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HISTORIC MOMENT: Erika Slezak Greeted With Bouquet As She Returns To Work At OLTL!

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This morning an image is circulating all over social media of One Life to Live legend, Erika Slezak (Viki) returning to work for the first time to One Life to Live’s new studios in Connecticut!

The image was taken outside the fan rally organized this morning by Soap Fans United who greeted Erika with a bouquet of  white and red roses!

Slezak, has joined other cast members today as the show begins production for the first time since it last taped episodes back on November 18th, 2011! 

What do you think of this memorable and touching photo?  Let us know!


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It’s soooo great to see Erika at work again boy has she and the oltl cast been missed !!!!



Viki is in the building! All is right with the world again.

I so agree, Jeannie! It’s wonderful to see her… and that she has been shown how much her fans appreciate her work.

Love it! Can’t wait till we get to watch it again!

This picture makes me so happy, I can’t wait to see Vicki and the rest of the wonderful characters I have grown to love back in my world again, They have been missed So much I cant find the words to say how I feel about their return.

DITTO!!!!!!! I have my labtop ready for viewing OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me To, I can’t wait for the big day to see my 2nd family back in my life where they belong.

I was so hoping she and Luke from my GH would have had a run-in at the Hospital or docks or something to ‘nod’ to that ‘What If’ ABC elevator spot they did with those two..

What a great way for Erika to start the day, with a beautiful reminder from fans that she and the show have been missed. Very excited for the show to start airing again.


I’m so happy to see this. She will be the main reason I will give this new version of OLTL a chance. I’ll be watching OLTL but I’m going to pass on AMC.

Why wouldn’t you give this ‘version’ a chance? Is the show so diffferent, instead of sitting in front of a TV screen.. you are sitting in front of a monitor, I’m missing the drastic difference?

TVs and monitors are being built virtually the same way, as some TVs double as computer monitors now. TVs are becoming more sophisticated than the monitors, as we’ve seen internet-ready TVs or smart TVs.

This might come as a shock to many, but in 5 years or less.. internet TV will be the norm.. and then we can all go back to watching OLTL on the couch. We’ve already got Netflix producing internet-only content for their paid service, What Prospect Park is doing with the soaps on TOLN is going to be the blueprint for FREE internet-produced content.

My prediction is the next step will be TV remotes are going to look like ipads w/ internet TV taking over. iPads can actually be used as TV remotes now, so the TV makers are going to have to figure out how to create cheaper/dedicated versions to sell along w/ their TV sets.

I’m not talking about whether it’s on regular TV or the internet. I watch a couple of web series. We dont know if the show is going to a little different or way different. I’ll give it a try, maybe I’ll like it maybe I won’t. It’s the content, not the venue that I’m cautiously optimistic about.

I think it is great and no one deserves it more. Erika has always been the beacon of Life and Light for OLTL. Congratulations to all of the returning cast members. I also hope that many of the original crew members can also rejoin the OLTL family.


Me too. Miss those Gannon brothers! 😉

Wish I could have been present for this touching moment, but I’m there in spirit. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Nathan! We haven’t met, ….yet, but we now know we must try for Hank & RJ since Timothyalready told us he wants in, via Facebook.

Timothy is a totally amazing actor and human being! Absolutely would be criminal to leave him out of the Llanview saga!

Worth repeating: Viki isnt the only one to have died and gone to heavan…us fans have gone there too.

That was very nice I hope it works out for them!

Welcome back!! She looks beautiful and is a class act. I can’t wait for new episodes of OLTL

Nice and well deserved!

Ms. Slezak looks GREAT!!!!!!!! So happy to see her. She looks very happy to be going
back to work! Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!! To hear her first words! Viki & Clint getting married again!

Yes, We have another month and Llanview will be back, Didn’t our Vicki look good? It will be so nice to see her and her beautiful smiling face again, She is my favorite soap star and she always will be, I have missed her so much, Welcome back Ericka Slezak.

Couldn’t have said it better, Barbara T. This pic brought tears to my eyes. When I think of all the dark days starting when we heard we were losing our show, then the countdown to the end & finally the end & every lousy day without it since . . . Oh, what joy. Miracles CAN happen & dreams CAN come true!

Erika Slezak (Viki) is my #1 favorite soap star on OLTL!!!!!! She is and alway’s
will be a beautiful woman! Her hold face shines like glitter when she smiles!!!!!!
We the soap fans did it ! We all got OLTL back! We care a lot about this extra
special soap opera (ONE LIFE TO LIVE)!!!!!!!

Love it! Long live OLTL.


If I could have been there I would have given her flowers, candy, champagne, gold. She and all of her wonderful cast mates have been missed soooooooooooooooo very much.

How exciting!! So happy for her. Vicky was brought several times on General Hospital. She is a great actress!!

When was Vicky brought on GH several times ??????

I’d like to know that too Susan M LOL

She may have meant “brought UP”, because Erika Slezak has never appeared on any other show besides OLTL.

LOVE IT!!! Beyond thrilled that Erika and friends are returning!!! April 29th can not come fast enough for me!!!!

Beautiful. There is no finer an actress more deserving of such an expression of fan admiration.

I can’t wait to see this absolute class act back in action!

You said it all!!!!! A true class act!!!!!

What a wonderful moment! I’m sure it meant a lot to her to receive those. Where can we get the address to start writing our fan mail? It would be nice to keep our appreciation going. Thanks for sharing the pic Michael!

You can send cards and letters to the cast at:

{Actor’s Name}
One Life to Live
c/o Connecticut Film Center
300 Stillwater Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

{Actor’s Name}
One Life to Live
c/o Connecticut Film Center
76 Progress Drive
Stamford, CT 06902

I believe you can write them here: One Life to Live c/o Prospect Park 300 Stillwater Avenue, Prospect Park Studios, Stamford CT 06902.

Thanks very much for the info! Now let’s get those cards and letters going!

Erika is such a class act!

She sure is!!!!!

So looking forward to the show.

Me too!

I’m so happy for Erika and the rest of the cast…..and for all of us fans. I was hoping that after the OLTL cancellation, Erika would get a film role or tv role that would should show a broader spectrum of the population her immense talents……but I am happy to her back on the show as Viki. I grew up watching OLTL with my sister and always called it “The VIki Show”. I hope PP utilizes her front and center.

There is no finer actress, will be great to have Viki and OLTL back.


I’m wondering how everyone felt about going to Connecticut to film of all places. I guess it didn’t hurt the cast list from growing. I wonder if they will do outside location shoots for All My Children and One Life To Live? All My Children did like shooting in a “park”?

Jerry said when they asked him ‘do you know how to get to Stamford?’ he said “I told them I’ve got GPS and Google maps!” Then he laughed.

Very lovely of the folks who organized this. So happy someone thought to do this for our beloved cast of actors, especially Ms. Slezak. Hope it was a wonderful day for all! Can’t wait to see the results!

Thanks, Rodd. It was a unique pleasure planning this and a surreal result indeed! We had an AMAZING time!!

I can’t wait to see how both All My Children and One Life To Live look on Hulu. I hope it is on video and not filmed like prime-time soaps. Although I do realize video is more expensive. Remember when situation comedies use to be shot on video like soap operas? The best comedy tv shows came from being shot on video (All In the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort).

I am mostly looking forward in seeing OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20 or more years for OLTL! “CAUSE

Long live the Queen! She looks great!

How appropriate – love it!

The pic doesn’t even begin to describe how emotional this was. Tina Gray wrote a letter with the first batch that Erica read to the cast, back in 2011. The letter she wrote this time is even more awesome! It was an emotional day for us all…

Glad to see OLTL getting some press in SOD and SID it all about AMC returning and GH the fav’s

Actually: I Facebook-shared the pic, I didn’t Tweet it… it was a VERY hectic moment!!

Thanks for the credit!! I feel like Peter Parker!! 🙂

Twenty-two red roses, twenty-two white roses, surrounding one blue rose. A blue rose signifying the unattainable, the impossible. The red and white roses signifying unity. And there was a letter that went along with the roses!


Huh? How do you know?? LOL!

She is the epitome of class.

March 18th was a banner day. Surreal and sublime. Freezing cold but our hearts and souls were warmed, melted, rebirthed by the appreciation, love and sincere kindness shown to us by the cast of ONE LIFE TO LIVE as they fed us and thanked us for our efforts in helping to save their program. In turn, ALL FANS can be proud of what has transpired. You all helped and contributed with your support and unfailing determination to see Llanview and Pine Valley live on!


J. Eddie Peck ‘Thanks’ Fans For His Return to The Young and the Restless

Y&R fans received a recent blast from the past when J. Eddie Peck returned to all-new episode of the CBS daytime drama series, reprising his role of Cole Howard.

The last time J. Eddie was in Genoa City was during his initial run with the show from 1993-1999.  A few years later, Peck ventured Pine Valley and All My Children, and took on the role of Jake Martin from 2000-2003.

Now, in 2023, Cole is back when he is lured to Aunt Jordan’s (Colleen Zenk) house in Oregon only to be blindsided by her plot against the Newmans, along with his now supposed previously dead daughter, “Claire/Eve” (Hayley Erin).

Sharing his appreciation for the opportunity to come back and play Cole on the top-rated soap opera, J. Eddie took to his Instagram with a very heartfelt message to those who consistently let the show know they would love to see his return.

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Peck expressed: “I just wanted to take a minute to thank those of you who have commented and supported my recent return as Cole Howard on CBS’ The Young and Restless.”

He went on to share: “I just want you to know that I’m having a great time. It’s wonderful to be back working with my Y&R family, and really this would not have been possible if I hadn’t had those of you that have supported me so much over the years and reminding the show of just how much you would like to see Cole’s returns  So, I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I want you to know I’m having a great time, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend. All the best.”

What did you think about J. Eddie Peck’s ‘thank you’ to the fans for willing Cole back onto the canvas? Have you enjoyed seeing his return thus far on Y&R? Comment below.


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Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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RATINGS: The Young and the Restless Hits Five-Month High in Total Viewers

The emergence of Aunt Jordan played by As the World Turns favorite Colleen Zenk, and Claire’s (Hayley Erin) machinations against Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), gave CBS daytime’s The Young and the Restless a ratings spike.

For the week of November 13-17, 2023, (the 17th being the episode which featured Aunt Jordan’s first appearance in the cliffhanger) gave Y&R a total of 3.343 million viewers.

According to SON, the series celebrating their 50th anniversary season, added +168,000 week-to-week and all in all their highest number of viewers since the week of June 26-30, 2023.

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One can only expect next week’s ratings which would be for the week of November 20-24th and the numbers for the following ratings week of November 27-December 1, to also bring in some hefty numbers for the top-rated soap opera, as viewers witnessed the drama that unfolded between the entire Newman family vs. Aunt Jordan and Claire’s vengeful plot.

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In addition, Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful also had a strong week averaging 2.862 million viewers. B&B had a net gain of +66,000 viewers compared to the week prior.  The series continues to play up the story that has Eric Forrester (John McCook) trying to cope with the fact he has been told he only has a short time left to live.

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So, what do you think about the ratings performance of The Young and the Restless? Were you tuning-in to see what went down when Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) was stabbed with a hypodermic needle than put on an IV-drip of alcohol? Let us know in the comment section below, and make sure to check out our brand new livestream interview replay with Y&R’s Hayley Erin below.

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