Roger Howarth Joining ‘General Hospital’ Full Time; Kristina Wagner Returning

by | March 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM | Deep Soap

 

Roger Howarth (ABC)

Todd Manning’s stay in Port Charles will be indefinite. “One Life to Live” star Roger Howarth initially signed on to bring his character, Todd to “General Hospital” for just eight episodes. Two days after his first episode aired, TVLine reports, the soap has offered him a long term contract. He will join fellow transplanted OLTL actors Kristen Alderson, who plays Todd’s daughter Starr, and Michael Easton, who will first appear as police detective John McBain on March 13th. There is no word yet on whether Kassie DePaiva, who is currently making a guest appearance as the love of Todd’s life, Blair, will also be sticking around. OLTL’s final episode concluded with the very soapy revelation that Victor (Trevor St. John), Todd’s non-identical twin brother whom Todd was suspecting of murdering, was very much alive. It has not been announced whether St. John will appear on GH to wrap up his storyline, or whether the story will remain unresolved.

Alderson recently spoke with XfinityTV.com about reuniting with Howarth and DePaiva on GH.

Though it may seem like GH is morphing into OLTL: Upstate New York, yesterday a GH spokesperson announced that Kristina Wagner, who played Felicia during the 1980s and 1990s, will return to the soap in late April. With Jack Wagner, who played Felicia’s great love, Frisco, recently leaving “The Bold & the Beautiful,” the timing seems perfect for a reunion.  Will Frisco and Felicia reunite after Jack Wagner finishes competing on the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars“? Stay tuned.