The characters brought to General Hospital from One Life to Live -- Todd Manning, Starr Manning, and John McBain (Roger Howarth, Kirsten Alderson, and Michael Easton) are leaving the show hopefully short-term and may appear on the new OLTL.
When ABC gave Prospect Park their license, part of the agreement was that General Hospital would have to stop using the OLTL actors. It's probably a "right of first refusal" clause of some sort.
This news did not sit well with the actors -- naturally, since they have now settled in Los Angeles. They do not have to do OLTL as they are now under contract to ABC, but they cannot do General Hospital. ABC, however, could request the actors to appear to help the new production.
Prospect Park is looking to attract a younger demographic than OLTL had, so the show may only want them initially to bring in the existing fans.
There are talks going on so that the actors can return to General Hospital at some point.
(On a personal note: No Todd! I'm sick!)
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