EXCLUSIVE: Roger Howarth Doing BOTH 'GH' and 'OLTL' - Soap Opera Network
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Shortly after news first broke that , and would be returning to “” as new characters, I tweeted, “Hearing Prospect Park won the character battle between it and ABC. More details on this matter forthcoming.” Those details are now ready to be revealed!

Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively that although Howarth will be portraying a new character when he begins filming episodes of the ABC sudser on Monday, the actor will also continue portraying his iconic role of Todd Manning on The OnLine Network’s “.”

According to a senior level executive with knowledge of the situation, who requested anonymity because details of the deal were not public knowledge, fans can expect Howarth to return to “OLTL’s'” Stamford, CT studio to film “more episodes only when he’s not working on ‘GH.'” We’re told that was the deal ABC and Prospect Park agreed to while they continue negotiations over the characters.

At a fan event on Saturday, April 6, Alderson told fans that she might be meeting with Prospect Park, who owns the licensing rights to her “OLTL” character, Starr Manning, sometime in June without elaborating further. With news of her returning to “GH,” it’s unclear if those discussions are still scheduled to take place.

There is no word on whether Easton had been in formal discussions with Prospect Park to reprise his role of John McBain on the soap. When Soap Opera Network caught up with the actor’s former onscreen love interest Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan, “OLTL”) last night after the SoHo International Film Festival premiere of her new film, “WEST END,” Archer said of Easton, “I’m so sad that I’m not going to be able to work with him, at least right now. I don’t know what the future holds. But I love that boy.” After learning ABC confirmed the three would be returning to work at “GH,” Archer added, “I’m hoping everything is good and well for him and for all of them.”

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  • OLTL fan

    Melissa seems like such a good person. She always wants the best for her co-stars.

    • TheRalph

      And quite lovely as well. I’ve been missing her twins for awhile now lol. In all seriousness tho, she does seem like a good person.

  • SandiLuvsOLTL

    Oh please let this be true. RH playing Todd alongside KDP’s Blair was my biggest wish for the new version. I was bummed when I heard he was going back to GH, but if be can do both, that would be great!

    • H8T PP

      I was loving the pairing of Todd & Carly. The Todd/Blair thing has been played out.

      • janecurtgow

        But you were happy with recycled T&B scripts with lame BootLegBlair? Ah, one of the anybody but Kassie crowd. And now we get to the real problem you’re having – you’re not getting Todd with Cujo.

        • H8T PP

          Oh GOD NO! The Todd/Blair/Tea deal ran its course and is so stale it has grown bad. Now Victor/Tea had potential. I was liking Todd with Carly and Michael with Starr and how that was developing. PP didn’t enhance it’s position it just set back GH’s which makes PP not only garbage for using the facade and name of shows to present a different kind of show but wants to tank GH just because. I didn’t like Blair and Alcazar or whatever he called himself on OLTL either but would’ve liked to see a return of Max.

          • H8T PP

            I remember when the used to write great stories for Bo. Bo marrying Cassie was excellent! Bo & Nora BORING! I realize at some point age gears down realistic action but why put these characters completely out to pasture?

          • Jolie

            You mean the wedding that was over the same day it happened when Sarah returned ALIVE?

          • TheRalph

            Ummm, they got Todd Manning, with no strings….or less than there would have been dealing with ABC. I would say PP definitely enhanced their position.

          • H8T PP

            Ummm, no they got Howarth to agree to appear in some episodes to launch the show, tie up some loose ends but he too is going back to GH to play a new character. Last I read the will NOT be seeking a nuTodd but will be recasting Starr and John. Hope they kept T.S.J.’s number? LOL!!

          • TheRalph

            Are you brain dead? Did you even read this article??? That’s what the whole thing’s about, wtf. It says right here quite clearly that he is going to continue to film OLTL even after he goes back to GH.

  • Derek

    I’m hoping a deal can be worked out with Kristen so she could just come back to OLTL for a short stint. Would hate to see Starr recasted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jewell.margolis Jewell Margolis

    Wonder if ABC got wind of the fans bitching at that them for not sharing the characters.?

    • lulu

      who cares ?! eyeroll they find a common deal that is all that matter.

    • Jay

      Currently they’re not ABC’s characters to share. Prospect Park is licensing them, so they decide where the characters show up.

      And even with this story, OLTL and GH will only share the *actor* Roger Howarth, not the character Todd Manning

      • lulu

        and ?

        • Jay

          And… my message was pretty clear. But no worries if you can’t comprehend

          • TheRalph

            Idaf if the character is on GH or not. I care about OLTL (although I watch GH from time to time), and Todd Manning will be on there. That must really burn you up. I guess you’re REALLY gonna be upset when Easton and Alderson eventually show up as well.

          • Jay

            I’ve YET to give my personal opinion on the matter, I’m simply stating facts (which obviously conflicts with your delusions).

            Truth be told, the reason I was able to become a GH fan was because I decided to leave the channel on ABC one day after watching OLTL (which was the ONLY soap I watched at the time). OLTL remained my favorite show until it went off air, so why exactly would I be upset? You’re making no sense whatsoever

          • lulu

            just don’t see the point but oh well whatever float your boat..lol

  • lulu

    It is so cool..but Roger will be very busy, i don’t know how he can do it but kudos to him maybe KA and ME will be able to do the same like that EVERYBODY will be happy..i like that. It seems the feud between PP and ABC is over, peace and love people !

  • Sunshine

    This is amazing news so excited just hope we get to see a lot of him on OLTL!

  • Mchert

    I am so sick and tired of hearing about this!!! I think it is totally, absolutely and completely ridiculous that after Todd, Starr and McBain began relationships with Carly, Michael and Sam that now, all of a sudden three “lookalikes” are going to show up. It’s insane. I “heard” that PP only wanted to share the actors briefly and they could return to GH. I don’t know what’s true anymore, but they need to compromise for the sake of the fans AND the actors. ABC really screwed up by cancelling OLTL and AMC to begin with. Their pointless show the Chew isn’t exactly a hit and the Revolution got canned! Give the viewers some credit!

    • Jay

      You fail to realize that the actors are not slaves. They can’t be forced to work where they don’t want to. Have you ever thought why is it that Todd could go back to One Life to Live, yet Starr and McBain couldn’t? If it was ABC’s choice to make, why would they send only one character back to OLTL and not the other two?

      For whatever reason, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton made a personal choice not to go back to OLTL. Since Prospect Park has control over the characters, not the actors, they decided to force them off of General Hospital. ABC did show that they were also willing to share, seeing as the original plan was for Roger Howarth to do a few weeks @ OLTL then return to GH as Todd, but I guess since the other two actors were playing hardball Prospect Park pulled the plug on the entire deal.

      We can continue to harp on ABC for canceling the soaps in the first place, but it goes against reality to try and make them the enemy in every situation that’s encountered.

      • TheRalph

        The defense of ABC I keep seeing on the soap sites reminds me of Stockholm syndrome.

        • OLTLosingMe

          The defense of an untested company that botched its deal for nearly two years over a network that’s turned GH around, fired the dead weight that canceled OLTL & AMC after Frons ran it into the ground, and now publicly stands behind it is baffling to me. It’s like falling for a band’s poster before hearing them sing.

          • TheRalph

            Well, your idea is to s*** on them before seeing the finished product. So, what’s the difference? Also, what are you gonna say when they cancel GH next year?

          • OLTLosingMe

            GH is safe for at least 2 years. They’ve increased demos to a 2 year high, besting “Katie,” and “The Chew,” not to mention their own ratings; the new head of ABC Daytime has gone on record as saying the show is safe and sound, it’s making a profit on ad dollars. I work in TV, I can read these numbers and see a profitable show. GH is is profitable and quite safe. So safe they can afford to negotiate deals with expensive actors AND do location shoots still.

            As for Nu-OLTL, the target audience their marketing campaign is aimed at is not the OLTL former viewers are expecting. Having seen all the sizzle reels shown to advertisers, you’ll yearn for the days of Jennifer Rappaprort. *shudder* Nu-Matthew/Nu-Destiny and her online “suggar Daddy” storyline is gross, Dani OD’ing at the club where Jack is the DJ is ridiculous, and the facetime they give the vets aside from RH/KDP/FL is laughable. There is a very strong reason the co-headwriter “quit”. She was fired for refusing to write what she though she was hired for.

          • TheRalph

            I hope you are right about GH. But let’s not pretend ABC was really trying to turn them around. Ron and Valentini got it hot and basically MADE them keep it on the air. As for declarations from head’s of ABC Daytime, I will take those with the appropriate grain of salt…The online sugar daddy phenomenon is a real thing, I’ve read multiple articles about it in the mainstream press. So that’s not really sensationalistic….you know, like the Rapemance storyline (which I actually didn’t get up in arms about).

          • H8T PP

            We all live by the precious proven 18-40 target demographic…which I personally don’t believe is either accurate or almighty sacred….and ABC can knock out “The Chew” for a fraction of a soap paying 20-30 actors salaries not to mention writers and crew. Same with Tricia (who the hell is she BTW? Am I supposed to know and at 47 don’t or is she just a nobody they can pay a $1000/week to and keep grateful? LOL!). Us OLDSTERS aren’t going to hover over our laptop to watch a 30 minute version of bastardized soaps (19-21 after commercials) especially for teen to 20 year old characters and juvenile storylines. Maybe you missed the classy times of when Clint found himself back in time (the original Clint Ritchie) or even when Bo and Rex went back in time and Gigi followed?

          • TheRalph

            Time traveling storylines are stupid imo. It’s fine if you or others like them, they are just a little too fantasy for me. I saw the Rex and Bo storyline, don’t remember the original Clint time-travel storyline. I guess it’s not as bad as trading chracters like the did with Al/Michael/Marcy storyline. I started watching fairly regularly in the late 90’s (although I vividly remember the Todd/Marty rape from the early 90s, because it was burned into my young impressionable mind while flipping channels lol), Watched daily starting 2001-02.

          • H8T PP

            You’re entitled to your opinion as long as you remember it is ONLY your opinion. I’m not a huge fans of time travel but the few OLTL did were done well BTW, the Al/Michael storyline had nothing to do with time travel though nice try at a comeback. Do I need post the definition for YOU? LOL!

          • TheRalph

            No, I never said the Al/Michael storyline had anything to do with time travel. I said it was worse than time travel, which it was, in my opinion. Obviously you didn’t read it correctly, which seems to be a common problem for you. Perhaps you are lacking in reading comprehension skills. You may want to seek help for that affliction.

          • H8T PP

            LOL, nothing wrong with my skills pal. That storyline was A GIFT for Nathaniel Marston being The Holden’s were off the canvas so they allowed him and the Al/Marcie storyline to stay alive till he screwed it up breaking a moral clause in his contract. Upon a glance YOU DID SAY “I guess it’s not as bad” so my error….or to be honest….my lack of interest to read your post that closely through the rambling. Did you prefer how they swapped Max from Nicholas Walker back to James DePaiva with no explanation? Maybe the famous “Babe hug” on Friday to break the embrace with Krystal on Monday with a new actress playing Babe is more to your elitist taste? LOL!!

          • Pickle

            You’re a bit angry with your manic “LOL”‘s.

          • TheRalph

            Btw, not everyone who is over 40 is computer illiterate…and there are more and more learning everyday. Netflix isn’t exactly hurting.

          • H8T PP

            Hey stoopid! Read my post……I stated I am 47 and involved in the computer industry in a technical capacity and well aware most people over 40 own computers. 60-80 gets a little thin! LOL!

          • TheRalph

            What do you do, move boxes around that happen to have computers in them? Clean computer screens @ the library?

          • wendy

            your the stoopid one i am 62 and have been using a computer since 1996 I also am quite good at it so knock it off with the reference You will be 60 in13 years Will you then become computer illiterate lol Oh yeah I also work on computers for my job! The only reason 60 to 80 year old would become a little thin is because of people like you who turn a certain age and can t do it anymore ugggg

          • H8T PP

            I didn’t say it was impossible for one 60-80 to understand using a computer only that the field narrows. In 1997 I started using computers so was late to them and 2 years later was building them. My 85 year old uncle used to work for Royal typewriter in sales and repair and is proficient on a computer.

            It really is not the point, PP is bringing bastardized versions of OLTL and AMC in name only using this OLD fanbase to launch it, bringing OLD anchor characters to attract the OLD fanbase only to bait/switch the shows into teen/college trash. If you’re ok seeing Viki/Clint once every month or so in passing while all these young new and grown up versions of characters are doing sex and X stories be my guest!

          • wendy

            Point taken i just wanted you to reaize that those 60 year old probably started using the computer when they were your age and that labling a person capabilities because of their age is sad…Believe me you will hit 60 in no time and so remember that…… Otherwise i agree with you on the OLTL and AMC new format on prospect park I for one will not watch as most of the characters I cared about are gone. Except ZACK lol I do love GH tho and do hope they work John Starr and Todd into interesting rolls Peace :)✌

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          • H8T PP

            You are right and I shouldn’t have generalized….or at least didn’t mean to. I am not a fan of stereotypes. It came out very different than I was thinking it.

            “MANY” kids 10-12 today consider it child abuse if they don’t have their own cellphone and some form of accessing the internet. Somehow I managed to get through school without either! I dated and shopped and enjoyed a normal social life without a cellphone and computer yet these days “MOST” kids, teenagers and up haven’t a clue what that is about. I was well into my 20’s when I got my first cellphone and it was a big tan Motorola the size of a brick!

            I think we can agree we’ve seen more technical growth that has direct effects on how the world operates in the past 20 years than our grandparents saw their entire life. That amount of rapid growth is a little scary as it manifest faster than it can be regulated so new ways for identity theft are happening. Brick & mortar stores are disappearing as are normal face to face interaction in favor of shopping by computer, dating by computer and beyond.

            Rather than focus on real street crime we have kids getting arrested, fined for downloading music and porn. A friends 22 year old son has 5 years probation and is a “no risk” (don’t get that) registered sex offender for supposedly downloading underage porn. I’m not condoning it yet 5 years probation, a sexual felony on his permanent record and being a registered sex offender for never leaving his home or coming near a kid seems pretty heavy handed. How L.A. County feels good about those prosecutions when they don’t focus on gang crime and real crime is beyond me. Real offenders have received less.

            I suppose that is more a commentary on our weak justice system. A local torched his own home to the ground causing damage to my neighbors home, got 7 years, was released after 6 months for good behavior and overcrowding only to pour gas all over his sisters home and fire a gun within a month of being released. Maybe this time the system will keep him for the full stay?

            So my comment was more about the sense of entitlement our youth feels. Sometimes I wish I lived my life and was gone before computers and all came to be. On some level life seemed simpler and the rules more clean cut with far less complications and because our justice system can’t deal with real street crime now goes after a 22 year old in his room and ruins his life when he is one who needs, and is receiving, psychiatric help for being immature and a loner.

            And I am very aware of my age!! LOL!! I remember when I thought 30 was old!

          • TheMom

            Only stoopid people call others stoopid. I’m 62 and a retired IT Analyst and anything but thin or illiterate (computer or otherwise)! LOL! Nothing said on here will keep me from watching OLTL and AMC so I’ll defer judgement until I see them…and not just the first or second episode.

          • H8T PP

            This is what I was saying and everyone gets so defensive about (and to say they don’t censor/delete post here is a LIE!). This IS NOT OLTL and AMC as we came to love. It is a shell of itself and Prospect Park’s target audience is why these shows are using the legacy characters as a springboard to launch now aged versions of youth characters turning both soaps into unrecognizable versions aimed at the Bev Hills 90210 crowd! Everyone is SO DESPERATE for what isn’t coming back or going to be!

            As stated, ABC had someone in charge who screwed up BUT…..and here’s the big pill to swallow…..those running the soaps DID NOT work hard enough to cut fat. GH is on because the did. They have streamlined the way they tell the tale so, while at sometimes frustrating a little, we have to assume the implied by the context rather than watch 2 weeks of a courtroom trial.

            No one gets it and seeing everyone expecting what won’t be is sad and it angers me they are being used as it angers me PP couldn’t share or spare three characters that, during the 2 years of them screwing around, found a home on GH.

          • TheRalph

            That is a flat-out lie. OLTL was being run far more cheaply than either of the other two soaps. This has been reported repeatedly.

          • TheRalph

            As for the content accusations, I’m willing to wait and see what PP turns out rather than mindlessly bash them over what the shows MIGHT be like.

          • H8T PP

            I’m sure there is some great social relevance in a now 20 something Destiny hooking up with old men on the internet for money other than mindless sensationalism…NOT! I think TheRalph suffers Stockholm Syndrome brainwashed to believe if it SAYS OLTL and AMC it will be what it was. Sad.

          • TheRalph

            No, it’s what is actually occurring in real life…Btw, that’s not Stockholm syndrome, but nice try at a comeback. I would post a link here to show you an article about the phenomenon, but the site will not let me. Try Google lol.

          • TheRalph

            No one is trying to say it will be exactly what it was. That got cancelled (unjustly, but still), remember.

          • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.whyte Charlene Alexandria Whyte

            OLTL was doing MUCH better than GH. Check your facts. Massive budget cuts and all, OLTL was on top. Also, getting the shows back on a different medium does NOT mean its a former shell of itself. You keep telling yourself that. And when GH gets cancelled someday, I’ll be dancing on its grave if PP doesn’t make it, because of fans who didn’t support PP.

          • H8T PP

            I never said that OLTL deserved to be axed and they were doing much better. I think the salaries of so many characters with a decade plus (in some cases 2-3) just were too much. Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini applied their skills to GH with fewer legacy characters and those that exist like Monica, Bobbi etc willing to drop to recurring having outlived much real storyline value (people have little interest in 60-70 year old adulterers) and those like Bernard and Geary with something left to add to the show willing to take more vacation time rather than raises (hence why Tony Geary gets like 4 months off a year!) just streamlined the show. Adding the Todd & Starr characters worked so nicely due both to the writers and the skilled actors. To be honest I could live with the John McBain character on GH just fine as most agree.

          • H8T PP

            I do think it’s kind of petty of you Charlene to WISH to see GH’s demise. Sorry if you preferred OLTL. I went back and forth depending on storylines and writers but at some point one of the three was my favorite even though I started out watching GH and Edge Of Night migrated to the others. I always felt where JFP went was the downside of the shows history aware she was running OLTL and GH (now on Y&R I think). Not sure if she ever poisoned AMC! LOL!!

            It’s less “the medium” I object to than the direction they are taking the shows.

          • Jolie

            One it is not WISHING it is FACT! Everything that they have done with GH this past year they did in the last year of OLTL, All kinds of Vets coming back, Great writing etc, So we know what is coming for GH! It’s you GH fans that want to be blind!

          • rocklesson86

            Don’t knock on GH. I love that soap, but I also love OLTL and DOOLs. I watch those three soap religiously.

          • Suzanne Brunner

            Oh no, that sounds awful!

          • janecurtgow

            GH doesn’t know if it will be on but you have the inside scoop and guarantee ‘at least 2 years.’ WTH are you doing posting on a site? Shouldn’t you be sharing this ‘good news’ with Craptini and then returning to your high level inside job at ABC OLTLLosingMe? RME Good Lord.

          • Just4Me

            AMC and OLTL were also making money when they were cancelled. In fact, OLTL was the strongest soap on air. ABC doesn’t just want money, it wants MORE money. GH’s time is limited at best. And I don’t know what you’re seeing, but I’ve seen a lot of the new OLTL stuff and it looks fabulous.

          • Jolie

            Really SAFE??? You do know that GH is CONSTANTLY 3rd out of 4 soaps in the ratings including the week of the Anniversary!!!! The Head of ABC came out and said that OLTL was safe too DUH! Keep drinking the ABC koolaide! Susan left due to PERSONAL REASONS Erika S is a Friend of hers and talked to her, her decision was personal and had NOTHING TO DO WITH REFUSING TO WRITE SOMETHING! Dude you should just shut the hell up and do research before opening your pie hole!!

          • TheRalph

            ABC-Canceled AMC & OLTL
            Prospect Park-Ressurected AMC & OLTL, despite many ADMITTED mistakes.

            What am I missing here?

          • TheRalph

            “… [ABC] now publicly stands behind it” Yes. Because ABC’s public declarations are soooo trustworthy. Gullible is the word I’m looking for here.

          • OLTLosingMe

            The now-head of ABC Daytime publicly stands behind it. Do you really not pay attention to the people who make decisions? Frons was the one who said people don’t want entertainment in the afternoon, they want information. He canned OLTL and MAC. He was fired the second The Revolution failed. The new head of ABC Daytime THIS VERY WEEK went on record to praise FV & RC for turning GH around and say that GH has a special place in her heart and a place at ABC. Period. Not much to miss.

          • TheRalph

            Yes, I pay attention. I never said it was the same person running ABC Daytime. I AM FULLY AWARE IT IS A NEW PERSON lol. However, the day I put my trust into another head of ABC Daytime, is the day I need my head examined.

          • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.whyte Charlene Alexandria Whyte

            These fans putting forth these completely fallacious arguments have more problems then being wrong about a soap. They need serious therapy or at least an education enough to know that alll opionions are not equal because some are based on facts and not delusions.

          • TheRalph

            They are seriously making up tons of backstory and concocting their own realities. Maybe they should try their hand at writing for a soap lol.

          • Jolie

            OH NO BF WAS NOT THE ONE THAT CANCELLED THEM HE DID NOT HAVE THE POWER TO DO SO! ABC/D CANCELLED THEM SHOWS!!! Keep drinking the Koolaide sweetheart!!

          • Jolie

            Shows how much you know IT WAS NOT BF that cancelled AMC & OLTL it was ABC/D! Frons never had the authority to cancel anything! Get your facts straight! Turned GH around?? They are going to cancel it you idiot! Why hasn’t ABC picked up GH for another year??????? Makes ya think!!

        • Jay

          For you to read the last sentence of my post and STILL give me a “Stockholm Syndrome” response shows how ill-informed and bitter you are. You’re simply saying “Since ABC has done me wrong once before, EVERYTHING that ever happens from that point on is their fault”.

          I’d love for you to actually attempt to answer the questions I posed, but if you are intent on living in a world of your own creation then it will be impossible. I won’t hold my breath, but I await your response…

          • TheRalph

            I fully realize that there is obviously some hold up with the other two, and that it is possibly due to them not wanting to fly to Connecticut to film.

            I’ve also read that Howarth was able to negotiate his deal because his contract was expired with GH, and they agreed to let him do both as part of his new contract. I have no idea if that’s true. I honestly don’t know what is true, with all the varying reports.

            You are portraying it as ABC couldn’t make the two go over to PP for a run, and therefore PP pulled the whole deal out of spite. I haven’t read a report like that. That may be the case, but the only place I’ve read it is in your post above.

            But, if they did pull the deal over that, so be it. They own the characters, and ABC should at least be able to coax them over for a few weeks. They obviously hold leverage over the actors.

          • Jay

            When you attempt to “coax” someone, it means that you’re trying to influence THEIR decision. It’s clear that you understand the final decision is in the hands of the actors, so what leverage does ABC have?

          • TheRalph

            Yes, what leverage could ABC possibly have? Hmmmm, I don’t know, maybe it could be their status on GH? If they said hey, you’re going to be subject to reduced screen time or outright release, I’m sure they might have changed their tune. Or, they could have simply said that this won’t be looked upon favorably when your next contract rolls around. There are a millions things they could have done. Give me a break.

          • Jay

            So basically threaten the actors? Oh yeah, amazing business strategy! That would surely gain ABC favor in the eyes of the fans.

          • Jolie

            When the F*** has ABC EVER CARED ABOUT THE FANS?????

      • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.whyte Charlene Alexandria Whyte

        No, ABC is the culprit. They set expectations for a show to never end, that was part of the lives of multiple generations. If they didn’t want to make money off it because there wasn’t as much profit as their reality shows and if that was their business decision, then they should have HAD ENOUGH RESPECT to GIVE THE SHOW to someone who can, instead of play all these ridiculous games, and make everything so difficult. If they wanted to keep key characters, then why leave PP holding the bag? I’m sorry. ABC will NEVER have our loyalty back. If we can’t help but watch a primetime show, like Castle, its with self disgust. ABC lost favor with possibly millions of people and they will NEVER get them back. There is NOTHING they can do to change it, though supporting PP might have won a few back. I willl NEVER in my LIFE EVER watch ABC except for a soap. And LONG AFTER this is over, people will still be writing about their utter hatred of the network due to Disneys decisions. ABC will be FOREVER hated and there’s a large group of people in america who gulp hard before even THINKING about investing in any of their programming, forever and ever and ever and ever. And we will take that to our deathbed.

        • Jay

          So your response is essentially “Facts be damned! I still hate ABC”. I can at least applaud your honest, but it really does nothing to get to the root of the issue at hand

          • Jolie

            What Facts dude??? Oh you mean the fact that ABC put the actors on a BAN from speaking to the media? THE FACT that first it was announced that the 3 actors had been put under 3 year contracts by ABC ((The announcement was made BY ABC!)) Then it is RH only has a one year deal with ABC, then it was reported on the 11th by Dan Kroll of this site that all 3 had been put under LONG TERM contracts by ABC?? The FACT that ABC LIES at every effen turn?? You wanna believe them lying asses good ahead but you will be sorry!

    • http://www.facebook.com/latissha.betts La-Tissha NoSweatt Betts

      i concur!!!! refused to watch the chew!!!1

    • http://www.facebook.com/peternicholas.fragasso Peter-Nicholas Fragasso

      You’re so right about ABC. They have totally incompetent management. They cancelled OLTL even when the ratings were great because they wanted to save $$$. So they put on this dumb-ass cooking show, The Chew. I’m sorry , I know a-lot of people like it but who wants to watch people eat for an hour?

  • H8T PP

    I know how much fans of AMC and OLTL want them back in some form but does any of you understand…those shows as we knew them and grew up on them ARE GONE! Prospect Park is delivering some cheesy 30 minute w/commercials internet versions on the cheap and both shows have been gone almost 2 years. Ron took over at GH and has done a GREAT job keeping GH on the air. The characters of Starr, Todd and John were given contracts and allowed to work within their characters which, at the time, no longer existed. What’s next? Prospect Park buys Edge Of Night and starts dragging up characters 20+ years later? It’s a joke and to add insult to this (excluding Starr) Prospect Park has made clear they only want these anchor characters till they introduce younger ones shooting for a younger audience so while all you jack a$$es support this within 18 months these shows are going to be glorified 90210’s!

    I think it asinine that after establishing the characters of John, Starr and Todd into GH that they pull them only to see the actors reappear 6-8 weeks later as different characters! Hell, bring back Trevor St. John as Todd! Only morons would bother with this sinking ship that Prospect Park could barely get off the ground 2 years later anyway! Sad! Support GH and the fact these wonderful actors and characters exist because of Ron and GH!

    • http://twitter.com/SheriBaby000 Sheri

      how do you figure that a OLTL legacy character of Todd Manning created by the great writer Michael Malone in the 90’s FOR OLTL exist because of RON AND GH???????GMAB what next the earth exists because of ron and GH!!!!!! Worry about gh and the possibility of cancellation by reality show hungry ABC/D and not about PP who saved our soaps from extinction by ABC. As far as im concerned i am THRILLED that OLTL and AMC is back and im not alone apparently the YOU TUBE VIDEO of the sneek peek into the premiere had 42 thousand hits IN ONE DAY!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.whyte Charlene Alexandria Whyte

      OLTL is going to be BETTER than it was actually. They don’t have the limitations of the network. When GH is cancelled, and PP tanks because of people like you, I’ll be dancing on GHs grave because there’s nowhere to take the show, and you’ll have NO ONE to blame but YOURSELF.

      • H8T PP

        You mean it can be sluttier and trashier without network standards and practices yet to be defined and established on this medium? Just like there are limits on cable stations (be it less than network) they will come to internet. And what does that say for you? 25 years after the fact, married and 2 kids later enough fans were STILL bitching about the Luke/Laura rape to the point GH felt the need to revisit this with the rape of Liz and Lucky finding out. I suppose you condone trash over class? I guess that explains your hateful viewpoints.

        Perhaps with no limits on the internet and such low morals you won’t be bothered when a disgruntled ex puts up a nice YouTube of him (or her) having sex with you? I don’t know if it will be all that to watch but what the hell right? LOL!

        GH may be cancelled one day or perhaps ABC now regrets it’s decision or with just one soap is willing to take the gamble with it being that it still attracts advertisers. SOAPnet was supposed to be gone yet still exist. Too bad that wasn’t bought so someone could put the shows on real TV. PP will tank and as I don’t dance on the graves of OLTL and AMC being dead nor will I if GH’s time comes.

    • Jolie

      Well one CHARACTERS Can not be GIVEN Contracts, Only the actors can and if they were contracted them to play characters ABC did not own that shows what kind of shady POS they really are!
      You smug little Jackass! SUSAN IS UNDER CONTRACT TO DEVIOUS MAIDS THAT IS WHY SHE CAN ONLY DO ONE SHOW FOR NOW! AM IS IN A PLAY THAT IS WHY SHE CAN ONLY DO ONE SHOW FOR NOW IT’S CALLED RESEARCH YOU SHOULD TRY IT! Tad ((MEK)) is also doing some other work but assured ALL AMC FANS THAT TAD WILL BE BACK! “Agnes Nixon, then head writer for The Guiding Light, first came up with the idea for All My Children in the 1960s. she designed the show so it would be a light-hearted soap opera that focused on social issues and young love.” Phil and Tara, TEENAGERS, Erica Kane TEENAGER Cliff and Nina TEENAGERS, Teenagers have always been the core of the shows as we get to watch them grow up and become legacy characters whom have children etc, Is that concept so hard for you to understand?? Trevor will be back to reprise HIS role of Todd Manning….The only sinking ship is GH because they have ABC at the helm!
      WOW Does your lack of soap knowledge have no bounds?? Never mind that question was already answered in your last sentence!

    • I H8 H8T PP

      You have been bitching about prospect park but you fail to realize it was abc who made the decision to have the three as different characters because they essentially didn’t want to deal with the situation anymore pp was willing and if abc was willing they would have worked something out. Secondly its 30 mins without commercials so that means they will only be about 6 mins shorter then they were on abc. Thirdly I would take pp signing with a cable network in Canada as a good sign that these shows will be around long enough to bring back people when their schedules permit it especially since many including Alicia and Susan and Michael have said they would when they can. Fourthly if you don’t want to watch the soaps then don’t watch them there’s no need to constantly bitch about them coming back just don’t watch. PS GH was always aware that pp owned rights to the characters and they were on loan until/ if oltl was rebooted. You complain about the stale writing on oltl yet complain about change and don’t even mention that they are copying oltl stories over to GH like the multiple personality now the whole brain washing which looks a lot like the Jessica situation just don’t watch LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/CSusanLew Susan Lew

    Michael Easton has chemistry with Kelly Monaco….recast him as Jason.

    • TheRalph

      LOOOOOOOOOOOL

    • TheRalph

      I like it haha!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/cherese.m.walker Cherese Mommers Walker

      there is no way he can be recast as Jason…that would open up more fan hatred

      • lulu

        yep it is not a good idea..like it or not Steve Burton made Jason Quartermain/Morgan.

    • H8T PP

      Ok, nice try but NO! Now I’d love to see Cameron Matheson recast as Jason THAT would work and he has been listed as in the top 5 of short list.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.whyte Charlene Alexandria Whyte

      I’m happy to see Easton staying on GH. John was never really the best character for Easton. John could probably be recast whereas Todd is Roger’s big deal character. I hope Carlivati can find someway to weave Caleb and/or Clay into GH without John.

      • janecurtgow

        Sorry, but anyone that happily accepts actors coming back a month or two later as a different character give credence to the stigmas that daytime serials and their audiences have had as being ridiculous waste of time with no import to ‘real’ acting and that it’s morons that watch them.

  • Vicki

    I am really sad that Michael Easton will no longer be John McBain, as I can’t imagine anyone else playing him! That character was created for Michael and he did a bang up job with that character. It’ll be hard for me NOT to see Michael and Melissa together creating their wonderful magic as they always have from the very beginning.

    • H8T PP

      I applaud Easton for standing his ground. GH gave him a contract while PP screwed around for 2 years. Try not paying your bills for 2 years and see how your life is..LOL! They were offered contracts playing characters they portrayed for years with a producer who knows the characters and skilled writers that made them part of GH and I think Prospect Park’s goal here is about tearing down GH as much as making their bastardized shells of our beloved shows thrive

      • http://twitter.com/SheriBaby000 Sheri

        Are you an insider who works behind the scenes???How the hell do you know what OLTL AND AMC are going to be like if you havent seen them yet so to call them bastardized shells is a little harsh. PP saved our soaps while all ABC/D did for those two years is pick up garbage cheap shows like the chew and the revolution. I applaude PP for saving our shows and despise ABC/D for cancelling them in the first place causing all this mess. As far as gh having “skilled writers” please dont make me laugh and get me started. All i have to say is skilled my ass look at the crappy vampire story or the stupid toxin in the water arc!!! Now they are using old material to rewrite luke and laura part 2!!

        • H8T PP

          How I know isn’t relevant that I know is and I’m telling you they are turning both these shows into a bunch of 20 year old college plots for that age group so don’t expect much Viki/Clint stories.

          GH built its base on stories like the Cassadines freezing the world and other silly outlandish stories and it was those stories combined with the introduction of the Webber’s and Quartermaine’s that saved the show from a then near cancellation. The Vampire story (much as I will concede that it sucked) was only a vehicle to remind those who forgot PC’s Caleb of Easton’s other role to have the option to reintroduce him as a distant relative (non-vampire I would hope) of Caleb.

          Personally I’m glad they are getting more mileage out of Luke as he hasn’t been very interesting since the mid-90s when associated more with Sonny. If Genie Francis is willing to return more power to the show!

          Just because the FORMER exec in charge of daytime for ABC made a disastrous call hence why he is the FORMER, doesn’t demonize ABC and ABC allowing a bad call doesn’t make PP heroes. Aside from their claims of issues with the unions the REAL reason for the delay and pulling back was to lower the final purchase price…..but they won’t publish THAT! Old shows don’t get more valuable the longer they are off the air only less. PP was talking deal before the shows went off ABC.

          Super-couples and fantasy are what make soaps. Controversy and bad mixed with good made icons like Luke and Todd. If you want REALITY than you should enjoy the shows ABC had slotted for daytime and must LOVE Trisha, or whatever that has the 2PM slot. At least I know who Katie Couric is and she WANTED GH to remain and follow it.

          • Jolie

            Dude put the drugs down really…..

        • H8T PP

          You will be chewing your own words when you see the revolting revolution PP has in store for AMC and OLTL. Look at the big list of those returning for AMC. No Tad, no Erica (except ONE episode)…same with Alisha Mishew (ONE EPISODE). Jesse & Angie are about as interesting as watching paint dry and THEY are the biggest anchor. David Canary will be doing limited appearances as he already retired and at 75 has earned it.

          How wonderful the stories will be with a now grown, thin Destiny trolling the internet having sex with old men for money. Daniella ODing on X while Jack DJ’s. Yeah, sex, drugs and teens! Just what we need in TV because we don’t have enough in reality.

  • H8T PP

    The way it was left “Todd” was out with both Tea and Blair why not approach Trevor St. John to return as Victor Lord Jr. as we all saw him alive in the finale? After the way they treated him my first response would be to screw off but that’s me so who knows? Let Roger and the “Todd” character go to GH as a gesture of good will as you never know what tomorrow brings.

    • lulu

      yep but Roger seems to be good for doing both show and actually TSJ will be also on the OLTL reboot as Victor..after that i don’t know if TSJ will stay longterm since he is based at LA and want to do more prime time work..we will see..maybe one day we will see him on GH ! ha.

  • H8T PP

    After looking at the YouTube teasers the sets look kinda cheap and in no way resemble the classic sets we all remember. Sad. I think I’ll stick to my memories and repeats of OLTL and AMC on SoapNet.

    • TheRalph

      Have at it. You won’t be missed.

      • H8T PP

        And you’re a fool who will eat your words when you realize you’ve been duped by your own desperation and gullibility wanting shows that exist IN NAME ONLY! Shows spun to be like the failed all under 30 reboot of Melrose Place using 2-3 anchor characters minimally to look legitimate, Unlike you I’d rather see these shows I watched for over 20 years be gone than be bastardized and become stories of teens and twenty-somethings dropping rufies into drinks at college nightclubs, date rapes and teen pregancies. THANKS / NO THANKS!

        • TheRalph

          Says the imbecile who hasn’t even seen the show yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dmleonard Dawn Marie Leonard

    When the 3 came to GH I thought it was going to fall apart. But, they fit the characters in nicely. They can’t make this dancing guru Sam’s love. She fits well with McBain. Todd and Carly are perfect as is Michael and Starr. For as long as I watched all of these shows as I am sure others will always know them as John, Todd and Starr. Enemies one minute friends the next and father and daughter. I just don’t see why ABC or even another network picks them back up instead of an online internet company. I doubt I will watch much of it at all since it is streamed online and I don’t watch anything online. I even wasted money on a smart TV because it’s not the same. Get PP out of the picture, people are right they won’t make it a year, yet alone another 40.

    • H8T PP

      Exactly Dawn…bless you for seeing the writing on the wall rather than the fantasy on the laptop screen! ABC’s then head of daytime programming screwed up BUT it is cheaper to do a show like The Chew just as all the court TV knock-offs of People’s Court. Still, everyone turns on ABC yet we wouldn’t HAVE these shows if not for ABC let alone for 40 years!

      I can’t believe one of the 1000 cable channels wouldn’t take and broadcast the shows. My god, Anna Nicole Smith had her own show! I see it as PP wouldn’t have all the control just like PP in the end refused to share the characters with GH. The cross-promotion would’ve helped PP and the fans would’ve loved it. No one complains that PP cost the fans seeing Todd, Starr and John on GH after Ron and the writers worked them in so well with the existing GH cast. The fact Easton and Monaco had amazing chemistry on Port Charles showed as Sam & John on GH.

      There are no winners in this one and to gear the focus of OLTL and AMC to teen drug overdose and filthy language isn’t a win. One person claimed that’s how it is but not EVERY teen does drugs and as sad as it is that some do in the real world must we see it on our shows? Viki seeing her fortune dwindle as The Banner goes under due to technology? Is that what we need and want to see…..we can drive through Flint, MI if we want economic reality………I watched these shows to have a little escape from reality!

  • TJL

    I am not against the success of GH, but lets not forget that ABC canceled these shows in the first place. PP, just wants to make this work. My feeling is ABC is greedy and isn’t willing to work on a schedule.

  • OLTLosingMe

    PP now owns the characters but ABC had signed the actors to 3 year contracts. ABC was willing to loan them to PP, but PP wanted to keep the characters and not let the actors return to GH playing as Todd, McBain & Starr. PP are the ones who don’t realize the star-power or the fact that, legally, RH, KA & ME are obligated to work at ABC. Instead of cross-promoting (which would be the SMART thing for a fledgling company like PP/TOLN) to drive GH eyes to OLTL online by letting Todd, Starr & McBain stay on GH they chose to be petty. The smarter play would be do a few week stint at OLTL, let them go back to GH, and invest in beefing up Kramer women (casting Kelly or Cassie), or the Buke/Lords (Kevin or Joey) to get long-time viewers attracted to the show instead of hiring “sexy edgy”newbies.

    • TheRalph

      You are misrepresenting the negotiations. They were fully prepared to let them go to GH, but obviously, they would have to retain some type of veto or control over those characters. Also, I read that ABC wasn’t exactly flexible with scheduling either. So ABC wasn’t really offering much. They thought they had PP by the balls, and it turns out they didn’t. Todd Manning is by far the most important of the 3, and they got him and will continue to have him available. I agree that in a perfect world, PP and ABC would cross promote. I guess that will be easier when PP eventually takes over GH here in a year or two (it’s been reported they have first rights to the show if it’s cancelled).

      • H8T PP

        Enjoy it for the moment because the Todd character only works with Howarth or St. John and the way St. John was treated so shabbily after 8 years he’d probably tell em to go to hell. Had PP been smart they would’ve let Howarth be and work on developing the Victor Lord Jr. character we all saw alive, who is married to Tea and embraced by all the kids..not just Starr. The as much make the characters so watch your Todd, Starr and McBain die on the vine as recast!

        • TheRalph

          TSJ was treated so shabbily by who? You mean ABC? LMFAO…RECAST? Not Todd, apparently. I can do without John, couldn’t care less actually. Starr? O well, we can recast that or have her off-screen, No big deal.

          • H8T PP

            TSJ was told Howarth returning would only expand his role. When his contract was up the didn’t resign him. TSJ offered to work off contract to close the storyline and make the transition smoother and the OLTL PRODUCERS told him thanks/no thanks! Rather unceremonious treatment of an actor who did what I honestly thought none could……replace Howarth.

          • TheRalph

            THAT WAS ABC!!! Prospect Park had nothing to do with that. In fact, all indications are that TSJ was on board with the first PP attempt, because he was in the last episode with a cliffhanger. Remember?

          • H8T PP

            Really Ralph? So you think ABC sits there and decides who stays and goes on soaps having no other aspects of the stations existence to manage? And you have the audacity to claim I move boxes or clean screens when I mention being involved in the computer industry in a technical capacity? LMFAO! That would be the execs of OLTL that made that call to neither renew TSJ’s contract nor accept his gracious offer to stay on a few months off contract. He was told there would be some very clever interaction between “the two Todd’s”. It was a missed opportunity as both played the role skillfully, each with their own set of idiosyncrasies.

          • TheRalph

            Those OLTL execs you’re talking about now run General Hospital. You are a complete fool.

          • lulu

            TSJ seems to not have any problems with PP anywore since he will be on the new OLTL net version..

          • H8T PP

            Sorry Lulu but apparently no one told PP or TSJ about your fantasy of this. Quote straight from TSJ only weeks ago: “No, no one has asked me back to One Life. I wish them the best of luck with the show, however, Jennifer Pepperman is a great director and will surely make a great EP.”

          • H8T PP

            It’s ok, everyone is confusing the FOUR WEEKS RH agreed to shoot to tie up loose ends before returning permanently and final (as final as soap actors jump around though he has a 3 year contract with GH and the 2 shows shoot at opposite ends of the US) so enjoy those scenes with “Todd”.

          • TheRalph

            No one is confusing them, you idiot. You are confusing reading an article with actually knowing what it says. He lives on the East Coast and commutes to do GH. Him filming OLTL during GH breaks isn’t going to be a problem at all, and this article confirms that this is exactly what he’s going to do.

          • H8T PP

            First, you only prove you don’t know what you’re talking about by being an offensive ass. Second, Howarth was in the process of moving to the West Coast though I guess the concept of the housing market is lost on your ignorance. For the moment he still has his residence on the East Coast, which is why along with GH making concessions for him, he can do this. As for Alderson and Easton they are being recast…..that has been announced by PP.

          • H8T PP

            Lastly, Howarth has stated he’s only committed to 4 weeks of shooting..which they will spread out as they don’t shoot in order so 4 weeks of his time might span 3 months of 30 minute episodes 4 days a week. In production it is commonplace especially when they know an actor is going on vacation or leaving to shoot as many of his scenes first…..that doesn’t mean he is there for 3 months. Anyway, he’s not staying that’s a fact, deal with it.

          • Jolie

            ITS CALLED RESEARCH PLEASE DO SOME! 5 DAYS A WEEK!!!
            WHO THE HELL CARES HAVE RH AND HIS ONE DIMENSIONAL ACTING STYLE, KEEP HIM PERMANENTLY PLEASE!!!!!

          • H8T PP

            Jolie, you made me laugh with your massive stupidity when you first say ITS CALLED RESEARCH followed by my quote by TSJ that YOU CAN’T BELIEVE ALL YOU READ! I can imagine your trailer in Oklahoma or Kentucky littered with People, Star, National Enquirers, all the Soap Digest deals as your research!! Try picking up the empty gallon jugs of wine. You can get those hefty bags full of beer cans to the recycling center and scrape the cat crap off your floor!! LOL!!!

            You are one of those mindless things that demonizes ABC today and when PP fails you’ll demonize them. Of course actors can only be placed on contract not characters but when Howarth, Alderson and Easton were cast of GH the PP deal was not looking like it would happen and to bring the actors along with their established characters to GH and weave them into the GH storyboard was a gift to the fans and jobs for these fine actors…..not that you see that being your job is walking to the mailbox for your welfare check once a month and bitching how real people in the world do grown up things!! LOL!!

          • Jolie

            real people in the world do grown up things!!
            What the Fuck Crack do you smoke there in your hovel that you live in? PAY ATTENTION REDNECK…..TSJ WAS IN THE PREVIEW FOR OLTL THAT WAS PULLED BECAUSE HIS IDENTITY WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE KNOWN YET IDIOT! Plenty of FANS saw HIM in the video!! If it was not for PP LENDING ABC/GH THE CHARACTERS them 3 would NOT be working on GH right now because it was NOT the actors ABC wanted it was the characters and the characters FAN BASE That is why they went to PP and ASKED to BORROW the 3 characters YOU MORON! There was an agreement in place between the 2 companies for the use of these characters, ABC/GH KNEW their time with these characters were LIMITED! If ABC wanted “JUST” the actors they would have created NEW characters for the 3 from the start!!
            OH BTW You think that telling someone to shoot themselves is “real people in the world do grown up things!!” Then you really need more help than I originally thought! Now I have to go and drop something off to my husband on the Job Site for our Business, something I’m sure you know nothing about…..

          • H8T PP

            It made since being Ron knew both the actors AND their characters to just use both. PP didn’t look like they would get anything done this far and had it not been for three investors that came to the table 6 months ago we wouldn’t be arguing about anything. Charlie Sheen goes batshit crazy in a very public way blowing a $2 million an episode gig yet has a new show on cable less than a year later with a 100 show guarantee and syndication rights pre-sold. Yet PP took 2 years to get 2 shows with 30-40 years on the air and the best they could manage is a shaky internet deal!! LOL!! ABC was more than willing to share but PP at the last minute….even though the cross promotion was more in PP’s favor……wanted a CASH DEAL for using the characters so ABC said fuck u!

            You no less than nothing and I just chuckle everytime you post and attack me. PP has so many mistakes under their belts, made promises to key actors they couldn’t deliver one….hence why they aren’t there….you know no one and less than nothing.

            This is an investment and the internet a hail mary to try and show enough interest to sell it to a bigger fish because the cable networks that gave the Kardashians and Anna Nicole shows wouldn’t touch these shows. They even talked doing a RADIO version of XM but no one would go for that!

          • H8T PP

            ABC has lawyers that could’ve found a dozen ways to dump Alderson, Howarth and Easton if they wanted but respect THE ACTORS more than the characters. It was nice for the show and the fans to see them in characters we all were already familiar with but PP has taken that from the fans. Is it their right? Yes. Will those characters mean anything without the actors that made them? Nope! Soo PP gains nothing other than 4 weeks of Howarth’s time and then PP is hung out to dry. GH will build suitable equally interesting characters for these 3 actors and it will be fine. PP should’ve played nice.

            I hope that TSJ is approached and accepts on OLTL just to tie the loose ends up of his character and, if he elects to sign on longer I wish him well. He is too good an actor for PP but that’s his call. Unlike your one-dimensional thinking I respect both Howarth’s and St. John’s portrayals of Todd and don’t rank one better than the other….just different.

          • Jolie

            ABC wanted to KEEP their Money, remember they are under contract, there is something called Breach of contract DUH!
            Your more of an idiot than I thought if you think these actors are the be all end all when it comes to these characters?? ABC should not act like a fucking kid who’s friend is taking back their toy…..
            OH BYW BIPOLAR TAKE YOUR NICEY NICE BULLSHIT AND SHOVE IT!

          • Jolie

            You are such a Retard! The 3 aren’t on OLTL because ABC put them under contract KNOWING that they were on limited time and PP COULD AND DID pull them characters at any time but they think them keeping the actors is going to screw the relaunch! YEA RIGHT! Actors can be replaced and are all the time!!! Take your crap and shove it! Mr fake!

          • TheRalph

            Your uninformed posts are offensive lol. Anyway, I’m done. Not much talking left to do. The show is starting in 2 weeks. :)

          • Jolie

            Want some water for your foot? HIS KIDS ARE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL IN NY and he does not want to pull them out of school, RH has been on GH for a YEAR he could have easily moved down there during the summer break but he didn’t, Guess the housing market didn’t affect KA or ME?

          • H8T PP

            KA shares a place with her brother and I honestly don’t know ME’s situation because I’m not a stalker like yourself. You probably know what toothpaste he uses as well.

            PP and the shows won’t last a year. They couldn’t even get enough juice to be on a cable network. GH is doing well on real TV and will outlive PP’s bastardized AMC and OLTL. Susan left because she had too much integrity to write smut. So we get to hear Tea in character say F*UCK on computer screen….classy!! Well, for you it probably is considering your big night is Kentucky Fried Chicken night when the welfare check comes.

            I guess being white trash and not getting laid since Clinton was President made you this way along with the 300 pounds you haul around but you shouldn’t be so offensive. I almost pity you with so little in life and yet not enough money for a gun to shoot yourself!! LOL!

          • Jolie

            OH Really? MISTER INSIDE INFORMATION! FUCK OFF LOSER! Doing real well on TV??? 3rd place out of 4 CONSISTENTLY is doing well? What a Redneck you are! Do you know Susan personally? Did you personally talk to her and she told you that? Well Erica S DID so I think I will go by what she had to say, and not the “word” of some lackey loser that lives in a fantasy world where he has some big shot in the entertainment industry! My Welfare check? White trash? 300 pounds? ((WOW you really should not tell people all about yourself on the Net like that!)) This is coming from someone who told someone they don’t know to go Buy a gun and shoot themselves?? What a LOSER!

          • H8T PP

            LOL!!! You haven’t the brains or class to empty Erika Slezak’s trash let alone to even spell her name correctly BAM! YOU LOSE MORON! She has far too much class to have something like YOU anywhere near her! LOL!! I don’t need to namedrop who I am or who I know because that would compromise them and I wouldn’t do that.

            Must suck to be you once you age to the point you no longer can screw men 20-25 years older to pay your bills hun? Now go clean your trailer and quit embarrassing yourself. Maybe you take them bottles and cans to the recycling center you can have enough for that gun? Just sayin…you have options!! LOL!!

          • Jolie

            Dude you are a NOBODY and a NOTHING that is very obvious You have no names to drop because you know NOBODY!….See someone that resorts to Name calling and trying to Rib on someone only does so because he has nothing of substance to say…..You are the Biggest Loser I have ever seen on this page and for the Admins to let you keep telling someone to “get a gun and shoot themselves” is disgusting…..But then again I don’t expect much more from a degenerate loser like you…..

          • H8T PP

            Hey….you’re the one that came at me with insults….I just responded to a level you could understand and even then….too hard for me to think at your 2 digit level! You’ll be dead of liver failure soon enough. 8-9 days after you croak the smell will drift to your neighbors trailer and someone will look for you finding your cats eating your bloated, rotting corpse. Almost be a waste of a bullet! LOL!!

            I find your ignorance and stupidity entertaining. You remind me of this bum a studio off the 60 and Santa Fe in L.A. allowed to use an extension cord for his coffee maker and make-shift living shelter on the side of a storage building. They figured it helped deter people breaking into the cars with him always there. He smelled and babbled incoherently just like you.

            So have another bottle and keep rambling. Even others here see you as ridiculous. Not like anyone would care if you put that bullet in your head. Go from under the jaw so it hits that pea brain!!! LMFAO!!!!

          • Jolie

            Dude take your Oh I’m so innocent act and screw off! Dam near everyone on here has told you off at least once!! Don’t care what you have to say, you are a waste of space and oxygen!!

          • Elizabeth

            I have never read such disgusting things until today when I read this topic and you H8T PP should be ashamed. Scratch that your parents should be ashamed for raising such disrespectful punk. I have reported you to the people that run this page and have given them copies of your posts telling this Jolie person to shoot themselves. You should be banned from this site and I hope they do.

          • H8T PP

            Always nice to experience new things huh Lizzy? LOL! Nevermind the crappy things this person said to me hell, I HOPE IT TAKES TWO BULLETS and she writhes around on the floor, blood dripping out her left hear and both nostrils for a good 40 minutes before she croaks!! COPY AND SEND THAT C U NT!!!! LOL!!

          • H8T PP

            Ban me? I’m already registered FIVE TIMES so they’d have to ban EVERYONE because I use an IP blocker!! LOL!!

          • Elizabeth

            Why don’t you grow up H8T PP. Jolie is not the only one you have attacked and made personal comments against. Your going to call me a cunt because I reported you? Yea you have class….All of it low. Make sure you keep going and hopefully this person wll find you and bring Cyber Bullying Charges against you, and an IP Blocker is not going to help you, if this person truly wants to find you.

          • H8T PP

            BRING ON THEM CYBER BULLYING CHARGES!!! LOL!!
            What are you Lizzy, 8? You either are blind or simply stupid! That broad (and I make room for the fact you are Jolie as well) called me every name in the book before I ever replied so if they toss me SHE GOES TOO!!! I’m here waiting for them cyber bully poooolice to cum handcuff me and TAKE ME AWAY!!! HERE I AM!!!

          • Elizabeth

            You can think what you like and from your posts it is clear that the last thing you do is think. Cyber Bullying has no age limit or is that something else you don’t know? I read every post on this topic and you are the one that was calling people every name in the book. When you get tossed it will be because of the horrible things you said on here. The Cyber Bullying laws were made for people like you.

          • Jolie

            YOUR AN IDIOT!! Boy you just believe whatever you read don’t ya! BTW that article was over a month ago I believe maybe almost 2 months ago! Do you really like the taste of your foot that much??

          • Kim

            TSJ has lied before numbnuts. The video that was on ITunes, which has since been pulled, clearly showed TSJ in the background. I know, I still have it downloaded. Michael Logan, with TV Guide, just wrote an article about Agnes Nixon and mentioned TSJ’s name with a few others that are returning. He has since edited TSJ’s name out. It’s no secret TSJ is returning. RME

          • http://www.facebook.com/purplkoala ‘Valerie PurplKoala

            people forget, TSJ decided not to renew and then changed his mind.. Complain all you want, they are going to do what they wan’t. I’m sticking w/ GH now. W/ all the cast changes in OLTL, I have no interest in it. And I lost interest in AMC many, many years ago and could never get back into it so I stopped trying.

        • TheRalph

          GH are the idiots here. Brand new characters after less than two months off the air? What a joke. I’ll still tune in from time to time, but that’s ridiculous.

        • Jolie

          More of your lack of knowledge! Trevor has nothing against PP they did not do anything to him! HE WOULD NOT WORK FOR OR UNDER FRANK!

    • Suzanne Brunner

      Finally someone who understands! Thank you! You are 100% right that PP could have used these characters to get their new OLTL off the ground. That would actually have people interested in opening their computers to watch and see what is happeneing with them over there and how they will make the permanent transition to GH. The actors are under contract, as they chose to be, to GH. After taking 2 years to get as far as a 30 minute online show I just can’t assume it will be successful. I will watch OLTL online and see what product comes out of this but if it turns into a whole other show that will be it. ABC offered to play nice, keeping their own needs as their priority (why anyone expected them to do less is beyond me) and PP refused. Why should ABC be flexible to their own detriment?

      • janecurtgow

        ABC wanted these characters and actors so badly they shouldn’t have cancelled the show they were on in the first place. And PP LEASED ie legally LENT the characters to Craptini for a year. Never should’ve done it but Craptini need to learn to adhere to legalities. ALL involved knew the deal going in that at some point PP could have the shows up and running and want the characters back. Not PP’s fault if Craptini and ABC think they’re above the law. Or that the actors took a gamble and lost.
        If RH made some kind of deal to do both then good for him. But spare me all the ‘poor actor’ garbage. And ‘big bad’ PP not cooperating. Craptini are about as much the victim as the surrogate Mom in Baby M that decided the baby was hers afterall.
        And let me never lend anything to Craptini, ABC or their sympathizers. I’ll never get it back because they’ll cry foul it’s ‘theirs.’ RME

    • Jolie

      A fledgling company? Do you know how many shows they do?? Obviously not with that comment!

  • dawnhaze

    I’m so glad Roger is going to be on both shows. I do think it is absurd to change the character he plays on one. The storylines multiply if he stays Todd on both shows.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.whyte Charlene Alexandria Whyte

      Yeah, as long as ABC is fair about his schedule and doesn’t push him to his limits, I’m all in. And Roger is the only character that is critical to OLTL from the transplants on GH as far as I can see, and Todd is the character that made Roger so popular and doubt lightning will strike twice so I hope ABC will at least respect ROGER, even if not fans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.tindell.33 Barbara Tindell

    IT WAS HARD TO WATCH GH AFTER STEVE BURTON LEFT, BUT AFTER AWHILE I GOT USED TO SEEING MICHAEL EASTON ON GH AND I GOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT, I WOULD RATHER SEE HIM ON GH, STAR AND TODD TO

  • TheRalph

    RH is under contract to ABC as well (as OLTLosingMe admits, kudos), and if you read the article above, there are still negotiations ongoing. Alderson admitted she’s a possibility for OLTL. Now, it might not happen, but then again, there is an actual chance. Again, read the report above. If I was to go back and read your posts, I’m sure you would have said RH showing up was an impossibility before it actually happened. If I’m wrong in presuming that, forgive me.

    The actors can do what they want. although I’m not going to sit here and say I’m happy with their decision not to participate in some form. I’m holding out hope that they do, but T. Manning was the most important part anyway. PP has him, and likely has TSJ in the bank as well.

    I’m willing to let ABC earn my trust back, but I’m not there yet. GH was always my 2nd or 3rd show, so I know the characters and the history and would very much like to see it on the air for another 50 years. So, again, I hope you are correct. BUT, I’m not willing to give up on OLTL as you seem to have decided to do. Frankly, I think the show can benefit by being free of network constraints. Maybe I am being naive. I’m not willing to 100% defend a product I haven’t laid eyes on. But I like what I’m hearing and I am willing to give it some time. Why is that a bad thing lol?

    Btw, it wouldn’t let me respond below because your comment is awaiting moderation.

    • Jolie

      This site is not very reliable for info…..This is the only site that has even said anything about this supposed doing both shows All the other sites I have seen has the same articles about all 3 of them going back to GH as new characters…..Second I really don’t think that GH would deal with having to write out his character every so often so he can go to Stamford…..I say let it be revealed that he is indeed Vic Jr and let him go to GH AND LET HIM STAY THERE WITH HIS ONE DIMENSIONAL ACTING!

      • TheRalph

        From what I understand, it’s not that they would write him out, it’s just that he would film here and there when he was already on break from GH. He schedule is set up for regular breaks there since he flies in to film. Idk if all this is indeed true, of course. I’ve read so many different things that I will just believe what I see lol.

        • Jolie

          I trust Erica S is all I’m saying….Plus if this was actually true why is it that this site is the only one that has reported it….Ya see what I am saying, That would be Huge news and I’m sure it would be all over the soap sites……BTW I reading your posts last night had me rolling, Loved them!!

          • TheRalph

            Yea, I get what you’re saying. It could very well be bs lol, and your’re staring to make me think maybe it is. I didn’t see anything anywhere else either. Either way, the idiots on this thread needed to be confronted. Btw, glad you got a kick out of my posts, I had fun writing them as well haha.

          • Jolie

            LOL Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

  • Rodney

    If you all had been following, you would know that Roger Howarth is based on the East Coast. He travels to LA to tape GH, then returns home; his contract w ABC allows for the taping to accommodate his schedule. This was stated long before the PP reboot was announced. Therefore, it “works” for him to shoot in CT when he is East. ME and KA diff story; both moved West……obviously, they “technically” could make guest shots on OLTL as their characters, but no real incentive; I could see KA doing it since her family (extended) is in Philly and the storyline could handle it, but ME not so much….
    The character conversation is, honestly, besides the point…I always asked why RH (or any of them for that matter) couldn’t play 2 diff characters on 2 diff shows. Actors in prime time do it ALL the time (Margo Nightingale is literally on 5 dramas at once right now)
    If true, this is a “win-win” for RH and, obviously, PP and OLTL fans…

    • lulu

      Great post.

    • Vieira

      Roger lives in ca with his kids. Julian just signed with a model agency in LA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tparksjohnson Terry Parks Johnson

    ABC needs to get it’s head out of it’s butt. I was over AMC, but OLTL was the best of the 3 soaps. GH was better for having some of their characters, and changing them to someone new is ridiculous. I am sick of cooking shows, though the Chew has been better than I expected. But Katie Courac is awful, and I’m really tired of Dr Phil, and Dr Oz for that matter. Daytime talk shows bore me to death. As for web based programming, I’m not going to watch it either. I want the t.v. on while I’m working or playing on the computer. It is ridiculous to me that I have televisions and I am supposed to use my computer as the same device.

    • lulu

      get rid of the tv and buy you another computer..problem solved ! lol

  • jangel4214

    Who wants to see these 3 characters come back as different ones? I do not. Dumb.

    • lulu

      actors not characters..it is time to make the difference..

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.aiken.9 Janet Aiken

    Poor Roger. he’s gonna be so confused if he is a different character on GH than on OLTL.. He’ll be like, “now who am I today?” LOL

    • lulu

      ah ah lol, he wil be a lucky actor who has the challenge to play two different characters..a dream for an actor..believe me.

  • Reality Check

    Why are GHers telling OLTL fans and PP what to do with OUR characters. Todd was on GH for 1 year, OLTL for TWENTY YEARS. He’s not yours, he was borrowed.

    God, it’s like a bunch of 5-year-olds who were bored with their own toys, so they grabbed a friend’s toys and then refused to give them back.

    Grow up and play with your own characters/toys on your own soap.

  • http://twitter.com/suziespot suzie smith

    I am not worried about it because I don’t think OLTL and AMC will last a year on the computer. Production costs are way to high to support a soap with all these big name high paid stars and they are only on 30 minutes a day 4 days a week. Whenever I forget to watch any show I figure I will catch it on the internet then I never remember to go back and watch it. If they throw in comercials it will be a 20 minute show and since you can’t FF commercials on the internet you will have to sit through 10 minutes of commercials for a 20 minute soap. No single actor will get much air time because they will only be working with 80 minutes a week airtime devided by all those actors. No one could blame those three from wanting out of a experiment to stay on a estabished watched show with 2 million daily viewers. I am not wishing ill will on the soaps. I am a big fan of OLTL and plan to watch if I don’t forget but I just don’t see how the can make this work.

    • lulu

      wow really really positive i see…

    • Jolie

      Do you People ever do effen research???
      1 Your show GH is only one for a Half hour because there are a HALF HOUR of commercials….
      2 Hulu LIMITED commercials IF any at all….HULU PLUS NO COMMERCIALS, and I do not believe that their are commercials on Itunes or not…..
      3 Yes By all means stay with a Network that cancels shows in the blink of an eye and a network that wants out of SCRIPTED Daytime TV……Oh yes your 2 million viewers that keeps GH 3rd out of 4 soaps in the ratings SMFH

      • H8T PP

        If I so didn’t dislike you I would feel sorry for you! You are just bitter, nasty and blinded by PP. Here’s some of your charm….

        JOLIE TO ME: Dude you should just shut the hell up and do research before opening your pie hole!!

        JOLIE TO OLTLosingMe: Keep drinking the Koolaide sweetheart!!

        JOLIE TO OLTLosingMe: Shows how much you know, Get your facts straight! They are going to cancel it you idiot!

        JOLIE TO Jay: When the F*** has ABC EVER CARED ABOUT THE FANS?????

        JOLIE TO ME: You smug little Jackass!

        JOLIE TO ME: YOUR AN IDIOT!! Boy you just believe whatever you read don’t ya! Do you really like the taste of your foot that much??

        JOLIE TO ME: MISTER INSIDE INFORMATION! FUCK OFF LOSER! What a Redneck you are!

        JOLIE TO ME: Dude take your Oh I’m so innocent act and screw off!

        JOLIE TO ME: What the Fuck Crack do you smoke there in your hovel that you live in? PAY ATTENTION REDNECK

        JOLIE TO ME: You are such a Retard!

        JOLIE TO ME: Your more of an idiot than I thought if you think these actors are the be all end all when it comes to these characters?? OH BYW BIPOLAR TAKE YOUR NICEY NICE BULLSHIT AND SHOVE IT!

        JOLIE TO ME: Dude put the drugs down really…..

    • pudman56

      Maybe you’re not aware of all the successful shows online. Last year alone more than 5 million households cancelled cable TV because of things like hulu (plus). If they don’t last, they don’t last, but I’m going to support them as much as I can to see that they do last.

  • MrsLuckySpencer

    Stop with the effin bickering, and watch the damn shows! That’s the best way to show your support!

  • corineh

    All three return to GH May 10th. Park owns the characters so will be interesting to see what happens. Recasts on OLTL , killed off or go to the bathroom only never to return….

  • http://www.facebook.com/Pinky0073 Dana L Trosky

    love you Michael Easton

  • Sala

    not happy we can’t watch OLTL and AMC because we are Canadians! Thats not fair there are lots of loyal Canadian soap fans out there also!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mike.wahl1 Y2Jin99

      FX Canada. If you want to see the shows bad enough you will pay whatever extra it costs to get that channel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/radiantdawn Donna Reynolds Savory

    Why don’t we all just wait and see what transpires rather than bad mouthing each other. I’m excited to watch the shows. We’ll see if we like the story lines. All this whining is tiring!

  • dawn adkins

    todd starr and john should return and thier portrayers in landview should be recast just like all the new faces on the show give a break here send them back to GH

    • pudman56

      While I eventually accepted Victor as Todd, there really is only one Todd, McBain, and Starr for me. I don’t want a recast, definitely not for Todd and McBain.

  • TheRalph

    “Brian [Frons] was not responsible for all this. Yes he was the president of ABC Daytime, but that was not a decision that he could make all on his own. He was told to say one thing or another. This was a decision that was made by Disney.”—Erica Slezak

    • lulu

      yep corporate suits are the one with powers who make the final decisions..end of story..

    • pudman56

      For years Frons has worked to get rid of the soaps, so don’t be so gentle with him.

  • Soap Lover

    I think that the current DAYTIME programs, should eat crow and bring back more Script writing.. The fact is NO-BODY, again NOBODY thinks reality and Babble shows are entertaining.. all daytime networks are reality-smucks, These shows are NOT entertaining.. People are bored with television.. bad News, bad talk shows, lesson on how to manipulate others, yelling, opinionated- one sided jerks to entertain us.. We all know that our souls are filled to the limits.. Give me GH, OLTL,&AMC and MORE… any script new story lines you got my attention from network to Online it is going to be a challenge . I see the pro’s of anytime viewing.. I wish I had internet TV because I love the large screen not my little 15- 17 laptop or my Iphone and the wireless ear piece biting my ear lobe. What I am saying let’s give online a chance.. but more let’s show all the networks that script is in.. Give us new stories, new titles, new characters, who cares give me SOAPS or scripts whatever you want to call it! Just bring them back, That’s reality!

    • VKCMO

      BRAVO & Well SAID! I still can’t believe that the exe @ ABC was so callouse to throw OLTL & AMC in the trash to begin w/, yet when you have people thinking that REALITY TV is wht the peeps want – well!
      I have loved my Soaps for years upon and yes I do get tanked about the characters I love and the scripts that made me love um! I thank G-O-D, Agnes, PP, HULU & Soapnet/TOLN for not giving up on them ( I still think soapnet is under used esp. now that they – ALL the stories – need to be PUMPED UP & modernized – DUH!)

      I STILL WISH OWN (Oprah’s Network) had played a part in picking them up, yet WE can’t always get what WE want;-( I have been holding my breath about Todd, John & Starr – whichev way the wind blows – I will support my Soaps, the actors and the genre – loved what you said though SoapLvr!

    • pudman56

      Network daytime really can’t compete any longer (drama vs. reality) and a lot of it is due to what began as a slow moving internet highway and turned into what it is today. I’ll take OLTL any way I can get it and damned be to ABC. I’m even going to start watching AMC again because I’m really supportive of Prospect Park for fulfilling so many loyal viewers dreams by not only resurrecting the shows, but working against all odds to do so.

  • GH/OLTL FAN

    THATS CRAZY NEW CHARACTER THAT IS GONNA MESS THING WITH RATING FOR GH TODD JOHN AND STARR WERE ALL GOOD OVER AT GH WOW CANT BELIEVE THIS PPL MIGHT START WATCHING MORE OLTL THEN GH CUZ TODD IS GREAT HIS CHARACTER IS AWESOME AND SO IS JOHN AND STARR WAS SO GOOD FOR MICHAEL SO SAD NOW THAT JOHNNY GOT SOME INFO ABOUT MIKE IT WOULD OF BEEN GOOD FOR STARR TO BE IN THIS TO WOW ONE SAD FAN:(

    • Jarlena

      gh are being foolish about it

  • VKCMO

    I read most of the comments below – MEOW! I loved my soaps and ABC dissed them PERIOD (Chew, Revolution & Katie REALLY!) & I think HOW LUCKY they/we are that they got new life & I can LIVE with that (pun intended;-) whatev happens they can’t take Todd or any of my memories of AMC, OLTL & GH away.

    If I must get with the 21st century programming and socializing etc.(though NO FB or Twitter period!!!!) I will do so the way, I do all things in my life – by thinking for myself and understanding the consequences of any action – be it mine or someone elses then act accordingly! I love RH and Todd, but I would give Alexander Quatermaine a chance if I get to look at RH – if OLTL is as stupid as ABC (as well as the hypocrites of Llainview that love to hate on him;-) when it comes to characters such as Todd, John & Starr then so be it – after having my soaps ripped out from under me in a fata compli for a year – I know loyalty (of viewers) is a thing of the past & will put up with the jerky/long buffering of online just to see um & apparently soooo will a lot of others!

    Soapnet is missing (and has been from its beginning) much by not taking a leading role in soap roundup or cataloging or whtev the geeks call it, I have been waiting for something good to come of a network for the Soap genre – IN VAIN!

    Howev it came about our precious Soaps were gone & NOW THEY ARE BACK – I will support RH as Alex Q or Todd Manning or both – as for the debut of AMC & OLTL – Hulu/iTune style I give them Thumbs up and a BIG “keep up the good” – WE the fans applaud & support ya!

  • http://www.facebook.com/penny.elkins1 Penny Elkins

    Dropping One Life to Live and All My Children to 2 days..1 hour a week, I have to ask, Why bother?

  • Peter Harley Robertson

    Is Roger Howarth on both soaps now??

  • Peter Harley Robertson

    Are they going back to OLTL or GH? as their characters or recast rolls??

  • Peter Harley Robertson

    Is Todd manning on OLTL staying with Roger or recast??

  • Peter Harley Robertson

    ABC?GH recast the actors in these bizzare rolls?? how stupid… they cancelled these shows… let Prospect Park have the actors … they work well in their previous rolls!

    How long before ABC drops GH?? — I for one stopped watching daytime tv except GH/Y&R if these shows go no daytime tv except specialty channels