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One Life to Live-related news from 2010
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Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2010 that focus on One Life to Live or past and present OLTL performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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Tuc Watkins
January 2010
Funny man David Vickers will once again mix it up in Llanview. Tuc Watkins, who debuted as David in 1993, will return to One Live to Live later this month. The actor's most recent short-term engagement ended in November.
Gina Tognoni
January 2010
Gina Tognoni recently sat down with soapcentral.com to discuss her return to One Life to Live. The Emmy-winning actress discusses the differences between her Guiding Light role and OLTL's Kelly and what it's like to step back into Kelly's shoes after eight years away.
Erika Slezak
January 2010
Fans of Erika Slezak will want to send their wishes for a speedy recovery to the actress. The actress' official fan club has revealed that the Emmy-winner is set to undergo surgery later this month.
Taylor Gildersleeve
January 2010
A former All My Children player has landed the role of a possible troublemaker in Cole and Starr's relationship. Taylor Gildersleeve will play Leah starting later this year. She appeared previously on AMC from 2006 to 2007.
Robert S. Woods
February 2010
Long-time One Life to Live star Robert S. Woods will remain planted in Llanview for the foreseeable future. Woods recently signed a new multi-year contract that will have him playing Bo through the middle of the decade. The Emmy winner joined the OLTL cast in 1979.
Amanda Setton
February 2010
Amanda Setton has made a surprise exit from One Life to Live. The actress, who made her first appearance in Llanview six months ago, will try her hand at primetime projects.
Daphnee Duplaix
February 2010
Daphnee Duplaix has exited One Life to Live. The actress was let go due to story reasons. The former Playmate previously enjoyed a four-tear run on NBC's Passions.
Scott Evans
March 2010
A published report questions Scott Evans' future on One Life to Live. The actor, who has played Oliver Fish since 2008, had reportedly been auditioning for primetime projects. Evans, however, assures fans that he doesn't want to leave the ABC soap.
Scott Clifton
March 2010
Three-time Emmy nom Scott Clifton has confirmed his exit from ABC's One Life to Live. The exit is dictated by story. Clifton joined One Life to Live in 2009, following a four-year run as Dillon Quartermaine on General Hospital.
Nathaniel Marston
March 2010
For nearly three years, Nathaniel Marston has been battling the fallout from an incident that took place in New York City. Marston was accused of going on a drug-induced rampage, a rampage that cost him his job on One Life to Live. Now, the actor hopes to finally move on.
Erika Slezak
March 2010
Erika Slezak has reported back to the One Life to Live studio, more than a month after taking time off for a surgical procedure. The six-time Emmy winner should be back on-screen next month.
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March 2010
Soap opera storylines come and go. The same applies to characters. But the announcement that One Life to Live was getting rid of Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish has been met with a strong reaction from fans.
Brett Claywell
March 2010
Brett Claywell has made his first public comments on claims that he and co-star Scott Evans were let go from One Life to Live due to performance issues. The actor calls the allegations baseless, and blasts them as "100% false." The Kish story officially ends -- at least for now -- in mid-April.
Bree Williamson
March 2010
Bree Williamson and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. How One Life to Live will address the pregnancy on-screen remains to be seen.
Lifehouse
March 2010
One Life to Live is continuing with its tradition of inviting big-name pop stars to perform on the show. Pop/rock group Lifehouse will return to the show next month to hit the stage with their latest hit.
Jean Passanante
April 2010
As the World Turns' Emmy-winning head writer, Jean Passanante, has been hired by One Life to Live. Passanante will rejoin the OLTL writing team when ATWT ends production later this year. The scribe has also previously worked on All My Children and Another World.
Andrea Evans
April 2010
Daytime veteran Andrea Evans is returning to The Young and the Restless, a show she appeared on for a couple of years in the 1980s. However, she won't be returning to the same role. Evans is also known for her work on One Life to Live and Passions.
Tika Sumpter
April 2010
Over the past few weeks, questions have surfaced regarding Tika Sumpter's status with One Life to Live. One minute the actress was fired and the next she had quit. Sumpter first aired as Layla Williamson in 2005.
Dixie Carter
April 2010
Actress Dixie Carter has died at the age of 70. Though best known as being a Southern belle in primetime, Carter started her careet in the world of daytime television.
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April 2010
In a new interview, former One Life to Live star Ryan Phillippe talks about his time on One Life to Live. Phillippe also hosts Saturday Night Live this week.
John Martin
May 2010
The search for the new Bill Horton is over. Seasoned soap actor John Martin has been cast in the role of Alice Horton's youngest son. He will first air in June.
Jessica Leccia
May 2010
Guiding Light breakout star Jessica Leccia is headed to Llanview. The actress, who appeared on GL as half of one of daytime's hottest couples, has landed a recurring role on One Life to Live.
Starr X'd Lovers
May 2010
Soap opera and musical theatre collide this week in the small town of Llanview, Pennsylvania. Beginning Friday, May 14, One Life to Live hits the airwaves with a special three-day musical event: Starr X'd Lovers. The ambitious project will feature 15 musical numbers and elaborately choreographed dance routines.
Kristen Alderson
May 2010
One Life to Live star Kristen Alderson (Starr) visits Soap Central Live to preview Starr X'd Lovers and to talk about growing up on television. Plus, she explains why she has a spoon collection in her dressing room.
Scott Clifton
May 2010
Scott Clifton will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful this summer, ending speculation that the four-time Emmy nominee might be headed back to his old stomping grounds at General Hospital. Clifton most recently appeared on One Life to Life as Schuyler Joplin.
Archer and Williamson
May 2010
One Life to Live stars Bree Williamson (Jessica) and Melissa Archer (Natalie) speak candidly (and often hilariously) about their current storylines and share some secrets on Soap Central Live.
Tuc Watkins
June 2010
Though he just returned to One Life to Live earlier this month, Tuc Watkins is already rumored to be on his way out of Llanview. The actor, who was said to have signed a contract with One Life to Live, has been upgraded to series regular on his primetime gig -- ABC's Desperate Housewives.
Brandon Buddy
June 2010
One Life to Live is about to have a little trouble following the Buddy system. Brandon Buddy has announced that he will exit his role as Cole later this year. That leaves one of the show's popular young pairings, Cole and Starr, very much in doubt. Buddy joined OLTL in 2006.
David Fumero
June 2010
One Life to Live could be poised to lose another of its popular castmembers. David Fumero is currently in contract talks with the show, and one source claims the actor won't be re-signing. Fumero joined OLTL in 1998.
Brandon Buddy
June 2010
Brandon Buddy has issued a statement saying that he is not leaving One Life to Live as he previously announced. The actor claims that the original resignation was the result of a hacker breaking into his Twitter account. Some fans remain skeptical, though hopeful that the actor will remain in Llanview.
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July 2010
A reported "insider" caused panic for soap fans at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards. The insider told anyone listening that ABC has decided to cancel One Life to Live -- and that the soap would go off the air in December. As word spread, so did reports that the insider wasn't so reliable.
David Fumero
July 2010
Things change quickly in the soap world. Just a few weeks ago, it looked as though David Fumero might once again be exiting his role as Cristian Vega on ABC's One Life to Live. Now, there's a change that will keep the actor in Llanview for the foreseeable future.
Tika Sumpter
July 2010
In what may be a first of its kind, One Life to Live star Tika Sumpter posted a video message to fans to inform them of her decision to go to recurring status with the ABC soap. Emotional at times, Sumpter explained that the decision to change her status with the show was not easy, and thanked fans for all theire support. Sumpter joined OLTL in 2005.
Robin Christopher
July 2010
Robin Christopher's time in Port Charles is coming to an end. The actress will exit General Hospital at the end of the month. Christopher rejoined the show in March. She previously appeared as Skye on All My Children, One Life to Live, and Port Charles.
David Fumero
August 2010
For more than a decade David Fumero has been the face of One Life to Live's Cristian Vega. The actor visits Soap Central Live to talk about his role in the film Greetings From The Shore.
Kim Zimmer
August 2010
Is there an Echo in here? Well, there's about to be. Emmy-winning soap vet Kim Zimmer is headed back to One Life to Live to reprise the role of Echo DiSavoy, a role she last played nearly 30 years ago. Zimmer is best-known as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light. She's also appeared on Santa Barbara and The Doctors.
Brandon Buddy
August 2010
Brandon Buddy will exit his role as One Life to Live's Cole Thornhart later this year. If the news of Buddy's exit sounds familiar, there's a very good explanation for that. The actor previously announced -- then recanted -- that he'd be leaving the ABC soap.
Roger Howarth
August 2010
Is Roger Howarth returning to One Life to Live? Well, it depends on who you believe -- Internet reports or the word of a well-known soap journalist. Howarth last appeared as Todd Manning in 2003. Since that time, Trevor St. John has been playing Todd... or has he?
Dan Gauthier
August 2010
Dan Gauthier has joined the ever-growing cast of the online drama series, River Ridge. The former Kevin Buchanan, who earned an Emmy nomination for his work in 2007, is one of several soap stars to be involved in the project. Gauthier last appeared on One Life to Live in May 2010.
Jason Tam
September 2010
Not every exit is a permanent exit. As previously reported by soapcentral.com, but disputed by Internet gossips, Jason Tam will return to One Life to Live later this month. The actor first appeared on OLTL in 2007.
Nathan Fillion
September 2010
One Life to Live is again looking to bring Joey Buchanan back into the fold. The character hasn't been seen on-screen in more than three years, and an attempt last year to cast Daniel Cosgrove in the part didn't work out. Castle star Nathan Fillion was the last actor to portray Joey.
Bree Williamson
September 2010
Bree Williamson and her husband are proud parents of their first child -- a baby boy. When the news of Williamson's pregnancy broke earlier this year, it was unclear how the show would address the actress' pregnancy on-screen.
Frank Valentini
September 2010
It would appear the the rumors of One Life to Live's impending demise have been greatly exaggerated. The ABC soap is now confirming that One Life to Live's top two executivs, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, have been offered new contracts. The news follows reports that the ABC soap is also prepping for an HD upgrade.
Jason Tam
September 2010
Jason Tam's recent return to One Life to Live will be short-lived. The actor will again be exiting the show, but on a more permanent basis. Tam joined OLTL in May 2007.
Terrell Tilford
September 2010
Terrell Tilford will exit One Life to Live later this year. The actor, who has played OLTL's Greg Evans since June 2009, has also appeared on Guiding Light and Days of our Lives. An exact final airdate has not been made available.
Josh Kelly
October 2010
One Life to Live has found its new Joey Buchanan. The show has tapped soap newcomer Josh Kelly for the role. Kelly, who has appeared in both primetime and feature films, will debut in November. Joey was most recently played by Nathan Fillion.
Tom Degnan
October 2010
One Life to Live is shifting its lineup. Just days after the show announced that it had cast Josh Kelly as its new Joey Buchanan, the ABC soap has re-recast the role. Former As the World Turns actor Tom Degnan will now play Joey -- but Kelly is sticking around. He'll play a newly created role.
Terri Colombino
October 2010
Another piece of Oakdale history will soon be found in Llanview, Pennsylvania. Terri Colombino has been cast as "Aubrey," a newly created character that is set to debut in November. Colombino appeared on As the World Turns for 12 years, earning an Emmy nomination in 2001.
Sean Ringgold
October 2010
One Life to Live may be about to lose one member of the Evans family from its list of contract players, but the show will also gain one. Sean Ringgold has been placed on contract status.
Matt Walton
October 2010
It's the end of the line for bad guy Eli Clarke. Actor Matt Walton exits One Life to Live this week, but the actor has stated that he'd love to return to the ABC soap at a later date -- if the show wants him back. Walton first aired in August 2009.
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October 2010
One Life to Life will begin broadcasting in the familiar letterbox format later this year. While the ABC soap is not yet fitting for high-definition, the upgrade to its production value is considered the first step on the road to HD.
Hillary B. Smith
October 2010
Hillary B. Smith is staying put on One Life to Live. The Emmy-winning actress has negotiated a new contract with the ABC soap. The actress, who has made news in recent years because of surprising contract negotiations, joined OLTL in 1992.
John Wesley Shipp
October 2010
One Life to Live fans may want to be a little leery of the latest character docking in Llanview. John Wesley Shipp joins OLTL this week in the role of Eddie Ford, a not-so-model dad. Shipp has appeared on four other daytime drama series and is known in primetime for his work on Dawson's Creek.
Tuc Watkins
November 2010
Fan-favorite Tuc Watkins will reprise the role of David Vickers later this year. The actor, who was last seen on One Life to Live in August, has been working on the primetime soap, Desperate Housewives. Watkins first aired on OLTL in 1994.
Andrea Evans
November 2010
Daytime veteran Andrea Evans is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful. It's been ten years since the actress last appeared as B&B's trashy Tawny. Since that time, Evans has appeared on Passions, One Life to Live, and The Young and the Restless.
Ted King
November 2010
Former General Hospital and Loving/The City star Ted King is headed to Llanview. King will tackle an unnamed role on One Life to Live beginning in January. His addition to the OLTL cast dashes rumors that the actor would be returning to GH as the Balkan.
Kathy Brier
November 2010
Emmy-nominated former One Life to Live star Kathy Brier will appear on the HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, as a real-life Vaudeville star. Brier, who is also celebrating a recent marriage, will not only act, but also sing, in her HBO appearance.
Ted King
November 2010
Emmy-nominated Terri Conn is now firmly entrenched in her new One Life to Live role -- a role that now has a last name. The actress previously appeared on CBS's As the World Turns. Conn first airs on November 29.
Renee Goldsberry
November 2010
Renee Goldsberry is headed back to Broadway. The former One Life to Live star will appear in the new play Good People. Goldsberry appeared on OLTL from 2003 to 2007 and earned two Daytime Emmy nominations.
Nathan Fillion
December 2010
Nathan Fillion wants to return to One Life to Live -- even though he knows his former role has already been recast. The Castle star said that he'd like to bump into newcomer Tom Degnan -- literally -- during a OLTL scene.
Carmen LoPorto
December 2010
In 2001, everything old will be new again in Llanview. That's because One Life to Live has opted to recast -- and age -- two of its younger characters.
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