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One Life to Live Icon Erika Slezak To Appear In Upcoming Episode Of CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods’

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For all of us who have missed Erika Slezak following her enduring run on One Life to Live as Viki, over the last year, Slezak has been back in action and on our screens again appearing in primetime episodics and feature films.

Now comes word that Erika just completed filming an episode of the hit CBS drama Blue Bloods starring Tom Selleck.

According to her website, ErikaSlezak.com, the actress will appear on the upcoming Friday. May 3rd episode.

On the experience of working on Blue Bloods, Slezak released this statement: “I worked with Len Cariou, who plays retired NYC Commissioner Henry Reagan on the series and Tana Sirois, a wonderful young actress and a dream to work with. Tana plays my granddaughter (not a regular series character). It was a long but wonderful day and the entire crew, director, John Behring, and the writer, Daniel Truly, were all so terrific and easy and helpful. Just the nicest crew, made me feel so welcome and happy. It was as if I had been back with our lovely people at OLTL, the best ever.”

A touching post from Slezak, who gives a shout-out to all her former colleagues at One Life to Live.

Blue Bloods airs Friday nights at 10PMET/PT.

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So, will you be watching for Erika’s upcoming TV role? Let us know via the comment section below.

 

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Rodd
Rodd

Yes, just because she’ll be on.

JLH
JLH

I’m totally tuning in for this. Erika is awesome!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I can’t miss the opportunity to see the marvelous Erika Slezak again. Just marked my calendar and I’ll be watching. How I want our beloved One Life to Live back on the air.

Lori Casales (Guest
Lori Casales (Guest

Me too Llanviewer717, me too! Best soap ever.

boes
boes

I love this woman. Class act, all the way, all the time.

LIla
LIla

Yes , I will, I love the OLTL cast , especially Erika Slezak!

Michael
Michael

It’s great that’s she getting more work.

Stephen
Stephen

I’m thrilled that Erika will be guest starring on Blue Bloods! While it’s too bad the current daytime shows haven’t found a way to bring Erika into our homes on a more regular basis, it’s awesome to see her getting some roles on prime time and film!

LinesofLove
LinesofLove

What a gracious lady! So happy that she is now working on diverse projects, here’s to Ms. Slezak’s continued resurgence!

Debra Jo Portz
Debra Jo Portz

Yes I will watch….

Debra Jo Portz
Debra Jo Portz

I will watch miss all the actors from o.l.t.l.

Debra Jo Portz
Debra Jo Portz

Yeap will watch

Liz
Liz

CAN’T wait to see her… Loved her on OLTL…

]terry Souder
]terry Souder

Yes love Blue Bloods and Erica

Mary
Mary

I hope both the script and story do justice to the wonderful Erika Slezak.

Nancy
Nancy

Cant wait to see erika miss her so much she was the best we need our show back

Fran
Fran

yes , I will watch will probably have to record it will be at work still .

Sherri Grant Murdock
Sherri Grant Murdock

I wish that AMC and OLTL were back on come back where it left off

su000
su000

hi Sherri..
the actors of those soaps are probably dead, failing, or simply retired..
And without the original actors, those two soaps would be meaningless/unrecognizable.

carl roberts
carl roberts

only ONE PERSON FRON OLTL PASSED AWAY. everyone ELSE IS DOING WELL AND MOST ARE STILL ACTING.IT WILL BE NICE SEEING YOU AGAIN ERICA. MY WIFE AND I WATCHED OLTOL FOR YEARS. BEST OF LUCK .WE WILL BE WATCHING.

Celia
Celia

I never miss an episode of BLUE BLOODS —-Ms Slezak’s presence will be an added bonus. So good to finally see her ‘about’!!

Greta Sher
Greta Sher

Blue Bloods is not a show I watch; however with Erika Slezak as a guest star, I most definitely will!

Pattt
Pattt

I love watching Erika and hope she will become a regular on the show or at the very least a recurring character perhaps a live interest for Henry.

Cindy
Cindy

Erika was great she should be on all the time.She would make a great live interest for Henry. Awesome show last night

Joanie
Joanie

Being a fan of OLTL many years ago, I was surprised to see Erika in a role on Blue Bloods. She was fantastic in her role and it only took a few minutes to recognize her. (Haven’t been able to watch daytime soaps for 20+ years) Great chemistry with Henry, so I do hope she gets to return in more episodes!

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Carroll, who was first-known for her amazing singing voice, and then as an actress, received a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination in her legendary career. She also make television history for her turns on Julia and Dynasty.

In her role as Julia, Carroll, became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series . Julia, premiered in September 1968, finished No. 7 in the ratings in the first of its three seasons, and Carroll received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for her work.

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And later in her career, after loving ABC’s primetime soap, Dynasty, Carroll got the attention of producer Aaron Spelling to create a role on the show for her. And thus she became the one and only Dominique Deveraux … the half-sister of Blake Carrington (John Forstyhe).

That part broke ground as well, for Diahann in 1984, became the first featured African American character on a prime time soap.  Carroll later appeared on the Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys,  In films, Carroll earned her Oscar nomination for her work in Claudine (1974),

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For more on the passing of Diahann Carroll check out the Hollywood Reporter.

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Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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Kelly told PEOPLE.com about the birth of her new little bundle of joy:  “We keep looking at her in disbelief that we made her/  We look at her and try to figure out who she looks more like. She has my hair because I also was born with a ton, and she definitely has Darin’s height.” Darin commented: “Long lean and with great hair — she’s already a supermodel!”

Today on Thursday, Kruger tweeted: “She’s here! Everleigh Jolie Brooks 9/22/19 We are so in love!!!”

While hubby, Brooks tweeted: “She’s heeeeerrrreeeee!!!  Welcome Everleigh Jolie Brooks! Born on 09/22/2019 These two little munchkins changed my life @KrugerKelly”

Send your congratulations and well-wishes to Darin, Kelly and their baby girl Everleigh via the comment section below!

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