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Reunited And It Feels So Good: The Stars Of One Life to Live Have Get-Together!

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When Kristen Alderson posted photos via her Instagram account from this past weekend’s March 12th gathering in California with some of her former One Life to Live co-stars, beloved fans of the series were thrilled and also somewhat misty.

Included in the photo from the gathering were: Trevor St. John (Victor), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), James DePaiva (Max), Michael Easton (John), David Fumero (Cristian), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio), Brett Claywell (Kyle), Gina Tognoni (Kelly), Brittany Underwood (Langston), Eddie Alderson (Matthew), Kelley Missal (Danielle), Bree Williamson (Jessica), Andrew Trischitta (Jack), John Brotherton (Jared), Josh Kelly (Cutter), and Tika Sumpter (Layla).

Drinks, karaoke, and sharing memories and hugs were the order of the day.

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One photo that also touched are heart was that of Kristen Alderson with Trevor St. John, who for several years played her on-screen dad, Todd Manning, before being revealed to be Victor Lord Jr.

Does this photo with the group of Llanview’s finest make you want to see One Life resurrected once again? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Max
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Max

It gives one hope of a OLTL revival, doesn’t it? Still one of all time favorite TV shows.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

From your lips to God’s ear.

christy
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christy

and hopefully they’d skip over that dreadful storyline from the online version! seeing trevor’s face there just reminded me of the beginning when he got loose from crazy allison and ran for his life, ended up in the hospital waiting room with the rest of the family and there was no reaction from any of them. guy was shot “dead” and suddenly reappears and absolutely no reaction? worst writing ever on that web version. glad i get a bit of my oltl fix watching john easton and roger howarth on gh. oh, and james paveva and the gal who plays… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

ugh; the online version was the absolute worst!!! there wasn’t one thing about it that I liked. With that said, I always find it annoying that characters never seem to have a reaction when someone pops up after being presumed dead. After a few facial expressions and conversations, it’s done. Remember the two Todds on ABC? Even then, when Roger came back, there was barely a reaction. And poor “Todd 2” LOL, Trevor St. John. Vicky, Blair; they all just tossed him out as if they hadn’t loved him for the last few years. Worse treatment (or at least comparable)… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yeeeesss!!

Lisa
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Lisa

My most favorite Day time Drama – EVER !
It would be grand if it could be revived,sadly I don’t think that will happen.
I’d be very happy with a one-off or stand alone (those seem to be popular),episode.
Or perhaps a 3-part arc of “where are they now” ?
Miss these people !

Marsha Hubel
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Marsha Hubel

YES!!!!!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I was sad when the show was cancelled. Still holding out hope for General Hospital to bring the 2 actors they have employed (Roger Howarth and Michael Easton) back to their former OLTL characters now that ABC won back the rights to the show and it’s characters. The characters these actors play on the show now are ok but not as exciting as they were when they played Todd and John.

Jimh
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Jimh

Yes…rather have John and Todd-bored with their current characters…we never found out who was watching Starr after her accident??????

Jacob
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Jacob

I always assumed it was Cole … I’m sure Ron would have gone in that direction had the characters remained on the show.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t think playing those characters would be the same on a different show. For example: I loved “Nora Buchanan” but on GH she does nothing for me. The character seems different, she’s out of her element without Bo and friends, etc. I love Roger as Franco. I can’t see where Todd would fit in on GH without Blair, Vicki, Starr, etc. Same for McBain. No Natalie? No Bo? Would rather remember them as they were… 🙂

Reed
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Reed

Hey Rebecca, replying here because I couldn’t above re: James DePaiva’s creepy turn as Dr. Bensch…although he may be hitting the mark if they’re trying to “Weinstein him,” as he takes just a little too much interest in mentoring young Kiki. And if I may be permitted a creepy moment of my own, what was the bigger disaster, the earthquake itself or that dress they had Kiki in for the wedding? No great loss to the wardrobe department or actress if that got ruined during the shooting of those scenes! Yikes, that was hideous, and only Haley’s incomparable beauty could… Read more »

Nancy Hirsch
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Nancy Hirsch

It is amazing that so many people still actively miss OLTL, as I do. No soap can compare with the excellent family storytelling that OLTL delivered. It would be wonderful to see it again but truthfully it would never be the same.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I loved OLTL too, moreso in its earlty and midlife, before storytelling got too wacky and contrived. Any revival would not be the same, that is true.

jimbo
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jimbo

I watched OLTL back when it was a half-an-hour, black-and-white and came on right before “Dark Shadows.” When it ended, I tossed my set. If they’d bring it back — even for a few episodes now and then — I’d go out and buy a TV.

Sassy Duck
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Sassy Duck

jimbo. I remember that time, as well. I was teaching school and got home just in time for OLTL and then Dark Shadows. What fun times they were. Dark Shadows was so campy, but I loved it. From time to time, you would actually see the shadow of the mic boom on the screen. But, I loved the characters. That was back in 1970, for me. Was sorry to see it go off the air. OLTL became one of my favorites. The characters and storylines always kept me riveted to the screen. Unlike you, I didn’t get rid of my… Read more »

Robin from East TN
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Robin from East TN

I sure do miss OLTL, and all the characters. I almost did not recognize Trevor St. John with those glasses in the first photo I looked at, I really did love that show, and was so sad when it ended. Hope all is doing well.
xoxoxoxoxo Everyone looks great!
Robin

Emtk
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Emtk

I have never stopped missing this show. Please bring back OLTL!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I look at it like this: IF and WHEN a OLTL revival does happen, don’t let that DIRTBAG Brian Frons get anywhere near it.

Just saying……….

Margo
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Margo

Brian Frons was fired not long after he executed OLTL and AMC.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Margo…true. B-u-t…as far as I’m concerned, that man is capable of anything negative or self-destructive. Yikes.

Take care.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

So wonderful to see these talented people again. I miss One Life to Live everyday. The finest daytime drama with the finest cast ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terri Skarzynski
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Terri Skarzynski

I completely agree it was the most consistently fun, heartfelt, and wonderfully acted soap I miss it !!!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Terri….It was also the only soap which gave great storylines to teens–Starr, Danielle, Langston, Jack etc…..and the much younger crowd…..

Trish
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Trish

OLTL was a truly great show, but don’t most of those people have other jobs now? How much of the cast is left to repopulate Llanview?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I doubt it’ll ever come back. I think they just had a “reunion.”

terry wexler
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terry wexler

I truly hope that oltl could come back ! Ending the story of Victor and Todd so abruptly when it would have been fabulous back and
Forth between the two “Todd’s” getting along with the family and finally giving Vicki some brotherly love. I miss the whole. Crew. Great cast good acting!

terry wexler
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terry wexler

I miss the show a lot. WAtched from beginning. And juswhen you had the two “Todd’s”
Victor and Todd together the story ended just giving us a taste of brillance and deprived us of Vicki signing in desperation over the Todd’s behaviors! Miss Blair and her love hate with Todd. And start and her love for her dad’s

Jacob
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Jacob

OLTL was always that show that was on between AMC and GH but I grew to love it over the years as its own thing. I watched in the Marco Dane/Karen Wolek years. So good. The trip to Heaven was just about the best thing I’ve ever seen soaps do. I loved all the Max and Luna and Marty and Todd and Nora and Bo stuff in the 90s and loved when they had theme songs for everyone. The AIDS Quilt stories is one of the best the show has ever done. The show lost me for awhile in the… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Jacob, well said. And GH was so lucky to have Gerald Anthony’s Marco for as long as we did. He left us way too soon, but what a talent! He and Jane Elliot were such a comedic force. And as for OLTL (or AMC) returning, you make a good point about a “back door pilot” to test the waters. While I wouldn’t want to dilute GH in an attempt to relaunch one or both shows, organically weaving characters into the GH canvas makes sense. Giving us someone we already know and identify with is a much easier sell with greater… Read more »

Jacob
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Jacob

Thanks, Reed. Yes, organically! Nora’s appearance was great – they could have used a day player lawyer, but they made a great choice to cast a known character even if we unfortunately didn’t get any crumbs as to anyone around her (Bo, for example). I always thought Crimson and Enchantment would be natural partners (Kendall comes to Port Charles for a few days to close a business deal). And yes, good point about the clock ticking. And GREAT point about all the reboots these days and how it seems a natural thing to then extend that to a soap. For… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Funny; I didn’t enjoy Nora’s spot on GH at all. I was looking forward to it; one of my favorite characters on OLTL. But as I said in a comment above on this page, the individual characters out of their “element” without any of the other characters just loses something for me. It was the “relationships” I enjoyed. I loved the Buchanan’s. I loved Vicky, Clint, Bo, Natalie, Jessica, Renee, Asa, etc…I loved Bo and Nora. Todd and Blair and/or Tea. I will admit when I first heard three OLTL characters were coming over to GH after OLTL was canceled… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Jacob, I’m with you on all fronts. ABC was such a champion of the genre, even devoting an entire network to it via the former SOAPnet, which may have been ahead of its time, given the present-day reboot/nostalgia craze (i.e. the dearth of creativity we now find ourselves in). A re-launch as a true `a la carte offering or streaming channel would probably be more viable today, given our viewing habits, platforms, and propensity for binging. The thought of those endless hours of entertainment just waiting to be mined and why the networks can’t figure out a way to monetize… Read more »

JLH
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JLH

Awesome reunion! I’ll never forget OLTL. Still watch old episodes on a weekly basis.

Louise
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Louise

Absolutely

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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