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SET PICS: Erika Slezak & Roger Howarth Together Again As OLTL's Viki and Todd!

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

One Life to Live fans have been enthusiastic and excited when seeing the first images posted at TV Guide of Erika Slezak’s Viki Lord Banks, with her on-screen brother Todd Manning, played by Roger Howarth!

For many One Life fans, they probably thought they would never see the day that of one of the most dynamic brother/sister duos on soaps would be working together side by side again! According to TVG and their chat with One Life to Live co-head writer, Thom Racina, Viki will be facing some issues in the publishing game.  The scribe revealed,  “We’ll be looking at the fight that’s going on in the publishing world these days — how do newspapers survive in the age of the internet?” 

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

In addition, looks  like Corbin Bleu’s new character of Jeffrey King just could help Viki through some hard times in the work place.  Racina related, “He’ll become her star reporter in a story that will also heavily involve Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser).

So soapers, are you looking forward to seeing Roger Howarth on-screen again with Erika Slezak? And the storyline about the troubles in the publishing game which usher in newbie character, Jeffrey King?  Let us know!

 

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Rachel Elisabeth
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Rachel Elisabeth

So excited. It’s really happening….eeep.

Max
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Max

Absolutely wonderful to see the photos of Erika and Roger together again. The return of OLTL is a true triumph! Oh happy days!!

su0000
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su0000

I’m looking forward to all it..
The good, bad and the ugly!! I’m there..

BTripp
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BTripp

I really think Roger should stay on OLTL now. To me he IS Todd Manning! I did enjoy him with Carly but now that OLTL is back he really does belong there with Vicki and Blair and Jack and Dani. If KA doesn’t want to move back to NYC then recast Starr.

aria
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aria

well, enjoy the pic, and the brief appearance cause Roger is heading back to GH and Todd most likely being recast.

Tali
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Tali

that’s ok, we’ll enjoy the pic and the history….you can have his new character.

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

He don’t belong on GHs. He is a traitor to OneLife and the abc network, two times over, and NOW he is a traitor to OneLife, bc he rather be on TV verses the internet. Myself and a whole lot of other people will never be fans’ of his again, bc he is a TRADER to the character we fought for, along with that show OneLife, to save. He has no problem letting anyone down as long as it BENEFITS his self centered self. First it was it was the abc network when he walked away from the role, TWICE… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t feel that way about Todd. I don’t think he is a traitor at all…I liked him on GH and will like seeing him oin OLTL again!

Jenn
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Jenn

Can’t wait to see ES’s Vicki and RH’s Todd together again. Especially since it will be the last time. Sigh.

su0000
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su0000

In the soap business, nothing is ever ”the last time” .. 🙂

Edwin
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Edwin

WE JUST WANT TSJ VICTOR!!!

AJ
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AJ

No we don’t. St. John was never Todd.. he was playing a character pretending to be Todd.. Roger Howarth is the one and ONLY Todd.

Edwin
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Edwin

I said Victor. TSJ is the superior actor the only reason I want him to be Victor is because their are lots of remaining possibilities for the character of Victor that TSJ could do a WAY better job of exploring then RH. Todd doesn’t have much room to grow and since RH is a one trick pony actor (Great at that one trick but still knows only one trick) RH is better for Todd while TSJ is Victor and I’m speaking for the majority here.

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

Roger will never be able to take the character of Todd to the multi layer’s and dimension’s that TSJ did. Roger is one dimensional, loud and angry. TSJ was so convincing that he made Roger look like the imposter, which he came back to prove that St John was. That’s hilarious. The story of the two Todd’s will never play out, and that would of been a RATINGS bonanza!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Speak for yourself AJ, I know tons of ppl including me that want The REAL Todd to escape from Allison and return to claim his life that his “Fake Twin” RH AKA Vic Jr tried to steal!

OLTLover35
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OLTLover35

But TSJ is still the better Todd I’d just prefer him as Victor because there is more story possibility there.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

See I don’t think so, I think there is a lot for Todd ((TSJ)) because they are going by the last day of OLTL which means Tea is still pregnant and It would be great for Todd to be a dad again with everything he has learned from raising his other kids……Plus I would love to See Todd ((TSJ)) interact with the new actors and characters!

Edwin
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Edwin

Well no matter who plays who between Vic-Todd TSJ-RH things are going to be incredibly entertaining. I pray to see a scene with Tina, Vicki, Todd, and Victor.

tasneem
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tasneem

I love it Roger and Erika all over again. Talk about ironic I was just watching classic Todd and Vikki clips esp wen he and Erika imitate each others mannerisms wen Todd took Starr away from her mom. My fav line Todd : “I’m having such a bad day Vicki: To bad it just got worse ” oh my gosh the scenes afterwards were brillant to watch can’t wait 2 see more

Tali(not Smith)
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Tali(not Smith)

My favorite Soap Couple….ok, Soap Duo, love their scenes together! No one can get as exasperated with Todd as Viki can, and yet she is always the first to forgive him his deepest darknesses. Two of the BEST actors on daytime who enjoy each others skill and craft. Translates into magic on camera. Can not wait. Will be Great! #PP #OLTL

Tali
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Tali

Agree Tali – Todd & Vicki have to be the very best brother/sister duo on soap screens anywhere! Bring on OLTL!

Jared
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Jared

OMG! Erika is lovely as ever. I am very excited about “SECOND LIFE TO LIVE”. Hopefully RH will come back now and then.

AJ
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AJ

When Howarth signed his original GH contract, he had a PP clause in it where he can do both shows, the caveat is he can’t appear on GH and OLTL the same day.. which is why he’s able to get away and do OLTL, Easton and Alderson don’t have such a clause. I suspect when Howarth, who’s GH contract expires this month, re-signs, he’ll have a similar clause.. and hopefully OLTL can get him for a month every so often. Howarth still lives in NYC, probably be tempting to stay at home and work, altho network money is alot more… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

AJ how is he going to have a clause allowing him to go back and forth? He is going to be a New character On GH he will have no reason to go back! THANK GOD! He is not going back as Todd and I’m sure PP is going to use the Todd character, the Todd character was part of the reason PP bought the show…….Since Todd is staying on OLTL it is going to be revealed that RH is NOT Todd, so RH can leave and resume his New role on GH and OLTL can continue on with their… Read more »

AJ
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AJ

Jolie, It’s Howarth’s decision.. if he wants to play Todd, he’s got the option, if he doesn’t he doesn’t have to. My point is, Howarth has enough pull in the industry that he had a clause in his original GH contract to play Todd for PP, while Easton and Alderson weren’t given that option. I believe it would fit perfectly for Howarth, as he still resides in NYC and with CFC being so close, he won’t get the same money a network pays, it’s still a nice part time job. RH only has to work 5 weeks, if he decides… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

How do you get that it is up to him whether or not he wants to play Todd? He does not own Todd as much as that bothers you RH fans….He has enough Pull in the industry to do as he wants so to speak? Who do you think this dude is? David Canary? Maurice Bernard? Tony Geary? Peter Bergman? Michael E Knight? Etc…..Dude RH is nothing in this industry it is his fans that seem to think he is some “Acting God” and he is FAR FROM IT! Did you read his contract? NO? Didn’t think so, So you… Read more »

AJ
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AJ

RH > TSJ

If PP thought anything of TSJ’s acting, he’d be employed right now. RH is currently shooting scenes on OLTL AS TODD MANNING, TSJ is eating fritos for breakfast looking thru the want ads. I see your emotional about it, so I’ll leave it there, but facts are facts no matter how hard you try to wish them away.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

How do you know he is not??? We were lead to believe that he would NOT be back for the finale and WHAMO there he was, When he was asked he declined to comment, why not just come out and say NO? And Kassie said well it needs to be addressed and that is all I am going to say about that! And if you RECALL The Real Todd is being held Hostage by Allison and since they are going by the last day of the show, Todd would still have to escape from Allison and make it back home… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

****** Kassie was asked about Trevor and she said Well that is the last scene and we all seen he was alive so it needs to be addressed and that is all I am going to say ((or can say)) about that*******

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

It will be good to see OLTL period! Bur Im looking forward more to seeing Todd go back to GH!

AJ
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AJ

Roger Howarth MIGHT go back to GH, but Todd is not. Howarth is a brilliant actor, but if you can’t get the characters to go with the actors, the actors lose alot of their value.

scott
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scott

Hey now andrea evans.as his sister Tina was awesome with RH as todd.

Rod
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Rod

To bad PP & ABC are destroying Todd & Starr

lisa
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lisa

I agree…Roger and Kristen are so identified as Todd and Starr.
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Fran
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Fran

O hell yeah Viki/ todd and Dorian . now is viki Banks still or is Viki Buchanan?

aria
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aria

enjoy the picture of ‘origianal Todd” cause it wont be played by Roger Howarth in oltl near future.

Tali
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Tali

Sooooo, we have our soap back and all the history!!

AJ
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AJ

Leave troll.. keep being smug. Exactly how long do you think GH is going to last on ABC, genius? Carlivati and Valenti were brought in to END THE SHOW with dignity, that’s what ABC said when they were hired. GH was kept over the HIGHER RATED OLTL, because GH was close to their 50th.. but now that their 50th has passed, all bets are off. The fact that GH is on a yearly renewal basis should tell you everything about ABC’s committment to a genre they are determined to discredit and destroy. IF PP decides to pick-up GH after ABC… Read more »

aria
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aria

OUCH U HURT MY FEELINGS , NOT! HE LOOKS HAPPY BEING ON GH. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHO CARES, GH CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM, AND THE OTHER TWO, BUT IF IN THE PROCESS IT CAN MAKE OLTL FANS MISSERABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE ORIGINAL ACTORS THEN THATS ICING ON THE CAKE. SO TAKE THAT AJ. HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

jim
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jim

Warning…once you say R.H. is Todd a certain someone will find you and say TSJ is the real Todd, and it wont be me!!! lol P.S. when was RH on BB? I only remember him as Paul on ATWT b4 returning as Todd? Even if GH is cancelled so what…the same could happen at OLTL. PP is new and hasnt proven a success yet…they could always fail too. I want all soaps to succeed no matter what fans like or dislike. We should show a more positive attitude for all soaps, and show a little more respect to each other… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

HI JIM!! I saw what you said so now I have to say my peace LMAO! I’m sorry AJ I do agree with most of what you say except for the RH being Todd stuff. Sorry but RH out of his 8 years on GH actually only played Todd for a couple of years because he bounced 3 times, he has never been loyal to the character or show as a matter of fact when he went to ATWT he said and I quote ” I am over joyed that I never have to play Todd Manning again” But when… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Well, this may sound like a shock but there ARE OTHER actors ~ I don’t know what all the fuss is about, honestly. Soap characters are roles played by ACTORS. If one actor isn’t available due to a contractual committment elsewhere, re-cast the role – it’s done constantly on Broadway and in Film as well. How many actors have played BATMAN in the movies and on television? It doesn’t mean the current actor/actress isn’t excellent in the role, it just means anyone can be replaced (in all aspects of life) from a floor Nurse to a Secretary to a soap… Read more »

jim
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jim

Jeffrys reporting on Dorian should irk her in some way, and then she learns Jeffrys the long lost son of hubby David…news she’ll keep from him which later causes trouble in their marriage. Meanwhile its great to see THE REAL TODD with Viki. I know i should get some replies for that…its why i said it! LOL

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

That is funny Jim my friends and I were just saying the same thing about Jeffrey being David’s son LMAO!
TSJ = REAL TODD MANNING! There ya go Jim! TTYL!!

jim
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jim

LMAO!!! I always read your reply to those who comment on R.H. is Todd with you saying TSJ is Todd, and being someone who likes to tease, even at my age, i decided to add R.H. is the real Todd just to hear you say TSJ is Todd. And with R.H. returning to GH as another character, he could still be the REAL TODD but in disguise. LOL! just kidding. By the way i liked how you figured it was Walker who was murdered and not the REAL VICTOR played by TSJ. lmaosm! I had to say that…oh i did!!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Thank you so much Jim! I enjoy seeing your posts too and I hope they actually go with the Walker theory as it is very plausible! TTYL Jim!

Gerardo Ramirez
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Gerardo Ramirez

Would love to eventually see Tina and Cord.

Tali
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Tali

Totally agree – loved them!

AJ
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AJ

Ditto.

Edwin
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Edwin

A scene with Tina, Todd, Victor, and Vicki would be AMAZING!!! <33333

marfa
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marfa

Why should I be excited? When he’s done, he’s getting on a plane and going back to GH and not coming back. He should have never even done any scenes at all on OLTL.

AJ
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AJ

OLTL currently shoots on 7 week cycles, where they shoot for 7 weeks and then AMC shoots for 7 weeks. Conceivably, Howarth could do 7 weeks in NYC, where he lives.. and then do 7 weeks on GH, if he decides to return(his contract is expiring). I believe GH will be cancelled soon enuff by Soap Opera Hating ABC, until then I can live with getting Howarth part-time, til he’s back full-time.

aria
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aria

MR KNOW ITALL! WHATEVER, YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW JACK!

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

Aria: I’m surprised at you! I have read your responses over the past year and a half and you are nover one to get so personal into conflict. Now you know Roger belongs on OneLife supporting that show and the fans who FOUGHT so hard to bring that show back to life. We fought for the show, BUT we especially fought for our FAVORITE CORE CHARACTER’S…….

Christy
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Christy

ooooh, wash that mouth of yours! I don’t believe ABC is going to cancel GH. Not now. That backlash they got from cancelling AMC and OLTL and all the hassles since…. GH is a very wanted commodity. I highly doublt ABC would give it up to someone else.

AJ
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AJ

ABC doesn’t care, they are set on producing cheaper shows in the afternoon. ABC didn’t flinch after they cancelled AMC and OLTL, despite our protests according to soap writer Sarah Bibel. ABC will do what they are doing with their other soaps, lease them out. When GH is cancelled, they won’t necessarily go to PP, before PP got their stuff together ABC was trying to reclaim the leasing rights, because other parties were interested, I have a feeling those other parties are going to get GH. If not trying to be a downer, but Carlivati and company were hired to… Read more »

Edwin
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Edwin

It’s 5 week cycles you don’t know everything.

AJ
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AJ

I stand corrected, but I never claimed to know everything.. except Roger Howarth is the ONE and ONLY Todd Manning.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

TSJ = REAL TOOD

Charles E.
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Charles E.

Does anyone know if Clint and Viki are together in the reboot?

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I don’t know but I can’t wait to find out!!

Christy
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Christy

I work at a newspaper, so that always gave me an extra reason to think OLTL was special… would always laugh when they showed things wrong for the business, and was glad when Todd went to Port Charles to see Star reading the Sun on an iPad. It’s a little late to be having troubles at the papers (on soaps). We were hit hard when RE market and auto business nearly stopped – like 2008/2009 for a few years. But newspapers have evolved, not fallen off the face of the earth. We have online and print editions, and special marketing… Read more »

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

After the first paragraph, Huh?

What does the other two paragraphs have to do with the content of what we are talking about?

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

Are you the REAL 1 love ABC soap? HI how are you it has been a while, Well what do you think about our fight to bring our soap back, I told you I would never give up and here we are counting the days till our soap is back, I for one am so happy, Good to chat with you again it has been a while. Hope to hear from you again So we can talk soaps.

Christy
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Christy

my comments are regarding the story above that started all the comments… “Viki will be facing some issues in the publishing game…. “We’ll be looking at the fight that’s going on in the publishing world these days — how do newspapers survive in the age of the internet? …new character of Jeffrey King just could help Viki through some hard times in the work place. Racina related, “He’ll become her star reporter… the storyline about the troubles in the publishing game…” I’m just saying, they are like 4-5 years behind the troubles that newspaper business was having. AND that the… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I’m not going to say anything until the tell the story….

Carmen Thomas
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Carmen Thomas

Good God!! Just reading everyone’s comments & storyline ideas has my heart Racing!!! OMG. It’s coming back! I JUST LOVE IT!!! I will add to a comment about PP could fail too. BRING ON DORIAN & VIKI , ADD THE BUCHANANS & ROXY& REX!! Oh yeah!! THE SHOW WON’T FAIL!! I can’t see how it could!!

Carmen Thomas
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Carmen Thomas

Don’t forget the Vegas either!!

Carmen Thomas
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Carmen Thomas

However u start the show out will work!!! Everyone! Is feeling the problems of change with the new Media versus newspaper. Paying your bills online instead of the sad situation about the postal service!! Lol. Listening to my mothers a hubby , who is pushing 80 ! Was telling me how the mail used to run TWICE A DAY!! Now they won’t deliver on weekends & from what I hear many post offices are closing! I love listening to their stories of how it used to be as I did the same with my grandparents as a small child. I… Read more »

Kim
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Kim

Glad to see these photos and….people seem so over confident that Roger won’t continue his epic character online….I wouldn’t be TOO sure about that until it’s clearly stated.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Hi Kim,
It has been reported that Him ME and KA are going back to GH In New Roles…..

Kim
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Kim

If you reread everything carefully, it said that ABC is “trying” to do the same thing with Howarth and he “was wooed” by them. Additionally, it’s been reported that his own management and Roger as well are under the impression that he will return to GH as Todd, which does not seem to be possible under legal issues with PP. I think there’s more to this story, and one article that is regurgitated by the rest of the press was helpful but not the end of this saga.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Kim, First it was ALL 3 of them were put under contract BY ABC for 3 years….So why would ABC have to Woo someone they already have under contract? Those reports I believe came out before it was announced that the 3 of them are going back to GH in New roles, New roles mean New characters. Common sense says that since PP owns the characters and the 3 EX OLTL actors going to play New characters on GH that Todd Manning, John McBain and Starr Manning are staying on OLTL obviously with Recasts but that is fine with me……I… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Why is it that every thread regarding OL ends up being a negative, hate filled rant against GH? I want to enjoy my show coming back. Enough with the negativity please. Let GH fans have GH. I happen to believe that negativity breeds negativity. If we keep mentioning (or even hoping) that GH is cancelled, it will come back to bite us OL fans. Like I said l, let’s let GHers have their show and we have ours. Hopefully both will be entertaining fans for years to come. Enough with the hate. BTW – I wish Roger well. He isn’t… Read more »

Valentine
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Valentine

Roger Howarth was good when he stuck to his morals by not portraying Todd as a “good guy” when he was a rapist. Now he just goes with the flow on General Hospital. I realize he needs work, but I respected him alot when he stuck to his guns.

krktoday
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krktoday

I have been a long time fan of both GH and OLTL. I have watched Roger on both shows and enjoyed him so much more on GH. I also watched him on ATWT’s and loved him. It doesn’t matter to me which show he ends up on I am a fan of his and I will watch it. With that said if none of the 3 in question end up on OLTL I will still watch it. I liked the show when it was on and it wasn’t about Roger, Michael or Kisten it was OLTL. Actually now it should… Read more »

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