When it was announced that ABC regained the rights to "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" back, fans rejoiced. There was talk of the executives trying to figure out where these characters would fit in and whether or not they should bring them to "General Hospital." This has caused quite the stir among viewers because some want to see their old favorites, while others believe that no one people should be added to Port Charles.

Erica Kane and Tad Martin are game

With the news of the rights reverted, "All My Children" stars have been commenting on whether or not they would consider joining the remaining ABC soap.

Susan Lucci said she would consider it if the story was right and she could come back as iconic Erica Kane. Michael E. Knight also said he would love to jump on "General Hospital" as Tad Martin. Knight was on the "Young and the Restless" for a while but was written off several months ago.

Nora Buchanan (Hillary B. Smith) is the only character that has been confirmed as showing up in Port Charles since ABC regained the rights to the now-defunct soaps. Right now, there isn't much information available about how long she plans to stay in Port Charles. Smith has not commented on whether or not she is contracted for her role or if this is just a simple trial to see how fans will respond to characters from "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" being carried over.

Will the ABC executives lose fans?

If there are more characters being added, the ratings for "General Hospital" may fall. The viewers have already voiced their opinion about the addition of Nora Buchanan and it wasn't as positive as they had likely hoped. Adding someone like Erica Kane would likely be a better choice, but it wouldn't win over all of the fans who are upset over the lack of usage of the current cast members.

Only time will tell who will and will not arrive in Port Charles. Fans who watched all three soaps seem to be more open to the additions, but the ones who are fighting it have been very clear about where they stand and why.