Comings and Goings

  • Holy Spiderman Llanview! Superhero Retakes the Town

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    Child actor Patrick Gibbons, who famously wore the Spiderman costume through several episodes of "One Life to Live" during the soaps final year on ABC, while portraying Sam Manning on the soap, is returning to the series when it resumes production later this month under Prospect Park's TOLN, the actors twitter account confirmed today.
  • UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE! Roger Howarth Returning to ‘One Life to Live’

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    Miss a day, miss a lot is the saying, but as the behind-the-scenes drama continues to unfold between ABC and Prospect Park in relation to the characters of Starr Manning, Todd Manning and John McBain and their need on either "General Hospital" or "One Life to Live," the saying has now become who's has what and how it affects daytime viewers.
  • Cady McClain Returning to ‘All My Children’

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    You can now add Cady McClain to the already confirmed list of stars returning to "All My Children." The actress announced via her official website that she has been contacted by Prospect Park for their "AMC" reboot, which is set to premiere sometime this spring (likely April) via Hulu and iTunes. "I am very excited about the possibilities for the show in this medium and want to help give it every chance at success," the actress said in a statement. "As you probably know by now, I am fascinated with all the many possibilities for creative expression that the Internet has to offer. I have a feeling the show will find many new opportunities for connecting with fans and I look forward to being a part of that as well," she added.
  • Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton Staying at ‘GH’ After All

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    Despite Michael Easton's announcement early this morning, where he stated that after February 8th he would be exiting "General Hospital," along with Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson, due to "some ongoing legal this and that," an ABC spokesperson tells Soap Opera Network that all three will remain an essential part of the "GH" canvas for the foreseeable future.
  • UPDATE: Prospect Park and ABC’s Legal Dispute Escalates as One Actor Confirms ‘GH’ Exit

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    As previously reported, Michael Easton along with Kristen Alderson and Roger Howarth are currently at the center of a legal dispute between Prospect Park and Disney/ABC Domestic Television, part of the Disney/ABC Telvision Group, over who has the right to use the characters of John McBain (Easton), Starr Manning (Alderson) and Todd Manning (Howarth)). In one corner you have Prospect Park and "One Life to Live" and in the other you have ABC and "General Hospital." Unfortunately for the fans, no one is "winning." According to one of the affected actors, after Friday, February 8, they "cannot be at 'General Hospital'" any longer.
  • Kale Browne Turns DJ on ‘Y&R’

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    Soap Opera Digest is reporting that soap alum Kale Browne will be heard in upcoming episodes of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as he portrays the role of a radio DJ on the soap. The magazine reports that Browne's voice will be heard on the Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13 episodes of the drama series. The actor isn't expected to appear in the actual episodes.
  • Jack Wagner’s First ‘GH’ Airdate Revealed

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    As previously reported, Jack Wagner is returning to ABC's "General Hospital" to reprise his role as Frisco Jones on the daytime drama series. Soap Opera Network first reported on word of Wagner's return to the set on Monday, January 14, following a now squashed Twitter controversy surrounding the actor and now co-star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis). The two appeared separately in the Monday, January 7 episode of "Castle," which also happens to air on ABC.
  • GH Casting News: ‘Port Charles’ Invades Port Charles

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    With Lynn Herring returning last month as the ever spectacular Lucy Coe, now head of CoeCoe Cosmetics, many were left wondering if her return would solely be for the purpose of resurrecting the Nurse's Ball on ABC's "General Hospital." Thanks to the creative writing of head writer Ron Carlivati and his team, that doesn't appear to be the case. In a welcome twist of fate it looks as though Lucy's return has actually helped open up a string of storylines tied to ABC's canceled "General Hospital" spin-off "Port Charles."
  • Jack Wagner Has Returned to ‘General Hospital’

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    As Soap Opera Network first noted last week, actor Jack Wagner has quietly returned to the set of ABC's "General Hospital" as he reprises the role of Frisco Jones on the daytime soap. According to set side sources and a recent report by TV Guide's Michael Logan, Wagner's return will coincide with "GH's" 50th Anniversary celebration. While details are scarce, sources tell Soap Opera Network that the network will kick off a week long celebration beginning with the Monday, April 1 broadcast that also happens to be the same day "General Hospital" aired its first episode 50 years prior.
  • ‘General Hospital’ Losing Its Starr, Todd and John to ‘One Life to Live’

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    According to a report by Daytime Confidential, ABC's "General Hospital" will be temporarily losing the characters of Starr Manning, Todd Manning and John McBain as Prospect Park has exercised its right to utilize the characters for its online reboot from the agreement the production company signed with the Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group, part of the Walt Disney Company, back in July 2011.