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Kristen Alderson tweets she has signed a 3-year deal with General Hospital!

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The former darling of One Life to Live, Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) who is set to reprise her role on the  lone ABC soap, General Hospital tweeted her excitement today after signing her official deal with the series!  In the tweet the talented and popular Alderson revealed she has signed a three-year deal to stay put in Port Charles.

There are now all indications that should GH stave off the cancellation rumors that Alderson will be a permanent fixture in Port Charles for some time to come.

Alderson tweeted just a short time ago, “Just signed my General Hospital contract! 3 years! Here we go… You guys ready!? YAY”

Kassie DePaiva, Alderson’s on-screen mom, Blair responded with another tweet stating, “I’m so happy for you baby girl. Shine your light!!!! See you soon, Mama Kas”

So what do you think the plans are for Kristen and Starr once she hits Port Charles? Will her little girl, Hope be with her? Do you think her new romantic interest will be Chad Duell (Michael) or someone else?  What will become of Cole? Let us know your thoughts! And congrats on the new gig and the contract Kristen from On-Air On-Soaps!

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Torrey
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Torrey

I don’t see how her signing a 3 year deal guarantees that the show won’t get cancelled. I’m happy for her and wish her the best, but as a OLTL fan, I would much rather see my stars in LLanview. I think that the cancellation of OLTL is still too fresh for me, to get behind this whole concept of OLTL stars joining the cast of GH. I still just don’t get why ABC cancelled OLTL. And does this mean they are bringing on Hope & Cole? I mean Starr can’t be there without her child……besides that, who are they… Read more »

tim
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tim

Hope will probably be recast and aged by a few years,as for Cole who knows.Maybe he’ll get killed saving Starr and Hope.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

I say maybe

david
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david

You are right: a signed contract means nothing. Wasn’t Frank Valentini given a three year contract just before the cancellation of OLTL was announced?

kara anderson
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kara anderson

no there should be go on again

Moviegal
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Moviegal

I would love Starr and Michael together. It would give her parents an opportunity to pop in occasionally – plus it would make for some really juicy scenes between Blair & Carly.

Mo
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Mo

It doesn’t guarantee the soap will be on. The article just says that if GH isn’t cancelled then Starr will be a fixture on the show for at least three years.

chris
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chris

I only watched GH and OneLife, so glad to see the move. Starr/Cole back before hope was born is what got my daughter to watch with me, she’s 11 and has been our tv time together. Now she gets her favorite on GH.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

GH will not be on in 3 years! I’m sick of Starr anyway! All the great actors on OLTL & she gets a contract! It’s not fair!

soapbaby
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soapbaby

UGH. Not that the show will last three years but signing this actress to play the same useless character does not give me hope that Ron Carvialti and Frank Valentini have ‘improvement’ in mind for GH. Why Starr for an extended period versus Blair or Todd is BEYOND comprehension.

tim
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tim

Maybe Kassie and Roger didn’t want to leave NYC and move to LA full time.

Heather
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Heather

“Not that the show will last three years”

Really? How do you know that? Do you work for ABC?

Heather
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Heather

“Not that the show will last three years”

Really? How do you know that? Do you work for ABC?

Debi
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Debi

THANK YOU HEATHER! I think you & I are the only 2 people that hasn’t received the memo that the show was cancelled!! Seriously why you people watching GH with all your negativity?? The show has sucked to hell for the past year. We finally see a change, a positive change, and people still can’t accept the positive. Stop watching. I for one, am excited with this news. The news is telling me that GH has hope that they will remain on tv. So much hope that they are signing 3 year contracts. If they were 100% sure the show… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I didnt get a memo either and I hope WE dont , so its 3 people who havent heard that general hospital has been canceled .hey 1loveabcsoaps,what do you think?you havent been around,and there has been alot of news ,abc is bringing the soap bubbles to prime time ,star got a 3 year contract,2 weeks now since any of us have been in landview.some kid is going to glee ,I dont watch that kind of stuff ,I thought michael was playing a joke on us ,but then I read he is a soap star going to glee,anyway Im glad star… Read more »

soapbaby
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soapbaby

Heather – Dial it back a bit. ABC clearly wants out of the soap game, having dismantled their soap lineup (canceling AMC and OLTL) and allowing GH to tank creatively at this critical time. So, it’s my guess that GH will not last another three years.

aria
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aria

no one cares for your pridiction, so zip it.

Heather
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Heather

I’m not saying that it will or will not last 3 years. I’m just saying let’s enjoy it while it’s there and let’s stop speculating about its death regardless if its in 9 months or in 9 years.

vik
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vik

Yes, it’s very strange that she signed a three yr. contract..when the rumor is the show is going off in SEPTEMBER of this yr. for Katie Courics show.
If ABC could take off the amazing OLTL then why would we think that GH is going to stay? No matter who crosses over or is writing for it. All soaps are going and TOO SOON

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I agree! They are doing the same thing they did with AMC & OLTL! Viewers are stupid if they can’t see that & are being fooled again! ABC sucks & are liars!

Heather
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Heather

And I think that you’re stupid to attempt to predict the futture when you’re not a fortune-teller

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather, this is the same network that denied they were cancelling AMC and OLTL for months and months, let the actors put their necks on the line and make total fools of themselves – and then pulled the rug out from under them. Why on earth would anybody think they wouldn’t do the same thing to GH. Fool me once, shame on you – fool me twice, shame on me. When, exactly, do you think GH would air – as Michael Fairman has reported here, 93% of US markets have signed on to Katie for GH’s time slot? The Chew… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

“Why on earth would anybody think they wouldn’t do the same thing to GH?”

Because GH is GH, AMC is AMC and OLTL is OLTL. What happened to AMC/OLTL may or may not happen to GH. But last time I check, you don’t work for ABC so how would you know what will happen to GH?

“When, exactly, do you think GH would air – as Michael Fairman has reported here, 93% of US markets have signed on to Katie for GH’s time slot?”

General Hospital can still air on The Revolution’s time slot should that show fail.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather – how do you know I don’t work for ABC? GH’s ratings are lower than OLTL’s were when they were cancelled last year. ABC has said that the time for daytime dramas is over – how much clearer do they have to make it? The Chew’s ratings are higher than we anticipated that they would be. If The Revolution does tank, they move GH to that spot long enough to get another non-scripted program into production-6 months tops-and that’s it. Going thru life with blinders on will not make what you want to happen occur, nor will they make… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Again, I never said that it couldn’t get canceled. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t happen, then it doesn’t happen. But I just can’t understand everybody’s fascination of speculating the demise of General Hospital.

Heather
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Heather

“ABC has said that the time for daytime dramas is over – how much clearer do they have to make it?”

CBS’s Leslie Moonves also said the exact same thing after he axed ATWT and GL. But that doesn’t stop Y&R and B&B from still airing on the network. True GH fans would never incessantly anticipate its death . People who are consistently reminding us weeks after weeks that GH will get canceled are most likely jealous OLTL fans who still can’t accept the fact that GH was chosen over their soap.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Abc S-c-s!!!!!!!!!!!! There are always other T.V. channels other than abc like CBS!!

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather – you are comparing apples to oranges here. ABC owns and produces their soaps – CBS does not, they lease them from the production companies. Y&R and B&B are #1 and #2 for the network in daytime, respectively. Also, you are probably not aware that Julie Chen, the co-host for The Talk, is Mrs. Les Moonves. That rampant nepotisim, along with poor ratings and P&G’s decision to withdraw from all their affiliations outside of their bread-and-butter niche, led to the demise of GL and ATWT. CBS does not rely on demographics as ABC and NBC – they approach prospective… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

What does nepotism has to do with this? CBS didn’t even know with what they were going to replace the soaps with when they canceled them, let along that Julie Chen was going to be in one of the replacement shows. But you still don’t get the point that me and other GH fans are trying to make which is why are you making such a fascination about the demise of General Hospital? If the show is ending in September as you keep on saying, would you enjoy it for the little time it it has left on the air… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather – you’re flat out wrong, and apparently have no knowledge of how the TV industry works. I’ve watched GH since the ’70’s, so your 30 years is really not that impressive to me. When GL was cancelled, The Price Is Right had already been cast, tested, focused grouped – and was ready to go. The replacement was announced less than a week after the cancellation. Barbara Bloom, who was then VP of Daytime Programming at CBS, was the one that cancelled GL. Les Moonves did not make his statement until The Talk, starring Julie Chen, had also been vetted… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Your level of ignorance is so high that I’m questionning if you’re for real or if you’re just trying to get some attention. “When GL was cancelled, The Price Is Right had already been cast, tested, focused grouped – and was ready to go. The replacement was announced less than a week after the cancellation.” CBS canceled GL in April 09. It’s only in August 09 that CBS revealed that the replacement would be Let’s Make a Deal (yes Let’s Make a Deal is the name of the show, not The Price is Right). So what are you talking about… Read more »

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

This does bring some hope. But I want to see more OLTL.
Sure hope the revolution doesn’t last much longer. Signing a three year deal doesn’t mean that GH will stay. ABC/D throws money away everyday. They would rather be
right than admit a mistake anyways. Cancelling OLTL was a big stupid mistake by ABC and they should admit and put OLTL back on! Imagine how much money has already been wasted on the Spew and the Revulsion?!

toscanti
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toscanti

I’m gonna have faith in the new writer/executive producers. ABC clearly has made a huge mistake with the Chew and especially the Revolution, rating are tanking. With all of us pissed off soap fans boycotting the new shows, I predict GH will move to the 2:00 time slot when Revolution is cancelled which could be a win win for the Chew and as a lead in to Katie at 3:00. I won’t watch the Chew or Katie but some may. As for Starr, she and Michael would be good together if the new powers that be tone down this mob… Read more »

Another Michael
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Another Michael

I too don’t see how her signing a three-year contract really says much of anything about the future of GH. Like most (if not all) soap contracts, hers will have an “out” every 13 weeks, in case they cancel GH, or just decide Starr doesn’t fit in to Port Charles after all. Re: why Kristen and not Kassie/Roger H., I agree that I’d much rather see Blair and Todd, but I don’t find it beyond comprehension. Two things occur to me: (1) Kristen is undoubtedly making much, much less, and (2) I’m wondering if they are particularly concerned about the… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

ok am I the only one here that likes hearing this news?we dont know what abc is going to do ,they like to play head games with us soap fans ,they have been doing it for a long time ,abc also likes playing headgames with the people who work for them ,how they told the cast writers and everyone the shows were done ,shows they have alot of heartless bastards working there ,alot and I will say that again alot of people lost jobs over this stupid move by abc ,because they want to line there sleezy pockets with more… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

OK, Starr: show them how it’s done! Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Wendy
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Wendy

I’m happy for you, loved OLTL, but also looking forward for you on GH
Good luck on your contract,makes time pass for us old folks

Wendy
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Wendy

Me again,

Jenna
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Jenna

I think everyone gets “three-year” deals. Back on Y&R there was that chick that helped Nick rehabilitate and she was supposed to be on for three years. The fans didn’t care for her and she was gone in less than a year. Melody Thomas Scott just signed a three-year deal, but Y&R hasn’t been renewed (yet) for that third year of her contract. Contracts do not seem to mean anything. Giving someone a three-year deal suggests that the show will be on that long, and that is a good thing, but it is no guarantee. I hope the new team… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

This is true – 3 years is the standard “long term” contract duration in the industry. As a matter of fact, Terri Conn had just signed a 3 year deal less than two months before ABC announced it’s cancellations of AMC/OLTL.

auotb
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auotb

when does the new and improved GH start because this present storyline is terrible Johnny is Claudias son CRAZY bring back humor and romance!

lisa
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lisa

I’m glad for Kristen that she signed a three year contract…..but that doesn’t mean GH will last last long.
Didn’t her OLTL (daddy) Roger Howarth sign a 3 year deal with OLTL and then a week later they announced the cancellation.

Things aren’t always what they seem…..but good luck kid !!

todd
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todd

I love the character of Starr…..or should I say loved. I will tune in for her if she is trying to become a pop star. That was awful. She is a bright girl, can’t she go to school for veterinary medicine…..with an emphasis on reptiles or something? I want to support her, but I can’t stand to watch her sing really uninspired insipid songs. The 3 year contract is not surprising. Frank and Ron were signed to 3 year contracts for OLTL too. The possible cancellation would not be a factor in a contract negotiation. It is a sign of… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Hope she’s got a backup plan because a contract is no guarantee the show will be on for three years. When is GH’s contract with the network up?

I hope GH is on for more than three years, even though I don’t watch the show.

Good luck to her.

Sean
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Sean

I am also very happy for Kristin, i hope General Hospital does continue in some way for a while. I’ve had a great time watching Kristin grow up on One Life. “My little star.” I wish her all the best and maybe her brother will show up some how down the line as Matthew or someone else. We watched him grow up too, just not with as many storylines.

mandi
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mandi

It would nice to see Starr go to Port Charles with her little family! What I want to know is if Cole does go GH with Starr if It will be Brandon Buddy (the first Cole) I hope so because he was better lookin I want to see how Hope goes up and so I hope they do come with Starr!

Crystal
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Crystal

Unfortunely I doubt ABC will ever ask Brandon to reprise the role again due to his reported legal issues. I can’t see them giving him his job back when they fired Nathaniel Marston after he got into trouble with the law.

mandi
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mandi

i hope starr and cole and hope go with Starr to GH i would be cool! I just hope if Cole goes to GH with Starr that it is Brandon Buddy i like him better!

Marla
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Marla

I believed Raven Beauty when she warned us all that OLTL & AMC were going to be canceled and it came to pass and I believe her warnings now when she said that..ABC is again yanking fans chains and that.”GH is set to wrap in July to be off the air by September 2012″ .Ugh,, Why do you think their having all the old timers back?? Their wrapping up story lines.

Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
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Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

I realized a long time ago that there are no guarantees in this life. In view of what indeed has happened to OLTL and AMC …I just don’t want to step back into the dark waters of rumors of GH’s possible demise , and while I am doing my part to help save the soaps I am trying so hard to keep a good thought about GH . Like OLTL and AMC I have been watching GH since the very first week back in April 1963. I believe that there is a lot to be said for positive thinking…so I… Read more »

Neynerrz
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Neynerrz

I personally believe that GH will be around for at least another year considering The Revolution is paying people to sit in their audience and their ratings are terrible. Abc had a huge backlash for canceling AMC and a even bigger one for canceling OLTL, I don’t think they are stupid enough to take away the last and greatest of them all it would be like blackballing themselves.

Joyce
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Joyce

I think Starr will show up in Port Charles in hiding. She will be the only one to have escaped a plot to kll the entire Thornheart family. Cole, his mom dad and Hope will have all perished. She’s afraid to return to Llanview so she ends up in Port Charles afraid to trust anyone!

Lynne
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Lynne

I am looking so forward in seening Starr again, but i do miss OLTL alot!

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