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CONFIRMED: Roger Howarth is set to return to One Life to Live!

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After months of speculation and Todd Manning rumors, it has come to somewhat of a conclusion, but not entirely! Soap Opera Digest is exclusively confirming this afternoon that Roger Howarth (ex-Todd; ex-Paul, ATWT) is returning to One Life to Live! According to SOD, Howarth begins filming in May.

Howarth stated on his return to Llanview, “I am looking forward to returning to OLTL. We are going to have a lot of fun telling this story and I am excited to see how it will unfold.”   The Daytime Award winning actor has been in Los Angeles for pilot season, and was reportedly courted by a West Coast soap as well as One Life. Details surrounding how the actor will return to the fold are still up in the air.  And, then there is the issue of Trevor St. John, the current Todd Manning at One Life.  Well, according to OLTL’s Executive Producer Frank Valentini, ” We have a great story planned that will involve both actors.”

So soapers, are you excited by the news? Do you think it will be the story of the Two Todd’s? Stay tuned!

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So, does this bode well for OLTL to stay on the air? Would they have gone through with this very expensive casting if they were planning to announce a cancellation in the next few weeks?

Really ? Really !! I am so exited for a Roger return……now I can stop driving my husband crazy by jacking up the internet bill watching ‘old’ Todd episodes.
Really ,really excited !! 🙂

I got goosebumps Lisa!!! The man has returned….home.

After ATWT I was done with soaps. I remember saying the only thing that would get me to watch again is if Roger went back to OLTL. Guess I better warm up the DVR. I just pray they make this work.

Roger will make it work…..

Hallejuah! An actor of his talent DESERVES a job. I absolutely loved his work on ATWT. I may have to start watching OLTL just for him.

Well, another interesting bombshell! So much speculation on so many soaps. I don’t know what to believe any more. And so, I’m not going to give any of it any credulity until I see it on my TV.

This is great news! I’ve been waiting and hoping for RH to come back to OLTL!

Sorry but I am not happy with this.

To me TSJ is Todd Manning, not RH. This is incredibly disappointing to me. I am not happy about this. TSJ fit better with the other actors on the series.

I still say OLTL should be cancelled. This won’t help their ratings at all IMO.

I’m with you, Scott. This news rattles me to no end. I might go on a hunger strike. I am tired of TPTB at OLTL dumping on Trevor St John, the finest actor in daytime. I will say it again: the finest actor in daytime. Jealousy is at the root of this atrocity. He outshines everybody- and for that he must be over looked for an Emmy? The Emmy is not deserving of TSJ. And don’t get me started on the break up of Evangeline and Todd, the best chemistry ever. Why did OLTL act against its own interest? Jealousy. And now they want to bring back their ” golden boy”? The one who quit the role, not once, not twice, but three times! I am soooo disgusted.

Scott & Phyliss, No ONE said Roger would be replacing TSJ! I personally would love it because despite what you two think Roger is Todd! Just because he left because he wasn’t happy with the story line doesn’t make him a prima donna, just a person with his own point of view. No one is jealous of TSJ, and No one that I have read here thinks he’s the best actor in Daytime except for you! I heard they were going to have roles for both actors! Didn’t TSJ leave the role now! Can you say the word Hypocrite?! Roger was doing a tv series, 2 in fact, Dawson’s Creek, and Prey! That shows his talent there alone. If you’re so disgusted then don’t watch! There are a lot of people that will be happily anticipating Roger’s return! I’m happy to say I’m one of them!

To: Dolores Bright

Thank you for your reply. I am an enthusiastic supporter of TSJ. Sometimes, I get carried away. And believe me, if TSJ leaves OLTL, I will not be tuning in. I was never a fan of OLTL. I was there to watch TSJ’s storylines. My soap was EDGE OF NIGHT and that’s long gone. I did not mean to imply that Roger was not talented. You don’t win an Emmy for nothing. When did TSJ leave OLTL? I have not heard that. I am a member of TSJ’s fan base and we ALL think he’s the best! That’s not a scientific result, it’s an opinion. I know a lot of people champion Roger’s return. That’s fine. I heard different from you–that one Todd will be out. I’m upset that it might be Trevor. Let’s be friends.

I like Trevor St. John better, he’s a wonderful actor!
I hope they bring back Roger Howarth as someone else!

wonderful actor? wait till you see Roger!

I’ve seen Roger and I do like him but for me Trevor is Todd now and I prefer for it to stay that way. i hope RH is coming back as a new character, maybe Todd’s long lost twin or something. that would be really interesting.

I like Trevor St. John, he’s a wonderful actor!
I hope they bring back Roger Howarth as someone else!

Wow…..The Prince of Darkness returns……Amen………Welcome back Todd!

This sucks. Never liked Todd Manning until Trevor St. John’s amazing performance changed my mind about the character. I’ll be okay with Roger Howarth’s return if it’s temporary just to flashback in order to develop and learn more about Tomas.

YAY Welcome Home ROGER!!! The one and ONLY Todd Manning.

I really like RH, but I haven fallen in love with TSJ as Todd. Would love to see RH back as a twin or someone that could be Interesting.

What I don’t understand is how can RH still be Todd. Didn’t Tea have a DNA test done when she first returned to prove Danny was Todd’s. I remember her saying that. Danny was created on the island and was that prior to the Todd face listen

I am glad that Roger Howarth is returrning to OLTL. This is the shot in the arm that the show needs. I like Trevor’s work, but no one can play Todd like Roger.

You’re right. Trevor plays him better!

Far – out best news ever!

I think both actors are terrific. I am all for any scenario that gets people talking about OLTL and ultimately watching. TSJ performance during the execution story was one of the best I have ever seen. That completely won me over. I hope he stays on for a long time as Todd or not.

Can he play Todd and a Todd look a like to start? Two old Todds/two original Todds would be even better than one! An old Todd twin? Tea got a brother out of nowhere, maybe Todd can have one too? How about a sister for Tea? For new original Todd? Oh yeah! Roger is back! I hope that the show will get a chance to continue to air before the slated fate its apparently faced.

@ okeefefan…if you go back and look at some Todd/Tea stuff on YouTube,Tea had 2 older half brothers and a brother.
Personally I hope TSJ is Walker and Roger is AND always will be Todd Manning.
I hope the show gets a good boost too !


Poor Rodger gets his job back and then gets the boot

Roger is wonderful. It is so sad, though,
that the show has been
cancelled. The ultimate
betrayal by ABC execs.

YES! No matter how much time the show has left, having Roger Howarth back on OLTL is this is the best news I have heard about this show in years. It is going to be so good to see him working with Erika Slezak, Hillary Smith, Susan Haskell and Florencia Lozano again. He is a truly amazing actor and the one and only Todd Manning.

I became a fan of OLTL in 2007, so I only really have known Trevor as Todd Manning. I’ve always thought he’s a talented actor. I still do. But now that I knew Roger was coming back as possibly the real Todd Manning, I started watching old TM clips from the 90s-starting at Marty’s rape. I’m slowly getting through the history of Todd Manning of the years of Roger playing the role. I’ve quickly become a huge RH fan in his portrayal of Todd Manning. It’s more the writing than TSJ as an actor I don’t like sometimes, knowing more of Todd Manning’s history. I still hope that RH Todd ends up being the real Todd. But I’m interested to see who he will be exactly if he isn’t the real Todd Manning. I can’t wait for when the two Todds meet face-to-face (which is really soon)!

I love them both, I hope the storyline will be exciting and I hop OLTL continues on after January!! preferably on a television station!!

Roger Howarth is the todd manning that I fell in love with along with andrea evans “Tina” I hope that this brother sister reunion will hapen soon because nobody played them as well as the actors who originated the roles. YAY roger and andrea welcome back you two.were missed and now that you’re back, watch oltl ratings go through the roof!!!

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Josh Duhamel to Star in Netflix Romance Drama ‘Ransom Canyon’

Former All My Children star and Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo duPres) will star in a new romantic series for Netflix. The streamer is expanding its romance brand with the upcoming drama, Ransom Canyon.

In story, Ransom Canyon “charts the intersecting lives of three ranching families, all set against the rugged expanse of Texas Hill Country.” It is said to be a romance-fueled family drama and contemporary Western rolled intoone.

Duhamel will take on the role of Staten Kirkland, said to be,”The owner and sole occupant of the sprawling Double K Ranch.” Staten is, “steadfast and stoic, and leads the charge to resist outside forces threatening his way of life and the land that he loves.”

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Minka Kelly stars opposite Duhamel in the role of Quinn. According to the loglines, the character, “has often found herself in the shadow of others, but after a stint in New York pursuing her career as a concert pianist, she has returned to Ransom Canyon to carve out a new path for herself.”

The series has received a 1o-episode order. Ransom Canyon follows the success in this genre of show for Netflix s such as Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias. The show is created by executive producer April Blair, whoseTV credits include: Jane by Design; All AmericanHart of Dixie and the Gossip Girl reboot.

As for Josh, he has recently appeared in motion pictures in the Transformers franchise, as well as features such as Shotgun Wedding. and on TV, he appeared in the NBC miniseries, The Thing About Pam with Renee Zelleweger. Minka is best-known for her roles in Friday Night Lights and Euphoria.

So, intrigued by this new romance western drama starring Josh Duhamel and Minka Kelly? Comment below.

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The duo will officially launch their iHeartPodcast Amy and T.J tomorrow on Tuesday. The series is hosted and executive produced by the couple, who last night stepped out for the first time together at the iHeart 2023 Jingle Ball.

Their outing was quite the strategic one, right before the premiere of their new show where in the teaser released by iHeartPodcasts, they play up the scandal of it all.

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Making the drop date of Amy and T.J. all the more salacious is that one-year ago on December 5th, 2022 Robach and Holmes were removed from their hosting duties on GMA3: What You Need to Know.

Promoting their new podcast, the couple shared in a promotional photo: “Why yes, we be serving tea… One week from today, ‘Amy & T. J.'”

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According to the press release on their new audio venture, Amy and T.J. will use their decades of experience delivering headline news and captivating viewers nationwide as they get behind the microphone to explore meaningful conversations about current events, pop culture, and everything in between where “nothing is off limits.”

The two anchors intimate relationship first became public knowledge when photos of the two together holding hands surfaced back in November of 2022. Both were presumably married to their spouses at the time. Holmes to Marilee Fiebeg, and Robach to former Melrose Place star, Andrew Shue.

Take a listen below to the intro teaser for Amy and T.J.  Then let us know, what do you think about how they are working the scandal that got them ousted from ABC? Intrigued to hear if they reveal anything about their relationship and what really went down behind the scenes in the season premiere of their new podcast? Let us know via the comment section.

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Whenever we get to see more Judith Light on our screens is always a good day. Almost every project she touches, or appears in, sees her delivering yet another magnificent performance on her already more than impressive acting resume.

Now comes word that the former two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star from One Life to Live (Ex-Karen Wolek) and two-time Tony Award winner will star along with Billy Crystal in Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series, Before.

According to the loglines on the series, Before is a 10-episode atmospheric, character-driven psychological thriller about Eli (Crystal), a child psychiatrist who, after recently losing his wife, Lynn (Light), encounters a troubled young boy who seems to have a haunting connection to Eli’s past.

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Seductively enigmatic, Lynn (Light) is the love of Eli’s life, but her recent death may not be quite what it seems. As Eli digs deeper into the hidden life of the wife he thought he knew, he soon finds Lynn haunting him from beyond the grave.

According to Deadline, Adam Bernstein is set to direct the pilot. He previously directed the pilot episodes for  Fargo, 30 Rock, and Scrubs. His most recent directing credit include Apple TV+’s Silo and Showtime’s Billions.

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As for Judith, she had continued to work project after project. She also received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You can see Light in Max’s Julia and Starz’s Shining Vale as well as Peacock’s Poker Face.

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