General Hospital News: ABC Confirms Roger Howarth Will Not Return As Todd Manning; Here’s Why

General Hospital fans were devastated when a beloved character was recently killed. Fans worried they wouldn’t be seeing the iconic actor, Roger Howarth anymore on GH.

Soon after the shocking character death, General Hospital news confirmed Howarth would be retuning to the show despite the certainty of Franco Baldwin’s demise.

General Hospital rumors began swirling as a result of fans making claims that Howarth would return to GH as either Drew Cain (Billy Miller), or his former One Life To Live character, the infamous Todd Manning.

General Hospital news reports have confirmed that ABC shut down the possibility of bringing back Todd due to a character flaw. It was felt that it wasn’t a good idea to bring in another rapist to the daytime drama. Back on OLTL, Todd took part in a gang rape, and the victim was Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell). When James Franco played the role of Franco, aka, Robert Frank, he alluded to raping Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco), but later admitted he never actually raped her. James Franco’s version of Franco also arranged for Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) to be raped in prison.

According to Daytime Confidential, a source states, “Howarth is definitely staying put but he won’t be back as Todd,” and continues on by saying. “They want a character with less controversy surrounding him so he can be paired with any of the women on the canvas.”

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