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Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson & Roger Howarth To Return To General Hospital May 10th!

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In a piece of news that many fans of General Hospital have been waiting to know, an ABC spokesperson released the following statement on the status of Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson and Roger Howarth with the show, revealing the trio will return on-air on May 10th.

The spokesperson related: Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton and Roger Howarth will return to ABC’s General Hospital beginning May 10. Exciting storylines full of mystery and intrigue are planned to usher in the return of these actors that will lead to the answer of one of the most asked questions in Port Charles.

As to who they will be playing when they return is anyone’s guess at this point, and no further details were announced at this time.

So GH fans are you excited to know Michael, Kristen and Roger are returning to GH?  What story do you think will usher in their return? One Life fans, are you OK with them moving on to on-screen lives in Port Charles?  Share your thoughts!

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ricardo
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ricardo

hopefully kristen alderson will play serena baldwin. scotty baldwin needs his daughter home in port charles.

ash
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ash

Now that’s a great idea.

Elhu
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Elhu

Agreed, that would be perfect!!!

susan
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susan

i agree,, theyre going to need a new lulu too

MK
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MK

Great Idea, perhaps as a Law student or Lawyer.

Gillian
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Gillian

I hope so. Would love For Lucy & Scott to remain in PC with Serena. I’m so excited about the return of these 3! With new characters come endless possibilities, especially with RC’s incredible writing. Perhaps the Cassadine family will expand? Roger would fit right in with them. As forMichael, he can play anyone like a pro. Yeay! Can’t wait for May 10th!

cali5
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cali5

I would love for the original Serena Baldwin (or at least the one I know of) to play Serena. I want Kristen back, but not as Serena. Bring in Carly Schroeder as Serena and KA as another character.

SJD
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SJD

I was thinking Kristen could be cast as Lauren Frank. Spinelli is headed out of town soon to track her down, so the timing is close. Guess we’ll see!

Mia
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Mia

@cali5 ITA they should bring in Carly Schroeder as Serena. She & Michael could hook up.

Joe Wells
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Joe Wells

Great idea! My other idea possibility would be that Kristen could come on as the daughter that Kate/Connie didn’t know existed (Troy’s “twin” sister). Of course, she and Michael would end up together, and it would create tension for Sonny and Kate/Connie to have their kids involved. As for Roger Howarth, hmmm, he’s too young to be Larry Ashton (Ned’s father/Tracey’s ex) or Jimmy Lee Holt (you know the Q heir that the writers have seemingly forgotten about, so how about making him Sam’s father?

Jane
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Jane

I think this is a terrible, confusing idea.

I hope Roger Howarth at least will be able to pull double duty. He belongs on OLTL as Todd.

Rose
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Rose

I agree, Todd belongs on OLTL.

mary
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mary

I like Todd on GH better. He is lighter, a little less dangerous, and a little funnier. I will watch RH anyway, but I want him as Todd

AJ
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AJ

Yup.

mary, Todd being dark and dangerous is what made me a fan, but there is no denying his comedic abilities. When RH came back to OLTL, the comedic timing with himself and Easton (McBain)

Phil
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Phil

Roger has no obligation to OLTL after his episodes are done. I hope he says no to them…they can recast

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

I hope he does as well. I can do without him on OLTL.

Phil
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Phil

Funny you would say that because without Ron and Frank at the helm, I could do without OLTL… For the sake of the genre I hope they do well and thrive, but I have no plans to revisit OLTL!

AJ
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AJ

Roger just VOLUNTARILY did 4 weeks on OLTL.. he wasn’t obligated, he WANTED TO DO IT. Howarth has the power in his contract to do both shows, and since OLTL shoots every 5 weeks, Howarth can find the time to do so.. especially since he lives in NYC, not far from Stamford, CT.

LONG LIVE TODD MANNING!!!

ethel
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ethel

i am very excited that the 3 are returning – now i am on pins & neeedles wondering who they will be & how they will fit on the canvas…………i am expecting cartini to work their magic for this situation.

ethel
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ethel

forgot to say i love all 3 of these actors………….♥

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Yeah, not okay with it at all. I really dislike ABC, and hate the fact that the actors are staying on GH. But that’s just me.

Karen
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Karen

Not just you…I hate it too. I think ABC sucks – they took these actors/character as pawns to sooth the irate masses when THEY screwed everyone by cancelling the shows. Now that ratings are up up and way (thanks to the fans that never gave up) ABC wants to have their cake and eat it too. Not right. I know the actors are people and they may not want to move back east but for ABC to act like they are the martyred victims in the whole deal i not only appalling it is insulting to everyone.

Tali
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Tali

Agreed Karen! I like GH better when they left because they were so forced as far as their relationships. That’s ok – BRING ON OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JJ
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JJ

I totally agree. ABC & GH should have told the actors that they couldn’t continue on GH. Even if they didn’t want to return to OLTL. It was great that OLTL let them use those characters! I plan to stop watching GH after all of this. I stayed around or the 50th but my time is up in Port Charles. Can’t wait to return to Llanview though!!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Karen and Cheryl Great posts I completely agree! ABC should be ashamed of the shady way they did all of this…..But like Karen said they love to play Victim!

kaib
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kaib

Actually, no, I’m not excited for their return as different characters. I think it will be completely lame. Although look-alikes are a soap opera staple, one is acceptable, but three is ridiculous. Given the precarious state of soaps these days, you would think PP, ABC, and the actors could’ve worked something out that at least one or two could come back as their original character.

Lynn
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Lynn

I agree! I am sick about this we get OLTL back only to lose these 3 to GH like please I feel they could have worked something out…and I’m tired of hearing they didnt want to do OLTL I’ve never heard that come from any of them thats been rumor spin……nothing on that official, I couldnt stand them on GH I found myself watching GH less and less and I am a week and half behind now after I catch up with the 50th and the nurses ball I’m going back to not watching GH I’m going to support PP… Read more »

Pen
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Pen

If they had wanted to do OLTL, they would have. End of story. None of them wanted to relocate back to the East coast for a half-hour internet show. Who could blame them?

If they had truly wanted to do it, ABC would have let them out of their contracts. But they didn’t, so they’re staying on at GH. That is just the way it is.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

And what division of ABC or PP or their legal teams do you work for Pen? None? That’s what I thought, You are speculating just like everyone else……

Justin
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Justin

I think it’s a lame idea. They should have just let them go. I never watched OLTL. I thought ATWT was a much better soap. I didn’t like Roger much on ATWT at first, but got used to him. I liked him better when I started watching GH again a couple of months ago. Now that they have gone, let them be gone. The money would be better used keeping some of the older cast employed. Give Tracy and Monica more airtime…and by older, I mean established, but hardly used. I just started watching and have enjoyed the vets being… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

In the past they have done this on other shows but it has always been a much longer time that went by. One awful stupid recast was Josh Taylor on Days having been so popular as Chris Kostichek coming back as Roman Brady. That is about the time I quit watching to my knowledge he does not have much screen time then they brought Wayne Northup the original Roman back as some evil doctor. I am sorry but I am not thrilled by this at all. And it has 0 to do with not liking the actors.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I remember that Kay/K my mother was Pissed when Josh came back as Roman Brady…….

Mia
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Mia

@Justin I think it’s going to be a flop. Ususally ALOT of time goes by, years & years, in order for it to work. Coming back as new characters is dumb, they might as well go back to OLTL or see what else is out there.

Maureen l
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Maureen l

I’m happy they are coming but not happy they have to change their characters. They move on and out west after oltl was canceled. The fans shouldn’t be punished nor should they. I will keep an open mind till May 10th.

Ces
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Ces

I agree with you Maureen. These 3 actors have every right to start their new lives and they did on the west coast, then suddenly their world is turned upside down because OLTL decides to resurface. we’ll see what happens… I just want Carly and ??? (Roger Howarth) back to playing off each other because they have awesome chemistry.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

me too. I love Carly and Todd (or whomver he might be)

Amy G.
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Amy G.

Wow, the fans shouldn’t be punished? Obviously you’re talking about the GH fans; OLTL fans have already been punished twice, once when the show was taken off ABC and once again now that they are back at GH and except for Roger, they won’t be appearing on the online OLTL. And after all the kvetching that went on with so many GH fans crying about how the OLTL 3 were taking over Port Charles. Ya gotta love hypocracy and the irony of the situation. This is mostly due to ABC mucking with things, including sabotaging PP’s efforts to an extent.… Read more »

Maureen
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Maureen

I agree with you. Both fan bases lose in this case. I wish abc and pp could have settle this better. Oltl was good. I wouldn’t mind seeing some crossovers. I think roger has done some fabulous work, I would hate to see his character gone.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Amy! Could not agree more or had said it better myself!

Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

I’m glad they’re returning to GH. I have no idea of the storyline, but I will leave that to the genius of Ron Carlivati. He and Frank Valentini have made me love GH. I am a fan of OLTL also, and I will miss them on there; but I’m anxious to see how GH will deal with all of this.

Jake
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Jake

They are geniuses and have made watching GH so awesome…I love all 3 OLTL transplants…cannot imagine PC without them…..

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely! I am excited to see what FV and RC do with them!

Willow57
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Willow57

I agree with everything you have said….

Diane Visage
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Diane Visage

this is a chance for the actors to showcase what they can do,,, and im looking forward to it,,, i watch all 3 soaps and i love the actors,,, thier characters are fictional the actors are real, and im possitive that they will blow us away with yet another fictional character to love,,,,, I can see todd as a quartermaine,, starr as scottys daughter , and john as oh so many people,,,hmmm cant wait to see,,,

Bookoworm
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Bookoworm

Ditto… I so agree…
I love these actors and I love how watchable Carlivati and Valentini have made GH. I love the soapiness of it all… I will accept anything they come up with so long as I get Roger and Michael back on GH.

Pen
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Pen

I agree; I’m tickled they’re finally returning. I’m very happy for the actors that they get to keep their jobs, which they clearly love. I’m happy for GH for having 3 more talented actors in an already amazing cast, and I’m happy for the GH viewers. Can’t wait to see what Ron does with this, because he’s brilliant. 🙂

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Pen,
You should try and read the Lawsuit that has been filed. ABC was completely shady in how they got the 3 to sign their contracts and that is also in the lawsuit, you should try reading it, they are not there because they clearly love it as you say.

mika
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mika

Wooohooo!!!!!!

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I jusr read this on SOC!!!!!!

Michael Easton he’s the only one I truly care about,,,

WILL MICHAEL PLAY A CASSADINE?

Or will he play Caleb Marley relative?

And please RC, GIVE SAM A BABY GIRL!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I just want to see him and Kelly Monaco have a “LOVE CONNECTION”

ash
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ash

If he plays a Cassadine he’ll be related to Sam. And that can’t happen

Elhu
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Elhu

I think Michael Easton will be playing Caleb, but returning as a “healed” man. I feel this way because a few weeks back Alexis and Sam were talking, and Alexis mentioned Caleb, and Sam said that she understood how he acted the way he did because of his love for his wife, etc. Out of no where they bring him up again, and Sam is showing a forgiving, softer side towards him. It is for this reason, that I feel he will be returning as Caleb. Whether he returns as Caleb or not, I am just thrilled that ME will… Read more »

hanna
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hanna

He would make a fantastic Cassadine!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

I agree, ME is a perfect fit for a Cassadine (handsome, sexy, dark, and moody). too bad Sam is a Cassadine so I don’t think they will make him a Cassadine 🙁 . perhaps, they can re-write history and make Sam a non-Cassadine. 🙂

MK
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MK

ME has already played 3 characters in PC/GH, I think they bring back his 3rd character, Caleb/Stephen’s Twin, Father Michael. He is the complete opposite of stephen. With Days having the Father Eric/Nicole story getting Hot, how how would it be with Sam and Michael’s foribben love.

AJ
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AJ

I guess since I’m an OLTL fan, I find the three of them out of place on GH. I prefer to watch GH character-storylines, I loved the fact that RC brought back alot of the great legacy characters for the 50th, I hope they keep them there. I don’t care about new characters.. I care about characters who I know and have an emotional attachment to.

The OLTL characters might as well be brand new characters, because they have limited connections or attachment.. they’re only asset is their known thru their OLTL pasts.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I believe RC IS going to do a wonderful job at General Hospital

As long he write aMichael Easton and Kelly Monaco connection!!!!

I alwaya wanted Kelly and Michael together, ,,,,,, Don’t test him with nobody else

krktoday
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krktoday

Do they return to start filming or are they actually going to be back on GH May 10th? Huge difference I am hoping they are back. Just in time for May sweeps too.

Shelly
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Shelly

They have already started filming. They will be on screen May 10

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

Both KA and ME have already been back for taping this week, April 9th. RH will finish his OLTL taping this week so I assume he will be back to GH studio next week. More than likely, both KA and ME will be back for May sweep. RH may be back in May or July depends on which character he will portray.

tim
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tim

KA tweeted,it’s official,see you on General Hospital May 10th.So,I’m guessing she means on screen.

Rachel Payne
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Rachel Payne

Only if the return s their original characters

AJ
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AJ

sorry rachel..it’s not gonna happen.

If the OLTL actors can’t play OLTL characters.. they lose their appeal. Their value was their characters, can’t imagine watching ME play anybody but JMcB.

Just because they’re new characters and under contract.. doesn’t guarantee they’ll all stay for the long haul. It’s conceivable that storylines could dictate one or all of their exits, we’ve seen more popular core characters written off for storyline purposes.

And the biggest thing, is when/if GH is gonna get renewed for 2014, which it hasn’t yet.

Rachel Payne
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Rachel Payne

That’s what I meant ans if they can’t return to GH as the same characters as they were when they left then I doubt if I’ll be watching much of GH. ABC/D Sucks

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I really enjoy these actors from OLTL and other shows. They will be new characters, I hear, and I hope fans of OLTL and GH will embrace whoever they become. That is part of the excitement and pleasure of the genre. Come on, fans, let’s give them and GH a chance.

I would love to see Alderson as Scotty Baldwin’s daughter, but I would like to see Howarth as a new character. Oh! Wouldn’t it be something for Easton to play a resurrected Jason Morgan? It would keep him paired with Kelly Monaco!

wilda
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wilda

If he comes back as Jason, would he need to cut his hair???? Also makes sense for Kirsten to be Serena; but is there enough story to keep her paying the bills and would it be a contract role or recurring? I say change their names and let them play the ppl they were!!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

me too. I will embrace whichever characters they may be.

su0000
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su0000

I am going love this!!!! Quote ” Exciting storylines full of mystery and intrigue are planned to usher in the return of these actors that will lead to the answer of one of the most asked questions in Port Charles.”” WOW!! this going to be mysterious and intruding.. I can’t wait to see how all this will be done, ingenious, for sure.. It is more than awesome that GH is a 180 from all the other soaps, it marches to a different drum.. FV and RC and ‘all’ the staff do very well in the ‘creative’ department and I feel… Read more »

scott
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scott

Lame

Gillian
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Gillian

ITA, SU – can’t wait!

Trapper
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Trapper

Am I excited? No. I would much rather see them continue their roles on OLTL. Kristen Alderson was already moving to the west coast, but Michael Easton and Roger Howarth are needed on OLTL.

Tali
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Tali

As much as I want them on OLTL, Michael Easton had already moved his family to the west coast and I understand not wanting to move them back – Good Luck Michael in all you do. I’ll miss them on OLTL but won’t bother to watch GH anymore, ABC sucks!!

Georgia
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Georgia

I am so excited that ABC finally confirmed ME will be returning to GH. I love him and he better be working with my favorite actress KM. Those two together just sizzle.

Ces
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Ces

ditto!

Pen
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Pen

Yep!

Jessica
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Jessica

It’s not a question of “ok”/”not ok”. There are so many components to this story and there is still so much information that we can only guess about that it is hard to have any feelings at all. The actors have a right to do what they feel is best for them, but we don’t know if they are compelled to return to GH because they signed contracts of a certain duration. We don’t know where they want to be. What they say isn’t necessarily the truth. I have worked in entertainment my entire life and every time I speak… Read more »

Stephen Parker
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Stephen Parker

This is the most articulate and thoughtful response I have read thus far. I agree with every point stated herein.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I Agree Stephen! I have not seen a better, more Logical statement based in reality on this board…..Wonderful just Wonderful!

Diane
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Diane

I completely agree with you!! ABCD has not ever shown any consideration or concern for the viewers and fans of the shows they cancelled. I turned to GH once my other shows were all cancelled 1.) my daughter watches it 2.) love the genre 3.) because of the cross over OLTL characters. I have hung on even through what I thought ridiculous story (vampire story from another cancelled show I never watched) because ABCD and PP couldn’t play nice and honor agreements. I personally don’t know how I will ever connect to the characters they will have in the future… Read more »

DoeR
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DoeR

Couldn’t have said it better!! Once again the viewers are the ones getting screwed .. by ABC!!!! I probably won’t watch GH anymore if they really are coming back as different characters. That is just so unfair to the fans!!!

Annie
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Annie

I absolutely agree. Well-written response.

Philip Chase
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Philip Chase

Very well put, Jessica. I’d enjoy seeing Ms. Sweeney & Mr. Frons panhandling outside the NY ABC studios as they’re directly responsible for this confusion. After so much surmising by posters on different boards who don’t have the actual facts, I’ll just be ecstatic to have RH, ME and KA back on a weekday basis, no matter what roles they’ll be playing. Looking forward to the April 29 PP reboots as well as GH on May 10. Whatever happens, I’m sure we, the fans, will be pleased.

Annick
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Annick

I agree with you wholeheartedly and give you a standing ovation….and OLTL on 4-29-13, WooHoo:-)

Patricia
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Patricia

wonderful post best i have seen so far!! I totally agree on all points!!!

Tali
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Tali

WOW Jessica!!! Well said and I totally agree!!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Jessica, “The actors have a right to do what they feel is best for them, but we don’t know if they are compelled to return to GH because they signed contracts of a certain duration. We don’t know where they want to be. What they say isn’t necessarily the truth. I have worked in entertainment my entire life and every time I speak to the press, my message has been worked out ahead of time, even when and if I am trying to be spontaneous….” Thank you Jessica, now maybe some GH fans will understand what us OLTL fans have… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

What a great logical well thought out post Jessica, I applaud you.

BTripp
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BTripp

Pretty sure Starr will now be Franco’s daughter Lauren and McBain will be the real Stephen Clay who didn’t die. My only hope is that the fabulous Roger Howarth will still be playing Todd Manning. I mean come on ABC and PP he did do OLTL and he didn’t have to. I think they need to work that out for the fans. Now as far as Starr and McBain go I don’t care because I was not a huge fan of the characters.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

if RoHo comes back as Todd, he will have an amnesia. GH cannot mention anything related to OLTL, so that is the only way to bring him back as such.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

RH CAN NOT go back as Todd Manning even with Amnesia…..

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

@Joliefan. I don’t want RoHo to be back as Todd neither because I don’t want any oltl baggage coming with his character. Anyway, I think RoHo is a powerful actor (as far as OLTL and GH concern). I think he did 4 weeks of OLTL in exchange for the rights to keep playing Todd at GH. GH probably wants to write new character for him (to avoid future legal issues). But if RoHo is hell bent on playing Todd, then I think GH will have to succumb into his demand. We’ll see if he actually rules both shows, when he’s… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Tarlyfan you and AJ are so amusing with the way you think that RH Has some kind of pull or something, that he can do what he wants when he wants….He is going back as a Different character NOT TODD…..You think that GH would surcome to his demands?? Really?? Who do you think he is? Some acting god???

Audrina
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Audrina

Interesting since Stephen Clay wasn’t real either, he was an alias of Caleb Morley’s on Port Charles, where Michael Easton was before OLTL btw. I just want them to pay a little more respect to the Port Charles fans, the PC storyline was passionate and interesting, not the same old soap fare. I want Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco together, they have incredible chemistry but I’d rather see them as Caleb and Olivia Morley

ash
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ash

Starr as francos daughter would make her Michaels cousin.

TRW
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TRW

So then they wouldn’t hook up lol.

BTripp
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BTripp

Thank goodness. I think they will cast Serena Baldwin and put her with Michael. Then maybe KA’s new character Lauren will get with Morgan Corinthos (if they cast him). Maybe Michael Easton will play someone related to Lauren (like a step dad). I still hope that Roger gets to be Todd.

Pam Smith
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Pam Smith

i cant wait to see them come back to gh… they have been missed so much… anxious to see who the caractors will be

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Call them A, B, and C! Who cares, all three are back, woo hoo!!!! OLTL’s loss! Such stupidity!

Deborah
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Deborah

I agree with you Eileen, the cross over potential would have been great for both shows…they could develop the whole Alcazar/Tomas connection…now what is going to become of that…I guess it can’t be developed now with all this legal stuff between PPand ABCD

Belle Cody
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Belle Cody

Glad to see the actors are returning to GH. Sorry they won’t be able to come back as their original characters. Thinking Kristen will be Franco’s daughter. Not sure about Michael & Roger. Prospect Park had their shot at the actors. Their characters can always be recasted on OLTL.

ash
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ash

If she comes back as Francos daughter she’ll be Michaels cousin. So I doubt they will do that.

BTripp
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BTripp

It would be too strange to have Kristen with Chad Duell’s character Michael since she will look too much like his recent ex gf. I think if she is Lauren Frank then they will cast a new Morgan Corinthos to pair with her and maybe Michael will be paired with Serena Baldwin.

Gh lover
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Gh lover

I am soooo hoping for Serana Baldwin for Kristen
Paul (Tracy’ex -Dillon’s father) for Roger and Caleb ( Cassadime maybe?? Oooo bastard Cassadine!? ) 😉 !!! Sure hope this happens!!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

no, Tracy is too old for RoHo. and no, no vampires please. we had enough of that already.

wilda
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wilda

One of them could be the missing Q heir!?!?!?!?!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

I hope Roger will be a Quartermaine. I love his bantering with AJ scenes. those were hillarious.

AJ
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AJ

Has Howarth already played the ‘missing heir’? Howarth as a Quartermaine would be great, but would this be considered copyright infringement.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

@AJ. I don’t think “missing heir” is own by PP. Every soap has “missing heir” all the time

Pen
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Pen

Yes, having a ‘missing heir’ is in no way an infringement. Please.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

If the Missing Heir is anything like Todd then yes it would be copyright infringement. Otherwise no it would not be.

Melissa
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Melissa

Can’t wait. I have missed these actors on GH, can’t wait to see who they are playing

Feismom
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Feismom

Good to see them returning, altho I love them on OLTL. I don’t know why GH doesn’t bring them back in the same roles with different names. ie, when Kristen returns just have a voiceover announce “this character is now called ” whateer”. They’ve done screwier things on soaps, and this way they could fit back into the roles and storylines we loved them in. Would it be weird at first? Yes, but no weirder than getting used to a new actor playing a role,.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

if GH doesn’t change the trio history, PP will take legal action.

Patricia
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Patricia

because ANY reference at all and pp can take legal action plus the entire history of these characters is owned now by pp.

AJ
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AJ

PP doesn’t own OLTL or AMC, they are leasing them from ABC.. if ABC doesn’t renew the lease, in 9 years they can start using those characters again. However, I doubt ABC has any soap operas on their network in 9 years.. if there is an ABC.

Internet TV is the future.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Sory AJ but Patricia is correct

L.o.v.i.n.g
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L.o.v.i.n.g

The only way this could work is if they come back as recast pf existing GH characters. Kristen would be perfect for Serena. Roger could be the new Steven Larrs, he worked beautifully with Robin Mattson. As for ME, well he already is Caleb/Stephen so thats naturally were TPTB will go with him. Thats does not mean though that Caleb could be a cassadine!! 😉

jimh
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jimh

I also once said Kristen should be Serena and Roger should be the new Steven Lars…loved his chemistry with Heather! Now id like to see Micheal Easton take over as Jimmy Lee Holt and be the missing ELQ heir and maybe Spinnelis father !

ash
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ash

Isn’t the missing ELQ heir a female??

Pam
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Pam

I am so Happy Michael Easton and Roger Howarth are returning. I really hope Michael plays a Morley or someone like a Morley. Don’t care what Roger or Kristen play.

ash
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ash

I’m thrilled about this. Michael East on fit in way better in Port Charles than he ever did in Landview . and yes I watched both Soaps. Roger needs to be on screen with Laura Wright always. They are amazing together. And Kristen actually made me interested in Michael. I’d prefer they come back as their OLTL characters but I understand why they can’t and if this is the solution then I’ll take it.

Pam K
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Pam K

Hopefully RH will be back just long enough to fulfill his one year contract with GH then he can return to OLTL where he belongs.

ash
Guest
ash

I doubt RH will leave GH. He’ll make may more cash on a network soap than he would on online show.

Pen
Guest
Pen

Plus he loves it there.

ash
Guest
ash

Oh I agree that RH loves it at GH. But for some reason ppl think he is only there cause he is contractually obligated. Just saying even if that’s the case I still think he’d prefer a network soap to an online one.

Moshane58
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Moshane58

Only good answer to this is we didn’tloose them to another network.We done lost so many that was on AMC with the delay of the reboot.Many went elsewhere.

Lalo
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Lalo

So? Where will OLTL say Star and Todd will be? Traveling the world? Will OLTL try to recast them on their show or ship them off on some mission. Will they not even bring them up when they’re back on the air? Hmm…

AJ
Guest
AJ

OLTL will likely recast Starr, since K-Alderson doesn’t want to come back. Seeing as Howarth just did 5 weeks and might be interested in doing more, they’ll probably wait for him and try to work around his GH schedule.

GH hasn’t been picked up for 2014 yet.. so recasting a pivotal character like Todd Manning would be a mistake.. if Howarth is available in a year. If Howarth tells OLTL he’s never coming back, then the character is likely to be recast.. because while he can be gone for periods of time.. he’s too key to be gone for too long.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Do you really think that PP is waiting on RH? It has been reported that they (( ALL 3 )) are being cast as Different characters, In an article it says Roger Howarth EX TODD, Kristen Alderson EX STARR, and Michael Easton EX JOHN to return to GH May 10th, ((Soap opera Digest))…..The character of Todd Manning is not “Pivotal” to GH……It amusing that you think that ABC/D & PP all bow down to this dude and that he is be all end all when it comes to GH and OLTL….OLTL survived just fine without him and we will again… Read more »

Pen
Guest
Pen

GH is on a perpetual production track; ABC doesn’t ‘pick up’ and renew it every year, because the network owns the show. So they don’t make a big thing of announcing renewals; it just keeps going. So it’s in the lineup until ABC says it isn’t. Which they haven’t.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Pen,
ABC does renewals for GH every year and yes they usually announce it if they didn’t I would not have been able to find out that they renewed GH last year for one year on April 12, 2012, all the networks do. NBC announced when they picked up DOOL for 3 years, CBS announces when they pick up BB and Y&R for renewal, I have not heard anything about them picking up GH for a year or multiple years. Something would have been reported somewhere about them picking up the show if they indeed had renewed it.

Lori Riley
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Lori Riley

I’m really excited to have them return to General Hospital, and I’m hoping that her and Michael hook up even tho she won’t be Starr but he needs someone in his life. And Carly needs the old Todd. And John needs to be with Sam.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

Yes he do!!!

Dont test with nobody else!!!!!!!

Because OLIVIA, BRENDUUH, AND BRIT PEOPLE ARE CRAVING FOR THEM
TO BE WITH SOMEBODY!!!! AND ANNA TOO!!!

NOBODY BUT KELLY MONACO BELONGS WITH MICHAEL EASTON

THATS IT!!!!!!!!!!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

I read somewhere that Kelly Monaco wants to act with Jason Thompson (Patrick). So brace yourself ,,, cause they might give her what she asks for (if she gets nominated for the daytime award this year)

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

Partrick??????

They should have done it in 2006o or 2007 when Bob Guza hated Kelly Monaco

I hated Bob Guza I never thought about the pairing her with Partick

Now Jason Thompson is a wonderful actor

But I dont know……

I rather have her paired with Michael Easton………..

But some peolpe are already trying to put Michael Easton with somebody else
When he comes back to GH

I HOPE KELLY CHANGE HER MIND!!!

MCBAM
OR
SATRICK

YOU MAKE THE CALL

Pen
Guest
Pen

Sure, Kelly wants to work with Jason Thompson; he’s a wonderful actor. But that doesn’t mean she wants to be paired with him, and even if she did — actors do not dictate story. Doesn’t matter if she wins an Emmy. Certainly not under Valentini. Guza let that kind of crap happen, but those days are gone.

Kelly has always made no secret of how much she loves working with Easton, so it’s not a matter of her ‘changing her mind’.

saw
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saw

I LOVE the writing for Todd…I’m glad RH is back, but I will miss how great his writing has been. It just won’t be the same!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

woohooh. Can’t wait to see Roger Howard back on screen with Laura Wright, regardless which character he will be. Love love their chemistry together.

Kim S
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Kim S

I am soooooo excited to hear this! I love the stories that these three have been involved in- Star with Micheal — Todd with Carley — John with Sam…. OMG! I am soooo excited WELCOME BACK YOU THREE!

Laura
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Laura

I’m not happy about this at all. I don’t want them playing new characters! I love RH as Todd and Kristen Alderson has been Starr since she was 6! I don’t want to see her as anyone else!! I’m super bummed to lose Todd and Star!!

tazzy218
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tazzy218

No I’m not ok with that. They should come back to OLTL where they belong. !!!!

jimh
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jimh

Micheal E. should be the new Jimmy Lee Holt and missing ELQ shareholder plus Spinnelis father. Roger H. like i said previously should be Steven Lars…his chemistry with Heather was great. Kristen i said previously should be Serena …i also thought maybe as the new Kristina but i prefer Serena!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

ME is too young to portray Jimmy Lee Holt. Holt was in the same age range as Duke and Grant Putnam (probably 60 ish).

RoHo and Heather are best as partners in crime and blackmailing. I don’t see the possibility of Heather teaming up with Lars for any misdeeds. Besides, Lars is boring. I love RoHo for the comic relief. I’d say bring RoHo on as a Quartermaine.

Splum
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Splum

Only care about Easton. He’s good on GH.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

yes he is

Kelly and Michael Mcbain

Neal Swartz
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Neal Swartz

My bet is that Roger will be Sam’s father.

heidi
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heidi

He’s not old enough to be her father… they are similar in age?

ash
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ash

About ten years difference. Doable on a soap. Dante and Olivia as an example. Sam’s character is in her early 30’s so RH could play 46 47 no problem. Its possible.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I do not think he will make RC Sam’s father

He’s 44 she is 36…

I think he might be a CASSIDINE though,,,

I think JOHN STAMOS is will be Sam’s father

He’s comming to GH

HE’S 47 or 49

Alexis is 50

But I would love for Vincent Izzary to play SAM FATHER, BUT THEY COULDN’T
GET HIM!

Mary
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Mary

Not sure how I feel abt this. It may make sense to let Alderson n Harworth return to GH but Michael Easton needs to be on OLTL!!

Pen
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Pen

Easton moved his family to California and said through his management that he had no plans to go back to OLTL. That is his right as a working actor and as a human being. They can recast McBain.

su0000
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su0000

Well, fact is;
They do not want to be with PP/OLTL (or they would be)

what some want will not be..
Being selfish with the 3’s personal lives wanting then to this and that, is not cool ..

I am happy they, all 3, are where they want to be doing what they want to do..

And; they, the actors, do not ”belong” to or on OLTL ..
they are actors not property..
Acting is a job ..
Happy to see they chose to remain with GH.. their choice, respect it .. 🙂

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

heheheh. I respect the actors choices too 🙂 Well said, su0000

Patricia
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Patricia

we dont know what the three really want there has been no statement otherwise. RH going to OLTL for the 4 weeks tells me otherwise(sounds like he WOULD BE on OLTL full time if HE COULD BE ). The other two chose not to go to oltl which is fine with me but RH going to oltl is very tell tale to me. I am not happy to see they will be on GH which is a really crappy show since Frankenron took over. I was a gh viewer since day one and in recent months it has really sucked.… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

SU and TARLY,
Read carefully…….”The actors have a right to do what they feel is best for them, but we don’t know if they are compelled to return to GH because they signed contracts of a certain duration. We don’t know where they want to be. What they say isn’t necessarily the truth. I have worked in entertainment my entire life and every time I speak to the press, my message has been worked out ahead of time, even when and if I am trying to be spontaneous.” And that is someone in the Business…..

Pen
Guest
Pen

Yeah, well, as someone who also works in the business, I can tell you that Alderson and Easton did not want to return. Howarth made a short-term deal so that he could return to GH unencumbered. Not a single one of them had any desire or intention to go back to the East coast permanently to do OLTL.

AJ
Guest
AJ

Roger Howarth is shooting OLTL RIGHT NOW.. so to say he doesn’t want to be there is incorrect or a ‘crackpipe’ fantasy!

Alderson and Easton are contractually obligated to exclusively to ABC, so we don’t know if they wanted stay on GH or go back to OLTL. Seeing as Easton was one of the first to sign up for OLTL 1.0.. tells me he doesn’t mind working online.

You believe what you like, but please don’t try to pass your backward wishes onto others as facts or try to speak for the actors or tell us how you think they feel.

Barbara
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Barbara

I followed them to GH because I was a Todd and Starr fan…I will not continue to watch them on GH because they obviously don’t care about their OLTL fan base! They just lost my respect!

Michael
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Michael

They signed contracts with the show before One Life to Live was announced to be resurrected so they need to honor those contracts.

Deborah
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Deborah

I respect your opinion Barbara but it’s unfair to say that “they don’t care about their fan base.” I am sure they are doing what is best for their families. Say you have a job, and for whatever reason the job went “under” and you were lucky enough to get another one in the same line of work you did before with the same pay, and a year goes by and you are happy, you bought a house and got your kids established in school, then out of the blue your old job says “hey we are back, but we… Read more »

aria
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aria

deborah i like your most humble opinion. well put.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

In my humble opinion ME is there because he is legally bound to be because of the contract he is under….

ash
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ash

I disagree. U say their jobs on GH aren’t stable… They aren’t on OLTL either. Who knows if this will even last 3 months. They will get paid way more on a network Soap and I’d say right now GH has more job stability that OLTL

Deborah
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Deborah

Ash, I was actually trying to say the same thing you said, but I guess it didn’t quite come out that way. I was alluding to the PP job being the unstable on in this, I incorrectly called it the new job (as I see now). I viewed it as the unstable one because after all, no one knows how the internet format will work with soaps…I guess typing and watching TV is not a good idea huh? LOL, but thanks for the post–prompting me to clarify.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Ash and Deborah,
ABC cancels shows in the blink of an eye, so to say that their actors have more security is very false…..

DoeR
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DoeR

If they are not returning as John, Starr and Todd, then no, I am not excited. I cannot accept seeing these 3 actors play anyone else and if that happens it will probably mean I won’t be watching GH anymore.

Becky
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Becky

I’m glad they are coming back to GH. I like all 3 of them better on GH. I really hope they get to keep their original characters. Starr and Michael were great as well as John and Sam and Todd and Carly. I’d hate to loose those stories. Please please please do NOT bring back Caleb Morely!!

Kristy
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Kristy

I thought it was fun for the short stint to bring back Caleb. Quirky, fun, interesting. Cute way to bring on Lucy Coe too. but I was happy it was short lived. . . . I agree that they need to come back as the characters we all know and love… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Sarah T
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Sarah T

Not happy at all that they will be playing different characters, I can’t see Kristin as anyone else but Starr, I want Roger as Todd!

Kristy
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Kristy

AGREE 100%

Pen
Guest
Pen

Roger is super talented and a brilliant actor, so he’ll be wonderful no matter what character he plays.

Amber
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Amber

I am guessing John will come back as the Vampire guy ! With the way they left that story open.

kellie
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kellie

wow great news. after the way GH destroyed Frisco this week I was very unhappy . now I am happy that Michael, Roger and Kristen are coming back. ca. n not wait to see how this all works out. I don’t care who Michael plays I just want those baby blues and sexy voice back on my tv. this whole thing went on long enough

Sandra
Guest
Sandra

Glad all 3 are coming back, but why can’t they do both shows as their original characters. Please rethink this. Your fans are telling you what they want please listen!!!!!

sheild
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sheild

bring them back on one life to live john starr michael

Mia
Guest
Mia

@sheild I wish they would go back to OLTL. I LOVED them on there

Torrey
Guest
Torrey

Don’t really care, because I don’t plan on watching GH, once AMC & OLTL come back.

Nancy
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Nancy

Sorry but GH has been going downhill since they left and them returning as other characters won’t work for alot of us. I pretty much tired of watching GH. Most started watching it again because of Starr, John and Todd.

Tristan
Guest
Tristan

How do you explain the ratings resurgence of GH and all the press coverage of GH’s 50th, if GH “has been going downhill since they left”? Another totally looney comment. GH’s ratings did NOT go up because three actors from OLTL joined the cast. GH’s ratings went up because FV and RC brought GH back to its roots with actors and storylines rooted in the show’s 50 year history. Bringing on the three OLTL actors was lovely, and as a GH fan I think all three have added to the show. I am glad they are coming back. However, they… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

Your naive to believe their ratings did not increase due to those 3 actors going to GH. You will be sadly mistaking in the upcoming months when ratings slip. To much going on and the show is going in every direction.

Tristan
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Tristan

Nancy, I am not naive. Unlike you, I am actually INFORMED. The ratings increased because the new regime ended the mob stories and GH vets were rehired. As a result, formerly-disgruntled GH viewers returned. It is just that simple. You OLTL fans really over-estimate the impact of these three actors on GH because, in your legitimate anger over the cancellation of OLTL, you cannot credit anything BUT OLTL with quality or legitimacy or value. The most important OLTL contributions to GH are Ron and Frank who returned GH to its roots. If your assumption were true, GH’s ratings would have… Read more »

Pen
Guest
Pen

Listen to Tristan. 😉 Although the GH3 are a welcome and valued addition, and we’re glad to have them.

Breaking News

NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

Courtesy/ABC

Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

Courtesy/ABC

That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

Photo: ABC

It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

Photo: JPI

Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

Photo: JPI

I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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