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    In our 'One Life To Live' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    One Life To Live: Is Roger Howarth Returning To Llanview? (UPDATED!)

    Monday, May 09 2011


    Roger and Trevor (ABC/Jeff Neira)
    Oh, the possibilities…

    Updated on May 9:

    Here's your first look at Roger in his upcoming Llanview role, along with a photo of him and Trevor St. John, who currently plays Todd Manning.

    Visit T.M.'s Character Profile for more on Roger's Friday May 13 return date.

    Previously Reported on April 26:

    Though Roger wasn't supposed to start taping until May, ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting that he is now expected to start appearing on "One Life To Live" on Friday May 13. Visit T.M.'s character profile for speculations.

    Previously Reported on April 11:

    Trevor St. John told Soap Opera Digest though he doesn't know what the show has planned for Roger's return, he can't imagine that Roger would return as anyone other than the real Todd. He put it into perspective by explaining if Roger isn't the real Todd then that would mean Todd has been an impostor all along - since way back in the day.

    Soaps.com reminds fans that the show has some great things planned that will intertwine Roger and Trevor's characters. Stay tuned, as this should be interesting to say the least!


    Roger (ABC/Lou Rocco)
    Previously Reported on April 4:

    Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Roger will indeed be returning to his Llanview roots. Though there is no word on how the actor will return, he'll begin filming scenes in May that will involve the current Todd Manning (Trevor St. John).

    "We are thrilled to have Roger return to 'One Life to Live'," says executive producer Frank Valentini. "As 'OLTL' viewers know, Trevor St. John has been playing the role of Todd Manning since 2003. We have a great story planned that will involve both actors."

    "I am looking forward to returning to 'OLTL'," said Howarth. "We are going to have a lot of fun telling this story, and I am excited to see how it will unfold."

    Who do you want to see be the real Todd Manning? Vote in our Poll: Who Do Fans Want As Todd Manning to let us know. Soaps.com will keep our readers posted as new developments arise.

    Previously Reported on January 24:

    Those who watched today's episode of One Life to Live got a glimpse of the way Todd Manning used to look when he was played by actor Roger Howarth off and on from 1993 to 2003. Ever since As The World Turns was canceled fans have been hoping that Roger (Oakdale's ex-Paul) could somehow return to Llanview. He was last seen in March of 2003 when the actor decided to leave the show. Our next glimpse of Todd came in May 2003, played by Trevor St. John, after Todd had reconstructive surgery, partly to win Blair (Kassie DePaiva) back.

    With the promise of Ted King's (Tomas) mysterious upcoming storyline, could fans get what they've been asking for? Could it be that the Todd of today isn't Todd after all? Or could there be someone lurking around Paris with the face of the Todd of old? Would you welcome a return for Roger? Vote in our poll to let Soaps.com know.



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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by tubbs2002 at Monday, January 24 2011 02:46 PM

    No way, i prefer the actor who plays Todd now. If they do this, i definitely will stop watching. So far they have gotten rid of too many good actors.

    Posted by OLTLfan25Yrs at Monday, January 24 2011 03:19 PM

    Amy,
    I've watched OLTL before Todd was even a character on the show. I loved RH, but TSJ is now Todd to me. I've sat through a few repetive storyline lately but if Roger comes back as Todd I'm gone as a loyal viewer. I like seeing him in flashbacks in pictures and if RH comes back as a sibbling of "Todd's" that would be fine, but NOT as Todd.
    I only hope that RC reads what the viewers want and are clearly saying. It would impact too many people (character) and be entirely too complicated for those who have only been watching a few years, like my daughter. I find myself explaining who Echo is, Joe Rieley etc...
    Ron Don't do it....please!

    Posted by lucetta at Monday, January 24 2011 04:49 PM

    Please leave Trevor (Todd) where he belongs on oltl. The other actor apparently moved on to other acting jobs and need to continue on this path, no where near to the oltl set.

    Posted by inspiron at Monday, January 24 2011 04:57 PM

    Roger Howarth created the iconic role of Todd Manning, and only he understands the character's motivations. There was always a core of regret and remorse that you could see in RH's eyes. Todd hated himself and that's what made him empathetic. This Todd just always looks pleased with himself. That is not Todd! Bring on Roger!

    Posted by Dangerous Beauty at Monday, January 24 2011 07:30 PM

    Inspirson,
    I couldn't have said it better.
    I used to love Todd when RH played him and I even liked TSJ at first but TSJ has changed Todd from a character i couldn't get enough of to one I don't even want to watch!

    Posted by BillyDelyon at Monday, January 24 2011 08:47 PM

    Leave Rodger where ever he is right now...

    As a fan of this show for 29+ years, I would have to see TSJ dissed like that, it would be an insult to the great job he's done since 03...
    He owns it, and to give it back to Rodger would be like spitting straight into his face...

    Posted by BillyDelyon at Monday, January 24 2011 08:48 PM

    That was 'Hate to see' not 'have'...

    Posted by leeleelayla5 at Monday, January 24 2011 09:14 PM

    i would love RH back but i just love TSJ as todd so maybe todd had a twin he didnt know about and he still have todd old face idk that might work

    Posted by lbeautyflye at Tuesday, January 25 2011 07:41 AM

    all i will say is heck no to rh!!!!

    Posted by kishakeesh at Tuesday, January 25 2011 10:31 AM

    OMG RH is the Tood that I grew up with and yea TSJ is doing a great job as Todd but can't nobody ever plan Todd like RH even if they did a story line where they have to prove the real Todd between RH and TSJ

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