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OLTL’s Erika Slezak To Guest-Star In New Fox Drama, The Resident!

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Exciting news One Life to Live and soap fans.  Six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak  (Ex-Viki) will be back on your screens in 2018 guest-starring on the brand new Fox medical drama series, The Resident!

Erika is set to appear in the ninth episode of the series which bows on Sunday January 21, with its Monday timeslot premiere the day following on January 22nd.  The Resident features former Revenge star, Emily Van Camp and a stellar cast.

According to Erika’s fan club president, Walter Miller, Erika flew to Atlanta November 27th where they shoot, and that her time in Atlanta was very busy. The cast and crew were great, as was the director.

The entire experience was a lot of fun, according to Erika.  No date has been announced for just when Erika’s episode will air, but stay tuned for further information.

According to Fox on its new series: “Focusing on three doctors at different stages of their careers and a dedicated young nurse, THE RESIDENT is a provocative new medical drama that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country. Meet DR. CONRAD HAWKINS (Matt Czuchry, “The Good Wife”), one of the best doctors at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Charming, arrogant and only a third-year resident, Conrad does everything in the most unconventional way possible. Along with treating patients, Conrad believes it is his job to burst the illusions of first-year residents, like DR. DEVON PRAVESH (Manish Dayal, “Halt and Catch Fire”), and turn them into real-life doctors. Devon is an innocent idealist, who wears his finely tuned moral compass and passion for science like armor. With Conrad’s help, however, Devon quickly discovers the reality of his chosen profession is not what he imagined, and that ethical lines are often blurred. Nothing, not even the best medical school in the country, could have prepared him for what he’s about to learn. As Devon accompanies Conrad through the hospital’s halls, he meets distinguished chief of surgery DR. RANDOLPH BELL (Bruce Greenwood, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Mad Men”), the face of the hospital and its most sought-after doctor, whose diminishing skills, and the errors they cause, are covered with the help of allies under his command; DR. MINA OKAFOR (Shaunette Renée Wilson, “Billions”), a rising star surgeon from Nigeria who is threatening Bell’s dominance, but who also is in the U.S. on a visa; and NICOLETTE NEVIN (Emily VanCamp, “Revenge”), one of Chastain Memorial’s most respected nurses and Conrad’s on-again-off-again romantic partner. While Conrad opens Devon’s eyes to the stark realities of hospital life, the once-optimistic young doctor soon realizes that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other. Not all patients are angels and not all doctors are gods, but one thing’s for sure: expectations are meant to be shattered.”

If you want to keep abreast in the latest happening with Erika Slezak, and are interested in joining her fan club email: ErikaSlezakfc@yahoo.com

Now after the jump check out the trailer of The Resident. Then let us know, if you are excited to know that Erika will be back on TV in the New Year? Comment below.

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Karen
Karen

That’s fantastic news. I love to watch our soap celebrities in different rolls. Thanks Michael for giving us the heads up on this. MERRY CHISTMAS!

su0000
su0000

ughh that doesn’t look good, to me.. but that’s just me.

Those Doctor shows are dangerous for hypochondriac ‘s LOL
And, watching all types of weird ailments can make some believe they have all kinds of conditions LOL ..

Hypochondriac’s always thinks there’s something wrong with them physically and they always think they’re ill or are in danger of becoming ill and Doctor shows are dangerous for them LOL ..

Usually they are not about great stories cus’ they are mainly about death defying medical tragedies and they all seem much the same.
Like brain eating parasites LOL bad hearts and waiting for transplants..

Scrubs is the only exception, it focused mainly on the characters, that was/is good. And, highly doubtful there will ever be another Scrubs..

Hope all the Erica fans enjoying seeing her once again, just hope she’s not the dying one.

Sue M.
Sue M.

Erica Slezak was always a class act!! Not sure about watching the show… She should come on GH !!!

Kathryn63
Kathryn63

ABSOLUTELY I LOVE ERIKA & WILL DEFINITELY WATCH THE ONE EPISODE SHE IS IN! BUT YOU ARE SOOO RIGHT SUE SHE NEEDS TO BE ON GENERAL HOSPITAL AS WELL AS MELISSA (ARCHER) REUNITED WITH MICHAEL!!! I MISS THEM SOOO MUCH AS DO MANY OF THEIR FANS LIKE ME WHO ARE FANS OF MA/ME/JOLIE/OLTL! LIKE YOU I MISS OLTL EVERY SINGLE DAY. BUT THE TASKING TO BRING OLTL AS WELL AS THE OTHER SOAP IS STILL VERRRY MUCH ACTIVE! SO DON’T EVER GIVE UP! I HAVE A VERRRY STRONG FEELING ALONG WITH STACEY THAT MELISSA & WHO KNOWS ERIKA TOO WILL BE COMING TO GENERAL HOSPITAL IN 2018! I WILL ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE WILL CONTINUE TO WAIT&SEE & NOT EVER GIVE UP!

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

I like your spirit, Kathryn. Totally agree that Erika should be on GH, what in the world are they waiting for by not bringng her on yet? And Melissa Archer, too. She’s exudes great energy in her roles.

Joseph
Joseph

FINALLY!!! I will and would watch ANYTHING Mrs. Slezak appears on! She is missed in entertainment very much! Hope this leads to more work for her. I quote Snoop Dogg and America when I say, “I love you Miss Viki”!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This is fantastic news. I miss the marvelously talented Erika Slezak so very much. I’m so happy someone is bright enough to put her back on the air even for only one episode. Michael, please let us know the air date for her episode. I wouldn’t miss seeing Ms. Slezak for the world.

I still miss Viki and the other fascinating characters of our beloved One Life to Live every single day.

JLH
JLH

This is must-see for me! I miss Erika and OLTL sooooo much!

Andrea
Andrea

I’m so happy to hear that another wonderful actress from OLTL is getting work. I still miss that show!! I will definately watch the episode Erika is in when it airs. Please let us know when it does.

meary rose
meary rose

ty for posting!! glad to hear this!!

vinee
vinee

It,s about time that someone was smart enough to hire her.

Fran
Fran

I will watch it to support Erika , I will watch anything she is in .

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

So glad to see Me. Slezak back on screen where she belongs. She is the gold standard of acting!

Adam Caldwell
Adam Caldwell

Bring back One Life to Live with a combination of ALL MY CHILDREN characters and produce it as a lead-in to General Hospital – THAT’S what ABC-TV should do – and of course they must have Erika Slezak for the role of Victora Lord.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

You are so right Adam. So many of us have been saying that since the cancellations were announced. Too bad the alphabet network doesn’t listen.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I agree completely.Plus ABC could do crossovers between GH and OLTL/AMC.For example Nora has been on GH lately and so she could be like a crossover character from time to time.

Patricio
Patricio

Great news! I’ve missed the very talented Ms. Slezak after sharing almost 40 years with her daily visits into our homes. Will be watching for her episode to air.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Oh, I love Emily Van Camp, and Erika Slezak is a bonus. I’ll certainly watch at least the episode ES is in, maybe more.

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

Great news! I will not miss it!

jim walters
jim walters

Erika will appear as Dr. Eileen Jacoby in Episode 9, “Love Lost,” scheduled to air Mar 26.

jim walters
jim walters

Looks like this episode has been pushed back to April 2, per her website, http://www.erikaslezak.com/

R. Diab
R. Diab

Well looks like Erika was not in the episode Love Lost, I taped it then watched it last night. I was so excited to see her again, but alas she was not on episode 9. I miss Erika, I miss OLTL, which I watched everyday. Boo to ABC for removing OLTL. I will keep watching The Resident, I like this new show, but I can’t wait to see Erika again, I really do miss you.

Josh
Josh

Love it.

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