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39 February 16th, 2013 Ted King On Returning To One Life to Live: “Ultimately We Couldn’t Reach A Deal, But We Left Doors Open!”

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Fan favorite Ted King (Tomas, OLTL, Alcazar, GH et al) revealed to Soap Opera Digest that he was in talks with Prospect Park to return to his role as Tomas for the online reboot of One Life to Live.  However, it looks as if for now he will not be joining the cast for the launch of the series return.

King disclosed:  “I was in negotiations for One Life recently. I’ve always felt that online is the future of a lot of television and I think it’s a great idea. I think Prospect Park is really smart to have licensed the rights to these shows and I think it’s great that they’ve gotten the funding and are making it happen. Ultimately, we couldn’t reach a deal, but we left doors open.”

Meanwhile, Ted has just landed a plum role in a new comedy pilot entitled Alpha House co-starring John Goodman and former AMC alum, Mark Consuelos!

So soapers, disappointed that Ted King will not be back for One Life to Live as of now?  Let us know!

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  1. rebecca says:

    disappointed. leaves Blair without Todd or Tomas! and the whole “is he Tomas or Alcazar” storyline just falls away; although I guess they’ll keep the mystery going until/if he returns or is recast.

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    Patrick replied

    i was so looking forward to that story…. I love Skye and Alcazar… call him Tomas… he’s ALL THAT…

    perhaps, once the 50th anniversary is over with…. they’ll bring these two on…. who can ACT and bring it on…. this twosome in my opinion resonate big emotion…

    course, i’ll say the sam thing with Jax and Skye…

    hint, hint….

    Robin Christopher is HOT!

    I wish DAYS would hire her…

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  2. su0000 says:

    I’m OK with it, I’d rather see him back on GH ..
    and his new project- the new comedy show Alpha House co- will be much better for him..

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  3. k/kay says:

    Personally I would have loved to have seen him as a recast Ridge on B&B! It would have been nice to see what he would do with the role..

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    Patricia replied

    YES YES YES !!!HE WOULD be a teriffic Ridge and it would be very interesting to see what he did with the role.

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    denisefan replied

    Absolutely. Ted King should be Ridge, with Forrster becoming the lead character on the show.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Aha. That has to be a joke. Ted King would be a HORRIBLE recast for Ridge Forrester. Thanks for giving me a good laugh!

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    Patrick replied

    LOL… but, he’s so Sexy!

    i honestly had to avert my eyes when Ridge, (Ron Moss) was on… oye!

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Yes, Ted King is younger and more youthful guy. But him as Ridge? It would sink the show.

  4. jim says:

    Disappointed? Yes, and no! It would have been nice to see him back but since the doors will be open for a possible return and he’s willing, that news is good news. They could do a little mystery about T’omas unexplained disapearance, and Blair moves on with her life. Then if and when Ted does return he’ll find Blair engaged or married to another man. Meanwhile, with money tight and with each show cut back to 30 minutes just exactly how many characters does PP plan to bring back to OLTL and AMC? It seems to me they would have to cut the cast in half as well. These shows cant hold as many characters like they had when each were an hour.

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  5. David Jones says:

    This is good news! Thank you Ted King, hopefully your return is in the distant future.

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  6. Llanviewer717 says:

    I’m so disappointed with this news. I think he’s great. I was still watching GH when he was on and enjoyed him there too. I love the Tomas character and could imagine all kinds of possibilities for his relationship with Blair and Tea. Blair needs a man other than Todd. And Tea needs the support of her brother after losing her husband and her baby. I hope something can be worked out with Ted. If not, all the best to him.

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    jim replied

    If they could at least get Trevor back as Victor, he could be part of a triangle with Blair and Tea.

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    marfa replied

    That’s what I would like to see, them wooing Trevor to come back. Roger I could care less, let GH have him.

  7. MK says:

    I thought he was coming back to GH? Now the tomas/Lorenzo story will be unresolved.

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  8. Anthony Gamble says:

    well i never knew that tomas was in fact really….. L.Alcazar but i did when i was gh when blair tea scye and carly were talking bout him last year so good luck ted i hope you find your way back into the soap world…..

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  9. marfa says:

    I don’t really care, didn’t like the guy anyway.
    Blair is such a Llanview tramp, so it won’t be long till she finds someone else.

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    su0000 replied

    Blair doesn’t need a man..
    For some reason writers believe a woman is no good unless she has a man lol

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    marfa replied

    Yeah I think she does much better when she doesn’t have one. But the writers always have her sniffing out guys all the time.

  10. Patrick says:

    Ted and Skye…. one of my all time fave’ couples.

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    tim replied

    Ted and Skye????? I’m guessing you mean Lorenzo and Skye?

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    Patrick replied

    yes.

    Lorenzo/Skye….

    Tomas/Blair

    funny… i had no idea, that Carly was once married to Lorenzo… but, Skye and he share a child…

  11. Tina Gray says:

    Very disappointed about Ted not joining the reboot. What will Blair do now???? Maybe some day!

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    Brian T replied

    Yes who will Blair be with? What about Tea too? They need to bring Max back and recast Victor Jr. I am thinking Jason Brooks who played Kristen’s brother Peter on Days. He would be great as Victor and he looks similar to Trevor St John too.

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  12. Nancy M says:

    I can hardly believe he will not joining Oltl. There is a major story with him in it. Everyone else signed up and to me it seems that he only cares about the money.

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  13. Sheryl Postin says:

    Disappointed but, he had to do what was best for him ,looking forward to seeing him in his new show. Maybe things will work out that he could do both shows at another time. Good luck Ted!

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  14. ethel says:

    i read that ted is going to be in a pilot along with mark consuelos (ex mateo – amc) & john goodman – so i can see why he can’t do the amc reboot right now…………

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    jim replied

    Ted was on OLTL. With Mark ex AMC mention i can see how u did the mistake. I do that too once in a awile.

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    ethel replied

    i meant the oltl reboot…………….lol

  15. blake says:

    Good for him for getting a role on a prime time show!

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  16. KateK says:

    Glad he got a role on a prime time show.Hope it works out. At this point OLTL & AMC does not have much of the original cast. I can see why actors wouldn’t want to sign on. I know PP says after 4 weeks Todd can go back to GH, but I think they will keep him, they will need him for viewers.

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  17. Tali says:

    Looking forward for his new pilot, but I thought Mark Consuelos would be a good recast for John McBain since it looks like Michael Easton will stay on the West coast.

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  18. B.J. says:

    I’m really sad that he won’t be coming back, at least any time soon, but I’m happy for him that he has a new prime time show.

    Hopefully, something can be worked out in the future. Good luck Ted on your pilot!

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  19. Jeff says:

    No where in that discussion did he say he wasn’t coming back to GH, just OLTL.

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  20. Rodd says:

    Sorry, I wasn’t a fan. Not disappointed at all. JMHO. Wish him well with his other projects.

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  21. Brian T says:

    At least Ron Carlivati already created an easy way to write him off OLTL for now. Personally I think he is burnt out on soaps right now and I am happy to hear he got a pilot and with that cast it is likely to get picked up.

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  22. susan M. says:

    When exactly will be able to see OLTL & AMC on hulu? They start production Feb. 25th . March or April? Is there an exact date & time when we can start watching?

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  23. genhosaddict says:

    Ted King will be sorely missed on the new OLTL, but I’m glad to hear all sides left the door open for his return. It appears, perhaps I’m wrong, that Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini didn’t value Ted King enough to return him to GH. That’s very shortsighted of them. He was much loved my many GH fans, yet they decided that even Kristen Aldersen was more important to GH than Ted King. Actually, the word STUPID comes to mind when considering that.

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  24. Brett Bradley-Howarth says:

    I never took to him to be honest.

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