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One Life to Live-related news from 2013
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 2013 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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Jerry ver Dorn
January 2013
Long-time favorite Jerry ver Dorn is headed back to Llanview. The actor revealed that he's signed on for Prospect Park's Internet relaunch of the soap. Ver Dorn joined One Life to Live in 2005 after a lengthy run on Guiding Light.
Thom Racina
January 2013
Susan Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina have been named the new head writers of Prospect Park's One Life to Live reboot. The pair's hiring comes just a few days after Prospect Park reached an agreement with the Writers Guild of America.
Robin Strasser
January 2013
The incomparable Dorian Lord will be headed back to Llanview. An enthusiastic Robin Strasser revealed on Twitter that she'd been contacted about returning to the show and was "proud and honored" to accept. Strasser first appeared as Dorian in 1979.
Eddie Alderson
January 2013
One Life to Live has issued its first casting calls under Prospect Park. The show is looking to recast the roles of Matthew Buchanan and Destiny Evans. A casting call has also gone out for the unknown role of "Billy."
Erika Slezak
January 2013
Erika Slezak and Robert S. Woods are close to signing on for the Internet relaunch of One Life to Live. Combined, the two performers share more then 70 years of Llanview history.
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January 2013
Soap fans are busy looking for clues in a photo posted on one of One Life to Live's new head writers' Facebook pages. The photo shows a storyboard with a listing of character names, sets, and possibly story previews.
Thom Racina
January 2013
One Life to Live's new head writers are hard at work. In a Facebook post from Thom Racina, fans were told that the show will resume broadcasting in April.
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January 2013
Prospect Park has announced the names of a dozen stars who have signed on for its relaunch of One Life to Live.
Kassie DePaiva
January 2013
Long-time One Life to Live favorite Kassie DePaiva is headed back to Llanview -- and she says OLTL's return would not have been possible had it not been for the fans. DePaiva assumed the role of Blair Cramer in 1993.
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January 2013
Prospect Park has announced that All My Children and One Life to Live will be available digitally on Hulu and iTunes. Two of three viewing options will have costs associated, but a third will make sure fans can view both soaps for free.
Michael Easton
February 2013
Michael Easton will be exiting General Hospital, and it is unclear when the actor will return. Legal issues over the rights to the character of John McBain, Starr Manning, and Todd Manning have the status of GH's One Life to Live transplants in doubt.
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February 2013
Long-time One Life to Live favorite Kassie DePaiva is headed back to Llanview -- and she says OLTL's return would not have been possible had it not been for the fans. DePaiva assumed the role of Blair Cramer in 1993.
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February 2013
All My Children and One Life to Live are soon to take another step forward in their returns. Both shows will go into production in the coming weeks. Both shows are expected to present their first new episodes in the spring.
Roger Howarth
February 2013
Roger Howarth's Todd Manning is headed home to Llanview -- at least for a little while. The Emmy-winning actor first appeared as Todd in 1992, and has been playing Todd on General Hospital for the past year.
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February 2013
Roger Howarth's Todd Manning is headed home to Llanview -- at least for a little while. The Emmy-winning actor first appeared as Todd in 1992, and has been playing Todd on General Hospital for the past year.
Robert Gorrie
February 2013
For the first time in more than a decade, a new actor will play the role of Matthew Buchanan. Robert Gorrie has been cast by One Life to Live, taking over from Emmy-nominated Eddie Alderson, who first appeared as Matthew in 2001.
Laura Harrier
February 2013
Destiny Evans will be a key part of One Life to Live's future storylines, but scheduling issues have forced the show to recast the role. Model Laura Harrier will join the show at launch. Destiny was originated by Shenell Edmonds.
Corbin Bleu
March 2013
Corbin Bleu, best known as Chad in the High School Musical movies, has joined the cast of One Life to Live. Bleu will play a newly created role that interacts with several well-established Llanview residents.
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March 2013
Is there another Emmy winner in Heather Tom's family? Fans will get a chance to find out in mid-April when the actress' real-life son makes his acting debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Tom previously appeared on The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live.
OLTL Three
March 2013
General Hospital may be preparing to rewrite some recent history. The network's ongoing legal dispute over three transplanted One Life to Live characters has reportedly come to an end -- and GH is prepared to create three new roles for the actors affected by the spat.
Jessie Malakouti
March 2013
Recording artist Jessie Malakouti will soon be popping up in Llanview in a yet-to-be-named role. Fans, however, are wondering if the singer-songwriter might have been cast to take over as a well-known (former) Llanview resident.
JWOWW
March 2013
Reality star Jenni "JWOWW" Farley has landed a role on the relaunch of One Life to Live. JWOWW will appear in scenes at one of the show's newest sets, the Shelter nightclub.
Nervo
March 2013
Australian DJs Nervo help inaugurate the hottest new nightspot in daytime, One Life to Live's Shelter nightclub.
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April 2013
When One Life to Live returns on April 29, fans will have a couple of places to catch new episodes of the show. In advance of the return date, Hulu and iTunes have unveiled their homepage for the show.
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April 2013
When One Life to Live returns on April 29, fans will have a couple of places to catch new episodes of the show. In advance of the return date, Hulu and iTunes have unveiled their homepage for the show.
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April 2013
One Life to Live returns with new episodes on April 29, but it's been many months since the soap aired its last episode. Don't worry if you have forgotten some of the details of stories and characters. We have a video, recaps, and character profiles to help you get caught up!
Susie Bedsow Horgan
April 2013
One Life to Live is still a couple of weeks from broadcasting its first episode, but the soap already has its first behind-the-scenes shakeup. One of the show's co-head writers is stepping down.
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April 2013
One Life to Live returns on April 29, 2013, but if you can't wait until then, we've got a sneak peek video that shows all-new, never-before-seen scenes from OLTL 2.0.
OLTL Three
April 2013
ABC has confirmed that Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton, and Roger Howarth will return to General Hospital next month -- but they will not be playing their former One Life to Live roles.
Snoop Dogg and Iza Zach
April 2013
Bow wow wow. Snoop Dogg, now known as Snoop Lion, is headed back to Llanview. The rapper will appear in scenes as himself and he'll be featured in the show's new theme song sung by Polish pop star Iza Zach.
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May 2013
Changes are coming to All My Children and One Life to Live. The series, which have each been broadcasting four episodes per week, will now broadcast just two episodes each. The change is said to have been brought about by viewer feedback.
Ron Raines
May 2013
Guiding Light favorite Ron Raines and two As the World Turns stars are joining the cast of One Life to Live later this year. The roles range from mystery man to television producer.
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May 2013
One Life to Live's writing team has gotten a shakeup: two new co-head writers have been hired. This is the second change to the writing team since OLTL returned to production earlier this year.
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June 2013
Allegations that Prospect Park violated terms of an agreement with the union representing crew members has brought production of All My Children and One Life to Live to a halt.
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June 2013
A labor dispute that forced the stoppage of production on All My Children and One Life to Live has now been resolved. At issue was whether or not episodes of AMC and OLTL had gone over budget.
June 2013
All My Children special guest star Eden Riegel will soon be adding another member to her family. She and husband Andrew Miller are expecting their second child.
June 2013
One of General Hospital's baddest villains has found a little zen. Roger Howarth has landed a recurring role on the Showtime series Californication. Howarth currently appears as GH's Franco, and as Todd Manning on One Life to Live.
June 2013
40th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: Days of our Lives' Chandler Massey and General Hospital's Kristen Alderson win the Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress categories at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards.
June 2013
Having a hard time waiting for new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live to air? Your wait time is about to be cut, as the entire week's worth of AMC and OLTL episodes will be available at once.
June 2013
Beginning July 15, All My Children and One Life to Live are headed back to television. Both series will be given a special 10-week run on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.
June 2013
Two One Life to Live veterans have new gigs, one as an actor and one as a musician. Kamar de los Reyes will appear in Pretty Little Liars and Brittany Underwood has released a new EP.
June 2013
One Life to Live on-screen supercouple Hillary B. Smith and Robert S. Woods weighed in with their thoughts on the deal that will have OLTL and All My Children returning to television. Both praised Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, and hoped even more fans will be able to keep up with the shows.
July 2013
Michael Easton has opened up about the dispute that resulted in him having to take on a new alter ego on General Hospital. The actor is also unveiling his newest graphic novel.
July 2013
Former One Life to Live stars James DePaiva, Ilene Kristen, and Tonja Davidson have signed on to appear in the all-star web series Tainted Dreams. The series is slated to begin production by month's end.
July 2013
An exclusive look at an interview with One Life to Live's Matthew, Rob Gorrie. Gorrie talks about Matthew's love life and some of the lesser-known ground rules of soap opera love scenes.
August 2013
For the tenth time, daytime favorites Jerry ver Dorn and Liz Keifer are teaming up to present the Daytime Stars and Strikes bowling fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society -- and you can be there for food, fun, and friends -- and it's all for a good cause.
September 2013
Prospect Park has announced that production of One Life to Live will remain on hold until a lawsuit with ABC is resolved. The news is better for All My Children, where writers are currently working on scripts for the series' second season.
September 2013
The latest season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars continues its tradition of having a soap star in the cast. This season, the reality show has two soap vets: DAYS's Brant Daugherty and OLTL's Corbin Bleu.
September 2013
Three One Life to Live stars have shared their thoughts on the decision to halt production of One Life to Live until a lawsuit between Prospect Park and ABC is resolved.
September 2013
One Life to Life, Passions, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful vet Andrea Evans has joined the cast of the star-studded web soap, DeVanity.
September 2013
Former One Life to Live player John Brotherton is headed to the silver screen. The actor, who appeared in Llanview from 2007 to 2010, will appear in the next installment of a popular action series
October 2013
The sixth episode of Emmy winner Michelle Stafford's web series, The Stafford Project, is now online. This episode features a guest appearance by One Life to Live alum Thorsten Kaye.
October 2013
Former B&B star Hunter Tylo may be headed back to court. The actress could be called to the stand in a legal spat that claims a former One Life to Live and Days of our Lives star tried to interfere in a movie being co-produced by Tylo.
October 2013
All My Children and One Life to Live have been invited to the Daytime Emmy table. Both series will be able to compete against the networks soaps at next year's Emmy ceremony. Web series also now have their own category.
November 2013
Television's only all-soaps channel, SOAPnet, will sign off for good at the end of the year. The Walt Disney Company first announced in 2010 its plans to shutter the channel.
November 2013
Reviving two long-running soaps for the Internet proved to be no walk in the park. While no official statement has been made, multiple sources have confirmed to soapcentral.com that there will be no second season for All My Children and One Life to Live.
November 2013
Prospect Park has amended its multi-million dollar breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, alleging that the network sabotaged its plans to relaunch All My Children and One Life to Live. The filing comes just days after AMC stars revealed that the show would not be returning for a second season.
November 2013
It's now official: two-time Emmy winner Billy J. Miller is out as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless. Fellow Emmy winner David Tom will take over the role, a role he previously played from 1999 to 2002.
December 2013
Prospect Park has another lawsuit on its hands -- but this time the company is being sued by one of its founders. CEO Jeff Kwatinetz is seeking to have terms of his contract invalidated, terms that if breached could result in a $5 million penalty against him.
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