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546 January 14th, 2013 REPORT: Prospect Park Wants The Characters Of GH’s John, Starr & Todd For One Life to Live!

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

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

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

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

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

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  1. Claudia Kurzyna says:

    I want them to remain on General Hospital.

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    stella replied

    me too…I like it just the way it is…

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    Nancy replied

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

    carole dion replied

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

    Laura replied

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

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    Sheila replied

    I won’t watch GH if he stays. LOL

    ginnlee replied

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

    Linda Braudy replied

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

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    KateK replied

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

    Amy replied

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

    JessicaS replied

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

    carole dion replied

    I agree!

    theresa replied

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

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    Christina replied

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

    Taylor replied

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

    paula thomas replied

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

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    Carly replied

    I love them on gh let them stay

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    DEB replied

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

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    Betty replied

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

    Brenda replied

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

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    Glenda replied

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

    Cheryl replied

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

    Paula replied

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

    Violet replied

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

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

    peg replied

    Give McBain a bigger story line.

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    carole dion replied

    YES!

    Cathy replied

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

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    Claudia Kurzyna replied

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

    Shirley Towler replied

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

    Kelly replied

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

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    Deb replied

    Exactly

    MARMAR replied

    You are so right. ABC shot themselves in the foot when they shut down the soaps. Viewers cried out…but, they didn’t listen. I think the success of SOAPNET has made them realize that viewers are watching reruns all of the time and follow up with GH, Y&R,AMC and Days of Our Lives current stories are watched here because of the network changing time slots. ABC is finding out that their talk shows, cooking shows, etc haven’t had the viewers that AMC,OLTL and GH have retained. If Prospect Part had signed all of the stars on at the beginning and had the contracts as well as the shows sewn up I would feel sorry for them. Right now, I feel they missed the boat and should start out fresh. Use the talent they have under a new show.

    Betty replied

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

    Jan replied

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

    tina replied

    why can’t they be on both shows?

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    Denise replied

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

    BOOPP replied

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

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    monica replied

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

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    monica replied

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

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    Violet replied

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

    Bonnie replied

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

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    ronda replied

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

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    Bila replied

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

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    Cindy replied

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

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    Katlee replied

    I am so cynical. Prospect once before played foul with OLTL. Promised
    production, had supposedly signed actors and then pulled the plug. I would hate to see them pull three successful crossover characters who have well entrenched themselves in the new show that took them in and continued to give them life when Prospect dropped them on their heads after promising the moon. What is to stop them from doing this again. I just feel something really stinks here. It would hurt GH to have these characters leave and I have to wonder what the motive is. I pray that they are playing with all their cards fairly and showing and that we can somehow work this out. I can’t see the Characters being played by anyone else and I can’t see the actors suddenly having to change to a different character. Either way this doesn’t help either soap.

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    Nicole replied

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

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    carole dion replied

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

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    Dee replied

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

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    micki replied

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

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    Christy replied

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

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

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

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    mari replied

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

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    Chris replied

    I agree too!! They should stay with GH. Their story lines have drifted too far now to make any sense. NO more crossovers! Problem solved.

    I do NOT want to see Roger Howarth (Todd), Michael Easton (John), or Kristen Alderson (Starr) on the new OLTL. For me, ME has become a Mc-Pain in the you know what, and KA is annoying and can’t act. One of the reasons I started watching OLTL was to see what RH would do next. The episode where he holds everyone hostage at Asa’a lodge was the best one ever. But RH is not nearly as good playing Todd. I would.

    I want to see Trevor St John as the “real” Todd with Blair. He made the character better and was treated badly at the end. Was his last scene with Alison ever explained? Perhaps PP should start there and forget abut getting anyone back from GH.

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    Acamden replied

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

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    Linda replied

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

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  2. Ann says:

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

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  3. John says:

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

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

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    Michael Fairman replied

    Hey John:
    Thanks for your comments, however in the TVG article it states the following:
    “Prospect wants those characters back, and that has the GH brass in a tizzy”
    Hope that clarifies.
    Thx
    Michael

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    John replied

    I missed that. Sorry. i hope they let them do both

    patti Jackson replied

    I would love star Todd n john to remain on tv on GH .Onl y because i dont have a computer to watch OLTL .N i wouldnt beable to see any of OLTL .if they weren’t on GH.Im excited that OLTL is going to b on the computer.but like i said i wouldnt get to see any oltl if they took star john n Todd .thats the only conection i have left to my show .Now if OLTL aired on tv again .yes put them back .

  4. Susan says:

    I want whatever the actors choose.

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    bonnie replied

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

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    Roseann replied

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

    Elhu replied

    I agree Susan, I hope each of the actors involved ultimately get to do what they want to do (which I am sure they will, but it just might not be as John, Todd and Starr, although I hope it will be). If it were my choice, I love both OLTL and GH, but they have now become so meshed into the GH canvas, that I would like them to remain there. Logistically, I am guessing they are all settled into the west coast by now, and PP will be filming on the east coast in Connecticut. I have no idea, but there is probably a big financial difference from one to the other, and there is most likely, more stability at this point, in remaining with GH, although you never know what the future holds. Do not get me wrong, I am so excited for both AMC and OLTL to come to life on the internet, and I so want to see the actors/characters that made these shows what they are, return to Pine Valley and Llanview, but I think these three should remain in Port Charles/GH, but again, it is their choice, and I will respect whatever choice each actor/actress makes.

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    Rita replied

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

  5. Sheila says:

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

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    bonnie replied

    no you take Starr we dont want her either

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    Nancylp300 replied

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

    Robert replied

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

    Sheila replied

    If we must. LOL

    Emma replied

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

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    Robert Lee replied

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

    diane fivecoats replied

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

    liz replied

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

    Mary replied

    Agreed!

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    nessmess50 replied

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

  6. meg says:

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

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    Margie replied

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

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  7. K.A. Rogers says:

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

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  8. Bawoman says:

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

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    redheart replied

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

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    remkol replied

    I totally agree!!

    dinah replied

    I agree as well.

    Danni replied

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

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    Christy replied

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

    liz replied

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

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  9. Ugonna Wosu says:

    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

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

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    Danni replied

    Amen!

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    jc replied

    2nd that!

    Mary replied

    3rd that

  10. Ella says:

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

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    Tali Smith replied

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

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    Nancy replied

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

    Ella replied

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

    Robert Lee replied

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

    Sheila replied

    John has a family in Llnview.

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    Mary replied

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

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    Ella replied

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

    Mary replied

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

    terri replied

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

    rebecca replied

    I never liked John and Natlaie; actually when they broke up in Llanview I preferred him with Kelly! (Gina Tognoni). Now that he’s on GH I’d really love to see him with Sam (Kelly Monaco)…their story’s been building and it’s just getting off the ground.

    Though I love Blair on OLTL…was enjoying her relationship with Tomas and think that could be interesting to pursue…especially since we’re not sure if he’s truly Alcazar from GH! There could be a lot of intertwining stories between the two shows…

    As for Starr and Michael…I can’t relate to GH Starr…she seems disconnected and rather cold…there’s no bond left with Todd. With that said, I love Michael on GH and would be interested to see if they can build a more compelling story between him and Starr.

    So…guess I’d like to see all three stay on GH…with story potential on OLT simultaneously through references to them or visits or skyping, etc.

    Endless possiblities….

  11. louisa says:

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

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    Ugonna Wosu replied

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

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    rebecca replied

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

    Barbara replied

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

    Mary replied

    agreed

    rebecca replied

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

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  12. Marie says:

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

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    Ann replied

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

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    Lori replied

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

    Tali Smith replied

    I agree with Ann & Lori.

    Vic replied

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

    Brenda replied

    I too agree with Ann and Lori.

    Robert Lee replied

    I love crossovers it gives soaps unity!

  13. Alyson says:

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

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    Ugonna Wosu replied

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

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    Alyson replied

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

    So that’s my opinion. I want Starr,Todd and John to stay at GH.

    CTwildheart replied

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

    I hope whatever they decide, the story is good…

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    Tali Smith replied

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

    Alyson replied

    Exactly, thanks :)

    Yes, I hope so to

  14. Lauren says:

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

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  15. Katie says:

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

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    MiCHELE replied

    i AGREE.

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    Tali Smith replied

    Thank you Katie – I agree also!

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    Patrick replied

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

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

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

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  16. Brittany says:

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

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    Patrick replied

    have to wonder…. when FV came on board… they hired these 3 from OLTL to crossover… and then the writing came ???

    is GH all the better because…. 1. the 3 actors…..
    2. FV and the writers.

    seems like an obvious answer… FV and the producing and writing….

    Dawg! i wish DAYS had these problems…. especially… when it seems GH has an open-ended purse… (cashola).

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  17. Annoyed OLTL fan says:

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

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    Tali Smith replied

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

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    terri replied

    I completely agree with you!

    Gentry Ashmore replied

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

    Starr can stay but Todd needs to go home, too. The Victor/Todd/Tomas story needs to be resolved and so does Todd and Blair and Vicki and Blair.

    Let OLTL live again. It’s fans have suffered enough this past year.

    Patrick replied

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

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

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    Sheila replied

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

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    rebecca replied

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

    Sheila replied

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

  18. Trapper says:

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

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  19. Beth says:

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

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  20. P says:

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

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  21. debikra says:

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

    Take Starr…….Leave Todd

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  22. bonnie says:

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

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  23. GHfan says:

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

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    CTwildheart replied

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

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  24. Mary says:

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

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    currygirl replied

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

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  25. gwendolyn says:

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

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    CTwildheart replied

    Love Todd’s humor.

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  26. OLTLluver says:

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

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    Patricia replied

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

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    Soph replied

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

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    Tali Smith replied

    Well said OLTLluver – I also agree!

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  27. Liz says:

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

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    CTwildheart replied

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

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    Katie replied

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

  28. Carol says:

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

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    Christy replied

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

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    Tina replied

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

    Christy replied

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

    JayeAlex replied

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

  29. Heather says:

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

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    Christy replied

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

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    MARMAR replied

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

  30. Lynn says:

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

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    CTwildheart replied

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

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    Lynn replied

    That’s the point! They try to keep OLTL alive on GH messed up those endings and didn’t make since at all on GH! John cheered on Nat something he wouldn’t have done on OLTL just to fit into GH Now John keeps mentioning Natalie and Liam how does that work? It doesn’t let him go back to his family! Stars family had to be killed off to come to GH, Tea’s baby had to be killed. And Todd OMG he is acting like a OOC goofball who lets people walk all over him. No I want them back on OLTL and back In the character I’ve war he’d them in for years. I was naive when they first came to GH but I’ve since work up and it all I can do to watch them now without ff on GH

    CTwildheart replied

    I understand what you’re saying now. Good writers will be able to handle it all.
    I disagree. John did not cheat on Natalie. It was one kiss. They have him mention them, because I think RC/FV were hoping to get them on GH once the PP rights reverted. Now, they can be used as a vehicle for his return.
    Tea’s baby will be found alive (just a hunch), the writers can do that. Just like I believe Hope will be found alive. This can also be a vehicle for Starr’s return to Llanview.
    Todd has always been a goofball! His humor is one of the things I have always loved about him. No matter how dark he gets, he still has a twisted sense of humor.
    I will watch them on GH if that is where they stay, but I would prefer them on OLTL also.

  31. Lisa says:

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

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  32. MONA JOIHNSON says:

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

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    CTwildheart replied

    I would love to see more crossovers myself…

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    Rita replied

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

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    MARMAR replied

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

  33. Torikyles says:

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

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  34. CamCam says:

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

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    Nancylp300 replied

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

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    Christy replied

    To be perfectly honest I believe that ABC is hoping that Prospect Park does well with AMC and OLTL so that they can cancel GH and GH can also go to Prospect Park online. I wouldn’t put it past them. It only makes sense that they allowed Prospect Park to keep the rights for both of these shows when they had every chance to tell PP to give the rights back to them. I am very happy that PP is taking OLTL and AMC to the Internet. I believe that it is going to work out really well. What would really be great is if Soap Net can show the Online shows on their channel for the people that don’t have computers or the Internet. That would work perfectly.

    Cathy replied

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

  35. tina says:

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

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    Optimistic replied

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

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    CTwildheart replied

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

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    Christy replied

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

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    Rita replied

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

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  36. shelly says:

    i want them to stay with General Hospital!

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  37. christina says:

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

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    Brian Tripp replied

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

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  38. mandy says:

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

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

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  39. ADC says:

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

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    Robert replied

    No recast!

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Some characters on both series’ will likely be recast.

  40. mo says:

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

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    Brian Tripp replied

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

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

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

    Margie replied

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

    Brian Tripp replied

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

    CTwildheart replied

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

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    su0000 replied

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

    PP may have the characters but not the actors ..

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  41. LisaK says:

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

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    CTwildheart replied

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

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    Margie replied

    So, CT?

    CTwildheart replied

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

    Lisa K replied

    lol… I knew i should have added in my first post that I KNOW they were played by other actors in the past. I have watched these shows (all three) since i was a little girl… for over 40 years, i am now 50 yrs old) I have seen actors come and go and the like.. just stating the point that these characters have been played by these certain actors for the Majority of the on air time and would surely be missed if they were recast…. Alderson was the “only” Starr, and would be missed if she were not to return as said character. And Eddie and Destiny… i feel are the same… YET… I do know the Characters need to grow, and as they do on “a soaps life” age quite rapidly (with the exception of Elizabeths kids… Cameron should be older than molly for goodness sake… but…. ) ANYWHO…. i just like these three in the roles they have made their own… But it is whatever they decide to do… Just Glad as hell that my program will continue on so my daughter can enjoy it as she gets older. She was just starting to get into it when it was cancelled.. she is 12. She is pleased as punch that it is returning. You have a great day… everyone! and Blessed BE that our soaps are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

    CTwildheart replied

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

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  42. cathy trinque says:

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

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    Tsuds replied

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

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    Katie replied

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

    cathy trinque replied

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

    Lynn replied

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

    cathy trinque replied

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

    Tsuds replied

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

    susan M. replied

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

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  43. JoAnn says:

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

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  44. Christine says:

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

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

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  45. emtk says:

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

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    cathy trinque replied

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

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  46. Christine says:

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

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  47. Natalie says:

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

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  48. Lisa says:

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

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  49. Traci Howell says:

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

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    Tsuds replied

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

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    TRW replied

    Whatever they charge…

  50. Lynn says:

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

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  51. Denise says:

    They need to go back to Llanview! John has his family there, Blair n Dorians
    Cramer women r there so Todd n Starr need to go home. Todd’s sons r there. Problem is PP took so long to get their ducks in a row time passes without them. A lot of the key players moved to Lala land!

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  52. johanna says:

    The way I see it the actors should count. from the get go Michael signed on with PP. GH is barely using John so if he wants to move back east let him go! Kristin and roger had plans to move west anyway and they r used in PC and seem to fit in the fictioal burg so let them stay in PC if the actors want. That is a happy medium and everyone can b happy!

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  53. Iakovos says:

    There is a part of me that wants Todd, Starr, and John to stay in Port Charles but honestly, they are of and belong to Llanview. They were primary figures in the plots on ONE LIFE TO LIVE and I would want them to return to see the continuing stories through to some conclusion. That does not mean the actors need to take the roles (although I would wantthem too, particularly Howarth). But it is a problem then for the actors stranded on GENERAL HOSPITAL without roles. A solution is possible and I hope it can be one acceptable to all parties, including the audiences of both shows.

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  54. Christine says:

    It’s going to look a lot like biting the hand that feeds you.

    Had it not been for the integration of some OLTL characters and the actors who play them into GH, then I find it hard to believe that there would, a year later, still be so much frenzy to get OLTL and AMC back on the air.

    Prospect Park needs to give credit where credit is due – and that is to Frank Valentini – for having the foresight to keep OLTL in peoples’ minds while bringing back GH to some resemblance of its former glory days.

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    Ella replied

    Yes, thank you! This can be easily settled by the actors. Chances are, they get paid more with GH than an internet based network with only 2 hours of programming a week. If the actors want to stay on GH, give them new characters. PP doesn’t own Caleb from PC. What if Michael Easton remembers his past as Caleb. Same with Roger. After Years of torture and imprisonment, Todd realizes his memories aren’t his own ad he is actually someone else. Same actors, different identities. Who knows. Maybe this is a ploy by PP for a buyout?

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  55. Shayna says:

    They need to stay on GH. Love Todd don’t know how I feel about him with Carly yet. I love Starr and love her Michael they just fit together!

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  56. el says:

    i would like to see all characters as well as the actors/tress return where they belong…back to oltl. They ALL are important i one life would not be the same without them…Gh has enough people returning…they dont need them.

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  57. jon says:

    Why would these actors want to leave a network show for the on certainty of an online production? I would guess there is more money to be made on network TV. Besides, all 3 fit into GH just fine. And Todd is the best anti hero this show has seen since Luke came on in the late 70s. Let OL have Victor, GH needs Todd.

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    Cheri Choat replied

    Love Todd on GH! Need his loveable villian on there. The chemistry between he and Carlie is unbelievable. They could be a supercouple!

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  58. Kelly says:

    PLEASEEE at least let Todd STAY on GH… He brings so much to the show and having watched him on both shows, fits in better there!!

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    Barbara replied

    Kelly, I so agree. Really love RH on GH.

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  59. Brian Tripp says:

    Why can’t they do both? If any of them should stay I would say Todd stays and Starr & John go back. Natalie & John need to reconcile! Todd and Carly are my new fave couple so I want them to stay. Starr and Michael are kinda just blah.

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  60. JulieM says:

    I love all three characters and think they have been blended wonderfully. I always wanted Star with Michael even before I found out OLTL was being cancelled. I really don’t want to see the actors play different characters, no way! I say let them finish up on OLTL’s reboot and send them back over to GH. PP should be more worried about getting Trevor St John back so they can explain OLTL’s insane ending.
    The only thing that would make fans perfectly happy would to bring the shows back to ABC, we know this won’t be happening so a compromise needs to happen.

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  61. Pat says:

    What difference a year makes…I remember the GH fans did not want anyone from OLTL on there show…and that the rating proved there point. So, I say they should go back to OLTL where they are wanted..I for one want them back . Sorry GH you have the EP and HW. I think that should be enough. OLTL characters and their actors should be on OLTL.

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    Barbara replied

    Y’all can have Starr back but Todd and John, not so fast. RH was also a ATWT character. I am one of those GH fans that still want Starr out of Port Charles,STAT!

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  62. IMA says:

    I hope they leave GH. They are OLTL characters and they didn’t belong on GH in the first place.

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  63. Robert says:

    I’m torn, I really like Todd & Carly together. Starr and Michael are starting to click now. John really is the only one that can easily go back to Llanview because of Natalie and he really doesn’t have a purpose on GH right now. There will have to be some crossover during this transition.

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    Vic replied

    I agree that John would be the easiest to move back. He was given a job below his ability as a favor. Once he can make right by Natalie and Clint, Bo can hire him back. (And how did Bo het his job back anyways?!?!?)

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    Cheri Choat replied

    GH fans want John and Sam. They had chemistry right from the start. Port Charles. Sam needs a strong, passionate leading man now that Jason is gone. She has proven how invested she makes fans in her relationships. If they just stick someone with her, it will fizzle out. She and John have history, and their love life could be amazing.

  64. Sue says:

    Not sure why this is an issue they have been doing crossover characters for years

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  65. Diana Hege says:

    I think they should leave GH, they were first formed with OLTL and that’s how the fans remember it.

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  66. Barbara says:

    Todd Manning needs to stay put on GH. He had left OLTL once before and they survived just fine. As for KA aka Starr, she can leave. Up in the air about John McBain because he is more exciting on GH than on OLTL and away from Natalie. Just my two cents.

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    Cathy replied

    There has barely been a time in the last 20 years when Todd Manning was not on the canvas of OLTL. RH left briefly in 1996 and 1998, but when he left for 8 years starting in 2003, they recast the character. Turns out in the end it wasn’t Todd, but the audience thought he WAS Todd all that time. Todd is essential to OLTL.

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  67. EDNA BAREFOOT says:

    It is hard to say. Todd & Star could go back & forth. But Todd has to get out of jail 1st which I have no doubt he will. John would follow Todd back to OLTL. Viki is the only one who really gets Todd, most of the time, so he has to be part of OLTL. If PP is going to go 6 & 6 for both soaps then it would work for Todd, Starr & John. When OLTL was not taping they could go to GH. Lot of traveling though!! Hope they work it out to keep everyone happy. When is ERIKA SLEZAK going to sign?????

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  68. Rod says:

    Star left Llanview to at the end so she needs to stay!!! Todd is amazing in GH better than OLTL and did be he not wa tv to go online originally?

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  69. Rod says:

    Oops. Didnt Todd say no to online originally?

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  70. chriss johnson says:

    I would hate to lose all three on GH. GH has resurged and I think these characters have helped, tho I could except ME as Caleb somehow (not as a vamp) if it is a character issue. Also, think of the actors. How awful to go from an ABC soap to a internet soap. What about pay issues? It would have been one thing to salvage something back when the soaps died originally, as planned, but they have moved on, and up, if you will. I am not even sure if I will have time to watch soaps online, unless I have no choice. I am 60 and have a 50 year history with soaps, but I am not sure I can change enough to watch them online…..time will tell I guess.

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  71. CTwildheart says:

    However this all plays out – I just want them to be able to have a good story line to facilitate. I will watch General Hospital with or without these characters and I will watch One Life to Live with or without these characters.
    I would prefer their GH story lines wrapped up somehow and they all go back to Llanview – with crossover story lines occasionally. But I will watch either way, no matter what.
    Looking forward to what the new All My Children and One Life to Live have to offer and hoping they are so successful that other shows can also find new life.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Agreed. As a longtime fan of both shows, all 3 characters and the actors who portray them, I just want it all to work out for all involved. Especially the FANS.

    That said, I really would like to see the Victor/Todd ending resolved in a way that fans deserve and I definitely would like to see John happily reunited with Natalie and Liam. Make it so.

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    CTwildheart replied

    I also agree! I think there is so much Victor/Todd story to tell…we fans deserve at least some sort of wrap up between them. And John, Natalie and Liam together as a family will be nice to see.

    rebecca replied

    I said this in reply to a post a few boxes up but personally, I’d rather see John with Sam. Never liked Natalie that much and was looking forward to a John/Sam…Caleb/Livvie couple.

    terri replied

    It was hard after so many years to have only 2 days of seeing John, Natalie, and Liam as a happy family.

  72. Tania says:

    I know this may be difficult, but I wish they could be on both shows- remain on GH – where there “lives” have continued. But be able to visit Llanview, much as Blair & Tea have done.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    That would be awesome. I hope they can work it out that way for the fans of both shows. Also, I think it would really help in the re-launch of OLTL in attracting viewers. That way they could have ties in Llanview and Port Charles.

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  73. karen meltz says:

    I without a doubt want Michael Easton especially to stay on Gh! Losing Steve Burton was & still is such a great loss Gh needs another male in the same age category to help fill this terrible void & Michael has been doing great! Going to Prospect Park is a step down for him even though i can’t wait for AMC & OLTL to come back through Prospect Park. Gh also needs Todd Roger Howarth he is beyond greatly talented & adds some comedy Gh needs badly Michael Easton & Roger Howarth NEED to STAY on GH!!
    Starr is a very good actress but she can cross over or go back to OLTL i like Kristen very much but she is needed the least out of the 3 on Gh!

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    Cheri Choat replied

    I Completely agree!

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  74. Joyce Nixon says:

    don’t care – take them. They don’t fit on GH anyway.

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    nessmess50 replied

    Then GH will be cancelled when they do go back…OLTL is wgere they blong…

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Aha funny how you think THREE

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    *THREE characters leaving could cancel a soap they had nothing to do with for 50+ years. You’re delusional to think that.

    susan M. replied

    I don’t think GH would be cancelled if they go back to OLTL …That is no reason to cancel GH.

    nessmess50 replied

    No i am not delusional,that soap sucked b4 they came on,and the ratings proved it..Also it was said OLTL made Gh a lot better…..More ppl started watching it…..Plus The new writers helped also..Oh where did they come from OLTL..

    Cassie replied

    The writers are staying with GH

  75. Rachel Payne says:

    I would like to see Todd go back to OLTL, John staying at GH, and maybe Kristen floating back & forth

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  76. MissyLady says:

    GH has a rich history of characters, so it’s time to send Starr, John and Todd back to Llanview and allow the show to focus on their own vets (Liz, Scotty, Laura, Lucy, Anna, Robert, Duke, etc).

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  77. Jason Eldridge says:

    I’mno honestly surprised by this. I had a real good feeling that they could be wanting the characters back on the show. WE may not get the actors though.

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  78. Cathy says:

    You cannot do a successful OLTL reboot without the Todd Manning character. Of course Todd belongs on OLTL – it’s where he was created and where all his historical ties (save Starr) still lie. Todd has no connections in PC; he only had sex with Carly because he was missing Blair and his family so badly, and he’s known her for less than a year. Soulmates they are not. It will be a shame if TM can no longer be played by the brilliant actor (RH) who basically created him, but if that’s how it has to be then so be it. OLTL without Todd is like a car without wheels. I don’t mind if Todd stays for a big on GH for the purpose of closing out story, but certainly within several months the character should go back to Llanview. That is his home. He has a sister there, the love of his life, a dear nephew, and two other children, one of whom (JACK) with he has TONS of story left to tell.

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  79. CTwildheart says:

    I feel bad for these actors! Imagine how Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson feel about all this? They have to be torn, happy and sad at the same time. Crazy situation. Hope it all works out without any detriment to these actors AND these shows.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree (again). This has to be difficult for them.

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  80. Lynn says:

    I find it funny how so many gHers didn’t want them and were so angry when they came now they want them to stay unbelievable! They need to go back to their home so that they can help get OLTL started this benefits all the soaps if pp gets up and going and if the GHers love them so much watch them on oLTL we had to watch GH for them

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    Cassie replied

    A lot of GHers, like myself, also were OLTLers & AMCers. It isn’t mutually exclusive. This isn’t an “us vs them” thing.

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    Christine replied

    Well said, Cassie.

  81. Tsuds says:

    Leave them on GH.. i am not paying to watch any soap opera online… it is free on network tv…

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  82. BonnieJ says:

    Yes, that characters were created for OLTL but it is the actors choice what they want. At this point the only character that has made a mark on GH is Todd, He has become involved with alot of the main characters, Carly, Connie, Johnney, Sonny and Sam. He would seem absent if he suddenly was gone. Starr’s storyline is ending with her finding out about what happened to her family so she is free to leave. I do not see a real love or relationship with her and Micheal. As far as John, he is barely on the show, what once every two weeks? Send him back to his family in Llanview.

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    Katie replied

    Its not t he actors choice they can stay on GH all they want but as different characters.

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    Waltina Harris replied

    I find it amazing that “It is the Actor’s choice” yet some was mad and said that Steve Burton betrayed fans from General Hospital when he left the character of Jason, to become a new character on Young and the Restless. All kind of mean things was said about him. Was that not his choice as an Actor?

    Any person has the right to determine when they want to leave a job, no matter what his/her fans think or want. Just as fans leave their jobs for whatever reason. No actor should be tied to one character unless that is what they want.

    It’s called making a “Decision For Your Life”.

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  83. Yanik Comeau says:

    I feel Prospect Park needs to thread lightly. I can understand them wanting to make OLTL the best it can be for its fans who were seriously burned by the fallout of the first try at bringing the defunct ABC soaps to TOLN (The OnLine Network). But they also need to remember that many of the same fans FOLLOWED Starr, Todd and John to GH, as I followed Jake to Oakdale when Another World went off the air. They can’t poach Starr, John and Todd from GH without ruffling a lot of feathers, including those of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati to whom they had promised the world the first time around. Since Agnes Nixon, creator of both OLTL and AMC, is reportedly on board as a consultant for the online revival of her soaps, PP’s Mr. Kwatinetz and Mr. Rich need to learn to SHARE. Let’s have these characters go back and forth and create a great interaction. If it could be done for some AMC and Loving characters way back when (remember Jeremy and Ceara?), not to mention GH and The City (Tracy, anyone?) and GH and Port Charles, let’s do this the right way, people.

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    Emma replied

    Todd, John & Starr leaving GH would not have any real effect on GH. They are new characters. Characters with years of history on GH have left & the show has gone on. GH wouldn’t miss a beat if the 3 of them left. They should absolutely not go back and forth. GH doesn’t need them. It would not be great interaction, it would be a nightmare trying to sync the two shows.

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    rebecca replied

    It would be a dream…not a nightmare! There are fans of both shows…the characters are already integrated…and they now have ties in both towns. It would seem strange to suddenly have three characters, who have become involved with GH major players…suddenly disappear. And, many of us, perhaps not you, like the stories they’re in. Many new characters have been introduced to GH which neither OLTL or GH fans know…Sabrina, Ellie, Trey, Joe Scully, Britt…and I enjoy them. But the OLTL characters are just as plausible if not moreso…because they come from a “town” that actually exists in the soap world…they’re established “real” people somewhere out there. To resent characters from another soap…when new characters are introduced on to all soaps, as welll as primetime TV…is ridiculous.

    Tali Smith replied

    Don’t think PP should tread lightly – it’s all ABC’s fault they canceled the shows in the first place! They made their bed now let them lye in it!

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  84. Marji says:

    I really would like for the actors to have a say in this . I would not want them to be backed in a corner by an executive power struggle . I will be happy as long as they are .

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  85. twinkle mcjingles rosenkrands-embreuses says:

    i’d rather they stay on gh and maybe guest star on oltl i ‘d rather see them on the big screen,online is a hardship as the 17 inch screen is not as good and big as my 57 inch tv,ithink they could do both but since they are taped in different states it may be a hardship for the actors especialy the married ones or the ones with kids.ty michael.lol..

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    CTwildheart replied

    Is it a newer TV? Those have a place you can connect to your computer and use the tv as a monitor and watch everything there.

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    twinkle mcjingles rosenkrands-embreuses replied

    i have no idea how old it is!! it was here when i rented this house in oct. owner said i could have it, so i said yippee..lol..but any way my p..c. and tv are in rooms far away from each other.tooo mnay wires strung out probably isnt possible.but anyway have a good week.

  86. Soph says:

    I said it in an earlier post, I think John and Todd should go back to OLTL. Their integration was not very organic. It’s just felt forced. Though Todd is funny, he still has a lot going on in LV. John, despite everything, still has a family. Natalie and Liam are still a large part of his life. John just got Natalie and Liam back when OLTL ended. It would be unfair to keep the character of John on GH while knowingly he has a family still very much still a part of his life. Starr is the only one that has viable reason to stay. She has Michael, she doesn’t have Cole or Hope anymore (though I’m sure they could come back if she went back to OLTL).

    In any case, they are original OLTL characters–so they should go back to OLTL.

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  87. Danielle says:

    I hope this works out. These oltl characters never belonged on gh, imo. I say this as a big oltl fan. They need to go back to where they belong. I will be happy to see them go.

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  88. nessmess50 says:

    I am hoping Todd,Starr,n John go back to OLTL,that is where they blong..GH will go down hill when and if this happens. The only reason the ratings went up is bcause of the OLTL actors…I remember ppl bitching when they camr over to GH.No one cared for that,now they don’t want them to leave…Please gp back to OLTL and continue where it left off.

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    CTwildheart replied

    While I think some new viewers came to GH because of the OLTL actors…I give Ron and Frank the credit more. The better story lines, using more characters, faster pacing, bringing back some old favorites, etc…I think helped just as much if not more.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree with CTwildheart.. I started watching GH again because of the three crossovers from OLTL. This OLTL fan started watching GH when OLTL was canceled last Jan. I wasn’t watching GH anymore for a very long time ..But have
    been for about a year now..We will have to see how more tthings unfold with PP first…Maybe they are getting better money on GH . And on line and only being a half hour they might not get paid as much as they would for a whole hour. That’s my opinion.

    Rita replied

    I disagree that GH ratings went up just because of the OLTL characters. The writing got better, and many fans started watching GH to support the soaps and try to keep them alive. I have watched both shows for over 40 years, so I was happy to see some of them on GH. GH is better than it has been for years, and I will watch both shows whatever they decide to do! I think crossovers would be nice, but I think it should be up to the actors! Compromise is nice, play nice PP and ABC!

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  89. remkol says:

    What I find myself shaking my head to is the gull of
    some of the GH fans picking who they want all
    Or nothing people!!

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    Margie replied

    Some of the greedy Gh fans are truly acting like sea gulls.

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    Mia replied

    lol

  90. Emily says:

    I want what’s best for the actors. But I hope John, Todd and Starr go back to OLTL, it’s home in my opinion. I also see alot of hope in PP, they could’ve packed it up after the initial failure and criticisms but they persevered. It shows a lot of character and loyalty towards the soaps, viewers etc..that they keep jumping over the hurdles. I understand the hesitation of PP but it’s the same for ABC (renewing GH for ’14 and canceling AMC/OLTL in the 1st place) for that matter. I hope ABC puts all their cards on the table so the actors can make an informed decision. Hope it’s a great outcome and it works out. I’m pulling for OLTL:)

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  91. Barb C says:

    I agree with Marj – whatever the cast wants! It should be their decision. What a dilemma LOL – a better one than losing them forever! GH is better with them and so is OLTL – would be nice to intertwine! But ultimately should be their own decisions.

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  92. robert says:

    I want them back on OLTL.

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    Mia replied

    robert, I want them back on OLTL too!!

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  93. rob says:

    I want Starr back in Llanview. I love the John and Sam pairing

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  94. moshane58 says:

    Really believe they can do what they want and we are being played.They didn’t have to give PP more time.Seems to me this would have been in discussion before they gave them more time.Is ABC trying to bring down GH?Really don’t believe anything ABC and PP has to say.Think they are in it all together.

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  95. Lee says:

    Hate all three character. I hope PP gets them all back and off of my GH.

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    su0000 replied

    GH is your’s? I thought it was a public soap.. wow ..

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  96. JR says:

    As a GH viewer, I was open to the OLTL characters but if the characters cannot crossover on both shows for cross promotional purposes, Cartini should let them go. They should not spend more of their budget and resources on keeping these players when the focus should be GH characters. Period. It will be silly if ME, RH and KA become different characters all of a sudden on GH. It’s too over-the-top and not necessary when canvas is overflowing with great GH story and vets returning (enough to last decades IMO).

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  97. Gisela says:

    I would rather have the three of them on OLTL; as much as Carlivati has tried to work them in to the GH landscape, all three have much richer histories with the characters on OLTL. There’s a lot more story to tell there. And as others have mentioned, I feel like GH should be focused on GH characters. Ultimately though, I don’t want the actors being forced into anything they don’t want to do.

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  98. jamgurl73 says:

    The 3 characters need to stay where they are. Prospect Park had their chance to keep the entire canvas of characters in Llanview, but they dragged their feet. You can’tcome back a year later and want it back. “Where they do dat at”

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    Tali Smith replied

    ABC canceled them in the first place – No loyalty to that network!

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  99. Charlenea Jenkins says:

    My daughter and I think they should be able to float between the 2 shows. Micheal and Starr are good together.

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  100. Donna says:

    I would love to see Roger Howarth and Michael Easton stay, and when they first arrived in Port Chuck I never thought I’d be saying this! The character of Starr and her portrayer can return to OLTL. Not trying to mean to Kristen Alderson, it’s just that neither she nor her character ever made sense to me. But Todd and John can stay, love their characters and the actors!

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  101. Valerie Anthony says:

    Since the online series will reportedly be told in arcs and with half-hour episodes, I think that they should work out an arrangment by which the actors can do both. Let them off GH for 2 weeks to shoot the episodes and then go back to GH at least until their contracts run out. Their GH stints can also be used to publicize the other shows, just as Mr. Carlavotti does now.

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  102. DAG says:

    I think they should do crossovers, it would bring audiences to both soaps. I really want John with Sam, I’ve missed them together since Caleb and Livvie. But ultimately I want Todd with Blair and Starr has to be where Todd is. I hope we get a good resolution the Mannings are my favorite family.

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    Tali Smith replied

    John belongs with Natalie & Liam in Llanview! No chemistry with Sam.

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    Mia replied

    Tali ITA I ain’t feeling McBain & Sam!!! Hardly any chemistry there! He belongs with Natalie. Sam belongs with Jason!! PERIOD!!

  103. Sharon says:

    I prefer that John McBain stays on GH!!! He fits in perfectly with Anna and the PCPD and he has sizzling chemistry with KeMo/Sam. He never had that kind of chemistry with ANYONE on OLTL! And until and unless they bring OLTL to television I will not paying to watch it on my computer! John is part of GH now and he should be allowed to stay but I will take Michael Easton on GH any way I can get him!!!

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  104. Debbie Hamilton says:

    If Starr, Todd and Michael were free agents when they signed the contract to GH then GH
    is where they have to stay. Now maybe they can work out some kind of aggreement where the stars can do a crossover twice a week or something to OLTL. I don’t think recasting would work. GH has so improved since they added these actors to the canvas and I can’t see pulling them off will be anything but bad news for GH’s future,

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  105. Teresa says:

    I would like the three of them to stay on GH. PP can have Trevor St John as Todd. Let them have twins or cousins, but keep them on GH now that they are fully integrated with the show. Of course, if the actors want to go back out of loyalty to OLTL, then find a way to make it happen. I loved OLTL while it was on and will tune in online either way.

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  106. Barbara Weaver says:

    General hospital should keep Starr and John McBain. McBain is like another Jason. Even though Steve is on another soap.

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  107. Emma says:

    Let the characters & actors all go back to OLTL. Todd, Starr & John do not belong on GH. They always seemed out of place. I don’t care about OLTL characters stories from another soap.

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  108. dee says:

    Pros park lost the chance when they drop us like hot potato todd and star and john stays on g.h, now one life to live can work with gh as one mix soaps everyones happy

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  109. Debbie says:

    I would love for RH to stay on GH as a new character. Let him be brainwashed to think he’s Todd, I don’t care. John, Starr and the character of Todd can go back to OLTL. Let RH stay on GH.

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  110. Enrique Buenrostro says:

    Todd, McBain and Starr belong on OLTL, they have history on that show, on GH they serve NO purpose.. flirting/sleeping with GH characters DON’T count. I hope Thom and Susan can repair these 3 after Ron did so much damage to them

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    Mia replied

    LOL flirt/sleeping with the GH characters DON’T count, McBain serves no purpose and Todd & Carly hooked up way to fast, I prefer him with Blair and McBain w/ Natalie.

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  111. LisaL says:

    All that matters to me is that Todd stays on GH. I like Star, but wouldn’t be as sad to see her go. She grew up on OLTL, so I can understand her leaving. John probably has a better story with OLTL.

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  112. Phyliss Torres says:

    We need to share these characters between the 2 soaps!!! Starr, John and Todd belong to! OLTL

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  113. shawn says:

    Todd is a character that does not need to be online he needs to stay on network tv screw the PP online project.

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  114. Beth says:

    If GH and PP’s OLTL head writers can work out a “sharing character”/”sharing story” agreement that lets the three in question move back and forth between the broadcast and the online offerings, they might be in line for more of a ground breaking arrangement that could very well mean more viewers for both mediums. Starr, Todd and McBain have been woven into the GH canvas but not so deeply that their threads can’t be cut to be picked up later on.

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  115. Samiyo says:

    Keep them on GH. They kept Landview very much so alive while in GH’s “Port Charles” Not to mention the fact that the OLTL crossover in my opinion help in SAVING GH from cancellation. And I have been a FAN of all three (3) of the original ABC Daytime line up. The ABC daytime brand has always been a special family and moving forward I can see an occasional crossover/appearance off Todd, John or Starr. (On the New “One Life To Live”) But leaving them on GH would be a better idea.

    Starr is great for Micheal and Todd is the flavor that GH really need at this point. I think John Mcbain should stay on GH as well…In fact, bring Natalie on to join him. I am so hopeful that ABC will eventually bring the “New OLTL” back to ABC in the very near future.

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  116. shannon says:

    The characters should stay at GH. You snooze you lose! Prospect Park screwed up and GH and the actors should not be penalized!

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  117. Alex says:

    GH gave those characters a new home place. If OLTL goes online they have to rebuilt the stories from scratch anyway. No one knows at this point how the show will look like and how many stories OLTL is able to tell within 30 minutes and 4 days a week. News say that they will air only for 6 weeks anyway, then have a 6 week break (replaced by AMC) and coming back for another six weeks. So I think OLTL will manage without them for a while.

    Personally I rather prefer to watch them as much as possible on GH in HD.

    At the end of the day, the actors opinion should matter at least a bit, since they are the ones bringing the characters to life. So we´re not only talking about fictional characters here, we also talking about jobs and non of us knows how this mess could impact their personal life.

    So my opinion is, what ever the final solution will be, I do hope it will be in favor of the actors.

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  118. Rodd says:

    I want all three to stay on GH. The stories ahve been well established to keep them away from Llanview. Starr moved to CA to sing and live with Langston and Marco. Now her daughter and boyfriend are dead. Why go back to Llanview when Starr has a new love interest in PC? John’s relationship with Natalie was blown to smitherines and Clint has kept him out of Llanview with a restraining order. John joined the PCPD and may be getting together with Sam. Todd is hated by everyone in Lanview. Blair’s out searching for the fatefully dull Tomas and his daughter is in PC. He has fallen for Carly, so why would he want to go back to nothing? I’d be happy for crossovers, as story dictates, but I’d prefer these characters stay on GH.

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  119. Racheal says:

    I want them to stay on GH. I love all three characters. I don’t think GH would be the same without them. Especially Roger Howarth and Michael Easton. Also, OLTL got canceled and GH took them, so I think the characters now belong to them. Keep them on GH!

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  120. mary says:

    I have watch Roger/Todd on both GH and OLTL. I like him better on GH. Maybe he can broaden his character on GH. Starr can go back to OLTL, and John McBain should stay at GH as well.

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  121. Linda says:

    I can’t believe I’m writing this – I’m on ABC’s side. PP screwed up and FV & RC had the sense to bring John, Starr and Todd to GH. With the success GH is having PP is out of luck!

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    Tali Smith replied

    ABC screwd up first!

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  122. Matt says:

    Sounds like PP is just trying to stay in the news. I doubt any of the three actors would be willing to go from an ABC contract to whatever PP is offering.

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    su0000 replied

    The 3 are under contract with ABC/GH and they will remain on GH until their contracts expire which will be 2 or 3 years from now .. :) :) :)

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  123. heidi says:

    Obviously for the actors make more money on GH. Isn’t there a way for them to do both? The writing of the characters would need to be consistent with them on the other soaps. That way if PP were to not be viable then they could go back to being mainly on GH. B&B and Y&R have crossed over characters… but I am a more recent viewer of those and not sure if they were only on one at any given time. Granted they are opposite ends of the country, but they could do both. If they get all of the Cramer girls they should get Starr. If John can get back with Natalie and Liam on OLTL then he should go. Todd could easily go between both as he has businesses in both.

    I though back aways FV was hinting about doing something that was going to involve OLTL. If ABC were not going to keep GH… god forbid! Then having them have the crossovers keeps options open. I really think someone should start a network like a soapnet and get all soaps on there and have them on-line for viewing too and then they could all explore crossovers which would be fun at times.

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    DAG replied

    That’s always what I thought, because people watch so many different ways and seeing different characters interact is fun to see play out. There’s a cable station for everything else why not soaps?

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  124. Stephanie says:

    Keep One Life to Live stars on GH!! For the first time in years, GH has me hooked! It is the fact of new people from OLTL and some of the old fav from years past, bringing new stories to the show. LOVE what you are writing!!

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  125. Sam says:

    I want them to stay on GH, I love Star and Michael together, and I like sam and John, as much as I liked him with Natalie it won’t be then same on OLTL if all the origianl actors are back, and the whole online thing is going to be hard for some fans. Todd I hope he stays on Gh I am liking him with Carly. Why couldn’t they go back to visit OLTL every new and again and then go back to GH.

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  126. Scott Paquin says:

    I would like to see all three characters back on One Life To Live. GH has some strong talent without them and will be fine under The guidance of the current producer and writing team.

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  127. Pat B says:

    NOOOOOOOO! Do not change any of our character’s, that is a bad idea. I want John, Todd and Starr back in Llanview! John back with Natalie. I do like Star with Michael on GH but I don’t like John with Sam. Todd and Blair should be back together. I am glad our OLTL character’s visited GH and I am happy we had a part of Llanview this past year, but it’s time for John and Starr and Todd to go home!

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    Janet replied

    No way, One Life to live lost out and so they belong on GH . Michael belongs with Starr

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  128. MikeT says:

    Since OLTL will be taping for 5 weeks then off for 5 weeks while AMC tapes,they could be on both shows.It could be written that they are visiting llandview and have some story there while other characters stories are being played out on GH

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  129. Pam says:

    I lobe ME, RH and Starr. I”ll accept them as other characters. I just want ME RH and KA on GH. I don’t care who they play on GH. I love McBam but as long as I have ME working with Kelly I don’t care what his name turns out to be. I Will Not be watching OLTL at all.

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    CTwildheart replied

    Did you watch OLTL before?

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    Pam replied

    Yes I did. I tuned out more than watched. Evetytime they went to Jokie I tuned right out. Cause there is No Way in Hell I’m watching Michael Easton be wasted Pukchanan

    CTwildheart replied

    LOL Pukchanan – I love that! I will watch the reboot, hopeful it is good.

  130. Dan says:

    I’d like for them to stay on GH. I’ve enjoyed all three characters, especially Todd. But I understand OLTL fans wanting them back on their show, since that’s where their history is. So if they have to go, they have to go. There was a GH before and there will be a GH after. As long as Frank & Ron are staying to continue on GH, which it looks like they are, the show has a bright future with or without the OLTL characters.

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  131. ElleVee says:

    Had GH signed KDP and MA when they signed the others they might have saved themselves the trouble. I came back to OLTL after 10years when Roger did. Credit to Ron, I became reinvested in the TnB pairing. I moved to GH when abc promoted “the Mannings” and have only stayed with it because I hoped I would eventually get what I want. If KDP were on GH along with the other OLTL characters, I’d watch GH and the OLTL reboot. As a TNB fan though separate the two characters and I won’t watch either show. Because I’ll never get what I want, and really isn’t that all any of us care about?

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    Tali Smith replied

    I agree except I’m a John & Natalie fan. Feel the same way – they need to be together on one show. I don’t care which one, just together!

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    terri replied

    YES!!!!

  132. su0000 says:

    The 3 are under contract with A BC/GH and they will remain on GH until their contracts expire which will be 2 or 3 years from now ..

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    CTwildheart replied

    The actors are under contract to ABC/D…the characters are licensed to PP…

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  133. Janet says:

    Leave them on General Hospital….

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  134. Cindy says:

    I’d like for them to stay on GH simply because GH is working now and it sucked before. In a perfect world, I’d like to see all 3, plus Frank and Ron back on OLTL and OLTL back on tv. But it’s far from a perfect world. I will watch where the 3 land. If they stay on GH, I’ll watch GH. If they go back to OLTL, I’ll watch OLTL, because without them on GH, it’s pretty much the Sonny show and that’s not worth my time.

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  135. Michael says:

    Keep them on GH, and arrange periodic cross-overs. This would be a win-win for everyone- most especially the fans. The One Life producers should realize that the airtime give One Life characters on GH has kept these characters alive in the hearts of the fans.

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  136. Tali Smith says:

    Reading all these posts-I think the majority want them to go to llanview or crossover. I also vote for one of these options. Yes, ABC can keep the actors/actresses as they are signed with them, but DO NOT RECAST PP-OLTL would never be the same. So let them crossover until there contracts are up. Can’t blame them for going where the money is – they have families too! I have to pay for ABC on my tv so I’ll also pay for online fee. Wherever John & Natalie & Liam are!

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    Cassie replied

    How many chaeacters do you think the new OLTL will be able to showcase? At 30 minutes a day, 4 times a week? Many longtime viewers like me have realistic expectations. Leave them on GH and let both shows thrive. Soaps aren’t about happily ever after, they’re about conflicts. John was with Marty then Kelly, Natalie with Brody … these characters spent more time apart than together in the final year of GH. It is part of storytelling and evolving plots.

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  137. Yvonne says:

    I think they are OLTL characters who belong on OLTL not GH. I kind of enjoy Todd on GH but I really think all of them fit much better on OLTL and the new show would suffer without them while I feel GH will be just fine if you remove them.

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  138. Jacque says:

    Since this is a soap world and all characters are just that and cities are made up as the characters, no one cheated on anyone. PP screw up and did not honor their part as promised in the beginning. The actors whet ahead and signed contracts in good faith with GH and it was known they were going under their names from OLTL. ABC owns the contracts, hopefully, it can be settled to satisfy evertyone. I would like to see all three stay under the contract they signed in good faith.

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  139. Lyne Filion says:

    I think they should stay on GH. The cross-over for these characters is a success and if all of them leave, it won’t be the same. I love the chemistry between John and Sam, Todd and Carly and Starr and Michael. They are now part of GH.

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    Shayna replied

    I totally agree!!

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  140. Myra Jefferson says:

    Even they all three of them are on GH it’s not working out because they were never on there years ago. Roger Howard was on Loving with Laura Wright but this is not Loving she’s not Ally anymore. She’s been Carly for years on there. Todd,Starr,John are needed back in Landview right away. Todd will have to deal with his brother Victor not being dead and being held up by Allison. John is the father of Natalie’s son Liam. Starr should be back with her family,if Michael loves her maybe he should moved to Landview with her. Aunt Dorian may like him,Blair does.

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  141. aria says:

    dios mio, what a mess, hope things work out for everyone. I wonder what the actors want? we all know what PP and GH/ABC want, but what about the actors?

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  142. Shannon says:

    I want them all to return to OLTL. I never liked them on GH to begin with.

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    Mia replied

    They ruined them on GH!1

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  143. Anthony Masala says:

    The characters belong in Llanview with their families. Perhaps occasional crossovers could work, but McBain belongs with Natalie and Todd is the impetus for much of the drama (and comedy): Todd/Blair-Todd/Vicki – and Todd/Dorian pairings…need I say more? These characters should never have been loaned to GH to begin with. I’m with Prospect Park on this one. For the licensing fees that abc/Disney are requiring, they deserve the whole package…intact!

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    Linda replied

    The words Todd and comedy should never be in the same sentence.

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  144. kim says:

    OLTL IS NOT OLTL WITHOUT THOSE THREE!!! THERE IS FAMILY IN LANDVIEW, WHAT ABOUT THEM! YOU CANT CHANGE THEIR FACES OR NAMES EITHER! THOSE 3 HAVE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH OLTL. EVERYONE ON OLTL IS EITHER RELATED OR IN THEIR STORY LINES! YES I LIKE THEM ON GH, BUT NOT AS MUCH ON OLTL. PLUS TODD IS SUCH A WUSSY ON GH, AND AS FOR NEVER FINDING HOPE OR COLE. MAYBE THEY COULD END UP BACK IN LANDVIEW AS SURVIVORS AND THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL THE WHOLE TIME!! I MEAN COME ON ABC, YOU RUINED OLTL ENOUGH, TAKING IT OFF T.V~ DONT TAKE 3 OF THE BEST AWAY FROM OLTL ONLINE!!!!!!

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  145. dani says:

    GH has Sonny,Aj.Johnny,Sean,Dante,Spinelli.Luke,Michael,Duke,Robert,scotty,kevinJax….You have plenty of men to choose from. Todd and John are OL…They belong to OL and imo are very much needed for PP OL to succeed.

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    Sheila replied

    ICAM Assuming Prospect Park is able to bring forth OLTL, I don’t think it should begin without its male leads just so they can add to the ones already on GH.

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  146. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    If they get Starr, the character will likely recast since Kristen lives in Los Angeles now. Don’t think she’ll move back east for the character. I think if anything the only characters that’ll go are Todd and John. John definitely needs to go, his character has no life being in Port Charles.

    Starr and Todd have somewhat grown into Port Charles, so it could go either way with them.

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  147. Sarah says:

    You have to think about the fact that their was a pretty big spoiler on the last OLTL and if that show becomes available again, it will make for a very big story line that these characters will have to be there for. I love John, Starr and Todd on GH but at least for Todd and John, OLTL is home for them.

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  148. Maggie says:

    I don’t beleive this whole online thing will work. I was a huge 24 fan and when they started the online “confessions” show I just did not kee up. I use to watch all the ABC soaps but AMC and OLTL to me lost it’s attraction and I have been watching for about 40 years. I have stuck with GH but not sure how much longer need some more intriguing characters ones with depth. just my 2 cents.

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  149. Laurie says:

    Really loving Todd & Carly!! Love them to stay, but hey as long as they still on any soap I’m good with that! All great!!

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  150. Linda says:

    Roger can stay on GH but the character can go to back to OLTL. “Todd” should never appeared on GH, the character is out of place on GH. Roger should have come on as a different character … one with NO ties to Blair Cramer (blech)

    Starr character and actress can go back to OLTL.

    Micheal Easton I really like. “John McBain” can stay or go, doesn’t matter as long as ME stays on GH.

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    Sheila replied

    ME is JOHN, He belongs on OLTL with his family.

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    Jenna replied

    Sorry ME is a part of the GH family now and GH fans like myself want him to stay. I am also a OLTL fan and have watched him on both shows and I think he has more to do actor on GH then he would on OLTL. John McBain can go back if everyone wants the character but ME should stay on GH. He was connected to GH before OLTL when he was on the GH spin off Port Charles.

    Sheila replied

    I doubt that will happen. PC was a failure. John’s role on GH is as a Sam handholder. On OLTL he was a lead. Sam can find a new handholder.

    Linda replied

    Like Jenna says, ME is a part of GH now and we want him to stay. We don’t care specifically about John McBain, Nat the brat can have him but we want ME…. ME’s contract is with GH/ABC not OLTL.

    What happened on/to PC is irrelevant except that it was a part of GH and has connection with current cast members.

  151. Phil says:

    They can go back to OLTL to wrap things up, but I want them to come back and stay on GH!

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  152. Nancy says:

    I hope they go back to OLTL, GH has way no many stories going on and they are bringing back way to many past characters. GH is really getting involved with way to many things all at the same time.

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  153. Troy Turner says:

    For those of you wondering, this is not a conspiracy to harm GH. Intellectual property, which is what PP is reportedly asking for, is a real claim-the reason that Letterman’s show on CBS is called “The Late Show”, instead of “Late Night”; as NBC owns the rights to the “Late Night” name. As much as this rightly bothers some soapers, PP DOES have the right to ask for the characters back-as they were originated on OLTL. As Frank has publicly stated, the lawyers are trying to work this out. I’m not stating a preference-I just hope a solution can be found that benefits everyone.

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    Linda replied

    Don’t care about the characters, they can return to OLTL. Just want the actors to stay.

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  154. jc says:

    If they would sign Kassie btw who never said she didn’t want a contract just wanted to be bi-coastal I would want them to stay on GH. I can’t stand this forced Todd and Carly pairing. That’s RC doing what he does best which is to ignore what the majority of the fans want which is TnB! Look at polls on WLS – TnB top 3 couple’s, Tarly is no where near. Kassie top 3 actresses and LW no where near! What does that tell you when a couple and an actress who haven’t appeared in months rate so high. FV & RC deserve to lose them for not listening to fans. They need to go back to Lanview, so the character can stop being OOC.

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    Linda replied

    GH doesn’t need another loud blond….we’ve already got one, Carly. Blare can go to OLTL where she belongs.

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    jc replied

    We know OLTL has the better and more talented blond.

    Linda replied

    Great! Then you don’t keeping her.

  155. Wpbpatfl says:

    Todd and Starr are nicely integrated into GH, and they should stay there. It wouldn’t be fair to the actors to have them lose their GH roles to a less certain web experiment.

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  156. Jenn says:

    I think nobody knows for sure what is going on with the OLTL crossover characters. I almost wonder is more drama is being made out of it than should be.

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  157. tim says:

    Howarth and Alderson turned down PP’s original offer to join the on line OLTL,I doubt that they would sign with them now.

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  158. Grace says:

    Why can’t the “characters” go back to PP for a short time to sort of wrap up the OLTL parts of their characters storylines. I like them on GH now and feel they would now leavve a huge whole in the GH canvas. I know this is a legal issue and the actors sort of have no say as to where their characters end up BUT….. why would the actors want to leave a TV Daytime drama where they are CONTRACTED and are front burner? ….. to go to an online Web Series that is going to air (I believe) 2 or 3 (20-30 min) episodes a week. I am guessing here, but the compensation for being on PP is probably going to be much less than being on GH.

    This will be interesting to see how it plays out and another daytime issue that in no way will please everyone.

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  159. tretag says:

    I am a long time GH, OLTL and AMC viewer. I can see why PP would like the characters back on their show, but the potential for them to grow and be explored is fairly limited on OLTL. Sort of the “been there done that” theory. On GH, their characters have blossomed and with the GH staff, there are endless possibilities for unfamiliar story lines. So I would like to see them remain on GH for the long haul, as Starr, Todd and John. They have all become more interesting and three dimensional on GH, maintaining their roots, but also exploring other sides of their characters with the GH stories. Maybe they can do a cross over to close their old stories on OLTL.

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    Sheila replied

    The only way John should stay on GH is if his family joins him.

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    Tali Smith replied

    Totally agree Sheila!

    Linda replied

    No thanks. GH doesn’t need GNat the brat unless they bring her on in order to kill her off. That I would watch.

  160. Bethy says:

    I want all three characters and actors to remain on GH. I cannot see any earthly reason why the actors would want to leave television for a web series, and I cannot see any reason PP’s OLTL would want to start off with those characters played by different actors.

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  161. tammy woodard says:

    i think they need to go back to oltl where there main characters were and get john and natalie back together!!!!

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  162. Debra Bardani says:

    I personally do not like todd all that much on GH. He’s too wishy washy, but that’s because GH has way too many “bad guys with heart” on it. I believe that the characters could stay on GH as long as they are acknowledged as living in Port Charles. We have loads of other characters to focus on on OLTL and it gives characters like Blair a chance at a new romantic partner instead of the same old back to Todd. John has run his course on OLTL and keeping him on could actually bring his brother Mike to GH as a new doctor!! Again, Oltl has the opportunity to give great story line to the characters they put on back burner and develop some new interesting ones for the hospital and police force revolving around their core characters ( new mysteries and dramas). Just my 2 cents worth

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  163. brian says:

    Oh what a mess Brian Frons and ABC did to their daytime line up !!!

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    Tali Smith replied

    EXACTLY!!!!!

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    Cheryl Gasper replied

    YES YOU ARE VERY RIGHT!! GLAD HE IS GONE-BRING BACK OLTL!!!

  164. Jenna says:

    Want them all to stay on GH. Would except tweaking and name changes. John could easily be changed to be connected to Caleb or his family. Not sure what to do with Todd or Starr but I am sure the writers can come up with something creative. On days DH was Roman and then when the original Roman came back to play the character no one wanted DH to leave so them came up with an idea of making him John Black and everyone excepted just fine. Don’t care what they come up with, but I just ABSOLUTELY need to see Michael Easton continue on GH!

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  165. Mercedes says:

    I definitely want them back on OLTL! They belong there! GH was a good second option but if OLTL is coming back those characters belong in Llanview!

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    Mia replied

    I want them back on OLTL too!! They BELONG there!

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  166. Tracy says:

    PLEASE GOD LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS. I love them on GH!!!!!!

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  167. susan M. says:

    Let’s see if this deal with PP comes threw definetely. To me it all sounds great but I stll
    don’t want to get my hopes up too high. Another thing will OLTL last along time on line like it did on television?????????/

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  168. SiteAdvocate61 says:

    Michael,I’m sort of riding the fence. I don’t wish either party to suffer when the decisions are made. I’m not in production or anything just a faithful observer but maybe something can be done to satisfy everyone.

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  169. Jen says:

    I want them back in Lanview. I heard Roger’s contract was for 1 year , Kristen -3yrs and Michael’s no one is sure. GH fans have been complaining that they need to go and that the show can survive w/out them. Time to see if GH can survive with it’s regular cast. RH & KA shouldn’t turn their backs on the Online venture for that is the future of television and they don’t want to be left behind. Plus Todd and Carly make me sick with this forced relationship.

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  170. Lisa says:

    I hope they get to be on OLTL. But love them on GH especially Roger….with Carly.

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  171. Austin says:

    Please send them back to Lanview so we can get our characters back to normal.
    FV& RC won’t listen to the majority of the fans who want Kassie and TnB – not Tarly!
    The are so many storyline if they would write for both characters, but RC just wants to write for the men, he kept saying in his last pod interview Todd & John’s storylines wouldn’t move along. How about storylines for everybody else. I love Todd & John but RC has made them look like idiots. If the online version gets lots of viewers there’s a good possibility of it going to cable. That comes from a friend who works at
    popular cable network.

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  172. kelly says:

    I like having Todd and them on GH because it keeps OLTL alive a little. I like them on the show but don’t care for what GH has done with them, I hated that they killed stars family off. Which if they go back to OLTL it will be interesting to see what they do with the changes that has been done to some of their characters. Will they keep the changes or just start from where it left off and not incorporate GH stuff at all. I want them to go back to OLTL, that is their home.

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    Cathy replied

    they could make it just be a finder bender kinda wreck and knock Starr unconcious and her dreamed they died. Stranger things have happened on soaps…

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  173. Elizabeth says:

    When r they coming back.

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    bob replied

    oltl and amc start taping next month

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  174. Jina says:

    my opinion: leave them on gh, continue oltl story line as if it never stopped, and put those characters back and forth from online to abc. For example, Thomas is back to town, Todd can leave portcharles and go back to lanview to confront him. Or their is a change in liam’s custody and so john has to go back to lanview.. etc. But star belongs now to gh because she moved on. But Todd and John can go back and forth!

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  175. theresa says:

    I would love to see the same actors on One Life To Live. It was the only soap I watched. I will not watch GH

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  176. debi says:

    I watch OLTL since the 1st day. But I LOVE THESE characters on GH I would to see what happens next. maybe these characters can visit OLTL once in awhile it has been done before

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  177. Jenn says:

    This article is based on one comment in a TVGuide article that is probably based on another comment from another article. None of these articles name any sources. I know that PP and GH are in a bit of a sticky situation here with who gets these characters but honestly I think articles like this are just poor journalism. Nobody knows what is actually going on or going to happen yet. There are legal issues that are being worked per FV. That could mean a lot of things. I think it is lazy and silly for reporters to be writing about this topic when they have as little information on it as they do and zero facts.

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  178. Angie says:

    Love Todd & John even more on GH Let them make guest appearances on OLTL crossovers good for both soaps

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  179. Marty says:

    I would like to see them remain on GH. This is a better career move for the actors as they mesh well in Port Charles and losing OLTL was the best thing that ever happend although I loved the show the combining makes for great watching. Would be nice to see more of the OLTL cast as well integrated into GH. Loving the old characters returning as well.

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  180. Cathy says:

    I would love for OLTL to come back and that all the same people come back with it…especially that HUNK John McBain, Starr and the rest need to come back too. and pick up right where it left off with the people that were leaving walk back in and say I can’t leave Llanview…this is my home and my family is here.
    That way Cole and there baby wouldn’t be dead.

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  181. Mary says:

    Please leave the characters and actors as they are on General Hospital i love all 3 of them and i love what they are doing and i love seeing them added and permanently on General Hospital. I know i am 1 little voice but please leave them on General Hospital Please

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  182. Molly Rose says:

    I will love to see OLTL “online” with all of the characters & actors on board that we all knew when OLTL was cancelled…… I thought I would start watching GH, but I just didn’t. After watching OLTL from the beginning for all those years, I was just sick when it “just went away”.!!!!! That was the only one that I watched or recorded daily.

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  183. Lisa says:

    I hope they keep them on GH especially since OLTL is only going to be a 1/2 hour & on the internet. Todd has brought laughter back to GH & Starr is wonderful with Michael. John I’d like to see have an ending with Nat even if they do keep him on GH..

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  184. Donna J. says:

    I hated when OLTL ended. I watch that and GH. We are getting used to Todd, Starr and John. I love them all. Todd is soooo funny and John is funny once in a while, which makes it funny. Starr is now with Michael. We finally have something new going on. I would still love to see OLTL but all the actors won’t be back. It will be different. I didn’t watch AMC but if they and OLTL got together for one soap, it would spice things up. Leaving Todd, John & Starr at GH keeps GH interesting. I would not accept 3 new actors in their places. Those 3 are the only ones who can play them. I probably will watch both shows no matter what they do. But I’d like to see these 3 stay on GH. If/when they run out of material, then maybe switch back to OLTL.

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  185. Sally says:

    I Love OLTL! I love AMC! I love GH! I will watch all three wherever they are, whenever they are on. I like these characters on both shows and would love to see lots of crossovers. I realize it comes down to lawyers and contracts which will dictate what ultimately happens. None the less we must stop arguing and fighting between the shows. It is not productive! I trust that the writers and producers will do the best they can with the canvas they have. We as fans need to support their efforts! I am thrilled that GH is doing better. I love what Ron and Frank are doing there. I am over the moon that OLTL and AMC are coming back.

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  186. Carole says:

    I love thier characters on GH and I hope they stay!!! However, I do miss the other soaps after watching them for forty plus years. I cried when the soaps went off the air and after the three characters came on GH I was fine!! Can they be on both shows? you could have them visit OLTL and back and forth on GH!

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  187. Debra Carter says:

    I am a die hard OLTL fan !! When they stopped the show I couldn’t get into seeing Todd, Starr,and John on GH. I’m all for them leaving GH and going home to OLTL and I can’t wait to watch it online. Hope it all works out !!

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  188. SUMMER says:

    WHY CANT THEY DO BOTH? I LIKE THEM ON BOTH SHOWS, OTHER ACTORS HAVE DONE IT, WHY CANT THEY TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE SHOWS

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    cathy trinque replied

    Prospect Park and ABC are separte so travelling back and forth seems unlikely.
    I hope ABC has regrets!!!

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    terri replied

    Not really Tuc Watkins worked on Desparate Housewives and OLTL. ME can be Joh/Caleb on OLTL/GH.

  189. Cheryl Gasper says:

    Todd belongs with Blair on OLTL!!
    McBaine belongs with Natalie on OLTL!!

    Starr and Michael could go back and forth on both soaps!!!

    Starr started a new life on her own!!

    It would be nice to link both soaps and there lives together because ABC screwed up cancelling OLTL and AMC!!!

    Good Luck Prospect Park-I will be watching AMC and OLTL
    I love GH so I will still watch it if ABC does not screw it up!!

    BIGGEST SOAP FAN EVER!!! FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!!

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  190. PeaceOut,`Cher says:

    To tell you the truth I really don’t care what they do! Well just leave them where their are! You got rid of AMC and OLTL which I watched every day since I was a Teen, Young adult, Young Mother, and on with the kids getting older. I even remember watching it sometimes when I was small with my Mom. Some good memories watching them with my Mom, Sister, Germany exchange student, French exchange student, Even my kids watched it with me at times. They knew who all the people were at a young age. I remember watching AMC and OLTL on the deck at home sun tanning. We would run around grabbing our drinks and moving the TV outside so we could watch. When they were canceled I did not follow them to GH. I never really got into that one. I think it was because it was later in the afternoon and I did not have time then to watch it. I liked it better earlier in the day so I had the rest of the day with the kids. Plus it was nap time at noon for the kids when they were small. By the time they woke up my shows were done or they were coming home from school. A show in the middle of the day 2:00 to 3:00 just was not the time I could do. I don’t watch any soaps now! To many are stopping and I don’t want to get hooked on one to just have it end in a few months or so. I know I will not watch AMC or OLTL on the internet. When they stopped the shows the fire went out. I don’t believe that the spark will be there any more. Just like Sonny and Cher! They were good the first time around, but they just did not have that WOW Factor the second time around! Same here too I feel. I could be wrong, but I had watched from when Jesse and Angie, Tad and Dixie, Jenny and Greg were young couples. So if I feel this way how many other’s feel the same way?

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    cathy trinque replied

    I am now retired so I can watch the soaps. I have been so upset because they were cancelled. Not sure if it will be the same to watch them on the internet but time will tell. I would rather have them on tv. I will try my best to watch them on the internet so I can stop watching GH.

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  191. m ary says:

    Strar tod and mcbain should stay on GH

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  192. Maurice P Griffin says:

    I would like to see One life to live back on the air.

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    Maurice P Griffin replied

    Ok!

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  193. judi folsom says:

    i would like for them to stay on gh and let them visit oltl now and then.

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  194. Sam says:

    I watched AMC and OLTL since I was born so I watched for 30 years even when I went to school my mom always taped it. It was a sad sad when they went off the air it was like loosing a bunch of friends, I tried to get into GH but I just couldn’t do it. I would love to see the characters return to OLTL. I am hoping many of the original cast returns . :)

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  195. todd says:

    I have mixed feelings. I am now a huge GH fan. I like having Todd and Starr on GH, but would probably still watch GH without them. I don’t care about John. That being said, I am afraid I only like GH because of Ron Carlivati. I am afraid the new OLTL will never live up to the high expectations, especially without it’s core characters as well as gifted writers. Todd and Starr are needed on OLTL. The are the connection between VIki and Dorian….assuming we have a Viki. I don’t even want to imagine a OLTL without Viki.

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  196. gin9rrsnap says:

    But they’ll take cash instead.

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  197. wayne r harrison says:

    /I would like to see Todd,starr n john Mcbain all back on one life to live b/c there,s still a lot of storyline for all 3 characters that could be better told ,in LLandview ,then in Port Charles,but I,also think that it would be so very difficult to work out b/c all three actors who play those characters R under contract with ABC,the only way that I could see them coming back to one life to live is ,if michael corinthos moves up to LLandview,which I don,t see happening ,anytime soon or if it,s discovered that Victor is still alive n that Todd didn,t kill him,

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  198. bob says:

    id like to see them back on oltl john and natalie and todd blair were great oltl might be on tv network and anyway todd and carly broke up so please send todd john starr back to oltl

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  199. Ren says:

    anyone else remember a year ago when the GH viewers HATED the OLTL cast joining the show? Now everyone wants them to stay……I think the actors might like to decide since their paychecks may take a huge hit from going from daytime to online.

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  200. Kim says:

    I would love to see OLTL (and AMC) back on but it was such a let down for the show to end like it did — If I was the actors I would be a little scared to go back because there’s no promise it would work out. I understand that other actors have made other commitments to other things and some would not be returning. I think “Todd”, “Star” and
    “John” have made a BIG “HIT” on GH… I would hate for these three to leave GH but again, I would LOVE to see everyone back on OLTL and AMC…. I will support the actors in their decision as long as they stay on screen. Love Star with Michael – LOVE John with Sam – and Love Todd with Carley…. If they do go back maybe their partners on GH can visit OLTL as well….. GH has a GREAT thing going on now adding Star, John and Todd…. I hope they do not break up a great thing.

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  201. Lindsay Millar says:

    The only reason I started watching GH was because of the cross overs, I would love to see both soaps try and work something out so that these characters can be shared. I love OLTL but you have to have Todd, Blair, Starr, John Mcbain and they cant be recasted… its not the same!!!

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  202. Rick says:

    Would love to see the three shows work cooperatively and continue to do cross-over storylines.

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  203. Judy B says:

    I hadn’t watched GH in years until OLTL was cancelled. I tuned in to still have a little piece of OLTL to watch. The characters have merged nicely but I prefer them on OLTL at least to wrap up storylines that were left hanging. Starr had left to pursue a career in Ca. but Todd and John were still wrapped in storylines on OLTL. I want John and Natalie back. Let’s face it….you know Steve Burton will be returning to his role of Jason at some point to be with Sam. I hope they can at least do some crossing over till they see where they fit best. I do love Todd and Carly combo though.

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  204. Terry says:

    I am torn… I love John McBain. I would watch him on either show, although I do like him with Sam much more than that whiny Natalie. I would rather they stay on GH if they plan to make their characters change.. Leave them as they are and let them make appearances on OLTL if needed.. I for one can not wait to watch my all my soaps again..

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  205. emtk says:

    I would really like to see them back on OLTL. However, characters leave shows all the time or visit other shows. Look at the character of Skye – she was on AMC, OLTL and GH. And Roger Howarth left OLTL for 8 years! They could also do stints on both shows. Do NOT keep the actors as different characters or make the characters different actors. That would be a huge mistake.

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  206. michelle says:

    while i am happy that oltl will continue online. i think that these characters have settled well on gh especially todd and starr. since prospect park took so long in getting this to work i think they should just work with the actors they are able to get back. as i am sure they will not be able to hire them all back and these actors have a contract with abc.

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  207. Renee says:

    WOW!!! who would have thought that a simple statement by PP wanting the characters of Starr, Todd and John back on the canvas of OLTL would stir up the fans and receive so many posts. I have watched both of these shows for yrs. GH was one of the first I ever watched with my mom, and there have been many actors come and go throughout the yrs and the same is true for OLTL. Each show continued to prosper and gain audiences even if a beloved character (like Karen Wolek or Stone, Blackie, Dr. Noah Drake, etc) left the show. Will GH survive without these 3 characters… Yes! It has a wonderful producer and head writer that are amazing. But all things considered how would ME, KA, and RW feel playing another character on GH than the ones they are currently doing? and how would if effect the current story lines? Todd is with Carly, not another person. Starr is with Michael, not another girl. John is the detective, not someone else. It would be really strange to see those things occur at GH. I love these actors at GH, but I firmly believe that their characters belong back in Landview, whether they chose to follow them or not. I do think that even though they are under contract to ABC that if the characters leave GH and they wanted to go with PP they could easily be let out of their contracts. It happens all the time. What would be great is if they could work out a compromise and keep them in both places. No matter I will continue to watch GH and add the reboots of AMC and OLTL to my nightly watching per online and dvr.

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    Olivia replied

    You are aware that Roger Hawarth & Kristen Alderson refused to sign with PP & chose to move to California. What makes you think they’ll want to sign on now? Do theactors’ wishes not matter? PP takes the characters, done. Roger plays someone who finds out his memories were forced & he’s not really Todd Manning. John was switched with Caleb. Michael Easton stays, John is recast in Llanview. The actors have contracts with ABC & now live in California. Last I heard, none if them want to be released from their GH contracts.

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  208. ms mary says:

    U have taken One Life To Live away from us so please just leave everyone on GH and stop goin back n forth. I didn’teven watch GH b4 now but now that i do leave well enough alone.

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  209. Annick says:

    Late to this topic party but these are oltl characters and should be returned to oltl. The characters, not the actors. As a viewer who watched oltl from 1976 – 2012 and endured all of the good, bad, and ugly, I say the characters belong to oltl for them to tell their stories. the oltl characters have been massacred by RC/FV on gh so free them. The actors can stay cuz for me they lost their appeal a long time ago and I say good riddance and good luck to them on gh. I have confidence rerun RC/FV will rewrite an 80s plot to make it work. Heck if this formula work then why fix it and keep those three performers they wanted in the first place cuz Blair, Natalie, & Tea were gutted to make these characters/actors work on gh so keep them cuz I only tune into gh with little hope of getting my T&V reunion, not for the sub par performance of ME, RH, & especially KA, who should have been recast when Starr turned 15.

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  210. Lori says:

    I want them to do both shows.

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  211. Leslie says:

    I think that all three should go to pp reboot of oltl. They are a big part of oltl. ME, RH and KA are three important actors on oltl. To recast them for the reboot wouldn’t work. When you need viewers who care about the oltl characters. IMO John mcbain can only be played by Michael Easton. Same for Roger H as Todd. The tale of the two Todd’s is one story that needs to be told. I say. Let pp have all three actors. GH will be fine.

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  212. Carolyn says:

    I like all three actors and want them to stay on GH. Ever since ABC regrettably cancelled AMC and OLTL, there has been so much turmoil in the soap world, more off the screen than on. GH is doing great and these three actors have contributed to that. Let them stay where they are.

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  213. Dawn Haze says:

    I love Starr and Todd and John (but with Natalie not Sam. Sam and Jason are soul mates and no one can replace the other). After OLTL was mistakenly cancelled and these characters started appearing on GH, I was happy to be able to see Starr, Todd and John as their OLTL characters and Blair and Tea as well on occasion. This renewal of OLTL and AMC is wonderful news and I understand the importance of Starr and Todd and John to OLTL. As OLTL was winding down Starr was moving to CA with Cole and Hope, so I could see her staying on at GH but her family is in Lianview. She is a member of the Cramer women and Todd and Blair’s daughter which makes her an important character to OLTL. Where I like Todd with Carly, Todd truly belongs with Blair. The possibility of a triangle with these three is inspired since Todd has chemistry with both Carly and Blair and the humor and angst would be very entertaining.
    The way I understand is that OLTL and AMC will be airing for only 30 minutes four days a week and will be working in arcs so all characters may not be in every arc. If this is the case it would stand to reason that these characters could easily do both GH and OLTL and as the same people. And, if this came to pass, it would enable characters like Carly, Michael and Sam to cross over to OLTL on occasion and Blair, Natalie and other members of OLTL to cross over to GH to spark both shows. Then the viewers would get the best of both worlds.

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  214. GHFAN says:

    They can’t do both shows since they tape on the opposite coasts. I don’t like them on OLTL and I hate watching scenes when it’s all OLTL characters. And I’m SICK of the stupid OLTL references – i.e. Christmas story, President Dorian. Please please stop that crap. While part of GH’s increased ratings may be slightly credited to those three characters, I think the non focus on The Mob and bringing back beloved characters and the change in writing is what has made GH succesfull again. I’m sick of hearing that it’s all the OLTL characters doing. Bull.

    Having said that, I feel for the actors if they have to go to an online soap or change their characters midstream which I think is impossible to do.

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  215. Dawn says:

    Way I see it, PP dropped the ball, these 3 wanted to work, and took their characters to Port Charles. PP needs to at least let their contracts run their course and then talk with the actors and GH. Not this strong arm tactic that looks to be heating up.

    I hope they can stay on GH for the remainder of their contracts with GH, and then GH and PP can work something out. What did PP expect? These 3 to not work while they waited on something that wasn’t guaranteed?

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  216. Dawn Haze says:

    I have been a viewer of GH since the early 60s when Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin) were the pivotal characters. My mom watched faithfully everyday and so I became a fan as well. I loved Frisco and Felicia. I loved Laura and Scotty and hated when they broke up for her to go with her rapist Luke, but alas it is a soap opera and that sort of thing happens. I loved the Quartermaines and their squabbling family and mobster Sonny and all the other characters like Anna, Robert and Duke. The Aids storyline was a tear jerker, just like the heart transplant storyline of Tony’s daughter to Maxie. I was saddened as some of my favorite characters were replaced and I learned to like most of the new characters and I am very happy to see many of the old characters coming back but I don’t believe the characters who came over from OLTL have detracted from the GH storyline. I don’t know whether it was because of the old characters return or the characters added from OLTL or maybe the combination of the two (this is how I think of it) but GH has regained its status as a great soap again. I am looking forward to OLTL and AMC returning, since they should never have been cancelled in the first place and I will watch them. If a person is a true soap watcher they should find the good things about them to report and not only the negative opinions. Several soaps have been cancelled, rumor of cancellation of others. I like soaps and there may be characters and storylines I don’t particularly like but I figure if I continue to be a faithful fan, like all things good they come back.
    And, I frankly think the characters from OLTL can do the crossover for a while. It may come to a point if OLTL becomes an hour, five days a week program again and/or back to television there has to be a decision that they are on only one of the shows but at the present time I do think it would be possible to do both and do them well.

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  217. Victoria says:

    Please God let them go back to their own show. I might start watching GH again if these 3 are gone

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  218. Debby says:

    I was wondering if the legal departments could work something out where they could do both shows. OLTL needs all three and GH needs them to since, they are in a storyline. Would Prospect Park have to buy their contracts from ABC if they want them and nothing can be worked out?

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  219. Dee Dzz says:

    If….Online will not be televised, OLTL will not be watched by AS many audiences. Keep character on Day time. 1. some internet access is not available every where, 2 not every one is computer savey, Even if it’s the computer age.. I believe people enjoy home service… ABC needs to televise it on Soapnet.. That’s where I go!

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  220. Helen says:

    i was upset when oltl was taken off watched it so long. whats to say the online will last not everyone can get it. i say keep the trio on abc they have started fresh.don’t fix whats not broke everyone has excepted them on gh.

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  221. nancy says:

    I definately want them to stay on GH. Until Ron and Frank took over and brought the three of them over GH had become mostly background noise for me.

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  222. tina says:

    will we have to pay to see amc and oltl and if we do how much?????

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  223. laura says:

    i also want them to stay on gh cause i like them on gh since one life to live was taken off the air if ya take them off gh i would miss them.

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  224. jim foster says:

    How about ABC just bring back One Life and realize they screwed up! I miss my nightly One Life fix on SOAP net just like every one else that was watching it at night.

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  225. Elise says:

    There is such a thing called “recasting”. If PP really want these characters, let them hire new actors, and write for these characters as if they never left Llanview. Maybe it would be weird for people following both OLTL and GH, but I think the viewers can make the difference between the two. As long as RC and FV stop writing in the stories from OLTL and stop showing Tea, Blair, etc and keep the two universes separate from now on, this could work.

    The actors are not going to go back to OLTL, they are probably more comfortable over at GH than if they went with PP. Sucks for OLTL fans, but all three are now part of the GH canvas and won’t go anywhere.

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  226. susan says:

    they should only bring john back to oltl only if natalie is coming back. as for starr and todd…keep them.

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  227. Jackie Kelly says:

    I want to see them all back on One Life To Live, my favorite show of all time.

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  228. Mary Ann Burge says:

    Just bring One Life to Live back to daytime tv! I miss them and All My Children so much and the crap they have put on in their time slots SUCK!

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    tracy replied

    I totally agree with you. They should’ve never been canceled. Reality tv is so ridiculous and played out.

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    Corrie replied

    Did’nt see this YES!!! bring O.L.T.L back. when will you owner’s get it? Sorry it is just frustrating. to many of us want the show back,

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  229. tracy says:

    Let them do both. There are enough characters to phase them in and out for television and online. Good way to keep people’s interest in both TV and get them hooked online. Love my soaps, so as long as they’re back…I’m a happy camper.

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  230. Mary Barrese says:

    I would love to see One Life to Live back on but I still like John, Star and Todd on General Hospital they could do both show if not stay on General Hospital and work around without them the show could still be good.
    oh yea they have the other Todd he is such a great actor and Handsome .

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  231. Catherine Climpson says:

    I don’t think that GH will let them out of their contracts, so they will be on GH till their contract expires.

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    John Lipinski replied

    They’re talking about the characters, not the actors.

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    Catherine Climpson replied

    Hi John,

    So, the actors will stay on GH?

    Take care,

    Catherine Climpson

    John Lipinski replied

    Yes, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton & Kristen Alderson are under contract with ABC. PP just wants the characters of John, Todd and McBain. Roger & Kristen had no intentions of going online with One Life To Live.

  232. Mary Barrese says:

    I love One Life to Live and I miss the show so much.

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  233. Carolyn Brown says:

    I want Todd, John and Starrr to take at GH.

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  234. Corrie says:

    I still do’nt understand who so may soap fan’s want O.L.T.L. back on ABC it self. But untill that happens. On G.H. is where I would like to keep seeing them on.

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  235. Carolyn says:

    Let John, Todd and Starr stay on GH.

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    mimi 061012 replied

    100% agree

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  236. mimi 061012 says:

    If they had wanted them then they should have picked up the shows when they ended. I am really loving the Todd , Carly and Starr Micheal paring. It has been almost a year, let them stay on GH !

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    Denise replied

    I so agree.

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  237. mimi 061012 says:

    Its not like the show is going to be on air..so really how many people will be watching?

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  238. Vanessa says:

    I believe that I read that AMC and OLTL will be 1/2 each, and will rotate with one airing for five weeks, then the other. If this is the case, couldn’t they share the characters? The three characters wouldn’t drive OLTL story, but could arrive to support occasionally like Blair and Tea on GH.

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    Vanessa replied

    (1/2 hour each)

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  239. sandy says:

    i did not even watch gh b4 they cut off o.l.t.l. but i didn’t have any other stories to watch so by the o.l.t.l people leaving and going to gh i started to watch that only because they had the same names an it was like they just moved to another city, if they had new names an new stories lines i dont think i would be watching it. after one life went off i would turn the station to something else, but now i watch gh like its one live, and in a funny way it fill like i’m still watching one life because the mannings are there, i think they saved gh from being cut off air next because everybody went from watching one live to gh….how ever i think they should leave it like it is, an bring johns family over to gh, but the last show i seen they trying to change johns name already to some vampires name from another stories he use to play on b4 one life, they need to cut it out. ok im done thats my comment!!!!!

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    John Lipinski replied

    Agreed! Although Lucy staking McBain was hilarious, and Todd giving her the two thumbs up, Priceless!

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  240. madeline says:

    One life to live is where Todd, Starr and John were created. They belong in Llanview, Port Charles has plenty of staple characters. Port Charles can move on with out them, however there will never be replaced in Llanview.

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  241. Nicole says:

    I’m not sure it printed the first time…. I’ll try again

    I was so disappointing when the show got cancel…. bad move…. it was my favorite show on tv… I would of paid cable just to see that one show… and you cancel the show… when you had die hard fans….

    well watching tv on computer… not as interesting to me… especially when you so often have to wait for computer to keep up with clips ….

    It was your mess…. you created it… so why aggravate the fans further… let the chips fall as they are …. nothing is going to make it right … you made the mess now lie with your bad choices…. we had none …. why should you now

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  242. Kathy says:

    I would love to see One Life to Live back on TV. If the internet is the only way to revive the show, so be it, I will be logged in each and every time it is on. As for the cast, I hope all return, Starr, John and Todd can play duel roles, soaps have been doing it for years.

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  243. Denise says:

    Seeing as I’ve been a GH and OLTL fan since both shows began, I think the characters and actors need to stay put on GH. It took Prospect Park awhile to even commit to pick up OLTL, and even though ABC is the one who “dumped” our beloved OLTL, I was thrilled when they melded some of my favorite characters into th GH storyline. It’s only 3 characters, so PP can pump up the existing characters and start adding some new ones (like from All My Children’s cast that were also dumped by ABC). I hope that they have great success in reviving OLTL because it’s truly been missed (ABC’s loss!!)

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    mimi 061012 replied

    agreed

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  244. pink says:

    I hope and pray the LEAVE GH because we do NOT need them on the show.We have our own characters and the OLTL characters just disrupt the show.

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    John Lipinski replied

    These characters have me watching the show. I think it’s wrong on what’s going on with these two companies. PP blew it last year and GH has done nothing but benefit, not just with Todd & Starr, but the writing has been excellent!

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  245. mimi 061012 says:

    I watched OLTL and have always been a huge GH fan. I always said Starr and Michael s lives were so much alike they would be good together (even before the cancellations and re-creations).
    PP really messed up when they did not pick up OLTL right away and let the actors go. What do you do when you are let go, find another job which they did. The story lines have just picked up (they did not rush the pairings) and whose to say that after 6 months “on the web” that they pull the plug, then were will our beloved actors go?
    Let them stay on GH with maybe some cross overs to tie up loose ends (John and Nat), bring Trevor back to OLTL to tie up the Todd killed him but he is alive story-line.
    Keep them on GH!

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    Jules replied

    I agree!!!!
    Would love to see Trevor back as well

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  246. Beacon says:

    They are OLTL characters – they belong there. GH already has too many characters and McBain, Todd and that awful girl are taking away airtime that the Port Charles residents need.

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  247. Beacon says:

    GH Todd is not the same Todd from OLTL – I don’t care if they share the same name or actor, they are COMPLETELY different. Todd of GH is like a clown/comic relief. OLTL Todd was still a pariah, a dark and moody character. I dare any one of you to challenge me on that. If Roger and Michael are hellbent on staying with GH, they need to just write them brand new characters. Period.

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    Jules replied

    Todd is still awesome character, yes hes not quite the same moody evil man he played on OLTL , I am happy to see him back period
    He is Todd regardless of his moods so to speak

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  248. adrienne says:

    Honestly, it seems now that gh has made a welcoming place for the oltl characters.
    ABC is not content. So why not stir up ratings for an online show that put many actors on hold as well as unemployment….. And, now that they are ready to go into production they don’t have their star characters and they are playing the contract game and hurting ratings on a show that is doing rather well. I think they are reaching.

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    Tali Smith replied

    ABC started this by canceling OLTL! They must “Reap what they sowed”!!

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  249. adrienne says:

    Oltl pissed me off when they killed Evangeline. And, when they took the Jovan romance to a cheap level.

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    Dee replied

    Same here they can have the characters but GH will and should keep the actors.

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  250. Patty says:

    All three need to stay on GH and make visits to OLTL they are too great on GH and have made a home there we love the stories and the fun it brings.

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    Dee replied

    The visits if they happen should be no longer than one week. PP is on it’s own.

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  251. Lara says:

    I think that John McBain should head back to where he belongs…Llanview. He does not fit on the GH canvas.

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  252. mary says:

    I think John Mcbain should go back to Llanview. I want Sam with Jason, if they can fish him out of the river. The others should be allowed to go back an forth. I like them all on Port Charles but I liked them on Llanview also. I hope this all goes thru and they bring them all back. I was so disappointed when they got rid of All My Children and especially One Life to Live. I watched them all but mostly One Life to Live.

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    Dee replied

    Steve Burton going Y&R. GH would have to recast and there is guarantee the recast will have chemistry with Kemo. I would love for GH to keep the characters if not then at least we will have the actors in new roles.

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    Jules replied

    I was such a huge OLTL fan and was so happy to see Todd and Star and JOhn on GH but couldnt imagine them not being those characters, after watching them for so long, I remember Star as a baby lol

  253. melly says:

    i dont think it is fair that prospect park is playing games with these actors well being again. michael easton along with many others on amc & oltl had to sell their homes due to the back and forth undecided prospect park. many of the actors had to go and find their bread and butter to take care of their families after the prospect park deal fell thru elsewhere. Michael Easton should stay put on GH , he needs a bigger storyline like he had in the beginning of last year. there is more to explore with John and Sonny past connection not that stupid joe scully crap that led to nothing but crazy connie, why not bring Jagger back too since he was a cop and FBI agent and have a connection to john bureau past. Sam and John are a hot couple romantically, let’s get it together GH writers, they are wasting time and talent.

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    Tali Smith replied

    I don’t agree with you about Sam & John being a hot couple, but maybe Sam & Caleb Morley, etc…will be a hot couple when John McBain goes back to Natalie.

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    MELLY replied

    In my opinion they ‘re a hot couple, i am an old school soap fan. They fit the bill. John and Sam havent even slept together and they have such great chemistry. I guess you didnt see the July 4th episode. I want Michael Easton to continue to be employed thru Broadcast TV. His fans know where and what time we can see his work, not having to piece episodes together online. I am a devoted GH fan and liked OLTL. I never liked any relationship John was in except with Evangeline. I would rather see him wth Blair again than Natalie.

  254. Ali Wick says:

    If PP has the right, to bring their characters back on OLTL reboot. They should keep all 3, until they are done prepping them for the reboot. Of relaunching their characters on the shows reboot. Of bringing Cole and Hope back, on OLTL . And Todd is still in, prison but got out. Just like he did on GH. But I would like to see, to have him close to family. Like Vicki and Tina and Victor. At first there will be a complication. His crimes. And they all HATE HIM. And having John reuniting with , Natlilie and Liam. Until they do this on the reboot, and fix all of their characters. And with less baggage. Then can come back, to GH. And pick up where they left off. On Gh. With the love triangle with Natlilie and, Sam between John. And Todd’s out of the mental instution. And Starr can have a love triangle, with Michael and Cole on both shows. Like they could intertwine , some GH characters on OLTL , and they could bring on more OLTL. Characters on GH. And they could do the same, with GH and AMC. IN THE FURTURE.

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  255. Marfa says:

    They belong on OLTL! They are ours, not GH’s.

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  256. Jules says:

    One life to Live was my favorite soap, but leave them on GH!!!!!!
    I agree they were too late , GH is actually good now.
    You cant change them and to bad to late!!!!!!!!!

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  257. paul says:

    Personally, I would love to see Todd and Starr disappear from GH as I am not a fan of them in that realm. I think that show needs a character that has chops to stand up to the likes of Sonny or Tracey or even Carly without being a comic. Todd has turned into a caricature since coming back to the canvas under the original Roger Howarth and I’m sorry, I like the dastardly version.

    As for John, I think that Valentini wrote a horrible break up with Natalie and an even worse solution to keep him from his son. For one thing, she has a restraining order out on him to stay away but NO RESTRAINING order would forbid him to stay out of the town, it would oonly force him to stay a short distance from Natalie. As well, the pure fact that Alexis can’t get him visitation SINCE HE DID ABSOLUTELY nothing to his son means that Alexis is not only a horrible attorney but also that John should be firing her and be in Llanview fighting to see his kid. So get him to Llanview, even if to win visitation and then have him come back.

    It’s just one more example of the bad writing solutions from Valentini and his crew. In NO WORLD would Vicki allow Natalie to keep her grandson from John. In NO WORLD would Vicki sit idly by while Clint manipulated the court system. In NO WORLD would John actually sit back and not fight HARDER. His being in Port Charles makes ABSOLUTELY no sense to me. His son… and not bringing Todd down… should be his BIGGEST motive in life right now.

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    Tali Smith replied

    In NO WORLD would Natalie keep him from his son and in NO WORLD would they separate because of a little kiss! John and Sam are forced and are not interesting at all. Micheal Easton has portrayed John McBain from day 1, so I hate the fact he is on contract to ABC and they may recast him. I have learned tho’ – I’ll watch OLTL because of the 2 characters-John & Natalie-original actors/actress or not!

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    terri replied

    Igree this is not the John McBain from OLTL. He would fight for his family not sit around playing with Sam’s baby.

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    Mia replied

    ITA John McBain is sooo different on GH, he would fight for his family, not walk around and barely think about them.

    Myra Jefferson replied

    Hi Terri Yes John would go back home to his own son. When the acter was on Port Charles he played a vamper. And with California not being into witch magic ABC canlled them. Now that they have come back with that plot on General Hospital that is why they took him plus the other two off there. If GH shows that plot they would be taken off the air becuse the show is in California where they don’t show that in the opening. That’s everybodies answer to why there off the show right now.

  258. Crystal says:

    I don’t care about John but I want Todd and Starr to stay. I don’t get why PP wants the characters back so badly for OLTL. It’s going to be really difficult to successfully recast Todd and John which they are likely going to have to do since all the actors are under contract with ABC and Roger and Kristen were not interested in signing on for the reboot when PP first started making plans for it. And as for Michael, the GH writers can easily keep him on GH by bringing back his Port Charles character Caleb Morely (but not as a vampire).

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  259. Beth says:

    If ABC and Prospect were smart, they would work together to continue the great synergy between GH and OLTL. Allow the three actors to continue in their roles on GH but visit OLTL when appropriate for storyline. GH is already doing this — but imagine if we could actually see John and the Buchanans clash over Liam.
    ABC lost more than gained by shutting down AMC and OLTL so any cooperation to bring the soaps back on their part is good PR — and helps GH, the only bright spot on daytime lineup. I don’t have tv and only stream online so having OLTL online is great for me — but may be awkward for traditional fans. Ongoing crossover storylines between GH and OLTL (and even AMC) can draw viewers to the new online platform which will benefit Prospect.
    TPTB have been doing such a great job of using both GH history and references to ABC daytime landscape that it would be detrimental to both ABC and Prospect to not continue in this direction (especially since Prospect is only planning four 30-min shows per week.) I have watched all ABC soaps since 1978 and miss OLTL more than AMC….but will be very disappointed if the characters of Todd, John, and Starr cannot continue on GH.

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    iPadPapa replied

    Hi Beth, it seems our similar ideas were posted hours apart from each other, after the delay of each to be moderated and actually posted on this blog.
    (Great minds think alike, and great ideas need mentioning, often) ;)

    I felt this same idea last year, and still believe the only thing to save all the SOAPs is to combine all three stories. I can’t imagine that both production companies can’t (or won’t) admit to this.

    It’s funny how many hate the other characters, and show resentment for them being on “their” show (GH) and want them to leave.

    If all stayed as it was, before this change, General Hospital would have been canceled already.
    Ron and Frank showed the Execs, at ABC, that this idea of mixing stories does work.
    It has even helped to spark interest in GH by bringing the OLTL and AMC original viewers over to watching too. All these factors, plus bringing the veteran actors back, helped to raise the ratings.

    It’s the mixing of these stories that gave the writers more to work with, and made the SOAP Opera something new to watch again. It’s time for ABC to make new history, by making all three SOAPs into one major new type of show. Imagine the possibilities. It could be more popular than “Dallas”.

    In my humble opinion, watching the original OLTL was like seeing a great novel come to life each day. I’d really like to see that again, with all three stories being combined, with each character being allowed to cross-over, and back again, as each stories needs develop.

    I hope Prospect Park, and ABC read this blog, and get the “message” …
    People want these stories to continue, and they (PP & ABC) should work together to see that they do.

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  260. iPadPapa says:

    This is all so stupid. :-)

    ABC and Prospect Park can both benefit from these actors, and their characters, by allowing them to appear on BOTH venues.

    Both production companies can make history by allowing any and/or all the actors of OLTL and GH to cross-over into both stories, as shown it worked on GH during this past year.

    It’s when lawyers get involved that problems come up. :-)

    I’ve always said, even last year, on the OLTL and GH blog, these stories can be combined and mixed together to create a totally new kind of SOAP Opera, that has never been tried until this past year on GH, and has proven mixing characters from each soap actually works. (because the writing is good too)

    The new head-writer and exec producer listened to my suggestions last year, to mix the stories together, so now it’s time to take it to the next level. Have Prospect Park and ABC work together with the legal teams, to have the characters cross from the TV stories to the OnLine stories, and back again, when needed.

    It can only help to promote both productions for each of the SOAPs.

    Heck, you can even mix AMC into it as well. It makes more writing possibilities by creating a larger story-base, with increased storyline avenues, creating more interest in each separate soap, which brings up ratings for everyone involved.

    A “win-win” for everyone. (including the Fans)

    Problem solved…! :-)

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    Shannon replied

    I want them back too. One Life To Live had the best characters ever. That’s why GH has worked some of them in, and ABC figured they would try to assuage angry fans of the soaps they cut burping so. I don’t mind overlapping story lines, but I want them all back where they belong. I will watch the new online shows, even if John.Starr, and Todd stay on GH. I saw that Erica Sleazik (Vicki) is coming back as well as many others, and I am thrilled. I wish Susan Lucci would come back also. I had my husband buy a new 42″ inch tv for our office, and it’s hooked up as a monitor for my computer, so I am set to watch! There are already too many talk shows and they are just regurgitating the same stuff. I guarantee they won’t last 40 or 50 years like our soaps have.

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    iPadPapa replied

    Hi Shannon.
    If both production companies agree to allow the characters to cross-over between stories (TV & Online) I don’t see any need for losing the OLTL characters on GH.

    Both production companies should stop competing with each other, and see this as an opportunity to bring something new to entertainment. Online, as well as broadcast TV.

    General Hospital has become “new” again, and more interesting to watch, this past year.
    I hope others can see this as a new beginning for all three SOAPs (AMC, OLTL, & GH)
    and accept that characters from each can show-up between all three.
    (as long as Prospect Park and ABC cooperate with this) :)

  261. Shannon says:

    Prospect Park can have all 3 characters. The show is GH, not One Life to Live at General Hospital. Actually all three characters were more tolerable on OLTL.

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    iPadPapa replied

    It will always be GH, just better, ;) and a larger storyline too.

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  262. John Lipinski says:

    If the characters of Starr, Todd and McBain are forced off GH, I will never watch One Life To Live on line. Prospect Park crewed up in 2011 when they announced the suspension of their plans. Now, it looks like to me they just want to screw with those who watch General Hospital, which has improved with the addition of the beloved OLTL characters and writers. Screw Prospect Park.

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    Tali Smith replied

    ABC shouldn’t have canceled it in the first place – they can do the same thing!

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  263. Stan says:

    ABC does not deserve to keep any OLTL character, especially after the way they turned their backs on OLTL fans.

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    Tali Smith replied

    Exactly Stan!

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  264. MELLY says:

    It would be great if SOAPNET woud just pickup up every exisiting show and rerun the old ones including the nighttime soaps.

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  265. iPadPapa says:

    wow, this is getting really complex..!

    I didn’t know both production studios are not in the same general area.
    If the actors have to take planes back and forth, it could get expensive, and inconvenient.

    Prospect Park screwed things up by dropping this idea last year, and ABC screwed things up by dropping the show and selling the rights away.

    Whatever happens to be decided by anyone in power, I’m sure the viewers will get screwed most-of-all.

    Maybe they should agree to give the shows time to adjust the storylines, and keep things as they are for now… until its all sorted out.

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  266. kathy says:

    For God’s sake give the fans at GH what they want. Ever heard of sharing the characters? Novel concept huh! Haven’t the loyal fans gone though enough? Grow up and keep GH as it is now. We have accepted Mc Bain, Todd and Starr, leave them they have added so much. I have watched both of these soaps and I really think that the fans would not mind if they were on both, in fact why not let all of the actors do both? Prospect Park I really feel if you do not play fair you may not get the following you need, same for ABC.

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  267. Beachcomber says:

    Leave the actors on GH. OLTL has already said they will be ditched after a short time for ‘younger’ actors. What is Starr, a senior citIzen? Personally, I will always be a Roger Howarth fan, but I won’ watch his unhappiness at being jerked around. It’s evident already. Who has come up with these stories? True Blood, Vampire Diaries, etc., all does it much better. What a mess you have on your hands and the fans suffer. Fix it!

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  268. Myra Jefferson says:

    Plus with the acters Laur,Scott,Bobbie coming back to the show there is not enouch room for the other acters John,Todd,Strarr to stay. General Hospital is a big cast has it is. It’s not the shows fault that One Life To Live let themselfs be canlled over the school jumping Shane plot where Todd’s son Jack was after him for months. There is not enouch money to go around to everybody. We all know they cn’t do both shows. When your acting you have to stay put in one place. How can they play OLTL one minute then GH the next? They be pulled in both sides and that will come out in their acting. The writers on both shows would not like that. They should stay on OLTL. Try it out.

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  269. Cheri Choat says:

    One Life to Live was taken away from some very talented actors. They had no choice. General Hospital recognized their talents, and hired them. They have very involved story lines. Let them stay as there characters on GH, and do what you want with OLTL. Let them be two seperate shows, and recast their roles on the online show. No reason to totally uproot there characters from GH.

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  270. kim says:

    A loneley old grandma needs john mcbain. Plus my granddaughter likes him too. He needs to marry Sam. If I cant have him let it be her. Help!

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  271. GP says:

    It would have been a much smoother transition if these issues had been worked out a year ago. I think that the fans would have been ok with the change to the Internet version. Now that so much time has gone by, this is now a major disruption. I will follow the actors/actress wherever they go but hope that something is worked out soon. I’ve become very comfortable with General Hospital.

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  272. carol Dantona says:

    Propeck Park, you stink, I know you have tried to put the soaps on, but I think you really messesd up. 4 20 min. soaps a week for $7..99 a month. At leat make it 45 min. plus 15 min. for comercialsl like the soaps that are on the air I’m really thinking of cancelling my Hulu Plus

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