Michael Easton, Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson To Remain At 'General Hospital'
Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson, all former One Life to Live actors, will be remaining on General Hospital despite their ex-show’s reboot online.
One Life To Live was canceled last year in order for the ABC network to fill their slot with popular lifestyle programming. Production company Prospect Park recently announced that OLTL would get a second life online. At the time, many of the cast members from the television show vowed to return to the soap opera. However, it was questionable if Easton, Howarth and Alderson would follow suit.
The trio of actors has been on hiatus from General Hospital while legal problems between GH and Prospect Park are being ironed out. In order for Easton, Howarth and Alderson to return, the soap opera might have to create new characters for them – as Prospect Park owns the rights to their roles: John McBain, Todd Manning and Starr Manning, respectively.
"Prospect Park has been extremely difficult to deal with on this issue so GH basically said, 'Screw it! We'll create all new characters!'" a source told TV Guide. "It's the only way GH can get past the problem and get on with business."