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Prospect Park Issues Statement On OLTL/GH Crossover Conundrum: "They're Willing To Equally Share The Characters With GH and ABC!"

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After all the confusion and complexities, and possibilities of today’s news on the status of the future of the characters of original One Life to Live characters: John, Starr and Todd, and where that leaves current ABC contracted actors, Michael Easton (John), Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Roger Howarth (Todd), Prospect Park has now issued an official statement explaining their willingness to work with GH and ABC and where the situation is at from their perspective.

First, came a recap of  how things went down from 2011 till now after ABC canceled One Life and it became Prospect Park’s property, and then came the statement.  Here it is below:

Prospect Park released the following statement regarding its licensing agreement with All My Children and One Life to Live. In 2011, when Prospect Park decided to put everything on the line to reboot these shows, they lent characters to General Hospital until shooting began for the new programs so that the characters could stay alive with the fans and also so that the actors could remain working.  Everyone at ABC and on the production staff of General Hospital understood that this was a temporary arrangement until production started once again on One Life to Live.  Now the time has come to start production and Prospect Park needs to, once again, cast these characters including Llanview transplants Michael Easton (John) and Kristen Alderson (Starr). See statement below:

“Prospect Park understands that General Hospital has featured Llanview transplants Michael Easton (John) and Kristen Alderson (Starr) among others while we arranged production of the new version of One Life to Live. These characters, who we own under our agreement, are obviously essential to our production efforts, and a large reason we licensed the program. We also understand that legions of General Hospital fans have grown to love these actors and characters in a short time. So even though we are paying ABC millions of dollars to license the shows, we have been, and continue to be willing to equally share the characters with General Hospital and ABC. It’s a win-win for the actors, the shows and fans, who love all of the shows and storylines. We hope to work out these agreements with ABC and the actors.”

So soapers, now that you have heard from Prospect Park and their willingness to work out agreements with ABC and the actors, and that part of the reason they licensed One Life to Live in the first place was due in part to the characters and actors that crossed-over to General Hospital, how do you feel about the situation?  And, how do you think this should be rectified to satisfy the fans and both production entities?   Let us know!

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Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

I feel for the actors. That being said, Roger, Kristen and especially Michael owe a lot of their success to One Life to Live. GH has fantastic legacy characters at its disposal. The characters of Todd and John are essential to OLTL. For OLTL to be successful, they need Michael and Roger and shouldn’t go with recasts. Using Michael and Roger as new characters on GH will be ridiculous and seem forced, as bad as the Sam and John relationship. Crossovers won’t work in the long term. Roger and Michael, please go home to Llanview. Your fans absolutely adore you… Read more »

rebecca
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rebecca

Love Sam and John…

L.
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L.

Me too! mcbam for the win!!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Do not love Sam and John. LOL

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Me too! Also, ME was an established actor long before he came to OLTL.

Mick
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Mick

AGREE w McBam! There is OLD history there that goes back before either of them were John and Sam (Caleb and Livvie) They have a lot of on screen chemistry I would love to see more of! Speaking of which, neither one of them owes their starts to their current employers…both started on PORT CHARLES…when that ended, Michael went to OLTL etc…No one owes anyone. It has been so long now that these soaps were cancelled, are they sure they still have the fan base to do this? I use to watch those shows and they seemed to be wrapped… Read more »

BOOPP
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BOOPP

I disagree that Michael owes his success to OLTL, he was an established leading man long before he came to OLTL. Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco have incredible chemistry and there is nothing forced about it. Both actors have said how easy it is for them to work together. Michael can easily be Caleb on GH as a human and to be honest Caleb is a much more complex character than John McBain ever was. Easton was spectacular as Caleb. Both Roger and Michael have families who have relocated to the West Coast. PP is going to shoot in Connecticut… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

John & Sam DO have incredible chemistry. I never liked John & Natalie together. I’m not too familiar with the character of Caleb, but I’d be willing to watch for sure. I would just miss the character of McBain though. I can’t decide if I’d miss the actors more or the characters, ya know?

TRW
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TRW

Part of being an actor is commuting, flying around the world to shoot a movie, many actors who do shows in LA have homes and lives in Chicago or New York. This is not like they are going to fly back and forth to do a 9 to 5 job, they would tape several days a month (especially on a 30 minute show) Most likely blocked together and they would be able to stay in LA for likely half the month at least – all while being front burner on OLTL. This is not just directed at you but there… Read more »

Angela
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Angela

I agree with BOOPP. Michael Easton’s fan base was built with Port Charles. OLTL came later. As far as PP statement that they “lent” the characters to abc is bull. These 3 actors are under contract to abc.Did PP think that all the actors and actresses from the 2 shows would just sit and wait until they got it together? I doubt it. Life gos on and they went to work elsewhere. I seriously doubt they would be willing to give up GH to go to PP. I would think that there would be a serious paycut. I watched OLTL… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I agree with you on that BOOPP. These actors have moved to the West Coast and are happy at GH, PP shouldn’t expect them to go back east – surely they can create new characters or use others? These actors don’t owe PP or ABC anything than what they’ve already given them!

Love Sam & McBain!!!

Jessica
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Jessica

I think the whole situation is a mess. That being said, I think the smartest dispersal of assets would be for ME to remain on GH as Caleb or McMumbles, and for RH and KA to return to OLTL as Todd and Starr. I can see Starr bouncing back and forth, although I think KA’s terrible weaknesses as an actress are completely apparent without the acting safety net of RH and KDP or TSJ to anchor her. I don’t see any reason for Todd to remain in PC. However, if the rumors are true and RH doesn’t want to appear… Read more »

Renee
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Renee

I too agree with BOOPP. Michael Easton has been on soaps for years. I used to watch him as Tanner on Days of Our Lives. Acting is a job just like any other. Actors should be allowed to do what is best for them. Being held hostage to PP when they don’t know what the heck they’re doing is ridiculous. I am fearful that this entire relaunch on line is going to be a bust. It has been over a year since these soaps were on, original cast members have moved onto other soaps or projects, viewers have moved on… Read more »

Jolie Fan
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Jolie Fan

This is for Angela, Try reading………”Prospect Park released the following statement regarding its licensing agreement with All My Children and One Life to Live. In 2011, when Prospect Park decided to put everything on the line to reboot these shows, they lent characters to General Hospital until shooting began for the new programs so that the characters could stay alive with the fans and also so that the actors could remain working. Everyone at ABC and on the production staff of General Hospital understood that this was a temporary arrangement until production started once again on One Life to Live.… Read more »

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

The first time I saw Michael Easton was on Ally McBeal! He played a nude model! Ally & her friend were taking a sculpting class & he played the model who had their eyes pop out because he was so “big”! Anybody else remember this?

Beth
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Beth

These actors have all left OLTL. Period. Roger Howarth left many years ago and developed a very different character on As the World Turns. He returned to OLTL for short-term gig. He does not need to break a contract on ABC — and possibly move his family — for a start-up production. Michael Easton had fans before he had a role on OLTL. There are those of us who remember him from his days on Port Charles and I believe he’s been on other soaps as well. (He may even have done work outside of soaps!) He does not owe… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Well said.

Torrey
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Torrey

Sounds like to me, after reading the statement, PP is willing to work with ABC to do crossovers…..I think the problem lies with ABC, and we know how this network is known for their “Smart” decisions. And although, I’m happy for the actors to be able to move on, and keep their characters alive on GH, I really don’t like them on GH…..I prefer John, Todd & Starr on OLTL. True both male actors have had careers before and after OLTL, but I just have grown to like them on OLTL. I am not too thrilled with the way the… Read more »

Mick
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Mick

… a lot was done to move these characters to GH, after no one was sure what was to become of OLTL… All 3 have picked up and moved to the west coast… flying back and forth is a HUGE inconvenience and I bet isnt in their contracts. At the time they were hired on GH, it looked like OLTL was never going to be back… here we are 2 yrs later, the 3 actors have moved and settled into new jobs. Hire new people to play the parts on the computer network…you dont even know if there are enough… Read more »

STORMYNW
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STORMYNW

Hmmmmm Perhaps they will return to OLTL and after a bit ABC will Figure out what a COLOSSAL MISTAKE they made when they cancelled Both One Life to Live AND All My Children and ABC will buy them back and return them to TV so that everyone can watch rather than only those with computer access. JUST A THOUGHT.

GB
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GB

under the licensing agreement PP now owns the rights to AMC and OLTL for the next ten years (it might even be fifteen) – the agreement said that once they started actually producing something, which it seems they now are, they own it for OLTL, so can we please stop going on about how they could go back to ABC. it’s not going to happen. contracts have been signed. also, why should those actors go and work on what is essentially a glorified web series (nothing wrong with that, but it’s different) for probably much less money when they can… Read more »

bobby
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bobby

I ‘m sure they are going to put their heads together and work with the actors . Let them go back and close things off. Like making sure Todd knows that he never kill his brother, John brings back Natalie and his son to GH and have them go back and forth for the holidays. Same for Starr. Come on they can have the best of both worlds and they can cross over. It would be a win win. Just a thought…..
Sam can hook up with Jason’s brother AJ.

Jolie Fan
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Jolie Fan

OK hang on you gh fans are incredible. ABC signs the actors to long term contracts knowing what the Agreement between them and PP are and now the OLTL fans are not only getting screwed by ABC yet AGAIN but you want to take a Very popular couple from OLTL and put them on GH! WOW does your greediness have no bounds??

terri
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terri

John ad Nataie have years of history not only as lovers but as friends an now parents the character of John would NOT have left his family for that long and he surely would NOT have chosen Sam over the mother of his child and love of his life Natalie. I have never seen the chemistry with John and Sam both are quiet understated actors which on a soap equals snoozefes and I loved Port Charles.. Respect the characters respect the fans. I think sharing at the very least would be fair. I for one woul love to see Natalie… Read more »

Jolie Fan is Crazy
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Jolie Fan is Crazy

Oh dear, Jolie Fan. You’re insane. Certifiably so.

El Rizzo
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El Rizzo

Well said…go home John , go home…to your soon to be wife(a girl can dream can’t she?) and your son!!!

Mick
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Mick

TERRI… please go on you tube and watch old PORT CHARLES episodes with CALEB and LIVVY… that would be Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco…it wont take but a few moments to see the chemistry… they were lovers and there is plenty of evidence of their passion together from when they worked together in the early 2000’s. Seems like on OLTL, John and Nat were apart more than together always sleeping with someone else… I promise the youtube trip wont be a waste of your time! And now he’s not WELCOME at home…remember Clint has hired all the lawyers and they… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

I disagree, Gentry. They are ACTORS. They do not owe anyone anything but their families. Why can’t some people get that?

It would be wonderful to have a random day at work be like an episode of SEINFELD where Jerry went to work to boo the woman who booed him when he was on stage doing HIS job. Maybe if the shoe were on the other foot more in life people would stop feeling so entitled.

Ella
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Ella

Sounds like Prospect Park is trying to do damage control. The fact remains, regardless of what they want us to believe, that GH kept Llanview alive and this is a main reason that PP still has the interest to launch a OLTL 2.0. Let the actors decide where they want to be. If it is GH, then recast their OLRL roles and allow the actors to play other roles on GH. The actors should decide where they.want to work. PP seems to be trying to take the actors’ choices away, knowing that 2 of the 3 chose not to sign… Read more »

Mick
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Mick

Well said… They already picked up and moved across the country… the person playing a role are commonly replaced when someone’s contract is up etc… Now is the perfect time to replace them since they havent been filming OLTL for the past 2 yrs…

susan M.
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susan M.

They can do both!

Jamie
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Jamie

Um, passive aggressive much, PP???? PP has really pissed some people off including me. I want Starr, John and Todd played by Kristen, Michael and Roger on GH. I will not be able to buy new characters all of the sudden on GH, played by these same actors. It won’t make any sense. I know its a soap and make believe, but that’s an insult to me as a viewer. These characters have relationships and lives in Port Charles. To have them leave so suddenly is pretty crappy.

Mick
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Mick

PP is the one who needs to get new actors… and if this ever gets off the ground, that’s probably what will happen…The OLTL characters seem happy and well paid on GH …plus they moved 3000 miles away for the job… it would be ridiculous to move them again…esp since we havent seen OLTL in over a yr now…perfect time for them to get new hires…other OLTL actors have moved on to other jobs too, perhaps not even in soaps…what a mess… It’s almost like they needed to do it right away after they cancelled the shows…Im not sure it… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I can not RH and ME flying from AC to NY area to share ..
I also do not see RH signing on with PP ..
They still have a long road to go before this will be settled..

We have to wait and see if the 3 will agree to going with PP ..

Travel from CA to NY area hmm don’t think that is a selling point..
It is not what we want it is what they decide to do ..

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Of course they will support the re-boot! How often is your character in such hot demand? Plus, I’m sure they will want to help OLTL succeed! My bet is with them!

KateK
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KateK

Why would they sign with PP? Its an online show, it may not even succeed. PP is blackmailing the actors.

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Yeah, I hate to say it, but I’m with KateK on this one. ABC is at least an established national broadcast network. Prospect Park has the Internet, and that’s great, but it’s a totally untapped medium for this type of genre. I’m excited to see how the new OLTL turns out (that is, if it does in fact happen), but if I were one of these actors, I’d rather stay on ABC– and that’s knowing they cancelled two of their three soaps.

terri
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terri

I agree Tuc Watkins would come back and forth inthis ecnomy these actors are lucky to be in such high demand.

Gillian
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Gillian

I think Prospect Park burned that bridge when it forced the actors not to report to work and earn their pay. Would you want to work for a company that took your livelihood away from you and your family? That was an awful move by PP and not a show of good faith. By digging in their heels, they personally/financially hurt the actors. Who would want to do that company any favors?

Emma
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Emma

Todd, McBain and Starr’s success on GH kept OLTL alive for their fans. Combined with general hospital’s high ratings contributed to Prospect Park being able to do the OLTL reboot. Why would ABC and Prospect Park pass up a chance to cross promote on both shows. Seems like a no-brainier to me.

Jolie Fan
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Jolie Fan

What in the hell does Gh’s ratings have to do with PP and OLTL and MAC Reboot????

Thoma
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Thoma

RH is done w/ GH . he will only be on OLTL. ME and KA will do both. KA and CD are dating

Chaz
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Chaz

“KA and CD are dating”. ….hmmmm..I bet that is surprising news to his WIFE!

k/kay
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k/kay

Chad Duell ended his marriage of a few months in Dec.

thomas
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thomas

he ended his marriage in December

Crystal
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Crystal

It’s hasn’t been confirmed that RH will only be doing OLTL and that Michael and Kristen will be doing both. I doubt Roger and Kristen will be on the reboot because they didn’t sign on for it when PP was first trying to launch it.

As for Chad and Kristen dating, that is just a rumor.

Debbie
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Debbie

Let the actors decide where they want to go for once. The shows were dumped and now that they things have turned around and OLTL and AMC are coming back online are we really supposed to accept that. What if it bombs? Stop messing with our soaps what little we have left. Have some consideration for the viewers I say. Oh well it is just my opinion. Love Michael Fairman he is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Totally agree! Leave GH alone. It’s the only true ABC soap left, and I don’t appreciate all the back-and-forth from PP!

Ces
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Ces

Couldn’t agree with you more!! I felt sad watching Michael Easton yesterday knowing he won’t be on after Feb 8th. I’m pretty sure these actors are quite happy right where they are.

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

This is so exciting and fantastic! What a great way to work this out! It IS a win win for both shows and the actors and all of the fans! I couldn’t be more thrilled in hearing this incredible news! Thanks again Michael!

Lin
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Lin

I think Todd, Starr, and Michael bring a lot to GH. However, if he’s going to be a vampire, he needs to high tail it to One Life as I hate that storyline. I can see them going back and forth seamlessly if the writers work together. I really like Star and Michael together and hope they will stay so. If Natalie is in Llanview, maybe she and John can reconcile. I would like that. As far as I’m concerned Todd can stay in Port Chalres and have Trevor in LLanview.

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Agree that the vampire storyline is ridiculous. I also like your suggestion about keeping Roger on GH and bringing Trevor to OLTL.

susan M.
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susan M.

Yes the vampire storyline is ridiculous! I think the vampire thing should be for horror movies not the soaps. I really like Michael Easton’s character a lot. He is the one of the main reasons I started watching GH again when OLTL was cancelled last year. Was happy to see him on GH because I missed OLTL sooooooooo much! But, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (LIVES Again)!!!!!!! HURRAH! Here’s what you do when you don’t find the rainbow’s end This Time Here’s where you go when it looks like the rain won’t end Don’t cry I’ll give you tommorrow Let me… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I’m fine with this as long as PP’s OLTL doesn’t have to recognize the insufferable storylines on GH. GH all but destroyed these characters. They killed off Starr’s family right off the bat, then they killed off what was left of Tea’s family, her baby. Then they proceeded to destroy McBain’s family. Todd and Blair were already on the outs when OLTL ended, but GH forced a Todd&Carly pairing, that made no sense in light of the fact that Blair is the only woman Todd feels comfortable being intimate with, and that only comes after YEARS of history. GH disregarded… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

I think the reason GH “destroyed” these characters, as you put it, wasn’t because they were disrespectful to them or anything, but rather because it was much easier to simplify the characters. Bringing on three characters– characters with rich histories, no less– from a different soap has gotta be tricky, so they probably just wanted it to be as seamless as possible, and they best way to do that was to eliminate any ties with other OLTL characters.

Tina
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Tina

If they wanted eliminate any ties with other OLTL characters they should of changed their names and history’s when they first came to GH. The only history they some what messed with is that of John.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

agreed, Tina, they wanted to bring the OLTL actors playing their SAME characters, in hopes of luring OLTL viewers to GH. Trouble is, they changed them so much, they may as well have been playing different characters! And I would have preferred that. I still would have watched GH and I might have even rooted for John&Sam, now that Jason is “dead”. But knowing that “John” has moved on so easily from Natalie&Liam makes him a huge TOOL in my eyes.

Beth
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Beth

My first memory of OLTL is Joe Riley showing up at the door to the church…but Viki, beautifully dressed in white, is marrying someone else at the altar and he has arrived too late. The show is still in black-and-white, I must have four or five years old. As far as I am concerned, Joe is Viki’s only love and I get upset that he is rarely, if ever, acknowledged as the father of Kevin and Joey. (I always want to scream “Clint is not their father!”) So you’re upset that Todd has been paired with Carly…well, Blair was in… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I have watched OLTL off-and-on, almost from the beginning, I was a bit older, in 2nd grade, every day I would watch “Dark Shadows” after school and catch the last 5 minutes of OLTL, got HOOKED and started RUNNING home from school, lol. Loved Vicki and Joe, I quite agree, he was the love of her life. As for Max, I loved him with Gabrielle, but I wasn’t watching when he was with Blair, in fact, I missed most of Blair’s stories, including her story with Todd, I just know from other people’s posts that Todd has “intimacy issues” and… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I rememeber Joe Riley! He was the love of Viki’s life! Her #1 love of all time.

Jolie Fan
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Jolie Fan

Maddiehayes I could not agree with you More!!! I did not like the way that they just had John “forget” Natalie and Liam, RC is an Ass! There is no way that John would ever just “forget” Natalie and the son he recently got back, He missed almost the first year of his son’s life and he sure as hell would not bounce a few days after getting him back! And the lame way they “broke them up” was RIDICULOUS! Clint never ever had a problem with John, so he being wrapped up in that at all is ridiculous! For… Read more »

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

I have to agree. JOLIE forever.

Mia
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Mia

ITA JOLIE FOREVER BABY!!

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

once PP nixed the idea of OLTL and AMC on line shortly after the cancelation the actors moved on..

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Yes, and they had every right to!

Scott
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Scott

Yes they did and they do,but they don’t own the characters.

k/kay
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k/kay

My understanding Scott is they own the characters but not the actors I think their will be some serious lawyering up by these actors if they do not want to uproot again.

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

First: I don’t recall ever hearing that the characters of Todd, Starr, and John would be temporarily on General Hospital. Did anyone else miss that? I’m guessing so. I’ve followed this whole ABC/Prospect Park situation since the announcement of OLTL’s cancellation over a year ago, and I can’t recall one instance when ABC stated that these OLTL characters would only be on GH temporarily. And to further support this, aren’t these three actors currently under contract with ABC? That’s not exactly temporary– there’s gotta be an end date in that contract somewhere, and it’s probably not “whenever Prospect Park finally… Read more »

Asia
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Asia

You’ve said everything I wanted to say and more. I completely agree.

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

I also just want to add that the new OLTL can go on fine without McBain, Todd, and Starr. Soap characters & actors come and go all the time. I just want there to be some stability for these shows… All this back-and-forth isn’t helping the genre– it’s hurting it!

Judith
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Judith

You are so right! I don’t recall any talk of “temporary”. It is so unfair to the actors, the fans and GH. These actors are under contract to GH/ABC. They continue to be seen on broadcast television, on a major network, working in Hollywood. Why on God’s green earth would they want to give up their current status only to schlep to Stamford, CT to work on a production that will only be available online to a limited audience, 4 days a week for 1/2 hr/day? These three talented actors who have obviously moved their families to Hollywood and have… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

If you lease a car and lend it to a friend,does your friend get to keep it???

Beth
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Beth

Actually, I’ve noticed names on the PP cast lists who had taken roles on soaps on other networks…but are clearly available for PP. I’ve read plenty of commentary that other showrunners have not taken advantage of the available ABC daytime talent like GH has. People seem quick to trash the GH team — part of which used to be the OLTL team — but they clearly create a place where people want to work. The actress who plays Blair — she lives in Kentucky, they worked out storyline whenever she could be in LA. Wally Kurth is willing to go… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Judith – someone who gets it! 🙂 It is the same reason that Debbi Morgan didn’t sign and took the job at Y&R instead. More exposure, a guaranteed job. Sadly things did not work out at Y&R, but she had the above-mentioned for a little while. You have to do what you have to do to support yourselves and your family. You can’t just sit around and HOPE that Prospect Park will come through. Anyone that faults the actors and is demanding their return to the east coast is selfish and entitled. The actors know that they are not indispensable… Read more »

Gillian
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Gillian

You’re right. PP announced they weren’t going ahead with OLTL. They never said their OLTL plans were on hold until they could iron out the details. PP never said that OLTL was a temporary hold thing. Viewership is surging on all soaps now. It is profitable to have a soap in this streamlined format.That is why they are resurrecting the soaps again now. Which is fine. Just don’t hurt the actors financially or hurt GH.

Ronnie
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Ronnie

My sentiments exactly. You definitely said a mouthful. All three actors have definitely made an impact on GH and I’m glad to see that RH, KA and ME have transitioned well in there new home. They are a true asset and relocating them back to OLTL to help with the relaunch is absurd. Looking forward to see how GH and PP handle Roger’s, Kristen and Michael’s characters and have other actors portray them. If all three actors are currently on contract with ABC/GH then why would PP ask for them back. Doesn’t PP know that if actors break their contracts… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

I totally agree with you!! The OLTL characters were just decimated when the joined GH….killing off all the connections that these characters had in LLanview just upset me so much.

Torrey
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Torrey

this was for a different comment but I accidentally attached it to your post…LOL But now that I’m here, I would like to add, if you watch the interview that Michael Fairman did with the Martins of AMC, I got the impression that the fault should not all lie with PP…..I think ABC had a big hand in slowing things down for PP the first go round. ABC did a lot of shady things, and I really believe they stalled things more than necessary, just so that PP could take the heat off of them. I want the actors to… Read more »

Jolie Fan
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Jolie Fan

I don’t know what you read about the “stories” for the Characters but it was stated that the character of John McBain & “Todd Manning” were going to be there as reoccurring like Blair and Tea! Starr was the only one that had a story line because her story line was finished on OLTL, John and “Todd’s” weren’t!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

let me add: But because of the popularity of Todd & John with GH fans, they were added with long term contracts. Many fans wanted Melissa Archer aka Natalie Buchanan to come to GH but was prohibited from that because PP would not let her come! This MESS would have never happened if it wasn’t for ABC where 99% of the blame lies for canceling OLTL in the first place. It was the highest rated soap on ABC and got an earlier cancellation date (Jan ’12) instead of the later cancellation date of GH (Sept ’12). ABC doesn’t want to… Read more »

Anni Hyres
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Anni Hyres

I don’t know what our how the 3 actors on the ABC and the internet shows can be handled legally. I do think they are better off on GH as it is an hour show. The only solution that I see would be to let them rotate shows. That would mean storyline problems but that can be worked out. I hate to see them move back to OLTL although that was my fav. soap, but the characters have fit in so well on GH. Especially are Sam and Michael have such incredible chemistry. Either move will leave some viewers unhappy.… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Agree.

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

I agree,too… I just hope cross our fingers.

Beth
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Beth

It sounds like Prospect was just floating the idea of recasting Starr and John, and fans must have called their bluff. After all, Easton and Alderson would not have signed contracts with GH if they had interest in contracting/working with Prospect on the East Coast. As many fans have already noted, Starr has already left Llanview. John has no family left on the canvas, he’s a spouse to a Buchanan. It’s better to have access to Starr and John with original actors for storyline purposes — and have leverage for doing so — than risk the new endeavour with recasts.… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

Beth I thought the same thing – Howarth has had far more airtime on GH and he is not referenced by name in this press release? This implies to me that they are potentially pursuing a different scenario re: the character of Todd vs Starr and John. While I sincerely hope AMC and OLTL go live with PP, look at Erika Slezak’s statement which tells us no contracts have been signed. Much is still up in the air and even if these shows go live they will look and feel different if only because many of the cast moved on… Read more »

Jolie Fan
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Jolie Fan

WTF articles do you ppl read?? Erika has already signed a contract so did the rest of the cast for OLTL! There is nothing up in the air! It amazes me that You GH fans actually are rooting for this to be a bust so you’s can keep some characters! WOW You’s should be proud!

Ann
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Ann

Ouch Jolie Fan. The quote re a contract not being signed is on http://www.erikaslezak.com from her to her fan club and quoted a few days back here on Michael’s site. I am happy wherever the characters land as I am a fan of both shows. You are correct I did make an inference that more than Erika may not have signed contracts yet – which I read elsewhere. I want oltl back and want GH to succeed also.

KateK
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KateK

I still wont watch any PP shows after this! Let the actors choose where they want to go, dont blaclmail mail or bulldog them! Why would Star go back to LV Hope & Cole are dead? Shes an adult now, shes not going to move home w/ mom. Todd got off a murder charge, everyone hates him there why would he go back? John & Nat don’t have as much chemistry as he & Sam do, OLTL never used him like GH does, let him stay. From a story stand point it makes NO sense from them to be in… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

Agreed. These three characters actually have some roots in Port Charles now. To shuffle them around like this is ridiculous! And I also agree that McBain’s character is a little more… likable on GH. Not that I didn’t like him on OLTL– I LOVED him. But they’re getting real roles on GH, and established network soap. Leave ’em alone unless they vocalize they want otherwise, PP!

Lynn
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Lynn

I really think that this reboot has had to have been in the works the whole time, I’m looking at what they have accomplished and that has not been overnight I think ABC and TPTB have known this is a possibility including the actors and blaming PP is just not fair….TPTB knew about the legalize stuff…..amd I don’t think we should just assume that the actors arent interested in going to PP just becase a mag reported “all three dont want to” please let them decide but I do think ABC will make if difficult to leave their contracts…I find… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

The only reason I’m cautious around PP is because they let us down before. It’s a HUGE undertaking to produce a soap opera with so much history and such a loyal fanbase. I don’t appreciate how they seem to be going back and forth with actors and production. It’s been like that for a good year– I say it’s time to let GH move forward with their current cast, OLTL characters included; and let OLTL move forward with the actors that have willingly signed on. They can both be successful shows in their own right.

Christy
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Christy

yes, I agree — see my ‘don’t piss me off’ comment below. Let ’em get their own Todd and John and Star if they must. If they don’t want to mention GH storylines and vice versa, then why not just have 2 separate storylines with a few of the same characters… who cares. Twice as much storytime for us.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I think they can do whatever with the STARR character,,, she’s not that important to me!!!!

But they need to keep JOHN MCBAIN!!!!

HE IS VALUABLE TO THE SHOW!!

HE HAS A CHILD RAFE BARRIGTON
HE HAS LIAM BUCHANNAN

AND HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A STEP CHILD DANIEL EDWARD MORGAN

PLUS HE AND KELLY MONACO HAS MAJOR CHEMISTRY

I WAS LOOKING FORWARD SEEING THEM TOGETHER

Dave
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Dave

You love ABC, you hate ABC, you love Prospect Park , you hate Prospect Park !
Just be happy that General Hospital and soaps in general are on the upswing and canceled soaps OLTL and AMC are getting a second chance.

Michael
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Michael

I cannot believe Prospect Park’s short sightedness. GH almost went off the air. If that happened, plenty of people would have lost interest in One Life. The actors from One Life, and the excellent producing/writing team now helming GH has practically saved the soap industry. Now that GH is better than ever, in part duet to the One Life crossover– they want to pull the plug? What if the actors don’t want to appear in an online version? They can pull off an excellent version of One Life with the actors they have already recruited. Leave GH alone. If GH… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

This is getting to be a “drama” before the show even starts up again. I for one have decided to take the “wait and see” attitude. It’s going to be what it is and we will all adjust and love the show no matter (I hope)

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I will start by saying that I am enjoying all three OL characters on GH, especially Todd, who has really fit in the best IMO. Having said that, I also happen to think that GH is full of great and already established characters that they can draw on. I’d love nothing more than to see both shows (GH and OLTL) be successful, and so I’m hoping for the OL transplants to return to Llanview. Crossovers are a fun and rich idea for story. I’m very open to that as well. In the end though, John, Todd and Starr have way… Read more »

Mia
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Mia

ITA

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Good Luck Prospect Park – I agree with Cheryl!

Michael
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Michael

Why can’t the shows exist in alternate universes?- Like Dallas and Knots Landing. Online One Life can have new actors playing the characters, while the veteran actors can stay on GH. win win.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

The problem there, is that a TON of people, myself included, don’t want to see new actors in the roles for characters that we’ve watched for years.

Mia
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Mia

I AGREE!!

currygirl
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currygirl

PP is paying ABC millions of dollars to license OLTL and AMC and willing to loan out those characters that they are paying for. Who does that? I wouldn’t.

Gillian
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Gillian

From what I understand, ABC paid PP for use of the characters. It wasn’t for free

brian
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brian

I hope the 50/50 works out for everyone involved. It does sound win/win to me, and it could be just the thing to make the reboots successful, and then who knows what could happen… maybe we could see a reboot of “Port Charles”, and other shows.

I for one, am just happy the shows are continuing, and do believe that “TV” has a brand new life coming by way of “web viewing”

Gillian
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Gillian

The sad thing is that it isn’t a “win win” as the actors are now financially suffering since PP has banned them from reporting to GH.

Phil
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Phil

As I have said before, they need to stay put in GH! OLTL has gone on without these characters and it still can. Honestly, I don’t think OLTL will be as fun to watch without Frank and Ron at the helm anyway. I may check it out but not sure I will stay with it. GH and DAYS are my soaps of choice. If ABC was smart they would charge Prospect Park a small fee to air both shows on their network with the stipulation that these three crossover to OLTL to reboot the show only to return to GH… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I believe RH/Todd has told PP no , and that is why there has been no mention of him like there is with ME/McBain and KA/Starr..

Mia
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Mia

I heard that Michael Easton was on board with OLTL online MANY times, so I can see him going back.

Ann
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Ann

That was long before he got his GH job. His contract with PP has since expired. He is not obligated to PP anymore. He is contracted to ABC and GH! He is at his new job at GH! And why in the world would he want to leave GH? He moved his family cross country for the job. I cannot see him wanting to uproot again or do double duty. He should stay on GH where he belongs now!

mimi
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mimi

I don’t understand how PP and ABC can share these 3 characters. It would be a story line continuity nightmare. IMO OLTL doesn’t need RH or KA if they can get TSJ on board as Victor and I believe they already have the girl who plays Danielle on lock. I think they are pretty much interchangable with Todd and Starr. John could leave town and they could cast a John McBain type person if that’s their fancy.

IMissGuidingLight
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IMissGuidingLight

It’s puzzling to me why so many people seem to be making Prospect Park the “bad guy” here. ABC cancelled OLTL. Then ABC made Prospect Park pay millions to license the show — including all its characters. Then ABC convinced Prospect Park to loan some characters back for a while, didn’t tell the public it was a temporary arrangement and now seems mad that Prospect Park wants what it paid for. I’m certainly not saying Prospect Park has handled this well, and I love Todd and McBain on GH, but it seems pretty clear that Prospect Park is well within… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I agree with this 100%. PP is well within their rights in wanting to use characters that they paid for and own the rights to. I also don’t understand why people want the shows back on ABC when it was ABC that screwed everyone over and canceled the shows in the first place. The last thing I want is for ABC to get their hands on my shows again.

boes
Guest
boes

Well said, VERY well said. ABC is no victim but has instead duped, and outright lied to everyone involved on all their soaps. Just go back and look how blindsided everyone on AMC and OLTL were, from the setup crew to the actors and production staff when they were cancelled. PP may not have handled this as well as they could have, but the giant in the room, the one who do the most harm is ABC. And they’ve shown they have no love or loyalty for anything, especially soaps. And don’t forget that if PP is successful, it may… Read more »

Mia
Guest
Mia

I agree 100%!!!

Tina
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Tina

Funny how everyone is blaming PP for this mess when it was ABC who started this mess in the first place when THEY canceled two shows. Now GH has OLTL old writers and they now have some darn good ones and no restraints as to censors, tho they’ll keep it toned down even on the web. Easy solution to this mess would be ..as the actors are playing ” OLTL ‘characters with long history’s to that show if they want to stay, Change their names.. change everything about their history and backgrounds as so their NOT OLTL characters anymore and… Read more »

louisa
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louisa

ABC does not deserve any OLTL characters., actors, executive producers, or writers.

If all these OLTL people are so valuable–why did they cancel the show? LONG LIVE OLTL!

Ann
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Ann

Well all that you have mentioned are all under contract to ABC and GH now. They just cannot up and leave their GH jobs!

Jared
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Jared

Solution: Put One Life to Live back on ABC where it belongs. I don’t think the AMC reboot is going to work out, but OLTL seriously has a shot if given the right tools to succeed. PP can produce it, and ABC/Soapnet can air it. Also, some of the AMC characters like Angie and David could move to Llanview. The disputed characters/actors should stay on GH and perhaps do crossovers with OLTL or return at a later time. Bring One Life to Live home. It should never have been canceled.

Mia
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Mia

I agree OLTL never should have been canceled

susan M.
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susan M.

Triple Ditto on that!

Ces
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Ces

I don’t think it will work out either – then what? They take Michael, Roger & Kristen away and they are then left without jobs with PP fails. I won’t be watching some online show, that’s for sure.

Lydia
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Lydia

Online viewing is a huge part of the future. Even take Netflix’s project idea when it ran it’s original series House of Cards.. they released EVERY episode of the season all at once just over a week ago. People are viewing in so many different ways, binge viewing is now proving to be recognized and they are following suit with what the audience wants. No one can really say that for ABC or many other TV networks anymore. Whatever brings them the mighty buck fastest is IT.. ppl be damned. If they don’t wake up (not even sure that will… Read more »

ces
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ces

I have better things to do with my life than sit on my computer all day watching online programming. If it’s not on the tube then I won’t be watching it. Not being negative, just how I feel – and I’m more old school in my viewing habits, reading habits, not participating in social media (FB, Twitter, etc) so no, I won’t be watching. Just my opinion, i’m entitled. Enjoy it!

Joe Wells
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Joe Wells

Feel so bad for the actors. If we MUST lose the OLTL characters of John, Todd and Star, here is my suggestion. Write off the OLTL characters, but not the actors. Yes, it will be awkward, but let’s remember that this is the soap that gave us “Casey the Space Alien from the planet Lumina” and the Cassadines goal of freezing the world. Anyway… Star: The only thing Port Charles offers Star is her relationship with Michael. As Michael becomes closer with A.J., Star sees a potential ruthless side of him emerging that scares her. She is still grieving for… Read more »

WishILivedInLlanview
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WishILivedInLlanview

I LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!! I also agree that this is the best solution to the problem.

anne
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anne

Ok, I’m with all of you trying to work this out: 1. John and Sam have no chemistry. Sam is so bland, esp. compared to Natalie. I agree, John does soul searching and decides to go find Nat and beg her to get back with her. She accepts. Or, John is attacked again and Nat comes to PH to his bedside and realizes she cant live without him. Enter Sam and Nat does a red heds, “Who the f.. are you? I’m his girl, now get the hell out or I’ll kick you A…” You KNOW you could just see… Read more »

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Love #1 – #2 not bad – #3 I could care less for Todd Manning. I’ve been waiting for Natalie to kick Sam’s butt!

anne
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anne

And, I so agree with Tali–could you imagine Natalie coming to PC and kicking Sam’s butt? Not a fair match up I guess because Nat would chew up and spit out anyone in her way and Sam is so light weight. Would love to see Melissa Archer come and mow her way through PC dishing it to everyone and setting the world right again.

su0000
Guest
su0000

If the 3 do return to OLTL they will never be same, not now..
We will see Todd and Carly and his feelings for her, he did proclaim he is in love with Carly..
Starr is in love with Michael..
Sam and John have chem and a hot blooming love connection ..
So, if the 3 do return to OL they will never be seen as the same as they once where..

If I saw John with Natalie I would want him with Sam.
If I saw Todd with Blair I would see him in love with Carly.. etc etc etc..

Tali Smith
Guest
Tali Smith

Disagree with you about John & Sam – VERY BLAH, like him better with Anna Devane, but no one better for him than Natalie Buchanan. JOLIE all the way!

Charles
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Charles

ABC made a mistake canceling the shows, and PP purchase of OLTL, AMC..should have known that actors come and go for a variety of reasons, career choices, money, RH was on ATWT, he changed the show around, made it successful in the role as Paul Ryan, people, you have short memories. His recent return to OLTL, was a stroke of genius writing and story telling.I will watch this new OLTL to see if it captures me again…but it is all about the writing, and the chemistry of the ensemble as a whole…….I give them six months to move me or… Read more »

Mia
Guest
Mia

I prefer McBain on OLTL, he was better fit on there.I will MISS Starr and Todd!!

heidi
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heidi

Glad reason and logic prevail! Hope it works out for both shows and for the actors! We win either way… we have two shows back!!!

Ann
Guest
Ann

The actors belong on GH now period! PP blew it when they pulled out of production in the first place. Recast the three on OLTL and leave them as new characters on GH! Think of them and how they feel! They cannot be expected to do both shows. Their lives and families are on the west coast now.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

At this point I don’t believe ABC or PP. Michael Easton already said he is barred from the set as of Feb 8. So obviously there is more to be told!

Ella
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Ella

Bingo! PP is doing damage control and lying. If they wanted to share the characters, the actors wouldn’t be banned from the GH set (by PP). How is punishing the actors a fair thing to do? How does that give the actors a desire to work with PP? PP is now taking money out of the actors’ pockets – such a terrible thing to do!

aria
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aria

what a mess, lets see what happens, its going to be a bumpy ride.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

wow seems alot of people have alot to say. I think they should crossover just to get the show started, MCBain is not needed for any reason in PC. There are other cops and he has not had any great storylines, but he does have a fictional family in Llanview and they should let the character fix that. Todd has been well integrated into GH, but he also has a son, and ex wife that he stll loves. There is not a great relationship withi his sister, so I do see his character going back and forth. Same thing as… Read more »

Rodd
Guest
Rodd

These are all very interesting comments. I think this is all fantastic PR for both GH, ABS/D, and PP ~ and definitely getting the names of all three actors out there in a major way. The thing of it all for me is that none of us really know what was in anyone’s contract or agreement. Is RH off the hook because he was reportedly not signing on to the original PP deal? Would that allow him to sign on to GH as a free agent? Would that include his character or did PP purchase the rights to all historical… Read more »

Tali Smith
Guest
Tali Smith

Agreed!

Jennifer
Guest
Jennifer

I’m beginning to seriously dislike Prospect Park!!!! First they said they were going to take the shows and then didn’t. And then they pop up again out of nowhere and now have things all messed up again! Come on! Haven’t these actors and fans been through enough?!? Leave them on GH where they’ve been now for a year and move on with the other characters on OLTL.

Ann
Guest
Ann

Exactly! PP are the ones who blew it when they pulled out of the soaps in the first place!

Nancy
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Nancy

ABC owns all the bs that we go through daily for over 1 year. I am so sick and tired of that network I will never watch them again forever. They screw their actors they screw their viewers and I am sure they screw the people that work for them so the bigwigs can get the high paid salaries. GH is undoubtedly their only great show and they are screwing with it again. They should have never cancelled our shows and could have revamped them just like PP is going to do. Now all they have is replacement junk that… Read more »

Christine
Guest
Christine

Nancy, I agree with a lot of what you are saying. When ABC canceled AMC and OLTL, I took a stand and stopped watching anything on ABC except for GH. I used to work at Sony Pictures so when LAST RESORT came on, I wanted to support it because I feel they make good TV shows. Anyway, of course ABC gave it a terrible night and ratings fell. The show was engaging, but it got canceled. At least they gave it some closure. That being said, you are SO right about the treatment of the viewers. I really hope that… Read more »

Dawn Burrows
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Dawn Burrows

I have a lot of animosity towards ABC for putting everyone in this position to begin with!!! SO, that said, SCREW them! PP owns the rights to these beloved characters. I think ABC realizes how wrong they were and they don’t want to see AMC and OLTL do well because that makes them look foolish. Stars have crossed over from soap to soap in the past. Cross them back over to Llandview where they belong. I actually would not mind Todd staying in Port Charles and hooking up with Carley because they have great chemistry. I also love his chemistry… Read more »

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

WOW! Dawn Burrows I TOTALLY agree!!

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

so am I,too… bring OLTL back on TV and get rid of Chew off the air. I can’t stand to listen about junkie foods not good for good people out there. sorry,I try to be honest how I feel about it.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Guest
Scott (ATWT Fan)

They’re clearly saying this because if they recast any of these roles they will clearly be sunk. Losing Kristen Alderson, who has portrayed Starr Manning for most of the character’s run, would prove a failure to the series. So she’ll obviously be on there for guest spots, maybe during the summer months and stay with GH during the months of the fall/winter, that’d make the most sense.

Christine
Guest
Christine

“… So even though we are paying ABC millions of dollars to license the shows,…”

Why is it that this single sentence is what sticks out to me the most? It makes Prospect Park sound like they are being such martyrs, but to me it comes off as a child being scolded for fighting with another child and being told they have to share.

Something about this whole Prospect Park deal has sat wrong with me. I sincerely hope that people do not rue the day that this company became a household word as it is becoming now.

Brie
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Brie

I couldn’t agree with you more, Christine. That line and a couple others really rubbed me the wrong way.

Chaz
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Chaz

Look at things from PP’s perspective. They are paying for the rights to characters. They OWN the characters. They could simply recast them with other actors. BUT….doing so diminishes their investment. People are familiar with and enjoy the actors who originated and continue to play these three roles. If they recast, people will not be as invested. ABC has contracts with the actors. They could have them play other roles. Obviously, not a great solution because how do you undo the last year of storyline. Or, they could not renew the contracts once they reach the 13 week cycle and… Read more »

Petronella (Nellie)
Guest
Petronella (Nellie)

My opinion on this is: I really don’t care for their roles on GH, kind of boring and bringing the vampire story into it also will be very boring as I all to happy when that story was finally over. . I am a long time fan of GH, my Mom got me hooked at age 13, and I am 55 and faithfully watch it every day, as Y&R, and sad to see that Jason from GH is now there on Y&R. As my hopes were for Jason to come back to Sam on GH.

Brie
Guest
Brie

I think it was written pretty rudely, actually, but I guess it’s nice to know they’re willing to share if it comes to that. For one thing, to say we’ve grown to love them in a “short time” lessens our feelings. We’ve had them for nearly a year. That’s not really a short time, especially for a TV show. And especially considering how big a part of the show they have been during that year, and how integrated they are into our storylines. For another, the lines about how they “own” the characters and are paying “millions of dollars” for… Read more »

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

As a OLTL fan, just one in a million – One year seems like a short time when they have been on OLTL for at least 10 yrs. When you buy a successful business lots of times you pay for the name and reputation of that business! OLTL is a business and when PP paid millions for them they get all things OLTL!! No brag just fact!

joan darigo
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joan darigo

love all three would like to see them continue on gh

Jolie Fan
Guest
Jolie Fan

All Right I have somethings to say here! 1 GH fans need to Understand and READ what the agreement was between ABC and PP regarding these characters! ABC KNEW what was going to happen, when PP got things in order to reboot these 2 iconic shows, so you want someone to blame for this BLAME YOUR PRECIOUS ABC! 2 Just because you “want” them on your show and they “fit in” on GH does not mean you are ENTITLED to characters that are OWNED by another company! 3 John finally found out the truth about Liam at the end of… Read more »

bpj
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bpj

Totally Agree!! Thank you

Dee
Guest
Dee

You get John and your Jolie and we get Micheal Easton on GH, everyone is happy at least I will be 🙂

Tali Smith
Guest
Tali Smith

I’ll miss Michael Easton-he is awesome and at one point he said he wanted to see JOLIE continue, they had a lot of story left! I do believe however, that OLTL owns John McBain character so bring him back and Michael can be someone else on GH.

shawn
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shawn

Honestly I think both side are doing “shady” stuff. I can’t put the blame on just one side.

Debbie Bedard
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Debbie Bedard

I have been watching soaps for a very long time. Over the years I have changed the soaps I was brought up on to a different channel and even invested my time to get to know and love not just the shows but the people and characters they play. IT is sad that over the years soaps have gone down hill but the players are still wonderful. SO the remaining fan follow the characters and show support and now your going to mess with it again. Let me tell you, take the people off GH and I will not follow… Read more »

Dee
Guest
Dee

I would not follow them to the OLTL reboot either. So glad we get to keep the actors I will miss the characters.

Mary Ann
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Mary Ann

ABC us at fault for all of this – that being said, I think when OLTL reboots, it is understood that those four people are out of town for the time being – that can be worked in to the story. The crossover is good, it connects the stories and will maybe have some GH fans watching OLTL and AMC even. Let’s keep the soaps alive, not fight among them! I watched all three so I don’t mind who is where :). I don’t really care if John and Sam are together on GH. Would rather see more Elizabeth and… Read more »

Dee
Guest
Dee

The actors do not owe OLTL anything. Micheal Easton’s first soap was Days of our Lives and he built a fan base from that show. Roger Howarth gained fame as OLTL Todd but he was very popular as Paul Ryan on ATWT. Kristen Alderson is the only one that has done nothing outside of OLTL she is too young not to be given the chance to grow professionally. The actors have moved clear across the country with their families. PP will film in Conn how can they share with GH which is filmed in LA? . That ‘s one heck… Read more »

genia nichols
Guest
genia nichols

i agree let them stay on gh recast them on oltl

General Hospital

ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood deliver the Power Performance of the Week as Steffy’s drug addiction leads to a confrontation and intervention by her loved ones with dire consequences.  Here is the last seven minutes that featured Emmy-winner Wood at her best. Leave A Comment

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