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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Sue M.
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Sue M.

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

Kathryn63
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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… Read more »

Max Daddee
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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
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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
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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
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JLH

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

Andrea
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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
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meary rose

ty for posting!! glad to hear this!!

vinee
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vinee

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

Fran
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Fran

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

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

Adam Caldwell
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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Kat Hilderbrand

Great news! I will not miss it!

jim walters
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jim walters

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

jim walters
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jim walters

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

R. Diab
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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
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Josh

Love it.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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Linda Evans Joins the Virtual ‘Dynasty’ 40th Anniversary Reunion

Look who’s been added to the line-up of Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon Carrington) upcoming Dynasty reunion? None other that one of the iconic series most notable stars, Linda Evans (Ex-Krystle).

In a tweet on Wednesday, Samms shared: “OMG… Look who’s joining us for the Dynasty Reunion! It’s only LINDA EVANS.  I’m so grateful, but not surprised by the kindness of her heart. It’s to raise funds for research into Long Covid.”

On Saturday March 20th you can help raise funds for world-leading research into the global pandemic’s, Long Covid, which has gripped many who have come down with Covid-19, but are still feeling the effects of the virus months after their initial illness, and have developed additional medical complications because of it including: breathlessness, fatigue and muscle aches.

So, join Emma and Linda along with previously announced Dynasty stars: Heather Locklear, Jack Coleman, Catherine Oxenberg, Maxwell Caufield, John James, Pamela Bellwood, Al Corley, Gordon Thomas, Stephanie Beachem, Terri Garber and more for a virtual reunion brought to you by Coastal Entertainment.

For ticket info click here.

As soap fans know, Emma also plays Holly on General Hospital and when last we saw her, viewers found out she was alive and well but being held captive, but where o’ where? Samms taped the key scene from England last year.  Fans hope to someday see the pick-up of the story.

So, excited to hear Linda Evans is part of the Dynasty reunion? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ Soap Vet, Geoffrey Scott Dead at 79

Actor Geoffrey Scott, best known as tennis pro, Mark Jennings, on ABC’s Dynasty has passed away at 79.

Scott died of Parkinson’s disease on February 23rd, just after midnight on the day after his birthday in Colorado, according to his wife who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter.

Scott had a long list of soap opera credits including: Sky Rumson on ABC’s Dark Shadows, Jeffrey Jordan on CBS’ Where the Heart Is in 1972, David McAllister on ABC’s General Hospital in 1989, and Billy Lewis on CBS’ Guiding Light in 1994.

TV fans also recognized Geoffrey from hundreds of commercials including as the ‘Marlboro Man’ as well as a sailor in Old Spice spots.

On Dynasty, Scott was brought into the show in its third season in 1982.  In story, Alexis (Joan Collins) brings Mark Jennings to Denver to bust up Blake (John Forsythe) and Krystle (Linda Evans), when she learned Mark’s divorce from Krystle wasn’t legal.

Check out this clip featuring Geoffrey Scott from Dynasty below where Mark tells Krystle they were never divorcedThen share your condolences and remembrances in the comment section.

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