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ABC/SOAPnet First Look Promo: Alderson, Howarth & Easton Return To General Hospital!

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Just how will Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton look when they return to General Hospital in their new roles?  For a first look teaser, all you need to do is check out this week’s promo from SOAPnet and ABC which shows the trio returning to Port Charles, and no longer as Starr Manning, Todd Manning or John McBain!  So, just who are they?

Check out the latest GH promo after the jump, whose voice-over relates, “Everything you love about GH, like you’ve never seen before!”  In addition to Roger, Kristen and Michael, look for Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) to try to figure out how Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) is pulling off her pregnancy, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) declaring his love for Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), and Sonny (Maurice Benard) and some gunshots! What’s that all about?

Let us know your thoughts on the new character looks of Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton and Roger Howarth and who you think they will be?

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Core Taylor
Core Taylor

I am interested in the new characters joining the cast. Im wondering how Howarth will look without his scar. I do like his hair though. Idk about Easton’s look this should be interesting thats for sure.

susan M.
susan M.

I think Howarth’s hair is a bit too short. Michael Easton is the best with his raspy voice and those blue eyes!

Madamhummingburd
Madamhummingburd

Not sure how to feel about that?

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
Jeffrey Jonas Moree

Well it will be a hard sell for me buying them as new characters there will have to be something really good to them in order for me to watch.

Madamhummingbird
Madamhummingbird

Well said. After many years of watching OLTL & the works of their writing teams (which are now on GH) it’s going to take a miracle for me to care about these characters. And I’m a Roger & Michael fan. Sorry, but PP’d brand is more my style these days. Good luck guys on GH. My guys are going to need it.

Ann
Ann

Roger and Kristen aren’t that much different except for hair color. But either Easton has a very short hair cut or it is slicked back and pasted to his head. Not sure I am liking it.

Roger might play Franco.

Kristen will play Lauren Frank.

Michael will play Stephen Clay’s brother

BTripp
BTripp

Maybe he’s the “real” Robert Frank and Franco was an imposter.

llopez
llopez

Really really bad idea didnt you just get rid of todd and starr manning why would you bring them back so soon after having played their characters to play another father /dauvhter duo todd was awful and is even worse now.surely you dont think you can pass him off as nason get real no one can ever replace jason clays ok

Mark
Mark

The teaser doesn’t tell us anything other than Howarth got a haircut and no longer has the scar.

LauraHowarthFan
LauraHowarthFan

…. and it shows he has big ears LOL. Nonetheless, he’s very handsome still.

jimh
jimh

RH looks likes he tells KA you dont know me…so maybe she is Lauren and he is Franco with a new face? He tells her she dont know him because he doesnt want anyone know he is still alive…and this will be their secret? It would work for me!

LauraHowarthFan
LauraHowarthFan

If RH is Franco, then I don’t think it would be KA whom he was talking to. Lauren has been kept away from Franco for years. I think RH was talking to either MW or ME. Whoever he’s talking to, obviously, they have an agenda. So excited! Yay!!!!

jimh
jimh

maybe hes talking to Maura Wests new character but whoever it is it looks like itll be real good!

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

That sounds like when Todd came back looking like Walker…..Can’t do that

jimh
jimh

lol…somehow i knew id get a reply from you…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m ready for new characters to come in. Especially Ava Jerome! Best new soap character of the year!

BTripp
BTripp

I can’t wait to see MW as Ava!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maura West as Ava Jerome is going to be fantastic! I can already taste the amazingness.

Joe
Joe

I hate that they are coming back to GH as new charachters! It would of been nice if RC and FV would of tried to HELP the soap OLTL they dedicated a huge majority of their lives to! It just feel so un loyal to the fans that were once theirs too. But there is nothing I can but stop watching! So…

Dan
Dan

This has nothing to do with FV and RC. It’s a dispute between ABC and Prospect Park. I would bet if it were up to Frank and Ron, they would have liked to see an agreement that allowed both GH and OLTL usage of the Todd, John and Starr characters, which would have been the best for everyone. But that isn’t happening, so they’re trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Kiki
Kiki

Not true – RC and FV didn’t want to share the characters at all. They made it impossible for Prospect Park.

Ann
Ann

And Easton and Alderson had no intention of ever doing OLTL again. So it is back to GH with new characters, as well as Roger too of course. It will work just fine!

Kiki
Kiki

thank you for this!

Leeann Boone
Leeann Boone

Kristen Alderson doesn’t look different. Roger just got his haircut. Michael is really the only one of the three that looks different.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Kristen has darker hair. Roger’s is cut and dyed blonde a-la Paul Ryan and Michael looks like they added some grey and a potential must-required haircut.

Will
Will

This is so dumb.

Dennis
Dennis

Major fail!

AJ
AJ

EPIC.

Michael
Michael

You might want to actually watch the characters before coming to that conclusion.

Dennis
Dennis

I only watched GH after OLTL was cancelled to see these 3 as their OLTL characters. They left GH and I stopped watching months ago. Regardless of whether OLTL is back or not, I have no interest in these 3 actors as different characters. ABC should have worked out a sharing deal.

Ann
Ann

Easton and Alderson did not want to be shared. They did not want to do OLTL.

Michelle
Michelle

I think them coming back and playing new people is ridiculous! I have been watching one life to live forever and Star will always be father an daughter!

Nancy
Nancy

Very happy and very sad. Thanks to the major constant screw ups at ABC this is what we get. Thanks to Frank and Ron they are saving us again. The whole situation is entirely ABC and now their new show is called Mistresses. They also have Revenge and Bet on your Baby. Never in my entire life have I ever seen anything like this. Disney has completely ruined ABC.

AJ
AJ

I’m confused as to what you’re saying about Mistresses (which hasn’t even premiered) and Revenge?

Rodd
Rodd

I’m really trying to hang loose about the return of these guys to GH as different characters. I hope I like it. After watching the revived-OLTL, I kinda wish they were permanently back on that show as the characters they originally played there. IDK. Keeping my fingers crossed.

su0000
su0000

!!!!!! I’m doing a happy dance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger Howarth back to GH!!!
and-
KA and ME are back too!!!!!!

It doesn’t get any better than that…

The 3 will bring so much to GH. so many stories to be told and it is exciting to see how they will be written /good or bad people/ and who they will be ..

Gillian
Gillian

So excited! Can’t wait for their returns! This is a great teaser promo. Keeps us guessing on who they will play. After seeing the promo, I’m starting to see where the Roger playing Jason rumor began.

Ann
Ann

I am very excited to see where the new characters and stories will go! Welcome back to the GH 3!

Michelle A
Michelle A

I can’t wait to see the 3 back on GH!

Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey Anderson

I gotta see this on this week or next week

heidi
heidi

Looks… Fantastic!!! Can’t wait!!! Love GH!!!

aria
aria

the anticipation is killing me i can’t wait to see who they are playing, i’ve heard so many rumors so it will be interesting to see wish on is true!

tasneem
tasneem

I’m so excited can’t wait screaming in my boots as we speak. Thank u Michael.

Robert
Robert

Hate it already!

Ces
Ces

me too. Roger IS Todd and I want Todd & Carly back together. BOO.

Ces
Ces

Not much of a promo & no clue about who Roger, Kristen & Michael will portray.. Roger should be Todd Manning!

Justin
Justin

Lame. That dyed short hair looks like they should be on old Star Trek reruns…and I mean the original one. Send them back to OLTL as soon as possible. I haven’t missed them at all. I tried watching Y & R again today after about a year and it just sucked. I guess now I will just give up soaps for good. 35 years was enough. Thank God for Search For Tomorrow, The Edge Of Night and As The World Turns. Anybody know a good book to read?

Charlotte
Charlotte

I,m so happy they are coming back to GH but I wish they were the same people as before Todd,Starr,and John but no matter what I glad to have them back can,t wait hope it is soon

Dan
Dan

Looking forward to seeing Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson back on GH. It will be very weird to not see them as Todd, John and Starr, but they’re all very talented actors, and I’m sure they will make their new characters work. I’m intrigued by all the possibilities.

su0000
su0000

Well, RH’s new character has short blondish hair and no scare..
hmm he doesn’t look like a bad guy ..

LauraHowarthFan
LauraHowarthFan

He looks like a corporate raider, IMO. But that 2 seconds liner made him sounds like a conman.

JoAnn
JoAnn

No matter how the actors looks are changed in their appearance, they will always be Todd, Starr and John from OLTL.

AJ
AJ

Folks – You watch soap operas. You believe that a child disappears and magically ages. You believe that characters die and come back to life. You believe in so many things that just could NEVER happen in real life. Yet you’re so hung up on 3 actors coming back to a show as new characters? Sort of like Sarah Brown playing Carly and then Claudia? Sort of like Tony Geary playing Luke, then Bill, then Luke? Natalia Livingston playing Emily then Rebecca? Jon Lindstrom playing Ryan then Kevin? Yes, some of these characters were twins/cousins. But come on people. You watch soaps – you have to leave some sense of reality at the door when you tune in. I do.

DeborahL
DeborahL

Well said AJ!

JLH
JLH

RH, ME and KA returning as different characters really turns me off. Hopefully it will go well though…

LauraHowarthFan
LauraHowarthFan

ME got the worst makeover out of the 3. KA is beautiful as a brunette. RH looks a lot younger than Todd used to be. With that youthful looks, he could pass as Jason’s twin. Don’t care who ME and KA play. I think RH is either the biological son of Alan and Susan who was switched at infancy (which would de-Q Jason) or he could be the true Jason’s twin (which would de-Q Franco) or he just simply a con trying to scheme the Q for their money. Either case, I’m excited to see them on our screen again. May 13th does not come soon enough for me.

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

I guess it’s because I’m a long-time “Dark Shadows” fan, but I’ll have no trouble accepting these three as new characters! Kathryn Leigh Scott once pulled that duty during one DS storyline! It’s called acting. It’s what they do. Frankly, I have a much bigger problem with SORAS than I do with this.

Bill
Bill

Meant to say that she played three different roles in one storyline … almost ALL of the DS actors pulled double duty frequently throughout the series.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I find it funny some fans are so up in arms about this. WIth all the outlandish storylines and character assassinations we have had to take through the decades on all our soaps, the return of three popular and well-regarded actors in the bodies of new characters should be easily accepted. Good for them to have this challenge.

As a fan, if I can swallow a family with machine that control the weather or more improbable resurrections and dopplegangers that anyone could possible imagine, I can take Howarth, Alderson, and Easton in new roles.

Come on, people!

BonnieJ
BonnieJ

I do not think we need them at all, there are already to many cast members. There has been talk for months about Lauren Frank so we know that one was coming. But a new Quartermaine has also been hinted at in expanding that family. We also were sort of left with a hint of the Vampire story to go on with the missing ring. They should just but put them on another ABC program until the contract runs out.

Tawnya
Tawnya

I still like Roger Howarth with his hair a little longer but no matter how he looks I will enjoy watching him. He is a wonderful actor and maybe he will come back as the new Jason.

Lilly
Lilly

I’m glad these three talented actors are back, but I’m not thrilled with Kristen Alderson playing Lauren Frank because that makes Michael and her character related, which sucks because I’m a fan of their chemistry. But I’m hoping Lauren will be a little more edgier than Starr and we’ll get to see a different side of KA’s acting abilities. 🙂

Tima
Tima

As a OLTL fan that only was able to get into GH because it was taken off of ABC, watching this show has been harder and harder since the Nurse’s Ball ended. Also with the rumors of who these actors are coming back to the show as I don’t see myself wanting to watch. General Hospital has so many characters they can run with, but felt the need to do whatever possible to keep these 3 stars instead of finding ways to keep actors that are important to GH fans.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I am very happy that Michael Easton is comming back with a different look

Now I think Kelly Monaco can get a short bobbed with her hair too!!!

Or least a different hairstyle for her new sexy lead man!!!

Isay
Isay

“Britt and her parents need to be put and kept in the slammer. The truth about the baby is that she took it out of maxie’s uterus; while giving her the examination and her mother, put it inside of Britt’s uterous. Patrick and Sabrina will get britt’s baby DNA results, that will read Lulu and Dante are the biological parents.”
“So, Patrick and everyone at the hospital: will simply ignore Britt and pretend that she is having Patrick’s baby.”
“Then when she ask for help? please? Everyone will just say look on the bright side Britt! it is your baby we are so sorry that you are having trouble but you made your bed now lye in it.”

“She will be confused and become angry and confess to people that she wanted a baby so desperately that she had it done that way to win Patrick over and rat on her parents for what they put her through and what they did to Robin too!”

“Since Lulu does not want Maxi and Spinelli’s baby either thinking it is her own spawn; she will give Maxie and Dante the benefit of the doubt and say keep the baby Maxie! I am not ready for a baby, then later Lulu will get checked by another OBYGN. and he/she will tell her that she has always been able to have children, someone made a very huge error about her being able to have children, all along she was given a big plate of a lie given to her the answer is why figure it out…”

“So Maxie tells Spinelli he is the father of her baby Yay!!! ”

That is what I am hoping to happen AAH, such a sweet paradise of an ending but on GENERAL HOSPITAL there is always more thrilling exciting things coming and going.

GemmaG
GemmaG

Can’t wait to watch Roger Howarth in any role. I have an idea of how they might play this, but since OLTL always surprised, I’m expecting to be wowed on GH.

susan M.
susan M.

I don’t like Micheal Easton’s new do for his different role on GH! It looks like they but a lot of gel in his hair to sleek it back. I like the other hair style better! Hope his hair doesn’t permantely stay like that…The other do was sexy even the shorter vereision of that hair-do was okay,when he was discovered he was the burn victim in the hospital a few years ago on OLTL!

Charles E.
Charles E.

I’ve heard that some of Roger’s first scenes were with Robin Mattson- maybe he is a recast Steve Webber!

heidi
heidi

No where else to say this… but…WELL DONE!!!… RC and other writers on the handling of the Luke and Laura relationship scenes on Tuesday’s show!!! While I am a HUGE Luke and Laura fan… it was really well done!!! Handled beautiflly with so much love and care of two iconic and favorite chracters!!! Now at least Luke can be with Tracy!!! I just wish it weren’t Scottie for Laura… maybe she will wise up someday or maybe somewhere down the way Luke and Laura will fit back together again… we can hope! Again beautifully handled in every way!!! Congratulations RC and company!!!

Lee
Lee

This is very interesting. I’m game for seeing this but can anyone confirm, is RH still going to lend his services to OLTL or is what we’re watching him do on there until June it? They really need him as Todd Manning.

Tara
Tara

Show these actors some respect. Had this played out a bit differently and PP was ready a year ago, I bet all 3 of them would have been willing to move again, But they have had a year and a half to settle into their new homes. Can we really expect them to sit on their thumbs and wait for OLTL to be ready for them ? I do hope that someday they can return to their roles on OLTL but for now I will support them in their new shoes at GH.
From what I understand, Roger will be doing both shows from now on. I hope this to be true, I really need to see a Todd / Blair reunion.

Kelly Monaco Michael Easton
Kelly Monaco Michael Easton

Michael and Kelly

THATS ALL I WANT!!!!

AND PLEASE RON!!!!

GIVE THEM A BABY GIRL!!!!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

For more on the Indie Series Awards visit their site here.

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Throughout the twists and turns, viewers learn that Luke not only killed his father, but accidentally killed his own mother who he loved.  It was a harrowing moment of deeply repressed memories.  The ending in the present time also features the Spencer family rallying around a distraught Luke in the hankie-inducing final scenes.

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