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One Life to Live-related news from 2011
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2011 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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Tika Sumpter
January 2011
Tika Sumpter may not appear on One Life to Live on a regular basis anymore, but fans can take comfort in knowing that they'll soon see the actress in primetime. Sumpter joined OLTL in 2005.
Jacqueline Courtney
January 2011
Soap vet Jacqueline Courtney died last month following a battle with metastatic melanoma. The actress, known for roles on several soap operas, was 64.
A Martinez
January 2011
A Martinez will make a brief appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful in February. The actor was hired to play the role of a doctor who figures prominently into the show's Sweeps storylines. Martinez has appeared on General Hospital, One Life to Live, and Santa Barbara.
Wendy Williams
January 2011
Author and radio-turned-television host Wendy Williams will appear on One Life to Live in March. Williams will play a fictional Llanview TV personality.
Matt Walton
January 2011
It's been a few months since Matt Walton exited his role as bad guy Eli Clarke on One Life to Live. The actor is now back on television in a far less menacing role.
Tonja Walker
January 2011
Tonja Walker is headed back to daytime television. The Emmy-nominated actress will reprise her role as Alex Olanov on One Life to Live later this year.
Brittany Underwood
January 2011
Another actress will exit the ABC Daytime canvas this spring. The network is confirming that Brittany Underwood will leave One Life to Live later this year. The actress joined the show in 2006.
Austin Peck
January 2011
One Life to Live has hired former As the World Turns and Days of our Lives star Austin Peck. The actor's role remains a bit of a mystery, but Peck will began taping next week.
Kamar de los Reyes
February 2011
Beginning February 4, Kamar de los Reyes, OLTL's ex-Antonio Vega, will star in the new play, Firehouse, written by the award-winning playwright Pedro Antonio Garcia.
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February 2011
One Life to Live will celebrate Valentine's Day with the release of love songs. This is the second time in under a year that stars of the ABC soap have hit the recording studio.
Kim Zimmer
February 2011
Kim Zimmer has joined the all-star cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The production looks at the memories that can be sparked by items of clothing or accessories. Zimmer's appearance in Love, Loss runs from February 16 to March 20.
Brian Kerwin
March 2011
Brian Kerwin is reportedly out as One Life to Live's Charlie Banks. A show rep had no comment on the actor's status with the show. The actor joined the show in 2007.
Andrew Trischitta
March 2011
One of One Life to Live's newest performers has been giving a contract with the show.
Susan Haskell
March 2011
Susan Haskell will be exiting One Life to Live in the coming weeks. The two-time Emmy winner has been let go from the show. Haskell originated the role of Marty Saybrooke in 1992.
Roger Howarth
April 2011
After months of speculation -- and ribbing by the show's writers -- One Life to Live has confirmed that Emmy winner Roger Howarth will be returning to the show. Still to be resolved is whether or not he'll be playing Todd Manning.
Barret Helms
April 2011
One Life to Live is adding a new face to its roster. Barret Helms, who appeared in the movie Precious, will tackle a newly created role with ties to an existing character.
LaChanze
May 2011
One Life to Live has added another Broadway star to its roster. Tony winner LaChanze has been cast as Yvette, a newly created recurring role that will have ties to at least one other Llanview resident.
Robin Strasser
May 2011
Daytime diva Robin Strasser will be exiting One Life to Live in advance of the show's January finale. The actress has revealed that health concerns are forcing her to step back from the rigors of taping the show.
Gina Tognoni
June 2011
Gina Tognoni and Tom Degnan will be exiting One Life to Live this summer, well in advance of the show's scheduled finale in January 2012. With Kelly and Joey leaving town around the same time, fans will no doubt wonder if the characters will be leaving together.
Ron Carlivati
June 2011
Ron Carlivati will make the most to Port Charles when One Life to Live wraps its 43-year run later this year. The Emmy-winning OLTL head writer has been hired as a script writer for General Hospital. One Life to Live will air its final episode in January 2012.
Amanda Setton
June 2011
Amanda Setton is headed back to One Life to Live. The Gossip Girl actress debuted on OLTL in 2009, but exited just a year later. Setton makes her OLTL return in August.
Trevor St. John
June 2011
Llanview will soon be without one of its two Todd Mannings. Trevor St. John has announced that he will tape his final scenes on One Life to Live in July. St. John joined OLTL in 2003.
Erin Torpey
June 2011
Erin Torpey will return to One Life to Live in September to honor the show that became her second home during her 13-year run as Jessica Buchanan. But who will the Emmy-nominated actress be playing when she returns?
Jason Tam
July 2011
Jason Tam will reprise the role of Markko Rivera later this month. Tam, who joined OLTL in 2007, last appeared on the show in April.
Andrea Evans
July 2011
Andrea Evans and John Loprieno will reprise their roles as Tina and Cord in September. The pair last appeared together on-screen in 2008. Evans originated the role of Tina in 1978. Loprieno first appeared as Cord in 1986.
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July 2011
The show will go on for One Life to Live -- but it may have to go on in a new location. ABC has reportedly already given away OLTL's Manhattan studio space to Katie Couric. There are, however, reports about where OLTL could settle down.
David Fumero
August 2011
David Fumero will apparently not be around for One Life to Live's ABC finale in January. The actor has taped his final scenes, and his character, Cristian Vega, will be written out later this year.
Kathy Brier
August 2011
One Life to Live will welcome Kathy Brier and Chris Stack back into the fold later this year. The actors, who play Marcie and Michael McBain, were last seen on-screen in 2009.
Barret Helms
August 2011
One Life to Live will trim its roster of a newly introduced character as it moves towards its January 2012 finale. Barret Helms has confirmed that he's exiting the show in the weeks ahead.
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September 2011
One Life to Live's network television finale is still several months away, but several of the show's stars have already signed on to appear in the web-based version of the show. Prospect Park announced the casting news in a statement.
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September 2011
One Life to Live will continue under the watchful eye of executive producer Frank Valentini. Valentini, who has been a member of the OLTL family for more than 25 years, will also take on a new role within the Prospect Park company.
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September 2011
Five more One Life to Live stars have agreed to continue with the show when it moves to the Internet in 2012, bringing the total of stars sticking around to nine. Head writer Ron Carlivati will also be sticking around, scrapping plans to join General Hospital.
Catherine Hickland
October 2011
Catherine Hickland is headed back to One Life to Live. The multi-soap vet announced on Twitter that she'd been asked to reprise the role of Lindsay -- and happily agreed. Hickland last appeared on-screen in 2009.
Fiona Hutchison
October 2011
One Life to Live is preparing to welcome back actress Fiona Hutchison. It isn't know exactly how Hutchison will return to the fold since her character, Gabrielle, was killed off in 2004.
Brandon Buddy
November 2011
Brandon Buddy's planned return to One Life to Live has been scrapped, according to a published report. The actor taped an episode, but was unable to continue, and the show has been forced to recast the role.
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November 2011
A total of 13 One Life to Live stars have now signed on for the Internet version of One Life to Live, planned for a 2012 launch on Prospect Park's online entertainment channel.
Kristen Alderson
November 2011
When One Life to Live moves to the Internet, it will be doing so without two stars that viewers have seen grow up on-screen. Eddie and Kristen Alderson will move to Los Angeles to test the waters of the acting world outside of daytime.
Brandon Buddy
November 2011
Brandon Buddy has issued a statement about his unexpected need to back out of plans to reprise his role on One Life to Live. OLTL has been forced to recast the role of Cole Thornhart.
David Gregory
November 2011
David Gregory has informed fans that he will not be a part of One Life to Live when it moves to the Internet in 2012. Gregory joined OLTL in August 2009.
Kathy Brier
November 2011
One Life to Live vet Kathy Brier has a new role -- but it's not one that you'll see play out on-screen. Brier and her husband are now first-time parents.
Tonja Walker
November 2011
Tonja Walker will reprise the role of Alex Olanov one last time before One Life to Live airs its final episode on ABC. Walker first appeared in Llanview in 1990.
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November 2011
Prospect Park has reportedly shelved its plans to relaunch All My Children on the Internet in January. The company will instead focus its efforts on One Life to Live. To date, only two AMC stars had been announced as signing on for the web-based version of the series.
Cady McClain
November 2011
All My Children has apparently been backburnered for now, and one All My Children star is offering new details about what did or did not happen during negotiations with Prospect Park. Cady McClain also urges AMC fans to support One Life to Live if they want to see AMC return on the Internet.
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November 2011
A blast from the past will make her presence known next month, but it might not be quite what fans expect. Susan Banks will make a brief appearance, but since Eileen Davidson is now on Y&R, DAYS has opted to recast the role with a One Life to Live vet.
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November 2011
Kassie DePaiva, One Life to Live's Blair Cramer, has weighed in on Prospect Park's decision to scrap its plans to create an online network that would relaunch the two canceled ABC soaps. The actress calls the process 'mind boggling.'
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November 2011
Hillary B. Smith, One Life to Live's Nora Hanen, has offered her thoughts on Prospect Park's decision to abandon its plans to create an online network that would relaunch OLTL and All My Children. The actress thought the process was possible, and commiserates with fans.
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December 2011
The Internet has been abuzz with rumors that Bree Williamson is headed to General Hospital. Williamson, however, has taken to Twitter to tell fans that the rumors are not true. A GH rep also dismisses the chatter as rumor.
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