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BREAKING NEWS: Easton, Howarth and Alderson To Head Back To GH in New Roles!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dinah

Damn, they belong on OLTL not on Gh

Jan

Agree.

Sam

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

marfa

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

Evie

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

Tarlyfan

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

kat

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

MissBeth

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

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

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

tklur

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

1loveabcsoap

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

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

Christy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AJ

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

Chris

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

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

Lora

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

dani

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

TRW

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

Kelly

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

Tali

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

1loveabcsoap

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

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

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

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

Read post below

Erin

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

Dani

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

Lora

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

Dani

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

SO you need to read the WHOLE thread.

jim

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

Tarlyfan

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

Pen

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

Fay

Yes, Pen, it’s going to be brilliant.

Robin

OLTL is where they should be the hell with ABC

Lora

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

1loveabcsoap

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

Pen

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

Amc

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

Lora

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

Alfred

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

susan M.

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

Darlene Ford

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

Mo

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Fay

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

andrea

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

Janice

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

Janice

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

Dinah

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

ethel

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

Cindy

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

Ces

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Ces

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

Cindy

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Janie

Agree with you Cindy.

Lora

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

louisa

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

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

Tarlyfan

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

1loveabcsoap

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

Aria

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

AJ

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

Pen

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Lora

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

Nancy

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

Maria

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

Heather

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

susan M.

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

caroldee

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

1loveabcsoap

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

Let’s BOYCOTT, and PROTEST…….

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

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

Pen

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

Yeeeesh…

Aria

He’ll no

Tarlyfan

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Susan

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Fay

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

Rose

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

brian

So very true !

Rae Hopf

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

Pen

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

Patrick

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

Pen

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

Joanne

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

jeanne

SO STUPID !!

Jan

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

10261991des

I like them on the show..

tasneem

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

Tali

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

Fay

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

Tali

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

Joliefan Forever

Great post Tali!

Fay

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

Tali

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

Pen

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

Rose

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

Pen

They’re up to it. 🙂 Wait and see.

k/kay

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

Mia

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

Irene

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

Robbyrob

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

Ces

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

Tarlyfan

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Tarlyfan

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

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

Joliefan Forever

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

David Jones

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

Pen

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

Fay

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

Pen

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Lora

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

janie

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

Gillian

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

Debbie Hamilton

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

Thanks! We will!

Kelly

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Vicki

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

Deborah

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

Lora

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

Lora

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Vicki

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

Lynne

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

Sean M

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

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

Pen

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

Justin

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

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I’m happy to hear this!!!!!!!!

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

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

Cassidine?

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

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

Ces

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

Tali

and no longer McBam-YAY!

Pen

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

Sandi Taylor

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Abby

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Tarlyfan

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Tarlyfan

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

Jan

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

Tarlyfan

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

Tali

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

Gwen

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

Joliefan Forever

Yes there will be Tali!!!

Mary

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Marci

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Mark

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

K.R.

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

Ces

ditto!

Pen

I agree. Glad it’s over.

Buddy

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

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

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

Joliefan Forever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

Lora

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

Jamie

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

Rosanna

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Rachel

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

Troy Turner

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

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

Rosanna

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Rob

TERRIBLE.

The shortsightedness of Prospect Park could cost OLTL viewers.

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

Joliefan Forever

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

jim

Like what you said…i so agree

TRW

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

rebecca

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

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

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

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

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

Troy Turner

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

Michelle

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

Tali

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Tarlyfan

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

Aria

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Nikki

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

michele

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

B.J.

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

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

Michelle

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Llanviewer717

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

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

Ava

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

Michelle

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Tali

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

Ava

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

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

Ava

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

Tali

So glad!

Lora

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

Elizabeth

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

Liz

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

k/kay

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

Pen

In fairness…PP almost didn’t.

1loveabcsoap

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

Aria

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

Nikki

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

Chaz

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

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

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

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

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

Joliefan Forever

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

rebecca

well said and agree.

1loveabcsoap

Let’s boycott, and protest.

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

Scott

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

Michelle

exactly…

Joliefan Forever

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

Lora

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

GV

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

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Dee

Well said I totally agree.

Lora

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

Callie

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Joliefan Forever

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

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

Cassie

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Joliefan Forever

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

1loveabcsoap

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

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

Tali

Agreed GV!

Travis-Tyrell Thomas

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

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

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

Ann Margret

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

1loveabcsoap

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

Dee

You got your characters back why are u protesting?

Lora

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

Dorothy Brittingham

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

su0000

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

Pen

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

Lora

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

El Rizzo

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

kellie

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

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

Lora

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

Joliefan Forever

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

tim

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

Pen

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

Cindy

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

1loveabcsoap

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

Let’s boycott. Let’s protest.

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

Mel

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

Pen

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

Lora

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

Bruce

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

1loveabcsoap

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

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

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

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

Bull~!

Aria

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

Tali

Agree!

Lora

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

Georgia

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

1loveabcsoap

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

Lora

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

Angela

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen

Oh boo hoo. You’re ridiculous….LOL

Nina

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Pen your just a doofus!

Pen

I’m wounded you think so.

maggie lynch

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

Joliefan Forever

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

jim

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

Joliefan Forever

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

1loveabcsoap

ABC owns her character….

Rachel

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

Tali

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

Pen

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

Tarlyfan

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

Lynn

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

1loveabcsoap

Lynn:

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

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

Let’s boycott and protest.

Cassie

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

Pen

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

Joliefan Forever

I still Boycott ABC LOL…..

Bpj

I couldn’t agree more!!

Lynn

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

Troy Turner

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

Lynn

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

Joliefan Forever

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

Fay

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

General Hospital

GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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GH Preview – Week of May 21, 2018

The conclusion of the Nurses’ Ball brings with it suspense, game-changing moments, and impacts many couples.

Peter (Wes Ramsey) is one step ahead of Anna (Finola Hughes), who is hoping her plans to meet him on the pier work out.   However, it seems like Peter AKA Henrick Faison is not going to so easily walk into a trap, except, little does he know that Anna is his biological mother. How will this turn out?

What will happen to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and her baby? And now that Robert (Tristan Rogers) is freed from being held hostage, will he blow the whistle on Valentin (James Patrick Stuart)?

Check out some teasers for next week’s General Hospital. Then let us know what you are hoping goes down in Port Charles when the smoke clears after the ball?

Monday, May 21

Valentin walks a fine line

Tuesday, May 22

Peter feels deceived

Wednesday, May 23

Dante has had enough

Thursday, May 24

Alexis quickly regrets her actions

Friday, May 25

Sonny is tormented

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The GH Nurses Ball 2018 concludes this week. After all the performances, and all the drama, what will be the repercussions felt long after the last performance? Watch the latest promo and then let us know, how you think it will end! Leave A Comment

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