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TONIGHT: One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak Returns To Television In ‘The Resident’

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Get ready One Life to Live fans, tonight on Monday April 16th at 9PMEST/8PMCST, six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Viki, OLTL) makes her return to television in a guest-starring role on Fox’s new medical drama, The Resident.

The Resident also stars some very familiar soapy faces including: Emily Van Camp (Ex-Emily, Revenge) and Melina Kanakaredes (Ex-Eleni, GL). Tonight’s episode is entitled “Haunted” and in the log lines for it, the series relates: “Conrad is hit by a bike and badly sprains his ankle, but works through it when he takes the case of his old medical professor, who is hallucinating visions of her old patients. Devon is tasked with admitting Conrad, who refuses any sort of treatment. Nic tries to navigate her emotions while mourning the loss of a patient and Bell operates on a foreign dignitary with unforeseen complications. Meanwhile, Lane and Bell’s relationship grows closer.”

Erika plays Dr. Eileen Jacoby.

Make sure to check out The Resident, and then let us know if you were thrilled to see Erika back on television where she has been sorely missed via the comment section below.

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EastTXSoapFan
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EastTXSoapFan

She’s still got it !!! Great acting as only ES can.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

So glad you posted this. I had not even heard of the show. It was so great to see Erika Slezak and be reminded why she won so many emmys. I would highly recommend watching this episode, and I am going to start watching regularly. I would love to see Erika as a series regular-and if not on this show, then another. Made me cry.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Matt Czurchy also enjoy-used to watch him on the good wife, and Emily Van Camp-used to watch her on Brothers and Sisters-which was a pretty good show and abruptly cancelled. Melina- I remember her from another show-not GL-what was that? Anyway, Erika looks beautiful and can still act with the best of them.

Larkin
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Larkin

Providence

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Loved Matt on the Gilmore Girls. Also watched Emily on Brothers and Sisters; great show. She then went on to star in Revenge…a complete departure from B&S. Another great show.

Couldn’t get into The Resident from this one episode. I checked it out only only to see Erika. Loved seeing her but won’t be tuning back in. Shame because I love the other actors mentioned but it just didnt hook me.

Boop
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Boop

You and I are thinking the same, Phyllis. I love the show!

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Hello, Boop. I want to love the show. I enjoy medical dramas. Tuned in for Erika-was mostly focused on her-will tune in again as great cast-I need to figure out who is whom and so forth-how long has it been on? Maybe I can find the other episodes and catch up.
Larkin-thanks! I loved Providence.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

One show I will not be tuning back into-and found it demeaning, depressing, and demoralizing- Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Apparantly not. Who knew the tongue was an organ? Have you ever heard of a tongue transplant-if you have-please-keep it to yourself. Just kidding. None of my answers made the cut. Thank goodness my final answer-click click on the remote-solved the problem. Wow. that is still blowing what obviously little brain matter I have left. Perhaps I should brave another episode or two to see if any rehab is possible. Brutal.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Watching again and loving it.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Wow! Melina not the sweet good girl anymore-at all! Love it. Love the high-level machinations and back-stabbing. Can’t wait for next week.

Michael
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Michael

I’m glad she’s finally getting some work since she’s one of the best and always gave nuanced performances on OLTL.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

It was so great to see Erika Slezak again. As usual, she gave an excellent performance. I hope the cashing people of other shows wise up and use her more often. She is a natural.

Everyday my heart aches for Viki and our beloved One Life to Live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mari
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Mari

So agree!

Justin
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Justin

Fantastic! So glad to hear that Erika is working. She deserves to be front and center. Thanks for letting us know Michael.

sean
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sean

It was wonderful to see her again. there was a nice little blip when the doctor said she had worked for “40 years.” Most likely a wink to OLTL because she was there for almost 41 years. I’ve been waiting for this episode for several weeks so it made my night.
I hope maybe she’l be back on for an episode nest season. or on something else. She’s still a good actress.

Kat Hilderbrand
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Kat Hilderbrand

It was SO good to see her in a new episode of something. This was such an imaginative role and I know she enjoyed performing it. I sure enjoyed watching. Now, her character just needs to come back to the hospital to teach and share her immense knowledge. Then we will get to see her on a more regular basis. She is so missed.

brian
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brian

So glad to see her. It is like seeing a good friend you haven’t seen for years. The interest and hope will never stop for some sort of OLTL V3.

Boes
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Boes

I don’t watch this show but I will for the chance to see Ms Slezak.
Man, I miss OLTL!

Lew S
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Lew S

It was so good to see Ms. Slezak. Nighttime TV is utilizing was daytime is ignoring.

Dean Morgan
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Dean Morgan

It made my heart happy to see her on tv again. She is such a good actress. I enjoy the show and she was an added bonus. Boy, I miss her in daytime.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Michael Fairman, did you watch and what did you think of the show?

JLH
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JLH

I don’t watch the Resident series but that episode was MUST SEE TV! It was awesome seeing Erika again… [sniff!]

jacque
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jacque

Great to see Erica Slezak again. Wonderful performance

mary
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mary

Welcome back Erika.

Dzzdee
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Dzzdee

Geese, Louise I missed it. Never heard of the show. However would of watched this series or episode

Fran
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Fran

I watch the resident , it ‘s a good show and it had ES on it she was great as usual . I read in a article she will be in movie called The Artist , she plays someone agent .I hope to see ES in other shows, Soaps, Lifetime movies soon.

Ginny
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Ginny

Yes I saw Erica on The Resident and was glad to see her back on TV. Hope she can get a part on one of the other soaps. I watched OLTL for years and the cast became friends that I never met. Best wishes Erica.

Ginny
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Ginny

Great to see you on TV again Erica. Watched OLTO for years and it feels like losing a friend even thou we never met. Looking forward to seeing you on TV again soon. Good luck!

Joseph M Badillo
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Joseph M Badillo

I like to see Erika return again in the recurring role in the Fox medical drama The resident in 2019

Joseph M Badillo
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Joseph M Badillo

I would love to see Erika Slezak as a series regular on The Fox medical drama The Resident in 2019

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