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179 March 7th, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Roger Howarth put On-Contract at General Hospital!

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Fantastic news for fans of One Life to Live and General Hospital!  It was announced exclusively today through TV Line that Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) has been put on on a contract at General Hospital and will be sticking around Port Charles!

Howarth was originally scheduled and taped just a handful of episodes, but Todd will continue on this spring as he escalates his vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his clan for killing his granddaughter, Hope and destroying his daughter, Starr’s life!  Benardrecently told Soap Opera Digest that he has loved working with Roger right from the very beginning and that they clicked well.

So that means that three out of the four One Lifers: Howarth, Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Michael Easton (John) are on contract, and hopefully it will just be a matter of time before Kassie DePaiva (Blair) receives some good news as well.  Fingers-crossed!

Let us know your thoughts on having Todd Manning a permanent fixture in Port Chuck! But, how is he going to continue to beat the wrap for supposedly “killing” Victor Jr back in Llanview?

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  1. Emily says:

    Congrats RH:) I smell a triangle w/Blair and Carly……

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    Robin From East Tennessee replied

    I am watching ABC, but ONLY at 3:00….GH, Go Kassie,Roger,Kristen, and Michael Easton….LOVE IT…I am a faithful viewer of General Hospital as of NOW, missing OLTL and everyone from the show though..
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, hope the ratings go up up up…..
    LOVE ROBIN
    PS I used to watch GH when Holly, Luke,and Laura,Robin,and Robert Scorpio were on and Finola Hughes, She is great, also love Mac(John York), I am glad they are bringing back the vets also…

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    Emily replied

    Yeah, I feel similar. I started watching soaps when i was 13 yrs old. Been hooked ever since.

    Next week is Robin’s funeral, FINALLY!!! I hope it’s a memorable tribute, standout for such a important character. Robert better be there instead of chasing a lie!!! I think Luke should’ve used Emma to tug on Robert’s hearstrings so he wouldn’t jump & not Ethan. I mean it’s a lie and he’s a grown man. That would’ve made more sense. But I hope the funeral is outstanding.

    Hope they don’t cancel GH. I live in NYC and had the 4:00 p.m. time slot. I don’t see why Katie Couric can’t take that spot. 4:00 to 7:00 pm is a lot of news on a daily basis.

    Emily replied

    Oprah had the 4:00 time slot, why can’t Katie Couric’s show go there?

    vicki replied

    Ya its all great! Glad there on GH MISS OLTL!

    barbara t replied

    they did look interesting while they were talking,he should only be with her if blair and todd are broken up for the millionth time. I agree katie can take the 4 oclock spot but here in florida ellen is on at 4,shes not going anywhere,at least I dont think so.I dont watch any talk shows ,but one thing is sure there is room for our general hospital,Isnt it getting interesting again?I love it and Im very happy with the writing.

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    Debi replied

    McBain’s Nostrils Came to Port Charles!!

    Now what? Are we going to Landview tomorrow for the trial or staying in Pt Chuckles for the funeral?

  2. Aria says:

    I hope they put Finola Hughes on contract, that’s who I would like to stick around.

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    heidi replied

    Me too!

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    Avelina replied

    Me too!!!! Finola and Tristan Rogers. They are VETS of the show

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    Tony M replied

    What does Finola and Tristan have to do with the question he asked about how you feel about Roger Howarth sticking around?

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    Aria replied

    Well, usually when someone is put on contract that’s an indicator that the show wants you to stick around, it means they want to secure your services so they can tell a storyline. So to answer your question , which should be obvious, I prefer they have Finola Hughes stick around, then offer roger or now most likely kassie a contract to stick around. In my book she has more to offer then they do, I’m not saying I’m not enjoying their visit, it just contradicts what FV said he wouldnt do so quickly, which was turn GH into OLTL 2.0 .

  3. Patrinia Johnson says:

    I am soooo excited. I was hoping for this. Now that Starr has lost her child she will need family to support her. Plus, if they do hook up Starr and Michael, how fun will that be. Because you know Todd won’t like Michael as he is Sonny’s son……LOL

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    vicki replied

    YA thats a plan!

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    barbara t replied

    a plan that I like to.

  4. Nancy M says:

    That is what I plead for everyday. Now they cannot cancel my last remaining show. Please ABC don’t do the cancellation thing again. You will have the viewers you need.

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  5. Amy says:

    Woo hoo! I love this news. I think Roger will be a great addition to the cast, and I love the possible/probable tension and drama that can only come from Todd’s presence. Good on you, GH!

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    michelle replied

    im excited myself!!!

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    jan mcgrann replied

    I am so relieved that Howarth is on Contract.I was surprised actually and let’s keep working to keep GH on the air.Todd is my favorite all time villan and Roger does such a n amazing job with the character.

  6. cathy trinque says:

    I am so excited about this news! Now I just wish they would change the timeslot to 2 pm. 3 pm is not a good time for me. I am losing soapnet next month so will have to watch online. So I will be counted!!!! Again, this is good news! Don’t screw it up ABC! But before you get me back you will have to bring back AMC and OLTL. I would settle for another crossover between AMC and OLTL.

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  7. Ann B says:

    WooHoo!!! Congrats! Roger!! We’ve missed you!

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  8. Michael S. says:

    Congrats to Roger! If it brings more viewers and keeps GH on the air, I’m all for it! Should make for some more exciting storylines!

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    susan A. replied

    Roger Howarth is a very good addition to GH………….Him & Sonny will lead to some interesting stories.. They are putting OLTL actors on contract.. Does this mean GH will remain on abc?????? They must think they have a fighting good chance they will…Why put people on contract if they wren’t sure about remaining on abc… I have a good feeling about all this…This is just my opinion…I have this gut feeling gh will go on.. My gut feelings usually come true…Even beetter addition will be Michael easton nt. wk.. And we all know that Victor is stiill alive & that crazy Alicen has him…How that happen I quite don’t understand.. We shall see what happens…

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    susan A. replied

    I like the orginial Todd.. That just my opinion..To each it’s own…….

    Christy replied

    yeah, I don’t understand if Victor is alive, how do they think Todd killed him? did they have a different body in a grave? Altho Allison is good at switching bodies and no one figuring it out! ha!

    I liked Roger (original Todd), especially with longer hair – even tho I”m not a long hair guy lover – and I really liked Trevor as Todd or Victor or Walker, and then didn’t really like Roger coming back, with short hair as Todd. Now he has new GH hair… I’m not loving it yet. But i’m sure he’ll do a bang up job on GH I’m sure having a contract makes you feel more comfortable in giving it your all.

    susan A. replied

    Did you watch the last episode of OLTL in Jan… You see Victor tied up in a bed alive & allison is there.. Replying to comment on 3/8 at 1:51 pm…

    Christy replied

    yeah, I saw that, but why do people think Todd killed Victor or even think he’s dead – oh wait, one of them is Walker… so they did have a body but they don’t know there is “another” one . I get it

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    barbara t replied

    now IM confused.

  9. Erica says:

    How can they go wrong! This is how Roger Howarth originally got his start on OLTL too, only scheduled to do a short run. Roger is the reason I started watching OLTL when I was 10! I am beyond excited for this and think it will help to get the soaps to stick around!

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  10. mary says:

    Please!!!Trevor StJohn HAS to come back now!

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Hell with Roger, I with you, Trevor St. John….!

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    B.J. Reese replied

    I’m with you, I want to see Trevor.. [or Tomas, can't think of actor's name at the moment.]

    I have nothing against RH, but I am sick of Todd.

    barbara t replied

    well at least we will never have to fight over our men,I like todd,john and I want to see victor live in port charles to,tia can find out he is alive and go on a adventure to look for him ,blair ,starr and roxy could help.hey 1loveabcsoaps I asked you this question before do you think ron and frank are listening?I hope so.the newbes got there pink slips ,there is room for a few of our landview friends .it will help not hurt general hospital,and anything they can do to save our soap,let them do it .

    barbara t replied

    come on,theres room for both of them.

    lipstickcat replied

    Me too! I’m sick of Roger! He leaves OLTL, goes to ATWT, it gets cancelled, comes back to OLTL, it gets cancelled, & now he gets offered GH! What luck! There are a lot BETTER actors on OLTL who stayed on all along & deserve a job! Why haven’t they gotten any offers?

    heidi replied

    That would be even better!!!

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    Christine replied

    Tomas was played by Ted King, who also played Lorenzo Alcazar on GH. It is rumored that he will be back.

    Christy replied

    yeah, he played twin alcazar brothers on GH…. maybe Tomas is a long lost triplet! te he he

    david replied

    So Todd gets off for Victor’s murder or is it revealed Victor is still alive? Better yet, bring Victor back (with Tea and Danielle) to team up with Todd to go after Sonny and Jason.

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    PridEntOnline replied

    Victor (or Walker Lawrence) is still alive. As revealed in the ABC finale of OLTL. He’s tied up in Allison Perkin’s apartment.

    Love the idea of a teaming of Victor, Tea & Danielle teaming with Todd to take down Sonny. I want Jason to get out of the mob life. {maybe in honor of Robin Scorpio}

    Debi replied

    Now that is an idea I love. Let’s get renewed first, then the sky is full of possibilities!

    barbara t replied

    yes, yes and yes.we want the story of 2 todds to continue,and we want more one life to live characters in port charles.

    Debbie Harris replied

    I Totally Agree with you!!! Since we know Victor was alive, think of all the fun we could have watching the Manning brothers go at each other on GH!

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  11. SheShoe says:

    I have watched AMC & OLTL for years and been a GH watcher off and on (mostly off) since the 70′s but the last few weeks have been a vast improvement – this news is fanf***ingtastic!!! YAY!!!! I will watch 4-ever!!!

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  12. Tali says:

    Thank you a million thank yous!

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  13. tasneem says:

    I’m so excited I’m actually jumping in my boots. Can u imagine a battle between Sonny and Todd esp when their kids Michael and Starr get involved its like Romeo and Juliet. Kassie needs 2 sign we can see her go crazy over Carly and Todd

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  14. Christy says:

    Have to say it’s great news… altho I take “contract” with a grain of salt cuz we still don’t know how long it would be for. We got roped into thinking OLTL and AMC would be put online and then they didn’t, so when I read Kristin said she signed a 3 year contract, I thought ‘i’ll believe that when I see it!’ I hope GH will be around for a long time, and perhaps we can get visits from AMC and more OLTL characters – they’d certainly get more viewers that way.

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    cathy trinque replied

    You are so right, Christy! I don’t trust ABC at all. I hope GH will stay but I want to see AMC and OLTL back as a crossover, 1/2 hour each–somehow, someway. We must keep fighting for AMC and OLTL.

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  15. liz says:

    OMG!!!! This makes me so happy:) Thank you, Frank Valentini, from the bottom of my heart. I am crying while I write this. I miss my soaps so much. It is a gift that we have anyone on GH as their OLTL characters. A little piece of One Life lives on. Yipee! I hope that Blair gets to stay as well.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Dr. David Hayward came to town? Maybe Orpheus saved Allan Q or Robin? Maybe Tad Martin could come to town on a PI case? Or, back from Dr’s w/o borders, Jamie Martin is the new resident @ GH? If not, that’s ok. More than anything I’m grateful for the gifts we have been given and hope that it is not ending soon and that GH lives on.

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  16. Caroline says:

    They HAVE to put KDP on contract as well. Todd says he will not stop trying to put them all together again and she is all he ever loved and this makes all those words hollow even for soaps. KDP is a carly like character but she was the original she wolf. KDP rocks and they have a huge following., Frankly I love Roger he is so super cool, but if there is no KDP Blair on GH, not tuning in…. NO BLAIR_NOT THERE.
    So stupid….. and bring back GENIE too.

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    1loaveabcsoaps replied

    Caroline, whose the picture of that U have posted next to your name?

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    Caroline replied

    I am a big opera fan… That is opera diva Aprile Millo…. She Loves OLTL too and Erika Slezak and Kassie, Robin, James DePaiva , Roger, and Tom Pelfrey are great friends of hers. GH has to complete the story of the two Todds and they need to sign Kassie and bring back Genie.

    barbara t replied

    caroline ,you and I think alike ,thats what I keep saying let the story of two todds continue,dont know many names male or female ,but I love opera to.hopefully kassie gets a contract soon.and I hope genie francis comes back .general hospital is getting good again,thanks to the older characters coming back ,the mannings and john mcbain.

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  17. Caroloe says:

    Yea! I love it!

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  18. Brian says:

    Maybe… the whole Victor issue could be the way to bring Nora Buchanan to Port Charles….

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    Sean B replied

    The actress that plays Nora is working on Bold and Beautiful .

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    Brian replied

    Yes, I know. Hillary B. Smith seems to do alot of “double duties”, as she is also in Venice.

    She is wonderful in all her roles, and maybe could try her hand in three !

  19. Megan says:

    Great news! I’ve been a huge fan of Roger’s for years & I think he’ll really add to the show.The only thing I don’t like is John coming to GH. I think Michael Easton is one of the most over rated and boring actors on tv. I’m loosing some of the real GH cast that I love to add him and am not happy about it.

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  20. kellie says:

    WOO HOO! This is great news

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  21. Cathy says:

    Since Victor was alive at the end of OLTL, they need to bring that out in a storyline to clear Todd of his murder.

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    Brian replied

    Oh I agree, but how? I will be following GH very closely now.

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    barbara t replied

    agree,but no one knows victor is alive ,thats what john is for ,somehow he will find out ,hopefully victor will show up in port charles to.

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    Bianca replied

    I read somewhere that Todd’s coming back in May. That leaves enough time for them to resolve the faux murder. My hope is that Todd comes back to Port Charles to get away from all the people that didn’t support him when they thought he killed Victor. That lets everything be resolved off screen and then you don’t have to bring on all these other OLTL characters, which upsets all the GH fans.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    @ Brianca: “and then you don’t have to bring on all these other OLTL characters, which upsets all the GH fans.”

    LOL

    Are you one of the GH fans that it upsets?
    Are you a OLTL fan/ GH fan that wants to see OLTL character’s over at GH?

    barbara t replied

    Im a general hospital fan and a one life to live fan not a one life to live h8ter,and I am very happy a few characters will move to port charles.todd will be back in may ,he has a contract,hope blair comes back to along with everyone that was involved with the story of 2 todds.its just another story on general hospital ,the writing has improved and the ratings are proving that ,so this one life to live and general hospital fan is loving it, and you wont hear me complain.

    Bianca replied

    I’m a huge OLTL fan. I watched it with my mom growing up, and it has been one of the only shows that I have consistently watched as an adult. I LOVE RH and think he is an amazing actor! I’d watch him on GH, and I watched OLTL and ATWT to see him. I just have seen a lot of the hateful comments on blogs and soap sites that are upset about any OLTL actors coming over to GH.

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    I heard Victor is in talks with Ron. Barbara t told me that today. I have to get back with her about that, bc I want to know where she heard that at?
    All these rumors all over the place. I like to know the source bc I don’t want to get my hopes up for nothing.

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  22. Melodydawnlol says:

    Yummo now THAT’S what we wanna watch on daytime! Now sign Kassie DePaiva and you will have the icing on the cake!

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    Brian replied

    Yes, please sign Kassie too.

    I am curious as to how Ted King will play into the fabric of GH with the crossover with OLTL.

    One thing is for sure, I do trust Ron and Frank to give us “soap opera history” with the stories they will weave !

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    barbara t replied

    I hope ted king is tomas,we dont need to bring him back with the mob stories again,I think toemas ,tia blair,star,john and todd should get involved with the real, who killed victor story, then find out he is very much alive.lets clear todd.

  23. kelly says:

    This rocks..I’ve always wanted to see howarth and geary.now make right though and put massive in.

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    kelly replied

    That should be kassie.

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    barbara t replied

    yes wouldnt carly and blair be the best of friends?or enemies.I love it she has to be next.

  24. shelia ainsworth says:

    I have beening enjoying the storyline of Todd and Blair the best couple ever,,, i sure hope yall keep Kassie DePaiva as Blair in Port Charles. Kassie rock them scenes she did and hope to see alot more of Blair on GH.

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  25. Cath says:

    Thrilled about this! But like you said, the Mannings won’t be complete without Kassie DePaiva being signed to a contract as well so they better get on that next.

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  26. heidi says:

    Great news!!! Still want Finola to get a contract more! Then would love Trevor St John and Kassie DePaiva to both get one too! Would love Tristan to at least be reoccurring if not a contract! Can’t forget Frisco and Felicia too! I would love to see JPL cast as Dillion Q. Most of all would still love to get Kirsten Storms back ASAP!!!

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  27. Sue says:

    Awesome news,! Keep GH alive! Bring Natalie!

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    Emily replied

    DITTO!!!

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  28. susan says:

    great news for roger and gh, maurice benard is the best look forward to sonny and todd going at it, they have great chemistry but maurice would have chemistry with a road sign. love him , cannot wait for michael easton to come to gh and see maurice and steve go toe to toe with roger and michael .

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  29. Nikki says:

    This is absolutely absurd. There has been no news (unfortunately) of Trevor St. John, nor anyone else, coming from OLTL to GH which means the little issue of Todd murdering his own brother, leaving Tea as a pregnant widow and people who loved Victor like Jack and Dani devastated, will pretty much be cast aside. While Victor is alive, psychopathic Todd believes he did murder him and has no remorse for it, but will get off scott-free without a proper ending to that storyline. This is not only horrendous story-telling, but for OLTL fans, this is trying to play those of us who are intelligent audience members as fools.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Something strange happened yesterday and today. Yes, T uesday, I heard Blair say U had Victor all along held hostage. Today, Wednesday, I heard Blair say U suppose to be in jail for killing your own brother…. Am I correct. Im going to have to watch it again on abc.com.

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  30. susan says:

    also need to add kassie as well, gh is the best anyway because of maurice benard,steve burton and tony geary so why not add more storyline for them all.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    U got it it Susan. I am happy to see someone on here give Maurice prompts., along with Burton and Geary. Yes, Maurice is over worked (mob stories) everyones complaint, BUT its not his fault, its the writer’s. Bottom line, Maurice has a HELL of allot of fans out here, and for year’s carried the show alone on the Brenda and Sonny love story.

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    Christine replied

    I know. Poor Maurice. He should get to do his bipolar story or something other than the mob. But he comes in, does his job, and the majority hates his character.

    I hope he gets his way and gets to leave with Brenda and live happily ever after. The very first time I watched GH was back when they were first getting to know each other on the plane. Back when there was Lois and Miguel too.

    susan A. replied

    DITTTO

  31. MEG says:

    i’ll only be happy with this if TREVOR ST JOHN COMES TO GH

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Gosh, I can’t wait…

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    susan A. replied

    They can’t have evereyone from oltl on gh ………I wish they could combine the two soaps together…………..

  32. twbaldwi says:

    Congratulations to Roger how exciting he’s an amazing actor!

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  33. Mary says:

    Congratulations, Roger!!! He is a wonderful actor and he’s always been one of my favorites on One Life To Live. I absolutely LOVED watching him today on GH. He and Laura Wright were fantastic together! It’s been years since I have felt this way about General Hospital. Now, I can hardly wait ’til the next day’s episodes!

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  34. mike says:

    They have to bring Kassie DePaiva on, watching her this week on GH was as if a little of OLTL lives on. She’s great.

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  35. kay killgore says:

    Hmm! Ok so 4 male characters that we are going to see all the time 2 are rapists Luke & Todd one a mob guy & his hit man! And the new title of the show is I Have One Life To Live at General Hosipital!

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    LOL LOL LOL LMAS…..

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    barbara t replied

    or you have one life to live at general hospital if its not canceled,I have a few places to go here and leave my comments,the music,lisa rinna, roger howarth,felica,robins death ,I mean life ,Ive been living in a soap opera myself for the past few days.seriously I cant talk one life to live with you? I wrote a long letter to abc/disney about the cancellation of one life to life ,and how I wont be apart of anything abc/disney tries to sell me,including putting on all the afternoon soap stars on there prime time garbage .I think general hospital has been good ,better then it has been in decades ,I like it and I am happy that the manning family will be staying in port charles ,I hope that ,blair,victor, tia and roxie move there to lets continue the story of 2 todds,Im all for that .that story has got to end and general hospitals ratings are starting to go up,and thats a good thing ,and it also has to do with the oltl fans that are now tuning into gh.can you believe that chick lisa rinna saying that some actor she will be working with cant act? and also saying that crazy broad on the house wifes show should do something about her lips,lisa rinna had big ugly lips,I cant stand her .oh, here I go off subject again,well I have a few places to leave some comments ,If Im in the mood I have a few things to say about linsey lohan and what is she doing here?

  36. Yoyo says:

    Congrats Roger! You will be a welcomed and much needed addition to GH. Kassie is next! So exciting!

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  37. Jen says:

    That’s awesome news! I would like to see KDP stick around as well.

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  38. SS says:

    Great news, such a dynamic actor I also see him giving Sonny something to do besides the loves of his life, mobster with a heart of gold, dimples have been on repeat for years and the guy deserves decent, competent enemies which PC currently has none of. I love that Michael Easton is coming I’m so tired of women fantasizing and dying for a murderer like Jason, which took up 2 episodes.

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  39. Lauren says:

    GH needs to put Kassie DePaiva on contract as well!! While I am happy to see that Roger received a contract to continue on GH, anyone who has watched OLTL for a while is well aware of the chemistry between Todd and Blair. GH is on a mission to improve their ratings, so why not bring on a fan favorte like Kassie DePaiva? She is a fabuous actress whose long term appearance on GH would most definitely boost ratings, because her long time fans (and there are many of us, myself included) would tune in primarly to watch her work her on-screen magic.

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  40. Jennifer says:

    I am so excited for Roger and wish him great success. Not being a Blair fan, I’ll be fine without KDP.

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  41. shelby says:

    i agree hope kassie gets signed too & i know alcazar will come back that will be wierd huh lmao very happy with this decison i would love for blair & carly to own the hotel i think they would be great partners way better than kate & carly being partners come on & i say let bree aka oltl jessica take over kates role she does that job best of double personalities thing lmao way better than kelly doing kate& connie lmao but whatever im just glad thats another oltl actor on gh i see gh ratings going up faster & faster!!!!

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  42. Breezy B. says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed on the Kassie DePaiva front myself. Todd and Blair are just wonderful together because of the chemistry DePaiva and Howarth have. It only makes sense that if Todd and Starr are in Port Charles, Blair should be too! I think Kassie has been killin’ it this week. It’s been fantastic, and I want more!

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  43. Karen says:

    Congrats to Roger, but without Kassie (Blair) I won’t be watching.

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  44. Sarah says:

    So when exactly are they planning to put Kassie on contract? That’s the only way I’ll continue to watch. She is the only reason I tuned in to GH.

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  45. Deb Leigh says:

    I would rather be reading that OLTL will get a reprieve, but ill take it! Fabulous news for RH! I hope Kassie is offered a long term contract too.

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  46. Debi says:

    Blair will be next to get signed. Especially after those fantastic scenes yesterday.
    Thing is, I kinda like Todd with Carly. I never thought Jax was irrecplaceable.
    I am starting to change my mind.

    Curious how Todd comes in May (why so long) He must be found NOT guilty of charges.

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    1loaveabcsoaps replied

    RE: Something strange happened Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Tuesday, I heard Blair say U had Victor ‘ all along ‘ held hostage.
    Wednesday, I heard Blair say U suppose to be in jail for killing your own brother…. Am I correct in my hearing? Please advise, which one is it. BC that doesn’t make sense. She either knows Victor is alive or she doesn’t…..!

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    Debi replied

    Sorry, I didn’t pick up on that. I saw you posted that earlier. You will have to rewatch that scene on Ytube or abc.com

    barbara t replied

    wasnt she talking to tomas?I liked the way tia said his name ,I dont think she knows hes alive ,she smacked poor todd ,I hope ron is reading this,but the way blair was talking it is opening up the door for tomas and victor to come to port charles ,but i agree with you ,I want to know who blair was talking to both times.It could mean something did you go to soaptown usa then go to looselips every week there is a update for general hospital,the sight is usually right ,Its one of michaels recommended sights ,I go there every week for gh updates.last week her words were for all the oltl people to listen carefully ,maybe its what you heard ,go there every week.always a good read.

    1loaveabcsoaps replied

    Agreed, not Gigi either on GH. I like Gigi, but not that much to see her crossover. No Natalie. Would love Roxy, and agree with you about Tea- her acting abilty, that face, she is gorgeous and has a great body. Tea will get plenty of work. Just playing an attorney on TV will afford her plenty of offer’s BC to play one can be as difficult as being one. ( This I know). Both require acting. I looked up Tea/ Florencia Lozano on Wikipedia back in November and she has done ALLOT of projects elsewhere, as U suggested you have seen her doing.

    1loaveabcsoaps replied

    @ Barbara t: “but i agree with you ,I want to know who blair was talking to both times.”

    See Barbara heard this too….. Imma have to watch it on abc.com for Tues and Wedn when Blair said it. It was confusing bc she said 2 different things both days. I re-watched all of last weeks shows all this week at night. Gonna have to do same with this week shows. I also didn’t know that Youtube shows the entire show, I thought it was just clips of shows. Thanks anyway.

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    Debi replied

    She was talking to Tomas. First time was a mystery, 2nd time she said his name a few times.

    barbara t replied

    did you watch it and find out ?the second time it was tomas the first time she didnt say.

  47. Lynne says:

    I am thrilled that Roger is going to be on General Hosp. I just love him very much and he’s a great great actor. Sooooooooooo happy about that

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  48. Heather says:

    Michael, your source doesn’t say anything about Michael Easton being on contract. Are you sure he is really on contract like Alderson and Howarth?

    I get the feeling that Easton being on contract is just a rumor.

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    Scott replied

    TVGuide confirmed it was a two-year contract for Michael Easton.

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    Debi replied

    However, contracts don’t mean a thing. If the show is cancelled they are out. A contract still comes up due every 3 months.
    The only good thing about is a contract is that nothing has been cancelled yet!

    Scott replied

    Then why does Laura Wright have a two year contract?? I’m sure there are three-month intervals that could allow the show to let the actor go. But not the actor leave.

  49. Hillary says:

    YES!! !! !! !! !! !! !!

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  50. Jon Jensen says:

    Great News! Now Kassie DePaiva has to be offered a contract. She is the best! Frank Valentini is now on Twitter as well @valentinifrank March Madness General Hospital!

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    Debi replied

    For those of us who don’t twitter, can you share??? :)

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  51. julie says:

    Awesome news! Love Roger. Todd Manning is a great to GH

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  52. David says:

    I really want to see the story of Victor’s “murder” resolved and exonerate Todd, and get Victor back with Tea for the birth of their baby. Tea , Victor, Blair and Todd should all move to Pt Charles. Heck, maybe Vicki or Jessica could visit as a consultant on DID. OLTL/ GH integration would bring many viewers.

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    Debi replied

    I believe Jessie will be coming to run Kates magazine

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  53. Scott says:

    I knew this would happen, I knew it. Yeah, not happy about this at all. I knew Frank would come in and turn it into One Hospital to Kill.

    Ron seems to only be caring about his “OLTL”ers and not giving two hoots about GH vets. I’m pissed. It’s disgusting. Robin’s death is over-glazed by Starr’s whinefest over her boyfriend and daughter. IDGAF about her, I want to see Robin. And flashbacks. If something else happens, which I know it will, I am sincerely done with General Hospital. When it’s canned, I’ll be telling everyone I TOLD YOU SO!

    Utterly pissed and disappointed.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Me too Scott, I’m with you. It’s 1:17 am , and I must go to bed. One thing I will say, Roger leaves OLTL twice, comes back this last time for 6 months, get’s his role back as the REAL Todd Manning, then lands a contract with GH while the rest of the dedicated case to OLTL (over the many years) are on the unemployment line. Howarth left the role of Todd twice, and the last time 8 years ago, he left OLTL and showed up on another soap A WEEK LATER. Howarth should have been the last to be offered a contract. St. John wanted to leave OLTL but expressed an interest in staying until the end when it was announced the show was ending in January. One Life wouldn’t let him stay on until the end, hurting the fans deeply. Trevor St. John came in and took over a very complicated and dark role. In the beginning the fans gave him a hard time, BUT Trevor hung in their with the fans, and as a result we hung in there with Trevor. He made that role his own, took the role of Todd to DIFFERENT and UNKNOWN DEPTHS not played by Howarth, and made Todd so popular in his ” own ” right, it was AS IF… Trevor St. John orginated the role of Todd, and Howarth was the re-cast. Everyone loved Trevor. He came through for OLTL when they needed someone to fill a void, he BLEW IT OUT THE WATER!! Then he asked One Life could he stay on til the end of the show, and they tell him NO, for a MF that walked away from the show (twice) and the last time ( 8years ago) left OLTL hanging…. He gets his role back (Trevor fans get their hearts broken) and he gets a job on GH and then a contract while other LOYAL One Lifer’s are on the UNEMPLOYEMENT line. I am NOT impressed. Pissed and disappointed for rewarding disloyalty. I got see that face on my beloved GH, yuk.

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    Debi replied

    Trevor was offered a job while still at oltl. He chose to leave because his demands were not met. I love the guy, but there is a thing called ‘budget’ and union and he can’t ask for special treatment. He has alot to do with Roger coming back. And staying. YES Trevor would have stayed if his demands were met.
    Trevor is producing and starring in plays I believe. He is not unemployed. Should GH continue, I see Trevor being made an offer. Will it be good enough for him??

    Bo, Vicki, Clint I believe have put in their time and are looking forward to a well deserved retirement. Though I will say, I will those 3 daily.

    Destiny, Natalie, Mathew, Jack, Rex, Gigi are young enough to find other things. If Natalie is as popular as people think, she should have no problem getting a job. Just NOT at gh. :) That goes for Gigi as well. Keep BOTH off GH.

    I do wish the best for Tea. I adored her. However, I have seen her on primetime shows as a guest, so hopefully she is staying busy.

    And lets be honest, in what occupation is a job secure anywhere these days?

    Scott replied

    1loveabcsoaps: I think for me it’s the favoritism Frank and Ron are showing, as if they’re still working at OLTL that insults me. This whoel Robin storyline sucks. I wouldn’t be surprised if her funeral is grazed over. They should be writing in Starr as a B-Line character. They act as if we know who she is and what her background is. Or expect us to do the damn research. She should have been woven in as a b-line character and WORKED her way into the series. Not just spit into it and told to run wild. I’m extremely disappointed and disgusted that FV/RC are laying people off in favor of their OLTL staff, as well. It’s insulting. And I knew it would happen.

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Hey Scott: Are you the Scott that converse with Barbara t on here sometime? Sometimes U guys don’t agree.

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    Scott replied

    Yes, this is. Unless someone else is posing as me.

    Christine replied

    “I knew Frank would come in and turn it into One Hospital to Kill.”

    Ingo, is that you? :-)

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    1loaveabcsoaps replied

    LOL

    barbara t replied

    I think that ingo is looking for a new job,the last writers pretty much killed his character not dead but in a jax isnt wanted here anymore, the old writers canned him and ingo hates the new writers,was he drunk when he said that?unless a genius comes along and writes him back in the fold ,oh wait ,he doesnt like the new team writing for one hospital to kill ,your right christine ,ingo,is that you?seriously ,I hope jax is gone for good.and I love what is going on in port charles.one life to live is not taking over general hospital they are blending in with all the gh cast,no more no less.the point is to save general hospital ,that means do everything that has to be done to bring those ratings up,and its working.

    Debi replied

    Ingo? Did he really say those things??

    Scott replied

    No. It’s not. But I am NOT impressed by this writing and how they’re favoring OLTL characters. It’s insulting.

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    @ Scott: Yes, this is. Unless someone else is posing as me.

    1love said: Laughing Out Loud!

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Well Scott, we are not the only ones on this site who agree about this subject, Christine agree’s and so does Heather and an older woman who said she been watching since the beginning of GH.

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    barbara t replied

    whos the old lady?

  54. Amanda says:

    i am a huge gh fan and was a huge oltl fan .. i am getting the best of both right now… roger is an incredible actor he will only be a great addition to gh… gh is on their game right now .. could not be more ecstatic in the direction it is going!!!

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  55. Elizabeth Owens says:

    I am very glad that they have put “Todd” on contract, he will make a great addition to the already “great” cast.

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  56. Christine says:

    I am so happy that Roger will be with GH for the forseeable future, but that makes me believe in the rumors even more than GH doesn’t have a very long future once the promotion for Katie Couric’s show begins.

    It would not surprise me in the least that Roger, being a NEW YORK actor, would sign a “contract” for GH because it would be ending soon. Sniff, sniff.

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  57. sid says:

    It’s wonderful that RH has been put on contract. Now all we need is Kassie to be put on contract too. For all you KDP/Blair/T&B fans out there call and write GH to let them know that we need all 3 mannings in PC! Todd will not be the same without his one true babe.

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  58. GG says:

    Fantastic about Todd, but without Blair in contract I don’t know if there will be a story worth watching

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    Debi replied

    Oh with Blair’s knock out performances this week…she is very much needed!

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    Debi replied

    thing is, will she be friends or foe with Carly?

  59. Grace says:

    Great news!! I started watching GH after 18 years because Blair and Todd were coming, I love Todd, but I want him back with Blair. Put Kassie on contract, and let them find Victor back in Llanview!!

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  60. Iakovos says:

    Great news! Truly. I would hope that GH will allow a quick resolution of the Todd/Victor case. I welcome these Llanview residents to Port Charles but the lingering storylines should be tied up to allow for new directions, not to mention the need to respect GH devotees who may not have embrace OLTL as some of us did.

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  61. barbara t says:

    I am so happy about this ,todd belongs in port charles ,looks like he is going to be a pain in sonnys behind ,thats good.now all they have to do is bring blair,tia ,victor,and roxy.you bet general hospital is looking good again,I cant wait to see todays episode ,Ron,Talk anna and robert into staying,thats a good thing.Im loving my general hospital again,thankyou.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    As I was trying to think of who the older woman is, that U called ” old lady ” , I just realized that U thought I might be talking about you! LOL No Barb, I’m not speaking of you, BUT I still can’t remember the ladies name. I know the lady is older bc she mentioned she was in her 60′s, making her the an “older woman” not “old lady ” as you called her. LOL
    I hope she doesn’t come across this post.

    PS>And I know your not in your 60′s either.

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    barbara t replied

    I will keep that a secret ,and I hope she doesnt read this.but I think I have seen her post before .forgot the name .

  62. 1loaveabcsoaps says:

    @ Barbara t: ” Ive been living in a soap opera myself for the past few days. ”

    I know somethings been going on, BC with all that’s going on in term of the News on this site, I didn’t see post from you. Hope all is ok. My life is hectic too now. I may be coming to your area, if so I’ll invite you to a set. ”

    @ barbara “seriously I cant talk one life to live with you? ”

    Why not?

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  63. Rob says:

    I hope DePaiva gets a contract, she has been giving one hell of a performance and Ive been a Howarth fan since he was Paul Ryan on ATWT…..

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  64. MBmomof3 says:

    This is excellent news! Love Roger Howarth. Port Charles will be a much more interesting place with Todd in the mix.

    Finally ABC is doing something for their loyal viewers. Now please throw us another bone and sign Kassie DePaiva to a contract, cancel The Revulsion and keep GH in the daytime lineup. Thank you.

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  65. mary pool says:

    I think its great!!!! Roger, Kristen, Micheal, and Kassie will be great for GH!!!!

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  66. auotb says:

    they need to bring Kassie on

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  67. Robert C says:

    To tell you the truth i didnt want any of the people from OLTL to be on GH as i wanted OLTL to stay on the air instead of that aweful show the Revolution and while your at it they should cancel that other show the Chew and try to get as many people from AMC back on the show.

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  68. Jan says:

    Because both Charactors as well as actors powerhouses, the best.
    And then it could have went the other way.

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  69. Rich says:

    Please,someone get Kassie to sign long term. The Manning family isn’t complete without Jack(preferably a Jack who’s not a d*ck)& Sam. What about Robin Strasser?

    I want to see Dorian Lord tangle with Tracy Quartermaine. That would be epic.

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    david replied

    Dorian messing with anybody is fun. Why stop with Tracy? Dorian should have some choice words for Sonny. Dorian should bring David with her. Let Carly try for David and end up with Dorian in her face.

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    Rich replied

    Oh,lord…Dorian vs. Sonny! Why didn’t i think of that? That would be awesomely badass!

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    The character of Jack is a d*ck so it doesn’t matter what Jack they cast!
    I happen to like this Jake. It was just something about him. He has this neat little teenage walk, and oh….. those facial expressions. Again

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    barbara t replied

    TWILIGHT ZONE,WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT SAME RECENT CHATTER,that kid who played jack signed up with pp ,he was cute ,but what a brat every time he was nasty to blair I wanted to shove a sock in his mouth,good grief you dont talk to your mother like that.should have sent him to military school.or if he was my kid ,my footprints would be imbedded in his ass,reminding him who the adult is in the room.he was trouble.I hope the problem here gets fixed ,OR THIS WILL BE A LONG BORING SUNDAY.

  70. Deshawn says:

    I. Don’t know why people are so disappointed you haven’t heard I hear Katie couric wants gh as her lead it’s looking good people keep fingers crossed abc know they would make a big mistake getting rid of gh for the revolution you can go on cable tv and see programs like that and as far as it’ll being signed I’m happy they need to keep those ratings up did you know mr Paul lee president of abc is Adan of gh do your research maybe he will keep gh and Vicki drummer promised us the three strongest shows that’s the chew the view and general hospital stay positive people keep watching let the show be strong lets bust a 3 .5 rating abc would really be thrilled and as for finola Hughes I love her to but she wants to be recurring I don’t care as long as her fine but stay they need to bring Natalie from one life to live I would love to have her and yes kassie do need a contract her and Carly are a lot a like they may end up being best friends and I also wish they could bring Erika slezak viki over for a few scenes her and Monica could be long lost friends

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    Deshawn replied

    I thought of the same thing Tracy needs a woman to take her on and that would be Dorian they are a lot alike

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  71. Elaine Andrusia says:

    Praise the Lord Above (and Frank V.). I am now a very happy woman, Roger Howarth is back on TV. Liked GH and watched every once in a while but from here on out while Roger is on, I’ll be there daily!! As a good friend says woooooo hoooooo, Roger is home.

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    barbara t replied

    Isnt this great news?the one life to live h8ters dont like the idea or frank v,but im loving everything going on in port charles now,I want to see blair get a contract to, the mannings belong together,and I say welcome to port charles manning family, welcome to port charles.

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  72. deb says:

    Thank God the best news ever. Always watched GH but lately it has been so boring. Bringing in OLTL chacters will be a good thing for the show and the fans.

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  73. ayanna says:

    love that news

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  74. Jen says:

    Yay!! So thrilled to know ABC is integrating many loved characters! I hope to see Kassie DePavia on contract, soon!

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  75. Pat says:

    I’ve been watching GH for as long as I can remember. Some of the “fill in” episodes were boring (I record the episodes now, thank God for fast forward). I’m a loyal fan along with the rest of my family and we all agree that the people of Llanview should stay in Llanview. We are not fans of this storyline.

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  76. Robbie says:

    At the end of one life to live you had Victor Jr alive are you going to let John McBain know that he is alive in some way. Or how is Todd going on with his life in Port Charles I hope Blair signs a contract I think she a great actress and plays that role so great The only reason I started watching General Hospital was because you have some of my favorite from OLTL.

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  77. raina says:

    John or someone is going to find Victor and that will exonerate Todd from that charge and Tomas will drop the kidnapping charges against him as he still feels giulty from the past and the 8 years Todd lost. It would be even better if VLJ escaped and did s stint on GH after all TSJ has moved to LA……

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  78. raina says:

    I attended the Loving Llanview event on 1/21 at Wesbury Music Fair as I live on LI. The stars were wonderful and we caught them just before they went to LA for taping for GH. Kassie DePaiva was clear she was only asked for a few eps and gave no comment on what she wanted long term. TSJ was asked and was evasive at first but then said No he had not been asked to joing GH as of yet. Michael Easton was asked about Natalie & Liam and his response was “May Sweeps”. TSJ said he came back to OL for the finale for his fans and that everything he does is for his fans. Love him!

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  79. Elizabeth Owens says:

    Victor Jr. will resurface,he will be exonerated for that crime,,I can’t wait to see how it turns out with him and Sonny,he has to find out that Sonny,for a change,is not responsible,for the death of Cole and his Grandchild,then I think that they will team up to find out who actually did ,I thought that it was Kate,but have decided to let it play out before I make a decision.

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    barbara t replied

    It wasnt Kate it was crazy connie ,if she did it,I still need more clues before I place any blame, And I hope that Victor jr will show up so Todd can live in peace that he didnt kill his brother ,He has so many people mad at him because they think he is a murderer,sure he killed his mother but who wouldnt she was one evil lady, if you want to call her that.

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  80. rogerslover says:

    I thought Roger and Laura Wright were incredible! And Roger and Maurice Bernard were fun to watch too! I was taken back at how quickly the chemistry exploded between Howarth and Wright! Love it! More Todd and Carly!

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  81. Diane says:

    that great news, love Roger Howarth and the rest of the clan.

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  82. Deloris Corse says:

    I love having the OLTL characters on GH. The writers really worked them into the storylines of GH fantastically. The characters of Todd and John McBain are much more interesting than some of the characters on GH.

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  83. Anita says:

    Thank goodness for Todd! He fits in perfectly with his devious personality. He is smoking hot and the chemistry between he and Carly is sizzling! Please make their romance blossom even more!!!! With Todd around its Jason who?????

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  84. Mary says:

    Todd and Carly……looks and feels so real. Let them get together. Todd is not only a great actor, he is so funny. I love him on GH. He and Sonny head to head…that was genius. Keep up the good work.

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