The casts of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” began their reunions (and for some introductions) on Monday, February 25, when “AMC” began filming scenes for the first time since August 2011, again on Wednesday, February 27 during the Sleepy Hollow Photo Shoot and once more on Monday, March 18 as “OLTL” stepped in front of their cameras for the first time since November 2011. Now The OnLine Network, via Hulu, has released its latest video called “We Are A Family” as the cast and crew discuss the return of the soaps in newly released footage.
Production on the new ABC Family drama series, “The Fosters” starts today, meaning Sherri Saum (ex-Keri Reynolds, “One Life to Live;” ex-Vanessa Hart, “Sunset Beach”) is back to work! But just what will the actress be doing under executive producer Jennifer Lopez’ command?
Turns out, the actress is playing opposite Teri Polo, and both women play gay mothers raising a mix of multi-ethnic foster and biological children. Since the show takes a hard look at gay marriage and parenting within a groundbreaking premise that addresses the foster care system, mixed racial families and teen issues, it’s sure to be a topic of discussion as the Supreme Court rules on the legalities of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage next month.
“One Life to Live’s” Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio Vega) has done a slew of gigs since leaving Llanview in 2009, including guest stints on “CSI: Miami,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” and “The Mentalist.” And now he’s adding one more show to his resume: CBS’s procedural drama series, “Blue Bloods”!
Hot on the heels of the news that “Jersey Shore’s” Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Jessie Malakouti of Jessie and the Toy Boys, and the popular Aussie DJ sisters Nervo were all making stops in TOLN’s reboot of “One Life to Live,” fans can look for yet another familiar voice to drop by for a visit.
Bethany Watson, co-host of the New York City-based syndicated radio program “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,” announced earlier this week that she too would be appearing in an upcoming episode of “OLTL.”
Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively that “One Life to Live’s” Kassie DePaiva (Blair Manning) took to song yesterday during scenes filmed on the Stamford, CT set of the drama series as cast members were left in awe of the power in her voice. DePaiva sang her hit single, “No Regrets,” from her 2004 CD of the same name.
In the emotional scene, Blair takes to song in her new nightclub, Shelter, after things hit a snag for the new establishment. Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) insists Blair entertain the crowd until things can be returned to normal. “No Regrets” features lyrics that are a subtle hint to Todd that Blair’s not over him.
As noted yesterday for “All My Children,” Hulu and TOLN have also released a billboard for “One Life to Live.” With the tag, “Who Says You’ve Only Got One Life to Live?” fans out of the loop will surely be in for a surprise when they see their favorite characters from Llanview have returned.
On Thursday, March 28, when news first broke on the hiring of Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley (“Jersey Shore” and “Snooki & JWOWW”) on “One Life to Live” in the recurring role of Nikki, Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network noted, “JWOWW got some acting tips from Josh Kelly, who plays con man Cutter Wentworth. Things got out of control after Kelly showed JWOWW how to do a ‘pretend’ slap. After a brief demonstration, Kelly asked JWOWW to slap, and she really did!” That slap is now available for viewing as MTV takes you being the scenes of JWOWW’s first day on the set of the iconic soap. Also included in the video is Kelly discussing “showmances,” where co-stars find romance off-screen.
Since it was first announced that Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network was looking to once again revive “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” after they were canceled by ABC in 2011, it has been said that the company planned to take the shows into a sexier and edgier environment. In a recent teaser released by iTunes for its launch of the two soaps, Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord, “OLTL”) is heard saying, “My agent said, ‘What do you want in this contract?’ I said, ‘No nudity!” Fans shouldn’t expect anything too racy on either show as Prospect Park co-founder Rich Frank admitted to Michael Maloney, Contributing Editor at Bauer Publishing for Soaps In Depth, in an interview with Variety. “We are going to be a little hotter and sexier,” said Frank. He added, “That doesn’t mean we’ll be doing anything that’s offensive. We’re trying to be contemporary and have storylines that are relevant to people’s lives.”
With just 28 days left before the launch of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on Hulu and Hulu Plus, fans can now get themselves prepared for the iTunes launch of their favorite TOLN soaps. Just a short time ago iTunes released its first teaser of the soaps as the cast responds to their super glamorous photo shoot. Per the description, “the full casts of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ come together for their first photo shoot. Watch interviews with your favorite actors, and meet the electrifying new stars.”
Exactly thirty days from today, fans all across the world (okay, just America…for now!) will be rejoicing as “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” return with brand spanking new episodes. On their Twitter pages, @allmychildren and @onelifetolive, Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney, “AMC”) and Corbin Bleu (Jeffey King, “OLTL”) are the featured stars counting down to 30 days from the launch of their respective soaps on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. Just in case you hate math like I do, that’s Monday, April 29, 2013!