According to TV Guide, GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson will soon be back in the fair city of Port Charles. However, the characters of McBain, Todd and Starr won’t be!
Ever since Prospect Park resumed their quest to revive ONE LIFE TO LIVE, the three Llanview transplants have been the focus of a tug-of-war between ABC — where they have been working under contract for the past year — and Prospect Park, who currently owns the rights to the characters under the licensing agreement. (The three had essentially been on loan to Disney/ABC Television Group.) And while an arrangement had been hammered out with Howarth for the character to be shared by both production camps (with the caveat that Todd cannot be seen on GH and OLTL on the same day), the careers of Easton and Alderson have been in limbo for months. For legal reasons, all three have been off the GH set since early February.
In their report, TV Guide claims that ABC has decided to create new characters for Alderson, Howarth and Easton. Read the full story here.