One Life To Live Characters Off General Hospital?
Updated March 1:
Michael Easton posted a note to his fans on Facebook regarding his unknown status playing John McBain. The post accompanied an adorable picture of him with his daughter.
“Thank you. Your kind words of support mean the world to me. No word yet on when we might return to work but the fridge is stocked, the bills are paid, and I get to spend lots of precious time with my little girl.”
Updated February 28:
Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Roger Howarth will start shooting scenes for “OLTL” during the second week of production. As of now, there are no plans for Easton and Alderson to do the same. In terms of scheduling, Howarth’s Todd Manning will not be able to air on “GH” the same days he airs on “OLTL.”
Updated February 14:
As first reported by Daytime Confidential, it seems Roger Howarth will return to “One Life to Live” to help launch the online version of the show, but then come back to “General Hospital,” where he will continue playing Todd Manning.
Updated February 4:
Prospect Park weighed in last week on the “OLTL” characters in Port Charles situation with the following press release:
“Prospect Park understands that ‘General Hospital’ has featured Llanview transplants Michael Easton (John) and Kristen Alderson (Starr) among others while we arranged production of the new version of ‘One Life to Live.’ These characters, who we own under our agreement, are obviously essential to our production efforts, and a large reason we licensed the program. We also understand that legions of ‘General Hospital’ fans have grown to love these actors and characters in a short time. So even though we are paying ABC millions of dollars to license the shows, we have been, and continue to be willing to equally share the characters with ‘General Hospital’ and ABC. It’s a win-win for the actors, the shows and fans, who love all of the shows and storylines. We hope to work out these agreements with ABC and the actors.”
Originally posted February 1:
Due to legal conflicts with Prospect Park resurrecting “One Life to Live” online, Michael Easton (John) has announced on Facebook that he will soon be off the “General Hospital” canvas. Addressing the fact that his fans might want to send him something to the studio for his February 15 birthday, Easton felt the need to reveal the following:
“I’ve been informed, that due to some ongoing legal this and that, I cannot be at ‘General Hospital’ after February 8th and since I know many of you go to great trouble to do something special, I just don’t want to see anybody’s efforts go to waste.” He later stated he didn’t know exactly what was going to happen with his character, but he thanked his fans for their support.
Considering they are originally “OLTL” characters as well, could the same hold true for Roger Howarth (Todd) and Kristen Alderson (Starr)? Stay tuned.
Keep up with the latest twists and turns in Soaps.com’s Prospect Park Migrating AMC and OLTL Online.
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