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Four 'One Life to Live' Actors to Reprise Roles for 'General Hospital' Arc

Days of Our Lives Kassie DePaiva Roger Howarth - P 2012
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Kassie DePaiva and Roger Howarth

Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson will return as their "OLTL" characters on the ABC soap.

Four actors from canceled soap One Life to Live are set to reprise their roles and join ABC's General Hospital for a unique arc.

Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson will return as their One Life to Live alter-egos when production begins later this month in January.

“We have a very exciting story planned for the citizens of Port Charles, with Sonny Corinthos at the center of it! I am confident viewers and fans alike will be excited for the arrival of John (Easton), Starr (Alderson), Blair (DePaiva) and Todd (Howarth),” said Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital. “Incorporating characters from One Life to Live continue the legacy of the show as we weave them into General Hospital.”

DePaiva has played Blair since December 1993. Horwath returned to play Todd last year, the role he originated from a day-player to a long-term character. Easton joined the cast of OLTL as John in 2003. Since March 1998, Alderson has played Starr.

General Hospital, which airs at 2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET on ABC, was nominated for eight Daytime Emmys last year. Valentini serves as executive producer, with Mary O'Leary, Mercer Barrows and Michelle Henry as producers. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

OLTL was nearly brought back in online form after being canceled by ABC, but has been halted indefinitely.