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One Life to Live-related news from 2001

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January 2001
Howarth, Smith lead Dankies noms
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
February 2001
Jensen Buchanan sued for joining GH
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.
Kale Brown
February 2001
Behind the scenes at OLTL
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.
Roger Howarth
February 2001
Roger Howarth is manning the OLTL Online Awards
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.
March 2001
Three gone - are more to follow?
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
March 2001
Laurence Lau to replace Kale Browne
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.
Tonja Walker
April 2001
Two OLTL stars return for Sweeps
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.
Gina Tognoni
April 2001
Tognoni to end six-year stay in Llanview
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.
April 2001
Who's coming? Who's going?
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.
May 2001
The 13th Annual OLTL Fan Club Luncheon
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.
Daytime Emmys
May 2001
Behind-the-scenes at the Emmys:
Some Technical Difficulties
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.
John Bolger
May 2001
Bolger, Fumero and Scott reportedly leaving
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.
Erika Page
May 2001
Page to head West; Roseanne's future uncertain
Soap Central has confirmed that Alma-nominated Erika Page (Roseanne Delgado) will be leaving One Life to Live when her contract expires.
Ty Treadway
May 2001
Seeing double: Is Colin's twin coming to town?
Though unconfirmed by anyone at One Life to Live, it appears that Ty Treadway is headed back to Llanview.
David Fumero
June 2001
Fumero finds another life at OLTL
David Fumero (Cristian) has made an about face on his plans to leave One Life to Live when his contract expires.
Ty Treadway
June 2001
Double play: Treadway returning to OLTL
Though unconfirmed by ABC, Soap Central has learned that Ty Treadway (ex-Colin) will return to One Life to Live beginning in July.
Louise Sore
June 2001
DAYS star joins AMC, but what about OLTL?
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.
Andrea Evans
July 2001
Report: Tina returning; Evans, Buxton rumors
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.
August 2001
Llanview Confidential
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
August 2001
Sunset Beach alum Saum joins cast
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.
Gina Tognoni
August 2001
Tognoni will exit in August
In April of this year, Gina Tognoni (Kelly) announced that she would not renew her contract with One Life to Live when it expired. That contract is now in its final days.
Darlene Vogel
August 2001
Vogel out at OLTL -- and she couldn't be happier
One Life to Live has decided to release actress Darlene Vogel (Melanie MacIver) from her contract - and Vogel couldn't be happier.
Jason-Shane Scott
September 2001
Will Will return?
Contrary to previous reports, the role of Will Rappaport will be recast. The role of Will Rapport debuted on July 22, 1998.
Robin Strasser
October 2001
Strasser heads back to Paris
Despite recent rumors, it appears that Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian Lord) will not be rejoining the cast of OLTL in the near future.
Laura Koffman
November 2001
Laura Koffman to return to OLTL
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.
Nathaniel Marston
November 2001
Well, Al be. OLTL role is recast
One Life to Live's executive producer, Gary Tomlin, has revealed that the role of Al Holden has been recast.
December 2001
Blair and Todd, Jessica's identity dominated Dankies nominations
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 (Todd Manning) and Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) proved once again to be the powerhouses of the year gone by. Howarth and DePaiva combined for eight nominations; four for each.

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