Boy-oh-boy, people sure are putting a lot of erroneous information out there! After a soap site ran an "exclusive" report about Roger Howarth "leaving General Hospital and heading back to One Life to Live", I did some digging and learned that Howarth was in fact only going over to Prospect Park's relaunch of OLTL for four weeks, after which time he will return to GH.
"He's only going over to Connecticut for a short period of time, " says an insider. "Roger loves GH and he loves working with Laura Wright."
Speaking of Wright, the actress who plays Carly Corinthos-Jacks opposite Howarth's Todd Manning in a front burner story on GH, had already tweeted that the actor and co-stars Michael Easton (McBain) and Kristen Alderson (Starr) would be returning to GH after a "few weeks" away.
This all comes after my initial report on Feb. 1, where I first revealed Howarth, Easton and Alderson would be leaving GH — at least temporarily. I also revealed in the same report that there were on-going talks about the characters and actors returning to GH, after helping to relaunch OLTL.
From that report:
"Prospect Park realizes these three characters could initially help draw fans to the new One Life," explains a source. "There are ongoing talks between ABC and Prospect Park about the characters returning to General Hospital at some point, which could be fine with [Prospect Park] as they eventually want to go much younger with their soaps."
There is no word on whether Alderson or Easton will follow Howarth back to Llanview temporarily.