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One Life to Live-related news from 2005
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 2005.
Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2005 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.
One Life to Live has brought in some familiar names to help recently-appointed head writer Dena Higley as she pens the show's future plots and storylines. ABC announced that it has hired the writing team of James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten to serve as consultants on One Life to Live.
One Life to Live fans that rejoiced when David Fumero
) returned to the show in November 2004
may want to take a deep breath before continuing to read this article. A show spokesperson has confirmed that the actor will soon be exiting Llanview again.
One Life to Live is about to lose one of its popular, young female stars. Soap Central has learned that actress Jessica Morris
) will be exiting the show later this year.
Contrary to reports on other web sites, Phil Carey
) has not officially parted ways with One Life to Live. A show insider tells Soap Opera Central that talks between the actor and network executives are still ongoing.
As previously reported by Soap Central, talk of Phil Carey
's (Asa Buchanan
) exit from One Life to Live has been greatly exaggerated. Though unconfirmed by the network at "post time," Soap Central has learned that Carey and the show have come to terms on a new contract.
that three-time Emmy winner Hogan Sheffer
was no longer the head writer of CBS's As the World Turns
took many by surprise. nd as expected, rival networks are said to already be actively courting the scribe. The most popular rumor hints that ABC wants to hire Sheffer to take over head writing duties for One Life to Live, which, ironically, airs in the same timeslot as As the World Turns.
There is still an air of uncertainty surrounding Melissa Archer
's (Natalie Vega
) future with One Life to Live. As of post time, the actress still had not signed her name to a new contract with the ABC soap.
Though it had been speculated for many, many months Catherine Hickland
) has confirmed that she will drop to recurring status when her contract expires later this month.
Good news, Melissa Archer Melissa Archer
) --- the actress will not be leaving One Life to Live as widely reported by other soap opera web sites. In an exclusive interview with Soap Central along the Red Carpet at this year's Daytime Emmys, the actress finally put the exit rumors to rest.
Veteran soap opera actress Kimberlin Brown
(Paige Miller) will exit her role as Dr. Miller on One Life to Live this summer. The decision to exit the show is said to be solely that of Brown and the show is considering whether or not to recast the role.
) has signed on to return to One Life to Live.
Fumero joined the cast of One Life to Live in June 1998 and, despite frequent mention of wanting to exit the show, remained with the ABC soap through October 2003
It's official - Kimberlin Brown
) will be reprising her Emmy-nominated role on The Young and the Restless. The actress heads back to Genoa City later this summer.
The search for One Life to Live's new Paige has concluded. Though several daytime vets reportedly auditioned for the role, the show's casting department turned to the Great White Way and offered the role to a Tony Award winner.
As widely speculated, Clint Buchanan
will make his return to the One Life to Live canvas later this year as a love interest Victoria Davidson
(played by Emmy winner Erika Slezak
). Long-time fans may, however, be disappointed that when Clint returns to the show he will not be played by a well-liked performer.
As previously reported by Soap Central, Jerry verDorn
) will exit Guiding Light in October, leaving behind a show that he's called home for 26 years. Fans of the actor, however, will still be able to tune in every day and see the actor on screen: he's found a new role at ABC's One Life to Live
Just seven months after joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, Shanelle Workman
) finds herself without a job. The CBS soap has released the actress from her contract. Workman appeared previously as Sarah Roberts on One Life to Live.
There are rumors about that an old flame from Todd's life may be returning to Llanview to cause some troubles in his love life. If the rumors are true, it could mean trouble ahead for Todd and Blair.
As One Life to Live's Nora lays comatose in her hospital bed, some fans are worried that the character may never awaken - and that actress Hillary B. Smith
) may be on her way out. For many weeks the rumors of Smith's precarious situation with the show have been the subject of soap magazine articles and Internet speculation.
The ongoing contract talks between Hillary B. Smith
) and ABC Daytime execs are, well, ongoing. According to a setside source, both sides are still talking, but there has been relatively no progress.
) can forget about any plans that she may have had to leave Guiding Light for ABC's One Life to Live. The show's brass informed the star that she would be held to the terms of her recently-signed contract. In short, the higher-ups refused to let the Emmy-winning actress out of her contract.
After a lengthy period of negotiation, Emmy winner Hillary B. Smith
) has inked a new contract that will keep her on One Life to Live. The news will come as a huge relief to fans who watched nervously as talks between Smith and ABC had been tenuous, at best, for many weeks.