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REPORT: Erika Slezak and Robert S. Woods Have Made Deals To Join One Life To Live!

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Huge report out this afternoon from Showbiz 411.com that reveals that their sources are telling them that both six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak, and a Daytime Emmy winner himself, Robert S. Woods, have signed with Prospect Park to reprise their roles as Viki Banks and Bo Buchanan!

This exclusive report from Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com says the following: “I talked to Robert S. Woods today, the great actor who plays Bo Buchanan. He told me he’s met with the Prospect-ors, and they’ve made a deal for Woods to join the new show. Sources also say that Erika Slezak, the nominal “star” of “OLTL” has made her deal, along with Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan). It does seem like Prospect Park is going to make a ‘go’ of this.  Woods says he thinks they’ll be back to work by mid February.”

Now we are waiting on official word from the actors themselves, or from Prospect Park!  If this holds true, the prayers have been answered for many One Life fans who were hoping that the revival of One Life would include the biggest series longtime stars … Slezak and Woods!

On-Air On-Soaps will have more on these developments forthcoming.  In the meantime, what do you think of the report on Erika and Bob joining Prospect Park’s One Life? Let us know!

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Vicki
Vicki

Best news I’ve heard yet!

lanell
lanell

wooooohooooo!!! happy dance! viki-clint-bo -dorian-now we need john & nat- & baby liam i want roxy and blair to join OLTL again through PP and we need starr to join kassie & dorian! 😀 also if we could get rex balsam & gigi as well that would be a stellar cast!

MK
MK

Nat has NOT signed on yet. John is still on GH until it is settled.

Robert
Robert

Rex & Gigi will not be coming back, both actors stated earlier this week they will not be signing up for the reboot. 🙁

Jane
Jane

I will be watching!!

Linda
Linda

This is the best news I have heard yet. I have been so sad since the chew has been on. Let me know how to access One Life To Live on line and I will watch it. I have been watching since I was pregnant twenty seen years ago with my oldest daughter.

TRW
TRW

John say on GH and Nat on OLTL so that they will NEVER be together again. Worst couple of all time!

Gus Faubert
Gus Faubert

Woo-hoo indeed! And Yippee! This is incredible news. So many prayers answered! Power to the fans! Our persistence and our not forgetting about how much these soaps mean to us were heard!

bob
bob

we need david nora matthew destiny blair todd john natalie tea victor dani starr gigi rex shane ..

nancylp300
nancylp300

Rex and Gigi will not be there, this is going to be a half hr show so it will be scaled down, it was announced today that Matthew and Destiny will be recast, probably to make them a little older college students or something.

Cindi
Cindi

Blair, Todd, John, and Starr are on General Hospital, so you know they won’t be back, but OLTL is on SoapNet every morning Monday thru Friday. I watch it everyday. It’s from 2009 and it’s still great…lol.

Robert
Robert

Depends on their contracts as to whether or not they’d consider coming back. I can live without Destiny and Natalie and Rex and Gigi.

Talonted
Talonted

So it will be an online show? I have been going thru withdrawals!

TERESA
TERESA

where are you all watching this they took it off tv.

Renee
Renee

Oh I hope so, and lets all hope we can get everyone back, and hopefully Starr and Michael can do both OLTL and GH.. I just hope and pray this works out.. We need all of our stars back to OLTL

Mark
Mark

Please, Please be true. Viki, Clint, Bo And Dorian means we will have the heart and soul of OLTL characters back!

currygirl
currygirl

yes

Tom D.
Tom D.

Perfectly stated. We have the core

Ellen
Ellen

I agree!! Fantastic news!!! It wouldn’t be OLTL without Viki….Clint…..Bo and Dorian!!!! THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!

Elhu
Elhu

Very true Mark !!!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

OMG! YESSSSSS! The Core Four! Woo Hoo!

Robert
Robert

Dorian? Are you sure? That makes 3 1/2 prayers answered. Viki, Clint, Dorian, and Bo is the 1/2 prayer. I always liked him, it’s just that Bo and Nora became sooooo boring. I would prefer Bo come back without Nora at this point. Can we say Lindsay?????

Bea
Bea

I like lindsay b/c she is a little bit crazy and I like a little crazy. lol

Robert
Robert

a little bit crazy and a whole lot bitchy makes the perfect combination for me. I’ve always liked my soap women to be strong, which doesn’t translate into bitchy, but let’s face it, Dorian holds the cards on bitchy and Lindsay holds the cards on crazy, and I love them both.

Jody
Jody

This was what I was waiting for to end my one year funk……..have never posted here before; could not be more thrilled

Now……Hilary B Smith for the win……

Karen M
Karen M

Right there with you! From your lips to Hil’s ears!

BonnieJ
BonnieJ

Hilary works on another soap and an online soap. I guess f she wants to leave one of those she ould comeback..other wise I guess Nora and Matt are someplace else maybe raisin the baby

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

She works on, I think, three online soaps (both of Crystal Chappell’s and “Fumbling thru the Pieces”), so it must be that they are not exclusive deals, and she’s recurring on Bold and Beautiful but not on contract. So I don’t think any of that really precludes her from joining the reboot (but I’m not sure).

Katie
Katie

Be still my heart Dorian and Vicki back together!!

Steph
Steph

This is great news for OLTL fans all we need now is for HBS and KdP to sign. Then our show will be back.

Oltl
Oltl

They also need Susan Haskell 🙁

Cindi
Cindi

Oh no…not Marty

HBS & RSW FAN4EVER
HBS & RSW FAN4EVER

Where is Hillary, can’t have Bo without Nora. That is like having peanut butter without jelly. You can’t have one without the other.

We NEED “NORA”.

Bmonika
Bmonika

Nora is on B and B on CBS 🙁

Bmonika
Bmonika

Very disappointed that Rex and Gigi (forget there actor/actress name) won’t be signing. They were my favs

TRW
TRW

You may get Nora, but it will probably be a re-cast then. HBS is only recurring on BB though so she can go back to OLTL, but might not make sense for her to do that.

stephanie
stephanie

Besides Marlena on Days, Viki on OLTL has always been my favorite leading lady. Deidre and Erika are phenominal! Glad that Bob Woods signed too!

Cindi
Cindi

Gigi and Rex are real live couple, or atleast they were. I loved both of them…..

missy
missy

So excited

Cindi
Cindi

Is this new show going to on the internet or on television?

Vanessa
Vanessa

Viki, Clint, Bo and Dorian!! It brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait for One Life to Live to be back on!!! I’ll take it in any form they want to give it to me. I’m hoping that Prospect makes an announcement soon how they’ll stream it so we know the best device to purchase.

gloria
gloria

Could not have said it better. I feel the same way.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

You are so right Vanessa.

MiCHELE
MiCHELE

so agree…love this news……….

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Vanessa, you shouldn’t need to buy anything if you have a computer. The plan is they will first show them on http://www.theonlinenetwork.com and then other platforms (hulu, netflix) including a cable channel.

Carolyn
Carolyn

I hope this all pans out to be true. OLTL was the best soap out there! It is sorely missed by all OLTL fans!!

susan M.
susan M.

You are so right! I missed it a lot! Die-Hard OLTL Fan FOREVER!

Cindi
Cindi

Me too …I love it…lol

Jules
Jules

Oh happy, happy day!!!!! This is just what OLTL needed!!! More! More!!!

Getting so pumped for this reboot!!! I hope it will be available for Canadians!!!

Lynn
Lynn

Yes now we need HBS and MA< KDP, FL along with all our OLTLers that are stuck playing stupid on GH!! Please bring them home to Llanview!!!! Vampire really? UHG!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

I don’t like the vampire thing either.

Marci
Marci

They are reprising the story line from defunked soap Port Charles. I think its funny!

Olivia
Olivia

Michael Easton played Caleb on Port Charles long before he played John on OLTL. They’re either doing a little nod to PC fans or they’re finding a way to keep Michael Easton and release John McBain. You can’t make an actor move across the country for an online show if he/she is under contract with someone else and doesn’t want to be released. There are many fans who love OLTL and GH & who have been longtime viewers for decades. I’m one of them and while o loved John on OLTL, I want Michael Easton to remain on GH.

Kris
Kris

Does anyone else want to just run around the streets screaming with excitement? No, just me? I am sooo excited our show is coming back together. I have missed these families!! Positive thoughts to continue on.

Amanda
Amanda

lol! Yes, I want to scream from the top of my lungs too! I’m thrilled about this news. It would not be the same without Vicki and Dorian going at each other!

I’m just waiting on Kassie DePaiva before I completely explode!

Ellen
Ellen

what if I scream from my chair………WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!

MiCHELE
MiCHELE

hey,that’s what I’m doing…lol…

Ellen
Ellen

I do!

Deb
Deb

Didn’t read your response until after I posted mine, but, yes, that would be me! Hear us ROAR!!!

su0000
su0000

Remember all from OLTL who signed on with PP the first time..
Anyways, I knew they would be on board again with PP..
I expect all who signed on with PP the first time around will still go on with PP this time around also..

gloria
gloria

You are NOT ALONE! I am beside myself with happiness, relief, excitement! What a miserable year missing our shows! Cannot believe my prayers have been answered.

susan M.
susan M.

I do TOO! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite soap also my #1 soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE!

Cheryl
Cheryl

I am thrilled. I have a salon and had customers who loved the soaps as I did. I will be taking my laptop in the shop. Soaps are like reading a good book series, you just want to see what happens next.

marti
marti

I am so happy Now

Chrissy
Chrissy

That would be great if they bring back ONE LIFE TO LIVE

thomas
thomas

what do you mean if they bring back this is a definite not and if

teresa
teresa

i want them all back and so happy about oltl watched for 30 years i will watch another 30 years.

SHEILA
SHEILA

I CANT WAIT,I AM SO EXCITED…….THANKS FOR BRING THEM BACK

Sue
Sue

omG.. I sure hope Roxy was able to save Fraternity Row too… 🙂

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Me too!

Christine
Christine

I probably won’t be watching when this goes online because I said goodbye to it a year ago and I have too many other things to watch when my two little boys and husband don’t have my attention. 🙂

However, I am OVERJOYED for those of you who will be watching and who never lost hope that you would get these shows back.

I did watch both OLTL and AMC for many years and I know OLTL would be nothing without Erika Slezak.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Keep it in mind for the little down time you may get….30 minutes of OLTL after a long day may be just what you need! 🙂

brian
brian

I would bet that you will tune in… out of curosity !!! I hope you do.

Patricia
Patricia

BEST new ever!!!! Now get back RH KDP FL and ME and we are SET!!!!!

Terry
Terry

FANTASTIC!!!! I can’t wait. Hope All My Children is close behind…..

Katie
Katie

I hope Victor Jr. comes back and Blair and Tea and Jess-Tess-Wes LOVE her, what an actress!!!

Sally
Sally

It all seems to be coming together, finally! It will be so great to see all our friends from OLTL.

Sandi Laymon
Sandi Laymon

I am so happy that they are going forward with this!! This is truly a dream come true!

KateK
KateK

What about Dorian?

Patrick
Patrick

Robin Strasser signed on Monday! No reason to fret!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

YES, Robin Strasser confirmed via Twitter a few days ago that she is part of this reboot! 😀

brian
brian

Look back a few story of Michael’s. Robin S. has already signed on !!!

Joyce
Joyce

5thank you so much, now we need Hillary B. Smith to complete with Bo.
I have not watched afternoon tv since oltl was cancelled. This is wonderful news.

Ellen
Ellen

I couldnt imagine this without Erika and Bob! I have waited 1 year and 3 days for this! Please let Jerry ver Dorn be next! Some wonderful person has been uploading the Clint and Viki love story on YouTube and it has been like watching the show for the first time since I didn’t start until 1992…

Ellen
Ellen

I got so excited I didn’t even see Jerry ver Dorn is already on board! Yayyyyy!

Traci Howell
Traci Howell

Fantastic!!

Emily
Emily

OMG, I’M SO HAPPY, CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF. Envisioning MF touring the new set and interviewing all the stars of OLTL!!! HELLO, NO MORE GOODBYES!!!

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

Oh please, please let it be so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rita
Rita

Once we get Nora and Blair, it will be time to rock and roll! Maybe they will get it together for OLTL first and can start sooner — then worry about the others that will be coming back! We have waited long enough PP, get the show on the road!

Judy B
Judy B

COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maggie
Maggie

This news has brought tears to my eyes. It has been one, long, dry year without OLTL and I have missed Erika the most; she is the anchor and the heart of the show. What’s the show without Bo Buchanan. Yay! Thank you soap gods, fans, and PP.

Camille Collins
Camille Collins

Great news about Vicky,Bo & clint.. Can’t wait for it to start airing whereever that may be……

susan M.
susan M.

Roxie!!! With her off the wall sense of humor.. I like her also. She’s a piece of work!

Alison
Alison

So excited. I miss Viki!

susan M.
susan M.

So do I !!!! She is WONDERFUL!

Patty B.
Patty B.

It’s thrilling, really! It was a huge loss when we lost the show last year. I’ve been watching since 1978 or earlier, so the characters are like family. Congrats and thanks for pushing this through,

Annick
Annick

Great news

Tim
Tim

Hillary is only recurring on B&B,so hopefully she will sign as well,along with Kassie,and Florencia.

Alice Hull
Alice Hull

Yeah! The program should never have ended, and will be welcomed back with open arms! Thank you!

Romy
Romy

Hi Michael!! The most thrilling news I got all day! I am so happy for the returns of our legendary Bo Buchanan & Victoria Lord. Now, as these reports progress, a good official comment from Mr. Woods and Ms. Slezack would make the icing on the cake! We may have more actors accepting their returns and possible talks after this. I’m still a bit hesitant on the second 2.0 revival, but as new developments are increasing, my hopes are starting to go up! I may get to see my beloved Vicki, Clint, daring Dorian, and the best R. Woods!!

Cyndy
Cyndy

I’m so excited, can’t wait to see them all together again!!

Jewell
Jewell

The comment posted above link says if to be true, then the article says they have signed on.. Shouldn’t post if it isn’t 100% true.. But I think it is..

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

That’s Awesome News!! OLTL would not be the same without Vicki and Bo!! We have Clint and Dorian too! Now we need Blair and Nora!
Looking forward to seeing my Favorite Soap Again!!

JimRuocco
JimRuocco

Great, Great news….Can’t wait for the first episode.

joyce joblonski
joyce joblonski

As a long time time fan of One Life To Live, I am looking forward seeing my friends again. The reasons I say friends is because, I have watched the show since 1973. I got to meet them at fan luncheons, soft ballgames and other events. So I am hoping this is true that Prospect Park is actually picking up the show and we aren’t going to get disappointed again. I am looking to the day when it will begin again.
I know this is little early saying thank you for bring back my favorite soap of all times.

susan M.
susan M.

I have been watching OLTL since the Woleks ,Segals , Price Trainer etc…..

Deb
Deb

I am wild with excitement! Over the top crazy! I feel as if part of my family has returned from a long trip. Oh, how I have missed all of them. We may have changed a bit, but, I promise to love and watch them all the same!

Andrea
Andrea

I’m really hoping that Ilene Kristen will be contacted and of course, Bo needs his Nora!!

I’m doing the happy dance. So darn exciting as I have missed my extended family so much.

Lisa
Lisa

I’m desperate for David Vickers and Roxy to return. They guaranteed a smile every time they were on screen!

Andrea
Andrea

Absolutey …. need Vickerman. One of the great things about OLTL was always the balance between drama and fun. They took their stories seriously but not themselves. They know that we, like them, need to have fun and lighthearted moments.

I LOVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE …

Jeannie
Jeannie

Couldn’t be happier. I just hope and pray that it’s all true, so we won’t be disappointed again. It will be wonderful to see all of these great stars. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

lenafreed
lenafreed

I’m starting to let myself believe this will really happen! I’m hoping that the stories will be more representative of all types of people and relationships – like what has begun to evolve in the new web series but with the professional polish that the industry vets will bring.

Shirley Miller
Shirley Miller

I am very much excited to hear that Erika Slezak, Bo Buchanan, Jerry VerDorn and Robin Strasser may be returning to OLTL on the Web TOLN. I miss these stars very much, every day, and nothing could make me happier than to know they will be on board when OLTL returns. What a fantastic Valentine’s Day this will be for all the OLTL cast and their fans!!!!!!!! Wow – my heart beats with joy!!!!!!!

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