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259 February 14th, 2013 CONFIRMED: Roger Howarth To One Life To Live! Will Return To General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

With all the various reports today on the status of fan favorite Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) going to One Life to Live, and what that means for General Hospital, On-Air On-Soaps reached out to Howarth’s spokesperson who confirmed that Howarth will be taping new episodes of One Life to Live for four weeks starting on March 18th and that after that, he will then return to General Hospital.  It is the spokesperson’s understanding that Howarth will be playing the character of Todd Manning on both shows!

Now just how this deal was worked out between Prospect Park and ABC and General Hospital with regards to the rights and usage of original Llanview character Todd Manning remains to be revealed.  However, we will keep you posted on how this was resolved.   But whatever the case, this is a good news for now for both One Life to Live and General Hospital fans!

What do you think of the news of Howarth to One Life to Live to kick-things off for the reboot? And then returning to GH?  Let us know!

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  1. Jamie says:

    This has made my day! And my day was CRAP! Yay for Todd and Carly!

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    Tammy replied

    I have watched ABC soaps for 36 years, ever since I was ten years old. Roger Howarth is not bad on the eyes and plays Todd like no other actor could.

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    Salesman replied

    Oh heck no !!!!!! . He needs to stay gone, he’s thw worst actor ever .he screwed on life and now some think he’s a god? . Oh please he’s an overrated ham. Gh doesn’t need or want him. It’s like these douche bags rerub Carvileti and bend over and kiss my ass Frankie are trying for one life agin. All “loyal” gh fans need to tell abc dorks to get him off our show.

    shawn replied

    Sorry Salesman you got more people who want him ro stay on GH than don’t!! Love that someone can go toe to toe with the great sonny and out smart him!! Sorry gotta love Todd!@

    Lisa replied

    Aahh happiness to have him on GH!

    anita replied

    perfectly put tammy, multi-faceted actor & definitely nice to look at!

    Ryan replied

    Thrilled for him to stay on the show. RH is hilarious and dynamic. Sorry, but the many years we were stuck watching SB play Jason was such a snoozefest! How can anyone enjoy a monotone performance from an actor staring out into space and mumbling all the time? I love that the show is full of performers that actually act! Hooray that RH is staying on GH!

    Greg replied

    Thank goodness. He has been my favorite on OLTL next to Tina Roberts ( his sister)and i love his character on GH with Carly. KUDOS to Gh

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    Reds replied

    I agree!

    Jackie replied

    Thanks Greg and Reds! I really agree! I love the way he plays Todd Manning! I loved him on ATWT as Paul Ryan and when I saw him on OLTL I started watching it (had never watched it before). Also love Todd with Carly!!

    Keith replied

    I disagree. While RH did originate the character, Trevor St John took Todd Manning much further making him a richer character. I prefer to see bring TSJ on OLTL. I don’t see how RH can be a viable character on both shows at the same time. Remember RH abandoned OLTL several times finally moving to ATWT. Also, I saw GH today and I am tired or Ron and Frank plagiarizing OLTL because IMO they don’t know how to write for GH. GH has a rich history so they don’t need to steal St Blazes and other story ideas from OLTL.

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    Sandra replied

    I understand your feelings about the character Todd, ( I love that chanracter), love when Roger plays and especially loved him when Trevor played him and he did that the character farther…didn’t Tervor play him longer? But I was mad when they brought Roger back this time, because I came to love Trevor as Todd, but to be honest, they both play Todd differently, and I love both guys take on the character. As I said, I love the character of Todd, beit Trevor or Roger.

    Barbara replied

    @Keith. I love it when they (Ron & Frank) bring up OLTL references. Especially since the OLTL reboot is going to be a reality. Only fans of OLTL would even know some of the references that have been made. Some of those OLTL references would be: St. Blazes, Alex Olanov, Dorian Cramer Vickers Buchanan (Todd mentioned as being who was President when he was trying to play crazy), the porn movies of Rick Powers (when Dante was giving his sample for insemination into Maxie), Tomas Delgado/Lorenzo Alcazar (is he the same guy?), David Vickers and Vickerman, At one point AMC and Loving were also acknowledged. On Friday, September 24th’s show, Heather was having a conversation with Danny (then known as Victor, Jr). She told the baby “While Tea is stuck in court, we’re gonna take a little road trip. So where do you want to get our new life started? Corinth? Pigeon Hollow? I hear Pine Valley is very lovely this time of year.” I have been a big ABC soap fan fo years, so appreciate all of the references.

    Golden replied

    Yeah i dont like how GH is tripping over its history with the Vampire stuff with now making John Mcbain have a double as the previous character he played on GH nights or port charles Caleb..Should just kill off Caleb once and for all and have John Return to Llanview..

    Grandma2 replied

    They need to get back on track. the vampire junk needs to go!!!!! Would love to see Jason back!!!!

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    TXSGIRL45 replied

    I agree Grandma2…..however…..Jason is now playing on my other fav soap, Y & R and he is so different….love love love it! However, if they did decide to bring him back would not hurt my feelings, lol. GET RID OF THE RIDICULOUS VAMPIRE CRAP! SERIOUSLY…………..ratings will drop if not!

    Brian replied

    Steve Burton never wanted to leave GH. But the powers that be didn’t want to make a deal with him that would allow him to commute from Nashville to LA. That was the only reason he left; Y&R and Sony jumped at the chance to grab him up and make any deal necessary to get him over to their show.

    Colleen replied

    BEST news ever! OLTL did a great job with Todd’s character but…GH has knocked it out of the park! Only ONE man can play Todd Manning!!! Roger Howarth!

    I DO hope they keep John McBain too. He makes a great team with Anna and Sam!

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    Suzee replied

    This is great!!I love Todd !! I didn’t realize that OLTL was coming on again, I m assuming Internet? I a,m 57 years old and started watching when I was 12 so its been quite a few years, I am a number one fan of GH and OLTL .
    Even when I was working I always have recorded the episodes, that was my relaxing time, I would and do look forward to sitting down and watching them, Thank God , I was afraid they were going to replace GH with a reality show yuck!! Great! Even my husband, though he would never admit it, likes to watch Bad boy Todd
    He is somewhat innicent ina certain way, but not he wants to do the right thing but keeps getting caught up in the drama,,pooor Todd. I watched him years ago with the Marty saga and I am happy to see him return whether its GH or LTL although I have to admit I would like to see him and Carly together.,,Suzee

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    debbie replied

    yes that will be great. he is a great actor and goes great with carly.he will be released from all police charges because he saved danny and proved there was a calib and not john mcbain doing the killings.hope he stays on g.h. since i started watching that again after the other 2 soaps were canceled.

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    Tfurlow replied

    Hey Salesman, Roger Howarth is a daytime GOD! And he brings his A game to every performance. GH is that much better with him on it. And if the people with OLTL let him continue, GH will be that much better to have him.

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    mary replied

    I agree Todd and Roger are GREAT!!! Roger is an incredible actor. I will watch him either place, but I like him better now on GH. He is more human and likable on GH. Good luck on OLTL. I can’t wait to start watching it again.

  2. meeko says:

    Praise Jesus! That is the most perfect and logical decision. Excellent work to all those who were involved in working this situation out. I think it is a win win for everyone. So excited for the return of OLTL!!!!!! Let the countdown begin.

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    Salesman replied

    Jesus doesn’t one darn thing to do with it and stop please using his name for this actor .he stinks and CBS fans are glad he’s gone too

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    meeko replied

    Wow. Your grammar is amazing! Try proof reading, so maybe next time you post, it might actually make sense. Take yourself and your rude comments to another website.

  3. Scott says:

    It’s the way it should be.The three characters belong to OLTL.They should help reestablish the show and return Periodically like people do in real life.

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  4. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    If they did this for Todd, they’ll likely do this for Starr as well. McBain I’m sure will do it part-time, but I see him being more Llanview bond. But it sounds like a good compromise on the actors and their characters.

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  5. Jewell says:

    It isn’t really news, prospect Park said they were will to share the characters with GH.

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    Brian Tripp replied

    But it was never confirmed and they can say anything to not upset the fans. Now this makes me happy that they are truely willing to share. I hope they do the same with John and Starr too.

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    Suzy replied

    Yes, I hope they do this with John McBain for sure and they can keep Starr too if they want. They have all been an asset to GH. It would be a shame for them to leave now. Also, still don’t like all of the Vampire stuff going on and hope that it is short lived.

  6. carrie says:

    Very happy for this..But, never doubted that a deal would be penned

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    I wonder that too?

    ANYWAY GH WAS GREAT TODAY

    MORLEY vs MANNING

    RC……Keep writing

    I can’t wait for SAM AND JOHN GETTING TOGETHER

    OR CALEB ANDCLIVVIE

    THE SHOW IS GETTING GOOD!!

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  7. Ann says:

    Michael Fairman. What about Easton and Alderson? Do you have information on them? Thanks.

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  8. Tom D. says:

    BEST NEWS EVER!!! Howarth with Slezak and Depaiva is unparalled! OLTL 2.0 is going to be UNREAL! get Alex, Tina, Cord, and Max back and I never have to leave the house again. This is so exciting

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    Christine replied

    Four weeks does not an entire series make.

    Don’t get so excited – it’s not full-time.

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    jim replied

    full time or not its still good news. He can always go back later for more visits. Its still better than nothin. Im excited.

    Tali replied

    My way of thinking also Christine!

    Joe replied

    I thought the 1st run of taping was only going to be 4 or 5 weeks. So if that is true he could stay on both shows potentially.

    Kymberleigh replied

    No it doesn’t but when they are filming on a 5 week on 5 week off schedule makes it easier to be able to do both should he choose to do so :)

    Joe replied

    AGREED! OLTL is GOLDEN! Now to make it unstoppable I agree we need Alex, Tina, Cord & Max ASAP! Who needs to leave the house anyway! ;)

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  9. Debbie says:

    I think that is great news. Hopefully they can do it for the others. I would like to see them on both shows if possible.

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  10. Sandra says:

    love this!! best of both worlds :)

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  11. Liz says:

    Happy. Todd is a good fit for GH. And OLTL still has Victor. John needs to get his a$$ back to Llanview. Permanently. His GH story NEVER made sense. And Starr…well, who cares really?

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    Tali replied

    I agree Liz about Todd and John McBain, but I like Starr and Cole. The original Cole can’t be replaced and if he is unavailable then let her stay in GH. Michael & Star are good together.

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    jim replied

    Agree. Starr and Micheal have good chemistry. She can make guest appearances on OLTL, if she cant be their fulltme. Blair will probably have her hands full with bad boy Jack. But i wonder about little Sam. Ive read no mention of him anywhere.

    Tali replied

    Little Sam will be there played by the same little boy – it was tweeted earlier today actually.

    Cupcake replied

    But Cole is dead…

    Emily replied

    Agree w/everything u said. I do like that the actors can experience both shows and it’s not 1 or the other. Chomping at the bit to hear about the other 2 and can’t wait till OLTL is on!!!

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    Emily replied

    I do know that RH is returning to GH, but still like that he gets to experience OLTL too:) You never know…

    Moviegal replied

    Couldn’t disagree more. The character of John McBain fit in the most naturally of the 3 into GH – seamlessly, as a matter of fact – and breathed new life into both the character and the show. He was the first signed by ABC (and a 3 year contract at that), and they have no intention of letting him go…he’s KeMo’s pairing on the show, and was most readily accepted by the fans. John & Sam were named the best soap couple of 2012 as a matter of fact.

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    Tali replied

    Michael Easton can stay on GH(I’ll miss him), but the John McBain character belongs on OLTL and with Natalie & Liam. His story has been forced with Sam(IMO-BLAH) and isn’t believable. You can have him as any other character, just not John McBain!

    Torrey replied

    Agree with you Tali…..John McBain needs to be in Llanview with Natalie & Liam

  12. Lynn says:

    errrrr! I want my OLTL charcters back on OLTL not GH! This our the core characters for OLTL, GH has plenty of other characters and OLTL is where they resided for years and were created…I havent watch GH for going on 4wks because of this John Vampire crap, if they are doing both shows I hope OLTL PP has control, it sucks because the s/l seem like they will carry over to Gh and they are going to make me watch both.

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  13. jenny says:

    Of the 3 OLTL stars, Todd is the keeper IMO. John is starting to get too much airtime, specially now with the duel role of Caleb. As for Starr, she is ok but I really don’t care one way or another about her romance with Michael. I am more interested in seeing Michael bond with AJ and work at ELQ instead.

    Jenny

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    Mia replied

    @ Jenny ITA, ME is getting way too much airtime, I’m like WTH what about the veterns and the rest of the cast.

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  14. jim says:

    Sounds good to me. I prefer Roger on OLTL but im really enjoying him now on GH. Hes kinds like the Johnny Depp of daytime, smart, funny and a great actor i enjoy watching wherever he preforms(except maybe on ATWT where i thought his talent was underused). I hope on OLTL its to wrap up the Victor storyline. I also hope this is a sign this thing between ABC and PP is coming to an end. Hopefully, they can do some crossover stories in the future. It kinda felt like that with the Sam/Te’a baby switch storyline though it was done only on GH sets. I feel both shows could bennifet ratingswise if they work together.

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    jim replied

    One more thing if OLTL has no room to bring back JD as Max Holden, i feel he’d be the perfect choice to replace M.E.K. as Tad Martin on AMC if they need the character and cant get M.E.K. to reprise the role. I prefer M.E.K as Tad but if they need Tad and do a recast im just saying who i think the perfect replacement would be, or at least as a fill in if M.E.K. decides to come back at a later date.

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  15. Jack says:

    Liz, I agree with you that Todd and Starr belong to GH, yet I believe John does also. His chemistry with Sam is unparalleled as is Todd and Carly. I think John fits in better in Port Charles than he ever did in Llanview, where he was just a puppet for Commissioner Bo Buchanan. Plus I never saw the chemistry between him and Natalie. Any feelings that had for one another just didn’t click on screen.

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    Brian Tripp replied

    I hope that John can at least come and end things with Natalie to help launch OLTL online. I always thought Natalie had more chemistry with Cristian or even Jarod. Never could figure out why they killed Jarod off.

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    Suzy replied

    I agree that they should let John McBain go back to OLTL and end it with Natalie and then come on back to GH where he belongs and fits in so well. Didn’t like him at first but he kinda grows on you. He is good with Sam and Danny and would make a good replacement for Jason. Wouldn’t be the mob type, but would be a wholesome family man. Also need to put AJ with Liz. I also hope that Britt gets caught and gets taken off the show. She is just another Heather and Lord knows we have had enough of her. Hope she is dead from being pushed in the water but I doubt it. Anyway, Keep John McBain and let him finish his life with Natalie and get back on the force and work close with Anna and regain trust. Luke needs to be with Anna too and Let Duke go with Tracy. Idea?

    Tali (not Smith) replied

    I disagree that Todd and Carly have unparalleled chemistry. Did you watch OLTL? The actor who plays Todd has unparalleled chemistry period. He had chemistry with a parrot. He had jumping-off-the- canvas chemistry with Caleb today on the docks. What he has with Carly is forced. Carly out testosterones him in every scene. Seeing the formerly complex and tormented Todd trailing after her purse strings was a hard knock for a lot of us. There is a desperation in their scenes together, a manufactured romance that only has echoes of the kind of depth RH as Todd is capable of playing with a female lead.

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    B.J. replied

    I so agree with you about RH & LW! I think they are both good actors, but this forced romance between Carly and Todd makes me sick. :(

    If GH continues with this, making them the new super couple, I’ll be dropping GH, and RH can stay there as far as I’m concerned.

    I’ll be happy to pick up OLTL with Blair and Tomas in the future, and hopefully the return of Victor for Tea.

    Gillian replied

    ITA!

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    Tali replied

    I totally DISAGREE Jack, but that’s why everyone is different. John/Sam no chemistry-except they would have been good as brother/sister. John/Natalie much better and all the history, he belongs to Llanview more than the others.

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    Mia replied

    @ Tali ITA John/Sam no chemistry, they would have been better as sibllings. I hope McBain goes back to OLTL, he belongs there.

    jim replied

    I like them on both shows but i feel now i like them a little better on GH, especially with Todd mixed up with Heather. Todd going back and forth with Blair was kind of predictable. He needed a new woman to love and make misreable like Carly. Starr is better here with Micheal. Both have settled in, and i hate to see them go back fulltime to OLTL unless for brief visits and crossover storylines. John is better off with Sam, and Natalie is better off alone at least for now. Not all family members live in the same town.

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    Gem replied

    Totally agree, John had a little chem with Evangeline but lots of it with Sam…

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  16. Tali(not Smith) says:

    I want to look at this as a best of both worlds scenario. I can’t help but feel defensive of OLTL which always seems to get the shaft. At the time of its cancellation it was out performing GH and, in large part, the 3 characters and actors from OLTl helped shore up GH and helped turn the sinking ship around. So Todd returns to OLTL long enough to let
    Viki lick his wounds and break Blair’s heart again only to return to GH and the manufactured romance with Carly? OK, that’s my only grump. It really is great for both shows, and bound to draw fans into watching both.

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    Tali replied

    I agree! This is really weird because I almost feel like I’m replying to my own post, but you are a different Tali.

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    Tali (not Smith) replied

    Yes, I believe there are 3 of us now. Let’s hope the other Tali agrees with us too so as not too confuse the board, or each other.

    Torrey replied

    Agree with this Tali too….LOL ABC used the popularity of these 3 characters and the other OLTL characters that did stints on GH, to lure in OLTL fans. I would like John & Starr back on OLTL…As for Todd, I can go either way. I am a Trevor St. John fan myself, so I would much rather have him come back as Victor than RH. I still think Trevor was robbed of the Emmy when they did the execution scenes…..I just find him more interesting than RH’s version of Todd….but now that he’s Victor, I say bring him back and leave RH. John needs to be back with his family….And I want Cole & Hope to be off somewhere with amnesia and have Starr come back and join her family. Plus, if they bring back Cole & Hope, this leaves the door open for Marty to come back into town….even though she is wanted for murder…LOL

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  17. tasneem says:

    At least he comes back 2 General Hospital. As much as I love T&B. We need 2 see Todd handle another women outside Blair I would like 2 see that. Roger is an excellent actor he knows how 2 make the best of any circumstances and that’s wat makes him GREAT

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    Ces replied

    agree!

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  18. Chrissy Matteson says:

    OMGosh, it made my day. I love Todd on both shows, but I think he has brought so much to GH, and GH has utilized his character, his acting and all his abilities. Now for now for John and Starr!

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  19. Chrissy Matteson says:

    I want John on GH too

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    susan M. replied

    Dittto!

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  20. heidi says:

    That’s great news!!! Of the three the character of Todd can easily crossover at almost anytime! I am getting to really like Carly and Todd… let’s just get the DID and crazy thing cleared up! I would like to see ME be able to have the John McBain character do both too… would love to get rid of the Caleb character… don’t like the vampire story. Starr could also do both if they were to be so accomodating.

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    Mia replied

    Tha vampire storyline is temporary, who knows what RC plans are for McBain.

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    Janet replied

    I hope this vampire thing is temporary. Hate it. I have watched GH since day 1 and don’t want to give it up. But I can’t take vampires

  21. Chrissy Matteson says:

    So, what would be great is cross-over stories. Back in the day we all loved it when one of the main characters would go to OLTL or AMC, or visa-versa…………it was great. Something like Anna following Lucy, who is following Caleb into Llanview or Pine Valley and Anna finds out that on the way there is a strew of dead bodies with bite marks on their neck and no explanation………………very kewl.

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  22. Chrissy Matteson says:

    I thought I read somewhere that ABC was going to make room for OLTL and AMC. Has anyone else read this?

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    CTwildheart replied

    Never heard or read such a thing.

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    Mia replied

    @ Chrissy Matterson I hope that happens!! That would be GREAT!!

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  23. nnn2u says:

    Excellent. Need Todd on both shows. The more Todd, the better.

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  24. kristy griffin says:

    im very glad about roger staying on gh and im hoping that todd and carly will reunight when he returns

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  25. lisa says:

    Fist pump ‘in – YES !!

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  26. curry-gril says:

    The character of Todd Manning originated from One life to Live not General Hospital. The character has been on OLTL for nearly 20 years and has no history with GH. GH has been on the air for 49 years without a Todd Manning character and survived. I am so glad that Todd, Starr, and Mcbain joined GH after the beloved One life to live was canceled. I will not forget the times when I went on the soap boards and most of the GH fans were upset that those three were on GH complaining about they wanted them off their show, go back to where they came from, and One life to live was canceled for a reason. Funny how time flies, and now GH fans are happy that the one life to live characters may be staying on GH. GH will celebrate its 50th year anniversary. The show has been going on for 49 years without a character(s) from one life to live. With the 50th year anniversary coming up as well as the veterans, GH will continue to survive without those characters from another soap if they ever leave.

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    Tali replied

    Well said! Also found it amusing when they advertise the 50 yr anniversary they show the OLTL characters, as if they’ve been there for ever and our a part of it’s history.

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    CTwildheart replied

    Well, since they are on the show now – they ARE a part of its history.

  27. Ces says:

    Well, OLTL can have him for a little while but I want him back on GH permanently with Carly waiting for Todd to return!

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    Suzy replied

    Yes, Carly and Todd are good Chemistry. They could be a whole new story line of lies, cheating and all the stuff they have in common. Like it when they are together, they are so unpredictable yet matched evenly.

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    Ces replied

    Absolutely! Loved Carly & Starr’s toast yesterday. They both love him so much. Having him on GH has been awesome and since I won’t be watching OLTL online, I want him to return.

  28. Cindy says:

    Best result for RH, OLTL, and GH. Hopefully, the same kind of deal can be made with Michael Easton.

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  29. Kelly says:

    SOOO happy with this news!!! so glad he’ll be back at GH!

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  30. Pam K says:

    Was hoping RH would be home long enough for Todd to die in Blair’s arms then I could care less what they do with him. But now have to stomach watching Todd crawl and drool after Carly. Ewwww!

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    Tali replied

    LOL!

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    Nancy replied

    Love this post! I want Todd back where he belongs too, in Blair’s arms! I cannot stand him swooning over Carly like a lovesick puppy…gross! All three (Todd, Starr and John) belong on OLTL.

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    Mia replied

    @ Nancy ITA Todd belongs with Blair.

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  31. Patricia says:

    I am VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED at this news. I wanted Todd on OLTL full time. Enough with the crossover back and forth nonsense. Todd Manning is a OLTL character and should be on full time. Rather then this i would rather have seen todd re casted. I LOVE LOVE LOVE RH but HATE HATE HATE what GH has done to Todd Manning. I Hate TARLY the pair make me fall asleep they are SO BORING. I simply dont see the chemistry between RH AND LW and i dont like the INSTA ROMANCE GH is shoving down my throat. They have turned Todd into a clown who throws out one liners that are OCCASSIONALLY funny. This is not Todd to me. If this keeps up i will be tuning OUT of BOTH shows.

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    Tali replied

    Very true and I feel the same way about John McBain. As for Star they didn’t change her like they did the other 2.

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    currygirl replied

    Absolutely agree. No chemistry. No History. No Nothing

  32. Gillian says:

    Great news. Hope to hear the same about Michael Easton – both men are awesome on #GH & have pivotal plots right now. Glad to hear RW is getting what he wants. Now it is time for ME & Kristen Alderson to get what they want.

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  33. Annick says:

    He is a fan favorite for some but I who watched OLTL faithfully till the end can do without his presence as well as the other two. Let GH keep them. My daughter and her college roommates watched GH today and they called to say they were so glad they do not have to watch lame Todd and John on HULU they already pay for. Now I must be the bearer of bad news, lol.

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  34. su0000 says:

    I think it is stupid..
    Now.,when they write for Todd his story has to connect to both OL n GH ..

    I do not see how GH stories and OL stories can connect, they are 2 very different soaps ..
    The writing will be a mess and written to accommodate both soaps.. ” stupid move ..

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    Nancy replied

    I so agree!

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  35. SarahSmile512 says:

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!! I’M SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS!!!!! WHOOO HOOOO!!! HELL YEAH!!!! TARLY, TARLY, TARLY!!!!!!!

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  36. Shirley Miller says:

    I am very happy to hear that Rogert Howarth will be playing Todd Manning on OLTL and GH as I feel he is a necessary character for both soaps. This is good news for fans of both soaps, I feel. Todd fits in very well on GH …… especially with Carly!!!!!

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  37. Alex says:

    I´m very happy to hear that RH is returning to GH after the OLTL reboot.

    I´m hoping that this is a final agreement and the legal stuff is done once and for all !!!
    I also hope we´ve seen the last chapter of this ABC/PP drama.

    I´m sick of all the fighting on the expenses of the actors.

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  38. Tali (not Smith) says:

    To be perfectly honest the best character/actor news out of Llanview today was the Patrick Gibbons who plays the adorable Sam is reprising his role for the show. Big yay for superhero Sam!

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    CTwildheart replied

    Completely agree on that! :)

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  39. emtk says:

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Todd Manning/Roger Howarth belongs on OLTL (also GH if he wants). Now OLTL needs to get John McBain/Michael Easton too!

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  40. Devi says:

    Todd should be on OLTL full time with crossovers to GH. His relationship with Carly is so stupid to put it mildly and he acts like a buffoon on GH. Todd Manning has way more layers than that and I wish they had just recasted him and kept him on OLTL as he is a core character there. He belongs with his family and working out his issues with them. Jack needs him.

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    currygirl replied

    Totally agree.

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  41. blake says:

    Good! Those three characters should be on GH, they will be on OLTL to help kick it off and bring in viewers

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  42. Gem says:

    Since Todd has 5 personalities I am happy to learn he will be playing 1 of them in 2 time zones!

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  43. Lin says:

    I love what they’ve done to Todd on GH. The character is funnier than every before. I’m glad he will be on both shows. Also love whatever Roger has done to himself. Very evident he’s been working out. he looks fabulous. I hope Trevor will be on OLTL. I have not read this. Todd /Roger could go back and forth and Trevor just on OLTL. Please show Trevor is alive soon. Todd was fooled into thinking he killed his brother. Free Trevor!

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  44. Maria says:

    I hope that Roger will return to GH long term after his time at OLTL. I like Roger and the character of Todd Manning so much better on GH. If he had to do the occasional crossover to OLTL that would be so bad either just as long as he remained under contract with GH and ABC. I will miss Todd on GH but I will for sure be watching him on OLTL for the time that he is there.

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  45. Tim says:

    In other OL cast news,young Patrick Gibbons said (through his parents) on his Twitter feed that he will be returning as Sam Manning.Hopefully Patrick and Roger will have some scenes together.

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  46. Kimberly says:

    Awesome news!!!

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  47. AnnieP says:

    Thrilled to see this news; cross overs can only improve the eyeballs on both OLTL and GH in my opinion. Also good to see PP and ABC coming to resolution of issues as it felt like it could go south for awhile.

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  48. Chris says:

    I for one am happy about this decision. It seems a logical one and Todd, of all the OLTL stars on GH, really has a good storyline now on GH so glad he is staying. I would like to see McBain STAY McBain, though, and not do the whole vampire thing again. All in all, glad to see the whole GH/OLTL negotiations working out.

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  49. angi henderson says:

    I absolutely love him and his character todd manning! I always have! I continued watching one life to live because of him…having him on general hospital has been awesome he cracks me up and keeps things interesting!!!! So excited about the return of one life to live!!!!

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  50. JoAnn says:

    This is the BEST news I’ve heard all day! Didn’t watch GH until the Mannings arrived in PC but I’m hooked now so I will continue to watch no matter what. Don’t really care if Roger Howarth’s Todd Manning lives in Llanview or PC as long as the character stays in tact with Roger Howarth playing him–NO RECAST)! At least this shows that ABCD and PP have decided to “play nice”. Hopefully this is the beginning of crossovers from both shows–I believe that would ultimately boost ratings for both soaps!

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  51. Dee says:

    Good news he goes to OLTL to get them started and back to GH where he now belongs.

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  52. FRAN says:

    Love Roger on OLTL and GH … as long as he plays Todd Manning I will watch both shows…Thank you Prospect Park.

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  53. MK says:

    RH only needs to go back to OLTL to finish the Victor story and make peace with Viki. Also what is deal with the Tomas/Lorenzo story? Starr could visit on occasion. I like her with Michael. (Starr is the new Robin and needs good story. Except Molly is getting too much story over starr) .

    McBain is Better and Likeable on GH then OLTL, just send him back to make a clean break with Nat. I never liked them together. I like him better on GH.

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  54. Peggy Johansen says:

    YAY!!!

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  55. Debbie L. says:

    I am very happy to hear that Roger will be on both shows. He is a great actor and I love it when he is a brat! I can’t wait for OLTL & AMC to begin. What a precious gift to thefans!

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  56. Eileen Hargis says:

    This is the only sensible solution to the probkem of Roger, Michael and Kristin. Use them for the reboot and.let them return to GH. They can make occasional visits to OLTL as warranted.

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  57. Regina R. says:

    Was excited to hear OLTL is returning. Todd being on both shows is a bonus.

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  58. Heather says:

    I watch both GH and OLTL. I am very happy to hear that ABC and PP are working to find a solution to the character issues of the new GH arrivals from Llanview. I just wish they would be done already with this vampire stuff. It killed the show it was on and will loose audience members if it keeps up too long. I am looking forward to crossovers of the three characters Yeay!

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  59. Marilyn Hendley says:

    I think it’s a win-win!! I love both shows and think he is an asset to both!

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  60. Debi Studebaker says:

    I am so glad he will be returning to GH. I won’t be watching the rebooted soaps on line, but I will continue to watch General Hospital. Now if we can work out with McBain and Starr, all will be well at GH.

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  61. Vickie says:

    I think it is absolutely wonderful I love Roger Howarth! His timing is spot on and I love his character! I am elated that he is staying on at General Hospital!!!

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    diane replied

    I agree that is great news.

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  62. Lisa says:

    This is so exciting!! I’m so glad they worked it out & Todd will be playing Todd for both OLTL & GH~ I’m loving him on GH & loving him with Carly!

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  63. krktoday says:

    I hope John McBain isn’t going back to Landview leaving GH with the crummy vampire. This vampire storyline is making a joke out of GH. Love McBain not so much the Vamp.

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  64. Dawn says:

    Now that is some great news!!!!! OLTL and GH both got lucky!!!! And so did we, the fans!!!!!

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  65. Silvia S. says:

    I think Todd M. has added a charming touch to G.H. / did not think much of him on one life to live, but he needs to stick around makes it nice compares to weak actors who I hope disappear soon. There can be good spins around Todd he is charming, Funny!, and like his role

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  66. Cindy says:

    Loved Todd Manning on OLTL,but love him even more on GH….please don’t ever, leave GH!!!!…one “GREAT”actor!!!!

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    Cindy replied

    Love,Love,Love,seeing him and Carly together,and he is such a funny character…hope he stays on GH for good and his daughter too!

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  67. Trapper says:

    As long as I can watch him and Michael Easton on OLTL, I’m a happy person.

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    Mia replied

    Trapper I with you!! As long as I get see Todd & McBain on OLTL I’m happy!

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  68. Lori Blank says:

    I love Todd on GH, glad to hear he is staying for now.

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  69. perullo says:

    Todd is awesome I have loved him since way back when with the whole marty thing, he needs to be dark again he got to soft so lets keep him with gh who cares bout one life but I want his music back when he came about to gh him and carly rock cuz there both misunderstood lets go back old school and let todd be dark and scary carly rite along with him there both crazy come on we all know it!!!! team todd!!! dark side!!!

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  70. Jon Dover says:

    With all this fighting going back and forth between oltl and gh fans over the actors i wouldnt blame prospect park to pull out again and not revive oltl and amc. Id feel like i was dammed if i do and dammed if i don’t.

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  71. brenda w says:

    Oltl need roger howarth he and blair can get back together and get marry and live happever after forever i hope.

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    Mia replied

    @ brenda w, ITA Todd & Blair belong together!!

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  72. Lola says:

    This is wonderful news. I was hoping this would be the case( Roger being on both soaps)…..can’t wait for the show to continue.. :)

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  73. Lisa J. says:

    Oh Joyess Day! Just what I was hoping for!

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  74. Joanne says:

    I love Todd and i love GH. Is One Life to Live coming back on the air???

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  75. Kahlee says:

    It seems I am definitely in the minority. I don’t think that this is a win for OLTL. It seems to be a great day for GH fans, for RH fans, and I guess they couldn’t please everyone. To me once again OLTL is the redhead stepchild. Low in priority for everyone. Just like when The MANNINGS were coming to GH. Some how ABC found it important enough to fight for 3 characters for GH but they couldn’t do the same for OLTL as a whole. With the new era of PP I thought maybe that had shifted but it hasn’t. I haven’t decided if I will be watching at all. Congratulations to all those that got what they wanted.

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  76. Sandra Claeys says:

    ABC should have left well enough alone. We are so saturated with talk shows and reality shows that people just don’t want to see them anymore. Enough is enough.
    How about a night time soap like we used to have – kudos to TNT for bringing back Dallas. Take a lesson from them.

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  77. Deb says:

    O.K.~ I have a BA from a respectable school, full time job, a husband a 3 children, AND I love OLTL and GH!!! Mr. Howarth as Todd Manning is brilliant! I can’t get enough of the show or him and can’t wait for the return of OLTL! Thank you to the producers and actors of both of these classic hits!

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  78. Jennifer says:

    Saw this from a OLTL fan on Twitter, and it summed up my feelings. “Makes me resent GH. GH has its own characters. No need to take the core of OLTL & give back a cameo.” From the plans I’ve heard for AMC and giving OLTL characters to GH, I have very little confidence in PP. I question whether these shows are even going to happen or if I want to watch them.

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  79. Toni says:

    Thank God! He is one of the best characters on General ! His chemistry with Carly is the best she has had since Sonny…
    I would say bring on More One Life to Live characters and combine both shows altogether.

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  80. Linda says:

    YEAH!!!!

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  81. Lyne says:

    i think that the caracter of Todd should stay in lanview… i think that the story line wont be the same without a Todd … i have watched the show for 20 years and i cant see not having a Todd in One life to live.. but however why not keep the caracter in both shows anything is possible .. its soap land lol

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  82. Vindima1981 says:

    All I have to say is FAN-FRICKIN-TASTIC. Things were really heating up with Todd and Carly. I really liked them together and that is saying a lot about Carly. Todd was my favorite character on OLTL and I could not watch it for a while after he left. Then when he merged with my favorite show GH it was a dream come true. Love his face. Love the way he plays his character. Love this news!!! Yes!!!

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  83. barbara m says:

    i love todd on gh, everybody don’t have computers to watch one life to live, nobody wanted him on there anyway, let him and carly have their time together

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  84. Linda says:

    RH should be the only actor to play Todd as he originated the role and I doubt if anybody else could play it better. This is a great solution to the PP and ABC dilemma that he will play Todd on both shows. He improved ratings whenever he returned to OLTL and has helped GH ratings tremendously. He is one of the best actors on daytime television. I dont want to see a Todd’s long lost twin storyline as GH now has ME playing John and Caleb. If they RH a silly or overused story line, he will QUIT and go to a competing network.

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  85. Patti Swartzel says:

    Great news now to find out about John and Star – Blair?

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  86. Teresa says:

    Absolutely terrific news. Hopefully the same arrangements are made with John and Starr.

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  87. Gailer says:

    I love that RH is staying full time on GH!

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  88. mo says:

    Wow, how will he keep the diff storylines clear?

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  89. AJ says:

    If ABC wanted Howarth so bad, they shouldn’t have CANCELLED One Life to Live!!!!

    Todd belongs to OLTL, very little consulation having him on GH, but now that OLTL is back.. time for Todd to come home!

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    Nancy replied

    Absolutely!!!

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  90. Carol Salazar says:

    I always loved both shows. I thuink it is good. I think that Carly and Todd make a good match. So if One Life To Live is coming back hw do I get to watch it? I didn’t know it was stil on T.V.

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  91. Sharlene Stafford says:

    I agree Todd Manning needs to be gone. Let’s be real folks they loaded up GH with the actors who could not keep their own soap show going. There is a reason why One Life to Live came to an end, and Starr and Todd are characters that should have died. Let’s get back to what we really love. I love the connection between Tracey and Connie, this should be fun. But then again I have not watched the show much since they let Steve Burton leave the show. What a huge mistake. So now if I have a few minutes I might tune in.

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  92. Sue says:

    That’s great. But, what about John & Star?????

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  93. SC says:

    I have watched OLTL & GH for a very long time. When OLTL was taken off the air (SCREAMING BLUNDER, ABCD!), I was very happy to see ME, RH & KA on GH. If OLTL were not getting a reboot, I would remain thrilled – I just want to see them.

    However, these characters are essential to OLTL, and who the heck wants to see them be recast? I want what’s best for the individual actors (pay, commute, etc.), but selfishly, they really all belong back on OLTL. That is their real home. If ABCD hadn’t canceled the show (it makes me sick everytime I think of it), they would have remained as their established OLTL characters, never getting involved with GH.

    I love John and NEVER bought the storyline with him being away from Nat and Liam. He’d never do that. Of course, being on GH dictated such a storyline, but to those of us who love OLTL, it rings so false. Same with RH. Why would he stay away from Jack and Sam? Again, storyline for GH, but does not ring true with the reboot.

    And I realize TSJ has declared his break from the world of soaps, but he was still alive at the very end…..oh, it’s just all so messed up!! I love Tea and want to see her back with TSJ’s “Victor.” They had incredible chemistry!

    No matter what, I send my very best wishes to the beyond fab ME, incredible RH and forever wonderful KA. I wish the ORIGINAL Cole and Hope were back with her:-( Can it be like a Maria/AMC thing, where they survived the crash, but Cole/BRANDON BUDDY had amnesia up until the reboot?? One can always wish. They are soaps, after all!!

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    Nancy replied

    Perfectly said!

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  94. Karin says:

    I am so happy….love him on GH. Todd and Carly have great chemistry. Oh and by the way, GH stop it with the Vampire crap!!!! I love vampires but not on GH!!!

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  95. SC says:

    Meant to add that I love Bree W as Jessica. Wish she would come back, along with Mark Lawson as Brody. They were wonderful together……

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  96. Sheena says:

    I love that OLTL is coming back and love Todd Manning on Gemeral Hospital. It’s pretty Kool that he is taping on both shows as Todd Manning, I like it : )

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  97. Billie Johnson says:

    I want Roger , michael and kristen to stay on general hospital. Don’t get me wrong love OLTL. Since added to the show things have been great . Plus it been so long I’m definetly a GH fan

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  98. Billie Johnson says:

    get rid of the stupid stoyline with the vampire. I hope this is not a way to get Michael to go to OLTl

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    sue replied

    Have to agree get rid of the vampires. We don’t want what happened to Port Charles to happen to GH.

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  99. gloria says:

    i love love love roger, he is the funniest ever,he cracks me up every day. ive watched him from the get go when he started oltl. i was so upset when it ended and then they brought him to gh!he is great

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  100. Diana says:

    I could care less about OLTL. I love GH, I love the actors from OLTL on GH and I hope they will all stay. Re: The Vampire storyline, I know Vampires aren’t real, but I like the story line and the mystery and adventure behind it. Keeps me on the edge of my seat!

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  101. Holly says:

    I am so glad ALL 3 shows are still on the air one way or another!!!!!!! As for as “TODD”, it took me a very LOOOONG time to like Trevor, but Love him just the same now!!!!! I have met him and he is more amazing in person!!!! However, Roger does am amazing job as the vindictive TODD. Having him return to OLTL for the 4 weeks will make it VERY possible to solve “VICTORS” murder and bring Trevor back in a just manner!!!!! KUDOS to Prospect Park, Roger and Trevor!!!!!!!!

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  102. pat says:

    Love him on both shows but loved trevor as todd also wish they could havemanage for him toplay

    Todd again onoltl

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  103. Cathy P says:

    THANK GOODNESS, Now get Starr and John back with GH too!!!

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  104. Rosemary says:

    I am so thrilled I love Roger on General Hospital he is a fabulous actor you have to love his character Todd no matter how many bad things he does. I’ve watched One live to Live for years and still think ABC screwed up big time by taking that & All My Children off . The Chew sucks and the Revolution they had on too was awful.

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  105. Janet says:

    Roger is a wonderful actor,, Hes one you love & hate–but always fun to watch!!!!

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  106. LuAnn says:

    I like Roger as Todd, but I feel the reason Jason left GH was because he found out that Roger and the actor who plays John McBain are making more money than he did. I miss Jason.

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    Mia replied

    @ LuAnn I miss Jason too!! I wish Steve Burton would come back to GH.

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  107. Renee says:

    I am very happy that Roger is coming back to OLTL for the time being, however, consider the fact… he was gone from his children and Blair for 8 yrs. He was imprisoned and had no contact with the outside world. Why would Todd up and leave his kids again or Blair for that matter whom he was dead set on winning back? Well, at least when the show ended “OLTL”. This is crazy! Todd needs to be recast if Roger H, doesn’t want to return to OLTL. As much as I want him to be a part of OLTL if he can’t or chooses not too they just need to do a recast so Todd will be with his family in Landview.

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  108. Karen says:

    So excited for the OLTL return . I have been watching since it began. The cast is amazing I love them all.

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  109. sue says:

    I am so happy he is staying on GH. With Jason being gone and many favorite characters dead having Todd is much needed. He is funny and unpredictable.

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  110. patsbills09 says:

    This seems fair to both OLTL and GH fans- they should do the same with Starr and John McBain

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  111. Theresa Joly says:

    Absolutely the best thing to happen to GH I love what he brings to GH Him and Carly are made for each other . This will keep me watching

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    Theresa Joly replied

    Absolutely the best thing to happen to Gh I love what he bringd to GH. Him and Carly are made for each other This will keep me watching

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  112. shelley says:

    I love Todd and I am a GH fan so I am glad to hear that he will be staying on this show too:)

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  113. Holly says:

    Great compromise. LOVE both the character, his story and lines! Roger is excellent in this roll. Love him on both shows!

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  114. celeste says:

    I am very happy Todd will be returning to GH, Love Him

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  115. Jan says:

    love that he will be on both yay

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  116. Joan says:

    I watch both shows ..33 yrs for GeneralHospital an 31 yrs for OLTL ….I really think Todd should stay on General. Dont know how olften ill get to watch a tv show only on the internet an I love what hes added to GH..

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    Cynthia replied

    The problem there is GH will be on the internet as well come dec 2013 and lots of new characters cause most are leaving due to pay cut!! :(

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    Joan replied

    Is that definite? I hadnt heard that.

    Mia replied

    @ Cynthia GH is going to be on the internet in Dec? I could see alot of people leaving GH and going on another soap or leaving to go into movies or something.

  117. Debbie says:

    I think that’s great news, I just hope it’s true!!

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  118. Sue says:

    I found it!!! This is great…..now I have to call my friends and tell them. My sister-in-law has been heartbroken since AMC ended. She’s gonna be thrilled!

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  119. Desi says:

    I read that the episodes airing on the Internet , will only be half hour instead of an hour.
    John MacBain will be on OLTL , he will be joining most of the old cast.

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    Debbie replied

    Well really on regular TV cutting out commercials equaled 30mins. I think internet will block commercials at least I hope. But as for John returning he probably will be charged for murdering all these people on GH and be sentenced to life in Jail that is the only thing I can think of I know it is Caleb who murdered everyone but how else would he leave and as for Todd Manning the time he is away for taping he’ll probably be in jail for all his crimes and then after taping one life he will return be left out of jail for helping to save Sams baby from Caleb and be acqutited of all charges from his past!!! Love all of these shows been watching all three since I was in 6th grade and I am 50 now I would say that is a long time and love knowing that the two are coming back even though it is the internet. It is ashame that they can’t start out where they left off where Erica is the one JR shot at the party and one life Nate and Jess are close again and Clint and Vicki are back together and have there wedding. O wait I think the last show they did get married it has been off to long that is right the last show was there lttle ceremony!!!

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  120. nikki says:

    I want my soaps back if it wasnt for GH i know i wouldnt even watch ABC anymore… 30 years out the door never if GH goes I will block ABC so no one in my family can watch again

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    Cynthia replied

    I AGREE BUT IT’S WALT DISNEY WHO OWNS ABC AND IS MAKING ALL THE CHANGES.. ABC WANTED TO KEEP THEM ON AND GH IS GOING TO INTERNET TV SOON, AROUND THE END OF 2013 :(

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  121. Cindy says:

    Are there new episodes of OLTL on Soapnet? I Love OLTL!

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  122. Roxanne Cannon says:

    I think I,m going too lv it can’t wait to c it,

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  123. maudie says:

    I am thrilled with this news. Roger is my all time favorite actor, and like him so much better on GH than I did on OLTL, and I liked him alot then. I hope the same can be done for Michael Easton. They have made GH so much better. I don’t know what kind of response there will be to prospect park airing soaps on the internet.

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  124. teragram1977 says:

    As long as he continues on GH good for him for being able to do another show. Some people were born to do certain rolls and he is one of them. He does Todd Manning so well.

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  125. christina says:

    HE IS THE BEST ACTOR ON DAYTIME TELEVISION !!! I LOVED OLTL BUT HE IS PHENOMENAL ON GH !!!!

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  126. Tina Frederick says:

    I think it is wonderful that he’ll be coming to GH for good. I love him

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  127. tami says:

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’s one of the best things to be on GH and the other is Starr. They fit in effortlessly on GH and both characters are just what that show needed fresh talented faces, not that others are not. but these two were by far the best thing (and when i first heard they were coming to GH i was very skeptical).

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  128. lynnette says:

    i think it is wonderful.. absolutely love Todd’s character.. one of the best.!!!

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  129. Dwright says:

    I Love Roger as Todd, at the end of OLTL they showed Tevor(Victor) still alive maybe they could bring him back as Victor and Have the best of them both.

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  130. Case says:

    I am so happy to hear that Todd is going to be staying on GH and on OLTL, not sure if I’ll be able to watch OLTL if it’s not free on the internet. I will continue watchin GH though! Love it and the storylines! Todd is so fun to watch. Now what’s going to happen with Starr? Will John be playing on GH or Caleb? Hmmmmm waiting for the news update! :)

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  131. MONICA says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ROGER HOWARTH AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM ON BOTH.. NOW WHAT ABOUT HIS NEMESIS, JOHN MCBAIN’

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  132. Corry says:

    I love Roger Howart as Todd and really love him on GH that is where he should stay but if has to go to OLTL then fine as long as he comes back . Him and the character that plays star joined GH so smoothly they just fit right in I think they should stay.

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  133. Debbie says:

    Roger Howarth is a bad boy that you love to watch. Think I’m going to have to start to DRV One Life to Live.

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  134. Monica says:

    Love Todd, hope he stays on GH when he comes back after OLTL.

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  135. Sandra Green says:

    I like Todd he is too funny but that being said I would like to see him on One Life to live I don’t think he Belongs on General Hospital . I would however start watching One Life to live again just to see what Todd is up to b/c he’s always in some kind of trouble…lol
    I love him and Blair together can’t wait to see them back together again!!

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  136. erin says:

    The reason I started watching OLTL was because of the original Todd character [I had a long hair fetish in my youth..LOL...plus he is sarcastic and funny...] I had been watching GH for years and he is the only reason I started watching OLTL so I was more than thrilled when they brought him on GH. For the few of you that don’t like him, seems you are so passionate about not liking him that maybe you should re think it….anybody that bugs you that much must be a good actor…LOL My mom hated him on GH at first but now I catch her cracking up at him and yelling at him….LOL So spread him around and I like John McBain character on GH as well !!….And for those of you that do not like the vampire story line, think of it this way…Vampires are big right now, they are probably hoping to bring new younger viewers to the show which is a good thing because it will help keep ratings up and the show on the air…next it will probably be the new latest fashion…. zombies,,,just go with it! Oh my question is where is Ethan….[ok, long hair and accent fetish...I admit it!]

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  137. Silvana says:

    Love it!!! So glad to hear he will be returning to General Hospital. GH needs more humer and his character is the one that will do just that!!

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  138. Laura says:

    Love the Todd Manning role. Loved him on OLTO and love him even more on GH – Roger H is just adorable!!

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  139. Jenny says:

    Wow! I loved him on OLTL, and I’ve grown to love him more on GH! I can’t wait to see how this all plays out, but I sure hope it works well!

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  140. Debbie Tagoe says:

    Roger is the BEST no doubt! I love him on both shows. But, him and Laura Wright are awesome together and I want to see more of that. His scenes with Michael have been the BEST I’ve seen in a LONG time! I could watch them all day long!!

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  141. Kathy says:

    I think they should have merged all the story lines and characters from All My Children, One Live to Live and General Hospital into on soap. Imagine the possibilities. All our favorites in one place.

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  142. Chris Joint says:

    Love that Todd is staying on GH!!!!! I will continue watching now that he is staying!

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  143. Cynthia says:

    I think it’s great that he gets to play both shows. What I don’t like is that they will be putting the show on Hulu and cutting their pay which in turn means they will be leaving the show. I hope everyone stands up and keeps this from happening if that’s at all possible. I like GH as it is and can’t beleive how they are going to destroy it.. F**K Walt Disney!!

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  144. Martha says:

    Great news !!!

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  145. redheart says:

    Roger Howarth is fantastic and I love him to pieces, but the character of Todd belongs on OLTL. His family and adversaries are there, and I’d much rather watch him interact with them. On GH he is reduced to comic relief buffoonery like wrapping himself in duct tape, pinky swearing and taking Cosmo love quizzes. and it’s painful to watch, least of all the horrid Codd “romance,” which was obviously contrived in some network board room (along with McBain/Sam and Starr/Michael) before RH ever even set foot on the set and has all the appeal of a colonoscopy. Turning this iconic character into the 1,750th male character to be emasculated by the horrid Carly character and reducing him to holding her purse is a travesty. Send Todd home already.

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    Mia replied

    @ I LOVE Roger on both, but I think it’s more to tell on OLTL. I not feeling Todd & Carly as a couple. I like them as friends and McBain & Sam were too contrived.

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    Tali replied

    I agree!

  146. patty says:

    I think its great hes going to be on both. I’v been watching both shows for 30 years or more. I think they should put both shows together and make it two hours long.

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  147. Julia says:

    They can have him. GH is better off without him.

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  148. Cheri says:

    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I love Todd :) )

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  149. kathy says:

    I LOVE TODD PART I AM VERY GLAD HE IS NOT GOING AWAY HIM AND STARR GREAT FARTHER DAUGHTER

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  150. Tammy says:

    I am glad he is not leaving GH. He brings something different to GH that hasn’t ever been there before. He is funny and alot of fun to watch. So glad he is staying on GH!!!

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    1loveabcsops replied

    Yes….. I’m just seeing your post. I just sent mine…. and thats what I wrote about. Todd is Funny as Hell on this show. On Onelife he was bad,. and on this show he falls into bad trying to be good, but can’t help himself, and he makes it harlarious. I love it..!!

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  151. Lisa says:

    Have been watching GH for 26 years and I LOVE Todd on the show! Keep him!!!:):) I love him and Carly! It takes away the usual back and forth with couples. He opens the door for change, which is nice since my fave Steve Burton left!!!!:( I also love John McBain, both good actors and funny too:) Now… I could do without Felicia although I like Mack happy but was a huge fan of Mack and Alexis! And… not feeling the Jack Wagner return, hope they are temporary… Lastly, love Anna and can’t wait for Robin’s return! I could go on and on… but I won’t! :) :) Love GH!!!

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  152. Dede says:

    Great news! One life and General hospital are smart to keep him!! I have been a big fan for both the shows for as long as I can remember . Love ance and one life, glad they are returning

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  153. Willene says:

    Easy on the eyes keep him!! Also great actor he helps make the show what it is today!!

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  154. JoAnn Klees says:

    Great idea! Hope it is not to much for the actor.

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  155. Bud Lyford says:

    That’s great news for GH fans. Roger Howarth is a phenomenal actor and Todd has been my current favorite soap character for a long time. Just hope GH doesn’t tame him anymore than they already have. The old Todd would of taken care of Johnny a long time ago and never would of swore on Starr’s life when he was lying.

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  156. Marilyn says:

    As I understand it, OLTL & AMC will both be half-hour shows and will be taping in episode groups and sharing the Connecticut Studios, by so many weeks on for one, so many off while the other tapes. It wouldn’t be too difficult to intersperse the OLTL/GH actors into that schedule. Some of them moved their families to LA so it would be a hardship to have to move them back east now. Happy Roger and Kristen will be on GH, and occasionally on OLTL. I liked them on both shows, but OLTL has a ‘Todd’ in ‘Victor’ and StJohn and many fans will accept that and be pleased with that.

    I am not happy about McBain leaving GH, however. I felt he was much better on GH, more at home, and he was free of dimwit Natalie (that in itself a blessing), so sending him back to Llanview to persue custody is not what I want to see at all! He was fast becoming one of my top favorites on GH, though I thought he was, well, OK on OLTL. I like that he’ll be working with Bo again, but he needs to work with Anna, too.

    As for the Vampire nonsense, I hope it will be over soon–it was the reason I tuned out of PC. But so far it’s been entertaining enough–actually, the whole show is good entertainment. I wonder how well OLTL will do without Carlvati and FV.

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    Tali replied

    I love Michael Easton but he has no chemistry with Kelly Monaco. He’s much much better with Melissa Archer.I’ll miss him on OLTL but John McBain belongs in Llanview and GH can have Michael as someone else. I don’t care who as long as John McBain goes back to Llanview with Natalie & Liam!

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    susan M. replied

    I like Michael Easton on GH now! I have gotten use to seeing him on GH. He can do both! I thought they were going to work things out last I heard about leaving or not leaving GH. He was suppose to do his last episode Feb.8 (fri.). But he is still there. I thought they worked something out because he is still
    there! There could alway’s be a new love in his life the writers could come up
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    loveabc replied

    Michael Easton has chemistry with Sam, as he used to work with her on the abc soap Loving, in which he played Caleb, and she Lovie. Everyone loved them. The writer’s played homorage t their past when John appeared on GH and he and Sam met, and they both said to one another, “U look familiar to me/ Yes there is something familiar about you as well”.

    They have chemistry my friend.

  157. Jean Osiek says:

    Love it. I like him on both shows. What a great actor.

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  158. Christy says:

    sounds like good news for OLTL and GH fans, and fans of Roger’s. I agree there’s no actor like him, nor any character like Todd. And guess he’ll get two nice paychecks!

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  159. Karin Turk says:

    Very relieved, and still concerned about the other two. I am a huge fan or both shows and this sounds like having your cake and eating it too!

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  160. 1loveabcsops says:

    Ok….. where do I start? I DIDNOT want Todd (Roger) on General Hospital……. bcause of how he left OneLife and then SHORTLY after his return, the show was CANCELLED, but ROGER…… got a job with GH. I wasn’t happy and didn’t want him over at GH, and NO he WAS NOT and IS NOT the finest…….Todd. The BEST Todd depends on whose judging…. and what their preferences are. Both Todd’s,( Roger and Trevor St. John) are simply OUTSTANDING, which brings me to my next point. Roger has done some of his BEST work on General Hospital. His comedic timing with the outragious Heather and Lucy Coe has been BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! Today, 2-20-13, Todd had me in tears LAUGHING as he RANTED on and on with McBain and Rafe in his jail cell. I Lmao…. Here’s the thing: Last night I was watching episodes from, 2-13 and 14th on line, and Todd had me LMAO, and then to see GH today, Todd sprawling off at the mouth, angry, serious but FUNNY. Horray Roger, you’ve finally made me a fan of your’s and I have watched you since DAY 1 of your OneLife days….. With that said: Go back to Onelife and help them out. Yes, you are NEEDED there and WE want to see the story of the TWO Todds. However, YES…… please stay on General Hospital and have a residence there as well. Aren’t you a rich businessman, alright then! In other words, go from show to show as story line dictates. Dont let it be about GH airing on TV, verses AMC and Onelife on the internet. No, because they will soon air again on TV., and maybe ABC if Katie Courie’s show doesn’t pick up. It would be UNJUST fot you to turn your back on OneLife. No, go between both shows as storyline dictates. Your amazing with crazy Heather- she needs to go to Onelife with you., if she btween her visits on GH. Yes, Starr has to travel between both shows because she is amazing with Michael. Now John McBain, I like him wherever he goes. We have enough police on GH, so John can go back but not permittely, because he needs to be paired with Sam- they have good chemistry. He cou;d be btween her and Natalie and when he makes up his mind, Jason will be on his way back to Sam.

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    susan M. replied

    I like Michael Easton on GH!

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  161. Vicki says:

    I am so excited with Prospect Park bringing my favorite soap OLTL back on air, but this crossover idea does not appeal to me one bit! Todd is an original Llanview character and I would rather love to see him shake things up in Llanview than Port Charles. GH should stick with their own characters and leave the OL characters alone.

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    susan M. replied

    I have no complaints about it. I started watching GH again last year because of the
    OLTL crossovers! I like seeing them on GH! I wish OLTL was on the T.V. rather than on-line.

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    loveabc replied

    We all want that….. but let’s take what we can get. The PTB and peope of Prosect Park have heard our voice and are bringing the shows back…. Now that we are at least getting that…. let’s be satifsfied. When the show was cancelled and it was determined it WASN’T EVEN coming on line, we said: “At least they can bring the shows on line”. Now that we are getting them on line all of a sudden THATS NOT GOOD ENOUGH and we want it back on T.V.

    Geesh, we have to APPRECIATE.

    You know what I say? I say, ” I know those shows will make it back on T.V., but I am equally elated that they have found there way on line “, until then……

  162. cassieannmeridian says:

    @salesman…No offense! But your crazy….Roger Howarth is an amazingly talented actor who has proven himself to be over the years. He lights up the screen and is able to draw you in with what ever he does because he is that good He has shown us many different shades of himself through out the years. He is a very complex character. And he plays it brilliantly! He will always be one of my favorite actors…

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  163. vicki says:

    yaaaaaaaaaaaa i love Todd and the fact he will come back to GH !! awsome, awsome

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