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One Life's Ron Carlivati on Passanante return and "new fun people" coming to the canvas!

In a new interview with On-Air On-Soaps, One Life to Live’s head writer, Ron Carlivati speaks to the addition of current As the World Turns head writer, and former OLTL scribe, Jean Passanante, who is heading back to the Llanview writing team later this summer.  When word was announced of Jean’s  new position as Associate Writer at One Life, fans and pundits felt it may have signaled the end for Carlivati.  Not so.  Ron addressed the decision to bring Jean on board.

Carlivati stated, “We had room in our writing team.  I had worked with her before, and so I reached out for Jean to come onto our writing team.  I think it blew up into what her role would be. It was she who hired me at One Life to Live.  I am thrilled.  Jean is a fantastic person and a fantastic writer.  She gave me my first job, and it was she who hired me at One Life to Live. I have wanted to work with her ever since she left One Life to Live, and it never quite worked out.  And unfortunately, I am working with her because As the World Turns is going off the air, but I am thrilled she is coming on.  She is incredibly intelligent, and has a great sense of story that is well balanced.  There is comedy and romance, and she can balance all those elements and she has a really good sense of character.  She creates wonderful characters, and she sees the strengths and weaknesses of a character.  A lot of what you saw going back to the classic Todd/Marty story had to do with Jean!”

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Also addressed with Ron was if there was a new style or direction coming to One Life to Live on the horizon. The head writer offered up this statement. ” To me, our show is always changing and evolving.  I think that is the nature of a soap opera.  At the heart of it, it will always be the same core characters and the same core values. To that extent, we are bringing in some new fun people and our stories are shifting around and changing, but I think that is what we always do.”

Make sure to read the entire interview with Ron, and a seperate feature with Kristen Alderson as part of the three-day musical event, Starr X’d Lovers playing out on One Life to Live through Tuesday, May 18th.

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md1347
md1347

actually, I think a lot of viewers would like to see some old people come back on… namely Kish.

Jardo
Jardo

I totally agree, md1347. They are such a popular couple and both Scott Evans and Brett Claywell could be great at doing comedy as well as drama (especially raising a new baby). I honestly can’t understand why FV and RC cannot see the appeal this couple has both nationally and worldwide. No other couple in daytime has ever achieved the popularity they did in such a short time, and especially both nationally AND internationally. I would think the sponsors of the show would LOVE having them back as their products are sold and used in foreign countries the same as they are here in the U.S. They would be a great advertising plus for the show and its sponsors. The “cop shop” just isn’t the same without Oliver. I love Brody and all, but he just doesn’t do the cop role very well. And, all of the people he ends arresting are at least a head taller than he is! He’s even shorter than most of the women on the show. He definitely does not do the police uniform justice, especially in comparison to Oliver Fish. Oliver was absolutely gorgeous in uniform …… strappingly handsome. He wore that uniform VERY VERY well. Both Scott Evans and Brett Claywell just made AE’s Top 100 Hunkiest Guys list! Scott was #2 (WOW) on the list and Brett was #19. OLTL should be taking advantage of their immense popularity as they could (and I am convinced WOULD) definitely have the next soap supercouple as part of their cast. Sooner or later OLTL is going to have to realize that RIGI is horrible, and nobody likes them, especially FF! Even on OLTL’s own website, Rigi isn’t even mentioned whereas Kish is a huge fan favorite. Wake up, Mr. Valentini. You had a gold mine right under your nose and you let it get away! Please, for the sake of the viewers who have supported this show for 20, 30 and even 40 years, bring Kish back! The viewers have been loyal to you and to OLTL. Now YOU need to show some loyalty to the viewers. (And, by the way, I am a “mainstream” viewer …. white, married, middle-aged female from the midwest who has watched OLTL since its first airdate). As an obvious and extremely loyal viewer for 40 years, I think I have the right to ask for a KISH return! I would like to return to watching the show, but won’t if Kish isn’t a part of its future. Kish was wonderful and told such a beautiful story, one that benefitted the show immensely. It broke my heart to see them leave as they were the one thing that was actually keeping me watching the show. I really hope Kish (Scott and Brett) will get to return to the show, as I think long-time loyal viewers of the show deserve at least that much from OLTL. It’s time for OLTL to show some loyalty to its fans and to society in… Read more »

brian
brian

I agree with md1347, bring back “Kish”, even if it’s only in the way we see Marcie and Michael.. a few updates every couple of months would be good. Also, we could see Gigi visitng the baby once and awhile.

Dean
Dean

Yes, bring back Kish and I will never miss an episode ever again! Scott and Brett were such a special part of the show and they were super talented and the show is just not the same without them.

Bobby
Bobby

When is One Life To Live gonna start filming in Hi-Def?

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Mark Derwin, Melissa Hayden and More to Reunite for Upcoming Guiding Light Virtual Reunion

Some beloved faces from Springfield return when they gather virtually for one of the next Guiding Light reunion chats via Alan Locher.

Look for fan favorites: Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallett), Melissa Hayden (Ex-Bridget Reardon), Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis),, Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Jocelyn Seagrave Fundoukos (Julie Camaletti) on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Guiding Light fans will remember the love story of Mallet and Harley, Dylan and Julie, as well as Bridge’ts Relationship with Dylan and of course, the spoiled rich girl Mindy Lewis.

Get your questions ready and join the virtual chat.  To view on June 10th click here,

So, what were some of your favorite memories from GL featuring this fab five? Comment below.

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ATWT and ‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum, Zach Roerig Arrested For DUI

Another actor has been arrested for a DUI, and this one happened over Memorial Day Weekend.

News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

ATWT fans will remember Zach as part of the younger set in Oakdale comprised of: multi-Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Landon (Ex-Gwen), Jesse Sofer (Ex-Will) and Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie), all who went on to primetime fame during their careers.

So, what do you think about the latest past or present soap star receiving a DUI? Remember Zach on ATWT? Comment below.

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All My Children Reunion with Josh Duhamel, Ricky Paull Goldin, Cameron Mathison and More; Later Debbi Morgan Live

It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, EW.com has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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