m a fan of both OLTL and GH and so this “resolution” is just non-sense to me. Sounds like a bunch of bull filled w/ego and dollars and cents. Not respectful of the fans at all.

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  75. ricardo says:

    very very disapointed. abc is gone to far. im so pissed off. they are coming back as different characters who cares. im done with abc. going to continue watching young and the restless bold and the beautiful and days of our lives. one life to live im going to watch faithfully and i hope its a big hit. im devasted no more starr and todd. what a slap in the face for all of us. abc go to hell as far as im concerned. jim you need to shut up my friend. we all have an opinion of our soaps. this is a free country. jim is the one that always writes non sence. michael fairman im devasted what abc has done to us again. i hope abc change there minds and bring back todd and starr manning. abc needs to go away now.

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    Lynne Casey replied

    ABC is affiliated with Disney. They haven’t been making good decisions for a couple years now. THEY SUCK!

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    Alice replied

    Storylines began to suck on both canceled soaps ( though I still watched ) when Disney took over ABC. I was never a fan of the Disney conglomerate before and found it nauseating that they copyrighted the words “glass slipper” at the same time AMC began pimping Disney products. Remember Noah’s and Julia’s wedding? And how many times have we seen a Buzz Lightyear doll strewn on Kendall’s living room?

  76. Danielle says:

    Seriously?! Bringing back same actors as different characters never works out well and with those 3 stars GH sad to say will lose more viewers. The new ABC is crap. I am all for PP and super glad they have finally got it together but ABC hurt themselves. And I agree with a previous comment I am also bummed to know ABC will profit anything from PP’s success. After canceling two of te greatest soaps and then ruining GH they don’t deserve any $$ for their reboots!!!

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    Lynne Casey replied

    Your right Danielle!

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  77. Valerie says:

    Thank god this mess is FINALLY over!! In my opinion this mess is all ABC’s fault. It’s a win win situation. Oltl/Pp can replace THEIR characters with new actors. ABC/Gh can have the actors. And I will NEVER watch anything on ABC again including Gh :)

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    Lynne Casey replied

    I’m with you Valerie

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    Tali replied

    me too!

  78. Jesse says:

    I kind of wish PP never would have gotten involved in the first place. They came out saying were going to bring back the shows, and then who knows what happens but they pulled out. To the actors thats a bad sign. So RH ME and KA did what they had to do, they went to GH and moved on. So then I guess PP ppl saw how successful that was, and decided to get back in the game, well thats there fault for missing out on an oppurtunity. I think its incredibly bitter and vindictive of PP to take the characters names away from GH. I think its a way of saying oh if your taking the actrors, we will take the names. Thats a HUGE turnoff for me. It seems like the PP ppl are playing games with our shows and our favorite characters, and I dont like those kinds of games. I do not think this is the answer have all been waiting for, esp considering most of the PP ppl themselves are ex-ABC daytime ppl. You know most of the ones who were fired in last few years since the ppl in charge of ABC daytime were slowly DESTROYING the shows day by day. They already plan on focusing on the teens on AMC which is an incredible turnoff. New teen viewers are not going to be going looking around the internet for soap operas to watch. The ppl who will be watching are fans of the shows already. Bringing on new teens to FOCUS the show on is another way of saying, “We’re the reason the ABC soaps went down the tubes in the first place!” They dont get it. Which means this prbly is not going to be all that great anyways. Am sticking with GH.

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    Lynne Casey replied

    You must work for ABC/DISNEY, cause YOU SURE GOT IT WRONG!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ROTLMMFAO!!!! OMG LYNNE THAT WAS TOO FUNNY!!!! I wonder what flavor of the ABC Koolaid is Jesse’s favorite LMAO!!!! OMG it is so funny on how GH fans know a whole lot of NOTHING LOL

    Rita replied

    Jesse, have you ever thought that this might be mind games they are playing with the fans! We still don’t know how things are going to turn out. They might just be trying to build up both shows so people will watch to see what will happen.

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    AJ replied

    Who’s playing the bigger games with the fans? PP trying to get their intellectual property that they are PAYING ABC for OR ABC who cancelled the soap operas in the first place in an effort to destory the genre in place of cheaper shows?

    jesse obviously has no problem with ABC, they didn’t cancel her favorite show. I bet her tune changes when ABC does eventually does cancel GH, which is going to happen. If you’ll remember, Valentini/Carlvarti were brought in so GH could be concluded with dignity. GH was kept over the more highly-rated OLTL because it was near it’s 50th anniversary, now that’s it reached it..all bets are off.

    GH is on a yearly renewal basis, unlike soaps on other networks.. GH hasn’t been picked up for 2014. If OLTL was cancelled with higher ratings than what GH has now, where is this all leading? ABC has demonstrated they don’t care about the fans or what’s popular.. it’s the bottomline for them.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I completely agree AJ! That is one point that A LOT of GH fans don’t grasp is that GH is on a Year by Year renewal so GH should be worried and not about the “OLTL 3″ either LOL

    Troy Turner replied

    AJ,

    It’s all but assured that GH will be renewed-it just hasn’t been announced yet. And by the way-DAYS on NBC is renewed year to year. Some of you people need to get educated on what’s truly going on and quit foaming at the mouth

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Troy, In March of 2010 NBC renewed DOOL’S contract til September 2013, does that look like year to year? Until ABC says that have indeed picked up GH NOTHING IS ASSURED!

  79. Gillian says:

    And with this article, soap fans are further divided. How does this nastiness help either show? It seems like people on PP want to hurt ABC and sabotage GH – why? So PP can produce it next? And why turn fans against each other? Will that really help OLTL? There’s more to this story than meets the eye. Hate ABC all you want but you better hope the fans don’t hate PP or OLTL will be cancelled again.

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    Dee replied

    True well said!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    You keep thinking that Gillian! Yea PP wants to produce GH OK! OMG Is there nothing you GH fans won’t grasp at LMAO!

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    aria replied

    GH is a bigger brand, why wouldn’t pp want to have a connection to them, whats so hard to graps about that joliefanforever?, i know you can’t grasp anything except what you think, wish is very limited to begin with.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really Aria??? GH is the Bigger Brand?? HAHAHA! WOW! Why would PP want to have the headaches that comes with working for ABC! I understand that you can’t grasp reality but try OK?

    Gillian replied

    You can learn a lot when you do research on the internet Jolie. Read HNY on DD. PP wanted OLTL and GH initially but Disney insisted on selling them OLTL and AMC. You may think you know everything but you don’t. Do you know a former ABC exec owns PP? Did you know that an ABC exec is part of Hulu? According to my research, everything is connected.

    Patricia replied

    Gillian In what world would ANYONE research or believe ANYTHING that comes out of that CESSPOOL of humanity DD???UGH the site is the most horrid on the internet and is a total joke in the world of soaps. Then there is that HACK HNY!!! HNY is a total fraud. That person is an insider like i am Santa Claus. Usually HNY is totally wrong in their posts. Just the other day one of the soap mags was complaining on twitter about DD and more people then ever tweeted them back that the place is a sewer. Do yourself a favor and research elsewhere then you will find out the truth. Dont expect truth of anykind on DD or from HNY!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Thank you Patricia! Someone with Brains finally :)

  80. Bren says:

    *Groan* Here we go again…

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  81. Jewell says:

    I think it’s just ABC being it’s usual A Hole self.. Prospect Park was willing to share the characters, and they have worked around the actors schedules for AMC and OLTL they have treated them with respect.. It will be weird seeing them play another character Kristen has played Starr since she was a kid.

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  82. brian says:

    Yes, I agree with all Michael’s questions at the end. ABC, even with the proven success that GH is having right now, still seems to want to do nothing more than interfere with the continued success of these 3 shows. It also lends creed to Erika Slezak comment that it wasn’t Brian Frons alone. This suggests that somewhere in Disney, someone is still trying to end these shows.

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    Cheryl replied

    I think you just hit the nail on the head, brian.

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  83. Trapper says:

    Though I love the actors playing the roles, if ABC won’t deal, then I’ll go with whatever TPTB at PP come up with. It’s better than not having OLTL, and Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith, Erika Slezak and the rest are FAR more important to me.

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  84. mika says:

    I think this article is very one-sided.

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  85. Juanita says:

    ABC needs to back off. They cancelled the show. They should agree to share or just let the three go. I love both shows but this doesn’t seem fair to the fans or the actors..

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  86. BluNet says:

    There should have been a compromise with both shows. As reported, they should have done the sharing for a few weeks to get the original characters stay as they are. No new characters need be created for the GH.

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  87. jim says:

    PP IS THE BIGGER BLAME!!! PP knew from the very beginning that since the three actor didnt agree to sign for the reboot when originally announced that they wouldve had to recast therefore they shouldve never agreed to loan the characters out. ABC on the otherhand should have cast them in different roles in the beginning IF they knew PP truly intended to bring OLTL back because they shouldve also known the three actors didnt agree to do the reboot. What im saying that if PP wanted to use John, Starr, and Todd, and knew from the start the actors didnt originally agree to the reboot, they made the biggest mistake for loaning the characters 2 GH in the first place.

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    jim replied

    I wonder what wouldve happened if PP wouldve got OLTL up and running when FV and RC were originally signed as Producer and Headwriter for the reboot.? Todd, John, and Starr wouldve never gone to GH, and without FV and RC the show would have been cancelled. Would PP have gave GH a reboot, and if yes how many of its stars wouldve have moved across country to do it? I dont feel many would, and that reboot mostly wouldve have looked so unfamiliar it wouldve have most likely failed. This mess is aggravating enough, and no matter who is to blame, im still grateful GH is still here and AMC and OLTL has been given another chance.

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    Cathy replied

    You’ve got it wrong. Michael Easton DID in fact sign on with PP originally. Howarth was in talks with PP originally when negotiations with the unions broke down & they then stopped negotiations with the actors as a result. Alderson was the only one of the three that said from the get go she was not interested.

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    jim replied

    Iv read so many different things…that at this point it doesnt matter to me what the actors do or what abc or pp does with the characters…recast or rename…im more grateful gh is still with us, and amc and oltl are given a second chance. Im just going to sit back and enjoy my soaps while i still can and you never know…all three could still get cancelled…i hope not…but you never know.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I have to agree with Cathy on this one Jim! She is right!

  88. soaps says:

    GH does not need the three. There are plenty of characters to write for without them. As for the actors, they are no meryl streeps and anthony hopkins or the eye candy i come to expect on soaps.

    So what exactly is there to fight for except a contest between two corporations who want to pee in each others cheerios

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  89. mm says:

    abc sucks I only watch the view and dancing with the stars I grew up on gh and am faithful but abc has done us the fans wrong so many times there is no reason to support the station as they feel they don’t need us the fans perhaps if they lose more sponsors they will wake up

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  90. terri says:

    i think abc is pouting and wish regret their original decision to cancel

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ditto!

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  91. krktoday says:

    I don’t care what name they come back as. This wouldln’t be the first time people have returned to GH under a different name.
    What would have bothered me if any of them had been forced to work where they didn’t want to be. I love them on GH, but if they were there by force it wouldn’t be fun to watch. If PP had forced them to come to New York to do that show I would had a hard time enjoying their performance. Having said that I see where both sides really wanted these characters because they are extremely beneficial to whoever gets them. I think there is more to it than PP just wanted them for a week or 4 weeks. Somewhere I think they were hostilitys between the actors and PP. Otherwise I don’t understand why they wouldn’t do that considering they aren’t working anyway.
    Can Starr return as Starr if she goes off and marries Micheal and changes her last name? Can John McBain come back as John McCain? Can Todd come back as Todd Banning or do they have to give up their first names also. I don’t care who John comes back as long as it isn’t Caleb.

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    Cathy replied

    The new characters cannot resemble in any way, in name or in personality, their old OL characters. They cannot have any ties or backstory that relates to One Life.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Thats right Cathy!! Some GH don’t seem to grasp that concept they still think that John Starr and Todd are going to return just with Different names! There are going to be a lot of disappointed and pissed off GH fans when they go back!

    Mary SF replied

    Oh I agree with that – no Caleb please. As for the others, it is not that difficult to change the look of a person to make it plausible they are a different character. It is done all the time in movies— and on the other side, characters get recast all the time. If OLTL was never cancelled and if any of these three decided to leave that show, there would not be this uproar. And you are right if it was just a short term loan then they should have been able to work it out, but I have a feeling both wanted these characters for the long term- which would have been difficult to coordinate schedules and story lines to fit two competing soaps and companies. This wasn’t the ideal solution, but in the end it was most sensible. But fingers cross- no vampires and no cutting ME hair to change his look.

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  92. Jenn says:

    I think what happened here is a bunch of suits just ruined it for everyone. PP wasn’t going to be able to offer the actors comparable contracts to what they had with ABCD. While I get that PP wanted to use the characters and that offers to share were made, I think it may have made more sense to just focus energy else where.

    While articles mention that PP only wanted KA for a week and ME for a week and would then return them to GH, I’m curious as to what happened with RH. He is doing a crossover with PP and would have been returning to GH afterwords as his character Todd. Why has this now changed?

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    Cathy replied

    It was never ever reported that Roger would return to GH as Todd. Only that he would return to GH. People ASSUMED it would be as Todd.

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  93. Robert says:

    I heard that Prospect also wanted creative control over the characters while they were on GH and also wanted to be able to recall them to Llanview whenever they want. Given that I don’t blame ABC and GH for not wanting to work out a deal with OLTL. It may not be too late to work out a deal.

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    Dee replied

    I heard that too and they wanted other characters from GH.

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    Gail replied

    I heard that as well. Careful, we will be called misinformed in 3-2-1

    Tarlyfan replied

    Giving PP any control over these 3 characters will probably affect the whole town of PC because they have ties with Carly/Sam/Michael who has ties with the rest of the town. so.. no, no more deal please. Let’s cut our losses and move these three actors on with new names and call the last 12 months a dream or something.

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    I'm Not Lisa replied

    and then GH can happily be cancelled by ABC and then let’s hear what you have to say Tarlyfan. Oh my God, really?

    Tarlyfan replied

    @i’mNotLisa. Unlike you, I wish OLTL doing well so you guys can/will move on with your show and leave these 3 actors alone at GH.

  94. michele says:

    You know,ABC has already shown true colors….and PP .I for one love what you all are doing…you get it peeps….they brought our stories back..okay..it took a while,but they did it.We can recast…come on…there are many actors out there that can be John,Starr,and Todd…let’s face it…on GH they haven’t used them to the best….I mean Todd….in love with Carly…nope….John…leaving his son and Nat…nope….and starr….nothing worthwhile…so I say recast…and lets have fun with it….and now I can watch John with Sam…because he will be Johnny …all good in tv land…lol

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    How can ya watch John with Sam? You can watch ME with Sam but it will not be John McBain or anything like the character that is called Copyright Infringement!

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    michele replied

    which if you follow the next reply I fixed it,meaning that ME would not be John…it was a typo….

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I saw that and I do apologize…

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  95. W. R. says:

    *sigh*. This whole thing is just really sad. I don’t really think it’s clear that all 3 actors want to be on GH. It’s clear that Michael Easton wants to stay. I have a feeling Kristen would like to stay on GH but do a little back and forth. I don’t think than anyone really knows what Roger wants to unless he’s said something that I missed. Ultimately I think that the actors should what works best for them. It is their real life after all. That said, I don’t think recasting 3 people who’s characters are currently an integral part of the canvas as new people is logical, reasonable or smart. The only ways you can really recast someone on the same show is by using the identical twin excuse or by having someone off of the canvas for a long time, years even. Then bring them back as someone dramatically different. Bringing them back right away as someone else first doesn’t make sense, and second takes too much away from what they have already built. We lose Todd and Starr’s relationship, which was one of my favorite on TV. Granted, that hasn’t been the same since they came on gh. But at least the potential was still. I for one don’t think I could accept 3 front burner actors coming back on the same show as someone else. It’s too much. Personally, I miss T& B and would be very sorry to lose them and their little Starr for good. I lost my 2 beloved shows, GL and ATWT but was very hopeful that the people in the industry were finally ready to work together to save the genre. I’m really disappointed.

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    Sue replied

    I didn’t expect Roger back full time, I was satisfied with intermittent use of the characters. ABC took a risk when they brought in characters that belonged to PP. I agree Roger was the biggest addition to GH. Starr herself wasn’t that important but it was the first time i really was starting to like the character Michael.

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  96. michele says:

    ohhh sorry….I mean he won’t be John….and so many more OLTL FANS MAY BE ABLE TO WATCH….LOL

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  97. BlueBailey says:

    I take exception to all this fight for three characters that do not belong on GH. The character of Todd is the only one that has been fully embraced. The character John, has not. Starr has been reconfigured so many times, to make her acceptable also. Did these same hoops present themselves for SB, or JMB. It stinks to high heaven. I am sad, that a show that I’ve watched over twenty years is no longer an option for me.

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  98. Edna Barefoot says:

    Michael, ABC seems to be trying to make fans angry so they won’t watch. Then they can say We tried to tell ya’ll we knew what you wanted to watch. Well, it AIN’T going to work. There is still some boycotting of ABC & I am one. They seem to want GH & OLTL fans mad so Soap Operas will fail. ABC we will never stop wanting soaps especially OLTL. Some say if they replace them I won’t watch but most don’t mean it, look at Clint. I will be watching OLTL every day they are on-not ABC.

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  99. RogerHowarthfan says:

    I honestly think GH should have brought these actors as new characters in the first place I’m sick of the dumb ass TnB fans I can’t wait till Roger is free.

    Remember PP forced these actors out mid storyline
    ABC is doing the right thing so PP has no say or input over GH at all

    Bravo ABC don’t let PP sucker you into a deal it’s not worth it

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Your an idiot!

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  100. Dani says:

    Hey,
    ANY chance they’re recast Todd on OLTL as Trevor St. John???? Pretend the whole Victor/Todd brother thing never happened??? I’d love to see TSJ be on OLTL again as Todd. Otherwise, who can they recast the role of Todd with? Those are big shoes to fill.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    They don;t even have to do the dream thing, it is easy enough to explain away RH really Being Vic Jr, and TSJ being Todd Manning! The whole thing is Set up by Irene Manning and Mitch Lawrence whom had an affair and had a son ((RH so technically he is a Lawrence not a Lord)), Irene used her rogue CIA Agent to gather all info he could on Todd Manning and Mitch Brainwashed the info in to their son (( After all Mitch is the master Brainwasher)) then Irene knowing about Todd’s surgery to make him look like Walker Lawrence, Put her son ((RH)) threw Reconstructive surgery to look like Todd did in College including the scar! When the time was right they unleashed him on Llanview, The first DNA test was fixed by Allison Perkins, the second DNA test (( the hair test)) was also fixed by Allison by switching RH’s hair with hair that Irene had from Todd when he was a baby……Mitch used his son ((RH)) to take over Todd’s life so he could get revenge on Todd,
    The night Todd ((TSJ)) was shot, Mitch sent Walker Lawrence to Kill Todd so his son ((RH)) could take over Todds life, that is why Todd sounded so shocked because Walker was supposedly dead, Vic Jr ((RH)) gave Walker the gun he stole from Dorians safe, Todd ((TSJ)) and Walker Struggle over the gun it goes off and WALKER is shot, Todd ((TSJ)) takes off out of the house and is Ambushed by Vic Jr ((RH)) and is knocked out, Vic Jr ((RH)) walks in the house and sees Walker dying on the floor and leaves him there to die. Takes Todd ((TSJ)) to Allisons and tells her that Mitch wants her to keep Todd there until she hears from him Walker Lawrence is the one that died and is the one in Todd’s Grave!, Allison has no idea Mitch is dead!
    See it’s not so hard! And that is believable!

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    AJ replied

    sorry, Roger Howarth is the one and ONLY Todd Manning.. he’s such a brilliant actor, he’s worth waiting for. After RH left for CBS, I was all for reacting the role.. but RH is so brilliant, I have a new appreication for him. TSJ plays Todd different than RH does, and that’s the point.. you are getting the same background, but a different character. I liked Todd, originally, because he was a dark and tortured person.. TSJ’s Todd doesn’t seem tortured, he just seems like a rich prick.

    Roger Howarth, had written into his contract with GH, that he can appear as Todd on OLTL, the caveat is Todd can’t appear on GH and OLTL on the same day, this was before the legal tug-o-war. That’s why Howarth is able to do a month on OLTL, and Easton and Alderson were not able to work such a deal. Getting Roger Howarth for a month.. every 4 times a year is worth.

    Everyone has the preferences, but Howarth is worth the wait.

    AJ replied

    RECASTING.. not reacting(3rd line).

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hey AJ,
    Let ‘s just agree to disagree about who is the real Todd Manning, You think it is RH and I say TSJ and I don’t think we are going to change our opinions LOL…..

    MEG replied

    RH IS REPLACEABLE AS TODD! TSJ PROVED IT.TSJ ISN’T REPLACEABLE.I LIKE AS TODD N VICTOR ,RH WASN’T PLAYING TODD ON GH ,HE WAS A TOTAL BUFFOON.WE NEED TSJ ON OLTL ,I ONLY STARTED WATCHING GH AGAIN ON GH IN HOPES VICTOR WOULD COME TO TAKE TODD DOWN ,EVEN THO RH WAS NO LONGER PLAYING TODD.I JUST HOPE TO SEE TSJ ON THE REBOOTED OLTL. HE WAS WHY I BECAME A FAN OF OLTL IN THE FIRST PLACE.HIS TODD COULD MAKE ME CRY ,RH’S JUST MADE ME ROLE MY EYES.

  101. Lynne Casey says:

    ABC/DISNEY…….SUCKS! ABC/DISNEY realized they messed up, and they also realize that They have a chance to make money. I Will NEVER have any alliance to them again. Now they are still trying to ‘Hold On”. Very disapointed with them. Prospect Park has been working Very Hard to bring back what were Great Stories. We already Live Reality…People need an escape. Down with ABC/DISNEY!!!

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  102. Nica says:

    This is crap. I think out of the 3 RH is the only one who did well on GH. I was fine with him, when he wasn’t sucking up airtime. I thought I finally got my GH back now this? There is no ending to how Ron will further destroy GH characters for thes 3. I was hanging on by a thin thread now I will watch until they are back then I’m done. FV/RC are selling a bunch of bull to ABC for them to go this far for these 3. Yet they couldn’t work out a deal with SBu, BB, Scott and other GH characters they’ve fired who has quit during their reign. I seriously hate what they’ve done to GH especially Ron Carlivati. Never wish someone loosing their job, but I will jump for joy if he is fired or quit. OH and KA is horrible she is lucky prospect even wanted her. I can’t say the last time I’ve enjoy GH even with the vets back on because their stories have no substance. These two better stay away from FCW because there will be lots pissed of GH fans

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    nice lol

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  103. Rosemarie Manisa says:

    Wake up all you people and leave our soaps alone all the actors need to be in the character they have
    Been playing. Channel 7 made a big mistake in taking off OLTL now they want to mess with
    General Hospital

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  104. RogerHowarthfan says:

    Also I would like to know was Todds end game Blair if they did decide to share????
    Honestly how fair would that be investing all this time and energy into a pairing all the while knowing that someone other then the people involved will always be one of their true and only love

    Roger Howarth and Laura Wright have amazing chemistry and I would like to see these actors together for a really long time get married have a baby but that can’t happen with Blair and OLTL hanging over their heads

    So Bottomline I really don’t want sharing at all
    ABC should have control and power while writing their stories

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    Tarlyfan replied

    ITA. I love Todd with Carly. I don’t want sharing at all. If Roger wants to work for PP, then let Todd goes back to llandview with the love of his life. If Roger wants to stay in PC, then let him be with THE ONE he truly loves with all his heart and soul. There is no point of sharing. ABC was doing the right thing by cutting off their losses and move the characters on with no strings attached from another show.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    it is so funny to read your Posts Tarly! Because you have no idea about Todd Manning!

    Tarlyfan replied

    @Joliefan. Agree. I don’t know Todd Manning from OLTL because I rarely watch that show. and I don’t give a care how/what he is in landview. I just love the person being portrayed by RH at GH. I would be over the moon if that person who has been romancing Carly for the past year turns out to be a Todd imposter, seriously. That way, we can have the same person back to love Carly the way he’s been loving her for the last few months, regardless whether he is Todd Manning or John Doe.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well let’s see I highly doubt if he is going to come back as the person he is playing now see cause even if he is revealed on OLTL as Vic Jr OLTL owns that character too…..I think a lot of you GH fans are not going to like the characters they come back as JMO!

    Patricia replied

    YOUR post is hilarious you have NO idea who Todd manning is I agree with Joliefan 100 percent. by the way if RH comes back to GH as another character you cant be a Tarly fan anymore because Tarly wont exist. I can only hope that they make RH a character that is a relative of carlys so that we dont have to endure those BORING scenes between LW and RH. By the way Carly Having a baby GMAB she is in her mid fourties and way to old to be having anymore kids. she has THREE CHILDREN from three DIFFERENT men and cant take care of what she has she certainly doesnt need another child.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Patricia LMAO! Maybe Carly should be on Maury! LMAO!

    Patricia replied

    LMAO LOL I can see it now carly sitting there hearing “YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER” Then running backstage LMAO

    AJ replied

    According to reports, OLTL was going to ignore everything that happened with Todd, Starr and John on GH. Which means, Cole and the baby would still be alive and Todd would have been fresh off killing Victor, Natalie and her baby would still be in Llanview.

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    Edwin replied

    If that’s the case that they are going to pretend everything that happened on GH didn’t even happen then that is GREAT news!!!! Victor and Tea’s baby is still alive!
    Cole and Hope are still alive!! We have no idea what is going on with Todd he could be in jail he could be with Blair. This is just GREAT!!!!! I just hope they don’t try to have the OLTL youth play too big of a part on the show. The show still needs to revolve around Vicki, Clint, etc.
    P.S. I’d love to see an episode with Victor, Todd, Tina, and Vicki all in one room together. Would be one of the greatest episodes of all time!!!

    Joliefan forever replied

    Edwin there is an article on here as a matter of fact with Kassie ((Blair)) and she said that they are going by the last day of OLTL, That is the first thing I thought to when I saw that was Oh my Tea will still be Pregnant and they can bring back Cole and Hope and all the stupid stuff with Natalie and John never happened either, HA YES! We get to have Jolie still has happy as they were that last day!! I hope since they are doing it that way that we get to see Viki and Clint’s wedding they were planning it at the end of the show!

    Edwin replied

    I just read the article thanks! But Tea will have already had the baby things have still changed in real time. About Vicki and Clint’s wedding normally it doesn’t take 15 months for a wedding to happen but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the writers act like stuff kept postponing it. Fingers Crossed!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Your welcome!! I still hope they have Tea pregnant still she should not have lost her child to prop up Sam and Ex John……

  105. aria says:

    omg, what a mess, this has more twist and turns going on then GH or Oltl, so whose the real villian? ABC or PP? tune in tomorrow, for the next jaw dropping cliffhanger.

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    Mary SF replied

    I know, sometimes the behind the scene stuff is better drama than what they put on screen. LOL

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  106. cathi says:

    All GH writers have to do is give Todd, Starr and John new last names. They can still be Todd and Starr, father and daughter. Starr can still be Michael’s girlfriend whose fiance and baby were killed. John can still be a cop. Todd can still be a rich psycho newspaper man. Just give them different last names and keep moving on, imho.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    they can’t! Copyright Infringement. Whatever characters they create for them 3 can not be anything like Todd Starr and John, See you GH fans seem to think it is all about the names, it is not the names PP owns everything TODD STARR AND JOHN, So NO ME can not be a cop or FBI or Spy or CIA, NO Starr can not be related to RH’s character, RH’s character can not be anything like Todd Manning, they can’t even have RH’s character in the same business as Todd is……

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    Tammy Kreiss replied

    I’m ready for Rod, Ron, & Moon….

    Cathi replied

    First of all, Joliefan, I’ve watched OLTL longer than I’ve watched GH. I’m a fan of both shows. I understand that Prospect Park owns the characters. I disagree that the writers of GH can’t just change the names of Todd, Starr and John, though. How can PP prove that the characters are the same? There have been plenty of disagreeable father daughter combos on the show, Sonny & Christina to name one. John could most definitely be in law enforcement of some type. There’s no monopoly on that profession. Whatever the stories, they could be done. Personally, I don’t like Todd with Carly. I think that was too forced. I would like for Todd and Blair to be back together. I’m not sure they’ll recast the character on PP though if RH isn’t there. Who knows, maybe they will. I guess we’ll see what happens. I can live without all three characters on GH, though, for what it’s worth. :-) I do like seeing Michael happy with Starr, though.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    They can NOT resemble the OLTL characters in anyway which means that RH and KA can NOT be father and daughter on GH, ME can’t be in Law enforcement etc, These 3 actors can not come back as John Todd or Starr with different names and that is what a lot of GH think is going to happen! I think Todd Manning has already been recast and I can not wait to see who they get to play John McBain!

    Tristan replied

    This is a completely witless, totally uninformed comment from Joliefan. Unless the professions cop/agent, newspaper publisher, young girl who likes biology were copyrighted by PP, and exist ONLY in the universe of OLTL, these new GH characters can have similar professions and/or interests to their OLTL counterparts. PP only owns the names, the SPECIFIC backstories, and therefore the family relationships those specifically named characters have to characters on OLTL. Easton can come back as a cop or a P.I. He cannot be called John McBain and cannot have family ties to OLTL. Roger Howarth will ditch the scar, and can come back as a rich businessman with a lot of personal “issues.” Kristin Alderson can come back as a girl who likes biology. Howarth can play her uncle who raised her from birth.

    You come off as SO IRRATIONAL in your comments, making accusations against anyone who does not agree with you. You are absolutely unwilling to accept that the actors went with a surer thing (network tv) than a webcast. You are utterly deluded that the presence of OLTL characters is the reason GH’s ratings increased. No, they increased because of fundamental storyline changes made to GH by Frank and Ron. And, um, the ratings peaked during the Anna/Duke/Robert/Faison story, not with the sudden appearance of OLTL actors. If the three actors did not return, the GH ratings would not have suffered. They don’t MAKE the show, but they add to the texture. And what producer would NOT want to keep three such talented performers who have finally been melded into the storylines successfully?

    The “new” characters will have new names and completely new backstories. I suspect they will have similar characterisics to those of their OLTL characters. And tough, there is nothing PP can do about it if, for example, Michael Easton plays some kind of moody loner; or Howarth plays a messed up rich guy; or Alderson plays a perky girl who attracks Michael’s attentions. In fact, there is nothing PP WILL DO ABOUT IT. This battle is over. Done. Every party has gotten something it wanted: PP got its characters back; GH gets back the actors; the actors get to work where they prefer to work, and for whom; and soap viewers get their shows back. It is a win-win for everyone. Now, let’s stop arguing and get back to supporting our favorite soaps!!!

    Troy Turner replied

    Tristan,

    If there was a love button on your post-I’d press it

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Tristan,
    It is so funny that none of you ABC GH fans can come up with any proof of what you speak…..The actors were put under contract before it was announced that OLTL was coming back, so they are LEGALLY BOUND to ABC for the next 2 years, Legally bound is not a choice is it?

    jim replied

    I agree with you there Cathi…John Mclean, Todd Banning, and Starr Banning…they could have almost identical names…they can even come back in the same storyline with only last name changes…John could say he had a son named Leon and a girfriend named Natalia, Todds ex wife could be Blaine instead of Blair and Stars siblings Jack could be James and sister Dani could be be Cadi and Cadis mom could be Tiera instead of T’ea. They could all have the same jobs and relationships…soaps copy each other so a slight change to name isnt hurting anything. DOOL had a Laura Spenser b4 gh did and Love of Life had a John Randolph as did Another World.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Read up on Copyright infringement Jim…..

  107. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    This whole thing makes me sad for everyone involved, particularly the fans. Personally I have no interest in seeing either of the three play new characters on the show. The canvas is crowded enough as it is. I would prefer to see legacy characters such as Jeff Webber or Scott’s daughter Serena played by actors not already associated with characters on the show.

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  108. Richy Rich says:

    I frankly dont care who they are on GH i just hope they dont take the former Starr and Todd and treat like total strangers you want to give them new names cool but i think they should still be able to stay father and daughter. I will also miss seeing the scar across Todd cheek that has been his trademark since 1994… I am and have always been a huge RH fan and will continue to watch him where ever he goes. Its the only reason i jumped to GH from OLTL…

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    cathi replied

    Exactly…we’re expected to accept new actors in roles all the time without missing a beat that the faces have changed. Just change their dadgum names and let them keep playing the exact relationships they’re already playing. Pretty simple. Diehard OLTL fans will be watching over there and missing those characters anyway. Perhaps they’ll be recast. Diehard GH fans probably don’t care that much for the three new characters. People who loved both can still have Todd, Starr and John, just with different names.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    AGAIN IT IS NOT ABOUT THE NAMES! Educate yourselves!

  109. Tammy Kreiss says:

    THE MANIPULATIVE MOTHER EFFERS GOTTA SABOTAGE EVERY BIT OF HAPPINESS WE GET??? SOB’S STILL DIDN’T LEARN?? WE NEED TO TAKE THEM DOWN!!! SERIOUSLY!!! MY BOYCOTT OF ALL THINGS ABC/D STANDS STRONG!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE A HOLES???

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I agree Tammy!!!!

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    jim replied

    Hey joliefan forever, i did read about copywrite laws. I was just goofing and being a little sarcastic, in a teasing way i thought, with names that sound close to the original to see others reaction and of course somehow i knew itll be you who’d respond. lol I see now how one might of took me seriously but i was joking about it…i just made it sound serious when it wasnt to be. GH has to drop the whole Todd, Starr, and John characters as well as any reference to characters connected to them on OLTL because OLTL is a seperate show from GH, even more now that they are no longer on the same show.

    jim replied

    i meant on same network…but im certain u know what i mean.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ya know Jim it is hard telling whether you are serious or NOT…..HA JUST JOSHING YA LOL…..I know what your saying!

  110. Sue says:

    ABC is the worst network ever. I’ve just dropped them except GH. I was watching Castle and just flipped to another program. I was also in the process of watching DWTS online but no point now. Un believable. They really don’t care about alienating fans do they?

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    NOPE!

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  111. Sue says:

    Yes, DWTS And Castle at the same time. Multitasking

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  112. dawnhaze says:

    It’s not really surprising on ABC’s part. They killed AMC and OLTL and now after PP revived them for the fans, ABC wants to make it just as difficult as possible for PP when it comes to these three actors to start the series back. It makes ABC no difference that they will be gleaning profit. AND, as far as I’m concerned, the character changes for Alderson, Easton and Howarth on GH will be confusing and will not meld with what they are playing now. Basically, I think ABC is trying to deal a bad hand to GH and OLTL and Prospect Park. How difficult would it be to allow the actors to make a temporary or occasional cross-over to OLTL for story purposes? The only thing I can think of is that the actors should probably not be on both shows at the same time but that doesn’t seem like such a monumental task. With the way OLTL is being produced, Alderson, Easton and Howarth wouldn’t have to make cross-overs very often and maybe after the initial appearances never again. Maybe they didn’t want to make the cross-overs and in that case ABC isn’t the only one to blame for the mess. I’ve watched GH since I was a teenager (and that was a long time ago) and I have watched AMC and OLTL from day one. I didn’t mind the cross over of Starr, Todd and John to GH because it afforded me a little of OLTL but personally don’t think I want to watch Starr, Todd and John change to new characters on GH. ABC hasn’t lost anything from the productions in the past and with the licensing fees and shares of the profits of the shows they won’t now either. The actors would be able to get paid for acting on both shows which doesn’t sound like a bad thing. Why must ABC continue to wreck havoc on our soaps? Ever since ABC cancelled AMC and OLTL, I have hardly watched any of the programming on their network. In fact, GH and Castle are the only ones. Since I watched those before I will continue to watch them but if and when they end, I won’t be watching ABC any more. Thank you Prospect Park for bringing All My Children and One Life to Live back from retirement. I will be watching on April 29th on Hulu.

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  113. Julie S says:

    Just plain stupid on ABC’s part. they are cutting off their own noses. These are three established characters and if they change their characters at this point, no one will buy it!

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  114. Robin says:

    A lot of good people got caught in the middle of ABC’s quest for the destruction of all that is good about daytime TV. The three soaps and actors got the worst. Not GH fault or the others. At least they want to keep the three. I will still watch!

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  115. Tina Gray says:

    Did ABC play fair???? Really???? Why would anyway expect ABC/Disney to play fair? Those pieces of garbage still want the shows to fail – if for no other reason than to punish the fans for all the trouble we caused. Beware ABC/Disney!!!! We are not done with you yet. I am still boycotting you for what you have done. And I don’t trust that you have General Hospital’s best interests at heart. You know that this will make GH look stupid to have these actors back as different characters. Do you really think fans are that dumb? As usual, you are cutting off your nose to spite your face. You’ll be sorry!

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    jami replied

    thats okay they’ll put another show on that wont make it, another and so on and so on. Havin some trouble with that afternoon line up still?

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  116. gwendolyn says:

    I think that no one is saying what the three actors wanted. Maybe they didn’t /want/ to go back, or go to Conn and back again when requested. I think there is at least one more side to this story.

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    Dee replied

    I agree there no way they only wanted KA for one week and ME for four. I bet they had other demands.

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  117. Nichole says:

    This is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard in my life! Those characters are the reason I started watching GH. I think maybe it’s time for all soaps to end. When it gets this bad, it’s time to stop.

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  118. Dee says:

    Be careful what you wish for. Up until today some of the OLTL fans posted on various sites they only wanted the characters back. That wish has been granted you got John, Starr and Todd back. PP has the characters back ABC has the actors it’s over OLTL fans enjoy your show and GH fans will enjoy theirs.

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    RogerHowarthfan replied

    This exactly OLTL constantly complaining about wanting their characters well they have them enjoy!!
    GH has Roger Michael and Kristen and from the start we wanted them as GH characters we are getting what we all wanted

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    Dee replied

    I agree they got them and they are still not happy.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    We will enjoy our characters you enjoy having completely different characters thrown down your throats!! HA now you GH fans really get to see the HORRIBLE writer RC REALLY IS!

    Tali replied

    This OLTL fan is happy – no complaints!

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  119. Paula Shoemaker says:

    Okay, this is really getting ridiculous! Bringing ME, KA, and RH back to General hospital as different characters is not gonna fly with our GH fans or OLTL and AMC fans! Come on!! Give us a break here, we got used to Michael Corrinthos and Starr as a couple and thought we were headed for a John and Sam romance since Clint talked Natalie into a restraining order! How can we look at them as new characters? Its bad enough we had to deal with the Stephen Clay vampire issue and the resemblance of that character to John McBain! You all need to get with it and make a better deal here!! This is not gonna work!!

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    Dee replied

    Never say never. GH fans love these actors and are excited they are coming back. RC is more than capable of pulling this off.

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    Tina Gray replied

    Wow. I remember how GH fans were screaming that they didn’t want the infiltration of OLTL characters on their show. Watch what happens people. ABC is gonna have to find the $ to pay them. Steve Burton is gone. Brandon Barash is gone. Scott Reeves is gone. Who else is going to leave GH – or should I say – be fired! Take it from one who’s been through it. GH fans will get screwed. Oh. And I”m a GH fan, by the way.

    Vicki replied

    Absolutely it won’t fly, so let’s hope ABC suffers big time over this. I have nothing against the actors as I will always support them, but ABC the big monster in the pond needs to be set back to reality.

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    Matt replied

    I’m a GH fan and I’m intrigued to see how it will work and reserve judgement until it plays out. Wether it soars or bombs, this is soap history in the making! Why can’t everyone give it a chance before going off in a huff and wishing ill will?

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  120. phonda says:

    well my favorite shows are generl hospital,one life to live and all my children,,love all 3 of them.there all my favorites..but i do like michael easton,roger and kristen on general hospital..i will miss them on one life to live..i wish the networks could work it out..and i wish there was a way you could bring these 2 soaps back on tv..alot of people do not have a computer..so please try and get these soaps back to ..tv …and thank you for bringing back my 2 favorite soaps.i love all the cast members….thank you so much

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  121. louisa says:

    What if you are a fan of both shows? I’ve been watching both for years and years. I don’t take sides when it comes to the shows. But when it comes to ABC: THEY SUCK BIG TIME.

    They are Big bullies. I am thankful for Prospect Park. GH may be on Hulu this time next year.

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    Cindy replied

    Amen, that is what I was thing too!!

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  122. elnms says:

    complete and utter greed on ABC’s part. One of the reason they are in last place in the ratings among the major networks. They don’t care about their viewers, they care about their own pockets!

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  123. Carolyn says:

    ABC is yet again trying to kill our soaps!

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  124. Noelle says:

    I see no reason abc can’t keep the characters and share them in crossovers. After all Todd has two kids and two ex wives in llanview starr has a mother and siblings there. And john could always go fight natalie or something I mean they each have ways of being shared. To make them all of a sudden play different people won’t work. A reason their transplant to gh worked so well was they stayed the same as on oltl s

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    AJ replied

    One of the reasons the OLTL transplants were able to integrate themselves so quickly into PC society is because we all knew their backstories by heart. As new characters, they are a complete mystery.. and they are going to have to establish who they are and their backgrounds.. which takes a long time.

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  125. Debbie says:

    Whoever they have doing the negotiations at ABC obviously don’t care about what the fans want. ABC I think is trying to end soap carrers on their network!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Of course they are!

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  126. Ellen Atchison says:

    I don’t understand why ABC can’t share the characters with Prospect Park.
    There have been other times when characters jumped from soap to soap!
    I think it is unfair to the actors because they had to move on when AMC and OLTL were pulled off the air!

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  127. Ellen Atchison says:

    I don’t understand why the actors can’t be shared from GH to AMC and OLTL!
    Why can’t ABC share the actors? It is unfair for the actors who had to move on when the AMC and OLTL were cancelled!
    Over the years there have been other actors jumping from soap to soap!
    I for one would love to see all 3 characters on One Life to Live to wrap up and then go to GH.
    But also in the future they could maybe go back for short runs to OLTL.

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  128. RogerHowarthfan says:

    STFU don’t blame ABC for cancelation it was frons ex-ABC daytime president
    So that person has been fired don’t blame ABC for this mess you idiots

    Plus ABC let PP rent these shows will you boycott AMC and OLTL 2.0 now that you know ABC will profit from PP as well?

    PP forced These 3 actors out of their jobs a place that gave them a new home
    PP may own the characters but they do not own the actors

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really IDIOT!!! It has all ready been reported and PROVEN that it was not all BF!!! Put down the ABC Koolaid and do some research!!! Second ABC ASKED MORE LIKE BEGGED PP to loan them those characters to save their show, PP did not RENT the shows they OWN the shows and everything that comes with them and that INCLUDES TODD JOHN AND STARR!!!!!!

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    Troy Turner replied

    Absolutely right, RHF

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  129. jami says:

    So now what? let them travel between 2 shows like they did in the beginning starr has a toatally new life now she can visit on holidays . they cant survive without todd on OLTL he is always causing mischief and Blair what would she do. man come on we wrote and voted and did what ever to get this show back lets not be silly again. ABC have you not lost enough your daytime line up sucks!!!

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  130. Vicki says:

    Michael…great job on this article and I do agree with you all the way! It’s ironic how earlier ABC claimed that PP was being unreasonable, but as it turns out, it’s ABC who are being the bullies which doesn’t surprise me one bit. ABC/Disney are trying everything they can to stifle Prospect Park’s success in this online venture, and yes, I believe that ABC is afraid that PP will be successful and KICK their butts!! Let’s hope they do. Sorry but I cannot watch anything on ABC after this. This is stupid and moronic!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I agree Vicki! I think they are scared that OLTL is going to wipe out GH!

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    Tali replied

    It’s funny because Disney/ABC likes to be the leader of innovation.The internet viewing is going to be great and I also agree they are a little jealous that they didn’t think of this before selling OLTL rights in the first place. Competition is Good!

  131. Sally says:

    PP were jerks about the whole situation and now they are the losers. Easton, Howarth and Alderson all have large fan bases and many if not most of us will not be tuning into PP’s revamped soaps. The loss of these actors fan bases surely is not a plus for PP. I am sure that GH will find a way to weave them all back into the canvas successfully. With the ties cut from PP the actors are now free to play roles on GH that PP cannot yank out from under them. From what I have been reading about AMC and OLTL’s new stories they sound pretty sleazy to me and I think the actors will be better off not being associated with them.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    EASTON AS JOHN had a large fanbase, HOWEVER OLTL HAS JOHN, so no loss there!!! MOST FANS WENT THERE TO WATCH JOHN STARR AND TODD AND GUESS WHAT THEY ARE NOT ON GH ANYMORE ARE THEY! And Don’t speak for all OLTL fans!
    Funny PP has not released ANY INFO ON UPCOMING STORY LINES so I guess you lied there too huh??? Boy the lengths you GH fans go are just WOW!!!

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    Tali replied

    Oh my Sally – As a big Michael Easton fan I can tell you that I won’t be watching GH to see him but instead am anxiously awaiting OLTL reboot. I’ll miss him as John McBain and when I want a ME fix, I’ll go to you tube to see him with Natalie in the old OLTL.

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  132. crimson151 says:

    I am flabbergasted at ABC’s stupidity. PP’s success is in GH, ABC, and Disney’s best interest; not to mention all of us who want to see all three soaps continue to air for years to come. So instead of sharing the characters for a short period of time (and lets be clear they ARE OLTL characters), ABC is going to instead bring the actors back as new characters, once again turning GH upside down, more than likely pushing other stories and characters aside in order to establish 3 new characters and it may very well fail. Many times even popular actors aren’t successful playing new characters. It is the height of stupidity.

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    aria replied

    you make a great point, this is one big mess,hope that this is all still unraveling and its not over yet, hopefully something more logical will develop.

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    AJ replied

    Agreed. The only value that Howarth, Easton and Alderson had was that they were those OLTL characters. If GH is going to bring in 3 new characters, they might as well should have hired 3 new actors. All people are going to do is compare their new characters to their OLTL characters, and most likely be disappointed. I wouldn’t be stunned if all 3 are on OLTL as their TRUE selves within a year. GH is on a year-to-year renewal basis now, despite a brilliant actor..sometimes new characters don’t mesh with existing ones.

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  133. BTripp says:

    Now the truth comes out. I am now upset with ABC again for this. It doesn’t surprise me that it comes back to ABC again. I am sure that Frank and Ron were OK with sharing since OLTL was their baby too. How did this get so messed up?

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  134. Deanna says:

    What a disappointment, this should have all been settled before you told us they were coming back, this is just like when they took “OLTL” and “AMC” off, and what good did it do us to write, they will do what they want. As for General Hospital, they know OLTL was always the better soap because of the terrific acting of “Michael Easton”, “Roger Howarth”, “Kirsten Alderson”, and a ton of others, and no doubt their soap has picked up because of them too, and GH might be next on the chopping block.

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    aria replied

    OLTL the better soap? okay, your opinion and many others but more agree GH is better always has been and thats why they are still around after 50 years multiple emmy wins, record breaking ratings thanks to Luke and Laura, and i could go on and on and OlTL would not even come close to GH record.

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    Tali replied

    The fact is OLTL had better rating than GH at the time of their cancellations. OLTL cancellation date was JUST sooner in January than GH’s date of September 2012. To each their own – IMO, OLTL is the better soap.

  135. tim long says:

    General Hospital will no longer exist in a yr and rightfully so.

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  136. Sandy says:

    I am sad, because I can’t imagine those actors coming back to GH as different characters. We have come to love, them on GH. Why would they be taken from GH…only to be returned as different people. We soap fans, can endure a lot…but this is out of the realm.
    OLTL, should not even have those characters on their show. Although they were a big part of OLTL…they should go in a different direction. So many creative ideas…….

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Excuse me they are OLTL characters! So yea they should be ON OLTL! GH fans need to suck it up! You wanted the actors you got em have fun with your New characters!

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    aria replied

    we will,and you have fun wiith NuTodd, Nujohn and NuStar.

    Tali replied

    The OLTL characters have 10+ yrs of history and OLTL fans devoted to them, so we’ll enjoy those characters whomever is playing them. I’ll miss Michael Easton enjoy his acting but I won’t be watching GH because of lack of interest.

    nancylp300 replied

    Tali, I won’t be watching GH anymore either….as a matter of fact I won’t even watch ABC. Their behavior in this has been disgusting. I suspect ABC will announce GH’s cancellation shortly after the anniversary and I don’t think making new characters for the 3 actors is going to work, it’s already pissing off a lot of GH fans and they haven’t even come back yet but Cartini did it before and you know they’ll do it again, backburn most of the cast to accomodate their pets.

    Judy replied

    I would be quiet happy if they went back to
    OLTL then maybe the GH actors I love
    Would get more airtime that the OLTL
    Pets !! Lol

  137. Matt says:

    Of course Prospect Park said they did everything they could to work a deal– what would you expect them to say? Judge the shows by their individual merit, not by undocumented reporting with biased quotes.

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  138. Philip Chase says:

    Once again ABCD is demonstrating its utter contempt for daytime viewers. OLTL and AMC should never have been cancelled and all of us should be grateful to PP for finally rebooting them. TV watchers can never satisfactorily repay ABCD for their miserable actions over the past few years regarding soap operas. As an earlier poster observed CBS is giving good network-wide publicity to Y&R’s 40th anniversary. What does ABCD do other than replacing the original net board for GH with a silly, poorly organized Beta version which is driving posters to other sites? Shame on ABCD for its blatant hypocrisy and lust to produce cheap talk/reality shows!

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    Darlene replied

    I SO agree with you! They continually rate behind CBS and NBC and I hope they continue to decline. It is what they deserve.

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  139. TS1 says:

    All ABC cares about is money $$$$$, the hell with Soapfans. They see how GH is doing well and that Prospect Park is bringing back AMC and OLTL and they are pissed about it. Money, money is on their minds and nothing else. ABC is a bully, don’t play fair. Unlike CBS who care about what their fans think. Things will never change with ABC/Disney, I lost respect of that company. I will watch AMC and OLTL and continue with GH because I want to support the actors involved.

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  140. Paula Kate Prince-Meserole says:

    Lets break this down…

    1.) Fair Play:
    ABC did cancel OLTL and then sent the characters John McBain, Starr and Todd Manning to General Hospital to be part of that story canvas and as such the audience of both shows are used to those characters being a part of General Hospital.

    What I think would have been better is to have John, Starr and Todd go back to Llanview for the reboot but only for the purposes of wrapping up their respective “loose ends” in Llanview and then return the characters to Port Charles as they are now an integral part of that story canvas.

    2.) ABC working against Prospect Park?:

    I think saying that one entity worked against the other here is rather counter-productive to both ABC and Prospect Park as General Hospital and One Life To Live can only benefit each other.

    I do however think it’s important to take into account that the actors: Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton are by now well established in the LA area…so sharing the characters would make it a mandatory cross -country commute and I can’t imagine most people wanting to do that.

    3.) Do you think that having the three popular actors on the ABC soap is the place you would like to see them most, even if they can’t play the characters you have come to love? 

    I have to say yes to this. Ron Carlivati is an amazing writer and however he chooses to write this will work I am sure. I don;t know how, but I trust in great writing, which always wins out in the end. On a purely personal note: As long as Sam ends up with the new character that looks like John… I’m good.

    4). Do you feel that Prospect Park did everything they could to help bring back the shows you asked for? 
    One Life To Live and All My Children are back and so yes absolutely…mission accomplished.

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    Darlene replied

    Very well put. I agree with you! Saved me a ton of typing, too!!

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    AJ replied

    Actually, Howarth still resides on the east coast.. he commutes to LA to work.

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    nancylp300 replied

    Roger Howarth is not well established in the LA area, his family is on the East Coast and he commutes so his school aged children aren’t pulled out of school. I’m sure that’s the reason he was more than willing to crossover but ABC, who has acted like a petulant child whos borrowed toy was given back to its rightful owner put a stop to that and is going to make him work out his contract playing a different character so please don’t act like ABC cares about it’s employees because it doesn’t. One of PP’s actresses said another actress (and she wouldn’t say who) says the difference between working for ABC and PP is like you’ve been dating an abusive boyfriend but don’t realize it until you finally date a nice one.. PP treats their actors and employees very well while ABC treats them like crap.

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    MEG replied

    I AGREE

  141. pamela says:

    I think John, Todd and Starr should go back to OLTL. That is where their families are. Also I think going back to General Hospital as three different characters is going to be stupid. We have gotten used to their roles that they have been playing.

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  142. Dawn says:

    At the end of the day I just want the actors to be happy. We all know that all three wanted to remain with gh. Easton and Alderson had no desire to be back at oltl. It will seem weird for them to be different characters but its just a tv show. Mind you my favorite Tv show but its still just a show. We can go back and forth about who is to blame but it wont change anything. If the actors are happy its all that matters. I’m sad how everything turned out but Just because someone prints an article about what allegedly happened doesn’t mean its true. Its just gossip. Tomorrow this story could go in another direction……. the story of the oltl 3 or now gh3 is a soap opera all on its own.

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    AJ replied

    Easton was one of the first people to sign up for OLTL at the end of 2011, so to say Easton didn’t want to be there is incorrect. Alderson, she said before OLTL ended on ABC she didn’t want to be there.

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    Lin replied

    very interesting. Thanks for this info.

  143. Michelle A says:

    Well, I would much prefer these 3 characters be shared between the two soaps. I have been a longtime fan of OLTL and GH. It would be nice to see Star in a different role, say as Franco’s daughter? Todd is Todd, so I’m not sure what type of role I could see him in other then a bad guy trying to be good. John McBain could play either side good or evil. Maybe he can be recast as Jason! I can’t believe ABC is not willing to share the character unless the actor’s didn’t want to be shared between the shows. GH has a great writer, I’m sure there will be great roles created for them.

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    Darlene replied

    Aren’t the shows filmed on different coasts? It would be impossible to expect them to make commutes that frequently.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    They would make one trip every 5 weeks I don’t think that would be some Huge burden….

  144. Beth says:

    Eh…I think PP is just doing PR work. Sorry, but I don’t buy their story. They were the ones being difficult.

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  145. Bevie says:

    I’m not picking sides until the full story comes out( if ever it does) . The PP deal to bring OLTL & AMC fell apart last year remember . That had nothing to do with ABC. Once the deal is dead, doesn’t the terms of the deal die … They had no hold on any characters bec the shows never happened. What is not clear what happened to clear the way for PP to start up again??? Fishy !!!! If PP was so dedicated & sure that it could make a go of the online series, why would they allow the three characters to even begin to be aired on another soap?? Fishy!!! If ABC agreed that PP owns those characters, what did they ABC expect to happen when PP begin the taping as planned last year?? Duh!!! Fishy!!! If PP is so willing to let those characters go after four weeks of taping , y not let them go,after a week??? Fishy!!! RH already was going back to GH after 4 weeks , so WTH was that about ?? Too confusing & messed up!!! There must be more that is Not being told. But whatever, I love those 3 on GH & whatever their names are I’m sure they will have the same style & demeanor as John, Starr & Todd did! What’s a name change if they are acting the same exact way & end up with Sam, Michael & Carly!! It sure will be interesting !!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Go back and drink some more Koolaid! PP BOUGHT THE RIGHTS TO THE SHOWS AND EVERYTHING THAT CAME WITH THEM INCLUDING ALL CHARACTERS! IF ABC still owned everything associated with these shows why did they need to ASK PERMISSION ans SIGN AN AGREEMENT with PP for the use of those characters? DUH!!!!!!
    I bet you and other GH fans are going to be very disappointed when them 3 come back nothing like John Todd and Starr!!!

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    AJ replied

    Actually, Jolie, ABC still owns the rights to AMC and OLTL. Prospect Park is leasing OLTL and AMC from ABC for the internet rights to the shows. It’s like if you lease a car from the dealer, the car is yours as long as you are paying for it.. the dealer can’t ask to borrow it or drive it around just because they still own it.

    Remember, ABC refused to sell the shows to anyone else.. that’s why they are getting an $8M a year from PP, plus part of any revenue from the show. If PP owed it, they wouldn’t be paying these fees.

    You are correct that ABC can not use any names, similar stories or likeness of John, Starr and Todd. Anyone under the impression they can change the names or muddle the background is dead wrong, ABC would risk a lawsuit, that they would lose, for copyright infringement.. as you mentioned before. The fact that ABC is keeping the producers tight-lipped on what they can say shows you they aren’t playing around and don’t wanna risk being sued.

    The fact that the new characters will not be anything like their former characters.. which to me devalues the actors. Nobody is really interested in seeing Easton, Howarth and Alderson as anybody but their OLTL characters.

    I’ve read many of your replies, and generally agree with you, but unfortunately ABC does still possess the ownership, and the rights will return to them in 2021, unless PP gets an extension.

    Tali replied

    No AJ – ABC SOLD the rights to PP – Plain and simple!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hey AJ,
    A lot of fans of soaps in general all said the same thing…..the reason why they did not want to sell them to another network ((cause there were offers from other networks)) because they did not want egg on their faces when the shows they claim fans did not want to watch, Thrive on another Network. They went with PP confident that they could not do anything with them……

  146. Cindy L. says:

    SHARE/Crossovers ya did it before…just do it ABC

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  147. Doe R says:

    Frankly, I think this sucks big time!!!!!! Screw ABC. I only started watching GH because of John, Starr & Todd. And while I have now become invested in some of the other GH storylines I am afraid that this will be the straw that broke the camels back for me. Sorry to all the long time GH fans out there but I will probably be bidding the soap adieu thanks to this. I have no doubt they will lose a huge chunk of the new audience they gained when these characters were added last year. But it would seem that ABC could care less, wouldn’t you agree?

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    Tali replied

    I agree!

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    susan M. replied

    Abc has so much money they don’t know what to do with it! They are the wrecking
    crew bunch of bad deceisions etc………

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    Barbara t loves One life to live replied

    I agree they have cost the soap fans so much with their decisions, Morons run the mouse house, that’s for sure.

  148. K McClain says:

    I can only hope that ABC sees these notes and rethinks the sharing of characters. I began to watch GH only after the OLTL characters came on and really care very little about the others in the cast. They are making a HUGE mistake, once again!

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    AJ replied

    I tried to watch GH just to support it and makes sure it didn’t get cancelled, but I did really start watching when the OLTL characters arrived. I actually think the show is better without the OLTL people, because I only see them as that.

    I think Valenti did a great job re-integrating legacy characters back into the show. I think that’s where they lost viewers, instead of trying to integrate new characters with backstories connected to fan favorites/veteran actors.. they’d simply get rid of a veteran actor and try to bring in 3 young people w/ no connections to anyone or anything.

    I was no GH fan, but I like the fact they are bring back all of these people that meant something to the show.. even if it’s just for the 50th. GH should try to keep as many as vets as they can.. I’m more likely to watch and stick around with characters I know, than young newbies no one cares about.

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  149. KM says:

    Wow. This strikes me as an incredible miscalculation on Cartini’s part.

    Every soap fan who’s watched for any length of time gets recasts but to spend a year establishing high profile hires (characters as well as actors) from one soap onto another only to flip and try to sell us that they’re suddenly entirely different people is just not going to work for me regardless of any “legacy” names they try to hang on them.

    When it comes to soaps the characters have generally made the actors and not the other way around. The characters were licensed to PP so GH should have just cut their losses and moved on.

    Would it kill them to try something original?

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    Cheryl replied

    Ron’s nickname is ReRon. Just sayin’.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ReRon!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG that is so fitting and sooooooo funny…

  150. Llanviewer717 says:

    This is just another hateful and shortsighted move by those dark hearted scum at the alphabet network. $8.5 million dollar per year in licensing fees and a potential share of the profits from things they threw away isn’t enough for those scum bags. And of course they have to stick it to the fans once again. The last thing I watched on that stupid network as the final episode of OLTL. As far as I’m concerned the alphabet network and the mouse company can go out of business and I hope they do.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    AGREED!

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    Darlene replied

    I agree. I have lost all respect for ABC. I hope they continue to be in last place in ratings.

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  151. Joe says:

    This is complets BULLS#!T!!!! I am livid!!! ABC had mo plans to care for GH after the 50th Anniversary!

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  152. nancylp300 says:

    Well, I’m done with ABC, the only thing I have been watching is GH but that’s done now. I will gladly wait until 4/29 for my show to come back and support AMC too just because I can. I think Cartini overplayed their hand this time and these new characterrs aren’t gonna work.

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  153. GayAthesitLH says:

    It sounds like ABC did not cooperate despite the fact it’s in their best interest that the Prospect Park versions do well.

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  154. Estaduare says:

    I love all 3 characters and will watch these actors in whatever role they give them. Just stop canceling our soaps.

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  155. Erin says:

    Oh for chrissakes! This is the biggest piece of propaganda b.s I have ever seen. The EW reporter is so obviously in the camp of Prospect Park there is no attempt to even hide their bias. Does anyone for one flippin’ minute believe that OLTL only wanted the characters for only a few weeks? Then what? The characters could return to GH without any strings attached or no further interference with OL/PP for Ron to write them as he sees fit for the GH storyline? If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you! Or would there need to be this continuing collaboration on the story lines/characters with the actors bouncing back and forth between GH/OL and PP having creative control due to licensing? I’d bet you a million bucks that was what PP/OL wanted and no writer/producer with his weight would agree to that. This entire ‘negotiation’ has been a joke. Actors have been forced out of work. Story lines abruptly changed. Fans of both shows left wondering what was going to happen and ripping each other to shreds. All this done for what? Back to where we started. GH/ABC has the actors – they want to work there. GH wants to use those actors in their story lines but they can’t be the characters they used to be. Okay. PP/OL licensed those characters – so recast and use them. Everybody knows what they agreed to when the contracts were signed. This whining of PP, attempt to play the victim and throw the actors under the bus is despicable. What an underhanded and corrupt group they are. Good riddance to PP – GH/ABCD is right to wash their hands of them.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    And TVG was not bias towards ABC?? Read the article again there chick!

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    Darlene replied

    Erin, it appears that you are biting the hand that is feeding you. If we didn’t have Prospect Park we would have nothing. You feel it is right to call them whining and their actions despicable? I disagree. I hope you are in the minority. I would hate to see PP just decide that we fans aren’t worth the headaches.

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    Alex replied

    ITA with you, see my post below

    As MF pointed out, it´s the other side of a story. To be precise it´s PP´s point of view.

    I don´t think for a second that it would have been so easy as the article want to make me believe.
    PP put the screws on ABC as they banned the actors from the GH set, announced on Feb 1.
    RC had to rewrite the scripts (literally over the weekend) in order to finish their story lines and write them out on Feb 8.
    On Feb 14 it had been announced and confirmed by RH´s management, that RH would do a 4 week gig at OLTL and is expected to return shortly after on GH, maintaining the role of Todd. Even though the info had been leaked, PP didn´t bother to make a statement. The silent treatment of PP doesn´t make anyone feel better.

    SON revealed on Feb 19, that PP had plans in place to recast the character of Todd. No word at all of the other two actors, who didn´t show excitement about working with PP.

    ES stated in an interview on Feb 27 that scheduling is an issue because PP prohibited the character of Todd from appearing on Gh the same day as OLTL goes online. Creative control seems to be another issue, which hadn´t been adressed yet.

    All those restrictions considered, it doesn´t seem to be easy to work out a character-sharing-agreement with PP. It´s a shame, that some go that far by hinting the actors are to blame.
    The whole thing became a roller coaster for the actors, the writers and the audience. PP could easily clear the air by speaking up and make the speculation about the 3 actors stop. But they
    don´t, I wonder why.

    Even though it sucks, I rather prefer to cut the ties to OLTL completely by letting the characters go, than have another round of this mess.

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    Tali replied

    abc has lost my viewership-no respect for them whatsoever! I’m glad this mess is over as I felt they assasinated the OLTL characters and their history. Recast and Bring on OLTL!

    Tarlyfan replied

    ITA, Erin. I too kind of sensed that PP wanted to have the option to be able to pull the strings on these characters whenever they need in the future. And that will definitelly hinder characters development at GH. I’m glad ABC/GH won’t get sucumb into this so-called deal. It might be a challenge at first, to bring this trio back as new characters but ABC/GH has no choice. I have faith that the writers can pull it off. I will continue to watch and support GH no matter what.

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    Natalie replied

    I agree, Erin. It is reminiscent of PP blaming Susan Lucci for the initial AMC reboot failing

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  156. stephanie says:

    Putting aside Fan Choices or Character Preferences for the moment, the bottom line is that in order for EITHER of these shows to succeed in a new format and venue all the cards need to be stacked in their favor.

    That means Character recognition, fan awareness and loyalty and using the brand names and faces that will make the viewership aware and comfortable. Meaning that when you think “Cramer Girls” that includes Starr, Blair, Dorian, Kelly and all. When you think of Todd Manning you envision Roger Howarth or Trevor St John battling it out for fan love of who you preferred more in that role. You wanted to see John McBain who had just FOUND his son and began a life with Natalie Buchanan create a life for themselves. You wanted to see Starr make a new life without her daughter or previous boy choices Cole and James. Maybe finally have Old Starr fall in Love with New Matthew and the Buchanan/Lord-Cramer (Manning) saga would begin again.

    Instead of this you have John McBain as a dead beat, neglectful father on not one but two shows. He has shown more interest in a widow & her son then he has shown in his own. He has made pitiful gestures and attempts to resolve the issues with Natalie or their child. He is a former (current) FBI agent and a supposed decorated police officer who has not HARMED the child or it’s mother. He has a restraining order because Daddy said so or because he kissed another women. PLEASE!! What Judge did Alexis appeal to Judge Dredd.? Now the GH version of the character is off on a secret (dangerous) assignment and his final thoughts are not about resolving or contacting Natalie or leaving word and financial support for his son but to protect an orphan boy and the widow and her child. WTH!!

    ME did not fit totally into the GH shoes he was given. He had amazing chemistry with Hughes, Wright and even some sparkage with Herbst. But there seemed to be an ALL or ALL decision to make History repeat with ACTORS who had chemistry in the past and to recreate a story line for a show that was Cancelled for a reason. There was Not an overall acceptance of the pairing and though some embraced the potential, overall it is and still remains a polarizing pairing on the show.

    The character of Starr Manning is just lost on GH. She seems to float from story line to story line with no true anchor to the show. She is oblivious the antics of her own father until someone brings it to her attention or he is arrested in a public fashion. She has not been tied to a job, school or friendships outside of the current romantic pairing and she is not a good fit into that pairing. In less then a year she watched her fiance and daughter die and moved away from family and support system to life with the guy whose father she believed was responsible for their deaths. She then bounced from one disaster to another in search of a story line and point to be on GH.

    The obvious choice to tie her to the canvas was to have her become a student at PCU and become friends with the “Mob Princess” Kristina and the cute older brother and then maybe fall for him while his best friend Trey fell for her and Kristina fell for Trey. Then you have a story and a straight line that wraps them all together and give you a POV.

    Instead the under 21 is working and singing in Nite clubs, and now she is a sudden Chemistry Savant who will save ELQ by discovering the Secret Recipe of the Green Goop of Quartermaine Hope “Pickle Lila”. SMH!!

    As for Todd. He works and fits on GH and he is still a big part of potential story for OLTL. And unlike the other two actors he was WILLING to Compromise and help not only Support the show that got him here OLTL but still be a part of the future story telling on his show of choice GH.

    It is the feeling that ABC sold the rights to PP therefore if you gave them the ball to play on your field then you can’t say, you can play on our field if you don’t use our Linebacker, Quarterback or the Safety.

    PP should set up an agreement with the Llanview 3 to a short term option for OLTL2.0 with an understanding that this is to help launch the show and give the BEST chance of success to the Cast, Crew and Fans that fought so hard for this to occur. On the other side of the field. ABC should agree to a short term release of the characters and an agreement to utilize them during off scheduling time or in full after 6 months. The actors then will have a clear, concrete plan that will specify What the goals are? What the requirement of their time and talent is? and also the Financial rewards that both would be required to uphold an agreement on. One that will not overshadow what the other full time OLTL 2.0 cast or the regular GH cast receives but allows for an incentive for the actors.

    As said in the beginning putting Fan Choice aside or my own preferences, it is in the best interest of the serial drama format that is launching for this issue to be resolved and everyone move on to making both One Life to Live and General Hospital healthy and thriving shows for the future.

    But again, Just My Opinion…..

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    Patrick replied

    1. I applaud your writing.

    especially, the 2nd to last paragraph….

    for love of the genre…. could GH and PP have come to an amicable decision to support both shows… ? YES… ABC: chose otherwiese. with the 50th going on? sure? give the original vets a chance to showcase – LONGER – the FANS would EAT this up.

    ABC/disney…. are so obvious in not supporting the soap genre. PERIOD.

    why else would they bring these same “all that” characters back… and forget about what we – the fans – want…. SCREW THEM. ABC.. OK… that’s my rant.

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    I didn’t watch OLTL… so… I’m not a fan of… so… digressing… for the genre.
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    Roger Howarth… is a show… unto himself… so… his acting… is acceptable… in any forum… and or character…

    course, it’s not for me to KNOW? altho… i liked him… as Paul Ryan.. on ATWT.
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    i’ve already posted… his pairing… w/Carly… is not 100%. They’re two characters who’re TOO OVER THE TOP… showing vulnerability… weakness… i don’t know.. they’re two alike?
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    Starr…. yeah… i want to spend all my time… watching Starr and Michael in bed….

    OK… that’s enuf.

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    in order for GH… to rectify… and give him reason… ? is to bring him back… as a parent to Rafe… and this should solidify his being…

    The “Vampire” story line… went? for? Lucy?
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    did ABC thwart… gh? they don’t care about the soap genre.

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    People… WE HAVE TO SUPPORT – PP.

    AMC and OLTL… Deserve this Opportunity.

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    Patrick replied

    sorry… I realize that the 3 former OLTL characters are back on GH as newbies.

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    ie: McBain – back as Rafe’ “parent”.

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    I hope trevor st. John… is recast on the “nuOLTL.

    Tammy Kreiss replied

    Bottom line to that whole thing you wrote, PP wanted to borrow them to tie up loose ends on OLTL, GH was going to become permant. ABC/D said no way, if Cartini wants to keep them then they have to play someone else. They are bullies and control freaks!

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    Valerie replied

    I agree with you Stephanie

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    stephanie replied

    thank u! :)

    Jill replied

    I agree almost completely! With the exception that I don’t think they get Todd’s character at all! For one when has Todd ever been about to just jump in bed with another woman other then Blair? The have lost Todd’s inhibited side. Its like the have made their own Todd out of peices of the old!

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  157. Tammy Kreiss says:

    Here we go again…ABC has control issues. Bottom line. What good is TEAM CARTINI if ABC has finsl say on everyone they hire, who they can play, what storyline they can or can’t play, or anything else? It’s creative control that didn’t wash when Frankenfronz did it, & doesn’t work now either! If GH is to survive at all (after the 50th anniversary, (let’s face it, it’s our golden goose), we need to sever them from ABC/D. Prospect Park is only half way to freedom, but ABC still has control, & makes a huge paycheck for being a bully!!! We need to tank them and faster! I just wish more people would help by boycotting all things ABC/D!!!

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  158. Darlene Anderson says:

    I had waxed profound for quite some time, then merrily hit the wrong key and sent it into oblivion, so I will make this short and sweet.

    Be GLAD we have 2 shows we love coming back.

    Be GRATEFUL to Prospect Park and the actors who signed on.

    ENJOY the new format and the new characters.

    DON’T LOOK BACK–you are not going that way!!!!

    Find a way to fit the new shows and characters into your life. Forget ABC. Holding anger at them doesn’t hurt them a bit, but it can give you an ulcer! Just don’t watch them and don’t say anything good about them. If they continue on the path they are on, they will continue to decline. It is what they deserve.

    Count the days till the shows start on the New TV Frontier. I believe that in the future, all TV will be online. We will be able to hook our TV to our computer, or the TV will have it’s own computer line, and we will be able to access ALL shows at ANY time and we can fit them to US instead of us trying to match their schedules. I will be delighted when the jerks who put all the best shows on at the same time will be jobless!

    In the meantime, Bless You, Prospect Park. I am with you all the way!

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    Rita replied

    I agree with you Darlene. I already watch GH on the internet when I miss it on TV, and I don’t mind watching that way at all. I can watch when I want to, not when they say it is on. I have watched all 3 shows for over 40 years, and hate all of this bickering! Lets just be happy with the fact that we have all 3 shows again. I’m not entirely over what ABC has done to us (as soap opera fans), but as a soap opera fan I will watch GH in spite of ABC. Thank you Prospect Park and good luck!

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  159. Tim Goss says:

    I can see Michael Easton coming back as Caleb on GH. He and Roger H. were the only reason I watched that soap these past months. It is stupid to bring all three actors back on the same show as different characters. ABC has no respect for it’s Soap Audience and is just looking at the almighty buck, if there is one. I will not be watching GH anymore, now that these characters are gone. I have no respect for Daytime Brass at this Network and haven’t since 1971 when ABC cancelled Dark Shadows. Soap fans have long memories. I can’t wait to see OLTL online and may even check out AMC.

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  160. bpj says:

    Chemistry is a matter of opinion. I don’t see the chemistry between Easton / Monaco. I didn’t see the chemistry between Burton/Monaco. Good luck Gh fans you might need it with ABC/Carlivati/Valentini running your show.

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    Tali replied

    Thank you bpj – I have never seen the chemistry between Easton/Monaco either.

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    bpj replied

    Thanks Tali, I have enjoyed your comments I have agreed with everything you and Joliefan forever have posted :)

    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    Well yall must be blind or hater

    I LOVE JOHN AND SAM

    AND I LOVE KELLY AND MICHAEL

    AND I HOPE FOR THEM TO HACE ANOTHEF BABY

    (SORRY FOR THE TYPO)

    RX GIVE KELLYT AND MICHAEL SOMETHING THAN CAN BITE THERE TEETH IN!

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    bpj replied

    I’m neither blind or a hater:) MY opinion is Easton/Monaco have NO chemistry. Your opinion is that Easton/Monaco have chemistry. So be it. I hope for your sake Sam and WHOEVER Easton plays (since it won’t be John McBain) on Gh live happily ever after. And I will be enjoying OLTL and AMC on Hulu :)

  161. Dina says:

    I find this to be incredibly sad, not only for the fans, but for the actors too. I truly can’t see how ABC is going to pull this off is. I can possibly see it with 1 character, but 3…. Sorry I find this very hard to swallow. Todd, Starr and John became essential characters to the storylines of GH, and for Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton to return to the same show as different character, will cause total confusion for the viewers. Shame on ABC!!

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  162. Robin says:

    I won’t watch GL without the crossovers from OLTL. That got me watching and has kept me watching. So unfortunately GL will suffer.

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  163. heidi says:

    It’s very sad they can’t work this out… almost sounds like BF is still there in the middle of it all… sorry shouldn’t say that. It’s everybody’s loss and now everyone has to move on. We have to hope for the best!

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  164. Brett says:

    Prospect Park paid for these shows and their characters, ABC couldn’t give a crap about GH, OLTL or AMC and they are the ones at fault. Were Kristen and Michael not willing to pop back to OLTL for a few weeks, it wouldn’t have hurt them to do that.

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  165. tina says:

    what ABC isn’t doing the right thing they need to work things out so that the characters can stay John Todd star I feel there be in so unfair to the fans who watch ABC General Hospital in even though they canceled the other 2 we still watch General Hospital and now they’re changing the characters I don’t think that’s cool I think I’ll just stop watching ABC all together be done with it you ABC does not think about the fans they just care about the book the bottom line the moneywhy to change the characters in the new ones that’s stupid they’re already established with the ones they already are doing just share between to you guys and be done with it grow up ABC grow up then quit thinking about the bottom line instead think about the people you love the shows the fan !

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  166. Lisa says:

    Prospect Park paid 4 million for OLTL so they should have all of the characters. I think ABC has realized their mistake in cancelling OLTL, and is afraid that GH’s ratings will sink after OLTL is restarted next month. GH ratings are already going down. I watched GH for a few weeks last year, and then gave up on it. I have never liked the character of Starr, and John and Todd seemed so different that I had no interest in watching them on GH. I think OLTL will do fine without these three. I am sick of posters saying that it is too much for these 3 actors to travel to CT to work on the online version for a few weeks. This is Connecticut, not Afghanistan! How many are deployed overseas for months at a time! Give me a break. The real question is: Are these 3 actors really so popular on GH that it is worth the effort of turning them into new characters? RH was smart to somehow work out a deal that allowed him to go to OLTL for several weeks. If GH gets cancelled, OLTL will already have a new Starr and John so KA and ME will be out of a job.

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  167. Janice says:

    I am not surprised by the antics of ABC. They killed their daytime lineup when they cancelled these beloved soaps — and how are they doing now in the ratings???!!! I refuse to this day to watch ABC daytime. ABC made it very clear they don’t want Soaps (and they hired Fronsie to kill them) and I think it i only a matter of time before GH is gone. I think it is ridiculouse that GH is going to bring these 3 actors back as new characters — but I guess they have to do something as they certainly assinated these characters when they did bring them to GH. I’m hoping that PP will hire different actors to play those characters.

    PP is doing everything possible to make this work with OLTL and AMC and I’m going to support it. And just maybe when GH is gone from ABC, hopefully PP will be there to pick it up.

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  168. Ronnie says:

    Okay so can I just suggest that if ur going to make all new characters out of ME, RH, and KA that u make Michael’s character like an amnesiac after his long term stint with the FBI was over. Maybe like John McBain and the assailant get into a scuffle or he shoots John thus causing him memory loss. He wants to start a new life and will never get his memories back nut he does know that his last place of residency was PORT CHARLES. Thus he moves to PC and that is where KM’s character befriends him making them eventually become a couple. That’s how I would see Michael Easton’s new character developing. As for KA and RH, I really don’t have a clue. I’m just glad that all three will be staying put.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    He has irreversible memory loss but can remember where he lives? Yea that is believable!!!

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  169. todd says:

    I am fully behind PP on this one. Like it or not, the 3 are OLTL characters and PP has every right to call them onto the show for the launch. The actors are under no obligation to do so…….meaning PP would have to recast. I believe that PP wanted the 3 only for the launch. Kristen Alderson owes her career to OLTL, so if she refused that would be pretty sad. Roger agreed……so we will be treated to a few Todd scenes. GH does need the Llanview 3. It was around for 49 years without them. OLTL does need them. This is a new experiment and they want all the odds stacked in their favor. I wont watch GH anymore with the actors playing different roles. That is just plain stupid. I am in full support of OLTL, and will happily go back to never watching GH if I have to see Kristen Alderson try to play somebody else.

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  170. Laurie says:

    I think that it is sad that both sides couldn’t work out an agreement to satisfy everyone involved especially the fans,I will miss them more than words can say,Watching them on General Hospital was good for me because they were their old characters from One Life To Live and i felt like i had a little part of Llanveiw in Port Charles but now bringing them back to GH as new characters i don’t know i guess im gonna have to wait and see.

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  171. Liz says:

    This is all a big mess. I have boycotted ABC since they cancelled AMC and OLTL. I think its unfair of them not to work something out with PP, they are just being selfish. Starr,Todd and John are not going to fit into any other role but the one they already created. And oltl isnt going to be the same without these actors who created these roles. I will never watch GH and i think that its going to cost this show alot of loyal viewers. I also think that ABC should give the actors the choice of where they want to be. I’m happy my shows are coming back and i will be watching but oltl wont be the same without Starr,Todd and John.

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  172. duellingdiva says:

    ABC must be kicking themselves inside, outside, upside down for cancelling these two programs. In my opinion this is just another one of their underlying tactics. .Shame on you.

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    Tali replied

    Wish they would just say – “We made a Mistake!”.

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    susan M. replied

    Abc will never admitt they were wrong! They are a bunch of vultures swooping in for the kill!

    Dina replied

    Susan, I totally agree!

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  173. Barbara says:

    I am loyal to OLTL and AMC…however if these actors agree to this…I will not be watching! I followed them to GH because I love the characters! I no longer watch GH now that they left! If they go back there…I will not follow them this time!

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  174. Annick says:

    This is a big WOW but not shocking. I knew the minute RH, ME, & KA crossed over to GH it was all about the actors and not preserving OLTL. I understand story need to move forward but OLTL characters suffered horribly for the chosen three and this is on ABC, FV, & RC. The destruction of Blair & Natalie(characters I loathe), Tea/Victor baby death as well as Cole & Hope death(both babies death was cruel beyond belief for me), and the Tomas fiasco was unnecessary. I applaud PP for not caving after trying to work out a workable solution for all involved and not allowing further destruction of OLTL characters because of RC/FV chosen three. The URL is just smh at ABC, RC, & FV pettiness because they cannot play with other kids who graciously let them borrow their toys that ABC threw in the trash in the first place. Again, just WOW and one more thing…..OLTL IS BACK APRIL 29TH!!!!!!

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  175. Benjaman says:

    Is ABC really banking the resurgence of GH on these three actors? Alone? The whole debacle reads as fear to me. I submit that ABC in fear of losing these actors is back to the network suits decimating story and beloved characters for their bottom line. I suppose the audience (in ABC’s opinion) are a flock of sheep being herded and lead without any thought to our intelligence. Bad move ABC how many times have actors returned to shows playing different roles and it all falls flat? Will you never learn to let the creative teams do what they do best?

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  176. Sandra S. says:

    We are missing another element. Did the actors (Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson) even want to do PP’s OLTL? They came to agreement with Roger Howarth very quickly. Which leads me to believe the other two actors weren’t interested. But that’s just my opinion.

    There has to be more to this story. I don’t see ABC folding when it sounds like PP was being generous with ‘sharing’.

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    susan M. replied

    Abc is really PATHETIC! And money hungry!

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  177. heidi says:

    Michael is this getting close to a record number of posts!!! Wow…

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  178. Terry says:

    It sounds like Prospect Park was trying to bully the 3 actors to make appearances on the new OLTL when two of them did not want to commit to the new show. Roger was willing to go back for 4 weeks to wrap up his storyline. The other two was not. In the end, its the actor’s choice.

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    Jody replied

    ^^that……
    Roger is based on the east coast; travels to LA to tape GH so it made sense for him to “make the deal”….

    The other two, not so much…

    Everyone is making a big deal over this news but, in reality, it really was/is only about RH; the other two were never coming over….you can’t force the actor to perform….

    Now, why they couldn’t make it work with RH, that is what the news should be about……but my guess is we will never know…

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    Troy Turner replied

    Exactly, I’ll never be able to figure out why PP is trying to bully Kris, Michael, and Roger into doing something they clearly don’t want to do

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    How is it choice when they were under contract to ABC when it was announced that OLTL was coming back? Contract means they are legally bound to ABC for the next 2 years! That doesn’t sound like a Choice to me

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    Susan replied

    How is it a choice? Read the article again even PP admitted in the beginning both sides were trying to figure a way to share. Clearly one actor agreed and ME and KA did not. HOW is that so difficult to see the actors obviously had a choice? For some people to ignore PP never should have leased the characters to GH if they were still working on bringing OLTL online. Sorry but there is NO WAY I believe PP when it comes to that issue. What makes perfect sense is PP leased those characters to GH for $$$ when PP stated they wouldn’t be bringing OLTL online. Ignore that all you want but the facts are there and no one has to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out. I support ABC GH 100% for backing the actors and I will be watching GH everyday! I will also return to watching other shows on ABC. What is perfectly clear here is the actors didn’t make this mess. The actors have signed contracts with ABC GH and clearly that is where they want to be! I am looking forward to the actors returning to GH as their new characters FREE of this entire mess!!!!

  179. ellen says:

    i just want to thank prospect park , they are bringing back to life our beloved soaps and abc knows they let down the ball when they did away with our soaps so i do think they want to punish us fans and prospect park let the characters keep their identities what is the harm . we just want to watch and enjoy

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    susan M. replied

    It’s pure GREED on ABC”s part!

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  180. Mona Mello says:

    I can’t believe this, how stupid can they be. First they get thrown out of GH, couldn’t even be on the grounds, like criminals, then now they want them back, as different people, this is nuts. I am rippin right now. As great as they are as actors, the characters are what is important. Haven’t they learned there lesson by now!!! Remember when they tried this with Luke being his cousin. Bombed. Then they bring back Sara Brown, who I loved as well as many others as Carly, not Claudia, another bomb. What an insult to the viewers, but more so to these grest actors who we love as STARR, TODD, & JOHN “ONLY”. Smartin up before the ratings go down, down, down.

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    Alex replied

    Prospect Park AMC their legal team banned the three from working at GH. Please try to get your facts straight.

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    KM replied

    Mona, I’d add to your post that there was about a 5+ year gap between Sarah Brown and Tony Geary exiting as their signature characters and trying to introduce them as new characters. A little less confusing and jarring transition to viewers but you’re still right. No one wanted Bill Ekhart. They wanted Luke. Sarah Brown had it a little easier since Carly had already been successfully recast twice but, as good an actress as she is, Claudia was still not a success.

    There’s a very long list of soap actors who never achieved the same level of popularity in new roles that they enjoyed in their signature role. Roger Howarth happens to be on it. I remember a soap writer observing that if ATWT’s Paul Ryan had been Roger Howarth’s first role he’d never have become the soap name that he did. I agree that it’s much more about the characters than actors.

    I think GH is making a huge mistake by trying to rush the viewers into accepting new characters with the exact same faces as characters who just left. They might get away with it with Michael Easton since he does have a tie to GH that allowed them to set up a possible Stephen Clay family connection but trying to sell all three as new characters at once is pretty insulting to fans.

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  181. Lucy says:

    Unless you have worked at a studio, you probably cannot understand how fiercely they work to protect their intellectual property. I have. They do not give away their rights.

    So like it or not, it is business at ABC and that is how they handled it.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    They didn’t “give away” their intellectual property, the LEASED it for a pretty penny to PP. The characters belong to PP and ABC has contracts with the actors.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    ABC didn’t give the rights away they SOLD them to PP.

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    Lucy replied

    Leasing is not the same as an outright sale.

  182. MM says:

    First of all, ABC screwed up by cancelling OLTL and AMC. Those two shows brought in mor audience than the nonsense they are showing now. LIke the Chew (what a crap). I think ABC needs to get it together and work with Prospect Park and leave Todd, Starr and John on OLTL. GH needs to go shopping and find themselves new actors instead if fighting. I am OLTL fan and I am disgusted to see how this playing out but I will have all my people watching hulu, huluplus and itunes to drum up business for Prospect Park because I think they are getting the bad end of the stick and they deserve better. I am BIG supporter of Prospect Park! 2 Thumbs down to ABC and GH.

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  183. Tali(not Smith) says:

    What’s hilarious is that when the OL3 first came to GH they were almost unanimously hated by GH fans. Physical features of actors were mocked and there was wide spread resentment of the time given away to establishing them at the expense of core GH characters. Now they want to sp this again to their GH viewers? Relish, endless revolving returns, Romancing Sabrina and now the Reincarnation of the OL3? This isn’t just greedy, it is stupid. It is causing a huge fuss and backlash against both shows.

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  184. krktoday says:

    Regardless I have every intention of watching GH until it is no longer on the air. I have weathered every storm and I am a die hard fan. I love Michael and Roger on the show and hope they keep them. I see no reason John can’t still be a cop. They can’t use McBain but he still can be a cop. Todd can still be rich and nuts. He just can’t have Todd’s past. Todd can still come to town with his daughter she just can’t have Starrs past. However they work it out I will be there to watch. If it isn’t believable oh well half the storylines on GH aren’t believable anyway and we are still watching.

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  185. Dovie says:

    I think this whole thing is stupid, ABC please share the charactors, we do not want to loseJohn. Starr and most of all Todd. I will be happy just to see them even if it is as another charactor, but I would much rather see them as John, Starr and Todd. please, please work something out.

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  186. Melissa says:

    I agree with Tali and many others who have posted above. My heart is broken because Michael Easton will
    not be John on OLTL. John and Natalie have loved each other even when they were with someone else.
    They share passion, chemistry, warmth , humor, love and a beautiful little boy! –I can’t accept a new John.
    Michael and Melissa have played these rolls flawlessly for nine years and I believe each does his best acting with the other. I too,am done with ABC–Castle was my only pleasure. Nathan will have to find a network.
    I also wll give up The View and other daytime

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  187. MBmomof3 says:

    I think this another shortsighted move by ABC. I think it is quite likely PP will enjoy some success and GH will end up on TOLN faster than you can say, “ABC cancels 50 year old daytime drama”! A cross-over situation was frankly a win-win for everyone, especially the fans. But truly, they will possibly want to lease GH to PP in the future. Why quibble over this ridiculous issue. Now everyone loses…the actors, the fans, the shows…just more ABC stupidity.

    That said, I grew up watching GH too. I hope I’m wrong and GH enjoys another 50 years on daytime TV for all the fans out there.

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  188. Rosanna says:

    PP is to blame for this the loaned out the character without fully thinking “hey if we com back online they have to stop being on GH” does this make any sense?? Blaming ABC is a easy out, REMEMBER pp said it would bring back the soaps then it said it had no money then all a sudden months later it had money…hmm I smell a rat and yep it its PP that stinks!!!

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  189. su0000 says:

    The 3 do want to go with PP on-line.. fact .. it is what it is, they do not want to return to OLTL ..
    IF they did want to return to OLTL there would not be a problem, all would eventually be well ..

    Do not blame PP and ABC for the wants of the real people the actors decisions.

    Not one person here has any idea what the 3 are needing, wanting, thinking , not one has a clue as to their inner private thoughts.

    Fact; they do not want to go on with PP, that is more than obvious, or they would be be happy about it and going on with PP.
    From day one when they did not sign on with PP..
    Only McBain as ”tentative” he never signed a contrast etc with PP merely an agreement to help get it rolling if needed. And that is why the 3 were open to go to GH .

    The 3 did not want go to on then and not now, with PP ..

    PP has the characters not the actors. and they do not want to be PP..

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    Aria replied

    Agree. PP got their characters back so good ridince, GH will go on with or without the llanview 3 so let’s move on and see what happens next. PP can’t force the actors to work where they clearly don’t want to work.

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  190. mary says:

    i want RW as Todd, no matter where he is. Tell ABC and PP to get their heads out of their butt and bring back our char acters.

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  191. Phil says:

    Yesterday I blamed Prospect park, but if this is true then ABC is to blame, but I guess my question is… After Star’s one week was up and Todd and John’s four week would they go back to GH for good or just until OLTL needed them again! I want them to come to an agreement before it is too late! This is not going to be good for the fans! Perhaps everyone is to blame here, but fans of both shows are the ones who will be hurt in the long run

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    Patrick replied

    it really cuts to the quick….

    we’ve seen so many actors… leave a role… that made them famous… (FANS)hoping that they will some day come back….

    and… that’s not possible in this case…. isn’t that weird….

    this has never happened before.

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  192. susan M. says:

    It is all about money and greed with ABC! They don’t care that they cancelled our soaps
    in the first place. Now they see they have a chance to cash in the profits of these two
    soaps! What phonies! Hypocrites! Two-faced to boot is ABC! And should leave the three
    crossovers from OLTL alone . They were never interested in them before ! Why Now! They should be able to continue their orginial roles & they should keep their sticky
    fingers off our soaps! They blew it and should own up to it! ABC is really pathetic! They are just greedy & vicious bunch! No wonder CBS is #1….

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  193. Barbara Snoddy says:

    I switched over to GH when OLTL was taken off the air, but I just deleted GH from my DVR when Todd, John and Starr left GH. I love them as their OLTL charaters. I am excited for Prospect Park to start. I am sure the new Starr and McBain and Todd will be great! I have missed the OLTL crew. I am also a fan of Corbin’s. It looks like you are doing great on picking new actors. I would like to see Victor come back!

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    You said it just the way I feel it. If John, Starr, and Todd, are not on General Hospital, then I am not going to watch it. Even if the actors are on there. Every actor who leaves any soap continues on some other soap, but I do not watch them. I watch the shows for “the story behind the character.” I never watched General Hospital in my life until they joined. I only began to watch it in order to have a bit of my One Life to Live still alive. If they change the characters, then they erase the only reason I watched GH to begin with. I have many friends who feel the same as I do. We all started watching GH only to see these three characters.

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  194. Jen says:

    ABC had a real chance to be a part of something new and innovative! They had a real chance to show the fans that they GET IT and they understand our ire at being told what we like and be glad for it! Instead, once again, they have proven themselves to be nothing but… ahem… the Mickey Mouse organization they really are!

    Question: If a network fails in a forest and there is no one around to hear it, does anyone care?

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    Pen replied

    Oh, that’s deep.

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  195. hema says:

    that is so stupid. all three of them already established their own characters on the show. how will they bring them back as new characters? doesn’t make sense! don’t mess with a good thing and leave them as they already are!!! I was hoping to see carly and todd get back together!!!

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  196. David says:

    If anyone is to blame for this it is Prospect Park. Remember the promise they broke after these actors and actresses signed on with PP over a year ago. These people thought they were going to continue working only to have PP go back on promises they made. Thus the actors and actress (Alderson and Easton) vowed they would not work for PP. They have stuck to their guns.

    So instead of blaming ABC blame the actors or more importantly blame PP.

    The funny thing is everyone talks like this internet versions of OLTL and AMC will last forever. I bet 6 months from now these shows will again be cancelled. Unless they find a cable outlet it won’t last. 6 months from now when this happens remember I told you so and don’t whine about it

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    Tali replied

    I’ll take that bet!

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    marfa replied

    PP couldn’t get the funding, that’s why they didn’t start filming right away. The only one to blame for this whole mess is ABC for canceling the shows in the first place.

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    CTwildheart replied

    I’ll take that bet too!
    AND the actors themselves have said that they knew PP was still working on bringing the shows back by August 2012, but couldn’t say anything.
    abc/D are the ones who are unwilling to compromise or negotiate any further.

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  197. DANA RUSHING says:

    HELLO PROSPECT PARK AND MY DAYTIME FAMILY OF AMERICA I’M SO VERY HAPPY THAT PROSPECT PARK IS DOING THIS FOR THE DAYTIME FAMILY BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF AMC AND OLTL FOR MANY YEARS AND I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE AT THE PROSPECT PARK COMPANY FOR GIVING US OUR DAYTIME FAMILY BACK TO US NOW TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND NOW SINCE THE ABC NETWORK HAS DESTROYED MY FAITH IN THEM I HAVE NOT LOOK AT THE NETWORK EXCEPT FOR GH NOW THE FACT THAT THE ABC NETWORK DID NOT WANT TO GIVE ALL RIGHTS UP TOAMC AND OLTL SAYS THAT THE NETWORK WAS WORRIED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO LOOSE WHAT EVER FANS WERE LEFT NOW I HOPE THAT BOTH OF THE ALL TIME GREATEST SOAPS OF AMERICA MAKE IT ON HULU PLEASE TRY NOT TO PUT IT ON THE SAME TIME AS GH AND AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING US THE ALL TIME FAVORITE SOAPS OF ALL TIME BACK TO US SOAP FAMILY OH I ALMOST FORGOT JOHN STAR AND TODD SHOULD STAY ON GH THERE IS A SAYING IF IT IS BROKE DON’T FIX IT

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  198. Patrick says:

    I’m a little lost… in all this confusion…. for GH?

    Johnny, Krystina, Lulu, Jason… ??? and? have left.

    what original vets are leaving… after the 50th?

    and what storylines arent working currently… DEF. the Patrick/Sabrina.
    Connie, IMO.. is done.
    Todd and Carly? this is a goner… till the New RH is revealed.
    Starr and Michael… OK they can jump back in to bed… yawn.
    the vampire story was lame…
    now… Ellie doesn’t want kids…. ? OK great for Maxie…. and Spinelli.
    Sonny with? Connnie?

    i can’t believe the story so far… for Laura…. it’s filler to me with the “kidnapping” of Lulu.. waiting for the recast… and Nicholas is shot… emotionally charged mothering… in the interim.

    they erred with not immediately giving her something to do… a job…
    and… they should have had her and Scotty from the get go… sparring… fighting… getting married right off… it’s mundane and too old for them to be… ooh la la … over “LUKE”. ie: Genevieve on Y&R was amazing.

    is the new/recast of lulu going to gell with Dante and her parents?

    Maxie is def. showing promise… as long as she stands her ground… and still loves mac… this would be true history for the gh fans. the only thing that is working… is Frisco/Felicia/Mac.

    I’m holding out hope that the Lila pickle relish… goes somewhere… heartfelt… for Tracy and the “Q’s”… the trio of Tracy/AJ/Monica… is still FUN.

    GH is being challenged like never before….. all the fan hoopla and the press… about the resurgence of soaps… is now thickening…. w/sequel… where do we go from here?

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    Patrick replied

    ie: Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf?.

    can you imagine… Scotty and Laura… playing Elizabeth taylor and richard Burton?

    that would have been a hoot.

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  199. Edward says:

    this could be interesting if rue…they did speak of a Cassadine “Valentino” a few years back.and never wrote him in . supposed to be played Brian Borghesi formerly from All My Children…….Rumorville: There are all kinds of rumors and speculation flying around about who Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton, and Roger Howarth’s new characters may turn out to be when they return to General Hospital in new roles. Some the most most popular items:

    Alderson as Scott Baldwin’s daughter, Serena. (Serena is the daughter of Scott and his wife Dominique, who passed away. Lucy Coe was their surrogate).

    Michael Easton as a long lost descendent of Caleb Morley, who comes to Port Charles to investigate Stephen Clay and his family history.

    Howarth as a….Cassadine?….one who grew up sheltered away from the evil influence of his family. Or maybe a Quartermaine?

    Time will tell….

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  200. Robin says:

    This is ridiculous! ABC should know that the crossover has been great for GH and would continue to work in their favor. The only reason I started watching GH was because the OLTL characters appeared. The OLTL writers and producers completely livened up the show making it the best it has been in a while. I was planning to keep up with GH as well as watching the new OLTL. I was looking forward to continued crossover, but now I can’t see keeping up with GH if they change the characters of John, Starr and Todd. That seems weird, unprofessional and just bad business.

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    perfectly said

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  201. Jeanne says:

    Shame on ABC! Why would they try to harm the actors and the shows that brought them SO much money for so many years, and now would continue to bring them lots of money? More bad decisions from another Brian Fios(?) idiot who is a control freak, not a business man?
    We’re still going to watch GH and All My Children and One Life To Live. With or without ABC-

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    CTwildheart replied

    Brian Frons hasn’t been there for about a year now….even though I agree with the rest!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    And Brian Frons was not the one that did it according to Erica S in an interview, She said Disney and ABC are the ones that did it, Brian just didn’t fight for the shows that is all he is guilty according to Erica S. I believe her why would she lie??

    CTwildheart replied

    Erika did say that and she has no reason to lie.

  202. Carla says:

    There is no reason to put faith in anything ABC does after the way they cancelled OLTL and AMC. It’s ridiculous that they can’t work out a way to share the characters. It’s been part of the storyline on GH from the start that all three characters were from Llanview.

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    CTwildheart replied

    I agree with you Carla…I have zero faith/trust in abc/d!

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  203. JR says:

    ABC Proves once again why fans boycotted them and this fan will continue to do so. Sick of their shinnanigans and really hate what they have attempted to do to Soaps. People they do not want soaps! They have proven that daily! I for one refuse to give that vile company a single dime nor my time in watching their station! I am rooting for Prospect to blow everyone away when they go on line with their shows and I hope it bites ABC in the butt!

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  204. emtk says:

    Clearly ABC is sabotaging OLTL as well as GH again. If anyone thinks that the audience wants to see these familiar faces playing new roles, they’re nuts. Yuk! This will probably hurt GH as much as OLTL, not to mention the actors themselves. Another lousy decision on ABC’s part. Who would it hurt for the actors to appear on both shows?!

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    Cate replied

    I can’t wait to see them again, in these new roles. Truth is, I’d rather see them than brand new actors joining the cast.

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    emtk replied

    GH doesn’t need any more actors joining the cast. There are already too many. But three actors changing roles simultaneously is even too much for this soap lover to take. They should play other roles on other shows, or play the roles we love on OLTL and GH. It is crazy that ABC couldn’t come up with a compromise.

  205. Moni B. says:

    This idea is beyond stupid and a waste of great and talented characters whom we appreciate. Trying to return them to GH as different characters is a very silly idea and a disservice to the audience. ABC should really start to consider their veiwers preferences as well as the actors. C’mon, first you guys cancel shows that clearly shouldn’t have been, now that they have been put back on in a respectable manner, an agreeable situation should have been properly established. To try to return them as other characters (3 of them at that) to the same soap in such a short period of time (while their own storylines were so recent and interesting) is simply absurd. ABC, stop insulting your audience, please.

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  206. Samantha says:

    While I am happy to have the actors returning to GH I am disappointed it is not in the roles they left. I know Prospect Park now owns OLTL,but since the show was completely cancelled and taken off the air I think the actors should be free to choose what they want to do. And if the show wasn’t on for as long as was they should not have a problem with them being able to keep playing the characters they play. Thank you.

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  207. Patrick says:

    what about RH…. somehow… being related to Kate? and cousin Olivia… this would strengthen this trio….

    I like the idea of KA being Serena… course i say this cause i loved Scotty.

    ME should be Aiden… Anna and twin sister Alexandra’s cousin….from AMC? give him some family ties.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    They can only do that if they get permission fro PP, They own that character too…..

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    Patrick replied

    gotcha…. Aiden….

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I would love to see Aidan Devane come back to AMC I loved Him!!

  208. Jim West says:

    I’m pretty sure that PP and ABC, could have came to an agreement to share the characters. I can agree why the actors didn’t want to do both shows. because of the flying. I really like all three actors. it will be hard for me to see them play different characters. I guess I’ll have to get use to it.

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    They could not do both shows, because they could not have us tune into GH and see Todd for instance, and then Tune into OLTL and there he is again. How could the story lines explain him being in Llanview and Port Charles all at the same time?

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  209. Alex Graham says:

    I’m 100% with PP and believe that ABC is trying sabotage them out of spite. ABC knows they messed up big time. I’ve watched Todd and Starr since they first appeared on OLTL. I can’t fathom them being anyone else. I’ve done my very best to support GH while boycotting everything else ABC dishes out. I don’t think I’ll be tuning into GH if a resolution isn’t made. I’m over the moon and can’t wait for my OLTL to come back. I love some of the GH characters, but it’s been resorted to pickle relish and vampires. I’m to the point of tuning out of ABC all together now. I’ll watch GH on youtube for now. So, John’s going to have a 3rd twin running around??? Even the best writers on the planet will have a field day sorting this fiasco out.

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    AMEN

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  210. phonda says:

    well i am not going to say.need to hear there side of it.

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  211. Marilyn says:

    One life to live should let them stay on g/h so what if the keep calling them by the names Todd Starr John let there stores move on you could still let them go back for a little but Todd needs Carly Starr needs Michael John needs Sam they have a new family a new bringing god has blessed them with so please ABC keep Kristen Anderson -Starr. Roger howarth – Todd. Michael Easton – John Mcbain

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  212. Carmen Thomas says:

    1st let me say that I blew up the phones of ABC when my shows were cancelled! I Thought they were ignorant & utterly wrong to cut the shows then & I think they are just as ignorant now!! Only ADD HATEFUL & just plain Spiteful to my opinion of ABC after reading what I’ve just read! I started watching those shows when I was in the 4th grade!! I’m not the OLDER Demographic!! I can even tell you all about Ryan’s Hope! ( admittedly at that age I didn’t always understand what was happening on Ryan’s hope) However I believe that this is the most mean spirited thing I’ve heard of in a long time! Here I believed I got treated badly in this so called ‘real world’ by neighbors & different & varying classes in & around the community as I’m sure most all people have to deal with hateful people. But to hear how Horribly Selfish & Controlling ABC is in not even wanting Prospect Place to Be successful is greed PLUS VENGEANCE!! An obvious attempt at blocking any attempts to succeed ‘&Prosper by Bringing the Shows back to life again , makes me want to Rally the Troops & FB , Twitter & my fave Goid ole fashioned Phone calling Non Stop directly to theirs main lines from open to close letting them know what SOB’s they are!! Now, my Mother is the type to say that everybody always gets what coming to them & for me to cool my jets & just wait, watch & it will happen. No one is above getting back what they put out in this world! AMC & OLTL gave me 2 hours out of each day that I could put my worries away & ENJOY myself! Before I had to get back to worrying about how the bills were going to get paid!! For Prospect Place To GO TO THE EXTINCT THEY HAVE FOR 2 WONDERFUL SHOWS & MOST OF ALL IT’S FANS… I believe their devotion & efforts will pay off! Obviously the Jerks at ABC are going to try & put up as many road blocks as they can because THEY KNOW THEY SCREWED UP. I , Myself , do not know of a soul that watches that Shite they replaced my shows with!! I’m sure some one does. But ABC knows what they lost & simply put they are Soar Losers!! Now I’ve said that as nicely as I know how to & it was extremely hard not to let my tongue get loose!! So I will end with what my Mother says. We get back what we put out! And if Prospect Place’s motives are for all the right reasons & we know they are,Then SUCCESSFUL IS WHAT THEY WILL BE!! As for ABC… They will squeeze all the blood out of the turnip that they can!! For as ling as they can. Because they haven’t any integrity!! The lack of concern for all of the LOST JOBS !! Not just Actors but the entirety of each of those programs that it took to make those programs each day ,well sirs, that lack of concern WILL FIND ITS WAY BACK TO ABC IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER!! And When it does I hope I’m made aware of their onset of troubles !!!! So may we all get what we deserve!! Hopefully that means the Fans Get their quality programs back with the Veteran Actors that are the VERY REASON EACH OF THOSE SHOWS EVEN HAVE STORY LINES!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Amen!!

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  213. Carmen Thomas says:

    As Far as Start, Todd, & John.. As a Super Fan I will Truly be upset at their absence. But I will be plenty happy to see Dorian & Vickie!! & AMC!! Well, that show has my heart! JUST PLEASE DON’T STRAY TO FAR FROM ITS ORIGINS & STORY LINES THAT IFE LOVED FOR SOO LONG! I have my hopes up now!! And I’m ready to TWEET, POST , & call everyone I know!! Thank you for all you’re doing !! God Speed

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  214. Carmen Thomas says:

    As Far as Start, Todd, & John.. As a Super Fan I will Truly be upset at their absence. But I will be plenty happy to see Dorian & Vickie!! & AMC!! Well, that show has my heart! JUST PLEASE DON’T STRAY TO FAR FROM ITS ORIGINS & STORY LINES THAT IFE LOVED FOR SOO LONG! I have my hopes up now!! And I’m ready to TWEET, POST , & call everyone I know!! Thank you for all you’re doing !! God Speed it’s just Stupid! To turn Todd Starr & John into someone else!! WHEN THEY WILL HAVE THE SAME FACES!! Lol. GH & ABC are mucking it up in that! But we already knew that

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  215. Darcy says:

    I have been following Roger Howarth since he started as Todd Manning. I have followed him to Prey, ATWT, and now GH but he will always be Todd Manning. I will watch him no matter what character he plays, but I have been thrilled to have him back as Todd on GH. NO ONE but Howarth can play Todd they way he should be played! And I know a lot of GH fans won’t like this, but he brought a lot of live back to GH. I think it’s stupid for us to now have to see him on GH as someone else after he had built some type of relationship with Carly. If Todd and Blair can’t be together, I want him with Carly. I think PP should let these actors remain on GH as their OLTL characters.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    So Todd should be played like a Cartoon Character??? Sorry Darcy RH is not playing Todd Manning…

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  216. Karen says:

    this infuriates me! first, ABC takes away 2 of my favorite soaps, then won’t agree to allow some valuable characters to dual play, so, I wonder if I will continue to watch any ABC tv?

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  217. susan M. says:

    I am sick of ABC yanking our chain over our soaps.

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  218. CTwildheart says:

    It’s too bad all of you who say you will no longer watch General Hospital because of this. Because we are fighting to save the whole genre here – not just one or two shows! The actors and crew of GH did nothing to offend any of you, yet you punish them.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    CT it is the viewers prerogative to watch or not to watch and they should not be forced to watch/save something that they don’t like because of the soap genre fading out on TV? I worked my behind off along with my friends and others to save 2 shows AMC and OLTL, ABC is punishing their actors and show by pulling the same crap they always do and fans have the right to change the channel and a lot of them are doing just that. This is all laid at ABC’s door where it belongs……

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    CTwildheart replied

    My goodness Joliefan Forever! First, I completely agree that this is the fault of ABC/D and they are punishing their actors and show. Not blaming any fans for that! But I NEVER said or even implied that everyone HAS to watch something! I am saying that for those who still like the show, to not watch GH because of ABC/D’s crap is just as unfair to GH and the actors.

  219. ElissR says:

    I never leave comments anywhere, but I am so angry about this. I was beyond happy to have AMC and OLTL back. I watched with my mother since preschool, watched on my own everyday since I was 12, now I am 37, and my 13 year old daughter, watches oltl with me as well. I’m a HUGE Roger as Todd fan, and Michael as John. I started watching General Hospital, only because they were moved to that show. I rather of them not brought back the shows, just so Roger can continue being Todd Manning somewhere! I understand the actors have to go from tv to the internet, and that may be a downgrade, but oltl is there all the dedicated true fans are. Thanks for ruining both shows by taking away our beloved Todd, Star and John!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Todd Starr and John the characters were taken from GH not OLTL

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    ElissR replied

    well now that they are staying on gh as new characters, they are taken form oltl. They wont be todd manning, john or starr on any show now.

    Sheila Thomas replied

    Todd, Starr, and John originated on OLTL, Not GH. They were created on the OLTL show, and were taken from there!!! The characters belong on OLTL. That being said, I will not continue to watch GH, if they change the characters to other people. I only watched GH to begin with to see my story’s (OLTL) continue after the cancelation!!!

  220. Nancy says:

    ABC is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kristen has been Starr her whole life, this is just sickening and makes me hate abc even more if that is even possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  221. Carmen Thomas says:

    I had actually FINALLY halfway accepted Todd Manning being played by the other guy (sorry idk his name) It took me a LONG time!!! I won’t lie!! But I had gotten used to him as Todd. Mainly because I believed 100% that the real Todd would NEVER be back!! & when they tried having 2 Todd’s … Well, I just said to myself “OMG ! What the heck is this mess?”I could NOT understand WHY bring back My Todd – THE TODD! Just to Go off air!! & I like the lady above said ,”I busted my butt DAILY EVERY FREE SECOND I HAD WORKING TO KEEP THE SOAPS ON AIR!! & I AGREE COMPLETELY ABOUT STARR!! That to me, is the MOST depressing of any of the 3 characters!! Because John .. Came from a VAMPIRE SOAP! & is reunited w/ his old co star on GH now & Todd , well, yes! I’d like The REAL DEAL! But the 2nd Todd would be ok with me! I’ve already had to accept that! But poor Starr!! GH KILLED HER BABY OFF!!! After all she went thru. & she IS STARR & I JUST DON’T THINK ANYONE COULD BE STARR AND EVER BE ACCEPTED. & GH to change her & KEEP her… IT’S JUST NOT RIGHT!! I still have the #’s written in the back of a book for ABC office! I mean direct to home base!! IF THE FANS WANT TO PULL TOGETHER POST IT ON TWITTER AND ILL JUMP RIGHT ON IT!! Having AMC & OLTL back , for me , Will Be Like An Old Friend Coming Back Home! A Best Friend!! I grew up watching All 3 Soaps ,4 to start with. Ryan’s Hope was only a30 minute Soap. And went off air LONG AGO. But like I had said b4 ,I was so young that some of the ‘trysts’ on there were a Lil above my head. But I REMEMBER LOVING THE LADY WHO IS ROXY NOW!! She was a wild card on Ryan’s Hope & well, we all know what ROXY is!! A BLAST!!! Think about it tho. Both ‘Todds’ believe they are THE TODD so … That’s do able. Logically. & John… HE REALLY Needs to come back… But if he doesn’t… He’s replaceable. But STARR IS NOT!! NOR CAN SHE BE STARR ON GH & DIE & ALL OF A SUDDEN BE A TWIN!! That would involve a OLTL back story line!! And ABC… NO NO NO!! I completely STOPPED WATCHING ABC!!!! RE Thought IT.. & continued to watch CASTLE because of Nathan Fillion who was Dorians Lover for a long while!! & I watched Rookie Blue. Because I was already watching them b4 the soaps were cancelled. I heard Tyler Christopher was on some show on ABC FAMILY so I watched that. I stayed with Desperate Housewives till their last show!! THEN I WAS THRU WITH THEM!! SO, IM DOWN TO WATCHING CASTLE!! And that’s all ABC gets out of me anymore.!! I DO NOT WATCH ABC NO MATTER WHAT THEY CLAIM IS A HOT NEW SHOW!! But about the soaps. I had watched GH off & on periodically since my childhood. As I got older & had less time & GH Divided itself into 2 shows…,! ?? Sending LUCY AWAY etc. I stopped being loyal to GH then. And HONESTLY. GH has not been any good since then!!!! I have to ask if anyone else agrees with that. Because I remember always being bewildered come EMMY TIME & GH would win best writing & best show!? Wt…?!!! Made NO SENSE!! This has to be approached logically. STARR SHOULD BE FOUGHT FOR!!! She needs to return Home! Or Not have the Role played by anyone leaving it as she left town!! Because we ALL know one thing about soaps, She could be back in a year or 2!! And we would have our STARR BACK!! So don’t reprise the role of STARR unless the one & only can play her! And I’m sure that I read GH is Only being renewed 1 YEAR AT A TIME ALREADY!! Remember ,” Patience is a Virtue”!!!!
    I want to know if there is going to be ANY Other way to view my programs. ( or watch my stories as my grandmother used to say!) :) than HULU??? I’ve looked into HULU & I already pay an outrageous amount for Tv service. I can Stream Internet. But does it HAVE TO BE HULU?? I need to know because I REALLY would Die if I missed the 1st show! Thanks y’all ,& sorry , I know I write ALOT. Hope my opinion is helpful to somebody. And I’m just So So Thankful the shows are coming back! I haven’t even read up on AMC yet so I’m headed there. God Speed.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hulu is free, Hulu Plus is a 8 dollar fee, Itunes, and I think that is it however Michael did put up an article telling everyone how they can see AMC & OLTL! Hope that helps!

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    you can watch the shows online at HULU for free…Not Hulu “Plus” but just HULU.com. Now if you want to watch it on your television, then you would need HULU Plus.

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  222. Elise says:

    I think this will ultimately hurt ABC and GH more than OLTL; it’s just really sad that they won’t be able to continue their respective characters. I think KA will will probably end up playing Serena Baldwin, which would be great, and I’d totally see ME play a Cassadine (or any other dark brooding character for that matter!). But RH as Todd was just pure genius, so hopefully they will create a character equally wonderful for him and his talent.

    For the life of me I don’t understand why the characters couldn’t just continue living on BOTH soaps! The actors would’ve NEVER left GH for OLTL anyways, so PP could’ve just recast all 3 to keep them going. GH could have the charactors intact with the actors, and yes, for anyone watching both soaps having twins in parallel universes might’ve been a bit weird at first, but it could’ve worked. I believe PP would’ve NEVER let that happen, which is why they pushed for sharing, which would’ve been a headaches for the actors and writers, but at least both fan bases would’ve been satisfied of the outcome.

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  223. Twila Ritenour says:

    abc is just being big babies because they couldn’t force us to watch what they wanted us to watch

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  224. Twila Ritenour says:

    Maybe Susan is right but think about this. These people have played these characters for so long, especially Kristen and Roger, and have played them on GH as well, that they can’t just expect us to just forget that and see them as totally different characters. So what do we do? Just give in and stop watching altogether? And now look what they’ve done. Got us fighting amongst ourselves.

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  225. Doveydiane says:

    ABC is crazy and selfish. They could have told the 3 (Michael, Roger & Kristen) to go back to OLTL for the month. Michael could have properly broken up with Natalie and tried to get visitation to see his son. Roger could have had final goodbyes to Blair and Starr could have visited with her family, told them how much she loved them, but that she loved Michael too and wanted to go back to Port Charles to be with him. It would have made the OLTL fans happy to have their storylines tied up (with openings if they wanted to come back at some future date) and they could have gone back to GH as the characters that they are and we are used to and that we love. It could have been a WIN-WIN situation til ABC had to blow it. They’ve been doing that alot. Shame on them.

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    Twila Ritenour replied

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. That would have been the right way to handle the situation.

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  226. maggie says:

    does it really surprise anyone that abc has done this? remember THEY took them off the air. i will watch all 3 shows, as i have since childhood, but even a soap fan will have to stretch the imagination to perceive these 3 as anything but who they began as.

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  227. Cela says:

    I am heartbroken that the characters won’t be able to play themselves! The biggest heartbreak is that ROGER HOWARTH won’t be Todd. I have been in make believe LOVE with Todd, but only as ROGER HOWARTH playing him. Trevor was a very very good actor, but he was NOT Todd Manning TO ME!
    I was disappointed when Roger left & when Trevor came & was THRILLED TO DEATH to see Roger come back. And now with Roger playing ANOTHER ROLE BESIDES TODD…its like TODD MANNING was killed off.
    I will continue to BOYCOTT ABC. I believe that PP has done all they could…i don’t believe they did anything crooked or unethical or selfish as they KNOW the fans loved & wanted their soaps back. I will go to HULU to watch AMC & OLTL.
    I guess i was hoping ABC & DISNEY would try tol use a little common sense & FOR ONCE thing of something but the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR. But people….lets not waste any emotions like ANGER OR HATE on the people. KARMA karma karma….gets em every time. Hopefully someday we can get to see our much loved & talented actors return to their roles.
    I pray that ABC/DISNEY realizes how GREED will destroy in the end. The good Lord takes care of people who don’t care about hurting other people intentionally for their own gains. Its just a waste of time to be so angry, which is hard to be anything else but right now…..at such FOOLS & GREEDY PEOPLE.

    I just bet that ole WALT DISNEY is rolling over in his grave to see what his predacesors have done to his good name….he had a heart & was a kind man….

    So, lets all just look forward to happiness, & be grateful for all the good things our soaps bring to our lives. We’ve made friends with some great people along the way & realize theres a alot of greed & ignorance in this world, what a shame!!!

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  228. del amendola says:

    ABC is n, always will b the bad guy in this.they want the shows 2 fail n will do anything 2 make that happen

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  229. Pam Anderson says:

    It seems ABC just isn’t playing fair. Why would they not want Prospect Park to succeed when they stand to gain from it? Looks like they are not welling to let go. The fans will just have to show that we can move on and watch our soaps regardless.

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  230. Betty says:

    ABC has not played fair since they canceled our soaps and this is beyond unreal! OMGoodness, they can stay on GH – but not as the characters they now play? They cant help resurrect their roles on OLTL and return to GH? Makes me sick – I so wanted to see especially the characters of Todd and John back in Llanview – I am happy with Star on GH – so she could visit from time to time. Makes my loathing for ABC even grow stronger.

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  231. Wendy says:

    This is such an insult to writers, actors and fans. I think all the GH people should walk off in a show of solidarity of how stupid this decision is. Considering a lot of people watch very few shows on ABC anymore maybe it would make them sit up and take notice of their own stupidity.

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  232. lois says:

    first off. i knew all along that abc/disney were skunks. i have boycotted daytime abc since the removal of amc & oltl. i do watch gh and will do so since i really believe they r next in line to be removed by abc. i was against prospect park because they had everyone ready to go last year & then decided to tell us there was no funding…bull….i feel bad for the 3 stars that r being screwed around by abc now & i hope abc falls flat on their face. the 3 actors are great & i enjoy watching them the most….i am hopeful that they will pull off the new roles because abc cannot take away their special appeal that each one of them has. i wish them the best regardless, i did sign up for hulu plus so i could watch the new amc & oltl along with gh because i want to support the actors of the soaps….abc should still be boycotted along with disney…they do not care for their loyal viewers, we know how they treated us & they will surely not ever change their view on how to treat their viewers.

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    Well said

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  233. Liv says:

    My life has gone on so effortlessly since boycotting ABC that I almost forgt why I stpped watching it. This was the perfect reminder that I quit watching it because of the way it disrespects its viewers and mistreats its products. I look forward to One Life and AMC on the internet!.

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    AMEN SISTER!!!

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  234. Marilyn says:

    It sad what they are doing but things well work out for the best or every one ok so if this happens coming back as new / c it’s all good they well make it work and this time it’s not ABC it’s one life to live that’s doing all this they well not let ABC keep Todd John Starr on g/h so they well put new people to take there place on the new one life to live let them it’s there lost I well be happy to see all 3 of them on g/h as new/c our as they are just bring them home back to g/h and dam I loved one life to live but sorry 7.99 a mouth after one week that’s crazy sorry I well not be seeing the show I was fighting for so so long I was so happy at first then this happens good luck to you all

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  235. deelo O'Donnell says:

    I will accept the 3 actors as new characters, if forced to…as the actors are remarkable and will do justice to ANY role…It is now up to the writers to pull this off, perhaps they should simply announce in the beginning of the sequence that the roles of Todd, Starr and John are no longer licensed for GH, however, the actors will be portraying the following and list the new names and a synopsis of their characters….–let the actors WORK…portray Todd, Starr and John on OLTL and move on with GH….it is a soap, it does not have to make sense…if we like the actors, I really do not care abut the characters….they will be great regardless—and I get to see them twice…..they are working and I am enjoying — win-win!

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  236. Deborah says:

    Okay, I want to preface this by saying I have been an AMC, OLTL, and a GH fan for years now, so I am definitely rooting for the success of all shows whether provided by PP or ABC. However, I have been reading through these post and have been seeing nothing but animosity and disdain from OLTL fans (posters) toward GH fan (posters)…I won’t mention any name cause this is not meant to cause an argument. I just want to know why do OLTL fans want to see GH fail? Are you guys mad that some of the OLTL characters went to GH and were a success? I know many of you may be upset because you aren’t able to get the 3 actors back to play your characters and GH fans may be upset because the 3 actors won’t play the same characters…can you see GH & OLTL fans have something in common? The viewers are the biggest losers in this…so lets not attack each other!! Ok off my “soap box” lol

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    Sheila Thomas replied

    My point is that Kristan Alderson, Roger Howarth, and Michael Easton, are Starr, Todd, and John. If the people I began to watch General Hospital to see are no longer these characters, then it is no different to me than watching every soap on every channel. At some point or other many of the characters from my preferred soaps have moved to different soaps. I did not begin watching The Young and the Restless because Melissa Claire Egan moved to that show. She assumed a totally different character’s identity which was not Annie, and so I do not watch. Now on the other hand, if they had continued her story line in the same way in which they continues Starr, Todd, and Johns, and when I turned to The Young and the Restless I could still know that Annie was living on, I would have started watching The Young and the Restless. But as it is they made her some other character so I do not care about that story line so I do not watch. The story lines I care about are the ones which I have been following for years and years, which are STARR, TODD, and JOHN, not some other made up people whom I have no connection with.

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  237. Barbara Jean Pearson says:

    I am disgusted that Prospect Park only decided to bring back AMC and OLTL when GH proved successful. Then they decided they had to have Todd, Starr and John back in the fold to make it work. PP is the one that dashed the dreams of the fans back when they said it was too expensive to bring them online. Guess it isn’t too expensive anymore. Personally I love these actors and will watch them no matter what they are called. I loved Roger as Paul during his 8 years off OLTL and have loved Easton as Caleb and John so I am ready for the next character. With Ron Carlivati writing the story it will work out. Personally I will not be watching OLTL or AMC. They played nasty and now ABC is fighting back. This time I am on ABC’s side.

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    Deborah replied

    Well said Barbara, and watch the “haters” start attacking your post…you know the ones who think Prospect Park can do no wrong and is the “savior” of everything daytime…also I have read on this site comments attacking the actors for choosing not to stay with prospect park. Lastly, I do agree that which ever characters created for these actors RC will make it work.

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    Brenda replied

    It seems to me that PP has been working on getting our shows online right along. They didn’t “quite” to see if GH stayed on air. This has been a huge undertaking for them. I wouldn’t be surprised when (and yes, I do mean WHEN) ABC is dumb enough to cancel G H then we will see PP picking that up as well. They may not be the savior of all daytime but if our soaps are to be saved I think they are our best hope. And I for one applaud them for their efforts, no mater where they lead. At least they are trying, unlike ABC.

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  238. Deb says:

    Let’s hope that after their contracts are done they can do what they want to!!!

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  239. Alan says:

    I actually like the character of Caleb Morley (the vampire) much better than John McBain, but the other two will be hard to accept as anyone other than Todd and Starr. I hope they still play similar characters that are father and daughter either way. I blame ABC for all of this. Prospect Park clearly wants the fans to be happy and it wouldn’t have worked in their interests to force these actors into playing new characters.

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  240. Tima says:

    After reading a lot of the articles about this subject I have come to the conclusion that while PP made mistakes ABC is once again the screw-ups. PP leased these 3 actors back to ABC just long enough for them to get OLTL back up and running, but KA got a 2 year contract from GH before she even joined the cast if I’m remembering correctly, then they followed it up by giving RH and ME contracts, knowing that PP intended these actors stays to be short term.

    It’s clear to me that ABC expected PP to not meet their deadline, meaning the rights to OLTL would go back to ABC, making it ok to contract these three actors long term… Now that ABC has been proven wrong they don’t want to share, what is in effect no longer theirs (the characters that is), as long as PP pays their bills. This of course means GH wants to give these three actors new roles… And coming from someone who only started watching GH because she missed OLTL I find that to be a total fail waiting to happen.

    I can understand the actors not wanting to help with the online launch of OLTL, but ABC can’t expect PP to just hand over 3 big characters that they already paid for, especally since two have big parts to play in Llanview. RH still has that Tale of two Todds (I really want Victor found alive like yesterday) and after all John went through with Natalie and Liam there is no way in the world he would just make a new family with Sam and Danny, knowing that his own son needs him.

    Since RH is already back on OLTL I will not be surprised if he does whatever it is that allows him to continue to play Todd. If he goes back to GH he will have to play a character that is the complete opposite of Todd so that PP doesn’t get sue happy, and while I haven’t seen RH in his other soap role I heard that that character can’t touch his portrayal of Todd. As for KA I see GH trying to stick her back with Michael and I laugh now at the possible explainations. ME already has a few GH roles thanks to Port Charles, and since Caleb has already been introduced I can see them falling on that charater, and sticking him with Sam again… I get a case of the giggles when I picture Sam saying, “I know my new love is Caleb, the thought to be dead vampire that tried to kill me and he just so happens to look like that cop guy who left without even a goodbye, but trust me, he isn’t crazy anymore.”

    All in all I hope the actors come out a head be it on GH or OLTL. I will be honest however, and say I would much rather them on OLTL.

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  241. Brenda says:

    The man “responsible” for our soaps being cancelled did not work in a vacuum! And he was not fired “right away”. And if the higher ups thought that his decision was a mistake they could resided the cancellation. They could have made it look like they gave a crap about us viewer and that they listened to us and realized their error.

    They did not do this because THEY ARE GREEDY!! The same reason they won’t share these 3 actors. Greed!! They are so sure there’s no money to be made in soaps but they sure as hell got their money didn’t they. And should any more money be made they want a piece of that too?

    I have lost all respect for anyone at ABC and the only thing I watch there is General Hospital. And I have watched that for more years then I can remember. The execs at ABC do not care what the older viewers want to see, PERIOD!

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  242. Sheila Thomas says:

    If ABC does this selfish thing and forces these actors to remain on General Hospital, while changing their identities, then I for one will boy cot General Hospital from my home. The only reason I began to watch General hospital in the first place was to see these characters stay alive. I was devastated when the shows were canceled, and the only comfort was that I could tune in to General Hospital and it could still feel a little like home to me. I have come to enjoy General Hospital, due to watching it in order to follow my characters. But with that being said, just to spite ABC in the same way as I would never watch the Chew or any show which had replaced my shows, I will make a point to not watch General Hospital anymore, and will influence all of the former AMC and OLTL fans I am acquainted with to do the same!!!

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  243. Sandra says:

    Well now what is GH going to do??? With Jason Morgan gone, now Todd, Starr and especially John really what else is there for them?? Pickled Lila and the ongoing saga of Kate and Connie boring…….. So ABC will end up Soapless in LA….

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  244. Kel says:

    Bring back RH to GH!!!! I don’t care who he plays or what the name must be, but he is brilliant and much-needed!!!

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    ohyeahohyeah replied

    He is brilliant already……

    Brilliant to be over at OneLife to Live where he belongs…… He is not a General Hospital dude. He doesn’t belong in Port Charles. He is much needed as Landviews Bad Boy. We have enough leads on GH. Yes, we. Roger needs to be in Landview, and set at the Connecticut studio, near his real home town in and of New York City. We DONOT want Roger and company in Port Charles.

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    Kel replied

    LOL for such a big OLTL diehard fan, you maybe might want to spell the word “Llanview” correctly.

  245. Kel says:

    It would be easy to bring back ME as Stephen Clay – they just have to cure him of the vampire delusion. Starr could be anyone at this point – she doesn’t have to sing, and all they’ve really let her do is be Michael’s girlfriend. Oh, and RH was awesome as Paul on As the World Turns. He doesn’t have to be Todd to be awesome.

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  246. Sherry says:

    ABC IS SO GREEDY AND PATHETIC! I agree they made a mass mistake letting these two shows go, as well as a couple others they cancelled! I don’t think they should be able to profit from PP’S brilliant idea and hard work to bring the shows back. I like the charactors on GH but my pick is on OLTL, it would be great if Starr could go back and have her child and of course John as a detective. As for Todd, I love Roger Howarth but I also loved the actor who played him for so long and ended up as VIctor, he could play that role again and I’d be just as happy.

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    MEG replied

    RH ISN’T PLAYING TODD ON GH ,IT’S SOME FOOL. I CAN’T STAND .

    RH HASN’T BEEN PLAYING TODD ON GH ,AND THIS IS THE WAY HE WANTS TO PLAY TODD,HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE THE TODD AS HE PLAYED HIM ON OLTL. I FIND HIM TOO BUFFUNISH NOW,HOPEFULLY HE WON’T BE THAT FOOL WHILE HES ON THE REBOOT.I WANT TSJ AS VICTOR OR TODD RH CAN STAY ON GH.THE TODDS HE HAS BEEN PLAYING OR SOMEONE NEW AS LONG AS TSJ IS ON OLTL.AND THIS IS ALL ON ABC,PP HAS BEEN WORKING HARD FIXING UP WHAT ABC /DISNEY TRIED TO RUIN,

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  247. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Grateful that OLTL is back and it’s thanks to Prospect Park. Prospect Park’s only mistake was to lease John, Todd and Starr to GH. John was not the same on GH. This wasn’t John McBain but an imposter. He would never leave Natalie and Liam even if there was a restraining order.

    I wish Easton would head back to OLTL but it’s not going to happen with him playing a Morley. It was my understanding that he had a one year contract with GH. Nevertheless, I am glad the characters – Starr, John and Todd are with OLTL where they belong. They can always recast; however, JOLIE (Easton and Archer) was ratings gold. Perhaps if OLTL takes off, we just might see Mr. Easton as John McBain on OLTL again in the future. One can dream!

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  248. pink says:

    I think F.V & R.C are the ONLY ones to blame because they wanted BOTH GH & OLTL and tried to play God and control everything.I am THRILLED we GH fans won’t have to hear about those dumb OLTL characters on GH.And the ratings have actually gone UP since they left so it just shows that they did not “save” GH like some say they did.

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  249. Susan says:

    Well, ABC has made yet another huge mistake. Can hardly believe they haven’t learned. A resounding cry of “idiots!”

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  250. Lin says:

    I am disgusted by ABC’s attitude. I love Starr, McBain, and Todd and the way the actors play them. If Kristin doesn’t want to be on OLTL (I don’t know why she wouldn’t– is it because of location? She was willing to play the character on GH. I’m confused. Regardless, it will be stupid, stupid, stupid to have them playing different people on GH after already playing the same characters as they played on OLTL. (but then again, the show has Stavros or whoever he is, as looking younger than his own son. ) I think ABC is at fault. I assume OLTL will replace the actors at some point. We certainly need Todd. I’d like to see McBain and Natalie back together. If not, I can live without McBain. Teh show needs Starr. If Kristin wants to be on GH, replace her. The hardest character to replace will be Todd. And while you’re waiting, please bring back Trevor.

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  251. Doris Fuller says:

    This whole thing is no big deal, these three people are not OLTL. All the wonderful, talented people who are coming back to the show are OLTL. They will get along great without these three, they can be recast are written out & the show will go on. I wish them much luck on GH who ever they will be playing now but the characters of Todd, Star & John belong to OLTL & always have. The only one that is the villain here is ABC, they canceled OLTO after the fans begged them not to for months. But they took out their AX & killed the show anyway. Now in come PP on their white horse & they bought the show & spent the last year working hard to bring it back to life. So now lets give OLTL a supernova return on April 29th & show them just how much we love them & show ABC just what a huge mistake they have made. Lets make OLTL live on for the next 50 years. I wish GH the best because I watch it too, but ABC has been trying to cancel them & I fear one day they will take out their ax & murder them like they did OLTO & AMC. I only watch GH on their network & when it is gone so am I.OLTL I love you & all the people of Llandview.

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  252. Doveydiane says:

    ABC is just plain Stupid and Crazy. Prospect Park only wanted the 3 characters back for one to three weeks.. just to tie up the old story lines. Then they could have gone back to GH as Todd, Starr and John. It would have been a WIN-WIN situation but ABC just can’t stand to remember what a big mistake they made. All the fans wanted was to have them come back for a few days and have some closure for their characters. Big Mistake ABC. I stopped boycotting when I learned Prospect was truly bringing back my 2 other soaps, but I think I need to start again… maybe just forget there is an ABC network. My first boycott of a year wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be, although I did miss DWTS.

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  253. Annie says:

    I was one who was blaming PP for not letting GH have the original characters until I read this.

    Why is ABC making it so hard for PP? Wasn’t it ABC who cancelled OLTL and AMC..? If they cancelled the shows then they should be able to work with PP and share them.

    ABC you are greedy and you can only be greedy so long before it bites you in the A$$.

    ABC SHAME ON YOU!!!

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  254. Phyl says:

    ABC used to be my favorite network to watch. Once they cancelled my soaps that was it. I very rarely watch anything they care to have on other than General Hospital and Shark Tank. The execs at ABC/Disney have Walt Disney doing somersaults in his grave I am sure. Just because that one bald headed big nosed guy and Oprah said that people want more informative shows telling them how to eat and dress and be fit……they cancel our soaps. I will give Prospect Park a try. Looks like they have replaced a lot of characters with real young actors – we shall see how that goes. Also I love the fact that Michael, Kristan and Roger are back on GH May 10. I think that GH should have kept the story lines as is just had their names changed to Ron McAlister, Starlet Channing and Rod Channing. We would have gone along with it !! Because loyal GH fans KNOW that ABC is a POS and wouldn’t let go of the characters!

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  255. DzzDee says:

    I believe that ABC seen that SOAPS are still In, and if Prospects Online show, (OLTL) does make it. ABC aka Greedy s can buy them back to be aired on Soapnet! We all know ABC-D made a mistake.. and they do too.. For ABC, It’s like a Saving Account.. I personally don’t think AMC will be as big as OLTL.. and I am sure that ABC is banking on OLTL. As for these characters remaining with GH.. It keeps Daytime GH popularity with OLTL fans.. And I, for one love these actors no matter what they’re named.

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  256. Rehanna says:

    I’m a fan of Todd Manning but I’m more a fan of Roger Howarth. I loved him as Todd & Paul Ryan on ATWT. Whoever he plays I’ll watch & I’m happy the one & only Todd could reboot OLTL & maybe down the line we can continue to see him in both as two great characters in two great soaps

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  257. Michael says:

    Once again- ABC sucks. Sharing actors on both shows would have been hugely beneficial to ABC. They really don’t want One Life and All My Kids to succeed- it will make their bone head moves in the past look even more egregious. As if that’s possible.

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  258. Vivian says:

    Seems to me that if ABC cancelled OLTL, then why would they even care if the characters live on someplace else? If the characters can live on in another show of theirs, namely, GH, then why wouldn’t they want them to? Are they going to use the characters someplace else? Doubt it. This just seems stupid to me. I hate big corporations. Wouldn’t ABC profit from the characters living on in another one of their shows? Doesn’t make sense to me that ABC would be so stubborn.

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  259. Maggie says:

    ABC/GH should have kept the characters. Now it’s like all new names but we know that they are in our eyes, John, Starr, and Todd. Dumb move. Now I wish that they would all go back to OLL!

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  260. Ginger says:

    It is utterly ridiculous that fans of both OLTL and GH shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy these characters on both soaps. I mean think about it, they can do crossovers like when they were all on ABC. Um Sky was on all three soaps. I think Frank did such a great job bringing in a whole new fan base by introducing these characters on GH. It boosted the ratings no doubt. I just want to see the same actors, playing the same people on both shows. It is going to take a great deal of compromise from a fan’s perspective to accept them in other roles. Like DAH Todd and Starr not daughter and father. PLEASE COME TO AN AGGREEMENT PP and ABC!! We all learned to share when we were 4!!!!

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  261. Ashley Cooper says:

    I think it is a bunch of bull that they will not let them play their original characters. Get your head out of your asses ABC and let them return as their old characters. It will suck if they can”t honestly. The original Lulu is gone Jason is gone and Steve Weber is gone and now you want to take these 3 characters away as well. The show will suck and will lose viewers if this crap keeps happening for real. The show has gone hill since Robin and the other’s have left. Do what you wish but just letting you know what is real about the situation. They have been gone for this long what is a couple more weeks….

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  262. d ronco says:

    i am not happy with the new characters, especially starr as kiki, todd will always be todd to me, it just does’nt make any sense, does’nt micheal see a resemblence of starr in kiki? plus it was a lame excuse her leaving and then breaking up over the phone. nobody mentioning past characters is also dumb, what happens when carly see’s rogers new character he is todd! this is too unbelievable even for a soap!

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  263. Nicole says:

    Dumbest move ever! GH is my show and to bring characters from another soap on to the show was weird. But I got used to it. I started loving Todd. And now he’s back but as someone else. Really really far fetched even for a soap. You’re going downhill GH.

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  264. ANNIE THIEL says:

    AND KEEPING NATALIE ONE LIFE TO LIVE INSTEAD OF JESSICA THAT MAMES ME SICK.

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  265. ANNIE THIEL says:

    BRING BACK JESSICA, KELLY, JOEY, KEVIN, CASSIE, REX, ADRIANNA, LAYLA, CHIRSTIAN, ANTIONO AND CARLOTTA, OLIVER AND KYLE AND ROXY, MARCIE, MICHALE, MARTY, SOPHIA, JOHN SYITES, RENEE, ROSEANNE, SARAH ROBERTS AND MORE.

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