Are Michael Easton And Ted King General Hospital Bound?



Will One Life To Live showrunner Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati bring a few actors along with them to General Hospital, once they take over? ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting there is a possibility both Michael Easton and Ted King may head to GH. According to the magazine's site, Easton will reprise his role as super cop John McBain. There is no word on who King would play. 

A GH spokesperson has told the magazine they don't comment on rumors.  However, the magazine is reporting Easton and King may arrive in Port Charles in late Jan.


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OOhh looks like Jason better start worshiping Sam because hes about to have some serious competition.

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This could be cool.

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McBain looks like a freakin' genius compared to the PCPD. Hee!

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I never watched PC so I don't know anything about Michael Easton. Oh, but Ted King. Mama wants you home! LOL... I can't remember, is there proof that Alcazar is dead? Just curious as to who he would be portraying.

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Maybe it's just his eyes but Michael Easton reminds me of John J. York-maybe John McBain could be a relative/cousin tied to the Scorpio's? Just a thought. Has his "family background" been aired out on OLTL besides little Liam with Natalie? I'm more of a casual watcher since it's leaving the network... Innocent

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A Sam, Liz, Jason and Caleb quad could make for interesting storylines at GH

The other person I'd like to see is Trevor St John as AJ with a return of the Quatermaines.

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Even though I don't really like the character of John McBain if he came to Port Charles and made the PCPD look smart then I'm all for it. I am so sick of how that show portrays its cops.

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Maybe Erika Slezak can recur as the new mayor of Port Charles and we see her opposite Geary again.

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I think I'd actually start to like MCBain and Sam if they were paired together. Smile

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I totally agree with Forever21 about Trevor St. John. He's said he'd be open to doing another soap and I've said for months he'd be an awesome AJ Quartermaine. Soap God's pleaseeeeeee.

I'd love Michael Easton on the GH canvas as McBain.. Plus we already know he has chemistry with KeMo.

Jason "killed" Alcazar but we never saw the body or where he put it so he easily could have been moved found by someone and saved..

If I got these three actors on GH, I'd be a much happier camper.. ESPECIALLY Trevor.. Add Florencia Lozano to the mix and get rid of Diane.. AMAZING all around Smile

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Maybe Dante can get shot again. Third time's the charm etc. Or go back to Brooklyn for good. Or in a real stroke of writing genius, fire Ray Kelly and let Dante take over as NYC's Top Cop. That's as believable as Luke being mayor. Just as long as he goes somewhere else to detect. John McBain is so much easier to watch.

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SwanQueen59 wrote:
Maybe it's just his eyes but Michael Easton reminds me of John J. York-maybe John McBain could be a relative/cousin tied to the Scorpio's? Just a thought. Has his "family background" been aired out on OLTL besides little Liam with Natalie? I'm more of a casual watcher since it's leaving the network... Innocent

Swan, John McBain's family background has been thoroughly developed over the years on OLTL. He has a brother and pregnant sister-in-law, a deceased father who was also a cop and his mother who was a singer. His brother and sister-in-law used to be full time characters on OLTL and both of his parents have had screen time (the father as a ghost/memory), the same for his deceased first wife. There's even been other folks from his childhood and previous FBI career that have appeared on OLTL. And the McBain family is of Irish decent so there's definitely no relationship to the Australian Mac Scorpio or his brother Robert.

It was a really nice thought though as I love both Mac and Robert Scorpio!!

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Thanks Sassy for the "family history". Should ME's John McBain "transfer in" to PCPD, at least I won't have to ask questions about who, what, where etc. As for both of our dashing Scorpio crime fighters, I'm with you about them. Not only are they great characters (and in my view important to the GH canvas), they are among a very few "mature" soap actors that set my heart a-flutter. Sigh Love. Blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, darlin'... Innocent

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My question is if ME does portray his character of "John McBain" with all the stories on OLTL is left open, with possible John & Natalie reunion, how are you going to explain John being in PC minus Natalie and his baby? Or is Frank & Ron going to continue some of loose ended stories and tie them up on GH from OLTL with certain characters? If they could put some closure of characters of OLTL on GH many fans of OLTL will be happy campers, which could help GH with a boost in ratings. At the same time how is true GH fans going to feel if true GH vets are on the back-burner for OLTL characters? It could get ugly.

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I figured something like this would happen. With OLTL having the highest ratings out of the two soaps, it would be silly not to do it, especially with Ron/Frank in charge. Michael Easton has a strong fan following. John McBain could easily fit into the show, but I'd at least like Melissa Archer to go to GH to at least tie up loose ends.

I remember loving it when ATWT brought Jake McKinnon (Top Eplin) over from Another World. It worked for the soap, as Jake and Molly became a great couple. The show also wisely wrapped up the AW ties- with Jensen Buchanan, Ellen Wheeler, and Anna Stuart all making guest appearances on ATWT.

I liked Ted on GH, but maybe bringing him on as his OLTL character is a better idea. I am sure there some GH only fans that won't be happy, but I see this as a great opportunity to bring in fans and do some great PR.

GH needs restructured. Current characters/actors are not working. They need written off. The show needs a new focus. I want them to go back to the hospital.

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Talk about blast from the past-Tom Eplin and Leslie Kay. I remember they integrated Stephen Schnetzer in also along with his characters'
"significant other" from AW. (Good actress, dark brunette with big blue eyes and a very vivacious personality and I apologize I don't recall her name.) References to Bay City were a regular occurance and the way it was done was pretty seamless. In the end, it will come down to how well RC and FV can balance and juggle existing characters and storylines from the GH canvas, without obliterating it's basic "structure" that is hospital centered but has had the mob "veil" draped over it for the last 10-15 years. As for who gets "written off" or leaves of their own accord-they may have to let GW's material play out to a point where they can "tweak" it and then lay out their direction and/or vision, whether it be to continue or "wrap" the show. And some will be on "pins and needles"
waiting to see what happens. I'd be lying to myself if I said I wasn't
"concerned". Change asks/demands adaptability and assimilation. And sometimes that's a scarey proposition, especially in theses times... Innocent

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McBain was heading out of town when he thought Natalie was marrying Brody so RC could just give Jolie 2.0 their happy ending on OLTL, but not carry that story line over to GH. McBain could easily flip a coin and decide heads was Seattle and tails was upstate New York and he eventually ends up in Port Charles.

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McBain was heading out of town when he thought Natalie was marrying Brody so RC could just give Jolie 2.0 their happy ending on OLTL, but not carry that story line over to GH. McBain could easily flip a coin and decide heads was Seattle and tails was upstate New York and he eventually ends up in Port Charles.

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Michael Easton as Caleb Morley, but we've have to make Kelly Monaco Livvie again. Then we can bring back her father Kevin and Lucy. Ted King can come back as Lorenzo for Skye and his daughter. Lorenzo/Carly/Skye triangle could be good.

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SwanQueen 59: Lisa Peluso played Lila on AW. I saw her mostly when she was Ava on Loving and she was fabulous.

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Ryan-Scott:Thanks. For the short time she was on ATWT she was a riot. A real gift for comedy but she was capable with the pathos too... Innocent

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I know there's a lot of love here for OLTL, but GH doesn't need new characters right now. One of the problems with GH under Guza was that it constantly brought on new characters which it failed to develop and integrate into the show - Claudia, Lisa, Abby, Matt, Steve, to name just a few.

Right now GH needs good stories for existing characters with no stories, such as Alexis, Johnny, and Monica, and good stories for existing characters with bad stories, such as Liz, Sam, Jason, and just about every character on the GH canvas. GH needs stories that are strong enough and good enough to make Jonathan Jackson and Kimberly McCullough want to return to the show and to make long time viewers, like me, willing to tune in again.

GH also needs to fix some of the really bad stories, such as Spinelli's head injury-induced new personality which no one has noticed, diagnosed, and treated, even though the show is called "General HOSPITAL" and even though Maxie, Spin's best friend, is dating Matt, Spin's neurosurgeon. And three brain injury story lines on one show (Jason, Michael, and Spin) is a bit much.

If the new producer and headwriter want new characters on the screen, then please let them start with beloved GH characters who have been missing for far too long. My list would start with Anna DeVane, Robert Scorpio, and Laura Webber. Anna and Robert were one of the great soap couples of all time; the Nick and Nora Charles of daytime, who make sparks fly just by looking at each other. Laura and Luke are the bedrock foundation of a GH that isn't dominated by gangsters and its way past time to fix the mess Guza made of their story. I also want the new PTB to bring back the dead Qs - Jake, Alan, and Emily. Please just push the reset button on Jake's story, because a living Jake is the future of this show. Find a way to bring back Alan and Emily and if you can't, then bring back Stuart Damon as yet another illegitimate offspring of Edward's. Bring back the missing Cassadines - Kristina, Niklas, and Helena, although a little Helena goes a long way. Bring back Jax and let him take on Sonny and win. And if we must have Sonny and Kate redux, then bring back real Kate and get rid of new/faux Kate.

Once GH has good stories for its exiting cast and brings back some beloved and needed characters, then we can talk about hiring some of the OLTL cast. Personally, I'd pick Erica Slezak first - bring her on as Monica's best friend from medical school and the new chief of staff, let resuscitated Alan (or Edward's newly revealed illegitimate son played by Stuart Damon) develop a crush on her, and let the games begin with the Qs. I'd pick Trevor St. John over Michael Easton and Ted King any day of the week. Ditto with Tuc Watkins. And I do not want "Starr's" portrayer taking over the role of Kristina - Lexie Ainsworth owns that role and the PTB should bring her back pronto.

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The idea of TSJ as AJ is pure gold, in fact since the news broke of the RC/ FV takeover ive had an idea spinning in my head, i'm new to this so please bare with me! Smile
The character of AJ was wasted under guza, he was a complex, caring and haunted individual under claire labine and was on his way to being a top character for years to come, and the q brothers were one best things in daytime, even for a while after the accident. The plastic surgury storyline for me is a bit played, and i think it is unnecessary, actors are switched all the time and barely any recognition is made to the change, so i think TSJ could play aj as is. i think he should be redeemed but still have the ability to be as crafty, snarky, and rougeish as ever, and he is still haunted and tourtrured by his past, something TSJ could easily pull off seeing as how he played possibly the most damaged and disturbed character in the history of daytime! My storyline is this(offscreen): When he had the accident with jason, aj also sustained a head injury, compunded when he was knocked out by ned after the accident. But his injury was never discovered and slowly drove him insane (we can all agree that when we last saw AJ he was completely bonkers)he discovered this before the kidnapping, and thought it was fatal and decided to destroy his life and fake his death so no one would miss him and set himself and his family free. while in the hospital waiting to die, he comes across old flame hannah scott volunteering! still believing there to be good in him, she tris convinces him to fight, and while arguing he suffers a siezure, needing surgery, which saves his life and cures his mind (the doctor is later revealed to be tom hardy jr!). he and hannah eventually marry (under an assumed name of course) and settle in a small town on the gulf of mexico, having 3 children: twins dawn emily (after aj's deceased half sisters dawn winthrop and emily quartermaine) and son edward alan, or teddy as he is called. and a few years later another son, leonardo jason, called leo (Q brother part duex anyone? Smile! ). He eventually bilds a sailing rental business and they are happy, until hannah dies of cancer, leaving the family devestated. after 3 years he is still not totally over his wife but is a dedicated father, seeing this as his second chance at doing things right, but still shows signs of the old aj we grew to root for and eventually hate. This brings us to present day: Jason starts to remember bits of his happy childhood with AJ and the quartermaines, just as sam and spinelli discover a photo of AJ sailing with his kids on an online brochure while looking for a vacation, and show jason who decides to investigate, still feeling a strong sense of guilt over his role in aj's demise and still feels michael would have been better off with the quartermaines where he learns all about hannah and his niece and nephews, and while spying on the family, discovers that the children (the twins about 16 and leo mollys age) know all about his past and the accident and michael, and that aj still harbors deep regrets over what happened and his injury and reasons for leaving. Jason then gets word that michael has been seriously injured while foolishly trying to steal a zacharra shipment, and needs a blood transfusion, and then reveals himself to his brother, creating a classic standoff between the two years in the making, although reluctant at first, after being convinced by dawn and leo aj decides to pack the kids and finally return to port charles, stunning the entire town with his and his new childrens prescense, and dawn saves michaels life by donating a kidney to save him, shocking him even more. but, will returning to pc, the quartermaines and elq be too much for aj to handle? can he maintain his clarity or will he be seduced by the dark side again? and how will sonny and carly handle his prescence? how will the new kids handle thier new lifestyle and family? how will michael treat them? and most of all, how will michael, jason, monica, edward and tracy react? only time will tell!
Its a bit long winded and drawn out i know, but i think its the kind of story gh needs and that RC and FV can pull off brilliantly! let me know what y'all think!

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TSJ as aj is pure gold! the character was complex, and fun to watch under sean kanan and even for the first year or two with bw, but eventually become nothing more than a lackey and a pathetic character who was not done the justice he deserved. nor was his destruction worth destroying the q brothers, arguably the most popular pair of siblings in the history of daytime. I think he should be brought back and redeemed, for the most part anyway ;. he should be haunted by his actions and feel remourse, something TSJ can do very well, seeing as how he played the most damaged and tormented character in the history of daytime! and i have a storyline that would fit it perfectly with the new regime: and it starts like this"

(Offscreen): when he and jason had the accident, aj also sustained a brain injury, compunded by ned knocking him out the night of the accident, but it was a slow acting trauma that caused him to slowly become insane, which set into motion the events of the kidnapping, hoping that jason would kill him. He eventually faked his death in the hospital and left to die alone, thinking his condition was fatal, and finally setting his family "free" from him. he wound up in a hospice center where he happened to run into volunteer and former flame hannah scott! knowing there was still good in him, she argued with him to fight, and while arguing with her he has a siezure and was taken in for emergency surgery, and the brain damage was discovered and fixed, by none other than tom hardy jr! he and hannah eventaully marry and have 3 children: twins dawn emily(named after his deceased sisters) and edward alan, known as teddy. and followed by another boy, leonardo jason (Q brothers part deux anyone! Smile ) they settle in a small town on the gulf of mexico, and are happy until hannah dies of cancer, devestating the now reformed aj. its been 3 years and aj is still not over his wife and has poured his life into his bar (ironic, huh?) and his kids. The studious Dawn, who wants to attend med school; the adventourous, risk taking teddy, who wants to go into business, and who due to bullying at school aj has started to teach boxing (paying homage to his past as a boxer)and teddy, an aspiring writer and hopless romantic ( he also happens to be molly lansings age, while teddy and dawn are almost 16) which brings us to the present day:
Onscreen: Sam and Spinelli are looking at vacation spots and spot a brochure featuring aj's bar, and stunned, show it to jason. Jason, who has begun to remember bits of his happy childhood with aj and the quartermaines, and still feeling a great deal of guilt over his role in ajs demise and michaels shooting, goes in search of his brother in search of answers. He arrives in the town and spies on aj, stunned at his transformation and family, and even more so by the fact his children know all about his past, the accident, him and michael! Teddy unknowingly has a conversation with jason that reveals aj's brain injury, hus marraige to hannah and her death. and he breaks into aj's house discovers pictures of the entire family, leaving jason perplexed, and just then, aj comes home and the brothers come face to face! The brothers have a tense, yet somewhat sentimental reunion until jason gets a call that michael has been shot while foolishly trying to steal a zacharra shipment and is in need of a kidney transplant, and morgan and joss are not matches! this forces the black sheep quartermaine to return to port charles with his new brood comfort the son who tried to kill him! The entire town is stunned, especially when it is sister dawn who saves michaels life! How will the quartermaines react to the return of the oldest child and his children?! How will jason? How will carly and sonny? will aj be able to keep his clarity, his sanity and most of all his sobriety with a return to pc, the family and elq? Only time will tell! Imagine a leo and molly tween romance? and edward and monica bonding with the son they threw away and their new grandhildren! Long winded i know but i think it could be the start of years of storytelling, and a storyline that could bring some joy to this rainy day of a soap, and with it comes a cahracter who should have never been off in the first place, and with him, a new generation of quartermaines! what more could you want!?

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TSJ as aj is pure gold! the character was complex, and fun to watch under sean kanan and even for the first year or two with bw, but eventually become nothing more than a lackey and a pathetic character who was not done the justice he deserved. nor was his destruction worth destroying the q brothers, arguably the most popular pair of siblings in the history of daytime. I think he should be brought back and redeemed, for the most part anyway ;. he should be haunted by his actions and feel remourse, something TSJ can do very well, seeing as how he played the most damaged and tormented character in the history of daytime! and i have a storyline that would fit it perfectly with the new regime: and it starts like this"

(Offscreen): when he and jason had the accident, aj also sustained a brain injury, compunded by ned knocking him out the night of the accident, but it was a slow acting trauma that caused him to slowly become insane, which set into motion the events of the kidnapping, hoping that jason would kill him. He eventually faked his death in the hospital and left to die alone, thinking his condition was fatal, and finally setting his family "free" from him. he wound up in a hospice center where he happened to run into volunteer and former flame hannah scott! knowing there was still good in him, she argued with him to fight, and while arguing with her he has a siezure and was taken in for emergency surgery, and the brain damage was discovered and fixed, by none other than tom hardy jr! he and hannah eventaully marry and have 3 children: twins dawn emily(named after his deceased sisters) and edward alan, known as teddy. and followed by another boy, leonardo jason (Q brothers part deux anyone! ) they settle in a small town on the gulf of mexico, and are happy until hannah dies of cancer, devestating the now reformed aj. its been 3 years and aj is still not over his wife and has poured his life into his bar (ironic, huh?) and his kids. The studious Dawn, who wants to attend med school; the adventourous, risk taking teddy, who wants to go into business, and who due to bullying at school aj has started to teach boxing (paying homage to his past as a boxer)and teddy, an aspiring writer and hopless romantic ( he also happens to be molly lansings age, while teddy and dawn are almost 16) which brings us to the present day:
Onscreen: Sam and Spinelli are looking at vacation spots and spot a brochure featuring aj's bar, and stunned, show it to jason. Jason, who has begun to remember bits of his happy childhood with aj and the quartermaines, and still feeling a great deal of guilt over his role in ajs demise and michaels shooting, goes in search of his brother in search of answers. He arrives in the town and spies on aj, stunned at his transformation and family, and even more so by the fact his children know all about his past, the accident, him and michael! Teddy unknowingly has a conversation with jason that reveals aj's brain injury, hus marraige to hannah and her death. and he breaks into aj's house discovers pictures of the entire family, leaving jason perplexed, and just then, aj comes home and the brothers come face to face! The brothers have a tense, yet somewhat sentimental reunion until jason gets a call that michael has been shot while foolishly trying to steal a zacharra shipment and is in need of a kidney transplant, and morgan and joss are not matches! this forces the black sheep quartermaine to return to port charles with his new brood comfort the son hes always pined for! The entire town is stunned, especially when it is sister dawn who saves michaels life! How will the quartermaines react to the return of the oldest child and his children?! How will jason? How will carly and sonny? will aj be able to keep his clarity, his sanity and most of all his sobriety with a return to pc, the family and elq? Only time will tell! Imagine a leo and molly tween romance? and edward and monica bonding with the son they threw away and their new grandhildren! Long winded i know but i think it could be the start of years of storytelling, and a storyline that could bring some joy to this rainy day of a soap, and with it comes a cahracter who should have never been off in the first place, and with him, a new generation of quartermaines! what more could you want!?

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oh my goodness! im so sorry about all the posts! my computer was being very screwy last night! ahh technology can really be irritating sometimes

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I don't get all the love for Ted King. He's icky to me.

I can get behind TSJ being A.J. and I say bring McBain and Natalie and the cute kid.

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Maura227 wrote:
I totally agree with Forever21 about Trevor St. John. He's said he'd be open to doing another soap and I've said for months he'd be an awesome AJ Quartermaine. Soap God's pleaseeeeeee.

I'd love Michael Easton on the GH canvas as McBain.. Plus we already know he has chemistry with KeMo.

Jason "killed" Alcazar but we never saw the body or where he put it so he easily could have been moved found by someone and saved..

If I got these three actors on GH, I'd be a much happier camper.. ESPECIALLY Trevor.. Add Florencia Lozano to the mix and get rid of Diane.. AMAZING all around Smile
I agree with everything you said, except getting rid of Diane. I love her. Smile

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i will come back now (as a viewer) if they will also kill off sonny.

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i will come back now (as a viewer) if they will also kill off sonny.