Monday, March 25, 2013

Oh, More Prospect Park ...

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Entertainment Weekly ran an article today stating "Prospect Park loses actors to GH"...so. in the GOOD news, Roger, Kristen and Michael will be on GH. Bad news? THEY WILL BE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS.

so...we joked about "Man Todding and Comet Todding and  Mick MaclenBar. or something. 

EW has confirmed that Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson  — who reprised their roles as John McBain and Starr Manning on ABC’s General Hospital while Prospect Park ironed out details for OLTL’s online version — won’t return to their old soap once it debuts April 29 on The Online Network. Instead, ABC is reportedly figuring out a way to keep them on General Hospital, but in different roles, according to a TV Guide report.

As it stands, Prospect can’t even use the original websites for OLTL and AMC because ABC hasn’t released them. (Anyone who tries to access them is immediately sent to ABC’s daytime hub).

AH, GREED.
ALIVE AND WELL IN HOLLYWEIRD. 


12 comments:

Elizabeth Gunther said...

I hate when established actors come back as different characters. What does this mean for the couples and how are they going to explain the dopplegangers? That would mean that John is one of 3 now.

kdmask said...

it's going to be a MESS.

Carrie said...

What the frakk? Seriously?! Lets hope there just in the witness protection program!

bumchickabowbow said...

Maybe KA will come back as Serena...or be Lauren Frank.

As for ME and RH...I am BUMMED! I love Todd and John McB.

bumchickabowbow said...

Maybe KA will come back as Serena...or be Lauren Frank.

As for ME and RH...I am BUMMED! I love Todd and John McB.

Avalonn said...

First thoughts are UH OH and OH NO but, again I will reserve judgement because everytime I doubt Ron and Frank, I end up pleasantly surprised. Let's see how this plays out.

Cosmoetica said...

KA and Easton will be diff characters. Howarth, it seems, will be Todd because PP saw the mess that TSJ caused when he was recast.

Easton will clearly be Caleb (or a clone)- recall the long haired Med Examiner. Who knows who KA will be, but, she has 2 years on an ABC contract to go, so they either pay her to sit or act.

katydid53 said...

I think I could get into Michael Easton with Kelly Monaco as long as he is not Caleb or Stephen Clay. that vampire thing was just crazy and stupid and a waste of Kelly's talents. Plus I always felt McBain came between Sam and Jason. I will miss Todd but maybe now it will be a good pairing for Carly since Todd was behind the baby switch. Kristen and chad were just too cute. hope they make her character be with him.

Di said...

I don't know what ABC is thinking. Bringing them back as new characters a few weeks after they've left the show is ridiculous. No one will believe them as someone else unless they're totally disguished. And I can't imagine ME cutting that mane of his.

I also can't imagine Howarth acting like anyone else. He seems to be his trademark self.

They're going to kill GH with this foolishness. It's barely survived the vampire madness.

Gwendolyn said...

Here what I'd like to see: What the actors think. Right now there's the big deal with soap fans either being pissed at PP or ABC....I'd just like to know what KA, ME and RH really want for themselves.

nance24 said...

if anyone can pull this off it's Ron and Frank so I'm willing to wait and see

soaplover said...

Prospect P needs to give up the characters as well as the names. They can hardly keep the names and recast and satisfy OLTL viewers who are long used to ME, KA and RH in those roles. So why hang on? Let them go, as the characters have already been established into the GH tapestry.

Top excecs behaving this way just baffles me. It is so counter-productive to both shows. The actors were out of work when the TV OLTL was out. There seemed little hope OLTL would coe back, so they took new jobs using the characters viewers identified with them. One can hardly blame the actors for wanting to work or Frank and Ron for wanting to pull viewers from OLTL who had no show to watch.

If Todd stays Todd, then Starr has to be Starr, his daughter. Michael Easton needs to be John, at least the character of John no matter what name, because he plays a certain way and the character is so likable. I really miss John already!