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Paolo Seganti, Ron Raines & Marnie Schulenberg Coming To One Life to Live!

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Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

The Online Network (TOLN) has revealed that three popular performers from CBS P&G Soaps, As the World Turns and Guiding Light, are joining One Life to Live!  The exciting new additions will arrive thoughout the summer episodes of the series!

Paolo Seganti (Ex- Damian Grimaldi, ATWT ) joins OLTL as the suave and sexy Arturo Bandini. The character is said to be influential in the art world. 

Marnie Schulenberg (Ex- Alison Stewart, ATWT) will be one of the new faces in Llanview. Schulenburg’s joins the cast as TV producer Jo Sullivan, who is working on a new reality show with David Vickers played by Tuc Watkins.

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Finally, Ron Raines beloved in the role of Alan Spaulding on Guiding Light joins the cast of One Life to Live as a permanent cast member in the role of Carl Peterson, a distinguished and influential business man, who has been Jeffrey King’s (Corbin Bleu) long time mentor.  Seganti will have his One Life to Live debut on the Thursday June 27th episode, Schulenberg pops up on the Thursday July 23rd episode, and Ron Raines comes to Llanview on the August 30th episode!

So what do you think of the news of these soap favorites in particular, Ron Raines and Paolo Seganti coming to Llanview? How do you think their new characters will affect the canvas?  Are you thumbs up on the casting decisions?  Let us know!

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Why is this terrible news?

Thank you Daisy! I totally agree. Are the OLTL execs that loyal to their old show like GH headwriters. gheesh. This is annoying when new execs take over. I thought PP wanted to reinstate the jobs (most) from abc canceling. They all need to figure out which show they’re gonna air. It seems like it is a brand new show. They should have made it that way then skipped titling it oltl.

Guys, these actors lost their jobs, too when their soaps were cancelled. They have all been out of work even longer! I’m sure that if PP and TOLN were able to strike deals with the actors who were on the ABC OLTL then they would have. Maybe some have moved on or aren’t available right now? Guiding Light is my all-time favorite soap and I’m SOOO happy I get to see Ron Raines again. He’s a phenomenal actor as is Paolo Seganti. Let’s give these guys a chance. 🙂

I only started to watch because no amc episode on tues and thurs. I look at it this way stop complaining and enjoy the opportunity to watch our soaps period

Yay for Paolo and Ron but why Marnie? I never cared for her on ATWT and if they really wanted to get someone from ATWT my first pick would have been the fabulous Julie Pinson!

I love Julie Pinson!

I think we need to write in to get Julie Pinson on the show! She would have been good as that Jane character on AMC too (if they ever give her anything to do besides poor coffee). You would think they could come up with better names for these ladies too Jane and now Jo on OLTL.

I dont care too much for Shelter but id love to see Julie play the bartendar instead of that cant act reality star Jcow!

I’m assuming that Paolo’s character could be paired with Tea or Blair if Todd and Victor are both off the show.

I like Paolo Seganti a lot and I’m glad to have him on OLTL, but Victor is coming back so he can be paired with Blair.

Is Victor coming back? I hope he is but we don’t get any of that information. We still don’t know if Roger Howarth will be doing both shows for sure. It’s like it’s a big secret.

I read a interview saying TSJ is returning as Victor down the road. Also Todd is not leaving OLTL, he just has iun his 2 contracts he cannot be on screen on days he films for the other role and show

I think Roger can be on both shows now, since he is not playing Todd on GH. What is he supposed to do on his 5 weeks off when OLTL isn’t filming?

Trevor St. John will not be coming back as Victor, Jr. or anybody else for that matter.

Love Ron, but I agree where is Jessica & Gigi & Rex

Haven’t heard anything about the actress who played Jessica, but the actors who played Rex and Gigi have turned it down.

I thought Farrah Fath tweeted P&P never contacted her about reprising her role on OLTL…..?

I read that both she was asked through twitter if she was coming back and she gave a flat no for an answer, and JP said on this page that he would not be showing back up in Llanview either. I googled it to double check…

God no gigi please….roxie , tina, jessica, yes

i agree no gigi!!!

jess roxie n rex r needed!

NO GIGI – ever. Rex only if he’s now a widower and Gigi was cremated. Twice.

Im not a big Gigi fan but id prefer her over that awful reality star JW that they use as a bartendar at shelter.

I like GiGi ,Rex, Roxie ,Jessica……I have alway’s like GiGi. It has to be the full
Package.. It can’t be Rex without GiGi & they have their son! They left together rememeber..


Love the new talent! And of a certain age for everyone who whinged on about all the youngsters.

Of them all, I’m excited to see Ron Raines back on my screen. He’s been so successful on the Great White Way, but nice to see him returning to his roots in anytime (aka the new daytime).

I admit I see people’s points about wanting more of their favourites back, but these additions doesn’t mean we won’t get them. We’ll always want more than we have, so for the time being, just enjoy the show.

I would love to see them pair Ron up with either Vicki or Dorian, then David, like his portrayer can come out that he is gay!!!! lol

Could Rons character come between Viki and Clint or be a new love interest for Dorian or maybe Blair…could Poalos character be connected to T’homas who was an artist when we first seen him? Or secretly connected to the people who held Victor? just curious but show needs to bring back a few more of its own familiar faces and Carlottas diner…it was one of my favorite sets and reminds me of those roadside diners i like to eat in. The mall they show looks like a bunch of sheds thrown together!

I’m already tired of the Todd’s storyline. But I agree with you about the mall and bringing Carlotta’s diner back. I don’t really like the airport looking cafe

I dont like that cafe myself…Carlottas Diner looked more realistic and homey…a place id like to meet my friends for lunch and a chat.

Stupid. OLTL has to many new people and not enough of the old people I CARED ABOUT!!! David Vickers and the reality crap bores me it’s so dumb!!! Rama and whoever REALLY?? Very bored of the OLTL REBOOT!!!

Rod, I agree. They have made David Vickers silly and just ridiculous. I now FF past his scenes as well as past scenes in Shelter (and JWow) and the Matthew, Dani, Reporter crap. Pretty much all I find interesting is Dorian, Viki, Clint and the “tattoo mystery” with Victor.
Makes me wonder if anyone from the show even monitor this stuff as a gauge of what’s clicking with the audience and what isn’t?

OMG I so FF most of the little time we get!!! Dorian is boring me too but seems that story might be getting better. Only care about Viki & that’s boring too. Love Todd which that character has been destroyed now by PP & ABC and Tea & Victor. Love Dani but not so much anymore. They don’t care about soap fans as far as what we feel about story LOL

Wow, I thought it was just me. I have been embarrassed to express my real feelings about OLTL because I lost sleep, whined, cried, mourned so much over losing the show. Now that it’s back something is just missing for me & I can’t love it anymore. I understand that everyone could not/would not come back but I just don’t like the new kids & the club scene or David & even Dorian gets on my nerves. I wish they could have literally picked up from the last episode (when Destiny had the baby, among many other great things) & kept going forward from THAT day-forget the months off air. My other problem is I got hooked on Days while OLTL was gone-now I watch Days, Y&R, GH & B&B plus I work so it is hard to keep up with what I watch now much less adding anything else. OLTL would have to be what it was before I would give up any shows I watch now.

There is a lot of us like you out there Gloria…hope the new writers make changes for the better…ill give them time…i was so happy by the return…hate to loose it again…but if i dont see some improvement soon im done with the show for good. PP was too desperate to attract new fans that they completely forgotten its already fan base and why we used to love the show. With that useless Shelter and adding reality star Jcow they seemed to want Jersy Shore and not OLTL!

Thanks jimh. I was reluctant to post my feelings because I was so desperate to get OLTL back-then to get it back & not love it like before has been hard. The thing I love about this site (one of so many things I love) is that you always have a “friend” or two who agrees with you & you don’t feel so bad! Thanks again.

I love all of these actors, but shouldn’t the “show” focus on bringing back actual OLTL characters?

This is great news about Ron Raines! I was afraid we GL fans would never see him again.

Glad he’s connected with Jeffrey too. 🙂

Ron Raines is one of the most talented actors ever to play on a soap. I am so glad he is coming to OL. I hope Robert Newman is next and Kim Zimmer was delightful as Echo. I would also love to see Ilene Kristen return.

I’m all for it. They may pull in As the World Turns and Guiding Light fans that may not be watching as of now. More viewers equals a better chance of getting 4+ episodes back and maybe a TV deal down the line and I’m all for that.

Also with them coming hopefully that alleviates the complaints about there being too many younger stars.

Ron Raines, ex-Guiding LIGHT…

I loved you… I love you….

could this be… the love interest for Dorian? heck… even… mix it up for Vicki.

i will always salute GL.

such a debonair, sexy Man it up.

It’s great to see these three actors are coming back. There are many ex-daytime players out there to reprise roles and play new characters!

They’re unnecessary. Let’s use the people we have before adding more…

What is the problem? These actors are available, the old ones either are not available or simply did not want to return…………

Please NOT Julie Pinson. She was horrible on ATWT. All she did was act with her boobs.

They need new characters on OLTL. Not many actors came back. They either need to add new characters or recast some old one. I was Roxy came back.

I loved Marnie’s Alison MUCH better than Jessica Dunphy, whose delivery always seemed off somehow. And Ron Raines is definitely a feather in any cast’s cap! So nice to see East Coast-based actors get work again.

The whole David Vickers reality show thing is ridiculous and a waste of air time. David’s character, originally conceived as some sort of grifter a long time ago, has been reduced to a clueless boob and the jokes have long worn thin. I love Tuc, but either give him stuff that gives him something interesting to do or write him off the show.

Yep. I don’t get why we are watching his reality tv show. It’s absurd and it’s a drama not sitcom

Love hearing about Paolo Seganti and Ron Raines. The show is lacking in viable male characters . I hope Ron Raines’ character has been cast as a love interest for Dorian. It is about time for Dorian to have a man in her life.

Why can’t they bring back ATWT like they did with AMC and OLTL. The only thing that should never happen If ATWT ever comes back on screen, is that, CG and JP should never be associated with it. ATWT may sink within 6-months of re-airing. And, I hope CG and JP never, never think of venturing into gay or lesbian SLs for any soap or show. After witnessing the horror in which they botched up completely, Luke-Reid-Noah on ATWT; it would be terrible to watch another gay/lesbian SL destroyed by them.

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

So, looking forward to the Golden Globes and seeing Justin and Amanda? Comment below.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

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