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BREAKING NEWS: OLTL's Howarth, DePaiva, Alderson and Easton head to General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

Well how about this one folks! Leave it to Super Exec, Frank Valentini to keep some of your favorites from Llanview still kicking amidst all the doom and gloom of this week!

Soap Opera Digest is confirming that Roger Howarth (Todd), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Kristen  Alderson (Starr) and Michael Easton (John) are all headed to General Hospital and reprising their roles as the Manning Family and John McBain as they move over to Port Charles!  According to SOD,  the foursome will report to the set of General Hospital at the end of this month!

Frank Valentini, the new EP of GH and former head honcho at OLTL stated, “We have a very exciting story planned for the citizens of Port Charles, with Sonny Corinthos at the center of it! I am confident viewers and fans alike will be excited for the arrival of John, Starr, Blair and Todd, which incorporates the characters from One Life to Live and continues the legacy of the show as we weave them into General Hospital!”

So what do you think of the news One Life to Live and GH fans? Let us know! And watch the just released promo heralding the arrival of The Mannings and John McBain below in February!

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Gloria
Gloria

WOW! Tell us more! I can sure think of several people on GH they can get rid of to make room for the OLTL people.

barbara t
barbara t

agree.

Jamie
Jamie

YES! Like the Lady in white? Who cares? So bored and over that same ol “mystery woman” storyline. Blah! Bring on Starr and Blair! I’s so excited about this!

jharris
jharris

I agree. There are quite a few people in port charles that need to go. Sorry Gh I love u but its time for new blod to save our soap

Sandy
Sandy

I agree too! They can start with Dante & Lulu, Elizabeth, Mystery woman “Cassandra”, and that Ugly ass duo – Kate, and Maggie!!

Keep Spinelli, Carly, Sonny, Jason & Sam, Shawn, and Anthony Zaccara!

Sandy
Sandy

Oh, and let’s get Jessica/Tess over to GH as well, to spice things up!

barbara t
barbara t

yes sandy, jessica /tess all of them .

jessica
jessica

YES!!!!!

Valerie
Valerie

I don’t understand why so many people don’t like the new Kate! She’s gorgeous and funny – much, much better than the boring old Kate.

Sandy
Sandy

Sorry Val, I just don’t SEE it! She is FAR from gorgeous, and she has ZERO chemistry with Sonny! It’s like they are just FORCING the two of them as a couple, down our throats, as if she was some great love of Sonny’s! Everyone knows that BRENDA was the love of Sonny’s life, and after her, it would be CARLY, and possibly even Olivia BEFORE “Kate”! (Let’s not forget, Hannah, Angel, Reese, etc… who ALL had more sparks with him that THIS chick!) She is just not a good match with him, and no matter HOW MUCH they push her down our throats, she doesn’t have, and never WILL have, any chemistry with Sonny–sorry!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

RE: Sorry Val, I just don’t SEE it! She is FAR from gorgeous,

Your right, she is FAR from gorgeous. They have to put heavy make up on that chic for her to be gorgeous. And her hair must be worn back. If its out, she dont look to good. I think they are forcing it. We neee a Brenda lookalike or Brenda herself back. Hannah would be nice BUT that would be strange since Johnathan Jackson is back at home in REAL LIFE with Hannah (Brenda lookalike). Who is Angel, can’t remember her? I wouldn’t mind them exploring the relationship of Oliver and Sonny, for a perfect family with Dante. I don’t like any of the Kates. Did you like the other Kate? Brenda could come came and fight with Blair about their husbands business ventures. I dont like they gave Brenda a baby. That was bad writing. They need to retrack that. It was horrible. Did you like the other Kate? Which one you like best if you had to. Why?

rosemarie
rosemarie

omg ….just heard can not believe it….them 4… are most of my favorites…..im so happy…i couldnt imagine not seeing…todd,blair,or starr…and john of course….now we need natalie…i think gh ratings will definately go up….

maria
maria

gotta have Natalie she’s terrific

jessica
jessica

YES we cant have john with out Natalie

tony abrams
tony abrams

yes,we need natalie.and jessica.bring some new life to the “mob” show.i mean really,its called general hospital,not general mob.

ethel
ethel

she is terrific but maybe melissa doesn’t want to move to the west coast………or maybe she will come on later

Dawn
Dawn

What about Jolie? Finally together after all these months waiting for him to find out Liam is his and now he is off to Port Charles. I am excited about this but they need to keep the storyline of Jolie to continue.
I cannot believe John will leave Liam and Natalie. Hopefully Melissa Archer will be asked and she will accept.

terri
terri

I waited many years for a Jolie reunion, and if Natalie (Melissa Archer) and Liam are not part of the package I will not watch. It doesn’t ring true to his character to leave his family. I am happy for the OLTL actors who are going, but feel like they are using our loyalty to OLTL to try and increase GH ratings. I wish GH well and am a fan, but I don’t want them messing with the John, Natalie, and Liam story. Micheal Easton should go on there as a Cassadine rather than John McBain if the characters of Natalie and Liam are not going.

Suzie
Suzie

Hope they have Natalie (Melissa Archer) join John McBain. I am so excited, I am sure all fans of OLTL. as we all will truely miss the show. I love Rex and Gigi and Shane and Roxy loved to have them on GH but I know they could only bring so many of but it would be cool for them to put both shows on together. Thank You

Jamie
Jamie

It will be interersting to see what they come up with as to why these characters are now in Port Charles. I’m very excited at the prospect that this will bring! I am also anxious to see if Jack (although I hope not, since Micheal is one spoiled, entitled, bratty kid too many, at this point) and Sam make it too. How would they explain Todd and Blair leaving them? As well as how they would explain John leaving Liam after just finding out he is his kid. Now that GH has a bigger budget, they defintiely need to get rid of charaters that aren’t important to the storyline or history and bring back those we love! I. E., Jax and Nikolas! Hopefully they could persuade Jonathan Jackson to come back too and lighten his work load since that’s what caused him to leave in the first place. And MAYBE they could even bring back Vanessa Marcil and fix the mockery they made of my beloved Brenda the last time she passed through town!

Sarah
Sarah

I totally agree! If John McBain goes to Port Charles, then Natalie has to go with him! Otherwise, this storyline just isn’t gonna work for me and a lot of other fans. I waited a long time to see Natalie and John to finally get back together, so I really don’t want it to get messed up or taken away if John goes to PC without Natalie. Also, I’m wondering how long the OLTL characters will be on GH? I still want OLTL to continue somehow, even if it’s only on once a week!

Jean Reed Saylor
Jean Reed Saylor

I’m beyond thrilled as ever!!! But we need the rest of Llanview to arrive in Port Charles, especially Natalie w/ Liam in tow to be with John McMBain!!! I also wanted to see Dani and Tea Delgado too, O and cute Jack Manning, along w/ Clint & Viki, Rex &Gigi w/ Shane, Roxy too.
I’m excited as ever for February to arrive. I’m happy as a clam. Blair better not throw Carly out of any windows.!!!!

Suzie
Suzie

That is funny in away cause Blair could kick Carly into place. Love both actresses :>)

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews

Jean I am 100% with you on that it was my comment i added before i saw urs!
What about Natalie and john he should bring his family to gh we finally see them togeather as a couple then u take them away! Bring John’s Family With him please and the Rest are my Fav’s so I’m glad to see them go to GH!!

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

Uh, if they bring on too many OLTL people, GH will become OLTL.02! LOL! I am glad to see these fine actors reprising their roles on GH (even though it’s a soap I never could get into). I will give it a go when they make their first appearances. I never would’ve gotten into OLTL if it hadn’t been for the Bianca/Babe/Kelly babyswitch storyline in 2004. And, I never regretted watching every minute of it for the last 7 years! I wish them all the luck!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Isn’t Jack Manning cute? He gets such a BEATING UP ON. I love those MANY facial expressions he makes, along with that High Sch boys walk of his. And his acting will get better, he is just a rocky yet. People have to keep that in mind.

Colleen
Colleen

I agree! John without Natalie & Liam is just too tragic. Love the fact that GH is making space available for some of the actors to relocate to GH. There’s more room… Ethan’s storyline with the lady in white is boring, and Ethan has so much more to offer! Please keep Ethan, and clean house. OLTL had a lot of spectacular actors on its show, and they need the work! 🙂

auotb
auotb

Ethan leaving the show

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews

What about Natalie and john he should bring his family to gh we finally see them togeather as a couple then u take them away! Bring John’s Family With him please and the Rest are my Fav’s so I’m glad to see them go to GH!!

Cathleen Bircher
Cathleen Bircher

We need to bring in more stars from One Life To Live lets bring in Natalie, all Todd’s kids, his twin brother and his wife. Also bring in vicki, clint, and Jessica. Now that would make for a very exciting soap with the best of OLTL and the best of GH. We can do away with the woman in white her doc, the old story line with the Cassadines. Keep Sonny and Kate, his kids, Carly & Jax, Sam and Jason, of couse Luke& Emma his kids, Maxie her parents. You can keep the dr’s at port charles but dont see any reason to have much of a story with them. That seems to be pretty borring. I think with the group of OLTL and GH this could be the best soap ever combining the best two soaps there every was.

Gloria
Gloria

Natalie needs to go to Port Charles too! I don’t want John with Carly & she would go after him right away. If we can’t keep OLTL as it is the next best thing is to incorporate it into GH, make a blend of the two. Sure can’t hurt GH & would give us OLTL fans a little peace.

barbara t
barbara t

thats what I have said all along ,IM am so Excited,now that I read it all they will be staying the same people.Im so happy.

Kim
Kim

Natalie needs to go to Port Charles also. I would hate for them to get back together on One Life to Live at the end just to end up not together on General Hospital. That wouldn’t work at all. Please bring back Natalie with John on General Hospital.

Tammy
Tammy

I totally agree, Natalie just HAS to got to Port Charles with John. They are a family now.

Lori
Lori

Never watched GH… But willing to give it a shot if it keeps on our people from OLTL… I hope it works out… I guess today is the day I will start watching…

ann
ann

Good point!! Ewww, John with anyone else

Mandy
Mandy

I agree that if John goes to GH Natalie must go along. Melissa is the reason I began watching GH and she would make an awesome addition to GH. Those of us that watch both shows would be heartbroken if they split up Nat and John,

Suzie
Suzie

Yes that would so awesome. I am so excited they are being added to GH.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I’ve always liked John and Natalie together, but she’s a bit much. She got over Jared waaay too quickly and zoomed in on John when she knew John was with Marty. Although I don’t know how they could possibly get John to GH without Natalie, especially after getting them back together again and knowing that Liam is his son, I’m sure the writers will figure out a way. Either way, for me, Natalie won’t be missed.

barbara t
barbara t

oh yes ,and let them be todd, blair,star and john ,Im so excited,I didnt read the whole thing.

Tasneem
Tasneem

I am so excited for the Manning Family I wanted the Mannings 2 be on y&r but I guess I will get used to them on a different show. I just hope Natalie is joined with John . I am just glad they are on my screen again yipppppeeee

Andrea Dawson
Andrea Dawson

Only to be cancelled and break our hearts again?

david
david

Of course! If there is money to be made for ABC/Disney shareholders and bonuses for executives, why would feelings matter? Emotional manipulation is the heart and soul of most consumerism, advertising, television, and celebrity culture.

Andrea Dawson
Andrea Dawson

Yep, it is a shame. I woke up with a feeling of loss this morning knowing that oltl would not be on again, at least in that format. I know it is just a show, but for a lot of us it is tied into other things that have happened in our lives. While I was taking care of my dying father we would talk about the shows together once in a while….

Dee Duran
Dee Duran

I hope that so true, I want to just cry!

Christina
Christina

OMG I almost just cried I’m sooo happy!!

jackie
jackie

me too

Charli
Charli

AWESOME….I love the Mannings…does this mean Lexi comes back as Christina? will Starr be Michaels new love interest?

Jenny
Jenny

OMG that’s awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie
Julie

I wish they didn’t cancel OLTL but I am happy some of the actors will be playing their same role on GH. I wish Gina Tognoni and few more would go to GH. Now they better not cancel this show as well.

Joan
Joan

Now bring Roxy over and we’d really have some FUN on this morbid show. Also, how about some AMC funsters like Tad and Jake!

sharon
sharon

What a stupid idea! John McBain – of the hugely popular pairing of John and Natalie – will be going to GH without Natalie and Liam?? You know they will be testing Michael Easton with Kelly Monaco! This will piss off Jolie and Jasam fans…and be a disaster. Plus, John is a good, smart cop and Sonny and Jason are never wrong in the fictional world of PC…this can’t be a good development. It proves to me that ABC wants GH to be canceled. I won’t watch this!

Lori
Lori

I am one that has never watched GH.. but to see how this is… shows that ABC is trying a bit… I am still pissed about the whole canceling the shows thing, but willing to give it a try… never know.. might some how bring on something cool, and make GH a better show, for ones like me to watch…

AMC,GH and OLTL fan
AMC,GH and OLTL fan

You are the one that is stupid Sharon. I am and other fans are excited of this news. I dont believe GH will be cancelled. There is still hope for Melissa Archer to come to GH. Geez get a life. You are the most negative person on the planet.

Jenna
Jenna

“you know they will be testing Michael Easton with Kelly Monaco! ”

I know it seems like AGES ago, but they did work together once, and quite well, on Port Charles when he was Caleb the vampire and she played Livvie.

A_CoHort
A_CoHort

Yeah, I remember! I think they were a popular couple! ☺

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

Whatever the writers come up with, Natalie won’t be missed.

A_CoHort
A_CoHort

Sorry to put a damper on your hopes that GH WON’T be CANCELLED, too, but IT WILL BE in August! It’ll be replaced by STUPID Katie Couric & her show in Sept.! Argh!!! >..<

Heather
Heather

And how do you know it’s getting cancelled? You work for ABC?

A_CoHort
A_CoHort

Heather,

Like so many other fans, I’ve gotten VERY SKEPTICAL, &, by the way ABC has been canceling their SOAPs one after the other, it sounds like they’re LEANING more toward CANCELING “GH,” too, than not!

Here’s a recent article about this subject: http://soapcentral.com/gh/news/2012/0125-lee_future.php.

Rissa
Rissa

If John goes to gh what about Natalie and Liam. I can’t see him leaving them behind after he just got them back.

aria
aria

I hope this is not at the expense of GH veterans and fave, if the newbies have to be sacrifice then ok, even though i’m beginning to enjoy some of them, but it would be a big mistake to make GH into OLTL, don’t get me wrong, i’m a oltl fan, But us GH fanatics will raise hell if this starts to become an invasion of to many OLTL actors, a few is ok but not if they’re going to sacrifice are vets.

meary
meary

tough!! we need our oltl charachters so deal with it!! oltl are happy to hear it and we wayyyy out number you ghers! lol..

Barbara
Barbara

I don’t watch GH but I totally agree with aria. GH is not OLTL. I hope that they do not turn into OLTL II. That would be unfair to the fans of that show as well as to its history.

I’m not impressed with your remark. OLTL was cancelled. Maybe, YOU need to “deal with it.”

aria
aria

yeah but come friday the 13th your show will be in heaven not mine so i’m dealing with it just fine, looks like your not!

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

What is with all this vitriol? Believe me, when the OLTL actors go to GH, it will be to blend them into the stories going on now, not the other way around. And, if OLTL fans DID outnumber the GHer’s, GH would’ve been cancelled, not OLTL. GH is the highest rated soap on ABC.

Gloria
Gloria

WHAT vets? That’s the whole problem with GH-their lack of use of the best! When is the last time Alexis had sex? She has virtually no storyline. Tracy with awful old Anthony? GROSS. They ran Luke into this ground this year-awful what they did to him. Lucky is gone, Robin is gone. Bobbie who? What does Monica do everyday? Now Carly playing with Johnny? Jax creeping around in the shadows? NuKate-not a winner. Maxie (nu-& regular) get on my nerves to the point of having to hit the mute button when she gets going, not to mention getting Maxie & Spinelli together. Does anyone realize that Michael is the full blood grandson of Monica Quartermaine & Bobbie Spencer? These two mainstay characters-with all that the writers have put Michael through-are these two women ever in a scene with him? Bobbie is just gone & Monica might as well be. THIS IS HISTORY that should be written around every day! When he was in prison they should have visited him. When he was in a coma they should have been seen at his bedside. This is where GH falls so short & OLTL shines. HISTORY! FAMILY CONNECTIONS!

barbara t
barbara t

your right about all the the cast ,thats because everyday its sonny this and that,I dont want anthony with tracey ,but for some strange reason I like him ,johnny has to a have a father ,anthony does have a way with words,he always makes me laugh, I did not like when he brought lisa out of the coma she was in ,I wanted to reach out and strangle him.but aside from that I like the guy,they have to retire all the mob people,I dont care how ,they just got to go.and bring back the quartermaines.

aria
aria

Gloria i don’t disagree with you, i would love to see Bobbie, Monica, Lesly, and for sure more balance, i know everytime someone criticizes the show they go to sonny or jason or carly as their pushing bag, thats what the old regime did wrong they made the show center around these few characters at the expense of the others, but its not the actors fault, we keep forgetting that Maurice and Steve are extremely popular actors with a huge following and they are paying the price and the blame for what the old regime did wrong. but hopefully this new team coming in will do their homework, and balance this show rich history.

barbara t
barbara t

gloria,that is funny ,alexis hasnt had any ,I would say sonny but I think its the guy who plays tomas on one life to live ,Im having a hard time keeping my stories straight ,but you made me laugh when you said that about alexis.She is one of my favorites since santa barbara.and she hasnt had a story for a while.however if i wrote out a list of all the cast members that havent had a story ,thats pretty much all of them ,

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Exactly. I complimented you earlier today. I am a GH fan..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rather it’s Boring or not. I put on the channel and listen to it and program my TV to come on when I’m not at home at 3pm, so it can get it’s ratings. I dont want this show to turn into OLTL. Especially with them puting character’s on like Blair and Starr which are not COMPLEX, and dementional to fit into GH. Todd is, but he doesn’t deserve the job offer, after vacating the role too many times to count, and the rest of the cast is on the unemployement line. If they wanted to use some OLTL character’s, it should of been the MOST COMPLEX one. Jessica, John McBain, Roxy, Dorian, Victor, then I would exact Todd and Roger Howarth going for storyline purposes only.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I agree. I’m not a GH fan (although I will check out these changes), but bringing over too many OLTL actors will just dilute what GH has going now. Sorry that OLTL was cancelled, believe me, but I’m sure the writers want to incorporate the OLTL actors into the GH canvas without turning GH into OLTL.02.

Terry
Terry

Watch out jason. John may have the hots for Sam. I heard they have eternal chemistry.

Sandy
Sandy

They DO!! As in HOT HOT HOT!! John and Natalie have ZERO chemistry as far as I am concerned. I just never saw it.

I hope he DOES get with someone on the show, but not Kelly, because although they were sizzling on PC, I love her with Jason! Maybe he could get with Elizabeth??

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Him getting with Elizabeth is like him being with Natalie…. (though I like them together) BUT it would be simular. McBain needs a REAL woman, not a little girl. Natalie is like a girl, although I like them together, not love them together. Elizabeth is like a little girl to me still. babies and all. It would be like he and Natalie but far…………..worst.

Gloria
Gloria

Funny

Laurie McKinney
Laurie McKinney

I am really Happy that some of OLTL stars will be on GH. I really just wish they were not canceling the show…

FP
FP

Some GH fans (who aren’t OLTL fans) might object to this crossover, but I think that it’s great! I look forward to McBain (hopefully, Natalie and Liam will join him eventually) and the Mannings mixing it up with the citizens of PC. Looks like I’ll have to start tuning in to GH again at the end of February.

Lisa
Lisa

I am a HUGE GH fan and was always interested in the Manning family. The little I’ve seen of them over the years has been great. This really is going to be awesome.

Josie
Josie

Blair is washed up. She’s a boring character…time to let her go. You couldn’t think of someone else to bring along..or at least someone younger. Kassie DePavia looks a little too old these days..needs some work done. And that southern drawl. I just can’t see this mix. And the Star character is so over played that she is annoying. Couldn’t you have done better!

Brian
Brian

This has to be the rudest comment I have ever read here !!! Hey Josie, post a picture of yourself so Kassie can comment on you.

meary
meary

she’ s beautiful! if anyone’s old its monica who’s had so much work done she’s all plastic and botox and fillers and probably a wig too! !lol.., kassie is natural!

Gloria
Gloria

Washed up? I guess you didn’t see her scenes all last year with Jack. She was fantastic-Emmy worthy. And you must have missed her in bed with Tomas-still hot! And I guess missed every other scene she’s been in. She is gorgeous as ever & what accent? (kidding here, I am southern too) But washed up? I don’t THINK so.

Jean Reed Saylor
Jean Reed Saylor

Um, excuse me Ms. Gloria. Kassie DePaiva isn’t washed up at all. She’s in her 40s & She’s great. I can’t wait til Carly meets up w/ Blair.
Now I know that Leslie Charleson is an older actress but has “History w/ GH.” I’ve been watching GH since I was 17 years old, yes during the Luke & Laura Saga back then. So Let’s just say something nice and not be so mean etc. If you want to be mean go watch the News , it’s awful in the Middle East etc. Thank You much.

Finch
Finch

She’s actually in her 50’s but I still agree with you that she’s still looking as beautiful as ever.

ethel
ethel

your comments are rude, exasperating and very uncalled for – what gives you the right to make such a statement about another human being?? smh

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Josie, I agree with you that her character is not fitting for Port Charles. Blair fits best in Landview with it’s ‘s cow boys and gals, and plays well with Blair’s Southern drawl. The character of Blair and Starr you can find on ANY soap, kinda like you said regarding Starr…. being way overated. For a OLTL character to go to GH, they need to be extremely COMPLEX and different. Victor, Roxy, Jessica, Vicky, Dorian, John, and yes Todd. But Todd, Roger Howarth isn’t deserving of this having vacated the role more times than people can count, while the other actor’s are on the unemployement line, including Trevor St. John, who was dismissed, when Howarth returned. I will not forgive OLTL for this, no matter how much I love the show, nor abc. Howarth comes back for 5 months, and gets the new gig, NOT. It’s **** **!

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

Kassie DePaiva is the most gifted and beautiful actress on OLTL (and she is exactly 50 — and looks fantastic!). GH is lucky to get her.

kim delmotte
kim delmotte

im so excited all three of them are coming on board very exciting for general hospital cannot wait to see them from canada

meary
meary

luv that they will be together

Lisa
Lisa

Shut UP!! I am SOOO Excited!

Leanne
Leanne

I’m with ya,Lisa. 🙂

Becky
Becky

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barbara t
barbara t

now all we need is vicki,clint ,bo ,nora and roxy who will be the new owner of the spencers diner ,natalie,jessica,and of course tia because tomas is heading to port charles to.am I asking to much?nigel,he has to be vicki and clints ,what are they called? butler,Im so happy Im in tears ,and here is a thought I had last night,do you think frons got kicked out of abc ,because he canceled the wrong soap?just a thought.

meary
meary

sounds good!! let em all come!! and can sonny (which is why i quit watching gh years ago)and other dumb gh charachters

barbara t
barbara t

for a very long time ,I have called gh the sonny corithos show ,I love one life to live would rather it stays on .I have just put up with gh ,but now I believe things will start getting better again in port charles.Its been a very long time since general hospital was really good.Its always the same thing going on. I hope that jason pops off franco ,and he stays dead,for good.Looks like its going to happen this week,ILL be watching..

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

You ARE asking for too much! GH is not trying to become OLTL.02! Let’s just see what these FOUR actors are going to add to GH and stop dreaming about the impossible.

jackie
jackie

thank you general hospital at least ill have todd what about johns baby and natalie could you bring them too

barbj
barbj

What about Natalie and Liam? They need to be with John, since he is going over to PC on GH now. They need to get married and be together like a family. Liam is his son. I know that he does not want to be away from his son. He wants to be with him. He ought to want to be with his mother, Natalie.
John cannot go to Port Charles at GH without Liam and Natalie.
Starr cannot be without her daughter Hope either.
They, also, need to get some people over from AMC as well over there.
OLTL better end happy in order for them to go to GH’s turf to continue on.

barbj
barbj

PLUS, the more people that go to GH from OLTL, the more OLTL fans will watch GH because of the people of OLTL.
I’m a big fan of OLTL, but if a lot of people go to GH from OLTL, then I will be definately watching GH because of that. And so will a lot of people.

meary
meary

dang right!! lol..

jane
jane

watched GH over the years ….it never could hold my interest longer than two weeks here and there.
Looking forward to GH now that some of my favorite characters from OLTL will be moving over.
The Mannings are interesting ….I would hope Dorian would move over too. But I doubt that would happen.
Robbin from what I have read is busy with broadway and other things.

Jamie
Jamie

OMG…This is so exciting, I feel like I am having a HEART ATTACK! I was just thinking how GH has been less than stellar lately. This will definitely bring new life to the show!!! YAY!!!!!!

Shirley A Miller
Shirley A Miller

What about Trevor St. John – I want him to come to GH also. And Natalie and Liam. I am happy for the actors coming to GH but am sorry for the rest of the cast. What will happen to Viki, Clint, Bo, and so many others??? We still need to find a home for OLTL. Let’s keep up our fight for the great storyteller Agnes Nixon and her soaps, OLTL and AMC. I am proud to be one of Agnes Nixon’s SWANs!!!!!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Shirley, stroll down to my post, the long one, and read what I wrote about Trevor St. John being cheated, Roger back at OLTL and get the gig is shinny California. GH should continue the role of the 2 Todd’s.

ethel
ethel

you never know – trevor just may come later on…………..i am keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

shelby
shelby

I can’t stand Roger Howarth! The only reason i started watching OLTL again is because they replaced him with Trevor. He’s a marvelous actor and not bad to look at either. Gluggggg. I can’t fathom why anyone would want Roger Dodger over Trevor. Have basically watched OLTL and GH since they started. Love these soaps, but your right GH has slipped a bit out of 1st place for me and OLTL had crept into the slot. I hope this all works.!

Jennifer
Jennifer

I think that is a GREAT idea!!!! Can’t wait to see them on GH — I love watching GH and AMC and OLTL. Glad they are all going to GH. Sad to see OLTL go though as well as AMC.
But, I am glad they still have a soap opera career

Demetria
Demetria

It’s funny, I actually thought about John going to PC and cleaning up the town and I thought about the Mannings excluding Starr. But no Natalie? John just got his son back, why would he leave both of them? I am glad they are on for however long it lasts, but Jolie fans have been waiting forever…why would they leave her out especially since they were going online before it fell through? Oh well.

deenwojtach
deenwojtach

Why should we trust a.b.c. & disney with anything they say or do? They have proven to be untrustworthy, cold and liars. What do we when G.H. gets cut,for more food & health shows. (they belong on a diffrent channel. ) Just put back are shows and stop jerking us around a.b.c. & disney.

Janice
Janice

You are so very right !!!
I don’t trust ABC /Disney either . I think they are doing this to shut up the fans for awhile. Just as they did giving Prospect Park the rights of AMC and OLTL knowing that they would not be able to pull it off and their mistake in cancelling these shows wouldn’t be noticed.

Donna
Donna

This is so awesome! I was happy to find out they were going to GH, but to know they will still be the Mannings and John McBain! So happy! I am so heartbroken about OLTL and will miss watching them but happy that we could still see Todd, Blair, Starr and John again! YAY!!!!! Thank you for this great news!!!!

ann
ann

Bittersweet. Glad the actors get jobs. Sad OLTL is cancelled. Not a GH fan at all, but will have to fast forward over scenes except OLTL characters.
Now they’ve got to bring Natalie and Liam, how about Clint and Vicki and DEFINITELY DAVID VICKERS and Dorian. Sorry, GH fans, I know this must be hard for you to hear.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Sorry Ann. They are on a budget. One show is only limited to so many cast, and they can’t bring back all your people when they have just hired 3 people, and U added 5 along to that.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

Exactly. What’s up with everyone with their heads in the sky? GH is not going to massively slide over the cast from OLTL to GH. That doesn’t even make sense.

thisenvy
thisenvy

Do not want. Crossovers are a desperate attempt and I don’t think they need to alienate GH viewers even more. Then again, I don’t watch OLTL. If it brings more fans/ratings, cool. But if it also alienates established fans of GH in the process, is it really worth it? Wouldn’t that balance out the status quo?

ethel
ethel

i really don’t think gh viewers will be alienated – i have watched gh since the early 60’s & oltl since 1971 and i think this is an excellent move – i think it will bring the fans of both soaps together……jmo

thisenvy
thisenvy

Ethel, with all due respect, you watch both shows. I’m talking about those of us that solely watch GH. A lot of people have wanted to jump ship as viewers for awhile now- myself not included- but the show has gone through so many changes this season that something this big *might* alienate viewers of only GH. It may not but it could.

Elhu
Elhu

What a brilliant move by Frank Valentini, and I am sure the first of many!!!!! I look forward to how he and Ron set the new canvas for Port Charles and their cast of wonderful characters!!! I am sooooo very excited about this move, and cannot wait to see the Mannings and John in Port Charles, they will fit in perfectly. John and Dante will be a good team at the PCPD!!!!! I am hopeful that Natalie will come at some point as well, as I would hate to see John only in work related storylines. Bravo Mr. Valentini and lots of good luck to all those involved. How about Rex taking over the role of Lucky Spencer or even a new role? I would love that too!!! I am on the positive train, and am hopeful that GH and all those involved with the show will have lots more longevity at ABC!!!!

Deb
Deb

I agree with 99% of what you wrote! FV is trying to gain viewers to GH by bringing over good talent from OLTL. Kudos abc for allowing this once you realized the hard way what an awful mistake you made cancelling the other soaps.

Get rid of the nonsense now at GH. LIW. Dr Ewan. Ethan. Maggie. Delores.
Buh Bye!

The only thing I MUST disagree with, is leave Gnat behind. HATE them as a couple. John can do better!!

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

Yeah, good by, Natalie, and good riddance.

Max
Max

Clearly ABC knows they cancelled the wrong show. They should take responsibility and cancel GH and bring back OLTL. This OLTLizing will be a mess. It a cheap stunt to shore up dismal GH ratings. As a fan for over 15 years, i won’t watch because One is the whole package, not just Todd. And ABC will do it again when Katie Couric gets her show.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Exacly Max, read my tex below.

Jean Reed Saylor
Jean Reed Saylor

Excuse Me, Mr. Max, CANCEL GH are You nuts o Nuts????!!!! I’ve been watching GH since 1980 and this show is much older than OLTL and AMC. GH started in April 1963 That’s a long, long time. I understand that the “Powers to Be” have control of whom is hired on this show. I DON”T WANT KATIE CURIC To Take MY GH AWAY!!!!

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I have to agree with Mr. Max. OLTL is a vastly superior soap to GH in writing, acting and remembering the history of the show. Although I miss AMC, it had been suffering for at least 4 years with poorly directed storylines that went nowhere, characters coming and mysteriously disappearing with storylines hanging. GH has gone down that same road. Bringing over OLTL actors can only help GH and increase viewership.

Max
Max

I’m not cancelling GH, Bob Iger and the Disney Board of Directors are. I’m just saying what is in the works, Katie can be stopped. If you want to stop this I suggest you buy lots of Disney stock and exercise your rights. Or get people to contact the Disney board, advertisers, and large investors and convince them they are making another mistake. IMO if they cared about the viewers, this would have never gotten this far. It should be clear that only economics rules the day. And, yes I am nuts (for OLTL). 😉

barbara t
barbara t

what can also happen ,the chew or that revoluton garbage can fail, they can move boring katie in there spot.It still blows my mind that abc bought that woman she is boring ,she could not do the news ,they overpaid her and cbs couldnt wait till she was gone ,I remember the first time she did the evening news on her first night she got up from the desk came in front ,sat on the desk crossed her legs ,I laughed my ass off ,was she trying to throw sex in the news ?anyways shes an ass,I dont like her and as Ive said before ,If you need to see a collonoscopy katie is your girl .abc no one wants katie couric ,shes just another boring mouth piece.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Max., I am replying to your post above talking about Disney board of directors, advertiser’s and such….. But I’m replying to your finale sentence, you are nuts. You are not nuts Max, you are a man who knows how to express himself, very clearly and sometimes with lots of GOOD humor. lol

Max
Max

Thanks, 1.

DeAnna
DeAnna

Absolutely a WONDERFUL idea!!!! I am so glad this is happening!!! This will keep the Port Charles area spiced up!! Yay GH for doing this!!!!

april lofton
april lofton

that great I heard kristen was going to gh but to know todd and blair willbe going as well that awesome there is a god.

sandvern
sandvern

Wow OH Wow! BUT what does that mean for any chances of OLTL coming back? I’ll watch GH because of this, but will not watch any other ABC show unless they wake up and bring back our soaps.

Janice
Janice

Same here !!!

heidi
heidi

How can Natalie and Liam not go with John? Don’t get me wrong… the news is fantastic! Let’s get more of them over there! Way to go Frank!

Jim
Jim

Happy about the actors having jobs. Not happy that Sonny is still on the canvas. GH is the Sonny Knows Best Show, and it’s really unfortunate.

Laurie
Laurie

oh yeah! There is 1 bright thing with this debacle ABC daytine has created by cancelling 2 beloved shows. I will start watching GH if this story is true!

heidi
heidi

Does anyone wonder if this isn’t a way to save OLTL and get GH and OLTL to be half hour shows and move them off to some other network or some other company to make and sell back to a network? Has this been in the works for awhile like since they did the What If episodes?

merle
merle

Well, after all that waiting for those of us who watched OLTL what about Natalie? (Melissa) Will John (Michael) and the viewers have to do without her?

nicole
nicole

So excited can’t wait. Hopefully Natalie and Liam will get 2 come as well.

L Shelton
L Shelton

Love this idea yes John can be a great crime solver in Port Charles. I wonder if the story line will have to change since John thinks that Todd killed Victor. Natalie needs to come along too>> I guess that star will become a STAR in Port Charles

A dream come true would be a few of all my children would be put on incorporating their connection with Skye — and at least let us see the end of the cliffhanger… Thanks GH for giving some of our favs a home!!!

mike
mike

Perfect, now bring along Dorian and Roxy and GH will be watchable!

Sk
Sk

this was a no brainer……..Im so happy that the mannings are keeping oltl alive….who know who may follow

ethel
ethel

yes – i was thinking the same thing!
i hoping more can follow giving the fact that they have to move to the west coast to tape gh…………

Iakovos
Iakovos

I liked the AW few that moved from Bay City to ATWT and Oakdale but it did not last. Considering who in charge of GH now, I have to hope this relocation will work better. I wonder what the Mannings will do in upstate New York? Did we not read the actor playing Tomas Delgado was headed to GH, too? Hmmmmm… a renewed triangle? I assume Todd will be able to move on without murder charges hanging over his head in Llanview. It will have me following, for sure!

ethel
ethel

i am hoping that ted king will reprise his role as one of the alcazar brothers rather than be tomas delgado………..

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I have a funny feeling that Todd didn’t kill Victor after all.

debbie
debbie

I sat thinking the other day that maybe they should put some of OLTL’s actors over on GH. I was shock when I actually saw the first commercial for it! I am very happy to see this, but not so happy when I saw a name missing on the list. Hello…Natalie!! She and John just got back together. Now you want to seperate them! Ugh… I wish Farah and JP were going over there too. I guess you can’t over due it though. Well I hope it brings in more viewers for GH. I would hate to see another great long time soap go under.

Emily Kramer
Emily Kramer

I am so thrilled! I am a die hard OLTL fan and watch GH 20 years ago. This is wonderful news! I just set the DVR. Although I am still devastated that OLTL was canceled, this eases the pain a bit.

Richard
Richard

This is just ABC’s way of trying to keep the fans quiet. While I am happy for the stars who are going to be on GH, this is just bull. I still plan to boycott ABC daytime including the View. I hope that those that have made the same decision prior to this announcement, maintain their conviction.

barbara t
barbara t

you have to watch the view,so It gets high ratings then never watch it again,so the ratings sink,This is abcs way of keeping us quiet ,But its not going to work IM still very much pissed off at abc I want all my children back and one life to live to stay on.And this move by abc will not change .I watch general hospital then The channel gets changed,abc cant make a decision on whether or not to keep g.h..that speaks volumes .that still tells me that they dont give a rats ass about me.and I Dont give a rats ass about there stinking channel.

Janice
Janice

Very well put !!!!

auotb
auotb

i third that

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hey Barbara, do you still have the post in your email of the information I sent about the 4 things WE ALL should be continueing to do, along with the telephone number of disney, etc….. If you still have it, can you post if back by replying to me.,… Thank you every much.

ethel
ethel

i am still boycotting abc except for oltl & gh- i will only watch gh on abc starting monday

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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Chloe Lanier Making A Return To General Hospital

Look for naughty Nelle to be back on all-new episodes of GH, and that means fans will get to see more of Daytime Emmy-winner, Chloe Lanier!

According to Soap Opera Digest, Lanier will be back on-screen after leaving the show In August after two years with the daytime drama series.

When Chloe left the series, Nelle was carted off to prison for her deceptions and crimes, but according to her chat with SOD, she is back because she ‘has some unfinished business with some people.”  Lanier’s return stint starts next week.

So how will Nelle’s re-emergence impact Lucas and Brad who are raising Nelle and Michael’s son?  Will she seek more retribution on Carly?  Stay tuned.  After all, Nelle gave her baby to Brad in the now notorious baby switch, which we have since learned that baby “Wiley” has a heart condition that can be traced back to Michael’s side of the family,

Glad there will be more Nelle coming up on GH? Comment below!

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