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One Life to Live-related news from 2017

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 2017.

Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2017 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.

January 4, 2017
Check out One Life to Live alum Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay Rappaport) in the trailer for Bright Lights, the documentary that explores the mother/daughter relationship between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
January 6, 2017
General Hospital's Tonja Walker (ex-Olivia Jerome) took to Facebook Live to express her gratitude to the fans and dish on her return to the ABC soap.
January 6, 2017
Rumor has it One Life to Live alum Trevor St. John (ex-Todd Manning/Victor Lord Jr.) is on his way to The Young and the Restless.
January 9, 2017
ABC executive Nathan Varni sheds light on the future of All My Children and One Life to Live now that the network has regained rights to the beloved soaps.
January 11, 2017
Find out when General Hospital's Tonja Walker (ex-Olivia Jerome) will be making her way to Port Charles.
January 13, 2017
Days of our Lives' Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) and One Life to Live's Daneel Harris (ex-Shannon McBain) share the first photo of their twin babies.
January 17, 2017
One Life to Live alum Bryan Cranston (ex-Dean Stella) made a brief return to soaps via James Corden's latest installment of the soap opera parody, The Bold and the Lyrical.
January 18, 2017
Days of our Lives' Austin Peck (Austin Reed) opens up about an OMG moment with a co-star, real-life Tainted Dreams craziness and what fans can expect from his return to Salem.
January 18, 2017
One Life to Live alum Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay Rappaport) wrote an emotional tribute to her late mother-in-law, Debbie Reynolds, and sister-in-law, Carrie Fisher.
January 23, 2017
Supergirl has welcomed former The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live, Guiding Light and Days of our Lives alum Terrell Tilford to the cast.
January 23, 2017
See which daytime favorites joined the millions of men and women who marched for female equality over the weekend.
January 27, 2017
One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) is now officially a fiancée.
February 1, 2017
Emmy winner Hillary B. Smith will take her fan favorite One Life to Live character, Nora Buchanan, to General Hospital. It's the first such crossover since ABC regained the rights to OLTL and All My Children.
February 1, 2017
USA's Suits is bringing General Hospital's Billy Miller and Stephen Macht back to the series and has also cast One Life to Live's Brynn Thayer in the new role of Lily Specter.
February 6, 2017
Kassie DePaiva took to social media to share some incredible news: she is cancer free. The two-time Emmy nominee shared her acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis with fans in August 2016.
February 6, 2017
Tonja Walker's (Olivia Jerome) time in Port Charles is apparently coming to an end, but the actress shares that she could still return to General Hospital in the future.
February 20, 2017
Find out how Days of our Lives will change under the direction of its new head writer, former One Life to Live and General Hospital scribe Ron Carlivati.
March 1, 2017
The Writers Guild of America is preparing for another strike, meaning the world of daytime could once again be headed for the chaos it experienced during the disastrous writers' strike of 2007-2008.
March 8, 2017
Get the details on General Hospital and One Life to Live star Bree Williamson's (ex-Claudette Boland; ex-Jessica Buchanan) creepy new film, Mommy's Little Boy.
March 21, 2017
One Life to Live's Kelley Missal (ex-Danielle Rayburn) has been cast as a series regular on ABC's upcoming primetime drama The Crossing.
March 22, 2017
The final nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, and it looks like 2017 will see quite a race for the gold!
April 7, 2017
Catch your first glimpse of the hot new digital drama Ladies of the Lake, starring Arianne Zucker, Lilly Melgar, Martha Madison, Marie Wilson, Jessica Morris, and Patrika Darbo.
April 19, 2017
One Life to Live's Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer Rappaport) opens up about competing with DAYS' Ari Zucker for her Ladies of the Lake role, which of her personal habits had to be hidden for the series, and how she plans to "cause a ruckus" after the show's premiere.
May 2, 2017
Rumor has it General Hospital is having a tough time convincing Roger Howarth (Franco) to stick around in Port Charles.
May 4, 2017
Question: This type of daytime entertainment will again be featured on the popular game show Jeopardy! Answer: What is soap operas!
May 9, 2017
Daytime alum Kristen Alderson (ex-Kiki Jerome, General Hospital; ex-Starr Manning, One Life to Live) is hard at work trying to raise money for cancer research.
May 12, 2017
General Hospital fans who worried about Roger Howarth's status with the show can breathe a sigh of relief because he has signed a new deal with the ABC soap.
May 22, 2017
The Young and the Restless' Gina Tognoni opens up about the delicate balance she faces in bringing Phyllis Summers to life.
May 29, 2017
Michael Easton's (Hamilton Finn, General Hospital) film First Strike Butcher Knife took part in this year's Festival de Cannes -- the Cannes Film Festival.
June 2, 2017
Emmy-nominated, fan favorite Kassie DePaiva is returning to Days of our Lives. The actress was sidelined for much of last year after she was diagnosed with cancer.
June 6, 2015
It's the end of the line for five-time Daytime Emmy winner Jean Passanante. The current co-head writer of General Hospital is stepping down and retiring from soap writing.
June 8, 2017
General Hospital has cast former One Life to Live star James DePaiva (ex-Max Holden) in a "top secret" role.
June 14, 2017
A recent flashback photo posted by General Hospital's Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has fans convinced he's making a return to Days of our Lives.
June 14, 2017
Daytime favorites like Donna Mills, Diedre Hall, and Cameron Mathison have signed on for the revival of the 1970s classic Battle of the Network Stars.
June 20, 2017
Tobias Truvillion (ex-Vincent Jones, One Life to Live) dishes on soap memories; his emotional new film, Cigarette Soup; and his megastar status as Empire's D-Major.
June 22, 2017
Find out the exact date new head writer Ron Carlivati's material will begin airing on Days of our Lives.
June 27, 2017
Find out who James DePaiva will be playing when he debuts on General Hospital (hint: it's not Eddie Holton).
June 27, 2017
Soap fans who go to see Disney Pixar's Cars 3 may be surprised to learn that One Life to Live alum Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan) voices Sterling.
June 28, 2017
Days of our Lives' new head writer, Ron Carlivati, shares the simple career tactic that paid off for him and could work for anyone.
June 6, 2017
Find out which popular soap roles were recast but then recast once again when an earlier or original portrayer was (woo hoo!) able to return.
July 3, 2017
General Hospital's Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) shared an emotional poem in response to the news that his costar, Rebecca Budig, has been let go from the ABC soap.
July 3, 2017
Sonia Satra dishes on her iconic role in American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story as well as her "intense" time as Guiding Light's Lucy Cooper.
July 17, 2017
One Life to Live alum Brandon Buddy (ex-Cole Thornhart) urges those in trouble to please ask for help.
August 1, 2017
The Bold and the Beautiful's Heather Tom (Katie Logan) dishes on her new film, Serenity, which explores the horrifying world of opioid and heroin addiction.
August 14, 2017
The monthslong Franco drought is finally over in Port Charles. Roger Howarth is back on General Hospital, and his upcoming storyline looks hot, hot, hot.
September 15, 2017
Find out why James DePaiva's role in the play Chasing Jack just may give his new General Hospital gig a run for its money.
September 16, 2017
One Life to Live star Judith Light (ex-Karen Wolek) reminisces about her soap opera days and the crazy thing that happened when she walked away from her comfort zone.
September 19, 2017
Mid-battle with lymphoma cancer, One Life to Live alum Eddie Alderson (ex-Matthew Buchanan) preps himself for an extended hospital stay he fears won't be easy.
September 20, 2017
Former One Life to Live star Jessica Tuck (ex-Megan Gordon) is scrubbing up for a mysterious new role on General Hospital.
September 25, 2017
Legendary One Life to Live actress Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian Lord) may have just dropped a major hint that she'll be appearing on Days of our Lives.
October 1, 2017
Christmas is right around the corner, and so are a slew of soap-star-studded Hallmark holiday movies, featuring Alison Sweeney, Jack Wagner, Lacey Chabert, and more.
October 2, 2017
These twenty soap opera names are just as crazy fantastic as the baby swap, plastic surgery, and return-from-the-dead storylines they've been a part of.
October 7, 2017
Emmy-nominated fan favorite Kassie DePaiva is returning to Days of our Lives. The actress was sidelined for much of last year after she was diagnosed with cancer.
October 10, 2017
Soap actress Jensen Buchanan (ex-Elise Moxley, Y&R; ex-Melissa Bedford, GH; ex-Vicky Hudson, AW; ex-Sarah Gordon, OLTL), who pleaded guilty in a serious DUI case earlier this year, has been sentenced to a year in jail.
October 15, 2017
Days of our Lives' Kassie DePaiva, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf, Marci Miller, Christopher Sean, and Jordi Vilasuso experienced some real-world, high altitude drama as they flew home from a fan event.
October 16, 2017
These 14 soap opera stars baffled audiences by playing completely different, unrelated roles on the exact same show.
October 23, 2017
Days of our Lives' Melissa Archer (ex-Serena Mason) is reportedly on her way back to Salem.
October 23, 2017
General Hospital's Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) reveals the top-secret series she's been working on that just happens to feature One Life to Live alum Marcia Cross (ex-Kate Sanders).
November 5, 2017
One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins (ex-David Vickers) and Guiding Light's Matt Bomer (ex- Ben Reade) have joined an all-star cast for a Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band.
November 28, 2017
Days of our Lives' Kassie DePaiva (Eve Donovan) gives an update on her health status, talks about a fun new project, and shares some Salem shenanigans.
December 11, 2017
One Life to Live's Erika Slezak (ex-Victoria Lord) will be back on TV in the new year with a guest-starring role on the upcoming Fox series The Resident.
December 12, 2017
One Life to Live alum Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline Williamson) gives a sneak peek of her Altered Carbon character, Quellcrist Falconer.
December 13, 2017
Former One Life to Live star Blair Underwood (ex-Bobby Blue) says he would have been absolutely lost as an actor had Erika Slezak (ex-Victoria Lord) not jumped in to help him out on the ABC soap.
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