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REPORT: Prospect Park Wants The Characters Of GH's John, Starr & Todd For One Life to Live!

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Just how will this hurdle work itself out for General Hospital and the online revival of One Life to Live, with the fate of three of the most beloved characters of Llanview and now Port Charles in their hands?  That is one of the key issues that both productions, and longtime fans of each soap opera, are waiting with baited breath to find out.

According to a report from TV Guide Magazine’s  Michael Logan, Prospect Park wants the characters of Starr, John, and Todd back so they can write for them on their canvas for the online revival of One Life, which has caused some heavy drama over at ABC and General Hospital.

We have also heard in recent interview and reports, GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini, was hopeful that the trio of characters and the actors who play then could stay on GH, however acknowledging that the legal departments of both entities have to work this one out.

One of the big complications is that Roger Howarth (Todd), Michael Easton (John), and Kristen Alderson (Starr) are  under contract to ABC, so theoretically Starr, John, and Todd could go away, but the people playing them would stay with the network.  An ABC spokesperson told TV Guide: “There are ongoing collaborative conversations with Prospect Park. We have various strategies in place depending on the outcome of these talks.”

So how do you want to see things work out soapers?  McBain, Todd, and Starr to the online One Life?  Would you accept Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson in tweaked roles on GH?   Or, do you think it will be resolved that the trio and their characters will stay put as they are on GH and ABC?  Weigh-in on this hot topic!

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Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

I want them to remain on General Hospital.

stella
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stella

me too…I like it just the way it is…

Nancy
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Nancy

This is too much. I want them on GH too. Can’t stand this. I want to know what the heck is going to happen soon and not be dragged on their lawyer problems.

carole dion
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carole dion

leave the actors alone,I like them on gen. hosp.

Laura
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Laura

I want them to remain on GH. John & Sam are wonderful together. I love John on GH. I won’t watch OLTL if he goes.

Sheila
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Sheila

I won’t watch GH if he stays. LOL

ginnlee
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ginnlee

That is part of the reason the soaps were cancelled because people threatened not to watch ( and followed through with their threats) if the characters/couples/SL didnt go their way.

Linda Braudy
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Linda Braudy

I want them to remain on GH. I never watched GH until they cancelled AMC. I watched OLTL its last month on ABC to show my support for soaps. Then I followed the characters to GH. Prospect Park wasn’t on the ball early enough and should let them stay where they are.

KateK
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KateK

Im a huge OLTL & GH fan. I want them to stay on GH. But, lets be real they need to stay as the characters they are now. You cant really give them new names.

Amy
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Amy

I agree about Prospect Park not being on the ball soon enough. The characters have moved on let them stay in Port Charles.

JessicaS
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JessicaS

I agree…let them stay on GH. What were these actors supposed to do? Sit on their hands to see if someone would pick the show back up? Too little too late, you snooze you lose, etc…

carole dion
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carole dion

I agree!

theresa
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theresa

I agree, I did like them on OLTL before, but now I really like them on GH, and I love love love Carly & Todd, Michael & Starr, John & Sam!

Christina
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Christina

ME TOO!!!! except I would rather Sam stay with Jason …when he comes back….but I do like Todd and Carly…they are the perfect match lol….and Michael and Start:):)

Taylor
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Taylor

I’m glad they are on GH it brings a twist. I hate OLTL now

paula thomas
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paula thomas

me, too. they have spiced up GH and made it way more interesting

Carly
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Carly

I love them on gh let them stay

DEB
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DEB

We don’t watch ABC except for GH due to our OLTL favs. It would be great if AMC and OLTL could combine into one mega soap. We are so tired of ABC reminding us of how unhealthy we are so we nolonger watch except for GH

Betty
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Betty

I like the idea of AMC and OLTL being combined into one mega soap, but I’d want the original people back as the characters. I don’t watch much of GH except I do look up sometimes if I have the TV on when I see John, Star, and Todd, etc. The controversy about which soap the three mentioned should stay on can be resolved by having them play on BOTH.

Brenda
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Brenda

The trio have spiced up GH. I rush home every day to watch the show now. Please leave them where they are.

Glenda
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Glenda

Why can’t they do both go back and forth.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I like Glenda’s suggestion. That they do both. OLTL could have connections to GH that would enable them to do this. I think the groundwork has already been paved to make this correlation very possible.

Paula
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Paula

I’m with ya girls!!!! but will it be realistic? Where’s the filming taking place? They need to keep the fan’s happy ,and outta lawyers hands!!

Violet
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Violet

I finally like them after all these months. I’m a long time GH fan and only sometimes OLTL fan so it took a few months for these characters to feel like they belong on GH.

With such a big GH cast, stories seem to be rotating, leaving these three with time to do both shows. None of the three need to be on every day. I also want to see the Qs, Lucy, Kevin, Mac, Robert, Cassadines, Anna, Scotty, Laura, Bobbie, etc.

peg
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peg

Give McBain a bigger story line.

carole dion
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carole dion

YES!

Cathy
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Cathy

now if they bring AMC and OLTL back online will you have to subscribe to it to be able to watch it? Or will it be a free site?

Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

Not sure it will be on a free site. That has not been disclosed yet. I will not watch them if I have tp lay! I pay enough for cable as it is.

Shirley Towler
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Shirley Towler

I agree with Claudia Kurzyna, if I have to pay to watch it, then I won’t be watching it

Kelly
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Kelly

I only have one thing to say, If ABC had listened to their fans then there wouldn’t be a problem.

Deb
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Deb

Exactly

MARMAR
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MARMAR

You are so right. ABC shot themselves in the foot when they shut down the soaps. Viewers cried out…but, they didn’t listen. I think the success of SOAPNET has made them realize that viewers are watching reruns all of the time and follow up with GH, Y&R,AMC and Days of Our Lives current stories are watched here because of the network changing time slots. ABC is finding out that their talk shows, cooking shows, etc haven’t had the viewers that AMC,OLTL and GH have retained. If Prospect Part had signed all of the stars on at the beginning and had… Read more »

Betty
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Betty

Amen to that statement “if ABC had listened to their fans, then there wouldn’t be a problem.”!!!

Jan
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Jan

So very true about ABC !! We wouldn’t have to make this choice if ABC/Disney hadn’t dissed their soap fans. It is all their fault. I will watch One Life to Live and I also watch only General Hospital on ABC. It is their fault that this is all a mess. And for what? The revultion!! How’d that work out for them.

tina
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tina

why can’t they be on both shows?

Denise
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Denise

It would be great if they could be on both shows. But, that being said, I love Michael & Starr together. I think they should bring him to LV with her. I don’t really care much either way about Todd & Carly. I like Todd a lot but I LOVE Trevor St. John & wish he would come back to OLTL. I also LOVE John IMcBain and don’t like him with Sam. She is sooooo boring. But then again (know I’ll catch hell for this one) I never liked him with Natalie either. I actually liked him with Blair. Hope… Read more »

BOOPP
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BOOPP

Why in the world would the actors even consider going to an online soap from a national tv show? PP wants the characters and actors to leave for a 20 minute online show that is ridiculous. I am sure that GH can figure out a way to keep the characters by simply changing the names. John could some how really be Caleb and that would allow him to stay on GH and Todd and Starr could be renamed. PP shows will most likely flop anyway. I have no interest in watching an online soap and I think many people will… Read more »

monica
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monica

come on now it’s 2013,these(Mcbain,Starr,Todd)are outstanding actors,they can do both shows,that would be so exciting,i am for them playing on both shows.how does McBain,Todd and Starr feel about playing both shows?

monica
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monica

this will allow for Jason to come back,because i am missing him. McBain can spend more time on the other show.

Violet
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Violet

Jason is not coming back. Well, at least Steve Burton isn’t.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

They need to stay.. or let them do both shows.. but don’t mess with GH

ronda
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ronda

why cant they merge and use them on both show,s and they go backwards and forward just because they moved to port charles they can still play it in there.

Bila
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Bila

Well I believe Prospect Park is a “little late” in trying to revive OLTL. It is in the actors’ best interest to probably stay notice on TV than to be outcast on the Web.

Cindy
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Cindy

I think the actors should be able to pick where they want to be.

Katlee
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Katlee

I am so cynical. Prospect once before played foul with OLTL. Promised production, had supposedly signed actors and then pulled the plug. I would hate to see them pull three successful crossover characters who have well entrenched themselves in the new show that took them in and continued to give them life when Prospect dropped them on their heads after promising the moon. What is to stop them from doing this again. I just feel something really stinks here. It would hurt GH to have these characters leave and I have to wonder what the motive is. I pray that… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

It’s bad enough they took the series One Life to Live off the air… which was my favorite… now since you let the program die off and disappointed us in taking the program away from us …. why disturb the mess you already created…

carole dion
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carole dion

I was upset when oltl went off air,but now I am happy with General Hosp. how would the public ‘see oltl’?on TV? what?If I have to buy something to watch it i probably won’t.

Dee
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Dee

Me also. Even tho I would miss them on OLTL re-boot. They belong on GH now!

micki
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micki

I think that they should do both. Lets be real for a sec. We all have relatives in other states. Let them go back and forth. I think it would enhance both shows if they were able to do that. Some of their stories could cross back and forth too. It could make for some interesting and innovating tv and have more people to play off of for both casts.

Christy
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Christy

ME TOO, TOO! I’m a long time OLTL fan too!

hmmm, since these are not on tv together, why can’t the shows each have a Todd/Star/John? Roger & Kristen hadn’t signed up to portray their characters on Prospect the first time around, hopefully they’ll stay where they are…

how about spelling their last names differently? 🙂 I’m sure Todd could come up with something clever! 🙂

mari
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mari

They should remain on GH. There seems to be a bit of confusion though. PP wants the CHARACTERS back. The ACTORS are on contract with ABC. They can get their characters back but why do we have to “punish” the actors by letting them go. They will probably not be paid the same amount of money that they are now getting on GH — they probably won’t get as much airtime too since it is only a 20 min. webisode (or am I mistaken?). I heard that the actors are not happy with PP. Who could blame them?

Chris
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Chris

I agree too!! They should stay with GH. Their story lines have drifted too far now to make any sense. NO more crossovers! Problem solved. I do NOT want to see Roger Howarth (Todd), Michael Easton (John), or Kristen Alderson (Starr) on the new OLTL. For me, ME has become a Mc-Pain in the you know what, and KA is annoying and can’t act. One of the reasons I started watching OLTL was to see what RH would do next. The episode where he holds everyone hostage at Asa’a lodge was the best one ever. But RH is not nearly… Read more »

Acamden
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Acamden

WTF I have watched OLTL for over twenty years and Prospect park pulled the rug out on us and then once they got thier s*** together it was to late! Please everyone play nicely and work something out !!!!!!!!

Linda
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Linda

I agree! I’ve watched both shows from the start. They should stay on GH. If no one else, let Starr come back to Michael. They have a good chemistry. There have been too many changes and people coming back that should be gone. Please soon bring Robin back! She and Patrick were the best couple!!! It would be nice to have one couple that had a good strong marriage. One, I know, boring couple that had morals and before Sabrina gets too drawn into the picture.

Ann
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Ann

I want them all to stay on GH! The characters can go, but I want them permanently on GH with no crossovers. Time for them to be fully integrated on GH. If that means different characters, then that is what should be done!

John
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John

Michael the TVguide article does not say PP wants those characters. They do however talk about ABC & PP are discussing what to do.

Frank V spoke to this in a recent interview when he basically said its in the lawyer’s hands

Susan
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Susan

I want whatever the actors choose.

bonnie
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bonnie

I want Todd to stay on GH. Starr I hope she goes to OLTL .She has not been enjoyable for me to watch and she doesnt have a very big GH following. John he can stay or go doesnt matter to me

Roseann
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Roseann

I think Kristen alderson is Great on Gh i have been watching kristen alderson “starr” since she started on oltl and she is a Great actress she has grown so much as an actress . Starr and Michael make a great couple and i would love to see them get married and have kids dont take her off of GH. Let them do both oltl and GH.

Elhu
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Elhu

I agree Susan, I hope each of the actors involved ultimately get to do what they want to do (which I am sure they will, but it just might not be as John, Todd and Starr, although I hope it will be). If it were my choice, I love both OLTL and GH, but they have now become so meshed into the GH canvas, that I would like them to remain there. Logistically, I am guessing they are all settled into the west coast by now, and PP will be filming on the east coast in Connecticut. I have no… Read more »

Rita
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Rita

I agree, I think they should do what is best for them, but I would like to see them linked with both shows. It could easily be done, they have crossed over in the past. Todd is Vicki’s brother, so could go to visit periodically, and Star and Michael could visit the Cramers. John, I don’t know! He wanted to stay with Prospect Park the first time, so maybe he should go to OLTL. Get a new Jason, and let Sam be with her baby’s daddy! We need John and Bo working together again in Landview! Don’t need any vampires!

Sheila
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Sheila

Todd and John are male leads for OLTL. Starr can stay on GH.

bonnie
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bonnie

no you take Starr we dont want her either

Nancylp300
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Nancylp300

And you can’t speak for all GH viewers. I like the relationship between Todd and Starr. Only started watching GH for the crossovers so I will watch the online shows instead of gh.

Robert
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Robert

Starr and Todd can stay, John has to go back to Llanview.

Sheila
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Sheila

If we must. LOL

Emma
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Emma

Kristen Anderson can go back to OLTL & suck up that show with her bad acting. GH doesn’t need her.

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

Emma you are soo wrong about Kristen Alderson. She is an excellent actress!

diane fivecoats
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diane fivecoats

kristen is a good actress i have been watching her since she was a child she is also a good singer

liz
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liz

I like Starr on OLTL not to much on GH. She is a good actress along with her brother Matthew.

Mary
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Mary

Agreed!

nessmess50
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nessmess50

I also agree,love Kristen she grew up into a lovely young women,and very pretty..She can stay on GH or go back to OLTL,wherever she goes i will watch her..

meg
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meg

REALY JUST WANT VICTOR/TREVOR FOUND ,RGT NOW CANNOT STAND RH ‘S TODD,!!!!.I HOPE THEY WILL DO WHAT BEST FOR OLT.AND GH

Margie
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Margie

Yes, bring TSJ on for one day to free Todd and then send Vic&Tea far away.
Todd belongs on OLTL with his family. ABC should’ve brought Blair, Jack and Sam to PC, but they didn’t. Big mistake.

K.A. Rogers
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K.A. Rogers

I’m sure ABC’s legal deptartment can work this out! However, Caleb, Todd really is Victor and Starr having an unknown twin works for me. Anything in order to keep them on GH! 🙂

Bawoman
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Bawoman

I want them go to PP, the writers they hired seem to be a hundred times better than RC.
At the very least, GH can keep Starr and John.But I want my Todd back with someone who knows how to write for him.I dont even care if he is recast.

redheart
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redheart

I agree. RH is awesome in any case, but I’d rather have the actual Todd Manning back on OLTL than this lame pod GH version that pinky swears, “goes steady” and holds Carly’s purse.

remkol
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remkol

I totally agree!!

dinah
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dinah

I agree as well.

Danni
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Danni

I totally agree, too! Todd needs to be back in Llanview where he belongs.

Christy
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Christy

actually, I’m glad they didn’t bring “old Todd” over to GH. He needed an update and soooooo glad they didn’t bring up the rape/marty stuff to GH. I think originally that role, with the rape stuff, was to be short lived, but Roger is so good, they kept him and the character has evolved over the years – he’s grown up – but you know being held captive for 8+ years … they had to make him change here and there… I always like Todd’s funny side and glad we’ve gotten to see more of that on GH, but he… Read more »

liz
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liz

Give us the back up Todd he did a good job.

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

TODD AND BLAIR!!! TnB forever!!!!!!

Danni
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Danni

Amen!

jc
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jc

2nd that!

Mary
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Mary

3rd that

Ella
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Ella

I was afraid of this. I don’t want them to leave GH. John & Sam are just getting started and Todd & Carly have a lot of story left to tell. Prospect Park should leave Todd on GH and bring Victor back to OLTL. John isn’t needed on OLTL right away. This is a way of losing fans if Prospect Park isn’t careful. One reason they’ve been able to resurrect OLTL is that GH is doing so well. Don’t mess with it. Unless the end game is to destroy GH and then ABC can cancel it?

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

I’d say both ABC and PP have screwed themselves. ABC for canceling in the first place and PP for not being able to get it off the ground last year. OLTL will not be the same unless John, Todd & Starr are back on their canvas with the same actors/actresses, which will be hard since alot of them have moved from the East Coast to the West. I want ABC to suffer, so I hope they all leave GH – that is why I watch GH in the first place because of OLTL characters! Maybe they’ll learn and finally admit… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

ABC’s karma is coming back to haunt them and I couldn’t be happier. Can’t they leave us the hell alone. I want my shows they way they were with the help of Frank and Ron and GH.

Ella
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Ella

I am a longtime viewer of all ABC shows and hurting GH doesn’t do any viewer any good. I agree that ABC never should have cancelled OLTL in the first place but wishing the worst for GH won’t harm ABC – it only harms longtime viewers who have been through enough. The only way any of these shows survive is by daytime viewers uniting. Let’s not forget, OLTL & AMC are being resurrected because GH has been doing so well in the ratings and had kept Llanview alive.

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

I agree with Ella. GH has received its best ratings in years since Ron C and Frank V took over and brought OLTL characters over. I’ll continue to watch GH if the charachters do leave but I hope something works out that suits both shows!

Sheila
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Sheila

John has a family in Llnview.

Mary
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Mary

I do not like John and Sam nor Todd and Carly. John belongs with Natalie and Todd belongs with Blair! The writers at GH are ridiculous. After all the obstacles John & Natalie overcame to get back together & this piddly kiss with Sam & it’s done. They just expect us longtime viewers to accept this. They are also boring. all sam does is whine to John.

Ella
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Ella

Some longtime viewers do accept this, like me. I have watched all ABC soaps for 30+ years. Todd on GH doesn’t mean he’ll never be with Blair, it is just another obstacle. Welcome to the world of soaps. If GH hadn’t kept Llanview alive, PP wouldn’t be resurrecting OLTL & GH. PP is well aware of GH’s ratings and wants in on the action. The shows and the fans should work together & support all daytime soaps. There are lots of viewers who love GH & OLTL and have for decades. I will never understand the idea that you can’t… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

I didn’t say I wasn’t a fan of both shows. However, I didn’t start watching GH until the characters from OLTL crossed over. I like Starr & Michael together, although noone should get to comfortable with them together because I’m fairly certain Cole & Hope will turn up alive, someday.

terri
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terri

Happy about OLTL sad that Natalie, John and Liam will not have any story. John and Sam are dull dull dull.

rebecca
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rebecca

I never liked John and Natlaie; actually when they broke up in Llanview I preferred him with Kelly! (Gina Tognoni). Now that he’s on GH I’d really love to see him with Sam (Kelly Monaco)…their story’s been building and it’s just getting off the ground. Though I love Blair on OLTL…was enjoying her relationship with Tomas and think that could be interesting to pursue…especially since we’re not sure if he’s truly Alcazar from GH! There could be a lot of intertwining stories between the two shows… As for Starr and Michael…I can’t relate to GH Starr…she seems disconnected and rather… Read more »

louisa
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louisa

I want Todd/Roger Howarth back on OLTL. Todd is an essential character. Todd and Victor/Trevor St. John together on OLTL would be the best.

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

yes, they need to tell that story properly and finally.

rebecca
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rebecca

Trevor J. John is not going back to OLTL in any format. He wanted to leave way before the cancellation.

Barbara
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Barbara

TSJ did NOT want to leave OLTL RH wanted to return so they jumped allover themselves to get rid of TSJ

Mary
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Mary

agreed

rebecca
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rebecca

@Barbara…Ummmm, yes, Trevor St. John DID want to leave,and he wanted to leave way before he actually did. He directs film and has recently starred in one. He has been quoted in several articles as saying he never intended on staying that long on OLTL, that he gets restless doing any one project for too long. When OLTL was canceled, he offered to stay a bit longer but by that point, since he had already resigned, they had changed the storyline and couldn’t accommodate him. So, no, they didn’t jump over themselves to get rid of him.

Marie
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Marie

I don’t see PP’s legal department caving in and letting GH use some of their main characters. It would be stupid on their part. Maybe GH can trade off and let OLTL use 3 characters that were created by GH but are no longer on the show.

Ann
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Ann

As a soap fan, I wouldn’t want GHers showing up on OLTL either, just like I don’t enjoy the Livers on GH. Both shows have such rich and separate histories. Bring Starr, John, and Todd back to Llanview and let that be the end of it.

Lori
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Lori

I want all three back on OLTL where they belong. This crossover was ok I guess for a short bit but enough is enough…

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

I agree with Ann & Lori.

Vic
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Vic

But their histories are not really separate. The first crossover between GH and OLTL was around 1970. I’m thinking they can find a way to share.

Brenda
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Brenda

I too agree with Ann and Lori.

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

I love crossovers it gives soaps unity!

Alyson
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Alyson

I want the actors and characters to stay! When their contracts runs out they could go over to PP’s OLTL if they want. PP only have themself to blame, if they had gone through with their plans a year ago this wouldn’t happen! They have to accept that they have lost three stars and their characters! They have to work it out in other ways, they can use other OLTL characters! I find this very selfish of PP, I love that OLTL is back online this time, BUT I think it’s a bigger priority to keep GH on ABC that’s… Read more »

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

no one said anything about putting GH online. Todd, John, and Starr are from OLTL, and they are what’s being discuessed here.

Alyson
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Alyson

I didn’t say anything about putting GH online.I apologize if you missunderstood. I meant that GH’s ratings could go down if PP takes those characters and THAT could lead to ABC canceling GH and soapfans don’t want that. I think Todd, John and Starr should stay with GH, at least until the actors conrtract expires. If they are taken GH have to write them off in what will probably be crappy storys. I’m sure PPs OLTL could survive without those characters and actors for a little while. They have other great characters and actors they can use for the time… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Somewhat agree Alyson. Prospect Park created this situation/problem themselves. The actors should not be punished for finding work elsewhere and General Hospital shouldn’t lose out because PP finally got their act together.

I hope whatever they decide, the story is good…

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Like I said in another post – ABC started this problem when they canceled OLTL and PP when they couldn’t get it up and running the first time!

Alyson
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Alyson

Exactly, thanks 🙂

Yes, I hope so to

Lauren
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Lauren

I want them to stay on GH! I have really grown to love the OLTL characters, especially Todd and John.

Katie
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Katie

Well I have to be honest those characters do belong to OLTL that’s were the history is and as a GH fan who does enjoy them on GH….I dunno I feel like they should be at OLTL.

MiCHELE
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MiCHELE

i AGREE.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Thank you Katie – I agree also!

Patrick
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Patrick

Oye… my frst thought… is, per chance… they let these 3, Todd, Starr, and McBain… back to OLTL…

could this mean…. Laura, Scottie, Robert…. BOBBIE… more salary… for these folks on contract…..

just saying folks…. for the history of both shows….

Brittany
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Brittany

I don’t consider them beloved characters of GH. The sooner they leave, the better. Too much time/story/focus have been wasted on them instead of the characters I have loved for years. Let them go home and put the focus back on the really GHers.

Patrick
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Patrick

have to wonder…. when FV came on board… they hired these 3 from OLTL to crossover… and then the writing came ??? is GH all the better because…. 1. the 3 actors….. 2. FV and the writers. seems like an obvious answer… FV and the producing and writing…. Dawg! i wish DAYS had these problems…. especially… when it seems GH has an open-ended purse… (cashola).

Annoyed OLTL fan
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Annoyed OLTL fan

I prefer them on OLTL. OLTL needs male leads in that age range and I have not been happy with the writing for John so I would prefer he goes back to Llanview.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

John is the main man for me on OLTL. He needs to be with Natalie and no recasts!

terri
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terri

I completely agree with you!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

It’s time for John McBain to go home to Llanview and be John McBain again. Sorry, but GH has destroyed the integrity of John McBain. If OLTL wasn’t cancelled, he would never left Natalie and Liam after all they have been through. He is OLTL and he needs to be chief of detectives again not Dante’s partner. That’s a joke. Sam and John, another joke. No real fire; he comes alive with Natalie and it’s about time he turns his life around and makes it up to Natalie and Liam. If Ron and Frank really care about the character of… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

so much time has passed between McBain and Sam…. they went gung-ho, all out for this twosome, then ??? MIA. and then McBain dissappeared for awhile… and now Sam may be ready to move on… Thanks to Carly nudging her.

So, after so much absence from these two… I could see McBain back home in Llanview.

Sheila
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Sheila

I agree. John needs to go home and fight for his family.

rebecca
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rebecca

I’d like John to stay on GH and have a relationship with Sam. The Natalie character never did it for me…and I’m really intrigued by the suggestion that John ‘n’ Sam they knew each other as vampires of Port Charles. Sorry! Like that whole Lestat, Twilight, True Blood, Dark Shadows genre…so the hint of it with the two of them is fun and could make for an intense pair…with or without that connection.

Sheila
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Sheila

Just no to vampires unless you want GH cancelled too. John has had his fun, now his family needs him to fight for them. The Sam character never did it for me. LOL

Trapper
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Trapper

I’d prefer to see them back on OLTL, personally. I think that the story possibilities are greater for the characters.

Beth
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Beth

They should stay at GH. I love Michael and Starr and Todd and Carly

P
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P

I hope this is true, I would love to see Starr & John, along with the actors that play them, back on OLTL and off of GH. The only OLTL character on GH that I would miss would be Todd and his portrayor RH.

debikra
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debikra

I am afraid that taking back these 3 characters will only entwine into OLTL forcing us to watch BOTH shows.
Tricky PP!!

Take Starr…….Leave Todd

bonnie
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bonnie

Leave Todd they can have Starr Shes there child hood Starr not GH doesnt make sense she stayed in PC anyway hoping for her return.

GHfan
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GHfan

Todd & Starr Manning have many ties to the OLTL canvas. LV is their home. ABC already screwed OLTL fans by taking OLTL off their network. ABC should do the right thing and send these 3 characters back where they belong and that’s in Llanview. OLTL should have a chance to succeed with PP and eliminating 3 main characters could potentially hinder the success of this relaunch. GH will be just fine if they send these 3 back to OLTL

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I like them on GH, but agree that the show will be fine if they return to Llanview. It just gives the folks of Port Charles a reason to visit Llanview! 🙂

Mary
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Mary

I like RH on GH but he can be a different character. I never liked Star on OLTL and don’t like her on GH, John needs to be back with Natalie. bottom line Gh will survive without them, they are all OLTL characters and should go back.

currygirl
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currygirl

I totally agree Mary only if OLTL is in the original format as promised not a 20 minute show a week online.

gwendolyn
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gwendolyn

I want them to remain on GH. Todd makes the humour of the show! Michael and Starr are one of the hottest couples, and the nickname McBam says it all. Please PP, don’t take what in part gave our soap it’s life back!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Love Todd’s humor.

OLTLluver
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OLTLluver

Todd and McBain are OLTL characters and need to go back to the canvas where they came from Since their appearance on GH, both have been written completely OOC, HEAs destroyed, and character assination has been the first order of the day. Let them go. At least under the new OLTL writing team, we have some hope of seeing organic redemption and actual believable character growth for both.

Patricia
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Patricia

i totally agree with you!!!!They need to go back to oltl where they have family and ties and hopefully wont be written so OOC.

Soph
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Soph

I agree. They should go back to OLTL. The way they were integrated was just too weird and completely unnatural. Felt too forced to me. The only person that would make sense to stay is Start bc she’s so in deep with Michael’s life.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Well said OLTLluver – I also agree!

Liz
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Liz

No faith that PP will make this launch a success. I’m sure the actors would rather not lose a steady job/income. Also think it would significantly damage GH to lose them now.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Especially since the actors have contracts….I’d want to stay on GH for a while and see what happens with OLTL. Do some crossovers in the meantime maybe.

Katie
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Katie

The thing is those actors have contracts with GH but OLTL owns the characters so honestly I say PP recast i’m sorry but Starr, Todd and John belong to OLTL.

Carol
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Carol

I want them to remain on GH. I could accept them in other parts if forced to. As far as PP owning the characters, yes, but that doesn’t mean if they’re stubborn and insist on keeping THEM that they will get the actors back even if they’re released by ABC. Roger Howarth and Kirsten Alderson didn’t sign with them last year, so who’s to say they would now? Recast? I wouldn’t watch, that’s for sure.

Christy
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Christy

I remember Kirsten Alderson stating that she would go to General Hospital but her commitment and heart belong to One Life to Live, so I believe that Starr will be going back to Llanview soon. Especially if the new writers write Cole and Hope back in. Maybe they were rescued and have been recupertating somewhere for the past year. Anything is possible on soaps.

Tina
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Tina

I think if they bring cole back it should be Brandon Buddy

Christy
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Christy

I completely agree. I did not like the new actor that was playing Cole at the end. I want Brandon Buddy back. And its not like he is getting any jobs. I haven’t seen him on anything since he left One Life to Live.

JayeAlex
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JayeAlex

Brandon Buddy was one of the worst actors I have ever seen on daytime.

Heather
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Heather

They need to go back to OLTL. Todd and Starr are core family charaters and John and Nat’s story need to be told. Also Todd and Starr are not being used well on GH. Save Todd and Starr!!!! Bring them home to OLTL- where they belong.

Christy
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Christy

Plus the fact that John and Natalie are married now. John needs to go back to Llanview and fix this whole thing with this wife so that they can become a family again.

MARMAR
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MARMAR

Too much too late. Natalie & John never fit together and Liam was just a filler. Let John have a life on GH. As for Todd, he is a mess wherever he resides…let him go back to Blair (if she still wants him). I think any woman is crazy to want him…he is a lunatic. He killed his own brother and only loves his family when it is convenient for him. He never asks about his two sons who he is supposed to love sooooo much.

Lynn
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Lynn

I want them to go home to Llanview where they belong. OLTL without them just doesn’t sound right most of the stories the last 10 yrs revolved around them and John mcbain who was created for ME OLTL just won’t be the same without them and GH doesn’t need them especially with all their Bets returning but I think OLTL does need them to get off the ground and if PP does succeed it’s good for e ergo e gives GH a place to go in the future. I say let them come home to Llanview andante visits to GH… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

The “ending” of OLTL that was shown on TV had absolutely nothing to do with General Hospital.

Lynn
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Lynn

That’s the point! They try to keep OLTL alive on GH messed up those endings and didn’t make since at all on GH! John cheered on Nat something he wouldn’t have done on OLTL just to fit into GH Now John keeps mentioning Natalie and Liam how does that work? It doesn’t let him go back to his family! Stars family had to be killed off to come to GH, Tea’s baby had to be killed. And Todd OMG he is acting like a OOC goofball who lets people walk all over him. No I want them back on OLTL… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I understand what you’re saying now. Good writers will be able to handle it all. I disagree. John did not cheat on Natalie. It was one kiss. They have him mention them, because I think RC/FV were hoping to get them on GH once the PP rights reverted. Now, they can be used as a vehicle for his return. Tea’s baby will be found alive (just a hunch), the writers can do that. Just like I believe Hope will be found alive. This can also be a vehicle for Starr’s return to Llanview. Todd has always been a goofball! His… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

I want them to stay! I love Starr and Michael together! I also love Todd and love watching him on GH.

MONA JOIHNSON
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MONA JOIHNSON

LOVE FOR THEM TO WORK IT OUT OR TO SEE IF THEY CAN DO BOTH…

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I would love to see more crossovers myself…

Rita
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Rita

I would love the crossovers! I have watched both OLTL and GH for over 40 years and think this would be great. They could make Sam and John really brother and sister and that is why they had such a connection, and maybe Natalie would understand what happened! John needs to be in Landview, but could go back to GH to see his sister from time to time! Michael and Star could do both shows, because kids do move away from home, but come home to visit! Todd could do both shows, and he would have another place to go… Read more »

MARMAR
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MARMAR

Is PP going to be stable? Why give up a contract at GH for something not firm.

Torikyles
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Torikyles

Send them to lanview that where they belong I don’t like on gh they fit to me so let them go back

CamCam
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CamCam

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! They need to stay on GH! Who says in3months they don’t shut down production on OLTL?! No! They are blended in well and now a part of our GH

Nancylp300
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Nancylp300

They could close production on GH too. There are no guarantees with these soaps anymore and ABC said last year they wanted out of the soap business so we don’t know how comitted they are to this last ABC soap.

Christy
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Christy

To be perfectly honest I believe that ABC is hoping that Prospect Park does well with AMC and OLTL so that they can cancel GH and GH can also go to Prospect Park online. I wouldn’t put it past them. It only makes sense that they allowed Prospect Park to keep the rights for both of these shows when they had every chance to tell PP to give the rights back to them. I am very happy that PP is taking OLTL and AMC to the Internet. I believe that it is going to work out really well. What would… Read more »

Cathy
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Cathy

well they are taking night time soaps off too Brothers & Sisters that I thought was a great show Desparate Houswives, and no next tuesday will be the last night for Private Practice and I loved all those shows,,,

tina
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tina

They need to stay on GH. I liked AMC and OLTL but will not watch it on the internet. The stars will be sorry because it won’t last on the internet.

Optimistic
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Optimistic

How long do you think GH has left on the network? Certainly not years and years. If PP succeeds, this will be groundbreaking stuff (like the move from radio to television). I’m excited to see what will happen.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

You have a right to your opinion. But I disagree, I will definitely watch online and I know many others who will also. They are also looking into other platforms for re-airing (Hulu, Netflix, CABLE) so the shows stay viable and successful.
By stating you will not watch online – you are only limiting your viewing choices! Many series are coming to life on the web…

Christy
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Christy

Are you kidding me? There are millions of fans who have the Internet and will do whatever they have to watch their soaps. There will probably only be a handful of people that either don’t want to watch on the Internet or don’t have the Internet. But for the most part, most fans will have access to a computer and the shows. Just you wait and see.

Rita
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Rita

I have read that the shows will be online first, then go to a cable network, hopefully that will work out for everyone.

shelly
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shelly

i want them to stay with General Hospital!

christina
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christina

I would like for John to come back to OLTL and Star and Todd stay on GH and the two show do crossover stories I think it would work out great for both shows

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

Yes John should come back and work things out with Natalie. The new writers are lucky that they will have some conflict already pending that they can work and can write their reconciliation.
Todd and Starr are better on GH. I never liked either of them much on OLTL but I enjoy them now on GH. Although I do enjoy Sam and John, he should really be on OLTL.

mandy
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mandy

Please for the love of god give those characters back to OLTL. aybe then some of our favorite Gh characters can get some screen time!

Ultimately it’s up to the actors though. PP can win the rights and take the characters and abc can terminate the actors contracts if they don’t want or need them but if the actors refuse to sign on with PP it would all mean nothing.

ADC
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ADC

OLTL isn’t OLTL for me without Todd interacting with Viki. I hope all the OLTL characters go to PP even if they have to be recast.

Robert
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Robert

No recast!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Some characters on both series’ will likely be recast.

mo
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mo

Why didn’t they figure this out before GH brought the characters and actors to the show???

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

I’m guessing they never thought OLTL would ever be back. Now we know why Blair and Tea could never be on contract and Natalie couldn’t come to Port Charles.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Téa (Florencia) was on contract for a short while, and Blair (Kassie) was never on contract because she didn’t want to be.

Margie
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Margie

Wrong, Scott. Neither FL or KDP had Gh contracts, but for sure Kassievwanted one.

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

I agree with Margie. I know Kassie wanted to be on contract but sources said that PP would not allow it. My guess is that when Todd, Starr, and John were brought on soon after the show went off the air, PP didn’t care because they had given up hope of making it work. Then shortly after that they started working on it again (privately) and that is why they couldn’t let more come over on contract.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Because PP had no deals in place when the characters ‘moved’ to Port Charles.

su0000
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su0000

RH/Todd , never wanted to go with PP and I doubt RH will want to now be with PP.
ME/John was the only one that signed on PP out of the 3 and that was pending.

PP may have the characters but not the actors ..

LisaK
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LisaK

I think they need to go home. tho I have been loving GH since they came on…I can’t see those characters being played by anyone else. it would be like replacing the role of Viki or Dorian….or Robin, or Tracy Q….it’s just not the same without the original actors. I’ve loved Roger Howarth since day one as Todd….Compromise is necessary. What do the actors want to do?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Viki and Dorian were both played by other actresses before Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser took their respective roles over.

Margie
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Margie

So, CT?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Lisa K doesn’t want to see those characters played by anyone other than the original actor. I am just pointing out that those roles were already recasts/replacement actors. Didn’t do it to be mean or snarky, just informational. 🙂

Lisa K
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Lisa K

lol… I knew i should have added in my first post that I KNOW they were played by other actors in the past. I have watched these shows (all three) since i was a little girl… for over 40 years, i am now 50 yrs old) I have seen actors come and go and the like.. just stating the point that these characters have been played by these certain actors for the Majority of the on air time and would surely be missed if they were recast…. Alderson was the “only” Starr, and would be missed if she were not… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Oh Lisa I SO agree with you! I am also very glad for your daughter, knowing how these shows were loved by many generations in my family – I am glad she can join our ranks! 🙂

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I am going to have to decide which soap I watch GH or OLTL. If the characters go to OLTL then I will follow. I like Michael and Starr together and I want to see Natalie and John together.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

You can watch GH for free.. remember you will have to pay to watch them online.. Are you really ready to pay to watch them online?

Katie
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Katie

OLTL and AMC will be free via Hulu, extras will be on Hulu Plus.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I have never been able to get into GH. I have never watched until the OLTL characters crossed over. I guess it depends on how much I would have to pay. I have heard 7.99 a month. Time will tell.

Lynn
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Lynn

YOU will NOT have to pay to watch online that has been confirmed it will be free on its own network called The Online network…you can go there now and sign up for updates

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

Everywhere I read says that we will have to pay to see AMC and OLTL. I sure hope they are free. I already signed up for updates at TOLN.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

If it is free.. I def will take at OLTL… but not holding my breath.. time will tell!

susan M.
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susan M.

What if you ony want to watch one soap and not the other on line. Will the price be
less or is it going to be a packaged deal?

JoAnn
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JoAnn

I would love to see Roger Howarth’s Todd brought back to Llanview for OLTL’s first story arc at least so they can clear up the Todd/Victor storyline. Really in the end what it boils down to is what Roger Howarth wants to do…he might not even want to sign on with PP…I don’t think he ever signed on with them during PP’s first go round. Glad to see that these beloved characters have FINALLY been accepted by the GH fans!

Christine
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Christine

So just let Prospect Park have the CHARACTERS, we will keep the actors, thank you.

Seriously if the actors are happy, then it would be much better for GH to give them all new identities which could open up all new possibilities for them.

emtk
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emtk

I am a huge Michael Easton/John McBain fan, however, I have to acknowledge that he was much better on OLTL than GH. My first priority is to continue Michael Easton as John McBain anywhere, but my preference would be on OLTL. Roger Howarth/Todd Manning was also better on OLTL. Kristen Alderson/Starr Manning was about the same on both shows. I think it would be a huge mistake to have different actors playing their roles on OLTL, or the actors playing different roles on GH. Why can’t they do cameo appearances on both shows until it is clear which show they… Read more »

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

Since ABC and Prospect Park are 2 separate entities I would be shocked to see any type of crossover. After all now ABC is getting what they want “out of the soap business” I am thinking ABC regrets their decision to cancel our soaps. I won’t be watching GH anymore when they come back and I bet a lot of others won’t either.

Christine
Guest
Christine

Here’s a better idea, recast Kristen Alderson as Serina Baldwin or someone else that was already a legacy character then she has her own backstory. Do the same for Michael Easton and Roger Howarth. It’s not rocket science. Yeah, it might blow some viewers minds for a few days, but they would get used to it.

Natalie
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Natalie

I only want Starr brought back to OLTL if they can bring back Cole and Hope back from the dead for her… Starr and Michael are terrible together!

Lisa
Guest
Lisa

PLEASE keep them on GH!! OLTL is only going to be a half hour that is a waste of time for them & ruining the storylines we have vested in all this time! GH has finally been worth watching again & I believe that is partly b/c of the humor that Todd brings to the table!

Traci Howell
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Traci Howell

No matter what happens, if Viki doesn’t come back, then I am not interested in what happens. I watched OLTL for 40 years and she would be the reason I would watch.

Tsuds
Guest
Tsuds

How much are you willing to pay a month to watch them online?

TRW
Guest
TRW

Whatever they charge…

Lynn
Guest
Lynn

They need to go back to OLTL, that is their home.

Breaking News

GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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