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320 April 11th, 2013 Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson & Roger Howarth To Return To General Hospital May 10th!

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In a piece of news that many fans of General Hospital have been waiting to know, an ABC spokesperson released the following statement on the status of Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson and Roger Howarth with the show, revealing the trio will return on-air on May 10th.

The spokesperson related: Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton and Roger Howarth will return to ABC’s General Hospital beginning May 10. Exciting storylines full of mystery and intrigue are planned to usher in the return of these actors that will lead to the answer of one of the most asked questions in Port Charles.

As to who they will be playing when they return is anyone’s guess at this point, and no further details were announced at this time.

So GH fans are you excited to know Michael, Kristen and Roger are returning to GH?  What story do you think will usher in their return? One Life fans, are you OK with them moving on to on-screen lives in Port Charles?  Share your thoughts!

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  1. ricardo says:

    hopefully kristen alderson will play serena baldwin. scotty baldwin needs his daughter home in port charles.

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    ash replied

    Now that’s a great idea.

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    Elhu replied

    Agreed, that would be perfect!!!

    susan replied

    i agree,, theyre going to need a new lulu too

    MK replied

    Great Idea, perhaps as a Law student or Lawyer.

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    Gillian replied

    I hope so. Would love For Lucy & Scott to remain in PC with Serena. I’m so excited about the return of these 3! With new characters come endless possibilities, especially with RC’s incredible writing. Perhaps the Cassadine family will expand? Roger would fit right in with them. As forMichael, he can play anyone like a pro. Yeay! Can’t wait for May 10th!

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    cali5 replied

    I would love for the original Serena Baldwin (or at least the one I know of) to play Serena. I want Kristen back, but not as Serena. Bring in Carly Schroeder as Serena and KA as another character.

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    SJD replied

    I was thinking Kristen could be cast as Lauren Frank. Spinelli is headed out of town soon to track her down, so the timing is close. Guess we’ll see!

    Mia replied

    @cali5 ITA they should bring in Carly Schroeder as Serena. She & Michael could hook up.

    Joe Wells replied

    Great idea! My other idea possibility would be that Kristen could come on as the daughter that Kate/Connie didn’t know existed (Troy’s “twin” sister). Of course, she and Michael would end up together, and it would create tension for Sonny and Kate/Connie to have their kids involved. As for Roger Howarth, hmmm, he’s too young to be Larry Ashton (Ned’s father/Tracey’s ex) or Jimmy Lee Holt (you know the Q heir that the writers have seemingly forgotten about, so how about making him Sam’s father?

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  2. Jane says:

    I think this is a terrible, confusing idea.

    I hope Roger Howarth at least will be able to pull double duty. He belongs on OLTL as Todd.

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    Rose replied

    I agree, Todd belongs on OLTL.

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    mary replied

    I like Todd on GH better. He is lighter, a little less dangerous, and a little funnier. I will watch RH anyway, but I want him as Todd

    AJ replied

    Yup.

    mary, Todd being dark and dangerous is what made me a fan, but there is no denying his comedic abilities. When RH came back to OLTL, the comedic timing with himself and Easton (McBain)

    Phil replied

    Roger has no obligation to OLTL after his episodes are done. I hope he says no to them…they can recast

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    TnT 2.0 Forever replied

    I hope he does as well. I can do without him on OLTL.

    Phil replied

    Funny you would say that because without Ron and Frank at the helm, I could do without OLTL… For the sake of the genre I hope they do well and thrive, but I have no plans to revisit OLTL!

    AJ replied

    Roger just VOLUNTARILY did 4 weeks on OLTL.. he wasn’t obligated, he WANTED TO DO IT. Howarth has the power in his contract to do both shows, and since OLTL shoots every 5 weeks, Howarth can find the time to do so.. especially since he lives in NYC, not far from Stamford, CT.

    LONG LIVE TODD MANNING!!!

  3. ethel says:

    i am very excited that the 3 are returning – now i am on pins & neeedles wondering who they will be & how they will fit on the canvas…………i am expecting cartini to work their magic for this situation.

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    ethel replied

    forgot to say i love all 3 of these actors………….♥

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  4. Cheryl says:

    Yeah, not okay with it at all. I really dislike ABC, and hate the fact that the actors are staying on GH. But that’s just me.

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    Karen replied

    Not just you…I hate it too. I think ABC sucks – they took these actors/character as pawns to sooth the irate masses when THEY screwed everyone by cancelling the shows. Now that ratings are up up and way (thanks to the fans that never gave up) ABC wants to have their cake and eat it too. Not right. I know the actors are people and they may not want to move back east but for ABC to act like they are the martyred victims in the whole deal i not only appalling it is insulting to everyone.

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    Tali replied

    Agreed Karen! I like GH better when they left because they were so forced as far as their relationships. That’s ok – BRING ON OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JJ replied

    I totally agree. ABC & GH should have told the actors that they couldn’t continue on GH. Even if they didn’t want to return to OLTL. It was great that OLTL let them use those characters! I plan to stop watching GH after all of this. I stayed around or the 50th but my time is up in Port Charles. Can’t wait to return to Llanview though!!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Karen and Cheryl Great posts I completely agree! ABC should be ashamed of the shady way they did all of this…..But like Karen said they love to play Victim!

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  5. kaib says:

    Actually, no, I’m not excited for their return as different characters. I think it will be completely lame. Although look-alikes are a soap opera staple, one is acceptable, but three is ridiculous. Given the precarious state of soaps these days, you would think PP, ABC, and the actors could’ve worked something out that at least one or two could come back as their original character.

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    Lynn replied

    I agree! I am sick about this we get OLTL back only to lose these 3 to GH like please I feel they could have worked something out…and I’m tired of hearing they didnt want to do OLTL I’ve never heard that come from any of them thats been rumor spin……nothing on that official, I couldnt stand them on GH I found myself watching GH less and less and I am a week and half behind now after I catch up with the 50th and the nurses ball I’m going back to not watching GH I’m going to support PP OLTL and AMC……GH is off my DVR I just am Officially removing after the April stuff I refuse to watch those three on GH…..GH is going to be a distant memory to me! I know its irrational but I can’t help how I feel, i don’t think ABC gave those actors a choice I can’t imagine them not even wanting to do the reboot to finish the story out.

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    Pen replied

    If they had wanted to do OLTL, they would have. End of story. None of them wanted to relocate back to the East coast for a half-hour internet show. Who could blame them?

    If they had truly wanted to do it, ABC would have let them out of their contracts. But they didn’t, so they’re staying on at GH. That is just the way it is.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    And what division of ABC or PP or their legal teams do you work for Pen? None? That’s what I thought, You are speculating just like everyone else……

    Justin replied

    I think it’s a lame idea. They should have just let them go. I never watched OLTL. I thought ATWT was a much better soap. I didn’t like Roger much on ATWT at first, but got used to him. I liked him better when I started watching GH again a couple of months ago. Now that they have gone, let them be gone. The money would be better used keeping some of the older cast employed. Give Tracy and Monica more airtime…and by older, I mean established, but hardly used. I just started watching and have enjoyed the vets being used and some of the cast from the past paying a visit. My GH viewing will be short-lived if they screw this one up with stupid ideas. I love the writing, so am hoping for the best, but could do without their returns in different roles period.

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    k/kay replied

    In the past they have done this on other shows but it has always been a much longer time that went by. One awful stupid recast was Josh Taylor on Days having been so popular as Chris Kostichek coming back as Roman Brady. That is about the time I quit watching to my knowledge he does not have much screen time then they brought Wayne Northup the original Roman back as some evil doctor. I am sorry but I am not thrilled by this at all. And it has 0 to do with not liking the actors.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    I remember that Kay/K my mother was Pissed when Josh came back as Roman Brady…….

    Mia replied

    @Justin I think it’s going to be a flop. Ususally ALOT of time goes by, years & years, in order for it to work. Coming back as new characters is dumb, they might as well go back to OLTL or see what else is out there.

  6. Maureen l says:

    I’m happy they are coming but not happy they have to change their characters. They move on and out west after oltl was canceled. The fans shouldn’t be punished nor should they. I will keep an open mind till May 10th.

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    Ces replied

    I agree with you Maureen. These 3 actors have every right to start their new lives and they did on the west coast, then suddenly their world is turned upside down because OLTL decides to resurface. we’ll see what happens… I just want Carly and ??? (Roger Howarth) back to playing off each other because they have awesome chemistry.

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    tarlyfan replied

    me too. I love Carly and Todd (or whomver he might be)

    Amy G. replied

    Wow, the fans shouldn’t be punished? Obviously you’re talking about the GH fans; OLTL fans have already been punished twice, once when the show was taken off ABC and once again now that they are back at GH and except for Roger, they won’t be appearing on the online OLTL. And after all the kvetching that went on with so many GH fans crying about how the OLTL 3 were taking over Port Charles. Ya gotta love hypocracy and the irony of the situation. This is mostly due to ABC mucking with things, including sabotaging PP’s efforts to an extent. From where the actors sit, it certain makes sense for at least Kristen and Michael to remain on GH, Roger said he was open to doing both shows. Once again we the fans get screwed over by ABC.

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    Maureen replied

    I agree with you. Both fan bases lose in this case. I wish abc and pp could have settle this better. Oltl was good. I wouldn’t mind seeing some crossovers. I think roger has done some fabulous work, I would hate to see his character gone.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Amy! Could not agree more or had said it better myself!

  7. Sarah White Sees says:

    I’m glad they’re returning to GH. I have no idea of the storyline, but I will leave that to the genius of Ron Carlivati. He and Frank Valentini have made me love GH. I am a fan of OLTL also, and I will miss them on there; but I’m anxious to see how GH will deal with all of this.

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    Jake replied

    They are geniuses and have made watching GH so awesome…I love all 3 OLTL transplants…cannot imagine PC without them…..

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    heidi replied

    Agree completely! I am excited to see what FV and RC do with them!

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    Willow57 replied

    I agree with everything you have said….

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    Diane Visage replied

    this is a chance for the actors to showcase what they can do,,, and im looking forward to it,,, i watch all 3 soaps and i love the actors,,, thier characters are fictional the actors are real, and im possitive that they will blow us away with yet another fictional character to love,,,,, I can see todd as a quartermaine,, starr as scottys daughter , and john as oh so many people,,,hmmm cant wait to see,,,

    Bookoworm replied

    Ditto… I so agree…
    I love these actors and I love how watchable Carlivati and Valentini have made GH. I love the soapiness of it all… I will accept anything they come up with so long as I get Roger and Michael back on GH.

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    Pen replied

    I agree; I’m tickled they’re finally returning. I’m very happy for the actors that they get to keep their jobs, which they clearly love. I’m happy for GH for having 3 more talented actors in an already amazing cast, and I’m happy for the GH viewers. Can’t wait to see what Ron does with this, because he’s brilliant. :)

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    Elizabeth replied

    Pen,
    You should try and read the Lawsuit that has been filed. ABC was completely shady in how they got the 3 to sign their contracts and that is also in the lawsuit, you should try reading it, they are not there because they clearly love it as you say.

  8. mika says:

    Wooohooo!!!!!!

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  9. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS says:

    I jusr read this on SOC!!!!!!

    Michael Easton he’s the only one I truly care about,,,

    WILL MICHAEL PLAY A CASSADINE?

    Or will he play Caleb Marley relative?

    And please RC, GIVE SAM A BABY GIRL!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, I just want to see him and Kelly Monaco have a “LOVE CONNECTION”

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    ash replied

    If he plays a Cassadine he’ll be related to Sam. And that can’t happen

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    Elhu replied

    I think Michael Easton will be playing Caleb, but returning as a “healed” man. I feel this way because a few weeks back Alexis and Sam were talking, and Alexis mentioned Caleb, and Sam said that she understood how he acted the way he did because of his love for his wife, etc. Out of no where they bring him up again, and Sam is showing a forgiving, softer side towards him. It is for this reason, that I feel he will be returning as Caleb. Whether he returns as Caleb or not, I am just thrilled that ME will be returning, and I look forward to May 10, to see all three returns!!!!

    hanna replied

    He would make a fantastic Cassadine!

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    tarlyfan replied

    I agree, ME is a perfect fit for a Cassadine (handsome, sexy, dark, and moody). too bad Sam is a Cassadine so I don’t think they will make him a Cassadine :( . perhaps, they can re-write history and make Sam a non-Cassadine. :)

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    MK replied

    ME has already played 3 characters in PC/GH, I think they bring back his 3rd character, Caleb/Stephen’s Twin, Father Michael. He is the complete opposite of stephen. With Days having the Father Eric/Nicole story getting Hot, how how would it be with Sam and Michael’s foribben love.

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    AJ replied

    I guess since I’m an OLTL fan, I find the three of them out of place on GH. I prefer to watch GH character-storylines, I loved the fact that RC brought back alot of the great legacy characters for the 50th, I hope they keep them there. I don’t care about new characters.. I care about characters who I know and have an emotional attachment to.

    The OLTL characters might as well be brand new characters, because they have limited connections or attachment.. they’re only asset is their known thru their OLTL pasts.

    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    I believe RC IS going to do a wonderful job at General Hospital

    As long he write aMichael Easton and Kelly Monaco connection!!!!

    I alwaya wanted Kelly and Michael together, ,,,,,, Don’t test him with nobody else

  10. krktoday says:

    Do they return to start filming or are they actually going to be back on GH May 10th? Huge difference I am hoping they are back. Just in time for May sweeps too.

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    Shelly replied

    They have already started filming. They will be on screen May 10

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    tarlyfan replied

    Both KA and ME have already been back for taping this week, April 9th. RH will finish his OLTL taping this week so I assume he will be back to GH studio next week. More than likely, both KA and ME will be back for May sweep. RH may be back in May or July depends on which character he will portray.

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    tim replied

    KA tweeted,it’s official,see you on General Hospital May 10th.So,I’m guessing she means on screen.

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  11. Rachel Payne says:

    Only if the return s their original characters

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    AJ replied

    sorry rachel..it’s not gonna happen.

    If the OLTL actors can’t play OLTL characters.. they lose their appeal. Their value was their characters, can’t imagine watching ME play anybody but JMcB.

    Just because they’re new characters and under contract.. doesn’t guarantee they’ll all stay for the long haul. It’s conceivable that storylines could dictate one or all of their exits, we’ve seen more popular core characters written off for storyline purposes.

    And the biggest thing, is when/if GH is gonna get renewed for 2014, which it hasn’t yet.

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    Rachel Payne replied

    That’s what I meant ans if they can’t return to GH as the same characters as they were when they left then I doubt if I’ll be watching much of GH. ABC/D Sucks

  12. Iakovos says:

    I really enjoy these actors from OLTL and other shows. They will be new characters, I hear, and I hope fans of OLTL and GH will embrace whoever they become. That is part of the excitement and pleasure of the genre. Come on, fans, let’s give them and GH a chance.

    I would love to see Alderson as Scotty Baldwin’s daughter, but I would like to see Howarth as a new character. Oh! Wouldn’t it be something for Easton to play a resurrected Jason Morgan? It would keep him paired with Kelly Monaco!

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    wilda replied

    If he comes back as Jason, would he need to cut his hair???? Also makes sense for Kirsten to be Serena; but is there enough story to keep her paying the bills and would it be a contract role or recurring? I say change their names and let them play the ppl they were!!

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    tarlyfan replied

    me too. I will embrace whichever characters they may be.

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  13. su0000 says:

    I am going love this!!!!
    Quote
    ” Exciting storylines full of mystery and intrigue are planned to usher in the return of these actors that will lead to the answer of one of the most asked questions in Port Charles.””

    WOW!! this going to be mysterious and intruding..
    I can’t wait to see how all this will be done, ingenious, for sure..

    It is more than awesome that GH is a 180 from all the other soaps, it marches to a different drum..
    FV and RC and ‘all’ the staff do very well in the ‘creative’ department and I feel an adventure on the way!!!!
    I am so looking forward to watching this undertaking unfold..!!!!!!

    (and very happy to have the 3 back with GH)

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    scott replied

    Lame

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    Gillian replied

    ITA, SU – can’t wait!

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  14. Trapper says:

    Am I excited? No. I would much rather see them continue their roles on OLTL. Kristen Alderson was already moving to the west coast, but Michael Easton and Roger Howarth are needed on OLTL.

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    Tali replied

    As much as I want them on OLTL, Michael Easton had already moved his family to the west coast and I understand not wanting to move them back – Good Luck Michael in all you do. I’ll miss them on OLTL but won’t bother to watch GH anymore, ABC sucks!!

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  15. Georgia says:

    I am so excited that ABC finally confirmed ME will be returning to GH. I love him and he better be working with my favorite actress KM. Those two together just sizzle.

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    Ces replied

    ditto!

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    Pen replied

    Yep!

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  16. Jessica says:

    It’s not a question of “ok”/”not ok”. There are so many components to this story and there is still so much information that we can only guess about that it is hard to have any feelings at all. The actors have a right to do what they feel is best for them, but we don’t know if they are compelled to return to GH because they signed contracts of a certain duration. We don’t know where they want to be. What they say isn’t necessarily the truth. I have worked in entertainment my entire life and every time I speak to the press, my message has been worked out ahead of time, even when and if I am trying to be spontaneous. I don’t know what really went down with ABCD/PP either, but it seems like after ABC screwed everyone involved by entrusting its entire daytime slate to a man who held it in utter contempt for over a decade and then threw a loyal, vocal audience away without thinking about the ramifications, that the ultimate villain in this entire mess is ABC and no amount of backpedaling or eleventh-hour crumbs thrown to the masses will make us feel better. Where is the statement from ABC that owns up to its mistakes and tells us we are valued viewers? I haven’t heard or seen anything, and at least PP is trying to honor the legacy of these shows and is trying to bring as much that is familiar and beloved to the table for the launch. ABC seems to want key actors, a licensing fee from PP, and the right to dictate schedules for sharing talent. I don’t understand their arrogance. I am not satisfied with the outcome of this “Llanview Three” debacle, but it is really irrelevant at this point, because I was only watching GH to ease the pain of the loss of OLTL and AMC. ABCD has not and continues not to show any respect for their viewers, the pimping of GH’s 50th across all ABC content notwithstanding. They have not returned any loyalty other than perhaps giving FV a larger budget to play with for the Nurses’ Ball. I think this entire debacle could and should have been avoided and it is unfortunate that a classy team like PP’s had to get shit all over while trying to give the viewers of the reboots what they wanted.

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    Stephen Parker replied

    This is the most articulate and thoughtful response I have read thus far. I agree with every point stated herein.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I Agree Stephen! I have not seen a better, more Logical statement based in reality on this board…..Wonderful just Wonderful!

    Diane replied

    I completely agree with you!! ABCD has not ever shown any consideration or concern for the viewers and fans of the shows they cancelled. I turned to GH once my other shows were all cancelled 1.) my daughter watches it 2.) love the genre 3.) because of the cross over OLTL characters. I have hung on even through what I thought ridiculous story (vampire story from another cancelled show I never watched) because ABCD and PP couldn’t play nice and honor agreements. I personally don’t know how I will ever connect to the characters they will have in the future because they have already been established in story as Starr, Todd, and McBain with GH interaction!! What an debacle!!!!

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    DoeR replied

    Couldn’t have said it better!! Once again the viewers are the ones getting screwed .. by ABC!!!! I probably won’t watch GH anymore if they really are coming back as different characters. That is just so unfair to the fans!!!

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    Annie replied

    I absolutely agree. Well-written response.

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    Philip Chase replied

    Very well put, Jessica. I’d enjoy seeing Ms. Sweeney & Mr. Frons panhandling outside the NY ABC studios as they’re directly responsible for this confusion. After so much surmising by posters on different boards who don’t have the actual facts, I’ll just be ecstatic to have RH, ME and KA back on a weekday basis, no matter what roles they’ll be playing. Looking forward to the April 29 PP reboots as well as GH on May 10. Whatever happens, I’m sure we, the fans, will be pleased.

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    Annick replied

    I agree with you wholeheartedly and give you a standing ovation….and OLTL on 4-29-13, WooHoo:-)

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    Patricia replied

    wonderful post best i have seen so far!! I totally agree on all points!!!

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    Tali replied

    WOW Jessica!!! Well said and I totally agree!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Jessica,
    “The actors have a right to do what they feel is best for them, but we don’t know if they are compelled to return to GH because they signed contracts of a certain duration. We don’t know where they want to be. What they say isn’t necessarily the truth. I have worked in entertainment my entire life and every time I speak to the press, my message has been worked out ahead of time, even when and if I am trying to be spontaneous….”
    Thank you Jessica, now maybe some GH fans will understand what us OLTL fans have been trying to tell them since this started….Thank you again!

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    Elizabeth replied

    What a great logical well thought out post Jessica, I applaud you.

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  17. BTripp says:

    Pretty sure Starr will now be Franco’s daughter Lauren and McBain will be the real Stephen Clay who didn’t die. My only hope is that the fabulous Roger Howarth will still be playing Todd Manning. I mean come on ABC and PP he did do OLTL and he didn’t have to. I think they need to work that out for the fans. Now as far as Starr and McBain go I don’t care because I was not a huge fan of the characters.

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    tarlyfan replied

    if RoHo comes back as Todd, he will have an amnesia. GH cannot mention anything related to OLTL, so that is the only way to bring him back as such.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    RH CAN NOT go back as Todd Manning even with Amnesia…..

    tarlyfan replied

    @Joliefan. I don’t want RoHo to be back as Todd neither because I don’t want any oltl baggage coming with his character. Anyway, I think RoHo is a powerful actor (as far as OLTL and GH concern). I think he did 4 weeks of OLTL in exchange for the rights to keep playing Todd at GH. GH probably wants to write new character for him (to avoid future legal issues). But if RoHo is hell bent on playing Todd, then I think GH will have to succumb into his demand. We’ll see if he actually rules both shows, when he’s back on GH.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Tarlyfan you and AJ are so amusing with the way you think that RH Has some kind of pull or something, that he can do what he wants when he wants….He is going back as a Different character NOT TODD…..You think that GH would surcome to his demands?? Really?? Who do you think he is? Some acting god???

    Audrina replied

    Interesting since Stephen Clay wasn’t real either, he was an alias of Caleb Morley’s on Port Charles, where Michael Easton was before OLTL btw. I just want them to pay a little more respect to the Port Charles fans, the PC storyline was passionate and interesting, not the same old soap fare. I want Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco together, they have incredible chemistry but I’d rather see them as Caleb and Olivia Morley

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    ash replied

    Starr as francos daughter would make her Michaels cousin.

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    TRW replied

    So then they wouldn’t hook up lol.

    BTripp replied

    Thank goodness. I think they will cast Serena Baldwin and put her with Michael. Then maybe KA’s new character Lauren will get with Morgan Corinthos (if they cast him). Maybe Michael Easton will play someone related to Lauren (like a step dad). I still hope that Roger gets to be Todd.

  18. Pam Smith says:

    i cant wait to see them come back to gh… they have been missed so much… anxious to see who the caractors will be

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  19. Eileen Hargis says:

    Call them A, B, and C! Who cares, all three are back, woo hoo!!!! OLTL’s loss! Such stupidity!

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    Deborah replied

    I agree with you Eileen, the cross over potential would have been great for both shows…they could develop the whole Alcazar/Tomas connection…now what is going to become of that…I guess it can’t be developed now with all this legal stuff between PPand ABCD

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  20. Belle Cody says:

    Glad to see the actors are returning to GH. Sorry they won’t be able to come back as their original characters. Thinking Kristen will be Franco’s daughter. Not sure about Michael & Roger. Prospect Park had their shot at the actors. Their characters can always be recasted on OLTL.

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    ash replied

    If she comes back as Francos daughter she’ll be Michaels cousin. So I doubt they will do that.

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    BTripp replied

    It would be too strange to have Kristen with Chad Duell’s character Michael since she will look too much like his recent ex gf. I think if she is Lauren Frank then they will cast a new Morgan Corinthos to pair with her and maybe Michael will be paired with Serena Baldwin.

  21. Gh lover says:

    I am soooo hoping for Serana Baldwin for Kristen
    Paul (Tracy’ex -Dillon’s father) for Roger and Caleb ( Cassadime maybe?? Oooo bastard Cassadine!? ) ;) !!! Sure hope this happens!!

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    tarlyfan replied

    no, Tracy is too old for RoHo. and no, no vampires please. we had enough of that already.

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    wilda replied

    One of them could be the missing Q heir!?!?!?!?!

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    tarlyfan replied

    I hope Roger will be a Quartermaine. I love his bantering with AJ scenes. those were hillarious.

    AJ replied

    Has Howarth already played the ‘missing heir’? Howarth as a Quartermaine would be great, but would this be considered copyright infringement.

    tarlyfan replied

    @AJ. I don’t think “missing heir” is own by PP. Every soap has “missing heir” all the time

    Pen replied

    Yes, having a ‘missing heir’ is in no way an infringement. Please.

    Elizabeth replied

    If the Missing Heir is anything like Todd then yes it would be copyright infringement. Otherwise no it would not be.

  22. Melissa says:

    Can’t wait. I have missed these actors on GH, can’t wait to see who they are playing

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  23. Feismom says:

    Good to see them returning, altho I love them on OLTL. I don’t know why GH doesn’t bring them back in the same roles with different names. ie, when Kristen returns just have a voiceover announce “this character is now called ” whateer”. They’ve done screwier things on soaps, and this way they could fit back into the roles and storylines we loved them in. Would it be weird at first? Yes, but no weirder than getting used to a new actor playing a role,.

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    tarlyfan replied

    if GH doesn’t change the trio history, PP will take legal action.

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    Patricia replied

    because ANY reference at all and pp can take legal action plus the entire history of these characters is owned now by pp.

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    AJ replied

    PP doesn’t own OLTL or AMC, they are leasing them from ABC.. if ABC doesn’t renew the lease, in 9 years they can start using those characters again. However, I doubt ABC has any soap operas on their network in 9 years.. if there is an ABC.

    Internet TV is the future.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Sory AJ but Patricia is correct

  24. L.o.v.i.n.g says:

    The only way this could work is if they come back as recast pf existing GH characters. Kristen would be perfect for Serena. Roger could be the new Steven Larrs, he worked beautifully with Robin Mattson. As for ME, well he already is Caleb/Stephen so thats naturally were TPTB will go with him. Thats does not mean though that Caleb could be a cassadine!! ;)

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    jimh replied

    I also once said Kristen should be Serena and Roger should be the new Steven Lars…loved his chemistry with Heather! Now id like to see Micheal Easton take over as Jimmy Lee Holt and be the missing ELQ heir and maybe Spinnelis father !

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    ash replied

    Isn’t the missing ELQ heir a female??

  25. Pam says:

    I am so Happy Michael Easton and Roger Howarth are returning. I really hope Michael plays a Morley or someone like a Morley. Don’t care what Roger or Kristen play.

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  26. ash says:

    I’m thrilled about this. Michael East on fit in way better in Port Charles than he ever did in Landview . and yes I watched both Soaps. Roger needs to be on screen with Laura Wright always. They are amazing together. And Kristen actually made me interested in Michael. I’d prefer they come back as their OLTL characters but I understand why they can’t and if this is the solution then I’ll take it.

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  27. Pam K says:

    Hopefully RH will be back just long enough to fulfill his one year contract with GH then he can return to OLTL where he belongs.

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    ash replied

    I doubt RH will leave GH. He’ll make may more cash on a network soap than he would on online show.

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    Pen replied

    Plus he loves it there.

    ash replied

    Oh I agree that RH loves it at GH. But for some reason ppl think he is only there cause he is contractually obligated. Just saying even if that’s the case I still think he’d prefer a network soap to an online one.

  28. Moshane58 says:

    Only good answer to this is we didn’tloose them to another network.We done lost so many that was on AMC with the delay of the reboot.Many went elsewhere.

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  29. Lalo says:

    So? Where will OLTL say Star and Todd will be? Traveling the world? Will OLTL try to recast them on their show or ship them off on some mission. Will they not even bring them up when they’re back on the air? Hmm…

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    AJ replied

    OLTL will likely recast Starr, since K-Alderson doesn’t want to come back. Seeing as Howarth just did 5 weeks and might be interested in doing more, they’ll probably wait for him and try to work around his GH schedule.

    GH hasn’t been picked up for 2014 yet.. so recasting a pivotal character like Todd Manning would be a mistake.. if Howarth is available in a year. If Howarth tells OLTL he’s never coming back, then the character is likely to be recast.. because while he can be gone for periods of time.. he’s too key to be gone for too long.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Do you really think that PP is waiting on RH? It has been reported that they (( ALL 3 )) are being cast as Different characters, In an article it says Roger Howarth EX TODD, Kristen Alderson EX STARR, and Michael Easton EX JOHN to return to GH May 10th, ((Soap opera Digest))…..The character of Todd Manning is not “Pivotal” to GH……It amusing that you think that ABC/D & PP all bow down to this dude and that he is be all end all when it comes to GH and OLTL….OLTL survived just fine without him and we will again as he is EASILY replaceable Trevor St John proved that. GH survived with out him for 50 years….I really don’t think ABC is waiting to see what RH does before making a Decision on whether or not to pick up the series for another year or Multiple years…..

    Pen replied

    GH is on a perpetual production track; ABC doesn’t ‘pick up’ and renew it every year, because the network owns the show. So they don’t make a big thing of announcing renewals; it just keeps going. So it’s in the lineup until ABC says it isn’t. Which they haven’t.

    Elizabeth replied

    Pen,
    ABC does renewals for GH every year and yes they usually announce it if they didn’t I would not have been able to find out that they renewed GH last year for one year on April 12, 2012, all the networks do. NBC announced when they picked up DOOL for 3 years, CBS announces when they pick up BB and Y&R for renewal, I have not heard anything about them picking up GH for a year or multiple years. Something would have been reported somewhere about them picking up the show if they indeed had renewed it.

  30. Lori Riley says:

    I’m really excited to have them return to General Hospital, and I’m hoping that her and Michael hook up even tho she won’t be Starr but he needs someone in his life. And Carly needs the old Todd. And John needs to be with Sam.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    Yes he do!!!

    Dont test with nobody else!!!!!!!

    Because OLIVIA, BRENDUUH, AND BRIT PEOPLE ARE CRAVING FOR THEM
    TO BE WITH SOMEBODY!!!! AND ANNA TOO!!!

    NOBODY BUT KELLY MONACO BELONGS WITH MICHAEL EASTON

    THATS IT!!!!!!!!!!

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    tarlyfan replied

    I read somewhere that Kelly Monaco wants to act with Jason Thompson (Patrick). So brace yourself ,,, cause they might give her what she asks for (if she gets nominated for the daytime award this year)

    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    Partrick??????

    They should have done it in 2006o or 2007 when Bob Guza hated Kelly Monaco

    I hated Bob Guza I never thought about the pairing her with Partick

    Now Jason Thompson is a wonderful actor

    But I dont know……

    I rather have her paired with Michael Easton………..

    But some peolpe are already trying to put Michael Easton with somebody else
    When he comes back to GH

    I HOPE KELLY CHANGE HER MIND!!!

    MCBAM
    OR
    SATRICK

    YOU MAKE THE CALL

    Pen replied

    Sure, Kelly wants to work with Jason Thompson; he’s a wonderful actor. But that doesn’t mean she wants to be paired with him, and even if she did — actors do not dictate story. Doesn’t matter if she wins an Emmy. Certainly not under Valentini. Guza let that kind of crap happen, but those days are gone.

    Kelly has always made no secret of how much she loves working with Easton, so it’s not a matter of her ‘changing her mind’.

  31. saw says:

    I LOVE the writing for Todd…I’m glad RH is back, but I will miss how great his writing has been. It just won’t be the same!

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  32. tarlyfan says:

    woohooh. Can’t wait to see Roger Howard back on screen with Laura Wright, regardless which character he will be. Love love their chemistry together.

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  33. Kim S says:

    I am soooooo excited to hear this! I love the stories that these three have been involved in- Star with Micheal — Todd with Carley — John with Sam…. OMG! I am soooo excited WELCOME BACK YOU THREE!

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  34. Laura says:

    I’m not happy about this at all. I don’t want them playing new characters! I love RH as Todd and Kristen Alderson has been Starr since she was 6! I don’t want to see her as anyone else!! I’m super bummed to lose Todd and Star!!

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  35. tazzy218 says:

    No I’m not ok with that. They should come back to OLTL where they belong. !!!!

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  36. jimh says:

    Micheal E. should be the new Jimmy Lee Holt and missing ELQ shareholder plus Spinnelis father. Roger H. like i said previously should be Steven Lars…his chemistry with Heather was great. Kristen i said previously should be Serena …i also thought maybe as the new Kristina but i prefer Serena!

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    tarlyfan replied

    ME is too young to portray Jimmy Lee Holt. Holt was in the same age range as Duke and Grant Putnam (probably 60 ish).

    RoHo and Heather are best as partners in crime and blackmailing. I don’t see the possibility of Heather teaming up with Lars for any misdeeds. Besides, Lars is boring. I love RoHo for the comic relief. I’d say bring RoHo on as a Quartermaine.

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  37. Splum says:

    Only care about Easton. He’s good on GH.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    yes he is

    Kelly and Michael Mcbain

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  38. Neal Swartz says:

    My bet is that Roger will be Sam’s father.

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    heidi replied

    He’s not old enough to be her father… they are similar in age?

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    ash replied

    About ten years difference. Doable on a soap. Dante and Olivia as an example. Sam’s character is in her early 30′s so RH could play 46 47 no problem. Its possible.

    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    I do not think he will make RC Sam’s father

    He’s 44 she is 36…

    I think he might be a CASSIDINE though,,,

    I think JOHN STAMOS is will be Sam’s father

    He’s comming to GH

    HE’S 47 or 49

    Alexis is 50

    But I would love for Vincent Izzary to play SAM FATHER, BUT THEY COULDN’T
    GET HIM!

  39. Mary says:

    Not sure how I feel abt this. It may make sense to let Alderson n Harworth return to GH but Michael Easton needs to be on OLTL!!

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    Pen replied

    Easton moved his family to California and said through his management that he had no plans to go back to OLTL. That is his right as a working actor and as a human being. They can recast McBain.

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  40. su0000 says:

    Well, fact is;
    They do not want to be with PP/OLTL (or they would be)

    what some want will not be..
    Being selfish with the 3′s personal lives wanting then to this and that, is not cool ..

    I am happy they, all 3, are where they want to be doing what they want to do..

    And; they, the actors, do not ”belong” to or on OLTL ..
    they are actors not property..
    Acting is a job ..
    Happy to see they chose to remain with GH.. their choice, respect it .. :)

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    tarlyfan replied

    heheheh. I respect the actors choices too :) Well said, su0000

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    Patricia replied

    we dont know what the three really want there has been no statement otherwise. RH going to OLTL for the 4 weeks tells me otherwise(sounds like he WOULD BE on OLTL full time if HE COULD BE ). The other two chose not to go to oltl which is fine with me but RH going to oltl is very tell tale to me. I am not happy to see they will be on GH which is a really crappy show since Frankenron took over. I was a gh viewer since day one and in recent months it has really sucked. Fighting over three OLTL(by the way for me OLTL is and was and always will remain to be the better of the three shows that WERE on abc) when you have a cast BULGING at the seems is a little stupid. Whatever, I dont expect RH to stay past his contract expiration anyway he always moves around. I for one will not continue to watch gh ill stick to oltl and catch some amc while im at it.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    SU and TARLY,
    Read carefully…….”The actors have a right to do what they feel is best for them, but we don’t know if they are compelled to return to GH because they signed contracts of a certain duration. We don’t know where they want to be. What they say isn’t necessarily the truth. I have worked in entertainment my entire life and every time I speak to the press, my message has been worked out ahead of time, even when and if I am trying to be spontaneous.” And that is someone in the Business…..

    Pen replied

    Yeah, well, as someone who also works in the business, I can tell you that Alderson and Easton did not want to return. Howarth made a short-term deal so that he could return to GH unencumbered. Not a single one of them had any desire or intention to go back to the East coast permanently to do OLTL.

    AJ replied

    Roger Howarth is shooting OLTL RIGHT NOW.. so to say he doesn’t want to be there is incorrect or a ‘crackpipe’ fantasy!

    Alderson and Easton are contractually obligated to exclusively to ABC, so we don’t know if they wanted stay on GH or go back to OLTL. Seeing as Easton was one of the first to sign up for OLTL 1.0.. tells me he doesn’t mind working online.

    You believe what you like, but please don’t try to pass your backward wishes onto others as facts or try to speak for the actors or tell us how you think they feel.

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  41. Barbara says:

    I followed them to GH because I was a Todd and Starr fan…I will not continue to watch them on GH because they obviously don’t care about their OLTL fan base! They just lost my respect!

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    Michael replied

    They signed contracts with the show before One Life to Live was announced to be resurrected so they need to honor those contracts.

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    Deborah replied

    I respect your opinion Barbara but it’s unfair to say that “they don’t care about their fan base.” I am sure they are doing what is best for their families.

    Say you have a job, and for whatever reason the job went “under” and you were lucky enough to get another one in the same line of work you did before with the same pay, and a year goes by and you are happy, you bought a house and got your kids established in school, then out of the blue your old job says “hey we are back, but we are located just a 1000 miles away but we want you back.” Not knowing if that new job is stable, you choose to remain where you are at because you are now established. I don’t presume to know what goes on in contract negotiations, but I imagine that this was a similar situation what the actors were going through. I am a huge OLTL fan as well as GH, but I do understand that the actors have REAL lives and must do what is best for them….in my most humble opinion :)

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    aria replied

    deborah i like your most humble opinion. well put.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    In my humble opinion ME is there because he is legally bound to be because of the contract he is under….

    ash replied

    I disagree. U say their jobs on GH aren’t stable… They aren’t on OLTL either. Who knows if this will even last 3 months. They will get paid way more on a network Soap and I’d say right now GH has more job stability that OLTL

    Deborah replied

    Ash, I was actually trying to say the same thing you said, but I guess it didn’t quite come out that way. I was alluding to the PP job being the unstable on in this, I incorrectly called it the new job (as I see now). I viewed it as the unstable one because after all, no one knows how the internet format will work with soaps…I guess typing and watching TV is not a good idea huh? LOL, but thanks for the post–prompting me to clarify.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ash and Deborah,
    ABC cancels shows in the blink of an eye, so to say that their actors have more security is very false…..

  42. DoeR says:

    If they are not returning as John, Starr and Todd, then no, I am not excited. I cannot accept seeing these 3 actors play anyone else and if that happens it will probably mean I won’t be watching GH anymore.

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  43. Becky says:

    I’m glad they are coming back to GH. I like all 3 of them better on GH. I really hope they get to keep their original characters. Starr and Michael were great as well as John and Sam and Todd and Carly. I’d hate to loose those stories. Please please please do NOT bring back Caleb Morely!!

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    Kristy replied

    I thought it was fun for the short stint to bring back Caleb. Quirky, fun, interesting. Cute way to bring on Lucy Coe too. but I was happy it was short lived. . . . I agree that they need to come back as the characters we all know and love… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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  44. Sarah T says:

    Not happy at all that they will be playing different characters, I can’t see Kristin as anyone else but Starr, I want Roger as Todd!

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    Kristy replied

    AGREE 100%

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    Pen replied

    Roger is super talented and a brilliant actor, so he’ll be wonderful no matter what character he plays.

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  45. Amber says:

    I am guessing John will come back as the Vampire guy ! With the way they left that story open.

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  46. kellie says:

    wow great news. after the way GH destroyed Frisco this week I was very unhappy . now I am happy that Michael, Roger and Kristen are coming back. ca. n not wait to see how this all works out. I don’t care who Michael plays I just want those baby blues and sexy voice back on my tv. this whole thing went on long enough

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  47. Sandra says:

    Glad all 3 are coming back, but why can’t they do both shows as their original characters. Please rethink this. Your fans are telling you what they want please listen!!!!!

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  48. sheild says:

    bring them back on one life to live john starr michael

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    Mia replied

    @sheild I wish they would go back to OLTL. I LOVED them on there

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  49. Torrey says:

    Don’t really care, because I don’t plan on watching GH, once AMC & OLTL come back.

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  50. Nancy says:

    Sorry but GH has been going downhill since they left and them returning as other characters won’t work for alot of us. I pretty much tired of watching GH. Most started watching it again because of Starr, John and Todd.

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    Tristan replied

    How do you explain the ratings resurgence of GH and all the press coverage of GH’s 50th, if GH “has been going downhill since they left”? Another totally looney comment. GH’s ratings did NOT go up because three actors from OLTL joined the cast. GH’s ratings went up because FV and RC brought GH back to its roots with actors and storylines rooted in the show’s 50 year history. Bringing on the three OLTL actors was lovely, and as a GH fan I think all three have added to the show. I am glad they are coming back. However, they are NOT THE show. To assume that GH has undergone a creative and ratings renaissance because of three actors from OLTL is, well, nutty and patently untrue. Just check out the ratings for the GH 50th and the Nurse’s Ball. These ratings rose in spite of the absence of the OLTL 3, and BECAUSE of the returns of: Genie Francis, Kin Shriner, Jackie Zeman, Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield, Vanessa Marcil, Ingo Rademacher… The survival and rise of GH has had NOTHING whatever to do with the OLTL 3, as good as they are; they are simply icing on the cake. “Most” did NOT start watching GH again because of these three. What planet are you on? “Most” started watching again because the new regime ended the focus on the mob, and because they brought back GH vets and GH classic storylines. THAT is the truth. “Most” started watching again because GH became GH again, for the first time in over a decade.

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    Nancy replied

    Your naive to believe their ratings did not increase due to those 3 actors going to GH. You will be sadly mistaking in the upcoming months when ratings slip. To much going on and the show is going in every direction.

    Tristan replied

    Nancy, I am not naive. Unlike you, I am actually INFORMED. The ratings increased because the new regime ended the mob stories and GH vets were rehired. As a result, formerly-disgruntled GH viewers returned. It is just that simple. You OLTL fans really over-estimate the impact of these three actors on GH because, in your legitimate anger over the cancellation of OLTL, you cannot credit anything BUT OLTL with quality or legitimacy or value. The most important OLTL contributions to GH are Ron and Frank who returned GH to its roots. If your assumption were true, GH’s ratings would have dropped when the OLTL 3 left. The ratings did not drop, they went up. The rise in ratings is directly correlated to the change in storyline focus. The ratings started peaking during the Faison/Duke/Robert/Anna storyline, which had nothing to do with your OLTL 3. Next you’ll be insisting that the OLTL actors are more important to GH than Genie Francis, Jack Wagner, Kin Shriner, Lynn Herring….GH’s world does not revolve around OLTL actors, but around GH’s returning vets and improved storylines. GH fans are very happy with the show’s current direction. We will not be tuning out. The ratings will not be dropping. You worry about OLTL, and leave GH to its fans, OK? Our show is in superb shape, ratings-wise and story-wise. We are not worried and your sour grapes cannot dampen our joy at the resurgence of our show. You would do better to hope that the online version of OLTL survives because, my dear, GH is and will be fine.

    Pen replied

    Listen to Tristan. ;) Although the GH3 are a welcome and valued addition, and we’re glad to have them.

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  51. Dottie says:

    Why cant we have Jason Morgan return to Sam. Him and Sam are great together and please dont replace him with someone else to play the part. I loved watching them two they are great.

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    Pen replied

    Because he’s dead. Dead dead dead, and he can stay there.

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    Elizabeth replied

    I agree Dottie. Love Jason.

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  52. Dawn says:

    This will be an epic disaster and kill any momentum the show has if it is not done with balance and they shove those three down our throats.

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  53. becky h says:

    As long as they don’t come back as OLTL characters I don’t care who they play. I’ve never been a big Todd or Starr fan as far as I’m concerned they don’t need to return to OLTL and John can be recasted.

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  54. KateK says:

    Im thrilled there coming back. But, I want them as Star, Todd, & John. I like Star with Michael, Carly with Todd , & John & Sam together. RH makes me laugh as Todd. Just change their names a little & keep their personalities the same.

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    AJ replied

    They can’t change their names or keep their personalities, because if they do.. ABC can be sued by PP/TOLN.

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  55. Lawrence says:

    I think the suprise will be that they will b back as oltl characters. Otherwise i think abc would have released the new characters. Its just my guess dont hold me to it.

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    Scott replied

    I was thinking the same thing.

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    ash replied

    They’ve already recast Starr on OLTL I can see that only happening for Todd cause RH is at least filing as Todd for 4 weeks

    Ava replied

    I just don’t see that happening when Michael and AJ can’t even say Starr’s name on screen. Sam with Sam and John’s name & Carly with Todd’s.

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  56. Carol says:

    I believe Todd and John should be on OLTL, It will not be the same without them. I do not watch GH, too much drama, a bit unrealistic. DID they have a choice where they wanted to be OLTL or GH? wondering??.

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    Mia replied

    @Carol I prefer Todd & John on OLTL too, GREAT s/l for them on there, not the same without them. SIGH

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  57. phonda says:

    i am very happy..love to see them on one life to live.but i watch general hospita too…so am very happy..

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  58. heidi says:

    Ideallly I would like Roger to come on as a new tycoon… possibly related to the Barretts or Barrington’s… who buys Manning’s Port Charles holdings and maybe the part of the Metro Court that was Jax’s that he signed over to Kate.

    Only if Steve Burton would not come back… Roger could come back as Jason Quartermaine and get involved with Carly eventually.

    ME could be a Cassadine or a relation to Sam’s father and that is how they have sensed connection. Would really rather he not come back as Steven Clay or Caleb.

    Kristen Alderson could be a new character that may or may not have connections to the Barrington’s and may be related to Rafe. They sort of look like they could be related and he needs some realtives.

    I am sure RC and his staff have had fun thinking up great ideas for them and I can’t wait!

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    heidi replied

    Roger and Steve Burton are only 2 years apart in age… so Roger could make a great Jason Quartermaine since we can’t get Steve Burton back! Roger would make a great Quartermaine and he could really play off of AJ well!!! Would love to see more of Roger and Jane Elliott too! Roger and Alice would be a hoot too!

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    tarlyfan replied

    no, there is not enough depth in Jason Quartermaine for RoHo to portray. If he comes back as a new character, I’d hope he plays Alan’s first born (by some high school sweetheart) so he could be the new head amongst the Quartermaine clan, so to speak.

    Pen replied

    Besides which, I’ll say again — no sane actor would step into those shoes. Way too messy.

    Pen replied

    And also: they really don’t want Jason back. That character became a black hole that sucked the life out of the show for at least the last five years.

    As for ME, I doubt he’ll be a Cassadine. Too close to blood relation to Sam, and they’d be boneheaded not to try for a 2.0 on that one. The chemistry between those two is just too incredible not to craft a good story and take advantage of it.

    Mia replied

    @ Heidi I agree ME should come back as a Cassadine.

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  59. Dianna says:

    YEA!!! :-D

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  60. Rita says:

    You know, it really doesn’t matter if we like it or not, it is what it is. I’m hopeful that the actors are doing what they want to do. We will have to accept it, or as some have threatened to do and quit watching one or the other. The problem with that is that we started this whole thing by trying to support the soaps – all of them! I have been watching all of them for over 40 years and hope that all will continue. With that said, I’m still upset with ABC for starting all of this by cancelling 2 of our shows, but I refuse to take that out on General Hospital.

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    aria replied

    great point Rita, I agree. it is what it is,and at this point we have to move forward and hope that we get a surprising end result. i’m rooting for the actors and GH and hope this works in their favor and ours.

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  61. Noel says:

    I am happy they’re coming back but I also believe something could’ve been worked out the story line with star and Michael was going well and they just cut it off with no explanation , they could’ve done a lot more to it but I also agree he and Kristin alderson have a lot of chemistry but how they can spin it I just don’t know ! I am also excited the oltl is back it was always my favorite but I’m just not sure how its going to be anymore !

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  62. Jonathan says:

    This is so dumb. ABC should license back the characters from PP at a good price that gives PP a good boost of profitability to greater insure the longevity of OLTL.
    They’ve settled into GH for the last 15 mos, leave them there, but make the people that created this whole mess from the start, pay for them!

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    Pen replied

    Who’s to say ABC didn’t offer to buy back the licensing, and PP said no? In fact, I’ll lay odds they did exactly that.

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  63. GimmeMyGH says:

    Kristen Alderson will be playing Lauren Frank, the missing Quartermaine heir… obviously!!!

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    Virginia replied

    I hope they don’t have KA. playing Franko’s daughter,then she would be related to Michael,I wish they had made her the new Lulu,She looks so much like Genie Francis did at her age it’s scary,maybe they’ll have her play Amy’s daughter.I know Amy never had one on the show,but she;s been gone a while maybe they can say she had one while she lived someplace else.Sarina Baldwin is older than Lulu.

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  64. MK says:

    RH as Todd or a Quartermaine (Jimmy Lee’s son or an aged Dillon)
    KA as Serena Baldwin
    ME as Father Michael Clay or a Quartermaine (Jimmy Lee’s Son) or Jeremy Hewitt

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    MK replied

    also ME as Mike Webber

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    Deborah replied

    Wow, you dug deep in the GH archives…remind me, who is Jeremy Hewitt again? that is the only name I don’t recognized.

    MK replied

    Jeremy Hewitt is the adoptive son of Anne Logan, (audrey’s niece). Jeremy was almost adopted by Heather!

  65. aria says:

    i’m glad the actors are coming back, clearly theres so many different points of view, and not everyone can be pleased or will be, but as they say, the show must go on. As a GH fan obviously i want the end result to be in the shows favor and sure hope the actors are happy. I know the Oltl fans feel they got taken advantage of, but we have to move on, lets see what happens i’m staying optimistic. Its going to be interested thats for sure.

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    Deborah replied

    Great post aria, I agree…it seems that since this whole fiasco, the soap fans on either side seems to be at odds. I am guilty of that to some degree…because when OLTL fans started rooting for the cancellation of GH I began to hope PP “flop” then I had to say to myself, that is not right…We as soap fans should hope all shows succeed for the sake of the genre.

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  66. su0000 says:

    Fact is; the 3 are returning to ABC/GH..
    No matter how much ‘some’ want to run their lives and have them jump through ”what I want you 3 to do ” hoops for them, it will not happen.. lol
    It is over, nothing to do about it..
    All the bitchin, whining, crying, moaning , complaining, stomping feet, won’t change the fact that they will remain with GH.. their decisions..
    RH, ME, KA, are not anybodies property..
    And they ”belong” wherever they want to be ..

    I am happy for the 3 that they will be happy and enjoy being on GH..
    The past year they have fit in GH, made new family friends with GH, and now call it their soap home.
    RH, ME, KA, are no longer OLTL they are GH .. :) :) (good for them)

    So be it …

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    Deborah replied

    GREAT post su0000! My sentiments exactly!

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    Disappointed replied

    Well goodie for you. What about the GH actors that will lose their job to pay for three OLTL actors — which they will always be to me — that aren’t needed.

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    Pen replied

    No GH actors are ‘losing their jobs’ to pay for OLTL actors. What utter nonsense.

    Patricia replied

    Sorry i totally disagree i never liked the three on gh it was too weird i dont see where they fit in and they certainly didnt make new family friends. They TOTALLY ignored the fact that todd and starr and john have family ties and are deeply rooted in llanview society. Todd has other children(but according to gh you would have thought he had one daughter starr) . All todd did was chase after Carly*GAG UGH* for a year and john and starr never had much of a storyline(the only story she had for one year was the killing of her boyfriend cole and baby daughter hope(which was a travesty and should have never happened they should never have killed those characters but leave it to gh stinky writing. Hopefully they (RH at least) willl stay till their contract expires and leave GH (if GH survives the ABC AX and doesnt get cancelled like i have heard is a possibility)

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    DITTO BRAVO!!!!!!

    Mia replied

    @Patricia I just feel ME, KA and RH will ONLY have the same pairings they had before and nothing else really, they can’t pair up with the same ppl and be with them forever, it’s a soap, they would have to eventually be with someone else and it’s not enough ppl to pair them up with. I think there is more for them on OLTL. Real s/l and connections.

    Mia replied

    @ Patricia ITA All Todd did was chase after Carly and McBain was obsessed w/ Sam, was barely on & hardly had a s/l or work, the ONLY time they showed Mcbain was when Sam was on, he really didn’t have a purpose, Starr only had her family being killed and hookup w/ Michael. All I see for ME, KA, RH is hook ups, nothing more then that, no real drama or s/l. They were better on OLTL and had decent work on OLTL, they had a real purpose, not brought on a show just to hookup w/ Sam, Michael and Carly. So Sad I’m sure they want real work, decent work, not just a hookup.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    MIA I agree! Great post!

    Ava replied

    Awesome post. The actors aren’t indentured servants and can work where they want. ;)

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    Pen replied

    Precisely. Although there are some weak-minded individuals with no sense of logic or reality who seem to believe otherwise. I won’t name names. The ones who take umbrage will identify themselves as such.

    Elizabeth replied

    With their cast being as large as it is, at least 3 actors from GH are going to have to go if not more now that Maura is coming aboard to make room for these new actors and characters. You can not have an over bloated cast and they are very close to that. You can only rotate actors for so long before fans start getting mad because their favorites are not getting enough air time. They have to start looking long term not short term satisfaction.

    Gillian replied

    I think they are thinking long-term, Elizabeth. Having an ensemble cast means there is something for everyone. Just because a character is my favorite, doesn’t mean everyone loves him or her. I understand that and don’t expect my faves to be on all the time. Having a diverse cast of characters with rotating storylines garners more interest and excitement which in turn leads to more interest and keeps ratings high. I’m all for it and absolutely love the direction the show has taken in the past year!

    Elizabeth replied

    Gillian,
    They are not thinking long term. They are thinking short term satisfaction. Diverse cast and over bloated cast are different. The cast is getting way to big and actors are going to be left out of Story lines or be released from the show due to “Canvas not being big enough”. When Popular couples or characters that are only being seen like once a month fans will become very upset and it will begin to cause problems. GH should not be adding more and more actors to the cast and start trimming the cast so all can be watched and enjoyed. Just saying

    Gillian replied

    Elizabeth – I am a fan and I understand that an ensemble cast offers something for everyone. I don’t expect my favorites to be on every day. Your favorite may not be mine and vice versa. I’m remembering all those mob-centric years where non-mob characters and families, like the Q’s, were destroyed. Ratings went down as did fan excitement. I love the show and the changes that have been made in the past year. I don’t mind waiting a little bit for stories to play out. I would rather have a great show than the same characters in boring and limited storylines. My view differs from yours. Repeating yourself doesn’t make your opinion any less valid than mine.

  67. Madalyn Shughart says:

    Kristen as Starr in a relationship with Michael was so dawn good
    what a cute couple they made I hope thy return together
    and have many exciting storylines.

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  68. Pam K says:

    So next month once RH’s contract is up and he returns to his home on the east coast aren’t you going to look foolish. All of the pictures from the OLTL set he looks very happy and content. The first video montages there is a shot of Todd drinking from a glass and then that glass falling from his hand. Must think a suicide attempt. Have a feeling that Todd will go into the dreaded COMA until Roger can come back and wake him up. We will all happily wait.

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    aria replied

    lol, wow, are you his manager?. why would ABC and GH bother creating a new character for him if he is on his way out? I doubt very much that he’s being forced to complete his contract. RH left oltl years ago for atwt so its not like he’s as commited to playing todd as you think he is.

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    su0000 replied

    lol yah .. the 3 are actors acting for a paycheck.. It’s work and about money, benefits etc etc..
    GH is much better for them, it is more secure, higher pay, better benefits, and is 5 days a week soap, and on TV..

    They did not want to and did not go on with PP back then, and they haven’t changed their minds..

    They made a good choice to go with GH ..

    I’m excited to see who they will be.. I’d bet they are excited to know, also .. lol

    Whatever RH and ME are, they will bring it!!!!

    Patricia replied

    I totally agree with your post!!!!! I have heard his contract is up next month and he went to oltl roboot with the clause that he would still be TODD on GH. Now that he is not going to be todd this should be interesting. I dont expect him to be long on GH like you said he has a home on the east coast and his family lives there so i will also happily wait for him to return to oltl.

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    Pen replied

    You’ll be waiting a long time.

    Patricia replied

    i dont think i will be waiting that long he had from what i understand a 1 year contact that is up in may and oltl films its second arc in june so we will see who will be waiting.

    AJ replied

    YUP!

    tarlyfan replied

    If RH’s contract was only 1 year, then his contract would have lapsed already. Taping is usually 6 weeks in advance, at the least. His first airdate under contract status last year was May 11th. That leads me to believe his contract must has commenced sometimes in early April if not late March.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Sorry guys but in an article from soap opera digest calling RH EX TODD, Kristen EX STARR, and ME EX JOHN!!

  69. TMJ says:

    The actors are under contract to GH and ABC, so the idea of any of them returning to OLTL isn’t realistic, at least until the contracts run out. Of the three, the only one I’m invested in is Todd. This is ironic since I watched Roger for years on ATWT, and never cared for his storylines. I liked Roger, but was frustrated with the way Paul was written. Then I had the honor of meeting Roger at the ATWT studio, and he won me over completely. I found him to be generous, shy, witty, and appreciative of his fans. When he returned to OLTL I was right there with him. But it was really only when he came to GH that I was all in. I love the way Todd is written on GH, and I love the way Roger and Laura play the Todd/Carly relationship. At this point I’m resigned to the fact that Todd can’t come back to GH. I’ll be happy just to see Roger back on the show, playing someone with Todd’s personality who is in love with Carly. I don;t think I could see him with anyone else on GH but Carly.

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  70. ray schichtel says:

    I think its clear Michael Easton will be playing Caleb Morley…

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  71. bonnie says:

    Boo I was just starting to like GH again I could not stand the stupid vampire story the lack of sexual chemistry between Starr and Michael and the writing for them to be included in every scene. I wish they would have stayed gone . Gh is strong with out them they don’t add anything except bad acting

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    Pen replied

    There were no vampires in the ‘vampire’ story. I wish people would pay attention.

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  72. Kelly says:

    I want Kristen Alderson as Serena Baldwin Scotty’s princess 
    I want her to be in a rape storyline similar to Elizabeth Webbers 
    That raw real emotion where Liz said that she had to shower after her rape because she was dirty just tugged at your heart and I know Kin Shriner Lynn Herring and Kristen Alderson will knock it out of the ball park 

    Michael Easton Spencer/Drake
    Smart Sexy Savvy Charming Conning 
    Bobbie and Noah dated and Bobbie fell inlove with Noah.
    Noah couldn’t tell Bobbie he loved her so Bobbie left town
    {it would be amazing is that when she left she was pregnant to her son/Michael Easton and gave birth to him and was told he died at birth and he returns years later}
    This will keep Drakes connected to the Spencers something for Pattrick and Carly and a huge GH family for Michael Easton 

    Roger Roger Howarth
    Simple
    Alexandra Quartermaine and Tony Cassadine son he can pull from the darkness of Cassadines dysfunction Quartermaines 
    Plus a lot of vet interaction and he can square off against Aj and Tracy

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  73. Sophie says:

    I CAN’T WAIT for Michael Easton’s return!! I’m beyond thrilled to finally have official news, and a confirmed airdate! I hope his character will find a way to Sam’s heart in time… Seeing Michael with Kelly Monaco is pure joy for me to watch, loving each moment! :) ) Morley or Cassadine, doesn’t matter that much for me, I’m sure the GH writers will make it work very well :)

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    I do to!!!

    I want Kelly Monaco with Michael Easton

    But if Steve Burton has a change of heart in the near furture

    Well then, we will have a good THREESOME

    KELLY, MICHAEL, STEVE!!!!!

    OR WILL THEY BRING DAVID FUMERO AS A RECAST FOR JASON?

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    Pen replied

    They won’t recast Jason for a very long time, if ever.

  74. Dave Heron says:

    I think they should bring them back with the story line being that Todd and Star have been in a witness protection program and their real names are whatever they want to call them. John could just say he’s been under cover with the FBI to get closer to Sonny. I also say either recast Jason or bring him back.

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    Pat replied

    I like this idea so the characters don’t really have to change, just the names.
    Someone mentioned David Fumero as Jason and that sounds good.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    That sounds good to me too,,,

    I still love Kelly and Michael,,

  75. Rose says:

    I’m happy to be getting Roger back but a little nervous about adjusting to him as a new character after just meeting and learning to love him as Todd. Trying to keep an open mind and I know Ron will write something good. Fingers crossed!

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  76. Kelly says:

    True that he left and he stayed gone until the very last yea OLTL aired
    PP forced the 3 actors to stop working at that point he thought if he played Todd one last time for OLTL they would allow himto play Todd on GH well that fell through so Rogers a brand new character and he did OLTL a favor everyone wins

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  77. andrea says:

    Great news I do believe KA will be the new Serena. Maybe RA can be a long lost Quartermaine and ME….Well I dont care who he is as long as hes back!!!!!!

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  78. Disappointed says:

    I’m so disappointed. I don’t understand Cartini’s obsession with these three actors and MAKING them fit into the GH. It would be less jarring to have them SLOWLY introduced into GH but all three at once. We JUST saw them as OLTL characters and now we are suppose to see them as completely new characters. it sucks and i’m sure TRUE GH characters will suffer as will this fan. They are going to eat the show at the expense of characters I’ve watched and WANT to watch for a long time. Wonder which GH actors will either lose their jobs or not asked to return for a longer period.

    I’m sick over this and simply do not understand Cartini’s obsession with them. The ratings PROVE they aren’t needed and I’m sure they don’t come cheap.

    LAME LAME LAME

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post!!!

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    kim replied

    Dont judge it til you see it!

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    Mia replied

    I don’t understand there obsession w/ those three either or KeMo/ME chemistry.

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    Mia replied

    @Disappointed I don’t understand the obsession either SMDH

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  79. Karen says:

    I never accepted the crumbs ABC threw at me when they let that toad sack cancel my shows 2 years ago. God bless the actors, they did what anyone who lost their job would do, find another. But in my opinion they were pawns that ABC used to try to calm the wave of hysteria. For some it worked, they were lulled into a state of complacency and accepted what happened to OLTL because they saw familiar faces. Not me. I tried to watch but after Starr had found her happiness they killed her child? Not soapy to me…just another huge F-U to the long suffering fans. Now some are taking the bait again and believing the rat poison that all this “OLTL 3″ fiasco is all because the big bad PP won’t give back what ABC tossed in the trash. BS. This sits squarely on the slimey rat shoulders of ABC. The actors are without blame, they are doing a job. They are not Todd, Starr and John, they are Roger, Kristen and Michael. PP leased the rights to the shows, characters and all, they just want to utilize what is rightfully theirs. ABC are the d-bags that want everything their way with no ramifications. Perhaps they should have thought of that before they cancelled the show in the first place.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hot dam Karen!! One of the best posts on here today!! Bravo!!!

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  80. sharon says:

    These actors should have NEVER been brought on as OLTL characters to begin with. Period. If they wanted to offer Michael, Roger and KA jobs on GH, they should have made them NEW characters to begin with. I won’t even get into how cheated I feel as a fan of John and Natalie on OLTL and Michael Easton and Melissa Archer as an on-screen couple. This only intensifies my resentment over how ABC – and Prospect Park- handled this whole situation.

    Now, as a GH fan, I am even more upset. They can come up with money to pay these 3 actors – yet they don’t bring back GH icons like Robert Scorpio and Frisco Jones?? Jack Wagner – I bet- would have stayed if asked. I bet Tristan would come back if asked. The priorities are completely out of whack. Maybe there was enough money in the budget to pay all of them….but I doubt that.

    All of that said…good for Michael E. and Roger H. – sounds like they wanted roles on GH and not OLTL. So as fans of these actors, I’m happy for THEM. I am just sad for me as a fan. I lose again.

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  81. Samiyo says:

    For far too long, Soap Opera’s have been playing with the intelligence of the viewers. If They want to bring back Michael Easton playing another character “Clay/Caleb” then fine. But how, do you explain to the viewers that the very charismatic Roger Howarth “Todd Manning” is not “Todd” at all? And How about Kristen Alderson’s “Star Manning?” Are we, supposed to believe that… Micheal Corinthos will not know who she is at all? Will she be a new nurse who just looks very familiar? …..

    GIVE ME A BREAK. I feel that GH has a big and very TALENTED cast of characters.
    Focus on the under used actors who have more history on the GH Canvas. Executive Producer FRANK VALENTINI and Head Writer RON CARLIVATI came from the “One Life To Live” family. And I just do not understand why they do not see that this “NEW CHARACTER’s” is not the way to go. Maybe Prospect Park can shoot some scenes on the ABC studio??? Either way, The GH Powers that be…Need to try harder, to meet Prospect Park and make better sense of this very ugly situation.

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  82. Annick says:

    As a OLTL fan, I say good luck and good riddance to the overrated threesome moving to GH for good. My interest in GH was the possibility of a Tea & Victor reunion; could care less about Starr, Todd, & Yawn and after watching that smoking HAWT OLTL promo I feel they are not needed for OLTL success. Let ABCD, RC, & FV realize that it was the characters & their history with other OLTL characters is what was keeping die hard faithful OLTL viewers tuned in to GH, not the actors. Yes, the actors have fan bases but I don’t care for them and only watched them because of OLTL. My college kids and their friends emailed me the link for the promo & are excited & happy that their will be “NO STARR & LAME MCBAIN” They were ok with the unfortunate looking Todd because they saw Tea was doing her thang with their Fine Sexy VicTodd. So much success for everyone………OLTL is BACK APRIL 29TH……YIPPEE!!!!!!

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    Ava replied

    Why do you think it’s all about you? There are many die-hard GH viewers who were also die-hard OLTL viewers. And I doubt Ron is writing for you die-hard OLTL viewers. The actors are returning to GH because they want to and because TPTB want them to. It is plain and simple. Ron is writing a fantastic GH and is honoring GH’s rich history in the process. Reviving the Casadines and Quartermaines has been brilliant. There are many places these actors can fit on the canvas while enhancing the history and existing characters. What I would like to know, as a fan of both shows, is when PP is recasting Starr and John. They did say these characters were critical to the OLTL reboot. Was it true or was it simply a power play that went wrong on PP’s behalf? If PP is true to their word, you will still have Starr and John on OLTL – or, what did you call them, “Starr and lame McBain”? Both belong to PP and OLTL – enjoy!

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    Pen replied

    Yes, isn’t it interesting how so many OLTL fans who said “all we want are our characters back — take the actors”, are the ones who are snarking the most? ;)

    tarlyfan replied

    Agree with you, Pen. Along the same line, not only do they want the characters back, they want GH to be cancelled as well. How sad :( . those folks need counseling, IMO.

    Annick replied

    Starr & John do belong on OLTL with fresh new faces and I am overjoyed about that. No, it is not about me but the fact PP would not be a factor if ABC did not cancel the show to begin with and hats off to you if you think GH history is being honored by bringing these three back as new characters to intermingle or whatever with the resurrected Cassadines & Quartermaines. This should have been done in the first place since ABCD, RC, & FV only wanted these actors and used the pretense of keeping OLTL alive to do it. It was never about OLTL, it was about dangling a carrot on a stick to prop these overrated bores. I watched OLTL faithfully and took the good with the bad to include actors I felt were tire and boring that made me want to tune out but I never did. Thank goodness they are GH bores now and I was always a fan who said let the actors do what was best for them and recast, no snark from me because RH last great era was 1998, KA 2006, and ME 2005. So I will enjoy OLTL and you enjoy when those great resurrected families become plot points to prop these three with GH rich history as they were propped to destroy OLTL rich history. Take care:-).

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Bravo Annick! Great post….What I find funny is when anyone says Show actual proof that those actors CHOOSE to be there they automatically think we want the actors back! Personally I WANT RH TO STAY ON GH! Can’t stand him and his one dimensional acting…..KA said she did not want to return as she wanted to spend time with her family and that is completely understandable ME I believe is still there due to Contractual obligations…..I can’t wait for it to be revealed that RH was indeed Vic JR and TSJ is the Real Todd Manning, I am excited to see whom they get to play John McBain, I am excited to see whom they get to play Starr I think I all ready know but no confirmation on it and if they are going to bring Cole and Hope home…..I agree with you they should have brought them on as different characters from the get go but they didn’t and IMHO they didn’t because they needed OLTL fans to watch in order to save their show

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  83. cd says:

    I can’t understand why GH wants these 3 anyway, they are OLTL characters, not that I want them back there either!!!!!!

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    Pen replied

    Characters, or actors? Do you know the difference between the two?

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  84. Pen says:

    I love how everybody is so sure they know which characters these three are playing. Hilarious.

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    tarlyfan replied

    because everybody is so excited about the endless possibilities for the trio so they want to make the correct guess. I can’t help myself too. I’m guessing RoHo will be a Quartermaine, ME will be father Michael Morley. don’t care much for KA but I guess she will be Serena Baldwin.

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  85. Tali says:

    I’m so glad OLTL characters are back in Llanview, as far as their new characters in Port Charles, good luck GH fans-you got’em, hope you like’m!

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    Ava replied

    We will love them, thanks so much! Ron writes brilliantly for GH and the show is on fire. These three actors will enhance GH’s ensemble. Enjoy your recasts. What did you say to us? “You got ‘em – hope you like ‘m.”

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    Patricia replied

    OH PLEASE BARF ron is the WORST writer ever. He cant write a good story for a couple if his life depended on it. He breaks up frisco and felicia a gh legacy couple he destroys carly trying to make her a blair wannabe i find gh (AND BELIEVE ME IM NOT ALONE) VERY VERY DULL!!I am glad you think GH is on fire i TOTALLY DISAGREE. The cast is bulging with sooo many underused ridiciulous characters(britch, sabrina, Olivia, spinelli, rafe), i could go on and on and on. You get one story starting get into it and then POOF you dont see the story continue for weeks. GH needs these three like they need cancellation which from the way it looks if they keep up with this horrible writing will happen sooner then later then lets see how fast the three run back to oltl.

    tarlyfan replied

    ^^^^^ what Ava said :)

    Ava replied

    Frisco and Felicia were destroyed a long time ago. When he never came back for the death of his niece BJ. And for his daughter Georgie’s death. Mac was the stable one and shows Felicia’s character growth – she learned from her mistakes. I’m not alone in loving Ron’s writing. You sound bitter Patricia (you don’t need all caps, your bitterness is quite obvious). You sound like you want GH cancelled only because OLTL was. Way to be petty – if your soap isn’t on ABC, none should be? I wonder if Kassie DePaiva is aware that you post your negativity using her photo. She is such a classy lady.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Hey AVA why don;t you ask Kassie what respect she has for ABC?? I Bet you won’t like the answer…..

    Shelby replied

    I’m amazed at the haters on here bashing Ron C’s writing. I loved his writing on OLTL, especially the final year and a half of the show. And I’ve loved what he has written since he joined the staff at GH. He has completely turned GH around and in many cases righted the wrongs of past Head Writers. Why are so many being so hateful? If you watch GH, then you’d know how much it has improved. GH has high ratings now. And it was the #5 tweeted show last week. It has trended daily on Twitter this week too – the past few days, several character names/actors/events have been tweeting at once. Stop the hate. It will not serve your show well to emit so much negativity about another show. My mama always told me, “what comes around, goes around.”

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Your mama was right “What comes around goes around” What do you think is in store for your show, after what ABC/D did to the other 2 shows and their fans and actors and crews etc???

    Pen replied

    Thanks, we will. :)

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  86. Anthony says:

    I’ve watched GH and OLTL for years and years. I’ve seen John, Starr and Todd played by the respective actors on OLTL and then on GH. While I accept that soaps are high drama and suspension-of-disbelief is sometimes needed – I can not accept the idea that recent characters on GH are now going to be someone else played by the same actor. Silly. There is no consideration for the fan in this decision – again power and money are at the top. A tug-of-war, that’s all this is. I was only interested in the 3 OLTL actors playing their characters and storylines on GH because it kept Llanview alive for me. The crossovers were great and we got to see other characters from OLTL live on. This “new people stuff” isn’t going to work for me. So how many double-take looks will we endure as Carly runs into the new Roger character, and Sam runs into the Michael character and Michael runs into the new Kristen character? And truth be told – I can live without those characters on OLTL. All we really need is Todd for a few weeks to clear up the Victor storyline. Trevor St John comes back and takes his rightful place on the OLTL canvas as Victor Jr. and Todd moves to PC. Starr’s family is dead and it’s logical for her to move on so we don’t need her in Llanview and we have Natalie and John break up for good, so we don’t need him. He has no other connections. It would make much more sense for the OLTL characters to stay at GH.

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  87. heidi says:

    I understand why any of us can be upset with ABCD!!! However when it comes to GH… please don’t boycott ABCD by not supporting GH!!! We need our genre to survive and GH is a great show… it just happens to have some really bad people at ABCD handling/running it! ABCD has supported the 50th and the Nurse’s ball and they seem to be supporting FV and RC and that is huge!!! I want GH to see 50 more years and it needs every viewer/supporter/fan it can get!!! If you want to boycott ABCD do it by not watching their other shows!!! Please support GH!!!

    I join the others who would love to see Brian Frons’ image on someone in the next Turkish prison or Cassadine dungeon.

    For whatever hand PP has had in the debacle… we need to support OLTL and AMC in the hopes that they too have 50 more years!!!

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    Megan replied

    RH, KA, or ME cannot play a character that looks like or gas any characteristics of their OLTL characters period!!!

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    kim replied

    Who cares?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Heidi you can ask but I really don’t know how many AMC AND OLTL fans will see it that way. I know I will not support ABC in anyway at all, they cared nothing about the actors the crews and staff ((From OLTL & AMC)) and all of their families, they did not and still don’t care anything about the fans so NO many ppl have not and will not support that network in anyway, You wanna know why they did all that for the 50th and Nurses ball because that was the Big Bye Bye now all you have to do is wait for cancellation to be announced….

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  88. Megan says:

    Just read Roger Howarth is doing both shows. OLTL Todd Manning & a new character for GH,
    Woo hoo. We still have Todd.

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  89. Nancy (Save Thesoaps) says:

    abc screws up yet again!! They just don’t get it, nor do they care about the fans or the actors!! This could have been a huge win-win! Well, contracts don’t last forever, we will see what the future holds for Starr, Todd & McBain!

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  90. Megan says:

    I’m not a Lawyer, but since their original contracts were most definately specified to play their OLTL characters wouldn’t ABC not being anle to fufill their end by not wroting for the characters they came on to plsy, wouldnt those contracts be null & void ‘ they would have to sign a new one with their nee charscters names?

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  91. Sal says:

    I have watched both OLTL and GH for many, many years. I hated that OLTL was cancelled but found it alright because RH, ME, and KA went to GH as Starr, John, and Todd. Obviously they moved out west and did not want to come back and change their lives to do OLTL online (except RH). I wish everyone could be happy, but it does not work that way. For me, I am beyond excited for OLTL’s return and I will watch it online. As for GH, I am excited for the actors to be back, but very nervous about what characters they will portray. We will just have to wait and see. Hopefully, everything works out for BOTH soaps.

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    Kristy replied

    I was an on again off again GH fan. I am finding I am getting the history and all the characters from the past coming on for the 50th has been a kick for me… Before my OLTLers came to GH, I had not been an active fan of GH for a very long time. I am a fan again b/c of the OLTL cross over. . . . I would miss the actors online, but I hate the idea of their returning to GH as other characters…

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  92. aria says:

    Okay, i got it, i know how the show can bring all three back and explained what happened in the one year span that they were there as their OLTL characters. Its The Real world /Reel world. Carly, Michael and Sam are all secret “OLTL fans and to cope with their “real” life drama, they’ve spend the year inserting themselves into the Reel world of oltl, example, lets say michael really did save a girl but couldn’t save her boyfriend and daughter, in his mind it was more “dramatic ” then what really happened and he pretended the girl was Star but she really wasn’t ect.. Then Carly coped with the whole Jonny situaltion by pretending that she fell for Todd of Oltl, ect.. Sam same situation with John is her story ect ect ect, clearly i’m not good at story telling but this is more of an outline of how the show can explain this whole Oltl and GH mixed in with eachothr scenerio, its like a clever reel vs real mixed in together with actually the three actors playing soap star of the soap oltl and then the show gets cancelled, the three are out of “work actors” living in Port Charles where Reel OLTL was filmed, and I’m sure RC could come up with something clever from there on, Carly michael and Sam end up really meating the actors who played their fave characters ect, the actors would play Reel versions of themselves, sort of not their REAL self but a version. The reel actors would of course make their home in port charles ect ect ect. Lol, so thats my version of how they can deal with this whole mess.

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  93. Diane says:

    I was happy when all three left GH! I don’t think they need to be brought back as their previous characters or new ones! Their are enough actors on GH now that don’t have enough airtime.

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  94. sheild says:

    starr todd john need to be brought on one life to live i enjoy them more on one life to live . to many actors on general hosptail so put one life to live actors bring them back where they belong

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    Denise replied

    totally agree with you here.

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    Pen replied

    Todd, Starr, and John WILL be brought back on OLTL. The original actors will not. What’s confusing about this to you people?

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  95. Mary says:

    Well the three do hv to honor their contracts but the bottom line is all three actors need a job but their characters are deeply rooted on OLTL so who knows. We will see what happens hopefully it will workout for both soaps. Also I agree with Patricia that GH should never hv killed off Hope!!!! I think that was a horrible decision to kill off a baby!!!! I mean seriously!! They could’ve made the storyline with Starr n Michael work without killing Starr’s daughter!!!

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  96. Linda says:

    Yes I don’t know why they left and they should keep their charactors they were playing before they left.

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  97. Coco says:

    GH doesn’t need these 3 at all. Instead of wasting money on these OLTLers, RC should remember that this GH, and instead 3 new characters taking up valuable airtime he should concentrate on the vets. This regime seems to be confused on what soap they are working on.

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    Mia replied

    @Coco ITA GH doesn’t need these three, it was doing fine w/o them

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    Pen replied

    They are three talented actors with fan bases. That’s why GH wants them. I mean, gosh–imagine that.

    And I think I’ll trust Frank and Ron to run the show, seeing as it’s been consistently climbing in the ratings and just hit an 18 month high. When YOU start running a daily drama, you can tell me how easy it is, okay? :)

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Constantly climbing the ratings??!! You really did not just say that did you?? Consistently 3rd out of 4 is not climbing the ratings!! They did not even move out of 3rd during the 50th or the nurses ball, They barely beat DOOL!!!

  98. Kristy says:

    I HATE the idea that Starr, John and Todd won’t be a part of GH. I’ve noticed when Carly talks about Todd, she says she broke off her last relationship. Michael refers to Starr as his girlfriend – who broke up w/him w/no real explanation over the phone & John McBain isn’t mentioned at all….. It was so impressive how the characters were made a part of Port Charles and woven into many s/ls. After all that work, it is just maddening that now it will be like it never happened… I feel like abc has screwed over the soap fans again :(

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    tarlyfan replied

    well, Kristy, don’t blame ABC. PP forbids ABC to make any reference to OLTL. Hence the reasons for lack of Todd/John/Star reference. I trust that RC can impress us again with introducing/weaving this trio back onto GH’s canvas. May 10th does not come soon enough for me. Can’t wait to see RoHo loving Laura Wright on screen again!!!

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    Jujubees replied

    RC can do it, too! I cannot wait!!! I am so excited about these episodes – more so than I have in about 3 years!!!

  99. Jan says:

    I don’t care I’m done with GH.

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  100. Mia says:

    This time Michael Easton NEEDS to be put with another female and NOT Kelly Monaco. I LOVE Olivia and Sonny chemistry, but he is with Kate/Connie, they should put Olivia and whatever Michael Easton character going to be, I would like to if ME has chemistry w/ Olivia or another female, it can’t always be KeMo/ME all the time. Bring in fresh meat for KeMo.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    who would bring to the show?

    I couldt stand for Olivia to have her hands on Mcbain!!!!!!

    Patrick????

    Sonny?????

    AJ he’s Lizzie man

    Johnny he left the show

    Milo??????

    MAC to old

    Luke to old

    Spinelli give me a break

    Shawn she worked with him before in 2005

    Dante he’s married well, well

    JAX I LIKE JAX WITH SAM!!!(yes I do,,)

    MIKE MORELY aka CALEB MORELY………Yes we have a winner,!!!!!!!!!!

    (only 2 pairings I like ) JASPER JACKS & CALEB MORLEY

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    Pen replied

    I love Easton with Kelly, and I hope they’re gonna try it again. If the story works, I think Ron WILL do it again, and it’ll be fantastic.

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  101. Mia says:

    Michael Easton should play a Cassadine.

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  102. Mia says:

    Kelly Monaco has mentioned Sam & Patrick. They should listen to her and pair them up. Like when Greg V. wanted to be paired with Kelly Monaco and got his wish and Lucky & Sam became a couple.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    I love Kelly and Greg!!!

    They had so much chemistry

    I do not know!!!!

    He suppose to (JASON THOMPSON ) WITH SUCK-BRINA

    WE KNOW STEVE BURTON ISNT COMMING BACK……

    BUT I STILL LOVE HIM

    BUT SHE BELONG TO MICHAEL EASTON……..FOR NOW!!!!!

    I think the only one for SAM IS STEVE BUT

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  103. Mia says:

    @Patricia ITA I seen better writers

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  104. Denise says:

    No they need to stay in Llanveiw where they belong. Todd and Blair belong to gether. Natalie and John belong together. And as for Star she will find someone new but needs to be there for her parents who seem to need a mediator and Blair needs her daughter. Along with Todd Star seems to be able to talk him down. Why do they have to mess up something that isnt broke. But what can you do IT SUCKS……….

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    Mia replied

    @Denise ITA Todd belongs with Blair, John belongs with Natalie. Starr coud find love again. They have MORE history & connections on OLTL. I ONLY see the same pairings for them on GH and THAT’S IT. GH doesn’t have enough ppl for them to hookup with. I just think it’s going to be a flop. With ME/KeMo they NEVER get anything decent, NO GOOD s/l like KeMo/SB did, KeMo/ME ALWAYS get material that is connected to PC, NO REAL drama to prove how GOOD they can be together & they barely showed them as well, just seems pointless. They couldn’t admit they didn’t really have anything for KeMo/ME, just pairing them because of chemistry. So wrong. I prefer them on OLTL. So sad. I just don’t see great s/l for them on GH, just the same pairings, and when they put them together and time passes and they breakup up, then what.

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  105. Mystiklynda says:

    I am glad they are coming back. It will be interesting. There are other questions unanswered at Gh as well. What has happenned to Robin Scorpio and her dad.

    On another note Nicolas did hint that there are no other Cassadines, but maybe his uncle had a child that we don’t know about or even Stavros may had one somewhere.

    It will be interesting to watch. But GH needs to finish some storylines as we fans have been waiting too long. Get Brit out please and bring Robin & Scorpio back please…

    THank you

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  106. Jujubees says:

    I am personally excited about their return – I love Roger and Michael! I want Roger to be the new Franco – and I want Michael to have that “vampy” type of role he played in Port Charles! I’m sure Kristen is going to be Lauren Frank – and that’s okay with me. Roger and Kristen playing slightly psychotic father/daughter (Todd/Starr) is absolutely ALRIGHT with me! – But Roger and Michael did a superb job on GH – I don’t care what anyone says – the high ratings prove that!!!! So, why whine over spilled milk? They are amazing actors and will grace our TV sets on GH and that is good enough for me – whether you like it or not – these 3 are an added benefit to GH!!! KEEP WATCHING – even if you don’t want to – you might find yourself coming back for me!!! *grin*

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    Jujubees replied

    you might find yourself coming back for more!! *grin* ((Ohhh.. BTW – Might I add – there are so many new cute guys on GH and not enough girls – can I volunteer to be on the show? Just throw me Nik, AJ or Roger or Michael – just pick one out please!! :D

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  107. Bernbern says:

    Personally Roger Howarth as the new Franco would be horrible. That role was MADE for James Franco. He is defiantly Sam’s father. I made a bet with my mom that it’s Sams dad and not Franco. If he WAS Franco, it wouldn’t be that brought out or dragged on. They would’ve revealed his name by now. I hope that it is Sam’s dad! It would be a great story line!

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