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One Life to Live-related news from 2001
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the One Life to Live news from 2001.
Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2001 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. To access articles from other years, click here.
The nominations for this year's first annual Dankied proved quite interesting for One Life to Live. There was no clear-cut favorite, as most of the nominations were divided evenly among several performers.
Jensen Buchanan (ex-Vicky, Another World and As the World Turns; ex-Sarah, One Life to Live), her agent and ABC are currently been sued by Televest Daytime Programs and Procter & Gamble Productions, as well as the producers of As the World Turns.
While Todd is busy exposing the secrets of Llanview's residents on-screen, it seems that there is just as much going on behind the scenes at One Life to Live
this week. Kale Browne (Sam) was confirmed as being let go and new head writers for OLTL were announced.
The winners of the final phase of OLTL Online Awards voting pretty much confirmed the nominations phase. There were few surprises, but that doesn't mean that there were not some very tightly contested battles.
When Gary Tomlin took over as the new Executive Producer of One Life to Live in January, he was quoted as saying that OLTL is "in great shape" and that there would not be major changes made to the show.
Laurence Lau has joined the cast of One Life to Live in the role of Sam Rappaport. Daytime fans will recognize Lau as All My Children
's Greg Nelson, a role he played from 1981 to 1986. Lau also appeared as James Frame on Another World
from 1986 to 1990.
Out with the old, in with the new. That's the way the saying usually goes. But on One Life to Live lately, it's been more like out with the new, in with the old. That's about to change, though, as two familiar faces return to Llanview in the upcoming weeks.
The changes at One Life to Live continue. Just one week after the announcement
that a plethora of former stars would return to Llanview, the show is hit with another sizeable loss.
The recent upheaval at OLTL after former Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps' departure has delighted some fans and shocked others. Some are thrilled at the apparent return to the OLTL of old, while others are upset at losing their new favorites.
The 13th Annual OLTL Fan Club Luncheon was held on Sunday, May 6th at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City with 17 OLTL stars and over 300 fans in attendance.
Like many of the other soaps this year, One Life to Live was completely shut out of the acting categories at this year's Emmys. For fans it meant that the two-hour NBC telecast would feature none of their favorite performers awaiting the opening on the infamous Emmy envelopes.
The revolving door continues to spin as more One Life to Live stars are on the way out. Three more stars are rumored to be on their way out of Llanview.
Though unconfirmed by anyone at One Life to Live, it appears that Ty Treadway is headed back to Llanview.
(Cristian) has made an about face on his plans to leave One Life to Live when his contract expires.
Though unconfirmed by ABC, Soap Central has learned that Ty Treadway (ex-Colin) will return to One Life to Live beginning in July.
Former Days of our Lives and Santa Barbara star Louise Sorel is joining the cast of All My Children in a short-term role. The actress is also rumored to be up for a role on One Life to Live.
According to numerous reports, One Life to Live will soon be bringing back the character of Tina Lord Roberts, a character that hasn't been seen in over half a decade - since her 1995 exit.
Soap Central has obtained exclusive information about where One Life to Live may be headed in the months ahead. For those of you who do not like to read storyline spoilers, please do not read any further.
Sherri Saum will join the cast of One Life to Live later this month in the role of Keri Reynolds. The actress previously appeared on the NBC soap, Sunset Beach.
In April of this year, Gina Tognoni
) announced that she would not renew her contract with One Life to Live when it expired. That contract is now in its final days.
Contrary to previous reports, the role of Will Rappaport will
be recast. The role of Will Rapport
debuted on July 22, 1998.
Laura Koffman (ex-Cassie Reynolds) will return to Llanview after all. However, the length of the actress' stay is very much up in the air.
One Life to Live's executive producer, Gary Tomlin, has revealed that the role of Al Holden
has been recast.
The pages on the calendar may have changed, but the nominees for this year's One Life to Live edition of the Soap Opera Central Awards look very much as they did last year. Roger Howarth
) and Kassie DePaiva
) proved once again to be the powerhouses of the year gone by. Howarth and DePaiva combined for eight nominations; four for each.